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Here’s an idea: Let’s put aircraft black boxes in the cloud

Advertisement<p>69 Comments<p>Credit: Auckland Photo News Rodger McCutcheon<p>As searchers from more than two dozen countries continue to look for the missing …

How and Why You Should Shoot RAW

If you’re just starting out in photography, you might have heard of something called RAW. RAW files are really big photo files that professionals …

Between Amazon & Google, cloud storage will be free by next year

Apple Patents Smudge-Resistant Sapphire Coating, Suggesting Displays Are On The Way

Apple has filed for a patent (via AppleInsider) that adds further fuel to the fire around the possibility it will use sapphire glass for future device displays. The the new application describes how an oleophobic (oil-repelling) coating might be added to sapphire glass to make it smudge and …

With Microsoft's Project Spark, Anyone Can Build A Video Game

Microsoft wants gamers build their own worlds—playable game worlds, in fact. Microsoft’s Project Spark, in open beta now for Windows 8 and the Xbox One, splices together a Minecraft-like sandbox with actual developer tools, enabling budding game makers to actually build a playable game from scratch …

PC shipments to sink 6 percent this year as tablets surge -- Gartner

Shipments of PCs, tablets, and mobile phones combined will climb by 7 percent in 2014, predicts Gartner, though PCs will be on the losing end of the deal.<p>PC sales will continue to nosedive this year as more consumers scoop up mobile devices, says a new report from Gartner.<p>Global shipments of …

MegaUpload’s Kim Dotcom Launches a Political Party in New Zealand

Controversial Internet mogul Kim Dotcom has launched a political party in New Zealand ahead of general elections in September.<p>The Internet Party …

Turkish government bans YouTube following attempt to remove corruption videos

If you're currently in Turkey, get ready to fire up that VPN. The Turkish government has just added YouTube to its list of banned websites, which as of last week also included Twitter (that site is reportedly back online). According to <i>Webrazzi</i>, the ban is already active with some ISPs, while other …