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The new Sphero 2B looks like a lot of fun, and then some

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Here’s my first personal highlight of CES 2014: Orbotix, the maker of the Sphero, introduced a new version of its fast little …

Tinkercad lets you export 3D designs into Minecraft

Tinkercad, that Autodesk-owned, user-friendly 3D modeler is offering up a new feature today that may well prove a compelling proposition for <i>Minecraft</i> users. Fans of the block building, monster-fleeing indie title can now use the service to export 3D creations into the game, by way of MCEdit. The …

'Breaking Bad: Alchemy' brings drugs, death, and underwear to the iPad

With the second half of <i>Breaking Bad</i>'s final season set to start next month after a hiatus of almost a year, Sony Pictures Television has released an interactive ebook that serves as a solid refresher. Alongside the expected recap of plot points and players, <i>Breaking Bad: Alchemy</i> features interviews …

Every designer in existence has redesigned iOS 7. Why don't you give it a go?

Apple’s iOS 7 is a mockery of design. Or, a masterpiece. Or, a solid attempt built for Apple’s next billion customers. There really isn’t a consensus.<p>In any event, now that iOS 7 has been redesigned by seemingly thousands of designers — some before it was even released — why don’t you give it a …

Microsoft Experiences Its Biggest Drop Of The Century As Shares Fall 12 Percent

Microsoft shares (NASDAQ:MSFT) dropped 12.2 percent, representing the biggest single-day drop in over 13 years. On April 24, 2000, shares dropped 15.6 percent — since then, Microsoft has never experienced such a shelling. Yesterday, the company announced disappointed earnings and took a massive …

Was Jay-Z's Magna Carta app bad design or a sleazy data grab?

The app gathered data that could be worth millions. Was that the plan all along?<p>Jay-Z's <i>Magna Carta Holy Grail</i> was supposed to be huge, the self-proclaimed Best Rapper Alive's entrée into the internet age. "We need to write the new rules," he said in the omnipresent pre-roll ad. Instead of counting …

AddThis Launches Smart Layers, Giving Websites Social And Personalization Tools That Adapt To Mobile

AddThis has released a new platform called Smart Layers, which it says can improve traffic and engagement by just adding a single line of code.<p>President and CEO Ramsey McGrory told me that Smart Layers both improves on the publisher tools that AddThis was already offering and introduces some new …

Valve introduces Pipeline, teaches high school students how to get a job in gaming

Valve sounds like an incredible place to work, if its "Handbook for New Employees" is any indication, but the game developer responsible for <i>Half-Life</i>, <i>Team Fortress</i>, and <i>Portal</i> typically hires extremely experienced, talented individuals. Where does that leave you if you're a student who dreams of …

Deus Ex's iOS spinoff launches on July 11th

<i>Deus Ex: The Fall</i> is sneaking / punching / stalking its way to iOS on July 11th, Square Enix announced this morning. When it arrives, it'll cost you nearly a sawbuck ($6.99 / £4.99 / 5.99€), and work on a wide variety of iOS devices (iPad 2 and above, iPhone 4S and above, and iPod Touch 5 and …

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iPhone 6: Most-wanted features

The drama -- or some might argue, the lack thereof -- is over. The iPhone 5S and 5C have officially arrived, which means it's once again time to look ahead to the next iPhone.<p>I know. Some of you may be getting bored of this game. But for others, it's still fun to play.<p>Will it be called the iPhone …

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Google Admits It Spams The Hell Out Of You In New Gmail Commercial

Got so many Google+, YouTube, Google Offers, and Zagat emails you want to scream? Google’s got you covered. No, it’s not sending you less spam. It’s organizing your spam into tabs! Google’s blatant attempt to cross-promote its bevy of services in the video for the quite possibly awesome new Gmail …

All Your Worst Fears About Google Glass Are Coming True, and It's All Your Fault

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It only took about six weeks for developers to take all of the theoretically creepy things the …

Apple Needs To Steal These Features For iOS 7, Pronto

He put out this demo of his ideas, and we think Apple would be wise to include a lot of these features when iOS 7 comes out of the oven.<p>That magic release date, in true Apple fashion, is still unknown, but the rumor mill suggests we'll see it later this year.<p>We already thought iOS was pretty cool …

Linux Mint 15 brings prettier desktop, new software and driver managers

One of the best Linux desktops gets better.<p>The Linux Mint project yesterday unveiled version 15 of the increasingly popular desktop operating system, …

