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Why 15% Of Americans Don't Use The Internet

Americans aren’t giving up on the internet, but 15% of us don’t want to be bothered.<p>Call them the “undecided voters” of cyber space, but according to a survey by the Pew Research Center, 21% of respondents who aren’t online say they’re off because the web doesn’t interest them.<p>What? Not interested …

Apple hires Burberry CEO to spruce up its retail operation

Cupertino's latest hire is an interesting one, especially when we think that about all those cool wearables that could one day take pride of place in Apple's online and physical stores. Angela Ahrendts, currently CEO of Burberry, has been recruited to fill a position that will be created just for …

Airbnb Petition Asks Users To Help Block New York Subpoena

Following a subpoena issued by New York state demanding Airbnb fork over confidential user records, the popular tech company used for short-term rentals is asking supporters to sign an online petition to help stop the lawsuit.<p>In an email, Airbnb community head Douglas Atkin wrote:<p>Only if you make …

Google readying 'Mobile Meter' app that offers rewards for tracking mobile usage (updated)

Google already knows better than most how we use the internet. Now it wants to dig a little deeper and monitor your app usage as well. Engadget has learned that the company is readying new mobile apps that compensate users if they allow their mobile behavior to be monitored. We're told that the …

Smartphones and tablets harbour more germs than toilet seats

Smartphones, tablet computers and office keyboards are riddled with more dangerous bacteria than toilet seats, it is claimed.<p>Watchdogs said routine swab tests revealed "hazardous" levels of germs that can cause vomiting, diarrohea and even harbour infections such as e.coli.<p>Which? took swabs from 30 …

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Bing gets a new logo and modern design to take on Google

Microsoft's Bing search engine is getting a new look. A year in the making, Bing is dropping its curly blue logo for a modern design that closely matches the rest of Microsoft's recently redesigned product branding. "The logo, obviously, is a big deal for us, a lot more angular and fresh and …

Vibrating shoes could be the future of navigation and wearable tech

<i>This article was taken from the September 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …

Groupon snatches up retail warehouses as it takes aim at Amazon

The coupon king is buying up warehouses to store Groupon goods<p>Groupon, which made its name selling daily deals at a huge markdown, is planning to purchase warehouses where it would store an array of full-price goods. The move, reported by the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, puts Groupon up against Amazon, a …

Samsung Launches A Tablet For Kids

If there’s anything more surprising that the rapid rise of tablets in the workplace, it’s the way children have taken to swiping and tapping their way around iPads and Android tablets too. Seeing an obvious opportunity, Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, a colorful tablet pre-loaded with …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

Back to the Future

Maxis Unveils The Sims 4

Today we are revealing to our top fans the fact that <i>The Sims™ 4</i> is coming to PC and Mac in 2014.<p><i>The Sims</i> franchise is fueled by the passion and …

The Sims Goes To Four

May 6, 2013<p>by editor<p><b>Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online</b><p>While Electronic Arts and Maxis returned to <i>SimCity</i> this year with the fifth …

Yahoo’s Mayer Has Met with Hulu Execs in a Preliminary Look-See at Premium Video Unit

According to numerous sources close to the situation, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer recently met with top execs at Hulu, the premium video service whose …

Caesars Palace confirms ban on Google Glass-wearing gamblers

World famous Las Vegas casino Caesars Palace has confirmed that patrons won't be allowed to wear Google Glass when gambling. Previous statements had indicated that the heads-up display would be permitted on the casino floor as long as it wasn't being used to film. However, in a statement to <i>The …

App taps phone and personal clues to your happiness

The app aims to combine phone data with perceived emotions<p><b>Researchers at Cambridge University have developed an app that tries to track happiness by combining smartphone data with users' perception of mood.</b><p>EmotionSense collects information about where users are, how noisy the environment is and …

Cambridge University

Syria 'cut off from the internet'

<b>Internet services have halted across Syria, in what appears to be the second shutdown in six months.</b><p>Web monitoring companies reported regular traffic on the internet plummeted to zero just before 19:00 GMT on Tuesday (22:00 local time).<p>Syria last experienced a shutdown for three days last …

Internet

Top 10 Eastern European getaways

For years Eastern Europe was the undiscovered half of the continent - but things have changed. The diverse highlights of Eastern Europe are now drawing travellers by the trainload. Here are our top 10 Eastern European getaways.<p>1. Julian Alps, Slovenia<p>The Julian Alps form Slovenia's dramatic …

European Travel

How Egypt's radical rulers crush the lives and hopes of women

The ambush came from the left, from a side street which led up the hill to Mokattam mosque. A rush of hundreds of men running down on the march of …

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Facebook is testing out a new button

It seems like Facebook is just testing out a whole bunch of new features, and it doesn’t look like it has any intention of stopping anytime soon. …

Three arrested for trying to cut undersea Internet cable

Attacks on the submarine cables running along the ocean floors carrying massive amounts of Internet traffic aren’t terribly uncommon. A series of the …