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FIFA president Sepp Blatter to face criminal charges

According to the report out of Switzerland (via Sam Rubenfield of The Wall Street Journal), Blatter will face charges of "criminal mismanagement" and "misappropriation."<p>Blatter was interrogated on Friday after a meeting with FIFA's executive committee. FIFA headquarters, including Blatter's office, …

Corruption

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Did Polaroid Screw Up The Real-Life Instagram Camera?

Polaroid copies Instagram copying Polaroid, poorly.<p>Polaroid’s story over the past decade or so has been an ironic one, to say the least. Buffeted on all sides by cheap digital cameras and smartphones, the instant camera maker opted to stop production of its iconic analog camera and instant film …

Mobile Photography

Why First-Person Shooters Don't Feel Immersive

When I walk around in the world, I see things from a “first-person” perspective. Inside, looking out.<p>This is what first-person shooters (and other first-person games) are attempting to emulate: That feeling of actually being in the world, immersed in a digital reality.<p>And it never works. There’s …

Free-to-play RoboCop movie tie-in game now available on iOS

Glu Mobile's free-to-play <i>RoboCop</i> game, a tie-in for next month's remake of the 1987 film, is now available on iOS, the company announced this week.<p>Developer Glu Games worked with MGM and Columbia Pictures to produce the cover-based third-person shooter. Players take the eponymous cyborg law officer …

Pizza Hut sold $1 million in pizzas through Xbox 360 in four months

Expect more pizza ordering options on your video game consoles, based on the success of Pizza Hut's Xbox 360 app that launched last year. Within the first four months of the Pizza Hut app's existence, it did more than $1 million in business through Xbox Live, the company said.<p>"It's been a source of …