Micheal Burns

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What happens when you accidentally become internet famous?

Wondered why #Alexfromtarget was trending? It’s because someone posted a picture of someone called Alex working at Target. Confused? Welcome to the world of accidental internet fame<p>This weekend, the internet made a Target employee famous.<p>Currently known only as “Alex from Target”, all it took was …

Windows 9 may be revealed next month

Microsoft is said to show off the next version of Windows in late September, wireless carriers battle for customers with cheaper plans, and Disney takes on Clash of Clans with a "Star Wars" game.<p>It won't be long before Microsoft reveals the next version of Windows. In this episode of CNET Update, …

PlayStation Side Effect: Dangerous Blood Clots, Docs Say

A New Zealand man who played eight hours of video games for four days in a row developed life-threatening blood clots so severe that doctors created a new condition: “gamer’s thrombosis.” The situation involving the 31-year-old PlayStation fan was picked as the case report of the year for 2013 by …

Medicine

Libya Releases 4 Detained US Military Personnel

Libya has released the four U.S. military personnel who it had arrested and detained, AP is reporting.<p>"All four (have been) released," a U.S. defense official told Reuters.<p>The four unidentified U.S. military personnel — who were augmenting security at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli — were briefly held …

Tripoli

North Korea 'preparing to carry out new nuclear test'

South Korea warns North Korea may be preparing for new nuclear test, as Pyongyang celebrates two years of Kim Jong-un in power<p><b>North Koreans</b> pledged their allegiance to Kim Jong-un on Tuesday, the second anniversary of the death of his father, as South Korea warned Pyongyang could be preparing to …

North Korea

Google buys Boston Dynamics, maker of spectacular and terrifying robots

Google has acquired robotics engineering company Boston Dynamics, best known for its line of quadrupeds with funny gaits and often mind-blowing capabilities. Products that the firm has demonstrated in recent years include BigDog, a motorized robot that can handle ice and snow, the 29 mile-per-hour …

Apple's 'iWatch' Said to Arrive in October 2014 with Wireless Charging

According to Chinese site <i>C Technology</i> [Google Translate, via <i>GForGames</i>], Apple is planning to release its long-rumored iWatch alongside the next iPhone in October 2014, with the company having tested two iWatch prototypes. However, the report also states that Apple has not decided on the final …

You Will Be Mesmerized By These XBox And PlayStation GIFs

As much as the consoles change, the controllers really stay pretty much the same. These hypnotizing GIFs from the folks over at Gadget Love prove it.<p>Many gamers will remember the monolithic controller of the original Xbox that shipped with the system in 2001. Microsoft slimmed it down for Xbox 360 …

Apple paid its lawyers over $60 million to beat Samsung in court

The damages retrial for last year's Apple vs. Samsung legal battle recently wrapped, and new court documents reveal how much Cupertino paid its legal team to get its wins: over $60 million. The revelations come as Apple requests that Samsung reimburse a portion of those legal costs. According to …

Sochi Olympic torch takes plunge into world's deepest lake

The longest Olympic torch relay in history paid a visit, and took a plunge, into the world's deepest freshwater body at Russia's Lake Baikal.<p>The<p>SochiWinterOlympic Gamesorganizers released video of the event and tweeted about the occasion.<p>The 39,000-mile relay has already taken the torch into space …

Siberia

Sony: Native 1080p allows you to “be a better gamer”

One of the most divisive elements for gamers surrounding the upcoming launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One revolves around screen resolution, especially in games like Call of Duty: Ghosts. The Activision shooter runs at a native 1080p on PS4, but only 720p on Xbox One. Speaking with Sony …

Sony

Try this, Apple: Xbox greets PlayStation 4 with a nice tweet

Can you imagine Cupertino greeting a new Samsung Galaxy with a congratulatory tweet? Well, it seems things are different in the gaming world.<p>There's too much fighting in the world.<p>Wars are everywhere. And then sporting and business entities co-opt the postures and the language, making themselves …

Salesforce Went Down for About Three Hours Today in North America and Europe

A system update that went awry appears to be the cause of a failure that took Salesforce.com down across much of North America and most of Europe. In …

