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git - the simple guide - no deep shit!

Your changes are now in the <b>HEAD</b> of your local working copy. To send those changes to your remote repository, execute <br>git push origin master<br>Change</i> …

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Beyond .Com: Some See Confusion In Internet Domain Expansion

Starting this fall, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, will begin rolling out 20 new suffixes, or top-level domains, every week. This will create new entrepreneurial opportunities, says ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade.<p>"Diversity to the domain name system is coming," he …

Valve introduces Pipeline, teaches high school students how to get a job in gaming

Valve sounds like an incredible place to work, if its "Handbook for New Employees" is any indication, but the game developer responsible for <i>Half-Life</i>, <i>Team Fortress</i>, and <i>Portal</i> typically hires extremely experienced, talented individuals. Where does that leave you if you're a student who dreams of …

Sharknado film creates Twitter storm

A made-for-TV horror film about a host of lesser known stars battling a giant tornado filled with sharks has become a spontaneous online phenomenon.<p>Sharknado, a new made-for-TV film in which Ian Ziering and Tara Reid battle sharks falling from the sky, debuted in the US last night – and promptly …

Sony Saves Struggling PlayStation Vita With Indie Game Store Category

It’s no secret that Sony is actively courting indie developers to boost its reputation and games catalog on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and upcoming PlayStation 4 systems.<p>The company ramped up its efforts last month when it announced a dedicated section for indie games in the PlayStation …

Cafe noise boosts productivity

A downloadable soundtrack simulates the hum of your local coffee shop, helping you work more effectively at home<p>There's a reason your favorite coffeehouse is packed with patrons wielding laptop computers, and it has nothing to do with free wi-fi. Studies suggest that working amid clinking cups and …

Google lets developers try building applications with on-premise version of App Engine

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Google (s goog) is looking to help more companies develop applications in the Google App Engine way — except on companies’ own …

iFetch Is The Perfect Balm To Soothe The Conscience Of The Lazy Dog Owner

A new Kickstarter project takes all the work out of playing fetch with your dog, replacing your throwing arm with a nifty gizmo and keeping your hands drool-free. It’s essentially a more basic pitching machine that requires no human intervention, but the iFetch looks like an incredibly useful tool …

Kim Dotcom lambasts 'largest data massacre in the history of the internet'

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has attacked the internet-hosting company LeaseWeb after it wiped data from 630 servers that were used by his online …

Microsoft’s dramatic reversal on much-loathed Xbox One rules

Somehow, saying "that didn't take long" is almost an understatement when it comes to Microsoft's just-announced reversal on Xbox One game policies. In a post on the company's website late Wednesday afternoon, interactive entertainment business president Don Mattrick said he had heard gamers' …

Living Rooms

Sony's Shuhei Yoshida talks Remote Play ubiquity on PlayStation 4, not bundling the Eye with the console

With the PlayStation 4, unlike the PlayStation 3 before it, Remote Play functionality on Vita is handled on a system level. Though Sony's asking developers to take into account the Vita's different button setup and additional input mechanisms that the portable console has, the actual act of …

Visualized: SpaceX Dragon capsule at E3

There's plenty to look at around the E3 show floor this year, but few if any of the shiny new products have actually been to space. Pretty sad, if you ask us. Thankfully, SpaceX was on hand, showing off one of its Dragon capsules in the parking lot of the Los Angeles Convention Center. The unit …

Nvidia says Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are great news for gaming PCs

"I'm glad the new consoles are here," says Nvidia's senior vice president Tony Tamasi, "if for no other reason than to raise the bar." He points to a handy chart, which claims that the company's GeForce GTX Titan — a $1,000 graphics card — has roughly two and a half times the power of the …

Microsoft: 'We Have A Product For People Who Can't Access The Internet, It's Called Xbox 360'

In no way am I attempting to purposefully continue the dogpile on to Microsoft in the wake of their struggles Monday at E3 when by all accounts, they were thumped by Sony‘s PS4 announcement. But everyone did wonder how Microsoft was going to spin things once the dust settled, and attempt to explain …

Why does the games industry have such a problem with female protagonists?

