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Edward Snowden delivers 'alternative Christmas message' on UK's Channel 4

Channel 4 has a reputation for delivering an "alternative Christmas message" every year as a counterpoint to the Queen's annual Christmas address, and 2013 is no different: it tapped NSA leaker Edward Snowden to speak directly to UK citizens about privacy issues and, according to Channel 4, "why he …

Xbox One controller cost over $100 million to develop, smell-o-vision and built-in projector were considered

While Sony was content to toy with radical designs for the PlayStation 4's controller, it turns out Microsoft took a more conservative approach when building the Xbox One's gamepad. GamesBeat scored a look at the controller creation process and discovered that Redmond was reluctant to tweak the …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Consumer Technology news, analysis, how-to, opinion and video.

Are you sitting down? Probably. The results of anonymous, aggregated, global Fitbit user data reveals that the U.S. needs to seriously step up its …

SteamOS: could Valve's game console challenge Windows?

The Steam Box should have Microsoft worried<p>On Monday, the developer responsible for possibly the most critically acclaimed video games of the modern era — <i>Half-Life</i> and <i>Half-Life 2</i> — announced that it was building its own Linux-based operating system to deliver PC games to the living room. Sooner or …

Designs for Great Architectural Landmarks that Were Never Built

If you're writing an alternate history, these would be the buildings you'd want to include. They're the discarded designs for famous landmarks. …

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No One Understands The Scariest, Most Dangerous Part Of A Self-Driving Car: Us

The most dangerous moment in a self-driving car involves no immediate or obvious peril. It is not when, say, the computer must avoid a vehicle swerving into its lane or navigate some other recognizable hazard of the road -- a patch of ice, or a clueless pedestrian stepping into traffic. It is when …

The best Android phones you can buy for 2018

If you are searching for a new phone, Android will be one of your main choices when picking a device. Fortunately, there has probably never been a better time to join team Android.<p>Devices running on Google's Android operating system offer far more choice and variety and some of the best Andoird …

$329 Encore 8-inch tablet headlines trio of new affordable Windows 8.1 Toshiba portables

Toshiba debuted three new Windows 8.1 gadgets early Thursday morning: a pocketable 8-inch tablet, a tablet that can snap on a keyboard to turn into a laptop, and a budget-price laptop.<p>While the hardware specs will hardly blow you away, the $600 and under price tags are sure to entice budget-minded …

Senators Caution White House Over ITC’s Looming iPhone Ban

On Aug. 5 — Monday of next week — an International Trade Commission import ban on older iPhones and iPads found to infringe one of Samsung’s …

Why is The Philippines not doing well in South East Asia

History is repeating: Asia is becoming the next world economic powerhouse, why is The Philippines nowhere to be found this time?<p>Why is The …

Mini-apartments are the next big thing in U.S. cities

Could you live in a single-car garage? That's about the size of tiny apartments popping up in major U.S. cities where many residents live alone. Inhabitants say the key is keeping only stuff you use.<p>NEW YORK — When Gil Blattner hired a housekeeper for his elegant apartment with 12-foot ceilings, …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

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SIM Cards Have Finally Been Hacked, And The Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Phones

Smartphones are susceptible to malware and carriers have enabled NSA snooping, but the prevailing wisdom has it there’s still one part of your mobile phone that remains safe and un-hackable: your SIM card.<p>Yet after three years of research, German cryptographer Karsten Nohl claims to have finally …

Why Hackers and Makers Latest Toy is Puerto Rican

As we noted in a previous post on Puerto Rico’s nascent tech ecosystem, launching startups after or before graduating is still new on the island, where computer science graduates often take job offers from large corporations in the continental U.S.<p>However, Kytelabs’ story shows that things have …

iWatch’s novelty emerges as Apple taps sensor and fitness experts

Apple has begun assembling a team of hardware and software engineering, medical sensor, manufacturing, and fitness experts, indicating the company is moving forward with a project to build a fitness-oriented, sensor-laden wearable computer, according to our sources.<p>Over the past half-decade-or-so, …

What is graphene? Here’s what you need to know about a material that could be the next silicon

Graphene, an emerging material that could change the way electronic components are made and help computing performance continue to grow, is …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …