Marty Pietruszewski

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Xiaomi Mi Pad is a $240 plastic iPad Mini lookalike

BEIJING -- If you ever wondered what the iPad Mini would be like if Apple decided to make it look like the iPhone 5C , well, look no further. The Mi Pad , from the Beijing-based company Xiaomi, is probably the closest you're going to get to a plastic iPad.<p>The Wi-Fi only 7.9-inch slate strongly …

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FORTUNE — Just over a week ago, Symantec’s (SYMC) senior vice president of information security Brian Dye delivered a concise eulogy for anti-virus software. It “is dead,” he told the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. “We don’t think of antivirus as a moneymaker in any way.”<p>This isn’t news to the cybersecurity …

Why won't Nintendo let you be gay in its new life simulator?

The whimsical world of 'Tomodachi Life' is the latest battleground for marriage equality<p><i>Tomodachi Life</i> is an upcoming life-simulation game for the Nintendo 3DS that lets you explore a strange island where you can hang out with friends, play games, and even fall in love while playing as your Mii …

China's Tinder Plots IPO in the Shadow of Anti-Porn Crackdown

China’s dating app Momo has 120 million users, a possible valuation of $2 billion, and an ongoing flirtation with U.S. banks, eager to get a piece of …

White House Report Warns Of 'Big Data' Abuses

Security<p>The White House has published the results of a 90-day inquiry into the benefits and challenges of "big data" in our increasingly information-driven era, addressing everything from tornado tracking to health care fraud.<p>The report (PDF), commissioned by President Barack Obama in January, …

Facebook just made its boldest moves yet to become the Google of mobile apps

Facebook announced a shedload of new features today at F8, a conference for its developers. The new features include a “Like” button for mobile apps, the ability for apps to “deep-link” to things inside other apps—cross-functionality that today usually requires people to exit one app and navigate …

50 Websites to Waste Your Time On

Bored with your usual digital stomping grounds?<p>Don't fret! There are plenty of sites other than Facebook or Tumblr for you to waste countless hours. …

Windows XP Declines To Die, Sheds Mere 1.5% Market Share In April

Massive worries about security? Check. Officially past its support date? Yep. More than a decade old in an industry that values youth not as a virtue, but as a weapon? Certainly. But akin to the diminutive animal, Windows XP doesn’t care.<p>The most recent data is plain: Windows XP retains market …

Game of clones: a look at Android’s cloning and piracy problems

Jeremy Keith<p>A cursory glance at the games in the Play Store reveals a world of cloning. It’s also no secret that Android suffers from a piracy problem. Where is the line between the two? Are pirating and cloning serious issues that need to be tackled and, if so, what can be done?<p>My God, it’s full …

Windows XP Declines To Die, Sheds Mere 1.5% Market Share In April

Massive worries about security? Check. Officially past its support date? Yep. More than a decade old in an industry that values youth not as a virtue, but as a weapon? Certainly. But akin to the diminutive animal, Windows XP doesn’t care.<p>The most recent data is plain: Windows XP retains market …