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One of the worst patents ever just got upheld in court

Forget patenting an invention. These days, companies patent conceptual categories for <i>future</i> inventions.<p>During the first dot-com boom, Amazon famously patented the concept of buying things online with one click. More recently, companies have patented concepts such as scanning documents to an e-mail …

And The Winner Of The PlayStation 4/Xbox One Console Wars Is...The PC?

“X-Box One: Because that’s how many we’re gonna sell,” gamer Paul Sposato wrote on his Facebook page when he saw the Microsoft and Sony announcements at E3. Sposato is an Xbox enthusiast, an Xbox loyalist. But after last night’s presentations, he does not plan on buying the new-generation console, …

Thumb Your Nose at the NSA With Raspberry Pi

The NSA is watching you. But you can get around the agency's prying eyes with Tor and a Raspberry Pi.<p>Adafruit has created a handy how-to to help you …

Porn Stars Without Makeup: More Before And After Pictures By Melissa Murphy (PHOTOS)

Porn stars are usually caked in makeup, but now, they're taking it <i>all</i> off.<p>In March, a stunning photo series by makeup artist Melissa Murphy showed what x-rated celebrities look like when they truly bare it all by removing lipstick, eyeliner and blush. Now, Murphy is back with another montage of …

Microsoft wants government to provide more transparency for security requests

Microsoft is now joining fellow tech giants Google and Facebook in asking the U.S. government for more transparency in regard to government requests …

Deadpool 2 Trailer Introduces The 'Super Duper Fucking Group' We've Been Waiting For

Movies<p>The latest movie news, casting updates and rumors, trailer sneak peeks, and expert reviews on MTV.<p>Movies<p>We lost one Chris and gained another, …

If You Love Playing Tag, Then This Star-Studded Trailer Is For You

Movies<p>The latest movie news, casting updates and rumors, trailer sneak peeks, and expert reviews on MTV.<p>Movies<p>Tell me, Cable ... Do you …

Sony announces GTA V exclusive PS3 bundle and headset, coming September 17th for $299

Sony's making a whole bunch of announcements at tonight's E3 press conference, and GTA V is on the list. The company just unveiled a bundle and headset for the PlayStation 3. Included in the package is a 500GB PS3, a Blu-ray copy of the game, 30-day trial PlayStation Plus membership, a custom GTA V …

The PS4 won't be region-locked

We know the pricing, a loose holiday release schedule, and now, that the PlayStation 4 won't be locked-down according to geography. That's according to Sony Computer Entertainment's Brad Douglas, who mentioned on Twitter that the company's new console has "no region locking", hopefully freeing up …

Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts 3 announced for PlayStation 4

When Square Enix's Tetsuya Nomura made a cameo at Sony's E3 press conference, we expected to hear an update on <i>Final Fantasy Versus XIII --</i> we were wrong, but not disappointed. Instead of the heavily anticipated spinoff, Nomura revealed <i>Final Fantasy XV</i> to the world, promising the title for the …

AMD's Richland APUs: 5GHz overclocks on tap, set the stage for Steamroller - ExtremeTech

AMD’s Richland APUs: 5GHz overclocks on tap, set the stage for Steamroller<p>By on June 5, 2013 at 5:16 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from …

The Haswell paradox: The best CPU in the world... unless you're a PC enthusiast - ExtremeTech

The Haswell paradox: The best CPU in the world… unless you’re a PC enthusiast<p>By on June 5, 2013 at 12:40 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

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New sulfur-based battery is safer, cheaper, more powerful than lithium-ion - ExtremeTech

By on June 6, 2013 at 9:01 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Scientists at the DoE’s Oak Ridge …

Most advanced Android malware threat yet

A security firm posted information about a new Android Trojan that appears unlike anything seen before when it comes to complexity and the number of malicious actions it’s able to perform.<p>Called Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a, the malware is compared to malicious threats that usually target Windows, not …

What Android has over iOS

Apple’s WWDC will be upon us in a few hours, and Apple hopes to reignite a stale iOS, after it has fallen behind Android in recent times. Join us as we take a look at all the reasons why Android is king of the mobile operating system world.<p><i>Disclaimer: I do not absolutely, positively hate iOS. I</i> …

Laws of Physics Say Quantum Cryptography Is Unhackable. It's Not

In the never-ending arms race between secret-keepers and code-breakers, the laws of quantum mechanics seemed to have the potential to give …

Review: Samsung Smart Camera EX2F

As smartphones continue to hammer the nails into the sub-$500 pocket camera coffin, camera-makers have been trying their best to inject some allure …

Reviews: LaCie Porsche SSD, Verbatim SSD, ioSafe SSD, OWC Mercury SSD | WIRED

We've taken a look at four options for external solid-state drives -- specifically, large-capacity storage devices ranging from 120GB to 300GB that …

During hearing, Congress defends phone unlocking rights

Legislature aligns itself with the White House, hoping to fix last fall's decision.<p>Congress today held a hearing to discuss legal protection for all …

Under draft bill, EU wants to raise jail time for hackers, botnet operators

Minimum sentences of 3 years for botnets, 5 years for damaging "infrastructure."<p>On Thursday, a European Parliament committee approved a new draft …

Chinese supercomputer destroys speed record and will get much faster

Tianhe-2 hits 31 petaflops with 90 percent of the machine turned on.<p>A Chinese supercomputer known as Tianhe-2 has been measured at speeds of 30.65 …

Researchers create temporal cloak that can erase digital data from history - ExtremeTech

By on June 6, 2013 at 2:55 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>What if you could harness the …

Android super-malware discovered - Is Google's platform in peril? - ExtremeTech

Android super-malware discovered – Is Google’s platform in peril?<p>By on June 7, 2013 at 3:53 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links …