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Budget breakdown: What the White House wants to spend money on

President Obama released the final budget proposal of his presidency Tuesday, a $4.15 trillion tax and spending plan that would boost federal government spending by just under 5 percent.<p>Here is a sampling of some key spending areas:<p>CDC<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, part of the …

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Apple Skeuomorphism Reconstructed In 3-D

USING PAPER MODELS, A TEAM OF ANIMATION STUDENTS CREATES AN ELEGANT CRITIQUE OF APPLE’S IOS. META!<p>Before the facelift of iOS 7, Apple took a lot of flack–much of it from us–for its cheesy use of skeuomorphism, or the ways it would imitate real world textures, like the wood grain shelving in iBooks …

This Prediction Algorithm Can Tell If Your Startup Will Fail

Instead of guessing, consulting, or offering advice based on years of experience, Growth Science is trying to take the disruption theory to a whole …

Flickr Unveils Its Hardcover Photo Book Creation Service

Flickr has introduced a new product that further marries the digital and analog world of photography. With Flickr Photo Books, this premium offering allows users to create their own keepsake of memories and tell their own story. The company considers the timing of the announcement notable because …

Dianping, China’s Largest Restaurant Review Site, Turned Down An Acquisition Offer From Google China

Dianping, the restaurant review platform that is sometimes referred to as the “Yelp of China,” turned down an acquisition offer from Google China in early 2007, co-founder Edward Long revealed at the TechCrunch/Technode event in Shanghai. Google China valued the company, which was then four years …

Are India's IT Managers Holding Back The Country's Startup Growth?

In June this year, N.R. Narayana Murthy pulled a Michael Dell when he called time on his two-year-long retired life and retook charge at Infosys, the Indian information technology (IT) giant he had founded three decades ago in a small apartment with six others.<p>The reason? An SOS sent out by …

Todoist 2.1 for Android leverages Google Now for adding new reminders

As part of its effort to better leverage KitKat, version 2.1 of Todoist now uses the power of Google Now for adding new tasks to those lists of reminders. The update allows users to speak "OK Google" followed by "note to..." and the item to be completed. For example, you'd speak "note to make …

Next Assassin's Creed game will be "much more" next-gen

The follow-up to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag--the first entry in the series for next-generation consoles--will be "much more next-gen," according to Ubisoft.<p>"I think 'next' next-gen is going to be for the next games," Black Flag lead designer Jean-Sebastien Decant told GameReactor. "The next …

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MeeGo Startup Jolla’s First Phone To Go On Sale In Finland On November 27

MeeGo startup Jolla has just announced that its first smartphone will go on sale in Finland on November 27th. It will be sold by Finnish carrier DNA — the first carrier Jolla signed up to its Sailfish OS project, back in November last year.<p>The Finnish startup announced the news on stage at the …

Blippy Is Reborn As A Dead Simple Mobile App For Finding Ridiculous Gifs

You may remember the name Blippy from such startups as the one that shared your credit card purchases with friends.<p>The concept died. But the name lived on.<p>Another team of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs bought the domain for Blippy, and they’re using it for a new app that makes it dead simple to find …

Judge Permits Google To Continue To Make Books Relevant Online

As an author and former academic, I use Google Books almost every day. It’s become the primary reason I even bother exploring non-fiction books online, rather than looking up an article on the same subject. Today, a U.S circuit judge declared that Google provides enormous benefit to society and …

Runscope Offers New Service To Test Live API Calls For Improving The Quality Of Mobile Apps

Runscope, which develops tools that monitor API traffic, has launched a new automated API and backend service testing tool to improve the quality of mobile apps.<p>The new Runscope Radar service, launched at the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, is designed to alleviate the concerns that come …

Microsoft Releases ‘3D Builder,’ A 3D Printing App For Windows 8.1

Out today from Microsoft is a 3D-printing application called 3D Builder that will help the amateur set dig into 3D printing, provided that they 1) have a Windows 8.1 machine, and 2) have a Windows 8.1-ready 3D printer.<p>So, it’s a small group. But that’s just fine. Every technology has an incubation …

Dead Rising 3 and the return of Mega Man X

Players who complete <i>Dead Rising 3</i> will unlock a special Mega Man X outfit. Those who manage to finish the game in Nightmare mode get to play with the X-Buster, Mega Man X's ferociously useful primary weapon. The video below shows its effectiveness against zombies.<p>Publisher Capcom has always seeded …

Mark Zuckerberg's sister thinks you should spend less time on social media

November 13, 2013 | 10:02 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/11/13/tech/mark-zuckerbergs-sister-thinks-you-should-spend-less-time-social-media/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

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Yahoo frees up a slew of domain names; Sandwich.com could be yours for $100,000

