Tomas Berdych sends 'rebel' Somdev Devvarman packing from Chennai Open
An off colour Somdev, a wild card entrant and 2009 finalist, was handed a crushing 3-6, 1-6 defeat by his top seeded Czech rival in 65 minutes as he struggled to rein in his unforced errors.
Don’t want AITA feud to get uglier: Somdev
Somdev stressed that the ongoing issue with AITA had nothing to do with the straight sets loss to Tomas Berdych in the second round of the Chennai Open.
Amazon’s R&D Group Lab126 Embarks On Hiring Spree As Kindle Business Expands
Amazon’s Lab126, the secretive R&D group behind the Kindle, is apparently on a hiring spree, as noted by the EETimes, which speculates that the organization may be planning to spin out the lab as a stand-alone company. There are currently about 250 job openings available, with most based in Silicon Valley, but several in Hyderabad, India, one in Shenzhen, China and another in Tokyo. This is yet another sign that the Seattle-based e-commerce giant is gearing up its mobile device busines...
Square Enix's Luminous Studio will be in-house only
No plans to license next-gen engine. Square Enix CEO Mike Fischer has confirmed Luminous Engine will be in-house only, ruling out licensing the next-gen engine to third-parties. Click here to read the full articleRelated StoriesDemon's Souls goes digital via US PS Store next weekWoW: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2 'The Thunder King' in public testing - patch notesDeadly Premonition director teases 'surprising and amazing' news this yearCreditors and Trustees object to "quick" THQ saleSony anti-used...
Meet Tumblr's First Artist in Residence
For more than 100 years, artist-in-residence programs at colleges, museums and municipalities have allowed artists to immerse themselves in a new community to create original works and build their portfolios. In September, that opportunity was offered to Roger Biersborn by one of the biggest art communities in the world: Tumblr. In 2012, the blogging network made the top 10 list of the most visited sites in the world, thanks in part to more than 20 billion posts. More recently, "Tumblr" surpasse...
Sony reportedly plans to launch its own online TV service
Sources have told Variety that Sony is working on its own online TV service that we might see go live later this year. This comes after news that Intel will be launching a set-top box that is part DVR, part content delivery system. Not a lot of information is available, but what has been revealed is a plan to likely undercut traditional cable and satellite providers while giving consumers a broadband-delivered television experience. The service is expected to be a packaged content sort of subs...
PCB, BCCI mulling ‘Ashes’ for India-Pakistan
PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf said if the "India-Pakistan Ashes" becomes a reality, cricket-loving people of the two nations will be benefited and bilateral relations will also improve.
Sony anti-used game patent leads to GameStop stock plunge
Analyst believes "reaction is overblown". GameStop's stock price dropped six percent on Thursday following reports that new technology patented by Sony could eliminate the pre-owned games market. Click here to read the full articleRelated StoriesDeadly Premonition director has 'surprising and amazing' news this yearDemon's Souls goes digital via US PS Store next weekWoW: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2 'The Thunder King' in public testing - patch notesDeadly Premonition director teases 'surp...
School Shooter's Remains Shown Off
School Shooter's Remains Shown OffAPThe body of the man who killed 26 people at a Conn. elementary school was placed in a morgue until it was claimed by his father.Illicit viewing now sparking investigationMore NewsGabby Giffords to Visit NewtownGunman Kills 3 in Swiss VillageBoehner Vows Not to Negotiate...
SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 3, 2013
Welcome to Thursday evening everyone. Today Google settled its antitrust case with the FTC, avoiding fines in return for agreeing to license its standard-essential patents and removing advertising limits. The BlackBerry Z10 has leaked for Verizon and AT&T, while the ZTE P945 phablet has been revealed in leaked renders. Samsung has confirmed its oft-rumored Tizen handsets for 2013, with ASUS announcing a Leap Motion partnership today that will bring gesture controls to its PCs. RIM and T-Mo...
Mario Balotelli and Roberto Mancini clash during training
Media reports claimed that Mancini lost his temper with his Italian compatriot after Balotelli made a reckless challenge on team-mate Scott Sinclair at the club's Carrington training base on the edge of Manchester.
Chennai open: Bhupathi-Nestor crash out, Bopanna-Ram only hope
With both Bhupathi and Leander Paes having made their exits with their respective partners, Rohan Bopanna and Rajeev Ram remain the only Indian prospects.
Phil Jackson to GF -- Will You Be My Assistant Coach ... For Life?
Former LA Lakers coach Phil Jackson has finally popped the question to his longtime girlfriend Jeanie Buss -- after 12 years of dating -- but the real question ... could this affect the Zen Master's possible coaching gig with the…
2013 Porsche Boxster photos
Check out our photo gallery for the 2013 Porsche Boxster.
Creditors and Trustees object to "quick" THQ sale
Planned sale to Clearlake Capital criticised. THQ's quick sale to Clearlake Capital Group has been criticised by THQ creditors and a US Trustee, putting the sale's approval in jeopardy.Click here to read the full articleRelated Stories$10 off sports games on Xbox LiveDeadly Premonition director has 'surprising and amazing' news this yearDemon's Souls goes digital via US PS Store next weekWoW: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2 'The Thunder King' in public testing - patch notesDeadly Premonition directo...
Facebook Starts Sending Out Notices for Sponsored Stories Settlement
If you receive a message purporting to be from Facebook with the subject "LEGAL NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT OF CLASS ACTION" -- don't worry, it's legitimate. Facebook is sending proposed settlement notices to members of a class-action lawsuit against the company's use of Sponsored Stories. Facebook's offer of $20 million to settle the case was granted preliminary approval by the courts in December. An email detailing the reason behind the lawsuit as well as the terms of the settlement was sent to users...
House chooses Boehner as speaker again despite dissent
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite a rocky few weeks during the "fiscal cliff" fight, John Boehner won re-election as speaker of the House of Representatives on Thursday and will again lead Republicans as they take on the White House over federal spending. ...
House chooses Boehner as speaker again despite dissent
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite a rocky few weeks during the "fiscal cliff" fight, John Boehner won re-election as speaker of the House of Representatives on Thursday and will again lead Republicans as they take on the White House over federal spending. ...
'Star Wars' creator George Lucas engaged to businesswoman
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars" creator George Lucas will marry his longtime girlfriend Mellody Hobson, the director's production company Lucasfilm Ltd said on Thursday. ...
Polaroid unveils Android tablet for kids, will show it off at CES
Polaroid, best known for its beloved instant-film cameras, has unveiled an Android tablet for kids. The slate has a 7-inch display, fun white and blue design, and is crafted to be rugged enough to withstand the endless dangers young children will subject it to. The PTAB750 model tablet will be on display at CES 2013 in the coming days. The tablet has decent hardware with a 1GHz Cortex A8 and 512MB of RAM. There’s 802.11 b/g/n connectivity, a 2MP rear camera, and 8GB of internal storage s...