Grim Fandango brings back one of gaming’s greatest stories

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

  I realize that Teleread isn’t a gaming site, but this once, it’s worth making an exception for one of the greatest stories in computer gaming history. Set in the world of Mexican funerary traditions, Grim Fandango tells of Manny Calavera, travel agent at the Department of Death, [...]

Cyanogen announces $80 million funding round

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Cyanogen, creators of (almost) everybody’s favorite alternative iteration of the basic Android mobile OS, has announced “the completion of an $80 million round of Series C financing,” led by Premji Invest and including existing investors Benchmark, Andreessen Horowitz, Redpoint [...]

NVIDIA goes up to 11 for mobile with Tegra X1 superchip

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Not content with owning the innards of many name-brand Android tablets and other digital devices, NVIDIA has just raised its mobile processor game a notch or few more, using the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 as the platform to debut is new Tegra X1 “superchip.” NVIDIA describes this as [...]

Disney sees big growth from mobile as gaming monetization options multiply

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Disney has announced new mobile gaming products in news that highlights just how profitable mobile gaming spinoffs have become for creative and media franchises. Quoted in GigaOm and elsewhere, Disney Interactive president James Pitaro claimed that Disney is now the world’s sixth largest [...]

UK print media still so not ready for mobile

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Opera mobile web browser has been around for 14 years, the 2G standard dates back to 1991, so it really shows how on top the mobile revolution and internet stuff in general UK print media are that after all this time, at least according to a survey by cross-platform advertising firm Vibrant [...]

Ericsson Mobility Report shows mobile broadband, smartphone penetration escalating

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

Ericsson has just released its June 2014 Ericsson Mobility Report on the state of the planet's mobile communications, available in its entirety as a PDF here. And the Report not only puts the planet on course for one phone connection per head, with 100 percent penetration at least 7.2 billion connections by 2015, it also shows that smartphones and mobile broadband are taking up an ever greater share of that penetration. [...]

Alcatel One Touch Hero: The phone I can't live without?

By libertyc
September 9, 2013 // 3 Comments

Normally I’d give myself a good kicking for picking up a lead from Nate Hoffelder over at The Digital Reader. After all, what kind of lazy journalism is that? But in this case, he may very well have turned me on to the ideal smartphone—one that’s going to make a conspicuous difference [...]

'Temporary' Surface Pro Price Cut of $100 Now Permanent

By libertyc
September 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

I called it earlier this month when I wrote about the temporary price cut on the Surface Pro tablets. I said I wouldn’t be surprised if the cut became permanent, and now it has. Check out the All Things D article on the price cut. Their choice of image is priceless. They are also reporting that [...]

A First Look at Indigo Tech!

By libertyc
August 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Indigo Tech is open for business! I snapped these pics today at my local store, and it’s about what I expected: a fancier Kobo kiosk, iPads and more! The various wall displays have headphones, speakers, health products such as the Fitbit, iPad creative accessories like a Crayola effects pad, [...]

Intel Announces New Tablets Aimed at Education Market

By libertyc
August 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

Intel is looking to capitalize on the education market with a couple of new Android tablets aimed at students. While not bleeding edge in their features, they do have a few nice features to make them useful in the classroom. There’s a seven-inch and a 10-inch version. Their processors are [...]

Tablets vs. Laptops: Which Are Better For Mobile Computing?

By libertyc
August 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

This past week seems to have been the week to discuss tablets vs. laptops. Business Insider had an article on replacing tablets with laptops, and our sister site, TeleRead, posted an article on the subject the following day. Because it’s a topic I particularly enjoy writing about, I thought [...]

Android 4.3 Made My Old Nexus 7 Faster… For Now

By Jeremy Hill
August 2, 2013 // 3 Comments

Google is currently rolling out Android 4.3 to a handful of devices, such as the Nexus 7. It’s a rather tame update as far as brand new front-facing features are concerned, but Google has made a change under the hood that has improved my tablet’s performance. In recent days, it was discovered [...]

Which iPad Mini Rumor To Believe? Maybe Both

By libertyc
August 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

I love watching dueling rumors. We’ll see an iPad mini with Retina display before the end of the year. No, we’ll see one more mini with the normal display, but a faster processor. Actually, what’s interesting about these two articles is that, if you dig a bit deeper and pay attention, they [...]

Starbucks to '86' AT&T for Google Wi-Fi in All U.S. Locations Over the Next 18 Months

By Matthew Marchesano
July 31, 2013 // 3 Comments

The news was announced on Wednesday that coffee behemoth Starbucks is dropping its complimentary AT&T Wi-Fi Internet service in all its U.S. locations. Instead, a new partnership with Google, which is working with Level 3 Communications, will provide employees and sit-in customers with superior [...]

App Review: Duolingo for iOS

By libertyc
July 30, 2013 // 1 Comment

Duolingo is a learning app that promised to ‘gamify’ language learning. As a language teacher, I was ready to roll! I downloaded the app, picked my desired language, and … and I lasted about an hour before I was bored and annoyed. Sorry! The App Setup The app is set up with a [...]

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