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Microsoft-Smartwatch-102114.jpg Microsoft will launch a wearable - a smartwatch with a passive heart rate monitor - in the coming weeks, ahead of Apple's own wearable, Forbes reported to have learned. It will also have battery life of more than two days of regular use, Forbes said, citing people close to the project. The watch should...

iPadAir2-101614.jpg Apple Inc. (AAPL) on Thursday unveiled the next iteration of its tablets-- iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, with both sporting Touch ID fingerprint sensor found on the iPhone, as the company aims to tap the holiday spending season. The tech giant also launched an updated version of iMac computer, which now...

Microsoft will release "Halo: Spartan Strike" for Windows, Windows Phone, and Steam in December 2014. The game is a sequel to Spartan Assault.

playstationTV-101514.jpg Sony has launched PlayStation TV in the U.S. and Canada. The micro-console retails for $99 and features PS TV unit, HDMI cable, AC adapter, and AC power cord. The $140 limited edition bundle features everything in the base bundle plus a DualShock 3 ontroller, 8 GB memory card, USB cable, and a copy of The Lego Movie Video Game.

master-chief-101314.jpg Halo fans can rest easy -- Master Chief will remain the main character and hero in the popular video game series. Halo franchise development director Frank O'Connor confirmed that although Agent Locke will play a big role in Halo 5: Guardians, Master Chief is still the franchise player. A post...

Sony is experiencing issues with its PlayStation Network, prompting the game maker to notify its users. The initial issues came with NBA2K15, DriveClub, and Destiny: "We are aware of issues with NBA2K15, DriveClub, and Destiny. Engineers are working to resolve these issues as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience."

SamsungGearSSmartwatch-100714.jpg Users of Samsung's Gear S smartwatch can now make full use of the wearable's 3G capability with the arrival of a lightweight mobile browser. Opera Mini, a popular browser known for its data compressing features, will be the first web browser on Samsung Gear S, Norway-based Opera Software said in a...

VLCPlayer-100614.jpg VideoLAN, developer of the popular VLC media player, has released a new version of the free video player for Windows 8.1 with a cleaner and more streamlined design. VLC media player, known for its versatility in playing a wide range of video formats, now looks more polished than its previous iterations...

worldofwarcraft-100114.jpg Blizzard, maker of the popular "World of Warcraft" series, is looking for ways to gear its franchise to the burgeoning fad for eSports. Kim Phan, Blizzard's head of eSports: "I can definitely say that WoW 3v3 Arena right now is kind of hard to watch, in the form that it is," he told PCGamesN. "And so there are things that we want to evaluate."

smartphones-092914.jpg According to a recent study reportedly published online in Nature Communications, a new technology has been developed to provide longer battery life for smart phones, tabs and laptops. Usually day-to-day usage of our smart phones consumes a lot of energy and the battery drains within few hours as we...

playstationhome-092914.jpg Sony is shutting down PlayStation Home for PlayStation 3, the company announced late last week. For the U.S., Canada and Europe, new content will cease in November, while the servers will be taken down March 31, 2015.

steam-092314.jpg Game technology creator Valve has announced that it will overhaul its online platform Steam. Steam has added 25 million new accounts since January, bringing its total user count to 100 million.