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Destiny's Former Loot Cave Now Haunted - IGN News - IGN Video

You may remember last month Destiny players found a loot cave where they could easily level up by shooting respawning monsters. Developer Bungie …

Why Google doesn’t care about college degrees, in 5 quotes

Google isn’t big on college degrees, although the search giant is inundated with applicants touting perfect GPAs from Ivy League schools.<p>Google’s chairman and head of hiring, Laszlo Bock, has given a few insights in the <i>New York Times</i> on how he sorts through a multitude of bright applicants.<p>The …

Google Glass re-imagined as fashionable pair of frames

Google Glassis a nifty piece of tech, but to some designers its dorky cyborg look is not the most attractive.<p>Among them is Sourcebits, a San Francisco design and development firm that recently picked up a couple of Google Glass devices and was not impressed by the design.<p>"We thought it was too …

Ubisoft sees an open-world, seamless multiplayer future

You may have noticed a common theme across Ubisoft's upcoming games: Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, The Division, and The Crew are all …

Samsung Shares Slide More Than 6 Percent on Galaxy S4 Q3 Sales Expectations

- Jun 7, 2013<p>Concerns that sales of Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, may fall short of expectations caused Samsung shares to fall more …

You Could Control Google Glass With a Wink

When was the last time you winked? When was the last time you winked and didn't <i>immediately</i> regret it? It's probably been a while, but Google's aiming …

Windows 8.1 set to bring back the Start button

Microsoft is preparing to revive the traditional Start button it killed with Windows 8. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that Windows 8.1 will include the return of the Start button. We understand that the button will act as a method to simply access the Start …

Google Now could be Google's new home page

A Chrome browser extension and some code hidden on a Web site indicate that Google might replace iGoogle with a desktop version of Google Now.<p>The unconfirmed report on Google Operating System, a blog that's not affiliated with Google, highlights code on a Web page that it says Google uses to test …

Android News

Google Glass not fully compatible with iOS

Google began shipping Google Glass a few days ago, and many developers have received their units, spurring anticipation on we’ll see from these devs. …

Google Glass

Image leaks of lower-cost iPhone with plastic case

A plastic, cheaper iPhone might be a reality, after all.<p>After rumors surfaced recently suggesting Apple would launch a thicker, cheaper, plastic iPhone, an image seeming to be just that device has hit the Web. Earlier today, mobile case maker Tactus shared a photo of what it claims is the rear, …

Apple heads to lows not seen since Steve Jobs died

The last time Apple ran into serious trouble, its founder Steve Jobs was there to save it. But now, the stock is crashing back to levels not seen since the company's visionary leader died.<p>Shares of Apple (AAPL) continued their vicious slide Friday, falling another $1.52 to close at $390.53, after …

Motorola developing Android phones with stock software, 'just right' size

A new line of Google-influenced devices could be just what the struggling manufacturer needs<p>The dream of a stock Android phone that isn't too big to use with one hand was almost realized by the HTC First, but we may see some other options on the market in the near future, as well. According to a …

Leaked Document Shows AppGratis Used Lure Of App Store Rankings To Attract Cash From Developers

AppGratis, the app-discovery app that Apple removed last week for closely mimicking the official App Store, started an online petition yesterday that encourages users to ask Apple to let it return.<p>Apple said it removed AppGratis for violating a clause in the iOS developer guidelines that prohibits …

Apps

Boot up: Apple iWatch hints, mobile in China, PC slowdown explained and more

A burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>Apple's 'Coach' Campbell sees Google Glass starting era of intimate objects …

Why The Sudden Rush To Bring Google Glass To Market?

Only a couple of months back, Google co-founder and augmented reality promoter, Sergey Brin, voiced skepticism about Google Glass, claiming at an impromptu TED talk in February that it was far from the finished article, implying there were doubts it would make the trip to market.<p>Last week, however, …

Mark Zuckerberg stars in new Facebook Home ad, only to be ignored by his employees

Facebook has released a new commercial with an unusual star — CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The company's "Launch Day" ad, published to the web yesterday, sees Zuckerberg deliver an address to his employees prior to the release of Facebook Home, Facebook's new Android-integrated mobile operating …

Amateur space enthusiasts may have discovered missing Soviet Mars lander

Photos captured from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter may provide new clues about a Soviet spacecraft that mysteriously vanished 40 years ago. In a press release published Thursday, NASA credited a group of amateur Russian space enthusiasts with discovering what could be remnants of the Mars 3 — …

Why Your Cell Phone Doesn't Have a Dial Tone

In addition to the long curly cords, and the part where they are permanently attached to a wall, old-fashioned landlines have something else that …

Wearable tech: How three designers weave technology into fashion

These three designers have created novel ways to incorporate the ever-changing world of technology into the fast-paced world of fashion. Their …

Lower-priced iPhone could cost as much as $400, analyst says

Suppliers and vendors in China are buzzing about Apple releasing a lower-priced, plastic smartphone in July, and according to another analyst report that supports the rumors, the device could sell for $350 to $400.<p>Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White wrote that he attended a technology trade …

Facebook Home delivered to Google Play – available for Android now

If you’ve got one of the few smartphones compatible with Facebook Home (the app) here at the launch, you’re in luck! It’s out now, available for …

Android News

Everything you need to know about the new Google Play Store

So in case you somehow haven’t noticed, there is a new Google Play Store rolling out to everyone right now. Some people have gotten it and others have not. My Nexus 4 received the roll out automatically but my Galaxy Note 2 sits with the old version. So what’s going on with this new version? Is it …

Apps

Microsoft’s Bing shows five times more malware than Google

Between Google and Microsoft’s Bing search engine, Google has always reigned supreme as the most popular choice, and it’s a good thing too, since a …

AdWords

Tablet sales will climb to $64B this year, ABI says

The tablet market should post strong growth this year, ABI Research said, as the traditional computing market slumps.<p>The tech research firm expects tablet sales to climb 28 percent this year to $64 billion. In terms of shipments, ABI projected a jump of 38 percent to 150 million in 2013.<p>"The …

Google Death: A Tool to Take Care of Your Gmail When You're Gone

For years people have been urged to create a social-media will for themselves. Now Google has made doing so very easy.<p>Perhaps you, like me, have had the pleasure of finding some old family letters or calendars squirreled away in a box somewhere, and sitting there for hours, reading about the daily …

BlackBerry to ask for probe into report on Z10 returns

BlackBerry plans to ask U.S. and Canadian regulators to probe a report about high return rates for the company's flagshipZ10smartphone, calling the comments "false and misleading."<p>The Canadian company said that within the next several days, it will formally ask the U.S. Securities and Exchange …

ASUS Fonepad available now for pre-order in the UK

As expected a few days ago, ASUS has opened up pre-orders for its new Fonepad phone/tablet hybrid in the UK, with availability starting on April 26. …