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Amazon hires 'Portal' designer to bolster gaming on Fire TV

Amazon's just-announced set-top box FireTV will also double as a games console, and it appears that the company is aggressively courting developers to build games for it. According to a report from <i>Kotaku</i>, Amazon has hired both <i>Portal</i> designer Kim Swift and Clint Hocking, who previously worked on …

Samsung's ChatON now lets you recall those embarrassing messages

In an effort to get owners of its smartphones to actually use ChatON, Samsung has thrown numerous features at the messaging app to see what sticks. For instance, it's just gifted inveterate file sharers with 1GB media transfers and given FourSquare types the ability to divulge their position and …

​Ridley Scott is working on a Halo project for Microsoft

Remember that Halo film that wasn't happening? Microsoft representatives have confirmed that the old rumors are true: a Halo feature <i>is</i> in the works, and it's being produced by Ridley Scott (<i>Blade Runner, Alien, Prometheus, Call of Duty Elite: Friday Night Fights</i>). Unfortunately, the confirmation is …

Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8.1 With New Action Center, Cortana, Start Screen Improvements

As expected, Microsoft debuted the Windows Phone 8.1 update, previously internally known as “blue,” this morning at its Build developer conference in San Francisco.<p>The software will roll out to consumers over the next few months. For new devices, Windows Phone 8.1 will come pre-installed on new …

Vodafone opening doors of 150 new shops

It's been a bleak couple of years for the British high street, but no-one seems to have told the mobile phone shop. Mobiles are flying off shelves so fast that UK network Vodafone plans to open 150 new shops in the next year.<p>Vodafone says the new stores will create 1,400 new jobs across the UK.<p>The …

Samsung Galaxy Tab4 series of tablets announced

How many Galaxies does it take to make a full product range?<p>This is the question we feel like we'll be forever asking of Samsung, which has just …

No Surprise: Mark Zuckerberg to Keynote F8 Conference

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will keynote this year's F8 conference, the social network's major developer event slated for San Francisco at the end …

Social porn: why people are sharing their sex lives online

In his 2008 book, Click, online behaviour expert Bill Tancer declared that social media was overtaking pornography as the most popular destination on the internet. Those aged 18 to 24 in particular were replacing pornography use with more stimulating social networking pastimes. After the porn …

Bitcoin revelation under scrutiny

Newsweek's blockbuster claim that it had found the creator of the bitcoin virtual currency is coming under intense scrutiny after a strongly worded denial by a Temple City man whom the newsmagazine dubbed "the face behind bitcoin."<p>Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto has hired a law firm and issued a statement …

Apple's cheaper 8GB iPhone 5c goes on sale in Europe and China

The rumors are true, Apple is launching an 8GB version of the iPhone 5c. After internal documents from German carrier O2 clued us into a new variant of Apple's mid-tier phone, carriers across Europe have now begun taking orders for it. UK operator O2 and French provider SFR are offering the handset …

Ex-Apple Programmer Crowdfunds ‘Internet Of Things’ Maker Kit

QuickTime architect, ex-Apple programmer, and former trusted Steve Jobs lieutenant Peter Hoddie has launched a new Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.<p>Called Kinoma Create, the project aims to create a JavaScript-powered Internet of Things construction kit, aimed at professional product designers, as …

Google buys an Android gaming platform, possibly with a set-top box in mind

Green Throttle Games was late to the Android gaming platform party, and paid the price for it -- the company effectively wound down at the end of 2013. However, its efforts may not have been in vain. Google has confirmed to <i>PandoDaily</i> that it has acquired key portions of Green Throttle's business, …

mSpy launches a smartphone that makes it easy to spy on someone you know

The National Security Agency would love this smartphone. The mSpy smartphone lets you track the mobile phone activity of someone you know, without making them aware you are doing so, so long as the person’s smartphone has mSpy software on it.<p>You can’t just track the activity of anybody around you. …

EEUU aprueba dispositivo contra la migraña

<b>WASHINGTON—</b> Las autoridades sanitarias de Estados Unidos aprobaron el martes una banda estimuladora de nervios, de fabricación belga y que se usa en …