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SanDisk is breaking new ground with a pair of microSD memory cards with 256GB of storage capacity and lightening quick transfer speeds. First up is the new 256GB Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card, which SanDisk claims to...
[parsehtml]<p><img src="http://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2016/06/2016-06-28-image-4.png" /></p> <p>Touted by some as the next evolution of apps and others as the critical...
In October, I participated in a delightful conference at Columbia’s Kernochan Center on “ Copyright Outside the Box .” I was on a panel dedicated to computer-generated works, along with my friends...
After the Cold War ended, the space race enthusiasm evaporated as the funding for ambitious projects to explore space dried up. Launching dozens of satellites into space to form communications networks was (and still...
The much awaited Windows 10 Anniversary Update might not now be arriving until the start of August, but the Windows Insider previews continue to roll out at an impressive pace. Today, Microsoft releases Build 14376 for...
[parsehtml]<p><img src="http://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2016/06/2016-06-28-image-16.jpg" /></p> <p>NASA on Tuesday <a...
By booking sales through its international headquarters in Ireland, Apple was able to only pay £12.9 million in UK corporate tax during 2015. This is a nine percent increase from the previous year, in which it paid...
Say what you want about the exterior design of the new second-gen Porsche Panamera that debuted Tuesday afternoon in Berlin, Germany. But there's no denying the all-new luxury sports sedan is smart. Let me explain. SEE...
[parsehtml]<p><img src="http://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2016/06/2016-06-28-image-3.jpg" /></p> <p>As one of the largest companies in the world, Apple regularly runs into...
Not all conservationists back a recent agreement between environmental groups and California's largest utility provider to close the state's last nuclear power facility in nine years...

Tech

Being paid in beer might be a dream for some people, but it was a reality for many workers in ancient times. And there’s living proof that beer was an accepted pay for labor: A 5,000-year-old document that recorded...
The battle between Ola and Uber in India has descended to a debate over who is more foreign....
A trail of broken cars and broken bones were left after Ronald Maas' frantic attempts to evade police during a chase that went through several Lake County communities on a November night in 2014, authorities said. Maas,...
There are few games that receive as much attention from the modding community as The Elder Scrolls series. Creative fans have designed new clothes, tweaked the combat system and even built entirely new landmasses inside...

Gadgets

In the quest for success in the streaming music wars, Apple Music is throwing its weight and money behind artist relationships. Not only has this entailed its fair share of exclusive albums, but Apple Music execs are...
 The mad roboticists at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne have produced another biomimetic mechanoid — this one based on the lithe locomotion of the salamander. “Pleurobot” imitates...
Want to prove to the world that you're a top-notch Overwatch player? You now have your chance. After a quick public beta test, Blizzard is launching the team shooter's Competitive Play mode on PCs. As before,...
Mars may have had a much more Earth-like atmosphere rich in oxygen, according to JPL's Curiosity team. Using its laser-firing instrument in the Gale Crater, the intrepid rover found rocks with manganese oxide,...

Gaming

GameSpot Australia is giving away a prize pack featuring Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition t o a chosen Australian GameSpot reader, thanks to Village Roadshow. Batman v Superman:...
The Division's first paid DLC Underground launches with some problems. Get Banner Saga 2, The Crew, TRON: Evolution through Xbox Live. You could get paid for those Windows 10 frustrations!...
Hardcore raiding schedules in World of Warcraft can turn an otherwise unproductive “leisure” activity into a competitive sport. At the extreme end, it can become a stressful obligation rife with social dependencies...
Overwatch 's competitive mode is out today, but only on PC . The highly anticipated mode comes to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next week, Blizzard announced today. "We don't have an exact date to share, but we can confirm...

