The soon-to-be-released "Grand Theft Auto V," Take-Two Interactive's newest offering in the action drama series, is widely expected to be one of the best-selling videogames of current year.
The Xbox 360 version of the game has earned metacritic score of 98, which makes it the best-reviewed release for the Xbox 360 platform of all times.
According to Wedbush Securities' analyst Michael Pachter's estimates, GTA V videogame would sell 14 million units in the three months ending September 30.
Launching two iPhones simultaneously at a single media event last week was not the only abnormal act by Apple this year. It was the first time since 2009 when the Cupertino, California-based tech giant didn't disclose the number of the 5C that it presold within the first 24 hours.
In the previous years, since the introduction of the iPhone 3GS in 2009, Apple had always been publishing how many iPhones it presold within the first 24 hours of their launch. It used to publish the first-day figures in morning press release on the next day.
Rightmove, which is one of the biggest online property site in the UK, has said that the housing prices are expected to rise at a faster rate than expected.
The website that advertises thousands of properties across the UK has increased its forecast for annual house price inflation from 4.5 per cent to 6 per cent expecting an active autumn season in the country. The report backs concerns expressed by Business Secretary Vince Cable that the country might be headed towards a property bubble.
Consumer confidence in New Zealand slipped to its lowest level in six months in September, but economists believe that the mood remains optimistic.
According to a survey by the ANZ-Roy Morgan, the consumer confidence index slipped from 123 in August to 118.8 in September. It was the consumer confidence index's lowest reading since March this year.
However, the index still indicated reasonable optimism in the economy. It may be noted here that a reading of above 100 indicates optimism, while a reading of below 100 stands for pessimism.
The Western Australia Economic Regulation Authority has allowed Fortescue Metals Group to charge just around half the price it was targeting from Hong Kong-based Brockman Mining for using its iron ore rail line.
Fortescue Metals Group's Pilbara Infrastructure is the only iron ore rail line in the western part of the country that rival miners can use in exchange for an annual fee.
In May this year, Fortescue proposed to charge Brockman Mining between A$73 million and A$576 million for allowing its to use the rail line.
The famous V8 engines will become extinct like dinosaurs in due course as car manufacturers are increasingly turning their focus to more fuel-efficient, smaller-capacity engines, Swedish carmaker Volvo predicted.
Derek Crabbin, the vice president of powertrain engineering at the renowned car brand, said that smaller-capacity engines like four-cylinder engines would eventually replace V8 engines.
Referring to Volvo's new turbocharged four-cylinder engines, Crabbin said, "There's so much power they will turn V8 engines into dinosaurs."
Retail giant Walmart is offering attractive discounts on newly launched Apple smartphones - the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S.
Walmart announced that it would sell the 16GB version of the iPhone 5C smartphone for $79, which represents a saving of $20 on the full retail price. The 16GB iPhone 5S will be available for $189, $10 off the full retail price.
However, those attractive prices require the standard two-year service contract with the network provider of their choice.
At least six privacy advocacy groups filed complaints with the FTC on September 4, alleging that the changes made by Facebook to its Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights & Responsibilities violated the 2011 settlement.
Google on Wednesday used the Intel Developer Forum to announce a new line of Chromebooks that will be powered by Intel's 4th generation Core series of processors.
The new Chromebooks will come equipped with Intel's latest Haswell processor that boasts higher performance and low power consumption. Acer Inc, whose existing Chromebooks runs for just 3.5 hours on one full charge, is promising 8.5 hours of battery life in its new Haswell-based device.
Verizon on Tuesday announced its decision to bring its fiber optic Internet service to storm-hit Fire Island, where superstorm Sandy hurt miles of underground cables and left people without reliable telecommunications services.
Verizon, the only landline carrier on the island, earlier started replacing damaged landlines with wireless service Voice Link, but many people argued that the Voice Link service offered them only voice service and not Internet connections.
The HTC One smartphone, which comes in black and silver, will also be available in the brand new metallic blue color through Best Buy.
The blue smartphone, which was first unveiled at the IFA trade show in Berlin previous week, will go on sale starting on the coming Sunday at Best Buy stores as well as BestBuy. com.
The blue version of the phone will be available on the airwaves of Verizon, Sprint and AT&T. T-Mobile is the only major mobile phone operator that has not received the blue HTC One.
Social-networking giant Facebook has added a couple of new APIs that allows certain media companies to track and see what is trending on the network.
The addition of the APIs has enabled media organizations like CNN, Buzzfeed, NBC's Today Show, BSkyB and Slate and also social media marketing firm Mass Relevance to access to track and see a real-time feed of what users of Facebook are sharing about certain keywords, like "Apple" and "Syria".
Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant Apple Inc is all set to unveil its much-rumored iPhone 5S and a cheaper version of the device at special launch event in Cupertino on Tuesday, Sep. 10.
Of the soon-to-be-unveiled models, one will reportedly be the standard model (the iPhone 5S), while the other will be a cheaper model dubbed the iPhone 5C.
The cheaper model will feature a tough plastic back and come in a number of colours.
Software giant Microsoft revealed on Sunday that its last-year-released Xbox Music streaming service will launch on Android as well as iOS devices; and will also allow free streaming on the Internet.
Currently the Xbox Music service - which marked Microsoft's foray into the ever-expanding music-streaming industry - is available via Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming console, and a Windows 8 app.
Redmond based tech giant Microsoft recently acquired Nokia's phone business, and now many experts believe that it should have made attempt to buy beleaguered smartphone maker BlackBerry.
Canada-based BlackBerry has lost most of its market share to rivals like Apple and Samsung, but its great technology, strong ecosystem, enterprise credentials and loyal user base are enough to make it a strong next target for the Redmond firm.