ARM buys graphics company Geomerics to improve gaming on its mobile chips
13 Dec 2013, 7:15 am
ARM has just purchased a gaming graphics technology outfit called Geomerics -- a name which may not ring a bell unless you're a particularly inquisitive gamer. Geomerics' so-called global illumination engine, Enlighten, has been used to create ...
Edward Snowden might have missed out on becoming Person of the Year, but that's not to say he's not been a big influence on America's government this year. According to deep-throated persons familiar with the matter, the presidential task force is ...
Satellite provider DirecTV may already have embraced online broadcasts, but reports suggest it's looking to double-down on streaming to lure back a younger generation of cord cutters. The WSJ reports that the company is exploring the idea of ...
Yes, it took a little longer than we originally expected. But, starting today, BearExtender is finally making its 802.11ac WiFi adapter available to Apple laptop and desktop owners who are missing out on the novel wireless standard. Much like the ...
Qualcomm names Steve Mollenkopf as CEO
Steve Mollenkopf is now CEO of Qualcomm, the mobile chip giant, succeeding Paul Jacobs in that role. Jacobs is now executive chairman. The timing is interesting. Bloomberg just reported that Mollenkopf, who had been Qualcomm COO, was being considered for the Microsoft CEO position. Story posted [&he
IBM was one of the first big U.S. tech firms to pay the price for the NSA scandal – although nobody has ever proven a link between the company and the agency, IBM joined Cisco in seeing a sudden collapse in Chinese sales after the Snowden […]
The Switchboard: Aereo is itching for a Supreme Court fight
Published every weekday, the Switchboard highlights five tech policy stories you need to read. Aereo to TV companies: You want a Supreme Court fight? No problem. "When Aereo launched its TV-over-Internet business based on tiny antennas, it drew quick legal attack from broadcasters, who have said Aer
Google announced a change to the way that Gmail handles images Thursday. Traditionally, when an e-mail contains an image, e-mail software would fetch the image from a server operated by the mail sender. Now, instead, images will be served by "Google’s own secure proxy servers." At Ars Technica
Say you're fed up with your current wireless carrier, and you want to switch. What's more, you'd like to take your mobile device with you. Thanks to a weird wrinkle in copyright law, if your phone was purchased after Jan. 26, 2013, you can't — it's against the law. This new rule against cellph
In 2004, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was a major hit. It sold millions of copies and was Metacritic's "Game of the Year," where it still has a 95 reviewer rating. Now, for $6.99, you can play it on iOS devices, with Android and Windows Phone versions expected shortly. San Andreas isn't the first G
Black HTC One Max unveiled in Hong Kong
HTC announced the One Max back in October and started s […]