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The Culture Of Now

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Shigeru Miyamoto Shares Nintendo Secrets

Nintendo visionary Shigeru Miyamoto, known as the "Godfather of Video Games," is one of the most influential entertainment figures of all time. He's …

Anonymous’ self-defeating Congress hack

Exposing congressional email passwords probably won’t encourage a crackdown on state surveillance<p>Up to its old tricks again, Anonymous hacked into a third-party congressional email vendor and released what purports to be the email addresses and passwords of congressional staffers.<p>There appears to …

Is Ibrahim Balic Behind the Apple Dev Center Hack? Maybe Not.

Ibrahim Balic’s Twitter image<p>Is Ibrahim Balic behind the hack that drove Apple to take its Developer Center offline for a few days and completely …

Apple’s Guidance Implies New iPhone in September

Martin Hajek<p>Tim Cook said Apple has some great stuff coming “in the fall, and across all of 2014.” But when, exactly, can we expect it? The company’s …

This very cool keyboard for iPhone and Android rolls up in your pocket and weighs just 4 ounces

Plenty of keyboards are out there for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. I have one in my office, somewhere. But few that fit comfortably in your pocket, fold with interleaved keys for a smaller bulge, and work with the iPhone, Android devices, and the iPad.<p>And only one has blown through …

Chromecast vs. AirPlay: how do they compare?

Can Google finally take on one of Apple's best features?<p>Google's new Chromecast HDMI stick is a lot of things: it's a simple new way to bring internet video to your living room after the company stumbled with Google TV, it's a new platform for content creators like Netflix, and it's an interesting …

Tumblr clarifies porn policies, fixes related bugs: 'Sorry for all the confusion'

After the Yahoo purchase and more recent concerns that Tumblr was changing its policies regarding porn on the service, CEO David Karp has post some more information to "clear up (and fix) a few things." Admitting that "most of the confusion seems to stem from our complicated flagging/filtering …

MBank And The Future Of Responsive Banking

I’m not a huge fan of banks, but when senior director Michal Panowicz approached me about mBank, my interest was piqued. How could a banking spin-off of BRE Bank and founded in 2000 create one of the coolest, most high-tech banking experiences I’ve seen? The more important question, however, was …

xRec app brings screen recording to non-jailbroken iPhones

Screen recording directly on iOS devices has usually required the device to be jailbroken. Rather than recording sans-PC, the general solution is to hook up the iPhone/iPad to a computer and use some sort of a mirroring app then record the computer’s display. Now, the app xRec has made its way into …

What Games Are: Apple Needs To Make An iJoypad

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>I’ve been an iPhone loyalist since the beginning. Although I never owned one of the original phones, I was always a big …

IBM high-fives Netflix open-source tools

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Netflix(s nflx), aside from delivering streaming video to consumers, also wants to provide open-source software — Netflix OSS — …

WSJ: Apple testing larger iPhone, iPad screens with suppliers

Rumors that Apple is looking to super-size its upcoming iPhone and iPad lineups are gathering steam, thanks to a recent report from the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. It cited Apple's suppliers in Asia, who said that Cupertino is testing a 12.9-inch iPad design and prototype iPhone screens larger than the …

Why this hacker stood up against 'verbal abuse' in Linux land

When Sarah Sharp was a 20-year-old university student in Portland, she took on an extra-credit project writing USB driver code for the Linux kernel. …

Design your own iOS7 with amusing online tool …

As the site puts it, “every bloody designer on the planet has had a go, so you might as well try too.” This tongue-in-cheek interactive design tool lets you create your own take on iOS by selecting from a range of backgrounds, fonts, colors, corner shapes and shadows.<p>Here’s our own Seth Weintraub’s …

Leap Motion Controller is a great toy, but not yet the future of interaction

Reach out and touch nothing<p>I got my first look at the Leap Motion Controller in an outdoor tent adjacent to the South by Southwest convention center months before it arrived on my desk. I found an empty computer and played a quick round of a Jenga-like game called <i>Block54</i>, hovering my thumb and …

