Joe Fairbanks

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Got PlayStation Plus? You're now getting two games every month

Now that Microsoft is offering free games each month to Xbox One owners with Live Gold subscriptions, Sony is in a tough spot -- how does it get you to buy a console and sign up for PlayStation Plus? By giving you more games, that's what. As of June, Plus members get two games per month for every …

This Is A Gorgeous Redesign Concept For Apple's iPhone Software

This year's iOS is widely reported to be getting a the first major redesign in the history of the software. The new look is said to be lacking in the glitz and the gloss that's been prevalent throughout iOS's life.<p>Instead, we're supposed to get a cleaner, simpler design.<p>Simply Zesty decided to whip …

Apple announces iOS 7, 'biggest change' since the introduction of the iPhone, coming this fall

Apple has officially taken the wraps off of iOS 7 at its Worldwide Developer Conference today. iOS 7 is the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system that debuted back in 2007 on the original iPhone. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, iOS 7 is the biggest change to the platform since the …

The design of iOS 7: simply confusing

The new iOS is better and worse all at once<p>What I saw today at Apple's annual WWDC event in the new iOS 7 was a radical departure from the previous design of the company's operating system — what CEO Tim Cook called "a stunning new user interface." But whether this new design is actually <i>good</i> …

JamStar Is A Cool Free App That Teaches You To Play The Guitar

I’ve seen plenty of guitar apps in my lifetime – enough for two lifetimes, in fact – but JamStar, an app by an Israeli programming house, has almost won my heart.<p>The premise is simple – you tune your guitar and then play notes or chords. The app (which runs on a phone or your browser) senses your …

5 NHL Playoff Stars Fans Love to Hate

There are some stars playing in the 2013 NHL playoffs that are hard to hate. Who honestly wants to see either Jarome Iginla or Daniel Alfredsson eliminated from contention, denied a Stanley Cup championship once again?<p>On the other hand, there are several players that haven't done much to endear …

Stanley Cup Playoffs 2013: The 10 Most Exciting Players to Watch in 2nd Round

Through slightly more than three weeks of Stanley Cup playoff action, hockey fans have been treated to a multitude of thrilling performances. Gut-wrenching overtime battles, bullying defenders and elite offensive threats have thrived on the game's greatest stage since the opening round …

Chrome App Launcher coming to OSX – beta version now available

The Chrome App Launcher is coming to OSX, providing a simple way to launch Chrome ‘packaged apps’ – web apps that are written in a combination of HTML5, Javascript and CSS but which look and behave like conventional PC or Mac apps …<p>Google Chrome team member François Beaufort, who has the whacky job …

Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean 4.2.2 update leaks with Galaxy S 4 features

Samsung’s Android 4.2.2 update for the Galaxy S III has leaked, bringing Galaxy S 4 functionality to the older smartphone, though the official …

Domestic drone surveillance: The golden age of privacy is over.

<i>This article arises from Future Tense, a partnership of Slate, the New America Foundation, and Arizona State University. On Tuesday, May 7, Future</i> …

Dealing in Drones: The Big Business of Unmanned Flight

"Drone" is a loaded word. Just saying it automatically triggers images of the military's Predator program, which gained notoriety in the skies over …

Drones a target of U.S. House bill

Drone technology is advancing to the point where 30,000 unmanned aerial vehicles are expected to be in use over U.S. skies within the next two decades.<p>That could rub a lot of people the wrong way because of privacy concerns, so Washington is taking action. There’s a new bill in the House of …

On the Home Front, Drones Are Quickly Shot Down by States

Statehouses are rushing to limit the technology, even over law enforcement’s objections. By Miranda Green.<p>One of the military’s newest weapons to …

Secretive Spy Court Approved Nearly 2,000 Surveillance Requests in 2012

A secretive federal court last year approved all of the 1,856 requests to search or electronically surveil people within the United States "for …

Senate committee advances bill to prevent warantless email searches

A bipartisan committee voted on Thursday to advance a bill to clamp down on warrantless government searches of email and other private electronic …