ITworld - The TechnoFile http://www.itworld.com/blogs/views/recent/rss.xml/3232 en Sony puts together $15 million package to settle 2011 Playstation data breach lawsuits http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/428599/sony-puts-together-15-million-package-settle-2011-playstation-data-breach-lawsu In happier news, next week your PS4 will be able to play 3D Blu-rays, and why that matters.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/428599/sony-puts-together-15-million-package-settle-2011-playstation-data-breach-lawsu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/428599/sony-puts-together-15-million-package-settle-2011-playstation-data-breach-lawsu#comments Business Legal Offbeat Personal Tech News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:07:00 +0000 pasmith 428599 at http://www.itworld.com What e-sports need to change if they want to go mainstream http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/428409/what-e-sports-need-change-if-they-want-go-mainstream The 2014 DOTA International&#039;s $10 million prize pool was enough to get me to tune in, but I needed more to convert me to a full time e-sport enthusiast.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/428409/what-e-sports-need-change-if-they-want-go-mainstream" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/428409/what-e-sports-need-change-if-they-want-go-mainstream#comments Offbeat Personal Tech Opinion Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:13:00 +0000 pasmith 428409 at http://www.itworld.com Nvidia's Shield Tablet is now official, but do we need another high-end Android gaming device? http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/428218/nvidias-shield-tablet-now-official-do-we-need-another-high-end-android-gaming-d Nividia ought to market this new device as a solid general purpose tablet that also happens to play games. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/428218/nvidias-shield-tablet-now-official-do-we-need-another-high-end-android-gaming-d" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/428218/nvidias-shield-tablet-now-official-do-we-need-another-high-end-android-gaming-d#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:15:00 +0000 pasmith 428218 at http://www.itworld.com OwnPhones Kickstarter raising funds for custom 3D printed, wireless earbuds http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/428045/ownphones-kickstarter-raising-funds-custom-3d-printed-wireless-earbuds Those Normal 3D printed earbuds we looked at a few weeks ago have some competition, and OwnPhones are wireless (and of course, more expensive).<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/428045/ownphones-kickstarter-raising-funds-custom-3d-printed-wireless-earbuds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/428045/ownphones-kickstarter-raising-funds-custom-3d-printed-wireless-earbuds#comments Business Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:05:00 +0000 pasmith 428045 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft is shutting down Xbox Entertainment Studios, Sony proves it can't handle success http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/427626/microsoft-shutting-down-xbox-entertainment-studios-sony-proves-it-cant-handle-s Sony promoted the heck out of the Destiny beta then couldn&#039;t handle the traffic it had created. Meanwhile Microsoft is giving up plans to develop original TV-style content. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/427626/microsoft-shutting-down-xbox-entertainment-studios-sony-proves-it-cant-handle-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/427626/microsoft-shutting-down-xbox-entertainment-studios-sony-proves-it-cant-handle-s#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:13:00 +0000 pasmith 427626 at http://www.itworld.com Defending the unannounced Kindle Unlimited subscription service from Amazon http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/427448/defending-unannounced-kindle-unlimited-subscription-service-amazon Amazon leaked a $10/month ebook service and I&#039;m seeing skepticism due to the fact that the &#039;big 5&#039; publishers apparently aren&#039;t on-board. I&#039;m not sure Amazon needs them. (Nor am I sure Amazon won&#039;t eventually get them.)<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/427448/defending-unannounced-kindle-unlimited-subscription-service-amazon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/427448/defending-unannounced-kindle-unlimited-subscription-service-amazon#comments Business Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Opinion Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:15:00 +0000 pasmith 427448 at http://www.itworld.com Google & Novartis developing "smart" contact lens that will monitor glucose levels http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/427244/google-novartis-developing-smart-contact-lens-will-monitor-glucose-levels A contact lens that ends the need for diabetics to test their glucose levels? It sounds like science fiction but it could be a commercial product in 5 years.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/427244/google-novartis-developing-smart-contact-lens-will-monitor-glucose-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/427244/google-novartis-developing-smart-contact-lens-will-monitor-glucose-levels#comments Personal Tech Science News Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:04:00 +0000 pasmith 427244 at http://www.itworld.com Verizon customers lose as FiOS performance on Netflix continues to degrade http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/427044/verizon-customers-lose-fios-performance-netflix-continues-degrade When I was forced to switch from Verizon FiOS to Time Warner Cable I was annoyed, but these days I&#039;m feeling like I dodged a bullet.