Owen Gilbert

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Surviving attacks from giant worms and evil Australians in 'Civilization: Beyond Earth'

I'm stuck between a group of Australians and a gigantic death worm. The worm is hundreds of feet long, covered in huge spines, and crushes buildings with a single swish of its tentacled mouth, but the Australians have been <i>really annoying</i>.<p>I decide to go with the worm.<p>I'm playing a preview version of</i> …

BlackBerry losses narrow, beat expectations, but sales fall

Fresh off the launch of its Passport smartphone, the struggling handset maker is on the slow road to recovery.<p>BlackBerry is taking baby steps toward a hopeful turnaround, posting a narrower fiscal second-quarter loss than expected.<p>The company, which just launched its BlackBerry Passport on …

Conan recommends “stiff and rigid” Samsung over “flaccid” iPhone

#bendgate is the gift that keeps on giving.<p>Samsung, HTC, and LG were quick to capitalize on Apple’s misfortune. But #bendgate has broken through the confines of the mobile tech world, into the “real” world. You know, that place you see when you stop staring at your smartphone for a minute. Yes, …

Apple releases iOS 8.0.2 to fix nearly useless iPhone 6 models

A fix to the botched update is here<p>Apple has released iOS 8.0.2, a new OS update that promises to fix some issues introduced in iOS 8.0 — but more importantly, quite the mess it left behind with iOS 8.0.1. In a statement to <i>The Verge</i>, Apple says, "We apologize for inconveniencing the iPhone 6 and …

Apple Caught Using Windows XP In Its iPhone Testing Facility

On Thursday, Apple allowed CNBC into its top-secret testing facility to show how it tests the iPhone 6.<p>Apple is scrambling to play down concerns over reports that the iPhone 6 is prone to bending if left in a pocket during the day. CNBC was allowed to film a brief clip inside Apple's testing …

Sky News - First For Breaking News From The UK And Around The World

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>Three photos taken by Alexi Lubomirski in Windsor Castle have been released …

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Farewell Nokia: The rise and fall of a mobile pioneer

Nokia was once a dominant force in the wireless world. CNET takes a look at its successes -- and what went wrong.<p>You never forget your first cellphone.<p>Mine was the Nokia 5190. By today's standards, it was bulky and embarrassingly lacking in features. It made phone calls and played the game "Snake." …

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Exclusive: Nike FuelBand engineers courted by Nest, Oculus, Intel, and Microsoft

Tech companies are lining up to nab Nike engineers after the sportswear maker decided to dismantle its wearable-hardware team. Apple is reportedly on the hunt as well.<p>Nike engineers and other hardware and manufacturing experts from the company's FuelBand team are at the top of the recruitment list …

Reboot: these stunning still-life photos will take you back to the future

Jim Golden takes pictures of products, sometimes all by themselves. Other times he assembles incredible collections of everyday objects and antiquated technologies into stunning spreads, like this painstakingly placed array of retro video game systems.<p>Golden's latest project is called <i>Relics of</i> …

Mind-blowing music machine created with Lego

Programmer and artist Alex Allmont has used Lego Technic to create an incredibly complex analogue kinetic sculpture that plays minimal house</i> …

Open data gives rise to a virtual Denmark in Minecraft

Since the US government opened its troves of public data we've seen some pretty neat projects like climate-change prediction tools and deforestation-monitoring systems. Denmark, on the other hand, has taken a different approach: the Danish Geodata Agency used internally developed topographic maps …