Samsung`s new music service tries to combine four things into one: an all-you-can-listen plan like Spotify, a pay-per-song store like iTunes, an Internet music storage service like iTunes Match and a radio service like Pandora. That`s a great premise at a great price: At $10 a month, Music Hub promises an affordable, ad-free listening experience. In practice, though, Music Hub can make your head
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Whenever video-game companies stretch out popular franchises for financial reasons rather than creative ones, disenchanted customers call it a "money grab." It`s a charge Nintendo has largely been immune to, even though its most popular character, Mario, has starred in hundreds of games. That changes with "New Super Mario Bros. 2" (Nintendo, for the 3DS, $39.99), which takes the whole money-grab
Technology isn`t the only industry that`s constantly changing: State securities administrators listed four new types of fraud among their annual list of investor threats. The North American Securities Administrators Association`s top 10 investor threats, released Tuesday, includes boiler-room staples, such as gold scams. But the list has several new scams: Crowd funding and Internet offers. The
Could 3D become more widely accepted if glasses weren`t required? A potential new breakthrough could help to find out. A team of researchers at Seoul National University in South Korea has developed a way to present 3D without glasses. The research has been reported in the Aug. 20 online issue of the open-access journal, Optics Express. Light Off the Screen Currently, 3D movies in theaters an
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Clearing the last hurdle for a major spectrum deal, the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday signed off on a $3.6 billion sale that will shift 122 Advanced Wireless Service licenses from a group of cable companies to Verizon Wireless. Last week, the Justice Department approved the same deal but imposed restrictions on the extent to which Verizon and the cable companies will cooperate by
In between obliterating aliens in Halo and completing Call of Duty missions, users of Microsoft`s Xbox 360 can take a reality break beginning Monday to check in on the battle between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. Microsoft has announced an Election 2012 hub for Xbox Live that will present live coverage of the fall debates, town-hall-style meetings and panels with NBC`s Chuck Todd a
A timer found in the Shamoon cyber-sabotage malware discovered last week matches the exact time and date when a hacktivist group claims to have disabled thousands of computers from the network of Saudi Aramco, the national oil company of Saudi Arabia.
As a nine-person jury begins deliberations in the closely watched patent trial between Apple and Samsung, the companies and their lawyers are left waiting and wondering what the jury made of the three weeks of arguments. We polled five people with specialist knowledge of the legal system, patent litigation and trials, and the U.S. smartphone market to get their opinions on the trial so far.
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