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iFixit Reveals The PS4 Is Beautiful, Inside And Out

The PS4 is a lovely gaming kit. It’s sleek. Monolithic. And relatively small in comparison to the Xbox One. Sony did its 4th generation console right. iFixit found in its teardown that the gaming system is nearly as beautiful on the inside as it is on the out. But that shouldn’t be a big surprise. …

New algorithms can tell if you ride the bus, and how bad you drive

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Researchers from the University of Helsinki in Finland have developed algorithms they say are the best yet for determining how …

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 …

Why hospitals will soon sequence the genes of every single patient

After studying cases and training for years in medical school, doctors are able to identify patterns in a patient’s test results, compare them to that of a healthy individual and come up with a diagnostic and treatment. Better yet, they know how to adapt that treatment based on the patient’s age, …

Google to Automatically Update Android's Chromium-based WebView

Google today announced it plans to eventually serve automatic updates to Android’s WebView just like it does for its Chrome browser. The latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat, has a Chromium-powered WebView component, bringing the same rendering engine and software …

Android dominates 81 percent of world smartphone market

For the first time ever, Android has hit more than 80 percent market share for smartphone shipments worldwide.<p>The new Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker was released on Tuesday by IDC, which detailed third-quarter numbers for all smartphone shipments worldwide. A total of 261.1 million …

Windows Phone

Yahoo Adopted One Of Microsoft's Worst Ideas, Just As Microsoft Killed It Off

Looks like Yahoo and Microsoft are pulling a switcheroo.<p>Microsoft told employees on Tuesday that it's ending its so-called "stack-ranking" system. Under Microsoft's infamous system, workers were ranked on a curve, and those at the low end would be fired or dealt with in some way. The goal in …

PS4: the 10 key launch titles

A few days ago, Amazon US posted a photo of its warehouse, stacked high with thousands of PlayStation 4 boxes, ready to ship out to American stores on Friday. At last, the arrival of the next console generation is imminent and palpable. It'll all be about the games from now on. Hopefully.<p>So to get …

Wikipedia CEO Calls U.S. Spying Allegations 'Embarrassing,' Bad For Business

By Nerijus Adomaitis<p>OSLO (Reuters) - The United States' alleged large-scale surveillance of global communications networks will badly harm the U.S. cloud computing industry, the founder of Wikipedia said on Thursday.<p>Jimmy Wales, who launched the online encyclopaedia service 12 year ago, said the …

Google Security Engineers Take To Plus To Blast NSA

Google’s official response to a Washington Post report last month that the NSA was taking advantage of links in its and Yahoo’s data centers where data traveled unencrypted to intercept that data was one of tempered anger. “We are outraged at the lengths to which the government seems to have gone …

Even Google Isn't Sure What Their Barges Are For

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In addition to the company's statement, the <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> got its hands on the proposal …

Instagram acts after BBC finds site users are advertising illegal drugs

The photo sharing service Instagram has taken steps to block certain hashtags in a bid to stamp out the sale of illegal drugs via its users.<p>The social networking site – where people post and comment on photographs and videos – announced the move after a BBC investigation, which found users were …

What You Need To Know About Node.js

Node.js, a framework that’s been around since 2009, is making a big impact in web programming circles.<p>With disciples in Microsoft, Yahoo, LinkedIn and PayPal, developers have not only heard of the merits of Node.js, but they’re either using or learning it now.<p>Consumers may have heard that Node.js …

Mobile First With Bootstrap 3

Ok so a couple of weeks ago now, on its very own two-year anniversary, Mark Otto and the rest of the guys responsible for the develop and maintenance …

Sony clarifies PS4 game-sharing rules ahead of launch

After twisting the knife at E3 regarding Microsoft's then-complicated game-sharing program, Sony has explained how digital strategy will work on PlayStation 4. Although sharing physical games remains as simple as Sony's tongue-in-cheek video suggested, games bought over PSN will be more locked …

Apple, Google, Facebook don't pay the highest engineer salary

For software engineers, life must seem like it keeps getting better. Not only are salaries on the rise as companies compete for talent, but there are also lively job markets in cities across the US.<p>While big-name companies, like Google, Apple, and Facebook, tout their engineers as the best and the …

Employment

Anonymous no more: Twitter engineer, UConn security analyst among 13 indicted for 'Operation Payback'

