Tweet Google's rumored heads-up display glasses should become real this year, insiders maintained Tuesday. Multiple staffers told the New York Times that the Android-based glasses would go on sale in 2012 and cost as much as typical smartphones, which the newspaper interpreted as between $250 to $600. Google was being […]

Tweet Android may be the most widely adopted mobile platform, but iOS is where the real money is at. According to CNet, Samsung and Apple together accounted for 95% of mobile phone profits earned during the fourth quarter of last year, with the iPhone manufacturer taking a massive 80% of […]

Tweet Recently we learned that it is probable that the intruders obtained a copy of a backup file with information about Steam transactions between 2004 and 2008. This backup file contained user names, email addresses, encrypted billing addresses and encrypted credit card information. It did not include Steam passwords. We […]

Tweet PayPal is using smartphone-crazy Singapore to trial an interesting initiative which allows phone owners to buy goods on the go using a QR code reader application. The experiment is taking place at 15 stations on the country’s metro system (SMRT) where the eBay-owned payment company is showcasing gifts from […]

Tweet That's twice in two days. Yesterday, security firm Zvelo discovered a potential exploit against rooted phones. Today, tech blog TheSmartphoneChamp discovered how to accomplish the same feat on non-rooted phones. While yesterday's exploit required you to crack encrypted files, today's requires you to simply clear the data in the […]

Tweet It was revealed by WSJ yesterday that Google may be making its own wireless audio system and also its own hardware. The unnamed system has been in the works for years, would share at least music throughout the home. It would be sold directly under Google’s brand, including the speakers, but […]

Tweet Youtube is coming up with a new concept called the “YouTube Slam“. The project pits two videos against one another in a “hot or not” style competition. The site lets you watch two videos and decide which one is better, or in the case of comedy, funnier. That project […]

Tweet Oracle has agreed to acquire the Taleo Corporation, a maker of Web-based human resources management software, for $1.9 billion as it continues to bolster its presence in so-called cloud services. The transaction comes amid intensifying competition in the enterprise services sector between Oracle and SAP, both of which are […]

Tweet The life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has been picked over extensively since his death in October from complications related to pancreatic cancer. Countless news articles, obituaries, remembrances, and, of course, Walter Isaacson’s biography followed in the immediate wake of his passing. Now comes some insight from a more […]

Tweet Years of shifting and smoothing Georgia red clay paid off today, as the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) voted to allow construction of two new nuclear reactors (pdf) at the Plant Vogtle nuclear power station near Augusta. Atlanta–based utility giant Southern Co. will soon have permission to complete construction […]