TECHCRUNCH

  • NewCurated Food Delivery Startup Caviar In Talks To Be Acquired By Square For $100 Million

    Curated Food Delivery Startup Caviar In Talks To Be Acquired By Square For $100 Million

     Curated food delivery startup Caviar is in talks to be acquired by Square in a deal that could be worth at least $100 million, according to several sources. While we’ve heard the deal is slated to take place over the next couple of weeks, these t…
    - 2 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 10:17pm -
  • NewHumans And Computers Will Come Together For Middle Work

    Humans And Computers Will Come Together For Middle Work

     Jon Evans’ post “Welcome To Extremistan! Check Your Career At The Door” on TechCrunch warns of mass penury for this generation and the next as the dual horseman of the techno-apocalypse, robots and software, strip humans of their ability to m…
    - 2 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 10:00pm -
  • Hardware Is The New Software

    Hardware Is The New Software

     Nest. GoPro. Beats. Jawbone. Oculus. All hardware companies and each of them accorded multi-billion dollar valuations either in private investment transactions or acquisitions by some of the largest technology companies on the planet. Read More…
    - 5 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • Gillmor Gang: Taming of the Stream

    Gillmor Gang: Taming of the Stream

     The Gillmor Gang – John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor – examine the gathering storm that is the Uber social network. After years of positioning, acquisition, soaring value payouts, and a winner-take-all s…
    - 7 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 5:00pm -
  • Amazon Web Services Moves Beyond Developer Tools

    Amazon Web Services Moves Beyond Developer Tools

     Amazon Web Services is known for many things, but all of those have to do with developer services like cloud computing instances, databases and storage. Lately, however, AWS is slowly getting more into productivity tools that are meant for end user…
    - 8 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • The Great Fragmentation: We Are All Weirdos Now

    The Great Fragmentation: We Are All Weirdos Now

     “Technology isn’t a section in the newspaper any more. It’s the culture,” quoth Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith, prompting some eyebrow-raising by Guardian and New York Times columnists. And here’s some more from TechCrunch…but my st…
    - 11 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 1:00pm -
  • 647,000 Comments Have Been Sent To The FCC About Net Neutrality. Keep Them Coming.

    647,000 Comments Have Been Sent To The FCC About Net Neutrality. Keep Them Coming.

     In just a few months, the FCC is expected to enact new rules that would allow (or, perhaps more accurately, fail to disallow) ISPs to provide “fast lanes” for companies who could afford to cough up the dough. When ISPs are able to decide which…
    - 22 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 2:12am -
  • What Should YC’s Sam Altman Do With These Bizarre Conway, Paul Graham Oil Paintings?

    What Should YC’s Sam Altman Do With These Bizarre Conway, Paul Graham Oil Paintings?

     The Conway painting was apparently a gift from Steve Jobs’ wife Laurene Powell Jobs and a YC applicant sent in the one of Paul Graham, according to Altman.I would say auction them off for charity. TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington once covete…
    - 23 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 1:45am -
  • Lyft Will Not Launch In New York Today, Company Says It Will Work With Taxi Commission

    Lyft Will Not Launch In New York Today, Company Says It Will Work With Taxi Commission

     New Yorkers hoping to catch a ride with Lyft today are out of luck. The company said via email and on its blog that it’s putting off its NYC launch. Lyft had announced launch plans for Brooklyn and Queens earlier this week, and it said yesterday…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Jul 14, 12:13am -
  • LastPass Finds Security Holes In Its Online Password Manager, Doesn’t Think Anyone Exploited Them

    LastPass Finds Security Holes In Its Online Password Manager, Doesn’t Think Anyone Exploited Them

     When you’re in charge of keeping many hundreds of thousands of passwords under lock and key, trust is everything. Maintaining that trust means fessing up when things go wrong — even if it’s something you don’t think affected your users. Rea…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 11:42pm -

REUTERS-TECH

  • Apple iPhone a danger to China national security: state media

    Apple iPhone a danger to China national security: state media

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese state media branded Apple Inc's iPhone a threat to national security because of the smartphone's ability to track and time-stamp user locations.
    - 10 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 2:19pm -
  • Female Yahoo executive sued for sexual harassment

    Female Yahoo executive sued for sexual harassment

    (Reuters) - A high-level female Yahoo Inc executive has been sued in California by a woman who worked under her and is accusing her former boss of sexual harassment and wrongful termination.
    - 22 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 2:05am -
  • U.S. agency investigating drone flights after video goes viral

    U.S. agency investigating drone flights after video goes viral

    FORT LAUDERDALE Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating several videos filmed using drones that flew into and around firework displays, including two apparently shot on the Fourth of July and one from Florida that has re…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 11:06pm -
  • SEC halts trade in Cynk over possible stock manipulation

    SEC halts trade in Cynk over possible stock manipulation

    (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Friday suspended trading in Cynk Technology Corp, citing possible market manipulation in the one-time penny stock whose market value rocketed within weeks from less than $20 million to more than $6 billion.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 10:51pm -
  • Top Alibaba execs, investors may expand board after IPO -filing

    Top Alibaba execs, investors may expand board after IPO -filing

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A group of 27 top executives and investors in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, including co-founder Jack Ma, can appoint another two directors to the company's board once it goes public, according to a U.S. regulatory filing on Fr…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 10:48pm -
  • Google seeks to dismiss U.S. antitrust lawsuit over Android

    Google seeks to dismiss U.S. antitrust lawsuit over Android

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An antitrust lawsuit targeting Google's Android operating system should be dismissed, Google said in a court filing on Friday, partly because smartphone manufacturers are free to utilize Android on their phones without also…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 10:20pm -
  • Demand for personal computers still erratic, outlook unstable

    Demand for personal computers still erratic, outlook unstable

    SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Improved demand for personal computers after years of declines may not last as emerging markets remain weak and recent corporate upgrades in the United States and Europe may prove fleeting.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:35pm -
  • America Movil asset sale should be across the board: Slim

    America Movil asset sale should be across the board: Slim

    NEW YORK/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - America Movil, Latin America's biggest telecoms company, will move quickly to put an "attractive" cross-section of the company up for sale as it sheds assets to escape tougher regulation of the phone and broadcasting…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 6:53pm -
  • U.S. FCC votes to refocus Internet subsidy for schools

    U.S. FCC votes to refocus Internet subsidy for schools

    (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday voted along party lines to begin to transition E-Rate, the largest U.S. educational technology subsidy program, to focus on high-speed Internet and increasingly on Wi-Fi in the next few yea…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 6:41pm -
  • Rise of the machines sees Barclays turn cashiers into tablet-toting bankers

    Rise of the machines sees Barclays turn cashiers into tablet-toting bankers

    LONDON (Reuters) - British bank Barclays is to replace branch cashiers with floor-walking staff sporting tablet computers as personal banking becomes increasingly virtual.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 6:17pm -
  • Spain's Telefonica in talks to exit Telecom Italia: report

    Spain's Telefonica in talks to exit Telecom Italia: report

    (Reuters) - Spain's Telefonica SA is in talks to sell its stake in Telecom Italia in a move that could ease regulatory pressure in Brazil's wireless market, Brazilian newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported on Friday.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 2:57pm -
  • Apple iPhone a danger to China national security: state media

    Apple iPhone a danger to China national security: state media

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese state media on Friday branded Apple Inc's iPhone a threat to national security because of the smartphone's ability to track and time-stamp user locations.
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 10:12am -
  • Infosys seeks revival with more tech investments, staff

    Infosys seeks revival with more tech investments, staff

    BANGALORE (Reuters) - India's second largest IT services provider Infosys Ltd said on Friday it would boost investment in cloud computing, smartphone apps and other new technologies to win more high-margin outsourcing contracts.
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:45am -
  • Digital warriors battle to get African games on phones

    Digital warriors battle to get African games on phones

    LAGOS/NAIROBI (Reuters) - Safari the warrior crouches in the bush - a digitized heroine from the new mobile phone game "Afro Fighters" that its Nigerian creator hopes will soon rival the likes of Clash of Clans or Angry Birds on the world's handsets.…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:37am -
  • Amazon seeks FAA permission to test drones outdoors near Seattle

    Amazon seeks FAA permission to test drones outdoors near Seattle

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is seeking permission from U.S. regulators to test its delivery drones near Seattle, as part of a rapid expansion of a program that has sparked widespread debate over the safety and privacy implications of dro…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:01am -
  • After short revival, Google service disruptions in China return

    After short revival, Google service disruptions in China return

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Google Inc services were once again being disrupted in China on Friday after a brief respite on Thursday, users and an anti-censorship group reported, continuing more than a month of severe disruption.
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 3:35am -
  • U.S. House panel approves bill to rein in patent fights

    U.S. House panel approves bill to rein in patent fights

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Thursday approved a draft bill aimed at reining in companies that seek licensing fees for invalid patents or are otherwise dishonest in writing what are known as "demand letters."…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 10:54pm -
  • Microsoft says cybercrime bust frees 4.7 million infected PCs

    Microsoft says cybercrime bust frees 4.7 million infected PCs

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said it has freed at least 4.7 million infected personal computers from control of cyber crooks in its most successful digital crime-busting operation, which interrupted service at an Internet-services firm last week…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 10:25pm -
  • Tech-focused firm Spectrum Equity raises new $1 billion fund

    Tech-focused firm Spectrum Equity raises new $1 billion fund

    (Reuters) - Private equity firm Spectrum Equity said on Thursday it had raised $1 billion for its seventh fund focused on investments in information technology services.
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 10:20pm -
  • U.S. sues Amazon over purchases by kids using mobile apps

    U.S. sues Amazon over purchases by kids using mobile apps

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government sued Amazon.com on Thursday for allowing children to collectively run up millions of dollars in purchases on the credit cards of their unsuspecting parents while playing mobile apps like "Tap Zoo" and "Ice A…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 8:36pm -
  • Microsoft CEO signals change, defers talk on job cuts

    Microsoft CEO signals change, defers talk on job cuts

    (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp MSFT.O Chief Executive Satya Nadella deferred any comment on widely expected job cuts at the software company on Thursday, after circulating a memo to employees promising to "flatten the organization and develop leaner busi…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 7:15pm -
  • Verizon says added over 1.4 million postpaid customers in second quarter

    Verizon says added over 1.4 million postpaid customers in second quarter

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc had a net addition of over 1.4 million postpaid subscribers in the second quarter, its chief executive said on Thursday, a dramatic increase from the first quarter, when customer growth fell short of…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 7:11pm -
  • Samsung Electronics looks into child labor allegations at China supplier

    Samsung Electronics looks into child labor allegations at China supplier

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it is investigating an allegation that a supplier in southern China used child labor.
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 5:42pm -
  • U.S. Senate committee advances bill on cell phone unlocking

    U.S. Senate committee advances bill on cell phone unlocking

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved bringing before the full Senate legislation that would give mobile-phone users the right to "unlock" their devices and use them on competitors' wireless networks, something that is…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 4:27pm -
  • Symantec in talks with Chinese government after software ban report

    Symantec in talks with Chinese government after software ban report

    BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. security software maker Symantec Corp said it is holding discussions with authorities in Beijing after a state-controlled Chinese newspaper reported that the Ministry of Public Security had banned use of one of its products.…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 3:43pm -

TECHNICALLY PERSONAL

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  • New5 Can't-Miss Apps: Athla Velocity and More

    5 Can't-Miss Apps: Athla Velocity and More

    With the last few matches of the World Cup wrapping up, and the final game right around the corner, you may have overlooked some of this week's best new apps.Luckily, Mashable creates a roundup each weekend of our favorite new and updated apps, so…
    - 28 mins ago, 13 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • NewSatya Nadella's Big Bid to Reshape Microsoft

    Satya Nadella's Big Bid to Reshape Microsoft

    Five months into his new role as CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella is ready to shake things upIn a 3,300 word memo sent to employees and the press Thursday, Nadella laid out the most clear vision yet for how he sees the future of Microsoft. There's a…
    - 2 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 10:42pm -
  • NewApple Refutes China's Security Claims, Says It Does Not Track Users

    Apple Refutes China's Security Claims, Says It Does Not Track Users

    No, Apple isn't using your iPhone to track your location in China.That's Apple's response to a recent report from China's state-run television station alleging the iPhone could potentially threaten the country's national security.See also: Apple iW…
    - 2 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 10:19pm -
  • NewBrazil's World Cup Loss to the Netherlands Reopens Wounds Just Beginning to Heal

    Brazil's World Cup Loss to the Netherlands Reopens Wounds Just Beginning to Heal

    Brazil entered the consolation match of the World Cup against the Netherlands looking to salvage some respect after its disastrous loss to Germany.With not much at stake, the match seemed to provide little opportunity for Brazil and a healthy dose o…
    - 2 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 10:10pm -
  • NewThe Art of Dating: Past and Present

    The Art of Dating: Past and Present

    Once upon a time, dating meant finding the right person to share a lifetime of romantic meals and intimate conversationToday, dating means finding someone to sit next to while you play Candy Crush on your iPad.See also: Heat Index: Find the Right D…
    - 2 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 10:00pm -
  • Australian Olympic Swimmer Ian Thorpe Comes Out as Gay

    Australian Olympic Swimmer Ian Thorpe Comes Out as Gay

    Australian swimmer and Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe revealed in an interview that he is gay, confirming years of speculation about his sexualityThorpe sat down for an interview with British broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson, which will air Sund…
    - 5 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 7:56pm -
  • Singapore to Destroy Copies of Book About Gay Penguins

    Singapore to Destroy Copies of Book About Gay Penguins

    Singapore plans to destroy copies of three children's books, including one about two male penguins raising a chick, following complaints that the works' contents violate the country's family values.And Tango Makes Three, The White Swan Express: A S…
    - 5 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • Beats Goes After Chinese Counterfeiters With Multimillion-Dollar Lawsuit

