In the News | Is PlayStation 4 Nearly Here? Sony Plans Mysterious Feb. 20 Press Conference
Is the next next-generation console almost here? Wired just received an invitation to "PlayStation Meeting 2013," a press briefing to be held in New York City on February 20, beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern time. It
Could KGB Archiver Be the Best Compression Tool Available? Or Just the Slowest?
File compression is so ubiquitous that it is now built into many operating systems as a standard feature. Zip files are generally the default archival format – occasionally replaced by RARs – but KGB Archiver is a tool that offers unparalleled levels of compression, although it does come at quite a price. There is no financial cost associated with the program – which is in no way related to the former Russian security agency – but if you want to get the most from the app you are going to have t...
Matthew McConaughey, 'Mud' Star: 11 Awesome Quotes From Our Interview
Matthew McConaughey is on a roll. Over the last 12 months, he's appeared in four indie flicks -- “Magic Mike,” “Bernie,” “Killer Joe” and “The Paperboy” -- that received high praise from both critics and audiences. Now, he is back at it again, promoting his newest film "Mud" at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. While he was there, Moviefone got to sit down with the actor, who expressed happiness over his successful 2012. He was also very appreciative of all the audience support he's ...
Randy Travis -- Sentenced to REHAB in Drunk Driving Arrest, But ...
Country singer Randy Travis has been sentenced to 180 DAYS IN JAIL after pleading guilty to drunk driving in Texas back in August ...  but he probably won't spend a single minute behind bars ... TMZ has learned. According to the Grayson County…
DIY R2-D2 Heels Are Perfect For Your Next Black Tie-Fighter Event
Fans of Star Wars can take their love of droids and kitten heels to the streets with this DIY Instructables project. Created by Mike Warren, an editor at the site, these are the droid shoes you’re looking for. DIYers take note: this isn’t easy stuff. Note the tools list, for example: MIG welder soldering iron propane torch rotary tool elecric drill rubber cement foam glue 2-part epoxy (extra strength – not “quick setting”) white spray paint Seriously. A MIG welder. ...
Amazon Responds To Outage, Confirms Offline For 49 Mins, AWS Unaffected, Outside Groups Uninvolved
Amazon earlier today experienced an outage of its main Amazon.com homepage that lasted for nearly one hour, the company confirmed today. It is still not explaining what the problem was but TechCrunch understands that it is looking unlikely that any outside group was involved — as would be the case in a hack or DDoS attack. At the time of the outage, Amazon’s mobile sites, other pages, international sites and AWS services serving other websites and businesses were unaffected. “...
Xseed Games confirms Killer is Dead, Ys Memories of Celceta for release in the US
Xseed Games will bring a plethora of promising Japanese games to the US in 2013, including Goichi Suda's Killer is Dead. While this may change, though, it looks like the publisher may finally be done with Sony's PSP handheld in North America.
Temple Run 2 passes 50 million downloads in 13 days
Further boost in sales following Android/Kindle launch. Temple Run 2 has been downloaded over 50 million times, developer Imangi Studios said today.Click here to read the full articleRelated StoriesUS Nintendo downloads: Ice Climber, Metal Slug 4Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance to get VR Missions, character-focused DLCGod of War Ascension video spotlights the ManticoreInsomniac 'frustrated' over Ratchet & Clank QForce Vita silenceDead Space 3 story trailer details a rescue mission...
Coverage of Gun Testimony Criticized
Coverage of Gun Testimony CriticizedAPMSNBC is under fire for the way it edited footage of a Newtown victim's father testifying at a local hearing on gun violence Monday. Change called 'downright dishonest'Also in the HeadlinesChina Blacks Out CNN During SegmentRising GOP Star Attacked by Own PartyWoman Gets Four Tickets in Three Hours...
Apple says no to Java 7, blocks browser plug-in
You’ve likely already heard of the Java security scandal, which was something Oracle looked to fix quickly with an update to the software. Even though Oracle says it has patched the issue, some entities disagree. The latest to add its name to the list of dissenters seems to be Apple, as it has decided to block the Java 7 browser plug-in, even after the update was delivered by Oracle. According to MacGeneration and this thread on the Apple Support Communities site, Apple has blocked this ...
