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iMpulse Bluetooth Controller Beta Firmware Update Adds Native Android Gamepad Support

It's been just over a month since our review of the iMpulse Bluetooth Controller was posted. It was not flattering, mostly due to what I considered a …

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Sony Xperia Z1 pitted against the Nokia Lumia 1020’s camera

With the Sony Xperia Z1, Sony has managed to create one of the most impressive handsets in the Android world, and this goes doubly when it comes to camera performance. We’ve already seen impressive Z1 night time shots and even a low-light comparison between the Sony Xperia Z1 and the Nokia Lumia …

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Spin iOS app brings human element to video chat, collaboration

A new mobile app out on iPhones and iPads brings a colorful, animation-heavy design aesthetic to digital communication, all in an effort to make screen-to-screen interactions more "human."<p>Apple may have been a pioneer in playing up the humanizing aspects of video chatting, using heartstring-tugging …

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Gates said to be under investor pressure to resign as chairman

Top investors worry that Gates' presence on the board prevents adoption of new corporate strategies, sources tell Reuters.<p>The impending departure of Steve Ballmer as Microsoft's chief executive is not enough to satisfy some top investors who are reportedly calling for Bill Gates to resign as …

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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 review: A high watermark in tablet performance and value - CNET

<b>The Good</b> <b>Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 7</b> is a performance monster that speeds through Web sites and UI pages at a frantic pace. The screen is impressively sharp and the small light design is comfy for reading books. Mayday is personal and near-instant customer service. Some small but smart UI changes …

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Google's Chromecast now supports Hulu Plus app streaming (video)

Launching in July with Netflix and YouTube mirroring, Google's $35 Chromecast streaming dongle now has another video streaming service adding support for the platform to its apps: Hulu. From today, Hulu will provide Chromecast streaming inside its Hulu Plus app, mirroring shows like <i>New Girl</i> and</i> …

Cost Per Cybercrime Victim Skyrockets

While the number of people who have been victims of cybercrime was on the decline this year, the cost per victim is up 50 percent, according to a new …

First Cloudy Alien Planet Spotted From Earth

Call it cloudy with a low chance of meatballs. The alien world Kepler-7b — a very reflective world in big telescopes — has clouds in its upper atmosphere. And scientists have actually been able to map those out, despite the planet’s great distance from Earth (at least 1,000 light-years away.)<p>It’s …

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2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR

Action figure not included.<p>It’s easy to feel invisible in this beige world of ours. Life is often complicated, relationships frequently correlated, truth and clarity routinely obfuscated. Who among us hasn’t fantasized at one time or another about busting through the haze and malaise? Well, as it …

Valve's Steam Box won't challenge consoles, says 'Borderlands' studio boss

Randy Pitchford doesn't see Valve's Steam Box as a threat to consoles. Pitchford, head of <i>Borderlands</i> developer Gearbox Software, stated to <i>Gamesindustry.biz</i> that although Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo will watch Valve's new hardware "curiously," they'll remain "largely unaffected by anything Steam …

Will the Big Cats Survive the Free-Roaming Domestic Cats in the Sundarbans & Elsewhere?

I’m a wildlife ecologist and conservationist and I believe in promoting a “no-kill” nation with regard to feral and stray cats. However, let me share concerns with you put forth by many in the conservation community concerning feral cats.<p>I just returned from South Asia where I was working on rescue …