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Google buys Dropcam for $555 million to get into video security

Google’s Nest Labs plans to acquire Dropcam, the video monitoring start-up, for $555 million as it tries to gain a bigger foothold in the fast …

Coin Pocket picks up speed after Apple lifts its Bitcoin wallet ban

A new Bitcoin wallet app is climbing up the charts in Apple’s App Store after a prohibition on such apps ended recently.<p>The app, Coin Pocket, made its debut on Friday and is already ranked No. 74 on the list of the top free iPhone apps in the finance category of the App Store.<p>Apple permitted people …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

Google Embraces Docker, the Next Big Thing in Cloud Computing

Google is putting its considerable weight behind an open source technology that's already one of the hottest new ideas in the world of cloud …

Report: Google to Announce Android TV

Google (GOOG) is expected to announce Android TV at the I/O developer conference in late June, according to a report by Gigaom. The product is set to compete with Amazon’s (AMZN) Fire TV.<p>Android TV is said to be the replacement for Google TV, which was launched in 2010. Yet instead of focusing on …

Paranoid Android's Peek feature makes its way to Google Play

<i>Update: Google Play Store link is now back online. The developers have also clarified that the APK downloadable from Github is not from them.</i><p>Custom Android ROMs each have their own highlight characteristics. A prominent feature on Paranoid Android, for example, is Peek, which gives enhanced access …

Android News

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3 makes the case for a bigger iPad

Microsoft has unveiled its latest tablet computer, the Surface Pro 3. The quick sell: It’s designed to replace both a tablet and laptop with one device—a relatively large tablet with a built-in stand, snap-on keyboard cover, and a fine-tipped stylus for drawing and writing.<p>In a brief test, the …

Gear & Gadgets

Why Twitch could be the best $1 billion Google ever spends

Forget search, Google wants to monopolize your online video<p>My Juggernaut was surrounded by enemies on all sides. In dire straits after losing most of his allies, he was being targeted for a Walrus Punch to complete the kill. But then I Omnislashed. Two dead enemies later, my digital hero was …

Abu Hamza found guilty of 11 terrorism charges

Radical Islamic cleric's conviction brings end to 10-year effort by US authorities to bring Hamza to justice on US soil<p>Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical Islamist cleric notorious for hate-filled sermons, was facing life in a top-security US prison on Monday after being convicted of all charges after …

Truce time: Apple, Google's Motorola dismiss patent suits against each other

The two handset vendors agreed to settle existing lawsuits but don't cross-license each other's technology.<p>Apple and Motorola on Friday reached a truce, with the two companies agreeing to dismiss all patent-infringement claims against each other.<p>Apple and Motorola parent company Google said in a …

Motorola

Empowering Info About Your Sexual Health

From the editors at Cosmo.com, 9 things every woman should know.<p><b>1. Most sexual health care services, including contraceptives, are now free thanks to the Affordable Care Act.</b> "Most sexual and reproductive health care is consumed by women, which puts them at more of a financial burden than men," …

Stores Launch Cybercrime Info Sharing Center

<b>(Photo Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images)</b><p><b>NEW YORK (AP) –</b> Some of the nation’s largest retailers are banding together in hopes of protecting consumers’ …

GOP lawmakers urge FCC to ditch effort to regulate Internet

House Republican leaders are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to back off proposed open Internet rules, warning that allowing service providers to control content on their networks threatens to "derail" the Internet.<p>House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; Majority Leader Eric Cantor, …

Vietnam anger rises over South China Sea | US & Canada

The war of words between China and Vietnam over disputed islands in the <b>South China Sea</b> has gained steam and, while never dormant, the heated rhetoric has become notably more direct.<p>As the 14th ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) summit was in progress last weekend in Naypydaw, Myanmar's …