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Chip Designer Imagination Says Wearable Boom Will Vindicate Its Risky Expansion

It’s over a year since Imagination Technologies (LON:IMG) trespassed into ARM’s territory, through the bullish $100 million acquisition of the mobile CPU designer MIPS.<p>Back then I argued that the acquisition would shake things up and ultimately contribute to the end of ARM’s mobile monopoly, but …

Microsoft is bringing Windows to robots and coffee mugs

Microsoft is traveling to San Francisco tomorrow to start the company's Build developer conference. While the software maker will largely focus on Windows Phone 8.1 this week, it appears Microsoft has big ambitions for bringing Windows to even smaller devices. A new site, Windows on Devices, …

11 Mindblowing Locations You Won’t Believe Are Really on Earth

Has your mind ever played tricks on you? Sometimes even the most impressive CGI creation looks tame in comparison to real life scenery.<p>From bizarre …

How Twitter Has Changed Over the Years in 12 Charts

Replying is dying, retweeting is up, North America isn't dominant anymore, but English is, and more lessons from 37 billion tweets.<p>It's been eight years since Twitter debuted. Like the rest of the social networks that have survived, it has changed, both in response to user and commercial demands. …

Oculus Rift – 10 reasons why all eyes are back on virtual reality

1 <b>Oculus Rift is trying to reboot virtual reality</b><p>For many, virtual reality (VR) brings to mind images of people in the 1980s wearing headsets and gloves to interact with games and virtual worlds. There was plenty of hype, but the technology didn't catch on – a pattern matched in the mid-1990s with …

5 Can't-Miss Apps: Timehop for Android and More

5 Can't-Miss Apps<p>Timehop<p>Random<p>Rumr<p>UpTo Calendar<p>Disconnect Search<p>With Microsoft's Office for iPad announcement and the launch of HTC's newest flagship …

John Carmack breaks silence on Facebook's Oculus acquisition

After almost a week of silence, legendary game developer and Oculus CTO John Carmack has finally voiced his opinions on Facebook's planned acquisition of the virtual reality headset maker. Replying to a blog post by chiptune musician Peter Berkman, Carmack says he "wasn't expecting Facebook" to …

'Ready Player One' Author Ernest Cline Believes In Facebook's Oculus

Virtual reality and science fiction have a long history, and over the years many authors have tried to paint a picture of what life in the future might look like after widespread adoption of the technology. William Gibson gave us the original “Matrix” in 1984′s Neuromancer, and Neal Stephenson had …

Facebook causes an Oculus Rift, goats and bears collide, the Arkham Knight returns

In every game generation, there's one title that is destined to define it. One game that will go down in the books of gaming history and shape what's …

Facebook, Google, And Sony Are Getting Ready To Fight A Cyberpunk War

The next big thing in tech is to change the very nature of the way you experience reality, as Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR suggests. Does the dystopia start here?<p>Science fiction has always presaged the advent of actual technology, and taught us how to think about it before it comes. A …

Your Twitter Account That No One Reads Is Worth As Much As A Stolen Credit Card

You know what’s better than 140 characters? 140 BILLION characters! I’m not sure where I was going with that, but apparently your Twitter account is worth as much as a stolen credit card? Don’t make that face at me, it’s true. Via Juniper:<p>What was surprising is that information that traditionally …

Google Cracks Down On Deceptive Ads And Other Shady Behaviors Found In Android Apps

Android apps are about to get cleaned up. That is, if the recently added changes to the Google Play Developer Program Policy are actually enforced. Google this week updated its policy that dictates to app developers what sort of content their apps are permitted to display, with a number of rules …

6 Things Samsung Needs To Do Before I Ditch My iPhone

In that time, I've also tested dozens of other smartphones from every manufacturer from Motorola to LG. So far, not one of them has convinced me to switch.<p>Apple's biggest rival Samsung is getting ready to debut its new flagship phone, the Galaxy S5 in a few weeks. I'm still married to my iPhone, …