Microsoft launches their highly anticipated operating system Windows 8 and its variant Windows 8 RT later this year in October, and news has already spread that several companies are planning tablets that will use the new OS. These include Asus, Acer, and Microsoft themselves, who have a new line of Windows 8 RT tablets planned called Surface
Sight and Sound Technology is launching "Georgie" this week, a new Android powered smartphone app that is designed specifically to aid blind people in their day to day affairs.
The once immensely popular Ultima series of RPG's has been relatively dormant for some time. The ancient Ultima Online (one of the very first MMORPG's) is still kicking, and still receiving updates, and Electronic Arts did release the social/strategy browser game Lords of Ultima back in 2010. Otherwise however, there has been little questing done in the lands of Lord British for well over a decade.
When Blizzard announced that Diablo 3 would feature an auction house where items could legally be bought and sold using real money, there were equal parts skepticism and excitement.
Korean manufacturer Cydle has developed a tablet computer for the group Family Christian, which said group is claiming as the world's first Christian tablet.
The tablet market is booming, and is expected to overtake sales of personal computers within the next few years, and that opens up a host of possibilities for one industry in particular: the gaming industry.
ZTE last week released their second smartphone in partnership with Virgin Media, the ZTE Kis, which follows the release of the ZTE Tania Windows Phone earlier this year. Available initially only in the U.K and through Virgin Media, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone is just GBP49.99 on a pay as you go plan.
The newest product in Simmtronics' Xpad line is their cheapest and most efficient tablet computer yet according to the company, which recently unveiled the new Cortex Arm 8 Multi-touch WiFi tablet at a news conference in Dubai. The tablet computer will retail for just 299 Dirhams (just over U.S.$81).
Cutting your time spent sitting to less than three hours per day could increase your life expectancy by as much as two years. These are the conclusions of a recent statistical study authored by researchers from several universities, and published Monday in the British Medical Journal.
Few games can compete with World of Warcraft when it comes to absorbing players in its fictional world, compelling them to play into the wee hours of the morning at the expense of time spent with their pillow. In fact, there was only one, and not only did it compete with WoW, it flat out crushed it.
In an interview with GamesIndustry, Square-Enix Technology Director Julien Merceron said Sony and Microsoft's biggest mistake was letting this console generation stretch on as long as it has (with still no immediate end in sight, though information and rumors about their next consoles are now picking up steam).
Capcom's decidedly Western-styled RPG Dragon's Dogma has met with much greater critical and commercial success on both sides of the Pacific than the company had originally anticipated, prompting hints of a sequel, and turning the title into a full blown franchise.
Since Sega bowed out of the videogame home console business after the relative failure of their final system, the Dreamcast, the home gaming market has largely been contested between the triumvirate of tech giants Sony and Microsoft, and iconic game maker Nintendo.
Despite the assurances of BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion's CEO Thorsten Heins that the company is not in an irreversible freefall that will eventually end with a splat on the ground floor of bankruptcy and shuttered doors, some of the remaining customers on his BlackBerry network aren't quite so sure, and are preparing in case that splat is indeed forthcoming.
If researchers at Anna University of Technology in Tamilnadu, India have their way, fatal road accidents caused by people talking on cell phones, which now account for 20% of all fatal accidents on the global mean streets, will be a thing of the past.