The 82-year-old legendary actor and director made an appearance at the RCN to support Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. During a 10-minute improvised speech, Eastwood exchanged words an imaginary President Obama.Continue »
Apple has rejected an iPhone app designed to keep track of fatalities caused by U.S. drone strikes for its "objectionable" content.
The company withheld App Store approval for Drones+, an app that sends text messages to iPhones whenever the media reports casualties resulting from a drone strike and shows users the locations of drone strikes on a Google map.
Japanese electronics company Sharp is behind schedule on the production of screens for Apple's next generation iPhone, according to a report by Reuters, citing sources "familiar with Sharp's production operations."Continue »
(CBS News) The saga of Apple vs. Samsung may not be over anytime soon. This time the South Korean electronics giant is reportedly seeks to cripple Apple by blocking the airways.
According to a recent report by the Korea Times, Samsung says it will "immediately sue Apple" if the company releases a products that uses long-term evolution (LTE) technology.Continue »
That's about to change.
This fall consumers will be able to choose from the widest-yet assortment of smartphone and tablet devices because Microsoft, a company that has been an also-ran in mobile computing for too long, has picked itself off the mat.Continue »
(CBS News) The story of "Counter-Strike" is like a video-game fairy tale. Coming from the humblest of beginnings - starting its life as a user created mod of "Half-Life" before being officially picked up by developer Valve - it has grown to legendary proportions in the hardcore gaming community as the shining example of an online, multiplayer first-person shooter.
"Counter-Strike: Global Offensive" is the latest incarnation of the popular title and - despite receiving only modest updates to its presentation and features - proves that many modern AAA titles could learn a thing or two from its decade old gameplay formula.Continue »
(AP) Amazon quenched the Kindle Fire on Thursday, saying its first tablet computer is now "sold out."
The Internet retailer has a major press conference scheduled for next Thursday in Santa Monica, California. It's widely expected to reveal a new model of the Fire there, so the announcement that the first model is "sold out" suggests that Amazon halted production a while ago to retool for a new model.Continue »
(CBS News) President Barack Obama answered questions from the link-sharing community Reddit on Wednesday. During a 30-minute question-and-answer session commonly referred to as an AMA - which stands for "ask me anything" - the President addressed Citizens United, the space program and Internet freedom.
Reddit is a link-sharing community that has a sub-section called "IAmA," which allows anyone to start a thread for people to ask unfiltered questions. Within 15-minutes, the thread - titled "I am Barack Obama, President of the United States -- AMA" - had already received 1,333 comments. The number of comments is currently at 22,941.
"It was a good day!" Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian told CBS News in an email. "Over 200,000 people on site hitting during the interview (mashing reload to keep seeing updates) is a new high." Reddit typically sees about 100,000 people on the site at a time.
(AP) Samsung has unveiled a voice-controlled camera as part of a fall lineup of consumer gadgets aimed at setting itself apart from rival Apple.
The South Korean electronics giant presented the 16-megapixel Galaxy Camera at the IFA tech show in Berlin on Wednesday.Continue »
A fairness hearing, the last hurdle for Facebook before it could move forward with its Instagram deal, concluded today with the expected approval, a Facebook spokesperson has confirmed.
No other details were released.Continue »
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(CBS News) Members of the link-sharing website Reddit had a chance to directly ask President Barack Obama questions on Wednesday. The President participated in a forum commonly referred to as an AMA - or "ask me anything."
"Hey, everyone: I'll be taking your questions online today. Ask yours here," the President tweeted, to confirm his identity on the website. The President went on to include a photo of himself typing at his computer on the Reddit AMA thread.
"Hey everybody - this is barack. Just finished a great rally in Charlottesville, and am looking forward to your questions. At the top, I do want to say that our thoughts and prayers are with folks who are dealing with Hurricane Isaac in the Gulf, and to let them know that we are going to be coordinating with state and local officials to make sure that we give families everything they need to recover. Verification photo: http://i.imgur.com/oz0a7.jpg"- PresidentObamaContinue »
(CNET) Sony bulked up its Vaio lineup with two new entries today: one a large table-top product and the other a convertible device that can toggle between a tablet and a laptop.
The hybrid is the Vaio Duo 11, which has a keyboard, but can slide between a laptop design and a tablet-like slate.
The second is the Vaio Tap 20, a 20-inch table-top PC that can be used by individuals or as a multimedia center for groups.Continue »
Along with the Galaxy Note II, the company unveiled the ATIV S smartphone, ATIV Tab, Series 7 Slate PC and Series 5 Ultra touch.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Fresh off a legal battle with Apple, Samsung is announcing a new version of the Galaxy Note, an offbeat, oversized smartphone that's become a surprise hit.
Samsung, the world's largest maker of phones, is revealing the Galaxy Note II at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA 2012) trade show in Berlin. The 5.5-inch screen is narrower but longer than on the first version. The processor is faster, and the software has been further adapted for the included stylus - the phone's signature feature.Continue »
(CBS San Francisco) MENLO PARK, Calif. - Florence Detlor may have been born when William Howard Taft was President, but at the moment she is social media's it girl.
Facebook has confirmed, out of nearly one billion users, she is the oldest registered user of the social networking site at 101 years old.Continue »