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The original Windows Solitaire was created out of sheer boredom

Boredom can be a beautifully creative thing. When you’re truly desperate for entertainment there’s no telling what you can achieve — like creating one of the world’s best known computer games.<p>Great Big Story, interviewed Wes Cherry who created the original Windows Solitaire back in 1988 when he was …

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Private companies confident, but reportedly unprepared for cyberattacks

<i>(Reuters)</i> – The chief executives of some of the worlds’ leading private companies are confident about their firms’ prospects and plan to recruit more staff, but are ill-prepared for cyberattacks, according to a report by PwC on Thursday.<p>The “Undaunted, but underprepared?” report found 86 percent of …

Microsoft Says ‘Get Windows 10’ Initiative Was Confusing And Upsetting To Users

Microsoft’s intentions when it launched the so-called “Get Windows 10” initiative to encourage users to upgrade to its new operating system were good …

Cyanogen Inc. shuts down services and OS; open-source CyanogenMod project will remain

Sneaking the big news on the long holiday weekend, Cyanogen Inc. has announced discontinuation of the operating system and all services by December 31. Per the official statement, CyanogenMod OS and source code will remain available for the community.<p>The ambitious startup aimed to build a better …

We may finally know why the Samsung Note 7 kept catching fire

The Note 7’s lithium-polymer battery is a flattened “jelly-roll” consisting of a positive layer made of lithium cobalt oxide, a negative layer made of graphite, and two electrolyte-soaked separator layers made of polymer. The separator layers allow ions (and energy) to flow between the positive and …

Volkswagen's new brand Moia will take on sharing economy in 2017

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Apple is reportedly putting a dynamic E Ink keyboard in 2018 MacBooks

But as rumors go, this one doesn't seem that trustworthy<p>Apple reportedly plans to put dynamic E Ink keyboards into MacBook laptops by 2018. According to a report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, the iPhone-maker is working with Australian startup Sonder, which is launching its own Bluetooth E-Ink …

Apple mysteriously banned a popular app from the App Store, and a lot of programmers are mad

Apple has banned a popular app for programmers from its app store, as well as deleted the app developer’s account, the developer says.<p>The app, called Dash, is for Macs and iOS. It’s been around for years. It lets developers easily find and insert snippets of code that they frequently use.<p>The …

Tesla sues Michigan over ban on selling cars directly to customers

State law has prevented the electric vehicle manufacturer from selling cars without franchised dealers, arguing that it is ‘entitled to a vehicle dealer license’<p>Tesla is to sue Michigan governor Rick Snyder and other state officials in federal court over the state’s refusal to allow the company to …

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Someone Is Testing Methods for Taking Down the Entire Internet

Earlier this month, security expert Bruce Schneier revealed that companies responsible for the basic infrastructure of the Internet are experiencing …

Snapchat Spectacle Videos Will Mimic The Human Eye

The new "round" video format is intended to emulate how we see.<p>Yesterday, Snapchat, the video and photo sharing app, announced the arrival of its first hardware product (in addition to a new company name, Snap, Inc.). Spectacles are sunglasses outfitted with a camera that will capture 10 second …

Mobile Photography

HP is buying Samsung's printer business to 'disrupt' the copier industry

Samsung also says its chairman's son, Jay Y. Lee, will join board of directors<p>Samsung has announced it's selling off its printer business to HP for $1.05 billion<i>.</i> HP says it wants to use the purchase to "disrupt and reinvent" the $55 billion copier industry, which "hasn’t innovated in …

Fitbit’s New Charge 2 Is a Much-Needed Upgrade

<b>The good</b>: Bigger display makes it easier to view information, Useful breathing exercises, Easy to use app, Good battery life <b><br>The bad</b>: Lacks integrated …

Pokemon Go update: "Buddy" feature, Pokemon Go Plus support, no more rooted devices and more

<b>Update, September 14:</b> Following a slow release in the first few days, the update for Pokemon Go is now widely available in the Play Store.<p><b>Original post, September 11:</b> A new update for Pokemon Go is hitting the Google Play Store. Niantic Labs continues to improve the experience in multiple ways, …

