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Razer debuts the most advanced gaming laptops ever

With my nose inches from the screen, I could barely see the pixels.<p>As Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan looked on, I gazed at the crisp screen on the newest Razer Blade model, a supercharged gaming laptop Razer announced Wednesday. The 3,200-by-1,800 pixel touchscreen display held up even from absurdly close …

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

How did a chain-smoking geek from Hanoi design the viral hit Flappy Bird - and why did he walk away?<p>Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who …

Vietnam

Super Mario Bros. on Four Monitors

You don't need to scroll. Just move your eyes. Twitter user <b>Morikuma_Works</b>, an engineer in Japan, made good use of extra monitors by showing the …

These Nintendo Illustrations to Highlight The Wii U Difference are Just Too Good

It's little secret that Nintendo will be aiming to up its game, in territories all around the world, in selling the Wii U concept to the masses. We …

The NSA reportedly poses as Facebook to spread malware

After failing to infect targets with malware in spam emails, the U.S. National Security Agency has reportedly turned to Facebook.<p>According to a report by The Intercept, the NSA “disguises itself as a fake Facebook server” to perform “man-in-the-middle” and “man-on-the-side” attacks and spread …

Satellites join search for missing plane

Satellites have joined the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, joining 42 ships and 39 aircraft deployed in an "unprecedented" search for the missing airliner.<p>The move came after China requested activation of the so-called International Charter on Space and Major Disasters, an …

Titanfall Lands On Xbox One And PCs

Titanfall, one of the most anticipated gaming titles for 2014, has officially landed on Xbox One.<p>Microsoft welcomed the game in an event at SXSW tonight. Given the hype surrounding Titanfall and its exclusivity to Microsoft platforms, it’s vital that Microsoft is able to market its quality and …

Lovely Rolls Out Automated Rent-Payments

Lovely, the <b>US-only</b> app that helps you find your dream apartment, has announced it’s introducing a new automated rent-payment feature for the Web, iOS and Android.<p>Indeed<i>,</i> the <i>Pay with Lovely</i> feature should go some way towards separating it from the pack, given you can now search, apply AND pay …

Microsoft OneDrive for iOS review

<b>The Good</b> <b>Microsoft OneDrive</b> for iOS has a sleek interface for browsing your files and offers tight integration for Microsoft Office subscribers.<p><b>The Bad</b> There is no password protection in the app. Photo backup features are automatic and don't ask permission.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> OneDrive is a solid cloud …

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Samsung’s smartwatch rumored to be Google-free—and it’s a sign of things to come

Sources tell USA Today that Samsung is going to make a very public break with Google and its Android mobile operating system at this year’s Mobile World Congress, between Feb. 24 and 27 in Barcelona. If the anonymously-sourced rumor proves true, Samsung will announce that its much-maligned Galaxy …

Mobile

How playing Titanfall's campaign twice gives context to multiplayer

<i>Titanfall</i> is a game built to thrive online, pitting humans and machines against each other in multiplayer battle, but that doesn't mean that developer Respawn Entertainment tossed aside the game's story. <i>Titanfall</i> will include a campaign designed to be played twice and tell its story from both sides …

Reader Discussion: How Do You Feel About Franchise Hand-Offs?

by TheDarkestLink Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 07:41 PM<p>I think that when a studio is doing a stellar job like Rocksteady was, why hand the series …

The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Gaming

From bringing a television production schedule to the video game industry to turning preservation into a noble and profitable business, these are the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Gaming.<p>1. Telltale Games<p><b>For bringing a television production schedule to the video game industry.</b> Game …

Titanfall's Bots are a Problem Thanks to Insufficient Max Player Count

<i>Titanfall</i> has bots. More specifically, <i>Titanfall</i>​ has bots that behave a bit like creeps in a MOBA. They're called minions, and they serve as little …

What Americans Don't Know About Science

On a recent survey, just 74 percent of Americans said that the Earth revolves around the sun.<p>Every two years, the National Science Foundation releases a report on the state of science in the U.S. and around the world. It includes survey data for how Americans answer basic scientific questions such …

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

Google deems Android ready for more Chromecast apps, lets the floodgates open

With Google's latest update to Play Services, it shouldn't be long before the Chromecast section of its app store gets a little more lively. Now that the Android SDK has support for the HDMI dongle baked in, developers can add the functionality to virtually any app they want, at-will. Google opened …

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FORTUNE — Here’s a question, privacy hounds: Is the video-surveillance system that blankets Manhattan from Midtown to the Battery, river to river, really not so different from an earlier anti-crime innovation, street lights? That’s what Richard Daddario, deputy commissioner for counterterrorism …

Could Android apps save Windows Phone?

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon<p>Microsoft(s msft) is seriously considering the idea to bring Android(s goog) apps to Windows Phone, …

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Travel

Valentine’s Day is potentially bigger than Christmas for mobile gaming

Many gamers are spending Valentine’s Day with their true loves: their smartphones.<p>It looks like Feb. 14 is the new king of mobile-gaming holidays. Consumers are spending more time with mobile games on Valentine’s Day than they do on Christmas, according to Animal Voyage and Campus Life developer …

Here's Conan O'Brien's Vision For Microsoft If He Was Named Its CEO

Late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien is a tad disappointed that he wasn’t selected to become Microsoft’s next CEO — then again, he was never really up for consideration anyway. In a post on LinkedIn today, the comedian shed some insight into what a possible Conan reign at the software company …

Leaked image might reveal Galaxy S5 design

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Sonny Dickson<p>Mobile World Congress is less than two weeks away, but Samsung might have nothing new to show by then if …

Mobile World Congress

Xbox One will get multiplayer tweaks and headset accessories ahead of 'Titanfall' release

Early March update improves party chat and friends list features<p>As an Xbox One system update rolls out later than expected this week, Microsoft has revealed more details on the multiplayer-focused improvements coming to the console next month. The Xbox One has come in for criticism over certain UI …

Oakland: the city that told Google to get lost

Highly paid employees are pushing up rents near the tech giant's California headquarters, forcing locals out and destroying communities, say activists. Now Oakland's residents are fighting back – hard. But are they too late?<p>• Oakland: from gritty to gentrified – in pictures<p>If pushing your enemy …

The 16 Most Interesting Things To Come Out Of Bill Gates' Reddit AMA

Everything from the name of Warren Buffett's plane to what kind of computer he uses. He replied to an "ask me anything" thread for a few hours today.<p>When Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates speaks, people tend to listen — more so these days as he is taking an increasingly …

'Flappy Bird' Creator Follows Through, Game Removed From App Stores

If you didn’t think he’d actually do it, you were wrong. Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen followed through with his promise to remove the game from app stores, and as his 22 hour deadline passed, the game was indeed taken down from Apple's iOS store and the Android/Google Play marketplace.<p>I’ll …

After 5 Rejections, Apple Accepts App That Tracks U.S. Drone Strikes

Persistence, it turns out, does pay off. After rejecting it five times, Apple has finally approved an app that tracks every U.S. drone strike and …

'Flappy Bird' Creator Says He's Taking The Game Down

In a bizarre turn of events, the Vietnamese creator of the maddeningly difficult #1 Android and Apple iOS game Flappy Bird is saying that he’s taking the game down within the next day.<p>Developer Dong Nguyen announced the decision on Twitter just a few hours ago:<p><i>“I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22</i> …