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Now Is a Horrible Time To Buy a Laptop

So your trusty laptop is starting to show its age. No one can blame you for wanting a new one, but we've got just one piece of advice: <b>WAIT</b>. This is a …

Boot up: app price woes, Syria traffic stops, Prenda Law phasered, and more

A burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>Apps are too cheap >> Dave Addey<p>Addey is behind the UK Train Times, Qi and …

The Money Shot

The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer. But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom, it was more of a roller-coaster ride, with several missed opportunities, at least two “aha” moments, …

Top 7... Things gamers hate (and why they really shouldn't)

Haters gonna hate<p>Gamers can be an emotional gang, prone to overreaction and superlative. If they like something, it's the best thing ever and …

The Philosophy Of Game Development By The Numbers

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Hassan Baig is an entrepreneur who runs White Rabbit Studios, a South Asian gaming startup he founded four years ago in Pakistan. Follow him on Twitter @baigi.</i><p>Mobile gaming is a huge worldwide opportunity at the moment, having clocked in at $9 billion in 2012, and it is poised to grow …

What interpreting Abraham Lincoln’s dreams can teach us

By analyzing the dreams of early Americans, we can finally answer the elusive question: Were they like us?<p>Andrew Burstein<p>May 4, 2013 7:00pm (UTC)<p>In 1889, Joseph Pulitzer’s New York Evening World held a contest to determine America’s “Champion Dreamer.” The winner was a Maryland junior college …

North Korea sentences US citizen to 15 years' hard labour for 'hostile acts'

A North Korean court has sentenced the US citizen Kenneth Bae to 15 years' hard labour after finding him guilty of unspecified "hostile acts" against …

South Africa can’t be a significant player in the global economy if it still depends on aid

Growing up is hard, even for emerging markets.<p>South African authorities were surprised and unhappy to learn that the UK would be cutting its aid to South Africa, as UK finance ministers said the relationship should be based on trade rather than development. Blame it on communication bungling …

Facebook Is Doing Exactly The Right Thing -- Ignoring Wall Street And Investing Aggressively

It is striving to create the most possible long-term value for its four important constituencies: Customers (users), employees, shareholders, and society.<p>In short, it is doing what many more American companies should be doing:<p><b>Investing for the long term, without worrying about the short-term impact</b> …

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IBM makes stop-motion film using atoms as pixels

It took 10 days of 18-hour shifts to get each frame right.<p>IBM has made a stop-motion film—<i>A Boy and His Atom—</i>using individual molecules as pixels, in …

Senator Charles Schumer Targets Patent Trolls, Wants USPTO To Review Infringement Suits Before They Head To Court

Companies like Google, BlackBerry, Earthlink, Red Hat, and others in the tech community, have been piling pressure on the U.S. government to take a stronger stand against companies that file patent suits but don’t actually make any products themselves — known formally as “patent assertion entities” …

How To Download The Entire Google Fonts Catalog

Google’s massive collection of free and open-source fonts, Google Fonts, has grown in popularity since launching over two years ago. The quality of the typefaces available may vary greatly, but if you’re in search of new fonts, Google Fonts is still an excellent place to look.<p>Google has made the …

Is The iPhone 5S Fingerprint Reader Worth The Wait?

The news last week that the next iPhone will indeed be delayed until Fall combined substantial gains by Samsung have a lot of Apple watchers in a panic. But it is too soon to declare Cupertino out for the count. Perhaps there will be some substantial advancements on the software front at Apple’s …