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  • 'Cyber is just pounding me from every direction'

    Fri 11:53am
    Texas representative John Carter, chairman of the subcommittee on Homeland Security appropriations, and who sits on various other defense-related subcommittees, is hearing about cyber a lot these days. As he put it, "cyber is just pounding me from every…
  • GNOME 3.16, Builder released

    Fri 11:49am
    GNOME 3.16 brings a brand new notification system and updated calendar design, which helps you to easily keep track of what’s happened, and includes useful information like world times and event reminders. Other features include overlaid scrollbars,…
  • After a hit game, indie developers struggle to replicate success

    Thu 7:04pm
    Bithell has become one of a growing number of prominent indie game developers known by name after releasing a hit game. New platforms like Steam and iOS have made it easier than ever for a single developer to create a successful game, and sometimes those games…
  • Microsoft rebrands Universal apps as "Windows apps"

    Thu 6:59pm
    In the beginning there was the word, and the word was Metro. And then it was Windows 8-style. And then it was Modern. And then it was Windows Store. And then it was Universal. And today, Microsoft has decreed that henceforth these apps - which are all…
  • A three rotor Enigma machine wrist watch

    Thu 6:56pm
    This is one of the most satisfying projects I have done I think. Mainly because this is a real device and something so historically important. It is a fully functioning Enigma machine you can wear on your wrist. This is a three rotor Enigma machine as used by…
  • I tried to live with a high-end feature phone

    Thu 1:44pm
    The feature phone. Still big in Japan. Still being sold in the millions. Still relevant, though? And does it even matter what a 30-something tech writer at a Western tech site thinks? Japan's large elderly population - people who haven't even heard of Angry…
  • AnandTech review: the ASUS Zenbook UX305

    Wed 6:50pm
    AnandTech reviews the ASUS Zenbook UX305.…
  • Chinese manufacturers are trying to kill the smartphone bezel

    Wed 6:34pm
    I remember a time when I didn't know - or care - what a bezel was. Now, thanks to the efforts of Chinese smartphone manufacturers, I may be able to forget about this component all together. (If you don't already know, it's the metal or plastic bit that…
  • HTC can't get no respect

    Wed 4:13pm
    Like the late American comedian Rodney Dangerfield, HTC is a company suffering from a chronic lack of respect. The Taiwanese phone maker has a pedigree of mobile innovation rivaling that of Nokia and Apple, but last week it had to change its CEO amid…
  • Google will implement Pointer Events in Blink after all

    Wed 4:04pm
    The Pointer Events API is a low-level input API for mouse, touch and stylus introduced by IE. Pointer Events extends the MouseEvent model while offering a replacement for all uses of Mouse and Touch events. Based on the feedback we've received, and the…
  • Fear of Apple

    Tue 8:19pm
    There is an unfortunate climate of fear in the software community today. It is primarily in ephemeral video interviews and podcasts that we get any semblance of coherent criticism and even then it is reticent. Worse than the fact that this criticism is…
  • An introduction of library operating system for Linux

    Tue 8:14pm
    Our objective is to build the kernel network stack as a shared library that can be linked to by userspace programs to provide network stack personalization and testing facilities, and allow researchers to more easily simulate complex network topologies of…
  • Microsoft releases Windows 10 SDK preview

    Mon 3:56pm
    Microsoft is now allowing developers to create apps for Windows 10. While the software maker is planning to release its operating system some time in the summer, developers can start getting used to the available tools today. Windows 10's apps will run across…
  • Samsung, Dell, others to ship Microsoft Office on Android tablets

    Mon 2:59pm
    Earlier today, we announced an expanded global partnership with Samsung to deliver Microsoft mobile productivity services to both consumer and business customers. Building on that news, I’m pleased to share that we’ve also expanded strategic…
  • 'Partnering with Adobe on new contributions to our web platform'

    Mon 2:52pm
    In recent releases, we've talked often about our goal to bring the team and technologies behind our web platform closer to the community of developers and other vendors who are also working to move the Web forward. This has been a driving motivation behind our…