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Get the most out of Netflix with these tools -- while you still can

We've heard your complaint: you can't find anything to watch on Netflix. Despite all the A/B testing, app updates and data Netflix is measuring behind the scenes, the way it presents the library makes it nearly impossible to see everything that's available to watch, and sometimes you want to do the …

Roundup Of Free Cloud Computing Online Courses Midyear Update

Amazon Web Services, Coursera, Google, MIT Courseware and Microsoft are accelerating the depth and variety of cloud computing courses, courseware and learning materials they are freely making available online.<p>Over the last six months since the last Roundup Of Free Cloud Computing Online Courses, …

TSA offering cash for ideas to speed up screening lines

Even the Transportation Security Administration concedes that airport screening lines can be long and frustrating.<p>If you have a better idea for moving people through airport queues, the TSA wants to hear it.<p>In fact, the TSA is offering rewards totalling up to $15,000 for the best ideas for a …

Michael Jordan, Billionaire.

The NBA legend and Charlotte Hornets owner is arguably the greatest to ever play the game. Now, he's one of the world's richest men. FORBES' Mike Ozanian and Kurt Badenhausen look at the numbers behind Michael Jordan's billion-dollar business moves.

12 Things Successful People Do in the First Hour of the Workday

It is crucial that you start your day off right. Here are some ways to make sure you begin your workday with the best mindset possible and boost your productivity.<p>The first hour of the workday is critical, since it can impact your productivity level and mindset for the rest of the day.<p>"Successful …

LIONEL MESSI: How The New Highest-Paid Soccer Player In The World Spends His Millions

Going into the 2014 World Cup at age 26, Messi is already considered one of the best players ever and is already making more than $40 million with endorsements.<p>Despite that wealth and advertising exposure, he's is one of the most private people in the sport.<p>He drives a $200,000 car and lives in a …

Apple Patents An iPad Smart Cover That Can Display Push Notifications

Apple has a new patent (via AppleInsider) that could show you notifications on your Smart Cover, even when your iPad’s screen is obscured by the protective accessory. The filing details both active Smart Cover notifications that would use built-in LEDs or electroluminescent displays, and passive …

A first video look at iPad split-screen multitasking

Prior to Apple’s annual WWDC developer event, it was rumored that Apple was going to show off an iPad split-screen multitasking feature, similar to a …

Military's 'Plan X' would put cyberweapons into the hands of soldiers

A soldier's natural home is on the battlefield. So what happens when to infantry when conflicts move online? It turns out that DARPA, America's mad science division, has a solution called "Plan X." The project is designed to make cyber-weapons as easy to use as a pistol, but also to use technology …

How Well Do Tech Companies Protect Your Data From Snooping?

What happens to your information online? Is it safe? Is it private?<p>The answers depend in part on what services you use. So we set out to help you figure out the answers for yourself.<p>But you may have noticed there is a lot of stuff on the Internet, and I am sorry to say we didn't test it …

Double Dribble: Samsung Pitchman LeBron James Reportedly Made $30M From Apple’s Beats Grab

- Jun 12, 2014<p>A report on Wednesday claims Basketball star and Samsung pitchman LeBron James made a sweet $30 million payday from his small piece of …

US will auction bitcoins seized from Silk Road, bidders must deposit $200,000

The United States government announced Thursday that it will sell the nearly 30,000 bitcoins it seized last year from Silk Road, a notorious online …

Netflix Food Truck Throws 'Orange Is the New Black' Crazy Pyes

Netflix is throwing pies <i>for</i> you this week, just like Crazy Eyes from <i>Orange Is the New Black</i> angrily did for prison newbie Piper Chapman in Season …

Powerbeats2 are Beats by Dre's first wireless earbuds

There may have been some big changes at Beats recently, but it's still all about the headphones. The newest addition to the (ever growing) family is the Powerbeats². As the name suggests, they are a revision of the original sport-friendly buds from Beats, but this time they're wireless -- Beats' …

Netflix's website is suddenly sporting a fresh logo and brighter background

Netflix started tagging some of its trailers with a new logo around the start of May, and now it's part of changes on the streaming movie service's main website. The redesigned logo has replaced its predecessor at the top left, and the background is brighter than the last big redesign we can …

Netflix passwords leaked again?