    Beats Goes After Chinese Counterfeiters With Multimillion-Dollar Lawsuit

    Just over a month after Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics, the headphone maker made its first major post-acquisition move by filing a lawsuit against Chinese counterfeitersThe lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern Distric…
    - 7 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 5:54pm -
  • Garmin Forerunner 15: a Good GPS Fitness Watch With Room to Improve

    Garmin Forerunner 15: a Good GPS Fitness Watch With Room to Improve

    For Garmin, GPS has always been the key to setting its fitness devices apart from much of the competition. And with a starting price of $170, the Forerunner 15 watch delivers that functionality at a relatively low price pointSee also: 10 Best iPhone…
    - 8 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 4:26pm -
  • 15 Crazy Things You've Never Thought About

    15 Crazy Things You've Never Thought About

    A small piece of useless knowledge can completely rattle your brain.Tiny bits of information and thoughts may leave you pondering your very existence. Or at least give you a genuine whoa moment.See also: 20 Simply Genius Shower ThoughtsExpand you…
    - 8 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • Plane Diverted to Island Due to Burning Smell, No Smoke Monster Reported

    Plane Diverted to Island Due to Burning Smell, No Smoke Monster Reported

    This story was updated most recently at 12:24 p.m. ET on July 12.It's not a good sign when passengers compare their airline experience to the TV show Lost, especially when smoke may be involved.While traveling to Guam over the Pacific Ocean, a Unit…
    - 9 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 3:31pm -
  • 21 Ingenious Accessories to Deck Out Your Backyard

    21 Ingenious Accessories to Deck Out Your Backyard

    There is no better place to pass the long days of summer than lounging the best room of the house — the backyard.So you've got the grill, deck and maybe even a pool to entertain friends, but a few ridiculous accessories can transform your cookie-c…
    - 10 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 2:30pm -
  • Seahorses Growl When They're Stressed

    Seahorses Growl When They're Stressed

    Dogs and bears aren't the only animals that give off warning growls. Seahorses do, too.For the first time, researchers have recorded seahorses growling, a tiny, deep sound not easily detectable by the human ear. These distinctive little fishes gro…
    - 10 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Israel Airstrike Hits Gaza Mosque, Death Toll Tops 120

    Israel Airstrike Hits Gaza Mosque, Death Toll Tops 120

    This story was updated most recently at 5:07 p.m. ET on July 12.GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli airstrikes targeting Hamas in Gaza hit a mosque and a center for the disabled where two women were killed Saturday, raising the Palestinian death toll…
    - 11 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 1:46pm -
  • 10 Summer Blockbuster Movies Turning 20 This Year

    10 Summer Blockbuster Movies Turning 20 This Year

    Prepare to feel old, Internet.When it comes to blockbusters, the summer of 1994 was a smash hit. Looking back, it seems like there was an awesome movie for everybody — a children's cartoon, a courtroom drama, a quirky comedy and an inspiring sport…
    - 11 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 1:00pm -
  • 5 Factors to Consider Before Accepting a Job Offer

    5 Factors to Consider Before Accepting a Job Offer

    When considering a new job, it is important to ensure the grass will truly be greener on the other side.While working for a new employer often helps an employee's career, it can also be a detriment. A new study from Spherion Staffing Services reve…
    - 12 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 12:30pm -
  • Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart Over Deadly Crash, Released From Rehab

    Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart Over Deadly Crash, Released From Rehab

    This story was updated most recently at 5:01 p.m. ET on July 12.TRENTON, N.J. — Tracy Morgan has sued Wal-Mart over last month's highway crash that seriously injured him, and killed a fellow comedian.The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District C…
    - 12 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 12:25pm -
  • Medieval Child's Skeleton Is the Earliest Down Syndrome Case Yet

    Medieval Child's Skeleton Is the Earliest Down Syndrome Case Yet

    The earliest probable case of Down syndrome in the archaeological record comes from a 5- to 7-year-old child who lived in medieval France some 1,500 years ago, new research shows.The child, who is also the youngest example of the condition in the ar…
    - 12 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • Tommy Ramone, Last of the Ramones, Dies at 65

    Tommy Ramone, Last of the Ramones, Dies at 65

    Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday.Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, confirmed t…
    - 13 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 11:52am -
  • 6 Rules to Live by When Starting a Subscription Business

    6 Rules to Live by When Starting a Subscription Business

    Alex Zhardanovsky is an evangelist for subscription-based businesses, as he co-founded PetFlow.com, an online service that ships kibble and pet toys to consumers' doors. Just three years after its debut, the company is expected to pull in $50 million…
    - 13 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 11:03am -
  • World Cup Day 31: The Painful, Penultimate Third-Place Match

    World Cup Day 31: The Painful, Penultimate Third-Place Match

    What a long, strange, intense — and amazing — month of World Cup soccer it's been.Two matches remain, and before we determine a winner — the best soccer nation in the world — we have to find out who comes in third. So while you wait for the…
    - 14 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • Dog Riding in a Porsche Is the Definition of Happiness

    Dog Riding in a Porsche Is the Definition of Happiness

    Moose the basset hound loves taking thrill rides with his owner, Phillip Meyer — especially when they're in a PorscheThe adorable, floppy-eared dog took a spin in a sports car while Meyer used a GoPro camera to capture the ride from Moose's point…
    - 18 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 6:00am -
  • Japan Is Getting a 'Frozen'-Themed PlayStation 4

    Japan Is Getting a 'Frozen'-Themed PlayStation 4

    Rejoice, Japanese Frozen fans: A PlayStation 4 embossed with your favorite characters is coming soon.The black console features a laser stencil of Elsa and Anna from Disney flick on the top, along with the Frozen logo and several snowflakes. The spe…
    - 20 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 3:59am -
  • Now on Kickstarter: a Production of 'Hamlet' Starring Pugs

    Now on Kickstarter: a Production of 'Hamlet' Starring Pugs

    Hamlet. With pugs.By now, nothing that happens on Kickstarter should surprise you, but this emerging project just might. A brave man is trying to fund a five-hour production of Hamlet with a cast comprised entirely of pugs. Glorious, slobbering, roy…
    - 22 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 2:30am -
  • Investors Revive Crumbs

    Investors Revive Crumbs

    A handful of cupcake-hungry investors have picked up the pieces and will resurrect the shuttered Crumbs cupcake store chain.The chain abruptly closed all 48 of its stores across 10 states on July 8th. Now, according to a report in the Chicago Tribun…
    - 22 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 2:07am -
  • 'Better Call Saul': Vince Gilligan Spills Details

    'Better Call Saul': Vince Gilligan Spills Details

    LOS ANGELES — Eight episodes into writing the first season of Better Call Saul, creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould are finally spilling some details about one of television's most anticipated showsThe series, they revealed Friday during the T…
    - 23 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 1:29am -
  • Alaskan Fisherman Reels in Ginormous 482 lb. Halibut

    Alaskan Fisherman Reels in Ginormous 482 lb. Halibut

    Get ready for a whopper of a fish story or a helluva halibut tale.The fish in this image is no Photoshop special. It's a real (no, rot reel), 95-inch, 482 lb. fish caught in the Pacific Ocean near Alaska, according to a report in Alaska Dispatch New…
    - 24 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 12:58am -
  • Apple Starts a Blog for Swift Developers

    Apple Starts a Blog for Swift Developers

    Good news for Apple developers: the Cupertino giant launched a bunch of new resources for its Swift programming language on Friday.Announced at WWDC 2014, Swift is Apple's new programming language for iOS and OS XEarly response from developers has b…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Jul 14, 12:12am -
  • Google Updates Maps With Gmail Invitations, Better Search

    Google Updates Maps With Gmail Invitations, Better Search

    Searching for places within the Google Maps iOS app just got easier.Google rolled out an update to the iOS version of its Maps app that improves search and discovery, and integrates Gmail events and reservation information.See also: How to Get the…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 11:34pm -
  • This Weekend, Behold The Giant Buck Moon

    This Weekend, Behold The Giant Buck Moon

    An exceptionally large and glorious moon will grace our skies this weekend. The Moon will be full at the perigee point of its orbit — the point when it's closest to EarthAccording to NASA , the Moon will appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter as a re…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 11:01pm -

CNN-TECH

  • Apparently This Matters: Death metal in a box

    Apparently This Matters: Death metal in a box

    The other day I saw a death metal band hanging out by their tour van in the parking lot behind a club. They were all dressed in black, and may or may not have been working on lyrics to a new song about fire and lamb meat.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:48pm -
  • Musk pledges million to Tesla museum

    Musk pledges million to Tesla museum

    On Nikola Tesla's 158th birthday, it was the effort to build a museum in the influential scientist's honor that got the gift.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 3:11pm -
  • Amazon sued over kids buying apps

    Amazon sued over kids buying apps

    FTC says Amazon is illegally charging parents for millions in purchases by their kids. Richard Quest has more.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 3:11pm -
  • The funniest World Cup tweets

    The funniest World Cup tweets

    You had to feel sorry for the home team when host country Brazil got trounced 7-1 by Germany in their World Cup semifinal game on Tuesday.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 3:10pm -
  • Google Glass now supports mind control

    Google Glass now supports mind control

    An app has been developed that allows a Google Glass user to control the device using their mind. Erin McLaughlin reports.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 2:24pm -
  • Elon Musk promises $1 million for Tesla museum

    Elon Musk promises $1 million for Tesla museum

    On Nikola Tesla's 158th birthday, it was the effort to build a museum in the influential scientist's honor that got the gift.
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 11:45am -
  • Stunning photos of the cosmos

    Stunning photos of the cosmos

    CNN iReporters from across the globe share their incredible images of the skies above us.
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 10:18am -
  • Police: Prostitute killed Google exec

    Police: Prostitute killed Google exec

    A woman whom police describe as a high-end prostitute is under arrest after they say she injected a Silicon Valley tech executive with heroin and then casually left as he lay dying.
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 1:15am -
  • Police: Prostitute killed Google exec

    Police: Prostitute killed Google exec

    A woman whom police describe as a high-end prostitute is under arrest after they say she injected a Silicon Valley tech executive with heroin and then casually left as he lay dying.
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 1:15am -
  • City of the future, museum of the past

    City of the future, museum of the past

    Across the bay from Doha's futuristic skyline is a monument to the past.
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 1:47pm -
  • Zero gravity training with NASA

    Zero gravity training with NASA

    CNN's Becky Anderson looks at how practicing underwater is the perfect way to prepare for spacewalks.
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 10:56am -
  • 12 wacky smartphone cases

    12 wacky smartphone cases

    Not so long ago, a cellphone used to look like a cellphone. But these days, it's not unheard of to see someone talking on a rabbit pressed to his or her ear.
    - 3 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 8:10pm -
  • The funniest Germany vs. Brazil tweets

    The funniest Germany vs. Brazil tweets

    You had to feel sorry for the home team when host country Brazil got trounced 7-1 by Germany in their World Cup semifinal game on Tuesday.
    - 3 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 5:51pm -
  • 12 wacky smartphone cases

    12 wacky smartphone cases

    Not so long ago, a cellphone used to look like a cellphone. But these days, it's not unheard of to see someone talking on a rabbit pressed to his or her ear.
    - 3 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 3:07pm -
  • What's wrong with Silicon Valley leaders?

    What's wrong with Silicon Valley leaders?

    Norman Matloff says a secret wage theft pact between Google, Apple and others highlights ethics problem in tech.
    - 4 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 7:03pm -
  • Genetically modified mosquitoes kill disease

    Genetically modified mosquitoes kill disease

    How scientists are using genetic modification to create self-destructing mosquitoes.
    - 4 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 3:48pm -
  • Potato-salad rookie cashes in on Kickstarter

    Potato-salad rookie cashes in on Kickstarter

    Zack Brown of Columbus, Ohio, posted his Kickstarter project with a goal of $10 and a desire to make potato salad for the first time. As of Monday morning, more than 800 backers had pledged $8,000 for a chance to taste Brown's creation.
    - 5 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 7:27pm -
  • Reservation-selling startup angers tech world

    Reservation-selling startup angers tech world

    There's a website that lies to restaurants, making reservations under fake names, and then sells them to you.
    - 5 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 5:41pm -
  • Social media helps woman drop 180 pounds

    Social media helps woman drop 180 pounds

    One woman says social media helped her drop a whopping 180 pounds.
    - 5 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 2:26pm -
  • This robot valet will park your car

    This robot valet will park your car

    In Germany, high tech has come to airport parking.
    - 9 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 6:17pm -
  • How you'll travel in 2024

    How you'll travel in 2024

    A driverless taxi is waiting for you outside your house. Cruising through the city, you arrive safely at the airport where you drop off your luggage while ordering a coffee. Check-in is then a matter of just a few seconds, thanks to facial recognitio…
    - 9 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 4:57pm -
  • Forget selfies -- make way for 'dronies'

    Forget selfies -- make way for 'dronies'

    Forget selfies. Those are so 2013.
    - 9 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 4:16pm -
  • The world's most spectacular video projections

    The world's most spectacular video projections

    Discover a dancing cactus field, basketball on the Hudson River, and mind-bending 3D projections on robotic screens.
    - 22 days ago, 20 Jun 14, 3:04pm -
  • The secret life of an embryo

    The secret life of an embryo

    The Embryoscope is a high-tech device giving an amazing insight into how an embryo develops.
    - 27 days ago, 16 Jun 14, 9:46am -
  • Netiquette: Saying farewell

    Netiquette: Saying farewell

    So many folks manage to lose their netiquette heads when they scramble, legs flailing and akimbo, toward the denouement of events and life chapters. So here is the ultimate (get it?) digital-etiquette guide to a polite big finish.
    - 28 Dec 12, 10:03pm -
  • 10 smartphone habits to avoid

    10 smartphone habits to avoid

    How annoying and rude and antisocial have we all become with our smartphones? We're embarrassing ourselves all over the place. Please stop.
    - 8 Oct 12, 4:00pm -
  • Five texts you should never send

