Happy 20th Birthday, PlayStation!
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:48:57 GMT
Happy 20th Birthday, PlayStation! On Dec. 3, 1994, electronics giant Sony released an unassuming gray box that could play CD-based video games. The PlayStation was a revolutionary. Crucially, it kicked off a legacy that turned Sony into a household video game name. While the PlayStation division is currently one of the pillars Read More...
The U.S. Government Has a Secret System for Stalling Patents
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:31:41 GMT
The U.S. Government Has a Secret System for Stalling Patents Newly released documents reveal that the office, tasked with evaluating and protecting the rights to intellectual property, has a covert system for delaying controversial or inconvenient patents. It’s a system that attorneys say, if abused, could function as a way to limit or stomp out emerging Read More...
Gangnam Style Broke YouTube's View Counter
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:10:36 GMT
Gangnam Style Broke YouTube's View Counter It used to be that having a million YouTube views was cool. It used to be that 800 million views would be enough to make you YouTube’s most watched clip, but now not even a figure of 2,147,483,647 views is enough to contain the chronically popular Gangnam Style music video by Psy. YouTube has Read More...
Google Begins Replacing the CAPTCHA with an ‘I’m Not a Robot’ Checkbox
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:05:28 GMT
Google Begins Replacing the CAPTCHA with an ‘I’m Not a Robot’ Checkbox For years, innocent citizens have been forced to decode CAPTCHAs, those ridiculously hard-to-read codes meant to prove you’re not a robot. But now, thanks to Google, our years of suffering may be coming to an end. Read More...
This Man Traveled Across Japan to Spell Out His Marriage Proposal via GPS
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 18:06:06 GMT
This Man Traveled Across Japan to Spell Out His Marriage Proposal via GPS She, of course, said yes. Read More...
Future iPhones May Protect Themselves During Falls
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 17:12:29 GMT
Future iPhones May Protect Themselves During Falls According to the patent, which was awarded to Apple by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and initially reported by AppleInsider, Apple is experimenting with ways to physically alter the movement of its phones as they fall, so that they land in a way that will cause the least amount of damage. Read More...