Hundreds of Netflix log-in credentials appear to have been leaked online Thursday in a document posted by a hacker group known as Derp. Nevertheless, you might not have to change your password -- this time.<p>Netflix, which provides streaming video and DVD rentals to more than 48 million subscribers …

Intel loses court challenge against $1.4 billion EU fine

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - U.S. chipmaker Intel lost on Thursday its challenge against a record 1.06 billion euro ($1.44 billion) European Union fine handed down five years ago, as Europe’s second highest court said regulators did not act too harshly.<p>An employee walks past an Intel logo during the 2014 …

New iPhone 6 Photos Leaked By Taiwanese Pop Star

Jimmy Lin is back again. The high profile Taiwanese pop star and racing car driver has leaked the sharpest images yet of the iPhone 6. Lin previously posed with the iPhone 5C on his Weibo account in August, photos that proved to be legitimate when Apple officially launched the handset one month …

Netflix receives new logo and subtle website makeover

Desktop only for now<p>The Netflix website now looks cleaner and more modern, thanks to a redesign that includes a slightly transparent top bar and a palette of white and light greys. The streaming giant's previous, white-on-red logo has also been conspicuously replaced by the simpler version seen in …

This Smart Cup Can Identify Any Beverage You Pour Into It

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Vessyl is the smartest cup you didn't know you needed. There's nothing tech people love as much as …

32 of the Best Chromecast Apps

Google Chromecast is an unusual device. Unlike most streaming set-top boxes, it doesn’t come with a remote, a bevy of pre-loaded apps or even an obvious menu system.<p>Instead, the Chromecast acts as a conduit for the apps and content you might find on your PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet. The latter …

Review: Samsung’s U28D590D 28-inch 4k monitor finally brings quality 4k at an affordable price

Ever since the Mac Pro was released in December, we’ve faced an onslaught of 4k displays. We reviewed Seiki’s budget offering last year, and while we liked it overall, it did have more than its fair share of set backs. For instance, you could only use the full 4k resolution at 30Hz, which meant …

Inside the mind of an iWatch product manager

Apple announced a torrent of new software features at last week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, strongly hinting at the upcoming launch of an Apple “iWatch” with frameworks for health tracking and home automation.<p>But as the buzz and speculation around what this iWatch will deliver continue to …

Beats goes after runners, gym goers with new Bluetooth ear buds

Headphone maker Beats Electronics is launching a $200 pair of wireless ear buds that the company says would survive six days of sweaty, hour-long workouts without needing a recharge.<p>Athletes are already among the most prominent users of the earmuff-like, single-side-cord Beats headphones. It's hard …

U.S. Marshall is auctioning off Silk Road-seized Bitcoin

Dying to get your hands on millions of dollars in Bitcoins? Well, now you can. The U.S. Marshall is “inviting bids” for roughly 26,656 Bitcoins seized from online black market Silk Road.<p>That large stake is worth a little over $16 million. For now. The auction could cause the currency to depreciate. …

Does It Really Matter if You Eject Disks Properly?

Your computer nags you if you don't hit "eject," but there's a good reason.<p>We've all yanked external disks out of computers in a hurry, skipping the step of properly ejecting them. If you have a Mac, then your machine probably nags you about it. But are you actually doing any harm? The answer is …

Bitcoin’s Price And The Public Interest

When bitcoin’s price skyrockets, the printing presses kick into high gear. And when Bitcoin collapses, a new crop of stories go out.<p>Something interesting is happening at the moment, however, as we have recently seen a decoupling of bitcoin’s price and the public interest. In short, bitcoin’s recent …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

The 15 Most Brutal Corporate Firings

Think Ali Rowghani's abrupt and unceremonious dismissal from Twitter this week was bad? Check out these brutal executive ousters.<p>When Ali Rowghani resigned from the chief operating officer job at Twitter on Thursday, he announced it with a tweet, surely a first for a $22 billion company. But the …