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Here's Why Your Old High School Friends Are Unfriending You On Facebook

If you're on Facebook, you probably have at least one former high school classmate who seems to never stop overloading your News Feed with crazy political rants or unnecessarily personal life updates. Perhaps you've thought about unfriending this person, or even gone ahead and pulled the trigger. …

Apple's iPhone 'Lock-Out' Patent Could End Texting While Driving

A new patent by the technology giant could "change the culture" and help stop driver distraction with an automated system that would disable certain smartphone functions when an iPhone user is driving.<p>One recently published patent describes a "driver handheld computing device lock-out" system that …

Graphene based transparent memory brings us one step closer to futuristic transparent devices

Futuristic looking transparent electronics took one step closer to reality this week when a Korean research team announced that they had developed a way to manufacture transparent memory modules for use in transparent electronic devices, such as notebook computers and perhaps even smartphones.<p>The …

Most hackers do it for fun, not profit

Hacking into a website may seem like a great way to steal a few bucks, but many cyber criminals are just in it for a few laughs (or rather “lulz,” …

Confide brings its beautiful self-destructing messages to Android

"Snapchat for business" was a joke that was always bound to become reality. It's not just texting-crazy teenagers who benefit from avoiding a paper trail — grown adults already go to great lengths not to put things in writing. The fact that we respond to texts and emails by saying "call me" …

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi rebrands itself as Mi, expands to 10 new markets

Xiaomi, the Chinese hardware maker, is planning to expand to 10 new countries, according to comments made at a press conference in Beijing on …

Apple’s own numbers show that it should make cheaper iPhones

Apple had a fantastic first quarter. So good, in fact, that the company surprised itself—in January it forecast revenues of between $42 billion and $44 billion. Instead, it raked in $45.6 billion, blowing away its own and analysts’ projections. And it sold 43.7 million iPhones, up 17% from the same …

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IFTTT comes to Android

IFTTT, or the app formerly known as If This Then That, just launched a native Android app optimized for phone and tablet-sized screens. IFTTT lets users mash up different services into "recipes" that can do things like automatically download new Facebook photos you're tagged in to Dropbox, send …

Apps featured by Apple or Google get 6 times the downloads and 9 times the revenue — or nothing

Everyone who has published an app in the iOS App Store wants Apple to feature them, because that will boost download numbers to insane levels, right?<p>Nope.<p>A new report from app analytics provider Distimo indicates that while getting the Apple spotlight can boost your downloads by up to six times …

Now You Can Craft Your Selfie For Maximum Likes – With Science

Selfies are so hot that they might already be over (if I’m aware of something being cool it usually isn’t anymore) but you don’t have to just crank out pictures of your mug taken at arm’s length indiscriminately in hopes of finding an angle that plays well on social media. Thanks to MIT PhD student …

Android users can now leverage the power of IFTTT

Following the recent release of IFTTT for iPad, an Android app is now available. IFTTT, which stands for If This Then That, makes it possible to connect various physical and digital services to carry out tasks that wouldn't be possible otherwise.<p>With IFTTT, you can create a recipe to automatically …

Create songs on the fly with Alpha Muse

In Alpha Muse, players will create procedurally generated musical compositions along the path they fly. Developer Current Circus released this trailer of the latest build of the game to demonstrate that.<p>The game, currently in development for Windows PC, was shown at PAX East this weekend. In the …

Every NBA team's logo reimagined as Pokémon

Last year, someone went to the trouble of designing the logos for all 30 National Hockey League teams around Pokémon. So it seems inevitable that someone would do it with all 32 members of the National Basketball Association.<p>From artist Micah Coles, here are the New Orleans Pidgeys, Boston …

Hear Palmer Luckey explain why Oculus VR joined Facebook

Last month's news that Facebook bought startup Oculus VR for $2 billion spurred many loud and often furious reactions from gamers and especially those who participated in the project's initial Kickstarter. If you're among those wondering what's next for Oculus and haven't been convinced by the …

5 rules for using the Internet after ‘Heartbleed’

You know the lock icon that pops up next to URLs to tell you a website will keep your information safe? It turns out it has actually left your …

Sony's Project Morpheus 'Validated' By Facebook's Oculus Purchase

The Oculus Rift has grown into a formidable technological force, even before it’s publicly released, now that it’s been acquired by Facebook. It will probably be a direct competitor to Sony’s recently announced “Project Morpheus” VR system, and you would think the whole scenario could turn into a …

This Is What Someone Thought the iPad Would Look like, in 2004

Before the iPad or even the iPhone was released, there were years of speculation on what portable products Apple would release.<p>Just like they do now, people on the Internet created renders back in 2004 of products they thought Apple would release. We stumbled across an old concept from 2004 on the …

You Can Now Play Nintendo DS Games On iOS Without Jailbreaking

It seems that Nintendo has no plans to bring its extensive back catalog of games to the App Store, but fans looking to play Nintendo DS titles on their iOS devices can now pick up a new, jailbreak-free emulator.<p>Called NDS4iOS, the emulator picks up where Game Boy Advance emulator GBA4iOS left off. …

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Journalist: I was assaulted on street for wearing Google Glass

There's a temptation to believe that San Francisco is in the middle of severe social tensions around tech.<p>When Yahoo buses are vomited upon and Google lawyers are the targets of a protest for allegedly evicting teachers from their homes, you'd conceive that things can only get worse.<p>And then …

Two-factor authentication: A good first step after Heartbleed

Yes, you should switch your passwords for services affected by the Heartbleed security vulnerability. But you can do better than that.<p>Some of today’s most popular web services let users enable a two-step, or two-factor, sign-on process that can apply an additional layer of authentication by asking …

The greatest comeback in Tecmo Bowl history

Matthew Vogt did not play professional football. He didn't get the chance to play college football. He didn't even play high school football. When he turned 14, the legal age to begin working in Ohio, his father needed help in the family business, so he spent 30 hours a week in a meat market …

This Is How Xbox One Will Beat the PS4 - Cheat Code Central

In the next-gen, it ain’t over ‘til it’s over…<p>I believe in calling it like I see it, which has resulted in the ruffling of many Xbox fanboys feathers …

Never mind the Xbox One or PS4: Why the time is right to become a PC gamer

The new consoles from Microsoft and Sony are available at a store near you, and there are finally some games worth playing on them. As anxious gamers …

Why Those Dumb Buzzfeed Quizzes Are Actually Great Video Games

I don't remember how long I've been here. Has it been minutes, hours, months? I've lost all track of time. Oh gosh, have I forgotten to feed my cat? …

Surprise success proves a struggle for indie game developers

Striking it rich with an indie video game hit may seem like a dream come true, but a quick look at lotteries and professional sports shows that a windfall can be difficult to handle. Perhaps unsurprisingly, game developers who've turned rich overnight have struggled to grapple with the sudden …

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Is This the Last Console Generation?

Is the home game console market in trouble? Some analysts certainly think so. Despite reports of record-breaking sales for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, some industry doomsayers are forecasting the end of the home console as we know it, citing increased competition from mobile games, a …

Best and Worse Naughty Dog Games

Naughty Dog, one of PlayStation reasons of great power. Naughty Dog games have driven Sony platforms to having a huge lead in the terms of exclusive …

India Is Becoming A New Frontier In Mining Personal Data

My last article described how Indian marriage web sites publish far more intimate details about people than Americans are accustomed to, including details such as blood type and HIV status. These disclosures cover millions of people. Indians are totally fine with it: the upside of revealing such …