Outside of gaming Microsoft has predominantly been a software company, so when it was suggested they might make hardware people were skeptical. Doing so would alienate its Windows hardware partners and Microsoft wouldn’t want to jeopardize those relationships. But then Surface appeared, has received generally good pre-launch reviews, and has got people talking about Windows…Details
Building your own PC is pretty cool. Building your own PC in a of retro gaming gear? Even better. One master modder was not content with a run-of-the-mill case mod. He built a HTPC in the shell of an Nintendo 64. Not cool enough for you? It’s a hackintosh, too. The modder, who goes by…Details
Everyone remembers that iconic moment in Jurassic Park — referred to as the “Kitchen Attack” scene — where the raptors come within a few cringe-inducing inches of their vulnerable human targets. It is a part of cinematic history, and that kind of scene is unlikely to ever be replicated again. Why? Because these days, everyone…Details
Apple, ordered by a U.K. court to post notice that Samsung’s tablets don’t infringe on the iPad, offered possibly the world’s worst mea culpa.
You might think that your Halloween costume is really cool, but you have been bested. Phil from Adafruit has put all of humanity to shame with his custom built LED demon mask. The effect is incredibly cool, and even a little scary. It could probably give kids nightmares, but it’s a great project for makers.…Details
The iPad Mini tablet in white sold out for the preorder period, while reports suggest the version with LTE connectivity could arrive sooner than expected.
Google’s Crisis Response organization has released a map that tracks the path of Hurricane Sandy, a powerful storm that is barreling toward the U.S. East Coast on the weekend of Oct. 27.
With more than 500 million views on YouTube, Gangnam Style has earned itself a permanent spot in viral video history. In three short months it became one of the top five most viewed YouTube videos of all time. Add in the many other identical videos of the same song and you’ll probably eventually hit one…Details
NEWS ANALYSIS: Microsoft Windows 8 and its Surface tablet are compelling and represent one of the most important moments in the history of the company. That doesn’t mean what comes next is easy.
Digital rights management, the technology that locks down hardware and digital content, is frustrating enough on its own. But those protections are made worse by a provision in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that makes it illegal to circumvent them; so even if a consumer legally purchases a device, he isn’t allowed full reign over…Details
Ever since the iPad was released, users have noticed that it was a little troublesome to get it charged up. The iPad simply needed more juice than previous iDevices, and many PCs didn’t even output enough power over USB to charge it. The third-generation iPad was particularly slow to charge because of the combination…Details
Back in December last year Rockstar released Grand Theft Auto III on iOS and Android. It was the game’s first appearance on mobile devices and was generally well received even if the controls were a little limiting compared to the original. It joined the previously released GTA: Chinatown Wars which saw a release early in…Details
Certainly the iPad Mini was the cute little star of Apple’s second major product launch in six weeks that was held Oct. 23 in San Jose, Calif. Apple introduced the iPhone 5 a little more than a month ago on Sept. 12. But for Apple’s growing base of professional customers, more important news involved the…Details
Businesses are delaying IT spending until the presidential and congressional elections are over Nov. 6, Forrester analyst Andrew Bartels says.
Google’s announcements this coming Monday seem to be running a little low on surprises. The Mountain View company is expected to announce the Nexus 4 as the next Google Experience phone running the latest version of the Android OS. Version 4.2 is also expected to be announced on Monday with a handful of new features…Details
Microsoft opened 32 pop-up stores in the United States—plus four in Canada—Oct. 26, offering more consumers the very Apple Store-like experience of getting their hands on a Surface RT tablet. The temporary stores will be in place until January, though Microsoft is reportedly working to make its Time Square location a permanent fixture. The stores…Details