ITworld - The TechnoFile http://www.itworld.com/blogs/views/recent/rss.xml/3232 en Microsoft announces Windows 10; preview program starts today http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/439239/microsoft-announces-windows-10-preview-program-starts-today No pricing yet but we&#039;ve got time. The final version isn&#039;t due until late 2015.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/439239/microsoft-announces-windows-10-preview-program-starts-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/439239/microsoft-announces-windows-10-preview-program-starts-today#comments Operating Systems Personal Tech Windows News Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:15:00 +0000 pasmith 439239 at http://www.itworld.com Game consoles return to China with Xbox One launch http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/438951/game-consoles-return-china-xbox-one-launch For 14 years the Chinese government banned the manufacture or import of video game consoles. That ended last January and now Microsoft has beat the competition to market.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/438951/game-consoles-return-china-xbox-one-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/438951/game-consoles-return-china-xbox-one-launch#comments Business Offbeat Personal Tech News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:04:00 +0000 pasmith 438951 at http://www.itworld.com Seek Thermal is a thermal camera attachment for your phone http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/438213/seek-thermal-thermal-camera-attachment-your-phone Whether your hunting bears, burglars or ghosts, it&#039;s handy to be able to &#039;see&#039; in infra-red.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/438213/seek-thermal-thermal-camera-attachment-your-phone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/438213/seek-thermal-thermal-camera-attachment-your-phone#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:02:00 +0000 pasmith 438213 at http://www.itworld.com Samsung Gear VR developers won't be able to charge for apps http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/437973/samsung-gear-vr-developers-wont-be-able-charge-apps At least not until a few months after the device launches. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/437973/samsung-gear-vr-developers-wont-be-able-charge-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/437973/samsung-gear-vr-developers-wont-be-able-charge-apps#comments Development Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:02:00 +0000 pasmith 437973 at http://www.itworld.com AT&T U-Verse offers cheap Internet/HBO bundle with Amazon Prime included http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/437795/att-u-verse-offers-cheap-internethbo-bundle-amazon-prime-included The good news: it&#039;s $39/month. The bad news: the price is only good for a year and there&#039;s a $99 activation fee.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/437795/att-u-verse-offers-cheap-internethbo-bundle-amazon-prime-included" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/437795/att-u-verse-offers-cheap-internethbo-bundle-amazon-prime-included#comments Business Internet Personal Tech News Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:05:00 +0000 pasmith 437795 at http://www.itworld.com Oculus shows off new Rift prototype, consumer sales still TBA http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/437524/oculus-shows-new-rift-prototype-consumer-sales-still-tba Also, Sony says Morpheus is 85% of the way there.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/437524/oculus-shows-new-rift-prototype-consumer-sales-still-tba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/437524/oculus-shows-new-rift-prototype-consumer-sales-still-tba#comments Hardware Personal Tech News Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:15:00 +0000 pasmith 437524 at http://www.itworld.com Nintendo's New 3DS: a whole new gaming console or just a forced upgrade? http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436982/nintendos-new-3ds-whole-new-gaming-console-or-just-forced-upgrade Nintendo&#039;s new handheld gaming console offers a lot of improvements over the old one, but the name is causing people to look at it as a minor upgrade.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436982/nintendos-new-3ds-whole-new-gaming-console-or-just-forced-upgrade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436982/nintendos-new-3ds-whole-new-gaming-console-or-just-forced-upgrade#comments Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Personal Tech Opinion Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:13:00 +0000 pasmith 436982 at http://www.itworld.com Report: Apple announcing new iPads at October event http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436699/report-apple-announcing-new-ipads-october-event New iPhones hit retail tomorrow and now it&#039;s time for Apple to look towards refreshing the iPad lineup.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436699/report-apple-announcing-new-ipads-october-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436699/report-apple-announcing-new-ipads-october-event#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:02:00 +0000 pasmith 436699 at http://www.itworld.com Amazon deal doesn't stop Twitch.tv from adding Chromecast support http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436506/amazon-deal-doesnt-stop-twitchtv-adding-chromecast-support Also, Disney, iHeartRadio and DramaFever get Chromecast support.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436506/amazon-deal-doesnt-stop-twitchtv-adding-chromecast-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436506/amazon-deal-doesnt-stop-twitchtv-adding-chromecast-support#comments Business Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Personal Tech News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:04:00 +0000 pasmith 436506 at http://www.itworld.com The many faces of the Microsoft Minecraft acquisition http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436324/many-faces-microsoft-minecraft-acquisition Microsoft couldn&#039;t be happier with its new role as steward of Minecraft, but having the founder jumping ship could cast a shadow on the deal<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436324/many-faces-microsoft-minecraft-acquisition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436324/many-faces-microsoft-minecraft-acquisition#comments Business Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Personal Tech News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:03:00 +0000 pasmith 436324 at http://www.itworld.com Verizon's mobile TV service due in mid-2015 http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/435782/verizons-mobile-tv-service-due-mid-2015 Will offer both major networks and custom channels.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/435782/verizons-mobile-tv-service-due-mid-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/435782/verizons-mobile-tv-service-due-mid-2015#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:15:00 +0000 pasmith 435782 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft details Xbox One October update features http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/435596/microsoft-details-xbox-one-october-update-features Also, analyst says Xbox One sales were up in August, but about that launch in Japan...<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/435596/microsoft-details-xbox-one-october-update-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/435596/microsoft-details-xbox-one-october-update-features#comments Business Offbeat Personal Tech News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:02:00 +0000 pasmith 435596 at http://www.itworld.com As expected, Apple introduces new iPhones and a smart watch http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/435392/expected-apple-introduces-new-iphones-and-smart-watch Sometimes I feel like the rumor mill sucks all the fun out of these Apple events!<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/435392/expected-apple-introduces-new-iphones-and-smart-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/435392/expected-apple-introduces-new-iphones-and-smart-watch#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:02:00 +0000 pasmith 435392 at http://www.itworld.com Amazon drops cost of Fire Phone to just a buck on contract http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/435147/amazon-drops-cost-fire-phone-just-buck-contract Is this a sign of desperation or a savvy marketing ploy designed to distract us from today&#039;s Apple event?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/435147/amazon-drops-cost-fire-phone-just-buck-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/435147/amazon-drops-cost-fire-phone-just-buck-contract#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:15:00 +0000 pasmith 435147 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft has a great deal on the Xbox One, Sony spreads Playstation 4 Remote Play to mobile devices http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/434634/microsoft-has-great-deal-xbox-one-sony-spreads-playstation-4-remote-play-mobile Also we get an inkling of the cost of the consumer Oculus Rift, and Xbox Live Gold members get a free weekend of Forza 5.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/434634/microsoft-has-great-deal-xbox-one-sony-spreads-playstation-4-remote-play-mobile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/434634/microsoft-has-great-deal-xbox-one-sony-spreads-playstation-4-remote-play-mobile#comments Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Personal Tech News Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:12:00 +0000 pasmith 434634 at http://www.itworld.com