Internet

(Reuters) - Apartment-sharing startup Airbnb is in talks for a new round of funding that would value the company at $30 billion, a source close to the company said on Tuesday. Airbnb intends to use the financing to...
French electronics group Thales aims to increase its revenues by hundreds of millions of euros in the cybersecurity field through a strategic agreement it has signed with Cisco Systems, it said on Tuesday. "We hope...
Alphabet's Google may face a third EU antitrust charge as soon as next month, this time focusing on its revenue mainstay AdWords ad placement service, three people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The...
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Business software maker Oracle Corp expects to gain "a ton" of market share in Brazil, Chief Executive Mark Hurd said on Tuesday, adding that hiring has become easier during the economic...

Linux/Open Source

Red Hat this week announced the release of Fedora 24, an open source Linux operating system maintained by the Fedora Project community. Fedora Linux is the community version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, or RHEL. Fedora...
Docker on Monday announced Docker Engine 1.12 with built-in orchestration, which allows automated deployment and management of Dockerized distributed applications and microservices at scale in production. Users can...
Snapcraft -- the Linux package format Canonical developed for Ubuntu -- now works on multiple Linux distros, including Arch, Debian, Fedora and various flavors of Ubuntu. They're being validated on CentOS, Elementary,...
Linux Lite 3.0 is anything but what its name implies. It is a full-featured operating system that lets you get down to serious business right out of the box. It is one of the few out-of-the-box experiences I have had...

Security

A new certificate system – which is used to create secure connections and avoid malicious websites – will be released in August on shared elementary iPads. A new internet filtering policy is expected to be presented...
There has been a lot written about the transformational power of artificial intelligence. If you are a regular reader of this column, you have gained the perspectives of eight of the leading thinkers on the topic. (See...
Listening to your customer community can be a potent source for innovation, as Splunk learned when some of its customers started finding new uses for its tools....
(credit: Valentina Palladino) Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the Google Chrome browser that could allow users to bypass itscopy protection system and download content from streaming video...

Social Media

Facebook activated its Safety Check service after three suicide bombers attacked Istanbul's main international airport Tuesday night. Close to 50 people were killed and over 100 more were injured in the blasts at...
Ex- Facebook employee Antonio Garcia Martinez wants people to know Silicon Valley isn't really the way it's portrayed. "It's often painted as a very meritocratic sifting of the best and the...
New renderings of the office complex in Menlo Park, California, show an expansion aimed at bringing the public onto the social network's hallowed grounds. A 200-room hotel, park, and pedestrian and bike bridge will...
On Friday, and again on Monday, Facebook told me that it uses smartphone location data to recommend new friends to its users. After I reported this, lots of people said that this explained why certain people had popped...

Software

Introduction and design Huawei is now the third largest smartphone maker in the world behind Samsung and Apple, and the Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 shows that it's bringing that know-how to the tablet format. What we have...
We have had our fair share of mobile workstations over the past few months, the HP ZBook Studio G3 , the Lenovo ThinkPad P70 and the Dell Precision 7710 being the ones that spring to mind, all coming from top-tier PC...
This once, I'll allow the cliche: PC gamers, rejoice – the Aurora has finally returned. After long last, Alienware has reissued its totable but powerful MicroATX gaming PC. And, it's got way more going for it than a...
To say that ultra-small computers are in vogue would be a massive understatement. Pint-sized (or even cup-sized) PCs are probably one of the very few bright spots in an otherwise desolate hardware landscape. This has a...

Wireless

 Live.ly, the newly released live streaming app from musical.ly, has now secured the top slot in the Apple app store. That puts live.ly above Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Google Maps and Instagram. Live.ly...
It might be all black and white on the inside, but with Leica's expanded personalization program, the M Monochrom can now show a little flair on the outside. Buyers can choose from different finishes, trim colors,...
 Pinterest today has a new tool for finding things that you might want to buy — and they’ll be things you see in the real world. Here’s how it will work: go to Pinterest search and tap the visual...
The original mission of Amazon's Kindle to make reading e-books as easy as reading print books just took another major step forward with the introduction of a new feature called Page Flip. SEE ALSO: Check your...