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Report: Apple experimenting with solar, wireless charging for rumored “iWatch”

Solar charging has been deemed impractical for iPod, iPhone in the past.<p>Apple is reportedly experimenting with inductive charging and solar charging …

Democrats try to reinstate net neutrality rules struck down by court

"This bill ensures that consumers, not their ISP, are in the driver’s seat."<p>US Reps. Henry Waxman and Anna Eshoo (both D-CA) submitted legislation …

New laser-printed material is lighter than water, as strong as steel

An internal structure like that of bone keeps the material porous but tough.<p>Materials shape human progress—think Stone Age or Bronze Age. The 21st …

Steam Music beta will soon let you play your music… through Steam

Integrated player supports playback of local MP3s through in-game overlay.<p>Steam's ever-expanding list of features will soon include a music player. …

Google opens up Chromecast with new streaming SDK for iOS, Android, Chrome

Any developer who wants to can now stream their stuff to your TV.<p>Google's Chromecast has followed a typical arc for a Google product: it was released …

Microsoft names Nadella new CEO, Gates steps down as board chairman

Former enterprise and cloud VP steps up to replace Ballmer; Gates returns to help.<p>This morning, Microsoft announced that Satya Nadella, until now …

Meet the Asus Chromebox, a $179 fanless mini-desktop

Box includes Intel Haswell CPUs, good selection of ports, Chrome OS.<p>Google's Chrome OS continues to show up on more and more devices, and while the …

Now you can enjoy Google maps tagged with climate data

Or, if you prefer, you can read the planet's temperature in Google Earth.<p>In an interesting bit of geotagging, the University of East Anglia's …

Ubisoft fighting fraudulent abandonment order for Watch Dogs trademark

Company says fraudster forged CEO's signature in attempt to destroy mark.<p>Ubisoft has filed a petition with the US Patent and Trademark Office …

ARM loses money but expects server sales to make up for slowing growth

"High-end smartphone" growth slows, but loss may be a one-time thing.<p>ARM Holdings reported a loss in the fourth quarter of 2013, and it said sales of …

Turning a source of noise into an error-correcting qubit

Nearby spins that normally interfere with memory storage are now made to help.<p>When you set a bit in a normal computer, you expect it to stay set; …

Cable co. blames “misinformation” for failure of municipal Internet ban

Kansas cable lobby will try again, now facing opposition from Google.<p>The legislation in Kansas that would have made it nearly impossible for cities …

Ross Ulbricht indicted for Silk Road narcotics trafficking, hacking

Formal indictment kicks off legal process for Ulbricht.<p>Federal prosecutors have formally indicted Ross Ulbricht, the suspected mastermind behind the …

Planets’ chaotic orbits shook up asteroids like a snow globe

Asteroid belt preserved evidence of Solar System's violent past.<p>Francesca DeMeo wanted to know what the asteroid belt looked like. “I thought, …

Facebook releases “Conceal,” a lightweight tool to make Android apps safer

Writing secure crypto apps is hard. Facebook hopes to make it easier.<p>Producing secure cryptographic code has never been easy, especially for …

Talking past each other: Bill Nye vs. creationist Ken Ham on evolution

Ars reports on the debate over whether creation is viable as science.<p>PETERSBURG, KENTUCKY—A brightly lit auditorium was packed with young adults …

Why Google’s results page may soon look a lot different in Europe

The European Commission said on Wednesday that it is satisfied with Google(s goog)’s latest antitrust settlement offer. Finally – and I say this with …