Articles by Thomas Halleck
- BlackBerry's (BBRY) BBM For Android And iPhone Might Spur Spinoff Company, Desktop Client
August 27 2013 7:42 PM
BlackBerry will release a BBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, version for Android and iOS at an undisclosed date this summer. A report says it is also considering spinning off the platform into a new, independent division and will also include a desktop client.
- Samsung Confirms Galaxy Gear Smartwatch, Note 3 Announcement On Sept. 4
August 27 2013 3:19 PM
Samsung confirmed that they will announce the Galaxy Gear smartwatch on Sept. 4, along with the Galaxy Note 3 phablet.
- Simple Hack Blocks Calls On Nearby Phones
August 26 2013 8:34 PM
German researchers have developed a simple firmware hack on inexpensive feature phones able to block incoming calls and texts on any 2G network.
- Google's Moto X Release Date Coming For Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile
August 26 2013 1:29 PM
The Moto X does not currently have a release date set for T-Mobile or Sprint, but is expected for Verizon Wireless customers by August 29.
- Microsoft CEO Ballmer Announces Retirement In A Memo
August 23 2013 11:34 AM
MIcrosoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced his retirement in an email to employees today.
- Google Working On Self-Driving Car
August 22 2013 4:19 PM
Google will team with German auto parts manufacturer Continental AG and IBM for a self-driving car project, a German newspaper reports.
- Release Date Nears For Exclusive AT&T Smartphone
August 22 2013 10:55 AM
The HTC One mini has a release date set for tomorrow exclusively on the AT&T network, with a $100 contract-subsidized price.
- Motorola's Moto X Has Customization Issues As Its Release Date Approaches
August 21 2013 3:53 PM
Motorola begin shipping the Moto X to AT&T customers shortly, despite engraving issues due to problems on the Moto Maker website.
- Google Searching For Experts
August 21 2013 1:03 PM
Instead of directing queries to websites like About.com and wikiHow, Google hopes to capture much of that traffic for itself.
- Google Maps Integrates Waze Amid FTC Investigation
August 21 2013 12:51 AM
Google is still cooperating with an FTC investigation.
- Sony Sells New PlayStation 3 (PS3) For $199
August 20 2013 11:40 AM
Sony is selling a new PlayStation 3 (PS3) console for $199, the lowest price yet.
- Google Outage Decreases World's Web Traffic 40%
August 19 2013 2:35 PM
Google (GOOG) briefly went down on Friday, and the company refuses to say why.
- Sony PS4 Release Date To Be Revealed On Tuesday At Gamescom
August 19 2013 11:25 AM
Sony will reveal the PS4 release date tomorrow at Gamescom 2013 in Germany. The PlayStation 4 will be available in limited quantities thanks to robust preorders, Sony has said.
- Amazon Developing Faster Kindle Fire HD Tablets
August 17 2013 3:00 PM
A series of online benchmark tests show Amazon's next wave of Kindle Fire HD tablets will blaze past the Nexus 7 this winter.
- As Google (GOOG) Blocks Windows Phone From YouTube, Microsoft (MSFT) Questions Company’s ‘Openness’
August 15 2013 6:32 PM
Google has blocked Windows Phone users from accessing YouTube because, it says, Microsoft’s app violates its terms of service.
- Verizon LG G2 Features Wireless Charging, No Release Date
August 15 2013 4:24 PM
The LG G2 will feature wireless charging, exclusively for customers of Verizon Wireless. No release date is set for the LG G2 on any network.
- Are New Samsung Chromebooks On Their Way?
August 15 2013 12:17 PM
Amazon briefly cut the price on the Samsung Chromebook (XE303C12). Does the act herald a new laptop running the Chrome OS from Samsung?
- Update: The New York Times Website Goes Down, Outage Reported As Possible 'Cyber Attack'
August 14 2013 12:13 PM
The New York Times website went down this morning, and as of this writing is still not back online. Users who entered the web address reported an error page that listed the site as unreachable.
- Moto X Coming To Verizon This Month?
August 14 2013 12:09 PM
The Moto X will see a release date on Verizon on Aug. 29, according to an image from Best Buy's retail system.
- Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Explained In Pictures
August 13 2013 3:36 PM
Elon Musk has proposed a new system of travel called the Hyperloop, but how does it work? International Business Times explains the Hyperloop in depth, with pictures.