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Shutterstock launches new learn-to-code site, Skillfeed

Skillfeed is the latest site to capitalize on the white-hot learn-to-code trend.<p>This new contestant hails from the bowels of stock photography site Shutterstock, an online behemoth with a $1.5 billion market cap.<p>Skillfeed’s curriculum covers such topics as CSS and MySQL. It also has some basic …

iPhone 4 sales could be blocked in US after Samsung 3G patent victory

Samsung has won a surprise victory in a patent battle with Apple that could see the iPhone 4 and 3G-capable iPad 2 banned from sale in the US.<p>The …

The story of Google Maps

Since 2005, Google has mapped 28 million miles of road in 194 countries. And it won't rest until the whole planet is on its servers. Tom Chivers reports on the mammoth operation and asks: is it ruining the way we travel?<p>Are you planning a holiday to North Korea? Probably not. But if you are, your …

Google Hangouts Easter eggs include shy dinosaurs and stampeding ponies

Google included some fun user-facing features in its new Hangouts messaging product, such as a massive suite of over 800 emoji characters. While the company advertises the emoji icons as a feature, it has unsurprisingly included some hidden Easter eggs, as well. As detailed by Google employee …

Google Glass rooted and hacked to run Ubuntu live at Google I/O

Today at Google I/O the company held a session entitled "Voiding your Warranty" where employees demonstrated how to root Google Glass and install Ubuntu on it. What you're seeing above is a screenshot from a laptop running a terminal window on top and showing the screencast output from Glass on the …

Beamcaster blasts the internet along lasers through the open air

Using only beams of light, a new networking hub is able to distribute gigabit internet to a receiver as far as 18 feet away, reports <i>Ars Technica</i>. Earlier this week, RiT Technologies unveiled its Beamcaster networking unit, which operates using a similar principal to fiber optics — that information …

Custom Android software turns every notification into a Facebook-style Chat Head

Facebook introduced a fairly compelling new way to do notifications and messaging with Chat Heads, and so it's not a huge surprise to see it spreading out amongst the indie ecosystem. We've already seen a jailbreak version on the iPhone, and now Android developers are creating something similar for …

Xbox 720 IllumiRoom integration demo suggests “Infinity” experience

This week Microsoft has presented a concept for a system they call IllumiRoom, one made to show how the television could be expanded upon with a …

GadgetellSolutions Media

12Feb/18<p>The outdoor goods and apparel retailer has scrapped its legendary unlimited returns policy whereby customers were allowed to return …

Disney Shuts Down LucasArts

Disney has shuttered LucasArts, the games publishing and development division of Lucasfilm, which Disney acquired in October. However, the company …

Asus rolls out new P9X79-E WS mainboard with support for four-way graphics

Asus has announced a new motherboard that gamers and computer enthusiast’s building up a high-end PC will certainly lust over. The new motherboard is …

When will Apple kill the iPod?

Apple wants to move all of your "content" to the iCloud, so the Touch is probably safe, but the rumors about the Classic's demise have been churning for years.<p>Physical music formats were so 20th century, so we put our music on computers. But even that was too much of a burden, so music is going up, …

Endangered Species

Apple Patents iPhone With Wraparound Display, Including Designs That Plug Together Voltron-Style

Apple has a new patent filing just published by the USPTO today, first spotted by AppleInsider, which details a wraparound-style AMOLED display that could make it possible to create an iPhone that’s almost entirely screen, with touch gestures and virtual buttons replacing physical ones completely. …