Do you really wish you had X-ray vision? Sure, it would be fun to see what your neighbors are doing behind those walls -- until you see something you wish you hadn't. Regardless, researchers at MIT have
In the creation of the PlayStation 4, Sony took the unprecedented step of entrusting its crown jewel to a game developer who is a consultant, not a full-time employee of the company. Mark Cerny is a seasoned
Jony Ive explained in the video that introduced iOS 7 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference that the new design was both familiar to existing users and yet a totally new experience of the iPhone.
Astronomers from the European Space Observatory have confirmed that there are three potentially habitable worlds around the red dwarf Gliese 667C. Scientists at the European Southern Observatory announced
Internet Explorer is a hard product to love. It was so bad for so long and Microsoft abused its position of having the dominant browser for so many years that even today, with a few solid releases under
If you've been screaming from the rooftops for Microsoft to return the Start button to Windows, you're going to be happy. On Wednesday, Microsoft unveiled Windows 8.1 at its Microsoft Build conference.
The smartphone market leaders are more entrenched, and that's bad news for the underlings, based on a new study from ComScore. ComScore's latest MobiLens report had no shifts in status among the major
Facebook regularly abuses the privacy of its users. Google has stopped supporting its popular RSS feeder. Apple prohibits all iPhone apps that are political or sexual. Microsoft might be cooperating with
The NSA whistleblower that kicked off the PRISM scandal last week has taken part in a live Q&A on the Guardian website, revealing further details about the extent of the US authorities surveillance activities.
Microsoft’s console business is on the backfoot, despite unveiling new hardware that will power the Xbox line for years, and an updated Kinect sensor that will greatly sharpen its accuracy. However, issues
Broadcasting later tonight is a long interview between President Obama, and Charlie Rose. Topics discussed include recently reported NSA programs that target some Internet data, and cellular records. obtained
Amid the furore over the PRISM data-leaking saga in the US, President Barack Obama has insisted that Americans aren’t getting “the complete story” on the program – which reportedly enables the US government
Huawei launched the Ascend P6 today, the world’s slimmest Android smartphone with some robust mid-to-high end specs. The handset was unveiled at Huawei’s ‘Beauty’ event in London, just days before Samsung
Huawei unveiled the Ascend P6 today, officially the world’s slimmest smartphone at just 6.18mm thick and running the very latest version of Android, Google’s popular mobile operating system. It’s an elegant
Google has filed a petition with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court citing its first amendment rights as it asks for permission to disclose controversial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
The NSA surveillance controversy continues this week, and TNW would be remiss to keep you out of the loop. However, instead of shipping a number of short posts on the most recent news, what follows is
Yesterday, Tapbots‘ Paul Haddad shared on Twitter that there were already more Tweetbot users on iOS 7 than still on iOS 5. We confirmed the tweet’s contents with Haddad, then went on to poll a few more
When pressed by the House Intelligence Committee today, National Security Agency head General Keith Alexander revealed that surveillance programs that have recently come to light helped stop over 10 domestic
If you ask Bing about the coming Xbox One console, it has a pretty simple take. Google’s is a bit more complex. What’s interesting, or fun, is that they are diametrically opposed. Fresh screenshots that
Just over a week after passing a record 2 million searches in a single day, DuckDuckGo has announced a new milestone: the company processed 3,095,907 searches yesterday. DuckDuckGo made it clear that stat
Microsoft’s efforts to promote the Xbox One on Facebook have devolved into an old-fashioned ASCII art flame war. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 faced off last week at E3, and by most accounts, the Xbox took
Every six months, the Top500 organization reveals its list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. And for the past few lists, there’s been a lot of movement. In June 2011, it was Japan’s “K” supercomputer.
It may raise hackles to think that U.S. intelligence officials might be monitoring your telephone and Internet communications, but for most of us it's only the marketers who are really interested in our