The MacBook Pro gets a Retina Display; the coolest tech from this year's E3 convention.
It packs a Retina display with a 2880 x 1800 resolution (or 220ppi), and a casing that measures just 0.71-inch thin and weighs 4.46 pounds. In addition to that high resolution, Apple is also promising higher contrast ratios, better viewing angles and reduced glare compared to other laptop displays, and it's updated all of its stock apps to take advantage of those extra pixels, not to mention Aperture and Final Cut Pro.
Apple introduces iOS 6, coming this fall [TECHCRUNCH]
The days of iOS 6 are upon us, and the platter of 200 new features Apple is serving up is more than enough to make any fanboi's mouth water.
While OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion includes more than 200 new features, Apple focused on just a few key items when discussing OS X on Monday...
Google outsells, but Apple cultivates loyalty of app developers [THE NEW YORK TIMES]
"Android may have a lead in how many handsets it ships, but it doesn't have a lead in how much money app developers are making from it," said Hadi Partovi, an investor in technology start-ups like Dropbox and a former manager at Microsoft.
The coolest technologies we saw at E3 2012 [VENTUREBEAT]
The most exciting 10 technologies range from platforms such as Epic's Unreal Engine 4, which could be the foundation for a whole generation of games, to the cool facial animation from Quantic Dream that will be used in a single PlayStation 3 exclusive, Beyond: Two Souls. We picked these technologies because they show the innovation that is alive in the industry and because of their ability to delight us.
Return to Sender: Did Shiva Ayyadurai invent email? [BOSTON MAGAZINE]
Ayyadurai — known to everyone as Shiva — has been a Fulbright scholar, a Lemelson-MIT student prize nominee, and the entrepreneurial brains behind seven businesses, including EchoMail, a $200 million company that counted Nike, the U.S. Senate, and the Clinton White House as customers. But his greatest achievement came when he was just 14 and living with his immigrant parents in New Jersey. Back then, toiling away in his spare time, Shiva had invented e-mail, an accomplishment that would, in time, change the course of human communication — a fact not lost on Shiva, whose personal website is called inventorofemail.com.
Watching TV and movies at home doesn't mean having to shell out a lot for cable. At least, not anymore.
FORTUNE -- For years, access to a large selection of TV and movie content meant shelling out for cable. If you wanted premium content from channels like HBO or Showtime, there were extra fees, and if you sought to record those shows via DVR, you paid more still. When all was MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 20, 2012 11:23 AM ET
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* Members of the media are still reeling from yesterday's revelation, courtesy of The Daily Beast, that Facebook hired public relations firm Burson-Marsteller to pitch anti-Google stories to publications. And while some, like TechCrunch's MG Siegler, think Facebook's actions were deplorable, others pointed out that unfortunately, this is not an industry MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 13, 2011 10:26 AM ET
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-- a Twitter investor on the social network's $7 billion-plus private-market valuation (Silicon Alley Insider)
A U.S. appeals court ruled today that Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, must accept the $65 million settlement reached with Facebook in 2008. Wrote Chief Judge Alex Kozinski: "The Winklevosses are not the MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 12, 2011 5:00 AM ET
The gaming company's latest money-making handheld offers solid 3-D graphics in an oddly traditional package.
It's been more than five years since Nintendo released its Nintendo DS mobile gaming platform -- or less than two if you count those slightly tweaked upgrades with smaller (or bigger) form factors or video cameras. True to form, the clam shell-type device with two screens and a stylus didn't offer cutting edge graphics, but it MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 24, 2011 5:49 PM ET
On Monday, nearly two weeks after Electronic Arts (ERTS) confirmed its imminent arrival, the iPhone version of Rock Band -- one of the most successful video game franchises of recent years -- showed up on Apple's (AAPL) iTunes App Store to mixed reviews. (App Store link here.)
The lion's share of the first 40 messages on the App Store were one-line positives: "Amazing." "Awesome!" "Saaaaweeeeeett!"
But the longer, more thoughtful -- and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 19, 2009 11:47 AM ET
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