Not all the people named in the FBI indictment fit the hacker stereotype<p>Some of the men indicted last week for allegedly taking part in the scores of denial-of-service attacks launched by hacktivist group Anonymous in 2010 don't fit the stereotype of a pajamas-wearing teen hacker causing havoc from …

Look out Google: Disconnect says its no-track search tool is taking off

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Disconnect, a startup co-founded by a former Google(s goog) engineer, is fast becoming a darling of privacy advocates — and a …

Google introduces the biggest algorithm change in three years

Marking Google's 15th birthday, Hummingbird is the biggest change to the inner workings of the world's most popular search engine since Google's "Caffeine" update in 2010, which sped up Google's indexing of sites and delivery of search results.<p>The Hummingbird update focuses more on Google's …

iMotion kickstarts motion controllers inspired by 'Minority Report' and Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift has ignited a new round of excitement in virtual reality — but a major issue with the device is that its reliance on keyboards, mice, and traditional gaming controllers holds back just how immersive the headset can be. However, a small Singapore-based company says it has an answer …

Steam Controller in use: game developers sound off on the beta version's highs and lows, how it feels

We've only known about the Steam Controller for 24 hours, but it turns out a variety of developers already got a chance to put the controller to use ahead of the lucky 300 beta participants later this year. The devs we spoke with didn't use the final format of the controller, but instead used the …

This App Can Make Anyone A Video Game Designer

Draw the design for a level on graph paper, and Pixel Press can translate it into a real, playable game<p>Who hasn't sat on the couch at the end of a marathon gaming session and wondered what it would be like to make a game rather than just play one? With Pixel Press, anyone can do both—no coding …

As Court Releases Files In Case Alleging Google Tracked UK Safari Users, Search Giant Wants To Move Case To U.S.

Some new developments this weekend in the case of 12 people in the UK who want to sue Google for secretly tracking their online activity by working around privacy settings in Apple’s Safari web browser. The UK courts released court documents related to the case, giving for the first time more …

Samsung Sells 15 Million Smartphones in China in Q2 2013

Samsung is not showing any sign of slowing down in China at all. After topping China’s smartphone sales for the first time last year and then selling a record 12.5 million smartphones in the country in Q1 2013, the Korean firm has carried on that momentum to chalk up sales of more than 15 million …

Steve Jobs’ friend Larry Ellison: Apple without Steve is doomed

“He was our Edison. He was our Picasso. He was an incredible inventor,” Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said today in an interview with CBS’ Charlie Rose.<p>That much, many can agree with. But much more controversially, Ellison said, Apple without Steve Jobs is doomed to fail. History, in other words, will …

A Closer Look At Elon Musk's Much-Hyped Hyperloop

You can thank brainy billionaire Elon Musk's Hyperloop proposal for bringing electro-magnetic-powered transportation and the linear induction motor back into the public consciousness.<p>The Hyperloop is a system for really-really rapid transit. If built, Musk claims it can carry people about 800 miles …

Why Data First Development Rapidly Fills Application Whitespace

Technology leaders seeking a way to fill the yawning whitespace that exists in most companies should consider taking a data first approach to creating applications.<p>In his book Business Process Management: The SAP Roadmap, SAP co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe pointed out, based on substantial research, …

Scenes from Kim Jong-un’s visit to North Korea’s first “hand-phone” manufacturing plant

North Korea’s baby-faced supreme leader Kim Jong-un unveiled what is purported to be the Hermit Kingdom’s first domestically manufactured smartphone this weekend via a dispatch and several photographs from the state KCNA news agency.<p>The Arirang is a conventional-looking Android handset; details are …

Japan: Smartphone accidents spark safety warnings

<b>So many Japanese are falling off rail platforms or bumping into things while staring at smartphones that it's sparked safety campaigns, it seems.</b><p>The trend has even acquired a name "Aruki Sumaho" - or smartphone walking - and has reached such levels that phone companies have reportedly joined forces …

Microsoft unboxes Xbox One, reveals final design and a bundled headset

Microsoft's next Xbox console won't go on sale until November, but that isn't stopping the company from unboxing it a little early. In a new video featuring one of the first Xbox One production units — complete with the recent graphical speed increase — Microsoft is detailing exactly what's in the …