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|Google's wearable Glass gadget: cool or creepy?|
By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google staged four discussions expounding on the finer points of its "Glass" wearable computer during this week's developer conference. Missing from the agenda, however, was a session on etiquette when using the recording-capable gadget, which some attendees faithfully wore everywhere - including to the crowded bathrooms. Google Glass, a cross between a mobile computer and eyeglasses that can both record video and surf the Internet, is now available to a select few but is already among the year's most buzz-worthy new gadgets. ...
Sat, 18 May 2013 10:08:48 -0400
|New Xbox more than a game console for Microsoft|
By Malathi Nayak and Bill Rigby SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is set to make a splash this week with the eagerly awaited unveiling of its new Xbox game console, eight years after the last version, as it seeks a larger share of the $65 billion a year global computer gaming industry. But the small device faces some big competition from the PlayStation 4 by Sony Corp and the Wii U by Nintendo Co Ltd in a shifting market. ...
Sat, 18 May 2013 10:04:56 -0400
|Exclusive: EU cites Chinese telecoms Huawei and ZTE for trade violations|
By Daniel Bases NEW YORK (Reuters) - Europe's top trade official for the first time late on Friday officially cited Chinese mobile telecommunications equipment makers Huawei and ZTE Corp for violating anti-dumping and anti-subsidy guidelines. European Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said he was prepared to launch a formal investigation into anti-competitive behavior by these Chinese companies in order to protect a "strategic" sector of Europe's economy. ...
Sat, 18 May 2013 03:25:41 -0400
|New Trick to Get the Best Seat in Coach|
How to make the cheap seats feel like First Class.
Wed, 15 May 2013 10:51:16 -0400
|Google's Schmidt to meet Britain's Cameron as tax row rages|
LONDON (Reuters) - Google Inc's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt is due to meet British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday as a participant of an advisory group just days after UK lawmakers lambasted the Internet company's tax affairs. The meeting is a routine one and has been long-planned, will include other high-profile business people, and tax evasion is not on the agenda, a government source told Reuters. ...
Fri, 17 May 2013 07:58:10 -0400
|Yahoo to vote on $1.1 billion Tumblr buy: AllThingsD|
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc's board will meet on Sunday to vote on whether to offer $1.1 billion in cash for New York-based blogging service Tumblr, tech blog AllThingsD cited sources close to the situation as saying on Friday. Such an acquisition would be CEO Marissa Mayer's largest deal since taking the helm of the once-iconic Internet company in July 2012. Yahoo is keen on Tumblr because its younger user base would enhance the older website's "cool factor," the technology blog cited the sources as saying. The news could be announced as soon as Monday, it said. ...
Fri, 17 May 2013 21:09:04 -0400
|DirecTV interested in buying video website Hulu: source|
By Liana B. Baker (Reuters) - The largest U.S. satellite video provider, DirecTV, is one of the companies considering a bid for online video website Hulu, according to a source familiar with the situation. The person acknowledged that other parties were involved, adding that DirecTV was "one of many" suitors. Media reports have previously identified Time Warner Cable Inc as another company weighing a potential stake in the company. Representatives of DirecTV and Time Warner Cable declined to comment on Friday. ...
Fri, 17 May 2013 17:08:34 -0400
|New Android apps worth downloading: Hangouts, Diapers.com update, Fixie Joe|
Connect with people face-to-face with Hangouts, Google's newly released update to its Talk service. The app lets you have video chats with as many as 10 people – just like its web-based counterpart. We've also got an update to the Diapers.com Android app, which makes it easy for parents to order baby supplies from their mobile devices. Today's game pick is Fixie Joe, which sends players on a classic run-and-jump platforming romp through a haywire robotics factory.
Fri, 17 May 2013 08:20:29 -0400
|How the mighty have fallen: Nokia’s struggles, put in perspective|
In one point in time, Nokia was the top-selling smartphone vendor in the world by a wide margin. It wasn’t even that long ago, in fact. But when Nokia failed to respond quickly enough to the industry’s shift toward touch, the Finnish giant lost its footing and toppled spectacularly. Just how bad have things gotten for Nokia? Market share numbers paint a pretty frightening picture, but a single tweet from Benedict Evans of Enders Analysis might do an even better job of putting things in perspective. In the past two years since Nokia announced that it was switching to Windows Phone as its mobile platform of choice, the vendor has sold just over 20 million Lumia phones. During the same period
Fri, 17 May 2013 22:15:20 -0400
|Verizon cuts prepaid plan prices, piles on more data|
Consumers have begun to move away from two-year contracts and embrace the prepaid smartphone market. In response to this growing user base, Verizon Wireless this week announced that it is increasing its data allowance for prepaid customers. The carrier’s new plans offer unlimited talk and text with 2GB of data, up from 500MB, for $60 a month. There is also a plan with 4GB of data, up from 2GB, for $70 per month. The increased data allowance is available now to current customers, and will be available to new customers beginning June 6th. AT&T also recently announced a new prepaid service in select markets, known as Aio Wireless, which offers unlimited talk and text with 2GB of data for $55
Fri, 17 May 2013 21:00:17 -0400
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