[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_mxSHG5ESk&w=560&h=315] Exercise good for your health (but boring), while video games are fun (but make you fat). A startup called BitGym is hoping to combine the best aspects of the two with a workout app for the iPhone and iPad that turns exercise equipment into video game machines.
Despite a troubled European economy, and a major attack by hackers in April, Sony has revealed it is still on track to sell 15 million Playstation 3 consoles worldwide, in the financial year to end-March.
Netbooks, once the cheap portables spotted at coffee shops everywhere, have become so uncool that they are near extinction. Case in point: Dell is saying sayonara to its consumer netbook business.
Cloud-based software giant Salesforce.com has agreed to buy performance management firm Rypple for an undisclosed sum, the two companies announced today.
Adobe Systems has reported stronger-than-expected revenues for the fourth quarter, after several events in the past few months suggested a weakened position.
New statistics from Silicon Valley’s top law firms show that new startups spend around $80,000 on legal costs.
Ticketing giant StubHub, owned by eBay, has acquired local event-discovery and promotion service Zvents, according to eBay’s internal employee blog eBayInk. Exact terms of the deal were not disclosed.
You’re going to have to wait almost a year to get your hands on a new BlackBerry 10 phone.
Editor's Pick Once again, Research in Motion’s attitude towards its dismal quarterly earnings sound inexplicably positive.
After months of delay, social game maker Zynga is finally about to go public. The company priced its stock moments ago at $10 a share, the upper-end of the price range.
Female-focused media and advertising company Glam Media may soon file to go public.
Parents: I hope you bought your teen an unlimited texting and data plan to go with that new cell phone, otherwise you’re in for a scary surprise come bill time.
The San Diego Zoo is bringing all the cute and fuzzy you can handle directly to your phone.
Fresh air, green grass and the sound of birds chirping: These are the joys of the outdoors — or, they used to be. Now it’s more likely that you’ll hear the tap-tapping of laptop keyboards and the “ping” of iPhone notifications, as New York City residents and visitors alike have traded in Mother Nature for free Wi-Fi at parks across the five boroughs.
Guest Post As a self-proclaimed “startup junkie,” I’ve been to just about every major tech conference. Almost every one has its own version of a “startup competition.”
Microsoft will begin automatically updating Windows users with the latest version of its Internet Explorer web browser, the company announced today.
Now Android users will have an even better sense of just how much precious bandwidth their apps are using.
Cloud storage company Box announced three new security features and a partnership with Intel today, in hopes of bringing cloud security to a place where CIOs are no longer afraid of it.
Vint Cerf, Esther Dyson, Jim Gettys and a score or two of Internet’s progenitors have written an open letter to Congress protesting the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). The move follows an open letter published in several newspapers yesterday by several top technology executives in protest of the same bills.
It’s been 10 years since Rockstar brought its seminal franchise, Grand Theft Auto III, to the PlayStation 2, the 3rd dimension, and the homes of a record number of gamers. GTA 3 earned quite a number of perfect review scores upon release, and continues to influence game design even now.
Universal Music Group has taken action to remove a recent episode of Tech News Today from YouTube because it contained clips of a MegaUpload video that Universal claims violates its copyright agreements.
Think Amsterdam, and “startup hub” isn’t the first thing that springs to mind, but that may be about to change. Not one, but two startup accelerators just opened for business in the Dutch capital.
With $3.5 billion in cash on hand, Facebook is swimming in success and may manage to reach $1 billion in profit by the end of this year, according to a report.
Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 weren’t designed with a wide array of post-release revenue opportunities in mind, which has caused a number of video game publishers to implement slipshod measures such as online passes or subscription services. This won’t be an issue for the next generation of consoles, with analysts predicting future PlayStation and Xbox devices will provide the appropriate infrastructure for companies like Electronic Arts and Activision to double digital revenue.