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Pokémon Sun and Moon Hide A Big Secret In The Poke Pelago Mini Game

Anyone who has played <i>Pokémon Sun and Moon</i> has probably visited that secluded collection of islands known as Poke Pelago. You can send your monsters …

9 hidden Xbox One features only power users know about

Ukraine president: Russia 'is refusing crisis talks'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1059000/1059774_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524657562_573a3f18c18388d0c2c434bd41258cd0<p><b>Russia's leaders are refusing all negotiations with their Ukrainian counterparts, Ukraine's acting President Oleksandr Turchynov has said.</b><p>He told AFP …

Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey On Why Now Is The Time For VR, And The Biggest Hurdles Ahead

Today at SXSW, two of the cofounders of Oculus and one of its lead hardware engineers took the stage for a quick on-the-fly Q&A session about the future of their burgeoning virtual reality headset.<p>If you (like, presumably, most people watching) were hoping for an update on when they might ship the …

Why Advertisers Will Survive Just Fine Without Net Neutrality (But Should Support It Anyway)

There's a fight taking place over the future of internet access. Marketers can't afford to sit on the sidelines.<p>Broadband providers and the Federal …

Looks like Comcast is quietly pushing a 300 GB cap and overage charges

Advertisement<p>48 Comments<p>Credit: AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac<p>We may be living in an era of growing gigabit connections, but Comcast(S CMCSA) will not go …

Reveel: a portable headphone amp that promises to enhance your music

Have you ever been to a concert and bought a keep-sake CD? Did you find it somehow didn't quite conjure up the same heady, ethereal experience? Musician Barry Stephen Goldfarb evidently did, inspiring him to create Reveel -- a small device that claims to recreate the authentic live sound. By using …

YouTube Founder Says What We're All Thinking About Google+

Stop trying to make Google+ happen. It's not going to happen.<p>Google's perpetual insistence upon shoving its social network down everyone's throats has finally reached a boiling point. YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim came out of the woodwork to post his first comment in eight years on the …

4chan Creator Chris Poole Turned Down $50,000 Acquisition Offer

4chan, one of the Web’s most trafficked imageboards, isn’t a site that you would think would get many acquisition offers. After all, even advertisers make a point to avoid it like the plague. Yet its founder, Chris Poole (also known as moot), today revealed that he received a $50,000 offer for the …

One Insight Of Nintendo's Hiroshi Yamauchi That Changed Your Life, Gamer Or Not

After finishing my class yesterday, a student who is usually active in discussion approached to apologize for falling asleep … and he had an excuse. I assumed it would be cramming for a test or some work issue.<p>“I just got Grand Theft Auto V,” he said, “and I couldn’t stop playing last …

Klout Quietly Launches Cinch, a Companion Q&A App

Klout <i>really</i> wants to make you care about your online influence.<p>That’s in part why the company has, with little fanfare, pushed out Cinch, an iOS …

Is sapphire Apple's next product material?

Sapphire has found its way to the iPhone 5S via Apple's Touch ID technology, but a recent patent filing indicates the company might bring the stone to more devices.<p>The US Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application describing a method by which sapphire could be …

iPhone

Wilocity delivers 4K video over WiGig wireless home networking at blazing speeds

Two tech firms are demonstrating that they can deliver 4K video over a wireless network within the home at super-fast speeds.<p>Wilocity and DisplayLink said they can demonstrate the delivery of 4K video, which has four times more resolution than full high-definition 1080p video, over a WiGig network, …

Desire2Learn continues its shopping spree, snaps up startup Knowillage

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Desire2Learn is at it again. On Monday, the Canadian ed tech company said that it had made its third acquisition of the year …

How To Get The Most Money Selling Your Old iPhone

With a new iPhone around the corner, that iPhone 5 or 4S is starting to look a little long in the tooth. If you’ve got upgrade fever, you might as well squeeze every last dime out of that <i>ancient old thing</i>, don’t you think?<p>There are plenty of ways to sell used electronics, both online and in the …

