Gadget & Games


beatsheadphone-073114.jpg Following its $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, Apple is cutting 200 of its staff. According to Bloomberg, the cuts will come in the human resources, finance and other areas in which Apple's current staff overlaps.

camera-072914.jpg Manything, an IFTTT channel, allows users to turn an iPhone, iPad or iPod into a security camera. The app can be placed in a home and turned on via motion detector, streaming live footage to a remote console.

Phablet-072914.jpg Phablet, a cute blend of smart phone and a tablet, is showing magnificent growth in market share in the recent quarters. Sales surveys project that phablet market will explode in next years and total shipment will exceed 120 million by 2018, from a mere 20 million in 2013.

nvidiashieldtablet-072214.jpg Nvidia has confirmed the details of its new video gaming specific Shield Tablet. The Shield tablet is the next generation of the Nvidia Shield, which had the aim of combining already available tablets with gaming consoles.

netflix-072114.jpg Netflix reported an increase in quarterly profit as the online video service provider added more subscribers. However, earnings missed Wall Street estimates, reflecting costs incurred on content, while revenues surpassed expectations. Netflix provided weak earnings outlook for the third quarter, even as it indicated subscriber growth, mainly at its international segment.

ps4-071814.jpg U.S. video game sales have jumped 24 percent in the month of June as shipments of new gaming consoles compensated for shrinking game revenues. Microsoft lowered the sales price of its Xbox One, which led to twice as many units sold in June compared to May. The Sony PlayStation 4, meanwhile, remained...

frozen-071414.jpg Disney has partnered with Sony's PlayStation 4 to create the Limited Edition Frozen PS4, a cross-branded unit emblazoned with graphics from the hit animated film. The Frozen PS4 boasts a "special Anna and Elsa laser seal hard-drive bay cover."

pcgame-071414.jpg The PC gaming hardware market is worth over $21.5 billion, according to analyst Jon Peddie Research (JPR) in its latest report. The number represents a figure twice as high as that of the console gaming market.

samsunglogo-071414.jpg Samsung has suspended business with its supplier Dongguan Shinyang Electronics Co. Ltd after it was accused of using child labor by China Labor Watch. The company told Reuters that it is investigating the claim: "We are urgently looking into the latest allegations and will take appropriate measures in accordance with our policies to prevent any cases of child labor in our suppliers."

Tablet-071014.jpg Tablet sales have fallen year-over-year for the first time and there may not be an upswing on the horizon. According to research conducted by NPD DisplaySearch, the downswing is a result of consumers opting for larger screen smartphones - or phablets.

lgkizon-070914.jpg LG's new wearable device, the KizON wristband, allows parents to track their kids using GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile internet. The band also features a single button which may be used to call preset numbers.

Echo-Urgent-Messenger-070914.jpg The new ECHO Urgent Messenger, claimed to be the first key fob emergency phone, could be your savior in the hour of need. In any emergency, by simply pressing a button, you can send an SOS to your friends for help. When you are stuck in a crisis, all you need to do is press the emergency button to...

Sony CEO Andrew House projects a profitable return from the company's PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset, Project Morpheus. He told the Guardian that the tech is "the new frontier of game development," representing a significant investment from Sony.

Australian gaming machine supplier Aristocrat Leisure Ltd. (ALL.AX, ARLUF) agreed Monday to acquire privately-held U.S. peer Video Gaming Technologies, Inc. in an all-cash deal valued at $1.28 billion deal. The deal will enable Aristocrat to significantly expand in the U.S. gaming market, and boost its...

sharplshooter-070314.jpg The victim of a Pittsburgh home invasion used a fake gun to stop a robber. The unnamed 24 year old was in his home playing video games when confronted by the intruder. Thinking on his feet, the gamer picked up a video game gun laying nearby and stopped the bad guy in his tracks.