Tech News

Microsoft’s Xbox One sales cross 5 million

April 19, 2014 | 1:39 am | Malathi Nayak, Reuters

Microsoft Corp has sold over 5 million Xbox One video game consoles to retailers since its launch in November, the company said on Thursday.

Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay

April 18, 2014 | 10:52 pm | Agence France-Presse

Italy’s government on Friday said it had raised 371,400 euros ($513,200) so far in an eBay auction of luxury official cars in a symbolic effort to cut outrageous spending by ministries that has sparked public anger.

Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature

April 18, 2014 | 11:44 am | Agence France-Presse

Facebook on Thursday began rolling out a feature allowing users of its mobile app to use smartphone location to discover friends near them.

VIDEO | BlackBerry: the crash that launched 1,000 start-ups

April 18, 2014 | 11:39 am | Reuters video,

Tech start-ups in BlackBerry’s hometown of Waterloo, Ontario are tapping talent from the struggling smartphone company and filling the void left in the region by its meltdown.

Satellite telecom vulnerable to hackers: researchers

April 18, 2014 | 7:58 am | Rob Lever, Agence France-Presse

Security flaws in many satellite telecommunications systems leave them open to hackers, raising potential risks for aviation, shipping, military and other sectors, security researchers said Thursday.

Sina Weibo shares jump 19% in US debut

April 18, 2014 | 1:55 am | Paul Hanley, Agence France-Pres

Sina Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter, debuted on the Nasdaq exchange Thursday with a 19.1 percent jump despite an IPO that went out undersubscribed and lower priced than hoped.

VIDEO | Google Glass for sale

April 17, 2014 | 10:38 pm | Reuters video,

Google Glass goes on sale to the public for the first time Tuesday, but for just one day.

Nokia suspends European tablet sales due to charger fault

April 17, 2014 | 10:25 pm | Jussi Rosendahl, Reuters

Nokia has suspended sales of its Lumia 2520 tablet in some European countries while it fixes a fault with charger units which it said on Thursday could pose a risk of causing an electric shock.

Chipmaker AMD’s quarterly results beat Street, stock jumps

April 17, 2014 | 8:49 pm | Noel Randewich, Reuters

Advanced Micro Devices Inc’s first-quarter results beat expectations, sending its shares higher as the chipmaker tries to replace dwindling sales of PC chips with its processors for game consoles.

CAN’T IGNORE IT ANYMORE | Microsoft finally offers free Office for iPad

April 17, 2014 | 12:19 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Microsoft has released a readable MS Office version tailor-fit for the iPad, though the free version only allows users to view documents — editing and creating documents can only be done on an Office 365 subscription.

Sony sells more than 7 million PlayStation 4 consoles

April 17, 2014 | 9:27 am | Malathi Nayak, Reuters

Sony Corp said on Wednesday it sold more than 7 million PlayStation 4 videogame consoles in just over four months to April 6, double the number of the older version, PlayStation 3.

‘Heartbleed’ fix may slow Web performance

April 16, 2014 | 12:28 pm | Rob Lever, Agence France-Presse

The heartache from the Heartbleed Internet flaw is not over, and some experts say the fix may lead to online disruption and confusion.

Intel steadies as PC declines ease

April 16, 2014 | 11:55 am | Agence France-Presse

US computer chip giant Intel reported a modest dip in earnings in the first quarter on Tuesday, amid a stabilization of the key personal computer segment.

Yahoo’s growth anemic as turnaround chugs along

April 16, 2014 | 11:45 am | Alexei Oreskovic, Reuters

Yahoo Inc barely managed to expand its core advertising business in the first quarter despite Chief Executive Marissa Mayer’s two-year effort to revive growth at the Internet pioneer.

Reddit boosts news capabilities in social media turf grab

April 16, 2014 | 11:42 am | Jennifer Saba, Reuters

Reddit, a website with a retro-’90s look and space-alien mascot that tracks everything from online news to celebrity Q&As, is going after more eyeballs, and advertising, by allowing members of its passionate community to post their own news more quickly and easily.