The Pentagon’s Atlas robot is the new, metallic face of disaster rescue

The disaster rescuer of the future looks a lot like the Terminator.<p>On Thursday, DARPA unveiled Atlas, a new humanoid robot that could change the way government organizations respond to disasters like the recent wildfire in Prescott, Arizona or 2011’s nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear …

Meet the man who started the game console revolution

When looking back at gaming's shift from the arcade to the living room the venerable Atari 2600 stands out as a major milestone, but it was beat to market five years earlier by the <i>first</i> home game console: the Magnavox Odyssey. Ars Technica takes a look at the man beyond the innovative device, …

Original Apple Computer Sells For Nearly $388,000

Christie’s has just sold one of the original Apple computers, put together in the garage of Steve Jobs‘ parents, for $387,000 during an online auction of vintage tech products. The Apple-1, one of the first 25 Apple-1 computers, was designed and hand built by Steve Wozniak in 1976. It’s thought …

Android still leads in U.S., but iOS grows stronger

Android remains the top dog for U.S. smartphone sales, though Apple's iOS is creeping up.<p>Google's mobile OS took home 52 percent of all U.S. smartphone sales from March through April, showing little gain from the same period last year, Kantar said on Monday.<p>At the same time, iOS grabbed 41.9 …

Mobile

Olloclip launches telephoto lens for iPhone, comes bundled with a circular polarizer

The Olloclip is pretty much the only iPhone photography accessory that I can recommend unreservedly to those interested in having just a few more options for shooting. Now, the company has launched a new telephoto lens to go with its wide angle/macro clip-on adapter.<p>the telephoto lens comes with …

Google Maps Highlights Street View of Harry Potter's Diagon Alley

Google has taken its Maps street view team to London to capture a 360-degree view of the magical world of Harry Potter. Google Map users can now visit the set on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in the UK to view Diagon Alley, the marketplace made famous by J.K. Rowling’s novel about the boy …

San Francisco protests the NSA spying program in July 4th march

While many people choose to barbeque, drink beer, and watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July, others decided to protest the government this year.<p>A crowd of about 300 people gathered at San Francisco's Civic Center on Thursday and then marched throughout the city to join in on the nationwide …

Surveillance

Cryptographic bug in Android lets hackers create malicious system apps

Security researchers have found a bug in Android which allows them to create malicious Android apps which appear to be genuine with the correct digital signatures. In computing, digital signatures allow any piece of data, including an app, to be checked to see that it is genuine and actually comes …

Apps

NSA Spying Risks Undermining Trust In U.S. Cloud Computing Businesses, Warns Kroes

The NSA spying scandal risks undermining trust in U.S. cloud computing businesses, the European Commission’s vice-president, Neelie Kroes, has warned in a speech today. Kroes also reiterated calls for “clarity and transparency” from the U.S. regarding the scope and nature of its surveillance and …

The Internet Defense League rallies to Restore the Fourth

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>While some may be celebrating on Independence Day with sparklers, hotdogs and pool parties, some of the biggest names on the …

#MashTag beer crafted from social-media input

Go ahead, pour yourself a cold frosty glass full of Twitter. Mmm, that's good stuff. Scottish craft brewery BrewDog turned over the reins of its latest creation to fans on Twitter and Facebook. The resulting brew, #MashTag, came about after several rounds of voting on the various elements that make …

Social Media

iOS 7 Is Designed To Be Easy To Understand But Hard To Copy

Jony Ive explained in the video that introduced iOS 7 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference that the new design was both familiar to existing users and yet a totally new experience of the iPhone. There has been criticism of both the familiarity (nothing really new here) and the ad hoc nature …

Apple signs chip manufacturing deal with TSMC in effort to distance itself from Samsung

<i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that Apple has signed a deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to build chips for its mobile devices. TSMC will begin producing chips for Apple starting in 2014, but Apple will continue to rely on Samsung as the primary supplier for its mobile processors …