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Kids Are Facing Criminal Charges for Using Emoji

Emojis are quickly becoming the language of the Internet, but with that power comes a raft of new legal issues. Cases are beginning to emerge in …

A pizza night light exists to make your cheesy dreams come true

Though we didn't think it'd be possible for pizza to light up our lives any more than it already does, a cheesy night light has proven us so …

Pizza

Windows 95 on a Nintendo 3DS is as strange as you'd think

The trend of putting PC software on wholly impractical devices isn't stopping with the new year, folks. <i>GBATemp</i> fan Shutterbug2000 has managed to get Windows 95 running on a New Nintendo 3DS XL thanks to both DOSbox emulation and some ingenuity. You won't be doing a whole lot with this right now -- …

Retrogaming

7 awesome gaming gifts

Winter is coming. And with it also comes the need to show the loved ones in your life just how much you care for them by spending, spending, spending on gifts. Trouble is, there are just so many options to choose from. What you really need is someone, some outside force to hold your credit …

Gaming

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Donates $20 Million To Improve Internet In U.S. Schools

Facebook's cofounder and CEO isn’t only interested in spreading Internet access overseas.<p>Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday that he and his wife Priscilla Chan are donating $20 million to a nonprofit, called Education Super Highway, that helps make strong Internet connections available in U.S. …

Mark Zuckerberg

Children too trusting of Google and YouTube, unable to identify paid ads, says UK govt report

A report by the UK’s telecoms and Internet watchdog Ofcom says that children are too trusting of what they find on the web, a surprisingly high percentage of them taking search results on trust, and unable to identify paid ads.<p>One in five online 12-15s (19%) believe information returned by a search …

Microsoft's Black Friday deals include $299 Xbox One bundles

Microsoft is desperate for the Xbox One to make an impact this holiday season. In addition to a slew of exclusive games, including <i>Halo 5: Guardians,</i> <i>Rise of the Tomb Raider and Forza Motorsport 6,</i> the company is continuing to undercut Sony's PlayStation 4. To mark Black Friday -- specifically …

Tomb Raider

15% of Fallout 4 players haven’t even left the Vault

There are obviously a ton of things to do in <i>Fallout 4</i> — that’s the whole point of Bethesda games — from exploring the Wasteland, to reestablishing …

Beats headphones now come in rose gold

If you've been yearning for headphones to complement your rose gold (or actually pink) iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus, you're in luck.<p>Apple has added …

Rose Gold

New Balance Just Made a 3D-Printed Running Shoe

New Balance has just unveiled what it says is the first ever running shoe made with a 3D printer. The shoe has a midsole built from a 3D Systems …

Facebook testing feature to hide posts from your ex after a breakup

Facebook announced today that a new feature rolling out soon across its mobile apps will allow you to hide posts from ex automatically (or hide your posts from them) when you change your relationship status back to single. You can also hide all traces of your past relationship from the public.<p>Now …

Steam Controller Helps Disabled Father Play Skyrim With Son

Eli Jewett (known as SmashingEmeraldz on Reddit) wanted his dad to play Skyrim, but there was just one problem: his dad only has the use of his right hand.<p>When I heard that Jewett was looking to solve this problem, I reached out to him to talk about the relationship he has with his father, how they …

Playing these 6 video games could help improve your problem-solving skills

"My number one goal in life is to see a game designer nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize," McGonigal writes on her website.<p>She tells Business Insider she wants people to realize that games can be "powerful tools to improve our attention, our mood, our cognitive strengths, and our relationships."<p>And …

'Hoverboards' Are Now Illegal in New York City

They don't hover and they're not even really boards, but riding one around New York will get you a ticket.<p><b>Read:</b> <b>I Tested Out the 'Hoverboard' that Got Wiz Khalifa Handcuffed at the Airport</b><p>"Hoverboards" don't really hover, and they aren't really even boards. They're basically just RipStiks with …

Google refuses to let Google+ die with 'community' focused relaunch

Google has decided to re-invent Google+ ... again.<p>The much-derided social network, which has never really taken off with users despite some …

Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 has a slightly better screen than the iPad Pro

