Mobile, Laptop & Other Gadgets

Steam Controller drops touchscreen, adds physical buttons (update: new … – Engadget

Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014

It turns out that Valve’s hardware beta was an actual beta: the Steam Controller is dropping its touchscreen and adding some physical buttons before going up for sale via Steam and at retail later this year. It’s unclear exactly where the buttons will be, but we’re seeing reports that they’ll approximate a d-pad and the standard A/B/X/Y configuration. According to attendees tweeting from Valve’s Steam Dev Days conference, a…

SI Golf Group launches digital golf weekly – Golf.com

Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Sports Illustrated Golf Group extended its digital footprint Wednesday by launching a free weekly electronic magazine called SI Golf+ Digital. The e-mag will be available to readers on their personal computers, iPads and IPhones, with a new issue published every Wednesday. Readers who subscribe on Golf.com will receive an e-mail link that will allow them to read the magazine on a web reader. A free SI Golf+…

Google’s plot to take over your digital life – CNNMoney

Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  Google is knocking at your front door. It wants to come inside and quietly take control of everything in your home and your digital life. For years, Google (GOOG, Fortune 500) has been buying and building the tools to do just that. This week’s $3.2 billion purchase of Nest, a smart thermostat and smoke detector company, is just the latest step. Google already dabbles in email, smartphones, self-driving cars,…

A Digital Coach for Your Pocket – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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Caught on CCTV, Rebekah Brooks’s husband Charlie ‘hiding laptop to cover up … – Daily Mail

Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Charlie Brooks allegedly shown on CCTV hiding a jiffy bag and laptop Race horse trainer seen going into garage with items, disappearing behind a column and coming back empty handed Security head Mark Hanna later picks computer and bag, court hears Police searching the flat later seen leaving with large boxes Rebekah was in custody at Lewisham Police Station at the time Police later handed a briefcase and laptop bag…

3 Tips For Disconnecting Kids From Over-Stimulation, Video Games, And Digital … – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Do your kids need to disconnect? Are video games and the proliferation of mobile devices making us expect constant stimulation? Are we raising a generation of kids that believe they are entitled to be entertained at all times? Like the King with his court jester, do your kids think that they have a divinely ordained right to be amused at all times? Can your kids sit still? Can you? Do…