Gadget & Games


AppleStoreCrowded-112514.jpg Apple could be set to enjoy record high sales figures in the final quarter this year, as analysts are predicting heavy demand for the company's flagship iPhone 6 smartphone. Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with KGI, predicts that Apple could move as many a 71.5 million iPhones this holiday season.

A hack group called DerpTrolling has released a collection of hacked PS2, 2K and Windows Live customer logins. The data was released in a Pastebin document and the group says it is just a small amount of the data they have collected.

ACUnityArno-111814.jpg Assassin's Creed: Unity, from Ubisoft Entertainment, has drawn criticism from gamers and gaming publications, dropping the company's stock price 8% over the past three days of trading. Several gamers have taken to social media to post pictures of the glitchy title.

bebop-drone-111814.jpg Drone maker Parrot has announced that its Bebob Drone quadcopter will retail for $500 beginning in December. The Bebob can shoot full 1080p HD video (30 frames per second) in a 180-degree field of view, and is capable of streaming directly to phone or tablet.

samsngcamera-111314.jpg Samsung has announced Project Beyond, a 360-degree 3D camera that can capture a gigapixel of 3D footage every second. The footage can then be streamed into its Gear VR headset, bringing the viewer into the 3D environment the camera has replicated.

walmartblckfriday-111314.jpg Walmart has a host of deals set for its 5-day Black Friday that are sure to please the techies and gamers on your shopping list. The retailer has announced that it will sell the original 16GB Wi-Fi iPad Mini for $199. The iPad comes with a complementary $30 gift card.

overwatch-111014.jpg Blizzard Entertainment, developer of World of Warcraft, has announced Overwatch, a new multiplayer shooter set for beta release in 2015. The company made the announcement during Blizzcon with an intro trailer.

Motorola-Solutions-MSI-110414.jpg Communications equipment maker Motorola Solutions, Inc. reported Tuesday a profit for the third quarter that more than halved from last year, reflecting lower operating margins, income tax expenses and a sales drop. Both adjusted earnings per share and quarterly sales topped analysts' expectations. The company also provided weak revenue outlook for the fourth quarter and full-year 2014.

worldofwarcraft-103114.jpg World of Warcraft lead designer Ion Hazzikostas says gamers can count on the game being around for years to come. He spoke with CNET about the beloved role-playing game's tenth anniversary and says he is positive it has a bright future.

ps4-103114.jpg Sony enjoyed a significant bump in sales of their PlayStation 4 consoles this summer. Despite traditionally slow game console sales during the summer Sony surpassed both their winter and spring sales numbers, moving 3.3 million PS4s.

Starwars-Battlefront-102914.jpg Electronic Arts has announced that Star Wars: Battlefront is slated to hit in during the 2015 holiday season. EA, which is working with Swedish developer DICE on the project, announced the news in a tweet: "May the Force be with you: Star Wars Battlefront will release for Holiday 2015."

Microsoft has confirmed that they are cutting the price of the Xbox One console starting November 2. In an official statement Microsoft corporate VP Yusuf Mehdi said they are hoping to give consumers an early jump on the pre-holiday sales.

mobilegames-102714.jpg Mobile games will bring in $25 billion this year and are poised to overtake the console market in 2015, according to Newzoo, a research firm for the gaming market. With screen sizes in smartphones increasing and tablet gaming on the rise, mobile games have found fertile ground in casual gamers. Newzoo...