    Five texts you should never send

    We're texting more than ever, and, like society, the texts themselves are getting worse and worse. Read on to learn just how terrible silent cell phone users are these days.
    - 27 Aug 12, 7:53pm -
  • An open letter to texting-mad teenagers

    An open letter to texting-mad teenagers

    Put your phone down for a second, teen texters -- there are some things you've got to hear.
    - 3 Aug 12, 3:59pm -

LIFE HACKER

  • ​Focus on Shared Goals to Reduce Workplace Conflicts

    ​Focus on Shared Goals to Reduce Workplace Conflicts

    When tempers flare at the office, we often say things we regret later. Talk about your shared interests in solving the conflict and potentially prevent the conflict from escalating.Read more...
    - 3 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 9:00pm -
  • ​Find Family Friendly Day Trips in Any State with This Tool

    ​Find Family Friendly Day Trips in Any State with This Tool

    If the kids are getting bored this summer, you may want to get out of town for a day and do something interesting. Toyota has an interactive website that tells you about the attractions you may not know about in your region.Read more...
    - 4 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 8:00pm -
  • Google's New Account History Page Helps Further Control Your Privacy

    Google's New Account History Page Helps Further Control Your Privacy

    As you probably know, Google tracks quite a bit of what you do online. Much of this is to improve your search results or to assist with Google Now. Google's updated Account History page now allows you to "pause" or delete Google's historical informa…
    - 5 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • Get The Best Interest on Your Savings by Using a Secured Credit Card

    Get The Best Interest on Your Savings by Using a Secured Credit Card

    With savings accounts and even CDs paying less than 1%, sometimes the best interest rates come from savings accounts associated with a secured credit card.Read more...
    - 6 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • How to Get the Best Sleep of Your Life on an Airplane

    How to Get the Best Sleep of Your Life on an Airplane

    Navigating your way through clueless tourists, grabby TSA guards, and disinterested ticket counter clerks is only half the battle. Once you make it to your seat, you've still got an entire flight to endure. Your best airplane strategy is almost alwa…
    - 8 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • Top 10 Things You Might Be Doing Wrong Every Day

    Top 10 Things You Might Be Doing Wrong Every Day

    Surprise! Many of the things we think we're doing correctly are actually not the best ways to do them. This includes even basic, everyday things like cooking , driving , and even shaking hands (separately, of course). Let's take a look.Read more...
    - 9 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • Keep Your Home Child-Safe with This Room-by-Room Infographic

    Keep Your Home Child-Safe with This Room-by-Room Infographic

    Whether you have kids living at home or just the occasional child visitor, you should know about your home's danger zones. This infographic takes you room by room in the house to identify hazards.Read more...
    - 10 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • How to Balloon Map Your Neighborhood, Google Maps Style

    How to Balloon Map Your Neighborhood, Google Maps Style

    Ever felt like Google Maps doesn't provide enough detail of the aerial view of your neighborhood? Ever wanted to make your own maps or participate in a little homegrown science? Balloon mapping is a cheap way to take aerial pictures for all sorts of…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • This Week's Most Popular Posts: July 5th to July 11th

    This Week's Most Popular Posts: July 5th to July 11th

    This week we checked out some DIY projects you can do in an hour , debunked some computer security myths , learned to master our grills , got some free books from Microsoft , and learned to peel delicious mangoes . Here's a look back.Read more...
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 11:30pm -
  • Turn a Long Shawl or Scarf Into a Baby Carrier

    Turn a Long Shawl or Scarf Into a Baby Carrier

    If you're interested in an alternative to baby carriers, Meredith from weblog Becoming Mamas demonstrates two ways to carry your little one with just a wrap.Read more...
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 11:00pm -
  • SwapFu Gives You a Place to Trade Games With Others for Free

    SwapFu Gives You a Place to Trade Games With Others for Free

    We've shown you the best places to trade in your used games for real money , but SwapFu is site where you can literally trade video games with other users.Read more...
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 10:30pm -
  • The Best Way to Share a Pack of Oreos

    The Best Way to Share a Pack of Oreos

    If you're looking for an easy party snack, grab a package of Oreos—or similarly packaged cookies—and empty out the cookies from the middle section of the plastic holder. Then just add milk to the empty section for community dunking.Read more...
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 10:00pm -
  • What to Put In Your Personal Mission Statement

    What to Put In Your Personal Mission Statement

    Writing a personal mission statement is a great way to decide what you really want to do with your life , but it's hard to know what to include in that statement. Fast Company has a few ideas to get you started.Read more...
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:30pm -
  • How to Keep Your Cool as a Parent

    How to Keep Your Cool as a Parent

    What parent hasn't lost their temper when a kid misbehaves? Of course a parent who hasn't lost their cool from time to time is a rarer than a unicorn, but losing your temper and yelling can be ineffective parenting. It's better for everyone if you…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:00pm -
  • Create a Screen Sharing Shortcut for Easy Access to Your Other Macs

    Create a Screen Sharing Shortcut for Easy Access to Your Other Macs

    Screen sharing on a Mac is already pretty easy. Just select the Mac you want to share in Finder, click Screen Share, then log in, but if you're looking for an even faster way, Macworld shows you how. Read more...
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 8:30pm -
  • Slice Adds Quick Actions, Pins, a New Design, and More

    Slice Adds Quick Actions, Pins, a New Design, and More

    iOS: Slice is our favorite package tracker because it makes tracking packages incredibly easy. Today, that all gets a bit easier with a big update that includes all kinds of enhancements.Read more...
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 8:00pm -
  • Build a Sleek Entertainment Center with IKEA Parts and Speaker Fabric

    Build a Sleek Entertainment Center with IKEA Parts and Speaker Fabric

    Austin Andersen wanted a media center with no wires showing, lots of storage, and good airflow for the electronics. So he built this using Besta shelves and cleverly used speaker fabric in place of solid doors.Read more...
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:30pm -
  • Everything You Need to Know About Vegetable Gardening in One Graphic

    Everything You Need to Know About Vegetable Gardening in One Graphic

    Vegetable gardening is both an art and a science. Figuring out when and where to plant the vegetables, what pests to look out for, when to harvest, and all the other fine details could be enough to make anyone dizzy. Luckily, there's this infographi…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 6:30pm -
  • Cut a Watermelon into Sticks (Perfect for Kids and Parties)

    Cut a Watermelon into Sticks (Perfect for Kids and Parties)

    Summer's beloved fruit, the watermelon, can get pretty messy to eat. Instead of serving the melon in traditional wedges, cut it into sticks—easy finger foods.Read more...
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • Why Dealerships Ignore You And What You Can Do About It

    Why Dealerships Ignore You And What You Can Do About It

    I'm in my early 20's and can finally afford to buy a really cool performance car like a WRX or a Focus ST, but every time I go to the dealer for a test drive I get ignored. How can I get the salespeople to take me seriously, so I can test drive thes…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • Dropbox will now sync large files a bit faster, thanks to streaming sync.

    Dropbox will now sync large files a bit faster, thanks to streaming sync.

    Dropbox will now sync large files a bit faster, thanks to streaming sync. As the name suggests, streaming sync enables large files to overlap the upload and download phases so that downloads can begin while uploads are still in progress. The update w…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:38pm -
  • ​XDictionary Xposed Module Gives Android a System-wide Dictionary

    ​XDictionary Xposed Module Gives Android a System-wide Dictionary

    Android (Rooted ): Something that is, oddly, missing from Android is a system-wide dictionary. You're probably used to highlighting and copying a word, and then pasting it into Google to look it up. XDictionary is an Xposed module that means word me…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:30pm -

MEMEBURN

  • A war on two fronts: can HTC’s SA comeback model help fix its global problems?

    A war on two fronts: can HTC’s SA comeback model help fix its global problems?

    Things haven’t been easy for HTC over the past few years. Actually that’s an understatement. Things have been more or less catastrophic for the Taiwanese company that helped introduce the world to Android. In 2009, HTC was in a pretty good place.…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • Say hello to DEMO Africa’s top 40 tech startups of 2014

    Say hello to DEMO Africa’s top 40 tech startups of 2014

    DEMO Africa has just announced the 40 chosen tech startups that will launch their product on the DEMO Africa stage in September 2014. The finalists come from all over the continent with 14 startups from Nigeria followed by Kenya, Ghana and Egypt. Acc…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:35am -
  • Khusela wins Seedstars Cape Town with this savvy fire-detection device

    Khusela wins Seedstars Cape Town with this savvy fire-detection device

    In the past few weeks, the global Seedstars World competition has been making its rounds across Africa in an effort to find the most impressive startups from emerging markets to compete with each other in Geneva, Switzerland. The regional trip recent…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:34am -
  • 8 TV and game mashups that need to happen

    8 TV and game mashups that need to happen

    Combine popular TV shows with games and what do you get? These possible game and TV mashups. Cool TV demands an even cooler game, as a wise person, who may have been me, once said. Once upon a time Once is a special show and would be an excellent gam…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:30am -
  • How SodaStream is proving that you can still differentiate through good design

    How SodaStream is proving that you can still differentiate through good design

    Despite current political woes, you have to give SodaStream kudos for having somewhat of a renaissance recently design-wise. You know the drill, ordinary water gets fizzy with the ultra satisfying blasts of compressed CO2 injected into it. Experience…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:20am -
  • World’s geeks go weak at the knees as Elon Musk donates $1m to The Oatmeal’s Tesla museum

    World’s geeks go weak at the knees as Elon Musk donates $1m to The Oatmeal’s Tesla museum

    If you cast your minds back a couple of years, you might recall that The Oatmeal, the popular cartoon site run by Matthew Inman, was running a crowdfunding campaign aimed at raising funds to save a historic landmark used by history’s greatest geek…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:15am -
  • #mealforameal: Virgin will turn your foodgrams and hashtags into real meals

    #mealforameal: Virgin will turn your foodgrams and hashtags into real meals

    Love taking shots of your artistically-arranged meal before you pick up that fork and chow down? Well, now you have even more motivation to photograph before you eat: Virgin Mobile is willing to donate a meal to someone in need for every #foodgram yo…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:15am -
  • This tiny birthday party for a hedgehog is the cutest video you’ll see today

    This tiny birthday party for a hedgehog is the cutest video you’ll see today

    Sometimes, in a mysterious and lesser-known corner of YouTube, brilliance emerges. Case in point: this video of a tiny hedgehog and two golden hamsters faceplanting into a tiny pink birthday cake. Yes, you read that right. Following on from the succe…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:15am -
  • 5-TILES keyboard review: the Qwerty pretender

    5-TILES keyboard review: the Qwerty pretender

    Call me a Neanderthal, but I miss typing on a phone with a physical Qwerty keyboard. Nothing quite beats the tangible feedback a springing key with defined edges provides. BlackBerry’s now largely extinct Bold range had the best example but now, al…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 8:21am -
  • Can this Kickstarter help selfies leave the Earth?

    Can this Kickstarter help selfies leave the Earth?

    If you’re the kind of person who’s constantly determined to outdo their friends in the selfie game, then the idea of taking one from space probably sounds pretty darn appealing. But until Sir Richard Branson actually gets his arse into gear and g…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 8:15am -

Make Use Of

  • Connect Your Windows Phone With Nokia Device Hub

    Connect Your Windows Phone With Nokia Device Hub

    Connectivity to or from a Windows Phone device isn’t quite what it should be. Despite WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC all being supported, it’s pretty difficult to access other hardware on your home or local network. Fortunately, mass Windows Phone 8 han…
    - 3 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 9:00pm -
  • How To Make Lubuntu Look Like Windows XP

    How To Make Lubuntu Look Like Windows XP

    Windows XP is insecure. If you have a Windows XP user in your life, you may want to try migrating them to Linux so they can use a free, secure operating system still getting security updates. Lubuntu is a lightweight version of Ubuntu for those old c…
    - 5 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • Cool Websites & Tools – Synchronised Lock Screens, Combined Cloud Storage, & Negative Twitter Filter

    Cool Websites & Tools – Synchronised Lock Screens, Combined Cloud Storage, & Negative Twitter Filter

    LokLok – is a beta app which enables you to connect with your friends right on your lock screen. Leave notes, drawings and photos for them to see when they switch on their phones. LokLok replaces your standard lock screen with a shared white board.…
    - 20 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 4:31am -
  • How To Begin A Career As A Successful Freelancer

    How To Begin A Career As A Successful Freelancer

    Anyone can freelance, it’s easier than you think. However, that is by no means a guarantee of success. First, you’ll need an impressive resumé which highlights your skills, as well as a portfolio to showcase any previous work. Next, you need to…
    - 22 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 2:30am -
  • Get Assassin’s Creed Pirates Free & Cheap KORG Apps [iOS Sales]

    Get Assassin’s Creed Pirates Free & Cheap KORG Apps [iOS Sales]


    - 22 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 2:00am -
  • 7 Blogs You Should Really Read If You Are A Student Programmer

    7 Blogs You Should Really Read If You Are A Student Programmer

    If you want to succeed as a programmer, you need to immerse yourself in the programming culture. This is more true if you’re still a pupil. The field of programming is so broad and there’s so much information to absorb that you’ll never come ou…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • Mac Users: Control Streaming Services With Your Media Keys

    Mac Users: Control Streaming Services With Your Media Keys

    You’re about to walk away from your computer, so you absentmindedly hit “Pause” on your Mac. Nothing pauses – instead, iTunes launches. Stupid iTunes, no one wants you! So you CMD-Q to close the still-loading iTunes, then open your browser to…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • Save Time And Money: PriceZombie Brings The Deals To You

    Save Time And Money: PriceZombie Brings The Deals To You

    Today, you can buy almost anything online. Since there are a multitude of Internet retailers offering every product you can think of, trying to find the best price can become a little intimidating. Online shopping, which we’ve written plenty about,…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:00pm -
  • Upgrade To Windows Phone 8.1 & Enjoy A New App Store Interface!

