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Mark Zuckerberg On The Real Beginnings of Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his annual appearance at Y Combinator’s Startup School event for a fireside chat with Paul Graham. In this conversation, he spoke about what he first built, never being afraid of making mistakes, and the movement that the social network has become to connect …

These are the worst of times for technology

<i>Time for a new Foundry Group video. If you want the backstory, go take a look at the post Foundry Group Announces Major Shift In Investment Strategy. If you just want a break from reality and hopefully a few laughs in the process, enjoy.</i><p><i>The video has more than 100 easter eggs referring to either</i> …

When Playing Video Games Means Sitting On Life's Sidelines

A facility outside Seattle, surrounded by pine trees, is a refuge for addicts — of technology.<p>There are chickens, a garden and a big treehouse with a zip line. A few guys kick a soccer ball around between therapy appointments in the cottage's grassy backyard.<p>The reSTART center was set up in 2009. …

BlackBerry hit by shareholder lawsuit claiming company misled investors

A class action lawsuit has been filed against BlackBerry by a shareholder, claiming the company misled investors about its future, including how the BlackBerry 10 smartphone line would fare against competitors.<p>The lawsuit seeks to represent thousands of shareholders who purchased BlackBerry stock …

BlackBerry accused of propping up stock with false claims

A BlackBerry shareholder has filed a lawsuit against the struggling handset maker and two of its executives, alleging they made false and misleading statements about the company's financial health and the prospects for BlackBerry 10.<p>In a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in Manhattan, investor …

Autonomous Driving Tech Package Will Be An Option On Mercedes Vehicles By 2020

Mercedes-Benz will start selling cars that can fully drive themselves by 2020. But it won’t launch a special vehicle just for that purpose. Rather, it looks to incorporate autonomous driving technology into its regular lineup, most likely starting with its flagship model, the S-Class.<p>“Our approach …

NTT DoCoMo's vision of '5G' wireless: 100x faster than LTE, but not until 2020

We knew good and well that Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo would be divulging details about its 5G wireless plans at CEATEC, but the claims that we've stumbled upon here in Chiba are nothing short of bananas. Granted, the operator is making clear that its vision isn't intended to reach implementation …

Xi3's Piston modular console available Nov. 29

Xi3's customizable Piston console will be available Nov. 29, the company revealed today.<p>According to the official Piston website, it will offer "native triple monitor support," 8 GB of RAM and an 128 GB SSD. Owners will be able to upgrade the device to include up to two 512 GB SSDs. It will also …

Twitter To Make IPO Filing Public This Week: Report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twitter Inc plans to make its IPO filing public this week, news website Quartz reported on Sunday, citing a person familiar with the social media network's plan.<p>Twitter, which is expected to be valued at up to $15 billion, filed with U.S. regulators on September 12 to go …

Private Point King Residence Designed to Bring Family and Friends Together

There’s something about the beach houses that makes us go “wow”, every single time we bump into one. Maybe it’s the general ambience or the …

Batman: Arkham Origins features permadeath 'I Am the Night mode'

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's upcoming open-world title, <i>Batman: Arkham Origins</i>, features a permadeath difficulty setting called "I Am the Night mode," producer Guillaume Voghel told Eurogamer during the Eurogamer Expo.<p>According to Voghel, I Am the Night mode unlocks when players complete …

BlackBerry Z30 'has missed the touchscreen boat'

BlackBerry's belated attempt to join the touchscreen party is too little too late, according to Matt Warman.<p>The <b>BlackBerry</b> Z30 smartphone has a 5-inch Super Amoled display and runs on a 1.7 GHz processor with quad-core graphics that makes browsing web pages faster and games more detailed, according …