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  • Pebble is working with Apple to prevent Pebble app rejections

    Good news for Pebble and iOS users: Pebble has just posted on Reddit that it is working with Apple to make sure that rejections like this will no longer happen.…
  • How photography was optimized for white skin color

    As mentioned earlier, in film photography, color balance has a lot to do with the chemical composition of the film. For many decades, color film in the United States was calibrated to highlight Caucasian skin tones. This was the most fundamental problem. With…
  • MenuetOS 0.99.98 released

    An update for an actual alternative operating system from the good old days of yore. Yes, it still happens. MenuetOS 0.99.98 has been released, with "MediaPlayer demo, Updated 3DS viewer, Midiplayer, FTP". Here's some of the settings to help you on your way in…
  • Comcast plans to drop Time Warner Cable deal

    Thu 5:40pm
    Comcast Corp. is planning to walk away from its proposed $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc., people with knowledge of the matter said, after meeting with opposition from U.S. regulators.…
  • Will the Apple Watch apps be any good?

    Thu 3:50pm
    The trouble is, no one really knows what makes a good Watch app yet. Apple can hand guidelines to developers, but even it doesn't know for certain how people are going to want to use the watch. Developers almost have to code for it, though - waiting means…
  • The new releases of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, etc. are now available

    Thu 3:33pm
    The new Ubuntu, Kubuntu, etc. are now available and include the change to systemd as the init system, new versions of LibreOffice, Firefox, Chromium, etc. The big change in Kubuntu is KDE Plasma 5 as the default desktop, and also KDE Applications 14.12.
  • "Apple now rejecting applications with Pebble support"

    Thu 10:43am
    In what is surely to surprise no one, and in what will surely be waved away by the usual people, Apple seems to be rejecting applications from the iOS App Store that mention "Pebble".…
  • A new documentary asks: will e-sports ever go mainstream?

    Wed 5:50pm
    A work-in-progress cut of All Work All Play, a documentary that focuses on the rise of e-sports and some of the best competitive teams in the world, just premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival. All Work All Play profiles a few professional League of Legends…
  • GCC 5.1 released

    Wed 5:46pm
    GCC 5.1 has been released, and you can browse through the changes, improvements, new features, updates, and fixes. I feel no shame in admitting that compilers go way, way over my head, so I can't make much sense of all this.
  • Google announces its virtual carrier program

    Wed 2:37pm
    Google just officially announced its virtual carrier, Google Fi. The pricing:…
  • Twitter details new measures to combat abuse

    Tue 6:50pm
    We believe that users must feel safe on Twitter in order to fully express themselves. As our General Counsel Vijaya Gadde explained last week in an opinion piece for the Washington Post, we need to ensure that voices are not silenced because people are afraid…
  • BlackBerry Leap review

    Tue 6:40pm
    At the end of the day, BlackBerry needed to make this device happen, even if fans are screaming from the rooftops that they want a high-end all-touch device. Despite whether or not you personally decide to pick one up, the BlackBerry Leap is a pretty solid and…
  • Sony's Xperia Z4 is the flagship nobody asked for

    Tue 6:37pm
    Let's talk about the Sony Xperia Z4. The Japanese electronics giant announced the latest in its line of premium Z-series smartphones recently for its home market. And it's fair to say the popular reaction to the device has fallen somewhere between bewilderment…
  • From Metro to Microsoft Design Language 2

    Tue 2:41pm
    When Microsoft releases Windows 10 later this year, it will come with a new design language which has slowly been uncovered with the latest builds of Windows 10 for phones. One member of the Windows community has put together a massive guide that shows the…
  • John Oliver: patents

    Tue 2:36pm
    For inventors, patents are an essential protection against theft. But when patent trolls abuse the system by stockpiling patents and threatening lawsuits, businesses are forced to shell out tons of money.…