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PCI Express 4.0 will mean the end for GPU power cables next year

The next generation of the PCIe interconnect is going to tidy up your gaming rig’s innards by delivering at least 300W of power through the socket …

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Sharp’s New Screen Tech Promises To Make Smartphones Even Thinner And Lighter

Think smartphones are suitably thin and light enough already? Well, they might be about to get even slender, that’s if top component maker Sharp has its way with a new type of screen that it has begun manufacturing.<p>The Japanese electronics company has begun mass producing “in-cell type touch …

Understanding What Really Happens When You Crowdfund A Game

Following the surprise announcement of a Shenmue 3 crowdfunding campaign, that pretty much broke the internet on its inception, it is clear that there’s more to this than a simple crowdfunded game but this situation is by no means a new one.<p>As Paul Tassi has already pointed out, the original …

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Inside The Post-Minecraft Life Of Billionaire Gamer God Markus Persson

It’s 7 p.m. on a Monday in Stockholm, and Markus Persson sits on the terrace of his ninth-story office, sipping the speedball of alcoholic beverages, a vodka Red Bull. Three hours ago he committed to not drinking today, still in recovery from a 12-drink Thursday bender while nursing an ear …

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New iOS malware spreads through infected desktop software

iPhone users are usually considered safe from malware, but a new report from Palo Alto Networks suggests that reputation may be about to change. Palo Alto's researchers have discovered a bug called Wirelurker, which the company says may have already impacted hundreds of thousands of users. The bug …

New iOS 8 Update Promises Faster iPhones

It would be kind to say iOS 8 got off to a rocky start. WiFi, battery life and Bluetooth problems, a withdrawn fix that did more harm than good and finally a solid fix in the shape of iOS 8.1 more than a month later. But now Apple has finished putting out fires, it is ready to give owners of older …

'iPad Pro' Said to Feature 12.2-Inch Display, 7-mm Thickness, Stereo Speakers at Top and Bottom

Apple's rumored "iPad Pro" has reportedly been in the works for some time, although the most recent rumors have indicated the company has pushed back its plans for the device as it seeks to give its manufacturing partners time to catch up to iPhone 6 Plus demand. Development work on the project is …

World-class photography app ProShot launches on iPhone

Rise Up Games today announced the intuitive, feature-packed ProShot is now available worldwide on the App Store for download on all iPhone devices …

The New Flipboard Gets Personal with Over 30,000 Topics to Follow

We’re on a quest to create the world’s best personal magazine, and today’s update—the third generation of Flipboard—builds on our core tenets. The …

Tim Cook says he's 'proud to be gay'

Tim Cook has long topped lists as the "most powerful" gay person in the world, and today he's publicly addressed his sexuality for the first time. "Throughout my professional life, I've tried to maintain a basic level of privacy," the Apple CEO says in a letter published by <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>. …

iMac With Retina 5K Display Review: Do Those Extra Pixels Really Matter?

Resolution is often misunderstood. You instinctively know that you want more of it, even when its real utility doesn't live up to the marketing hype. …

LG slims smartphone bezels to a virtually non-existent 0.7mm

You might talk about how much you hate large bezels, but LG is actually doing something about it. It just unveiled a 5.3-inch, 1080p LCD display with 0.7mm bezels, less than the width of a credit card. The Korean company said they're the world's narrowest, thanks to "Neo Edge" module processing and …

Out of nowhere, Samsung hits us with a gold GS4

And just like that, Samsung Gulf has announced the gold-trimmed Galaxy S 4, complemented by either brown or pink plastic for the guys and girls, respectively (dare we say it). We don't know whether these fresh editions will ever come to markets outside the Middle East, but Samsung's timing couldn't …

Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 tipped to already be in development

Not everybody bought into the smartwatch fad, an observation that Samsung, who just unveiled its Galaxy Gear smartwatch early this month, seems to …

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Google quietly acquired smartwatch maker WIMM Labs

Ok, so here's the deal: WIMM Labs was one of the earliest entrants into the smartwatch space, way back in 2011. While the Android-based WIMM One failed to set the consumer market on fire, it apparently caught Google's eye. In the summer of 2012, the company put a simple message up on its site …

