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Microsoft Running Xbox One Games In A Browser

Sep 18, 14 Microsoft Running Xbox One Games In A Browser

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Microsoft is using the power of the cloud to run Xbox One games inside of standard Web browsers, including its own Internet Explorer as well as Chrome, Neowin reported. The move would shift focus away from the company's console hardware, but also opens up questions of whether the Xbox One will soon offer backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games.

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Sidewalk Stigma For Smartphone Users

Sep 17, 14 Sidewalk Stigma For Smartphone Users

Posted by in An English Angle, Technology

Sometimes it seems to me that mankind is entering some kind of evolutionary dead end where we will all end up enslaved to and ensnared by technology. Take the “phone hog,” for example. The phone hog is so engrossed in “txting,” head down peering at the screen, thumbs flying in a blur as they type at warp speed, apparently impervious to oncoming pedestrians, mobility scooters, blind dogs, small children, or feeding pigeons – or me!

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Why Mobile Payments’ Moment May Have Finally Arrived

Sep 17, 14 Why Mobile Payments’ Moment May Have Finally Arrived

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Thousands of years ago, humans traded grains and rocks for goods. We dug into our satchels for bits of silver. How little things have changed. Generation after generation has spent its days "pulling stuff out of our pockets and handing it to someone to get something back," said Edward Castronova, a professor of media at Indiana University, who believes, finally, a transformation is coming.

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Move Over, Ice Bucket Challenge, For The Book Bucket

Sep 16, 14 Move Over, Ice Bucket Challenge, For The Book Bucket

Posted by in Lifestyle, Technology

It started with a promise made to a little boy. It transformed into a social media phenomenon that has sparked a dialogue about literature and reading. If you’ve been on Facebook in the past few weeks you’ve likely seen status updates passing through your newsfeed that refer to the #bookbucketchallenge.

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General Outlines Plans For Army Cyber Command

Sep 16, 14 General Outlines Plans For Army Cyber Command

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The commanding general of the Army Cyber Command said this week that his team expects to break ground next year on a defense network at Fort Gordon that will work with private technology firms, and the federal departments of justice and homeland security.

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Check Out The First 10 Apps For The Apple Watch

Sep 15, 14 Check Out The First 10 Apps For The Apple Watch

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Apple is making a number of cool apps for its Watch, like Passbook, Siri and Smart Reply. But, like the iPhone itself, the gadget's fate will be determined by the extent to which it's embraced by hot, third-party developers. In that regard, Apple Watch is off to a good start. The initial lineup of partners that plan to release apps in time for the device's spring 2015 launch is solid.

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Your Keyboard Could Be Influencing What You Name Your Baby

Sep 15, 14 Your Keyboard Could Be Influencing What You Name Your Baby

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Debating about what to name your baby? Whether you choose what’s vogue, or follow a long-standing tradition of naming your child after a relative, your QWERTY keyboard has a small, but significant impact on your child’s name. today’s most popular baby names have a strange commonality: they’re mostly written with the right hand.

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Yahoo Fought The NSA’s PRISM Program In Court

Sep 15, 14 Yahoo Fought The NSA’s PRISM Program In Court

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Yahoo initially fought the NSA’s attempts to obtain customer data from it for its controversial online surveillance program, a declassified court decision reveals. “We refused to comply with what we viewed as unconstitutional and overbroad surveillance and challenged the U.S. Government’s authority,” wrote Ron Bell, Yahoo’s General Council, in a Tumblr post .

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Sending Smells From Your Phone Becomes A Reality

Sep 14, 14 Sending Smells From Your Phone Becomes A Reality

Posted by in Technology, WTF???

In an interview recorded to mark his birthday, Mel Brooks’ celebrated comic character The 2000 Year Old Man addressed what he considered to be the most worrying development in the modern world. His major concern was not, he explained, related to matters such as world peace or the erosion of individual liberty. “It’s something much more important than that,” he said. “Smell."

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5 Ways Social Media Has Changed The Way Our Brains Work

Sep 13, 14 5 Ways Social Media Has Changed The Way Our Brains Work

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Believe it or not, the very first social media site was created in 1997; however, it wasn’t until the early 2000s that the phenomena truly set off. Today, it’s estimated that one-third of the world’s population uses some form of social media. Although social media has surely changed the course of history, could it have possibly changed the way our brains function? Studies say absolutely.

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