Amazon virtual coins go live for the Kindle Fire

Amazon has confirmed that its newly minted virtual currency can be used to purchase apps, games and in-app items in the corporation's curated Appstore, as well as on the Kindle Fire tablet lineup.

IntelliJ is an alternative development environment for Android

Most tutorials for new Android developers recommend using Eclipse for the IDE (integrated development environment).

Bitcoin founder remains an enigma

Bitcoin is currently one of the valuable and popular virtual currencies on the market, with numerous exchange houses springing up literally overnight. 

Yes, Facebook is like a revolving door

With more than a billion active accounts worldwide, it is easy to forget that some people don't actually use Facebook.

How to increase your Twitter following - one step at a time

What do all Twitter users want? Followers – and lots of them. But unless you're a celebrity, it is often difficult for most of us to build a large Twitter audience.

Android Jelly Bean overshadows Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)

The latest statistics breaking down Mountain View's Android market share are in, and yes, Jelly Bean (4.1, 4.2 has finally managed to surpass Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) in the percentage of installs on Android devices accessing Google's  Play store.

Netflix to (finally) ditch Silverlight for HTML5

Netflix has confirmed that it will finally be ditching Microsoft Silverlight for HTML5.

GapSense helps regulate wireless traffic

The current popularity of wireless devices - from WiFi laptops to Bluetooth headsets to ZigBee sensor nodes - is increasingly clogging our airwaves, resulting in dropped calls, wasted bandwidth and botched connections.

Want to learn Java? Play this game

Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have developed an immersive, first-person player video game designed to teach students in elementary and high schools how to program in Java.

Report: Apple iRadio launch may be imminent

Apple's long-awaited iRadio may be close to officially launching, as reports indicate Cupertino is "close" to clinching a deal with two major record companies to stream their respective tracks.

Jolla Mobile launches Sailfish OS SDK

The smartphone market is quite well-established. As such, it will be somewhat difficult for another OS to realistically compete against Android, iOS, Blackberry and even Windows Phone.

Windows Phone grows at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian

In the smartphone world, the Windows Phone operating system has traditionally been in third place in many countries.

Report: Facebook prepping Android-powered smartphone OS

Rumors have been circulating for quite some time now about an indigenously branded Facebook smartphone powered by Android and ready to take on Apple's wildly popular iOS.

Report: Windows 8-powered iPad Mini rival may be imminent

Redmond has been offering its own tablets under a Microsoft Surface brand for several months now.

Commodore 64 emulator headed to Android-powered Ouya

When I was growing up I wanted a Commodore 64 computer so badly I could barely stand it.

Windows Blue images leaks online

Windows 8 has only been on the market officially for about six months after launching to much fanfare in late October.

XBMC Frodo hits 12.1 with "substantial" fixes

Team XBMC may already be coding Gotham, but that hasn't stopped the crew from upgrading Frodo with a number of "substantial" fixes.

Google says Chrome OS was "partially" exploited in hacking contest

Despite initial reports to the contrary, Google has acknowledged that its web-centric Chrome OS was partially exploited at its Pwnium 3 hacking contest two weeks ago by a researcher known as "Pinkie Pie."

Video: Geomerics showcases real-time global illumination for Sony's PS4

Geomerics has posted two videos showcasing its next-gen real-time Enlighten global illumination tech for Sony's PlayStation 4 (PS4).

Google updates Jelly Bean Gmail app

Google has updated its Gmail Android app, which now allows users to save time on the actions they use most often: reply, archive, and search.