UK Government Destroys Guardian's Snowden Drives

An anonymous reader writes with revelations that the UK government has been pressuring the <i>Guardian</i> over its publication of the Snowden leaks for a …

HDBaseT 2.0 spec makes the all-in-one home theater cable better, cheaper

We haven't checked on the HDBaseT Alliance in a few years, but now its 5-in-1 Ethernet cable spec is getting a second revision. HDBaseT already crams virtually any HD source and signal -- and power! -- into one connection, and 2.0's biggest addition to the mix is USB 2.0 support. Manufacturers can …

Future finally arrives as Martin Jetpack approved for manned test-flights

Every morning, we wake up knowing that the writers of the '60s, who promised us pill-sized meals and flying cars by the year 2000, had lied to us. But now, a New Zealand-based avionics company has been granted permission to start manned test-flights on the ultimate piece of retro-futurism: the …

Intel teases MXC: a 1.6Tbps optical interconnect for servers

While we think of optical connections as cutting edge, they're positively decrepit in server rooms; current fiber interconnect technology got its start in the 1980s. Intel may soon drag servers into the modern era with its just-teased MXC format, however. The standard (not pictured here) will …

Apple’s iOS 7 Beta 5 Is Out Now Ahead Of Fall Release, Includes All-New Settings Icon Set

Apple’s iOS 7 Beta 5 is now available to developers who have the pre-release software installed on their devices, about a week after it released the 4th beta of the mobile OS. The software is likely approaching its final, stable launch state, as Apple has committed to a wide public launch of iOS 7 …

Sony's rumored QX10 and QX100 'lens cameras' pair with your smartphone or tablet, pictured ahead of release

Now this is innovation, folks. Sony's reportedly gearing up to announce a pair of "lens cameras" that attach to your existing smartphone or tablet. The unique devices are said to feature a sensor, processor, zoom lens, WiFi connectivity and an SD card slot, but no display or other typical controls …

Elon Musk details Hyperloop: public transit via aluminum pods and electric motors

Elon Musk is into transportation, whether it's an electric car or a spaceship. Today, he detailed a plan to revolutionize a portion of public transit. It's called the Hyperloop, and it's meant to get folks from SF to LA (or any two cities less than 900 miles apart) in 30 minutes seated in aluminum …

Schneier: The NSA Is Commandeering the Internet

Nerdfest writes <i>"Bruce Schneier writes in The Atlantic: 'Bluntly: The government has commandeered the Internet. Most of the largest Internet companies</i> …

Your car's engine sound might be fake

Do you know what your car sounds like? Don't be so sure: General Motors has figured out ways to make vehicles sound more pleasant than their mechanical parts actually allow. Tim Maly spoke to GM acoustic noise engineer Kara Gordon, whose job is to design the entire soundscape of a car, and that …

Details of Civilization-based MMORPG emerge, you may not get to play it

Sure, you've controlled minions and vast armies in the <i>Civilization</i> games, but here's your chance to actually <i>be</i> one of those underlings -- at least if you live in South Korea. <i>Civilization Online</i>, announced late last year,is an in-development MMORPG title set in the <i>Civ</i> universe, and <i>Massively</i> has …

Android Open Source Project maintainer leaves role in wake of Nexus 7 open source issues

If you're upset that Google hasn't posted factory images for the new Nexus 7, you're not alone. Android Open Source Project maintainer Jean-Baptiste Quéru has just confirmed that he's leaving his role in the wake of legal issues that prevent him from publishing a Nexus 7 image with working …

Google Street View Comes Aboard Emirates’ Luxurious A380

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 08.05.13.<p>Time of Publication: 4:37 pm. 4:37 pm<p>View Larger Map<p>If you can’t afford the …

Samsung Smart TV: Basically a Linux Box Running Vulnerable Web Apps

chicksdaddy writes <i>"Two researchers at the Black Hat Briefings security conference Thursday said Smart TVs from electronics giant Samsung are rife</i> …