USA Today News » Technology US Newspaper site Tue, 21 May 2013 16:12:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Xbox 720 launch: live – Tue, 21 May 2013 16:12:29 +0000 admin

16.56 Our first commenter offers this thoughtful gobbet: “Don’t you mean the new Spybox 720. Always on internet required, motion (spy) camera always on. Anyone with an IQ>50 knows MS is in bed with the FEDS”. Thanks for your time, Timmy225. 16.46 Chaotic scenes in Redmond, Washington as the frenzied press pack jostle for space [...]]]> 0
Five Must Have Next Gen Games For Both Sony PlayStation 4 And New … – Forbes Tue, 21 May 2013 16:12:28 +0000 admin

Sony PlayStation 4 Developers Explore What Next Gen Gaming Will Deliver John Gaudiosi Contributor Sony Showcases Five Must Have Games For PlayStation 4 (Videos Included) John Gaudiosi Contributor Electronic Arts Blurs The Line Between Hollywood And Games With Battlefield 4 John Gaudiosi Contributor Call of Duty: Ghosts Goes To War Against Battlefield 4 As Activision [...]]]> 0
Yahoo Overhauls Flickr; Sony Unveils PS4 Video; Teen’s 20-Second Phone … – PC Magazine Tue, 21 May 2013 16:12:28 +0000 admin

Yahoo was the talk of the tech world on Monday after acquiring Tumblr for $1.1 billion and unveiling a revamped version of its Flickr photo-sharing site. Yahoo ditched the old Flickr interface for photos that fill the screen, scroll endlessly, and are – as CEO Marissa Mayer said at a New York press [...]]]> 0
Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet: Beating the iPad mini with features (review) – ZDNet Tue, 21 May 2013 16:12:26 +0000 admin

Left: Note 8.0; Right: iPad mini– Image credit: James Kendrick/ZDNet I love my iPad mini but after I borrowed a friend’s Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 recently I had to buy one. The Note 8.0 has a similar size to that of the iPad mini but the resemblance ends there. Samsung [...]]]> 0
Eminem to Fake Slim Shady Mark Zuckerberg: ‘Please Lawyer Up’ – SPIN Tue, 21 May 2013 16:12:24 +0000 admin

Eminem and “Slimy Shady” / Getty Images Winklevii not parties to Em’s latest copyright suit After the movie The Social Network and extensive profiles in magazines like the New Yorker, you might’ve thought you knew all there was to know about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Last month, though, tech blogs such as Gizmodo reported the discovery of what [...]]]> 0
Interactive music series launches ahead of Xbox 720 – Tue, 21 May 2013 12:06:26 +0000 admin

Channel 4 presenter Laura Jackson will be accompanied by former Libertines frontman Carl Barât and artists including Everything Everything, Don Broco and Swim Deep, with viewers able to shape the course of the programme and its finale tomorrow by voting and commenting through their consoles. Source Article from music series launches ahead of Xbox [...]]]> 0
Recharge your cellphone in 20 seconds – CNN Tue, 21 May 2013 12:06:23 +0000 admin

(CNN) — A tiny device that can recharge cell phone batteries in as little as 30 seconds won 18-year-old Eesha Khare a major science award that will help fund her college education at Harvard University. Khare traveled from her California home to Phoenix last week for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, where her [...]]]> 0
Flickr: The ghost that haunts Yahoo – Fortune Tue, 21 May 2013 12:06:23 +0000 admin

Recent upgrades to the once-innovative service notwithstanding, the photo-sharing site is a lesson in what not to do. By Verne Kopytoff FORTUNE — Flickr, the online photo sharing service, seemed to be heading for the big-time when Yahoo acquired it eight years ago. The site already had a lot going for it: Legions of devoted [...]]]> 0
Apple IPhone Slips as Samsung Devices Advance in Survey – Bloomberg Tue, 21 May 2013 12:06:21 +0000 admin

Samsung Electronics Co. (005930)’s smartphones and Google Inc. (GOOG) (GOOG)’s Motorola devices gained ground among U.S. consumers in an annual satisfaction rating as Apple Inc. (AAPL) (AAPL)’s iPhone rating slipped. While the Cupertino, California-based company’s smartphone still had the top ranking among mobile-phone users with a score of 81, Samsung and Motorola have narrowed the [...]]]> 0
Google Checkout to shut down in November – PCWorld Tue, 21 May 2013 12:06:18 +0000 admin

Google will retire its Checkout payment processing tool on Nov. 20, and warned retailers they will need to move to a different payment processing platform. Checkout, which launched in 2006, was merged with Wallet, which is a mobile payments tool, last November. The product was aimed at taking on eBay’s PayPal service, which dominates Web-based [...]]]> 0