Ken Calvert

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Google's Trojan horse: how Chrome Apps will finally take on Windows

The web alone is not enough<p>Today, on Chrome's fifth birthday, Google is announcing the rollout of what it's calling Chrome Apps. Don't feel bad if you're confused by the name. Chrome has been serving up web apps since 2010 when the Chrome Web Store opened up alongside the launch of the Chrome OS. …

Samsung Reportedly Becomes Primary iPad Display Supplier as Next-Generation iPad Mini Grows Closer

According to a new report from market research company NPD DisplaySearch as related by <i>CNET</i>, Samsung has supplied more 9.7-inch panels for the fourth-generation iPad in recent months than any other Apple supplier, including longtime partners LG and Sharp.<p>Apple, in fact, has been boosting purchases …

Nokia developing phone that recharges itself without mains electricity

Prototype harvests radiowaves from TV, radio and other mobiles<p>Standby mode is often accused of being the scourge of the planet, insidiously draining resources while offering little benefit other than a small red light and extra convenience for couch potatos. But now Nokia reckons a mobile phone …

Video Pioneers OK GO Team With Saatchi & Saatchi, Possibly You, For Next Video

The band most known for its videos is looking for videos.<p>OK Go is a band famous for its intensely innovative videos. From its breakthrough treadmill trickery for “Here It Goes Again” to its automotive symphony for “Needing/Getting” or its paint-splashed Rube Goldberg extravaganza “This Too Shall …

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Microsoft Recruiting Players To Hunt Xbox Trolls

A common complaint of online gaming in its present form is the prevalence of toxic players who make the experience unnecessarily miserable for others with their behavior. Often, such people are found on Xbox Live, and Microsoft is rolling out a pair of new initiatives to help hunt down their trolls.<p>…

Naughty Dog confirms The Last of Us was censored for PAL territories

Following suspicion from players that some of the more graphic content found in the critically acclaimed The Last of Us was different in the North American and European versions of the game, a Naughty Dog spokesperson has confirmed that PAL editions were toned down to meet legal requirements in …

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Possible Xbox One and PlayStation 4 UK Release Dates

But are they accurate?<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will be available in the UK within two weeks of each other, if a set of leaked …

Report: Sega in the running for Atlus bid

Sega Sammy Holdings is allegedly one of roughly 20 companies aiming to buy Japanese publisher and developer Atlus from Index Corporation, Bloomberg Japan reports (as translated by Gematsu.)<p>Bidding has reportedly reached 20 billion yen, around $203 million, which is higher than the 15 billion yen …

Assassin's Creed bosses know how the franchise ends

Although Ubisoft will continue to release Assassin's Creed games annually until it needs a break, the company does have an ending fleshed out for the franchise, <i>Assassin's Creed 4</i> game director Ashraf Ismail told Eurogamer.<p>"We have an idea of where the end is, what the end is," Ismail told …

Study Finds 3D Printing Could Save The Average Home Up To $2,000 A Year

While I don’t have to remind you about the value of studies – many company-funded studies are best dropped directly in the trash after publication – this one about 3D printing does have some merit. Produced by the authors at Michigan Technological University, it posits that at a home 3D printer can …

Samsung edges past Apple in US smartphone satisfaction study, but reverse is true in Korea

What a difference a year makes. Apple topped American Customer Satisfaction Index's smartphone rankings back in 2012, but Samsung has taken the lead in 2013 by a slim margin. Owners responding to ACSI's national survey gave an 84-point score to both the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II, putting the …

Android vs. iOS: The green robot wins on app downloads (but not revenue)

Here’s a fun fact for mobile developers: As of the past three months, Android is the best place to angle for more app downloads.<p>According to the App Annie Market Index, Q2 2013 metrics show that Android beats iOS by 10 percent in number of applications downloaded.<p>However, Apple’s App Store still …

Samsung preps Galaxy S 4, Galaxy S4 Mini variants with seamless dual-mode LTE

It hasn't been easy to bridge differing LTE network types in one phone; ZTE's attempt requires a reboot, for example. Samsung claims to have solved that problem with new dual-mode LTE versions of the Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy S4 Mini. Both devices can switch between the common FDD-LTE standard and …