After pop culture critic Anita Sarkeesian attended the Xbox One press conference in LA's E3 trade event, she spoke out on Twitter. "Thanks #XboxOne …

Spy stoppers: meet the companies benefiting from the PRISM privacy scare

After NSA revelations, end-to-end encryption is more important than ever<p>The world is still reeling from the leaked details of the NSA's PRISM program, reported to give the government's top spies access to personal user data collected by Google, Apple, Microsoft, and other services. But while the …

PlayStation history shows PS4 can beat the Xbox One (video)

With a lower price and fewer online restrictions, the PS4 is getting aggressive in its war with Microsoft. In this nostalgia-pumped video we look to the history of Sony's console to evaluate its chances.<p>Sony stunned the gaming world this week by divulging that its new PlayStation 4 console will be …

Gaming

Dmitry Itskov wants to help you live forever by swapping your body for an android avatar

The Russian billionaire talks immortality, the Dalai Lama, and lifelike robotic heads<p>If Dmitry Itskov has his way, the human lifespan will soon no longer depend on the limitations of the human body. Itskov, a Russian tycoon and former media mogul, is the founder of the 2045 Project — a venture that …

Alabama-Based CMR Demos Programmable Magnets That Changes Polarity And Strength On A Whim

Magnets are pretty basic – some poles attract, some repel, and you can use them to hold stuff up on your fridge. However, what happens when magnets can be “programmed” to react in different ways? Huntsville, Ala.-based Correlated Magnetics Research has some magnets that can do some amazing – and …

Playing 'Battlefield 4': no, you can't blow everything up

"Absolutely nothing compares to the sheer scale and scope of <i>Battlefield 4</i>," touts the game's official website. "Your actions physically change the battlefield in real-time, providing interactive game environments that react to your every move." If only that were the case.<p>At E3 2013, Electronic Arts …

Motion gaming forfeit: PlayStation Camera isn't bundled with the PS4, and that's a big problem

Sony sacrifices a peripheral for price, cedes motion gaming to the Kinect<p>"Do you have any 'PlayStation Eye' games upstairs?"<p>"PlayStation what?"<p>"PlayStation Eye."<p>"The camera?"<p>"Yeah, the camera."<p>"I think there's a tech demo."<p>It's not entirely her fault the PR rep doesn't know what I'm talking about. …

Five video game trends from E3 2013

LOS ANGELES -- Wrapping the second day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, a few trends have started to emerge in how players will consume their video games in the future.<p>Here's a look at five trends that are standing out.<p>1. <b>Blurring lines between single, multiplayer.</b> Most video games maintain …

Amazon splits PS4 pre-orders into 'Launch' and 'Standard' editions, Launch is already sold out

Amazon, with its limited supply of PS4s, has cleaved its product listing into two, to help people get a handle on when to expect their pre-order to arrive. Those who've already stumped up their cash are likely to find they've been assigned a "Launch Edition," guaranteeing that they'll get the …

Here’s how cable will hit gigabit speeds and create a tricky business problem in the process

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: NCTA<p>The Cable Show began on Monday, and as the industry executives gathered in Washington D.C. they faced two big …

Look out Klout, Reddit adds partner perks for Reddit Gold subscribers

Reddit is well on its way to becoming the Costco of community news sharing sites — minus the requirement of membership, of course.<p>Yes, I realize how crazy that might sound, but consider that both companies treat their employees well, offer you great products without much hassle, and now Reddit has …

The Sony vs. Microsoft price war is a side-show to the death of console gaming itself

It’s a tough time to be a hard-core gamer. Veterans of the gaming industry are declaring that we are in the midst of the death of “console gaming” itself—i.e. the end of those set-top boxes made by Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo that have long been the staples of video gaming. Sales of video games …

Mobile Gaming

SaltStack aims to simplify devops work with Python configuration management

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: SaltStack<p>The internet is no longer a place for serving up predictable content and accepting predictable traffic. …