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  • Google Announces Chromecast

    By Quincy Oshiro | Posted July 25, 2013 at 11:37AM
    Google, has just announced their release of an internet to television device known as "Chromecast."  The stick only costs $35, which is fairly cheap. However, they say that this device is not like the others. The article can be read here.
  • Microsoft Levels The Playing Field

    By Quincy Oshiro | Posted June 19, 2013 at 07:21PM
    Well, well, well Sony. Looks like your so called "upper-hand" over the next-gen console competition may be gone. Xbox has just announced some pretty exciting news and may have me back on pre-ordering a console now rather then waiting that extra year. Check it out here.
  • Conflicting news about Xbox 1 playing used games

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted May 22, 2013 at 11:43AM
    One of the most distressing news about the Xbox 1 before its release was that the system would not play used games. Some sites have said it will then I found this article, which if it is correct, means it will but at a cost for each user. If Microsoft wanted to give Sony a major selling point...
  • New Xbox to be unveiled tomorrow

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted May 20, 2013 at 10:15AM
    We've seen tons of conjecture about the specs of the new Xbox tentatively called 720 by fans. We'll see the unveiling tomorrow but in the meantime here's a positive article on the state of gaming in general. Expect much more GPU and CPU power in the new machine as well as Blu-Ray  What may be...
  • Sony's Playstation 4 Revealed. But how will it compete?

    By Quincy Oshiro | Posted February 21, 2013 at 10:26AM
    Yesterday evening Sony revealed the "Playstation4", the successor to the "Playstation3" at a conference last night in New York. It seems that many consumers feel this system wont do well, with specs revealed many like myself feel like Microsoft is well ahead of them. Promising specs include:...
  • Microsoft Releases "Office 365 Home Premium"

    By Quincy Oshiro | Posted January 29, 2013 at 01:25PM

    Today Microsoft has launched their latest edition to the line of "Office" products entitled: "Office 365 Home Premium" the article can be read here.

  • Steve Ballmer's Nightmare Is Coming True

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted December 4, 2012 at 09:03AM
    This article points out Microsoft's failings lately but it seems a little gloomier than I'd paint the situation. MS still dominates the business OS and office software world which is a huge market. Read the article here and let us know what you think.
  • iOS VP Scott Forstall and head of retail John Browett leaving Apple

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 29, 2012 at 08:31PM
    Apple has just announced a major executive shake-up: Senior VP of iOS software Scott Forstall is leaving Apple at the end of the year — he'll be serving in an advisory role to CEO Tim Cook until his departure. Additional executive changes include the departure of retail head John Browett, with...
  • Microsoft launches Windows 8

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 25, 2012 at 07:35PM
    Today was the official launch date for the biggest change to Microsoft's OS in years. This new OS is supposed to be revolutionary instead of evolutionary. Talk amonsgt yourselvess:

    http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/gadgetbox/microsoft-launches-windows-8-1C6684802
  • One more Washington agency drops BlackBerry

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted October 23, 2012 at 09:32PM
    U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the latest federal agency to drop BlackBerry smart phones for its employees, adding to the woes of maker Research in Motion. BlackBerry still remains the smart phone of choice for Capitol Hill, but cracks are appearing in RIM's stronghold among...
  • Google CEO Larry Page Returns to Spotlight With Voice Intact

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 17, 2012 at 05:38PM
    Ending months of speculation regarding his absence from the spotlight, Google CEO Larry Page appeared on stage yesterday to sit for an interview at the company's annual Zeitgeist conference. Conducted by former CNN anchor Campbell Brown, the interview (below) covered a number of areas of...
  • Why Google and Amazon could end up cooking their own chips

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk, Victor Oshiro | Posted October 16, 2012 at 05:40PM
    Open ... and Shut It used to be that the ante for being a serious player in the technology game was your own data centre. Or several. On this basis, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and very few others have constructed hugely expensive data centres that centre much of the web's activity on...
  • Ballmer: Microsoft will make more gadgets like Surface

    Posted October 10, 2012 at 06:34PM
    Microsoft is undergoing a "significant shift" in the way it does business, moving away from software as its sole focus and toward making hardware, online services and apps work together seamlessly across multiple screens and gadgets. Microsoft's strategy shift comes at a critical time for the...
  • PC shipments to fall for first time in 11 years - forecast

