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Upcoming 'Gundam' Series Goes Into More Detail About Its Characters And Setting

In a new trailer for the upcoming <i>Gundam</i> series <i>Iron-Blooded Orphans</i>, Sunrise has tried to give more background about the characters and the new narrative setting.<p>As this is a spin off series with its own timeline, the setting and characters are all fresh. Admittedly there are obvious nods to prior</i> …

Anime

Movie studios keep asking Google to remove pirated content on their own computers

Google search results sometimes include a tiny message at the bottom that some sites have been removed for sharing pirated content.<p>Those requests come from movie studios and other content rights holders who manually submit links to be taken down.<p>What’s pretty hilarious is movie studios have been …

Google Search

This is the rare PlayStation console built by Sony and Nintendo

Long before Sony and Nintendo were rivals, the two companies were partners for a brief time. In 1988, the duo started work on SNES-CD, a video game media format that was supposed to augment the cartridge-based SNES by adding support for higher-capacity CDs. In 1991 at the Consumer Electronics Show …

Retrogaming

Screentendo can turn almost anything on your computer into a Mario level

When I start daydreaming online, I’ve found myself wondering why I can’t control a little Mario and make him jump around the eBay ads for crap I looked up two weeks ago. Well, it turns that out that I can.<p>Developer Aaron Randall has coded together something that he calls Screentendo. This is a Mac …

Super Mario

Consoles Aren't Going Anywhere But Big Budget Games Are Dying

With hundreds of millions of console gamers across the globe, the console approach still has a valid market. Yet with news that Alien: Isolation’s 2.11 million sales were deemed “weak” by their publisher, it’s clear that the era of big budget games has had its day.<p>Alien: Isolation (shown above) is …

Tomb Raider

'Guardians of the Galaxy' director pleads with Joss Whedon's internet trolls in an epic Facebook post

*Mini-spoiler* A central storyline to the character is a budding romance with Bruce Banner/The Hulk. *Mini-spoiler*<p>Whedon is widely known as a champion of strong female characters on screen. Among his works are "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."<p>After the 50-year-old director deemed a recent "Jurassic …

Why execs from other companies wanted to meet with Steve Jobs on Fridays

After Jobs was ousted from Apple in 1985, he bought Pixar (at the time called Graphics Group) from Lucasfilm for $5 million. He became the company's largest shareholder and CEO until Disney bought it for $7.4 billion in 2006.<p>His years at Pixar provided Jobs' with a series of "uncomplicated highs," …

Tim Cook to governments: Lay off our privacy

Technically Incorrect: Apple's CEO says he doesn't believe that people should sacrifice their privacy on the altar of governments' definition of global security.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Governments must think it terribly seductive, …

Privacy

Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

Computer Hardware

Why Netflix won't block VPN users – it has too many of them

Millions of people watch Netflix through VPNs from countries where it hasn’t officially launched, new figures show<p>More than 30 million Netflix users live in countries where the service is unavailable without the use of location-masking software, giving the company a hefty financial incentive not to …

Privacy

These smart power switches let you use Siri to turn on anything in your home

iDevices' Switch and iHome's SmartPlug are among the first HomeKit products<p>Back in June, Apple announced plans to let your iPhone start controlling smart home products, and here at CES 2015, we're finally starting to see some products that it can control. iDevices' Switch (seen above) and iHome's …

Disney CEO Bob Iger Discusses Working with Steve Jobs, Apple, and Pixar

The cover of <i>Fortune</i>'s January edition showcases an interview with Disney CEO Bob Iger and his "Empire of Tech," focusing on Disney's growing media empire with acquisitions of brands such as <i>Star Wars</i>, <i>Indiana Jones</i>, and Marvel expanding the company's already considerable reach over the past few …

Do We Expect Too Much From TV?

