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PS4 'is really easy to program for', Killzone developer reveals

<i>Killzone</i> developer Guerilla Games has spilled the beans on what it's like making games for the upcoming PlayStation 4, and even divulged some tech …

Foundries

Sponsored post: Open markets for IT infrastructure

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>The traditional approach to acquiring, managing and financing IT infrastructure is rapidly transforming through a combination …

Sony Japan teases Panopticon game trailer

A teaser campaign for Sony Japan’s new title Panopticon has counted down to a mysterious trailer for the upcoming game, though few details are known …

Game Trailers

PebbleKit SDK update enables two-way communication for Pebble apps

Pebble released an SDK update today which lets developers create apps that support two-way communication via Bluetooth. While the new software (called PebbleKit) was hinted at before, it represents a major step forward for the platform by allowing third-party developers to send / receive …

Irish government seeks emergency power to cut mobile services during G8 summit

The Irish Defence Minister, Alan Shatter, has put forward a law that would give his government the right to cut off mobile services "in a limited area" to prevent a bombing. In particular, he fears that militant groups may attack next month's G8 summit in Northern Ireland to "garner publicity," and …

Leaked Scroogled video sees Microsoft parody Google's Chrome ad

Microsoft and Google have been locked in a war of words over a YouTube Windows Phone app, but in the midst of the arguments a new Scroogled ad has emerged. Designed to be an internal-only video, a copy has <i>somehow</i> managed to find its way onto the web right in the middle of Google's I/O developer …

Windows Phone Overtakes BlackBerry in Smartphone Shipments, Not That It Matters

In the race for third mobile platform, there’s a new favorite: Windows Phone.<p>According to new research from IDC, Microsoft’s mobile operating system …

Mobile

Eric Holder: Government should get warrants to search e-mail

The U.S. attorney general supports changes to existing e-mail and online storage snooping laws, which are currently under scrutiny in the House.<p>U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder supports privacy changes that would require the government to seek a warrant based on probable cause to obtain …

Surveillance

UPS finally releases iPad app for tracking & scheduling deliveries

UPS announced today that it is finally rolling out a native iPad app that brings the ability to track and schedule deliveries as well as access to features of UPS My Choice® and enhanced mapping features. These features were previously available to users in the free UPS Mobile app for iPhone, but …

While Waiting for JOBS Act, Equity Crowdfunding Raises Millions

MicroVentures said today that it has facilitated $16 million in equity crowdfunding investments, the type that regular people might be able to …

Crowd Funding

Paul Otellini's Intel: Can the Company That Built the Future Survive It?

As the CEO steps down, he leaves the Intel machine poised to take on the swarming ecosystem of competitors who make smartphone chips.<p>Forty-five years after Intel was founded by Silicon Valley legends Gordon Moore and Bob Noyce, it is the world's leading semiconductor company. While almost every …

Tim Cook says US-made Mac will be new model in an existing family

When Apple's Tim Cook revealed that his company would once more assemble a Mac line in the US, there was a flood of questions almost immediately: which model? Where would it be made? While the CEO isn't revealing all his cards quite yet, he just gave us a better sense of those domestic production …

On His First Day In Office, Intel CEO Admits Mobile Is A Problem

"We see that we've been a bit slow to move into that space," Krzanich admitted Thursday at Intel's annual meeting with shareholders, as reported by Ian King of Bloomberg News.<p>Intel, the world's largest chip maker with $53.3 billion in revenue in 2012, is being hit hard by the PC market's steady …

The Ultimate Wine-Pairing Infographic

I’ve never understood brussel sprouts. Oh, they’re delicious, roasted in a cast iron pan with big hunks of garlic. But I’ve tried reds, and I’ve tried whites. Neither seems to pair all that well. And wouldn’t you know it? Brussel sprouts are a footnote on this incredible infographic: Foods that …

Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.

National Parks

Portraits of Angelina Jolie Captured by Brad Pitt

It is a little known fact that Brad Pitt can hold his own behind a camera. Not just any camera, mind you, but an old school film model. A November …

From The Garage To 200 Employees In 3 Years: How Nest Thermostats Were Born

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Derek Andersen <i>is the founder of</i> Startup Grind<i>, a 40-city community bringing the global startup world together while educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs</i><i>.</i><p>I remember when the press first hit about Nest Labs. The guys behind the iPod/iPhone were taking on thermostats …

Human embryonic stem cells created from adult tissue for first time

Scientists have used the cloning technique that led to Dolly the sheep to turn human skin into embryonic stem cells – which can make any tissue in …

5 Practical Tips for Perfecting Your Startup Pitch

We are living in the age of the entrepreneur — more people are starting up, and it's ever important to stand out in the crowd. When pitching …

10 Places You Should Go While They're Still Cheap

And while there are plenty of tricks for squeezing the most out of every vacation dollar, one of the simplest options is to find a place that has a lot to offer but hasn't yet been hit by the price inflation that comes with big-time popularity.<p>Here are 10 destinations great enough to make the …

Sri Lanka

These Slides Show Why We Have Such A Huge Budget Deficit And Why Taxes Need To Go Up

It jibes nicely with a presentation we published earlier Friday from the BEA on misconceptions about the economy.<p>Elmendorf breaks down federal spending's sources and destinations, then discusses different paths the budget could take depending on whether House Republicans or Senate Democrats get …

Retirement

Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5 drop test: not again, Samsung!

Eight months ago we brought you the world’s first Galaxy S3 versus iPhone 5 drop test. As much as we hated to admit it at the time, the iPhone proved superior to the Galaxy S3 when it comes to build quality and sturdiness. The S3’s plastic cover popped open upon impact with the ground, and its …

Phones

8 Things That Anonymous, The Hacker 'Terrorist' Group, Has Done For Good

Some have even debated whether their extra-legal protests should be labeled terrorist acts.<p>But that would overlook some of the genuinely good deeds the group — whose members identify themselves with the Vendetta mask— has done.<p>Whether it's retaliating against kiddie porn sites, helping to identify …

We Ask New Employees To Take A Two-Week Paid Vacation On Their First Day

Vacations have always been hard for me. It's a weird thing to say, but it's true. They just don't come naturally to me.<p>I remember when I was in business school, all of my classmates were taking these epic vacations seemingly all the time.<p>Spring breaks in Costa Rica, pre-internship trips to South …

Scientists' hope for HIV cure

Researchers are working on "novel strategies" to find a cure for HIV, with the first results expected “within months”.<p>Danish scientists are hoping for results that will show that “finding a mass-distributable and affordable cure to HIV is possible”.<p>They are conducting a clinical trial to test a …

Immunotherapy

11 Things You Need To Do To Win A Political Campaign

The rules come from Jeff Smith's "Campaign Management Boot Camp" at The New School, where he is an assistant professor of Politics and Advocacy.<p>But he's not only an academic.<p>Smith served in the Missouri Senate from 2006 to 2009 as the nation's only white state senator from a majority-black …

The iPad Will Lead Apple's Next Wave Of Growth

Following Apple is like contemplating the big waves in a Hokusai print. Successive lines of iPods, intermixed with iPhones and then iPads rise and crest relentlessly. For a while it seemed like the established interval between those waves was shortening, but Tim Cook’s comments at Apple’s earning …