Apple Reveals the Most Common Reasons That It Rejects Apps

One of the great mysteries of the App Store is why certain apps get rejected and why others don't. Apple has let a surprising number of ripoffs and clones through the store's iron gates, yet some developers face rejection for seemingly innocent apps. "Before you develop your app, it's important to become familiar with the… Read More

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 8:34 am

AMD Releases New Tonga GPU, Lowers 8-core CPU To $229

AMD looks to continue addressing the mainstream PC enthusiast and gamer with a set of releases into two different component categories. First, today marks the launch of the Radeon R9 285 graphics card, a $250 option based on a brand new piece of silicon dubbed Tonga. This GPU has nearly identical performance to the R9 280… Read More

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 8:13 am

Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion

, based on a report from Ted T'so, that Kernel developer Dmitry Monakhov was detained for 15 days for disobeying a police officer. The debacle came about when Monakhov decided to protest the recent invasion into Ukraine by Russian armed forces. Monakhov is using twitter to keep people informed about his experience with the… Read More

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 7:53 am

Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

The NY Times reports on a new study (abstract) showing that low-carb diets have better health benefits than low-fat diets in a test without calorie restrictions. "By the end of the yearlong trial, people in the low-carbohydrate group had lost about eight pounds more on average than those in the low-fat group. They had… Read More

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 7:12 am

Researchers Say Neanderthals Created Cave Art

With news of a study that suggests an engraving in Gorham's Cave in Gibraltar was made by Neanderthals more than 39,000 years ago. Belying their reputation as the dumb cousins of early modern humans, Neanderthals created cave art, an activity regarded as a major cognitive step in the evolution of humankind, scientists… Read More

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 4:00 am

Finland's Nuclear Plant Start Delayed Again

With news about further delays to Finland's Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor. "Areva-Siemens, the consortium building Finland's biggest nuclear reactor, said on Monday the start date of the much delayed project will be pushed back to late 2018 — almost a decade later than originally planned. Areva-Siemens blamed disagreements with… Read More

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 1:08 am