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Pushbullet Channel Added To IFTTT With Plenty Of Pre-Made Recipes And Almost Unlimited Possibilities

The core functionality of IFTTT is simple but powerful – if this certain thing happens, then do this other thing. You can use RSS feed updates, …

Google Launches App Store for Docs and Sheets

Google is rolling out an online marketplace for third-party apps on Google Drive, the company announced Thursday.<p>The apps, which Google is calling …

This detailed map of the Internet is a work of art (pictures)

Slovakian amateur graphic designer Martin Vargic has created one of the most impressively nerdy works of art I've seen in some time. This remarkably detailed, clever, and creative map of the Internet illustrates the virtual globe in a painstakingly comprehensive way. Vargic gave Crave permission to …

Kim Dotcom’s Baboom Looks Like A Modern-Day Myspace

Kim Dotcom of Megaupload fame (or, rather, infamy) and file-sharing service Mega has today offered a sneak peek of his latest project, music service Baboom, which was previously known as Megabox. The site is scheduled to open its doors in late 2014, but this “soft launch” serves as a way for users …

PewDiePie was the king of YouTube with 1.3bn views in second half of 2013

Swedish gamer Felix Kjellberg – aka PewDiePie – had the most-watched YouTube channel in the second half of 2013, racking up 1.28bn views on Google's video service.<p>Kjellberg ended the year with 19.9m subscribers on YouTube, but in the first three weeks of January 2014 that total has increased to …

Baboom is a Music Stream Service From Kim Dotcom

Kim Dotcom‘s new music streaming service — Baboom — is still to go live, but the Mega CEO has given us a look at what is in store after releasing a limited preview that features none other than him, and his first-ever album ‘Good Times’.<p>Dotcom has described the service as a combination of Spotify …

Kim Dotcom previews new music streaming site with his own europop album

Kim Dotcom has done it again. Two years after he rented a bunch of musicians (including Will.i.am) to promote his doomed Megaupload service, he's turned to a group of presumably more affordable artist<i>s</i> to support his next project, Baboom. The music streaming site launched in preview mode today, …

Latest Chrome update brings Chrome OS to Windows 8’s Start Screen

Back in October, Google unveiled a refreshed version of the Chrome browser’s metro/modern mode, bringing an experience that was essentially like running Chrome OS within Windows 8.<p>At the time we noted that while it had a few minor differences, the new Chrome UI featured the same Windows-like …

How console add-ons have changed the face of gaming - ExtremeTech

By on January 1, 2014 at 11:02 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Add-ons for video game consoles …

Retrogaming

Intel announces dual-core PC the size of an SD card

During CES 2014, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has announced a new tiny PC from Intel called Edison. The “full Pentium class PC” fits into the case of a SD card and comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 (aka Bluetooth low energy). The amazingly small development board is part of Intel’s drive to offer a …

Wearable Tech

Toshiba’s 5-in-1 concept laptop/tablet may one day dual-boot Android and Windows 8

Michael Kan / IDG News Service<p>Now that Intel has confirmed its processors will support dual Android/Windows 8 devices, such as the Transformer Book Duet laptop/tablet Asus unveiled at CES 2014, we may see even more similar devices in the near future, from a variety of companies.<p>Toshiba unveiled at …

CES

Paranoid Android updates Halo design to suit Android 4.4 KitKat needs

After releasing its first KitKat-based AOSPA4+ ROM on Christmas Eve, Paranoid Android is back with more Android 4.4-related stuff, as the team has updated its Halo design for Google’s latest mobile operating system.<p>The Paranoid Android team hinted on Google+ that a new experience will be followed …

Android News

Huawei unveils its own Android-powered micro-console, the Huawei Tron

Although Android gaming has yet to truly take off the way that companies like OUYA had probably hoped it would, we are still in the early days of the micro-console’s evolution and it’s still too early to say that the idea doesn’t have merit.<p>With that in mind, Huawei has been showing off its very …

Why Nintendo doesn’t stand a chance in China

Nintendo’s stock has soared on news that China is moving to end its 14-year-old ban on foreign-made video-game consoles. But don’t believe the hype. Nintendo doesn’t have what the country’s gamers are looking for these days.<p>The ban on consoles was originally put in place for fear that the …

LG Chromebase hands on: More room to work but at what cost?

The LG Chromebase is making an appearance this year’s CES but it’s not easy to find. I did track it down in LG’s massive show floor booth; actually I …

Alima Aims To Tell You When Your Air Is Harmful – And Prevent It From Ever Getting There

French company and 2014 Hardware Battlefield contestant Alima thinks people want to know what makes up the air they breathe, and they previously launched a successful Indiegogo campaign to prove that it is indeed something consumers want. Once known as AirBoxLab, the Paris startup ran an Indiegogo …

CoinyeCoin launches early despite legal threat

<b>The developers of a new virtual currency originally called "Coinye West" have launched it despite receiving a legal threat from the celebrity who inspired its name.</b><p>Musician Kanye West's lawyer had sent them a cease and desist letter saying: "Consumers are likely to mistakenly believe that Mr West …

Cryptocurrency

LinkedIn sues to stop bots that are stealing its user profiles

Professional network LinkedIn(s lnkd) is fighting off shady competitors that are using bots to vacuum up hundreds of thousands of its user profiles …

New Country For Sony, Microsoft And Nintendo: China Lifts Game Console Ban

The Chinese government has temporarily lifted its ban on video game consoles, reports the BBC, opening the door for machines like Microsoft's Xbox One, Sony's PS4, and Nintendo's Wii U. Consoles will have to be made within Shanghai’s free trade zone, and undergo inspection by …

How the NSA nearly destroyed the internet

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and the other tech titans have had to fight for their lives against their own government. An exclusive look inside their …

Popular and profitable, Plex wants to double down on personal media

Plex has long been associated with movies and TV shows that people rip from DVDs, record from TV or maybe even download from torrent sites. But as …

More Hot Stuff from CES in Pictures

Run from Zombies with the Race Yourself Google Glass App

Fitness apps seem like a perfect fit for Google Glass, given that the head-mounted computer is devoid of wires and requires a minimal amount of input from your digits.<p>Race Yourself is a promising piece of Glassware that, using augmented reality, gives you an avatar to compete against in the real …

Why Sony's PS4 Is Crushing Microsoft's Xbox One In Sales So Far

I’m the first to admit when I’m wrong, and when Microsoft came out and said they sold 3M Xboxes in January, I said Sony would follow with their own numbers soon after. While I was right on that point, I was sorely mistaken thinking the two totals would be “pretty close.”<p>As we now know, Sony sold a …

This Tech-Infused Bed Is So Much Better Than Your Bed You’ll Wonder Why You Even Bother Sleeping

If you’re going to spend a cool eight grand on a bed, said bed might as well come with all the bells and whistles. And believe me, this bed comes …

Google Releases Branding Guidelines For Glass™

Do you cringe when you hear people talk about Google <i>Glasses</i>? So does Google, it seems. The company today released a set of branding guidelines for its developers to clarify how they can use the Glass™ icon and brand name in their products.<p><b>Update</b>: <i>looks like the guidelines were actually on the Glass</i> …

New malware roosting place: Inside your SD Card?

Security researchers have found a way to hack SD Cards, the most common form of flash-memory cards used to store data mobile phones and digital cameras, and run software that intercepts data.<p>Andrew "bunnie" Huang and Sean "xobs" Cross disclosed the approach Sunday in a blog post and talk at the …