Daniel Villa

34 Flips | 4 Magazines | 6 Likes | 5 Following | 1 Follower | @dan_villa | Keep up with Daniel Villa on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Daniel Villa ”

Mafia 2 voice actor hints at more to come from the series

Details of a possible new entry in the Mafia franchise could be coming soon, according to a tweet by voice actor Rick Pasqualone, best known for his work as the voice behind <i>Mafia 2</i> protagonist Vito Scaletta.<p>Pasqualone responded to a fan's tweet to "make <i>Mafia 3</i>" with the promise of something to come …

Evernote's new app turns your iPhone and iPad into a scanner (updated)

You likely already have a favorite scanner app if you regularly deal with documents outside the office. But in case you haven't found The One yet, there's one more contender to consider: Evernote's Scannable app for iOS. The company first announced it at Evernote's annual conference in October …

North Korea’s OS X clone is now available to the public

The newest version of North Korea’s state-controlled operating system was made available to the public for the first time ever this week. The last version (Red Star 2.0) was designed to look just like Windows, but for the sequel, Kim Jong Un’s minions have taken some inspiration from Apple and …

Bungie Outlines Destiny's Crota’s End Patch, Hard Mode 'Almost Ready'

Crota’s End Hard Mode: "You’ll need to learn a new trick or two"<p>Hard Mode for Destiny’s Crota’s End raid is going through the “final few stages of …

Gaming

Microsoft's New Web Browser Will Include Cortana, Its Siri-Like Digital Assistant

Now we're starting to get a better idea of what to expect.<p>Tom Warren of The Verge reported on Thursday that Spartan will come with Cortana, the digital assistant often compared to Apple's Siri. Cortana is designed to learn more about you the more you use it.<p>With Cortana, Spartan will let users to …

Eight new planets might be capable of hosting life

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're planning on packing up and changing addresses to Kepler-442b or Kepler-438b anytime soon, you can probably put away the moving boxes for now.<p>While the newly discovered exoplanets and their six friends hold the exciting possibility of being capable of supporting life, scientists …

Astronomy

¿Por qué a China le interesa tanto hacer negocios en América Latina?

<b>El presidente de China, Xi Jinping, dijo que su país invertirá unos US$250.000 millones en América Latina en los próximos 10 años, como parte de una estrategia del gigante asiático para aumentar su presencia en la región.</b><p>Xi hizo estas declaraciones en un encuentro en Pekín con líderes de la …

Kramer Guitars Assault Plus and Pacer Vintage

Top Smart Home Tech of 2015! (CES)

Steve Jobs And President Obama Had A Dinner Together In 2011 That May Have Changed The Course Of US History

But not Steve Jobs, the departed King of Apple.<p>That much was made clear at a February 2011 dinner for President Obama organized by John Doerr, the esteemed Kleiner Perkins venture capitalist.<p>Before the dinner, Doerr sent Jobs the menu.<p>As Walter Isaacson reports in his sterling biography of Jobs, he …

Silicon Valley

Here’s what I learned by trying on almost every single wearable on the market

Yesterday, I tried on 56 wearables. Fifty-six. And, unsurprisingly, most left me wanting more.<p>But, by subjecting myself to a torrent of trackers, Android wrist computers, and even a smart sweatband, I came to a few conclusions that you might find helpful — if you’re buying a wearable, or if you get …

Wearable Tech

Obama wants community college to be free

Free education "for those willing to work for it."<p>That's what President Obama announced Friday in a bid to make the first two years of community college free for "responsible" students.<p>The president announced the proposal at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tenn., a significant …

College & University

MIT has built a dark-matter hunter out of a modified particle accelerator

Dark matter is estimated to make up a vast majority of the universe's mass, yet no one has ever definitively detected it before. Now researchers from MIT are working to modify a particle accelerator to allow it to test select theories on what dark matter could actually be like. The work, described …

How Brain Cells Are Like Little Universes

The structures of the universe and the human brain are strikingly similar.<p>In the Eastern spiritual discipline of Daoism, the human body has long been …

