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A new era of GPU benchmarking: Inside the second with Nvidia’s frame capture tools

Display-level reckoning for GPUs.<p>This story was brought to you by our friends at The Tech Report. You can view the original story here.<p>We've come a …

With SEO Linking Strategies, Gaming The System Is So Last Decade

Back in the early days of the commercial internet era, when specialists in SEO really could “trick” the search engines into giving particular websites a results boost, one of the tricks of the trade was executing a “linking strategy.” Google and other search engines gave websites higher marks if …

Apple designs iPhone with wraparound 3D display

Apple has patented a new iPhone design featuring a wraparound display and no buttons.<p>The display would cover the entire surface of the devices and could include two AMOLED screens one on top of the other, according to a patent filing published this week, allowing it to give "an illusion of depth …

Google's unified chat service to actually be named "Babel"

We’ve heard several reports over the past week about Google’s upcoming unified chat service. Two separate sets of screenshots have leaked, but both turned out to be fakes on closer examination.<p>Now thanks to some “trusted sources” of <i>Droid Life</i>, we learned that the service previously rumored to be …

Mobile computing pioneer Alan Kay not a fan of the iPad

Apple’s iPad may get outsold by Android tablets this year; according to mobile computing pioneer Alan Kay, the iPad isn’t even that impressive. Kay recently spoke at a Churchill Club event in Silicon Valley and shared his thoughts on Apple’s tablet. Here are a few of his choice words:<p>“The iPad’s …

Unreal Engine powered robot game EPOCH now available in the Play Store

Uppercut Games’ Unreal Engine powered EPOCH is now available to download from the Google Play Store.<p>EPOCH is a visually stunning game set in a post-apocalyptic world where robots are battling for survival in a never-ending war. Players will use their robots to battle other robots in a immersive …

The Room for iOS review: An excellent all-around puzzle game - CNET

<b>The Room</b> is an intensely challenging puzzle game with beautiful 3D graphics where the object is to unravel a mystery by opening steampunk-style boxes.<p>Though "opening boxes" may sound boring, with The Room, each box has several hidden secrets and clues that keep you engrossed, trying to find the …

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Dell Outlines The Death Of The PC

The era where the PC is dominant in IT is rapidly coming to a close as we move towards a future dominated by post-PC devices such as smartphones and tablets, and if your business is reliant on the PC to keep the dollars flowing in then you’d better start working on “Plan B.”<p>The message that the era …

Total value of Bitcoin surpasses $1B

The total value of the P2P currency, Bitcoin, has surpassed $1 billion. On Thursday, the exchange rate for the currency surpassed $92, and there is …

Why Samsung holds the lion's share of the smartphone market

Img Source: Flickr:iam_photo<p>Have you ever wondered how Samsung got to where it is today? A few years ago, it barely had any presence at all in the worldwide smartphone market. In fact, its very first smartphone was a huge flop. But it slowly rose to become not only one of the biggest names in the …

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Nextdoor and Hyperlocality

Some time ago I wrote about a social network called Nextdoor that really impressed me. What makes Nextdoor stand out is that it’s hyperlocal and based on real, physical communities; a Nextdoor “neighborhood” is defined by a group of houses that form a contiguous block and only people who live in …

Developer Freedom At Stake As Oracle Clings To Java API Copyrights In Google Fight

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Sacha Labourey is CEO of CloudBees</i> <i>was formerly CTO at JBoss.</i> <i>Follow him on Twitter</i> <i>@SachaLabourey.</i> <i>Steven G. Harris is senior vice president of products for CloudBees and was formerly SVP of Java Server Development at Oracle. Follow him on Twitter @stevengharris.</i><p>You could hear a …