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​HP beefs up Helion cloud with Eucalyptus for AWS and new OpenStack versions

4 hours 39 min ago

HP's first release of the open-source Eucalyptus cloud manager appears as part of its Helion enterprise cloud product line, together with OpenStack updates.

What if Wes Anderson directed 'X-Men'?

4 hours 40 min ago

Wolverine, Cyclops, Angel, Beast, Storm, Magneto, Jean Grey and more mutant superheroes get the hipster treatment in this homage to director Wes Anderson called "The Uncanny X-Men.">

Instagram gives companies more ways to display ads

4 hours 41 min ago

The social network will let advertisers post groups of photos and links to websites via a new "carousel.">

I wore the Vive VR headset and didn't want to take it off

4 hours 41 min ago

If the point of virtual reality headsets is to transport their wearer into another world, then HTC's Vive VR is already a success. I strapped myself in for one of HTC's demos at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, and I did indeed feel like I had stepped into the 3D worlds rendered around me. Co-developed by HTC and feted game developer / distributor Valve, the Vive VR is designed to deliver a "full room-scale" experience. It's comprised of a big headset that plugs into a PC — a powerful graphics card seems like it'll be a must here — and two wireless, wand-like controllers.

Instagram will now let you upload photo sets, but only if you're a brand

4 hours 41 min ago

Since it launched, Instagram has been a way of telling a story with a single, square-shaped image. Instagram says the move comes in response to advertiser requests for ways to tell sequenced stories. Have you ever seen McDonald's post a hamburger and wondered what happens to it?* You are going to love carousel ads. When you see a sponsored post on Instagram these days, you'll see a series of dots below it indicating it is a carousel.

Project Morpheus is almost ready — it just needs games

5 hours 4 min ago

Sony's foray into the world of virtual reality — is slated to launch in the first half of next year. At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco yesterday, Sony unveiled the second prototype of the headset, one that adds some significant improvements compared to the original that was unveiled one year ago.

'Star Wars Rebels' recruits 'Buffy' star Sarah Michelle Gellar

5 hours 13 min ago

If the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star is now part of the "Star Wars Rebels," cast does that mean she'll be slaying vampire Sith Lords with a light saber? Fingers crossed!>

Waze adds Amber alerts to its traffic data

5 hours 15 min ago

The crowdsourced traffic app owned by Google will now display alerts for missing children.>

Apple Watch already wins prestigious design award

5 hours 19 min ago

Before it's even on the market, the watch wins gold in the 2015 iF Design Awards.>

Google could bring Android Wear to iOS devices -- report

5 hours 21 min ago

So far Android Wear is limited to Android devices. But could Google's software for wearables expand its horizons to the Apple realm?>

Done your homework? How to track your kids by smartphone

5 hours 30 min ago

Is your toddler being mean to his baby sister while you're out of the room? Among countless new "wearable" gadgets presented this week at the Mobile World Congress trade fair in Barcelona, several companies were peddling brightly-coloured rubber wristwatch devices for four to 11-year-olds. The watches let parents track their child's movements on the screen of their smartphone and receive alerts if the child wanders outside a pre-set "safety zone". The watch lets the child talk via their wrist to authorised adults who have the app on their smartphone.

Microsoft's Intune update for March includes restricted access to SharePoint, OneDrive

5 hours 33 min ago

Microsoft switched to a monthly update cadence for Intune ​starting in February, when it added new functionality for managing Office mobile apps on Android devices.

You can download 10 of the Galaxy S6’s coolest new apps right now for free

5 hours 36 min ago
Samsung’s hot new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones are the talk of tech fans right now, but sadly they’ll continue to be nothing but talk until next month when they finally begin to roll out in markets around the world. We got to spend some time with both new models recently and they warrant the hype thanks to their bold new designs and cutting-edge internal components. Of course, Samsung’s software also got a big overhaul alongside the hardware changes, and you don’t have to wait another minute to get a taste of the new apps Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will offer. DON’T MISS: Benchmark tests show Galaxy S6 performance crushes everything else on the market It’s true that Samsung’s

Get a TextNow Wireless Moto G for $14.99

5 hours 38 min ago

There's a catch, but it's not what you think: This phone can be yours without any kind of contract.>

Indie games could help save the Wii U

5 hours 41 min ago

While the company's internally developed games are as amazing as ever, the Wii U, and to a lesser extent the 3DS, are largely bereft of third-party content. Nintendo has also released a number of independently developed titles in the past, but it never approached the endeavor with the same fervor and excitement as its competitors. Indie games might be the key to ensuring the Wii U is more than just a box for playing Super Smash Bros. At this year's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Nintendo showed off a small but impressive slate of upcoming games for its digital eShop.

Ben Kingsley mind-jumps into Ryan Reynolds in the first trailer for Selfless

5 hours 43 min ago

Ryan Reynolds hasn't exactly had the best success at the box office lately, but maybe jumping into some stylish sci-fi will help change that. This is the first trailer from Selfless, a film about a dying mogul (Ben Kingsley) who discovers that the best way to prolong his life is to actually have his consciousness transferred into the body of a younger man (an "empty vessel," a sufficiently creepy-looking scientist says). The film is directed by Tarsem Singh, a director that has no shortage of brilliant visuals on his resume (he directed The Cell and countless music videos and commercials), although story hasn't necessarily been his strong suit.

Internet invades everything at gadget fair in Barcelona

5 hours 47 min ago

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The pervasive creep of the Internet from computers and phones to all kinds of objects is the theme of this year's edition of the Mobile World Congress wireless show.