How Do I Disable the User Account Control Prompt in Windows 8?
If you frequently use applications that prompt you to engage administrative privileges, it can put a kink in your workflow. Is it possible to disable the administrative nagging in Windows 8? Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us courtesy of SuperUser—a subdivision of Stack Exchange, a community-driven grouping of Q&A web sites. HTG Explains: What’s the Difference Between Jailbreaking, Rooting, and Unlocking? New Security Hole Found in Wi-Fi Routers: Disable UPnP to P...
Co-founder Jeremy Allaire Will Step Down As CEO Of Brightcove, David Mendels To Take Over
Brightcove co-founder Jeremy Allaire (pictured) plans to step down from his role as CEO, according to the online video company’s fourth quarter earnings report. Allaire will continue to serve as CEO during the “transition period” — namely, the first quarter of the year. He will then become executive chairman of the board, where the company says Allaire will “continue to be actively involved in the company’s strategic planning, product development and key customer re...
Co-founder Jeremy Allaire Will Step Down As CEO Of Brightcove, David Mendels To Take Over
Brightcove co-founder Jeremy Allaire (pictured) plans to step down from his role as CEO, according to the online video company’s fourth quarter earnings report. Allaire will continue to serve as CEO during the “transition period” — namely, the first quarter of the year. He will then become executive chairman of the board, where the company says Allaire will “continue to be actively involved in the company’s strategic planning, product development and key customer re...
Electronic Arts reports rough earnings as its Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game business wilts
Electronic Arts has successfully grown its digital games business to a $1.5 billion per year operation, but dwindling interest in Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games continues to damage the companies earning power.
God of War Ascension video spotlights the Manticore
Nine minutes of insightful developer footage. Sony has released another episode in its series of insightful God of War Ascension 'Unchained' developer diaries.Click here to read the full articleRelated StoriesGTA V delay: analyst thinks some form of next gen release possibleUS gets Garnet Red PS3 in 'God of War Ascension Legacy' bundleUS Nintendo downloads: Ice Climber, Metal Slug 4Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance to get VR Missions, character-focused DLCInsomniac 'frustrated' over Ratchet & Clank...
IDC shows ASUS and Samsung skyrocketing in tablet sales
Though Apple’s iPad lineup remains undeniably dominant in tablet PCs globally with a beastly 43.6% market share, IDC is showing that this Q4 2012 both Samsung and ASUS have bashed their previous records for sales to bits. Samsung’s Q4 shipments hit 7.9 million units in 2012 while one year before their quarter only hit 2.2 million – that’s a 263% jump in unit sales. ASUS also had a mighty jump with 402% more units sold this quarter compared to one year ago, with 3.1 millio...
Beyonce says sang along to pre-recorded track at inauguration
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Singer Beyonce said she had sung along to a pre-recorded track at the inauguration of President Barack Obama but left no doubt over her talent by singing a stirring acapella version of the anthem at a Super Bowl news conference on Thursday. ...
The Forgotten Sea King [Wallpaper]
Fantasy, Ocean [Wallpaper Abyss] HTG Explains: What’s the Difference Between Jailbreaking, Rooting, and Unlocking? New Security Hole Found in Wi-Fi Routers: Disable UPnP to Protect Yourself HTG Explains: Why You Can’t Get Infected Just By Opening an Email (and When You Can) ...
The BlackBerry Diaspora
I’ve tried to avoid chiming in on BlackBerry 10 but the past few days have brought us an excellent set of reviews and assessments of the platform and, now that I’ve had the chance to play with the device first-hand, I’m ready to say it: BlackBerry did a great job, but it won’t be enough. On the one hand, BB10 is a beautiful effort. It’s evocative of webOS and some of the best skeuomorphism I’ve seen in a long time. The swipe UI takes a while to figure out R...