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Mozilla Science Lab encourages scientists to share ideas over open web

Even though scientists created this glorious internet you see before you, current scientific practice is still based more on publishing academic papers than sharing ideas online. As one of the more prominent proponents of the open web, Mozilla stepped in to offer a solution with a new open science …

In Milano, The 1% Salutes the 99% with a Massive Middle Finger

Milano may be Italy's no-nonsense business and banking capital, but locals still have a sense of humor. Here's a new listing (from my upcoming Rick Steves' Italy guidebook for 2014) about a new monument that has quickly become a fixture:<p>Piazza degli Affari and a towering middle finger mark the …

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PS4’s used game policy isn’t “because some other company is doing something”

Interview: Sony's Shuhei Yoshida talks the viral how-to video, price points, and more.<p>The most dramatic moment of this year's E3 (and any E3 for the …

Cool your jets: Overclockers must pay toll to play on Haswell highway

Intel disables most overclocking on all but its K-series Haswell CPUs.<p>Intel has taken back the gift of "free” overclocking that it gave hardware …

Xbox 360 / PS3 / Wii disc changer shown at E3, creators say next-gen version planned

Physical media might lend itself well to the used games market (well, usually), but it does have a distinct disadvantage over digital purchases: you still have to get up and change that disc. It's a minor annoyance, but apparently enough of one to spark the creation of the Exeo Entertainment …

FDA, ICS-CERT issue warnings for medical device, hospital network security

Reports that medical devices implanted in patients or used for their treatment may have dangerous vulnerabilities are not new, but a new "safety communication" is focusing more attention on the issue. <i>Ars Technica</i> points out that the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team …

WSJ: T-Mobile, VZW don't directly share call data to NSA, but that might not matter

Providing another wrinkle to the recently exploding privacy debate, a <i>Wall Street Journal</i> report indicates which wireless companies are providing call information to the government. According to the infamous people familiar with the matter, foreign ownership of Verizon and T-Mobile presents several …

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 APS-C zoom lens priced at a surprisingly reasonable $800

When we came across the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM a couple of months ago, the first thing that popped into our heads was: how much? After all, it's the first-ever zoom lens with a constant sub f/2.0 aperture, and even those with a higher f/2.8 go for thousands of dollars. Well, luckily for camera …

Microsoft Office Mobile for iPhone hands-on

It wasn't a question of whether Microsoft would release Office for iOS, but <i>when</i>. The company just released a free Office Mobile app for the iPhone, and it's available today in the US, with other regions to follow over the coming days. Before you all go rushing off to the download link, though, …

Acer won't do Windows Phone this year, wants Microsoft to pick up the pace

It's been a long, long time since Acer launched a Windows Phone... and from all indications, we're going to keep waiting. The company's Allen Burnes tells <i>Pocket-lint</i> that Windows Phone 8 is good, but "not the right decision" for Acer in 2013. His firm is concerned with boosting sales volume, and …

Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson on the HTC Desire Z, CPU speed demons and more

<i>Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.</i><p>In a brand new installment of our weekly smattering of questions, <i>Minecraft</i> creator Markus "Notch" Persson offers his take on high-precision nerdery and the …

HTC applies for 'Fetch' trademark, tracking device passes through Taiwan's NCC

Just what the heck is the HTC Fetch? Well, it's certainly not a phone. In fact, it appears to be some sort of tracking device according to a filling with Taiwan's NCC. Unfortunately, beyond some broad strokes describing the device in a US trademark filing, we're left with only our imagination to …

E3 2013 roundup: Xbox One, PS4 and more from the big show (video)

It was a wild few days at this year's Electronics Entertainment Expo. Just think -- nearly a decade after the last generation of consoles was unveiled by Microsoft and Sony, we've gotten our first close-up look at the next generation. Unlike 2012's lackluster showing, the convention floor felt …

MakerBot's Replicator 2 joins Amazon's newly launched 3D printer store

Granted, it's not a 3D printer in every home, but it's surely a step in the right direction. MakerBot announced today that its Replicator 2 will be joining Amazon's new 3D Printer Store, a central location on the site for devices, accessories, books and the like. The store features a number of …

Google's Project Loon proposes internet distributed by high flying balloons (video)

No, we're not joking. Google is seriously proposing hot air ballon-powered internet access, and has already launched a pilot project in New Zealand with 50 testers trying to connect via a helium-filled, solar powered balloon. One of the Google[x] moonshot projects, there are a couple of videos …

Google, Twitter push to reveal number of national security related requests separately

While Microsoft and Facebook have both published information tonight about how many requests for customer info the government made over a six month period, Google and Twitter are apparently hoping to take a different route. As Google told <i>AllThingsD</i> and Twitter legal director Benjamin Lee tweeted, …

Samsung's New Galaxy S4 Active Can Probably Replace Your Tough Cam

Take the awesome cameraphone that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is and give it a hardened shell: then you’ve got the new Galaxy S4 Active. The new phone is …

NSA leaker's purported online activity, interests come to light

Scrutiny is coming to the motives and methods of Edward Snowden with the discovery of many years of online postings apparently from the man who said he leaked information on the NSA's electronic surveillance activities.<p>The 29-year-old former government contractor appears to have published comments …

NSA leaks cause flood of problems

POLITICO Junkies: John Harris, Rachel Smolkin, Josh Gerstein and James Hohmann on fallout from NSA leaks and what's next for Edward Snowden, the battle Capitol Hill over immigration and what to expect from the Supreme Court.

Edward Snowden claims US hacks Chinese targets

The US has perpetrated hacking attacks on “hundreds” of targets in Hong Kong and mainland China since 2009, the former CIA analyst Edward Snowden has claimed.<p>In an interview with the <b>South China Morning Post</b>, Mr Snowden, who has been hiding in the former British colony since May 20, accused the US …

Pressure builds on US over Hong Kong civilian hacking allegations

Political pressure on the United States to address claims that it hacked hundreds of targets in Hong Kong has begun to build in the …

Edward Snowden's NSA surveillance revelations strain China-US relations

China has warned that revelations of electronic surveillance on a huge scale by American intelligence agencies will "test developing Sino-US ties" …

Philip Pullman argues that authors are being shortchanged on e-book loans

Few people understand the magic of libraries better than Philip Pullman, author of <i>His Dark Materials</i>, but all is not well when it comes to digital lending. As the soon-to-be president of the Society of Authors, Pullman is leading the charge against publishing houses that may be shortchanging …

Why I'm Getting the Xbox One, Not the PS4 (Ugh)

If you're anything like me, your penchant for gaming has probably dwindled over the years. And, as I stand on the precipice of unloading an ungodly …

Planet Earth Can't Afford Its New Gigantic Particle Accelerator

A team of scientists unveiled the technical designs for the International Linear Collider (ILC), a proposed particle accelerator that could unravel …

New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Review: A Sweeter-Fitting Trail Stomper

Last year when we reviewed New Balance's Minimus Trail Zeros, we were blown away by the lightness, but hated the fit. The Minimus 10v2 Trail is New …

Why the iOS 7 App Icons Are So Ugly

iOS 7 is beautiful. It's exciting. It feels like a completely different phone—vibrant, alive and a design refresh in the truest sense of the world. …

Airport Extreme Teardown: Hack This Router With Your Own Hard Drive

Apple announced a new Airport Extreme earlier this week, and iFixit has already torn it apart. The good news? It's a hacker's dream.<p>Instead of opting …