BigNews Theme

Just another WordPress site

Banner

Yahoo hires Katie Couric as ‘global anchor’

Published on Nov 29 2013 // Technology
Yahoo hires Katie Couric as ‘global anchor’
CEO Marissa Mayer confirmed Couric’s hiring in a Tumblr post on Monday. The post didn’t go into great detail about what Couric’s role will entail, but she will be “the face of Yahoo News and [shoot] features for our homepage,” Mayer wrote. Yahoo recently purchased Tumblr...

Qualcomm faces antitrust probe in China

Published on Nov 29 2013 // Technology
Qualcomm faces antitrust probe in China
Beijing’s National Development and Reform Commission has launched an antitrust investigation into Qualcomm, the company said in a brief statement. Qualcomm (QCOM, Fortune 500) said the Chinese government agency had not revealed the substance of the investigation. The company wasn’t aware...

PlayStation 4: For gamers only

Published on Nov 29 2013 // Technology
PlayStation 4: For gamers only
When Sony first unveiled the PlayStation 4 in March, it made one thing very clear: It was building the ultimate system for gamers. Sony (SNE) definitely accomplished that, making for a better console experience over its predecessor. But unlike the PlayStation 3 and Microsoft (MSFT, Fortune 500) Xbox...

Volocopter: 18-propeller electric helicopter takes flight

Published on Nov 29 2013 // Technology
Volocopter: 18-propeller electric helicopter takes flight
(CNN) — There’s a lot to be said for determination. Two years ago, a contraption that looked a bit like a bouncy ball attached to a clothesline, took flight in a pioneering experiment in the German countryside. A YouTube clip of a man flying the electric “Multicopter” attracted...

Apple’s Black Friday special: Gift cards?

Published on Nov 29 2013 // Technology
Apple’s Black Friday special: Gift cards?
(CNN) — It’s a Thanksgiving custom as traditional as turkey, stuffing or collapsing on the couch while watching NFL football: the Apple Store’s announcement of Black Friday discounts. Except, this year, there don’t seem to be any. Instead, as a number of websites have reported,...

Great gadgets for the holidays

Published on Nov 29 2013 // Technology
Great gadgets for the holidays
(CNN) — When it comes to tech gadgets as holiday gifts, the familiar is always popular. Apple iPads. Samsung Galaxys. Eighty-four-inch LED TVs with a 3-D, 4K ultra-high definition picture, four built-in speakers and smartphone control. OK, so that last one might be a little pricey. (It would also...