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Inside the failure of Google+, a very expensive attempt to unseat Facebook

Create a social network or risk everything.<p>That was the original pitch for Google's Facebook rival, Google+, a refrain hammered over and over by the …

Game of Thrones became its own worst enemy, and I need to let it go

Sometimes good things should die<p>Despite having his work on my to-read list for over a decade, HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> is probably the only reason I actually picked up anything by George R.R. Martin. I’ll always be grateful for that. As cliche as it sounds now, <i>A Game of Thrones</i> was high fantasy that …

TV Series

Why America's military is losing its edge

[video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gtc6XDbxz4 width:595 height:400]<p>AMERICA'S ability to project power on behalf of its own interests and in …

Windows 10 can run reworked Android and iOS apps

After months of rumors, Microsoft is revealing its plans to get mobile apps on Windows 10 today. While the company has been investigating emulating Android apps, it has settled on a different solution, or set of solutions, that will allow developers to bring their existing code to Windows 10.<p>iOS …

How You Can Supercool Water at Home (And You Should, It's Fun)

Super-cooled water is super fun the first time you see it. Still in liquid state, it's actually well below zero—so when you touch it with a spoon, …

Drugstore

11 Products You Used To Love That Apple Has Quietly Killed

The largest size was 160GB, and could hold 40,000 songs. And fans of the device took the news pretty hard.<p>But this wasn't the first time that Apple quietly killed older products when new products were announced.

Beginner's guide to Plex

Plex is one of those services that has been around for some time but many of us might have passed over for some reason, be it a lack of understanding …

3 Gmail Tricks That'll Save You Hours Every Week

<i>Vik Singh is CEO and co-founder of Infer, a provider of data-powered business applications.</i><p>It’s totally unbearable and massively inefficient to process countless emails every day. And yet, to have any chance of success in today’s information world, you must communicate via email.<p>As you succeed, you …

Office, iWork, Drive, and OpenOffice: Which office apps are right for you?

<b>Editor's note, May 12, 2014:</b> <i>This post was updated to include details about Google's new Drive apps for Android and iOS.</i><p>Now that Microsoft Office is available on the iPad, we all have yet another option to write, create spreadsheets, and build presentations on the go. We're taking this opportunity …

Software

A New Survey Reveals Which Social Media Brands People Are Most Attached To

See where Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, and other destinations rank.<p>To which social media brands do consumers feel the most attachment? Facebook ranked number one in a Brand Dependence Social Media Survey conducted by UTA Brand Studio in partnership with uSamp, a technology and …

300: Rise of an Empire - Trailer 1

The Greek general Themistocles battles an invading army of Persians under the mortal-turned-god, Xerxes.

Welcome to the Age of the Upgrade

As the 1980s came to a close, a curious thing happened to American consumers: they began to really understand what the word "upgrade" meant. This realization occurred thanks to a magical fusion of technological advancement and capitalistic opportunity: the video game console.<p>In the future-world of …

My Must-Have iPhone Apps, 2013 Edition – MacStories

<i>For the past three years, I’ve been running a series called “My Must-Have Mac Apps” that, once a year, would list the apps that I found indispensable on my Mac. This year, considering the changes that I went through from a workflow perspective, I thought it would be appropriate to start focusing on</i> …

Apple’s iOS 7 includes a surprise: a ticket to the next generation of the internet

For five years, researchers have toiled over an obscure bit of fundamental internet infrastructure that promises to make the connections to our mobile devices faster and more reliable than ever, and if you’ve already downloaded Apple’s iOS 7 to your iPhone or iPad, you could be using it …

Internet of Things

Early Samsung Smartwatch Reviewers Are Not Impressed

The early reviews are in, and few seem thrilled with the Galaxy Gear, the so-called smartwatch that the South Korean electronics giant Samsung announced this week.<p>The Galaxy Gear syncs with your Samsung Galaxy smartphone -- only one model for now, which we'll get to later -- and allows you to make …

ICANN: No dotless domains for you, Google

Contrary to popular thinking, Google doesn't always get its way when it comes to all things Internet -- at least, not if the latest pronouncement from ICANN is any indication.<p>The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the organization in charge of a major overhaul of Internet …

ICANN

The spat between Microsoft and Google is getting ugly

Google and Microsoft have been engaged in a protracted series of battles, using negative PR, cooked-up conferences, and pulling support on services for months on end. Both sides were at it again this week.<p>Microsoft struck first with an update to its long-running “Scroogled” campaign over the …