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Beyoncé Has Already Lost $4 Million On Pirated Copies Of Her New Album

If you think streaming services like Spotify and Pandora have solved illegal downloading, take a look at the following chart pulled by Nina Ulloa at Digital Music News.<p>It shows the number of illegally downloaded copies of Beyoncé's blockbuster eponymous visual album as tracked by research firm …

Free RPG Heroine's Quest aims to capture the genre's classic 'spirit and atmosphere'

Indie developer Crystal Shard aims to capture the "spirit and atmosphere" of classic role-playing games like Sierra's Quest for Glory series with its pixel-art adventure <i>Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok.</i><p><i>The Herald of Ragnarok'</i>s female protagonist must save the world from vengeful demigods …

Pokémon Bank delayed — Nintendo Network outages and maintenance to blame

Nintendo’s online infrastructure couldn’t handle the load and crumbled due to an influx of new gamers on Christmas day, and Pokémon fans are going to suffer the consequences.<p>The publisher revealed that it is delaying the launch of Pokémon Bank and Pokémon Transporter. These two apps will enable …

YouTube Responds To Content ID Crackdown, Plot Thickens

YouTube implemented changes to its Content ID system recently which has led to the takedown of numerous YouTube videos featuring video game footage, including Let’s Play videos, video reviews, and more.<p>One of my own videos—a trailer for <i>Darksiders II</i> provided to me by the publisher for the express …

Samsung’s patent could make big smartphones easier to use for everyone

I like the idea of big smartphones more than I actually like using them. That’s because, even though I have average size hands, I can’t manage to do …

Hackers Are Attacking Millions Of Computers And Demanding Ransom In Bitcoins

The National Crime Agency in the U.K. issued an alert last month saying that hackers have targeted "tens of millions" of computers.<p>CryptoLocker is a form of a virus called "ransomware," meaning hackers do something bad to your computer and then demand money to reverse what they've done. In this …

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Obama 'has nowhere to go but up' as deadline to fix healthcare website looms

Barack Obama said on Friday he has "nowhere to go but up", as healthcare travails drive his presidency to a nadir of popularity.<p>The president said he would bounce back and that Americans would eventually appreciate his Affordable Care Act, despite its troubled rollout. The reforms will face another …

The world’s new largest building is four times the size of Vatican City

China just cut the ribbon on the world’s new largest building.<p>The New Century Global Center, which recently opened in Chendgu, China, is 328 feet high, 1,640 feet long, and 1,312 feet wide. That’s roughly 20 times the size of Sydney’s legendary Opera House, four times the size of Vatican City, and …

Explosion in Number of Potentially Habitable Worlds

Climate model predicts 60 billion water-friendly planets around red dwarf stars.<p><b>The number of potentially habitable worlds circling red dwarf stars—the most abundant type of star in our Milky Way galaxy—may have just doubled to 60 billion, a new study suggests.</b><p>Using global climate models originally …

Developers destroy ancient Peru pyramid

<b>Authorities in Peru say an ancient pyramid at the oldest archaeological site near the capital, Lima, has been destroyed.</b><p>They are pressing criminal charges against two real-estate companies blamed for tearing down the structure, which was 6m (20-ft) high.<p>An archaeologist said those responsible had …

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Bolivia complains to UN after Evo Morales' plane 'kidnapped'

Bolivia filed a complaint at the United Nations on Wednesday over what it called the kidnapping of its president, Evo Morales, whose plane was …

Non-Secret Wiretapping Is Out Of Control Too

While we were busy reading about secret NSA surveillance programs, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts released its annual Wiretap Report. It paints a clear picture: The number of requests approved in 2012 by federal judges increased 71% from the year before. When including state-approved …

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Pew: Reddit Used By 6% Of U.S. Online Adults, Putting It On Par With Tumblr, But Far Behind Facebook

In a post explaining why he thinks Google shuttered Google Reader, Marco Arment calls Google, Facebook, and Twitter “by far the three most important web players today” when it comes to how we discover and consume information. But a report out from Pew points to another site making an impact. Reddit …

3 Fast Ways To Tame Your Unruly Inbox

Do you need help coping with the mountain of emails waiting for you each morning? We sat down with Dharmesh Mehta, senior director of Outlook.com for some quick tips to overcome the clutter.<p>You need to be strict with your inbox.<p>According to Dharmesh Mehta, Senior Director of Outlook.com, the …

Study: LinkedIn Positioned To Become First Global Economic Graph, Business Platform On Par With Google And Facebook

LinkedIn is positioned to become the first global economic graph with the ability to mine the transactions of an emerging data economy. That’s the conclusion of a study by faberNovel, which has published the results of its work with a detailed 127-slide report titled: LinkedIn, The Serious …

How Facebook Single-Handedly Made Silicon Valley Richer Than Manhattan

GE just invented the first “internet of things” device you’ll actually want to own

Quirky<p>If you’ve always wanted to be able to check, from anywhere in the world, exactly how many eggs are in your fridge at home, the Egg Minder is for you. Sure, it sounds silly. Do we really need an internet-connected device and companion smartphone app to tell us something so inessential? But …

Google Glass Explainer Too Little for Privacy-Sensitive Congressman

The co-chair of the Bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus today expressed disappointment with Google's response to his petition for the technology …

Microsoft details Xbox One's Reputation system, keeps gentle gamers together

Good-natured Xbox Live gamers sometimes face a tough choice: they either have to isolate themselves in parties or risk playing against griefers and other ne'er-do-wells. Microsoft could avoid that horrible scenario in the Xbox One era with its recently unveiled Reputation system, which the company …

Sony's 4K Ultra HD player now available, rentals to cost $7.99 with purchases priced at $29.99

Sony's 4K Ultra HD media player is now available for purchase, with the earliest orders slated to ship July 5th. As announced previously, it's priced at a whopping $699.99, though comes pre-loaded with 10 full-length movies out of the box. Of course, titles vary in quality, with <i>The Amazing</i> …

CHART OF THE DAY: How Samsung's Galaxy Sales Compare To The iPhone

Samsung has reportedly shipped its 20 millionth Galaxy S4 recently. To put that in context, The Verge made this chart.<p>As you can see, Samsung's S4 sales aren't anywhere near as strong as the iPhone 5, or even the iPhone 4S.<p>But, Samsung is a different sort of company. It sells a lot of phones. Apple …

As Egypt Erupts in Political Tumult, Twitter Translates High-Profile Tweeters

In an ongoing effort to make Twitter more readily accessible to the world, Twitter continued its experiments with tweet translation on Wednesday, …

Limbo now available for iOS, terrifies gamers with its elegant simplicity

Starting today, <i>Limbo</i>, the 2D side-scrolling game that both charmed and terrified us on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, is available for iOS devices. Dino Patti, the CEO of indie developer Playdead, tweeted the announcement about the game's launch with a link to the iTunes store, and from early reviews, …