The Apple Phablet Rumor Just Got Real

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Going against Apple's previous touchscreen strategy, the rumormongers insist that Apple is looking …

eBay debuts desktop version of eBay Now, service coming to more cities this summer

eBay's same-day delivery service has been highly focused on mobile since its very early days, but now the internet giant is looking to change that. Starting today, eBay Now will be available on the desktop, giving shoppers an alternative to using the site on their iOS or Android device. Naturally, …

Ubuntu Edge smartphone seeks $32m of crowdfunded cash

<b>The developer of the Ubuntu operating system has turned to a crowdfunding site in an attempt to launch a handset pre-installed with its software.</b><p>London-based Canonical is seeking to raise $32m (£20.8m) over the next 30 days to produce 40,000 devices.<p>To succeed it needs to raise several times more …

Consumers Still Buying Tons of Older iPhones

Apple’s iPhone sales for the second calendar quarter of 2013 were pretty much evenly split between the iPhone 5 and its two precursors — the iPhone 4 …

MaskMe guards your privacy like a vigilant angel

Who hasn't bought something online, only to receive a torrent of marketing spam that follows you around like a rabid puppy?<p>Abine's new MaskMe browser add-on and mobile app, debuting Monday, ensure that you can use the Web while avoiding the data stalkers by preventing you from giving out your …

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U.K. Cracking Down On Porn, Blocking It Unless Users Opt In

Every home in the United Kingdom will be blocked from accessing pornography through Internet connections, under new measures announced by British Prime Minister David Cameron. When these go into effect later this year, Internet users who want to access porn will have to opt in with their Internet …

eBay CEO John Donahoe: I Wish We Could Buy Airbnb But We Can’t Afford It

At Fortune’s Brainstorm Conference in Aspen today, eBay CEO John Donahoe joined Airbnb’s co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky onstage to talk about how they mentor each other (you can watch the live stream here). The two CEOs have been informally advising each other for a few years, after being …

Xbox One will continually record the last five minutes of gameplay

The new Xbox One might not be eavesdropping on your private conversations, but it will be automatically recording your play. To be precise, the Xbox One will record the last five minutes of any game you're playing, to let you show off feats of virtual skill after the fact. We'd previously heard …

Volvo sees crash-free car by 2020

In the above video, Volvo details some of the technologies it is developing in its quest toward accident-free driving. This video not only lays out Volvo's strategy, but mirrors the work other automakers are doing that will eventually result in autonomous cars.<p>The video begins with Thomas Broberg, …

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Nokia Lumia 625: a Windows phablet on a budget

Nokia has confirmed the £200 Lumia 625 tablet, a 4.7" 'phablet" to compete with rivals from Samsung and others.<p>The Windows Phone 8 device, which will come with a 4G option features internal specifications that place it firmly in Nokia's mid-range, with 4.7" Gorilla Glass 2 display offering a …

If you’ve ever wanted your phone and your PC to merge, this millionaire has a deal for you

Mark Shuttleworth, the South African-born, Isle of Man-based millionaire who was only the second person on earth to pay to have himself shot into space, has latched onto a vision that’s compelling in its simplicity, not its particulars: Shuttleworth contends that it’s time people stopped owning …

iblazr Is a Synchronized Portable Flash For iOS and Android Devices

Low-light photography is a tricky business with smartphones, in part due to the smaller sensors packed inside their beautifully thin hardware. Whether it’s in the local bar, a music concert or moonlit walk, users are sometimes forced to use the built-in flash that can often ‘white out’ large parts …

‘Jobs’ star Ashton Kutcher rumored to be close to $10M deal … to sell Windows PCs

The <i>New York Post</i> claims that Ashton Kutcher, who plays Steve Jobs in the biopic <i>Jobs</i>, is close to signing a $10M deal to appear in a series of ads for … Windows PC maker Lenovo.<p><i>Jobs</i>, which will apparently be promoted by a rather psychedelic poster, is due to open on August 16th.