ITworld - The TechnoFile http://www.itworld.com/blogs/views/recent/rss.xml/3232 en Nintendo posts another losing quarter, but at least Wii U sales are up http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429360/nintendo-posts-another-losing-quarter-least-wii-u-sales-are Also Sony doesn&#039;t think EA Access offers good value, and the Xbox One is getting a free-to-play MMO...in 2015<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429360/nintendo-posts-another-losing-quarter-least-wii-u-sales-are" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429360/nintendo-posts-another-losing-quarter-least-wii-u-sales-are#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:04:00 +0000 pasmith 429360 at http://www.itworld.com EA rolling out "all you can play" subscription service EA Access on Xbox One http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429165/ea-rolling-out-all-you-can-play-subscription-service-ea-access-xbox-one $5/month or $30/month gets you discounts on new titles as well as access to a sub-set of EA&#039;s Xbox One back catalog. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429165/ea-rolling-out-all-you-can-play-subscription-service-ea-access-xbox-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429165/ea-rolling-out-all-you-can-play-subscription-service-ea-access-xbox-one#comments Business Offbeat Personal Tech News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:04:00 +0000 pasmith 429165 at http://www.itworld.com Raptr takes on GeForce Experience; adds Game DVR feature for recording/streaming PC gameplay http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429022/raptr-takes-geforce-experience-adds-game-dvr-feature-recordingstreaming-pc-game Raptr, which bills itself as the &quot;leading online service for PC gamers,&quot; already had social features, time played tracking, and game optimization. Now you can use it to record or stream your games, too!<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429022/raptr-takes-geforce-experience-adds-game-dvr-feature-recordingstreaming-pc-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429022/raptr-takes-geforce-experience-adds-game-dvr-feature-recordingstreaming-pc-game#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:15:00 +0000 pasmith 429022 at http://www.itworld.com 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