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 10, 2012 at 06:29PM
    Shipments of personal computers are on pace to fall this year for the first time since the dot-com bust of 2001, according to a new forecast from IHS iSuppli. Mikako Kitagawa, an analyst at Gartner, said his tech consultancy does not believe that the Windows 8 release alone will stimulate any...
  • Five things Facebook did this week

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 6, 2012 at 01:24PM

    CNN:It was a busy week for Facebook, which hit a major milestone, made fashion news and made some users uneasy about privacy again.  As of October 4, one of every seven people on the planet are actively using Facebook each month. "Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by...

  • Foxconn denies China iPhone plant hit by strike

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 6, 2012 at 01:21PM

    The report of a strike issued by China Labor Watch, a New York-based advocacy group, came weeks after Apple kicked off its largest-ever global rollout for the new iPhone 5 smartphone. Apple is already struggling with tight availability of the phones in stores, analysts say. The labor...

  • Facebook Hits Billionth User

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted October 4, 2012 at 12:07PM

    Facebook has reached a striking if inevitable milestone -- its active user base is now a billion strong, up from 900 million in April just before its IPO -- and it's commemorating that achievement with a brand ad designed to both celebrate those who log on every day and to spread the...

  • Who is the next Steve Jobs (and is there one)?

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk | Posted October 2, 2012 at 08:50PM

    CNN: It's a loaded question, one with no clear answer. But in the year since Apple's co-founder and visionary CEO died, it's been asked in tech circles over and over: Who is the next Steve Jobs? There's one easy response. It's safe to say that no figure in the tech industry will...

  • AMD attempts to shape review content with staged release of info

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk | Posted September 27, 2012 at 07:20PM
    TechReport: We've been reviewing tech products for 13 years. During that time, the basic agreement between the reviewer and the company whose product is up for review hasn't fundamentally changed--until today. AMD is attempting to re-write the rules in a way that grants it a measure of editorial...
  • Marissa Mayer's Yahoo turnaround starts to take shape

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk | Posted September 27, 2012 at 06:41PM
    On the culture side, an all-important area for Silicon Valley businesses, Mayer wants Yahoo to move much more quickly. Employees will have more ownership over and resources for their projects -- which will be approved only if they have the potential to scale to 100 million users or $100 million...
  • BlackBerry's new Dev Alpha B handset runs BB10, we go hands-on

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk | Posted September 25, 2012 at 12:57PM
    BlackBerry's Dev Alpha handset proved to be quite the popular item when it was revealed earlier this year. It was so popular, in fact, that the company ran through the 5,000 it constructed in short order. So, it had to build a whole new batch of developer handsets to meet the demand, and thus...
  • Teaching an old dog new tricks: How to fix Microsoft

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk | Posted September 25, 2012 at 12:45PM
    A month from now Microsoft will release Windows 8, a bold new operating system that seeks to bring touchscreen interfaces to desktop computing. It's the company's biggest product since Windows XP and yet the only thing the tech world has seemingly talked about over the last 12 months is what the...
  • Apple sells 5 million iPhone 5 phones in first weekend

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted September 24, 2012 at 01:15PM
    Apple sold more than 5 million iPhone 5 phones since the highly anticipated device went on sale on Friday, setting a new sales record for the device, Apple announced Monday.

    Over the weekend, the company outpaced the 4 million iPhone 4S units that it sold during last year's opening weekend,...

  • Will Google Make Money Off the Self-Driving Car?

    Posted September 24, 2012 at 11:40AM
    When Google first announced its autonomous vehicle program in 2010, software engineer Sebastian Thrun credited Google co-founder Larry Page and Sergey Brin with trying to solve "really big problems using technology," including car safety and efficiency. But believing Google doesn't want to make...
  • Facebook raises fears with ad tracking

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk | Posted September 24, 2012 at 11:17AM
    Facebook is working with a controversial data company called Datalogix that can track whether people who see ads on the social networking site end up buying those products in stores.

    Amid growing pressure for the social networking site to prove the value of its advertising, Facebook is...

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