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Google Adds Some Serious Oomph to Play Games

Google on Monday announced a number of new features to the Google Play Games platform that are intended to boost discoverability and cross-platform multiplayer gaming while providing developers with deeper analytics. Three out of every four people who use the Android operating system play games, acc...

Amazon Appears Fired Up for Gaming

It appears Amazon is ready to take its brand of gaming to television screens, based on leaked photos of a game controller the company purportedly is working on. The images, which blogger Dave Zatz on Friday reported finding on the website of a Brazilian regulatory authority, show a controller with t...

Amazon Hits Up Prime Members for Another 20 Bucks

Amazon is hiking the price of the Amazon Prime subscription service for the first time since it launched nine years ago. Members will have to pay $99 for their subscription instead of $79. Amazon Student members will pay $49 for the service. Those who subscribe to Amazon Prime get unlimited two-day ...

7.1 Update: iOS by the Dashboard Light

Apple has released a major update for iOS that takes its mobile firmware beyond the confines of smartphones and tablets and onto car dashboards. The Apple CarPlay system, which will be available in select models this year, promises to insert the most common features of iPhone that a driver may wish ...

Intel to Pack Big Data Into Smaller Cables

Intel is set to speed up data transmission by providing MXC cables for use in data centers and with supercomputers. The company plans to start selling the high-speed cables later this year. The cables are take advantage of silicon photonics technology, which uses light to move large volumes of data ...

Titanfall to Thunder Into Game Stores Monday Night

Titanfall -- a video game for several Microsoft platforms -- is about to be released, and the company apparently sees it as a hugely important title for its Xbox One console. Titanfall is a multiplayer shooter that pits two teams of up to six players against each other in open combat. Players contro...

Fed Ruling May Bring Flocks of Buzzing Drones to US Skies

The use of commercial drones in U.S. airspace is essentially legal, at least for the time being. National Transportation Safety Board Judge Patrick Geraghty this week nixed the Federal Aviation Administration's attempt to levy a $10,000 against Raphael Pirker for using a remote-controlled glider to ...

The Road to Immersive Smell Tech Could Be Paved With Bacon

Kraft wants you to wake up and smell the Oscar Mayer bacon, and its latest marketing campaign could point to smell-related technology finally getting a whiff of success. The company has debuted a new smartphone application designed to help users wake up to the sound of crackling bacon. As part of th...

Roku Sticks It to Google With Streaming Device

Roku has announced a new HDMI dongle for televisions. The Streaming Stick is a compact Roku player that plugs inconspicuously into an HDMI port, offering a streamlined look that Roku suggests is suited to wall-mounted TVs. It is paired with a remote control that can be used to navigate the Roku inte...

Facebook Floats Idea of Buying Drone Maker

Facebook reportedly is in talks to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace to bolster Internet.org, the project that aims to provide Internet connectivity everywhere in the world. Facebook, which is one of the main backers of Internet.org, may buy Titan for $60 million. Titan builds near-orbital solar-power...

Samsung Phone Captures Golden Moment at the Oscars

Several members of Hollywood's elite walked out of the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles clutching golden statues on Sunday, but it might have been Samsung that landed the largest victory at the event. Partway through the show, host Ellen DeGeneres stopped to capture the moment by using a Samsung phone t...

Chrome Encourages Searchers to Speak Up

Google has added hands-free voice search to the latest beta version of the Chrome Web browser. Users need not have to interrupt messy housework and first wash their hands in order to search for a recipe for homemade glass cleaner, for example. All they need to do is open a new tab or go to the Googl...

Google Issues Clarion Call for Project Ara Devs

Google is ramping up its plans to bring the Project Ara modular smartphone to market by scheduling the first developer conference for the device. The company will hold the conference on April 15-16 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. A limited number of developers will be able to...

Target Reels From Customer Data Breach

Target reported financial results for the quarter during which it suffered a high-profile data breach, revealing how badly the company was stung by the security lapses. In the three months ending Feb. 1, net earnings dropped by 46 percent compared with the year-ago fourth quarter, from $961 million ...

BlackBerry Tries to Bring Back That Lovin’ Feelin’

BlackBerry has announced new handsets and services aimed at moving the company forward as it tries to recover from a lackluster 2013. At the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, CEO John Chen debuted two new phones -- the Q20 and the low-cost Z3. The Q20 offers the classic BlackBerry QWERT...

Netflix, Comcast Get Better Connected

Netflix users who subscribe to Comcast Internet services soon may enjoy much smoother streaming video. The companies have agreed to a "mutually beneficial interconnection agreement" with the goal of giving Comcast's U.S. broadband customers a high-quality experience when using Netflix's streaming vi...

Google’s Project Tango Struts Into the Spotlight

Google is making an increased push into the 3D imaging sphere with the announcement of its Project Tango technology. The project is aimed at helping mobile devices fully map a 3D space to give them the same type of understanding of space and motion that humans have through a blend of robotics and co...

Google May Let 34 More Cities Munch on Fiber

Google has revealed plans to expand its Google Fiber Internet service to as many as 34 new cities. Google Fiber offers connection speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps -- around 100 times faster than the average U.S. speeds of 9.8 Mb/sec, according to Akamai -- by providing service through fiber-optic cables i...

LinkedIn Beats the Bushes for Quality Content

LinkedIn is making a fresh push into the original content market by opening up its publishing platform. The company until now allowed only selected "influencers" to use the service's long-form publishing tools to craft posts offering professional advice, insights and inspiration to other users. Such...

Candy Crush Maker Wants Wall St. to Pour a Little Sugar on It

King Digital Entertainment, creator of the blockbuster social game Candy Crush Saga, is planning to go public. The company filed its initial public offering paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this week. The company's revenue soared by more than tenfold in 2013, rising to $1.8

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