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Russia's increasingly tight restrictions on internet use are chilling free expression, even on sites where you'd rarely expect people to talk politics. Intel has closed its Russian developer forums in order to avoid grappling with the country's "blogger law," which requires that site authors regis...

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iOS developer Joseph Riquelme gave his parents a folded note containing one of the best gifts ever -- their house. Riquelme shared a photo of the handwritten gift, which simply said "Your house is paid off. Merry Xmas." In a touching video posted to YouTube, Riquelme documents the gift giving ...

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Google Earth's technology has led to some pretty cool third-party projects over the past six years, but you may not see many of those efforts for at least a little while. Google has announced that it's retiring Earth's app programming interface within a year. Any mapping software built using that ...

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EA revealed this weekend at The Game Awards that it will publish the next game from Josef Fares, the writer and director of Starbreeze Studios' Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Fares founded a new independent studio, Hazelight, which happens to include four other designers that worked on Brothers as w...

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Wondering what that smell near the Civic Center is, San Francisco resident? As far as serious interactive maps go, Human Wasteland is one of the strangest we've seen. Created by civil-engineer-turned-web-developer Jennifer Wong, the project plots human excrement "incidents" reported by the public ...

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Apple today announced the release of WatchKit, a suite of tools to enable developers to start developing apps for the Apple Watch. WatchKit is available as part of the recently released iOS 8.2 beta SDK. Apple's press release reads in part: "Apple Watch is our most personal device ever, and ...

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Been jonesing to create your own Apple Watch software? It's time to get cracking. As promised, Apple has released WatchKit, the toolbox you need to develop apps for this next-gen wristwear. The utility (tied into the iOS 8.2 beta SDK) lets you take advantage of most of what the Apple Watch can do,...

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There's no question .NET is a popular option for developers, but if you wanted to run .NET applications your server had to run Windows. Microsoft is in the process of making its tools even more accessible, and open-sourcing the .NET server stack is one way the company is hoping to win over more ...

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The Unity Asset Store is 4 years old and poised to have 1 million users by the end of 2014, Unity announced this week. The Asset Store is a marketplace of user-created development assets, services and tools, including environment art, animation tools, sound effects, shaders and all types of technic...

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Does it seem like a lot of your iPhone or iPad toting friends have updated to iOS 8? You're right -- new information from the Apple Developer Support pages shows that iOS 8 is now installed on 52 percent of all iOS devices. Of the other 48 percent of iOS devices, 43 percent are running versions o...

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Don't look now, but one of the staples of the open source world just marked a big birthday. Canonical has released Ubuntu 14.10, officially making this friendlier Linux distribution 10 years old. The company is clearly happy with a low-key celebration; 14.10's biggest addition is a developer tool ...

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The official Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade for your phone may be weeks away, but Google has delivered all the ingredients for you to make Lollipop-ready apps. The search firm has released both the finished Lollipop developer kit and a fresh batch of stripped-down Android test releases for Nexus 5 a...

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It's harder to score student discounts on programming tools now that many of them are subscription services, but GitHub has just launched a bundle that could make it far less expensive to get cracking. Its new Student Developer Pack gives you free access to the kind of tools you'd typically need t...

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Garmin's GPS watches and bands have been around wayyy longer than Android Wear and many other wearables, but the company's opening its gates to developers just now. The fitness/navigation equipment maker has launched an SDK called Connect IQ, which Garmin hopes devs will use to create watchfaces, ...

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Kickstarter updated its terms of use late last week, mostly cleaning up the site's fine-print language to better spell out the relationship between project creators and backers. It will remain hands-off while project leads enter agreements with their supporters, which worked well for the funding pl...

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Tipsters have been seemingly eager to shed light on every single facet of Apple's long-rumored smartwatch, but one obvious question hasn't really received a clear answer: will it run third-party apps? If you ask 9to5Mac, the answer is "yes." Its sources claim that the iOS-based wristwear will not ...

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