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Why the Chromebook pundits are simply out of touch with reality

Advertisement<p>75 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>The Chromebook(s goog) pundits have their heads in the sand again. In the past week, I’ve read not one, but two …

The Giphoscope turns your favorite GIF into a hand-cranked work of art

If you were to accuse us of being fans of GIFs we wouldn't disagree, but what happens when you want to share that perfect, singular moment away from the confines of a computer screens? One particularly beautiful solution is called The Giphoscope. The work of Marco Calabrese and Alessandro Scali, …

Tracked Since Birth: The Rise Of Extreme Baby Monitoring

Does tracking a baby’s every movement, cry, and wet diaper mean happier parents and healthier infants, or are we turning our kids into Tamagotchis for no reason?<p>Elle Lucero has been tracked since birth.<p>For the first 10 months of her life, her mother, Yasmin, kept detailed records of Elle’s sleep …

Qatar migrant workers 'treated like animals' - Amnesty

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1029000/1029076_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524696045_2f0967710b5ddb54e60b7547824556b6<p><b>Qatar's construction sector is rife with abuse, Amnesty International (AI) has said in a report published as work begins on Fifa World Cup 2022</b> …

Tunisian rapper Klay BBJ jailed for six months

<b>Tunisian rapper Ahmed Ben Ahmed, known as Klay BBJ, has been sentenced to six months in jail for insulting the authorities in his songs.</b><p>He lost his appeal after he and fellow rapper Weld El 15 were found guilty last month of insulting the police at a concert in the resort of Hammamet.<p>They two had …

FBI arrests Temecula man, 19, in 'sextortion' of Miss Teen USA

The<p>FBIhas arrested a 19-year-old Temecula man who authorities believe to be involved in a "sextortion" case involvingMiss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf from Orange County, officials said Thursday.<p>Jared James Abrahams is accused of cybercrimes for allegedly hacking into victims' accounts, according to …

'Control+Alt+Delete' Was a Mistake

The slow-moving iPhone 5C just got even cheaper—at least in China

Despite all the talk about the iPhone 5C being Apple’s great multi-hued hope, reports so far indicate that the marginally more expensive iPhone 5S is outselling it by a factor of four to one. British operators report a glut of the cheaper phones (while worrying about a shortage of the fancier …

iPhone

New security measures won’t kill passwords anytime soon

With the iPhone 5S and its fingerprint scanner selling well, one is tempted to say that we may soon no longer have to remember a 4-digit PIN or 10-character phrase with which to access your device or apps. But considering the well-publicized weaknesses of biometrics and the tried-and-true nature of …

Information Systems

'Forest Boy' sentenced to community service as it emerges he was staying in hostels

The man dubbed 'Forest Boy' in Germany has been sentenced to community service as it emerged in court he was staying in hostels while claiming he had been living for years in the forest.<p>Robin van Helsum, the Dutch man who conned <b>Germany</b> into believing he had grown up in the woods, was sentenced to …

Crime

GTA 5 Easter eggs - Bigfoot, Space Invaders, and more

A city full of surprises<p>The Grand Theft Auto series has been packed full of hidden objects and surprising scenery since its inception, and GTA 5 is …

'South Park: The Stick Of Truth' Finally Gets A Release Date

<i>No more sad pandas.</i><p><i>South Park: The Stick of Truth</i> began life as an Obsidian-developed RPG with publisher THQ. It remains an Obsidian-developed RPG still, but THQ is no more.<p>When the video game publisher declared bankruptcy and sold off its assets, <i>Assassin’s Creed</i> publisher Ubisoft snatched the …

Valve Will Give Away 300 'Steam Machines' This Year

You think Willy Wonka's golden ticket was enticing? Well, he's got nothing on Gabe Newell.<p>As expected, the second chapter of Valve's tripartite suite …

Pokemon X and Y's newest evolution is a double-edged sword

The latest Pokemon to join the next entries in the franchise, <i>Pokemon X</i> and <i>Y</i>, is Doublade — an evolution of the sword-like Honedge, as revealed by a post today on Pokemon's official Facebook page.<p>According to the post, Doublade is a steel-and-ghost-type Pokemon weighing 9.9 lbs. and standing two …

iOS 7 Tech Talks offer guidance on app, game creation

Apple is offering "in-depth guidance" for app and game developers on how to create content for the company's newest mobile operating system, iOS 7, through its Tech Talks event series.<p>The company will hold app and game developer days from October to December in San Francisco, New York, Tokyo, …

