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Everything gamers want to know about the Xbox One

Just a week after the PlayStation 4 hit stores, the Xbox One has arrived, setting the state for a pretty vicious Black Friday here in the States. …

“The biggest hindrance to corporate growth”

IT departments are “the biggest hindrance to corporate growth”, and they need to learn from the “shadow IT” workaround of other divisions bringing …

If Bitcoin Is So Secure, Why Have There Been Dozens of Bitcoin Bank Robberies And Millions In Losses?

Bitcoin.org, the semi-official voice of the Bitcoin community, says "the whole system is protected by heavily peer-reviewed cryptographic algorithms like those used for online banking. No organization or individual can control Bitcoin, and the network remains secure even if not all of its users can …

The Moment Steve Ballmer Broke Up with Microsoft

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After thirty long years, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer finally stepped down this year, signalling the …

U.S. To Be World's Top Oil Producer By 2016, Surpassing Saudi Arabia And Russia, IEA Predicts

LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) - The United States will stride past Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world's top oil producer by 2016, the West's energy agency said, bringing Washington closer to energy self-sufficiency and reducing the need for OPEC supply.<p>But by 2020, the oilfields of Texas and …

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The moment David Cameron lost the 2015 general election

Steve Bell hit the nail on the head. His Guardian cartoon on Wednesday has David Cameron cutting his own head off while extolling the virtues of permanent austerity. The prime minister's speech to the lord mayor's banquet that the cartoonist mocked was indeed an act of bewilderingly …

Apple Won’t Produce A Television Set Until 2015 Or 2016, Says Analyst

On Monday, <i>DisplaySearch</i> reported that Apple’s HD television plans have been put on hold once again, and are likely to be replaced by a rollout of the …

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Self-Driving Cars Coming to the UK by 2015

Milton Keynes, a city north of London, England, will have 100 self-driving cars that take passengers from the train station to parks, shopping …

The Week in Review: Twitter Goes Public

Inside Flipboard / November 8, 2013<p>Twitter’s initial public offering yesterday saw the tech company soar into dizzying new heights. The company and …

World record setting experiment brings quantum computing a step closer to reality

Despite recent successes in the field, creating a quantum computer is <i>really</i> hard. For one thing quantum bits in a super positioned state (or qubits, the basic unit of data for quantum computing) have a hard time surviving at room temperature. Typically, these superposition states last for only a …

For Samsung, Stealing, Cheating and Lying Are Business As Usual

The smartphone industry is dominated by two companies: Apple and Samsung. Absurdly, Canaccord Genuity recently reported that Apple and Samsung earn 109% of mobile industry profits.<p>(That impossible percentage results when the losses of competitors are factored in.)<p>Specifically, the research firm …

Come On, Apple Fans, It's Time To Admit That The Company Is Blowing It

The message was clear:<p>Apple is getting its clock cleaned by Samsung, which is now by far the dominant smartphone maker in the world. (Samsung had 32% of the global market in Q3, the same share as a year ago. Apple, meanwhile, had only 12% of the market, down from 14% a year ago.)<p>Yes, both companies …

By 2015, Chinese tourists could spend more than all the world’s luxury shoppers combined

In two years, Chinese tourists could be spending as much as $194 billion a year in Europe, the US, Asia and other vacation spots. That’s according to Morgan Stanley, in a research note this week on luxury companies.<p>That figure speaks of the growing economic clout of China’s middle class—but also …

Social media start-ups' value is enormous — if you trust investors

SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat is not even 3 years old. It's run by a couple of twentysomethings with no prior business experience. And it has never made a cent.<p>Yet investors are fighting for the opportunity to throw hundreds of millions at the mobile messaging service that is all the rage with teens.<p>The …

Nokia’s Tablet Gambit Will Drive Mobile Market Share For Microsoft If The Margins Hold Up

Nokia’s Lumia 2520 tablet will set you back $500 if you want to buy it flat out. AT&T is more than happy to sell you one at that price. Pick it up with a wireless contract, and AT&T will knock $100 off that sticker.<p>But pick up a Lumia 925, 1020, or 1520 at the same time, and the price of the Lumia …

Is Wifi the new cigarette? (infographic)

Internet addiction is real. It is said to be more pervasive than alcoholism in the United States, and debate is raging over whether it should be officially classified as a mental illness.<p>Iconic Displays compiled a report which found that 60% of people can’t go without WiFi access for more than a …

Android vs. iOS Development: Fight!

The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android’s market share exceeds 80%. But never mind the managers and non-technical founders: what do <i>developers! developers!</i> think of that divide? Whoever makes life easier for them gains a sizable edge.<p>And by …

Steve Ballmer admits Microsoft needs a new leader for faster change - Pocket-lint

Microsoft's Steve Ballmer shocked the world when he announced earlier this year that he planned to retire, and it left many wondering what exactly …

Tens of millions targeted by email 'ransom’ virus

Internet fraudsters are targetting tens of millions of British customers with a virus which locks computers until the victim pays a £500 ransom<p>Internet fraudsters are targetting tens of millions of British customers with a virus which locks computers until the victim pays a £500 ransom to be …

Dell Loses Its First Senior Executive Since the Buyout

Now that computing company Dell has completed its $25 billion leveraged buyout, the first member of the company’s senior executive team is headed for …