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Satellite looking into missing Malaysia flight detects 'suspected crash area'

A Chinese satellite probing the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 "observed a suspected crash area at sea," a Chinese government agency said -- a potentially pivotal lead into what thus far has been a frustrating, fruitless search.<p>China's State Administration for Science, …

This Is Why It Feels Like Apple Stopped Innovating Three Years Ago

He'd say that once, when he was a kid, he was reading a science magazine and he found an article ranking animals by the efficiency of their movements.<p>At the top of the list, there were cheetahs and hawks. Way down at the bottom, there were humans — relatively slow on their two legs.<p>But then Jobs …

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Vast waters hide clues in hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight

The mysteries surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and the true identities of some of its passengers, are as deep as the southeast Asian waters where multinational search teams are searching for the jet.<p>Navies from two of Malaysia's neighbors were pursuing new leads as …

Yik Yak anonymous message board app causes uproar at schools

A smart phone app that allows users to post messages anonymously is coming under fire for fostering cyberbullying, leading to at least two juvenile arrests, school phone-use bans and several campus lockdowns.<p>Scrutiny of the 4-month-old Yik Yak app for Android and Apple devices has spread from the …

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Codacy: Automated Code-Checking for Coders

Codacy launched in private beta back in November, offering developers a code review tool that automatically monitors patterns to unearth potentially problematic code further down the line. And today, Codacy is shedding its beta tags and launching to the public.<p>Since launch, more than 1,300 …

The Most In-Demand Tech Skills: Why Java And The Classics Ruled 2013

If you’re a Java developer, chances are you did pretty well for yourself in 2013.<p>At least, that’s according to statistics from Stack Overflow. Thousands of companies use the website’s Careers 2.0 search in order to find job applicants with specific developer skills each year. In 2013 Java took the …

Asus rides the 2nd Wave of 802.11ac atop its new Wi-Fi router

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Asus unveiled a new 802.11ac router at CES in Las Vegas on Sunday. I know, big whoop right? The newest and fastest Wi-Fi …

Code.org: 2 Weeks And 600M+ Lines Of Code Later, 20M Students Have Learned An “Hour Of Code”

Less than a year ago, brothers Hadi Partovi and Ali Partovi launched Code.org to help advocate for computer science in the U.S. and increase participation in STEM education by making these subjects more available in schools and classrooms around the country. Today, it seems that what started as a …

Ragnarok Online arrives on Steam as a free-to-play title

Massively multiplayer online role-playing game, <i>Ragnarok Online</i>, is now available as a free-to-play title on Steam for Windows PC.<p>The game features PVE and PVP components and hosts bi-weekly Guild vs. Guild events. The game jams in all of the content from the past decade as well as the newer maps, …

Apple iPad mini 2 With Retina Display Announced: Everything You Need To Know

Some doubted whether Apple would indeed come through with the iPad mini 2 this year, but thanks to today’s official announcement at the special press …

Apple iPad Air Announced: Features, Release Date, Price

If techies ruled national holidays, today would be known as "iPad day," and for a good while now, we’ve been looking forward to the grand unveiling …

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Health and Fitness Tips From the NFL

10 NFL Training Secrets You Should Steal<p>This football season, add a few NFL training secrets to your workout<p>We’re not talking about carbo-loading like a linebacker, but there are definitely some health and fitness tips you can rip out of the NFL playbook. On any given game day, there are an average …

Comfortable Sleep for Two

Is two a crowd? Resist the urge to send him packing to the couch. "Sleeping in a pose that lets you both stay comfortable and also allows for body contact helps strengthen your bond," says Evany Thomas, author of <i>The Secret Language of Sleep: A Couple's Guide.</i> She suggests these four sleeping …

Return Of The $750 Gaming PC Build: Now With Blu-Ray, Modular PSU, Double The SSD Storage

In April I posted an article titled “How To Build A Powerful Gaming PC For $750 — SSD And Operating System Included.” In less than three months it has attracted a shocking amount of views and inspired throngs of readers to wade into the exciting waters of PC gaming. Hundreds of you built that …

Fez 2 shuns Xbox One

<b>Developer Phil Fish of Polytron has confirmed that Fez 2 will not be coming to the Xbox One over Microsoft's refusal to allow indie developers to</b> …

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Siri takes initiative to learn how to pronounce names in iOS 7

When Siri first launched, many users found lots of names were pronounced incorrectly and couldn’t do much beyond adding phonetic spellings manually for each contact. With iOS 7, it appears that Siri can now take initiative for learning proper pronunciations.<p>As discovered by <i>9to5Mac</i> reader RY, Siri …

IGN Presents the History of Final Fantasy

We take a look back at 26 years of crystals, chocobos, and guys named Cid.<p>Final Fantasy is the longest swan song of all time. It was never meant to …

NSA fears spark traffic surge on DuckDuckGo search engine

Media coverage of the US National Security Agency's Prism electronic surveillance program, as well as wider publicity for online privacy issues, is …

gTar opens up iOS and Javascript SDK, adds Ableton Live compatibility

It's been a while since we've heard anything out of the gTar camp -- nearly half a year in fact, when the company announced pre-orders the week of CES. This morning the Kickstarted instrument manufacturer broke the silence by announcing that it'll be opening up its SDK for both iOS and Javascript, …

Steve Jobs expected to be forgotten by history

In a previously unseen video clip from 1994, in between his gigs at Apple, Jobs says he expected his life's work to be obsolete by now.<p>In 1994, while at Next, Steve Jobs gave a 20-minute interview to the Silicon Valley Historical Association (SVHA) in which he spoke about his legacy. Interestingly, …

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Microsoft Finally Offers To Pay Hackers For Security Bugs With $100,000 Bounty

For years, Microsoft has refused to offer financial rewards to researchers who tell the company about security flaws in its software, even as Google and Facebook have ratcheted up their so-called “bug bounty” programs. Now the software giant has suddenly changed its mind–and it’s even offering even …

PS4 effectively forces you to get PS Plus... but that's a good thing

After Sony’s E3 press conference, PlayStation fans have only one thing to complain about: Multiplayer gaming will no longer be free on PlayStation 4. …

David Karp Speaks: Here's Why I Sold Tumblr To Yahoo

"I was not expecting to sell the company this year," 26-year-old Karp told Charlie Rose on an interview that aired Thursday.<p>He had been working with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on a partnership deal for months, since November, he said.<p>So Mayer had to sell him on the idea that Yahoo should, instead, buy …

The Last of Us live-action web series tribute launches first episode

Production company Manifest Film released the first episode of its web series inspired by the fungal-apocalyptic world of Naughty Dog's <i>The Last of Us</i>.<p><i>What Remains</i> is set 10 years after the fungal outbreak that turns human into the Infected and 10 years before the events of The Last of Us.<p>The series …

How to buy headphones

When buying a headphone these days people typically debate the style of headphone they want (in-ear, on-ear, around-ear) whether to go wired or wireless (or even totally wireless) and whether to opt for such extra features as active noise-cancellation to help muffle ambient noise. Oh, and then …

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