Archive for January, 2012

T-Mobile to offer Square card reader to business customers

T-Mobile to offer Square card reader to business customers

Anyone with an iPhone can apply for a free Square credit card reader. But now the process is easier than ever, as T-Mobile will begin offering the revolutionary small business solution at the point of purchase to customers who sign up for a business plan. It's a move that will increase awareness not only for Square but also for T-Mobile's new push to attract enterprise users.

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Nintendo DS is platform of choice for 100-year-old ‘gaming granny’

Nintendo DS is platform of choice for 100-year-old ‘gaming granny’

She's been dubbed "Britain's oldest gamer" but Kit Connell she doesn't "feel a day over 80." Part of the strategy to her youthful spirit and sharp mind? She plays her Nintendo DS a few hours a day. And she's pretty active with it too, owning around a dozen games that she regularly rotates between. There are probably DS owners half her age (hell, even one-tenth her age) who probably can't compete.

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Google’s YouTube might be considering subscription service

Google’s YouTube might be considering subscription service

There is no shortage of ways for YouTube to monetize its site right now. It has sponsored videos, ad-supported content, and pay-per-click overlay ads. But that might not be enough, as the head of the viral video site has suggested there might be premium content on its way to YouTube, effectively ending the great legacy of 100% no-barrier, free-to-watch videos that made the site what it is today.

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CUPP Computing’s PunkThis board puts Android on any laptop

CUPP Computing’s PunkThis board puts Android on any laptop

Want to double, triple, even quadruple the battery life of your laptop? Want to swap out the stale Windows software with a more flexible operating system known as Android? That's the promise of an impending product from niche tech company CUPP Computing. Called the PunkThis board, it is easily installed into any laptop and brings a fully functional Android interface to the machine.

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Sony’s The Tester season 3 will be crazier than ever

Sony’s The Tester season 3 will be crazier than ever

Coming face-to-face with a box full of cockroaches, dressing up in camo gear, and trudging through mud-filled obstacle courses. That's what it takes to be a game tester at Sony Computer Entertainment America. Yes, the reality show with the worst prize in all reality shows is back, and Sony is giving a preview of what to expect in season number three.

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Square mobile payment system hits the Obama, Romney campaigns

Square mobile payment system hits the Obama, Romney campaigns

If you've ever been to a political rally and thought, "This is cool but I wish there was some way for me to make a donation right now with my credit card," then Mitt Romney is the Republican candidate for you. Or if you happen to play for the other team, Obama's re-election campaign has also begun accepting mobile payments at its fundraising events. It's all possible thanks to the ubiquitous and revolutionary Square card-accepting platform.

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EA’s Madden NFL 12 chooses NY Giants to win Super Bowl

EA’s Madden NFL 12 chooses NY Giants to win Super Bowl

Yep, it's that time of year. For the tech heads out there, the Super Bowl means it's time to look for HDTV sales, get excited about geek-oriented Super Bowl ads...and see what team was predicted to win by the most sophisticated football video game in the industry. According to an official Madden NFL 12 simulation, the New York Giants will be the victors in Sunday's big match but it will be one heck of a close race.

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BlackBerry 10 Smartphone press photos leaked

BlackBerry 10 Smartphone press photos leaked

The next RIM vision of a BlackBerry smartphone, or Superphone as they're calling it at the source for this leak, is a fully touch-sensitive candybar-style device. This device comes from CrackBerry and appears to either be code-named London or will be released in London sometime soon. This image also shows off how the device will be thin, will have a single flash and camera on the back, another camera on the front with a sensor or two, and one gigantic display on the front as well.

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