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This Could Be The Most Detailed Look Yet At iOS 8, Apple's Next Major iPhone Update

Previous reports have provided some insight as to the types of changes we may see in iOS 8, but Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac has just shared a slew of new details.<p>Apple is referring to iOS 8 by the internal codename Okemo, according to Gurman. The change will largely focus on updates to existing apps …

iOS

End of Windows XP support spells trouble for some

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.<p>An estimated 30 percent of computers being used by businesses and consumers around …

Women prefer Apple, gentlemen prefer Samsung

In a study looking at which mobile brands are preferred by the sexes in America, the results are perhaps predictable. However, a ray of hope for MicroNokia is that almost 25 percent of people expressed no preference.<p>When commenters lurch to these pages, their lightsabers raised even higher than …

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Cassettes, VHS & Atari

<i>Cassettes, VHS & Atari</i><p>Permanent marker on paper

HTML5 Based Game Boy Emulator Comes To Smartphones

New York-based programmer Ben Midi has created a HTML5 Game Boy emulator for smartphones. Simply visit this link to begin playing thirteen Gameboy …

5 Alternate Versions of Batman That Would Make Amazing Games

Miraculously, we live in an age where there are <i>good</i> Batman games (the Arkham series, in case you're the only person in the world super into Batman …

Comic Books

Intel's Processor Roadmap Leaves Uncertainty for Apple's 2014 Mac Updates

With Apple's Mac lineup beginning to show signs of aging, consumers are no doubt starting to wonder when they can expect updated models to hit the market. Apple's product update cycles are in large part driven by availability of new processors, so it pays to take a look at Intel's roadmap to see …

Facebook Now Lets You Edit Your “Look Back” Movie

Earlier this week, we learned that Facebook would soon let you edit the automatically-generated “Look Back” videos the company had made to celebrate Facebook’s 10th anniversary.<p>Sure enough: they just launched the editor.<p>Almost immediately after launch, many users were complaining about the photos …

Kim Dotcom's Mega cloud app for iOS now auto-uploads your snapshots

Sure Kim Dotcom recently dropped an album, but that doesn't mean he's leaving his other projects to rot. His Mega cloud storage app for iOS just got a refresh, and it now comes with PhotoSync, which enables the app to automatically upload any new pictures you take, just like Dropbox and other …

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On the Probability of Aliens Dressed as Nuns Visiting Las Vegas

It’s not enough for a whistleblower to reveal that the United States government has been secretly running a vast operation spying on the American public and on other governments – some conspiracy theorists are simply determined to believe the impossible. With that in mind, gaze upon the remarkable …

Noah's Ark Blueprints Found—4,000-Year-Old Detailed Instructions

Irving Finkel, British Museum curator and author of “The Ark Before Noah,” has found a 4,000-year-old tablet that describes the materials and …

Mesopotamia

South Korea's 5G To Let Citizens Download A Full Movie In One Second

And the country's science ministry wants people on the fastest bullet trains to be able to surf the Internet.<p>South Korea's science ministry is investing $1.5 billion in building 5G wireless service for the country by 2020, AFP reports.<p>Some of the things the ministry wants 5G to do include …

Which hiccup remedies really work?

From holding your breath to far stranger and ruder tricks – how can you get rid of hiccups yourself and why do these methods work? Claudia Hammond investigates.<p>The moment you get hiccups, every person will immediately propose their own suggestion for the best way of getting rid of them, whether …

Alternative Medicine

As PC Sales Drop, Intel Delays A Plant Opening And Cuts Jobs

As far as factories go, this one was about as ballyhooed as they come. In 2012, President Obama visited Intel's Ocotillo campus in suburban Phoenix, the day after his State of the Union address.<p>Obama stood beneath a towering crane at the construction site — a crane so big it could lift 4,000 tons. …

Android and Firefox OS Geeksphone Revolution Smartphone Images Leak

The first images of the Geeksphone Revolution, a smartphone that lets you seamlessly switch between Android and Firefox OS, have appeared online.<p>Spotted by MobileGeeks, the handset has a similar design to the Keon and Peak – two Firefox OS developer devices that Geeksphone released last year. The …

4 Facebook Secrets to Keep You Safe

Never let your boss see your embarrassing photos again<p>If your number of Facebook friends competes with your monthly mortgage payment, you may not be so happy after those embarrassing pictures from the holiday party go live: The more social circles you’re connected to on Facebook, the more anguish …

Intel, HP prepare for the end of days -- Windows XP's, that is

Intel and Hewlett-Packard are giddy about the prospects for the demise of an operating system that won't die.<p>As the sun sets on support for Windows XP nears, Hewlett-Packard and Intel executives say they're looking to new horizons.<p>In case you've been living under a rock, support for Windows XP ends …

A snapshot of one minute on the internet, today and in 2012

Industry reports from investment banks are turgid things, rarely fit for human consumption. A recent report about big data from boutique bank GP Bullhound, however, contains this gem.<p>This is not entirely accurate: The number of photos uploaded to Facebook every minute now exceeds 243,000 (pdf, …

Internet of Things

F.lux Helps Computer Addicts Sleep Better

I discovered F.lux earlier this year, and it has changed how I work. F.lux is a program that sits quietly on your Mac, Windows or Linux computer removing the blue light emitted by your screen which can cause your body to subconsciously delay its natural timings — and adversely affect your sleep.<p>In …

Acer Unveils Iconia W4 With Windows 8.1, Faster Processor

This morning, Microsoft began rolling out Windows 8.1, the first major update to its Windows 8 operating system that was released last year. It’s …

Computer Hardware

Windows 8.1 now available to download

Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update is now available to download. Windows 8 users will see a notification in the Windows Store with a prompt to upgrade to the new operating system. Microsoft has added a number of improvements with this update, including built-in Bing search, smart SkyDrive syncing, and …

Defining Batman's persona in Batman: Arkham Origins

Batman is finding himself in Warner Bros. Games Montreal's <i>Batman: Arkham Origins</i>.<p>While the studio is building on the gameplay foundation laid by Rocksteady Studios (the developer of <i>Batman: Arkham Asylum</i> and <i>Batman: Arkham City</i>) for <i>Arkham Origins</i>, its story focuses on a younger, more arrogant …

Has the era of benchmarking shenanigans returned in full swing?

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>When Ars Technica tested the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 earlier this week, it noted that performance was fast. Maybe <i>too fast</i>. The …

Intel Sociologist Says the Love Affair Between Us and Our Gadgets Is Turning Into a Real Relationship

It may be a love-hate relationship with our gadgets, but Intel researcher Genevieve Bell says that our feelings for our technology are growing …

Add an e-ink screen to your Samsung Galaxy S4 with PocketBook (hands-on)

The Galaxy S4 may be the best phone ever made, but does it have a low-power, eye-friendly screen for reading books? With the PocketBook case it does.<p>BERLIN -- What do you get for the phone that has everything? The Samsung Galaxy S4 is possibly the best smartphone ever made, but one thing it <i>doesn't</i> …