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/427044/verizon-customers-lose-fios-performance-netflix-continues-degrade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/427044/verizon-customers-lose-fios-performance-netflix-continues-degrade#comments Business Internet Personal Tech Opinion Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:02:00 +0000 pasmith 427044 at http://www.itworld.com The death of console gaming has been greatly exaggerated http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/426609/death-console-gaming-has-been-greatly-exaggerated Sure for some people a tablet is all that&#039;s needed to scratch that gaming itch, but the numbers show there&#039;s still a healthy market for dedicated gaming consoles.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/426609/death-console-gaming-has-been-greatly-exaggerated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/426609/death-console-gaming-has-been-greatly-exaggerated#comments Business Offbeat Personal Tech Opinion Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:12:00 +0000 pasmith 426609 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft denies Xbox One dev kit comments in vaguest way possible http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/426475/microsoft-denies-xbox-one-dev-kit-comments-vaguest-way-possible Why are &#039;Microsoft Spokespeople&#039; always so indirect with their comments?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/426475/microsoft-denies-xbox-one-dev-kit-comments-vaguest-way-possible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/426475/microsoft-denies-xbox-one-dev-kit-comments-vaguest-way-possible#comments Business Personal Tech Opinion Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:04:00 +0000 pasmith 426475 at http://www.itworld.com Normal will 3D print a custom-fit pair of earbuds for $200 http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/426292/normal-will-3d-print-custom-fit-pair-earbuds-200 You&#039;ll need an iOS or Android device to get your ears &#039;fitted&#039; though.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/426292/normal-will-3d-print-custom-fit-pair-earbuds-200" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/426292/normal-will-3d-print-custom-fit-pair-earbuds-200#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:15:00 +0000 pasmith 426292 at http://www.itworld.com Potato salad project opens Kickstarter's gates to ridiculous food projects http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/426118/potato-salad-project-opens-kickstarters-gates-ridiculous-food-projects It started (I&#039;m assuming) as a joke but now there&#039;s $20,000 worth of potato salad on the line.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/426118/potato-salad-project-opens-kickstarters-gates-ridiculous-food-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/426118/potato-salad-project-opens-kickstarters-gates-ridiculous-food-projects#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:05:00 +0000 pasmith 426118 at http://www.itworld.com Google buying Songza is great news for Google Music users http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/425751/google-buying-songza-great-news-google-music-users Earlier this week we learned that Google is buying playlist-oriented streaming music service Songza. As a Google Music subscriber I couldn&#039;t be happier. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/425751/google-buying-songza-great-news-google-music-users" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/425751/google-buying-songza-great-news-google-music-users#comments Business Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Opinion Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:15:00 +0000 pasmith 425751 at http://www.itworld.com Leaks point to new Shield Tablet coming from Nvidia http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/425584/leaks-point-new-shield-tablet-coming-nvidia Nvidia&#039;s Shield is a handheld Android gaming device. Now the company many be following it up with a tablet that comes with some kind of physical controller.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/425584/leaks-point-new-shield-tablet-coming-nvidia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/425584/leaks-point-new-shield-tablet-coming-nvidia#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:05:00 +0000 pasmith 425584 at http://www.itworld.com Ouya back in the news: Reading Rainbow, Ouya Everwhere and an all-you-can-eat plan http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/425422/ouya-back-news-reading-rainbow-ouya-everwhere-and-all-you-can-eat-plan The company continues to try new ways to build an audience. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/425422/ouya-back-news-reading-rainbow-ouya-everwhere-and-all-you-can-eat-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/425422/ouya-back-news-reading-rainbow-ouya-everwhere-and-all-you-can-eat-plan#comments Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Personal Tech News Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:13:00 +0000 pasmith 425422 at http://www.itworld.com