Microsoft will hold its annual Build developer conference in San Francisco between April 2nd and the 4th in the Moscone Center next year. Registration will open on January 14 at 9am... Keep reading →
Sprint tipped weighing T-Mobile US grab in 2014
Sprint is readying a potential bid for T-Mobile US, with the rumored acquisition tentatively scheduled for the first half of 2014, insiders claim, and possibly worth more than $20bn. The merger, which would see the third- and fourth-largest carriers in the US market join forces, is still being weigh
Oculus VR, makers of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, has raised a whopping $75m extra funding which it will use to finalize its consumer model, the company has confirmed. An exact launch date for that production model is still unconfirmed, but Oculus did say that it had sold around 40,000 d
While there are one whole heck of a lot of people already playing Ingress right this minute – with a lot more coming once the game enters iOS – the folks responsible for development have made clear their intent this week. This game was never meant to be a stand-alone title: it’s ju
Apple’s iPhone 5s has clinched the top spot across all four major US carriers, new market research suggests, while despite criticism the plastic-bodied iPhone 5c is also deemed a success for its target audience. The flagship iOS handset was “by far the top selling” handset, Canacco
Google removes vital privacy feature from Android
Yesterday, we published a blog post lauding an extremely important app privacy feature that was added in Android 4.3. That feature allows users to install apps while preventing the app from collecting sensitive data like the user's location or address book.
After we published the post, several peo
Reviving an old computer is like restoring a classic car: There's a thrill from bringing the ancient into the modern world. So it was with my first "real" computer, my Mac Plus, when I decided to bring it forward three decades and introduce it to the modern Web.
It's amazing what's possible on thes
This website runs an emulator of the Amiga 500 inside of Chrome by using Portable Native Client, a way to run existing C/C++ in the browser in a safe way across operating systems and across machine architectures. On the main page you can boot the Amiga, insert floppy disks, play the games, and gener
SteamOS will be made available when the prototype hardware ships. It will be downloadable by individual users and commercial OEMs. (But unless you're an intrepid Linux hacker already, we're going to recommend that you wait until later in 2014 to try it out.) We'll post info soon about that. Oh, and
Fox News Sued Over 'Plan to Get Younger'
After reportedly reaching a settlement with one fired senior executive, Fox News now is targeted by another ex-executive in an age-discrimination lawsuit.read more
The stunt double suing News Corp in the United States says that a U.K. compensation scheme set up by the company has been "unfair" to victims and that U.S. courts should have an opportunity to address the "increasing threat to privacy."read more
An asset management company accused Paramount of cheating profit participants on its 1990s blockbusters. In response, Paramount blamed JPMorgan for making a secret deal to get out of "risk-free" loans. read more