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March 25th, 2014, 3:55 PM

Oculus VR, Gaming’s Ray of Virtual Reality Hope, Bought by Facebook

In late-breaking news, Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook has bought Oculus VR, a truly innovative virtual reality company. In an announcement that will surely rock the game development community, Facebook has announced their acquisition of Oculus for $2 billion. For those of you who don’t know Oculus, their Rift VR system was widely touted as the next [...]

June 26th, 2013, 12:00 PM

NVIDIA Delays SHIELD, Now Launching in July

Due to a component issue found during their QA process, SHIELD’s launch has been scrubbed for now.  NVIDIA’s SHIELD gaming handheld is one of the most talk-about products being released this year but it has experienced a fair share of teething problems since its introduction.  There were a few technical hiccups at the CES launch [...]

June 20th, 2013, 6:55 AM

NVIDIA Reduces Price of SHIELD Before Launch; Now $299

Back in May, NVIDIA announced their SHIELD gaming and streaming handheld would be priced at $349.  Now, before launch, that’s being lowered to $299.  When the Tegra 4-based SHIELD was first demoed at this year’s CES, many were intrigued by its ability to stream games over WiFi while also acting as a portable gaming device.  [...]

February 22nd, 2013, 1:57 PM

Xbox 720 Announcement Expected in April

Now that Sony has launched its next-generation Playstation (albeit without revealing any hardware), Microsoft is now gearing up to launch its successor to the Xbox 360.   Multiple sources are reporting, and self-confirming, that Microsoft is looking to an April launch for its next-generation Xbox console, likely named the Xbox 720. VG247 notes that the [...]

February 12th, 2013, 12:13 PM

Intel Confirms Set Top TV Box by Year End

Intel has been widely rumoured as a prospective entry into the set-top TV box and content delivery business for quite some time now, and the company has remained mostly quiet on the issue – until today. Speaking at the AllThingsD media conference, Intel Media’s Erik Huggers, the former BBC exec Intel poached for the project, [...]

January 24th, 2013, 11:52 AM

Lenovo May be Considering a RIM Takeover

Lenovo may be considering a bid for Research in Motion, according to Lenovo’s Chief Financial Officer. “We are looking at all opportunities — RIM and many others,” Chief Financial Officer Wong Wai Ming said to Bloomberg. “We’ll have no hesitation if the right opportunity comes along that could benefit us and shareholders.” Mr. Wong said [...]

October 17th, 2012, 10:45 AM

New Ooma Accessories Announced: HD2 Handset & Linx

Ooma is one of the most popular online telephone service providers and they’re now announcing a pair of handy accessories for their service:  the HD2 hand Linx adaptor.   The Ooma phone service uses a straightforward VOIP setup with a number of interesting twists.  First and foremost, users can use their own landline phone which cuts [...]

August 8th, 2012, 5:33 PM

Apple v. Samsung: Apple Possibly Checkmates Samsung With New Revelations

While Apple may have spent most of Tuesday on the defence, the company entered into into the trial’s evidence a document that may prove to be a checkmate against Samsung — a document that shows beyond a reasonable doubt that Samsung may have “slavishly copied” the iPhone’s design. The document in question is a 132-page [...]

June 22nd, 2012, 11:35 AM

Is Microsoft Working on a Phone Handset?

In the aftermath of the announcement that Microsoft plans to manufacture its own tablet, an analyst who has been closely following the company for nearly two decades believes the company could be working on its own phone handset as well. “Our industry sources tell us that Microsoft may be working with a contract manufacturer to [...]

June 18th, 2012, 8:05 PM

Microsoft Unveils “Surface” Tablets

Microsoft launched its own family of Windows 8 tablets dubbed “Surface” at an event in Hollywood Monday evening. The Surface family of tablets will have two lines: one geared for consumers while the other targeted towards professionals. According to a published spec sheet, the consumer line of tablets – available in 32GB or 64GB versions [...]