​Samsung to use Apple's main battery supplier for Note 7: Report

Samsung will use batteries made by China's ATL for the next batch of Galaxy Note 7s instead of its former primary supplier, a South Korean report …

Tesla Autopilot 8.0 uses radar to prevent accidents like the fatal Model S crash

Today, Tesla revealed Version 8 of its Autopilot software, going live in one to two weeks. Version 8.0 includes updates to the signal processing tech used to interpret images received from the onboard radar. The update focuses primarily on the radar component of the Autopilot sensor system, turning …

Microsoft’s Word Flow keyboard app lands on iOS

Microsoft has released a next-word predicting keyboard as an iOS app as it seeks to tap into the popularity of Apple’s mobile ecosystem in the hopes of expanding its influence in the mobile productivity space.<p>The Word Flow app, which was developed by Microsoft’s in-house experimental projects …

Razer releases a keyboard and mouse you can use on your lap

Originally announced at CES 2015, the Turret lapboard now costs $159.99<p>The Razer Turret lapboard is a combination of a keyboard, a mouse, and a mousing surface that's designed to be used on the couch in front of your TV. It connects wirelessly to nearby devices like Razer's Android gaming console, …

Windows users should delete QuickTime ASAP

Apple is finally giving up on QuickTime for Windows, but the company doesn’t plan to fix a few critical flaws that still linger with the software.<p>If for some reason you’re still using QuickTime for Windows, it would be a really good idea to just uninstall it right now.<p>The US Department of Homeland …

Tesla is about to abandon one of Elon Musk's key business practices

But analysts and experts who follow the company have often worried that there <i>isn't</i> enough demand for Tesla vehicles.<p>For the past two years, on nearly every quarterly conference call to discuss Tesla's financial results with analysts, this issue has come to a head.<p>CEO Elon Musk is asked about demand …

Valve finally explains Christmas Steam attacks

PC gamers had a rather unhappy Christmas this year, as gaming hub Steam was affected by some extreme account vulnerability errors. Almost a week …

Happy Monster: How The Makers of “Cut The Rope” Became The Anti-Rovio

ZeptoLab survives the mobile gaming bubble by making sure its expectations are realistic.<p>If you played games on a smartphone around the beginning of this decade, it was hard to ignore <i>Cut the Rope</i>.<p>Like other mobile megahits from the time, <i>Cut the Rope</i> combined a cute character with simple yet …

Switch faces with anyone, thanks to this hilarious (and nightmarish) app

Tis the season for playing around with weird iOS apps with your friends and family, and boy, do we have a doozy for you. It’s called Face Swap Live, and it does exactly what it says on the tin.<p>Created by Laan Labs, Face Swap Live allows you to surrealistically switch the faces of two people in …

You can now use an Apple Watch to control a GoPro camera

Have an Apple Watch and a GoPro camera with built-in Wi-Fi? Great, you can now get control of your shots straight from your wrist.<p>The action-camera maker released an iOS app update so you can use your Apple Watch as a viewfinder, start and stop recordings and take photos and switch between capture …

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This Machine Could Mean Never Running Out of Printer Paper Again

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Get a kick out of these sneakers with customizable digital displays

In 1986, Run-D.M.C. released the song "My Adidas," dedicated to their unlaced white shell-toe sneakers and arguably setting in motion a sneaker …

eReaders

Try Apple's Swift language in IBM's online sandbox

Apple recently announced that it has open sourced its Swift programming language that lets developers code software for iOS, OS X, tvOS and watchOS. You can now try it for yourself without installing anything, thanks to IBM.<p>The company has launched a Web-based Swift sandbox where you can write code …

You partly have Eric Schmidt to thank for the new $5 Raspberry Pi

While many of you were supposed to be eating turkey on Thursday, you were instead geeking out over Raspberry PI's newest computer, the Zero: a pint-sized module that costs just $5. But according to a new interview, that $5 computer was originally supposed to cost around $60 -- and you have partly …

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E-paper sneakers change your style on the fly

If you're the sort to buy multiple pairs of sneakers just to make sure your footwear is always fashionable, you might soon have a way to save a lot of money. David Coelho is crowdfunding ShiftWear, or sneakers that have color e-paper displays in their sides. You only need a mobile app to change …

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