    Upgrade To Windows Phone 8.1 & Enjoy A New App Store Interface!

    After upgrading to Windows Phone 8.1 you’re likely to find a few impressive changes, among them an overhaul of the app store. This improvement makes managing your apps far easier, as you will see. The Old Store: What Was Wrong? Following the upgr…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • What Is DLNA, And Is It Still Used?

    What Is DLNA, And Is It Still Used?

    DLNA is a way for multimedia devices to communicate with each other on a local network. DLNA-compliant devices can stream local video, audio, and picture files to each other over your network. It’s a way for your TV to stream videos from your media…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • How To Make Whiteboard Videos For Your Website

    How To Make Whiteboard Videos For Your Website

    One of the coolest tools for creating visual online content in recent years is the “whiteboard” video. You know the type—a hand, a pen, a whiteboard, and some fun drawings that help bolster your online brand and generate a lot of social shares…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • $50 Off The Doxie One, Now $99 Until July 15

    $50 Off The Doxie One, Now $99 Until July 15

    Going paperless is a huge challenge, especially when it feels like it’s you against the rest of the world. Somehow, you will have to succumb to some form of paper document. And until the entire world is with you on your quest to go paperless, you w…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • App Grid Is A Fast And Clean Alternative To Ubuntu Software Center

    App Grid Is A Fast And Clean Alternative To Ubuntu Software Center

    You can now replace the Ubuntu Software Center with something else — something faster. Let me introduce you to App Grid, arguably the best software center alternative. The introduction of the Ubuntu Software Center back in Ubuntu 9.10 was a very we…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 1:00pm -
  • Don’t Lose Business Cards, Scan Them With Your iPhone

    Don’t Lose Business Cards, Scan Them With Your iPhone

    When you own an iPhone, there’s no reason to misplace paper business cards or keep them piled up in your desk drawer. Use one of these apps provide a better, paperless solution. Business card apps use your device’s camera to capture cards bef…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • Microsoft Changes Outlined In Memo, Amazon Drones On To FAA, And More… [Tech News Digest]

    Microsoft Changes Outlined In Memo, Amazon Drones On To FAA, And More… [Tech News Digest]

    Also, the UK government restores its data retention powers, Verizon and Netflix continue war of words, Cortana predicts World Cup winners, Netflix advertises the best job ever, and Kelsey Grammer is a grammar Nazi, but only on Twitter. Nadella Issues…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 11:30am -

ALL THINGS DIGITAL

TECHSUPLEX

  • Disconnect: The Evolution of War.

    Disconnect: The Evolution of War.

    I wonder how the very first war in the history of the world was about and how it was fought, probably with bare hands, sticks and stones. Back then, the human race wasn’t sophisticated, so it’s very likely that the first war was about food, terri…
    - 8 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 4:01pm -
  • BBM beta for Windows Phone at maximum capacity, Now closed

    BBM beta for Windows Phone at maximum capacity, Now closed

    That was fast. Just yesterday, we let you know that BlackBerry was accepting anyone interested into their BBM for Windows Phone beta. Seems like so many people jumped on it yesterday, because barely 24hrs after the programme was thrown open, it’s n…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:29pm -
  • NCC: QoS in Nigeria is better than central London and Dubai

    NCC: QoS in Nigeria is better than central London and Dubai

    Yesterday at the 75th Telecoms Consumer Parliament in Lagos, Eugene Juwah, executive vice chairman/CEO, Nigerian Communications Commission in his speech claimed that the Quality of Service (QoS) in the country was one of the best in the World.   “…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • BBM for Windows Phone beta now open to everyone

    BBM for Windows Phone beta now open to everyone

    BBM beta made its way to the Windows store yesterday as a private beta,  if you have been eager to lay your hands on the app, you can get even much closer as BlackBerry has just let us know that they are accepting applications from Windows Phone us…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 10:25pm -
  • BlackBerry Z3 available for pre-order on Konga {Updated}

    BlackBerry Z3 available for pre-order on Konga {Updated}

    The BlackBerry Z3, BlackBerry’s new entry level device has been making its way around the world for a few weeks now, and it’s about to berth in Nigeria really soon. The 5-inch device is now available on Konga for pre-order in Nigeria. There’s n…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 8:36am -
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) Review

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) Review

    Introduction   Back in the days, if you had an electronic device, you could be sure to use it for a decent length of time before another model popped up. Not so any more. With device refresh cycles being shortened from one year to 6 months nowadays…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 7:49am -
  • Twitter for Windows Phone Updated With Improvements, Brings With it Dual Notification Bug

    Twitter for Windows Phone Updated With Improvements, Brings With it Dual Notification Bug

    Yesterday saw a much welcomed update to the official twitter app in the Windows Phone store. The App is currently at 3.2.0 and introduces significant changes including improvements to photo sharing. According to twitter, the update brings; Tag your…
    - 3 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 3:23pm -
  • Whitespaces plans to offer unlimited Internet for as low as N2000. Begins private beta

    Whitespaces plans to offer unlimited Internet for as low as N2000. Begins private beta

    Nigerian startup, WhiteSpaces wants to deliver affordable and high speed mobile and wireless internet broadband access unserved and underserved Nigerians, with focus on low end users and rural areas using TV WhiteSpaces technology. In fact, they have…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 10:12am -
  • Samsung’s Smart Trade will swap your current device for any Galaxy device.

    Samsung’s Smart Trade will swap your current device for any Galaxy device.

    Samsung Nigeria’s twitter handle tweeted about phone trade-in program they were running at some of their service centres, so I decided to reach out to them and get a few more details about the program. Are you in Lagos, Trade in your old phones at…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 9:15am -
  • Abuja based Room 624 takes fashion retailing online.

    Abuja based Room 624 takes fashion retailing online.

    It’s great to see new startups springing up in other parts of the country outside Lagos where they seem to be concentrated at the moment. For the past few we are beginning to see a trend of startups springing up in Abuja. Room 624 is one of such st…
    - 4 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 12:41pm -

SEARCH ENGINE WATCH

  • YP Adds Social Sharing, Curated Collections to Mybook
    YP, the local search site that says its apps and website are used by more than 70 million visitors each month, has updated its mybook experience to allow users to share their mybook collections via email, SMS, Facebook, and Twitter.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 8:30pm -
  • Twitter Engagement Study: Top Apps, Content Sources & Profiles Among Search Marketers
    In its latest report, “How Search Marketers Engage on Twitter,” social insights company Leadtail looked at hundreds of U.S. search marketers (SEMs) on Twitter to discover what topics they talked about and which content they consumed and shared.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:30pm -
  • Organic Search Accounts for Up to 64% of Website Traffic [STUDY]
    Inspired by Groupon deindexing itself from Google and finding 60 percent of their direct traffic was actually organic search, Conductor reveals data showing that organic search is actually responsible for driving 64 percent of traffic to websites.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:30pm -
  • Google Panda: Understanding the Technical Inner Workings
    How does Google's Panda algorithm work? No doubt things have changed since the Panda patent was written, but it provides some valuable insight in URL- and group-level ranking factors to consider, and how to avoid and overcome Google's Panda.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • 3 Tests to Determine if Mobile Ads are Right for Your Online Store
    Mobile is big, and getting bigger. But are mobile search ads a good investment for your site? Ask these questions to help determine your potential for mobile success, and Google Analytics reports you can run to help answer those questions.
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 11:30am -
  • How to Implement an Engaging Content Marketing Plan for the Finance Industry
    How many times have you heard that finances are dull and boring and no one wants to read about them? Wrong. It doesn't have to be that way. Here's how to create engaging content surrounding the financial industry.
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • 4 Ways to Maximize Agency Relationships
    Generating positive returns and getting things done should be motivation for brands and agencies. Ensuring this happens involves effort from both sides. Sometimes a little relationship maintenance is needed to take things to the next level.
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 12:30pm -
  • Influential Twitter Accounts Indexed More in Google [Research]
    Stone Temple Consulting released findings of research today that showed indexation of Twitter pages was low in Google search results overall, but that influential Twitter accounts with specific types of tweets were indexed more.
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 11:30am -
  • Publisher Guide for Adding Custom Variables in Google Tag Manager
    This detailed step-by-step guide will teach you how to install publisher-centered Google Analytics custom variables using Google Tag Manager. Here's how to install the Category, Content Type, Publication Date, and Author customer variables.
    - 3 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • How to Diversify Your PPC Campaigns – and Your Skill Sets at the Same Time
    If you push to learn and test new ideas, you will diversify your campaigns, which will help your overall performance. But through this process you will grow as a campaign manager as you expand your knowledge and experience. Here's how to get started.
    - 3 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 12:30pm -
  • Mobile Site Configuration 101: How to Choose
    If you aren't doing mobile, your site will be left behind in the search results. Here's how to decide which type of configuration to use for your mobile site (responsive, dynamic, or redirection to mobile URLs) and avoid common obstacles.
    - 4 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 11:30am -
  • 'Delete' is Now 'Remove' In AdWords
    Google AdWords changed terminology within its interface that replaces most instances of the word "delete" with "remove," as in advertisers will remove campaigns, not delete them. Google said it will help people remember items are not gone forever.
    - 4 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 8:10pm -
  • Google's Matt Cutts Goes on Leave, but Says Don't Panic
    Google's Matt Cutts is taking a break until November to spend quality time with his wife, he says, but don't panic - he's leaving webspam in the capable hands of the team at Google and offered up resources for people to learn and stay informed.
    - 4 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • Top Keyword Combos for PPC Retail Ads During Back to School [Data]
    The back-to-school and back-to-college retail audience spent an estimated $72.5 billion in 2013. Here's a look at how word choice in retail PPC ads during the back-to-school season (July 15 to September 15) can impact your campaign success.
    - 4 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • Mobile Now Exceeds PC: The Biggest Shift Since the Internet Began
    Some organizations may continue to view mobile as an "add-on" or supplementary effort. However, those who embrace the shift in behavior and deliver what their customers want and need to make a purchase decision will likely be the ultimate winners.
    - 5 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 11:30am -
  • Lucky Duck: Why Things Are Going Swimmingly for DuckDuckGo
    DuckDuckGo continues to grow its user base, passing 1 billion searches early this year, and continues to integrate into our lives, with the news Apple will support it as a default search engine in OS X Yosemite. What's next for the search engine?
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  • Vine Your Way to ClickZ Live San Francisco
    ClickZ wants to bring out your inner child, by launching a Vine competition that encourages you to show off your favorite action figure. The winner will be whisked away to San Francisco for our upcoming event.
    - 5 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 3:30pm -
  • SEO Website Audits: Everything You Need to Know Part II
    An in-depth look at everything you need to know about an SEO website audit, from the differences between tools-based audits and human audits to how much you can expect to pay for the service.
    - 5 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • Implementing the SEO Quality Gate
    Brands are doubling down on content and becoming publishers. With all this investment in content creation, it’s become critical to have internal processes to ensure content is optimized before it goes out the door. Enter the SEO Quality Gate.
    - 5 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 12:30pm -
  • 10 Shocking Facts About Content Marketing Today
    Content marketing is a core facet of the digital marketing industry, yet there are still some facts about this strategy that may surprise or even shock you.
    - 6 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 11:30am -

TECHNOLOGY BEATS

FAST COMPANY

  • Google's Skybox Releases Stunning Images From New Satellite

    Google's Skybox Releases Stunning Images From New Satellite

    SkySat-2 provides an HD view from the top.Skybox, the satellite mapping company Google bought for a cool $500 million in cash, just released the first images taken from SkySat-2. These shots of Bangor, Maine, and Port-au-Prince, Haiti, were taken wit…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:38pm -
  • This Is The Worst Brand Tweet Of The Week

    This Is The Worst Brand Tweet Of The Week

    A toilet-paper brand weighing in on the LeBron James news makes for a really crappy social-media moment.Congratulations, Cottonelle, you have outdone yourself--and everyone else--with this off-brand tweet. Your social-media manager really s*it the be…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:31pm -
  • Google Struggling With Influx Of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests

    Google Struggling With Influx Of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests

    The company's chief legal officer outlines the difficulties Google is facing in order to comply with European Union's mandate.After Europe's highest court ordered Google to delete search results at the request of its users, Google's team is now feeli…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 6:43pm -
  • SpaceX Spaceport In Texas Gets FAA Go-Ahead

    SpaceX Spaceport In Texas Gets FAA Go-Ahead

    The private spaceflight company is now one step closer to launching craft from its own facilities.The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration this week gave SpaceX permission to launch its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy spacecraft from a private site in Came…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 6:31pm -
  • A Giant, Pregnant Tarantula Has Possibly Escaped In Brooklyn

    A Giant, Pregnant Tarantula Has Possibly Escaped In Brooklyn

    Could this kind of poisonous spider make a new home in New York City?People with arachnophobia, turn away now. Especially New Yorkers with arachnophobia.Read Full Story
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:25pm -
  • Flying Cars Predicted In Two Years: What Then?

    Flying Cars Predicted In Two Years: What Then?

