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Windows XP Declines To Die, Sheds Mere 1.5% Market Share In April

Massive worries about security? Check. Officially past its support date? Yep. More than a decade old in an industry that values youth not as a virtue, but as a weapon? Certainly. But akin to the diminutive animal, Windows XP doesn’t care.<p>The most recent data is plain: Windows XP retains market …

The NYPD Learned A Very Valuable Lesson About Asking The Internet To Use A Twitter Hashtag

A request for pictures of members of the New York Police Department went horribly wrong. WARNING: This post contains graphic photos of alleged police brutality.

Researchers charge 40 smartphones wirelessly from 5m

Engineers from the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a system that can power devices up to five metres …

Moscow’s War on Social Media Claims a New Casualty

The CEO of Europe’s second-largest social network was sacked this week as the Putin regime’s campaign to silence its internal critics went into …

Move Over, Google Glass; Here Come Google Contact Lenses

Google is working on smart contact lenses, and two patents secured last week suggest the company is taking the idea seriously. The company is working on contacts with embedded cameras, as well as lenses aimed at diabetics who need to constantly monitor their blood sugar levels.<p>In the latter …

Apple Opens OS X Beta Testing To All Users With New Seed Program

Before today, you needed a developer account to help test Apple’s upcoming software releases before they hit the general user population. You didn’t need to actually develop anything, but it would still cost you $99 per year to partake, and technically it was still sort of against the rules. Today, …

Orbotix launches Sphero education initiative

<b>The creator of smartphone-controlled robotic toy Sphero has launched an initiative aimed at teaching kids programming, robotics and maths.</b><p>Orbotix — …

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NSA Finally Reveals How PRISM Works, But It's Nothing New

The NSA has finally decided to tell the world how the Internet surveillance program PRISM works, though it's been almost a year since its existence …

Chinese Pozible campaign beats target in under a minute

<b>Aussie crowdfunding group Pozible is now open for business in China and one of its early campaigns has proven immensely popular.</b><p>Meet the Gyenno One. …

Samsung patents multitouch fingerprint authentication, gesture control

With new fingerprint scanning features, smartphones are starting to offer better security for authentication and online transactions. Apple incorporated a touch-based fingerprint scanner in its flagship iPhone 5S in 2013. Samsung has also included a fingerprint scanner in its latest hero phone, the …

Scientists discover a new way to enhance nerve growth following injury

New research published today out of the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) uncovers a mechanism to promote growth in damaged …

Use Your Tongue To Check Your Smartphone

You can keep your tongue inside your mouth while you do this.<p>Among the muscles in the body, the ones in the tongue are probably the most overlooked. You don't go to the gym to work out your tongue. (Please do not tell me about your tongue workouts, thx.) Still, it's strong and dexterous. That's why …

Nest Learning Thermostat now available on Google Play

With a $3.2 billion hole to fill, Google's opened up yet another avenue for you to acquire Nest. The company's smart thermostat can now be had via Google Play, available for the standard retail price of $249. The Protect smoke detector is currently off the market following a bug that popped up …