The Federal Trade Commission's suit accuses Qualcomm of using its power to extract high royalties from phone makers.
He'd only wanted to work 3 days a week, apparently
Former head of the Government Digital Service Mike Bracken has quit his job as chief digital officer at Co-op to work on advising governments.…
Like Salesforce, but for sharing widgets
Internet traffic wrangler Cloudflare is opening up its massive global network to third-party developers.…
As a consultant that has been working in the Information Technology field in a myriad of roles and businesses in my career, I am repeatedly surprised how little many enterprises value the role of the product owner in delivery today.
Our software world continues to evolve, where the producer and consumer are becoming more and more united. In the 1970’s software was essentially for scientists, government, universities and major businesses using VAX, UNISYS, IBM mainframes and more. During this time and through the 1990s, projects ruled software development with the Project Management Institute as the dominant organization for IT delivery. From late 1990s through the 2000s, iterative programming disciplines such as Extreme Programming, Scrum and Kanban expanded in our current Agile delivery framework. In the 2010s, process expanded more to focus on building a better product.
EMETs? I've had a few
The next big update to Windows 10 Creators Edition is out in the Fall – and Redmond is hyping up its security chops.…
Lensbaby's 85mm entry in its Velvet line renders lovely bokeh for your portrait, macro and street photography.
Microsoft will be adding a number of new security features to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, but for Enterprise and Windows Server users only.
This week marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. But what about the next 10 years?
While the Nintendo Switch is quickly becoming the handheld of choice—thanks in part to the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey—the 3DS still has some life left in it yet. Kirby's Blowout Blast, Hey! PIKMIN, Metroid: Samus Returns, Fire Emblem Warriors, Layton's Mystery Journey, and Dragon Quest XI are all due for release in 2017 alongside updated (and cheaper) hardware in the form of the £130 New 2DS XL, which goes on sale July 28 (pre-order here).
For those keeping track, the New 2DS XL (the "New" is important) is the sixth revision of the 3DS hardware, which started with the original (and smallest) 3DS. That was followed by the 3DS XL, which sported a 90 percent larger screen along with improved battery life. Following developer demand for a second analogue stick—a problem Nintendo initially solved with the bulky Circle Pad Pro add-on—Nintendo released the New 3DS and New 3DS XL, which not only integrated a second analogue stick, but also incorporated more powerful hardware.
This lead to the a confusing state of affairs where games like Xenoblade Chronicles requires the New 3DS XL hardware, and won't play on an original 3DS or 3DS XL. Then came the 2DS, a stripped back version of the console aimed at a younger audience. It ditched the clamshell design, second analogue stick, and more powerful hardware, instead only playing games compatible with the original 3DS. The 2DS doesn't feature the glasses-free 3D screen of the 3DS either, although given the feature ended up being more of a novelty than a necessity, it was hardly missed.
Practicing physicians are faced with the need to make decisions and recommendations constantly and quickly throughout the day. They assess clinical situations, try to identify a coherent picture of the case at hand, compare that picture to the pattern of similar cases from experience and didactics, and come up with a proposed treatment plan. Many, many times every day.
With time, and with the pressure of performance, numerous mental shortcuts can develop, often unconsciously. Learned paradigms are used as shortcuts – information-processing rules referred to as heuristics – and are helpful in moving quickly through cognitive processes all day long. However, a number of cognitive biases can emerge, and can lead clinicians into making erroneous conclusions that are often only seen in retrospect.
Ten years ago this week—on June 29, 2007—many waited (in line or online) for the first iPhone's formal release. Steve Jobs revealed what he promised would be a game-changing device months earlier, providing plenty of time for the lofty dreams, predictions, and excitement to build. The decade since has largely justified the hype. Apple's now-signature product has made a lasting mark not only on our communications, but on many unexpected walks of life. So this week as the iPhone celebrates its 10th anniversary, we'll be examining its impact and revisiting the device that changed it all.
In the heart of Stockholm, Sweden, mobile games developer King has built its own forest. Alongside Earth-toned carpeting and plywood trees are walls coated in Norwegian lichen. Instead of the harsh glow of a fluorescent strip, there are ambient lights that change hue with the seasons. Instead of chairs there are ceiling-hung wicker baskets and long maple desks with multicoloured stools. Along the floor is an artificial stream that scans the footsteps of employees, allowing them to interact with virtual fish and insects. In the winter, the stream freezes over, lending an audible crunch to each footstep.
Such extravagance is hardly extraordinary for the startups and venture capitalists that have spread across California's so-called Silicon Valley (Airbnb has its own makeshift forest, complete with taxidermied raccoon). But for the companies that build their fortunes on the fickle market of mobile games, success is far from guaranteed. King is one of the lucky ones. It has, in its finer moments, raked in profits of half a billion dollars in a single year. So compelling were its profits that publishing giant Activision Blizzard swallowed it up for $5.9 billion in 2015.
Nothing to see here, says Microsoft, just more crappy code
Infosec researchers have discovered a nasty and exploitable security vulnerability in older versions of Skype on Windows.…
The second-generation Tiguan is pretty big for a compact crossover.
The messaging app, which has over 100 millions users worldwide, was used to plot a suicide bombing that killed 16, Russia's FSB security service said.
Samsung's voice app has a few tricks up its sleeve that might worry Google Assistant and Siri.
Decade-old snot from cancer patients revealed a new technique to forecast how flu evolves.
Northern Ireland could 'lead the way in superfast broadband' after DUP deal
The UK's former digital minister Ed Vaizey has dismissed a report published by consumer charity Which? today finding more than 11 places in Blighty still receive broadband speeds of less the 10Mbps.…
Inside the Museum of Failure: Microsoft's Kin to Apple's Pippin, the world's greatest flops
Coke 2, Bic's 'she-pen', and Nokia's 'taco phone' N-gage probably shouldn't have been released, but they shouldn't be forgotten either.