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'LOOK into my EYES: You are feeling very worried about the climate ... SO worried'...[ + ]
Psychohistory prof Pidgeon strikes again Comment A trick-cyclist who promised several years ago to use a new form of mass hypnosis to get the public motivated to fight climate change claims that he's done it. In fact the claim is bogus: it is itself part...
'Good enough' speakers and headphones might be good enough after all - CNET...[ + ]
The Audiophiliac pondered this age-old question, and he now thinks good enough sound quality may be a good thing after all!...
Government raked in $44.9 billion from wireless auction...[ + ]
The FCC's latest wireless auction brought in far more money than anyone expected. The Chairman, Tom Wheeler, set a goal of raising $10.6 billion by selling off 1,600 licenses to blocks of wireless spectrum. In the end, the government not only blew pa......
This sports app provides plenty of advice on how to improve your swinging lifestyle...[ + ]
Zepp's wearables provide a wealth of data on users' golf, tennis, and baseball swings. Now its companion app will give analysis and recommend drills to improve your performance over time. The post This sports app provides plenty of advice on how to improv...
Cloud photo service Picturelife is being acquired, but insists this isn't the end...[ + ]
The options for backing up and preserving your photos outside of Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Dropbox, Flickr, and other big companies are starting to dwindle. Picturelife one of our......
IRS Shuts Down Another High-Profile Asset Forfeiture Case, Gives $447,000 Back To Its Rightful Owners...[ + ]
Thanks to our nation's tax laws and liberal asset forfeiture programs, the IRS can seize funds from a bank account if it believes the account holder is attempting to bypass income reporting requirements by making deposits under the arbitrary $10,000 cutof...
Farmer uses drone to capture bird's-eye view of 'cow art' - CNET...[ + ]
What can you do with a feed truck, a drone and a herd of cattle? A rancher who is famous for serenading his cows will tell you....
Kayak adds Cuba to its flight and hotel search...[ + ]
A sign that U.S. travel restrictions to Cuba are easing: Travel site Kayaknow lets users findflights from the U.S. to the island and browse 300 hotels. The move comes a month after President Obamasignaled his intent to ease trade with Cubaand two weeks af...
2015 Wood Design Awards winners announced...[ + ]
WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council – a body that strives to promote the benefits of building with wood – recently announced the 16 winners of its 2015 Wood Design Awards. The event offers an opportunity to judge the current state of new...
BAM! The FCC just defined broadband as 25 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up...[ + ]
The Federal Communications Commission just took a bold step and redefined broadband as 25 Mbps for downstream speeds and 3 Mbps for upstream speeds, a move that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler had hinted at earlier this month in a speech at International CES. Th...
Take a Look Inside the Secret Google X Life Sciences Lab...[ + ]
In the past year, Google X's secretive life science division has been tantalizing us with seriously cool-sounding shit: contact lens that monitor glucose, cancer-tracking nanoparticles, etc etc. The Atlantic has made the first video from inside the la...
FTC shuts down “revenge porn” operation, but imposes no fine...[ + ]
In one of the most despicable scams on the internet, Colorado resident Craig Brittain ran a website that posted nude photographs of hundreds of women alongside their Facebook profiles and other personal information, then blackmailed the victims to pay hun...
Sky goes mobile and Apple makes record money in CNET UK podcast 419 - CNET...[ + ]
Sky is getting into the mobile game, Sony lets Spotify worry about music streaming and Facebook crashes Tinder....
Google Offering 24 Hours Of Inbox Invites On The Day Of Outlooks iOS Launch...[ + ]
Google is serving up its longest ever period of guaranteed invites for Inbox, its alternative mobile email app built by the Gmail team. The official Gmail.....
Tennis star Djokovic takes on Abrams tank in epic match - CNET...[ + ]
A clever video uses special effects to pit a top tennis player against a surprisingly agile, racket-wielding tank....
The FCC will force wireless carriers to track indoor 911 calls...[ + ]
There's been a long-recognized gap in 911 call response. If you make an emergency call from a landline or while you're outside, emergency operators can track the call with some degree of accuracy.......