Leaked Scroogled video sees Microsoft parody Google's Chrome ad

Microsoft and Google have been locked in a war of words over a YouTube Windows Phone app, but in the midst of the arguments a new Scroogled ad has emerged. Designed to be an internal-only video, a copy has <i>somehow</i> managed to find its way onto the web right in the middle of Google's I/O developer …

Fakebook and Twibber: why we lie on social media

A new survey claims a third of us would lie on social media 'to appear cool' or because of peer pressure.<p>One in ten social media users admitted that they told lies already, with men saying the did so to ‘maintain a cool online persona’. Women said they feared peer pressure.<p>The survey claimed “just …

Latest Porno Torrent Blackmail: Pay Up Or We Tell Your Family, Perv

It's one thing if your friends, family, and neighbors find out that you've been doing some torrenting. It's a bit worse if they find out what kind of …

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First 'Arrested Development' trailer is packed with family dysfunction

The hour is nigh — the first trailer from the resurrected fourth season of <i>Arrested Development</i> is now online, and it doesn’t disappoint. The clip was posted by <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i><i>,</i> and features the entire Bluth clan, including Buster, whose prosthetic hook has been festooned with sparkling …

This is the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini [leak]

A set of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini pictures have supposedly surfaced online, and, while they’re not official, they are pretty consistent with how the device looked in previously leaked images.<p>Namely, the new pictures of the Galaxy S4 Mini show a device that looks like a smaller Samsung Galaxy S4, …

Test drive the Galaxy S4 with Samsung's online simulator

Samsung has been good about providing online simulators for its smartphones, like the Galaxy Nexus and the Note. With the release of its new flagship phone, the<p>Galaxy S4, it has updated the simulator's interface to make the tutorials easier to navigate and much easier to read. The simulator is …

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Here's What iOS 7 Could (And Perhaps Should) Look Like [Video]

The folks over at digital agency Simply Zesty have been thinking about what iOS 7, the upcoming new version of Apple’s mobile operating system, will – or should – look like based on the typical rumours and speculation that precede every major Apple event.<p>With Apple’s WWDC 2013 conference just …

Report: Microsoft’s next console will be called Xbox Infinity

Will its successor be the Xbox Infinity + 1?<p>A new report lends credence to the rumor that Microsoft's next system will be called the Xbox …

Apple Amps Up Promotion for 50 Billion App Milestone

Apple today increased its promotion for the upcoming milestone of 50 billion downloads from the App Store, an event the company is marking with a contest in which the person who downloads the 50 billionth app will receives a $10,000 iTunes Store gift card while the next 50 downloaders will receive …

Netflix takes Bluth's banana stand on tour ahead of 'Arrested Development' return

Throughout <i>Arrested Development's</i> three seasons on Fox, Bluth's Original Frozen Banana Stand served as a constant set-piece and quite possibly the family's sole legitimate means of income. As Netflix prepares to revive the beloved series for its subscribers, it's giving fans the chance to visit the …

After 100,000+ Downloads, Group With 3-D Gun Plans Goes Dark

Minutes ago, just as we were reading a <i>Forbes</i> story headlined "3D-Printed Gun's Blueprints Downloaded 100,000 Times In Two Days," this message appeared on the Twitter page of the group that has made those plans available to the world:<p>"#DEFCAD has gone dark at the request of the Department of Defense …

Graphic design legend Saul Bass celebrated with Google Doodle honoring iconic title sequences

Google has set a high bar for its Doodles in the past, but today the company has outdone itself. Fittingly, the subject is graphic design legend Saul Bass, the man behind iconic film title sequences and movie posters — not to mention some of the most well-known corporate logos of the '60s, '70s, …

Google gets people ready for Glass with new how-to video

Google's Project Glass is still exotic, futuristic, and distant — it's available only forextremely early adopters, including "creative individuals" who were let in through a Twitter and Google+ contest. But a year or more ahead of its consumer launch, Google is already trying to get ordinary people …

Larger-screen iPhone to launch in 2014 -- analyst

Apple launched the larger-screen iPhone 5 last year, but the company isn't done upping smartphone display sizes, according to one analyst.<p>Jefferies analyst Peter Misek wrote in a note to investors recently that he believes Apple's iPhone 6 will launch next year with a larger screen. According to …

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