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Nvidia's Shield console can now stream games over the web

Promised two weeks ago and delivered today, Nvidia's big April software update for Shield is highlighted by the introduction of remote game streaming. Until now, the Android-powered handheld was capable of playing graphically intensive games that were being processed by and streamed out of your …

How One App Might Be A Step Toward Internet Everywhere

A few weeks ago, January Chang, a student at National Taiwan University, joined her fellow students in protesting a controversial trade agreement, which would bring Taiwan closer to China. The students occupied Taiwan's legislature, and some of them are still there, but they had a problem: With …

Microsoft's 3 year journey to an open-source .Net

Microsoft's decision to open-source more of its .Net platform didn't happen overnight, or even in the past few weeks. It was a move years in the making.<p>Microsoft's move to open source key chunks of its .Net platform, a software framework that developers can use to build Windows applications, was …

Software Development

Battle TV: Yahoo and Microsoft jump into the original-series game

The tech giants each announced separate plans to launch original programming to rival Nextflix, Hulu and Amazon<p>The original series field got a little more crowded today as both Yahoo and Microsoft released plans to create original streamable shows.<p>With the ability to stream TV shows and movies, the …

Apple, Google, and Amazon’s quest for one remote control is futile

If the cable and satellite live television providers were to comment on the latest Amazon Fire TV or reports of the new Google Android and Apple TVs, it would likely be in the voice and character of Charlton Heston:<p>We will give up our remotes when they are pried from our cold dead hands.<p>Amazon’s …

Smart TV

Samsung's rumored Bond-like smartwatch may make and take calls

What if a smartwatch were more than just an accessory for your smartphone?<p>Samsung may be testing that possibility with an upcoming smartwatch that can send and receive calls thanks to its very own SIM slot. And it seems Samsung has come up with just the right name for the standalone smartwatch: …

Using Windows 8.1? It's time to get the update

On Tuesday, Microsoft will make Windows 8.1 Update available. To continue to get patches, 8.1 users need to move to it soon.<p>As of Tuesday, all Windows 8.1 users will be able to move to Windows 8.1 Update.<p>Microsoft will be making the update -- formerly known by those of us who've been tracking it …

Microsoft Windows

Samsung Announces Budget KitKat Smartphone

Last week, Samsung showed off the Galaxy Ace Style, a mid-range smartphone running Android KitKat, and today the device was formally announced by the company.<p>The Galaxy Ace Style looks like your typical Samsung device, but it appears targeted at those shopping on a more modest budget. It features a …