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PlayStation 4 Android app launching in mid-November in North America, Europe

Sony on Friday announced that its new PlayStation App for Android will be launched in mid-November in certain markets, just in time for the PlayStation 4 arrival, its brand new gaming console.<p>The app will be available as a free download from the Google Play Store starting with November 13 (North …

Apps

Project Loon: Google's stratospheric Internet plan

The technology giant is launching another one of its 'moonshot' projects, an attempt to beam down wireless Internet signals to remote and rural communities with poor access to broadband connections

The First Bitcoin ATMs Are About To Start Popping Up Across Canada

According to reports from CBC, Mitchell Demeter, co-founder of Vancouver bitcoin trading company Bitcoiniacs and part-owner of Robocoin, has invested in five such machines to be placed across Canada.<p>Bitcoin is an emerging digital currency that isn't controlled by any authority such as a central …

Bitcoin

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Top Pre-Ordered Next-Gen Video Games

<i>Call of Duty: Ghosts tops next-gen pre-order charts as the console wars heat up.</i><p>Video game sales tracking site VGChartz has assembled the latest pre-order numbers for the Sony PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from Microsoft in the United States.<p>In the US alone, the PS4 has gained 125,000 pre-order units …

Keeping an eye on software-defined networking: what will it break, and how will it perform?

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>The adoption of Software Defined Networking (SDN) may not have progressed as rapidly as some may have …

LinkedIn’s new Intro app is a nightmare for email security and privacy, say researchers

If you’re at all concerned about the privacy of your emails, here’s a tip: Don’t use LinkedIn Intro.<p>Introduced earlier this week, Intro is aimed at giving users a complete profile of the people they email. But in order to do that, the app needs unfettered access to users’ email accounts — which …

Halloween is a cross-quarter day

The 4 cross-quarter days fall between equinoxes and solstices. Halloween is the spookiest one – derived from a sacred festival of ancient Celts and …

The Oculus Rift will scare you s***less, take you to space, and redefine gaming’s future

Many of you have heard — and seen — the buzz centered on Oculus VR’s head-mounted display, the Rift. The upcoming wonder goggles enable players to enjoy PC gaming with unprecedented immersion. And even though the technology is still nascent, developers have openly embraced it, constantly finding …

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Google teases Glass 2, which finally supports your prescription specs

Google Glass may soon get an upgrade, if the latest tease from Google is any indication.<p>Google said today that current Glass Explorers will soon be able to swap their first generation Glass units for a newer, more advanced upgrade. The company says that the update will include a mono earbud and …

Netflix Flirts With a New Idea: “Big” Movies at Your House, the Same Day They’re in Theaters

Netflix made a splash this year by creating its own TV shows and delivering them over the Web. Now it’s toying with the same idea for movies.<p>This …

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US military dedicates first national monument to combat dogs

SAN ANTONIO — The United States' first national monument to a soldier's best friend, recognizing the sacrifices of dogs in combat, was dedicated by the U.S. military on Monday.<p>Inscribed with the words "Guardians of America's Freedom," the nine-foot tall bronze statue at Lackland Air Force Base in …