Not matter how good smartphones and tablets get, sometimes you just need a computer. And, with it being 2015, that computer is probably going to be a laptop. Today’s laptops aren’t the expensive, […]
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We had a chance to play the third-person shooter IronFall Invasion on the New Nintendo 3DS XL. Here are our full impressions of the game and how it runs on Nintendo's newest handheld.
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Order forms for the recently unveiled GT350 Shelbys have appeared on a Mustang-based forum. The documents have yet to be authenticated, but offer detailed insight into available options for both vehicles.
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Resident Evil: Revelations 2, the episodic return to Capcom's long-running survival horror series, will debut its first episode on February 25, a week later than its original release.
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Apple's new programming language, Swift, was introduced just over six months ago at WWDC 2014 and yet it's already leapt 56 spots up the RedMonk programming language rankings, going from 68 to 22 in just one quarter. Poised to become a top 20 language on the charts, it highlights what's so remarkable about Apple and the developer community — their ability to constantly move forward.
Swift: Last, there is the curious case of Swift. During our last rankings, Swift was listed as the language to watch – an obvious choice given its status as the Apple-anointed successor to the #10 language on our list, Objective-C. Being officially sanctioned as the future standard for iOS applications everywhere was obviously going to lead to growth. As was said during the Q3 rankings which marked its debut, "Swift is a language that is going to be a lot more popular, and very soon." Even so, the growth that Swift experienced is essentially unprecedented in the history of these rankings. When we see dramatic growth from a language it typically has jumped somewhere between 5 and 10 spots, and the closer the language gets to the Top 20 or within it, the more difficult growth is to come by. And yet Swift has gone from our 68th ranked language during Q3 to number 22 this quarter, a jump of 46 spots. From its position far down on the board, Swift now finds itself one spot behind Coffeescript and just ahead of Lua. As the plot suggests, Swift's growth is more obvious on StackOverflow than GitHub, where the most active Swift repositories are either educational or infrastructure in nature, but even so the growth has been remarkable. Given this dramatic ascension, it seems reasonable to expect that the Q3 rankings this year will see Swift as a Top 20 language.
To be clear, rankings are nice, but it's what's represented by rankings that matters most. A language is nothing without resources and support. Apple's developer tools and technical services teams are providing ever-improving resources and support, including an iBook and blog. With popularity, however, the community begins to provide even more of the same themselves. It's a virtuous cycle.
As Swift continues to mature, as it starts to play a greater roll in iPhone and iPad development, as Playgrounds make it more accessible to more age ranges and people than ever before, there's no telling how far it can go.
Congrats to the Swift team and to all the Swift developers in the community!
What if the real mastermind behind the Silk Road drug market wasn't Ross Ulbricht, who's currently charged with running the site, but Mark Karpeles, the CEO of the ill-fated Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox? According to new developments in the trial today, it's not as crazy as it sounds. DHS agent Jared Deryegnan admitted under cross examination that the agency had suspected Karpeles of running the site, and had prepared an affidavit to search Karpeles' email as part of the Silk Road investigation. One of Karpeles's companies had registered "Silkroadmarket.org," leading investigators to consider him as a suspect. Other evidence ultimately implicated Ulbricht, convincing even Deryegnan, but for a long time, the investigation saw Karpeles as a...
Samsung may introduce a round smartwatch for the first time at Mobile World Congress 2015 this March. The device may sport a rotating bezel and a crown-shaped power button. Here's all the latest news.
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Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth shreds a bar full of thugs in a new clip from director Matthew Vaughn's upcoming movie Kingsman: The Secret Service.
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New Yorkers are known to disagree about a lot of things. Who's got the best pizza? What's the fastest subway route? Yankees or Mets? But all 8.5 million New Yorkers are likely to agree on one thing: Penn Station sucks.
What if the Allies had lost World War II, the Nazis had been first to develop the atomic bomb, and the Germans and Japanese had carved up control of United States? That's the premise of the new streaming series from Amazon, The Man in the High Castle — an adaptation of the 1962 book by the same name. And the show is fantastic.
Dead Rising: Watchtower, the film based on Capcom's open world zombie games, will premiere on March 27 on Sony Picture Entertainment's Crackle streaming service.
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The BMW M5 could switch from rear-wheel drive to all-wheel drive in its next generation, as BMW M looks to make the powerful sports sedan more tractable and continue to match Mercedes-Benz AMG.
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