What’s going on with iTunes Connect developer accounts? (Updated)...[ + ]
Reports from Twitter and 9to5Mac on Thursday indicate that something has gone wrong with Apples iTunes Connect service, which is the main interface for developers to upload and distribute iOS apps. Furious developers are complaining on social media that w...
Viacom plans to launch Nickelodeon streaming service...[ + ]
Nickelodeon may be next to join the unbundling frenzy: Viacom CEOPhilippe Dauman revealed during an earnings call Thursday that his company is looking to launch a paid streaming service with Nickelodeon programming that will be heavily mobile-focused, acc...
The Focus RS is almost here, but will Ford build a Fiesta RS, too?...[ + ]
The long awaited Ford Focus RS is almost here, but what about a Fiesta RS? Ford already has the Focus and Fiesta ST set, but could it do the same thing with the higher-performance RS models? The post The Focus RS is almost here, but will Ford build a Fies...
Faxpapers: A Lost 1930s Technology That Delivered Newspapers via Radio...[ + ]
One of the greatest media experiments of the 1930s and 40s was the faxpaper. Almost entirely forgotten today, it was a technology that could deliver newspapers over the radio waves, then print them instantly right in your home....
FCC more than quintuples the legal definition of 'broadband'...[ + ]
It used to be that a paltry 4Mbps down and 1Mbps was all it took for an internet connection to be considered "broadband," but the Federal Communications Commission has just flipped that definition on its ear. FCC commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of u......
Yelp to provide partial scholarships for the Startup Institute...[ + ]
Eden S. 3friends 1 review 01-29-2015 A collaboration between the Startup Institute and Yelp may seems like an odd pairing but it could prove to be partnership worthy of five stars. The online business-review giant has decided to provide partial s...
Microsoft Office Arrives On Android Tablets ...[ + ]
After a three-month preview period, the Android version of Microsoft Office is being released on the Google Play store....
FBI consultant: Silk Road founder carried millions worth of bitcoins on laptop...[ + ]
The man accused of masterminding the Silk Road underground online marketplace had between $16 million and $18 million worth of bitcoins on the laptop he was using when he was arrested in October 2013, federal prosecutors testified in Manhattan federal cou...
The Not-So-Crazy Plan to Build an Ice Skating Highway Through Edmonton...[ + ]
The Freezeway is a proposeda 6.8-mile skating lane through Edmonton, Alberta, for residents who want to commute on ice. The post The Not-So-Crazy Plan to Build an Ice Skating Highway Through Edmonton appeared first on WIRED....
Apple Close to Beating Samsung in the Smartphone Race...[ + ]
Apple and Samsung had successful quarters, but Apple's numbers were up from 2013, while Samsung is on the decline....
Clinton courting Obama campaign tech team members for 2016...[ + ]
Two Obama campaign digital strategists are reportedly in contention....
Wi-Fi issues continue to hamper OS X users despite updates...[ + ]
Apples efforts this week to remedy the Wi-Fi connectivity issues plaguing many OS X users produced mediocre results, judging by comments left in Apples support forum.Immediately following the Oct. 16 public release of Mac OS X Yosemite, an undetermined bu...
NXP flings sueball at Marvell over Xbox NFC chips...[ + ]
IP lawfare takes on new dimension – but for why? NXP Semiconductors, the chipmaker which was once part of Philips, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Marvell Electronics, alleging that its patented wireless technology has been used in the Mic...
Report: Samsung unbundling TouchWiz from Android for Galaxy S6...[ + ]
After watching mobile profits fall and seeing Apple catch, if not surpass, it in smartphone sales, Samsung appears to be taking drastic measures. Aside from changing to sleeker, metal designs for some handsets, the company appears to be removing its Touch...
The FCC just closed its biggest wireless spectrum auction in history...[ + ]
The Federal Communications Commission has closed its auction of AWS-3 wireless spectrum licenses, raising a record $44.9 billion in the process. The Wall Street Journal reports that this is the......
