It has been decades since I set foot inside a Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant--eateries promising family fun don't really cater to gentlemen in their early 40s unaccompanied by children. So my memories of the place tend to be frozen-in-amber recollections of skee-ball machines, whack-a-mole games, and audio-animatronic animals singing along to songs about pizza.
Last month the Virus Shield Android app was outed as fraud, and this week Kaspersky announced the discovery of a pair of fake apps using its name in the Google and Windows Phone app stores.
Anyone who follows consumer tech news already knows that wearables are all the rage. But are they selling? Research firm IDC says it has answers, reporting that sales of wearables have more than tripled in one year's time.
Samsung's mobile portfolio is already crowded with wrist-worn wearables, including the Galaxy Gear, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit. Yet now there's a rumor afloat that it's adding another smartwatch to its arsenal: the Gear Solo.
Nothing lasts forever. We expect that we'll get years of use out of our cars, refrigerators, and mattresses but that eventually they'll need to be replaced, usually with newer, better models. We've now reached that point with Windows XP PCs.