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Windows 8 and 8.1 finally pass 15% market share, Windows XP drops below 20% mark

Everyone is well-aware by now that Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 have not seen the impressive adoption rate of their predecessor. Yet the duo had a particularly good run last month, finally passing 15 percent market share together, according to the latest figures from Net Applications.<p>More …

Joseph Brodsky’s List of 83 Books You Should Read to Have an Intelligent Conversation

In 1955, a mere two months into eighth grade, a 15-year-old teenager dropped out of a Leningrad school. He had already repeated seventh grade; the …

Apple's iOS Has Once Again Decimated Android When It Comes To Data That Matters

Adobe, which is tracking online shopping, reports the following: "iOS users drove four times as much mobile sales revenue as Android users, 79 and 21 percent respectively."<p>IBM's data produced similar findings:<p><b>iOS vs. Android:</b> iOS once again led the way in mobile shopping this holiday season, …

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The Original Darth Vader Is Looking For A Part In The New ‘Star Wars,’ But There’s One Major Problem

David Prowse, the actor who played Darth Vader in the original <i>Star Wars</i> trilogy would have loved to join the rest of the original cast in the new film. Unfortunately, there’s a major problem for the veteran actor: he suffers from dementia. Because of that, he fears that his condition would cause …

12 Problems Only People With Great Taste Understand

From the editors of ELLEDecor.com, yes, your home looks amazing, but it's not without inconvenience.<p><b>1) You walk into any store—low- or high-end—and your favorite item is always the most expensive one.</b> Who knew that little brass tray would ring up as more than certain pieces of furniture?<p><b>2) You've</b> …

Star Wars actor John Boyega defends The Force Awakens trailer: ''Get used to it''

Star Wars newcomer John Boyega has hit back at critics of the recently released The Force Awakens trailer, saying: "Get used to it".<p>The 22-year-old …

Best iPhone and iPad apps of November

November is winding down and the dust is settling from Black Friday insanity, so it's time to look back on the month and all of the great new apps …

A tool to easily edit DNA transforms research, holds potential for medicine

It is a fascinating quirk of nature: Simple bacteria have an immune system with a memory, which allows them to destroy invading viruses they have …

Putting Our Solar System Into Perspective

This amazing graphic was created by Roberto Ziche and shows our solar system to scale. Roberto explains:<p>“At the Chabot Space and Science Center there …

SR Geek Picks: George Lucas Version of 'The Force Awakens' Trailer, 'Star Wars' Memes & More

Advertising [x]<p>by Justin Vactor<p>– on<p>in Movie News<p>Welcome to Screen Rant's "Geek Picks," where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around …

iPad Sales Drop Twelve Percent As Android Tablets Soar

There have been a number of signs that the consumers’ rush to buy into the iPad ecosystem was slowing, but data from IDC today puts the slowing retail success of Apple’s tablet into an interesting position.<p>The analyst’s numbers suggest that total iPad sales in 2014 will be down by an eighth (12.7%) …

'Clumsy Ninja' Creator's Eight Rules For Building Record-Breaking Mobile Games

Torsten Reil co-founded NaturalMotion as an Oxford University spinout in 2001 to commercialise dynamic motion synthesis animation technology. The firm’s Endorphin virtual motion capture system helped make films including <i>Troy, Spiderman</i> and <i>Lord of the Rings</i>, while its Euphoria animation engine is …

10 Reasons Why Our Universe Is A Virtual Reality

Tom (CC BY 2.0)<p>via Listverse:<p>Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this …

Xbox One outsells PlayStation 4 on Black Friday despite bigger interest in PS4

This holiday season isn’t marked by a heated console war, but if you’re looking for a fight, here’s something to sate your appetite: The Microsoft …

Half-life: 25 years after the Chernobyl meltdown, a scientific debate rages on

<i>This article was taken from the June 2011 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Microsoft Outlook Can Learn A Thing Or Two From Google Inbox And Apple Mail

I’m a fan of Microsoft Outlook. I’ve used Outlook as my primary email, contacts, and calendar application almost exclusively for as long as it has existed. Even as a diehard Outlook user, though, I still recognize that there are some key features that are missing. As Microsoft developers work on …

Demand For Tesla Is Not The Problem, Switching The World To Electric Cars Is

When Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk says there’s enormous demand for his powerful electric cars, he may not be exaggerating.<p>We called a Tesla sales center in New York City for a Model S for Christmas. After some hesitation, the salesperson said he might be able “to dig one up.” There were two Model S sedans …

Making Rules For Rules: How The Pursuit Of Artificially Intelligent Design Is Changing Videogame Development

“All players believe in intelligent design,” Eskil Steenberg tells me. Steenberg is the designer behind the sprawling MMO Love, one of the first in a wave of recent games attempting to repopularize the idea of procedurally generated worlds first released in 2010. “I was a single person making a …

14 innovations that improved the world in 2014

These aren't just gadgets that charge your devices faster or "groundbreaking" apps — they have potential for lasting impact. They can change the …

Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

A smartphone is only as great as its apps, and developers were hard at work again this week to make your pocket computer just a little bit better. …

Best Cyber Monday Game Deals 2014 - IGN

Below is a list of all the game deals available during Cyber Monday this year. Remember that these deals often have limited quantities, so act …

The 100 Greatest Innovations Of The Year

Popular Science's Best Of What's New Awards, all in one place<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> picks the 100 greatest new innovations in technology to feature in our Best Of What's New issue. Discover the most exciting developments in consumer gadgets, sustainability, medicine, automobiles and more.<p>Follow …

Apple 'iPad Pro' may have smaller screen than thought, be thin as iPhone

Apple is expected to go big with the next iPad, but according to a new rumor, maybe not as big as people have been saying.<p>The company's widely expected larger iPad, often referred to as the iPad Pro, will feature a 12.2-inch display, smaller than the rumored 12.9-inch size, according to Japanese …

Apple Leads The Tablet Market, Samsung on Second Spot

International Data Corporation has released their latest figures for the tablet market, which brings a piece of good news. According to IDC, the …

Favorites From The World Beard & Moustache Championships

Over the weekend, Portland hosted the Just For Men World Beard & Moustache Championships. Hundreds of contestants crammed into the Keller Auditorium …

Top iPhone apps gone free for

Only here can you find the latest and best iPhone apps gone free today. Our proprietary appPicker Minestore™ algorithm finds you the best free iPhone …

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First Impressions Of Google's Nexus 6: Really Big, Really Beautiful [Update]

Article Contents<p>The Nexus 6 came in for a landing on my doorstep yesterday, and I've been happily exploring Google's new phablet ever since. Because …

The Barabbas Theory of Voting: Bible Story Shows Tough Choices for Midterms

A preacher urging voter turnout invoked the biblical tale of Jesus and Barabbas. But a close look at that story reveals that the choice is not as …

Khrushchev Visits IBM: A Strange Tale of Silicon Valley History

When the world’s most famous Communist saw one of the West’s greatest capitalist enterprises, he found much to admire–in its food.<p>In September of 1959, Nikita Khrushchev, the premier of the Soviet Union and first secretary of its Communist Party, spent 12 days touring the United States. The …