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Five Years Ago Apple’s App Store Changed How We Used Phones

My assignment: Review apps that promised to place free calls on cell phones. Simple enough. But it was one that would take days to complete. There …

Michigan Mom Caught on Tape Allegedly Planning Husband's Slaying

A Michigan woman has pleaded guilty to attempted murder for allegedly trying to order a hit on her husband, police said.<p>Julia Merfeld, 21, of …

A Former Editor of Vice Would LIke to Offer A Sincere Apology

How pretentious is Pearson? In 2010, when he left <i>Vice</i>, the magazine he’d edited for 8 years, he enrolled in a course of study of Ancient Greek …

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Stealth clothing is the Google Glass defense we’ve been waiting for

The surveillance age is here, and it’s tough not to feel a bit helpless about it.<p>With cameras pinned to buildings, embedded in smartphones, and floating in the sky, it’s impossible to imagine going outside and not being photographed at every turn. And the rise of Google Glass will only make it …

WiFi Capabilities Aside, Don't Plan on Skyping From the Sky Anytime Soon

We may be technologically capable of broad in-flight connectivity. The question is whether we want to take advantage of it.<p>Here is a phrase that you may no longer be hearing on airplanes: "Please power down your electronic devices for takeoff."<p>For most harried air travelers, good riddance. The need …

This bridge could tell you when it’s about to fail thanks to Weightless technology

A design team in the U.K. has showed off a model of a bridge that uses a box roughly the size of a pack of cigarettes (pictured) and a series of …

Flexible Glass Could Make Tablets Lighter and Solar Power Cheaper - MIT Technology Review

Researchers at the U.S. government’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory have built flexible solar cells using a thin and pliable kind of glass from …

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Are Kids Who Make Their Own Video Games Better Prepared For The Digital Future?

It is easier than you might think for kids to make their own video games. Gamestar Mechanic is a great web based place for younger children to start. Kodu, Gamemaker, and Scratch all offer simple interfaces for more experienced kids.<p>When kids design their own video games, they are engaged in …

August’s Smart Lock Nabs 26,000 Pre-Orders in 2 Months

A startup called August says its initial product, the “Smart Lock,” has attracted some 26,000 reservations in the last two months. According to August CEO, Jason Johnson, the company will start shipping the device later this year and is lining up distribution deals with online retailers, security …

Movidius gets $16M for a chip that gives your device always-on vision

What if your cell phone camera was always on? If something like constantly capturing images didn’t suck both battery and processing power on a mobile …

The teenage scientist revolutionising cancer detection

Pancreatic cancer 's high death rate is partly blamed on the difficulty of early detection. Teenage scientist Jack Andraka has come up with a cheap and simple way to test for it.<p><i>Over the next month, we’re celebrating technology and innovation in a new series called Bright Sparks. As part of the</i> …

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Lights, Power, Data: The Technology Behind the World's Largest LED Light Sculpture | The Network | The Network

What does it take to get power and data to a one of a kind piece of art in the San Francisco Bay Area? Hundreds of feet of cable, racks of servers and switches, and thousands of programmable LED lights. We take a look at the network infrastructure behind The Bay Lights.

Flinders University Invests in Next-Generation Campus Network Deliver World-Class Learning Experience | The Network | The Network

<b>ADELAIDE, Australia – July 9, 2013 —</b> Flinders University, a leading Adelaide-based academic institution with almost 22,000 students and nearly 2,000 staff, is partnering with Cisco and Dimension Data to build a next-generation campus network that will deliver a world-class learning experience for …

How The World Bank is Using Open Development to Reduce Poverty

Founded in 1944, the World Bank is, as its name alludes to, a global financial institution geared towards reducing poverty in developing countries.<p>But as with many pre-Internet organizations, transitioning from the analog world order into one fit for the digital age is something of a challenge.<p>We …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review: a top-tier phone in a water-resistant package

After Samsung's latest product push in London, we have nothing short of a Galaxy S 4 franchise on our hands. While the company unveiled its expected Mini version along with a photography-focused variant, it also took a step in the rugged-device direction by announcing the Galaxy S4 Active. With …

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Galaxy S 4 Active render shows waterproof Android in gray for AT&T

While nothing’s yet to go official, it sure feels like a lot of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active’s story has already been revealed. We’ve seen what sure …

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Terrorist watch lists: Are they working as they should?

Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was one of 875,000 names in a database the US uses to produce at least nine watch lists, but the naming …

Drone strikes: Four American citizens killed in drone strikes

Drone strikes: Four American citizens killed. Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledged Wednesday that US drones have killed four American citizens …

Papa John’s racist voicemail rant gets employees fired

Papa John's racist voicemail accidentally sent to a customer in Sanford, Fla., got two employees fired and prompted a public apology from the pizza …

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Samsung Releases Kernel Source Code For Verizon Galaxy S4, Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, Galaxy Mega 5.8 Duos, And Galaxy Mega 6.3 GSM

It's that time again: the software engineers at Samsung are on an open-source bender, and they won't stop until every last Galaxy phone has been …