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Stealthy tech company Intelligent Portal Systems raises $4.3M

Intelligent Portal Systems, a technology startup in San Jose so secretive that it doesn’t have a website, just raised $4.3 million, according to a filing the company made yesterday to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.<p>Private investors exclusively participated in the round, according to a …

Google Glass prescription frames said to start at $99

Rochester Optical is said to debut its prescription frames for the wearable tech in less than two weeks, and apparently they'll come in an array of styles.<p>Wearing<p>Google Glasscould be an issue for users that don't have 20/20 vision, but it's looking like this problem is being handled. Rochester …

Wearable Tech

Another Longtime Windows Exec Heads for the Exit as 2013 Draws to a Close

Grant George, a longtime head of software testing at Microsoft, is leaving the company, <b>AllThingsD</b> has learned.Like Jon DeVaan, who announced Monday …

Software

The Curious Case Of The Chromebook: Is It Really A Hit?

As 2013 closes, we are left with a bit of a puzzle in technology. The Chromebook, a browser-based, almost computer, designed by Google is definitely more popular than ever. But is it really catching on? And if so with who? Based on the breathless reporting at <i>Cnet</i>, they are taking over the corporate …

Wii U Outsells Xbox One The Week Before Christmas According To VGChartz

We’ll start with the obligatory caveat: VGChartz is a controversial website. Any sales numbers taken from the site should, for a variety of reasons, be taken with a grain of salt. The numbers presented below should be viewed as estimates rather than hard data.<p>That being said, VGChartz’ weekly …

Leak hints Google may shut down its Schemer goal sharing service

We can't blame you if you haven't heard of Google's Schemer; the goal sharing service launched at the end of 2011, but it hasn't received much publicity (or traffic) since. Accordingly, the crew in Mountain View may be close to shutting Schemer down. <i>Google Operating System</i> has leaked an internal …

Snapchat, Snowden among top 10 tech stories of 2013

In the world of tech, 2013 had it all: mystery, rivalry and breach of privacy. There were drastic redesigns, futuristic devices and a 140-character initial public stock offering.<p>From smartphone ride-sharing in California to Washington revelations from Edward Snowden, here are the top 10 tech …

Top 10

Facebook reportedly wants to build a data center in Asia

Facebook has been on an infrastructure building spree over the past few years, and it looks as though the activity could spread into Asia.<p>An executive from Facebook headquarters visited Korea earlier this month as part of a review of sites for a data center in Asia and checked out cities such as …

LG May Be Taking Another Stab At The Wearable Activity Tracking Formula

CES 2014 is just around the corner, along with enough new gadgetry to fill several lifetimes. Last year we saw a glut of activity trackers pop up in the wake of notable hits like the Fitbit and Jawbone’s UP, and now it looks like LG is taking yet another stab at the wearable fitness formula with …

Google opens Glass purchase to All Access music users

Those who use Google's music streaming service, Music All Access, can skip the public waiting list and shell out $1,500 for Google Glass now.<p>Google is letting Google Music All Access users purchase a Google Glass Explorers device now.<p>The company is notifying users of its All Access music streaming …

Google Glass

You Say Goodbye and We Say Hello

This is the last day of the <b>All Things Digital</b> site, which began life in April of 2007 as a year-round extension of the <b>D</b> conference we launched in …

Dow Jones

Mac Pro/OS X 4K Display Compatibility 'Like the Wild West', Some 4K Monitors Unsupported

In its lengthy review of the new Mac Pro, <i>AnandTech</i> discovered that the Mac Pro's current support for 4K monitors leaves something to be desired. The reviewer connected the Sharp 32" 4K display that Apple currently offers on the Apple Online Store, expecting that OS X work the same way on that panel …

Hypedmusic shuts down after receiving cease and desist notice from RIAA

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Free music streaming app Hypedmusic shut down this month after receiving a cease and desist notice from the recording Industry …

Netflix is testing multiple new subscription plans, like 3 streams for $9.99

Netflix likes to run small tests of features and packages before it offers them widely (like its new unified UI), and that includes the "1 SD stream for $6.99" some have started seeing recently. Another offer currently in testing covers the hole between the standard $7.99/month offer that provides …

Moto G for Verizon lands at Best Buy for $100 with no contract

After photos of retail packaging and documentation were leaked online, the retailer confirms it will sell Motorola's budget smartphone for an exceptionally low price within a couple of weeks.<p>Motorola's<p>Moto Ghas already debuted on its own Web site and on Amazon, but it has yet to make an appearance …

Mobile Technology

Sony could be Microsoft’s next big Windows Phone hardware partner

Microsoft and Sony may be bitter rivals when it comes to video games, but the pair might soon forge a smart partnership in smartphones.<p>Sony is reportedly considering joining Microsoft as a Windows Phone hardware partner, according to The Information, which claims that Sony’s efforts have gone as …

Bitcoin's Incredible Year

Last year at this time, valued at just $13.50, one Bitcoin could get you a movie ticket if you could find a theater that had 1) heard of Bitcoin and 2) accepted it. Fat chance. Luckily, Bitcoin owners had a different form of entertainment: the fiscal version of <i>She’s All That</i>. “Last year’s nerd …

Dell portrays itself as a feisty startup in its first ad after going private (video)

Now that Dell is once again a private company, it's trying to shake off its reputation as a member of the status quo. Appropriately, the PC builder just unveiled a new TV ad that suggests it has all the energy and vision of a technology startup. The minute-long spot connects Dell's mindset to that …

Sprint Wants To Revive Nextel As A Business Brand, Merge Boost + Virgin Mobile Into ‘Sprint Freedom’

It was only six months ago that Sprint decommissioned and shut down the Nextel iDEN push-to-talk network, and while the carrier has no plans to bring that legacy service back, the brand is another story.<p>According to a source close to the company, Sprint wants to introduce Nextel again — as a brand …

Google Play Music All Access subscribers now getting Glass Explorer invitations

Users who pay the $9.99 a month for Google Play Music All Access are starting to receive VIP invitations to join the Glass Explorer program. <i>AndroidCentral</i> reports that Mountain View is sending emails out this morning calling for subscribers to sign up for access:<p>With the launch of Google Play Music …

Reddit's 2013: 56 Billion Page Views, 731 Million Unique Visitors

Reddit today announced that in 2013 it served an impressive 56 billion page views and 731 million unique visitors. The company also shared that it saw 40.855 million posts, received 404.6 million comments, and enjoyed over 6.7 billion total votes during the past year.<p>If we compare that to last …

Apple denies any involvement with NSA iPhone spy-program

Apple issued a statement today denying that it had anything to do with the alleged National Security Agency program Dropout Jeep, used to hack iPhones.<p>Apple has never worked with the NSA to create a backdoor in any of our products, including iPhone. Additionally, we have been unaware of this …