‘Hunger Games’ feeds fan cravings with 2nd box office win

April 1, 2012

Filmgoers brought big appetites for “The Hunger Games” to box offices over the weekend as the blockbuster movie added $95.9 million in global ticket sales and pushed the worldwide total since its record-setting debut to $365 million.

Filmgoers to eat up more ‘Hunger Games’

March 30, 2012
By the size of last weekend’s lines, you’d think everyone had already seen “The Hunger Games.” But box office watchers are predicting another big turnout for the post-apocalyptic action movie this weekend.  

Tech’s forbidden touch

March 29, 2012

“You can look, but you can’t touch” – great advice in most museums, and every strip club. But it makes no sense when it comes to our computers. We are getting very touchy-feely with our smartphones and tablets, and this is how it should be. Even BlackBerry and Amazon’s Kindle, which launched with hardware keyboards to differentiate it from the competition, have abandoned them.

The high costs of the cloud

By Kevin Kelleher
March 28, 2012

How great is it that high-definition video is now portable? Thanks to cloud computing, superfast 4G networks and tablets with high-resolution screens, we can watch thousands of movies and TV shows in lush, beautiful clarity wherever we go.

Can’t find a socket to charge your phone? IDT’s got a solution.

March 26, 2012
IDT’s wireless recharging chips, on right, versus a rival product.

(Updates with cost details)

VC Bessemer discovers Internets, mulls duck mascot

March 23, 2012

An Onion-style take on the standard press release from Bessemer. Don’t be fooled by their Luddite posturing– these guys have invested in plenty of high-tech companies, including Skype and LinkedIn.

Eventbrite gets into the dongle business

March 20, 2012

Eventbrite, the ticketing and events start-up run by Kevin and Julia Hartz, unveiled its own dongle on Tuesday, following tech companies such as eBay Inc’s PayPal and Jack Dorsey’s Square Inc.

Comic ’21 Jump Street’ leads box office

March 18, 2012

 A comic spin on 1980s television hit “21 Jump Street” nabbed the No. 1 slot on North American movie box office charts over the weekend, beating forecasts and knocking two-time winner “The Lorax” to second place. 

Psssttt, Hey you, at Yahoo – You wanna make 25 grand?

March 15, 2012

Here’s one good thing about being a Yahoo employee: if you quit and join Yammer, a social networking service for businesses, in the next 60 days you’ll pocket a $25,000 signing bonus.

Amazon rushes out new ‘retina display’ iPad optimized Kindle app

March 15, 2012

Many tablet fans — both of Amazon and Apple — use their tablets essentially as an e-reader. Some use the iBooks app while many others read on iPad’s Kindle app.