Archive for Oct 30, 2012

Steve Ballmer hypes massive Windows 8 launch numbers at Build 2012

Steve Ballmer hypes massive Windows 8 launch numbers at Build 2012

Steve Ballmer announced first of all today at Build 2012 that they'd sold 4 million Windows 8 upgrades in the three days since it's been launched. It's no small number, of course, and for the developers seeing this system for the first time here in its final form at the developer conference we're experiencing here this week, it's nothing but great! Laptop sales are up 20% over forecasts, said Ballmer, and by the words of Ballmer, it would appear that Microsoft is doing better than they expected they would - imagine that!

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ASUS reports Q3 2012 earnings

ASUS reports Q3 2012 earnings

ASUS just posted its third quarter earnings for this year, and the company ended up recording its largest quarterly profit in more than four years. During the third quarter, the company earned a net income of $229.1 million, which is up 43% from the same time last year. ASUS posted a total Q3 revenue of $3.8 billion.

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Live at Microsoft Build 2012 for the dawn of Windows Phone 8!

Live at Microsoft Build 2012 for the dawn of Windows Phone 8!

This week Microsoft is holding their yearly developer conference with Windows Phone 8 at the forefront right here at the start of the mobile OS, but the desktop OS Windows 8 and tablet OS Windows RT as well - and we're here all week to bring it to you live! Build is essentially the Microsoft equivalent of Google's own Google I/O and Apple's WWDC - it's Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and Windows RT's turn now. This Build is unique in that it comes immediately following the release of Microsoft's new fave

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Grand Theft Auto V promo artwork confirms spring 2013 release [UPDATE]

Grand Theft Auto V promo artwork confirms spring 2013 release [UPDATE]

Rockstar Games is still staying quiet about a release date for their upcoming Grand Theft Auto V title, but a UK game retailer seemed to have accidentally posted up a photo of some promotional artwork of the game that had "Spring 2013" printed on the materials. The retailer originally tweeted the photo, but the tweet has since been removed.

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Nokia Music update ushers in the Lumia 920 and 820 with Artist Profiles

Nokia Music update ushers in the Lumia 920 and 820 with Artist Profiles

This week when the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 hit the market with Windows Phone 8, you'll be seeing updates to Nokia Music as well. This update will bring a variety of new features including no less than Dolby Headphone support - that's high definition beat blasts for your eardrums like never before! Also included in this update to Nokia Music is full Artist Profile Pages - you'll be able to get more information on the artists you love than you ever though you'd have wanted!

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MetroPCS posts up Q3 2012 earnings

MetroPCS posts up Q3 2012 earnings

MetroPCS might just be a smaller regional carrier compared to T-Mobile, who is trying to acquire MetroPCS, but the regional carrier posted up its third quarter earnings for this year, and it looks like the company is doing fairly okay. MetroPCS posted a massive net profit of $193 million this quarter, which is $44 million more than the carrier made last quarter.

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LG Spectrum 2 brings Optimus LTE2 to Verizon with wireless charging

LG Spectrum 2 brings Optimus LTE2 to Verizon with wireless charging

It's time for some more international flavor over at Verizon with the Optimus LTE2 hitting their 4G LTE airwaves re-named LG Spectrum 2 with a remix on the apps and features. Inside this device you'll find a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor from Qualcomm and a lovely 4.7-inch HD display up front with 1GB of RAM inside and a $99.99 price tag after $50 mail-in rebate. It's also got 16GB internal storage, a microSD card slot for 32GB more, and of course 4G LTE connectivity.

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Hurricane Sandy knocks out Huffington Post, Gawker, and Buzzfeed

Hurricane Sandy knocks out Huffington Post, Gawker, and Buzzfeed

Hurricane Sandy did its work over the night, and Twitter has been more busy than usual, with users reporting power outages, flooding, and other weather-related damage in their area. Some of those users are actual websites and even entire website networks. Gawker, Buzzfeed, and the Huffington Post have reported outages of their respective websites due to Hurricane Sandy.

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iPad 4th gen gets benchmarked, reveals 1.4 GHz A6X and 1GB of RAM

iPad 4th gen gets benchmarked, reveals 1.4 GHz A6X and 1GB of RAM

Along with the iPad mini, the 4th-generation iPad arrives on Friday, bringing with it the new A6X chip, as well the new Lightning connector and a better FaceTime camera. However, aside from Apple's claims, how much faster is the new iPad compared to its predecessor? It turns out that it's more than twice as fast as Apple's third-generation tablet.

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Pumpktris is Tetris in a pumpkin

Pumpktris is Tetris in a pumpkin

Out of the hundreds of classic arcade games that we remember playing growing up, Tetris is just one of them. It's a game that takes skill and strategy, as well as the ability to make decisions quickly. One man was determined enough to embed the classic title into a real pumpkin, and he calls it Pumpktris.

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ZOMG! Rumored Bugatti SuperVeyron tipped for 288 mph top speed

ZOMG! Rumored Bugatti SuperVeyron tipped for 288 mph top speed

When it comes to superfast exotic sports cars, Bugatti makes one of the fastest cars in the world with its Veyron. The current Veyron SuperSport can reach a top speed of 259 mph. That is insanely fast by any definition of the word for street-legal vehicle.

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Space shuttle Endeavour exhibit to open today

Space shuttle Endeavour exhibit to open today

If you live in Los Angeles and didn't get a chance to see the space shuttle Endeavour as it was towed down the streets of Los Angeles to the California Science Center, you have another chance starting today. This chance doesn't involve the space shuttle being towed down city streets, but you will be able see the space shuttle in its new Pavilion. This Pavilion is a temporary spot for the space shuttle until the air and space wing opens in about five years.

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