Maddison Lewis

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Study: we cheat in video games because we assume everyone else does

Bad behaviour online such as cheating in MMO games is strongly influenced by how players identify with gaming communities.<p>That's the conclusion …

What Apple Versus Samsung Means For The Future Of Innovation

On November 21, 2013, a jury ruled that Samsung owed Apple more than $290 million in additional damages in its patent infringement lawsuit. This case–one in an ongoing series of trials–brought the total awards to Apple to about $930 million. A jury last year had already ruled that Samsung had …

The Jalapeño Beat Maker Adds A Dash Of Spice To Your Workouts

Like most people, I depend on fast-paced music to stay motivated during my workouts, which usually consist of running around a park or flailing along to cardio fitness videos. But even adding new tracks to my playlist isn’t enough to keep me from getting bored sometimes. That’s where the Jalapeño …

Why You Should Test Your Mobile App With Drunk People

In the Cocktails and Customization study, they asked Samantha, a 21-year-old pharmacist, to visit three separate websites that offer customization …

Apps

Lenovo to launch multiple Chromebooks this summer

Lenovo is reportedly planning to release a set of new Chromebooks this year. Jay Parker, president for Lenovo's North American operations, told CNET at CES that "multiple Chromebook models" would see release by summer 2014, at various price points and configurations.<p>The Chinese company — which …

VersaKeyboard: ‘The First Disappearing iPad Keyboard’

I’m not that frequent a user of iPad keyboard cases, but I have to say this one looks great. It’s called the <b>VersaKeyboard</b> and it’s touted as ‘the first disappearing iPad keyboard’.<p>If it’s even near as good as the promo video then it’s going to be a heck of a good iPad keyboard case. I’m also …

IPad Air

Can Intel break our addiction to conflict minerals?

The war on conflict minerals began heating up this week, following a controversial court case and an unexpected announcement at CES. On Monday, Intel announced that all of its microprocessors released in 2014 will be free of so-called conflict minerals: a class of four materials used to fund armed …

Report suggests iPhone 6 could once again retain 8 MP camera, focus on improved optics

When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone 4 in 2010, Apple began focusing heavily on the device’s camera as an area for continuous improvement and promotion. That device featured a 5 MP backside camera, and the next three models (iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s) featured an 8 MP iSight camera with …

T-Mobile helps you write your carrier a ‘break-up letter’

Yesterday T-Mobile took the lid off phase 4 of its uncarrier initiative, providing a way for families to leave other networks for T-mobile without having to worry about paying off the early termination fees — as T-Mobile will foot the bill. Being the fun company that T-Mobile is, they not only are …

T-Mobile

Finsix's revolutionary power tech could finally make our laptop chargers smaller

LAS VEGAS — Even though our laptops have become thinner and lighter, the lowly power adapter remains surprisingly bulky. Finsix’s tech could change that.<p>The startup has created a 65-watt laptop charger that’s about a third of the size of today’s devices. It also includes two USB charging inputs, …

Don't Kill Off Your Website -- Use It As The Hub For Your Social Media Presence

<b>#6 of “10 More Don’ts Of Corporate Social Media”</b><p><i>Co-authored with Ian Anderson</i><p>The questions plaguing many corporate leaders these days about social media include: How can we take best advantage of this continually-changing platform for business, sales, and reputation enhancement?How do we choose …

The Past, Present and Future of Crowdfunding

If you’ve been following digital trends over the past few years, you’ll probably be aware of the hockey stick-growth of crowdfunding as a ‘thing’. It’s everywhere.<p>From smartwaches and ad campaigns, to mobile phones and Google Glass apps, seemingly every industry has taken to the Web’s myriad of …

Nomi Introduces Proximity Beacons To Help Retailers Market To Customers

Nomi, a location-based marketing platform provider, has released a new product called Nomi Mobile that’s geared towards helping retailers and merchants leverage proximity in their mobile apps. Through the integration of its product’s SDK, store apps can leverage push notifications and in-app …

Your Social Media Activity Could Prevent You From Getting A Loan

By now, you likely already know it’s not unusual for human resource managers to judge you by your Facebook and Twitter presence (in addition to your resume, of course). But it appears a number of small lending companies are using social media as a criteria to determine whether to finance potential …

Social Media

Apple Store app starts the new year by giving away fitness app

As we have previously noted, Apple began giving away selected paid apps, music and books in the Apple Store app as an incentive for users to download and check out the app. For the new year, Apple’s first free app through the Apple Store App is the 7 Minute Workout Challenge.

Leap Motion Brings Its 3D Gesture Controller To Japan

Leap Motion is branching out into new markets today. The smart 3D gesture control hardware and software company has formed a partnership with BB Softservice Corp., a SoftBank group company. This deal will see Leap Motion’s Controller distributed exclusively through BB Softservice and gives Leap …

Twitter Toys With Ways To Boost Engagement With ‘@AchievementBird’ Experiment

Twitter has begun experimenting with an account, called @AchievementBird, that will direct message you ‘achievements’ that you earn with your tweets. The account is protected but has granted follows in the past few days.<p>Once you’re on the list, the account will occasionally send you messages about …

Marc Benioff on the Microsoft succession, Larry Ellison and OpenStack

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Barb Darrow<p>Microsoft’s decision to name a new CEO is a positive step, but comes too late for the software giant, …

Yahoo malware turned PCs into Bitcoin miners

Malicious ads served to Yahoo users were designed to transform computers into a Bitcoin mining operation, according to a security firm.<p>The cybercriminals who infected the computers of European Yahoo users apparently wanted to create a huge Bitcoin network.<p>Researchers at security firm Light Cyber …

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Who needs fingerprints? Samsung could put an eye scanner in the Galaxy S5

The most interesting thing about Samsung’s next flagship phone could be how you unlock it.<p>Taking a page from the fingerprint reader-equipped iPhone 5S, Samsung is considering adding an eye scanner to the Galaxy S5. While the decision is far from final, adding the feature makes a lot of sense: The …

Fresh Meat: 10 Android apps worth checking out

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play Store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the …

What It Was Like When Apple Announced The Original iPhone Seven Years Ago Today

It's impossible to overstate how important the iPhone has been. It totally upended the technology industry and has begun to fundamentally change a lot of other industries.<p>In honor of the seven-year anniversary, here's a look back at the original iPhone keynote announcement.<p>This was Jobs' finest …

Apple

2014 could be a big year for next-gen batteries

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Will 2014 go down in history as the year that delivered breakthroughs for a next-generation of batteries? Well, if not, it …

Pillow Castle gives Portal a run for its money with its experimental puzzle demo

Pittsburgh-based indie group Pillow Castle Games has released its demo for an upcoming first-person puzzle game inspired by an optical illusion known as forced perspective, a camera trick that merges background images into the foreground.<p>In the demo, the player can click on seemingly large objects …

PlayStation Now will require a DualShock controller for TVs, tablets, and phones

PlayStation Now could be the future of gaming, but you're going to need a proprietary controller to play. Though Sony has announced that the streaming game service will come to tablets and smartphones — perhaps even non-Sony devices — the company doesn't plan to let you use a touchscreen. To play …