Mike Ricchio

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Major League Gaming launches MLG.TV online network to stream e-sports in high definition

Major League Gaming's been tinkering with better ways to show and monetize its Call of Duty and Starcraft battles for years, occasionally showing up on ESPN and utilizing myriad online streaming solutions to get its premium content to the people. However, MLG decided that YouTube and its ilk aren't …

Come On, Apple Fans, It's Time To Admit That The Company Is Blowing It

The message was clear:<p>Apple is getting its clock cleaned by Samsung, which is now by far the dominant smartphone maker in the world. (Samsung had 32% of the global market in Q3, the same share as a year ago. Apple, meanwhile, had only 12% of the market, down from 14% a year ago.)<p>Yes, both companies …

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

Look out: China’s housing bubble is now available in bitcoin.

China’s got the bitcoin bug. A real estate developer in Shanghai just announced that it’s now accepting bitcoins for one of its mid-range flats in a posh Shanghai suburb. That’s after a unit of Baidu, China’s leading search engine, announced it would accept bitcoins in mid-October. Half of the …

Cryptocurrency

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

How good is BlackBerry's Natural Sound technology? Listen for yourself!

Along with BlackBerry OS 10.2, BlackBerry introduced their Natural Sound technology for BBM Voice and BBM Video calls on all BlackBerry 10 …

BlackBerry

SayIt for BlackBerry 10 gets updated with a bunch of new features

• Command to get battery status, temperature, percent, graphics<br>• Change trigger sound<br>• Command to turn Bluetooth on/off<br>• Command to turn Wifi on/off<br>• Create …

Japanese Food

Why Small Businesses Have The Most To Gain From Bitcoin

There’s a market for buying handmade baby goods with Bitcoin, and at least one innovative mom-and-pop shop has swooped in to fill that need.<p>For the United Kingdom’s Cozee Baby, business is booming. Since Kasia Styczynska and her software developer husband, Maciej began accepting the popular …

7 Tips For Great Selfies

Between social networking, professional networking, Internet dating profiles and other online memberships, our need for profile photos isn’t going anywhere. On the contrary, with social sharing, job-hunting, dating, and more, the need will probably only grow. “People with profile pics are 11 times …

Silk Road Rises Again

Like the legend of the phoenix Silk Road has risen from the ashes of a recent US crackdown and is now live and even more secure. At 4:20 p.m. GMT on November 5, the so-called Silk Road 2.0 reappeared at silkroad6ownowfk.onion, an address on the TOR network.<p>The new site now supports PGP encryption …

With 30K Active Online Stores, Weebly Launches DIY eCommerce Platform To Take On Amazon And Shopify

On the heels of Wix’s debut on the NASDAQ this morning, another veteran website builder is responding with some big news of its own. Since launching in 2006 (the same year as Wix), Weebly has taken a slightly different approach to website creation than its competitors: By catering to entrepreneurs. …

Latest comScore shows BlackBerry still tops Windows Phone in the US

The latest comScore results are in, this time for a 3-month period ending in September. No surprise that Android and Apple both top the list of …

Windows Phone

700-hp Brabus G-Wagen latest addition to Dubai police motor pool

If you were responsible for law enforcement in a country with all the money and oil in the world, what would you use as your patrol car? If you answered a 700-horsepower Mercedes-Benz G-Class, you're in the same boat as Brabus, which brought just such a beast to the Dubai International Motor Show …

Check out these awesome BlackBerry Q30 concepts

The latest concept designs comes from Ziro1 and is for the mythical BlackBerry Q30.<p>These concepts show off what's essentially a Q10 with way more …

BlackBerry

Bitcoin More Than Doubles Its Value In About A Month

There may still be money to be made investing in Bitcoin. This morning, Bitcoin has just hit an all-time high of $267, surpassing the previous record of $266, as reported by CoinDesk.<p>The virtual currency dropped as low as $110 on October 3 after the FBI shut down Silk Road, and now it’s more than …

10 Tips to Avoid Speeding Tickets

Richard Diamond's advice will help you to steer clear of encounters with the highway patrol, and to fight that speeding ticket when you get one.<p><b>"The motorist is a source of revenue," says</b> Richard Diamond. And it's become his life's obsession to change that.<p>By day, Diamond is the managing editor at</i> …

Newport Beach

Meanwhile, the Dubai Police are adding this 700-horsepower Brabus B63-S 700 to their fleet. Because why not. More --> http://bit.ly/HIwqJS

7 hidden features in Microsoft Windows 8.1

Microsoft launched Windows 8.1 last month, featuring a range of refinements and functional improvements, including a more customisable Start screen, enhanced Bing search, and a range of new apps and services. Here are some of the operating system's best hidden features.<p><b>1. Turn the Start screen into</b> …

Apps

You can now buy a car with Bitcoin in Australia

The good news is that you can now buy a car with Bitcoin. The bad news is that the only ones available are commercial off-road vehicles built in Australia and sold online.<p>The vehicle manufacturer is Tomcar, and the vehicles are sort of a cross between a 1970s dune buggy and something out of Mad …

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

Al Gore

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Top 5 Skyrim Mods of the Week - Avengers of Skyrim!

Join Cam and Seb as they team up with The Avengers to find the mighty Staff of Chickenball, do battle with Loki, and travel along the Moonpath to Elsweyr.

The Stanley Parable Review

I have always been someone who wants to go the "wrong" way first in games. When I sense that a game is trying to usher me down a particular path, to get me to run from left to right or maybe to charge straight ahead, I need to satisfy my instinct to go against the grain, to explore, to see what the …

Cloud To Dominate Data Center Traffic Within The Year, Cisco Study Predicts

Cloud traffic will represent more than two-thirds of global data center traffic by 2017 and will have grown more than fourfold from 2012 to 2017. Already, cloud-based traffic is poised to comprise the majority of traffic within the next few months.<p>That’s the conclusion of the latest, and third …

These are the worst of times for technology

<i>Time for a new Foundry Group video. If you want the backstory, go take a look at the post Foundry Group Announces Major Shift In Investment Strategy. If you just want a break from reality and hopefully a few laughs in the process, enjoy.</i><p><i>The video has more than 100 easter eggs referring to either</i> …

What this year's must-have Xmas gadgets tell us about America

A walk along the exhibits at Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular reveals that this holiday season is all about fighting robots, averting disease, and securing cars and guns.<p>Gadgets are the future of you.<p>They're the things that anticipate your needs, appreciate the gaps in your life, and understand …

OS X Users Hit by Ransomware Websites Posing as FBI Notices

<i>Malwarebytes</i> takes a look at a method cyber-criminals have begun using to target Mac users with "ransomware", hijacking the user's browser with a notice demanding payment of $300 in order to release control of the application. While similar malware has affected Windows systems for a number of …