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Microsoft backtracks on free Windows 10 update for pirates

People running pirated copies of Windows are going to have to pay — or keep pirating — if they want to update their computers to Windows 10. That may sound painfully obvious, but there's actually been quite a bit of confusion up until now.<p><b>Read next:</b> Our Windows 10 review.<p>The confusion has revolved …


Samsung wants everyone to build smart home gadgets on its new platform

A new trio of chips called Artik has been designed to kickstart the creation of connected devices<p>If you plan on building or buying a connected gadget in the immediate future, Samsung wants to be inside of it. Today the company announced Artik, a collection of small system-on-chips designed to power …

Internet of Things

Google Play now lets you preregister for upcoming apps and games

Sign up to preregister for a hot new game or app that's coming soon, you'll be the first to know when you can download it.<p>Can't wait for a hot new app to appear in Google Play? According to a post over at Android Police, the Android app store now lets you preregister for forthcoming games and apps …


‘Father of internet’ speaks out against govt demand for back doors in encryption

Internet pioneer Vint Cerf said Monday that creating defects in encryption systems for law enforcement, often known as “back doors,” was “super, …

Here's how Silicon Valley really thinks about diversity in hiring

Swisher asked Horowitz about the Kleiner Perkins gender-discrimination trial. Much of what Horowitz had to say was brutally honest. Basically, Silicon Valley will not be hiring a more diverse workforce until it sees hard evidence that doing so will improve the bottom line.<p>"When you're building a …

Silicon Valley

Android Lollipop is gaining more users as new flagships come out

It took a while for Android Lollipop to even get its own slice on the OS pie chart Google releases regularly, but it now seems to be steadily gaining popularity. According to the latest Android stats collected from April 28th to May 4th, nine percent of devices are now running Lollipop. While …

Apple reportedly working on a new Apple TV remote with a touchpad

<b>Read next:</b> The Apple TV review.<p>Apple's infrared remote control has basically been the same for the past eight years, but that's about to change. Citing an unnamed Apple employee,<i>The New York Times</i> says Apple's upcoming Apple TV redesign will also sport a brand new remote control to better help …

Smart TV
South Korea

As sensors shrink, watch as 'wearables' disappear

(Reuters) - Forget 'wearables', and even 'hearables'. The next big thing in mobile devices: 'disappearables'.<p>Even as the new Apple Watch piques consumer interest in wrist-worn devices, the pace of innovation and the tumbling cost, and size, of components will make wearables smaller - so small, some …

Wearable Tech

Is It Time To Phone E.T.?

Contacting aliens could save us or destroy us<p>In our search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), we humans have mostly just waited, and listened, for aliens to contact us. But in February, policymakers, philosophers, futurists, and astronomers convened to debate a new approach: contacting …

7 Things Only Tourists Do in Paris

If you're visiting Paris for the first time and don't want to stand out as a tourist, avoid doing these seven activities.<p>Tourists act pretty much the same all across the globe: they take photos of everything and stroll patiently along the streets as if they have all the time in the world (and they …

100 of the best things to do in London

In terms of cultural attractions, world-class restaurants and unusual diversions, London is a city without compare. It is no exaggeration to say you could pursue a different recreational activity in the city every night of the year, but that degree of choice can be overwhelming. To help you on your …

Google Play

PC sales continue to drop while Chromebook sales rise. Is Microsoft in trouble?

Microsoft, once the mightiest technology company to walk the earth, has seen some hard times of late, including mounting losses in their Surface tablet/laptop division. On the other hand, manufacturers of the highly portable, laptop form-factor, Chromebook are doing fairly well for themselves.<p>This …


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INTERVIEW: Suzanne Ciani On… Her Buchla Beginnings, Talking Dishwashers and Why No One Got Electronic Music In the ’70s

“The frustration was with the philosophy of the instrument,” says <b>Suzanne Ciani</b>, when we ask her why she gave up her beloved Buchla synthesizer …

Korean Chicken Noodle Soup from Scratch (Kalguksu: 칼국수)

【Korean Food】 Beef DongGeuRangDdaeng (소고기 동그랑땡)

How to make gimbap (aka kimbap: 김밥)

Shabu Shabu with 2 Sauces

Korean Spicy Pork Recipe (Dwaeji Bulgogi) - Honeysuckle

Noodles for Jajangmyeon and Jjamppong

<b>Korean Cooking Ingredients – Noodles for Jajangmyeon and Jjamppong</b><p>This is a short post about one of the cooking ingredients (noodles) I use for …

Spicy Gourmet Kimchi Ramyun

Asian cooking Korean cuisine Korean food soup spicy<p>by <b>Sandra Mi</b><p>Read<p>It's been a tough last week. Never ending week and this one already started to be …

Typical Sunday morning Instagram… 💐

Why the rich stay rich: they don’t invest like the rest