• Return of the Master: Halo 4 a hit with critics

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 2, 2012 at 10:24AM
    Seems that the pre-release reviews are very good for Halo 4. I know I will be picking up my copy and I probably won't see my sons for a week but its good to know that at least they'll be spending their time on a well made game. Read the article here
  • Could the Computer Age Have Begun in Victorian England?

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 31, 2012 at 11:28AM
    I was always taught that Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine was the first computer. Its a shame that none of his designs came to full fruition but this article explores what could have been had Babbage's designs been completed. Check it out here
  • Building Titan: The ‘world’s fastest’ supercomputer

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted October 29, 2012 at 08:37PM
    Titan is expected to become the world's most powerful supercomputer when it comes fully online at the US Oak Ridge National Laboratory, near Tennessee, in late 2012 or early 2013. But on this afternoon in mid-October, Titan isn't technically Titan yet. It's still a less-powerful supercomputer...
  • Meet Philips Hue!

    Posted October 29, 2012 at 08:35PM
    The electronics giant becomes the latest company to launch a web-enabled LED light bulb, capable of interacting with smartphones and tablets to automate lighting in the home using integrated wireless technology. Philips Hue will launch in Apple Stores from tomorrow, including a starter pack of...
  • 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:
  • 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...
  • Windows 8 review

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted October 23, 2012 at 09:26PM
    Windows 8 is a rebirth, a "reimagining" of Windows and the entire Microsoft brand. It's also the single riskiest project that Microsoft has ever embarked upon — a bet from Redmond that users can adapt to a new way of computing. With mobile alternatives from Google and Apple eating into...
  • Apple debuts iPad mini

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 23, 2012 at 09:23PM
    The new Apple-branded tablet boasts a 1,024-by-768-pixel resolution, like the previous-generation 9.7-inch iPad models, but it has a 7.2mm-thick aluminum shell that is 53 percent lighter and 23 percent thinner. The iPad mini also has a dual-core Apple A5 processor, a 5-megapixel iSight...
  • Windows 8 too confusing?

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 22, 2012 at 06:30PM

    Windows 8 is a radical departure for anyone who has used Windows in the past two decades. The new interface is designed primarily for touch-screens. And based on some anecdotal responses from those who have tried it — professional reviewers and normal people alike — it's not exactly love...

  • Federal agency to switch to iPhone, drop BlackBerry

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk | Posted October 22, 2012 at 06:27PM
    The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) said it will end its contract with BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd in favor of Apple Inc's iPhone, dealing a new blow to RIM just months before it launches a vital new device.  The agency said in a solicitation document...
  • Foxconn says iPhone 5 is 'the most difficult device' it's ever assembled

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 17, 2012 at 05:45PM

    An official with Foxconn has explained that Apple's new iPhone 5 is the most difficult device the company has ever had to assemble, leading to constraints in production. Workers have indicated that the soft metal shell of the iPhone 5 is prone to scratches in all phases of assembly, which...
  • 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...
  • Apple announces special event for Oct. 23

    By Victor Oshiro, Adel Khalaf | Posted October 16, 2012 at 05:32PM
    Apple on Tuesday announced a special event to be held on October 23, 2012 in San Jose. The event is scheduled to take place at 10:00 am PT. Unlike other recent events that have been held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Apple will hold this event at the California Theatre...
  • Here comes Microsoft's Xbox Music service

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 16, 2012 at 10:16AM
    The XBox gets a music service today. At first this doesn't sound like much until you realize they plan to get into streaming music, song purchases and will be available on iOS and Android. It will eventually be available on devices running Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating systems.

  • Why modern maps put everyone at the centre of the world

    By Victor Oshiro, Adel Khalaf | Posted October 13, 2012 at 05:04PM

    Got truly and outstandingly lost recently? Enjoy the feeling while you can, for it's becoming an increasingly difficult task. As a curious race we have always liked to know where we are, but it is now almost impossible not to know - our phones, computers and sat navs keep us continually...

  • Why is solid-state storage so flimsy?

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 13, 2012 at 05:00PM
    I’m worried that I under-specified the hard drive in my new notebook. At half a terabyte, it's not much. The problem is that it's all I could afford: this is SSD storage we're talking about here. If I’d asked for any more, the upgraded spec would have cost almost as much as the notebook in...
  • Microsoft Investigating Halo 4 Leak

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted October 13, 2012 at 01:08PM

    We don't know yet if the full campaign of Halo 4 has leaked to the Internet. Microsoft still isn't commenting directly on reports that some users may have access to the game ahead of its November 6 launch. Numerous Xbox Live profiles seen on several gaming forums have shown users playing Halo...

  • The iPhone 5′s launch was so massive that it boosted the air cargo industry

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 10, 2012 at 06:43PM
    Overall, expectations are cautiously optimistic, with mostly activity flat or expanding modestly. However, the idea that the iPhone 5 launch (and that’s really what we’re talking about here, although other tech toys contributed) could boost air shippers like FedEx and UPS is fairly notable:...
  • 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...
  • AMD Trinity APU overclocked at 7.3 GHz

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted October 6, 2012 at 01:36PM
    AMD's Trinity APUs have only been in the wild for a few days, but some have already taken on the challenge of pushing the new desktop silicon to its limits. By giving the A10-5800K model 1.956 volts, disabling two of its cores and cooling it with liquid nitrogen, overclockers were able to push...
  • 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...

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