Versatile XBMC updated to Frodo

Open source developers have officially released the first beta version of XBMC 12.0, also known as Frodo.

IDF live-tweets attacks on Gaza

Over the last 24 hours, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) has been live-tweeting its attacks on the Hamas-controlled Gaza strip, including the assassination of a Hamas military leader.

Early XBMC Linux builds ported to Allwinner A10 devices

We've covered a number of PCs-on-a-stick in recent months, all of which have the potential to function as an uber-mini Android-powered media centers.

US tops Google's list for government snooping

Google handed over more user data to the US government in the first six months of this year than to all other countries combined.

Devs port Ubuntu to Rockchip (RK3066) devices

Rockchip’s stalwart RK3066 can best be described as a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 chip with clock speeds up to 1.6 GHz.

Video: PPSSPP is a portable PSP emulator for Android

PPSSPP is a portable PSP emulator created by developer Henrik Rydgard that runs on Linux, Mac OS X, Android and Windows 8. 

Jar of Beans is a portable Android emulator

XDA Developer Unrealmanu has coded a slick Android emulator for Intel x86 devices. 

Microsoft shows off real-time translation

Microsoft has demonstrated software that can translate spoken Mandarin into English in real-time, and which even preserves the speaker's own voice.

Video: How to JAM with Google Chrome

Google has rolled out a cross-platform interactive web app that allows users in different locations to play music together on their Chrome browsers.

Slax is bare bones modular Linux

Slax can best be described as Linux-based operating system that runs off a CD or USB flash drive.

Shift to Ruby helped Twitter survive election night

People sent more than 31 million election-related tweets on Tuesday, says Twitter - and the Fail Whale was nowhere to be seen.

Chrome browser update saves Windows battery life

Google has rolled out a stable updated for its flagship browser that supports GPU-accelerated video decoding for Chrome on Windows.

Microsoft kills off Live Messenger in favor of Skype

Microsoft has announced that it plans to 'retire' its instant messenger client Messenger Live, and shift all its users to Skype.

Instagram expands from mobile to web

Let's face it, nobody can ever see enough sepia-tinted photos of somebody else's vacation, which is why Instagram is making it easier to share them by launching web profiles.

US elections: are Google results biased?

Try searching for 'Medicare' in Google, then opening another browser tab and searching first for 'Obama' and then for 'Medicare' again. Notice any difference?

Foursquare takes on Yelp with new rating system

With its latest iOS update, released yesterday, FourSquare has taken a leaf out of Yelp's book and added a rating system for local businesses.

Microsoft, ARM prep 64-bit Windows RT

Microsoft and ARM are reportedly prepping a 64-bit version of Redmond's flagship operating system for the latter company's RISC-powered chips.

Kim Dotcom announces Megaupload replacement

File-sharing fat boy Kim Dotcom has unveiled a new service, Mega, the successor to the Megaupload service that's got him in so much trouble.

App developers warned over privacy violations

California's attorney general has issued a warning to mobile app developers that haven't yet posted privacy policies.

Google redesigns Gmail composer

How many times have you had to save and exit an email you're writing in order to check something in another email? Soon, though, this will be a thing of the past.