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How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Photographer Gets So Close to Lava That His Shoes and Tripod Catch on Fire

Back in May, we featured the volcano photos of photographer Miles Morgan, a guy who gets so hot to lava that he’s had his shoes and tripod melt. If …

Increased gas prices? Don't blame unrest in Egypt

You may soon find yourself paying a dime more for a gallon of gas, which you may blame on unrest in Egypt.<p>You’d be only partly right. Another culprit, believe it or not, is how successful the energy business has been recently in the U.S.<p>Inventories of domestic crude oil have plunged in recent …

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Royal Mail workers to get free shares in planned sale

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/993000/993632_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524693119_fc11f186dfdff1bfbf2bb78f705b4f9f<p><b>Postal workers are set to receive millions of pounds' worth of Royal Mail shares when the company is privatised later this year.</b><p>Business Secretary …

Softbank's $21.6 billion acquisition of Sprint is complete

Finally, the saga is over. All but a formality once the FCC approved, Softbank has merged with Sprint, and will own about 78 percent of shares in the new Sprint Corporation, while current Sprint equity holders will own about 22 percent. Initially announced last fall, things were suddenly …

Detailed Images of Bubbles as They Burst

Some of the most mundane subjects can sometime account for quite remarkable photography. Such was the case when photographer Fabian Oefner shot a …

Gigaom | Apple is guilty in the ebook case. For consumers, not much changes; for Apple, a lot could

Advertisement<p>The decision could have taken months, but U.S. District Judge Denise Cote took only a couple of weeks to rule that Apple (s AAPL) was …

S.F. plane crash pilot says he was briefly blinded

Investigation: He cites flash of light shortly before crash<p>The Asiana Airlines pilot who was flying the jetliner that crashed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday told investigators that a flash of light temporarily blinded him 34 seconds before impact, federal investigators said …

Apple played 'central role' in ebook price-fixing conspiracy, says federal judge

Apple has been found guilty of conspiring with book publishers to raise ebook prices, in one of the biggest anti-trust lawsuits ever brought by US …

Smartphone market share consolidates at top, study shows

The smartphone market leaders are more entrenched, and that's bad news for the underlings, based on a new study from ComScore.<p>ComScore's latest MobiLens report had no shifts in status among the major phone manufacturers and mobile operating systems in the three months ended in May, but the top two …

Man Hogties Burglar and Leaves Him in Yard for Police, Goes to Work

An Oklahoma man who caught a burglar breaking into his home wasn't content to simply scare the criminal away; instead, the man bum-rushed the …

There's a Zombie-Like Security Flaw in Almost Every Android Phone

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Almost every Android phone has a big, gaping security weakness, according to the security startup …

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Samsung launches 55-inch 'flawless' curved OLED TV in Korea

Just as the rumors foretold, Samsung has announced Korean availability of a 55-inch curved OLED HDTV. Priced at 15 million Korean won (around $13,000) Samsung claims its "Timeless Arena" design eliminates potential for defective OLED pixels. It also reiterates the claim LG made when it launched its …

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Japan to send robot astronaut into space

This Japanese robonaut is preparing to go where no robot has gone before: the International Space Station.<p>A talking robot that will accompany a <b>Japanese</b> astronaut in space this summer says the cosmic tour will be one giant leap for androids everywhere.<p>In a scene straight out of Star Wars, the …

10 Photography Assignments to Stimulate Your Creativity

This article provides you with 10 photography self-assignments that you can use to get your own creative juices flowing. They’re designed to help you …

Miniature People Exploring a World of Food in Photo Series ‘Portion Control’

Seattle-based photographer Christopher Boffoli reprises his world of little people coping with enormous edibles<i>.</i> The clever series <i>Big Appettites</i> is …

U.S. Mayors to Obama: Quit Cracking Down on Marijuana