Dell Buyout Endorsed by Advisory Firm

Dell Buyout Endorsed by Advisory Firm

Since Michael Dell announced his intentions to take the computer company he founded private, he’s had something of an uphill battle in getting it done. But after the recommendation of independent shareholder advisory … [Read more...]

Former Microsoft Head Mattrick Finally Gets His Wish

Former Microsoft Head Mattrick Finally Gets His Wish

Don Mattrick, the former head of Microsoft's entertainment division, has reportedly been chomping at the bit for at least three years to run all of some of social-gaming company Zynga. According to Bloomberg News, … [Read more...]

Must Know Tech Events for July 2013

Must Know Tech Events for July 2013

Every month we compile a running list of what we consider “must know tech events” — each month’s list will be maintained throughout the month in order to provide you with the most current event information. If … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-up: LaCie giveaway, Mattrick leaves Microsoft

Weekend Wrap-up: LaCie giveaway, Mattrick leaves Microsoft

Before I run down the week's news, a friendly reminder that we're giving away a pretty nice solid state drive from LaCie, the Porsche Design P'9223 Slim SSD. We reviewed this external SSD last week and are now giving you … [Read more...]

Dell admits Windows 8 sales “have been modest”

Dell admits Windows 8 sales “have been modest”

Dell's vice president of personal computing Sam Burd has just admitted in an interview with the Guardian that Windows 8 and Windows RT sales "have been modest," claiming that Dell has sold merely "hundreds of thousands" … [Read more...]

Nintendo quietly kills the Wii Vitality Sensor peripheral

Nintendo quietly kills the Wii Vitality Sensor peripheral

Nintendo made a splash in the healthy lifestyle market with their Wii Fit product, however we haven't heard about that other product, if you even remember it, in quite some time. Yes, I'm talking about the Wii Vitality … [Read more...]

Silver Lake Withdraws from Hulu Bidding Process

Silver Lake Withdraws from Hulu Bidding Process

One of the big bidders looking to snag television-streaming service Hulu has taken itself out of the running, says a post on AllThingsD today. Silver Lake Partners, a tech-focused private equity firm, had previously been … [Read more...]

The Walking Dead: 400 Days hits Xbox Live, now on most systems

The Walking Dead: 400 Days hits Xbox Live, now on most systems

After launching on the PlayStation 3 this past Tuesday and making the jump to PCs and Macs on Wednesday, the latest episode of Telltale's The Walking Dead, Season One is now available for the Xbox 360. The episode, … [Read more...]

Samsung’s Profits Disappoint Wall Street, But Why?

Samsung’s Profits Disappoint Wall Street, But Why?

What's one thing Samsung and Apple have in common?  Wall Street isn't currently impressed by either of them.  Despite both companies having record breaking quarters in terms of revenue and profit, both tech giants are … [Read more...]

Boxee shutting down Cloud DVR service on July 10th

Boxee shutting down Cloud DVR service on July 10th

When we reported that Boxee is being acquired by Samsung for $30 million yesterday, it still wasn't quite clear exactly what Samsung had in mind for the upstart platform. Now we have a slightly better idea of what … [Read more...]

Android Exploit Leaves Users Vulnerable

Android Exploit Leaves Users Vulnerable

According to a post on Computerworld, there’s a long-unnoticed exploit lingering in the Android mobile operating system—one that leaves users extremely vulnerable to insidious programs and the people who make them. … [Read more...]

Motorola Moto X may not be so customizable, after all

Motorola Moto X may not be so customizable, after all

You might have caught the new Moto X ad, which we wrote about yesterday. Our Jeff Weisbein called it gutsy, and in the way it uses our July 4th holiday to declare independence from cookie cutter phone designs, I guess it … [Read more...]