Intel's Android 4.4 (KitKat) for 64-bit chips goes live

Intel recently debuted new builds of Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) specifically optimized to run on devices with 64-bit Intel chips. 



Face it: Instagram pictures with faces are more popular

Like them or not, there’s more proof that selfies aren’t going away any time soon. Georgia Institute of Technology and Yahoo Labs researchers looked at 1.1 million photos on Instagram and found that pictures with human faces are 38 percent more likely to receive likes than photos with no faces. They’re also 32 percent more likely to attract comments.

Google rolls out Android wear for devs

Google has officially rolled out Android Wear (preview) for developers, effectively extending Mountain View's popular mobile platform to wearables.

Reducing anxiety with a smartphone app!?

Playing a science-based mobile gaming app for 25 minutes can reduce anxiety in stressed individuals, according to research published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Study: Virtual avatars may impact real-world behavior

How you represent yourself in the virtual world of video games may affect how you behave toward others in the real world, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Bringing the world reboot-less updates

t’s an annoyance for the individual computer user: You’ve updated your operating system, and now you need to reboot. This is so the computer can switch to the modified source code.

Firefox OS runs on this tablet



Mozilla’s Asa Dotler recently confirmed that the company has begun testing its flagship Firefox OS on tablets. 



Google resurrects the Amiga 500 in Chrome

Google developer Christian Stefansen has coded a Chrome web app that emulates the Amiga 500 in Mountain View's flagship browser.

Microsoft is on the Threshold

Software king of the world Microsoft is about to release a wave of products next year under the code word "Threshold".

Pear is a Linux-based OS X alternative

Pear OS is a Linux-based operating system that strives to combine an Apple OS X experience with the open source philosophy of GNU/Linux.

Facebook and Twitter may yield clues to preventing the spread of disease

Facebook and Twitter could provide vital clues to control infectious diseases by using mathematical models to understand how we respond socially to biological contagions.

How Instagram can ruin your dinner

Warning Instagrammers: you might want to stop taking so many pictures of your food. New research out of BYU finds that looking at too many pictures of food can actually make it less enjoyable to eat.

Google's Chrome browser to get more touch-friendly

Google is apparently taking steps to make its flagship Chrome browser more touch friendly.

Will Twitter become a big TV screen?

New research from scholars at Columbia Business School and the University of Pittsburgh questions the sustainability of Twitter, the social network that has more than 500 million registered users. The research was recently published in the journal Marketing Science.

This computer system automatically generates TCP congestion-control algorithms

TCP, the transmission control protocol, is one of the core protocols governing the Internet: If counted as a computer program, it's the most widely used program in the world.

Blocking Guns From Your 3D Printer

JJ Abrams, who we all know as the current mastermind behind Star Trek and Lost, recently mentioned to Howard Stern that he has a 3D printer in his office, and considering you can practically make anything short of a real human being with a 3D printer, it seems like it would be really cool to have one.

Microsoft's epic realignment of the company

Steve Ballmer's memo to the Microsoft faithful on the shift in strategy is either epic or yet another symptom of why the company needs a serious management refresh. It's also very long so, we could just be saying this because we lost him at hello.

Pearltrees for Android goes live

Pearltrees can best be described as a visual and collaborative library that allows users to easily curate and keep track of their favorite subjects.

Fix Toolbox Releases a New SQL Database Fix Tool with Advanced Functionality

Fix Toolbox, one of the leading experts in the field of data recovery and database repair solutions, announces the release of SQL Server Fix Toolbox, the newest member of the company’s growing product portfolio and a tool capable of restoring the contents of corrupted SQL database files quicker than ever.  

Claim: Twitter can't replaces newswires

News agencies continue to have an edge over Twitter in being first with the news, a study found.