Ian Joachim

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CyanogenMod 10.2 vs Paranoid Android vs AOKP: features shown in handy infographics

An Android fan took to r<i>eddit</i> and <i>imgur</i> to post three handy infographics detailing the most important features of three prominent custom Android ROMs, including CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android and AOKP.<p>Whether you like a stock Android experience, a default user interface from an Android device …

Android 5.0 concept video hits YouTube

For the longest time, the Android community seemed fixated around the idea of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, and all the amazing changes it was rumored to be bringing to Google’s OS. Fast-forwarding to today, we now know that the next version of Android will actually be 4.4 Kit Kat, but that’s not …

Google's AdID, an anonymous identifier for advertising, could replace the aging cookie

You know the drill: accept the cookie, delete the cookie, empty the cookie bin, and so on. Mostly, it's an exercise used when attempting to get your mum's PC to run a wee bit faster, but if you think about it, the cookie is one of the most archaic pieces of the world wide web that's still in use …

New browser extensions let you hit the NSA where it hurts: in the data

Flagger.io does just one thing: It adds a random selection of keywords, like “terrorist,” “pressure cooker,” “Al Qaeda,” etc. to the address of every website you visit. The idea is that, because the US National Security Agency (NSA) is gathering essentially all the internet traffic that passes …

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Memoir, A “Google Now” For Photo Memories, Is An App That Helps You Remember The Past

Thanks to the ubiquitous spread of smartphones, and the ease of photo-taking they bring, our photo galleries have become filled with what are almost like disposable memories. We snap and share, but then never return and reminisce. New York-based Memoir, a new app launching today on iOS first, wants …

Nvidia Looks to Gain Ground in Mobile With $199 Tegra Note, Its Own Entry in Crowded Tablet Market

Aiming to boost its presence in mobile devices, Nvidia on Wednesday announced the Tegra Note, a homegrown seven-inch tablet.<p>The device, expected to …

Baffled By Bitcoin? This Beginner's Guide Will Help

Bitcoin is the virtual currency that everyone seems to be talking about. It’s compelling and growing in popularity, but also highly controversial; Bitcoin has been ruled illegal in Thailand and the US government plans to launch a formal investigation into the cryptocurrency.<p>Bitcoin is also …

The Confusing Science Of Whether Video Games Are Ruining Your Life

A brief round-up of how video games are destroying your life and also making you a superhuman<p>A good rule of thumb in life is that if you enjoy something, it must be <i>terrible</i> for you. Kidding! Kind of. So it goes with video games. Except not, sometimes. But maybe also yes? Or both at the same …

Samsung Galaxy Gear pegged as a smartwatch coming September 4

It’s time for the smartwatch market to heat up: After a trademark filing for “Galaxy Gear” earlier this month, Samsung is reportedly planning to …

A Monochrome Lego Set To Teach Tomorrow’s Architects

Six cutting-edge design firms have teamed up with the world’s most popular brick-maker to impart the core principles of modern architecture.<p>The first thing you’ll notice about the Lego Architecture Studio is that it’s white. There are no colors, no shades, no pigments, no hues here. It is as white …

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How to get the Windows 8.1 preview

If you've been screaming from the rooftops for Microsoft to return the Start button to Windows, you're going to be happy. On Wednesday, Microsoft unveiled Windows 8.1 at its Microsoft Build conference. The update brings a long list of new features, but most notably, the Start button returns!<p>Along …

And The Winner Of The PlayStation 4/Xbox One Console Wars Is...The PC?

“X-Box One: Because that’s how many we’re gonna sell,” gamer Paul Sposato wrote on his Facebook page when he saw the Microsoft and Sony announcements at E3. Sposato is an Xbox enthusiast, an Xbox loyalist. But after last night’s presentations, he does not plan on buying the new-generation console, …

Murdered: Soul Suspect is a 'Die Hard'-inspired ghostly detective story

What would happen if John McClane died in the middle of <i>Die Hard</i>? And then became a ghostly spirit of vengeance? How would he continue to fight? How could he stop Hans Gruber and his team of terrorists from blowing up Nakatomi Plaza as a disembodied phantom?<p>These are the questions that led Square …

Daylight brings psychological horror to PC and PS4 in early 2014

Psychological horror game <i>Daylight</i> will launch as a downloadable title for PC and as a console exclusive for PlayStation 4 in Q1 2014, publisher Atlus announced today.<p>The game will make use of a number of the PS4's technical features, including gameplay sharing, RealD 3D support and the ability to …

Make Fire Logs From Old Paper Scraps With The Paper Briquette Log Maker

Get rid of that stack of old paper that’s been piling up on your desk by turning them into logs for your fireplace with the Paper Briquette Log Maker …