Author Archives: Jacqueline Moore

Apple reportedly clinches TSMC chip manufacturing deal

Rumors of Apple switching its chip manufacturing from Samsung to TSMC have persisted for a long, long time. However, they may be more substantial this time around: the Wall Street Journal claims that Apple quietly signed a deal with TSMC earlier this month. The agreement reportedly has TSMC taking over ...

Lumu Launches Kickstarter To Fund Its Digital Light Meter For iPhone-Owning Photographers

document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-form-17a97af8039c8be618d1db0077c2cede').submit(); Last we saw Lumu Labs it was in Hardware Alley at Disrupt New York where the Slovenian startup was showing off a prototype of its digital light meter plus iPhone app — aiming to convince photographers to replace “bulky” traditional light meters with a pocketable gizmo that plugs into their iPhones. Now, ...

Barnes & Noble Reports $118.6M Loss On Revenue Of $1.3B In Q4, Plans To Open Nook Brand To Tablet OEMs

Barnes & Noble reported its fiscal fourth quarter earnings this morning, and the financials make it clear that the company is still struggling to figure out how it fits into the larger digital reading ecosystem. All told, BN reported a quarterly net loss of $118.6 million (compared to $56.9 million ...

Aereo will launch its controversial antenna and Internet-based TV service in Chicago on September 13

Aereo announced today that its Internet-based television service will be launching in Chicago on September 13. The roll-out will cover 16 counties across Illinois and Indiana, expanding Aereo’s current influence in New York City, Boston and parts of Atlanta. For Illinois, that includes Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, La ...

Facebook rolls out hashtag support for mobile web and related searches

Clickable hashtags are a major new Facebook feature, and now the social network is bringing them to the next level by rolling out related searches and mobile availability. We're talking about its mobile site and (unfortunately) not its iOS and Android apps, making the former a better choice for browsing ...

Galaxy S 4 Is a Good, but Not a Great, Step Up

Samsung has been on a roll. The success of its many models of smartphones, aided by massive marketing campaigns, has made it by far the leading maker of devices running on Google’s Android operating system and the chief rival to Apple in smartphones. In fact, Samsung is almost as synonymous ...

Amazon gives 5 original series the green-light, will air on Prime Instant Video later this year

Amazon confirmed today that of the 14 pilot episodes pitched last month by Amazon Studios, its division for developing exclusive movies, comics and television shows, only five have been commissioned for a full season. Alpha House, a show about four misfit US senators who rent a house together in Washington DC, ...

University of Michigan activates antimatter ‘gun,’ cartoon supervillians twirl moustaches anew

At the University of Michigan, an international team of physicists has begun experimenting with its tabletop-sized super laser, modding it into an antimatter 'gun.' It's not quite a black hole-firing pistol, but we're slightly terrified nonetheless. Up until now, machines capable of creating positrons -- coupled with electrons, they comprise ...

Fire hazard prompts Best Buy to recall thousands of third-party MacBook Probatteries

Best Buy is recalling 5,100 replacement MacBook Pro batteries after the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission revealed 13 separate incidents in which the batteries caught fire. At least one of the fires resulted in a serious burn to a customer’s leg, we’re told. The ATG lithium-ion batteries in question were sold ...

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: E3, The Death Of Symbian, And WWDC

It was a big week in gadgets, and thus, a big TC Gadgets podcast it shall be. This week, we discuss developments at E3, including Xbox One and PS4 pricing, the death of Nokia’s Symbian OS, and of course, WWDC. Will you buy a PS4 or an Xbox One? Does despair ...