Nicole Marie Padinha

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Boom in '1984' sales in NSA wake

As the story of the National Security Agency secret surveillance program exploded, sales of George Orwell’s “1984” - about a totalitarian state and government monitoring - have shot up on online book seller Amazon.<p>As of Wednesday morning, four different editions of the book are in the top 40 of …

Legos Are Getting Angrier And That's Not Funny, Study Says

This is not from The Onion:<p>"The number of happy faces on Lego toy mini-figures is decreasing and the number of angry faces is increasing, a University of Canterbury robot expert says."<p>That's correct. A robot expert at New Zealand's University of Caterbury who's also a big fan of Lego figures has …

Gillibrand loses bid to strip military sex assault cases from chain of command

The Senate’s staunchest advocate for transferring military rape cases to independent prosecutors to contain a rape epidemic in the ranks said Wednesday she was distressed by the rejection of her proposal, saying, "The victims’ voices aren’t being heard."<p>“To reverse this crisis, I do not believe it …

Guantánamo doctors must refuse to force-feed hunger strikers – physicians

A group of senior American doctors has called on military physicians at Guantánamo Bay to refuse to work in a mass force-feeding programme that is …

Government Officials Seem Cautiously Optimistic iOS 7’s ‘Activation Lock’ Will Help Battle Mobile Device Thefts

- Jun 11, 2013<p>Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi showed off quite a few new features of iOS 7 yesterday during the …

Rock on! Google Chrome browser is gaining access to iTunes music

Google’s(s goog) Chrome browser can already access local media files and soon that will include your iTunes(s aapl) library. Google’s François …

Did Sony Already Win Gaming's Next-Gen Console War?

OK, so it might be a little presumptuous to call a winner considering that neither Sony's nor Microsoft's new console is on the market quite yet.<p>On Monday, however, on the first day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, where the gaming industry tells consumers what to buy this holiday season, Sony …

A Designer Has Already Come Up With A Way To Improve Apple's New iPhone Icons

Apple's new iPhone software is being received with cautious optimism.<p>A lot of people think the redesign is pretty good, but they're finding flaws. However, most people are withholding judgement until they get their hands on it.<p>There is one exception to the cautious optimism: The new icon Apple made …

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The Sony vs. Microsoft price war is a side-show to the death of console gaming itself

It’s a tough time to be a hard-core gamer. Veterans of the gaming industry are declaring that we are in the midst of the death of “console gaming” itself—i.e. the end of those set-top boxes made by Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo that have long been the staples of video gaming. Sales of video games …

A quick walk through Nintendo's E3 2013 Wii U lineup

Nintendo's Wii U may not be the main star of this year's E3, but that doesn't mean the company's sitting this year out. <i>Super Mario 3D World</i>, <i>Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze</i>, <i>Bayonetta 2</i> and <i>The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD</i> were just some of the titles that Nintendo's showing off this week. …

So, what happens to Passbook in iOS 7?

At WWDC 2012, Passbook was called a “key feature” of iOS 6. A year later, the Apple keynote went by without a single mention of the digital wallet …

Pandora buys FM radio station in a wily move to fight music labels

You might think that the biggest threat to Pandora right now is the just-announced iRadio, but Apple's upcoming music service isn't nearly as dangerous to Pandora's bottom line as record companies are. Pandora has been caught in a long and protracted battle to ensure that it can continue to get …

PlayStation 4: Sony outmaneuvers Microsoft on price, design, and common sense

Xbox One controversy reaches its climax as Sony twists the knife<p>Before yesterday's E3 keynotes from Sony and Microsoft, opinion was split on the very different paths each company is taking. Some found the PlayStation 4 the more appealing proposal on paper — a more powerful, developer-friendly box …

Apple’s Changes With iOS 7 Are More Than Skin-Deep

The most striking things about iOS 7 are the rather dramatic changes that Apple has made to the visual appearance of the software that powers the …

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Sean Parker Joins $75m NJOY Funding Round to Help Take E-Cigarettes to the Masses

Makers of e-cigarettes NJOY has announced that it has secured $75m of new funding and can now count notable tech investor Sean Parker among its backers.<p>The company announced the funding, which will be used for marketing, clinical trials, research and development, and international expansion, on …