Oracle CTO Ellison To Cisco, EMC: Bring It On...[ + ]
Oracle CTO Larry Ellison recently unveiled Oracle's X5 line of converged systems to staff, partners and customers at company headquarters -- and threw down the gauntlet to Cisco and EMC in the process....
Spire wants to improve weather forecasting with tiny satellites...[ + ]
Will you need a raincoat or shorts tomorrow? Chances are the weather data you use to determine the answer comes from the roughly 20 satellites orbiting Earth that monitor weather systems. And as we all know, their data isnt always enough to produce a reli...
Full Spectrum Laser debuts 2 3D printers that fit on your desk...[ + ]
Full Spectrum Laser, the 3D printing company behind the Pegasus Touch printer, is back with its second line of desktop printers. And while other companies are expanding into larger machines, FSL is doing the opposite. The newPhoenix Touchand Phoenix Touch...
Motrr Galileo auto-rotating dock adds support for iPhone 6, new app for video chat...[ + ]
Creating 360-degree panoramas is a cinch on your iPhone if you have a Galileo robotic dock and a free app from Sphere. The dock automatically pans and tilts your iPhone to capture the view all around you. The post Motrr Galileo auto-rotating dock adds sup...
Cargomatic Gets $8 Million To Build An Uber For Truckers...[ + ]
Cargomatic hopes to bring some technology to the local trucking industry by providing a platform enabling shippers to list available jobs that local truckers.....
Fujitsu to Expand Data Centers for Cloud, IoT...[ + ]
The expansion plans come less than a year after Fujitsu pledged to spend $2 billion between 2014 and 2017 to grow its cloud services capabilities....
IRL: The Phorce Freedom is a bag that trades space for versatility...[ + ]
At CES -- the world's largest tech show -- the intrepid reporter faces many challenges. Most of them involve sleep (lack of), nutrition (lack of), human beings (abundance of) and coffee (usually lack of, but often, taste of). As such, it's very impo......
Free Microsoft Office apps are now officially available on Android tablets...[ + ]
The Microsoft Office apps for Android tablets launched on Thursday....
Nvidia vows to assist GTX 970 refunds, roll out performance-improving driver update...[ + ]
After acknowledging the 4GB GeForce GTX 970 GPU is essentially limited to using 3.5GB of VRAM at full speed, Nvidia has promised refunds and driver updates. The post Nvidia vows to assist GTX 970 refunds, roll out performance-improving driver update appea...
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FCC redefines advanced broadband as 25 Mbps, Republicans blow a gasket...[ + ]
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has redefined advanced broadband as having 25Mbps download speeds, up from 4Mbps, giving the agency new authority to pass rules to encourage deployment across the country.The FCC, in a 3-2 party-line vote Thursda...
AP's 'robot journalists' are writing their own stories now...[ + ]
Minutes after Apple released its record-breaking quarterly earnings this week, the Associated Press published (by way of CNBC, Yahoo, and others) ...
Google rolls out Send Money in Gmail, pull to refresh in Chrome for Android...[ + ]
It can only be The Week In Google...
iTunes Connect Issue Logging Developers Into Other Accounts [Now Offline]...[ + ]
An issue with Apple's iTunes Connect service, which lets developers upload new versions of their apps to the App Store and track sales and income, is causing.....
Why Millennials Balk at Mobile Monitoring...[ + ]
Young employees are more uncomfortable having their mobile activities monitored than older employees, which could create a backlash, so include them when creating monitoring policies....
Intel launches 5th-gen Core vPro chips for the wireless office of the future...[ + ]
Will revolutionise the workplace, says chipmaker...
The FCC has changed the definition of broadband...[ + ]
As part of its 2015 Broadband Progress Report, the Federal Communications Commission has voted to change the definition of broadband by raising the minimum download speeds needed from 4Mbps to......
FCC Just Redefined Broadband So Expect Faster Internet...[ + ]
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just voted to redefine broadband as ...
Verizon customers will have to pay more to upgrade or add a new line...[ + ]
Verizon confirmed Wednesday that it is raising fees for upgrades and activations beginning next week....