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  • Briefly: LinkedIn retires InMaps, BBC's kids' coding, computing shows

    2 September 2014, 2:00 am

    Professional networking platform LinkedIn has discontinued its InMaps visualization tool. Citing the need to focus on new ways to visualize users' professional network, InMaps officially retired September 1. The feature was first launched in January 2011, and…
  • Briefly: Origin PC's 'Haswell E' processor, CyberpowerPC's Intel X99Ch

    1 September 2014, 6:44 pm

    Origin PC has announced that the new Intel Core i7 "Haswell-E" processors are available within its Genesis and Millennium desktops. The eight-core Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition processor is based on 22nm Haswell-E microarchitecture, and features support for…
  • Google invitation to event in India may be Android One device launch

    1 September 2014, 4:04 pm

    Google has sent out invitations to an announcement event due to be held on September 15th in India. Though not specifically hinting at a product or service, it is believed the event will involve the launch of the first Android One smartphones, a program Google…
  • Python script attacking Find My iPhone may be behind celebrity leaks

    1 September 2014, 2:13 pm

    A script which allowed access to iCloud servers may have been behind the recent celebrity photo leaks, a report suggests. A Python script which discovered the password of an iCloud account has surfaced, with an apparent vulnerability in Find My iPhone…
  • Chinese SAIC claims Microsoft anti-piracy measures are monopolistic

    1 September 2014, 12:30 pm

    China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) has questioned Microsoft Vice President Chen Shi regarding allegations of abuse of Microsoft's monopoly on operating systems, productivity software, and browsers in the country. As part of the…
  • Sony shows PS Vita streaming app, silver PlayStation 4, Morpheus

    1 September 2014, 11:32 am

    Owners of Sony's PS Vita will soon be able to watch streams of PlayStation 4 games on the handheld console, the company has revealed. Part of a number of announcements at Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show event, the "Live from PlayStation" app will reach the PS Vita…
  • Alienware announces new Area-51, shows Alpha at PAX Prime

    1 September 2014, 11:05 am

    Alienware shocked the computer industry this week, when it announced the latest version of the flagship Area-51 computer. During the Intel panel on the future of PC gaming, General Manager Frank Azor unveiled the new computer on stage as one of the first…
  • Toshiba pushing TransferJet wireless adapters in Europe this year

    1 September 2014, 9:19 am

    Toshiba will be attempting to make TransferJet more prominent in the US and Europe, by releasing adapters for the high-speed wireless data transmission technology. The manufacturer is planning to use the Sony-created technology to provide quick transfers of…
  • Briefly: Best Buy LG G Watch price cut, WhatsApp Android Wear support

    1 September 2014, 8:06 am

    Best Buy has cut the price of the LG G Watch by $50. One of the first Android Wear smartwatches revealed and released, recently superseded by the G Watch R, has been spotted...
  • Samsung unveils soundbar for curved televisions, M3 speaker

    1 September 2014, 6:54 am

    Samsung has revealed two more products ahead of this week's IFA show, this time pertaining to home audio. The M3 is the latest in Samsung's rival multiroom system to Sonos, following the M5 and the M7, while the Curved Soundbar is designed to match the same…
  • Claim: compromising celebrity photos due to iCloud hack

    1 September 2014, 3:00 am

    A plethora of new celebrity nude images have surfaced on the Internet, along with claims that the photos and videos are the result of a hack of iCloud accounts. At least one of the victims of the leak has confirmed the images, but did not confirm the leak came…
  • Briefly: Breathalyzer Kickstarter, 5960x in Velocity Micro PCs

    1 September 2014, 12:28 am

    Breathlyzer adapter for Android phones, DrinkMate, is -- at the time of writing -- a few thousand dollars away from reaching its Kickstarter fundraising goal. A 1.8-inch long device, DrinkMate will plug into a powered Micro-USB port, and used in conjunction…
  • Alienware announces new Area-51, shows Alpha at PAX Prime

    1 September 2014, 12:00 am

    Alienware shocked the computer industry this week when it announced the latest version of the flagship Area-51 computer. During the Intel panel on the future of PC gaming, General Manager Frank Azor unveiled the new computer on stage as one of the first gaming…
  • Tech reviewer Anand Lal Shimpi hired by Apple; Anandtech to continue

    31 August 2014, 10:37 pm

    On Saturday night, well-regarded technology analyst and reviewer Anand Lal Shimpi, creator and owner of AnandTech, surprised readers with an announcement that he was retiring from the site and the tech publishing world. On Sunday, Apple confirmed that it had…
  • Sony SmartWatch 3, SmartBand Talk surface in pre-IFA render

    31 August 2014, 9:41 pm

    Sony's alleged update to its SmartWatch range may have surfaced, with the possibility of two launches rather than one. A render has surfaced showing the SmartWatch 3, though it is accompanied by what is believed to be a new fitness tracker called the SmartBand…
  • Amazon battling on multiple fronts, Japanese publishers now protesting

