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If Apple releases its own smart home hardware, think connected speakers and TVs

It’s always been a question of when — and not if — in assessing Apple’s plans for the connected home, although a better question is probably “how.” …

Hands-on with Motorola's elegant Moto 360 smartwatch

Motorola isn’t quite done with the final design of its Moto 360 smartwatch, but the firm says it wanted to be present at the official coming out of Google Wear here at yesterday and today’s Google I/O in San Francisco. Funny thing is, many people are more interested in the smartwatches than they …

YouTube is upgrading to 60fps, adding a tip jar for donations and much more

YouTube is about to get a whole lot better, with a slew of new features freshly announced at this year's VidCon. Google's video wing will soon get support for clips running at 48-and-60 frames-per-second, which should be perfect for video game footage that you've captured an uploaded from your …

Starbucks Has A Brilliant Plan To Give Free College To Thousands Of Employees

The coffee chain is partnering with Arizona State University to allow Starbucks employees to get degrees through the university's highly-acclaimed online degree program.<p>Tuition will be completely free for juniors and seniors. For freshmen and sophomores, tuition will be discounted. The programs …

Employment

Teen Suspected in Stabbing Spree Will Be Charged As Adult

The Pennsylvania teenager who is accused of stabbing and slashing schoolmates in an early morning rampage at his high school will be charged as an adult, authorities confirmed.<p>Alex Hribal, 16, will face four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault.<p>The Murrysville, Pa., teen …

Crime

5th signal detected 'not likely' from MH370 black boxes, officials say

Elevated hopes that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 might soon be found were tempered Friday, when the joint search agency said the latest signal probably isn't from the missing plane.<p>The most recent acoustic signal detected by an Australian aircraft in the search Thursday is "unlikely to be related …

ALYT offers a smart home hub jam-packed with sensors

If the current generation of connected home hubs aren’t enough for you, then check out the Indiegogo campaign for ALYT (pronounced alight), which …

Samsung's Galaxy S5 is trickier to repair than its ancestor

An easily expandable phone isn't always an easily repairable phone. If you need proof, take a look at iFixit's newly completed teardown of the Galaxy S5. While Samsung's latest flagship gets some kudos for its removable battery and microSD slot, it's considerably tougher to take apart than its GS4 …

Some upset with upcoming change to messages on Facebook mobile app

Facebook began notifying users of its mobile app Wednesday that it will soon disable the app's messaging feature.<p>The Menlo Park, Calif., tech giant is instructing users to download the Facebook Messenger app -- a distinct entity from its main app -- if they wish to continue messaging friends from …

Jobless claims at lowest level in 7 years

The U.S. job market is showing some spring in its step as first-time jobless claims fall to their lowest level in seven years.<p>The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dropped to a seasonally adjusted 300,000 last week, down 32,000 from the previous week, the Labor …

Teen Suspected of Stabbing Classmates, Guard Will Be Tried as Adult

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Alex Hribal, the 16-year-old high school student accused of injuring more than 20 people at a …

New signal detected in hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

BEIJING -- An Australian military plane participating in the search for missing<p>Malaysia Airlines Flight 370on Thursday detected an underwater acoustic signal that may be from theBoeing777’s black boxes, Australian authorities said.<p>The P-3 Orion has been dropping buoys equipped with hydrophones that …

AMD shanghaied me to show me this insane new graphics card

Advanced Micro Devices and Nvidia are engaging in yet another round of “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” with their ultrahigh-end graphics cards — but this time, AMD is also undercutting its rival as well.<p>AMD is unveiling what it calls the world’s fastest graphics card, dubbed Project Hydra. …

Samsung Galaxy S5 reviews suggest a mostly positive evolution, not revolution

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is due to hit stores in the U.S. later this week, and the early reviews are in. As the fifth iteration of Samsung’s Galaxy …

UFO Spotters Are Very Excited About This Suspicious NASA Photo from Mars

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>An image transmitted from Mars to Earth by NASA's Curiosity rover has some alien enthusiasts seeing …

More Than 100 Dead in One of the 'Most Challenging Ebola Outbreaks Ever Faced'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The latest Ebola virus outbreak has killed more than 100 people in West Africa and up to 175 more …

Six Signs You're In The Wrong Job

Life is simpler than we make it. You probably don’t need an assessment to tell you if you are good at your job. If you are honest with yourself at all, you should definitely know if it is time to move on. But many of us are unwilling to say it out loud – especially if spitting out the truth might …

Here's What Facebook's New Solar-Powered Drone Will Look Like

He also bought a tiny U.K. aerospace company , Ascenta, that makes solar-powered drones. He reportedly paid $20 million for Ascenta, according to Bloomberg's Sarah Frier.<p>The five members of the Ascenta team are joining Facebook's new Connectivity Lab , which is part of Facebook's bigger …

Germany Sets 23.9 GW Solar Power Generation Record!

Despite the long and dark winter, solar panels keep lining Germany’s residential rooftops. According to <i>SMA</i> Solar Technology, the country has just set …

Renewable Energy

Volcanic island eats another off Japan

One Japanese island has swallowed another.<p>NASA's Earth Observatory reports that Niijima island, a volcano which broke through the ocean's surface last November, has now merged with a nearby island that formed from a volcano which last erupted 40 years ago.<p>Niijima emerged about 500 meters (550 …

Malaysia Flight 370: New signal sounds 'just like' one from a plane's beacon

Tuesday is Day 32 since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared. One hundred and thirty-three search missions have been carried out so far but they have been fruitless.<p>Now, hope seems to rest on underwater pulses that an Australian navy ship has detected.<p>Investigators hope the signals could be …

How Whatsapp beat Facebook

<i>This article was taken from the April 2014 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

How One App Might Be A Step Toward Internet Everywhere

A few weeks ago, January Chang, a student at National Taiwan University, joined her fellow students in protesting a controversial trade agreement, which would bring Taiwan closer to China. The students occupied Taiwan's legislature, and some of them are still there, but they had a problem: With …

5 Ways Technology Has Changed Recruiting Forever

<i>Franklin Morris is a senior writer for Rackspace.</i><p>A recent CareerBuilder report finds that 77 percent of full-time workers are either looking for a new job or are open to a change this year.<p>Candidates who haven’t applied in a couple years will quickly find that the rules are different. Anyone who …

Girl Believed Swept Away as Floods Slam South

Rescuers scoured a Mississippi neighborhood on Monday for a 9-year-old who appeared to be swept away by flood waters the night before, while floods in Alabama stranded people in cars and homes in a turbulent morning across the American South.<p>The young girl disappeared in Yazoo County, north of …

A $10.10 Minimum Wage Could Lift About 5 Million Out Of Poverty

Raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour could help lift nearly 5 million people out of poverty, a new study finds.<p>If Congress were to go through with a plan backed by President Barack Obama to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour, it would reduce the poverty rate …

How a minimum wage hike could lift nearly 5 million from poverty

Raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour could help to lift nearly 5 million Americans out of poverty, according to a new study released …

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