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Enterprise Mobile Apps Pay The Most Yet Attract Few Developers

A recent survey by Vision Mobile found that just 16% of worldwide developers are building mobile apps for enterprises, despite this market being the most lucrative of all to serve. Their recent global study of 10,000 developers across over 130 nations is the basis of the free downloadable report, …

Coalition hints British company likely to build air warfare destroyers

The Abbott government appears to be laying the ground for the British defence giant BAE Industries to take the lead on an $8.5bn contract to build air warfare destroyers.<p>The defence minister, David Johnston, told the ABC on Wednesday that no decision had yet been made to sideline the ASC – …

Privacy fears as Australian surveillance laws are dragged into the digital era

Special report: How will police and security services monitor our communications? Will they be allowed to mine metadata? Will it be regulated? Key questions as parliament reshapes outdated laws<p>One of Australia’s key laws governing surveillance – the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) …

This is the most ambitious game in the universe

Summon up every great space-exploration fantasy of the past century — from mining exotic planets in uncharted space to watching attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion — and convert that compendium of awesome into a game of unprecedented size and scale. That, in rough terms, is the …

Gamer globe: The top 100 countries by 2014 game revenue

There are 7.2 billion people on this planet, 2.97 billion of which have web access. Of those, 1.8 billion are gamers, and they’ll spend $82 billion in 2014 on Clash of Clans, FIFA 2014, and millions of other games.<p>The spendiest group? The Japanese, with average annual spend of $120 each.<p>Gaming …

The Navy Wants To Fire Its Ridiculously Strong Railgun From The Ocean

They want to test firing it from a ship in 2016, and again in 2018.<p>In 2016, the U.S. Navy is going to test a railgun—a weapon that can repeatedly launch a projectile at more than 5,000 MPH—from a boat. In 2018, they're going to do it again. And in the 2020s, the Navy is going to figure out just …

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These are the best student-made games of 2013, according to IGF

Independent Games Festival (IGF) organizers have announced the winners of the 12th annual Student Showcase, highlighting the eight best student-produced games of 2013.<p>The winners include pattern-puzzle game Engare from students at NHTV University of Applied Science, as well as Museum of Simulation …

18-Foot Oarfish Livens Up A 'Leisurely Snorkel' In California

A snorkeler off the coast of California found more than she bargained for on the ocean floor Sunday, when she saw the large eyes of an 18-foot fish staring back at her. It turned out to be a dead oarfish, a mysterious creature known to live in waters thousands of feet deep.<p>The discovery at the …