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Apple Campus 2: The Best March Drone Flyover

If construction on Apple’s new headquarters continues at the current pace, CEO Tim Cook told shareholders at Apple’s (aapl) Feb. 26 annual meeting, …

Microsoft is trying to bring back the '80s with its Windows 10 strategy

In 1980, IBM contracted a startup called Microsoft to deliver DOS, an operating system for its forthcoming IBM PC, on a tight deadline.<p>The IBM PC came out in 1981 and soon became a smash hit, surpassing the leading Apple II.<p>A horde of competitors rushed to build their own "IBM Compatible" clones …

Sony video teases new wearable wireless audio device

In an apparent attempt to regain some of the innovation cachet it enjoyed in decades past, Japan's Sony has announced its Future Lab …

Wearable Tech

Going private could save Yahoo the grief of the spotlight but it won’t save the company

Yahoo was among the first internet companies in history to go public, and now has a 20-year run living in the public markets.<p>But the company has been in a constant state of crisis and turmoil for at least half of that time.<p>The long-awaited turnaround in Yahoo's business has frustrated a string of …

Private Equity

Facebook exec jailed over encrypted WhatsApp data says Brazil’s police treated him with respect

<i>(Reuters)</i> – A Facebook executive who spent about 24 hours in a Brazilian jail this week said authorities treated him with respect and that the incident will not slow the company’s expansion in Brazil.<p>Diego Dzodan, a Facebook vice president based in São Paulo, was arrested on Tuesday due to a …

Amazon pledges to bring device encryption back to Fire OS this spring

Company reverses course after widespread criticism<p>Amazon has quickly reversed course after it found itself in a PR firestorm earlier this week for quietly disabling encryption on its Fire OS 5 software. The move came at a particularly inopportune time: a standoff between Apple and the FBI over a …

U.S. National Guard may join cyber offense against Islamic State: Carter

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Washington (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the National Guard’s cyber squadrons will play an increasingly important role in assessing the vulnerabilities of U.S. industrial infrastructure and could be asked to join the fight against Islamic State.<p>U.S. …

China Lays Out Its Vision to Become a Tech Power

China aims to become a world leader in advanced industries such as semiconductors and in the next generation of chip materials, robotics, aviation …

Apple Scrambles To Catch Samsung, As LCD Loses Ground To OLED

Apple is rushing to catch Samsung on OLED displays. But it will be a long slog — and consumers will begin to notice.<p>That’s my prediction based on input I’ve been getting from Raymond Soneira, a display expert and CEO at DisplayMate Technologies. While it’s clear that Apple has decided that it needs …

Mobile Technology

Bernie Sanders takes sharper aim at Hillary Clinton as Flint debate looms

If Saturday night's speech by Bernie Sanders was any indication of his approach to Sunday's presidential debate, the upcoming clash with Hillary Clinton could be the most interesting and fully-joined of the Democratic campaign season.<p>Sanders went hard at Clinton over her campaign's financing, her …

Michigan polls just the right size for Trump, Clinton

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are well-positioned heading into Tuesday's Michigan primaries, according to the results of an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist survey released Sunday.<p>Among those likely to vote in the state's March 8 Republican primary, Trump earned 41 percent support, followed …

Nintendo Is Leaking Like Crazy

Retrogaming

Microsoft to finally unveil its universal Xbox apps later this month

Microsoft is planning to unveil its universal Xbox apps later this month. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the software giant will detail a number of apps and plans to open the platform to developers at the Build conference in San Francisco on March 30th. Xbox …

Looking Back At Zelda: Link’s Awakening With Its Director Takashi Tezuka

<i>The Legend of Zelda is celebrating 30 years this year, which is as good a reason as any to look back at one of the stranger entries in the series:</i> …

A Ten-Minute Tour Of Pokkén Tournament Wii U

The Wii U version of Namco Bandai’s <i>Pokémon</i> fighting game has landed at Kotaku, along with strict time constraints on how much video we can share. So …

Video Game Preview – Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Open Beta

<b>Lewy Buck previews the Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Open Beta…</b><p>Over the past few years I’ve developed a bit of a soft spot for betas, it feels as though you …

Game Trailers

Unreal Engine 4 Metal Gear Solid fan project has been cancelled

Back in January of this year, we posted a story about a fan project called Shadow Moses. The goal of this venture was to update the original <i>Metal</i> …

Sweet Mother Of Mario! Nintendo’s Going To Be Invading Universal Studios Japan In 2020

Bust out the warp whistles, Nintendo is aiming to make a big splash at Universal Studios Japan for 2020. (The year, not the ABC newsmagazine that’s on while your nana’s asleep on the couch.)<p>Word that Nintendo and Universal would be teaming up Mario & Luigi style for theme park funzos trickled out …

Universal Studios

'The Division' will get plenty of extras in its first year

Ubisoft has outlined its DLC roadmap for the much-hyped disaster shooter.<p>Take note, Bungie: <i>this</i> is how you tell gamers what they can expect for add-ons. Ubisoft has posted a roadmap for <i>The Division</i>'s downloadable extras, outlining just what you'll get and when in the city-in-crisis shooter's first …

New York City

Japan's getting a $350 million Mario theme park attraction

The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan might feel a long way off – and, well, they are – but by the time the event starts, another of the country’s major cities (Osaka) will be hosting a dedicated Super Mario attraction inside Universal Studios Japan (USJ).<p>Confirmation of the Nintendo Mario area (it’s …

Here Are the Top 10 Video Games of March 2016

Last year was an amazing one for video games, but 2016 is somehow shaping up to be even better. There are tons of new games to look forward to in the …

Wii U is Sold Out All Over Japan and Nintendo Won't Comment

If you’re trying to get your hands on a Wii U in Japan you might have a tough time. According to a report from Japanese magazine Nikkei, the Wii U is …

You Can Finally Play Super Nintendo Games on a Handheld

The New Nintendo 3DS, both standard and XL sizes, have plenty of innate allure. Zippier processors. Dual joysticks. Extra buttons. Solid stereoscopic …