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GTA V is not subversive – but these games are

Over a decade ago, the Grand Theft Auto juggernaut hit hard. In a post-Columbine, post-9/11 world, its playground of violence undercut with sharp critiques of American consumerism and hypocrisy quantified an important protest against moral panic, deftly skewering the nation's tendency to blame new …

“Transcendence” and Hollywood’s bizarre techno-idiocy

Johnny Depp makes a mean and stupid God in yet another baffling and stupid techno-thriller. What’s going on?<p>In Spike Jonze’s “Her,” Scarlett Johansson plays an operating system who becomes a human being’s lover and then transcends him, moving into some numinous and ethereal computing cloud like the …

What happens when a software bot goes on a darknet shopping spree?

The Random Darknet Shopper, with bitcoin to burn, has purchased counterfeit jeans, master keys, dodgy cigs and even a bag of ecstasy tablets. Who is legally liable?<p>• Life after Silk Road: how the darknet drugs market is booming<p>Can a robot, or a piece of software, be jailed if it commits a crime? …

What’s Yik Yak and how does it differ from Twitter?

It’s an anonymous messaging app, thought up by US students Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington. You can only communicate with people in your vicinity, but that isn’t stopping investors pouring hundred of millions of dollars into it<p><b>Name:</b> Yik Yak.<p><b>Age:</b> One year old.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Loaded.<p><b>How much are we</b> …

Google Messenger: another reminder of a confused Android app approach

Why would Google want to confuse its own users by introducing a third, separate messaging app for mobile? Surely that wouldn’t make sense, given the clash of native, manufacturer-brand and free-to-download messaging apps already competing for the texting attention of smartphone users?<p>But that’s …

Google Contributor: can I really pay to remove ads?

Google is launching a new service that allows browsers to pay a monthly fee to avoid the adverts on sites that use Google’s advertising services.<p>The Google Contributor service is an experiment to see whether websites can be funded by small payments from readers rather than having to rely on …

Apple's plan to beat Spotify: push Beats Music to every iPhone and iPad

Apple will make its Beats Music subscription service part of its iOS software from early in 2015, pushing its app to every iPhone and iPad, according to a report.<p>The Financial Times claims that Beats will be part of iOS as early as March in an effort to encourage Apple’s iTunes music buyers to try …

As Firefox dumps Google for Yahoo, is the clock ticking for Mozilla?

Firefox users in the US will no longer see Google from December when searching on the browser, but will be offered Yahoo as their default search engine which outbid Google for the deal.<p>It is not clear if Firefox was looking to end its 10-year-relationship with Google. But it is suspected that, …

Glasnost

<b>Glasnost was decommissioned on 07/7/2017. However, the source code, data and data analysis code is still available at the link provided …

ENVY 15t-j000 mSATA SSD + HDD fresh install, with mSATA as boot drive

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ENVY 15t-j000 mSATA SSD + HDD fresh install, with mSATA as boot drive

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People of Galaxy Note 4: S Pen, Multi-tasking, Productivity, Camera | Samsung UK

People of Note: Multitasking your life<p>By Alex on 16th Oct, 2014<p>Close<p>Modern life is busy. And we like it that way. People all over Britain are making …

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OnePlus One - OnePlus.net

Fast. Smooth. Powerful.<p>Packing a Qualcomm© Snapdragon™ 801 processor with 2.5GHz Quad-Core CPUs, the OnePlus One's operational capacity and …

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Problems, Errors, Glitches and Solutions [Part 45] | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Welcome to the 45th part in our series of troubleshooting articles dedicated to the Samsung Galaxy S4. We will be dealing with 15 issues that have …

10 Tips to Improve Your Smartphone Photography Skills | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

If you’re like me, then your smartphone is the only camera you own.<p>No, I’d rather not carry around a massive DSLR camera when I’m traveling, or worry …

Microsoft ends retail sales of Windows 7 and 8

<b>Microsoft has officially stopped selling retail copies of some versions of Windows 7 and 8.</b><p>The date to stop selling the software was set some time ago and should help Microsoft move people on to more recent versions of its operating system.<p>Separately, statistics suggest people are finally moving …

Tip of the Day: Save Storage by Turning on iCloud Photo Library

One of the major benefits of iOS 8.1 is iCloud Photo Library. All your photos can now live in the cloud rather than being tied to a particular device, making them available to you regardless of which device you're using. Any change you make to a photo or video on one device is carried over to the …

Larry Page talks about his age-old fight with Steve Jobs over ‘doing too much stuff’

In an interview with the Financial Times, Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page talked about an ongoing debate that he had with Apple’s Steve Jobs: whether their companies were doing too much or too little to affect the lives of their customers.<p>Page, as is evident in Google’s seemingly unending push …

20 best Android apps and games this week

It’s time for our latest roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, this time from the last two weeks’ worth of releases on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, the prices provided in brackets are for the initial download only: when an app uses in-app purchases, this will be listed as (Free …

Hewlett-Packard's 3-D Printer Is Essentially a Replicator

The computing and printing giant wants nothing less than to transform industrial manufacturing.<p>When the computing and printing giant Hewlett-Packard announced its plans to enter the nascent market for 3-D printing earlier this week, it set the stakes by saying its technology could trigger a “new …

What Futurists Think Of HP’s Bold And Weird New PC

The creators of three of the freakiest, most futuristic computer interfaces we’ve ever seen weigh in on the HP Sprout.<p>This week, HP announced the Sprout, its bold attempt to reinvent what it means to work on the PC. Forget a mouse and keyboard. You control the Sprout by sliding your hands across an …