    People are already putting down money for self-driving flying cars. Are American motorists up to the challenge?Since the dawn of aviation, Americans have dreamed of buying a flying car and opening up the skies to everyone. The utopian dream is embodi…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:13pm -
  • Everyone's Going Gaga About The Mediocre Women's World Cup Poster

    Everyone's Going Gaga About The Mediocre Women's World Cup Poster

    Does this poster really do justice to the "beautiful game?"FIFA has just unveiled its official poster for the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada--to be the biggest women's event in FIFA history--and the reaction among the sports blogosphere has been on…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 3:15pm -
  • Despite Ban, Lyft Moves Forward With NYC Launch

    Despite Ban, Lyft Moves Forward With NYC Launch

    We have Lyft off! Well, sort of.In a move as bold as its signature pink mustaches, Lyft says it is moving forward with its New York City launch despite threats from taxi regulators. The San Francisco-based startup allows users to hail rides from car…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 3:13pm -
  • IBM's $3 Billion Investment In Synthetic Brains And Quantum Computing

    IBM's $3 Billion Investment In Synthetic Brains And Quantum Computing

    IBM thinks the future belongs to computers that mimic the human brain and use quantum physics...and they're betting $3 billion on it.IBM is unveiling a massive $3 billion research and development round on Wednesday, investing in weird, science fictio…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 1:12pm -
  • The Office Of The Future Could Be A Park

    The Office Of The Future Could Be A Park

    Architect Ju-Hyun Kim re-imagines the workplace as a more public social space, filled with grass and natural light.The cubicle is dead, but what's next? Will the office of the future be a self-driving car? A city in itself? A cabin in the forest?Read…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • Your New Coffee Cup Fits In Your Pocket

    Your New Coffee Cup Fits In Your Pocket

    The average coffee-addicted office worker throws out an astounding 500 disposable cups a year. This travel mug could help, because it actually lives up to its name.If you work in an office and you drink coffee, you probably throw out around 500 dispo…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 11:48am -
  • How Fashion Legend Issey Miyake Stays Creative

    How Fashion Legend Issey Miyake Stays Creative

    At 76, Miyake is still trying to make people think critically about design.Japanese designer Issey Miyake retired many years ago from catwalk shows and seasonal collections, leaving a team of disciples to take care of the clothes. But Miyake, who is…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 11:30am -
  • What's Really In Your Eyeshadow?

    What's Really In Your Eyeshadow?

    Beautycounter is a cosmetics brand for women who don't want to put dangerous chemicals on their faces.Gregg Renfrew is the CEO of Beautycounter, a new kind of cosmetics company that has placed 275,000 safe products into the hands of consumers. "Safe"…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 10:06am -
  • How Zappos Uses One-Week Work Sprints To Launch Big Projects Fast

    How Zappos Uses One-Week Work Sprints To Launch Big Projects Fast

    Zappos Labs launched an innovative new service in just 12 weeks by committing to flexible, collaborative chunks of work, one week at a time.Zappos Labs is the small R&D arm of the online retailer, whose charter is "to explore the future of retail and…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 10:06am -
  • How Music Affects Your Productivity

    How Music Affects Your Productivity

    You might be rocking headphones while you read this--but does what's playing make you better at your job?Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.Read Full Story
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:57am -
  • 3 Myths About Gender At Work Debunked Once And For All

    3 Myths About Gender At Work Debunked Once And For All

    The creative duo behind Dove's Real Beauty Campaign all dispel gender myths they've faced in their careers.It's a story line, straight out of Mad Men: When Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk entered the male-dominated advertising industry in the early 1980s…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:49am -
  • Get What You Pay For: 5 Reasons To Hire An Expensive Consultant

    Get What You Pay For: 5 Reasons To Hire An Expensive Consultant

    When facing problems that need immediate resolution, hiring a consultant might be your most cost-effective option.When you face major problems or new projects within your business, there are a number of options from which you can choose once you have…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:35am -
  • 5 Secrets To Building An Unstoppable Product

    5 Secrets To Building An Unstoppable Product

    Why do some products take off, while others make us wonder, "Why didn't I think of this?" It starts with great design and an empowered team.A product is only as good as the team that builds it.Read Full Story
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:25am -
  • 5 Free Apps For Drowning Out Your Annoying Coworkers

    5 Free Apps For Drowning Out Your Annoying Coworkers

    Hit play on better focus and fun in your office.Whether you're trying to drown out the endless chatter or want to bump some funk in your too-quiet break room, this edition of Free App Friday is for you.Read Full Story
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:22am -
  • What To Consider Before Taking Your Marketing Message Global

    What To Consider Before Taking Your Marketing Message Global

    Don't let your startup's message get lost in translation.The world is getting smaller. The U.N. reports that there are more than 2.5 billion Internet users worldwide. India's population of Internet users is on pace to surpass the U.S.'s (207 million)…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:06am -
  • The Good, The Bad, And The Alternatives: What Bosses Really Think About Summer Fridays

    The Good, The Bad, And The Alternatives: What Bosses Really Think About Summer Fridays

    These tips will help you figure out how to put your qualms about summer productivity levels to rest.To many, the concept Summer Fridays--a half day or day off every week during vacation season--seems more myth than reality.Read Full Story
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:03am -
  • Forensics Helped Create The World's Most Lifelike Jane Austen Waxwork

    Forensics Helped Create The World's Most Lifelike Jane Austen Waxwork

    It took a team of specialists three years to make this uncanny rendition of the beloved Pride and Prejudice author.Jane Austen fans can be an obsessive bunch, with the most worshipful self-identifying as "Janeites:" they hold Austen-themed tea partie…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 7:30pm -
  • Patent Trolls Accounted For Two-Thirds Of Infringement Cases In 2013

    Patent Trolls Accounted For Two-Thirds Of Infringement Cases In 2013

    Last year also saw a record number of patents granted.The number of patent case filings and grants reached a record high in 2013, with patent trolls accounting for two-thirds of patent infringement cases, a drastic leap from 28% in 2009.Read Full Sto…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 7:11pm -
  • Death And Pizza: How Domino's Lost Its Mascot

    Death And Pizza: How Domino's Lost Its Mascot

    The Noid wasn't just a terrible corporate mascot. He annoyed one man to his death.In 1986, advertising agency Group 243 was tasked with creating a mascot for Domino's Pizza. Their creation--the Noid--was one of the most inexplicably popular mascots i…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 5:30pm -
  • Airbnb Tweaks Its Review Process For More Honest Feedback

    Airbnb Tweaks Its Review Process For More Honest Feedback

    Can you handle the truth? Airbnb thinks you can.For most online services and products, reviews can be a one-sided affair; customers hold influence over businesses, for better or worse. But since its start in 2008, Airbnb's review process has been dif…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 5:05pm -

VENTURE BEAT

ReadWriteWeb

  • Battery Technology Needs A Jumpstart

    Battery Technology Needs A Jumpstart

    I live in the future. My body, pockets and home are festooned with smart gadgets that can command nearly everything in my life with a phrase, gesture or tap. It’s a cool and exciting experience—or at least it would be, if it didn’t constantly s…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:32pm -
  • Amazon Tells The Feds It Really Wants To Test Drone Delivery

    Amazon Tells The Feds It Really Wants To Test Drone Delivery

    Amazon appears to be serious about its proposed drone-delivery program—so much so that it's petitioning the federal government for permission to test what it's calling its Prime Air service near its headquarters in Seattle.See also: To Deliver With…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:12pm -
  • Urban Airship CEO Takes Leave Of Absence Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

    Urban Airship CEO Takes Leave Of Absence Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

    Scott Kveton, former Urban Airship CEO.Scott Kveton, cofounder of Portland startup Urban Airship, is leaving his position as CEO and  taking an indefinite leave of absence following allegations of sexual assault.Urban Airship provides push-notificat…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:24pm -
  • Amazon Courts Companies With New Work Storage Service

    Amazon Courts Companies With New Work Storage Service

    Amazon officially threw its hat into the ring of enterprise storage Thursday at the AWS Summit meeting in New York.Designed for companies, Amazon Zocalo promises to boost employee productivity by letting teams collaborate and share work files on d…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 1:49pm -
  • To Sleep, Perchance To Lose Weight

    To Sleep, Perchance To Lose Weight

    ReadWriteBody is an ongoing series where ReadWrite covers networked fitness and the quantified self. This week, it is presented by ComforPedic IQ.I have a new plan for improving my health and fitness: I’m going to sleep on it. Here's why I’m thin…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:43am -
  • LinkedIn's Latest App Aims To Reconnect You With Your Contacts

    LinkedIn's Latest App Aims To Reconnect You With Your Contacts

    Every morning, my phone fills up with notification badges—a dozen little inboxes asking to be cleared before I even get to my email. Dutifully or obsessively, I open them all as I walk my dog.There's a special pleasure I take in swiping through Lin…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 7:02pm -
  • Friday Fun: Create Your Own Obnoxiously Simple Messaging App Just Like Yo

    Friday Fun: Create Your Own Obnoxiously Simple Messaging App Just Like Yo

    You’ve heard about Yo, the bare-minimum messaging app that does nothing but send your friends a "Yo" message with just one tap. In its wake have come Oy, Yo, Hodor, and others. Bare-bones messaging is all the rage, because, let's face it, actual…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 1:07pm -
  • Satya Nadella Proves That Microsoft Hasn't Changed At All

    Satya Nadella Proves That Microsoft Hasn't Changed At All

    Microsoft wants you to work. Your life is just an afterthought.In an email to Microsoft employees today, CEO Satya Nadella outlined the core of the company’s strategy and vision and focus for the coming years. Nadella underscored his message to the…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 10:31am -
  • How One Developer Set Out To Make The Internet Of Things Manageable

    How One Developer Set Out To Make The Internet Of Things Manageable

    Six years ago, Swedish programmer Jonas Bonér set about trying to crack some of the most challenging problems in distributed computing. These included scalability, so that a system as large as the Internet of Things won't fail no matter how large i…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 8:20am -
  • Uber Is A Sign Of Epic Technology Battles To Come

    Uber Is A Sign Of Epic Technology Battles To Come

    The best technologies and companies don't commoditize existing markets. They create entirely new markets.Take Uber. Ostensibly competitive with taxis or sedan services, the reality is that Uber competes with non-use. Or, as Uber CEO technology Trav…
    - 3 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 7:53pm -

DIGITAL LIFE

  • Tracy Morgan back at home a month after deadly crash

    Tracy Morgan back at home a month after deadly crash

    TRENTON, NEW JERSEY — Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility as he heals from serious injuries he suffered in a car crash that left a fellow comedian dead, his spokesman said Saturday.  Morg…
    - 4 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 8:35pm -
  • Karl Lagerfeld's cat to model for Shu Uemura's holiday campaign

    Karl Lagerfeld's cat to model for Shu Uemura's holiday campaign

    Grumpy Cat may be raking up endorsement deals with Cheerios and Friskies, but Choupette Lagerfeld just landed a major modeling deal. She will be the face (yes, face) of Shu Uemura's holiday beauty campaign. Karl Lagerfeld's beloved feline will lend h…
    - 7 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 5:54pm -
  • Jimmy Fallon teases Liev Schreiber for his 'make-out with a giraffe'

    Jimmy Fallon teases Liev Schreiber for his 'make-out with a giraffe'

    Celebs, be careful about the photos you share on Twitter, because if "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon catches wind of something ... umm, interesting, you may be teased when you visit his show.Liev Schreiber knew something was up on Friday when the c…
    - 9 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 3:58pm -
  • The groom's guide to wedding planning: 5 survival tips

    The groom's guide to wedding planning: 5 survival tips

    So, you're going to be a groom — congratulations!Proposing to somebody (or saying yes to a proposal) takes a lot of chutzpah. By now, you've surely overcome all kinds of challenges together and powered through near-breaking points, so well done! No…
    - 10 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 2:23pm -
  • Before-and-after pics: Storage room transforms into studio apartment

    Before-and-after pics: Storage room transforms into studio apartment

    When architect Karin Matz purchased a rundown studio in Stockholm, she knew she had a lot of work ahead of her. The space had been used as a storage unit for 30 years and was now a deteriorating room with no electricity, worn walls and rats as tenant…
    - 10 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 2:06pm -
  • Happy over spilt water: Even toddlers get schadenfreude

    Happy over spilt water: Even toddlers get schadenfreude

    You know that happy feeling you have when Justin Bieber gets arrested again? Schadenfreude, or joy over another’s misfortune, isn't just for grown-ups. That complicated emotion starts much earlier than expected, when we're barely old enough to poi…
    - 14 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 10:02am -
  • Coach abuse connected to players' willingness to cheat

    Coach abuse connected to players' willingness to cheat

    While coach abuse can derail morals, ethical leadership builds morale.A study published online this week in the journal Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology found that coach abuse can trigger players' willingness to cheat. More than 20,000 at…
    - 15 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 9:52am -
  • Poll: Offended by breast-feeding photos on social media?

    Poll: Offended by breast-feeding photos on social media?

    Are images of parenting in all its natural and goofy expressiveness being censored online? On Monday, TODAY is exploring "the censorship of motherhood online." We want your thoughts about parents posting cute and innocent images of their partially cl…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:21pm -
  • Depressed? Botox just might help you feel better

    Depressed? Botox just might help you feel better

    Nothing helped with her debilitating depression. Not massage therapy, not physical therapy and not aqua therapy. And then, Vivian Cooke found Botox.Several times a year, Cooke receives an injection of the drug — best known for smoothing out facial…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 6:20pm -
  • Which Americans are happiest about their looks? You might be surprised

    Which Americans are happiest about their looks? You might be surprised

    With all the obsession over smooth faces, perfect skin and youthful figures in advertising and media, you might think young people would be happiest with their looks.But it turns out older Americans feel best about their physical appearance, a new Ga…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:01pm -

ENGADGET

THE NEXT WEB

  • Productivity vs. Distraction: Should you block social media at work?

    Productivity vs. Distraction: Should you block social media at work?

    Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social greeting card company Open Me, and digital marketing agency Ciplex. Social media in the workplace is a hot button…
    - 7 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 5:00pm -
  • Why Twitter’s new analytics could turn us all into stat-hungry engagement addicts

    Why Twitter’s new analytics could turn us all into stat-hungry engagement addicts

    I’m impressed by the new Twitter analytics dashboard but I’m also a little concerned about what it might do to the way we tweet. Among various charts and graphs, the dashboard – currently available to verified, and some unverified, users – gi…
    - 10 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 2:47pm -
  • 10 must-ask questions to supercharge your leadership

    10 must-ask questions to supercharge your leadership

    David Hassell is the CEO of 15Five. This post originally appeared on the 15Five blog. I used to imagine that I could peer into the silent void of a discussion with an employee and their thoughts and feelings would magically pop in my head. It never…
    - 10 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Why we crave human-curated playlists

    Why we crave human-curated playlists

    Justin Fowler is the co-founder of Audio Press – a way to consume news and content through audio. When Pandora Radio launched in January of 2000, it didn’t seem to catch on until that half of the decade. By using algorithms, Pandora was able…
    - 12 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • Rap Genius rebrands as Genius as it evolves into a full-fledged annotation platform

    Rap Genius rebrands as Genius as it evolves into a full-fledged annotation platform

    Rap Genius has announced a major rebranding to become just “Genius” as it moves beyond rap lyrics to become an annotation platform. With the announcement, the site has launched the Genius.com domain with subdomains for topics including rap, rock,…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:38pm -
  • Lyft puts New York launch on hold to pursue regulator approval

    Lyft puts New York launch on hold to pursue regulator approval

    Lyft has announced that it will puts its planned New York launch on hold in order to work on a fully-licensed version of its service that will earn the approval of the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission. After Lyft announced the expansion into…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:09pm -
  • Yahoo acquires video streaming startup RayV

    Yahoo acquires video streaming startup RayV

    Yahoo has acquired mobile video streaming firm RayV to bolster its Cloud Platforms and Services team. Word of the deal first leaked back in May. While RayV has been fairly quiet about its technology, the company’s product is a “full end-to-en…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:53pm -
  • Privatize lets you tweet links that only people you mention can open

    Privatize lets you tweet links that only people you mention can open

    Have you ever wanted to tweet private links to multiple people on Twitter? If so, you should give the new Privatize Web tool a try. To get started, simply use the service to paste in a link and compose a tweet that @mentions the people you want to…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:37pm -
  • 7 key ingredients for a powerful Twitter bio

    7 key ingredients for a powerful Twitter bio

    Neil Patel is the co-founder of KISSmetrics and Crazy Egg. This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. Your online reputation is your reputation. And it better be good. The way you describe yourself on Twitter has everything to do with …
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:18pm -
  • Apple takes developers behind the scenes with new Swift blog

    Apple takes developers behind the scenes with new Swift blog

    When Apple announced the Swift programming language I heard audible gasps of joy from developers sitting behind me at the WWDC keynote. So for the developers excited about its new language, Apple has launched its own Swift Blog. Concerning its new…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:06pm -

NEWS FOR TECHNOLOGY LEADERS

  • LG Unrolls a TV Screen That Rolls Up
    Get ready for TVs with screens you can roll up. On Friday, LG Electronics announced a new kind of OLED TV screen that can be rolled up into a tube. The flexible 18-inch screen features a resolution of 1200 x 810, and can be rolled into a cylinder mea…
    - 8 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 4:31pm -
  • MIT Finger Device Reads to the Blind in Real Time
    Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.The so-called FingerReade…
    - 8 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 4:11pm -
  • Robot Writes Torah at Berlin's Jewish Museum
    The robot's quill runs across the paper scroll, from right to left, scribbling down ancient Hebrew letters with black ink. It is penning down the Torah, the Jews' holy scripture, and it is doing it much faster than a rabbi could because it doesn't ne…
    - 8 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 4:11pm -
  • Review: Unlimited E-Book Services Offer Plenty
    Two startups are trying to do for e-books what Netflix does for movies. Oyster and Scribd let you read as many books as you want for a monthly price -- $10 for Oyster and $9 for Scribd.I was skeptical at first. I can never find enough time to read,…
    - 8 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 4:11pm -
  • Alien Cast Members Reunite in Upcoming Video Game
    Sigourney Weaver and the cast of "Alien" are virtually returning to the starship Nostromo. The actress who portrayed unflappable officer Ellen Ripley in the "Alien" film franchise is reprising her role in "Alien: Isolation," an upcoming video game se…
    - 8 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 4:04pm -
  • Microsoft Buys Disaster Recovery Service InMage
    To shore up its offerings for data backup and business continuity, Microsoft has acquired InMage, a provider of cloud-based disaster recovery technology. The acquisition is intended to help Microsoft position its Azure cloud platform as a destination…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:54pm -
  • New Cray for Nuclear Arms May Be Fastest Supercomputer
    The ongoing need for worldwide nuclear security has led to a big win for Seattle supercomputer giant Cray Inc. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) contracted with Cray in a deal worth $174 million for a supercomputer that it says will…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:26pm -
  • FTC Sues Amazon over In-App Purchases by Children
    The Federal Trade Commission filed suit Thursday against Amazon, alleging the retail giant made it too easy for minors to ring up millions of dollars in unauthorized in-app purchases. The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court of Western Washington,…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 3:56pm -
  • Amazon Unveils Zocalo for Cloud-Based Collaboration
    Tech giant Amazon wants in on enterprise storage and collaboration. On Thursday, the company announced the launch of a limited preview of Amazon Zocalo, an online storage and sharing service for businesses.Zocalo, which translates from Spanish into…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 3:30pm -
  • Bell Labs Pushes Copper Line to 10 Gbps
    If you think copper wiring is ready to be put out to pasture as far as Net speeds are concerned, Bell Labs' new technology may delay that day. The famed R&D facility has developed a technique to transmit data over copper as fast as 10 gigabits per se…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 2:39pm -

CONSUMER TECH NEWS

  • Five Things I Hate About Microsoft's Windows Phone Platform

    Five Things I Hate About Microsoft's Windows Phone Platform

    Windows Phone is a promising mobile platform. Moving away from a tradition grid of icons, Microsoft came up with a bold new user interface. Its dynamic live tiles display all the relevant information right on your homescreen. The interface is cohesi…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 2:08pm -
  • BBM Coming To Windows Phone; Undergoing Last Phase Of Testing

    BBM Coming To Windows Phone; Undergoing Last Phase Of Testing

    BlackBerry has informed that it will bring the BlackBerry Messenger to the Windows Phone. We expected it to be similar to the one on Android, a ported app on Windows platform, confusing the those who were used to a simple and clean UI. Surprisingly…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 1:37pm -
  • Chinese Media Brands Apple's iPhone As A Threat To National Security

    Chinese Media Brands Apple's iPhone As A Threat To National Security

    Chinese state media on Friday branded the location-tracking service offered by Apple's iPhone as threat to national security. The report by CCTV highlighted the 'Frequent Locations' function that lets the device track and time-stamp a users' location…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 12:53pm -
  • OnePlus To Finally Launch StyleSwap Covers On July 22

    OnePlus To Finally Launch StyleSwap Covers On July 22

    OnePlus clearly had a number of roadblocks in its road to smartphone success. The company already fumbled once with its launch and now while its handsets are yet to reach customers, the company will roll out the StyleSwap covers. It has posted on its…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 12:39pm -
  • How HTC One E8 Stacks Up Against Samsung GALAXY S5

    How HTC One E8 Stacks Up Against Samsung GALAXY S5

    Now that the GALAXY S5 is no longer a hot seller (it was not since launch either), HTC has announced its Indian variant of the Chinese One M8 Ace, tagged as the One E8. Even though the letter E would stand for Economy, mind us but the One E8 is no sl…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 10:29am -
  • Nobody Wants To Buy Samung's Mobile AMOLED Displays

    Nobody Wants To Buy Samung's Mobile AMOLED Displays

    Samsung is having a tough time selling its mobile displays to other smartphone makers. There is no confirmed reason for the same, but we think that nobody wants to fund the top smartphone maker. This is why there are no smartphones out there sporting…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 8:27am -
  • HTC Launches Its One (E8) And mid-range Desire 616 In India

    HTC Launches Its One (E8) And mid-range Desire 616 In India

    Taiwanese smartphone giant HTC has launched its plastic-bodied flagship One (E8) and mid-range Desire 616 in India at Rs 34,900 and Rs 16,900 respectively. The company has said that the more expensive of the two devices will go on sales at the end of…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:47am -
  • iTunes Extras Now On Apple TV; Headed For iOS Devices

    iTunes Extras Now On Apple TV; Headed For iOS Devices

    Apple has let iTunes Extras loose on its Apple TV. The service, which was earlier limited to iTunes on your desktop, will now be available on your Apple TV and soon on your iPad and iPhone as well.iTunes extras was a hit with movie buffs as it provi…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:39am -
  • Gionee Rolls Out Android 4.4 KitKat Update For Elife S5.5 Smartphone

    Gionee Rolls Out Android 4.4 KitKat Update For Elife S5.5 Smartphone

    Chinese smartphone manufacturer Gionee launched its Elife S5.5 in India a few months ago at Rs 22,990, but was let down by its outdated software. Addressing the issue the company has now released an Android 4.4 KitKat update for the smartphone, which…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:21am -
  • LG To Use Windows To Connect Its Smartphones With PCs And TVs

    LG To Use Windows To Connect Its Smartphones With PCs And TVs

    A LinkedIn post has revealed that LG is looking out for a Program Manager with expertise in Windows Threshold and Windows Phone Blue. So in short LG is planning for connected experience with their smartphones, PCs and televisions using Windows.It do…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 6:59am -
  • HTC All Set To Launch The Desire 616 & One (E8) In India Today

    HTC All Set To Launch The Desire 616 & One (E8) In India Today

    Taiwanese smartphone giant HTC could launch its mid-range Desire 616 and plastic-bodied flagship One (E8) in India at an event in Delhi on Friday. The company did send out media invites for the event on July 11, but did not divulge on details of whic…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 6:04am -
  • A Big Display Is Not Enough; iPhone 6 To Sport Haptic Tech

    A Big Display Is Not Enough; iPhone 6 To Sport Haptic Tech

    Apparently, just a big display will not do for the iPhone 6. The Chinese media is now reporting that the Apple may have a brand new trick up its sleeve in the form of haptic technology for its display. We have been seeing leaked images and even got a…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:59am -
  • Is It The End Of Mouse? Here Comes 3DTouch

    Is It The End Of Mouse? Here Comes 3DTouch

    If there is anything that hasn’t changed in computers over the years, it has to the mouse. While there have been new technologies have changed, the basic design and the way it has been used has remained the same.The biggest disadvantage is that we…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:33am -
  • Flipkart Sells 1 Million Motorola Smartphones In 5 Months

    Flipkart Sells 1 Million Motorola Smartphones In 5 Months

    Motorolas has scripted a perfect comeback into the Indian market, and now we have a figure to put on its success. Flipkart, the exclusive online retailer for Motorola devices in India has announced that it has sold over 1 million handsets from the Am…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:51am -
  • Union Budget 2014 From A Geek's Perspective

    Union Budget 2014 From A Geek's Perspective

    After a landslide victory in General Elections, the newly elected BJP government unveiled the Union Budget. Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley made many interesting and puzzling announcements. For instance, Rs 7060 crores were allocated for the so call…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 3:26pm -
  • California Is Betting Big On Fuel-Cell Tech, But Why Is It So Important?

    California Is Betting Big On Fuel-Cell Tech, But Why Is It So Important?

    In the month of October next year, the state of California will get 19 hydrogen fueling stations, making it one of the first functioning hydrogen economies in the world. The move will open up the market for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles that have sever…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 1:13pm -
  • Samsung May Unveil Its Exynos 5433 Processor Today

    Samsung May Unveil Its Exynos 5433 Processor Today

    Samsung’s offical Exynos twitter handle tweeted out something rather interesting a few hours ago. It said that Samsung’s Exynos team has something new to show to the world on Thursday. It directly point to the yet unannounced Samsung Exynos 5433…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 11:28am -
  • Award-Winning Platformer, Leo’s Fortune Reaches Android

    Award-Winning Platformer, Leo’s Fortune Reaches Android

    If you simply enjoyed playing Leo’s Fortune on your friend’s iPad, its time you got it on your Android device, because the game is finally on the Play Store. Rated as one of the best platformers this year, with outstanding graphics and gameplay …
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 11:05am -
  • Five best weather apps for Android

    Five best weather apps for Android

    If it was sunny in the morning when you left for work, chances are you were unprepared for the rains that ruined your evening. Or even worse, your weekend plans went for a toss due to the unseasonal rains.Now however, the smartphone with its pletho…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 10:38am -
  • Google Play Games 2.0 Brings Level-Up Notifications And UI Changes

    Google Play Games 2.0 Brings Level-Up Notifications And UI Changes

    Android users love to game, this is clear from the powerful processors and the humongous displays that most owners love to game on. Google also is pretty serious about the gaming front and this was made pretty clear with Android TV that was announced…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 10:11am -

TECH DIGEST TV

  • Now you can literally give a flying f***

    Now you can literally give a flying f***

    You might have previously said that you don’t can’t give a flying f**, but now you’ve no excuse. Check out this new radio controlled helicopter that is literally… a flying f***. (We’re censoring in case you’re restricted by a swear-filter…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 1:48pm -
  • Create your own Top Trumps card with new app

    Create your own Top Trumps card with new app

    Games company Winning Moves is letting fans create their own digital Top Trumps cards with the newly-launched app Top Trump It. The free app features more than 30 themes, allowing users to customise their cards with anything from football or romance…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 11:12am -
  • Why British plugs are the best plugs

    Why British plugs are the best plugs

    Ever wondered why British plugs are the best in the world? Okay, so maybe not – but you’ve probably noticed they’re very different from those found in the rest of the world. Tom Scott has posted this great video to YouTube explaining why – ch…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 10:28am -
  • Is Microsoft really going to force people to use Windows 8?

    Is Microsoft really going to force people to use Windows 8?

    The Windows operating system has been around for quite a while now – the first iteration, Windows 1.0, was released all the way back in 1985. The current version is the somewhat unpopular Windows 8 – many people have stuck with Windows 7, which…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 10:22am -
  • iWatch production delayed until November?

    iWatch production delayed until November?

