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Making an indie game for Xbox One costs just over $5,000

So let's say that you want to quit your day job and start making indie games. It's a noble pursuit to to be sure, and with Microsoft's Independent Developers @ Xbox program for Xbox One, it's supposedly pretty easy. What Redmond doesn't tell you, however, is just how much it'll cost you. That's …

New malware can live inside any USB device undetected

It turns out that the stalwart USB thumbstick, or any universal serial bus device, isn't as trustworthy as once thought. A pair of security researchers has found we need to worry about more than just malware-infected files that are stored portable drives, and now need to guard against hacks built …

'Factory wipe' on Android phones left naked selfies and worse, study finds

Security firm says it found hundreds of naked selfies on older, secondhand Android phones because 'wipe' doesn't erase data<p>Hundreds of naked selfies and intimate pictures of both men and women were found on a batch Android smartphones that their owners thought they had wiped, a research study has …

TSA ban on uncharged phones isn't as stupid as it sounds

The Transportation Security Administration has found yet another way to make traveling terrible: Passengers boarding US-bound flights at some foreign …

LG Builds a TV That You Can Roll Up Like a Poster

Pretty soon setting up a TV will be as easy as unrolling a poster, if LG has anything to say about it.<p>The Korean electronics manufacturer unveiled a …

Gameover Zeus returns: thieving malware rises a month after police action

Many thousands of people were defrauded of money through the Gameover Zeus and Cryptolocker viruses, but now criminals are reviving the code for new money-stealing malware<p>Online criminals have tried to revive sophisticated money-stealing software called Gameover Zeus - just as researchers have …

Waterproof Tech for a Day at the Beach or Pool

Tech and water usually don’t mix. But if you’re heading to the beach or pool this summer, there’s no need to unplug completely. From the Samsung …

This flexible sapphire display for the iPhone 6 might be real

Materials expert lends credence to rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6 panel<p>It's no secret that Apple is building up a stockpile of sapphire glass for its future products, but a mystery lingers about what exactly those products will be. This week, a pair of videos presented one potential scenario in the form …

Twitter Releases an Analytics Dashboard for Regular Tweets

Twitter today announced a new tweet activity analytics dashboard for advertisers, Twitter card publishers and verified users that shows them detailed data on how their organic tweets are doing.<p>While Twitter previously offered this level of detail for promoted tweets, the new analytics features …

Developer Predicted LeBron’s Move To The Cavs With Website Analysis

LeBron James is going home. Sports Illustrated just announced that the king will once again don a Cleveland Cavaliers jersey. The move was predictable yet few people knew for sure that he would leave Miami — except LeBron’s web developer.<p>Yesterday, a developer ran Firebug on LeBronJames.com. …

14 People Who Got Fired For Tweeting

It's not terribly difficult to imagine some people losing their jobs over inappropriate or contentious use of Facebook, but surely Twitter and its 140-character limit don't pose a danger, right?<p>You obviously still need to be mindful in how you use it.<p>The "medium is the message," as we've heard, but …

Is IBM Making Plans For The End Of Silicon?

As chips get smaller, chipmakers investigate new methods and materials.<p>Since the computer age began, microchips have consistently been shrunk to smaller and smaller sizes. Moore’s Law, articulated in 1965 by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, predicts, fairly accurately to date, that the number of …

Nanotech

You Can’t Watch World Cup Goals on Twitter Anymore

At least not via "ReplayLastGoal": Twitter has shut down the account after copyright complaints.<p>Good news for Americans who don’t have pay TV and want to watch the World Cup final on Sunday: Germany-Argentina will air on ABC, so you can watch the game on any set connected to an antenna.<p>Bad news for …

Tesla’s chargers now moving a gigawatt hour of electricity a month

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of Tesla.<p>There are now enough Tesla (s tsla) Model S electric cars — as well as the company’s electric …

New app CitizenMe helps you control your online identity

Companies like Google and Facebook know quite a bit about you. Their services, which we use for free, have to monetize somehow. Advertisements are …

Apps

Six Things You Should Know About Amazon's Drones

Amazon has asked the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for an exemption from rules prohibiting the use of drones for commercial purposes. With this request, the company has signaled that they are serious about transitioning the idea of thirty minute Prime Air deliveries from concept to …

