Review: ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’
Posted by 19 CommentsXtreamerAdmin on November 6, 2013 under Featured
An entirely new story awaits in Call of Duty: Ghosts, but the result is another round of satisfying modern warfare. Development studio Infinity Ward, which originally created the Call of Duty series a decade ago, has set aside the Modern Warfare storyline after three games and initiated a new narrative, penned with the help of Oscar-winning screenwriter Stephen Gaghan (Traffic). After admira... more.
Apple reveals government data requests
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Apple has revealed details of requests it has received from governments across the globe to share customer data. The US government, which made between 1,000 and 2,000 requests in the six months to 30 June, topped the list. The firm said the US requests affected 2,000 to 3,000 accounts, adding it gave out data on zero to 1,000 accounts. Apple said the most common "requests involve robberie... more.
Cracking the Apple Trap
Posted by 33 CommentsXtreamerAdmin on November 4, 2013 under Featured, The Desk
At first, I thought it was my imagination. Around the time the iPhone 5S and 5C were released, in September, I noticed that my sad old iPhone 4 was becoming a lot more sluggish. The battery was starting to run down much faster, too. But the same thing seemed to be happening to a lot of people who, like me, swear by their Apple products. When I called tech analysts, they said that the new oper... more.
How your smartphone uses its co-pilot for good effect
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This year, the smartphone world pushed forward with new generations of some of the most popular mobile processors, including Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800, Nvidia's Tegra 4, and Apple's 64-bit A7. Along with that, recent smartphone introductions have cast light on the coprocessors that handle specific -- some might say mundane -- tasks. But what those coprocessors may lack in sizzle, they make ... more.
If Teens Don’t Think Facebook Is Cool Anymore, Should Facebook Worry?
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The good news for Facebook is that its business model is maturing. The bad news for Facebook is that its audience is maturing, too. Remember when Facebook was just something that kids used to procrastinate— a digital time-suck for kids and not a digital business? Well, now that's switched. Facebook is definitely a digital business now, with last quarter's revenue up 60 percent since las... more.
Battery-powered bus can potentially drive forever
Posted by 6 CommentsXtreamerAdmin on October 28, 2013 under Featured
Korea and Utah may not invite many comparisons, but they do share one random parallel: public transportation. Both have now invented a type of electric bus that charges itself while on the road. While Korea’s uses Shaped Magnetic Field in Resonance (SMFIR) technology, Utah’s employs Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE). That probably sounds a good bit like ancient Greek, but i... more.
Steps You Can Take Right Now Against Internet Surveillance
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One of the trends we've seen is how, as the word of the NSA's spying has spread, more and more ordinary people want to know how (or if) they can defend themselves from surveillance online. But where to start? The bad news is: if you're being personally targeted by a powerful intelligence agency like the NSA, it's very, very difficult to defend yourself. The good news, if you can call it t... more.
NASA uses lasers to transmit data to the moon at lightning speed
Posted by 4 CommentsXtreamerAdmin on October 24, 2013 under Featured
Lasers are miracle workers: they can restore sight, detect bombs and easily get you arrested. But who would've thunk that shooting lasers at the moon would help create a new record for data transmission? By using pulsed lasers aimed directly at the moon, NASA was able to transmit data at a rate of 622 megabits per second, completely error-free. The laser-sharp data demonstration, named "Luna... more.
Everything you need to know about the iPad Air and iPad Mini 2
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If you’re looking to buy a brand new tablet, you’re rather spoiled for choice after this week’s wealth of new announcements and releases. Not only has Microsoft put its Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 slates on sale, but Nokia has also come up with the Lumia 2520 Windows tablet. However, it’s Apple which has stolen the show (as usual) with its new iPad Air and iPad Mini 2 tablets. It hasn’t... more.
Shadow Warrior Review
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The news that Devolver Digital were producing a reboot of Shadow Warrior met with a mixed response. Many were concerned that somebody thought it a good idea to bring back a notoriously racist FPS from the late nineties, and everyone else was simply bemused as to why you'd want to reboot a game that was rubbish in the first place. It almost seemed like the new Shadow Warrior was destined to ... more.