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16 Best Free Mac Apps

1. Adium<p>2. Kindle for Mac<p>3. Caffeine<p>4. CheatSheet<p>5. CloudApp<p>6. Dropbox<p>7. Found<p>8. OnyX<p>9. SelfControl<p>10. Skitch<p>11. Sublime Text<p>12. SuperDuper<p>13. The …

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Curious about the Steam Controller? Check out these videos.

Right now, 300 lucky participants have a Steam Machine connected to their televisions. But the first hybrid PC/console effort from developer Valve — …

Chinese court jails World of Warcraft cybercrime ring

Even fake worlds such as the World of Warcraft aren’t safe from cybercrime.<p>Last week, Zhejiang province’s Songyang county court sentenced 10 men to prison terms of up to two years, reports Zhejiang Online. Their crime: Hijacking more than 11,500 World of Warcraft accounts and violating state …

'Six Californias' ballot initative would make Silicon Valley a state

Silicon Valley leaders have been dreaming of a place where technology could advance unencumbered by the law. Google CEO Larry Page wants to set aside a part of the world for such experimentation, and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel thinks a floating island of entrepreneurs might do the job. By those …

Crazy currency: The more I report on Bitcoin, the weirder it gets

Op-ed: Despite a year of reporting and Bitcoin's insane rise, I'm happy not to own any.<p>The first time I ever heard the word “Bitcoin” was back in …

Google’s Schaft robot takes top spot at DARPA Robotics Challenge

Leave it to DARPA to turn disaster relief into a competitive sport for robots, and for Google to walk away with the prize. On Saturday, 16 robotics …

Mozilla’s Asm.js Gets Another Step Closer To Native Performance

Mozilla’s asm.js is a strict subset of JavaScript that Firefox can run significantly faster than regular JavaScript code. Thanks to the so-called OdinMonkey module for Firefox’s built-in JavaScript engine, asm.js code was running at about 2x native speed in March and this week, the organization …