Apparently the folks at Sony were listening to Neil Young: The company that introduced the Walkman portable cassette player in 1979 hopes to breathe new life into the brand with a high-resolution audio portable that plays FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 24-bit 192kHz audio files. That's the same high-resolution audio format chosen by Young and his Pono partners for their PonoPlayer, which is set to ship in October.
Nearly two months to the day after first revealing the Surface Pro 3 tablet, Microsoft has officially put its $200 docking station up for pre-order, after teasing would-be buyers with a limited-availability window last month.
Twitter is making a couple changes to its Direct Message system as the company grows increasingly fond of private communications.
Social networks that appeal to women are written off as silly time-wasters (see: Pinterest), and ones that appeal to young girls are taken even less seriously. That's how 7-year-old We Heart It has flown under the radar for all this time, despite amassing millions of users and several high-profile advertisers.
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I've been trying to sneak a PC into my family's living room for years. Gaming consoles no longer cut it for me. I want to see the same games on the big-screen TV that I play on the beastly gaming rig in my home office. The Stieger Dynamics LEET is gorgeous, wonderfully over-the-top, and would likely pass muster with my better half, but it's way outside my budget.
"Who loves the sun?" sang the Velvet Underground. "Not everyone." I wasn't alive when Loaded was released, but clearly Lou Reed was talking about me, with my pale skin that refuses to tan. I'm either stark white, or I'm burned. There is no in between.
Tim Cook recently said that he performs 80% of his work on an iPad--and he thinks everyone should do the same. But is that really realistic?
Optus is rallying demand for LG's G3 flagship by offering the first 100 customers who pre-order the smartphone a $399 G-Pad tablet for free.