ITworld - The TechnoFile http://www.itworld.com/blogs/views/recent/rss.xml/3232 en 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 Samsung jumps into the VR arena with Gear VR http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/434437/samsung-jumps-vr-arena-gear-vr One big drawback: you need a Galaxy Note 4 to use it.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/434437/samsung-jumps-vr-arena-gear-vr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/434437/samsung-jumps-vr-arena-gear-vr#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:15:00 +0000 pasmith 434437 at http://www.itworld.com Explore the planets of Destiny using Google Street View technology http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/434273/explore-planets-destiny-using-google-street-view-technology Can&#039;t wait for Destiny to launch next week? Here&#039;s an online tool to help scratch the itch until next Tuesday.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/434273/explore-planets-destiny-using-google-street-view-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/434273/explore-planets-destiny-using-google-street-view-technology#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:04:00 +0000 pasmith 434273 at http://www.itworld.com Alienware reveals new Area-51, Nintendo announces New 3DS http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/434057/alienware-reveals-new-area-51-nintendo-announces-new-3ds Also a few notes from Sony&#039;s pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/434057/alienware-reveals-new-area-51-nintendo-announces-new-3ds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/434057/alienware-reveals-new-area-51-nintendo-announces-new-3ds#comments Hardware Offbeat Personal Tech News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:03:00 +0000 pasmith 434057 at http://www.itworld.com Between DragonCon and PAX, Labor Day Weekend is the best weekend of the year for geeks http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/433682/dragoncon-and-pax-labor-day-weekend-best-weekend-year-geeks Here&#039;s how to keep tabs on happenings at DragonCon and PAX remotely. Also the XBox One September update arrives early, and brings with it some handy SmartGlass improvements<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/433682/dragoncon-and-pax-labor-day-weekend-best-weekend-year-geeks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/433682/dragoncon-and-pax-labor-day-weekend-best-weekend-year-geeks#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:05:00 +0000 pasmith 433682 at http://www.itworld.com Report: Apple's wearable also coming on September 9th http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/433512/report-apples-wearable-also-coming-september-9th Apple rumors continue to fly. This time it&#039;s the device we&#039;re unofficially calling the iWatch, and it&#039;ll be here next month, sources say.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/433512/report-apples-wearable-also-coming-september-9th" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/433512/report-apples-wearable-also-coming-september-9th#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:02:00 +0000 pasmith 433512 at http://www.itworld.com Apple reportedly going big with 12.9" iPad http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/433317/report-apple-going-big-129-ipad Bloomberg says Apple will super-size the iPad in 2015. Let&#039;s speculate on why they might do that.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/433317/report-apple-going-big-129-ipad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/433317/report-apple-going-big-129-ipad#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:03:00 +0000 pasmith 433317 at http://www.itworld.com