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Facebook Reported Ready to Introduce Android-Based Phone on April 4th

- Mar 29, 2013<p>Facebook has invited members of the press to an Android-related event on April 4th. It is believed that the event is for the debut of …

Chinese animation studio sues Apple over iTunes Store sales

Shanghai Animation Film Studio, which is backed by the Chinese government, claims that Apple sold its movies through iTunes without approval.<p>A Chinese animation film studio has sued Apple for allegedly selling its movies in its iTunes store without permission.<p>According to the Hollywood Reporter, …

An Ecuadorian Silicon Valley: Pipeline to the future or pipe dream?

In the conclusion of his report from the middle of the Earth, Crave's Eric Mack does a reality check on an ambitious plan to build a Latin American Silicon Valley.<p><i>Editor's note: This is the final installment of a four-part series. Read part 1, "Plotting the next Silicon Valley -- you'll never guess</i> …

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Password denied: when will Apple get serious about security?

Last Friday, <i>The Verge</i> revealed the existence of a dead-simple URL-based hack that allowed anyone to reset your Apple ID password with just your email address and date of birth. Apple quickly shut down the site and closed the security hole before bringing it back online.<p>The conventional wisdom is …

Facebook to reveal custom version of Android on new HTC device at upcoming event, says NYT

Rumors indicate that Facebook's upcoming event scheduled for April 4th will reveal an HTC-made phone running a version of Android customized to deeply integrate the social network's services. <i>The New York Times</i> reports that the main announcement at the event will be this Facebook-focused version of …

Playdek nails down $3.8M in funding for more digital board games

I always lose the pieces to my board games. I still find <i>Monopoly</i> pieces lying around my parent’s house from that time we played it 15 years ago. That’s why I appreciate developer Playdek, which takes popular hobby games like Ascension and turns them into digital apps for the iPad.<p>Today, the …

YouTube making it easier for game developers to build in livestreaming capabilities

YouTube plans to introduce programming tools to make it easier for game developers to built livestreaming functionality into their games, the company said during a session at the 2013 Game Developers Conference today, reports The Verge.<p>A few games already feature such capabilities, including Call …

Garrys Mod - Amazing Stuff Part 1 - Rollercoaster and Planes

Total War series gets a League of Legends-style spin-off

Free-to-play games are huge. Multiplayer-online-battle-arena titles are everywhere. Sega and developer Creative Assembly want in on the action.<p>The Creative Assembly, which develops the Total War real-time strategy games, is now working on Total War: Arena. This new MOBA-style game pits players …

IGDA apologizes for 'inappropriate' party

The International Game Developers Association has apologized for the circumstances surrounding a party it held this week at the Game Developers Conference. Executive director Kate Edwards issued a statement to GameSpot today, saying the group recognizes costumes worn at the party by performers were …

Frustrated with iCloud, Apple’s developer community speaks up en masse

Some are turning away from iCloud altogether after bad user experiences.<p>Apple's iCloud is marketed to us end users as a convenient and centralized …

A purple-tinged glimpse of Apple history — the night in 1996 that Steve returned

A former Mac OS evangelist who happened to have an Apple Quicktake camera on him on the night Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1996 has posted some photos on his Flickr account.<p>He noted that Jobs wasn’t really dressed in purple: the poor quality of the camera made the black suit appear purple, which …

China to get first official taste of Surface Pro outside of North America

Microsoft's Surface Pro will mark its first venture outside the cozy confines of the Americas by heading to China on April 2nd, according to its <i>Weibo</i> site. That could also mean that lovers of the convertible tablet in Australia, parts of Europe and elsewhere might also be able to grab one soon -- …

Congress adds cyber-espionage review for government tech purchases, scrutinizes Chinese products from Lenovo, Huawei

Huawei's having a tougher time getting its network tech into the US, but Congress is apparently looking to shore up its security with other Chinese manufacturers too and has added a new purchase review law for NASA, Justice and Commerce departments of the government. <i>Reuters</i> reports that these …

Windows Phone outships iPhone in some countries

Shipments of Microsoft's Windows Phone devices have surpassed those of the iPhone in seven markets, but that's not exactly a worldwide trend.<p>Windows Phone is outshining the iPhone in several countries. But relax, Apple, there is an explanation.<p>In a blog posted Tuesday, Microsoft corporate …

