Gran Turismo 5 To Take Up Over 6GB On PS3 Hard Drive?

We love Gran Turismo 5. So much so we have a whole tag for it. We even interviewed its creator, Kazunori Yamauchi, at CES. But damn, son, that is a lot of gigs to be taking up! The game is a beast, clearly, but a 40-50 minute install time and 6.4GB of data to put [...]

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2k Games tries to save Civilization, Borderlands from GameSpy server shutdown

Gamespy’s impending server shut-down might be cutting off Wii and DS multiplayer at the head, but not all games have to suffer this fate: PC publishers are starting to migrate their multiplayer servers to new platforms. Three of EA’s Battlefield…

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Evernote CEO Details His Company’s Plans For A Wearable Future

 There’s a conundrum facing software developers these days: Wearable tech is clearly an area of keen interest among consumers and industry watchers, but how to prepare for mass market adoption in this nascent space? There are still so many variables, so much left up in the air, that it’s hard to pick any areas of [...]

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Hipster’s Ludlow And eBay’s Mengerink Are Working On A Startup Called The Happy Home Company

 Doug Ludlow, formerly CEO of startup Hipster, is working on something new called The Happy Home Company, and he has convinced former eBay executive Matthew Mengerink to co-found it with him. Hipster, for those of you who don’t remember, was a photo-sharing startup that was probably best-known for stunts like offering a year’s supply of [...]

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Microsoft Will Pick Up 93.5% Of The Windows Phone Device Market When Its Nokia Deal Closes On Friday

 After delay and minor intrigue, the $7.2 billion Microsoft-Nokia deal will close this Friday. With its conclusion, Microsoft will become the de facto Windows Phone OEM, building and shipping the lion’s share of the smartphones that are part of the platform. Read More

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​Apple extends free recycling to all used products – and you might get a gift card

Reiterating what the Apple CEO said at last month’s shareholder meeting, Tim Cook still wants to “leave the world better than we found it”, and nows he’s trying harder to deliver on that. Starting today, all of the company’s stores will accept any…

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Mailbox Brings Latest Features To Its iOS App

 Mailbox 2.0 for iOS is here and brings a hosts of enhancements and goodies. Chief among the additions is auto-swipe, a feature that launched first on Mailbox’s new Android app. Read More

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Makers: Rock Out At Hardware Alley At Disrupt 2014 In New York

 We need a few good Doozers to head down to Disrupt in New York to show off your wares. You can be in any stage of the process – from pre-funding to finished product – and we’re even looking for hardware-related services. Still crowdfunding? Not a problem. We take all kinds at Hardware Alley in [...]

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Sony’s Waterproof Tablet Goes On Sale In The U.S.

 Sony’s latest Android tablet is now on sale in the U.S. Available for pre-order on Sony.com and available in Sony Stores on May 4th, the Z2 is Sony’s latest effort to shore up its crumbling brand. And an impressive one at that. The Z2 is the thinner, faster, and waterproof successor to the Z1 that [...]

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How a toy designer dreamed up the geek-friendly AeroPress coffee maker

The AeroPress is a deceptively simple device — it’s basically a coffee syringe. The quick brewing coffee maker sits somewhere between an espresso machine and a French press. You pour hot water over your grounds then force the water through them with…

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Hands On With Facebook Nearby Friends [Video]: No More Checkins

 Facebook Nearby Friends is based around broadcasting how far you are from friends, not your exact coordinates, and that’s why it could succeed where other location apps have failed. But while we might be comfortable sharing proximity, that doesn’t mean we’re comfortable doing it on Facebook. Read More

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Airbnb And NY Attorney General Prepare To Meet In Court This Week

 Last fall, the Attorney General filed a subpoena for thousands of records related to hosts in New York in an effort to identify bad actors and illegal activity on the platform. On Tuesday, Airbnb will finally have its day in court, as the first oral arguments related to a subpoena filed by the state’s Attorney [...]

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Crowdfunded Gadgets That Talk To Your Home And Charge Your Phone With Wind Power

Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research, a technology, media and telecom advisory firm, and founder of Backerjack. He blogs at Techspressive. Each week, Backerjack shares three tech-related products seeking funding.  Talk to your home and have it listen and respond with ALYT Part of the smart-home dream has always been being able [...]

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Audi’s latest hybrid concept car takes the TT family offroad, with 408HP under the hood

Audi’s latest prototype packing an E-Tron hybrid drivetrain is this TT Offroad Concept that takes the TT family beyond the coupes and convertibles we’re familiar with. Going on display at the Beijing Motor Show, it combines two electric motors (one…

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Beats Music Gets In-App Subscriptions, Beefs Up Free Streaming Options

 Beats Music, the streaming radio solution spun out from the makers of Beats audio hardware products, has decided to bite the bullet and give Apple its 30 percent cut on subscription sign-ups. The streaming music provider originally side-stepped Apple’s in-app ecommerce options in favor of carrier billing arranged outside the app to pay for its [...]

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Why Your Favorite App Isn’t Business-Related And How It Can Be

 Think about your favorite app. Let me guess. It’s a consumer app — something like Uber, Instagram or Pinterest. So what do we do to get business apps into that list of favorites? If we put the user experience first and incorporate utility, simplicity, engagement and emotion into our products, we can make work just [...]

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