Here we are, supposedly living in the new Golden Age of Television, and yet we're still whining all over the Internet about what we're watching.<p>Just look at this past week. People whined about NBC's live "Peter Pan." Some whined because it wasn't that great, while those who were determined to …

These 22 Photos Perfectly Combine Classic Movie Scenes With Real Life

Totally, completely brilliant.<p><b>At one point or another,</b> you've probably daydreamed what would happen if your favorite movie character or celebrity popped up in your daily life. Thanks to France-based teacher and amateur photographer François Dourlen, you now can imagine what it might look like …

Pay-per-gigabyte: Hungary wants to levy tax on Internet usage

In a move that Silicon Valley companies hope doesn’t become a trend, Hungary’s government is considering a hefty tax on Internet usage.<p>Earlier this week, Hungary’s government sent a new tax bill to its parliament, according to a report by Reuters. The tax would be levied on Internet service …

Debunking The 'Apple Tax' Myth

With the recent launch of the iPhone 6 line, and the expected unveiling of a new line of iPads and possibly MacBooks on October 16, Apple has been getting a lot of attention lately. One theme that seems consistent in almost any discussion of Apple is the idea that Apple products are overpriced—that …

JONY IVE: This Is The Most Important Thing I Learned From Steve Jobs

Ive, who rarely (perhaps never?) does live, on-stage interviews, is the heart and soul of Apple. He's in charge of the look and feel of the software, as well as the look and feel of the hardware. So what he says matters.<p>In the video clip below, Ive was asked to talk about the big things he learned …

This Guy Convinced Google, Dropcam, Pinterest To Let 10,000 Hackers Attack

When they find a bug, they get paid.<p>The more bugs they find, the more they are invited in to hack ever-more sensitive parts of a company's network. They hack companies like Google, Dropcam, Pinterest, even some banks.<p>And these companies couldn't be happier about it.<p>In the two years since Australian …

Startups

T-Mobile CEO Legere on iPhone Bendgate: It's horse dung

The ever-flamboyant John Legere says that if you could see the face of the man trying to bend an iPhone 6 Plus, it would probably be purple.<p>Sometimes, you need to curse to make your point.<p>In the case of T-Mobile CEO John Legere, a curseless statement is rarer than a polar bear in Silicon …

T-Mobile

8-Year-Old Kid Makes $1.3 Million A Year With His Viral YouTube Videos

Father-son projects are a great way to bond with your children, teach them life lessons, and, apparently, make millions of dollars.<p>At least, that's the case with EvanTubeHD, the adorably fun YouTube channel that an 8-year-old boy named Evan started with his dad three years ago. In his videos, Evan …

Apple TV Is Now Armed And Ready To Be The Hub For The Smart Home

Apple may be getting close to rolling out its smart home plans in a big way. The company today pushed out a little noticed update to its set-top box, Apple TV, to make it support HomeKit, according to a person with knowledge of the program. HomeKit is Apple’s protocol for allowing connected home …

The Surprising Connection Between Playing Video Games And A Thicker Brain

For all the negative news about the alleged downsides of playing video games, it’s always surprising to come across research that shows a potentially huge upside. A new study fills the bill by showing that heavy video game play is associated with greater “cortical thickness” – a neuroscience term …

Samsung sues Dyson following 'intolerable' copycat claims

Samsung is suing Dyson for 10 billion won (around $9.4 million) following claims from the British vacuum maker that a Samsung product looked like a "cynical rip-off" of its design. Dyson sued Samsung last year, accusing the company of infringing on its patented vacuum-steering system. That lawsuit …

Tony Abbott's faux IR attack laid bare

Fleetingly, the government mentioned these. Since the storm of protest, it has fallen back on them. But for what Abbott has described as a "defining …

Small Firms Are Making Big Bucks In The Analog Economy

Imagine if Tim Cook fired up the production lines and started churning out the Apple II instead of the latest Macbook Pro. The world would think he had gone barking mad. After all, what company in its right mind would decide to start rebuilding technology last manufactured in the 1970s?<p>But in 2013, …

Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary

Android is open—except for all the good parts.<p>Six years ago, in November 2007, the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) was announced. The original …