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Microsoft explains how it built a better Kinect, boosted accuracy without sacrificing performance (video)

The Xbox One's improved Kinect device is looking like an enormous leap ahead of its predecessor, but getting it there wasn't easy. Designing it took a joint-effort between Microsoft's research division and the Architecture and Silicon Management (ASM) shop, according to Redmond's <i>TechNet</i> blog. It …

Sony Cyber-shot QX10 review

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Sony Cyber-shot QX10</b> at its core is a good point-and-shoot camera with photo quality that's better than you'd get with most smartphones. Connects easily with Android devices with NFC. Available platform-agnostic API allows app developers to add support.<p><b>The Bad</b> The camera has a very …

Iran's cyberwarfare commander shot dead in possible assassination

Mojtaba Ahmadi's death fuels speculation of another targeted attack on Tehran's leadership<p>The commander of Iran's cyberwarfare unit was reportedly shot dead this week, fueling speculation that he may have been targeted by assassins. As the <i>Telegraph</i> reports, Mojtaba Ahmadi was found dead yesterday …

Half of mobile phone owners 'have never changed operator'

Almost half of mobile phone owners in the UK have never switched their network provider, according to new research<p>Two thirds of Brits have been with the same provider for more than three years, the YouGov study found.<p>Older customers are most likely to remain loyal with only one in five people over …

Mobile

Samsung may have spied on sealed Apple-Nokia documents to aid patent deals

If you're going to horse-trade on patents, it might help to know how much other companies have paid for them, no? Samsung has now been accused of corporate spying for exactly that purpose. The company's legal negotiator, Dr. Seungho Ahn, apparently told Nokia that its terms with Apple "were known …

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Purported Android 4.4 KitKat OS version seen running as Key Lime Pie on a Nexus 4 (image gallery)

An extensive image gallery reportedly showing Android 4.4 KitKat running on a Nexus 4 has been posted online, with the OS still identifying itself as Key Lime Pie, Easter Egg included (screenshot above).<p><i>Gadget Helpline</i> is the publication that supposedly managed to score a hands-on tour of Android …

Android News

Kleiner Perkins Unveils New Product-Focused Fellowship

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) today launched a new program called Product Fellows geared towards helping create managers who can guide a company’s products and services. In addition, it also revealed the application dates for its other two programs.<p>This is the third …

Intel joins the maker movement with Arduino partnership

First use of the 400MHz Quark system-on-chip<p>Brian Krzanich, the successor to Paul Otellini in the Intel CEO chair, describes himself as a passionate "maker." At the Rome Maker Faire today, Krzanich is announcing Intel's new Galileo development board, which is designed to be a cheap and accessible …

Arduino

Yahoo announces security exploit bounty with payments up to $15,000

Earlier this week, Yahoo was accused of using change in its sofa cushions as compensation for reports of security exploits, but now the whole ordeal has generated enough buzz to bring about change for the internet pioneer. As it turns out, these small prizes (along with rewards such as t-shirts) …

Jukeboxing: Rdio fights Spotify with free mobile radio

Rdio is releasing a free version of its service today on iOS and Android, bringing personalized radio to non-paying users of its mobile apps for the first time. Free of advertising for now, Rdio’s unpaid offering represents a chance for the underdog streaming service to gain traction by adopting …

Snapchat Gets Its Own Timeline With Snapchat Stories, 24-Hour Photo & Video Tales

A new update for Snapchat that just rolled out adds an option to create Snapchat Stories, a new type of sharing for the temporary social network which allows users to build chains of shared content that can be viewed an unlimited number of times over a 24-hour period. The Stories are shared to all …

Will we ever... live in underwater cities?

Living below the sea is possible, at least for a short time. So what is stopping us creating colonies to ease over-population, or guard against disasters?<p>Ian Koblick hoped the colourful seaweed samples he brought into class would impress. His marine biology professor at Stanford University …

Northeastern University

Ten top tips for managing your email

Our pick of the week’s science and tech stories, including mastering email, mismanagement of nuclear weapons and the person who hacked Apple’s fingerprint ID.<p>Myst: Lost to the ages<br>Emily Yoshida | Grantland | 24 September 2013<br>Pioneering video game Myst sold more than six million copies in 1993 and …

Stephen Hawking

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive pictures from the last seven days, including a crib full of pandas and glowing robots.<p><b>More stunning image galleries:</b><p>Northern Lights and baby turtles<p>Robot dragon and lightning strike<p>Yosemite fires and an eclipse from Mars<p>Augmented reality in the operating room<p>Worm burgers and …

Robotics

The price of creating a connected future

Future generations will live in a world more connected in almost every way, To launch a new series of Building Tomorrow, author Tad Williams asks how this connected world will change both our societies and ourselves as individuals.<p>"<i>The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable</i> …

Mount Everest

How does my sat-nav really know where I am?

It has revolutionised navigation, bringing military grade satellite positioning to the comfort of your car. But how does it work? James May steers us through the science behind sat-nav.<p>All modern sat-nav systems rely on the Global Positioning System (GPS) known as Navstar. This is powered by a …

Mobile

Best space images of the month

It’s been a memorable month in space. Here are some of the most stunning pictures captured– from Mars canyons to a surprised frog at a rocket launch.

Space Science

Gurgaon: From fields to global tech hub

Two decades ago, Gurgaon, near Delhi, was just farmland. Now it is the centre of India’s outsourcing goldrush. And it’s thinking even bigger.<p>The farmers’ children in dusty Darbaripur no longer want to work the land. For them, software engineering is the new occupation of choice.<p>It’s not surprising. …

India

Do special running shoes help prevent foot injury?

Trainers designed to cushion feet and raise heels reduce problems, we’re told. But is it true? Claudia Hammond discovers the evidence is not quite so clear-cut.<p>If, like me, you run regularly enough to use customised trainers, the fun of choosing new ones can be outweighed by the embarrassment of …

Running

The Week in Review: Get Crafty for Fall

Inside Flipboard / September 13, 2013<p>With fall breathing down on us, the season of stay-at-home, DIY goodness isn’t far behind. Why not assign …

Are You Ready For Some Flip Bowl?

Inside Flipboard / September 17, 2013<p>We are, admittedly, a bit late to this, and we thank you for your patience. But at long last, we have anointed …

On the Red Couch with Author Margaret Atwood

Inside Flipboard / September 19, 2013<p>The Guardian calls the writer Margaret Atwood “literature’s digital doyenne.” The author of more than 40 books …

Vice Is Nice—on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / September 25, 2013<p>At the beginning of this year, former Bulls forward Dennis Rodman made headlines when he and the Harlem …

Steam devil over Yellowstone Lake, Wyoming

Steam devils are rare, but they may form over large lakes and oceans during cold weather, if the water below is still relatively warm.<p>Kevin Palmer …

National Parks

On the Red Couch with Ford's Social Media Chief Scott Monty

On the Red Couch with Ford’s Social Media Chief Scott Monty<p>Inside Flipboard / September 27, 2013<p><i>For the last few years, the Ford Motor Company has</i> …

Madonna Launches "secretprojectrevolution" Film and Flipboard Magazine

Madonna Launches “secretprojectrevolution” Film and Flipboard Magazine<p>Inside Flipboard / September 25, 2013<p>Yesterday, Madonna unveiled Art For …

The Week in Review: Miley Mania

Inside Flipboard / September 27, 2013<p>Miley Cyrus’ constant twerking and wrecking-ball writhing have generated more than their share of headlines …

Flipboard For Corporate Teams

Inside Flipboard / October 1, 2013<p>In this week’s Flipboard for You series, we explore how corporate teams can use Flipboard to keep up with company …