59% Of All Android Tablet Usage Comes From The U.S., Where Amazon’s Kindle Fire Leads The Pack
Android tablets have nearly caught up to iPad devices as the world’s most popular tablet platform, and some project that they may even overtake iPads later this year. According to new research from app analytics company Localytics, the U.S., and specifically Amazon, should take the most credit for that trend: some 59% of all Android tablet usage came from the U.S., with over half of that attributed to Kinde Fire and Fire HD tablets, working out to a 33% share. The numbers are based on usa...
HTC unveils Desire U with 4-inch screen
HTC has announced a new phone that seems to aim at the budget segment, similar to Samsung's Galaxy S III mini. The new phone, dubbed the HTC Desire U, seems to feature a look familiar to that of the Desire family. The phone is set to fill the......
Bloody Palace mode to be in post-launch update for DmC: Devil May Cry
It looks like the Bloody Palace game mode from previous titles will also be making its way to the upcoming DmC: Devil May Cry. According to...
USADA chief says Lance Armstrong continued to lie on Oprah show
Travis Tygart has said that the former cyclist - despite finally coming clean about his PED use for the first time - lied about several key points during the Jan 14 interview with the TV talk show host.
Micromax launches Smarty 4.3 A65 in India for Rs. 4,999
  Micromax’s latest addition to its budget smartphone arsenal is the Smarty 4.3 A65. It is priced at Rs. 4,999. As the name suggests, the device has a 4.3-inch WVGA display with a 480x800 resolution. It has a candybar form factor and boasts of dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) capabilities. The downside is that it runs Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread in a day when we have seen quite a few budget smartphones running ICS as well as Jelly Bean. Under the hood, the Smarty 4.3 A65 is powered by a 1GHz ARM...
Huge Fight Between Chris Brown and Frank Ocean
Chris Brown was involved in an all-out brawl with Frank Ocean Sunday night, and sources connected with Chris insist Ocean started it.Chris was at Westlake Studio in the L.A. area listening to one of the artists he represents.  The sources say…
uBiome Nears $200,000 on Indiegogo To Crowdsource Data About The Bacteria That Lives Within Us All
Nope, this isn’t your average tech startup. No mobile apps here, or integrations with Facebook. Instead, this is a project that sits at the intersection of crowdsourcing and health. uBiome is a project that’s pioneering the area of “citizen science,” or research that relies on data contributed by regular people. In this case, Ubiome is looking at the human microbiome, or the very complex ecosystem of bacteria that resides within us. The amount of bacteria in the microbio...
Singapore, Hong Kong succumb to iPhone fatigue as sales decline
The iconic iPhone is losing some of its lustre among Asia's well-heeled consumers in Singapore and Hong Kong, a victim of changing mobile habits and its own runaway success.   Driven by a combination of iPhon...
iPad 4 128GB model appears in iOS 6 firmware “leak”
Right here at the start of the week we’re seeing a new iteration of the iPad 4 (the first 9.7-inch iPad with a Lightning port) with a newly massive amount of internal storage. While the original largest amount of storage space you’d have been able to get in the iPad was 64GB, the newest version would be 128GB, more storage than you could possibly ever need in your Apple mobile device. The first whisper of this device was found deeply embedded in the heart of a Built Manifest of iOS 6...
Tata Chess: Anand finishes third after shock loss to Wang Hao
Having done decently so far, Anand ran out of steam in the last round and was outplayed by Wang Hao. Anand remained at sixth spot in the world rankings and stands to gain seven rating points from his efforts here.
Get Back Classic Alt+Tab Dialog Box on Window 8 with Alt Tab Tuner VIII
Often Microsoft keeps number of settings and parameters hidden from Windows users. Only when developers dig into codes will uncover such hidden settings and options. We have come across several utilities for Windows OS which modifies the normal behavior or look and feel. Be it simply changing login screen background to complex programs are result... ...
iOS 6.1 Beta 5 code suggests a 128GB iOS device may be on its way
  We have been hearing about this on and off for quite some while now, and even before the launch of the third generation iPad, that the 128GB capacity iPad and iPhones will be available soon, for the lack of any substantive proof. However, things seem to be clearing out with the release of the iOS 6.1 Beta 5 that was sent out to developers. There seems to be a clear reference to a 128GB capacity device in the manifest. The screen-grab of the manifest suggests SystemPartitioningPadding...
Help Key: Put Display Settings Back In The OS X Mountain Lion Menu Bar Where They Belong
I like my Retina MacBook Pro, in part because I have the option to switch to extremely high-resolution display modes when I’m way from my home Thunderbolt monitor and want as much screen real estate as I can get. But Apple did a curious thing in OS X Mountain Lion: They removed the option to put a display preferences item in the OS X menu bar. Luckily. third-party developers have stepped up and created a couple of fixes that actually go above and beyond the call of duty. Display Menu is av...
Help Key: Put Display Settings Back In The OS X Mountain Lion Menu Bar Where They Belong
I like my Retina MacBook Pro, in part because I have the option to switch to extremely high-resolution display modes when I’m way from my home Thunderbolt monitor and want as much screen real estate as I can get. But Apple did a curious thing in OS X Mountain Lion: They removed the option to put a display preferences item in the OS X menu bar. Luckily. third-party developers have stepped up and created a couple of fixes that actually go above and beyond the call of duty. Display Menu is av...
Fernando Alonso to miss 1st test of Ferrari's new car
Ferrari says Felipe Massa and recently recruited test driver Pedro de la Rosa will try out the new car in Jerez, while Alonso "will intensify his physical training."
Tiger Woods builds 6-shot lead at Torrey Pines
Woods walked off Torrey Pines with a six-shot lead and only 11 more holes between him and winning on this course for the eighth time in his pro career.
Lenovo Downplays RIM Acquisition Reports, Says It’s Looking At M&A Opportunities In General
Lenovo has downplayed reports that the company plans to buy Research In Motion, saying that it is instead looking at acquisition opportunities in general, reports Sina Tech (link via Google Translate). If Lenovo does indeed decide it wants to court RIM, it may face significant regulatory hurdles. Canadian Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty said last week that a Lenovo-RIM deal is something the government “would look at carefully.” Flaherty also responded “absolutely” when a...
"Argo" triumphs with top prize at Screen Actors Guild
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Iran hostage drama "Argo" won the top prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, while Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence took acting honors, as Hollywood celebrated its own and helped sharpen the race for Oscar glory in February. ...
Australian Open: Murray needs to end his dismal record in finals
At this stage of his career, Murray needs to be regularly winning major finals, not just reaching them, if he wants to be remembered for more than just one exceptional year in 2012.
Report: There Were 94 Tech M&A Deals in 2012 Above $100M, Average Deal Value Was $717M
Towers Watson’s M&A practice recently published the results of Quarterly Deal Performance Monitor (QPDM) which is conducted in partnership with Cass Business School, and has examined all the data on all deals over $100 million completed in 2012. The results are really interesting, especially when you take look at what was happening in the public markets. In 2012, there were 94 deals in the tech sector with an average value of $717 million. In 2012, there were 768 M&A deals across all sec...