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Google Says Its Major Services are 20% to 40% Faster with SPDY

Google today revealed some performance benchmarks comparing four of its major services running on SPDY instead of HTTPS. The improvements in latency (measured as the time from first request byte to onload event in the browser) are massive for both users with fast connections and users with high …

Raspberry Pi Vaults Past 2 Million Sold Mark

It’s a computer, but there’s no monitor. Or fan, or keyboard, or even a case, for that matter. But the credit-card sized Rasperry Pi is still getting snapped up by consumers: less than two years after the first Pis shipped, over two million have been sold.<p>Raspberry Pi falls into a category of …

Best Buy 3.0? The big box reinvented

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Xbox One controller cost over $100 million to develop, smell-o-vision and built-in projector were considered

While Sony was content to toy with radical designs for the PlayStation 4's controller, it turns out Microsoft took a more conservative approach when building the Xbox One's gamepad. GamesBeat scored a look at the controller creation process and discovered that Redmond was reluctant to tweak the …

Google pays up $17M for ignoring user privacy settings in Safari

Google settled another privacy lawsuit today, promising to pay $17 million for circumventing users’ privacy wishes.<p>The case centered around Apple’s Safari browser, which had certain default privacy settings concerning tracking and cookies. Google, according to this lawsuit, went around those …