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Xbox controllers can control games in your browser with new IE developer edition

Microsoft is launching a developer version of Internet Explorer today, designed to supply developers and enthusiasts with the latest browser features. The Internet Explorer Developer Channel can be installed on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, and the separate browser will run alongside an existing …

Google, it's high time for split screen to come to stock Android

Google has done a pretty good job of rolling useful features into each new Android version, but there are times when it seems to lag behind. Stock Android is an excellent platform now and it’s becoming harder for OEMs to add a great deal of value with their UIs, but there are still standard …

Google Patents A Laptop With A Built-In Smartphone, Let The Chromebook And Android Speculation Begin

Asus has lately become the king of anime-style transforming electronics, with their Transformer tablet line and Padfone devices. It looks like Google …

Obama: 'I make absolutely no apologies' for Bergdahl swap

If word had leaked out, Bowe Bergdahl would have been killed.<p>That's what Obama administration officials told senators at a classified briefing Wednesday in defense of the decision to not notify Congress about the deal to free the captured Army sergeant in exchange for releasing five Taliban figures …

Pakistan Taliban faction revokes peace pact

<b>Peshawar, Pakistan</b> - <b></b>A major Taliban faction in Pakistan’s tribal North Waziristan region has revoked a peace accord with the government, accusing it of violating an agreement after more than 100 rebel fighters were killed in a military offensive.<p>Last week, Hafiz Gul Bahadar announced they would …

Bitten by sanctions, Iranians support nuclear compromise | Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - After years of tough sanctions over Iran’s nuclear program, many in the country now say they want the government to make compromises that could satisfy world powers and allow a semblance of prosperity to return.<p>Iranian workers stand in front of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, …

Google And Apple Agree To End Patent Disputes, Will Work Together On Patent Reform Instead

Apple and Google have been fighting it out over patents ever since Android devices went on sale. Until today, that involved more than 20 ongoing …

Evleaks: Android Silver Is Coming In February 2015... And Don't Expect A Nexus 6 [Update]

We've been hearing about Android Silver, a leaked program between Google and manufacturers to promote quality, standardized Android hardware, for …

Samsung trademarks Galaxy Wear, could be its first Android Wear device

Although Samsung’s latest smartwatches may have been using the company’s tweaked Tizen operating system, Samsung has made it pretty clear that the company would also be releasing an Android Wear smartwatch later this year. We might already have a name for this next range of Samsung wearables, as …

HP's back-to-school portables include convertible Windows laptop-tablets, Android notebooks, and Chromebooks.

Hewlett-Packard is announcing a line of consumer laptops, Chromebooks, and tablets today for the consumer market. The new devices feature hybrid designs and operating system choices that fit the way consumers work and play.<p>The line-up shows that HP is spreading its bets across Windows 8.1, Android, …

A Sisyphean Task Begins As 'Forget' Requests Roll Into Google

Google opened an online form this week allowing European users to request that information about their lives be deleted from the search engine.<p>In the first 24 hours, more than 12,000 people asked to be "forgotten."<p>The company was responding to a European Court of Justice ruling in May that said …

Self-Driving Cars Will Transform Cities, But Could They Make Things Worse?

For those dreaming of a world filled with self-driving cars, the future looks great — but it may not be great enough.<p>The biggest shift that may result from self-driving cars is an end to widespread auto ownership, with taxis taking their place. The idea is that a driver's wages are what make taxis …

Teleportation Is Closer to Moving Data, But Not People

Humanity is one step nearer to quicker computers, but still very far away from Harry Potter-like apparating.<p>Dutch physicists have successfully …

Google wants you to (safely) search the web while driving

While phones like the Moto X let you issue voice commands without touching the device, they're still not ideal for driving; if you search for something on the web, you'll still have to take your eyes off the road to see the results. That could change in the near future, <i>Android Police</i> claims. Google …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

So it's a good time to buy a new phone if you're ready for an upgrade. Below is our monthly ranking of the best phones you can buy.<p><i>Note: We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content</i> …

Cat people are smarter than dog people, study says

I fear I may have found a more emotive subject that Apple vs. Samsung. Or Apple vs. Microsoft. Or just Apple.<p>For one of the world's top academic institutions, Carroll University in Wisconsin, decided to tread into that cauldron of high dudgeon: cats vs. dogs.<p>I understand that, though some people …

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My Life Without A Smartphone

I’ve worked in online media for years but I’ve never owned a smartphone. Here’s why I don’t feel like I’m missing out.<p>Maybe I should be embarrassed when I pull out my nearly 10-year-old flip phone, but I’m not–not even a little bit.<p>There might have been a time when I felt self-conscious, and I’m …

The True Origins of 'X-Men'

It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, he and star artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko had just birthed the …

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