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TestFairy Opens Its Android App Testing Platform To All, Making Even Bad Beta Testers Useful

Beta testing mobile apps becomes only more challenging as the crop of devices and mobile OS versions continues to expand, and Israel-based TestFairy, a new startup launching its product to the public today, is trying to tackle an aspect of the process that often results in beta users not being very …

Xbox One’s used game fiasco plays with fire, flirts with pirates

Used games or not used games – for Microsoft, the rest of the games industry and millions of gamers, that is the question.<p>Controversy and confusion erupted last week after the company finally took the wraps off its next-generation console, the Xbox One. During its press event, Microsoft didn't …

Sony Responds to Fan Backlash Over PlayStation 4 DRM Rumors

When video game journalist Geoff Keighley mentioned on GameTrailers that the PlayStation 4 might use DRM to stop pre-owned game sales, gamers got pretty upset.<p>So much so that a thread was quickly setup by user famousmortimer on the popular message board NeoGAF, suggesting that players reach out to …

The Five Biggest Problems With The Xbox One

<i>From concerns over used games to questions about an always-online requirement, the Xbox One is growing more controversial by the day.</i><p>Sony’s PS4 reveal was met with mixed reactions by most gamers. This was largely due to the system’s mixed-bag debut—some things were good, some bad, but mostly it was …

Ex-Apple Employees Reveal How The Company Is So Good At Keeping Secrets

Apple, of course, is famously press shy. It's incredibly difficult to get insider news out of the company, compared to its peers.<p>The former employees range from people who joined the company in its earliest days in the 1970s to those who've dealt with it recently.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, many say …

The After Math: An Xbox One special

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>The After Math</i><i>, where we attempt to summarize this week's tech news through numbers, decimal places and percentages.</i><p>We doubt you missed it, but Microsoft unveiled its new games console this week, and it even showed off some Xbox One hardware to prove it. While the new name is offering …

'Fat' Abercrombie Ads Are A Brilliant Response To CEO Mike Jeffries (PHOTOS)

We're sure we don't have to remind you about the Abercrombie & Fitch's CEO's not-so-popular preference for selling his clothes exclusively to "cool," "good-looking" folks (and not "larger people," as industry expert Robin Lewis suggested). Unsurprisingly, many customers found his outlook offensive, …

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: the next console war pits living room against cloud

Microsoft and Sony's consoles are alike, but their visions diverge<p>We think of video game consoles as being principally about, well, the games. But when the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 went head-to-head in 2006, it wasn't games that truly determined the victor. What eventually drove the Xbox 360 to …

Satellite Shoots Beautiful 6,000-Mile-Long Panoramic Photo from Orbit

There’s a slew of super-large panorama pictures available on the web, but when was the last time you heard about a picture that spans well over half …

Here's How Apple Is Spending Its $145 Billion Pile Of Cash

This is why the Cupertino-based company chose to fund its recently expanded capital return plan with a $17 billion bond offering. This also allowed Apple to increase its quarterly dividend by 15 percent in the second quarter. Apple now pays approximately $11 billion in total annual dividends, …

Amazon-exclusive 'Madden 25 Anniversary Edition' includes free NFL Sunday Ticket offer

If you're both a gamer and a self-professed football fan, odds are you'll be buying Madden this year — just like any other. For those who've already committed to purchasing the $99.99 Anniversary Edition of <i>Madden 25</i>, Amazon is undoubtedly the best spot to place a pre-order. Because in addition to …

Google Glass Year In Review

It’s been a little over a year since Google started teasing something it called “Project Glass.” The futuristic, wearable computer that would change the way that you interact with the world was nothing more than a series of rumors for months before it was “formally introduced” in April 2012. Not …

Google offers new App Engine features to chase after Amazon's cloud computing dominance

PHP support and a new storage solution strengthen Google's hand<p>In the market for cloud infrastructure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) dominates, powering websites and applications like Netflix, Reddit, and Dropbox, and raking in massive revenues — estimated to grow to $8.8 billion this year. But there …

ACCAN calls ACCC to action over 'freemium' games

<b>The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has called on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to investigate</b> …

Climate research nearly unanimous on human causes, survey finds

A survey of thousands of peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals has found 97.1% agreed that climate change is caused by human activity.<p>Authors …

Floyd Mayweather, LeBron James Headline SI's Top 50 Earners in Sports List

Not only are Floyd Mayweather and LeBron James considered to be the best in their respective sports, but they are also the richest athletes in the United States, according to <i>Sports Illustrated's</i> "Fortunate 50" profile.<p><i>SI</i>'s Daniel Roberts reports that Mayweather stands to make $90 million this year …

Google Launches Hangouts Messaging Service for iOS, Android and Web

Google has today announced Hangouts, a new messaging service that replaces the numerous Google services that currently help you have real-time conversations with other users, such as Google Talk, Google Voice and Google+ Hangouts.<p>It will launch on most major platforms later today, including iOS, …

Android might own 75% of the smartphone market but all the action is still on the iPhone

It is hardly disputable that Android has a clear lead over iOS in terms of the number of people using it. Just yesterday, a report put its worldwide market share in the first quarter of this year at nearly 75% of all smartphone sales. That number is worth looking at more closely. What are all these …