The company has also published a report on the quality of the new Surface Pro 4's display. Across the same range of tests, the Surface Pro 4 gets an A grade meaning that it beat the iPad Pro.<p>This is significant as the two devices are aimed at similar markets: on-the-go professionals. DisplayMate …

Surprised? Yeah, Microsoft's tech knows that's how you felt

LONDON -- It's the look in his eyes, the bemused expression on her face. That's how you, the human, get a sense of how someone else is feeling.<p>Now Microsoft says it can get a computer to pick up on those same cues.<p>The company's Project Oxford artificial intelligence team has concocted …

Artificial Intelligence

A whole bunch of people streamed Fallout 4 yesterday

People love watching people explore the wasteland<p>We know that a lot of people are playing <i>Fallout 4:</i> Yesterday, the game broke records for peak concurrent players on Steam. But a lot of gamers are watching other people play the game, too. While it has yet to set new records on Twitch, it's still …

Facebook No Longer Counts Third-Party Apps And Still Has 1.55 Billion Users

Some say Facebook inflates its monthly active user count by including people who shared from or used a Facebook-connected third-party app. But today Facebook quieted those critics with a 10-Q update to its SEC filing that says it now only counts people who used Facebook or Messenger directly. That …

Microsoft says 'it can't get better' for Xbox gamers in 2015

This year has been a set of 12 months that Microsoft claims to have had the greatest lineup of games in Xbox history and to their credit, it has been …

Apple's working on an iPhone feature that could lock down your data, call for help when you're in danger

The Touch ID fingerprint sensor, launched as a signature feature of the iPhone 5s two years ago, is now embedded in all new iOS devices, allowing users to unlock iPhones and iPads, pay for goods in stores and online, and sign into apps and services thanks to third-party integration. Apple is always …

YouTube bolts into next phase of virtual reality with 3D video

"It's about bringing this kind of video to everyone."<p>Kurt Wilms, senior product manager for YouTube VR

Virtual Reality

Google reportedly wants to design its own Android chips

But it needs a partner<p>Google is reportedly taking a page out of Apple's playbook and expressing interest in co-developing Android chips based on its own designs, according to a report today from <i>The Information</i>. Similar to how the iPhone carries an Ax chip designed by Apple but manufactured by …

Facebook Embraces Spotify, Apple Music With “Music Stories”

Now you can share 30-second song previews with your friends.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Now that Facebook has made itself a player in the online video space serving up a mind-boggling 8 billion videos per day, the company is looking to do the same with music.<p>On Thursday, Facebook debuted Music …

Hands-on with YouTube Gaming’s mobile capture: Broadcasting from mobile is easier than with Twitch

You don’t need any tools or dongles or special hardware of any kind to capture your mobile gaming anymore. You just need YouTube.<p>Google unleashed a new update for the mobile version of its YouTube Gaming today that enables anyone with a compatible smartphone to record or broadcast their gameplay to …

YouTube as you know it is about to change dramatically

Would you pay to avoid ads on YouTube?<p>The way you experience YouTube may be dramatically different before the end of the year. According to multiple sources, the world’s largest video-sharing site is preparing to launch its two separate subscription services before the end of 2015 — Music Key, …

DNA Can Store Your Digital Data For Up To 2,000 Years

Stop throwing all your data into a digital black hole<p>Your DNA holds an incredible amount of information in a very small space. Recently, researchers have looked to DNA as a method to store large amounts of digital information that are currently saved on hard drives. DNA storage has another …

Developer reveals Mac security hole without telling Apple

Typically, coders and researchers who discover security vulnerabilities in software will tell the companies involved before posting their findings -- it's a courtesy to make sure that those holes are patched before attackers can use them. Don't tell that to developer Luca Todesco, though. He …

OS X

New Apple TV will reportedly run iOS 9 and launch in September

Will come with Siri, a new remote, and dedicated App Store<p><b>Read next:</b> The Apple TV review.<p>The world is expecting Apple to show off its next round of iPhones next month, but as reported in July, we could also be seeing something else on stage in September — the new Apple TV set-top box. According to …

7 Mobile Games to Complete Your Smart Device

Tired of the games on your device? Or maybe you’re looking for something new to pass the time in your morning commute? Whether you like strategy …