    31 August 2014, 7:13 pm

    In addition to its fight with publisher Hachette and UK booksellers, Amazon is also battling a series of Japanese publishers. In the process of launching a new ranking system in the country, Amazon Japan is alienating publishers, giving higher rankings to…
  • Dell UltraSharp 34-inch monitor revealed with curved display

    31 August 2014, 3:50 pm

    Dell is jumping on the trend for high-resolution curved displays, with the manufacturer's first curved monitor. The UltraSharp 34-inch monitor, model U3415W, has a high 3440x1440 resolution as well as a 21:9 cinema-style aspect ratio, with Dell said to be…
  • Apple and AmEx rumored to team up for iPhone payments [u]

    31 August 2014, 1:38 pm

    [Updated with claims of Visa, Mastercard deals] According to financial industry sources, credit card company American Express is teaming up with Apple on an iPhone payments system. The new offering is said to allow holders of an iPhone 6 to use the upcoming…
  • Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5

    31 August 2014, 3:18 am

    As with its smartphones, Samsung has thrown everything it can at the wall when it comes to tablets to see what eventually sticks. However, even though Samsung holds the title as the largest single Android tablet maker, it hasn't made the same sort of inroads…
  • Intel reaffirms its commitment, product lines to PC gaming market

    31 August 2014, 2:45 am

    At Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in Seattle this weekend, Intel took to the stage during the "Future of PC Gaming" panel to outline some of the ways that the company is bolstering its support of PC gaming. During the panel, Vice President and General Manager of…
  • CryptoWall malware collects $1.1M in file ransoms over six months

    30 August 2014, 3:27 pm

    In a five-month period, CryptoLocker-esque malware CryptoWall has infected 625,000 devices worldwide, and has locked down 5.25 billion files, according to Dell's security researchers. In that same time period, it has exceeded its predecessor's infection rates,…
  • Microsoft Ireland data warrant upheld, stay on data turnover lifted

    30 August 2014, 2:52 pm

    A stay giving Microsoft permission to deny a warrant ordering email release from a user whose data is stored in Ireland has been lifted by Judge Loretta Preska. As a result of the order, issued on August 29, Microsoft has until September 5 to coordinate with…
  • Briefly: Wipeout 2 for iOS and Android, Spotify Connect updates

    30 August 2014, 1:04 pm

    Activision Publishing has released its action platforming game Wipeout 2, available for iOS and Android devices, as well as for Kindle Fire. Based on the competition TV series "Wipeout," players dodge environmental hazards and challenge to complete each level…
  • AT&T files patent suit against Cox over years of unlicensed patent use

    30 August 2014, 11:12 am

    After what AT&T calls "years of protracted negotiations," it has filed suit against Cox Communications, alleging that the cable company has violated seven patents covering general networking, digital video recorders (DVR), and packet loss mitigation. In a…
  • Intel launches Core i7 Extreme Edition processors with 6, 8 cores[u]

    30 August 2014, 4:00 am

    [Updated with information from Penny Arcade Expo]Intel has formally unveiled an octa-core processor for desktop computers, as part of the Core i7 Extreme Edition range . Previously under the name Haswell-E, the first three from the range will consist of one…
  • Review: Logitech Hyperion Fury mouse

    30 August 2014, 3:00 am

    Selecting the correct gaming mouse comes down to finding a device that balances the needs of a user with a price they can afford. Often the features break down to styles of play, allowing manufacturers to design and market peripherals for specific genres of…
  • Briefly: RHA T10i headphones, 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 48TB shipping

    30 August 2014, 12:08 am

    British headphone producer RHA has announced the upcoming release of its latest in-ear headphones, the T10i. Featuring handmade dynamic drivers, the noise-cancelling headphones possess a custom tuning filter system that allows for frequency response…
  • Developer finds evidence supporting 3x resolution coming to iPhone

    29 August 2014, 11:14 pm

    It has been speculated for some time that if Apple does decide to make larger iPhone screens as it now appears to be doing, that resolution would have to increase dramatically, which could cause headaches for developers. However, new testing by Dragthing…
  • Company compiles Apple's Swift for use with Android, Windows .NET

    29 August 2014, 9:37 pm

    A compiler company called RemObjects has created a new front end for its own Elements compiler called Silver that allows developers to write code hooking into APIs and frameworks outside iOS, letting them write native apps for iOS and Android. The project has…
  • Apple to appeal blocked injunction against Samsung products

    29 August 2014, 5:02 pm

    Apple will appeal a recent court decision which denied a permanent injunction against a variety of Samsung products, according to The New York Times. If imposed, an injunction would prevent several devices -- like the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II -- from…

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