| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Given a choice between a new Toyota Corolla or the latest iPhone, 16-year-old Allison Katz of Irvine says that's an easy one.
She'd take the phone.
Texting drives her social life. She doesn't have a driver's license and hasn't rushed to get one....
| May 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
After the coffee. Before trying to enjoy the last day of May.
The Skinny: You know you're getting old when the idea of getting yet another box to make watching TV and finding content online easy just sounds like a lot of work. Friday's headlines include...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 7:36 AM
You’d have a hard time finding a bigger advocate for Windows Phone 8 than Greg Sullivan, a senior product manager at Microsoft. When I caught up with him at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas last week, he was an...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Inside, the Family Fun Arcade is dark, even on a sunny day. In the back, there's a counter where you can get change, buy a can of soda for 75 cents and grab a bag of Doritos or a cellophane-covered brownie. The place is noisy, always noisy, not with the...
| May 21, 2013
| 11:00 AM
With Microsoft’s new Xbox, the next time you yell at your TV it will actually be able to respond.
The Xbox One, which the software giant unveiled Tuesday, is a next-generation console that aspires to be more than just a plaything. Not only will...
| May 15, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Microsoft Corp. is partnering with Paramount Pictures on a promotional effort for the studio's "Star Trek Into Darkness." It represents the biggest such undertaking ever for the software giant.
The Redmond, Wash., company's campaign isn't short on...
| May 17, 2013
| 9:00 AM
It's not enough these days to wonder what to watch on your TV; a growing question for many is how to watch.
Just like any device in your life, TVs can now connect to the Internet. This lets you grab shows from the Internet and watch content whenever you...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 4:36 PM
The most interesting and impressive gadget I saw at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show this week was Nintendo's next video game console -- the Wii U. It was also one of the riskiest products, outside of Nokia's new Windows Phone handsets, I saw too....
| Jan 16, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Skype can be used to make voice and video calls over the Web using PCs, a number of TVs and Blu-Ray players, Facebook and via smartphone apps found on BlackBerrys, Androids, iPhones and iPads. Yet, despite Microsoft buying Skype at a price of $8.5-billion...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 4:36 PM
If you've played video games on the PlayStation Portable, which affectionately became known to most as the PSP, then the Vita will look very familiar at first glance. Joysticks and buttons are placed to the left or right of a nice, wide display and the...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Spurned by consumers who now favor tablets, smartphones and higher definition consoles, Nintendo Co. posted a 31% sales drop and swung to a loss last year....