    Bad news for anyone hoping to unwrap an iWatch this Christmas: production of the device, which doesn’t even officially exist yet, is rumoured to have been delayed from September until late November, meaning that even if Apple can ship them in time…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:43am -
  • Samsung takes aim at Google, launching its own app store

    Samsung takes aim at Google, launching its own app store

    Samsung this morning has launched its own app store – in a major affront to Google. Could we soon see a divorce? Samsung and Google have been one of the most successful partnerships in mobile over recent years, with the Galaxy line of phones being…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 8:38am -
  • PS4 nearly didn’t get a built-in hard drive

    PS4 nearly didn’t get a built-in hard drive

    Sony briefly considered not including a hard drive in the PS4, it has emerged. The PS4′s lead architect, Mark Cerny has been speaking at the Develop 2014 conference, and dropped this nugget – according to the Daily Star, of all places. The altern…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 8:17am -
  • WATCH: Luigi Death Stare at the Anime Expo

    WATCH: Luigi Death Stare at the Anime Expo

    Remember the Luigi Death Stare? The meme came about because of Luigi’s, umm, competitive spirit, in the recently released Mario Kart 8. Check out the video below, in which he has inspired some ‘cosplay’ enthusiasts to take the death stare to th…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 4:47pm -
  • Sonos adds support for Soundcloud

    Sonos adds support for Soundcloud

    Sonos has announced the addition of Soundcloud as a supported service on its systems – joining the likes of Spotify, Google Play Music and Deezer. Sonos’s range of speaker systems are at the top end of the market – offering a wifi home-streamin…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 4:22pm -
  • Bell Labs pushes 10Gbps over copper phone lines

    Bell Labs pushes 10Gbps over copper phone lines

    The imminent death of the copper cable appears to have been greatly exaggerated. To paraphrase a certain character from Monty Python and The Holy Grail: “It’s not dead yet.”   The BBC reports that researchers at Bell Labs claim to have set a n…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 11:32am -

Tech Eye

  • Intel's eight core plans revealed

    Intel's eight core plans revealed

    While Intel is about to release some of the first processors based on its Haswell-E specifications, it is starting to look like they will not be the eight core fiestas expected.
    - 13 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 8:12am -
  • South Korea gives up on Microsoft

    South Korea gives up on Microsoft

    South Korea is using the fact that Windows XP is no longer supported as a reason to walk away from Microsoft completely.According to a government statement, South Korea wants to break from its Microsoft dependency and move to open source software
    - 13 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 8:10am -
  • Schmidt hits Cuba

    Schmidt hits Cuba

    Google Chairman Eric Schmidt made a secret visit to Cuba as part of his campaign to get all sorts of black listed stamps into his passport.
    - 13 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 8:08am -
  • California allows Bitcoin

    California allows Bitcoin

    A Californian law has removed a ban on using currencies other than the US dollar.The new law will allow for the growing use of alternative payment methods such as bitcoin.
    - 13 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 8:07am -
  • HP forms Lynch mob

    HP forms Lynch mob

    The maker of expensive printer ink, HP, is whipping together a mob to go for the former owner of British software company Autonomy.
    - 13 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 8:06am -
  • Pirates may be jailed in Blighty

    Pirates may be jailed in Blighty

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron's plan to turn the UK back to the time when he and his toffy chums ruled is gathering pace.
    - 16 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 8:45am -
  • Verizon loses German contracts to Deutsche-Telcom

    Verizon loses German contracts to Deutsche-Telcom

    US Telco Verizon, which has spent a fortune lobbying US politicians, must be thoroughly miffed that it has been let down by them.
    - 16 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 8:43am -
  • General Alexander accused of selling secrets

    General Alexander accused of selling secrets

    There is concern over the pond that former top spook General Keith Alexander might be making a fortune selling state secrets to private companies.
    - 16 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 8:41am -
  • Supremes force you to decrypt

    Supremes force you to decrypt

    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has decided that if a court orders you to decrypt a file you must do so, even if you will end up incriminating yourself.
    - 16 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 8:40am -
  • HP breaks from the Hurd

    HP breaks from the Hurd

    The maker of expensive printer ink, HP can finally put the embarrassing antics of its former CEO Mark Hurd firmly in the past.
    - 16 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 8:39am -

TechPINIONS

  • Why This Sci-Fi Author Doesn’t Want to Write Like George R. R. Martin

    Why This Sci-Fi Author Doesn’t Want to Write Like George R. R. Martin

    In the latest installment of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, Ty Franck talks about his work with Daniel Abraham on the Expanse series and what he learned from his time as George R. R. Martin's personal assistant.
    - 14 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 10:47am -
  • Gadget Lab Podcast: We’ve Got Android Watches Coming Out of Our Ears

    Gadget Lab Podcast: We’ve Got Android Watches Coming Out of Our Ears

    On this week's show, Mat and Mike talk about the new Android Wear watches, discussing what they do, and how much of a difference they're poised to make in our lives. Also, Satya Nadella's long-ass memo, and Mike's new cheap-ass television.
    - 21 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 3:02am -
  • World Cup Piracy Crackdown Hits Sites That Weren’t Even Streaming

    World Cup Piracy Crackdown Hits Sites That Weren’t Even Streaming

    An Indian company is trying take down about 500 web pages in the name of the World Cup, set to reach its climax on Sunday in Brazil. The idea is to cut off pirate sites that offer illegal streaming of World Cup events by having Google remove them fro…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:52pm -
  • Virus in Found Tubes of Smallpox Is Viable

    Virus in Found Tubes of Smallpox Is Viable

    Here’s an update on the vials found on the National Institutes of Health campus last week that were labeled smallpox, and transported earlier this week to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The CDC and NIH have both confirmed that the…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:37pm -
  • What the Forthcoming White House Report on Antibiotic Resistance Will Ask For

    What the Forthcoming White House Report on Antibiotic Resistance Will Ask For

    Among the groups that work on awareness of antibiotics resistance — which include major medical and public health organizations as well as nonprofits trying to direct attention to antibiotic misuse in medicine and agriculture — there has been a l…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:28pm -
  • Volcano World Cup: The Final!

    Volcano World Cup: The Final!

    It's been a long, hard road for all the amazing volcanos around the world. But only two countries could make it to the final round. This year, the Volcano World Cup champion is going to be either Chile or the USA. Vote now!
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:25pm -
  • Why Are Songs on the Radio About the Same Length?

    Why Are Songs on the Radio About the Same Length?

    Besides Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, most artists produce songs of around the same length: about three minutes. The reason for this is historical and yet, with better technology, the average length of a song has changed over time.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:10pm -

GIZMAG

  • Aerial drones may find use as smart photographic light sources

    Aerial drones may find use as smart photographic light sources

    As any professional photographer knows, setting up lights can be a hassle. This is often the case in the studio, but especially when shooting on location. Before too long, however, it may be possible to use hovering autonomous drones as light sources…
    - 3 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 9:18pm -
  • Students developing an injectable foam to treat battlefield wounds

    Students developing an injectable foam to treat battlefield wounds

    When a soldier is wounded on an extremity such as an arm or leg, applying a bandage and/or tourniquet to stop the bleeding is typically a fairly straight-ahead process. However, in cases where an injury is received right at the junction between an ex…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 11:24pm -
  • Adventure cubed: XPCamper carries your favorite gear around the world

    Adventure cubed: XPCamper carries your favorite gear around the world

    XPCamper, builder of one of our favorite campers of 2013, is back with an interesting new design. It drops a pop roof composite cube atop a truck chassis, freeing up room for toy hauling. The XPCube is optimized for taking your boats, bikes and board…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 11:12pm -
  • Pierre DeRoche TNT Royal Rétro 43 shows that six second hands are better than one

    Pierre DeRoche TNT Royal Rétro 43 shows that six second hands are better than one

    How can an upmarket analog watch compete in a digital world? Pierre DeRoche’s answer is its TNT Royal Rétro 43, which is based on the idea that if one second hand is good, six is better. Instead of one hand taking the tiresome journey around the e…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:33pm -
  • Artist creates a living copy of Vincent Van Gogh's ear with relative's DNA

    Artist creates a living copy of Vincent Van Gogh's ear with relative's DNA

    If you thought cloning mice, frogs and extinct mammoths to be challenging, how about cloning Vincent Van Gogh's ear? Dutch artist Diemut Strebe has grown a living replica of the ear that Vincent Van Gogh reportedly sliced off in a troubled episode, u…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:27pm -
  • DOL-Fin is designed to let you swim like a dolphin

    DOL-Fin is designed to let you swim like a dolphin

    Besides being able to fly like a bird, many people fantasize about having the ability to swim like a dolphin. Divers already have the option of replacing their two regular swim fins with one fluke-like flexible rubber monofin, although aerospace engi…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:26pm -
  • The coloring book comes to life with Chromville AR app

    The coloring book comes to life with Chromville AR app

    In good news for parents who don't like watching their little ones become tablet-clutching screen zombies, games are increasingly merging real-world play with digital experiences. Chromville is an app which brings children's coloring to 3D life with…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:33pm -
  • The Complete iOS 8 + Swift Developers Course

    The Complete iOS 8 + Swift Developers Course

    Many of us are looking forward to the new features of iOS 8, but some of the biggest improvements are under the hood — the lean new programming language of Swift being a prime example. So now’s a pretty good time to get into app development, and…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 8:13am -
  • Is it possible to make a good-looking Ducati Panigale streetfighter?

    Is it possible to make a good-looking Ducati Panigale streetfighter?

    The Ducati 1199 Panigale is one of the hottest superbikes on the planet. It's also the first to come out with a gutsy, "frameless" design that, frankly, looks very odd when you pull its fairings off. But an engine like that deserves the love and atte…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:56am -
  • Teaching robots to play Angry Birds helps children's rehabilitation

    Teaching robots to play Angry Birds helps children's rehabilitation

    If Angry Birds is known for anything, it's an ability to keep youthful eyes glued to the screen for extended periods of time. But a new study conducted at Georgia Tech has shown that teaching a robot how to play the video game keeps kids slinging tho…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:35am -
  • Engine failure foils ISEE-3 recovery effort

    Engine failure foils ISEE-3 recovery effort

    The private effort to recover the 35-year old ISEE-3 spacecraft has ended in apparent failure. In an interview on National Public Radio (NPR), Keith Cowing of the ISEE-3 Reboot Project said that though the group had been able to establish radio conta…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:59am -
  • "Nano-pixels" hold huge potential for flexible, low-power, high-res screens

    "Nano-pixels" hold huge potential for flexible, low-power, high-res screens

    The Retina displays featured on Apple's iPhone 4 and 5 models pack a pixel density of 326 ppi, with individual pixels measuring 78 micrometers. That might seem plenty good enough given the average human eye is unable to differentiate between the indi…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:20am -
  • Motorized Big Wheel Drift Trike speaks to your inner child

    Motorized Big Wheel Drift Trike speaks to your inner child

    Attaching motors to drift trikes has seen the sport's popularity flourish over the last 12 months. Traditionally a recreation for residents of hilly areas, both companies and DIYers have begun integrating gas and electric motors in a bid to extend th…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:27am -
  • F-35 Lightning II international debut cancelled

    F-35 Lightning II international debut cancelled

    There are going to be some disappointed aeronautical fans this weekend at the Royal International Air Tattoo in Gloucestershire, UK. The F-35B Lightning II fighter will not be making its scheduled international public début due to the grounding of t…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 12:49am -
  • Mercedes hits the long road with new Marco Polo camper van

    Mercedes hits the long road with new Marco Polo camper van

    At last year's Düsseldorf Caravan Salon, Mercedes showed several camper vans, including the Viano-based Marco Polo. Since that time, it's introduced the all-new V-Class, and it's applied the Marco Polo camper conversion to its latest MPV for this ye…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 12:46am -
  • Emotions used instead of cash at unique art auction

    Emotions used instead of cash at unique art auction

    If someone places the winning bid on a work of art at an auction, it must mean that they liked the piece more than any of the other bidders ... right? Well, actually, it could just mean that they were wealthier than any of the other bidders. Swedish…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 9:24pm -
  • Tele Servo Bender emulates a lap steel sound using servos

    Tele Servo Bender emulates a lap steel sound using servos

    Though mostly associated with country music, there's a pretty good chance that you've heard the sweet singing tones of a lap steel guitar in whatever modern genre floats your boat. OK, maybe not techno or electronica, but certainly blues, rock, jazz…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 8:02pm -
  • Proteins could take the place of fats in diet cheeses and cakes

    Proteins could take the place of fats in diet cheeses and cakes

    Dieters take note! It may soon be possible to buy low-fat cakes and cheeses that have the same taste and texture as their waistline-increasing counterparts. Research conducted at Scotland's Heriot-Watt University and University of Edinburgh has resul…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 7:49pm -
  • Nuseti mountain bike features a sealed drivetrain

    Nuseti mountain bike features a sealed drivetrain

    Much as mountain bike technology has advanced since the days of friction shifting and elastomer shocks, most MTBs are still equipped with dangling, fragile rear derailleurs and dirty chains. Switching to a belt drive or a hub transmission are a coupl…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 5:33pm -
  • Sony claims its Xperia C3 is the world's best smartphone for selfies

    Sony claims its Xperia C3 is the world's best smartphone for selfies

    Regardless of your take on them, selfies have become such a phenomenon as to spawn specially designed cameras and shooting modes. Now Sony is getting in on the action with the Xperia C3 "selfie smartphone.".. Continue Reading Sony claims its Xperia…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 3:35pm -
  • Tool Pen by Mininch aims to be your go-to multi-tool

    Tool Pen by Mininch aims to be your go-to multi-tool

    Those in the market for a new multi-tool already have plenty of choice, but Mininch aims to stand out from the crowd with its Tool Pen: a screwdriver-like tool which draws inspiration from a 1980s kid's pencil and can carry six bits in its barrel. Th…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 3:28pm -
  • Tallest waterslide in the world opens for aquatic thrillseekers

