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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Admits He Made A Huge Mistake

Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer is finally admitting what everyone has been thinking: Microsoft made a huge mistake with the Surface RT tablet.<p>Last week, the company disclosed that it lost over $900 million on the low-selling tablet computer, and during an internal Microsoft event this week, Ballmer …

The 14 Most Innovative Gadgets Of All Time

Wireless high-speed Internet everywhere? We're getting close thanks to LTE.<p>Cars that drive themselves? Google is working on it. Appliances that sync with your smartphone? Thanks, Nest.<p>We put together what we think are the best examples of gadgets that brought us into the future or are now showing …

Gear & Gadgets

Will the Leap Motion Controller change how we use computers?

When John Underkoffler was designing the interface for the film Minority Report, Steven Spielberg told him it should look like the characters were …

UK spies aren’t breaking law by using PRISM data, security oversight committee claims

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of Tim Morris<p>After Edward Snowden exposed the NSA’s PRISM program, one of the first follow-on stories …

UK intelligence agency accessed PRISM data legally, rules investigatory committee

GCHQ cleared of any wrongdoing<p>The UK Intelligence and Security Committee today cleared the country's GCHQ security service of allegations of illegal activity related to the NSA's PRISM program. Following an investigation into the allegations, the committee concluded that the suggestion security …

First instance of augmented reality on Google Glass

Augmented reality is one area where wearable technology, like Google Glass, really has a chance to excel. So far, no-one has been able to turn this potential into a full working idea, but Brandyn White and Andrew Miller, a team of Google Glass Explorers, have shown off their first attempt at …

Augmented Reality

WhatsApp expands its business model to iOS, will cost users 99 cents per year

Even though the WhatsApp iPhone application received an update yesterday, the popular messaging service made it <i>official</i> in a blog post today, detailing notes from the latest release. What's especially interesting here, however, is that WhatsApp is bringing a familiar cost scheme over to Apple's …

Edward Snowden accuses US of illegal, aggressive campaign

The American whistleblower Edward Snowden has accused the US of waging a campaign of "historically disproportionate aggression" against him during an …

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Microsoft Realigns To Focus On Hardware And Better Compete Against The Apples And Samsungs Of The World

Microsoft made its biggest move yet to shift its focus on integrated hardware and software: today CEO Steve Ballmer announced a round of management changes that will see all the department heads changed and some formerly well-staffed research groups gutted of top talent to further bolster OS, …

Leap's Airspace app store hits beta ahead of July 22nd launch

About a year after Leap Motion's "Kinect on steroids" controller made its debut, Leap's Airspace app store has finally moved into beta testing. Access to Airspace will be available on both the Mac and PC, and is limited to the 12,000 or so developers who currently own a Leap controller. As of …

Fujifilm announces the X-M1, its cheapest retro-styled interchangeable lens camera

Fujifilm's excellent X-Pro1 combined the stylish retro looks of the X100 with a high-quality lens ecosystem, but the $1699 price point (and similarly expensive lenses) limited its appeal a bit. Last fall's X-E1 brought the barrier of entry down to under $1000, but Fujifilm's pushing things further …

Hulu Might Be Getting a Makeover

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Hulu is currently one of the leading premium streaming services on the Internet, with content from a …

Petition to Pardon Edward Snowden Reaches 100,000 Signatures

A petition demanding the US government pardons Edward Snowden, the former NSA agent whose leaks revealed the existence of the PRISM program and other spying revalations, has passed the 100,000 digital ‘signatures’ required to force a response from the President’s Office.<p>The timing of the milestone …

3D-printed pinhead battery could power robots

One of the smallest batteries ever, this tiny lithium-ion can store enough juice to power tiny robots or medical implants.<p>We've seen some very sophisticated 3D-printed objects recently, but never a tiny 3D-printed battery -- one that's as small as a grain of sand, no less.<p>A group of U.S. and Korean …

Harvard

Muzio’s beautiful iOS app makes it easier than ever to curate & share memories

GCHQ taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world's communications

Britain's spy agency GCHQ has secretly gained access to the network of cables which carry the world's phone calls and internet traffic and has …

Huawei Ascend P6, The World's Slimmest Android Smartphone

Huawei launched the Ascend P6 today, the world’s slimmest Android smartphone with some robust mid-to-high end specs.<p>The handset was unveiled at Huawei’s ‘Beauty’ event in London, just days before Samsung debuts a number of new Galaxy and ATIV devices at its dedicated ‘Premiere 2013’ event in the …

Square Wallet 3.0 just released: faster checkout than ever

Square has just released a redesigned version of their Square Wallet, their local directory and checkout app. By opening up the application (or setting the app to auto-check in when you’ve entered your favorite store), the cashier can see your name on the Square Register app and take your payment …

iRobot's New Ava 500 Puts Robotics In Heart Of The Enterprise

Today, iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) brought us a step closer to working alongside robots. Together with Cisco, they introduced the first autonomous telepresence robot, the Ava™ 500.<p>The Ava 500 isn’t another R2-D2-sized telepresence or novelty device you control with your iPad to make a video …

IK Multimedia intros AmpliTube 3.0 with timeline editing, ships iRig HD

Artists going all-out on mobile music editing have relatively few options -- GarageBand won't always cut it for the pros. IK Multimedia thinks its newly launched AmpliTube 3.0 could be the solution for those producers on the move. The $20 iOS app introduces a full, multi-track audio editor that can …