30 September 2014

Spending on mergers, acquisitions approaches year 2000's boom levels

Spending on mergers, acquisitions approaches year 2000's boom levelsA record third quarter sees 2014 on track to hit almost $500 billion in M&A spending, says a research firm, not far from 2000's nearly $600 billion.>


30 September 2014

76 of 79 deceased NFL players' brains had evidence of degenerative disease

76 of 79 deceased NFL players' brains had evidence of degenerative diseaseNew data from the United States' largest repository of human brain samples has shown that an overwhelming majority of NFL players who submitted their brains for analysis after their death suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The Department of Veterans Affairs' brain repository, based in Massachusetts, found that 76 of 79 former pro players had evidence of the condition, which can be caused by repeated head trauma. The brains were submitted for study after death


30 September 2014

Apple's Shellshock patch for Macs is incomplete, says security researcher

Apple's Shellshock patch for Macs is incomplete, says security researcherApple just released a patch for Shellshock, a bug that could give hackers access to Macintosh computers, but a security specialist says Apple fixed only two out of three security holes.>


30 September 2014

Bloomberg: Apple's splashing gold paint on the iPad too

Bloomberg: Apple's splashing gold paint on the iPad too


30 September 2014

Slim smartphone zoom is one step closer

Oppo's Find 7 comes with a 13-megapixel camera and features a Super Zoom function -- it takes 10 burst shots and combines the best four into a "super" 50-megapixel picture. This gives you more detail in your picture, but it does take a while for the phone to do the processing.New technology from DynaOptics promises to deliver optical zoom to smartphones without the need for a protruding lens element.>


30 September 2014

Amazon, Disney appear close to settling dispute over movies: WSJ

A part of the signage at the main gate of The Walt Disney Co. is pictured in Burbank(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc  appears to be close to settling a nearly two-month dispute with Walt Disney Co during which Amazon stopped offering Disney DVDs for preorder, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Upcoming Disney DVD releases including "Guardians," "Maleficent," "Million Dollar Arm," "Planes: Fire and Rescue" and "The 100-Foot Journey" were back on Amazon last week, the WSJ said, citing a person with knowledge about the issue. ...


30 September 2014

Assassin's Creed Identity offers first RPG experience for iOS

UbisoftUbisoft has launched a new Assassin's Creed for iOS, touting it as the first in which users can create, develop and customise their (exclusively male) assassins.>


30 September 2014

Stationary bike MMO lets you race against the world without leaving home

Stationary bike MMO lets you race against the world without leaving home


30 September 2014

Netflix takes aim at the theatrical window

In this image released by Netflix, Michelle Yeoh appears in a scene from"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend," which will premiere on Netflix and in selected global IMAX theaters on Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Netflix, Rico Torres)Hollywood's carefully controlled system of movie rollouts is officially under siege. Windowing — the practice of opening a movie first in theaters and then in other stages of home video, streaming and ...


30 September 2014

Psychic Uri Geller says he can bend iPhones with his mind

Did Uri Geller really cause this iPhone to bend?The famed Israel psychic has a theory on why some iPhones bend, and he's out to prove it. Hint: it doesn't involve the phones' grade of aluminum.>


30 September 2014

The Wu-Tang Clan is selling its new album inside a $79.99 speaker

The Wu-Tang Clan is selling its new album inside a $79.99 speakerIn a world where Neil Young is trying to sell an MP3 player for $399, and Taylor Swift sees selfies as a form of currency, the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA wants to sell the group's latest album inside a portable speaker. The legendary rap group has partnered with speaker company Boombotix to come up with a wearable speaker that has eight of the songs from Wu-Tang's upcoming album, A Better Tomorrow included, along with an exclusive bonus track. The entire package will actually be available in November before the album is released. If there's one catch to all this, it's that only 1,000 of the $79.99 speakers are being sold through Boombotix's site, with another 2,000 that will be sold in Zumiez stores (yes, that Zumiez).


30 September 2014

You can finally buy Motorola’s beautiful Moto 360 smartwatch again

You can finally buy Motorola’s beautiful Moto 360 smartwatch againThe only watch that seems to have customer demand enough to sell out is back in stock. The Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch — which sold out quickly at the beginning of September — is now available for people to buy and wonder if it’s worth it. Sure, the jury is still out as to whether smartwatches can become practical and ubiquitous gadgets, but that won’t stop the big companies from investing in their production. Apple is coming out with one, Samsung has one, and people seem to be wary on whether they should get one. What makes the Motorola’s Moto 360 different is that it doesn’t look like a smartwatch. It looks like a fancy watch which is probably why they’re selling out


30 September 2014

Key Internet of Things players promote Thread protocol at Google campus

Chris Boross, president of Thread Group and project manager at Nest Labs, during the Thread keynote.Google's Nest Labs, Samsung, Big Ass Fans, and others came together to tout the burgeoning Thread standard that allows smart home devices to communicate with one another.>


30 September 2014

Arduino's new 3D printer lets you modify just about everything

Arduino's new 3D printer lets you modify just about everything


30 September 2014

ESPN SportsCenter review

Get ESPN live scores, news, videos and more

30 September 2014

Tomorrow Daily 060: Windows 10, Netflix versus movie theaters, a neural activity hat, and more

Tomorrow Daily 060: Windows 10, Netflix versus movie theaters, a neural activity hat, and moreOn today's show, we dive into Windows 10 and some of its new features, get excited about Netflix's plan to release an upcoming film the same day it hits theaters, and check out a weird 3D-printed hat that changes color based on your brain activity.>


30 September 2014

This is how Cortana works on Windows 10

This is how Cortana works on Windows 10Microsoft showed off a small number of Windows 10 features at the company's event this morning, but one rumored one was missing: Cortana. The software maker focused on some of its desktop improvements for Windows 10, and Cortana is one of the many changes that will be coming ahead of the final release next year. While the special Technical Preview build of Windows 10 that will be released tomorrow won't include Cortana, Microsoft is already testing the digital assistant inside of other Windows 10 builds internally.


30 September 2014

TwoDots review

Join two brave dots as they traverse arctic tundras, navigate fiery jungles, and plunge the ocean depths

30 September 2014

Angry Birds Epic review

Get ready for a bird-tastic FREE RPG adventure

30 September 2014

Trend Micro HijackThis review

Scan your Registry and hard drive for spyware