Hilary Hazen

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Bleep Cable Charges your Phone and Backs Up Data

I’d bet many people out there back up most of the data on their smartphones using a cloud service of some sort. If you are the type that thinks …

Gear & Gadgets

Chrome for Windows finally optimized for high-res displays two years after Mac version

While Windows 8-powered laptops have been pushing display resolutions higher and higher, there’s been one piece of desktop software that has lagged behind: Google Chrome. Despite updating Chrome for Mac to support the first Retina MacBook Pro after just a month, Google has taken around two years to …

One publisher dumped Amazon and had its best revenue year ever

Amazon has been in a heated battle with the publisher Hachette for a few months now, and the general consensus is that Amazon has very little to lose while Hachette has a quite a bit to lose — a relationship with the biggest seller of books, to be specific. Modern life without Amazon has always …

Millions knocked offline in US by Time Warner Cable fault

<b>A fault with Time Warner Cable's network left millions of people cut off from the internet in the US.</b><p>The firm said the problem affected customers in all 29 of the states in which it offered broadband connections.<p>The problem started in the early hours of Wednesday morning, which will have limited …

Net Neutrality

Hyperlapse: Instagram's First Standalone App You'll Actually Want to Use

Between Facebook's Slingshot and Instagram's Bolt, there's been no shortage of photo-focused standalone apps from Facebook this summer.<p>But unlike …

How can this startup compete with resources like Khan Academy?

<i>Each week, we seek expert advice to help a small or medium-sized business overcome a key issue.</i><p>The school year has yet to start, but David Frey is already thinking about after-classes activities. The Vancouver entrepreneur is on the cusp of launching Skooli, an online tutoring service.<p>Mr. Frey says …

High School

The inside story of how Netflix came to pay Comcast for internet traffic

Netflix hand-delivered 256 pages (pdf) to the US government this week arguing that Comcast shouldn’t be allowed to acquire Time Warner Cable. “The proposed merger puts at risk the end-to-end principle that has characterized the internet and been a key driver in the creation of the most important …

Net Neutrality

Dropbox Pro Gives Subscribers 1TB of Storage as Cloud Wars Heat Up

The cloud wars just got even more serious. Dropbox on Wednesday announced big changes to its Dropbox Pro offering, including more storage space and …

The Government Wants to Buy 12 Acres of Marijuana — for Research

Calling all pot farmers: Uncle Sam is looking to buy.<p>An arm of the National Institutes of Health dedicated to researching drug abuse and addiction …

Cannabis