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Obama Reveals New Spy Reforms, Including Better Privacy Support

US President Barack Obama held a press conference on Friday to talk about sweeping reforms to be made following revelations of the National Security Agency’s Prism surveillance program. These new measures are intended to “increase transparency and restore public trust” in the government’s …

Sound Band Wants To Change The Way You Listen To Your Music

Earbuds are, not to put too fine a point on it, a pain in the ass. They tend to be uncomfortable to wear over long periods, they completely block out …

Myanmar’s hotels are full, but it’s banning homestays because of unmannered foreigners

The world’s enthusiasm for Myanmar and its newly open economy has outstripped the country’s fledgling tourist infrastructure, leaving hotel rooms in very short supply. There are only 8,000 hotel rooms in the former capital Yangon, and only 1,500 to 2,500 are up to international standards.<p>You might …

Construction industry branches out to social enterprise

Wates Group, one of the UK's biggest construction companies has launched the building industry's first national brokering service. The aim is to boost the use of social enterprises at all its construction sites with a target of spending £5m within the sector by 2015, which could translate into as …

Greek youth unemployment soars to 64.9pc

Greek youth unemployment soared to a fresh high of almost 65pc in May, underscoring the dire state of the recession-hit economy.<p>Repeated doses of austerity under international bailouts have almost tripled Greece's jobless rate since its debt crisis began in 2009, weighing on an economy in its sixth …

Sanofi dragged into China bribery scandal with media report

French drug maker Sanofi has become the second Western pharmaceutical company to be accused of bribery in China after a newspaper published allegations against the company on Thursday.<p>An anonymous whistleblower told the Guangdong-based <i>21st Century Business Herald</i> that Sanofi staff paid around …

Bill Gates says Google's internet balloons are 'not going to uplift the poor'

Bill Gates has questioned whether Google's Project Loon, an effort to bring giant internet-giving balloons to less-developed countries, is really that good of an idea. During an interview with <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>, Gates was asked whether he thought bringing internet to parts of the world would …

With KeyMe, an iPhone Pic Now Means You Can Always Print More House Keys Later

A little bit of prepping in advance could save a lot of headache next time you lock yourself out, lose your keys, or need to let a friend into your …

iOS Apps

8th Stage Launches In Beta To Offer A LinkedIn For Musicians With Built-In Talent Development

Chicago-based startup 8th Stage is launching in beta form today, offering independent music artists a way to push forward and track their career online. The idea is to give artists more tools to help them deal with the changing nature of the music industry, which no longer takes big risks on …

Experience design is now as important as the underlying tech itself

The startups and tech companies that are carefully crafting emotional and compelling experiences are the ones that are leading the way, from Airbnb …

Here's what Samsung's iWatch rival could look like

This is what the Samsung Galaxy Gear could look like. The mock-up above shows what we could expect from the hotly-anticipated smart watch that talks …