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Are Video Games Ready To Go Completely Digital?

Slowly but surely, gaming is readying itself to abandon physical disks. We're already seeing signs of that trend developing with the advent of technologies like Steam, cloud storage, and digital downloads on consoles. There are some who claim the day of digital games is already here - but are we truly ready for that?

Will Robots Social Network When They Eclipse Man's Intelligence? [Videos]

'Singularity' for those mere mortals who are unaware is the theoretical emergence of a super-intelligence through technological means. First proposed by mathematician John von Neumann, it is the time when "ever accelerating progress of technology and changes in the mode of human life, which gives the appearance of approaching some essential singularity in the history of the race beyond which human affairs, as we know them, could not continue."

Develop An App For NETGEAR'S Million Dollar App Contest & Win Up To $1,000,000!

If you’re a master of creating networking apps, you’ve got a great chance to score up to one million dollars in Las Vegas for your innovative development skills.

There's A Rash Of 'Jash' On YouTube's First-Ever 'Comedy Week' [Videos]

To understand Jash, you need to know what the YouTube Channel Initiative is all about. Funded by Google with the specific goal of bringing innovative content to YouTube, it's a 100 million dollar program that kickstarted Google TV's entree into original programming.

$16,000 Up For Grabs Via The 2013 Mobile Dev Challenge For Best Mobile App!

Are you a stellar mobile app innovator who needs a good excuse to show off your work? Any sort of mobile app can be thrown into the running, as long as it’s excellent!

Google I/O 2013 Summary

Google I/O is the yearly conference from Google where new developer features are introduced. This year, many new features and services have been shown. Here is a summary of them.

Propose Efficient Energy Solutions From Latin America, Win Up To $100,000 Via 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest!

The government of South Korea, Inter-American Development Bank, Nordic Development Fund and GDF SUEZ, have pulled together to seek out energy solutions from Caribbean, South and Central American nations, and there are huge cash prizes for the best ideas!

Demonstrate How To Build Your Green Product To Win Over $1,000 In Prizes From Instructables’ Green Design Contest!

If you can demonstrate how to build something useable that is truly worth raiding the recycle bin to create, you could win over $1,000 worth of prizes from Voltaic, REI, Nokero and more!

Watch Bitcoin Mining Live With BitCam

With Bitcoin being so popular, it was only a matter of time before a live streaming webcam was setup to see coin mining in action, this one called the BitCam and set by the Wired crew.

Redditors Willing To Meme Their Opposition To Death

While the "Party of No" desperately seeks something to say yes to, their fight to rebrand themselves is met by aggressive social media opposition by the Redditors. While bookmarking sites the likes of Digg have withered on the digital vine over the past few years, Reddit seems to be not only the one with staying power, but the one whose "up" or "down" votes can sway public opinion quickly.

Site Provides Status Of 196 Web APIs

Zapier has a new API status board that helps you keep track of almost 200 popular web services, giving you a central location to keep an eye on your cloud services, making sure your own web app does not go down without you knowing it.

Google Glass Sees Its Users As Big Brother [Video]

Quicker than George Orwell's ink could dry on the page, "1984" introduced the world to a whole new level of paranoia that's kept us looking over our shoulders for the last sixty years or so. From the "Red scare" of the 1950s to Presidents justifying unjustifiable wars in the 21st Century, to the Patriot Acts's reduction of citizen rights -- right up to today's CCTV cameras surveilling us à la 'Person of Interest,' Big Brother has carved out a permanent foothold in our society.

E3’s Almost Upon Us: Get Ready For The Latest Videogame Tech!

It’s that time again! Videogame enthusiasts from all over the world will be tuning in to their favorite gaming websites and video portals from June 11th through the 13th for huge reveals of brand new videogames, technology and other electronic entertainment related goodies. As always, I can’t wait!

Marissa Mayer's Intuitive Search Meets Work Ethic At The Corner Of Bing & Yahoo

What's a $36 Million-Dollar lady to do after bailing from the world's largest search engine only to join the ranks of a bit player the likes of Yahoo? A player that was losing so much market share, it needed to enter a 10-year partnership agreement with Microsoft's Bing to stop the bleeding.

The Web Is 20

20 years ago CERN created the World Wide Web. Now to celebrate, they are bringing back the original web pages at their original URLs for all to see, proof that no one knows how popular their inventions might become.

What You Need To Know About Search Engine Marketing

I have always wanted to build a website so that I could earn money online just like everyone else seems to be doing these days. I started off by purchasing a domain, finding a suitable place to host my website and then building a website. It was tough at first, but I started to learn the finer points of site optimization. One thing though – I still wasn’t getting much traffic. One day a friend of mine came over and we started to talk about my website and my results.

Should Mobile Developers Focus On HTML5 Instead Of Native Apps?

Mobile is something any new business or web entrepreneur needs to look at. But should you focus on native apps for iOS, Android, and so on, or is it time to abandon them for HTML5 instead?

Caveat Emptor, When Rippln Comes Rippln [Videos]

Normally, MLM (multiple level marketing) pyramid schemes appeal to desperate folks who are down on their luck and/or are willing to buy into anything that promises them a quick return. It's built off a non-sustainable business model that promises payments or services, primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme, rather than supplying any real investment of sales of legitimate products and services.

Should Entrepreneurs Avoid Facebook?

Facebook used to be cool, both for teenagers wanting to check the latest cat videos, and developers hoping to bring in lots of users. But now, it seems many are leaving the site. Is it time to ditch the most popular social network out there?

New Bitcoin Mining Device Ships

As Bitcoin becomes hugely popular this month, new ASIC mining devices are being introduced to take advantage of the highly valued digital currency. The latest such model is now shipping to customers.