Chris Stewart

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Inside Microsoft's '90s chat war with AOL

Microsoft might have killed off its Messenger service in favor of Skype recently, but back in 1999 it was the centerpiece of a heated war between the software giant and AOL. At the time, Microsoft had just introduced its MSN Messenger Service as a direct rival to AOL's popular AIM instant …

Apple enticing games publishers with promotion deals in return for exclusivity

The Wall Street Journal has published a report saying that both Apple and Google are actively pursuing exclusivity deals with game developers. Whispers of these type of arrangements surfaced last year, with reports highlighting a partnership between Apple and EA for Plants vs Zombies 2.<p>The Journal …

Smog-busting electrostatic fields could fight pollution

<i>This article was taken from the April 2014 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Google is sending dummy Glass units to prospective Explorers

Would you like to try out Google Glass before spending $1500? Unless you know somebody with a pair, you’re out of luck. But a user on Reddit has …

Ubuntu 14.04 is ready for a world filled with high-resolution touchscreens and tablets

Has it truly been six months already? It feel like just yesterday we were kicking the tires on a fresh install of Saucy Salamander. Now Canonical is pushing out the latest version of its popular Linux distro. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (code named: Trusty Tahr) is part of its long term support series which …

It’s mission accomplished for Google’s Fiber roll out

Google(s goog) may still have plans for the spread of its fiber-to-the home network to more cities, but on the search giant’s earnings call comments …

An Epic 12,000-Mile Road Trip Smashes Records For Longest Electric Car Drive

Taking a Tesla out for a long, long spin, using its network of supercharging stations, shows what could be possible for many electric vehicles one day.<p>How difficult is it to take a cross-country road trip in an electric car? If you happen to have a Tesla, it turns out it’s not very hard–the right …

KnowRoaming review: This SIM 'sticker' makes it easy for travelers to save on data

Thanks in no small part to T-Mobile's free global data initiative, US carriers have begun to lighten the fee load when it comes time to roam. But you'll still pay an arm and a leg in many countries, and discounted plans from AT&T and Verizon, while more reasonable than they once were, require a …

Police Officers Raided Someone's Home Over A Fake Twitter Account

Police officers raided a home on Tuesday hoping to nab the person behind the now-suspended Twitter account of @PeoriaMayor — seizing computers, phones, and bringing in several people for questioning, AP reported.<p>"They brought me in like I was a criminal," Michelle Pratt, 27, told the Peoria-Journal …

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Toshiba's ultra-fast microSD cards will let you shoot like a pro with small cameras

It's easy to find fast storage if you have a big camera, but not so much if you have a very tiny mirrorless cam that uses microSD cards -- more often than not, you're stuck in the slow lane. You won't be held back for much longer if Toshiba has its way, though. The company has just revealed the …

Samsung's Milk Music Service Will Soon Include Ads

When Samsung introduced its first Internet radio service Milk Music in March, one of the things that stood out was that it was available free <i>and</i> without ads. That may change soon, according to information disclosed by Samsung today.<p>Nestled away in an infographic about Milk Music is a pricing plan …

Google Releases Android Camera App With Selective Focus

Google has released a standalone version of its stock camera app for Android— and it's a significant improvement on its predecessor.<p>The new app, …