Category Archives: Gadgets
Google really wants the next Motorola smart phone, Moto X, to be a success.
So they’re going to spend a whopping $500 million on marketing. Je-sus. Even given the fact that Moto X will be available across all four major carriers that’s a lot of money.
Of course, this isn’t surprising given that Google bought Motorola.
Peter Sunde, co-founder of The Pirate Bay, is working on an “NSA-proof” messaging app for mobile phones that’s so secure they couldn’t hand over logs even if they wanted to.
The app, called Hemlis (“secret” in Swedish) will be free to Android and iOS users.
Gamestop has stopped taking pre-orders for the PlayStation 4 in response to demand that far outpaces that of the Xbox One. It’s unclear at this point when pre-orders will resume.
This is very bad (and extremely telling) news for Microsoft.
This is brilliant – but they need to be a bit smaller.
Microsoft has finally expanded the surprisingly decent Spotify-esque Xbox Music platform beyond the Xbox itself. It’s now available as a web service.
If you sign up right now you get a 30 day free trial. Not bad.
Microsoft is planning to release a special edition “gold chrome” Xbox 360 controller. It’s due out in August. No word yet on price or why anyone would want such a gaudy thing.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is working on some sort of Android video game console. Because apparently we need another failed Android video game console.
Seriously. This fad needs to die. It’s just not going to work out.
Apple just filed a patent for a combination USB port and SD card reader.
In other words, future iterations of the already impressive MacBook Air could be even thinner and lighter than they already are. That’s kind of ridiculous to think about, actually.
nVidia was supposed to start selling its Android powered Shield handheld gaming system tomorrow. Sadly, that’s not going to happen. The company just announced it’s being delayed due to last minute quality assurance concerns. We can now expect a launch next month.
This does not give me a warm fuzzy feeling. This thing is likely going to tank hard.
A new report from Juniper Networks says the rate of malware infection on mobile devices is up by a staggering 614%. A full 92% of infections occurred on Android devices.
This does not bode well for the cell phone and tablet industry. It won’t be long before we’re all going to have to install anti-malware and antivirus apps on our devices.