    Tallest waterslide in the world opens for aquatic thrillseekers

    If the slide at your local swimming pool gives you vertigo, then look away now. The tallest waterslide in the world has opened in the US. The Verrückt at Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark is 168.6 ft (51.4 m) tall, making it taller than than Niaga…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 1:03pm -
  • Aussietank stores water for dry spells, collapses for storage

    Aussietank stores water for dry spells, collapses for storage

    Learning from Australia’s arid climate and recent struggles with drought, the Aussietank was developed to aid households in times of dry periods and water restrictions. The collapsible and portable water tank comes flat-packed in three different si…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 12:35pm -
  • Reimagine Food to serve diners 3D-printed meals

    Reimagine Food to serve diners 3D-printed meals

    3D-printed meals sound like something from a futuristic sci-fi movie. You may not have to wait too far into the future to taste them though. Food innovation firm Reimagine Food is planning a 3D dinner event where diners will be served printed food...…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 11:58am -
  • Volvo claims that new XC90 will be "the world's cleanest and most powerful SUV"

    Volvo claims that new XC90 will be "the world's cleanest and most powerful SUV"

    We've seen the interior of the new Volvo XC90, and we have an idea of its shape, but until now there has been no word on what would be under the hood. Volvo has now released details of the engines that will power its new SUV... Continue Reading Vol…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 11:36am -

Digital TRENDS

  • Take super selfies with a new wide-angle panoramic lens for smartphone cameras
    A lens manufacturer based in Montreal recently announced a new 3.8-millimeter patented wide-angle panoramic lens designed to be integrated into smartphones and wearable devices. In other words, taking high-quality selfies has enver been easier.The p…
    - 5 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 7:48pm -
  • MIT researchers build drones to light up photo shoots
    Are your photographs always marred by terrible lighting? Now there's a drone to give you a helping hand. MIT researchers have created autonomous helicopters equipped with lights to aid photographers in photo shoots.The post MIT researchers build dro…
    - 8 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 4:20pm -
  • Watch Dragon Age: Inquisition’s E3 2014 presentation right here
    Check out the E3 2014 theater demo for Dragon Age: Inquisition right here, with narration from BioWare creative director Mike Laidlaw.The post Watch Dragon Age: Inquisition’s E3 2014 presentation right here appeared first on Digital Trends.
    - 8 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 4:15pm -
  • How to print while saving the planet
    Printing makes Captain Planet sad, but there are ways to decrease the adverse impact that your printing projects have on the planet. In fact, a few simple tricks can cut a huge chunk off any printing project, including not just documents but also Web…
    - 8 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 4:15pm -
  • Flipping through The Manual: Dude decor, getaways to escape the scorch, and more
    Burned out on apps, keys and screens? Improve your analog life this weekend! Digital Trends’ brother site The Manual exists to give men straight-up advice, from unspoken suit rules you need to know, to the latest in fashion, food, drink, travel, gr…
    - 8 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 4:15pm -
  • 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat lays down an 11.2-second quarter-mile time
    The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat makes good use of its 707 horsepower, running an official 11.2-second quarter-mile time on stock tires, and 10.8 seconds on drag radials. Lambo owners beware.The post 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat lays down…
    - 9 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 3:15pm -
  • No secret experiment here: ‘99 Days of Freedom’ asks users to quit Facebook, see how they feel
    An initiative dubbed “99 Days of Freedom” is calling Facebook users to quit the social network for 99 days to see how life without Facebook affects their happiness. It's a response to the social network's controversial mood experiment.The post N…
    - 11 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 1:51pm -
  • How to watch the Netherlands vs. Brazil 2014 World Cup match online
    Just stick with this guide, and you won't miss a second of Netherlands vs. Brazil World Cup action.The post How to watch the Netherlands vs. Brazil 2014 World Cup match online appeared first on Digital Trends.
    - 11 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 1:15pm -
  • Hyrule Warriors takes on a horde of 100+ screenshots
    Check out this giant collection of images from Hyrule Warriors, the upcoming Zelda-inspired Wii U game that's modeled after Tecmo Koei's Warriors series.The post Hyrule Warriors takes on a horde of 100+ screenshots appeared first on Digital Trends.
    - 11 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 1:15pm -
  • FCC gets 647,000 net neutrality comments ahead of Tuesday deadline
    Have you had your say on the FCC's net neutrality proposals? 647,000 people have already left comments about the future of the open Web, and the first round of feedback finishes on Tuesday.The post FCC gets 647,000 net neutrality comments ahead of T…
    - 12 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 12:13pm -
  • Underage sexting isn’t ruining lives, draconian laws are (and we need to change them)
    A 17-year-old in Virginia faces potential felony charges after sexting a video of himself to his girlfriend -- but are these laws protecting kids, or ruining their lives when they make simple teenage mistakes?The post Underage sexting isn’t ruinin…
    - 14 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 10:15am -
  • Apple Store layouts can now be trademarked in Europe
    The European Court of Justice has ruled that Apple Store layouts are distinctive enough to be a trademark, giving the company the all-clear to apply for the same protection it has in the U.S..The post Apple Store layouts can now be trademarked in Eu…
    - 15 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 9:47am -
  • Follow @CongressEdits to see Wikipedia edits from the Capitol
    A new Twitter account reveals all of the Wikipedia edits made anonymously from within the US Senate and House of Representatives, an attempt to improve transparency according to its creator.The post Follow @CongressEdits to see Wikipedia edits from…
    - 15 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 9:09am -
  • Who needs sights anymore? DARPA has just developed self-guiding bullets
    DARPA, the advanced research wing of the US Department of Defense, has successfully developed bullets that can redirect themselves mid-flight and compensate for unexpected environmental forces.The post Who needs sights anymore? DARPA has just develo…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 11:19pm -
  • Cliff Bleszinski talks BlueStreak and shares first concept art
    Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski held a Reddit AMA to discuss his new studio and their first project, a PC sci fi arena shooter tentatively called Project BlueStreak.The post Cliff Bleszinski talks BlueStreak and shares first concept art appea…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 10:41pm -
  • Apple TV finally catches up with … Apple, gets iTunes Extras support
    With the latest iTunes update made available today, Apple has finally integrated iTunes Extras support into the neglected offspring that is Apple TV. The move is a step in the right direction, considering that Roku now leads the set-top box scene in…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 10:38pm -
  • Preview: Dragon Age spreads its wings in the lush, open worlds of Inquisition
    BioWare forges ahead in a new direction with Dragon Age: Inquisition, rethinking many of the fundamentals that defined the previous two games in the series.The post Preview: Dragon Age spreads its wings in the lush, open worlds of Inquisition appear…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:45pm -
  • The Coolest cooler offers a speaker, LEDs and even a blender [Update: $2.5 million raised]
    This feature-packed cooler is built to do just about everything but start the campfire, including supplying a rechargeable power station, a Bluetooth speaker, cutlery, and even a blender.The post The Coolest cooler offers a speaker, LEDs and even a…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:30pm -
  • No photo is one-size-fits-all in social media, but this chart tells you what works
    Constant Contact, an online marketing firm, has created a handy chart that lists all the recommended photo sizes for the most popular social media sites.The post No photo is one-size-fits-all in social media, but this chart tells you what works appe…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:21pm -
  • British coachbuilder Ant-Kahn previews retro roadster and Flying Huntsman 4×4
    When two design geniuses collaborate, everybody benefits. British artisans Afzal Kahn and Ant Anstead are collaborating on a new project, Ant-Kahn, which will produce bespoke renditions of classic British cars as well as custom projects. The post Br…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:15pm -
  • These headphones will record 1080p video with the tap of an earcup
    New York tech startup Soundsight will release a limited run of its video-recording headphones this month. The Bluetooth-enabled headphones are able to simultaneously record audio and video with the help of a rotating, 5-megapixel camera that sits on…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 8:54pm -
  • SpaceX just got the green light to build its own spaceport in Texas
    Now that they company has the FAA's blessing, it will soon be able to build and use on its own private spaceport, rather than using Air Force facilities as it currently does.The post SpaceX just got the green light to build its own spaceport in Texa…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 8:50pm -
  • PlayStation Flash Sale knocks 28 PS3 and PS Vita games down to $1
    Sony marks down 28 PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation Vita games to $0.99 all weekend in a limited-time Flash Sale. Includes favorites like Thomas Was Alone, Papo & Yo, and The Cave.The post PlayStation Flash Sale knocks 28 PS3 and…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 8:34pm -
  • Verizon to Netflix: Slow video streams are your fault, and we can prove it
    In yet another public scuffle between the two, Verizon published a new blog post claiming it has proof that Netflix is solely responsibile for the slow streaming speeds being experienced by its customers. But, of course, there's more to the story.Th…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 8:34pm -
  • No cables needed: BMW and Daimler working on wireless charging technology for EVs
    BMW and Daimler are collaborating again, this time on wireless charging technology. The joint effort will reportedly produce an inductive, floor-mounted charging system for the all-electric i3 and plug-in hybrid i8.The post No cables needed: BMW and…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 8:15pm -
  • Fast & Furious 7 wraps shooting, thanks fans
    "It’s because of you that we got here," reads a message from the Fast & Furious 7 team posted along with a new image of Vin Diesel from the upcoming film.The post Fast & Furious 7 wraps shooting, thanks fans appeared first on Digital Trends.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 8:10pm -
  • Getty Images revamps iOS apps, adds sharing, embedding capabilities
    Getty Images has upgraded its iOS apps for iPhone and iPad. Users can access the agency's huge collection of media, as well as content from its iStock subsidiary, and also share and embed select images for non-commercial use, for free.The post Getty…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:54pm -
  • Bentley considers building custom one-off cars for well-heeled customers
    Bentley is considering building custom cars for its most discerning customers, echoing the old practice of coach building and matching efforts from other high-end carmakers like Ferrari.The post Bentley considers building custom one-off cars for wel…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:15pm -
  • Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson in talks for Mission: Impossible 5
    The 30 Rock alum and actress Rebecca Ferguson of BBC's The White Queen are poised to join director Christopher McQuarrie's Mission: Impossible 5.The post Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson in talks for Mission: Impossible 5 appeared first on Digital…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:10pm -
  • How to get back into OS X from Windows when using Boot Camp
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    - 1 day ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:09pm -

FUTURE TECH TRENDS

  • An Ultrasound Prosthetic could Restore Sight to the Blind

    An Ultrasound Prosthetic could Restore Sight to the Blind

    Bats use high-frequency sound waves to visualize information. Now, researchers are considering a novel way to restore sight to the blind by using ultrasound. Pulses of various acoustic waves targeted to cells located in the eye may help to improve vi…
    - 6 Mar 12, 11:54pm -
  • Nanosecurity to Fight Against Biological Spyware

    Nanosecurity to Fight Against Biological Spyware

    A new era of nano-warfare and spying may take place on battlefields that are not visible to the human eye. Nano-networks are poised to have a large impact on a variety of fields. A potential challenge for this science is to ensure that these nanodevi…
    - 26 Feb 12, 6:20am -
  • Emotional Avatars in Virtual Reality Environments

    Emotional Avatars in Virtual Reality Environments

    Video game characters have become increasingly realistic. Novel AIs can do many interesting things, but their behavior is still far different from how actual people act. Academics from the Technical University of Munich have a new project that is see…
    - 22 Feb 12, 4:59am -
  • Extreme Supercomputing with Zettaflops

    Extreme Supercomputing with Zettaflops

    Zettaflop/s mainframes will be a million times faster than a petaflop/s supercomputer. Currently the quickest machine in the world stands at 8 petaflops. A zettaflop/s device could perform a sextillion floating point operations per second. That figur…
    - 17 Feb 12, 4:45am -
  • Biological Robots with Living Cells or Microbes

    Biological Robots with Living Cells or Microbes

    The movie Blade Runner envisioned a future with genetically engineered biological robots. While scientists are unlikely to create anything that sophisticated by 2019, rudimentary bio-bots are a more probable scenario. In the last ten years, there hav…
    - 16 Feb 12, 5:30pm -
  • Neurohacking for a Programmable Brain

    Neurohacking for a Programmable Brain

    Manipulating the mind with computers has been a staple of science fiction. Over the course of the last few decades, neurohacking has become a new field due to advances in neuroscience. Novel non-invasive stimulation technologies are finding all sorts…
    - 14 Feb 12, 7:35pm -
  • Nanofactory Nonsense

    Nanofactory Nonsense

    The idea of building structures on the nanoscale atom-by-atom in an assembly line fashion has been around for a while now. Academics have made progress towards this goal. A DNA type device is one possible method to obtain these capabilities in the im…
    - 7 Feb 12, 7:21pm -
  • Biological Supercapacitors Store Energy in Bacterial Biofilms

    Biological Supercapacitors Store Energy in Bacterial Biofilms

    The protein nanowires of the bacterial cell Geobacter sulfurreducens conduct electricity. There are a number of people investigating this capability. Recently, researchers have synthesized a biological supercapacitor. It stores electrical charges in…
    - 5 Feb 12, 1:18am -
  • The Largest MRI Machine for Human Research

    The Largest MRI Machine for Human Research

    A gigantic MRI machine is being built in France and is scheduled to become operational by 2014. This powerful device will be able to resolve small areas within the body. Two companies (Siemens plus Irfu) are helping to design this 90-centimeter bore…
    - 2 Feb 12, 11:01pm -
  • The AmyloSENS Project is Seeking Ways to Destroy Extracellular Junk

    The AmyloSENS Project is Seeking Ways to Destroy Extracellular Junk

    The strategies for engineered negligible senescence program is searching for novel methods to overcome the aging process. While medical technology has progressed an astounding amount over the last 100 years, lifespans have not increased as much as ma…
    - 3 Jan 12, 1:53am -

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