Premium-Inhalt. The mobile gift-giving app Karma announced Friday it has been acquired by Facebook. The announcement came shortly after the markets on Facebook's first day as a publicly traded company.
Premium-Inhalt. One report says Steve Jobs was intimately involved with the four-inch iPhone, while another says he was working on creating the best car ever. Only one person can set the record straight for a major motion picture event. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the remainders for Friday, May 18, 2012.
Premium-Inhalt. Good adventure game design is a lost art. Compared to other genres, adventure games are more about personality than mechanics, a fact that escapes modern developers who pass off simplified RPGs with linear quest structures as "adventure games" that satisfy no one. Adventures are more about the story rather than the grind, finding the next room rather than gaining the next level, and exploring dialog trees instead of maps. This set of priorities requires the talent behind the title to be focused in ways that differ radically from other types of games. Dialog and voice acting, for example, become core components rather than afterthoughts. TellTale games proves they understand this with their Sam and Max revival series, a set of episodic old-school adventure games recast with crisp high resolution graphics, challenging puzzles and the quirky cast of characters that have made this oddball duo famous around the world. I took a look at episode 4, Sam & Max: Abe Lincoln Must Die, which is free.
Premium-Inhalt. The U.S. International Trade Commission issued an import ban Friday on any Android devices from Motorola that infringe one of Microsoft's patents.
Premium-Inhalt. Organisations are viewing big data predominantly as a business prospect rather than an IT challenge and are moving fast to do something about it, according to a recent global survey by data integration software provider, Informatica Corporation.
Premium-Inhalt. Will the 's home screen soon double as a color billboard for advertisers? Ad Age that Amazon is pitching the idea to ad agency executives, although it's unclear if the online retailer plans to bring ads to the current generation of Kindle Fires, or wait until the 2nd-gen models that are expected to arrive later this year.
Premium-Inhalt. Government planning scenarios to prevent cyber-terrorist attacks, legal elements of cyber warfare and future cyber challenges will be among the key topics of discussion at a training conference titled the Cyber Warfare & Security Summit on June 25-27 in Arlington, Virginia.
Premium-Inhalt. At any given moment today, on-the-clock employees are updating their social media status, reading feeds and networking on business media sites. Moments can stretch to minutes: A recent study by the Ponemon Institute found that 60 percent of social media users spend at least 30 minutes a day on these sites while at work.
Premium-Inhalt. The latest addition to family of disc styluses for iOS devices, the seeks to fill the 2-in-1--stylus combined with pen--niche treasured by those still chained to paper and pen. And while the problems I've had with the Jot line in the past are still present in the Flip, it largely succeeds in conquering the 2-in-1 challenges.
Premium-Inhalt. Some central government departments are still using the 11-year-old browser Internet Explorer 6 (IE6), which is preventing staff from using social media networks to engage with citizens.
Premium-Inhalt. Kids' parties sometimes have entertainers geared at doing all sorts to keep children occupied: magic tricks, juggling and so on. I don't know about you, but I'd much rather have doing the entertainment at parties than the typical human act.
Premium-Inhalt. You gotta love Silicon Valley. The is creating dozens and dozens of new millionaires. Apple, thanks to the iPhone and iPad, has seen its employment nearly double in two years.
Premium-Inhalt. AMD's next-generation , code-named Trinity, are the chip manufacturer's answer to Intel's new processors now appearing in the new .
Premium-Inhalt. Should businesses be interested in Pinterest? On the surface, you might not think so: the service would appear to be little more than a showcase for cool jewelry and favorite recipes.
Premium-Inhalt. is a new Arduino interface board that let's you convert everyday objects into touch-based input contraptions. Instead of using your mundane keyboard and mouse, this board lets you type and click with odd objects like pennies and candy, for example.
Premium-Inhalt. The story "AMD launches Trinity APUs to take on Intel's Ivy Bridge," which ran Thursday, was attributed to the wrong publication. The story was published by PC Advisor.
Premium-Inhalt. The story "AMD Trinity APUs to compete with Intel Ivy Bridge processors," which ran Thursday, was attributed to the wrong publication. The story was published by PC Advisor.
Premium-Inhalt. Some Royal Mail customers struggled to log in to their online accounts yesterday, which makes it the six consecutive month that users have experienced IT problems.
Premium-Inhalt. A new Apple patent filing could add further evidence to the speculation that next-generation Macs will have Retina displays.
Premium-Inhalt. In the past decade, application development has undergone a revolution: the , cloud computing development platforms and the explosion in the iPhone, iPad and Android device markets have changed everything. But despite the many changes in application development, most IT organizations are doing an excellent job with their core development processes, according to a recent survey by Serena Software Development. It's the "bookend" processes-requirements management and the delivery of software into production-that need help.
Premium-Inhalt. When Apple unveiled its earlier this year, many people in the blogosphere concluded that Mac OS X was being "iOSified." In other words, features from iOS were being ported to OS X for use on the desktop, a continuation of the campaign Apple first initiated with . Some lamented that this has been a bad thing--as if features that work, in some cases, better on iOS than on the desktop, shouldn't be added to OS X, because the former is a mobile operating system, and the latter built for the desktop.
Premium-Inhalt. The is underway, with leading politicians from eight of the wealthiest countries discussing a number of economic issues. One such issue is how these nations can tackle hunger in developing countries, particularly ones in Africa. Naturally, Twitter with tweets encouraging leaders to think of those less fortunate, but there is a more visual way to get those tweets aired.
Premium-Inhalt. This week's roundup of iOS apps offers all kinds of listening options--whether you're staying at home, partying at the club, or going to see your favorite band in concert.
Premium-Inhalt. Tired of watching the tech and financial press fawn over Facebook's initial public offering? You're not alone.
Premium-Inhalt. After months of speculation, one of the most hyped and anticipated IPOs comes to fruition: Today, Facebook went public and started trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange. The company, which is valued at $104 billion, had humble beginnings in a Harvard dorm but has grown into the world's largest social network.
Premium-Inhalt. In an interview, Apple board member and CEO of J.Crew Mickey Drexler revealed that Steve Jobs wanted to design a car before he died.
Premium-Inhalt. Comcast plans to fiddle with its longstanding 250 GB data cap for broadband subscribers.
Premium-Inhalt. Hybrid processors that include two or more types of core now account for half of the $111 billion processor market, driven by growth in smartphones and tablets, according to new research by IMS Research.
Premium-Inhalt. Another publisher has settled with the states in a case involving e-book price fixing.
Premium-Inhalt. I have seen pieces asserting that future heads of IT will be from disciplines such as marketing or finance, since technology really isn't that important anymore. I've even seen analyses that say that CIOs no longer need to manage technically capable organizations because infrastructure is being offloaded to outsourcers and on-premise applications are being displaced by SaaS applications.
Premium-Inhalt. This probably isn't how Facebook envisioned its would roll out.
Premium-Inhalt. The last time Hewlett-Packard Co. announced a layoff of 25,000 people, it was on the same day that Lehman Brothers collapsed and the stock market nose-dived. That was in September 2008.