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76 of 79 deceased NFL players' brains had evidence of degenerative disease

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:48

New data from the United States' largest repository of human brain samples has shown that an overwhelming majority of NFL players who submitted their brains for analysis after their death suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The Department of Veterans Affairs' brain repository, based in Massachusetts, found that 76 of 79 former pro players had evidence of the condition, which can be caused by repeated head trauma.


Slim smartphone zoom is one step closer

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:17

New technology from DynaOptics promises to deliver optical zoom to smartphones without the need for a protruding lens element.>


Amazon, Disney appear close to settling dispute over movies: WSJ

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:09

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc  appears to be close to settling a nearly two-month dispute with Walt Disney Co during which Amazon stopped offering Disney DVDs for preorder, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Upcoming Disney DVD releases including "Guardians," "Maleficent," "Million Dollar Arm," "Planes: Fire and Rescue" and "The 100-Foot Journey" were back on Amazon last week, the WSJ said, citing a person with knowledge about the issue. ...


Assassin's Creed Identity offers first RPG experience for iOS

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:02

Ubisoft has launched a new Assassin's Creed for iOS, touting it as the first in which users can create, develop and customise their (exclusively male) assassins.>


Netflix takes aim at the theatrical window

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 21:28

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood's carefully controlled system of movie rollouts is officially under siege.


The Wu-Tang Clan is selling its new album inside a $79.99 speaker

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 21:05

In a world where Neil Young is trying to sell an MP3 player for $399, and Taylor Swift sees selfies as a form of currency, the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA wants to sell the group's latest album inside a portable speaker. The legendary rap group has partnered with speaker company Boombotix to come up with a wearable speaker that has eight of the songs from Wu-Tang's upcoming album, A Better Tomorrow included, along with an exclusive bonus track. The entire package will actually be available in November before the album is released. If there's one catch to all this, it's that only 1,000 of the $79. ...


You can finally buy Motorola’s beautiful Moto 360 smartwatch again

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 21:00

The only watch that seems to have customer demand enough to sell out is back in stock. The Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch — which sold out quickly at the beginning of September — is now available for people to buy and wonder if it’s worth it. Sure, the jury is still out as to whether smartwatches can become practical and ubiquitous gadgets, but that won’t stop the big companies from investing in their production. Apple is coming out with one, Samsung has one, and people seem to be wary on whether they should get one. What makes the Motorola’s Moto 360 different is that it doesn’t look like a smartwatch. It looks like a fancy watch which is probably why they’re selling out


Key Internet of Things players promote Thread protocol at Google campus

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:46

Google's Nest Labs, Samsung, Big Ass Fans, and others came together to tout the burgeoning Thread standard that allows smart home devices to communicate with one another.>


ESPN SportsCenter review

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:35
Get ESPN live scores, news, videos and more

Tomorrow Daily 060: Windows 10, Netflix versus movie theaters, a neural activity hat, and more

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:35

On today's show, we dive into Windows 10 and some of its new features, get excited about Netflix's plan to release an upcoming film the same day it hits theaters, and check out a weird 3D-printed hat that changes color based on your brain activity.>


This is how Cortana works on Windows 10

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:25

Microsoft showed off a small number of Windows 10 features at the company's event this morning, but one rumored one was missing: Cortana. The software maker focused on some of its desktop improvements for Windows 10, and Cortana is one of the many changes that will be coming ahead of the final release next year. While the special Technical Preview build of Windows 10 that will be released tomorrow won't include Cortana, Microsoft is already testing the digital assistant inside of other Windows 10 builds internally.


TwoDots review

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:24
Join two brave dots as they traverse arctic tundras, navigate fiery jungles, and plunge the ocean depths

Angry Birds Epic review

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:19
Get ready for a bird-tastic FREE RPG adventure

Trend Micro HijackThis review

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:12
Scan your Registry and hard drive for spyware

Total Spy review

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:07
Monitor keystrokes, visited URLs, clipboard, screen, and secretly started applications

System Surveillance Pro review

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:01
Monitor home or business PC activity by logging keystrokes, chat, Web sites, and program activity

Give up firstborn for free Wi-Fi? Some click 'I agree'

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:57

An Internet security experiment reveals just how careless people can be about their use of public Wi-Fi hotspots.>