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Latest<p>This Deadpool Headset Stand Is Perfect For Holding Hats and Gaming Goods<p>Deadpool 13 hours ago<p>Deadpool<p>Tomb Raider Film Announced For Blu-Ray, …

11 women who are changing geek culture - The Kernel

Chemistry labs. Comic book shops. Deep in the guts of computer programming code. It’s popular to assume that these are the domains of nerdy guys—the …

Comic Books

Y Combinator-Backed Streem Has Raised $875K For Its Unlimited Cloud Storage Service

If you’re hoping to store lots of large media files, Streem might be the cloud storage service that you’re looking for.<p>The startup, which is part of incubator Y Combinator, launched its Streem Drive product last week, and it’s announcing that it has raised $875,000 in seed funding.<p>Co-founder and …

Instead Of Giving Google Your Data For Free, Now You Can Donate It For Good

The GoodData is a co-op that aims to allow people to take control of their data and harness what it’s worth–for a good cause.<p>The Internet knows everything about you: where you shop, what you like, your age, race, the sex stuff. The Internet also knows how to make money from what it knows. Every …

Supercharge your Android Device's Abilities with Tasker

Recently, we took a look at five apps to augment your Android experience with the help of a little artificial intelligence and automation.<p>All of those apps were nifty little utilities that targeted a particular area of smartphone usage and added some heuristics to it to make your phone smarter …

Jimi Hendrix, in his own words: 'I dig Strauss and Wagner – those cats are good'

When I was 17 I formed this group with some other guys, but they drowned me out. I didn't know why at first, but after about three months I realised I'd have to get an electric guitar. My first was a Danelectro, which my dad bought for me. Must have busted him for a long time. But I had to show him …

Make-A-Wish Helps Batkid Save the City of San Francisco

Today, a 5-year-old named Miles Scott is having a day he'll never forget. Battling leukemia since he was just one, Miles is fulfilling his dream of becoming Batkid with the help of Make-A-Wish Foundation and thousands upon thousands of supportive fans who are in San Francisco. (See original post, …

Android 4.4 KitKat is out now

<b>Google's latest iteration of Android, 4.4 KitKat, has officially been released alongside the new Nexus 5 smartphone. The update should roll out to</b> …

Google's Trojan horse: how Chrome Apps will finally take on Windows

The web alone is not enough<p>Today, on Chrome's fifth birthday, Google is announcing the rollout of what it's calling Chrome Apps. Don't feel bad if you're confused by the name. Chrome has been serving up web apps since 2010 when the Chrome Web Store opened up alongside the launch of the Chrome OS. …

Tardis street view: Google Maps goes inside Doctor's blue box

Doctor Who's Tardis has been making cameo appearances on Google Street View for quite some time. Not content to just sit there and gaze at the exterior, Google Street View now goes inside the time and space machine.<p>You start at the police telephone box Street View location at Earl's Court in …

Lavabit: American Public Would Not Allow the Government to Continue

Late last week, Snowden’s reported use of email encryption service Lavabit led to the business closing down under pressure from the US government. Lavabit owner Ladar Levison today said if the American people knew what the US government was doing, they would stop it.<p>Levison has said before that he …

Hyperloop revealed: Elon Musk foresees rapid transit in a tube

Electromagnetic acceleration: That's the high technology behind the high-speed transit concept that billionaire Elon Musk calls the Hyperloop.<p>Musk — who already plays leading roles in the SpaceX rocket venture, the Tesla electric car company and the SolarCity solar-energy company — unveiled his …

Nexus 7 factory image and binaries now available from Google

Wanna mod that shiny new Nexus 7? Today's your lucky day. Google just posted the factory image and binaries for its second generation 7-inch tablet -- also known by the product name "razor" and device name "flo". The factory image lets you restore your new Nexus 7 to the exact software it shipped …