Valve announces the Steam Machine

<b>Steam Box? Forget that! It turns out that Valve will be calling its hardware solution the Steam Machine, and there'll be quite a few hardware</b> …

Virtual Reality

Surgeon Simulator 2013 adds zero-gravity kidney and brain surgery

Clumsy surgery simulation <i>Surgeon Simulator 2013</i> sends its incompetent doctor to space in the game's latest update, which adds two zero-gravity procedures — and also contains a well-hidden secret.<p>With the latest zero-G missions, <i>Surgeon Simulator 2013</i> players can now perform brain surgery and kidney …

Nintendo showcasing Pokémon X and Y, 2DS and more at EB Expo 2013

Nintendo Australia plan to offer EB Expo 2013 attendees the opportunity to get hands-on with the Nintendo 2DS, as well as several upcoming titles for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, the company announced today.<p>At the event, fans will be able to play <i>The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Sonic Lost</i> …

Hands on with the Xbox One

Now Playing: Watch this: Hands on with the Xbox One<p>1:18<p><b>Ahead of its late November launch date, we got some hands-on time with the Xbox One at a</b> …

Kinect

PC or TV? No Need to Keep Asking.

Another entry from the “convergence isn’t coming, it’s here” file: Americans have stopped viewing their televisions and their computers as equally …

Televisions

Instagram refreshed for iOS 7 with larger images and videos, available for download today

Instagram may have missed the initial iOS 7 update run last week, but the retooled iPhone app is good to go now. Version 4.2, available for download today, brings design tweaks that mesh better with the latest iOS, with a slightly simpler interface and rounded profile pictures in the feed. …

Here’s the app teens use more than Facebook — and of course, it’s not Twitter

Young folks are starting to shy away from Facebook in favor of a few new sites and services — and it’s not Snapchat or Twitter.<p>According to a study conducted by research firm NextAdvisor, Tumblr and Instagram are both trending with teens; Facebook is on the downswing; Twitter’s a hit with just one …

Apple Uses Bluetooth LE To Enable Apple TV ‘Touch To Set Up’ Via iOS 7 Devices

Apple is leveraging the Bluetooth LE technology that it has been building into every iPhone since the iPhone 4S to enable automatic setup of an Apple TV 3G. Just touch a device running iOS 7 to a newer Apple set-top box to have it automatically set up Wi-Fi networks, region settings and Apple Store …

Evernote will digitize your Post-it notes with new 3M partnership

Evernote and 3M are teaming to bring Post-It notes into the digital world. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, the two companies are set to announce new software on Thursday that will allow users to store and organize photos of their Post-its. The <i>Journal</i> doesn't make it clear as to whether or not …

More Than Half Of iOS Users Running Latest Version Of Apple's Mobile Software

The numbers may vary — and singer Miley Cyrus may hate it — but the trend is pretty clear: iPhone and iPad users are embracing the new version of Apple’s iOS 7 mobile operating system.<p>A week after Apple released iOS 7 on Sept. 18, more than half of iPhone and iPad users are now running the …

Judge in Brazilian 'iPhone' Trademark Lawsuit Rules in Apple's Favor

Apple has won the right to legally use the "iPhone" name in Brazil after a judge ruled in favor of the Cupertino company in an ongoing lawsuit with IGB Electronica, reports <i>BNAmericas</i> (via <i>CNET</i>). IGB Electronica, a Brazilian cell phone company, originally filed for the iPhone trademark in 2000 but …

Pebble smartwatch goes on sale at AT&T on September 27

The customizable smartwatch spreads its reach as it becomes available on the mobile carrier's Web site and in select retail stores.<p>AT&T announced that it will be hawking the Pebble smartwatch come September 27. It will be the first mobile carrier to sell the watch, which not only tells the time but …

Wearable Tech

'I was tricked by a fraudster posing as eBay'

Jessica Gorst-Williams warns on how to spot fraudsters claiming to be from eBay. One reader was conned out of £2,500.<p>A reader, PW, wrote in about how he was the victim of a horsebox fraud.<p>Frauds concerning horseboxes have cropped up over the years. Sometimes it is the seller who has been caught out …

Identity Theft

Los Angeles may halt iPad rollout because students are using them for fun

A Los Angeles high school has halted the use of iPads at home after students bypassed restrictions on web browsing. The school-issued iPads are part of a deal with Apple where 47 campuses across Los Angeles will issue as many as 640,000 iPads by the end of 2014. After just a week since the first …