Chris Roberts

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This Map Of US Female Mortality Will Break Your Heart

In a speech at the Women In The World summit Friday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton mentioned a startling fact:<p>Women in the U.S. are living shorter lives than women in almost every other industrialized country. And worse yet, female mortality rates are actually rising in many parts of …

China Is Finally Becoming A Lucrative Market For App Makers

Two years ago, while traveling in Beijing, the big surprise for me was how badly local mobile developers wanted to get U.S. customers.<p>They wanted out, not in.<p>Fraud, piracy, way too many Android stores and a still small installed base of iOS and Android devices made the local Chinese market …

Nokia Pulls Plug on Shanghai Store

Nokia’s retail store retreat continued this week with another big store closure. The struggling handset maker shuttered its flagship store in …

Nokia

iOS 7 Concept Features Widgets, New Lock Screen, Mission Control and More

Earlier this week, a number of Apple-focused bloggers claimed iOS 7 was running behind schedule and that it would bring a significant user interface refresh.<p>Designer F. Bianco has posted a set of images to Flickr with some interesting thoughts on what useful changes Apple could make to iOS 7 to …

Google lobbies against patent privateering

The search giant is asking federal agencies to take a closer look at a practice it says undermines "patent peace."<p>Google has banded together with BlackBerry, EarthLink, and Red Hat in an effort to expose the deleterious, industrywide consequences of patent privateering, or the practice of companies …

Red Hat

Phishing attacks hit users of Bitcoin banker Coinbase after data leaks

Users of Coinbase, a Silicon Valley-funded startup that offers some Bitcoin banking services, have become the target of phishing attacks. The booming virtual currency has grown into an increasingly appealing target for hackers, soaring from a valuation of around $13 each at the beginning of January …

The Breathometer Will Ensure You Don’t Drive (Or Do Video Interviews) While Drunk

There’s a new handy little device for people who like to drink but want to be safe about it. The Breathometer, which is currently for sale through a campaign on Indiegogo, was built to use the processing power of your mobile phone to provide an affordable way to allow users to check their blood …

EA responds to “Worst Company in America” poll

Electronic Arts has been taking a lot of heat lately, mostly over the recent <i>SimCity</i> fiasco that left many gamers unable to play the game, which led …

Manchester United FC

OUYA production goes full steam: shipping has begun!

As the OUYA Android gaming console hits the first tier partners and Kickstarter funders, the team behind production has made it clear that starting …

Kickstarter

Alienware X51 Ubuntu Linux compact gaming PC unveiled

If you’re familiar with the Alienware X51, you know you’ve only had it available with Windows software out of the box until now – now you’ll find …

Linux

Iridescent Skins Let You Just Tilt To Change Your iPhone's Color

If you're tired of the iPhone's boring black or white color options, but would also like to avoid a bulky case or letting Colorware have at it with …

ITC says Samsung text-selection feature infringes Apple patent

A decision from a judge from the federal agency that deals with trade disputes could keep Samsung from shipping phones to the U.S.<p>A U.S. trade agency judge has decided the text-selection feature Samsung has on its mobile devices infringes an Apple patent. If upheld, the ruling could stop Samsung …

Patents