Gadgets

  • Metamorphosing beast center-stage in Sony game
    Ecfbe0342e511e25420f6a706700a55b 2013-11-04 07:02:58 UTC
    TOKYO (AP) — Knack was created to be the perfect beast to show off the spectacularly vamped up visual powers of the PlayStation 4 game console. The hero of the game, which is also called "Knack," is made up of 5,000 parts that cluster together and...
  • Apple unveils new Macs, iPad ahead of holidays
    5470a4369f28f223400f6a7067009f58 2013-10-22 22:03:18 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple Inc. is refreshing its iPad lineup and slashing the price of its Mac computers ahead of the holiday shopping season, as it faces an eroding tablet market share and growing competition from rival gadget makers. Apple u...
  • New iPads likely at Apple event next week
    Ipad-diaalnews.com 2013-10-16 04:58:05 UTC
    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is holding an event in San Francisco next week to announce new products — likely updated iPads. The company announced its most recent iPads around this time last year. The announcement included a smaller version, ...
  • Strap on your computer, wearable tech taking off
    C7c327cd15a7f7213e0f6a7067001149 2013-10-02 06:07:17 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The digital domain is creeping off our desktops and onto our bodies, from music players that match your tunes to your heart beat, to mood sweaters that change color depending on your emotional state — blue for calm, red for an...
  • Icahn wants Apple to spend $150B buying its stock
    Diaalnews.com-carl_icahn-apple_ceo_tim_cook 2013-10-01 18:49:10 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Activist investor Carl Icahn is pressuring Apple to spend $150 billion buying back its own stock, a target that would more than double the amount that the company's board authorized in a previous attempt to placate frustrated ...
  • Christmas in summer? Gadget makers reveal lineups
    518743468e57061e3d0f6a7067003998 2013-09-11 19:28:01 UTC
    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — It's still officially summer, yet major electronic companies have already announced a slew of holiday gift ideas: iPhones of different colors, video game players and a new category of wristwatches designed to mimic the fun...
  • Apple introduces 2 new iPhone models
    Bd0b85dc8d68021e3d0f6a70670017dc 2013-09-10 20:43:18 UTC
    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — For the first time since introducing the device that changed cellphones forever, Apple will offer two distinct versions of the latest iPhones — a cheaper one made of plastic and another that aims to be "the gold standard o...
  • SKorea mobile network touted as world's fastest
    Url 2013-06-27 05:55:06 UTC
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's largest mobile operator is this week launching what it says is the world's fastest wireless network. SK Telecom Co. said Wednesday that the LTE-Advanced network can download data at speeds twice as fast a...
  • Chinese supercomputer named as world's fastes
    U47p5029t2d599921f26dt20130617174300 2013-06-18 04:49:58 UTC
    t BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese university has built the world's fastest supercomputer, almost doubling the speed of the U.S. machine that previously claimed the top spot and underlining China's rise as a science and technology powerhouse. The sem...
  • Obama to take advantage of advances in wireless
    President-obama-uses-apple-ipad-for-daily-briefings 2013-06-15 17:23:15 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama is taking advantage of advances in the wireless industry to help create jobs. Obama issued a presidential memorandum Friday directing federal agencies to be more efficient in their u...
  • Google begins launching Internet-beaming balloons
    C5c4d89e0a04cb14340f6a70670092b4 2013-06-15 16:28:04 UTC
    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Google is launching Internet-beaming antennas into the stratosphere aboard giant, jellyfish-shaped balloons with the lofty goal of getting the entire planet online. Eighteen months in the works, the top-...
  • APPLE EVENT: New software, MacBooks, music
    9b14477b728f6113340f6a7067007c8a 2013-06-11 04:40:16 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple announced a digital radio service, new MacBook Air laptops and updates to its operating systems for Mac and mobile devices Monday. The announcements came at the company's annual conference for software developer...
  • AT&T extends wait for new phone to 2 years
    Att-logo 2013-06-10 18:00:07 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T is extending from 20 months to 24 months the time it takes for customers on contract-based plans to earn a fully subsidized upgrade to a new phone. The move announced Sunday follows an identical one by Verizon Wireles...
  • AT&T launches push-to-talk service for iPhone
    Screen-shot-2013-04-29-at-4-07-56-pm 2013-06-10 17:51:00 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T Inc. on Monday said it's adding a walkie-talkie-like application to the iPhone for its corporate customers, replicating a hallmark feature of the Nextel network, which is being shut down this summer. A push-to-talk feat...
  • Studio to comb N.M. landfill for bad Atari games
    Et-game-screenshot-620x350_620x350 2013-06-09 17:52:43 UTC
    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico city commission agreed to allow a Canadian studio to search a landfill where old, terrible Atari games are rumored to be buried. Alamogordo commissioners decided last week that they will allow Fuel Industr...
  • Music service, mobile software expected from Apple
    2013-06-03-image-5 2013-06-09 17:49:03 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is expected to reveal a digital radio service and changes to the software behind iPhones and iPads on Monday as the company opens its annual conference for software developers. Apple hasn't said what it will unveil...
  • Software fix for scarce items in Venezuela
    App4that 2013-06-09 17:10:26 UTC
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Harried Venezuelans who devote hours scouring supermarkets for increasingly scarce food basics and toilet paper have just received some digital help thanks to a young software developer. A free application for mo...
  • Microsoft says used games will work on Xbox One
    Xbox_one_header1 2013-06-09 17:03:11 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One gaming console will be able to play used games, clearing up a worry among gamers and video game retailers such as GameStop, which trade in used games. That means video games discs users buy will n...
  • Intelligence chief defends Internet spying program
    81d3a5ef168a1c13340f6a706700d9a3 2013-06-09 04:54:52 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to quell a domestic furor over U.S. spying, the nation's top intelligence official stressed Saturday that a previously undisclosed program for tapping into Internet usage is authorized by Congress, falls under stri...
  • Casinos ban gamblers from using Google Glass
    Image 2013-06-07 04:15:17 UTC
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Casinos in several states are forbidding gamblers from wearing Google Glass, the tiny eyeglasses-mounted device capable of shooting photos, filming video and surfing the Internet. Regulators say the gadgets coul...
  • Tech Tips: Ways to improve online life, save money
    311complaint-ap03043006458-ap-676x450 2013-06-07 04:10:26 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — As the year began, I decided I would get serious about digital cleanup — to save money and improve my online life. For a while, I had been putting off tasks such as backing up computer files and canceling the premium cab...
  • Israel leads global drone exports as demand grows
    19e10691d80fe912330f6a706700e099 2013-06-06 07:12:41 UTC
    BEN-GURION AIRPORT, Israel (AP) — In an expansive hangar in central Israel, workers toil on one of the world's most contentious aircraft, fitting dozens of drones with advanced sensors, cameras and lasers before they are shipped to militar...
  • A hunch is enough for searching your laptop
    Laptop-searches-512x280 2013-06-06 07:02:55 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. border agents should continue to be allowed to search a traveler's laptop, cellphone or other electronic device and keep copies of any data on them based on no more than a hunch, according to an internal Homeland Secur...
  • Gov't scooping up Verizon phone records
    Verizon_building 2013-06-06 06:43:11 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency currently is collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top secret court order, Britain's Guardian newspaper said Wednesday. The order was granted by the se...
  • ITC rules for Samsung, bans iPhone 4 imports
    Diaalnews 2013-06-05 17:26:28 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. trade agency on Tuesday issued a ban on imports of Apple's iPhone 4 and a variant of the iPad 2 after finding the devices violate a patent held by South Korean rival Samsung Electronics. Because the devices are asse...