Emerging technology heightens video-game realism

Emerging technology heightens video-game realism

(CNN) — Next-generation video game consoles are nearly upon us, and with them will come increased power and cutting-edge developer tech. Analysts expect early games on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will look more realistic thanks to enhanced graphics capabilities. But some current-generation games are already bridging between real-life actors and near-real-life game simulations. The result is a film-like quality to the …

Apple, Google, Microsoft unite against NSA spying program

Apple, Google, Microsoft unite against NSA spying program

The tech giants, along with Yahoo, Facebook, and AOL, call upon the Senate Judiciary Committee to substantially reform the US government’s mass surveillance practices. The top tech companies are sharpening their blades in their battle with the National Security Agency. While they’ve been doggedly asking for transparency on the agency’s mass surveillance program for months, they’re now calling for reform. …

MacBook Air is the best Apple laptop

MacBook Air is the best Apple laptop

The MacBook Air is attractive, durable, thin and light – all qualities you want in a laptop. It says a lot that the 2010 revamp of Apple’s ultra-thin laptop was the lynchpin that single-handedly forced Intel (INTC, Fortune 500) to create the specifications for rival PC ultrabooks in 2011. Three years later, it’s still the gold standard for laptop hardware — and CNNMoney’s Best …

Apps on iPhone 5S more crash-prone than other models

Apps on iPhone 5S more crash-prone than other models

Apps crash twice as often on the iPhone 5S, compared with the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C, according to data from a mobile app analytics company. The mixture of new software and hardware improvements is enough to make apps running on the iPhone 5S more crash-prone than those on other iPhone models. Apps running on the iPhone 5S crash twice as often …

Adobe hacked, 3 million accounts compromised

Adobe hacked, 3 million accounts compromised

The massive attack exposes customer names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates, and other information relating to customer orders. Adobe announced on Thursday that it has been the target of a major security breach in which sensitive and personal data about millions of its customers have been put at risk. Brad Arkin, senior director of security for Adobe …

California gives teens an ‘eraser button’ to hide online skeletons

Sites and apps targeting minors will have to delete content on request, but the new law has limitations. Teenagers in California worried that their online posts might jeopardize their future opportunities have gained a measure of recourse in the form of an online “eraser button.” Legislation signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown will require Web sites, apps, and online services …

Apple’s new iPhones draw record crowds, but how about sales?

Apple’s new iPhones draw record crowds, but how about sales? Apple’s new iPhone is believed to have brought in record crowds for an opening weekend, though it’s unclear whether Apple will top last year’s 5 million phones sold. Any critics expecting Apple’s iPhone 5S and 5C launch to be a snoozer got a wake-up call Friday. Large lines at Apple’s …

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C: Release date, colors, and hardware specs rounded up

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C: Release date, colors, and hardware specs rounded up We’re now just a few days away from Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5S will most likely be released towards the end of September, alongside the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5S, like the 4S, will be an incremental update (but with …

Images of colorful iPhone 5Cs in plastic packaging surface

Alleged images of Apple’s upcoming budget-minded iPhone 5C recently hit the web. The leaked photosspecifically show the plastic packaging that Apple will use for a rainbow of colored handsets including pink, white, yellow, green and blue. The words iPhone 5C are clearly shown in the leaked photos which appear to have been taken at a warehouse or manufacturing line. Accompanying photos reveal what appears to …

How to repair your laptop

How to repair your laptop

Our laptop repair guide shows you the parts you can repair, replace and upgrade How to repair your laptop Wondering how to repair a broken laptop? We’re going to crack open three common laptops; a netbook, an older gaming laptop and a modern Intel model. In the process we’re going to take a look at just how we got inside, …