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Report: Nintendo Will Be Releasing 'Free Mini-Games' On Phones

This year looks to be Nintendo's toughest. Nintendo, however, is looking to change that. Respected Japanese newspaper <i>Nikkei</i> reports that within this …

Japanese Newspaper: Nintendo To Release Games On Phones

Change is afoot. For years, Nintendo has operated under the simple philosophy that their games could only be played on their systems, but they may be taking a new tack in the wake of the Wii U’s poor performance. A report in Japanese Newspaper Nikkei (which has had a good track record on predicting …

Microsoft's Twitter account: Don't use our e-mail

In an apparent hacking of the Microsoft News Twitter account, a tweet emerges saying the company sells customer data to the government. The Syrian Electronic Army claims responsibility.<p>Sometimes, irony adorns Twitter like the sugar on a doughnut.<p>On Saturday morning, however, the Microsoft News …

Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

Yes, this is dog: No More Woof aims to translate canine thoughts into human speech

Head over to Indiegogo today and you'll find a particularly wacky (and risky) project bidding for your investment. It's a device that goes by the name of No More Woof, which admittedly sounds like it does horrible things to dogs' vocal cords, but which actually promises something very different. …

Helium-filled hard drives balloon storage space

Nobody seems to much care about hard drives anymore. Whereas we previously waited anxiously for the next doubling in capacity, modern cloud storage and flash memory have turned the old trusty HDD into a neglected backup artist. And yet, all those photos and videos you upload to "the cloud" actually …

Mexico's lower house of Congress approves new taxes on junk food

MEXICO CITY — It may soon cost more to get fat in Mexico.<p>New taxes on high-calorie junk food and sugary drinks were approved by Mexico’s lower house of<p>Congressin a marathon 18-hour session that ended Friday morning. They are part of a broader package of taxes and other fiscal changes proposed by …

Nexus 5 listing appears in the Play Store, teases 16GB for $349

We still haven't heard anything official about Google's next Nexus phone, but tonight some people are already seeing the Nexus 5 as an option in the Play Store. Just among our editors, some see the outgoing Nexus 4 while others get the result shown after the break, with a 16GB (from the link in the …

Apple’s claims about the security of its iMessage service might not be totally true

Remember when Apple said it couldn’t read your iMessages? It turns out that isn’t necessarily true.<p>Apple, it appears, <i>could potentially</i> read texts sent via its iMessaging service, according to a presentation given by security researchers at Quarkslab on Thursday (Oct. 17) titled “How Apple Can Read …

Asteroid 2013 TV135: doomsday again (yawn)

Head for the hills (although that won't save you). A number of lurid internet headlines today are heavily hinting at doom in 2032 because a 410-metre-wide asteroid could hit the Earth.<p>If it does, the reports say, it could create an explosion 50 times greater than the biggest nuclear bomb ever …

Piracy site IsoHunt to shut down and pay $110m

<b>IsoHunt, a popular website offering BitTorrents of mostly pirated material, is to shut down following a court settlement.</b><p>The site's owner, Canadian Gary Fung, has agreed to pay $110m (£68m) to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).<p>MPAA chairman Chris Dodd said the move was a "major step …

How Apple's iOS 7 Changes Everything For App Designers

If you are a mobile <i>developer</i> getting to know what’s new in iOS 7, you’ve actually got it fairly easy. It’s the mobile <i>designers</i> who are banging their heads against the wall.<p>Everything app designers knew about the look and feel of iOS has basically been tossed out the window in iOS 7. Buttons no …

Facebook Is In Talks To Acquire Waze For Up To $1 Billion

Facebook is in the final stages of negotiation with crowd-sourced traffic and navigation app maker Waze for an Instagram-sized acquisition of the Israeli company, reports local business publication Calcalist.<p>According to Calcalist reporter Assaf Gilad, who has a track record of getting things like …

Caesars Palace confirms ban on Google Glass-wearing gamblers

World famous Las Vegas casino Caesars Palace has confirmed that patrons won't be allowed to wear Google Glass when gambling. Previous statements had indicated that the heads-up display would be permitted on the casino floor as long as it wasn't being used to film. However, in a statement to <i>The …

Russia and US agree to hold Syria conference

<b>Russia and the US have agreed to work towards convening an international conference to find a political solution to the conflict in Syria.</b><p>Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Secretary of State John Kerry announced it would follow on from an Action Group for Syria meeting in Geneva last June.<p>Mr Kerry …

PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES 2 Teaser Trailer - It Really is About Time

Tom Cruise Officially Signs on for MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5

CIA Official Breaks Silence on UFOs (+Video)

WASHINGTON—In a gripping testimonial, an ailing former member of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has talked via video for the first time …

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Senate gives go-ahead on Internet sales tax

The Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that – if it passes – will allow states to get sales tax from online retailers, has not been without its fair …