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Facebook wants the DEA to promise that it won't create fake accounts

Remember how the DEA got caught impersonating a woman on Facebook in an attempt to catch criminals who contacted her? Yeah, Facebook isn't at all pleased. It just sent a letter asking the anti-drug agency to promise that it won't create fake accounts or otherwise stomp all over the social network's …

It Sounds Like Google's Radical Plan To Change How Android Phones Are Sold Isn't Going To Happen

This would mean Android phone makers wouldn't be able to customize the software on their phones as much as they do today, and Google's Android partners don't seem to be on board with that idea.<p>Android Silver has reportedly been "shelved," Re/code's Ina Fried reports, mainly because device makers …

How much do coders make? Check out this data from around the country

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Maga/Shutterstock<p>iOS rules the roost and beats Android, Bay Area coders get paid the most, and Node.js developers are …

Air Force's mysterious space drone returns after two years in orbit

Following its longest-ever mission by far, the 11,000 pound X-37B unmanned spacecraft has returned to Earth bearing... well, we don't actually know. You see, after NASA and Boeing developed the craft (about a fifth the size of the Space Shuttle), it bounced over to the Air Force, which is using it …

Google's brilliant response to Colbert's inferiority complex

Satirist Stephen Colbert complains that a Google search has his height wrong. So, try searching "How tall is Stephen Colbert" now.<p>Stephen Colbert is shrinking with rage.<p>As he explained a couple of days ago on his show, he regularly Googles himself and simply cannot take the fact that he is listed …

Watch Jony Ive explain Apple's design process in a rare public interview

Earlier this month, Apple chief designer Jony Ive appeared on stage for a rare interview during the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit. You can now watch the 25-minute-long interview on YouTube. Ive is characteristically deliberate with his words as he answers a number of questions posed by <i>Vanity</i> …

Hubble found one of the oldest galaxies we’ve ever seen, and it just may change how we understand the universe

The Hubble Space Telescope might be 24 years old, but it’s still making discoveries that are changing the way we see and understand our universe. …

Watch Sir Ian McKellen give the best advice possible to students

Sir Ian McKellen is one of the finest Englishmen working in Hollywood. But his Gandalf persona, with that sonorous delivery, is just iconic. You could watch him all day it's so perfect. So, the schoolchildren at the Chew Valley School in Southwest England were lucky enough to have him pass by the …

Bizarre Sea Creature Caught In Singapore Looks Like Kraken Come To Life

Good thing this fisherman got a video of his catch (above), because otherwise he'd never have been able to convince folks of the bizarre creature he hauled in while angling off the Singaporean island of Pulau Ubin.<p>"I know that area has a lot of seaweed, so I thought that was what I had hooked up," …

There's a small USB stick with Intel's Bay Trail CPU that can run Windows 8.1

There's two versions of this product available. One has the quad-core Z3735G Bay Trail chip with 1GB of RAM that can run the 32-bit version of …

10 Trends Transforming Enterprise IT

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Matt Murphy is a general partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where he focuses on investments in mobile and cloud infrastructure technology.</i><p>When it comes to corporate IT, revolution is in the air.<p>The way companies buy, build, manage, optimize and secure information …

iMac With Retina 5K Display First Impressions: A Screen In Which To Lose Oneself

Apple’s new iMac boasts a screen with an almost preposterous resolution of 5180×2880 pixels, which makes it the world’s highest resolution display. The screen is the key ingredient here, despite changes under the hood, and after a couple of days of use, it’s still the screen that (stating the …

Self-driving cars will be safer than us. How long until human drivers are banned?

My prediction is that in fewer than 15 years, we will be debating whether human beings should be allowed to drive on highways.<p>After all, we are prone to road rage; rush headlong into traffic jams; break rules; get distracted; and crash into each other. That is why our automobiles need tank-like …

The Week in Review: Catholic Church Debate

Over 19 months ago, Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis. The pontiff has since changed the face of the Catholic Church, speaking out against …