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Google: Oh, you mean THOSE barges

Google has finally acknowledged that it is behind the mystery barge in San Francisco Bay, and that, as has been reported, it is likely to use the structure it's building there to showcase its technology.<p>CNET was first to report the Google connection to the odd edifice, covered in scaffolding and …

San Francisco

Web inventor Berners-Lee sounds alarm on mass spying

Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee doesn't want the NSA to ruin his invention.<p>In an interview with the UK's Guardian newspaper, publisher of many of the spying revelations culled from NSA documents nicked by Edward Snowden, Berners-Lee said mass surveillance undermines human potential and called …

Surveillance

Google's barge explanation: Bilge?

I can feel the slightly pungent warmth that accompanies great sighs of relief.<p>After long, difficult days of fear and speculation, Google has finally explained that it is building structures on barges not to create technological islands upon which the company can conduct dubious scientific …

Google Glass

Nvidia beats estimates, but sales, revenue down

While everyone was looking at Twitter's IPO soar and Groupon shares plummet, Nvidia quietly published its third-quarter earnings report after the closing bell on Thursday.<p>The GPU maker reported a net income of $118.7 million, or 20 cents per share (statement). Non-GAAP earnings were 26 cents per …

Wall Street

Samsung to launch 64-bit phones in 2014, says report

A day after Samsung waxed eloquent about its 64-bit chip plans, a report out of Asia claims that high-end 64-bit smartphones are due from the company next year.<p>The electronics giant will launch flagship smartphones with 64-bit CPUs (central processing units) in 2014, Taipei-based Digitimes reported …

Mobile

Google tests ART foundation in KitKat for faster Android apps

Android 4.4, aka KitKat, comes with an experimental technology called ART designed to speed up Android apps.<p>ART is a replacement for Dalvik, the "runtime" software that has the job of executing Android apps. Dalvik is a virtual machine -- essentially a software version of a computer that lets …

Android News

Kyocera launches 70-megawatt solar plant, largest in Japan

Kagoshima in southern Japan is known for its puffing volcano Sakurajima, green tea, and rocket launchpads. Now it has a new superlative -- the country's largest solar plant.<p>Smartphone maker Kyocera recently launched the Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant, a 70-megawatt facility that can …

Renewable Energy

Pictures of the Week: Twitter, tech masterpieces, and training for space (slideshow)

Updated:November 9, 2013 Caption:James MartinPhoto:Indian Space Research Association<p>Updated:November 9, 2013 Caption:James MartinPhoto:Nastar Center<p>Updated:November 9, 2013 Caption:James MartinPhoto:Andrew Burton/Getty Images<p>Updated:November 9, 2013 Caption:James MartinPhoto:Kim …

Photos

Man in Tesla Model S fire: 'I'd buy another one'

Car brands enjoy testimonials from happy drivers.<p>But there's something a little more powerful, when the testimonial is from a driver whose car just caught fire.<p>In a blog post on Tesla Web site, Juris Shibayama, an MD from Tennessee, explains what happened when his Model S caught fire last Wednesday.<p>…

Tesla

FIFA 14 review: The best in sports games gets better - CNET

<b>FIFA 14</b> (<b>iOS</b>|<b>Android</b>) is this year's upgrade to what I think is the best sports game on iOS devices, and this latest version does not disappoint. Now with even more licensed teams, more leagues, more players, and refined controls, this game just seems to keep getting better.<p>Having played many of …

FIFA (Video Game)

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer: Search is far from over

It's been more than a year since Marissa Mayer took the reins of Yahoo. In an interview with Bloomberg BusinessWeek's Brad Stone, the former Google executive said that "things have gone really well" and a lot of the progress surpassed her expectations.<p>Things have gone well in terms of hiring more …

Advertising

Control a rat with your brain

We're not quite at the stage where we can communicate brain to brain with our fellow humans, but we may be on our way to communicating with other species. Or at least controlling them, thanks to a new, non-invasive interface developed by scientists at Harvard Medical School.<p>A team led by …

Neurophilosophy

Apple and Samsung set to continue their duopoly in 2014

In 2014, an estimated 2.5 billion devices will be sold worldwide, an increase of 6 percent over the previous year, according to Gartner. More than 75 percent of the devices will be mobile phones, with Android achieving more than double the share of Apple's iOS or Windows Phone in 2014.<p>So it's …

Pictures of the Week (slideshow)

Updated:July 13, 2013 Caption:James MartinPhoto:CNET<p>Updated:July 13, 2013 Caption:James MartinPhoto:DLR<p>Updated:July 13, 2013 Caption:James MartinPhoto:Mastermind<p>Updated:July 13, 2013 Caption:James MartinPhoto:Robugtix<p>Updated:July 13, 2013 Caption:James MartinPhoto:Getty Images<p>Updated:July 13, 2013 …

Photos

Globalfoundries' $6 billion New York chip plant waits for Apple

Build it and Apple will come?<p>Globalfoundries has a spanking-new $6 billion semiconductor plant/campus (though, when an additional development center is construced, will be valued at $8 billion) in Saratoga County, N.Y., ready to make world-class chips for smartphones and tablets.<p>But no big …

New York State

HP taps former Microsoft exec Ray Ozzie for board

Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's former chief software architect, joined Hewlett-Packard's board on Monday.<p>Ozzie is one of three new directors to join HP, the PC maker said today. Former McDonald's executive and current Walgreen's Chairman James Skinner and former Liberty Media CEO Robert Bennett also have …

Liberty Media

Google China chief John Liu steps down

Google's China chief has stepped down, the company has confirmed.<p>In an e-mailed statement sent to The Next Web on Monday, Google confirmed that John Liu has left the company to "pursue other opportunities." Liu led Google's China operation for nearly six years. In its statement, the company said …

China

30th anniversary of Nintendo's Famicom (pictures)

Published:July 15, 2013 Caption:James MartinPhoto:Wikipedia/Evan-Amos<p>Published:July 15, 2013 Caption:James MartinPhoto:Wikipedia/Evan-Amos<p>Published:July 15, 2013 Caption:James MartinPhoto:Nintendo<p>Published:July 15, 2013 Caption:James MartinPhoto:Wikipedia/Evan-Amos<p>Published:July 15, 2013 …

Retrogaming

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker review: The wireless speaker Apple could have made - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Bose SoundLink Mini</b> is a very sleek, very compact wireless Bluetooth speaker that sounds very good for its small size. It also has excellent build quality, with a unibody aluminum enclosure, and includes a charging cradle that you can leave plugged in.<p><b>The Bad</b> Fairly pricey; no …

Audiophile

AKG K551 headphones review: These 'phones should've stayed at home - CNET

Over the last few years you've probably noticed more and more people using "studio headphones" out in public, and recently I even saw one brave soul use the open Sennheiser HD 700 headphones in the turbulent bowels of New York's subway. AKG has seemingly picked up on this trend, too, and has added …

Audiophile