Apple stores in Los Angeles and the Bay Area started seeing long queues in front of them by Thursday night, hours before the official release of the company’s lates handsets, the iPhone 5S and 5C.
The iPhone 5S and its cheaper version the iPhone 5C went on sale at 8 a. m. Friday.
As many as 55 Apple fans were in a queue ottside Apple store situated on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica by 10:30 p. m. on Thursday. The first ine queue had arrived at 2:30 p. m.
At the Grove in Fairfax District, around forty people were waiting in front of the mall by 11:15 p. m on Thursday.
Logitech and ClamCase on Thursday released teaser trailer for their forthcoming devices capable of pairing with various iOS-based devices and turning them into game controllers.
The teaser trailers, which followed the recent release of Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant Apple's latest mobile operating system iOS 7, promises to transform iOS devices with a full-sized console layout.
Japanese electronics giant Sony has officially launched its Bravia Smart Stick in the United States.
The Sony Bravia Smart Stick has been designed to work around the 2013 Bravia television line up. It is like a Google Android-based TV dongle that comes bundled with some very striking Sony Bravia applications.
Jamie Marsh, television marketing manager for Electronics Home Entertainment & Sound Division at Sony, said that the Smart Stock would bring the full power of Google services to users' television sets.
Average national gasoline price in America is unlikely to fall below $3 per gallon anytime in the near future, according to a fresh report by AAA.
AAA report, released on Tuesday, said the national average price of regular gasoline was more than $3 per gallon for the 1,000th consecutive day.
The report by the automobile club also predicted that the average price of the fuel would remain above $3 a gallon for at least another 1,000 days, unless something unforeseen happens.
Australian internet provider Telstra has announced its plans to introduce an anti-malware technology that would protect consumers' computers from cyber criminals.
The `malware protection technology' will be introduced to Telstra's BigPond network from October this year. It will spoil cyber criminals any efforts to hack into consumers' computers and use them as launch pads for cyber attacks.
The company said the technology was designed to protect customers' computers from malware/malicious software known as botnets.
A team of Australian researchers has created an interior 3D map of Italy's famous Leaning Tower of Pisa using a handheld Zebedee scanner.
The researchers from Australia's national science agency CSIRO made a record by creating a detailed 3D map of the 14th-century structure, which is known for its complex architecture.
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."
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.
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