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OpenWorm project wants you to help create the world’s first digital organism

Stephen Larson wants to create the world’s first digital organism, and he starting simple — with a worm. Larson has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise money to create OpenWorm as part of an effort to accelerate our understanding of the human brain.<p>If his team succeeds, he says, …

The Next Generation Of USB Connector Will Plug In Either Way

Truly revolutionary<p>The USB 3.0 Promoter Group, which is a group of tech companies that promotes USB, has announced that the next USB plug specification is currently being developed.<p>The new plugs and receptacles will be bilaterally symmetrical, so <i>never again will you try and fail to plug in a USB</i> …

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&%*$#! Microsoft limits Xbox Live users' curse words

Take heed gamers: too many obscenities uttered in Upload Studio videos could lead to loss of account privileges.<p>As Xbox players battled each other, uploading videos showcasing conquests and recording trash talking over the past couple of days, some players noticed that they lost their Xbox Live …

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U-Verse dropping Xbox 360 receiver support after December 31st

We hope you weren't bent on using the Xbox 360 as a U-Verse TV receiver. AT&T is now telling customers that it will drop IPTV support for Microsoft's older console after December 31st, leaving viewers with little choice but to use a conventional set-top box. Subscribers will get a $99 credit in …

Microsoft sells over 1 million Xbox One consoles in less than 24 hours

Sony isn't the only one that had a fantastic next-gen console launch. Microsoft has just announced that it, too, sold through one million Xbox One game systems in less than 24 hours. It's not a direct comparison, however: Microsoft launched in 13 countries, while the PlayStation 4 racked up one …

Why Snapchat Is The Perfect App At The Perfect Time

Snapchat is the tech darling of the moment. The private messaging service turned down a $3 billion acquisition from Facebook and may still be negotiating a large investment from Asian messaging giant Tencent that would presumably value it even more richly. It’s users are receiving more than 400 …

Xbox One teardown reveals replaceable hard drive, off-the-shelf parts

The chip-obsessed gadget archaeologists at <i>iFixit</i> already have an Xbox One, and they're already ripping it apart. Those monsters! While they're not done dissecting and analyzing every single piece just yet, they've already found some interesting tidbits: for one, the Xbox One's 500GB HDD is a …

Microsoft wants to sell you anti-Google mugs and t-shirts

Microsoft’s anti-Google “Scroogled” campaign has been quietly attempting to convince consumers to avoid Google services for the past few months, but it’s back today with a vengeance. Microsoft has dedicated an entire section of its online store to selling anti-Google mugs, hats, t-shirts, and …

Xbox One Review: A Multimedia Extravaganza that Plays Games

Now that we’ve been testing the Xbox One in beta for the past few days, Microsoft is pulling the curtains back on press reviews of the next-gen console. The software we’ve been using is near final, though some of the issues we encountered are likely to be addressed with some last-minute …

The First Apple Store App For iPad Nails Tablet Shopping With Clever Gesture And Image Focused Interface

Today, Apple is launching its very first Apple Store app for iPad, bringing a gorgeous shopping experience to its tablet in a long-overdue move. The new app arrives just in time for the holidays and utilizes the display and capabilities of the iPad to present a best-in-class shopping …

Yahoo Mail iOS app updated w/ ability to swipe through emails

The Yahoo Mail app for iPhone and iPad gets a small but nice update today. For anyone that uses the app, the inability to swipe left or right through messages, something you can do in most other popular mail apps, has been quite an annoyance. Today that changes with version 2.0.3 getting the …

Bitcoin hits $700 during surprisingly friendly Senate hearing on the virtual currency

Bitcoin, the decentralized virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet, had a big day today. The four-year-old currency had its first hearing in Congress as experts from the government, the Bitcoin community, and the nonprofit sector appeared to discuss the implications of the growing …

PS4 Sold a MILLION! - Inside Gaming Daily

Here's where to watch Microsoft's Xbox One launch Nov. 21

Microsoft is teaming up with Spike TV to broadcast the launch of its next-gen console, the Xbox One, this Thursday, Nov. 21, at 11 p.m. ET.<p>According to a post on Xbox Wire, viewers will also be able to watch the festivities from Spike.com, GameTrailers, the GameTrailers app, Xbox.com and through …

Tim Cook Decides Not To Ruin Most Apple Workers' Thanksgivings

Many Apple Store workers will likely give thanks to Tim Cook on Nov. 28.<p>A person familiar with Apple's plans confirmed to The Huffington Post that only three U.S. Apple stores -- one in New York, one in Hawaii and one in Las Vegas -- will be open on Thanksgiving Day, and all other U.S. stores will …

Apple wins, Samsung loses, lawyers win, you lose, Samsung device bans likely, blah, blah blah

Apple won a round in its seemingly never-ending legal battles with Samsung today, making it more likely that Apple will be able to deny Samsung the ability to import some of its smartphone models into the U.S.<p>Which sounds scary, but is actually ultimately meaningless.<p>A long time ago in a galaxy far …

Major League Gaming Launches Its Own Premium E-Sports Network, MLG.TV

E-sports programmer Major League Gaming has spent the last decade building an audience of video game enthusiasts, through events in which gamers go head-to-head with each other. Now it’s looking to bring those viewers to a an owned and operated premium sports network of its own, at MLG.TV.<p>Over the …

Xbox One vs. the PlayStation 4: A battle over services, not chips

If you start counting from the Magnavox Odyssey, we've been playing console games for seven generations now. Yes, it's crazy to think of, but it's even more alarming to realize that the industry has been in an all-out "war" since generation three. For better or worse, competition became a part of …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Console Wars Are Just Getting Started

It’s quite possible that all that momentum Sony's had leading up to the launch of the PS4 will dry up now that the machine is in the wild. System issues, faulty HDMI ports, and a real lack of compelling first-party games all work against the next-gen console.<p>Meanwhile, the Xbox One is still out of …

Apple Reportedly Developing Large Curved Screen iPhones For Late 2014, Better Touchscreen Sensors

Apple is said to be working on two curved display iPhone models for the “second half of next year,” according to a source speaking to Bloomberg, with a likely release planned for the third quarter, as well as better touchscreen sensors that introduce fine pressure sensitivity for later devices to …