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Microsoft has a new plan that rivals Google's balloon-based internet service

As part of Microsoft Philanthropy, a newly launched initiative for the company's good deeds, Microsoft is giving $75,000 (£50,000) to non-profit organisations that aim to increase internet access around the world.<p>In a blog post, Paul Garnett, who runs the Affordable Access Initiative at Microsoft, …

Satya Nadella

Microsoft Buys Ray Ozzie’s Communications Startup Talko, Team Will Join Skype

Microsoft is buying Talko, the mobile messaging startup founded by Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s former Chief Software Architect until 2010. The company says today the acquisition, whose terms were not disclosed, involves the Talko technology and the team. Talko employees will now join Skype, while Talko …

Admit it: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' stinks -- and here's why

On Christmas Day, I fulfilled my duty as an American consumer and took the family to see the new "Star Wars" movie. The excursion solved a mystery: Why do so many of the reviews, even the enthusiastic ones, carry an undertone of disappointment?<p>The simple answer is that "Star Wars: The Force …

Movies

Another hoverboard catches on fire while charging, this time in New Jersey

Following several incidents of hoverboards bursting into flames across the country, PIX 11 reports another one of the self-balancing electric …

New Jersey

Switch faces with anyone, thanks to this hilarious (and nightmarish) app

Tis the season for playing around with weird iOS apps with your friends and family, and boy, do we have a doozy for you. It’s called Face Swap Live, and it does exactly what it says on the tin.<p>Created by Laan Labs, Face Swap Live allows you to surrealistically switch the faces of two people in …

Jeff Bezos' big goal for Amazon Studios next year? An Oscar.

Jeff Bezos has a belated holiday wish for Amazon.<p>The CEO of the Seattle-based ecommerce giant is hoping Amazon Studios — the company's original …

Amazon Studios

Game of Thrones tops 2015's piracy charts

In what is fast becoming an annual tradition, <i>Game of Thrones</i> has once again won the extremely dubious award of being the most pirated television show …

Apple acquires Union Bay Networks, opens new Seattle engineering office

Apple says it has opened a new software office in Seattle, and has very likely acquired the Seattle-based cloud networking startup Union Bay Networks.<p>A Geekwire report earlier today said that at least five former Union Bay Networks employees now list Apple as their employer on LinkedIn. These …

FBI-Hunted Hacking Group Continues Attacks, Targets Twitch

Despite tweeting out a bomb threat to ground a Sony executive’s flight this Sunday and landing themselves on the radar of the FBI, hacking group “Lizard Squad” remains unmolested and continues to orchestrate attacks on various gaming services.<p>After targeting Sony’s PSN, Microsoft's Xbox Live, Riot …

Prime-time Twitch is bigger than CNN, MSNBC, and MTV

<i>The New York Times</i> had a great data-driven article this morning about just how big Twitch has become. One year ago the video game live-streaming platform wasn't even equal to HLN in size. Fast-forward to this summer and Twitch is bigger during prime-time hours than CNN, E!, or MSNBC, with …

Infamous: First Light review: neon gas

The open worlds of Infamous games have given Sucker Punch the opportunity to create downloadable content that avoids the feeling of mere fluffy …

Destiny: What to Expect After Launch - IGN Video

We sat down with Bungie's Jonty Barnes to discuss Destiny's future, and also to get some details about the universe, multiplayer and worlds we'll …

Dragon Age: Inquisition multiplayer trailer has four times the upgrade trees

<i>Dragon Age: Inquisition</i> developer BioWare announced the game's four-player cooperative multiplayer mode yesterday, and publisher Electronic Arts released a trailer today to show off the dungeon-crawling action within.<p>The mode is entirely separate from <i>Inquisition</i>'s single-player story mode. Co-op …

The Wii U is actually worth buying now

Why Nintendo's spectacular failure should be your next console<p>My colleague Dieter Bohn is wondering whether to buy a Wii U. I'm here to convince him that he should.<p>Nintendo's Wii U launch was the company's biggest disaster since the Virtual Boy. The console was slow and clunky, with very little to …

OlliOlli now available on PS3 and PS4

Roll7's skateboarding title <i>OlliOlli</i> is now available on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe, the developer has announced.<p>The PS3 and PS4 versions are a straight port of the PlayStation Vita original — which launched this past January — includes an upgraded menu system and …

Inside a video game voiceover studio

In the studio with the writers and actors of Defense Grid 2.<p>Jennifer Hale asks a few questions about the character. That's less than 30 seconds after she walks in the room.<p>Her arrival prompts the usual bit of Hollywood hug and kiss, and some hello-how-are-yous, but then it's down to business.<p>Who is …

Advanced Warfare

Workplace messaging app Cotap now lets you text documents from Box, Dropbox and others

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Enterprise messaging just became a little more practical. Cotap, a workplace texting app created by former Yammer Chief …

Cotap brings its enterprise messaging service to the desktop

Business messaging service Cotap has gone beyond its mobile-first approach with the release of desktop and Web versions. The OS X version is available today on the Mac App Store, and the Web app is available on the Cotap website.<p>Cotap, which was started by two of Yammer’s earliest executives, still …

Ahead of the iPhone 6’s launch, T-Mobile discounts the 5s and 5c

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>T-Mobile began knocking $48 to $50 off the price tags of the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c on Wednesday. The timing …

The Fitness Band/Alarm Clock That Motivates You with Electric Shocks

Goodbye, self-motivation. Hello, 340 volts of move your ass.<p><b>It's hard to fathom</b> a feature missing from modern fitness bands and smartwatches. They measure heart rate, blood pressure, sleep patterns, steps, fat, and funds. Now fitness bands do one more thing: Shock the piss out of you.<p>Coming in …

Facebook Introduces Bandwidth Targeting For Advertisers

Facebook has introduced a new feature for advertisers that allows them to target ads to users on a specific type of mobile network (2G/3G/4G), thereby ensuring that creative campaigns are delivered in an appropriate way for different users around the world.<p>It already allowed targeting by device …

Dropbox Pro Gives Subscribers 1TB of Storage as Cloud Wars Heat Up

The cloud wars just got even more serious. Dropbox on Wednesday announced big changes to its Dropbox Pro offering, including more storage space and …

You’ll be able to get your hands on iPhone 6 ‘between 16-19 September’

September 9 seems all but officially confirmed as the date when Apple will unveil its eagerly-anticipated iPhone 6, but when can users expect to get their hands on Apple’s next generation handset?<p>According to a new report coming out of China — from <i>PCinLife</i>, the country’s top IT portal — Apple’s new …

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When Psychopaths Find Love

“Natalya” told reporters it was “love at first sight” when she saw “Bittsa Maniac” Alexander Pichushkin on TV. Arrested in 2006, Pichushkin, 32, was …

Paul Bloom: The Psychology of Everything

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The Psychology of Trust in Work and Love

<i>“When you trust people to help you, they often do,”</i> Amanda Palmer asserted in her beautiful meditation on the art of asking without shame. But what does it really mean to “trust,” and perhaps more importantly, how can we live with the potential heartbreak that lurks in the gap between “often” and …