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Teen racks up $8,000 Xbox bill, report says

Smooth move, Xbox.<p>Pembroke, Ontario parent Lance Perkins got the shock of a lifetime on Dec. 23 when he discovered his 17-year-old son had racked up nearly $8,000 on in-app purchases through his Xbox video gaming system.<p>Perkins told CBC News that the credit card his son used was designated for …

Build real-time battery drain warnings using Tasker – Android customization

Last week on our Android customization series we took a somewhat confusing and in-depth look at storing battery data at various points throughout the day. While that was a great tool for capturing long term battery statistics, we are going for something a little more immediate this week, using …

Android News

'Invisibility cloak' could turn beer bellies into six-packs

Ultra-thin skin created by US scientists can be laid over 3D shapes to make them look flat using thousands of nanoscale dots to reflect light<p>Harry Potter donned his to explore Hogwarts undetected, but an invisibility cloak made by US scientists could find a far more pressing use: making beer …

Friends Furever: Google's subtle dig at Apple goes viral

TV advertising that goes viral on YouTube — reinforcing a brand, for free, again and again — is the best kind.<p>By that measure, “Friends Furever” …

Imgur Unveiled One of the Easiest Ways to Make a GIF

Looking to turn a video into an animated GIF like all the cool kids on the Internet? Image-hosting service Imgur just released a super-easy tool to …

The Break-Off Effect

At first they thought it was asthma.<p>The fighter squadron’s 37-year-old commander suddenly started refusing to fly at high altitudes because of …

Virgin Galactic

Lynxsy Launches A Mobile Recruitment App For Job Hunters

With planned layoffs sinking to a 14-year low and employment surging, the job market in America seems to have finally crawled back from the darkest days of the Great Recession.<p>And as the jobs market heats up, a whole host of apps have launched with new ways to help recent grads and current …

Gionee Elife E7 boasts most sensitive 16MP camera, 2.5GHz Snapdragon 800

Gionee isn't exactly a name that you'd come across in the Western market every day, but this time, the Chinese company has big global ambitions. The latest proof is its Elife E7, a 5.5-inch 1080p Android phone that boasts two titles: it's the first known phone featuring the 2.5GHz flavor of …

Credit companies seek global payment standard

<b>MasterCard, Visa and American Express are proposing a new token-based standard to improve the simplicity and security of online and mobile …

Mobile Payments

Looks like LG is building a 5-inch Nexus 5 with Snapdragon 800 chip

Remember that image of what appeared to be a new Nexus phone used in a Google video earlier this week? It turns out the FCC has tested a phone that …

The future arrives: Pioneer launches sat-nav with augmented reality

We're sufficiently old that we remember when the windscreen augmented-reality display from <i>Knight Rider 2000</i> seemed fanciful. Still, 200 years later, and finally, such things are a reality. Pioneer is launching NavGate, a sat-nav with a built-in projector and glass screen that'll provide the …

Bound by Flame is taking demonic possession to PS4

Demonic RPG <i>Bound by Flame</i> is coming to PlayStation 4 alongside its previously announced platforms PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC, developer Spiders Studios confirmed.<p>The game allows players to develop heroic talents based either on their own human abilities or, alternatively, powers made …

Meta, The Crazy AR Glasses That Aim To Do What Google Glass Can’t, Go Up For Pre-Order

Over a year after the announcement Of Google Glass, many folks I talk to still seem to be misunderstanding what Glass can actually <i>do.</i><p>“It’ll be great for Augmented Reality!” they say, assuming that Glass can render objects directly into your full view of the world (it can’t.) “Ooh! It’ll be like …

We’re witnessing the rise of the graph in big data

GraphLab, a popular open source project dedicated to graph analysis and machine learning, is trying to capitalize on the excitement around graphs by …

Morphees flexible smartphone concept would see your cell come alive

Smartphones that change their physical shape could one day be bending and flexing in our pockets and hands, researchers suggest, with so-called …

Mobile Devices

Watch 35 minutes of Ellen Page in 'Beyond: Two Souls'

If you just can't wait until October to see Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe star in the PS3 game <i>Beyond: Two Souls</i>, there's some good news, as 35 minutes of game video has been released. The footage was revealed as part of a two hour-long panel at the Tribeca Film Festival, which featured both Page and …

Samsung Galaxy S4 review

Years ago, people either bought an iPhone or “a Droid." Verizon’s marketing power, those insane robot ads, and maybe that just-close-enough naming convention made the carrier's Android phones virtually synonymous with their operating system.<p>But now I hear people every day saying "Oh, is that the …

Microsoft brings 3D maps to Excel users

The PC market might be a hot mess right now, but anyone using a Windows machine for data analysis might be rejoicing a bit thanks to a new Excel …

Forget in-memory — SiSense raises $10M for in-chip analytics

While the rest of the world is agog about big data and in-memory analytics, SiSense is taking a different tack. It’s rethinking business intelligence …

Kytephone, The YC Startup Making Smartphones Kid-Safe, Now Helps Parents Monitor Teens’ Smartphone Usage With Kytetime

Kytephone, the Y Combinator-backed startup making smartphones kid-friendly and safe, is now expanding its focus beyond the “little kids” crowd with the introduction of a new platform for teenagers and parents. Called “Kytetime,” the system is designed more for keeping track of a child’s location …