U.S. Writes Its Worries About Buying IT Gear From China Into Law

The U.S. government officially remains concerned about the possibility of cyber attacks from China. And it has quietly imposed new restrictions on …

Using touchscreen gestures to manipulate real objects

The gestures we use every day on our smartphones and tablets are meant to mimic obvious physical commands: we move maps around to view an area, tap on buttons to activate events, and flip through pages to read. The best gestures work so well because they intuitively relate to their physical …

Motion Capture Without Skintight Suits Will Make Blu-ray Extras Way Less Fun

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken have developed a new type of motion capture system that doesn't require the …

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ACLU challenges 'stingray surveillance' that allows police to track cellphones

A secretive technology which lets police locate and track people through their cellphones in alleged violation of the US constitution will be …

Google opens trial for same-day delivery service in San Francisco

Confirming rumors that it was to launch its own delivery service to rival Amazon, Google has begun testing its new "Shopping Express" service in the San Francisco Bay Area. Partnering with Target, Walgreens, Staples, American Eagle, and Toys"R"Us, as well as local coffee shops and independent …

Microsoft showcases Windows Phone middleware partnerships at GDC, we go hands-on (video)

Building on yesterday's announcement that <i>Temple Run</i> and several other games are coming to Windows Phone, Microsoft's been actively courting developers at GDC 2013. To that end, the company's booth showcases several games that highlight cross-platform development and middleware. Now that WP8 and …

Apple launching Final Cut Pro X campaign to win back skeptical professional users

Apple is beginning a campaign today to win back the video-editing community that abandoned its flagship video-editing software after the release of its controversial Final Cut Pro X. The LA Times reported that following several updates to the software over the last two years to fix some of the …

Google announces open source patent pledge, won't sue 'unless first attacked'

Google just announced the Open Patent Non-Assertion (OPN) Pledge, a new initiative whereby the company has promised not to sue developers, distributors, and users of open source software utilizing Mountain View's patents "unless first attacked." In introducing the good faith effort, Google is …

Apple to slash iPad Mini shipments, claims report

iPad Mini shipments to retailers will reportedly be cut to as few as 10 million for the second quarter, according to DigiTimes.<p>Apple will reportedly trim iPad Mini shipments for the next quarter, according to tech-news site DigiTimes.<p>Citing industry sources who provide parts for the tablet," …

Spam war caused failure at critical internet exchange center

Exchanges are revising protocols in the wake of this week's devastating DDoS attacks<p>The dust is settling from this week's Dutch DDoS attacks — by some accounts, the largest denial-of-service action ever mounted, channeling 300 gigabits of junk traffic to the web's weakest spots. For the most part, …

Samsung's militaristic culture and the leaders behind it

At some of Samsung's Korean facilities you can find K-pop playing from speakers disguised as rocks, or a sign reading "Go! Go! Go!" in English, or old recordings of chairman Lee Kun-hee popping on and off of overhead loudspeakers in the halls. Samsung's culture, history, and rise into its major …

Razer Edge Pro review: can a tablet double as a gaming PC?

Portable gaming isn't what it once was. Sure, you can still snag a handheld device from Sony or Nintendo, but today's video game industry is <i>far</i> more diverse. Gamers on the go have no shortage of hardware to pick from: tablets, smartphones, gaming laptops and purpose-built handhelds are redefining …

Rumor Has It That Microsoft's New 'Windows Blue' Will Replace Windows RT

The plan is to replace RT and/or merge RT with Microsoft's next-generation operating system, known as Windows Blue. So reports Monica Chen and Joseph Tsai at the Chinese publication, Digitimes.<p>An unnamed sourced in the PC manufacturing business told Chen and Tsai:<p>Microsoft will no longer launch …

Apple iPhone Is The Most Hacked Mobile Device By Far

This month, web security company SourceFire issued a report called "25 Years of Vulnerabilities" that charted the Critical Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) of various software and mobile devices.<p>A CVE is "the international standard for vulnerability numbering or identification" security …

Will Your Twitter Account Get You Fired?

A new service offers helpful analysis.<p>You should <i>probably</i> have a sense already of whether your Twitter account might get you in trouble at your job. Like, complaining about the stupidity of your boss on social media? Not the most excellent idea! But if for some reason you are just not a very …