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Nintendo’s Fils-Aime: Current state of VR isn’t fun

Without a doubt, the most talked about things at E3 this year is virtual and augmented reality. Every company seems to be either looking into reality-altering technology, creating games for it or even making their own hardware. But there is one major exception: Nintendo. And given the 126-year-old company’s history, it’s an odd exception. After all, Nintendo was one of ... Read More »

The 3 Best Stocks to Invest in Hardware

Apple, Hewlett-Packard, and Best Buy offer investors ways to profit from digital gadgets. Hardware is a large and diverse category, encompassing many different things, including PCs, tablets, smartphones, and smart gadgets of all kinds. There are quite a few different ways for investors to play hardware. Below are three stocks that offer exposure to the actual physical side of the ... Read More »

Sizing Up The Suitors For Here, Nokia’s Map Business

As the number of connected mobile gadgets — from smartphones and watches to cars — continues to grow, the market is heating up for accurate location data to serve those of us who use these devices.   That fact is being played most expensively at the moment with the sale of Here, the mapping and location services division of Nokia. The companies in the running ... Read More »

Yes, androids do dream of electric sheep

Google sets up feedback loop in its image recognition neural network – which looks for patterns in pictures – creating hallucinatory images of animals, buildings and landscapes which veer from beautiful to terrifying Thursday 18 June 2015 12.57 BSTLast modified on Thursday 18 June 201518.10 BST What do machines dream of? New images released by Google give us one potential answer: hypnotic ... Read More »

Taiwan’s Quanta Says Examining Option of Manufacturing in India

Taiwan’s Quanta Computer Inc, the world’s top contract PC manufacturer which makes laptops and assembles watches for Apple Inc, said on Thursday it is considering establishing a manufacturing base in India.”We’re gathering materials for evaluation. We’re looking into it,” Quanta vice-chairman C.C. Leung told reporters, after the company’s annual investor conference. Quanta’s move comes after rival Hon Hai Precision Industry ... Read More »

4 Microsoft Executives to Leave in Top-Level Shake-Up

Four senior Microsoft executives, including Stephen Elop and Mark Penn, will leave the technology company in the biggest organizational shake-up yet under Satya Nadella, its chief executive.In an email sent to Microsoft employees Wednesday morning, Nadella said that three of the departures were related to his decision to organize the company’s engineering efforts into fewer groups. The three executives leaving ... Read More »

Fitbit valued at $4.1bn after raising flotation price

Fitbit is going public amid rising interest and competition in the wearable devices market Wearable tech company Fitbit has garnered a valuation of more than $4bn (£2.5bn) after selling shares in its initial public offering (IPO). Fitbit raised $732m after pricing its shares at $20 each, having increased the size and price range for a second time due to strong ... Read More »

33 must-see PC games revealed at E3 2015

  PCs shine at E3, but in the background Between all the console talk and publishers rushing to reveal their hot new games ahead of the E3 press crunch, the annual “Day Zero” press conferences held by gaming’s biggest publishers before E3’s doors officially open don’t hold quite as much luster as they used to. But don’t let that dissuade ... Read More »

Problems hit US computer system for visas and passports

An unidentified glitch has hit the computer system used for issuing visas and passports at U.S. embassies worldwide, the State Department said Friday. The same system, the Consular Consolidated Database, was hit by a weeklong outage in July last year, but the current problems are not the same, said Julia Straker, a State Department spokeswoman. At that time, a glitchy ... Read More »

Hacking Linked to China Exposes Millions of U.S. Workers

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday announced what appeared to be one of the largest breaches of federal employees’ data, involving at least four million current and former government workers in an intrusion that officials said apparently originated in China. The compromised data was held by the Office of Personnel Management, which handles government security clearances and federal employee ... Read More »