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How Mobile Games Can Make A Difference (and Still Be Profitable)

<i>Oliver Miao is the CEO of Pixelberry Studios.</i><p>Mobile game developers are always looking for ways to build strong relationships with their user bases, and rallying players around important social issues is a great way of doing so.<p>This strategy has already seen great success in the PC and console …

'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike

Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you'll know from <i>Tron: Legacy</i>, <i>Oblivion</i>, and <i>Captain America</i>, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish.<p>Although Simon is better known for his concept work, and the C-01 certainly looks like a …

XOne brings Google Glass-like interactivity to safety glasses

It's coming up on a year since Google began shipping Glass to its first round of public testers. In that time, wearable computing has become the buzzword for the entire consumer electronics industry. But the core capabilities of a Google Glass-like device – capturing hands-free photos, video, and …

Outdated Magnetic Strips: How U.S. Credit Card Security Lags

Criminals may have stolen information from 40 million credit and debit cards used at Target. A possible weakness? The magnetic stripe on credit cards — which fraudsters can pull credit card numbers and expiration dates from to make counterfeit cards.<p>Other countries moved beyond this technology …

Why is All Sand the Same?

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David Beckham Strips Down for New H&M Campaign

Photo: Rex Features<p>File this under things we're not sad about: David Beckham's in his underwear for his latest H&M collection.<p>The 38-year-old retired footballer, who has successfully fronted his bodywear range for the high street store over several seasons, is seen wearing a pair of purple boxer …

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Bono backs connected toy company making the next-gen LEGO

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Seamless Toy Co.<p>The Seamless Toy Company, the company behind a connected building toy called Atoms, has raised $2.1 in …

Forget devices; the future of technology is seeded in biology

A lot of you, dear readers, may remember a time when mobile phones didn't exist, let alone smartphones with touchscreens, apps and pro-grade cameras. Some may even recall a childhood completely devoid of TV, when the phrase "playing in a sandbox" meant literally that. Not content with books that …

Tim Cook writes about workplace equality in the WSJ, urges Congress to approve Employment Nondiscrimination Act

In a rare move, Apple CEO Tim Cook has written an opinion article in the <i>Wall Street Journal.</i> Tim Cook discusses his feelings about race, gender, nationality, and sexual orientation equality in the context of life inside of and outside of Apple. Cook says that Apple fosters an environment where …

With no guns and no people, ‘Gone Home’ is a different kind of first-person game

When I'm alone in someone else's home, I really can't help myself: I peek in the fridge, take a look in the medicine cabinet, and if I'm feeling particularly brave maybe I'll even root around in a drawer or two. <i>Gone Home</i> is a game that takes these voyeuristic tendencies and turns them into a game …

Apple Retail Stores Offering Discounts on Select Accessories Through August

Apple Retail Stores are offering discounts (via <i>9to5Mac</i>) on select iOS compatible third-party accessories through August. Current discounts through August 31st include $50 off of the Jawbone Big Jambox Bluetooth speaker and 10% off of select Beats by Dre headphones and speakers, but do not include …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

Blood, sweat and kanji: The hurdles and rewards of localizing niche Japanese games

Japanese games were hard to ignore at E3 this year.<p>Japanese role-playing games dominated the PlayStation Vita bar at Sony's booth, with titles like <i>Valhalla Knights, Dragon's Crown</i> and <i>Ys: Memories of Celceta</i> taking up nearly half the rows of demo units. The words <i>Dark Souls 2</i> seemed to bubble …

Purported low-cost iPhone model spotted; Jelly Bean knockoff packs Snapdragon 600 CPU, sells for $199

<i>Low-cost iPhone-based Basic Bear knockoff | Image Credit: Techdy</i><p>The low-cost iPhone has reportedly been spotted, with a peripherals maker revealing design details for the device in an in-house produced video – but there’s a twist: an Android-running smartphone has already been adapted to fit inside …

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Logitech announces ‘UE BOOM’ Bluetooth speaker, first with 360-degree sound & 15-hour battery

Logitech’s UE brand is often at the top of our list when it comes to the best bluetooth speakers around, so we’re excited that today the company introduced its latest product with the announcement of the ‘UE BOOM’. Logitech is calling this “the world’s first social music player,” and that’s due to …

Yahoo Buys Tumblr and Promises “Not to Screw It Up”

You already know all the details, but here’s the official word from Yahoo on its $1.1 billion Tumblr deal. Note the touches of Tumblr-like whimsy in …

Google's Plan To Take Over The World

Not because it lasted a grueling three hours and fifty minutes, but because of what was announced. With every new product update, every new feature, every new virtual service, it became more and more clear that Google isn't just a search company that makes loads of cash by showing you ads. It's …

Could Tumblr turn into Yahoo's MySpace?

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer seems dedicated to remaking Yahoo's image and infusing the company with a new spirit that Tumblr embodies.<p>Marissa Mayer wants to attract a younger, hipper audience for Yahoo. Its audience of 700 million is aging, and the 18-year-old brand that defined the first era of the …

The World's Fastest Wi-Fi Puts Your Sluggish Router to Shame

For the most part, we're all happy if we can get Internet that's fast enough to stream some HD video. But faster is always better, and a new, …

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