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Apple loyalists who have held tight to their iPhones even as rival manufacturer release one new gadget after another that takes aim at the tried-and-true favorite won't have to wait much longer to fight back.
The Cupertino, Calif.-based company is expected to unveil the next version of the iPhone during a Sept. 10 event, according to technology blog All Things D. (http://dthin.gs/1659rRk)
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With a simple flick of the wrist, Dusty Crophopper spins gracefully through the air and soars through a checkpoint, as several other planes race closely behind him. Dusty dodges a giant snowball and speeds ahead of the pack, finishing the race in a burst of confetti as the announcers go crazy in the background.
Wii players eager to take to the skies can experience this highflying action for...Read more »
With summer's arrival you might be thinking about sharing vacation photos. To aid in that process, many camera manufcaturers have begun selling cameras that connect to WiFi and mobile devices. Learn more about these devices here, and check below for tips from camera executives on what to look for as you shop for these new devices.
1) Make sure it has the camera features you want.
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Joel, a ragged survivor in a post-apocalyptic version of Boston, hugs the wall as a horribly mutated human growls and snarls just feet away from him. Carefully, he tosses a brick to distract the creature and sneaks around it, clambering away as the monster’s pained screams fade off into the distance. This is a typical encounter in “The Last of Us,” a game that makes the player feel vulnerable and...Read more »
The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) kicked off June 11 in Los Angeles and runs through June 13. The event brings together the biggest names in video game development and offers them a grand stage to unveil their latest, greatest titles.
Click below for our ongoing list of the hottest games displayed during the conference. We'll continue to update it as more games are announced.
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After cutting through a ceiling grate, stealth assassin Naya activates her camouflage mode and silently takes out two armed guards before her squad mates burst into the room and the bullets start flying in full force. Squad leader Dalton Brooks activates his Magshield and the team gets behind him as enemy shots ping uselessly against the shimmering green force field.
After finding cover, tech-wiz...Read more »
Business leaders searching for seedlings of a technology boom on Long Island, like the one Silicon Valley experienced two decades ago, would have been wise to have stepped into the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University last Friday. There, an impressive roster of successful video game developers with roots on Long Island gathered to see the work of the next wave of computer science enthusiasts.
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While Facebook unveiled its latest plans to enter the ever-competitive smartphone sector, one of the sector’s existing giants, Samsung, has been spending a lot of time lately on digital cameras. On Thursday, the company launched a Wi-Fi version of its Galaxy Camera.
The $449.99 device, set to hit stores later this month, functions on the same Android operating system deployed by Galaxy smartphones,...Read more »
After myriad delays pushed its maker to near irrelevance, the new BlackBerry Z10 finally went on sale midnight Friday. Just a few hours later, when the dust settled from the launch event at the Best Buy in Manhattan’s Union Square, the retailer gave Newsday.com a hands-on look at the BlackBerry Z10.
And, for the most part, we were blown away.
With the help of sales associate Julie Asencio,...Read more »
We take our high-speed Internet for granted here on Long Island. We have come to expect consistent service not only from the cable companies to whom we fork over more than $40 per month for the right to broadband access, but also from the businesses, public institutions and even the parks and public gathering places we frequent.
So it may seem quaint to Long Islanders that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo...Read more »