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IE9 Falls Below 10% Market Share, Firefox Down, Chrome Up

The second half of 2013’s browser war has begun. July saw the fourth full month of IE10 availability on Windows 7, as well as one full month of Firefox 22 availability and the release of Chrome 28. The latest market share numbers from Net Applications show Chrome was the biggest winner last …

Apple Will Reportedly Use Samsung Retina Screen For Next iPad Mini

Apple suppliers in Asia are working on a next-generation iPad Mini that will have a high-resolution retina display from Samsung, the Wall Street Journal reports, in an interesting collaboration between the two smartphone rivals.<p>Component manufacturers have reportedly been told that Apple is …

SSDs for everyone? Not so fast

Samsung wants flash storage ubiquity, but addiction to hard drives spins on<p>Somewhere far removed from the cacophony of big news stories emerging last week, Samsung quietly uttered three magical and potentially momentous words: "SSDs for everyone." Solid state drives have long been regarded as the …

Best SSDs

As CPU performance hits new and unforeseen heights, processors increasingly spend time waiting on data from hard drives. This is what makes storage …

How To Prep Your PC For SHIELD, NVIDIA's Handheld Game Console

SHIELD, the dedicated Android gaming handheld from NVIDIA, launches tomorrow in the United States and Canada, and it packs some sophisticated streaming features inside its Tegra 4-powered shell. If the concept of enjoying controller-friendly Android games <i>and</i> your library of Steam Big Picture games …

Skyrim In Bed: The NVIDIA SHIELD Review

SHIELD is a daring proposition fueled by a split personality. NVIDIA is positioning the handheld as their flagship Tegra 4 device, a dedicated Android gaming console, and a machine promising ultra-low latency wireless streaming of your PC games to any room in the house. Ambitious doesn’t begin to …

Want to Know What Really Makes You Happy? Try Tracking It

Throughout our careers and lives, the big decisions we have to make usually lead back to a single, overriding concern: What really makes me happy? Too often we try to answer these questions without knowing or understanding the real data from our lives. Our self-analysis devolves into speculation or …

Mark Zuckerberg makes more than $5 billion in a week

by Andrew Heathcote<p>The personal wealth of Facebook founder and chief executive of Mark Zuckerberg has risen by $5.5 billion in the space of a …

NSA responds to XKeyscore leak: 'no analyst can operate freely'

The NSA has released a full statement in response to <i>The Guardian's</i> leak of more classified data coming out of the NSA. The subject at hand is a program called "XKeyscore," which is purported to be a centralized interface for NSA employees to access a wide array of data from email, browsing history, …

Gigaom | Not a good sign: Barnes & Noble just keeps slashing Nook tablet prices

Advertisement<p>Barnes & Noble is extending price cuts on its Nook tablets, and that’s not necessarily a good thing.<p>B&N (s BKS) reduced prices fairly …

This Is The Best Ad Campaign In App History

What better way for an anti-social app to get noticed than by insulting its target audience? London-based app design studio ustwo has just put up a pair of billboards in the hipster heartland of Shoreditch, East London, a stone’s throw from where its own studio is based, which brazenly proclaim: <i>You</i> …

GEAK Ring puts NFC on your finger, unlocks phones and shares your contact card

Some say NFC is dead, but GEAK from Shanghai wants to prove them wrong. Announced alongside the GEAK Watch earlier today was this GEAK Ring, a tiny NFC-enabled wearable device that stores your identity. The ring's pitched as an intuitive way to unlock your phone -- just hold it with the hand that's …

Apple says it can’t read your iMessages. What about everything else?

Apple yesterday joined Google and Microsoft in publishing information about the requests it receives from the US government for users’ data. Its report, which says it received somewhere between 4,000 and 5,000 requests in the six months to May 31, contained an interesting side note.<p>There are …

Privacy

The West Australian

Eagles blowVideoWest Coast’s Liam Ryan faces ‘extended period’ outAdam Simpson said scans on the forward’s ankle injury were not good and that …

Australia

The Age

EU regulators reportedly probing Apple's iPhone sales tactics

Antitrust regulators send questionnaire to wireless carriers to determine whether Apple is using anticompetitive sales tactics to squeeze out rival handset makers.<p>The European Commission is reportedly investigating whether Apple is using anticompetitive sales tactics to muscle out rival handset …

Wireless