Google is testing a local news product for Google Now

Google has hatched a plan to boost the visibility of its existing local news product, and in the process is testing a whole new way to get people to pay attention to the news that is geographically most relevant to them.<p>Google is testing a local news “card” in its Google Now service, which is built …

Google Now

Senators Caution White House Over ITC’s Looming iPhone Ban

On Aug. 5 — Monday of next week — an International Trade Commission import ban on older iPhones and iPads found to infringe one of Samsung’s …

Obama Administration

PSA: Windows Phones to lose Google Sync activation on August 1st

Windows Phone users who want to use Google Sync for contact and calendar integration had better act quickly: today is the last day that they can link their handsets to the service before Google pulls the plug. From August 1st onwards, Google Sync will only work on a given Windows Phone if it's …

The head of Android design: Small screens are pushing a new wave in design

Matias Duarte, head of design at Android, is holding a Nexus 7 tablet, and he’s clearly proud of it. With its custom, high resolution screen—one that was selected not just for its pixel density but also its brightness and color gamut, says Duarte—it’s the perfect vehicle for showing off the …

UI Design

Hot Ticket: New Year’s Eve Vancouver

For the past decade, if you wanted to ring in the New Year in Vancouver with a big public celebration, you were out of luck.<p>Cities from London to New York and from Hong Kong to Sydney host sweeping events, but unreliable weather, lack of funding and perceived risk were just a few of the reasons …

Microsoft Will Rebrand SkyDrive After It Settles Trademark Case With Sky Broadcasting

British Sky Broadcasting Group and Microsoft today announced that they have settled the trademark infringement arguments in Europe that Sky brought against Microsoft in an English court. As a result of this, Microsoft will have to find a new name for its cloud storage service SkyDrive. Sky will …

Google Now and Google Glass could become your hyperlocal news readers

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Thomas Hawk<p>Despite all the advances in location-based computing and smartphones, so far there has been very …

Baseball Suspends Alex Rodriguez For 211 Games

<i>(We most recently updated this post at 6:48 p.m. ET.)</i><p>New York Yankees' slugger Alex Rodriguez, one of baseball's brightest stars and its highest-paid player, will be suspended through the 2014 regular season because he violated parts of baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, the …

Perseid fireballs are already arriving!

NASA says the annual Perseid meteor shower produces more fireballs than any other. Although the shower’s peak is still some days away, the fireballs …

Astronomy

Scare Tactics Don't Stop People From Using Drugs

Information about how terrible drugs and alcohol are for your health doesn't seem to be an effective deterrent, a new study says.<p>For years, anti-drug and anti-smoking ads have relied on scaring people about the potential health risks of substance abuse. These are smoker's lungs! This is your brain …

Amoeba farms bacteria for food and weapons - Futurity

WASHINGTON U. – ST. LOUIS (US) — There are new details about how the world’s …

Bacteria

Hubble sees the fireball from a kilonova

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has detected a new kind of stellar blast called a kilonova that’s about 1,000 times brighter than a regular nova.<p>A …

Universe

First hamburger made from lab-grown meat to be served at press conference

Dr Mark Post aims to prove that growing meat in labs could reduce the impact of livestock production on the environment<p>Over the weekend, scientists at Dr Mark Post's laboratory in Maastricht University made their final preparations for an event they hope will change the way we see food. On Monday, …

Ranking the 10 Most Underrated Drivers in NASCAR

By now, we are all familiar with how good Jimmie Johnson is. We are well aware that Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the sport's most popular driver. And it is no secret that Kyle Busch is a threat to win multiple races every weekend.<p>But what about some of the other drivers that make up NASCAR?<p>The sport is …

Motorsport

Fox Sports gets three remaining NASCAR Cup races starting in 2015

NASCAR on Thursday amended its television-rights pact with<p>Fox Sportsso that Fox Sports will show the first 16 Sprint Cup Series races of the season starting in 2015.<p>Fox Sports already was set to carry the first 13 Cup races, as it does now, under an eight-year extension announced last October that …

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