Crooks Reanimate A Dead Botnet To Target High-Value Bank Accounts

In something that sounds like the plot of a Hollywood movie, hackers have reanimated an apparently dead botnet called Gameover Zeus even as malware researchers dismantled the previous version of the network.<p>The botnet, essentially a collection of zombie computers that can be activated to perform …

Apple Loop: The iPhone's Sapphire Screen and Smaller Battery, The iWatch's Luxury Strategy, And Delays For The New MacBooks

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop looks at a potential strategy for the iWatch, the new sapphire screens for the iPhone, rumours of the tiny battery for the new handsets, a happy sixth birthday for the App Store, a new blog for the Swift language, a …

New Religious Emojis Will Include Peace Dove, Om Symbol, Crosses And More

(RNS) In addition to smiley faces, high heels and frogs, Unicode is rolling out a new batch of 250 emojis, among them a set of religious icons.<p>Unicode is the character coding system that gives a unique number for every character, allowing different companies to have access and the support for …

Someone Broke Apple's 'Unbreakable' Sapphire Glass By Running It Over With A Car

The sapphire screen cover has been getting a lot of press this week. The glass is expected to be on the upcoming iPhone 6.<p>Some have called it "almost indestructible." Well, almost.<p>A YouTube video published yesterday claiming to be the "ultimate stress test" finally broke the glass cover — but only …

YouTube

More evidence that the big phone is the new small tablet

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Earlier this week, tucked into commentary in a fairly dismal earnings preview, Samsung said that “the demand for 5- to 6-inch …

Tinder, A $500 Million Dating App, Used This Pitch Deck When It Was Just A Tiny Startup

Tinder isn't a traditional startup since the majority of it is owned by IAC. But like many young companies, it began as a fledgling idea under another name, Match Box.<p>What was Tinder like when it was first devised in 2012?<p>TechCrunch's Jordan Crook found an early Tinder pitch deck. Here's what the …

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The Android Wear apps you should download right now

Check out some of our favorite Android Wear apps.<p>It's been about a year since Google Android Wear smartwatches started arriving on our wrists, and a dizzying array of devices round and square are competing for our attention. Once you're done ogling devices like the Huawei Watch or the LG Watch …

Apps

Google to Offer Business Owners 2 TB of Free Storage for a Year

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Updated on July 10 at 10:45 with comments from Google spokesperson.</i><p>A storm is brewing among leading cloud storage providers, and business owners stand to benefit enormously from rapidly plummeting prices.<p>Today, Google Cloud Platform -- …

iWatch Will Prove Apple As A Luxury Brand And A Brand Powerhouse

Two recent developments suggest that Apple will use and extend its brand power as the primary engine of adoption for its forthcoming iWatch. The first is the launch of the first smartwatches with the new Android Wear OS highlighted at Google I/O. Although many early reviewers have complained of the …

'Bring back Crash Bandicoot? I definitely wouldn't close the door on that'

Andrew House has overseen the development of PlayStation for over 20 years. What does the next 20 hold, asks Rhiannon Williams<p>Let it be known to frustrated parents everywhere that even one of the most powerful men in the computer games industry struggles to maintain total control over his living …

Here's How Google Glass Could Transform Visits To The Doctor Office

Nashville-based startup Octovis, Inc. is working with doctors to bring Google Glass technology — the $1,500 wearable computing device — into examining rooms and operating rooms to make it easier for doctors to take notes and access patient information, like MRIs or other images during surgery.<p>We …

Chinese clone-makers already have functional ‘iPhone 6’ knockoffs for sale

NowhereElse.fr has posted some pretty amusing pictures today of working iPhone 6 clones from China. These devices use the rumored specification and schematics of the actual iPhone 6 that we have seen so much over the last few months, but obviously use off-the-shelf internals and don’t run …

From Pong to Oculus Rift: The Evolution of the Game Controller

Some of the greatest game controllerslike the NES two-button controller or plastic axe of Guitar Heroare just as iconic as the greatest games you use them to play.<p>Some of the greatest game controllers—like the NES two-button controller or plastic axe of <i>Guitar Hero</i>—are just as iconic as the greatest …

Retrogaming

Bluetooth Shower Speaker | Cult of Mac Deals

This rechargeable bluetooth shower speaker is water-resistant with a suction that allows you to secure it to your shower wall and listen to tunes or make hands-free calls.<p>10 meter wireless connection range<br>• Showerproof casing with IPx4 rating<br>• Built-in rechargeable battery - cable included<br>• Built-in …