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Amazon is sending targeted invitations to try Fire TV free for a month

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images<p>If you’ve been on the fence about whether to purchase Amazon’s (S AMZN) Fire TV, check your …

This Brilliant App Lets You Swap Lives With A Stranger For 20 Days

We’re all too obsessed with our own small social circles. 20 Day Stranger, a tool to build empathy and awareness, lets you anonymously share your life with a random person.<p>A new app makes it possible to anonymously live the life of a stranger for 20 days, seeing where they go and what they do–not …

Google is working with Ruckus Wireless to build a Wi-Fi network in the cloud

Advertisement<p>26 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom Illustration<p>Google(s goog) is working with Wi-Fi equipment maker Ruckus Wireless(s rkus) to build a …

VC: Apple has largely lost its 'mojo'

Former Facebooker Chamath Palihapitiya says Apple is merely producing more of the same and is "screwed."<p>When a VC looks at the world, he doesn't look at it with a generosity of spirit or a loving eye.<p>He looks at it in terms of cold, crinkly cash.<p>This can lead to definitive views of what the future …

Lenovo Defies The Odds, Outperforms Overall PC Market And Overtakes Apple

Many experts—and I use that term loosely—have been predicting the death of the PC for quite some time now. While it is true that the overall PC market has been struggling as of late, it is not a market that is going to disappear anytime soon. In fact, with the right strategy and product stack, it …

eBay hacking: online gangs are after you

The auction site’s huge security breach offers criminals the chance to make a fortune. Should internet companies do more to protect us?<p>Some of the numbers involved in the eBay security breach reported this week are so large that they are difficult to grasp. Up to 233 million people have had their …

How YouTube is Changing the Media Landscape in Asia

YouTube is already established as the world’s most popular video site. To that point, it sees more than one billion unique visitors each month, many of whom go in search of funny videos or music, but there’s a whole lot more to it.<p>The Google-owned site is a window into the world, an opportunity for …

Samsung could go head-to-head with Oculus Rift VR headset

Samsung is reported to be working on a virtual reality headset that could beat Oculus Rift and Sony's Project Morpheus into shops.<p>Samsung could be the first company to go all "Lawnmower Man" on us with reports of a virtual reality headset that could pip Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift to our …

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Wireless broadband can reach the moon, and maybe Mars

Aside from air, water and fresh vegetables, what would you need to survive on the moon? One thing that would likely feature high on the list is a …

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

Imagine if you had a time machine that could send you back exactly 13 years. The rules of time travel don’t let you change the past, but they do allow you to ask one question of a single person (time travel is, after all, very complicated). If your question for somebody in 2001 was “What will the …

Microsoft Stands Up To FBI Over Customer Data

Eager to promote its privacy credentials, Microsoft has revealed that it’s successfully seen off the FBI in court over a request for customer information.<p>Documents released this week show that the company received a National Security Letter (NSL) last year asking for “several categories of …

Microsoft Announces Windows 8.1 with Bing, Debuting at Computex

Microsoft today confirmed the rumors of a new edition of its latest operating system by unveiling Windows 8.1 with Bing. The company says the main purpose of the new SKU is to allow its hardware partners to sell lower-cost Windows devices; the first ones with the new edition will be announced next …

The real-life hacking behind Watch Dogs' virtual world

It starts out simply. One day, you're scrolling through the Naval Criminal Investigative Service database, identifying a perp's body when an alert flashes red on your monitor. "<i>INTRUSION DETECTED</i>," it screams. You're getting hacked and there's only one solution: Call your bumbling partner over and …