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Five pop artists who wouldn't have existed without David Bowie

Lady Gaga<p>Decades before Gaga was changing her haircut between every single, Bowie was making pop a safe space for serial reinvention. He also made an art of writing about style and celebrity, themes that are hard to avoid in Gaga’s music – especially in songs like “The Fame” and “Fashion!” that …

David Bowie

31 most anticipated albums of 2016

<b>Panic! at the Disco, Death of a Bachelor, Jan. 15</b><p>After a few years out of the spotlight, Panic! frontman Brendon Urie will return to the band for a …

The seven deadly sins of mobile games

We love our mobile games, but there are a few tendencies -- annoying, manipulative, or sometimes both -- that need to go away.<p>Always online<p>If you're designing a game for a mobile device, it makes sense that the game is, in fact, mobile. Not every mobile device has internet connectivity -- iPods and …

Mobile Gaming

Microsoft downplays new report of Windows flaw

Researchers say a new variation on an old flaw could allow hackers to steal log-in credentials from users of every version of Windows. Microsoft doesn't seem too worried.<p>Security research firm Cylance says it's found a vulnerability in Windows that could let hackers steal user names and passwords, …

Information Security

Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.<p>The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their …

Why the ad tech industry is consolidating like crazy

If you’ve been paying attention to the ad tech industry in the past two years, you know that a lot has been happening. Let’s take a quick glance at some of the major acquisitions:<p><b>August 2013:</b> <i>Millennial Media acquires Jumptap for $225 million (mostly stock).</i> <b><br>September 2013:</b> <i>Twitter acquires MoPub for</i> …

AdTech

Madonna's Cone Bra turns 25: How this Gaultier lingerie's legacy lingers

1 of 18<p>The Original<p>Madonna birthed a major fashion moment when she performed in a pink cone bra corset in Chiba, Japan, on April 13, 1990—the first …

Windows Phone the fastest growing operating system… when it comes to Porn viewing - MSPoweruser

Pornhub has posted their 2014 year in review, and amongst the many titillating facts there are a few that will get a rise out of Windows Phone …

This is Windows 10’s new browser and dark theme

Things are about to get dark<p>Microsoft is preparing to unveil a new browser in Windows 10, codenamed Spartan, and leaked images are providing an early glimpse at the Internet Explorer successor. Chinese site <i>Cnbeta</i> has published screenshots showing the simple interface of Spartan and the Cortana …

CES is finally over. Here’s everything you missed

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg<p>We expected CES this year to be about connecting everything from watches to toothbrushes to …

Nanotech replaces your torn knee ligament without further pain

As Tom Brady and other athletes can attest, you really, <i>really</i> want to avoid tearing your knee's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). It can't heal up, and the tendon graft used to reconstruct it will likely leave you with permanent pain. Victims may have a much easier time of things if Northwestern …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Didn't get what you want over the holidays? Here are the best smartphones to look at.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider</i> …

10 Web design trends you can expect to see in 2015

Every year, Web design grows and so many awesome things are being published daily. I can only imagine that the best is yet to come in 2015, including many of the trends we predicted for 2014.<p>While many of those ideas and trends will still be around in 2015 (and probably 2016), it’s time to see what …

Intuitive interfaces don’t exist. Why should we use any interface at all, then?

<i>Wojtek Borowicz</i><i>, Community Evangelist at</i> <i>Estimote</i><i>, freelance writer, Internet of Things enthusiast.</i><p>One of the greatest lies of software industry is the so-called <i>intuitive interface</i>. It’s the fad diet of IT world: everyone, from the behemoths of tech to hip startups in the Valley, claims they’ve …

UI Design

Watch A Soft Robot Play Beer Pong

Sure, but how good is it when it's drunk?<p>On a table arrayed with Solo cups is a taste of the future that 2015 brings us. Humanity has taught a robot to play beer pong, a game normally reserved for frat house living rooms or undergrad backyards.<p>Made by Empire Robotics, Versaball is a robotic arm …

Here's What Some Teens Are Using Instead Of Snapchat And Instagram To Share Pictures In Class

They named two of the usual suspects, Snapchat and Instagram. They laughed in my face when I asked what they thought about Facebook. "It's for moms," one explained to me.<p>Insightful, but not out of the ordinary. Then my 13-year-old cousin asked me if I knew what AirDrop was.<p>AirDrop is a feature on …

Social Media

Thunderstrike: The scary vulnerability in your Mac's Thunderbolt port

According to a recent security presentation, attackers could infect Macintosh computers with a special kind of malware using the computer's …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that should point you in the right direction.<p>If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone …

Internet

The Worst Video Games of 2014

Video game developers reached spectacular heights in 2014, creating games that entertained, enlightened, and elevated the medium.<p>These are not those games.<p>These are the losers, the stinkers, the games that wasted the time and money of everyone involved. These games aren’t just boring or buggy, but …

Everyone In Management Is A Programmer

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Adam Evans is the co-founder and CTO of RelateIQ.</i><p>When it comes to the task of finding and nurturing great engineering managers, misunderstandings at startups are all too common. It seems that many people assume great engineers don’t want to “give up” coding to take on leadership …

Driverless cars to be tested in UK

The future of motoring will accelerate into view this year in Bristol, Coventry, Milton Keynes and the London borough of Greenwich.<p>Driverless cars are to be tested in all those locations in trials that will put the UK at the forefront of automated vehicle technology.<p>Government funding of £19m will …

Roads

Strings Is A Messaging App That Will Let You Un-Text Someone

You might be in a panic after re-reading a string of textually explicit novellas you vaguely remember typing at 2 o’clock this morning. While that train wreck likely can’t be undone, all trace of it could have been erased from your phone and anyone else’s if you had shared it using an app called …

Finding The Elusive Big Wisdom In Big Data

You probably already know ‘Big Data’ is top of mind heading into 2015. How could you not? You are hearing about it constantly from vendors and journalists alike (guilty as charged). And you know what that hype says, right? Big data is going to provide all the answers, make your companies run more …

How a company plans to make it snow in Dubai

Snow isn't something you'd usually associate with Dubai, not when summers have an average temperature of 104 degrees F and the coldest of winters is only around 57 degrees. But the Kleindienst Group of real estate developers are positive they can simulate snowfall on the streets -- or at least on …

7 things people hate about your website

<i>This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture</i> …

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Combines Feverish Gameplay With Orignal Canon

“The Kizuna Rush is the biggest change from the previous title."<p>Omega Force’s One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 has taken two giant steps away from …

Oculus is buying a company that brings hands into virtual reality

Right now, the term "virtual reality" still means "headset" for most people. What we should really think when we read "virtual reality" is first-person immersion. The headset -- like Oculus VR's Rift, Sony's Project Morpheus, and Samsung's Gear VR -- is simply the first tool for creating that sense …

Sony's retro gaming paradise celebrates 20 years of PlayStation (pictures)

Come and take a look inside PlayStation's pop-up shop-come-museum, created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the iconic console. The temporary shop, in Bethnal Green, East London, displays a wide range of memorabilia from the past two decades of PlayStation gaming, including this gold PS One, …

Retrogaming