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Google Domains: A New $12 Domain Registration Service Google Is Testing

Google is dipping its toes into the domain registrar business. The company today announced a beta service called Google Domains that looks very much …

Charles King

Charles King

Korea's SK Telecom launches 225 Mbps broadband

Already spoiled by ridiculous wireless network speeds, South Korean customers will now be able to enjoy speeds up to 225 Mbps starting this week when SK Telecom, Korea's biggest mobile operator, rolls out a new broadband LTE-Advanced service.<p>While current mobile connections max out at 75 Mbps, this …

Thoughtspot raises $30M to grow its Google-like search experience for data analytics

Thoughtspot, the business analytics startup with a founding team comprised of ex-Nutanix, Google and Yahoo folks, has raised $30 million in a Series …

Foodpanda Acquires Russian Competitor Delivery Club

Rocket Internet-incubated foodpanda has acquired Delivery Club in a move it says will make the combined companies Russia’s leading food delivery service with over 2,500 restaurants. The value of the deal was undisclosed. Delivery Club, which will continue operating under its own brand, was founded …

NASA's futuristic spacesuits made for Mars walkers

NASA is thinking hard about what the first boots to set foot on Mars will look like.<p>Getting astronauts to the Red Planet is the chief long-term goal of the agency's human spaceflight program, so NASA is developing many technologies to help make that happen. For instance, there's the Space Launch …

Amazon 'Fire' phone's success may not be easily won

Amazon's decision to launch a smartphone on Wednesday in Seattle may look to some like a bid for world domination. Many details have leaked before its launch: it will have a 4.7in screen, and be available only on AT&T in the US and perhaps Vodafone in the UK; for its "wow" factor it will have …

Second-gen Sony Cyber-shot QX-series cameras could get major zoom upgrade

Last year at IFA, we saw Sony announce its Cyber-shot QX10 and QX100 pair of “lens-style cameras,” external add-on cameras that can either clip on to …

Why Notifications Are About to Rule the Smartphone Interface

When iOS 8 hits, the notification center is going to be the most important screen in your iPhone. Think about it: Notifications already are the way …

New Type Of Computer Capable Of Calculating 640TBs Of Data In One Billionth Of A Second, Could Revolutionize Computing

Let me introduce The Machine- HP’s latest invention that could revolutionize the computing world. According to HP, The Machine is not a server, …

Now Doctors Can Use Google Glass to Record Your Visits

Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are about to get a new tool in the medicine bags: Google Glass.<p>Drchrono, a digital health startup, …

You'll Be Able To Text Your Friend A Smell In A Few Days

Soon you'll be able to send a friend not just a picture of a pizza, but the <i>scent</i> of a pizza, using your phone. Yes, really.<p>Harvard engineering professor David Edwards has invented a device called an oPhone that sends and receives photos and scents. You can mix-and-match 32 basic scents to create …

Guess the Phone: A Forgotten Part of Mobile History

This is about the time everyone was taking interest in the smartphone market. When we started to get a glimpse of what was to come in the future. …

Only Apple

1.<p>“Only Apple” has been Tim Cook’s closing mantra for the last few Apple keynotes. Here’s what he said at the end of last week’s WWDC keynote:<p>You’ve …

LinkedIn faces lawsuit for emailing user contacts without permission

A U.S. federal judge is ordering LinkedIn to face a lawsuit from users claiming the network sent emails without their consent.<p>District judge Lucy Koh found that LinkedIn violated users’ privacy by accessing their email accounts, downloading their contacts’ email addresses, and soliciting business …

Old Boat

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Sunset over Nidelva, Bakklandet in Trondheim

Why Google doesn’t care about college degrees, in 5 quotes

Google isn’t big on college degrees, although the search giant is inundated with applicants touting perfect GPAs from Ivy League schools.<p>Google’s chairman and head of hiring, Laszlo Bock, has given a few insights in the <i>New York Times</i> on how he sorts through a multitude of bright applicants.<p>The …

CyanogenMod 11 Nightly Builds Are Now Available For The OnePlus One And Oppo Find 7A

The folks at CyanogenMod are on a roll with Chinese hardware. After adding official support for the Xiaomi Mi2, they've now published the first …