Christopher R. Gray

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Come On, Apple Fans, It's Time To Admit That The Company Is Blowing It

The message was clear:<p>Apple is getting its clock cleaned by Samsung, which is now by far the dominant smartphone maker in the world. (Samsung had 32% of the global market in Q3, the same share as a year ago. Apple, meanwhile, had only 12% of the market, down from 14% a year ago.)<p>Yes, both companies …

Underwater Photographer Explores the Ocean, Takes Beautiful Photos of Assorted Marine Life

Underwater photographer Todd Bretl is passionate about exploring the ocean, capturing dramatic images of assorted marine life. His glowing portraits …

Lythronax argestes: 'King of Gore' joins T rex family tree

A newly-discovered dinosaur, which has been christened "King of gore" by the scientists who have studied it, is the oldest known member of the dinosaur group that gave rise to the mighty <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i>.<p>The 80m-year-old fossil of <i>Lythronax argestes</i> was found in the Grand Staircase-Escalante …

Lady Gaga: 10 things we learned from hearing ARTPOP

On Tuesday, Lady Gaga's new album ARTPOP – the first since 2011's Born This Way and her recent time off from pop following a hip injury – will be streaming in full via a mobile phone company's website, six days before its official release date. Last week a bunch of journalists – including yours …

Sprintbeemer by Lucky Cat Garage

The inspiration for a bike build can come from the most unlikely of sources. In the case of this most unusual BMW sprint bike, it was a vintage M&H Racemaster drag tire.<p>The tire belonged to the amiable Séb Lorentz of The Lucky Cat Garage, a familiar face on the European custom show circuit. While …

Dead Island's Famous Trailer Remade In Live-Action

In my mind, Dead Island still stands as having one of the best video game trailers ever made, if not <i>the</i> best, and it was certainly more memorable than its fair share of movie trailers as well. Now, it lives again, in live-action format.<p>The trailer was less a preview of the game than a heartbreaking …

'Call Of Duty: Ghosts' Launches At The Center Of Xbox One Controversy

<i>Call of Duty</i> remains one of the most successful video game franchises, and most recognizable game brands, in the history of the medium.<p>The latest, <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i>, launches on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC this Tuesday. It launches ten days later on the PlayStation 4 and the following week on …

Forza 5 Paddock Edition limited to 3,000 units

<i>Forza Motorsport 5</i> now has an exclusive, limited Paddock Edition available on its online store for $120, not including a copy of the game.<p>The Paddock Edition comes with a Forza Motorsport hoodie, a stainless steel water bottle, stem caps, a key chain and Spy Optics sunglasses that are made from …

‘Stay Awhile and Listen’: How Diablo became the game that fascinated millions and helped make Blizzard famous

Click, click, click. That’s the sound of millions playing the famous action role-playing game Diablo. Now picture skeletons, demons, and dark, gothic architecture, with little piles of gold and loot spilling everywhere after a successful slaughter.<p>What you probably don’t think about as often are …

Absurd Creature of the Week: Elusive Goblin Shark Has World’s Most Terrifying Jaws

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 10.18.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>In the movie <i>Labyrinth</i>, David Bowie stars as …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Wearable Tech

First child 'functionally cured' of HIV remains in remission, scientists announce

In March, a team of medical researchers revealed that a two-year-old patient had been "functionally cured" of HIV after undergoing unusually early treatment with antiretroviral drugs. The instance marked the second documented case of HIV remission, and was the first such case involving a …

Spectacular cliff-diving: a head for heights at Phi Phi Island – in pictures

The perilous rocks of Phi Phi Island in Thailand provide a formidable background for some jaw-dropping dives in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Definitely not for the faint-hearted

Samsung fined $340K for fake online reviews and comments — by Taiwan

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has fined Samsung $340,000 for an organized campaign of using a “large number of hired writers and designated employees” to post good reviews and comments about its own products and criticism of competitors’ products.<p>Samsung got off easy, however; the fine could have …

Haptix seeks Kickstarter support to turn anything into a 3D multitouch surface

After the Kinect’s (s msft) explosion in popularity, navigating by gesturing about in the air is becoming a more mainstream option for the …

The materials breakthrough that might lead to computers thousands of times faster

As the technology for making silicon circuitry smaller, faster and less power-thirsty approaches the limits of physics, scientists have tried out many materials in the search for an alternative to silicon. New research by a team at the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory …

Nanotech

Battlefield 4 review

The Battlefield series has built its reputation on memorable moments. Some epic, some intimate, some barely believable--YouTube is filled with clips …

Call of Duty

STAR WARS Adds Zac Efron?! WTF! - ETC (7/25/13)

Xbox One will allow independent developers to self-publish titles

Microsoft is making another big change to its Xbox One policies and opening the console's online store up for all independent developers to publish into. The Xbox 360 has long limited the Arcade store to titles published only by Microsoft and other major companies, such as EA. That largely …

Ouya CEO defends game sales as 'better than we expected'

But are they really?<p>On Monday, reports surfaced that Ouya is, so far, a console without any major breakout hits. For the most part, gamers are sticking to free games on Ouya rather than upgrading to paid titles. The evidence reported was anecdotal, with a handful of developers speaking on how much …

Will These Guys Kill The Computer Interface As We Know It?

How two grade-school friends created Leap Motion, a company that wants to turn mouse-clicks into waves of the hand.<p>David Holz took the main stage at this year's South by Southwest Interactive, the annual innovation conference in Austin, Texas, looking like a hobbit on casual Friday. He wore an …

Comic-Con 2013: this year's best costumes - in pictures

A Day In Tuscarora - Episode 3 - Timeless Charm

With The ASUS G750JX, Is The Hunt For The Perfect Gaming Laptop Finally Over?

There is one common, unfortunate theme when it comes to laptops — something I’ve dubbed “almost perfect” syndrome. Whether it’s genius design marred by a sub-par display or a powerful desktop replacement dragged down by unappealing aesthetics, that one niggling problem consistently rears its ugly …

15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the magma chamber …

MIT Computer Software Makes The Internet 3 Times Faster

By generating algorithms that prioritize where to send data, the computer outwits human solutions to network congestion.<p>If you're reading this, you're probably using a version of the transmission control protocol, or TCP, a system that regulates internet traffic to prevent congestion. It works, and …