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Intel admits USB-C is the connector of the future by adopting it for Thunderbolt 3

With Apple and Google both warmly embracing the new USB-C connector in their new computers this year, the fate of the fast, but rarely used, Thunderbolt standard was coming into question. What would the future hold for Thunderbolt if most of its utility was to be replaced by a more convenient and …

So what should Apple do with iTunes and Beats Music? Here are five suggestions

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Bloomua / Shutterstock.com<p>Relax: Apple didn’t just spend $3 billion on Beats, only to shut down the Beats Music …

How To Know If Your Dumb Idea Will Change The World

Box SVP Sam Schillace shares how he quickly and cheaply experimented on an app no one wanted–that became the basis for Google Docs.<p>In 2005, along with colleagues Steve Newman and Claudia Carpenter, Sam Schillace created a browser-based word processor called Writely. A Silicon Valley darling, it was …

How to break into homes (using an iPhone)

When I broke into my neighbour's home earlier this week, I didn't use any cat burglar skills. I don't know how to pick locks.<p>I'm not even sure how to …

7 Theories On Why We Evolved to Love Music - Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers — Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers | PBS

In the late 1990’s, our own Steven Pinker ruffled feathers in the cognitive psychology community after he called music “auditory cheesecake.” He was …

Kwikset's Kevo Smart Door Lock Adds Free Guest eKeys, Scheduling for Standard eKeys

While several high-profile smart deadbolt systems such as Lockitron and August have experienced significant delays, Kwikset has been shipping its Kevo Bluetooth deadbolt for some time now, and today the system is receiving a software update to provide new access options for users.<p>Similar in …

Great moments in science (if Twitter had existed)

A lot of news these days comes from, or is about, Twitter. Entertainment magazines and shows seem to be entirely dependant on celebrity Tweets, like those fish that feed on the random things that fall out of a sharks mouth.<p>It's not all random utterances and spats though. Time magazine recently ran …

13 Ways to Improve Digestion Naturally

Tips for re-booting your broken digestive system and achieving overall better health.<p>The most common problem I see preventing people from achieving optimal health is a broken digestive system. This occurs for a variety of reasons—from overuse of antibiotics, to stress, excess alcohol and infection. …

Tiny Wireless Earbuds Could Be Damn Near Invisible When In Use

Two tiny, cylindrical earbuds that could be great–if you don’t lose them.<p>Earin, currently attracting tons of money on Kickstarter, is a tiny wireless earbud product that’s a bit different from anything currently on the market–and by doing things so differently, it might be the first pair of …

Cable TV boxes become 2nd biggest energy users in many homes

In the middle of the night, when most Americans are sound asleep, their lights and appliances off, a power hog is wide awake and running at nearly full throttle: the boxes that operate their cable or satellite television service.<p>The seemingly innocuous appliances — all 224 million of them across …

Pure Genius: How Dean Kamen's Invention Could Bring Clean Water To Millions

He just needs to get it to them<p>At first glance, the bright red shipping container that sits by the side of the road in a slum outside Johannesburg doesn’t look like something that could transform hundreds of lives. Two sliding doors open to reveal a small shop counter, behind which sit rows of …

Apple Reportedly Has Enough Sapphire Glass For Both The iPhone 6 and iWatch

- Jun 16, 2014<p>Apple is reported to have enough sapphire glass for both iPhone 6 models it will allegedly be releasing in the fall, as well as its …

Steve Wozniak's Troubled Company, Fusion-io, Is Being Rescued By A $1.1 Billion Acquisition

It agreed to pay $11.25 per share, a 21% premium over Fusion-io's stock price at the close of business Friday and a brilliant soft landing for Fusion-io, which spent 2013 in a tailspin.<p>Fusion-io was a 2011 IPO darling well known as the employer of Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, the company's chief …

Time for Roger Goodell and NFL to get real about players' marijuana use

Marijuana isn't a PED, and is now legal in many states, yet the NFL continues to ban players like Josh Gordon for using a drug that's a safe option …

Google's Project Ara wants to revolutionize the smartphone industry within a year

The night before Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division was supposed to show off the one and only functional Project Ara prototype to a room full of eager developers, someone dropped the phone and broke the display. At <i>any</i> other product reveal, this worst-case scenario would be a …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Can John McCain Break Up the Cable Bundle Forever? (No, Probably Not)

A la carte television sounds wonderful. But it's not happening. And it could be a big headache if it did.<p>Reuters<p>If you love television, you probably hate the television bundle. And if you hate the television bundle, your favorite person in Washington today is Sen. John McCain. His new legislation, …