Black Holes

Apple’s radio debut will feel a lot like… radio

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Apple’s(s aapl) long-awaited streaming music service, iTunes Radio, will finally arrive in September, and it will come with a …

How Technology is Transforming Live Concert Bootlegging

“If you put your cameras down you might be able to live in the moment,” chided Ian Brown, frontman of iconic Mancunian indie band The Stone Roses.<p>Those were among the first words uttered by Brown during the band’s first comeback gig in May 2012, after a 16-year hiatus. But the singer wasn’t so much …

3D Printer Manufacturer Stratasys In Acquisition Talks With Makerbot

Makerbot, the Brooklyn-based 3D printing company, is in talks with Minneapolis/Israel-based Stratasys regarding a possible acquisition by the latter, according to a source close to the matter. While Makerbot founder and CEO Bre Pettis refused to comment on speculation, and in fact told reporters …

iOS 7 said to feature a new look, new sharing features, and streaming music

WWDC is an annual tradition, and so is the <i>Wall Street Journal's</i> pre-show leaking of what the company is set to announce. This year, the <i>Journal</i> is reporting that Apple will be announcing a new, flatter, skeumorphism-free version of iOS — we've been hearing those rumors for months. But within this …

Quantum Or Not, New Supercomputer Is Certainly Something Else

It's exactly the sort of futuristic thinking you'd expect from Google and NASA: Late last week, the organizations announced a partnership to build a Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab at NASA's Ames Research Center.<p>But questions surround the new type of computer at the lab's core. D-Wave systems, …

The First Web Page, Amazingly, Is Lost

Given the World Wide Web's ubiquity, you might be tempted to believe that everything is online. But there's one important piece of the Web's own history that can't be found through a search engine: the very first Web page.<p>Now a team at the lab where the World Wide Web was invented is seeking to …

USPTO rescinds original objections to iPad mini trademark

Last Sunday, we discovered that the United States Patent and Trademark Office denied Apple its request for an iPad mini trademark. The main reason …

Sprint's HTC One is stunning, fast, and feature packed

Apple hiring software engineers to work on fingerprint tech at Authentec’s Melbourne Design Center?

A new job listing on Apple.com could add fire to the rumors that Apple is considering including fingerprint technology in upcoming devices.<p>The job posting seeking a software engineer to write “low-level code to configure and control hardware” is the only listing on Apple’s site located at the …

Microsoft’s Next Xbox Said To Shift To x86 Architecture Courtesy Of AMD System-On-A-Chip

Microsoft’s next Xbox, which could get an initial unveiling as early as next month, will use an AMD system-on-a-chip according to a new Bloomberg report. The new AMD SoC will mean that Microsoft is moving to an x86-based system architecture, which Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 4 is also adopting. The …

Apple Looking To Cut Down On iPhone Replacements, Will Offer On-The-Spot Repair Service

As many Apple customers have found, it’s been surprisingly easy to score a new iPhone off Apple. Simply take your slightly faulty iPhone to the …

Rumor claims Mac Pro update coming this month

According to an unverified rumor from <i>MacDailyNews</i>, Apple will announce the next generation of its Mac Pro line sometime this month.<p>Apple will announce its replacement for the company’s Mac Pro lineup this month, a source who has been correct about Apple product matters in the past has just informed …

Instantgram.Me Turns Your Instagram Photos Into Magnets, Calls The Whole Fridge Into Question

These days, you can get your Instagram photos printed onto just about anything. There are companies that print out Post-it-sized Instagrams, Instagrams on Canvas, Instagrams on wood and fiberglass, and everything in between.<p>Today, Instantgram.me is joining those ranks with its new Instagram …

Intel shows off speedier Thunderbolt tech

Intel's next-generation Thunderbolt technology boasts double the speed and backward compatibility, though it isn't immediately available.<p>Intel today announced the next generation of its Thunderbolt technology, which doubles the speed and works with previous inputs.<p>The technology, which Intel …

Computer Hardware