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Microsoft Obsolete by 2017, Report Says

April 4, 2013, 5:18 pm
Microsoft obsolete: A report released said that Microsoft, which controlled as much as 90 percent of the OS market in its heyday, could go obsolete in 2017.

60-Inch Apple TV Will be Sold Later in the Year

April 4, 2013, 11:39 am
60-inch Apple TV: The new 60-inch Apple TV will be sold for between $1,500 to $2,500 and will come with tablet-like "mini iTVs" with 9.7-inch screens.

Smartphones Can Display 3D With New Filter

April 3, 2013, 7:26 pm
A new removable filter can let you watch 3-D movies on your smartphone without glasses. The filter builds on technology that has been around for close to 100 years.

Apple CEO Apologizes Over Chinese Warranties

April 2, 2013, 2:29 pm
Apple CEO apologizes: Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized to Chinese customers over its repair policies.


Cyber Freedom

The Top 10 Countries That Use Social Media

Whether it is free speech, efficiency in business, live updates on what’s happening in the world, or simply chatting with friends, social media is at the center of a [...]


Google Battles UN Internet Proposal, Censorship

Google has come out swinging against a United Nations (UN) led effort to decide the future of the open Internet at behind-closed-doors December meeting.



Cyber Security

Chameleon Botnet Cheats Online Advertisers $6.2 Million Monthly

Botnet cheats online advertisers: Chameleon botnet has defrauded online advertisers $6.2 million monthly by generating fake clicks on ads and websites.


Ratters Watching You Through Your Webcam

Ratters get into computers and, besides stealing private data, records user through the webcam. They proceed to sell or exchange this footage in hacker forums.



Features

YouTube Shutdown Prank: Website Down Until 2023

YouTube announced it will stop taking submissions as of midnight on April 1 and bunker down for the next 10 years to view all the videos and pick the best one.


Olive Garden Receipt Debate Flares on Reddit

Olive Garden receipt debate: On Reddit, a post showing a simple Olive Garden receipt turned into a firestorm.



Innovation

April Fools’ Prankster Supreme: Google’s Best Hoaxes (+ Videos)

Google has been an expert prankster on April Fools’ Days for years. From Google Translate for Animals, to Google Fiber, it has kept the spirit of April 1.


Mind Meld Rats: Researchers Link Rats’ Brains Together

Mind meld rats: The brains of two rats—one in Brazil and one in the U.S.—were linked together, according to a new paper.



Products

Gmail ‘Compose’ Complaints Erupt Across Twitter

Gmail “compose” complaints: On Twitter, users expressed their ire over the new pop-out Gmail “compose” feature that Gmail user will have to use.


Tumblr Says It’s Experiencing a System-Wide Crash

Tumblr has said Friday afternoon it is dealing with a system-wide crash.



Reviews

The Undersea World of iOS 6 Maps and Google

Talk about your tech blunders, customer complaints over Apple’s iOS 6 Maps app opened a window (or porthole) for Google Maps to slip in and torpedo the world’s most valuable [...]


‘Planetary Annihilation’ Raises the Bar for Strategy Games

The developers behind “Planetary Annihilation” are making a daring attempt to break real-time strategy (RTS) games from the stale horde of clones that have taken over the genre.


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