Finance: Apple Ousts Microsoft

Apple has just become the most valuable technology company in the universe, surpassing Microsoft. Trading isn’t quite over yet but as of around 3:30 Eastern today, Apple’s market cap sat at $224.95 billion compared to Microsoft’s $220.06 billion.

According to the New York Times, Exxon is the only American company more valuable …

Sony Develops Flexible Display

Sony is showing off an 80-micrometer thin flexible OLED display. It measures 4.1 inches, does full color, and has a resolution of 423×240 pixels. Sony demonstrated the display by playing video files on it while wrapping it around a 4-millimeter cylinder several times. Who knows, maybe your next phone will be little more than a …

Wii2HDMI Adapter Simplifies Wii HDMI Output

Sure, the Wii doesn’t need HDMI output but there’s something about the simplicity of a single-cable connection from your console to your TV that’s very appealing. Hooking stuff up with five component cables or even three composite cables seems so archaic nowadays.

If you’ve been longing to connect your Wii to your HDTV via …

They Should Make It: Cheap Smartphones, Free Service

Hear me out, hear me out. I’m not just calling for cheap smartphones and free service because I’m cheap (I am cheap). Rather, I think a company like, oh, let’s use Google as an example, could provide a viable alternative to expensive phones and even more expensive cell phone plans.

Google makes money by selling targeted …

Poll: Do You Give A Hoot About Tomorrow’s Facebook Privacy Changes?

It seems like a Facebook change is more of a weekly event than a grand, once-in-a-while update. Today at the TechCrunch Disrupt, Facebook’s VP of Product Chris Cox announced that the site would roll out changes to its privacy settings once again, this time bringing a settings system that is “drastically simplified.” Right now, users …

High-Level Xbox Execs Leaving Microsoft

According to Kotaku, two of the men most responsible for Microsoft’s success–J Allard and Robbie Bach– in the console video game business industry are leaving the company. Allard, Chief Experience Officer and Chief Technology Officer, Entertainment and Devices Division, masterminded the launch of Xbox in 2001. While rumors were …

The Daily Dose

Monday, May 24, 2010

Here’s what else is going on in nerd news around the web:

Last night’s other season finale: Wonder if anyone watched? TBS’ Family Guy aired Something Something Something Dark Side for the first time on TV in lieu of its season finale last night. I don’t know about you, but if it weren’t for LOST, I would have …

Jumping to a New Level: Techland Reviews Super Mario Galaxy 2

Super Mario Galaxy 2
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Systems it’s available on: Wii
ESRB rating: E
System reviewed on: Wii

Aside from their Mediterranean background, it seems like Mario and Kratos have something else in common this year. Both have sequels out and both those follow-ups up the ante in terms of scale. …

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