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Google is preparing for screenless computers

The spread of computing to every corner of our physical world doesn’t just mean a proliferation of screens large and small—it also means we’ll soon come to rely on mobile computers with no screens at all. “It’s now so inexpensive to have a powerful computing device in my car or lapel, that if you …

Artificial Intelligence

Wendy Davis’ Shoes and America’s Ideologically Monochromatic Newsrooms

Overwhelmingly Democratic newsrooms remain incapable of hearing voices different from their own, writes Stuart Stevens.<p>Since the 1960s, journalism …

SolePower charges smartphones by harnessing walking power

What if people could charge their phones by going for a walk? No electricity, no power outlets, no more dealing with dead phone batteries. This idea actually isn't too farfetched.<p>A new Kickstarter campaign is focused on getting funding for a power generating shoe insert that lets users charge …

Clean Energy

Xbox One chief product officer admits big mistakes in messaging

Xbox One chief product officer Marc Whitten admitted that Microsoft made mistakes in communicating its policies on digital rights to its consumers, according an IGN interview.<p>The mistakes started on May 21, when the company announced its next-generation console, and then those missteps multiplied …

Russia aims to open floating nuclear power plant in 2016

Russia is a big place with lots of remote outposts. Getting power to those far-flung places can be a challenge. That's why Russia has hatched a plan to create floating nuclear power plants, essentially putting them in port to supply energy to locations that need power but can't build a traditional …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Judge: Apple conspired to fix e-books prices

Apple violated antitrust laws, according to a quick decision by the Southern District of New York in the U.S. government's e-book price-fixing case against the computing giant.<p>"Without Apple's orchestration of this conspiracy, it would not have succeeded as it did," Judge Denise Cote said in a …

U.S. Department of Justice

The next iPhone’s cool-factor: a slow-motion camera?

As the launch of the next iPhone approaches, rumor and speculation about what Apple’s latest and greatest smartphone could bring to the highly-competitive mobile marketplace is increasing. Based on the latest chatter, a reasonable snapshot of the new iPhone seems to be an “iPhone 5S” with the same …

The Pirate Bay founder is raising money for spy-proof messaging app

Private messages really <i>aren’t</i> so private, and Peter Sunde, co-founder and former spokesperson for BitTorrent search engine The Pirate Bay, isn’t …

Study: Gamers Play More and Spend More on Tablets vs. Smartphones

Tablets are the “mobile platform of choice” for gamers, according to a new study from research firm Frank N. Magid Associates. The study, sponsored …

Apple’s iOS 7 Is A Smorgasbord For Game Developers, With Sprite Kit, Game Controller Support And More

Apple’s developer bits are generally the bigger picture story that comes out of WWDC, and some details are slowly emerging about those 1,500 or so new APIs Apple has added for devs to take advantage of. Some of the better news is around new gaming technologies, which should result in much improved …

Meet Sony’s new phablet: an unwieldy slab with a beautiful screen | Financial Times

By Dan Thomas, telecoms correspondent<p>Sony will bolster its mobile range with a large screen “phablet” phone that is sized neatly between the high end …