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  • Forget Apple – the iPhone alone is as big as McDonald’s and Coca Cola combined

    28 July 2014, 10:30 pm by: Jacob Siegal

    Let’s start with the obvious: the iPhone has been a massive, unequivocal success. Every subsequent release seems to break the records that the last one set before it, and now with the biggest hardware overhaul in the phone’s history rumored to be coming…
  • Why HBO won’t ditch cable, no matter how much you beg it to

    28 July 2014, 9:15 pm by: Brad Reed

    HBO gets it: You want to be able to subscribe to its content without having to pay for a bunch of other channels you don’t want. However, just because HBO understands what you want, that doesn’t mean it care. Re/code’s Peter Kafka has an excellent post…
  • Samsung is ‘hiring like crazy’ trying to come up with original ideas

    28 July 2014, 8:00 pm by: Brad Reed

    Samsung’s biggest fear is that it will become just another small-margin smartphone vendor along the lines of LG, HTC, Xiaomi and countless others. This is why it’s invested so many resources into creating its own Tizen mobile platform and why it’s tried…
  • Your smartphone is about to kill off another piece of arcane technology

    28 July 2014, 6:45 pm by: Brad Reed

    Smartphones have effectively replaced a lot of the gadgets that we used to buy, including calculators, compasses, alarm clocks and dedicated GPS trackers. And now The Wall Street Journal reports that smartphones look poised to kill off another antiquated piece…
  • Microsoft will launch another new Surface tablet in October – but not the Surface mini

    28 July 2014, 6:00 pm by: Zach Epstein

    Microsoft reportedly had plans to unveil a new Surface mini tablet alongside the Surface Pro 3 earlier this year, but the company supposedly cancelled those plans when it realized the mini tablet didn’t offer much in the way of compelling differentiation.…
  • Apple wants to make it even easier for you to buy an iPhone 6 in its retail stores

    28 July 2014, 5:18 pm by: Chris Smith

    Apple will reportedly offer potential iPhone buyers a new way of acquiring iPhones in its retail stores, in addition to on-contract, prepaid and full price purchases, 9to5Mac has learned. The company will apparently test drive iPhone purchases via carriers’…
  • Leaked footage shows Halo: The Master Chief Collection in action

    28 July 2014, 4:48 pm by: Jacob Siegal

    Although Halo: The Master Chief Collection comprises four games we’ve already played, 343 Industries still hasn’t shown off much in the way of gameplay footage since announcing the project at E3 this year. That changed this week when the team took the…
  • Video: Cortana trolls Siri in new TV commercial

    28 July 2014, 4:24 pm by: Chris Smith

    Microsoft has a new TV commercial for its Windows Phone 8.1 Cortana assistant in which it’s taking new shots at one of its biggest competitors, Apple’s voice-based assistant Siri. The new ad, titled “Happy Anniversary,” shows a smartphone user…
  • Is the world’s best Android phone about to become the world’s best Windows Phone too?

    28 July 2014, 4:01 pm by: Brad Reed

    The HTC One (M8) is definitely a top contender for the title of being 2014’s best Android phone and now it might become 2014’s best Windows Phone as well. Tom Warren’s sources claim that HTC is planning to make a Windows Phone version of the One (M8)…
  • These incredible 3D holograms make Star Wars sci-fi tech a reality

    28 July 2014, 3:33 pm by: Jacob Siegal

    After decades of incredible technological advancements, we now have a greater understanding of which former pipe dreams might be within reach and which are better left to the world of science fiction. Holographic video has been one of the sci-fi concepts…

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