PC shipments return to growth in the US

The PC industry has been in decline for more than two years, but last year there were early signs it was starting to stabilize. While we’re still waiting for worldwide shipments to go positive, both IDC and Gartner report that PC shipments in the US have increased for the first time …

Read More »

EU-US Privacy Shield agreement goes into effect

The European Commission has formally adopted a new agreement governing the transfer of data between Europe and the United States, more than eight months after the longstanding “Safe Harbor” transfer deal was invalidated amid concerns over US surveillance. The new agreement, known as the EU-US Privacy Shield, places safeguards on how US …

Read More »

HTC 10 price slashed by $100 in US this month

In yet another sign of its smartphone struggles, HTC is today initiating a new discount on its flagship HTC 10 handset in the United States. Slashing $100 off the 10’s original $699 price, HTC will also give customers a $100 credit toward acquiring accessories from its htc.com web store. That …

Read More »

The Superbook is a $99 laptop shell for your Android phone

The dream of turning your smartphone into a laptop will never die. From Motorola’s Atrix to this crazy HP Windows Phone, there have been a number of companies that have tried (and largely failed) to build a smartphone that can be attached to a dock and turned into a laptop. In a …

Read More »

Battlefield could be turned into a really sweet TV series

Movies based on video games haven’t had the best track record, so what’s the next logical step? Try turning them into TV shows, instead! Paramount Television has announced that it’s optioned the rights to create a series based on EA’s multiplayer shooter Battlefield. Production company Anonymous Content will be partnering …

Read More »