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How Nokia runs Windows Phone apps on Android

Ever since Nokia jumped off its burning platform and into the arms of Microsoft it has focused its software development on Windows Phone. But since the company announced its three new Android handsets it has become clear that Nokia has also been working to get its apps and services on Android. The …

Razer says more than 10K developers want to create apps for its Nabu SmartBand

Following the first 24 hours of its open enrollment, more than 10,000 developers registered to create content for the Razer Nabu SmartBand, Razer announced today.<p>The Nabu was unveiled at this year's CES. The wearable device enables gaming applications, such as motion sensing and multiplayer, smart …

Last.fm can now play music through Spotify

Last.fm's site is getting a lot more musical thanks to Spotify. Starting today, Last.fm is building in an option to listen to any track on its site through Spotify, so long it's in the service's catalog. Though music will still play through Spotify itself, playback controls will appear on the …

Botnets Will Cause $11.6 Billion In Wasted Ad Spending This Year

That's because millions of ads are being shown not to human beings who come across them while surfing the net for information or entertainment, but by bots programmed to impersonate human web traffic.<p>But while the issue of fraudulent bot traffic has gotten a great deal of coverage in the …

Google will rank ISPs based on YouTube performance

Soon, YouTube viewers might have a better idea why their videos take so long to load. Google will launch its Video Quality Report next week, a service which will rank internet service providers based on the quality of YouTube video playback. It will first be available for Canadian users, but …

Microsoft Research – Emerging Technology, Computer, and Software Research

AI News and Innovations<p>Dr. Morris gives us some fascinating insights into the world of “ability,” talks about how technology is augmenting not only …

US retailer TigerDirect accepts Bitcoin payments

TigerDirect.com, a significant US retailer of electronics products, announced Thursday it will accept payments made in the Bitcoin currency.<p>The move is a small but notable step in the gradual transformation of Bitcoin from an obscure digital currency into a mainstream payment mechanism. Bitcoin has …

Facebook gets into nerd feud with Princeton, hilarity ensues

In the tech industry, barely a week goes by without one entity saying that another one is doomed. Mostly, however, we just ignore them, but when Princeton claimed that Facebook would collapse in 2017, the social network decided to get its own back. With tongue placed firmly in cheek, data …

Qualcomm buys 2,400 mobile patents, applications from HP

Qualcomm has acquired 2,400 patents and patent applications relating to Hewlett-Packard's mobile technology, the companies announced Friday.<p>The acquisition includes about 1,400 patents and applications from the United States and about 1,000 from other countries. The patents are from ill-fated …

HP goes Android with x2 hybrid

Hewlett-Packard has a newfound affinity for Android.<p>After announcing the Slate 7 in February, HP announced Tuesday that it is adding a second Android tablet, the SlateBook x2.<p>The SlateBook takes its well-received Envy x2 design and loads Android 4.2.2 and Nvidia's brand-new Tegra 4 chip inside a …

PrimeSense demonstrates Capri 3D sensor on Nexus 10 (hands-on)

Take the 3D sensor inside the Microsoft Kinect, shrink it down to a tenth of its original size and add a bunch of mobile capabilities, and you have yourself PrimeSense's latest conquest, better known as Capri. The company, which is the brains behind the Kinect, has been openly working on bringing a …