Top-Level Domain Name Grab: ICANN Reveals Results | Move over, consoles - mobile is the future | Facebook purchases and its facial recognition software | It?s all in the cards: How card games such as Solitaire have found new life in social games | Linus Torvalds Wins Joint Millennium Technology Prize

Top-Level Domain Name Grab: ICANN Reveals Results

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ICANN reveals its list of applications for top-level domain names such as .blog and .windows[...]
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Move over, consoles — mobile is the future

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Was it SmartGlass that first tipped you off? How about the Wii U’s new GamePad? The promise of the Sony PlayStation Vita cross-play games? How about the huge number of traditional console game companies showing off their latest entries for the mobile arena of smartphones and tablets from Apple to Android? This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), a sprawling, industry-only conference of the biggest names in video game entertainment, has gone mobile in a big way.
The big three gaming console developers — Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo — all want to get gamers playing on smaller screens as well as the traditional humongous ones. There’s even�an info-graphic�s[...]
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Facebook purchases and its facial recognition software

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Facebook has purchased, a startup that develops facial recognition technology for mobile devices. The purchase could give Facebook a way to introduce new photo-sharing capabilities.
AllThingsD is reporting that Facebook�acquired�the company for�approximately $55 to $60 million. The terms of the deal have not been publicly disclosed. announced the�acquisition�on its site this morning:
We love building products, and like our friends at Facebook, we think that mobile is a critical part of people?s lives as they both create and consume�content, and share content with their social graph. By working with Facebook directly, and joining their team, we?ll have more opportunities to[...]
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It?s all in the cards: How card games such as Solitaire have found new life in social games

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Even with all the breakthroughs in technology that have allowed us to become the most entertained society in history, no console-game first-person shooter or online puzzle challenge can trump the popularity of card games. In their innumerable forms, they remain one of the most enduring pastimes around the world.
However, they also have proven to be exceptionally adaptable, such as the case of solitaire. Centuries after it had been established as a playing-card favorite, solitaire became a mainstay on PCs when they became fixtures in most homes in the 1990s. The solitaire program included in Microsoft Windows was, along with Mines[...]
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Linus Torvalds Wins Joint Millennium Technology Prize

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The suspense has been building ever since Linux creator Linus Torvalds was named a laureate for the prestigious 2012 Millennium Technology Prize back in April, and on Wednesday the tension finally lifted when it was announced that Torvalds has indeed won the award.
In fact, just as both Torvalds and Dr. Shinya Yamanaka were named laureates earlier this year, so too have they both been named joint Grand Winners of the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize.
With a prize set at 1.2 million euros, this year's award will be split between the two winners, with each receiving 600,000 euros. The President of the Republic of Finland, Sauli Niinist�, presented the prize today during a ceremony at the Finni[...]
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