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MSFT-Mojang-091514.jpg Software giant Microsoft Corp. said Monday that it has agreed to acquire Swedish videogame maker Mojang AB for $2.5 billion. The acquisition of Mojang, maker of the popular 'Minecraft' videogame, is the first multi-billion dollar acquisition by Microsoft after new CEO Satya Nadella took charge in February 2014.

equilsmartpen-091214.jpg Luidia Inc., a provider of  digital capture products and solutions unveiled its new Equil Smartpen 2 at the annual conference TechCrunch disrupt, held in San Francisco. The new smartpen 2 lets its users transfer content from paper to digital devices in real time as well as  enable them to save it...

Sandisk512-091214.jpg SanDisk Corp. (SNDK) recently unveiled a 512 GB SD card - the highest capacity SD card from the memory-card maker - that supports shooting of Ultra HD and Full HD videos. Named Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I, the card gives you write speeds of 90 MB/s as well as transfer speeds of 95 MB/s, along with UHS...

ASUS-Notebook-090914.jpg Following Microsoft's announcement earlier this year that it would slash license fees for a version of its operating system - a move aimed at making available cheaper tablets with vendors - Asus has unveiled a surprisingly low-priced noteboook for those looking to buy a Windows laptop for basic functions. Unlike...

Owners of the August First bakery in Vermont have eliminated their customers access to Wi-Fi, dubbing the café a "Laptop Free Bakery." Husband and wife Phil Merrick and Jodi Whalen say that their Burlington area business has been better since the ban.

Philips-curvedTV-090814.jpg TP vision, TV arm of the Dutch electronics maker Philips, recently announced three Android-powered 4K TVs - all supporting Philips' Ambilight - and a media player for playing 4K content. Ambilight is aimed at deepening immersion by projecting hues of the visual content on the TV screen to the wall...

ResidentEvil-090214.jpg Capcom has confirmed that the second edition of their game "Resident Evil Revelations" is due for release in 2015. News of the sequel was announced at the Sony's pre-TGS PlayStation press conference in Japan earlier this week.

samsung-3GSmartwatch-082914.jpg Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., looking to cement its hold in the nascent wearables market, recently unveiled its latest smartwatch - its sixth wearable this year, including one with a 3G modem. The smartwatch, which features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity like its counterparts, sports a 2-inch curved...

Twitch has announced that Amazon will purchase it for about $970 million in cash by the end of the year. The confirmation of sale contradicts previous rumors that Google had reached a deal to buy the company for $1 billion.

img3-082514.jpg Sony's PlayStation Network is back online after suffering a temporary interruption due to a distributed denial of service [DDoS] attack. The common hacker method overwhelms a system with traffic until it can no longer process requests.

videogames-082014.jpg 48% of all gamers are women says a new report from the Entertainment Software Association. The study - Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry - also notes that women over the age of 18 represent a "significantly greater portion of the game-playing population (36%) than boys age 18 or younger (17%).

WearableBabyMonitor-082014.jpg A company is offering a anklet for babies to track how long they sleep and if they are cranky on waking up. Named Sproutling Baby Monitor, the hypoallergenic band picks up the rate of your baby's heart beats, alerts you when she rolls over and gives you her skin temperature, the company said in a...

GameStop Corp. disclosed in a regulatory filing on Tuesday that its chief executive officer, Paul Raines, underwent unexpected surgery late last week, during which a very small, cancerous tumor was identified and successfully removed from an easily accessible part of the brain. The company stated...