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Who Knew Chat Widgets Were So Complicated?

Messaging comes in different shapes and sizes. We all know this in an abstract way, but a recent experience showed me just how much it is the case. In Search of a Chat App I run a tight ship — and a small one at that. Continue reading........»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireApr 21st, 2017

Razer Ornata review: An expensive rubber-dome keyboard that comes with a mechanical click

Rubber-dome keyboards were dead. Or at least, they seemed to be.Sure, you’d still encounter them out in the wild, used by people who either didn’t care or didn’t know about mechanical keyboards. For enthusiasts, though, it's been all mechani.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News1 hr. 22 min. ago

Surface sales sag and Windows Phones fade, as Microsoft"s hardware business takes a hit

Four little words from Microsoft CFO Amy Hood describe the tragic state of Microsoft's mobile experiment: "negligible revenue from phones."Phone sales for the current quarter were bad, falling $730 million from the same period a year ago, Microsof.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News1 hr. 22 min. ago

No trees were harmed in the designing of this eco-friendly treehouse

Designed by civil engineer Anthony Leung, this eco-friendly treehouse incorporates sustainable concepts to work with -- rather than against -- nature, with trees acting as support columns, and a grass roof. The post No trees were harmed in the design.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 30 min. ago

Google and Facebook duped in huge "scam"

The two tech firms have confirmed they were tricked out of $100m (£77m) in an alleged scam......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News4 hr. 58 min. ago

How Scene Transitions Make The Matrix Tight As Heck

The Matrix is one of those movies that’s tough to see with a fresh pair of eyes. Not only is it the kind of film that burns itself into your memory but the subsequent sequels were so messy that it’s easy to forget just how tight the storytelling.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News10 hr. 14 min. ago

Article: YouTube Ad Controversy Doesn"t Trip Up Alphabet

Google parent Alphabet seems to have survived an advertising controversy basically unscathed, posting strong Q1 results that were driven in large part by advertising on mobile and—you guessed it—YouTube......»»

Category: internetSource:  emarketerRelated News11 hr. 30 min. ago

Intel Announces Q1 2017 Financial Results: Record Quarter

Today Intel announced their earnings for Q1 of their 2017 fiscal year, and the results were good. Intel delivered record revenue for the quarter, of $14.8 billion, up from $13.7 billion a year ago. Intel is a company that loves their margins, and th.....»»

Category: topSource:  anandtechRelated News13 hr. 46 min. ago

University of California IT Workers Replaced By Offshore Outsourcing Firm To File Discrimination Lawsuit

The IT workers from the University of California's San Francisco campus who were replaced by an offshore outsourcing firm late last year intend to file a lawsuit challenging their dismissal. "It will allege that the tech workers at the university's S.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News15 hr. 6 min. ago

Facebook Shruggingly Admits It"s a Tool for Propagandists

Back in January, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he was “quite proud of the impact that we were able to have on civic discourse,” doubling down on his stance that the rise of misinformation, spread of outright propaganda, and rapid erosion of t.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News16 hr. 58 min. ago

Lawsuit: Fox News group hacked, surveilled, and stalked ex-host Andrea Tantaros

Lawsuit: After a sexual harassment claim, Fox News planted spyware on ex-host's computer. Andrea Tantaros claims that she was stalked and harassed by multiple Twitter accounts that were coordinated by Fox News executives after she filed a sexual.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News17 hr. 22 min. ago

Watching Someone Make a Camera Lens From Scratch Explains Why No One Makes Camera Lenses From Scratch

The next time you complain about spending thousands of dollars on a precision camera lens, stop and think about all the all hard work that went into its design and creation. As camera maker Mats Wernersson reveals, were you to make a lens yourself, y.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  gizmodoRelated News18 hr. 46 min. ago

New analysis relocates the “hobbit” on the human family tree

Were humans migrating out of Africa much earlier than we realized? Enlarge / Artist's impression of the hobbit. (credit: Katrina Kenny, SA Museum) The story of how modern humans got to be where we are is constantly changing as new evidence is.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News19 hr. 6 min. ago

Could a beloved "Game of Thrones" character return as a White Walker?

This time last year, we were freaking out over the Game of Thrones season premiere, and all was right with the world.  But since Season 7 of the HBO hit won't debut until July 16, we still have more than two months in which to blindly speculate.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News19 hr. 30 min. ago

Acer"s Aspire GX comes out of nowhere to be the first prebuilt Ryzen PC from a major vendor

When AMD launched its disruptive Ryzen processors earlier this year, none of the major prebuilt PC makers were on board. Sure, AMD’s press release included canned quotes from Dell, HP, and Lenovo executives talking up their excitement about the.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News19 hr. 38 min. ago

Facebook and Google Were Victims of $100M Payment Scam

Employees of Facebook and Google were the victims of an elaborate $100 million phishing attack, according to a new report on Fortune, which further adds that the employees were tricked into sending money to overseas bank accounts. From the report: In.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News20 hr. 6 min. ago

Long After Their Bones Were Gone, Neanderthals" DNA Survived in a Cave

DNA from Neanderthals and a mysterious branch of humanity called Denisovans has been detected in the ancient mud of caves holding no fossilized remains of those individuals......»»

Category: scienceSource:  livescienceRelated News21 hr. 38 min. ago

How Overwatch made competitive gamers care about story

We sat down with Overwatch’s lead writer Michael Chu to chat about the game’s lore and characters. When you think shooters you probably think less story and more just doming guys in the head. This should be especially true for multiplayer s.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News22 hr. 6 min. ago

Maternal marijuana use linked to low birth weight

Researchers found that women who used marijuana while pregnant were almost three times more likely to have an infant with low birth weight. It is the first large-scale study in Canada to show this association between maternal marijuana use and low bi.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsApr 27th, 2017

What Lethal Injection Drugs Actually Do

The drugs used in lethal injections were not designed to kill people, and they are on the market today because of their use in medicine. Pharma companies don’t allow them to be used for executions, but Arkansas got their hands on some anyway. Here.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsApr 27th, 2017

Cyberespionage, ransomware big gainers in new Verizon breach report

Verizon released its tenth annual breach report this morning, and cyberespionage and ransomware were the big gainers in 2016.Cyberspionage accounted for 21 percent of cases analyzed, up from 13 percent last year, and was the most common type of at.....»»

Category: securitySource:  networkworldRelated NewsApr 27th, 2017