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Judge approves Kodak's bankruptcy plan

Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2012.<p>Kodak's 19-month-long bankruptcy is all but over after the company's turnaround plan got court approval Tuesday. Video by Matthew Daneman, Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle<p>NEW YORK — Nineteen months after a late-night bankruptcy filing, …

Judge says Tumblr 'joke' was terrorist threat, levies five-year social media ban

Caleb Jamaal Clemmons, the 20-year-old college student who has been in jail for six months after posting a vague but provocative threat on his Tumblr blog, pleaded guilty to the charge of making terroristic threats today and was sentenced by a judge.<p>Superior Court Judge John Turner sentenced …

The Answer to "What Is My Password Again?"

Sure, people know they shouldn’t use the same password for their online accounts. But the fear of forgetting a password when it’s needed leads many …

Information Systems

Amazon strikes back at GAO, IBM over reopening of CIA cloud contract

Welcome to government work. Amazon Web Services(s amzn), in a filing made public Tuesday, slammed the Government Accountability Office for putting …

First batch of Firefox phones sell out in U.S., U.K.

The ambitious Firefox phone may face a long, uphill road to success, but the first batch of phones up for grabs in the U.S. and U.K. has sold out after its first weekend of availability.<p>Less than 1,000 units of the low-powered ZTE Open were sold in each locale, with the American eBay tapped out at …

Selling

Here’s how Beats Music is curating its subscription service

Beats Music, the yet-to-be-launched digital subscription service spearheaded by Jimmy Iovine, wants to edge out competitors like Spotify and Rdio …

WSJ reports NSA spying capabilities cover up to 75 percent of US internet traffic

The question of how much contact the NSA has with internet traffic throughout the US is being raised again, this time by the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. Yesterday <i>The Atlantic</i> took issue with the security agency's mathematics and 1.6 percent claim, while the <i>WSJ</i> report looks more closely at its reach into …

Kickstarter bans genetically engineered rewards

If you plan to fund the creation of a genetic hybrid on Kickstarter, you can no longer offer it to backers as a reward. The Web site has added a new …

Organisms

Bill Gates pitches in for online education resource Graphite

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates is putting his money where his mouth is. He is backing a new initiative called Graphite that is a free online resource to help teachers discover and share education technology.<p>Gates has long emphasized his belief that investing in education and digital tools could help …

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Fifth of new iPhone customers switch from Android

Apple may be losing ground to Android and Microsoft in the smartphone operating system market, but the company is still succeeding in winning customers from its number one rival, Samsung.<p>Apple has taken three times as many customers from Samsung as Samsung has taken from Apple in the past year, …

Google+ For Android Swaps Messenger For Hangouts, Integrates With Google Drive & More

Google is continuing to unify its communications mess today, with an update to its Google+ Android application, which among other things, finally kills off Messenger. Previously, Messenger allowed the app’s users to bring in friends into group conversations for text messaging, photo sharing, and …

SpaceX’s Grasshopper Just Blew Our Minds With Its Latest Launch

Yesterday SpaceX’s Grasshopper experimental rocket pulled off its most stunning flight test maneuver yet, one that for almost any other rocket would have been the herald of disaster. It took off from its launch pad, then leaned over dramatically as it rocketed some 300 feet off to one side as it …

Space Travel

Twitter experiments with trending TV box on some users' timelines

Twitter has already signaled its love of TV by negotiating deals for branded video, but it's not satisfied yet: the company has started limited testing of a timeline box for trending TV shows. The feature provides both the details of a given show as well as a list of associated Twitter accounts. …

Eric Holder unveils new reforms aimed at curbing US prison population

The US government took the first tentative steps toward tackling its 1.5m-strong prison population on Monday by announcing that minor drug dealers would be spared the mandatory minimum sentences that have previously locked up many for a decade or more.<p>Reversing years of toughening political …

Music publishers file copyright suit against big YouTube channel operator

A group of music publishers and songwriters have claimed in a copyright lawsuit that Fullscreen, which operates a network of popular YouTube channels, is including unlicensed music in its videos.<p>According to a statement from the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), leaders allege that …

With Shine, Misfit Says It Has Made a Wearable You’ll Actually Want to Wear

This week, a small, round, metal device will go on sale in the Apple Store. It has little lights on it. You snap it into a wristband or necklace, or …

Wearable Tech

Kickstarting Rubbee: Electric Bicycles for Everyone!

Wouldn't a world where we could retrofit everything be amazing? Maybe... maybe not. When it comes to adding a souped up engine to just about any …

Pot ad outside Indy race snuffed out

Brickyard 400 race fans probably missed the public-service message that marijuana should be considered safer than alcohol.<p>A 30-second Marijuana Project Policy video that referred to pot as "the new beer" appeared for several hours Friday before it was pulled from a portable screen across from …

Ping elected officials every time your commute sucks with the 'I'm Stuck' app

"Call your representative!" We've all heard it before, but actually picking up the phone (or shooting over an email) is always harder than it looks. Infrastructure advocacy group Building America’s Future wants to make that process a bit easier so citizens can let their representatives know that …

TECH NOW: Best new gadgets for women

Take a look at this gear thoughtfully designed with women in mind, from fashionable earbuds to handy charging devices and totes.<p>When it comes to great gadgets for gals, tech companies have been slow to realize they can't just make the same old gadgets and slap some pink paint on them.<p>According to …

Zenefits Lands $2.1M From Venrock, Maverick, Aaron Levie, Charlie Cheever And More To Automate Startup HR

For small businesses, managing health insurance and payroll services can be a huge pain and time-sink. They probably don’t have someone on staff dedicated to these issues, and they themselves would rather be dedicating that energy to building a company. Zenefits launched out of Y Combinator this …

House rejects plan to kill NSA data collection

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration and National Security Agency narrowly averted an embarrassing setback Wednesday as the House defeated an attempt to block the collection of massive volumes of telephone records on domestic calls.<p>By a 217-205 vote, the House defeated a proposal by Rep. Justin …

Quad-Copter Camera Flies Over Niagara Falls, Captures Breathtaking Views

Niagara Falls is (or rather are) a sight to behold, and while capturing the falls from a boat or one of the overlooks is impressive enough, why not …

Tech groups, investors and activists join forces to press gov’t on surveillance

A broad alliance of influential tech companies and civil liberties groups published a letter on Thursday, calling on President Barack Obama and …

Report vaguely hints at ‘aggressive’ iWatch team hires, late 2014 debut

As reported by Financial Times, “people familiar with Apple’s plans” for the iWatch are claiming Apple has started a hiring frenzy as they ramp up development of the upcoming product. The article goes on to state that people close to Apple feel that “the timing of the hiring spree implied the …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Flexible 'electronic skin' can help heal, detect touch and temperature

Surgeons could one day restore lost feeling in humans by using artificial skin that's been augmented with flexible sensors, and a new development from researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology may bring that closer to reality. The research team has developed a flexible sensor that …