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The Evolution of the Web, in a Blink

The Web browser you’re probably using to read this article is a small marvel of engineering. It can be broken down into many discrete parts—a URL bar, a set of bookmarks, perhaps a built-in video player. But the most important component is hidden: the “rendering engine” is the specific part of the …

Players who pirated 'Game Dev Tycoon' see their virtual studios hit by piracy

As major game publishers push overbearing copy protection that frustrates legitimate players, an indie studio has taken a novel approach to the difficult problem of piracy. Greenheart Games released a "cracked" version of its <i>Game Dev Tycoon</i> to illegal downloading sites, but there's a sting in the …

The Internet blew my mind

When I went to prison in the ’80s, the web didn’t exist. Nothing could have prepared me for what it had to offer<p>Michael Santos<p>March 14, 2013 5:08pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Daily Dot.<p>The Internet did not exist when I began serving my prison sentence in 1987. I didn’t have direct …

Google picks up talent from Behavio, a company that uses sensors in smartphones to learn about users

<b>Update:</b> Google has confirmed to us that it has not acquired Behavio, but rather just picked up some talent from the company that will now be joining GOOG.<p>Behavio, a software company that uses sensors in mobile devices to compile data how users live and interact with one another, announced today …

NASA will begin work on asteroid capture mission this year

A nice side-effect of President Obama releasing his 2014 budget proposal today: a number of federal agencies, including NASA, have released more detailed information on what they plan to do with their allocations for the coming year. In NASA's case, that includes the news it's starting work on a …

Marktforscher: Drei von vier App-Dollars werden bei Apple umgesetzt

Knapp drei Viertel des weltweiten Umsatzes mit Apps entfallen auf Apples App Store. Dies geht aus einer Erhebung des Marktforschungsunternehmens …

Wirtschaft

Bericht: Nächste Xbox unterstützt heutige Spiele nicht

Die nächste Generation der Spielekonsole Xbox wird laut einem Medienbericht wegen eines Systemwechsels keine heutigen Spiele-Disks wiedergeben. …

Digital

Blue state: Microsoft's tricky strategy to strike back against Apple and Google

Can Redmond rethink 30 years of corporate culture to pull this off?<p>As it has countless times in the last decade, Microsoft once again finds itself at a crossroads.<p>Over the course of thirty-plus years, Microsoft rose to global dominance on the back of the desktop computer. But in the last decade, PC …

Does WebKit face a troubled future now that Google is gone?

Aggressive streamlining of Blink, WebKit causes headaches for all.<p>Now that Google is going its own way and developing its rendering engine …

Yes, you should care about Bitcoin, and here’s why

Everybody’s talking about Bitcoin these days, which is quite remarkable given the highly technical nature of the crypto-currency. So why is it such a …

Try Out BlackBerry 10 With This In-Browser Demo

Curious about BlackBerry 10? Of course you are, even if just a little bit. Direct your mobile browser to blackberry.com/glimpse for, well, a glimpse at BlackBerry 10.<p>The in-browser experience isn’t a full emulation, but rather just a demo of BB10’s user interactions and popular features. It works …

21 Vintage Easter Cards That Will Totally Creep You Out

It's absolutely encouraged to send these to your enemies, though.

Ouya Launches June 4th: Can The $99 Video Game Console Capture The Casuals?

“As much as we appreciate the console’s clean interface and developer friendly environment,” writes Game Informer’s Matt Bertz, “if Ouya expects gamers to migrate to its platform, it needs to offer experiences we can’t get anywhere else. ”<p>That’s one of a number of problems the soon-to-launch …

Plant Doctor: Never Let Your Plants Die Again - Technabob

There are some people who are just don’t know how to take care of plants. Or it might be that you’ve got some special plants in your house that need …

Walling Ourselves Out of the App Ecosystem

Over the last five to six years, we’ve transformed the way that we consume software with the rise of mobile and the explosion of the app ecosystem. Smartphones have become extremely powerful devices, allowing us to access functionality we’d never dreamed of before the introduction of …

Microsoft Surface: förderland

Microsoft Surface Laptops: Modelle, Historie, Tests und mehr<p>Microsoft Surface / Bild: Microsoft<p>Microsoft Surface: der Hybrid aus Tablet und …

Facebook Preparing More Visible Embrace of Android

<i>By Evelyn M. Rusli and Amir Efrati</i><p>Facebook is moving to take a more prominent place on smartphones.<p>The social network has been developing new software for mobile devices powered by Google’s s Android operating system that displays content from users’ Facebook accounts on a smartphone’s home …

The Kickstarter darling comes home: hands on with the Ouya

And that's the Ouya. It's an early product full of potential energy.<p>On July 10, just one week after announcing the project and less than eight hours after putting it on Kickstarter, Ouya reached its $950,000 goal.<p>A few minutes later it broke the million dollar mark, only the eighth project in …

2013 Game Developers Conference news recap

We've been busy at the 2013 Game Developers Conference this week, working hard to bring you daily coverage of the panels, talks, interviews and previews we've been attending in sunny, frigid San Francisco. Check out the video above for a rundown of the conference's biggest showstoppers and the …

10 IFTTT Recipes to Optimize Your Business

IFTTT Recipes for Businesses<p>1. If it snows, then send send a tweet about soup.<p>2. If you get a new order, then add it to a Google Spreadsheet.<p>3. If …

Musk: SpaceX to Attempt Falcon 9 First Stage Water Landing

At a joint press conference with NASA earlier today, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said the company will try a water landing of its Falcon 9 first stage later …

Hands-on with Mozilla’s Web-based “Firefox OS” for smartphones

Plans for an all-HTML5 smartphone OS are ambitious. Maybe too ambitious.<p>Launching a new mobile OS is a difficult project since the market leaders, …

Apple's broken promise: why doesn't iCloud 'just work'?

Frustrations mount as developers deal with Apple's inability to manage another cloud service<p>iCloud, perhaps more than any Apple software product, is meant to "just work." When Apple introduced iCloud, it made clear its hopes to eradicate settings menus and file systems in favor of automation. Steve …

TechnikLOAD 116 - Das Vorgespräch

BlackBerry Sold 1 Million BlackBerry 10 Smartphones in Q4

BlackBerry's Q4 and year-end results for fiscal 2013 are in, with the company reporting $2.7 billion in revenue.<p>Income in Q4 was $94 million, a solid …

Nicht geschenkt!? – Wie sich Zeitung neu erfinden muss – | G! gutjahrs blogDie gedruckte Zeitung verliert nicht nur Auflage sondern auch Relevanz. Klar ist: Die Printmedien müssen sich verändern. Nur wie? 6 Medienprofis über die Zukunft der Zeitung.

<b>Ob im Abo, im Einzelverkauf am Kiosk oder als Gratisblatt am Flughafen; die gedruckte Zeitung verliert nicht nur Auflage sondern auch Relevanz. Klar</b> …