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AR VR there yet? The experts weigh in on the growth of augmented and virtual reality

SAN DIEGO — The big question among tech investors and entrepreneurs today has to do with how quickly a new computing paradigm will arrive. Augmented reality and virtual reality are expected to be huge markets, but when will they become huge markets? The first major VR headsets from HTC and Oculus …

Microsoft: Xbox One evolution driven by fans, have changed how development works

Microsoft has adjusted their approach in listening to what gamers want, and they've improved the Xbox One ever since it was launched in 2013. Gamers …

Final Fantasy 14 Heavensward Expansion Adding Two New Jobs and Race

The Collector's Edition has also been revealed.<p>Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's upcoming expansion, Heavensward, will add two new Jobs, a new Race …

Why you can no longer trust any USB device plugged into your PC

Are you sitting down? Good. ‘Cause I’ve got some really bad, scary news to share with you: Every single device plugged into a USB port on your computer could pose a threat worse than any malware we’ve ever seen.<p>Yes, it’s as bad as it sounds.<p>Two researchers for the security consultancy SR Labs, …

The Battle for Power on the Internet

Distributed citizen groups and nimble hackers once had the edge. Now governments and corporations are catching up. Who will dominate in the decades ahead?<p>We’re in the middle of an epic battle for power in cyberspace. On one side are the traditional, organized, institutional powers such as …

'FFXIV:ARR' And Naoki Yoshida At PAX Prime 2013

<b>Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn</b>, Square-Enix’s second take on the <i>Final Fantasy XIV</i> MMORPG, is finishing up its second week of live play. We had a chance to catch up with director/producer <b>Naoki Yoshida</b>, AKA Yoshi-P, at PAX Prime 2013.<p>Yoshida opened the interview by addressing immediate questions …

IGN Presents the History of Final Fantasy

We take a look back at 26 years of crystals, chocobos, and guys named Cid.<p>Final Fantasy is the longest swan song of all time. It was never meant to …

Bootup: Cisco says Microsoft/Skype deal was unfair, China plans Taiwan firewall, and Samsung trumps Nokia in Finland

A quick burst of nine links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>Cisco Systems, the world's leading network equipment maker, asked …

Microsoft Gives In To The Old Guard, Adds Start Button And Boot To Desktop To Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1, which will be available for download in a preview version on June 26, will feature the good old Start button in desktop mode. Users who dislike the new Modern UI/Metro interface will also be able to boot right to the desktop. While rumors about the return of the Start button had long …

Microsoft wants Xbox 'achievements' for watching ads

<b>Xbox Achievements awards points to gamers for a variety of in-game activities — completing levels or finding secrets hidden within the game, for</b> …

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Rise From Your Grave! Franchises the PS4 Should Resurrect

With the PlayStation 4 confirmed for a holiday 2013 release, players can expect a bunch of new games that take advantage of the system's revved-up features, like its social and video sharing functions. A new console can also present a great opportunity for the PlayStation brand to look through its …

Google no longer able to pay Android developers in Argentina, pulling apps on June 27th

Developers in Argentina have begun receiving letters from Google informing them that "Google Play will no longer be able to accept payments on behalf of developers registered in Argentina starting June 27, 2013." The change applies to both paid apps and apps that use in-app purchases. The move …

The little known history of the sites that inspired Tumblr

Tumblr is the quintessential example of a tumblelog, the stripped-down style of blogging for which it is named. But as the <i>Daily Dot</i> explains, it wasn't the first to offer a short form blogging service. Tumblr — which Yahoo purchased last week for $1.1 billion in cash — is at least the third …

Xbox One games will require internet 'spot checks', but Microsoft won't charge to authenticate used games

Does the Xbox One actually require an internet connection? Will used game buyers or sellers have to pay an extra fee? Microsoft hasn't made it clear, but a report at <i>Polygon</i> now claims that the answers are "yes" and "no" respectively. According to the publication's sources, Xbox One games will phone …

Next Browser for Android mashes up its rivals' greatest hits (video)

When few (if any) web browsers do everything well, many of us have more than one client just to cover all the bases. The GO Launcher Dev Team's just-launched Next Browser for Android tries to solve this in the simplest way possible: it cherry picks features from established rivals. Sharing …

The First Six Months Developing For The Computer On My Face

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jon Gottfried is a Developer Evangelist at Twilio, Co-Founder of the Hacker Union, and a StartupBus Conductor. Follow him on Twitter @jonmarkgo.</i><p>Being one of the first cyborgs in the world, I have been privy to a unique set of bizarre experiences that have led to some early …

Microsoft submits dispute against Xbox One domain squatter

Domain squatters are pesky folks who strive to nab up as many domain names as they can that take advantage of another entity’s trademark for the …

Xbox One sets sights on 400m sold, Xbox 360 aims for 100m

With the Xbox One releasing later this year, many may think that Microsoft will leave the Xbox 360 by the wayside, but it seems that’s on the …