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By LanceGualtieri | Tech, Life and the Web

The Evolution of the Web, in a Blink | The New Yorker

The Web browser you’re probably using to read this article is a small marvel of engineering. It can be broken down into many discrete parts—a URL bar, a set of bookmarks, perhaps a built-in video player. But the most important component is hidden: the “rendering engine” is the specific part of the …

Web Development

Players who pirated 'Game Dev Tycoon' see their virtual studios hit by piracy

As major game publishers push overbearing copy protection that frustrates legitimate players, an indie studio has taken a novel approach to the difficult problem of piracy. Greenheart Games released a "cracked" version of its <i>Game Dev Tycoon</i> to illegal downloading sites, but there's a sting in the …

Game Development

The Internet blew my mind

When I went to prison in the '80s, the web didn't exist. Nothing could have prepared me for what it had to offer<p>The Internet did not exist when I began serving my prison sentence in 1987. I didn’t have direct access to the Internet as it dawned on popular culture and became mainstream for many …

Google picks up talent from Behavio, a company that uses sensors in smartphones to learn about users

<b>Update:</b> Google has confirmed to us that it has not acquired Behavio, but rather just picked up some talent from the company that will now be joining GOOG.<p>Behavio, a software company that uses sensors in mobile devices to compile data how users live and interact with one another, announced today …

Google

NASA will begin work on asteroid capture mission this year

A nice side-effect of President Obama releasing his 2014 budget proposal today: a number of federal agencies, including NASA, have released more detailed information on what they plan to do with their allocations for the coming year. In NASA's case, that includes the news it's starting work on a …

Space Exploration

Marktforscher: Drei von vier App-Dollars werden bei Apple umgesetzt

Knapp drei Viertel des weltweiten Umsatzes mit Apps entfallen auf Apples App Store. Dies geht aus einer Erhebung des Marktforschungsunternehmens …

Bericht: Nächste Xbox unterstützt heutige Spiele nicht

Die nächste Generation der Spielekonsole Xbox wird laut einem Medienbericht wegen eines Systemwechsels keine heutigen Spiele-Disks wiedergeben. …

Blue state: Microsoft's tricky strategy to strike back against Apple and Google

Can Redmond rethink 30 years of corporate culture to pull this off?<p>As it has countless times in the last decade, Microsoft once again finds itself at a crossroads.<p>Over the course of thirty-plus years, Microsoft rose to global dominance on the back of the desktop computer. But in the last decade, PC …

Microsoft

Does WebKit face a troubled future now that Google is gone? | Ars Technica

Aggressive streamlining of Blink, WebKit causes headaches for all.<p>Now that Google is going its own way and developing its rendering engine …

Yes, you should care about Bitcoin, and here’s why

Advertisement<p>31 Comments<p>Everybody’s talking about Bitcoin these days, which is quite remarkable given the highly technical nature of the …

Try Out BlackBerry 10 With This In-Browser Demo

Curious about BlackBerry 10? Of course you are, even if just a little bit. Direct your mobile browser to blackberry.com/glimpse for, well, a glimpse at BlackBerry 10.<p>The in-browser experience isn’t a full emulation, but rather just a demo of BB10’s user interactions and popular features. It works …

Mobile Technology
Mobile Technology

21 Vintage Easter Cards That Will Totally Creep You Out

It's absolutely encouraged to send these to your enemies, though.

Ouya Launches June 4th: Can The $99 Video Game Console Capture The Casuals?

“As much as we appreciate the console’s clean interface and developer friendly environment,” writes Game Informer’s Matt Bertz, “if Ouya expects gamers to migrate to its platform, it needs to offer experiences we can’t get anywhere else. ”<p>That’s one of a number of problems the soon-to-launch …

Gaming Consoles

Plant Doctor: Never Let Your Plants Die Again - Technabob

There are some people who are just don’t know how to take care of plants. Or it might be that you’ve got some special plants in your house that need …

Walling Ourselves Out of the App Ecosystem

Over the last five to six years, we’ve transformed the way that we consume software with the rise of mobile and the explosion of the app ecosystem. Smartphones have become extremely powerful devices, allowing us to access functionality we’d never dreamed of before the introduction of …

App Store

Microsoft Surface: förderland

Microsoft Surface Laptops: Modelle, Historie, Tests und mehr<p>Microsoft Surface / Bild: Microsoft<p>Microsoft Surface: der Hybrid aus Tablet und …

Facebook Preparing More Visible Embrace of Android

<i>By Evelyn M. Rusli and Amir Efrati</i><p>Facebook is moving to take a more prominent place on smartphones.<p>The social network has been developing new software for mobile devices powered by Google’s s Android operating system that displays content from users’ Facebook accounts on a smartphone’s home …

Facebook

The Kickstarter darling comes home: hands on with the Ouya

On July 10, just one week after announcing the project and less than eight hours after putting it on Kickstarter, Ouya reached its $950,000 goal.<p>A few minutes later it broke the million dollar mark, only the eighth project in Kickstarter history, not to mention the quickest to do so. In that short …

Game Development

2013 Game Developers Conference news recap

We've been busy at the 2013 Game Developers Conference this week, working hard to bring you daily coverage of the panels, talks, interviews and previews we've been attending in sunny, frigid San Francisco. Check out the video above for a rundown of the conference's biggest showstoppers and the …