Is an already-taken domain name all that's keeping you from an exciting new business venture? Provided you're looking for some very specific web real estate, Yahoo has some great news for you. On its Tumblr today, the company announced that it's freeing up "well over a hundred premium domain names" …

Dropbox Is All Business On The Same Day Amazon Announces Competing Product

At Dropbox’s office on Wednesday, employees milled around in ties and collared shirts–foreign attire for any Silicon Valley startup–as the San Francisco-based company announced plans for a revamped business service. It was prescient timing too, as CEO Drew Houston and his cloud storage firm prepare …

Mesosphere Launches Elastic Mesos, Makes Setting Up A Mesos Cluster A 3-Step Process

Mesosphere, a startup that focuses on developing Mesos, a technology that makes running complex distributed applications easier, is launching Elastic Mesos today. This new product makes setting up a Mesos cluster on Amazon Web Services a basic three-step process that asks you for the size of the …

Microsoft Ditches Its Employee Ranking System For Something Less Internally Destructive

This morning an internal memo inside of Microsoft detailed a new employee ranking system that will replace former policy. Microsoft’s former method for judging performance was widely considered backwards, poisonous, and generally a bad apple.<p>Tom Warren of The Verge published the memo this morning, …

Yahoo Adopted One Of Microsoft's Worst Ideas, Just As Microsoft Killed It Off

Looks like Yahoo and Microsoft are pulling a switcheroo.<p>Microsoft told employees on Tuesday that it's ending its so-called "stack-ranking" system. Under Microsoft's infamous system, workers were ranked on a curve, and those at the low end would be fired or dealt with in some way. The goal in …

Translator App Waygo Now Teaches You How To Read Chinese

Waygo, a mobile app that instantly translates Chinese characters into English just by hovering a smartphone camera over them, has been updated with a useful feature — it now teaches you how to read the Chinese characters by reflecting the pinyin, along with the English translation of the text.<p>This …

Gmail update lets you save attachments directly to Drive

Instead of downloading attachments to a computer, Gmail users can save attached files directly to the Google Drive folder of their choice.<p>Gmail users now can view attachments and save files directly to Google Drive without ever leaving their e-mail, Google announced in a blog post Tuesday.<p>Instead …

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Wall Street just sent a strong hint to tech investors

SAN FRANCISCO -- If a leading Wall Street investment bank now believes the Internet sector provides no more value than the broader technology market, folks sitting on big capital gains in social media companies may want to give themselves an early holiday gift.<p>Namely, some holiday spending money, …

Nexus 12 tablet concept, more Nexus 8 rumors hit the web

While the Nexus 5 is the only new Nexus device that was launched by Google alongside Android 4.4 KitKat, new reports have detailed new alleged Nexus 8 sightings and a Nexus 12 tablet concept.<p>Meet the Nexus 12 dream<p>From the start, we’re going to tell you that this is a concept, imagined by an …

Android News

Evernote for Android Gets Customizable Home Screen, PDF Annotation

Evernote has released a new version of its Android app with several new features, including the ability to customize your home screen, PDF annotation from Skitch and a faster, more accurate Page Camera.<p>The new home screen customization is a premium feature that lets you hide some of the items on …

Silk Road 2.0 statement promises 'a brand new era for hidden services'

A new statement claiming to be from the founder of Silk Road 2.0 arrived on both Silk Road forums and Pastebin today, detailing the new Tor-powered security procedures that owners say will keep users entirely anonymous. "This overhaul marks the dawn of a brand new era for hidden services," the …

'Star Wars: Episode VII' is coming December 18th, 2015

It took a while, but we finally have a date: <i>Star Wars: Episode VII</i> is coming December 18th, 2015. The date was announced in a blog post on the official <i>Star Wars</i> website, and it comes more than a year after Disney announced that it was acquiring Lucasfilm — and that more films would be on the …

Microsoft working to fix Windows Phone Facebook integration

Microsoft has confirmed some Windows Phone users are experiencing issues with the built-in Facebook integration. Problems started around 12 hours ago, with multiple <i>Verge</i> readers experiencing issues syncing to the Facebook service. <i>The Verge</i> has experienced identical issues with Windows Phone …

Researchers close in on experiments that could solve physics' 'biggest single problem'

The theories of quantum mechanics and general relativity have held up time and again at describing the physics of our universe at a micro and a macro scale, but when it comes to gravity, the two pose a major problem that physicists haven't been able to resolve: for certain interactions, the two …

Today in science: The Day of 6 Billion

Global population reached 6 billion in 1999 and 7 billion in 2011. Today – October 12, 2017 – it stands at about 7.6 billion, according to United …