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Windows 8.1 is ready for its October 17th release

Microsoft has finalized its Windows 8.1 update. Sources familiar with the company's Windows plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the software maker completed the development of Windows 8.1 earlier this week — stamped as build 9600 for Release to manufacturing (RTM). The completion of the 8.1 …

MIT unboxes DARPA's Atlas robot

In preparation for the DARPA Robotics Challenge, a team at MIT has taken receipt of an Atlas robot, and filmed its unboxing for the world to see.<p><b>In</b> …

Playing Angry Birds on a $21K 82-inch touchscreen is awesome (video)

SAN FRANCISCO — At Microsoft’s Build conference today, a lot of the talk centered on developer-focused cloud services and new Windows 8 apps. But Build thankfully also included a whole “gaming section” with some really fun demos.<p>One such demo was an 82-inch Perceptive Pixel touch screen running the …

Unity Game Engine Announces Xbox One Support, Goes Free For Windows Phone 8 Developers

Unity, the cross-platform 3D engine and game development tool that’s been on something of a roll lately, has a few more bits of good news today. At Microsoft’s Build 2013 conference this morning, Unity announced two new tricks: Xbox One (and Kinect!) support, and completely free support for Windows …

Microsoft anticipates 7-inch, 7.5-inch, and 10.6-inch Windows 8 tablets at super high resolutions

Leading up to Microsoft's Build developer conference there were a number of rumors related to a possible Surface announcement. Now that both keynotes are over it's clear there's no new 7- or 8-inch Surface tablet or a refreshed Haswell Surface Pro. However, Microsoft appears to be dropping some …

Pay-what-you-want GoBank puts mobile users first

A new player has emerged at the forefront of mobile banking with the hopes of capturing the nation's youngest banking audience and setting the tone for what it means to bank virtually.<p>Launched to the public on Tuesday, GoBank is the first bank designed specifically for mobile use. All functionality …

Wendy Davis' filibuster shoes praised in Amazon reviews

What's one way abortion-rights supporters can laud the lawmaker who blocked an anti-abortion bill? With amusing online reviews of her shoes, of course: "I am so glad that I have a choice about what shoes to buy."<p>While junior Texas state senator Wendy Davis got thrust into the national spotlight …

Shoes

Toshiba will launch 84-, 65- and 58-inch 4K TVs in August, prices start at $4,999

We caught a glimpse of Toshiba's second generation 4K TVs at CES in January and at a European event in March, and now the company has announced it's delivering three versions of the L9300U series this fall. All feature its CEVO 4K Quad+Dual Core processor built-in to handle image processing and its …

PayPal Galactic isn’t grounded in reality, but it’s the ultimate fantasy of digital money purveyors

Maybe it’s a just because Elon Musk used to work there, but PayPal is kicking off a space payments program that’s half stunt, half serious.<p>The plan is to start putting in place the tools needed to deal with payments problems that might arise, say, five years from now when you take one of Musk’s …

Space Station

Acer Aspire P3 review: Forgettable tablet - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Acer Aspire P3</b> is a solidly built, full Core i5 Windows 8 tablet with its own keyboard for under $1,000. The lower-res display at least looks crisp.<p><b>The Bad</b> Generic design, a cheap-feeling keyboard case, last-gen Intel processors.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> Yet another Windows 8 Core i5 tablet, the …

Computer Hardware

The most hated man on China’s internet shouldn’t expect any “get well soon” emails

Most of the world has never heard of Fang Binxing, but the creator of the Great Firewall of China is all too familiar to Chinese internet users—and they really hate the guy. So when Fang, currently the president of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunication, announced during the university’s …

China

The hybrid might be Microsoft’s niche, but it’s still not the future

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>During the Build 2013 conference keynote, Microsoft (s msft) CEO Steve Ballmer didn’t pull any punches on “traditional” …

With new Android gaming console, Google goes to war on Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft and Apple

It looks like Google is working on a video game console based on Android, the same operating system that already runs a majority of the world’s smartphones, as well as a zillion other devices.<p>A proof of concept already exists in the Ouya, a $99 Android-powered video game console with a lot of …

Gaming

Microsoft teases Windows 8 apps on Xbox One, says devs get a 'head start' by building now

