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Is this the home and office of 2023?

Giant 82in (208cm) TV screens, computers that can see and more flexible working thanks to a new generation of PCs - that's one vision of the future being presented by Microsoft.<p>The BBC's North America technology correspondent Richard Taylor went to Microsoft's headquarters in Redmond, Washington, …

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Twitter, Facebook and more demand sweeping changes to US surveillance

The world's leading technology companies have united to demand sweeping changes to US surveillance laws, urging an international ban on bulk collection of data to help preserve the public's “trust in the internet”.<p>In their most concerted response yet to disclosures by the National Security Agency …

NSA Reportedly Uses Google Cookies To Target Suspects

According to information once again leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency secretly targets suspects using the same tool that allows advertisers to target consumers — small files known as “cookies.” In fact, the Washington Post has released more classified slides, …

More than half of public WiFi networks 'open to criminal and terrorist abuse', survey finds

Majority of public WiFi venues are not complying with the law, study suggests<p>More than half of venues providing public WiFi are not complying with the law and are leaving their networks open to criminal or terrorist use, according to a survey.<p>Out of 3,349 venues worldwide, 2,048 said they were …

NSA 'infected' 50,000 networks with malware

<b>The US National Security Agency (NSA) infected 50,000 networks with malware, Dutch newspaper NRC has reported.</b><p>The Tailored Access Operations department used it to steal sensitive information, according to a censored slide leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.<p>NRC said 20,000 networks had …

The Largest Discovered Structure in the Universe Contradicts Big-Bang Theory Cosmology (Weekend Feature)

This LQG challenges the Cosmological Principle, the assumption that the universe, when viewed at a sufficiently large scale, looks the same no matter …

Best of the Week: Architecture, Photography, Paintings and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.<p>Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-ons—some silly, and some essential.

A Modern-Day Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens, via Southeast Asia.<p>Singapore prides itself on its green-minded policies. With a well-connected public transportation network, robust water collection and treatment infrastructure, and a promise to …

Free Design Resources: UI Kits

I thought it would be a good idea to find more freebies around the web for you guys. These are some very useful UI Kits for those moment when you're …

Daily Inspiration #1597

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Articles about 7 green renovations on Dwell.com - Dwell

In this exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture tracks the hands-on renovation of her and ...<p>Creative reuse projects and green proposals give stadiums a longer life.<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a …

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Are technologists trying to solve the wrong problem?

Technologists have for centuries tried to automate human capabilities, said EffectiveUI Co-Founder and President Anthony Franco at Gigaom’s Roadmap …

Microsoft’s Hardware Team Went Through Nearly 200 Controller Designs For Its New Xbox One Console

Microsoft’s forthcoming Xbox One console is the company’s vision for living room entertainment for the next half decade. Today at GigaOm’s Roadmap conference in San Francisco, Carl Ledbetter, who led the industrial design of the console, discussed how it came to fruition.<p>The design of the new …

Moto Maker Coming to T-Mobile This Friday?

There are all sorts of rumors going all over the internet about the Moto Maker coming to other carriers in the US. At launch, the Moto X …

Nokia Lumia 525 Press Photo Leaked

Yesterday we heard that more information on the specifications of the new Nokia Lumia 525, the handset will be a replacement for the Nokia Lumia …

Apple 40.6% in US Smartphones, Samsung Second, Android Down, iOS Up

In the US, Apple’s dominance as the top smartphone OEM appears to have temporarily peaked at just above the 40 percent mark. In the last three months, Samsung gained as well, and a bit faster than its main competitor. Rounding out the top five are HTC, Motorola, and LG, all of which lost share or …

7 hidden features in Microsoft Windows 8.1

Microsoft launched Windows 8.1 last month, featuring a range of refinements and functional improvements, including a more customisable Start screen, enhanced Bing search, and a range of new apps and services. Here are some of the operating system's best hidden features.<p><b>1. Turn the Start screen into</b> …

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Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos

Join Rewards and earn points when you explore and search on MSN.<p>See your recent documents, or start one for free with Office Online.<p>Sign in to your …

Samsung CEO promises to deliver devices with 'folding displays' in 2015

At Samsung's Analyst Day, alongside talking serious financial numbers, forward looking statements and such, the company has announced that it will bring fully-foldable screens to willing customers some time in 2015. The screen tech (which we've seen an incremental nudge towards with the Galaxy …

Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 announced: Nexus 7 competitor available through Currys & PC World in UK - Pocket-lint

Currys and PC World has announced that it is making its own-branded version of the Nvidia Tegra Note to be available in its stores and online in the …

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Microsoft warns users of targeted hacker attacks

Microsoft software has a vulnerability that hackers can exploit to attack users and gain remote control of their devices<p>Microsoft has warned users they could be attacked by hackers exploiting a "vulnerability" in its software.<p>Attackers could exploit the vulnerability to allow remote code execution, …

Google will soon display your Google+ photo when you call an Android phone

Google's desire to integrate social features into its mobile OS will soon see it use Google+ profile photos to identify Android callers. The new feature comes as an update to the new caller ID service in Android 4.4 KitKat, allowing the company to automatically match phone numbers from incoming and …