ITworld - The TechnoFile http://www.itworld.com/blogs/views/recent/rss.xml/3232 en Playstation 4 leads Xbox One in sales, is catching up in sharing features http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/415136/sony-chases-playstation-4-sharing-parity-xbox-one Also Spiderman may be avoiding the Xbox One, and Playstation Now is coming to Bravia TVs<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/415136/sony-chases-playstation-4-sharing-parity-xbox-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/415136/sony-chases-playstation-4-sharing-parity-xbox-one#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:04:00 +0000 pasmith 415136 at http://www.itworld.com Twitch not content being the idiot box of gaming, expands to sales and funding http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/415007/twitchtv-not-content-being-idiot-box-gaming-expands-sales-and-funding Streaming your games for others to watch on Twitch is a big fad these days, but it looks like the company is taking the first tentative steps towards branching into other areas. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/415007/twitchtv-not-content-being-idiot-box-gaming-expands-sales-and-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/415007/twitchtv-not-content-being-idiot-box-gaming-expands-sales-and-funding#comments Business Offbeat Personal Tech News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:03:00 +0000 pasmith 415007 at http://www.itworld.com Leak: Amazon learns nothing from Nintendo; develops phone with 3D display http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/414799/leak-amazon-learns-nothing-nintendo-develops-phone-3d-display Did you think the 3D craze had run its course? Me too. Apparently Amazon didn&#039;t get the memo. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/414799/leak-amazon-learns-nothing-nintendo-develops-phone-3d-display" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/414799/leak-amazon-learns-nothing-nintendo-develops-phone-3d-display#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:33:00 +0000 pasmith 414799 at http://www.itworld.com Comcast's shakedown of Netflix pays off for consumers http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/414581/comcasts-shakedown-netflix-pays-consumers Numbers show that paid peering arrangements result in measurable increases in service quality. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/414581/comcasts-shakedown-netflix-pays-consumers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/414581/comcasts-shakedown-netflix-pays-consumers#comments Business Personal Tech News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:02:00 +0000 pasmith 414581 at http://www.itworld.com Google giving public a shot at Glass on tax day http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/414120/google-giving-public-shot-glass-tax-day If you have a few (thousand) coins left to rub together after paying taxes, maybe you want to spend them on the Google Glass Explorer program<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/414120/google-giving-public-shot-glass-tax-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/414120/google-giving-public-shot-glass-tax-day#comments Hardware Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:40:00 +0000 pasmith 414120 at http://www.itworld.com Introducing Carousel, a slick front-end to your Dropbox-stored photos and videos http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/413905/introducting-carousel-slick-front-end-your-dropbox-stored-photos-and-videos If you use Dropbox to automatically back up your photos and videos, now you have a great (and free!) way to browse and share that media.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/413905/introducting-carousel-slick-front-end-your-dropbox-stored-photos-and-videos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/413905/introducting-carousel-slick-front-end-your-dropbox-stored-photos-and-videos#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:14:00 +0000 pasmith 413905 at http://www.itworld.com Sesame Go offers a cable-free subscription; why can't HBO Go? http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/413702/sesame-go-offers-cable-free-subscription-why-cant-hbo-go Game of Thrones is here but you need a cable sub to access it legitimately. But if your kids are Seasme Street fans, that you can get for a flat monthly fee without involving a cable company.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/413702/sesame-go-offers-cable-free-subscription-why-cant-hbo-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/413702/sesame-go-offers-cable-free-subscription-why-cant-hbo-go#comments Business Offbeat Personal Tech Opinion Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:32:00 +0000 pasmith 413702 at http://www.itworld.com Xbox One now lets you share video directly to YouTube http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/413486/xbox-one-now-lets-you-share-video-directly-youtube Also word on original TV shows for the Xbox platform, and if you&#039;re ready to buy, Target has a deal for you.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/413486/xbox-one-now-lets-you-share-video-directly-youtube" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/413486/xbox-one-now-lets-you-share-video-directly-youtube#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:05:00 +0000 pasmith 413486 at http://www.itworld.com Amazon announces Fire TV set-top streaming box with gaming capabilities http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/412765/amazon-announces-fire-tv-set-top-streaming-box-gaming-capabilities As expected, Amazon has launched its own streaming box to compete with the likes of Apple TV and Roku. Here&#039;s what sets it apart from the competition.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/412765/amazon-announces-fire-tv-set-top-streaming-box-gaming-capabilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/412765/amazon-announces-fire-tv-set-top-streaming-box-gaming-capabilities#comments Hardware Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:04:48 +0000 pasmith 412765 at http://www.itworld.com Xbox Smartglass aims to replace your DVR remote http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/412530/xbox-smartglass-aims-replace-your-dvr-remote When it comes to watching TV, one of the Xbox One&#039;s biggest flaws is it&#039;s inability to access content on your DVR. A new version of Smartglass aims to address that, at least to some extent.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/412530/xbox-smartglass-aims-replace-your-dvr-remote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/412530/xbox-smartglass-aims-replace-your-dvr-remote#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:02:00 +0000 pasmith 412530 at http://www.itworld.com Phil Spencer being Head of Xbox is good news for gamers http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/412342/phil-spencer-being-head-xbox-good-news-gamers Since last summer there&#039;s been a lot of churn in the Xbox Division at Microsoft. Hopefully that&#039;s behind them and the company can focus on bringing great games to the Xbox One.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/412342/phil-spencer-being-head-xbox-good-news-gamers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/412342/phil-spencer-being-head-xbox-good-news-gamers#comments Business Offbeat Personal Tech Opinion Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:23:00 +0000 pasmith 412342 at http://www.itworld.com Amazon to reveal set-top streaming box next week? http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/411884/amazon-reveal-set-top-streaming-box-next-week The media has been invited to an Amazon event to talk about their video business. Rumors suggest we&#039;ll see a streaming box and a new ad-supported service. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/411884/amazon-reveal-set-top-streaming-box-next-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/411884/amazon-reveal-set-top-streaming-box-next-week#comments Business Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:32:00 +0000 pasmith 411884 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft readies Xbox One Reputation system to segregate the trolls http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/411715/microsoft-readies-xbox-one-reputation-system-segregate-trolls Xbox Live is infamous for being a toxic environment thanks to a small percentage of gamers who don&#039;t know how to behave. Microsoft thinks it has a way to fix the system.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/411715/microsoft-readies-xbox-one-reputation-system-segregate-trolls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/411715/microsoft-readies-xbox-one-reputation-system-segregate-trolls#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 pasmith 411715 at http://www.itworld.com Nvidia Shield gets temporary price cut, new features coming April 2nd http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/411549/nvidia-shield-gets-temporary-price-cut-new-features-coming-april-2nd Also announced: Pascal family of GPUs and a $3000 graphics card. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/411549/nvidia-shield-gets-temporary-price-cut-new-features-coming-april-2nd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/411549/nvidia-shield-gets-temporary-price-cut-new-features-coming-april-2nd#comments Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Personal Tech News Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 pasmith 411549 at http://www.itworld.com Ouya dropping requirement that games have a free-to-play component http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/411350/ouya-dropping-requirement-games-have-free-play-component One of the Ouya micro-consoles&#039;s selling points has been that you can sample every game for free. That requirement is going away soon. Good news for developers, perhaps not as good for customers.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/411350/ouya-dropping-requirement-games-have-free-play-component" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/411350/ouya-dropping-requirement-games-have-free-play-component#comments Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Personal Tech News Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 pasmith 411350 at http://www.itworld.com