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The OnePlus One giveaway!

<b>Update:</b> <i>Last chance! The giveway ends in 14 hours at the time of this writing.</i><p>OnePlus has created a beast of a phone, and so far, the company has only been selling the device to a few select people. If you don’t have an invite to purchase the OnePlus One, don’t worry! Our friends at StackCommerce …

OnePlus

Who is the Greatest Final Fantasy Character of All Time?

Decades worth of characters duking it out.<p>Over the course of its nearly 30-year history, the Final Fantasy franchise has been home to dozens of …

RoboCop, NES

<i>RoboCop</i>, NES.

News for nerds, stuff that matters

<i>Google's unofficial motto has long been the simple phrase "don't be evil." But that's over, according to the code of conduct that Google distributes</i> …

Dana to GSP: 'Be a man and pick up the phone'

Tuesday afternoon, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre made headlines after revealing that the UFC's lack of support for enhanced drug …

Associated Press News

The NSA Has A Way To Intercept Computers Mid-Shipment And Install Spyware On Them

According to the report, TAO dabbles in a lot of spying activities, but there are a few that stand out as especially invasive.<p>First, the TAO program can intercept hardware like laptops before they're shipped to a user and install malware on the devices that let spies track the owner. The process is …

Google sues to protect Android device makers from Apple-backed patent hell

Advertisement<p>161 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sergej Khakimullin<p><b>Update:</b> <i>This article produced a torrent of abuse, accusations and even some insight</i> …

Simulations back up theory that Universe is a hologram

A ten-dimensional theory of gravity makes the same predictions as standard quantum physics in fewer dimensions.<p>A team of physicists has provided some …

NSA spycraft mixes it up with World of Warcraft

So many agents dabbled in World of Warcraft and Second Life to keep tabs on terrorists, the Guardian reports, that a mechanism was put in place to ensure they weren't spying on each other.<p>The National Security Agency, along with its UK counterpart, the GCHQ, has taken to video games to spy on …

Surveillance

How Tablets Have Redefined the Rules of Personal Computing

Back in 1990, I was asked by Microsoft to look closely at a product in the works that turned out to be the company’s first tablet. The focus on this …

If You Want To Code From Home, Learn JavaScript

itwbennett writes <i>"Earlier this month, remote-work cheerleader and Basecamp developer 37signals launched a job board called WeWorkRemotely.com that</i> …

Building and testing a websocket server with undertow

The upcoming version of JBoss Application Server will no longer use Tomcat as integrated webserver, but will replace it with undertow. The …

Making Your ActionBar Not Boring

Back in May 2013, everyone has discovered the beautiful action bar effect in the Play Music app (explained by Cyril Mottier , Pushing the ActionBar …

CSS Tips & Tricks

CSS is a wonderful language for presenting web pages. It’s not too difficult to learn, though like most things, it does have a learning curve. In …

CSS

ExplainShell Breaks Down Long, Confusing Linux Commands

Ever come across a tutorial online that tells you to run a long terminal command, but want to know what each part of it actually <i>means</i>? ExplainShell …

Chernin Group acquires majority stake in Crunchyroll

The Chernin Group has acquired a majority stake in Crunchyroll Inc., an online video company that specializes in Japanese animation known as anime.<p>"Online video is growing faster than any other sector within media, and we feel that with Crunchyroll, we have a fantastic, anchor platform," said …

Anime

Unemployment Benefit Program Set To Expire At Year's End

More than 1 million people will see their extended unemployment benefits immediately cut off at the end of the month if Congress doesn't act.<p>An emergency federal benefit program was put in place during the recession to help those who are unemployed longer than six months. That allowed them to get …

Fed Doesn't Object To Revised Capital Plans From JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs

It hasn’t been the easiest of years for JPMorgan Chase, but the bank got a dose of good news Monday when the Federal Reserve signed off on its revised capital plan.<p>Technically in its brief statement the Fed did not object to resubmitted plans from JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs Group Monday, after …

Netflix is balancing its streaming traffic across Amazon’s cloud

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: Netflix<p>Netflix (s nflx) is fighting back outages in the Amazon Web Services (s amzn) cloud computing platform with a …

Iran seeks Arab help for regional stability

Iran's foreign minister has appealed to Gulf Arab states to overcome their differences and work together for regional stability and to find a solution to the Syrian crisis.<p>Speaking on <i>Talk to Al Jazeera</i> programme, to be broadcast on Tuesday at 07:30 GMT and 16:30 GMT, Mohammad Javad Zarif said all …