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Few things remain private for long in the age of smartphones and Google, but perhaps Apple was on to something in refusing to put a face to the voice iPhone users have come to know and love. When it comes to Siri, maybe ignorance truly is bliss. But CNN stumbled upon the true identity of Siri. (Stop reading here if you'd prefer to keep on imagining the voice as one emanating from a futuristic robot.)...Read more »
The latest iPhone rumor should please everyone from elegant bejeweled women, to commodities traders to hip-hop star Trinidad James. That's because the color options for the new phone won't be so black-or-white.
Apple is adding a gold-colored option to its next generation of iPhones, according to multiple published reports. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company is expected to unveil...Read more »
Apple loyalists who have held tight to their iPhones even as rival manufacturer release one new gadget after another that takes aim at the tried-and-true favorite won't have to wait much longer to fight back. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company is expected to unveil the next version of the iPhone during a Sept. 10 event, according to technology blog All Things D. (http://dthin.gs/1659rRk) Other...Read more »
With a simple flick of the wrist, Dusty Crophopper spins gracefully through the air and soars through a checkpoint, as several other planes race closely behind him. Dusty dodges a giant snowball and speeds ahead of the pack, finishing the race in a burst of confetti as the announcers go crazy in the background. Wii players eager to take to the skies can experience this highflying action for themselves...Read more »
With summer's arrival you might be thinking about sharing vacation photos. To aid in that process, many camera manufcaturers have begun selling cameras that connect to WiFi and mobile devices. Learn more about these devices here, and check below for tips from camera executives on what to look for as you shop for these new devices. 1) Make sure it has the camera features you want.
“Yes,...Read more »
Joel, a ragged survivor in a post-apocalyptic version of Boston, hugs the wall as a horribly mutated human growls and snarls just feet away from him. Carefully, he tosses a brick to distract the creature and sneaks around it, clambering away as the monster’s pained screams fade off into the distance. This is a typical encounter in “The Last of Us,” a game that makes the player feel vulnerable and...Read more »
The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) kicked off June 11 in Los Angeles and runs through June 13. The event brings together the biggest names in video game development and offers them a grand stage to unveil their latest, greatest titles. Click below for our ongoing list of the hottest games displayed during the conference. We'll continue to update it as more games are announced....Read more »
After cutting through a ceiling grate, stealth assassin Naya activates her camouflage mode and silently takes out two armed guards before her squad mates burst into the room and the bullets start flying in full force. Squad leader Dalton Brooks activates his Magshield and the team gets behind him as enemy shots ping uselessly against the shimmering green force field. After finding cover, tech-wiz...Read more »
Business leaders searching for seedlings of a technology boom on Long Island, like the one Silicon Valley experienced two decades ago, would have been wise to have stepped into the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University last Friday. There, an impressive roster of successful video game developers with roots on Long Island gathered to see the work of the next wave of computer science enthusiasts....Read more »
While Facebook unveiled its latest plans to enter the ever-competitive smartphone sector, one of the sector’s existing giants, Samsung, has been spending a lot of time lately on digital cameras. On Thursday, the company launched a Wi-Fi version of its Galaxy Camera. The $449.99 device, set to hit stores later this month, functions on the same Android operating system deployed by Galaxy smartphones,...Read more »