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BlackBerry Z10 goes on sale March 22 at AT&T – CNET

BlackBerry Z10 goes on sale March 22 at AT&T – CNET

BlackBerry Z10 (Credit: Josh Miller/CNET) AT&T is getting its first BlackBerry 10 device on March 22. The carrier announced Monday that the touchscreen BlackBerry Z10 smartphone will be available for per-orders on March 12, and it will go on sale in AT&T stores and online on March 22. The device will cost $199.99 with a […]

Early iPhone prototype sported 5×7-inch screen – CNET

Early iPhone prototype sported 5×7-inch screen – CNET

This is how the iPhone looks today. (Credit: CBS Interactive) Two years before its debut, the iPhone was as large as an iPad Mini. A 2005 prototype of the iPhone was five inches wide and seven inches tall, according to images leaked to blog site Ars Technica through a former but unnamed Apple employee. The […]

Amazon’s Quest for Web Names Draws Foes – Wall Street Journal

BY GREG BENSINGER Large and small companies are vying for control of an array of new Internet domain names, but Amazon.com Inc.’s plans are coming under particular scrutiny. Two publishing industry groups, the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers, are objecting to the online retailer’s request for ownership of new top-level domain names […]

Galaxy S4 Photos Leaked Ahead of Launch – PC Magazine

Three days ahead of Samsung’s unveiling of its next flagship smartphone, a Chinese forum has leaked photos of what is allegedly the Galaxy S IV. The company was able to keep the Galaxy S III under wraps before the device’s May 2012 launch, so skepticism remains high as to whether these images […]

‘SimCity’ studio: Server woes ‘almost behind us’ – USA TODAY

A screenshot of “Sim City”(Photo: © 2012 Electronic Arts Inc.) The general manager of Maxis, the studio behind city-building simulation SimCity, says the recent connection woes plaguing the recently-launched game are “almost behind us.” In a new statement posted late Sunday evening, Maxis GM Lucy Bradshaw says the studio has deployed more servers and cut […]

Insight: On Facebook, app makers face a treacherous path – DAWN.com

Insight: On Facebook, app makers face a treacherous path – DAWN.com

— Reuters (File Photo) SAN FRANCISCO, Mon Mar 11, 2013 – Last spring, the future for Viddy, a video-sharing Facebook app, seemed as sunny as southern California’s skies. Based a block away from Venice Beach, the 30-person startup impressed prospective investors with skyrocketing user growth figures and won funding from them at a $370 million valuation. […]

Amazon’s Bid to Gain Web Names Is Opposed – Wall Street Journal

BY GREG BENSINGER Large and small companies are vying for control of an array of new Internet domain names, but Amazon.com Inc.’s plans are coming under particular scrutiny. Two publishing industry groups, the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers, are objecting to the online retailer’s request for ownership of new top-level domain names […]

Book publishers blast Amazon’s plan to control domain names – CNET

Book publishers blast Amazon’s plan to control domain names – CNET

Amazon’s effort to control dozens of new generic top-level Internet domain names is drawing fire from a pair of publishing industry groups. The Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers oppose the Internet retail giant’s plan to control so-called generic top-level domains (gTLD) that end in suffixes .book, .author, and .read, arguing that such […]

Million dollar appeal on Kickstarter for Ultima sequel – BBC News

Million dollar appeal on Kickstarter for Ultima sequel – BBC News

8 March 2013 Last updated at 12:46 ET Ultima Online was one of the first widely successful online fantasy games One million dollars are being sought on Kickstarter for a sequel to the long-running Ultima series of video games. The cash is […]

Nerd dad hacks ‘Donkey Kong’ for daughter so she can do the rescuing – msnNOW

Hey feminists: Give a shout-out to this fantastic nerd dad. Game developer Mike Mika and his 3-year-old daughter love to play old-school Nintendo, but something about “Donkey Kong” bothered the kid. Why couldn’t she play it as the girl, and have the game’s damsel in distress, Pauline, save Mario? So Mike hacked the game, reprogramming it so […]