Google Publishes Factory Images for New Nexus 7

Google has finally published the factory images for its new Nexus 7 tablet, just days after the employee responsible for managing the images quit the role over an apparent dispute with chip-maker Qualcomm (which appears to have been resolved.)<p>Factory images and the accompanying binaries are …

If The Ubuntu Edge Crowdfunding Experiment Works, Backers May Get To Vote On The Next Model’s Specs

Smartphone companies have it pretty rough — they’ve got to sink millions into research and development every year, all in the hope of making their next shiny touchscreen gewgaw the fastest, slimmest, smartest, prettiest one ever. And every year we eat it all up, and take what we’re given.<p>But …

Obama administration decides to keep spying on US phone records, says it's in the 'public interest'

Every 90 days, a secret court has to renew the controversial order that allows the FBI and NSA to spy on the telephone records of every call made in the United States. The last such order expired today, July 19th. But despite the fervor, protest, and lawsuits that have sprung up since whistleblower …

Google shouldn’t allow HTC to abandon software updates for last year’s One S

Struggling HTC isn’t doing itself any favors by abandoning software updates on a phone that’s just over 14 months old. It doesn’t help Android at …

Microsoft Wins Mobile Design Battle, Loses War

In 2006, Microsoft introduced the Zune, its ill-fated portable music player. But the Zune legacy lived on with a fresh approach on interface design that led to the launch of Metro, the interface now prevalent in everything Microsoft does, from its mobile efforts, to its flagship Windows operating …

Mozilla coder: Chrome violates Google's own Blink principles

With a project called Portable Native Client now making its way into Chrome and potentially onto the Web itself, Google is violating its own principles for its Blink browser engine, a Mozilla programmer said Friday.<p>Portable Native Client, or PNaCl, is a Google technology to let Web apps run …

Software

Ubuntu Marks 'Bug No. 1' As Fixed, After Nearly Nine Years

In the more than eight years since it was written, the open-source operating system Ubuntu's "Bug #1" has been seen as a rallying call. After all, the bug's title is "Microsoft has a majority market share."<p>But the entry was officially closed Thursday, partly because the "broader market has healthy …

Two College Kids Made The Best Science Fiction Game Of The Year

*So far.<p>It's getting harder and harder to find reasons to play the $60 mediocrities foisted upon consumers by big gaming when titles as polished, as thoughtful, as haunting, and as cheap as Facepalm Games' <i>The Swapper</i> keep surfacing. Released today on Steam, the latest Finnish gem (after April's</i> …

HTC One Google Edition Will Launch Unlocked for $599 on June 26

Google unveiled a new version of the HTC One today running the so-called ‘Nexus’ experience, or a stock version of Android without any themes, skins or additional apps developed by the OEM, at the D11 conference in California.<p>Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President for Android, Chrome and Google Apps …

Chrome OS updated with new panel window and launcher options, other minor improvements

It's fairly minor as far as operating system upgrades go, but Chrome OS users can expect to receive a new update in the stable release channel sometime in the next few days (if they haven't already). It brings with it some added panel windows for things like chat, along with a new positioning mode …

Android 4.3 reportedly spotted on a Nexus 4 with new camera software (update: video)

We've already seen evidence confirming the existence of Android 4.3, and we now have our first shots that appear to show the OS running on an actual device. According to a member of the xda-developers forum, the phone above was spotted at the Thailand Mobile Expo currently taking place, with the …

Linux Mint 15 brings prettier desktop, new software and driver managers

One of the best Linux desktops gets better.<p>The Linux Mint project yesterday unveiled version 15 of the increasingly popular desktop operating system, …

Google Introduces Portable Native Client, Makes It Easier For Developers To Add C And C++ Code To Their Web Apps

Native Client – a technology that allows developers to run native compiled C and C++ code as part of their web apps – has long been a part of Google Chrome. Even though other browser vendors haven’t adopted it yet, Google is clearly putting quite a few resources behind this technology and at I/O …