Microsoft's Build developers conference in San Francisco has mainly focused on Windows 8.1 so far, but the company spent a few minutes talking about the future Xbox One development platform on Thursday. Steve Guggenheimer, vice president of Microsoft's Developer and Platform Evangelism group, …

Now Entering North Verizon: See a Map of The Corporate States of America

In his magnum opus, <i>Infinite Jest</i>, the late author David Foster Wallace wrote of a future where the name of each calendar year was auctioned off to the highest corporate bidder (the ultimate ad buy-in). It is perhaps in the same spirit that writer and graphic artist Steve Lovelace has created a map …

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The Xperia Z Ultra, Sony’s Mini-Tablet Sized Phone, Wants You To Talk Less & Watch More

Sony is steering its mobile ship into deeper waters with the Xperia Z Ultra. The 6.4-inch device (above, left) slots in the size gap between its former flagship handset, the 5-inch Xperia Z (above right), and its 10.1-inch Android slate, the Xperia Z Tablet. The Xperia Z Ultra might have more …

Following Complaints From Users, Microsoft Will Make Big Changes To Windows 8 Tomorrow

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.<p>REUTERS/Rick Wilking<p>Microsoft seeks to fine-tune flagship Windows operating system blamed for PC slump<p>Microsoft will use its annual developers conference to release a preview of Windows 8.1, a free update that promises to address some of the gripes people have with the …

Software

$99 Ouya Console Hits Retail Today -- Already Sold Out At Amazon

As the Xbox One and the PS4 battle it out for next-gen dominance, the indie darling of a less crowded gaming news cycle hits stores today. The Ouya made headlines when it raised over $8.5 million to build a $99 open-source console that promised to bring the fire and excitement of the indie gaming …

Zumbl.com Is Like Chatroulette Without The Privates

Remember Chatroulette? That was a good time. Anyway, two IIT Delhi computer science students, Abhishek Gupta and Saurabh Kumar have created a chat system that allows you to find random people based on your interests. Unlike competitors like Omegle, Zumbl.com aims to match people with rooms …

Square’s newest product, the Stand, takes aim at the old school cash register

In July, payments startup Square will be taking an ambitious step in trying to become the go-to assistant for small businesses. The company will be launching Square Stand, which is basically a cash register with sales analytics software. The device will go for $299 and be available in stores next …

Small Business

Agent smartwatch SDK released, developers can start tinkering

Four days after hitting its Kickstarter goal, Agent Watches has released the SDK for its smartwatch. The watches won't ship until December, but all developers need to start working is the emulator and a Bluetooth-compatible device. Windows Phone 8 Developer Mike Hole posted a link to the tools on …

Just one small problem with smart watches: They’re all terrible

More than ever, smart watches are looking like MP3 music players before Apple unveiled the iPod and began a lineage of mobile computing that would eventually turn the world of personal computing upside down. At the time, MP3 players were dominated by companies no one remembers now, like Diamond …

Smartwatches

GameStop President Tony Bartel: 'Don't Count The Wii U Out'

Much of the focus heading into E3 2013 and coming out of the show has been the next generation of consoles from Sony and Microsoft. With PlayStation 4 and Xbox One slated to ship this fall just before the important Christmas shopping season, there’s another “next gen” console in the race.<p>“Don’t …

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Developer Edition for Verizon now shipping for $650

Samsung's online listing for the Galaxy S 4 Developer Edition is back, and now you can actually follow through on a purchase. The device, currently available for Verizon customers, can be yours for the princely sum of $649.99. This isn't the Google Edition running stock Android that we first heard …

Robotic ape uses complex feet to move on all fours

The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) has taken some cues from nature to build a robotic ape that can traverse its environment on all fours. As the DFKI points out, many moving robots aren't constructed with feet that can interact with the ground at multiple points, but by …

Drayson Racing electric car sets new world speed record

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/989000/989946_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524696020_15a744ef8156607dbcbc0ddbfa884164<p><b>Drayson Racing Technologies has broken the world land speed record for a lightweight electric car.</b><p>Its Lola B12 69/EV vehicle hit a top speed of 204.2mph …

Le Mans

Xperia Z Ultra makes its way through the FCC

Sony's new mondo handset, the Xperia Z Ultra, was just revealed to the world today, and so it should come as no surprise that the new phone has just received Uncle Sam's seal of approval. That's right, folks, a version of the 6.4 inch device sporting 1,700MHz HSPA and GSM 850/1900MHz radios has …