Josh Bycroft

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How Samsung Got Big

The cellphones were stacked up high in the Gumi factory yard and more were coming out every minute. Phones, TVs, fax machines, and other gear shattered as it hit the concrete and Samsung CEO Kun-hee Lee and his board cracked the screens and cases with heavy hammers. Then they lit a bonfire and …

Wearable-technology pioneer Thad Starner on how Google Glass could augment our realities and memories

Countless wearers of Google Glass stalked the halls of this year's Google I/O developer conference, but only a lucky few were sporting the prescription model, which makes room for lenses in a more conventional glasses frame. Among those lucky early adopters with imperfect vision was Thad Starner, a …

Xbox One SmartGlass brings more control, content to companion devices

Microsoft's Xbox One is promising even more second-screen support than we saw on the Xbox 360. An improvement of the SmartGlass integration we've seen pop up on the Xbox 360, Microsoft says it can make your mobile device feel like it was "built" to work with your console. The current SmartGlass app …

Building Xbox One: An inside look at Microsoft's play for the next generation of gaming

The engineers in Microsoft's windowless next-gen Xbox silicon lab are rattled. And understandably so. We're in their office, after all, and we have a mess of cameras in the one place you're not allowed to have cameras (or even cellphones). We're obviously outsiders on Microsoft's multi-building, …

Xbox One controller vs. Xbox 360 controller, fight!

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is as useful a phrase as it is folksy, and though the Xbox One is a complete reinvention compared to the Xbox 360, the controller is in many ways little changed. It's a bit more rounded, a bit softer to the touch and features redesigned trigger buttons with their …

GIGS.2.GO USB Sticks : Tear It Off to Share

A pack of <b>GIGS.2.GO USB flash drives</b> which you can tear off to share them. The compact size (a credit card sized pack) makes it easy to carry and …

Networking chip firm Mellanox to buy startup Kotura. Because photonics.

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>Mellanox (s mlnx), the company famous for its Infiniband chips but which is also branching out into …

Xbox 720 Destiny teaser images head to Earth’s moon

The game developer group known as Bungie have revealed several screenshot images of their upcoming top-tier title for Microsoft and Sony’s …

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Top 5 Samsung Galaxy S3 custom ROMs

You want to bring the best out of your Samsung Galaxy S3 phone by using a custom ROM, but you dread spending days trawling the web for the best ones? …

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Desktop Othermill carves out circuit boards, jewelry

This successful Kickstarter project lets you make anything from printed circuits to brass earrings and molds for precision parts.<p>What if you could easily add custom-designed circuits to DIY projects like 3D-printed stuff? Here's a small mill that can churn them out with precision and …

Mystery Motorola Phone Passes Through The FCC, Looks Just Like Early X Phone Leaks

Here’s a little noodle-scratcher for you fellow mobile hardware nerds to ponder this evening. This little Motorola Mobility beauty, brandishing the model number XT1058, recently passed through the FCC and left the customary paper trail in its wake.<p>All right, maybe calling it a beauty is a bit of a …

Google's Schmidt: The Internet needs a delete button

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says mistakes people make when young can haunt them forever.<p>NEW YORK--The Internet needs a delete button, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said Monday.<p>Actions someone takes when young can haunt the person forever, Schmidt said, because the information …

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How Facebook Might Buy Your Location for $1 Billion

Multiple reports have Facebook in talks to buy Waze, a mobile traffic map constantly updated by users, for roughly $1 billion. Why is Facebook so …

How Wearable Computing Will Change Everything, Including Apple

Listen, you tech-savvy, trend-resisting cynic you. I want you to stop dismissing wearable computing as a pointless, narcissistic fad.<p>Wearable computing is not for people too lazy to look at their phones. It’s not a trendy toy for wealthy yuppies. And it’s not about joining Robert Scoble in the …

Forget sex: how the idea behind Bang with Friends could revolutionize social interaction

Apple's Find My Friends, a mostly-unrelated concept.<p>Perhaps you've heard of Bang With Friends. It's a rather controversial thing. Simply put, it's a Facebook and mobile app that lets you pick which of your friends you'd like to "bang." Oh, but it's more clever than that: the app won't reveal your …

Meet 'algoraves:' Raves with music generated by artist-controlled algorithmic software

You might never attend one, but keep this bit of information in your back pocket: A new trend today is the ‘algorave,’ in which people dance in a rave-like environment to music generated by algorithms.<p>According to a central algorave website – I abstain from dubbing it ‘official – the goal is to …

Mad Genius' Motion Capture System brings Sony's break-apart controller idea to life, and then some

Remember that break-apart DualShock 3 idea for motion control Sony had five years ago? A new company named Mad Genius Controllers has surfaced with a working prototype that shows such a contraption working in spades. The setup uses a splittable controller and a processing unit to enable seamless …

Oculus Rift And Sony Help CCP Games Expand EVE Universe Beyond Online PC Gamers

CCP Games is doing a lot of smart things. After focusing on growing a robust and dedicated hardcore PC gaming audience with its EVE Online game over the past 10 years, the Iceland-based publisher is expanding the EVE Universe.<p>First up is DUST 514, a free-to-play Sony PlayStation 3 space shooter …