Marc Benioff

Sony sells over 1 million PlayStation 4 consoles in first 24 hours

There was little doubt that the PlayStation 4 would sell well on launch given the sheer amount of hype,but we now have proof: Sony has revealed that it sold over one million PS4s in North America during the console's first 24 hours of availability. While that figure pales in comparison to the sales …

Batkid Day Was Awesome: Here Are My Pictures

In the feel-good story of the year, an estimated 12,000 volunteers showed up to Union Square, AT&T Park, City Hall, and other locations around San Francisco to make a wish for 5-year-old Leukemia survivor Miles Scott (he’s in remission!) yesterday, after he said he wanted to be Batman for a day. I …

Instagram Fills Up with Batkid Photos as SF Helps Bring a Young Boy’s Dream to Life

Yesterday a young boy named Miles, better known now as Batkid, inspired the world and probably became the most photographed child on Earth, if only …

PlayStation 4 launches with a Sony promise that big games are coming

The PlayStation 4 is now available in the United States. Sony streamed its lavish New York launch event live, using the hour prior to midnight to divert attention away from the console's slim launch line-up and focus on big names and exclusives to come. <i>Gametrailers</i>' Geoff Keighley presided as new …

Playstation, Xbox And Wii In A Tight Race

The gaming industry is set to receive its eighth generation of consoles this month, and customers considering purchasing a console are tied between market leaders Xbox and Playstation.<p>A nationally representative poll of US consumers found that Playstation is the most popular console out of Xbox and …

Apple and Samsung back in court over patent damages

<b>Apple and Samsung are returning to court in one of the most high-profile patent battles of recent times.</b><p>In August 2012, a jury found Samsung guilty of infringing six Apple patents and awarded one of the largest payouts of its kind on record.<p>The verdict and $1bn (£626m) awarded in damages were seen …

Steve Wozniak

Apple’s Top Secret Deal With Samsung To Build A-Series Chips In Upstate New York

With the new Mac Pro, Apple has proven its serious about bringing at least some manufacturing back to the States. The next step, though, is chips, and a new report says that Apple is bringing chip fabrication of its A-series chips stateside at a new $6 billion facility in upstate New York. And …

New York State

Many millions at stake in new round of Apple-Samsung trial

The latest round in Apple and Samsung's bitter global battle for supremacy in the more than $300 billion smartphone market begins Tuesday in a courtroom a few miles from Apple's Silicon Valley headquarters.<p>In courts, government tribunals and regulatory agencies around the world, Apple Inc. has …

Samsung Galaxy S3 outpaces iPhone 5S, 5C in touch accuracy

The Samsung Galaxy S3 performed notably better than Apple's latest handsets in terms of overall screen accuracy, according to a new study.<p>Apple's<p>iPhone 5SandiPhone 5Chave a bit of improving to do on the touch-accuracy front, according to new data from OptoFidelity, a Finland-based tech test and …

Galaxy Gear compatibility comes to the Samsung Galaxy S 4, S3, Note 2 and more

If you wanted live out your <i>Inspector Gadget</i> fantasies, but lacked the Galaxy Note 3 needed to take full advantage of the possibilities, we've got good news. Samsung's bringing compatibility for its Galaxy Gear to the previously-mentioned Galaxy S 4 as well as the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II …

The Greatest Automotive Flops of the Last 25 Years | Feature | Features

<i>“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” ­—Truman Capote</i><p><i>“My other Maserati is also a piece of shit.” —bumper sticker seen on a Chrysler’s TC by Maserati in Berkeley, California</i><p>As nouns go, “flop” is a good one—short, peppy, and to the point. Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary …

Acura

How fast is the new McLaren P1? Oh, it'll hit 186 mph in an incredible 16.2 seconds. Did we mention that's 5.5 seconds faster than the legendary F1? More --> http://bit.ly/1ibxZvJ

Are EV Supercars Destined to Surpass Gas-Burners?

Performance EVs such as the Tesla Model S and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive are posting impressive 0 to 60 times. Will electric cars one day reach a level of raw speed that their gas-powered counterparts cannot match?<p><b>Consider this: It could be argued that we</b> have reached the limit on …

Electric Vehicles

HTC denies reports it's shutting down factories to save money

After being unceremoniously dumped by Beats Audio in September and recording its first quarterly loss this month, HTC is finding itself having to downsize. A Reuters report this morning tells of the closure of "at least one" of HTC's four main handset manufacturing lines, reducing its production …