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ShopKeep Raises $25 Million to Get Retailers to Ditch Cash Registers for iPads

"I don't have a credit card," Jason Richelson's roommate told him. "I can't spend any money on this Internet thing."<p>That thought helped pave the way …

This Gadget Makes Gallons of Drinking Water Out of Air

Water is in the air nearly everywhere on earth, even in the most parched desert. But that doesn’t help much when you’re thirsty because most of that …

Boot up: Cheap phones, expensive internet, and Tim Cook: logistics god

Plus mobile phones boosting literacy, new offices for Square, and new losses for Zynga<p>A quick burst of 6 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>The big question is what the FCC considers to be reasonable. Right now, the commission doesn't have a final answer. "We don't know," a …

Speed-reading apps are great for speed and terrible for reading, study finds

Speed reading apps like Spritz are a nifty way to plow through text at a breakneck pace, but they’re not perfect. Such apps might rob you of your comprehension, according to new research (paywall).<p>In a study by University of California-San Diego’s Rayner Eyetracking Lab, psychologists replicated …

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Cortana doesn't talk to kids, thanks to child protection laws

It's tough being a kid. Problems like peer pressure, sudden unexplained growth spurts, and the heartache of first love leave youngsters with a lot of questions -- but they can't turn to Microsoft Cortana for answers.<p>Microsoft's new voice-activated virtual assistant for Windows Phone falls foul of …

15 Brilliant Hacks from the TNW Conference Kings of Code Hack Battle

The ‘Kings of Code Hack Battle‘ is always a highlight at TNW Conference. The projects – developed over 30 hours – are often quirky, inventive, beautiful, or a mixture of all three. The batch this year were equally impressive, stunning the crowd and our expert jury.<p>We had nine API partners for the …

Zoomed-out photos give new perspective to famous landmarks

Famous landmarks like the Taj Mahal and Mount Rushmore look startlingly different outside of travelogues. <i>PolicyMic's</i> photo compilation shows zoomed-out portraits of 15 iconic tourist attractions and their postcard shots. The collection shows how small the Forbidden City, once the political center …