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8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

Technology has altered human physiology. It makes us think differently, feel differently, even dream differently. It affects our memory, attention …

US Government Cedes Control Of The Internet

The US government is to give up control of the administration of the internet, handing over responsibility for the IP numbering network and domain name system (DNS) to the global community.<p>Since 1998, under a contract with the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information …

What’s Cortana for Window Phone? Microsoft’s mashup of Siri and Google Now

If you haven’t heard of Cortana yet, you probably will soon. Besides being a helpful computer interface in the Microsoft(s msft) <i>Halo</i> video-game …

Opera launches beta of Max, an Android data-saving app

BARCELONA -- Opera Software on Sunday launched a beta version of Max, its Android app designed to cut data usage by compressing video, photos, and text.<p>The Norwegian browser company launched a closed beta of the app in December in the United States. Now the open beta will be open to anyone in the …

Grand Theft Auto V 'Business Update' set for 4 March

The makers of Grand Theft Auto V have announced an online update, which will be released on 4 March.<p>'The Business Update' will be available as a free download for PS3 and Xbox 360.<p>New weapons, vehicles and outfits will be available in both GTA Online and in the GTA V story mode.<p>The update includes …

First look at the Desire 8: HTC’s next best chance to boost sales

HTC isn’t waiting until next week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) event to build buzz. The company posted images of its upcoming Desire 8 handset on …

Google announces Project Tango, a smartphone that can map the world around it

Google has built a prototype Android smartphone that can learn and map the world around it. The device comes from a new initiative called Project Tango, and it's ready to get the phone into developers' hands to see what the technology is capable of. Google says that the phone will learn the …

The Geeksphone Revolution Goes On Sale, Letting You Dual-Boot To Android And Firefox OS

The mobile market may still essentially be a two horse race, with Android and iOS enjoying a significant lead, but there are lots of upstarts trying to make inroads, too. One of those is Firefox OS, Mozilla’s attempt to bring a web-first focus to smartphones. Geeksphone has been an early Firefox OS …

Apple has Siri, and Microsoft is about to get Cortana

Microsoft has been in a state of "shut up and ship" with Windows Phone for more than a year now. While the company has released a few minor updates to Windows Phone 8, its feature set hasn’t changed significantly from when Microsoft first introduced the mobile OS in October 2012. The software giant …

Intel's Processor Roadmap Leaves Uncertainty for Apple's 2014 Mac Updates

With Apple's Mac lineup beginning to show signs of aging, consumers are no doubt starting to wonder when they can expect updated models to hit the market. Apple's product update cycles are in large part driven by availability of new processors, so it pays to take a look at Intel's roadmap to see …

Microsoft combats Chromebooks by cutting Windows licensing fees by 70 percent

Microsoft is reportedly cutting Windows 8.1 license costs by 70 percent for PC makers. <i>Bloomberg News</i> reports that the cuts are targeted at devices that retail for less than $250, in a move designed to combat rival low-cost tablets and Chromebooks. PC makers are usually charged $50 for a license of …

Burstly's 'App Lifecycle’ Services Find A Home at Apple

With its combination of app monetization, analytics and beta testing services, Burstly made the perfect acquisition target for Apple and its efforts to support developers and the App Store ecosystem. This is the kind of deal that makes you wonder why it took so longer for Apple to close.<p>The App …

Samsung's new Galaxy Gear wearable will come in two models, according to fuzzy leaked images

It definitely looks like a new Galaxy Gear. There's definitely two of them and... that's most of what we can discern from what appear to be some cannily sniffed-out thumbnails from, well, somewhere. According to @evleaks, they'll be known as the Galaxy Gear 2 and the Galaxy Gear Neo. Samsung's …