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Report: EA, Comcast working to stream games to TVs through cable box

Electronic Arts and Comcast are finalizing an agreement that would allow Comcast customers to stream EA games to their televisions through the telecom giant's X1 cable box, reports Reuters.<p>Citing five sources, Reuters reports that the deal would cover casual games first, then action and sports …

Wearable Robots on the Rise to Help Paraplegics Walk

Wearable robots that help paraplegics walk seem to be much more common these days. Just this week they helped paralyzed veterans cross the stage at a …

The Plant Doctor App Puts A Human Touch On Identifying Plant Diseases

Right about now, many of us have grand aspirations for our summer gardens. Fresh pestos, fragrant rosemary and those vine-ripened beefsteak tomatoes we've longed for all winter long. Inevitably, however, as the season progresses, one or more of our precious plants will start to fade, sending us …

Propelled by flagships, KitKat now on 8.5% of Android devices

April has been a great month for KitKat, with the latest version of Google’s operating system growing 3.5 percentage points, powered by the launch of several high-profile Android flagships.<p>In Google’s platform version statistics for the week ending May 1, Android 4.4 KitKat is now at 8.5 percent, …

Online jeweler puts a 3D-printed engagement ring on it

The engagement ring is a fabled piece of jewelry, meant to wow and awe, sometimes without the recipient ever knowing about it in the first place. This is a lot of responsibility to take on, especially if you're shopping online, trying to make sense of princess cuts and carat sizes just by looking …

Sitting all day is bad for your brain, too

We know that spending all day hunched over laptops is shortening our lifespan and expanding our waistlines. Still, the threat of never growing up to be an Anderson Cooper-caliber silver fox may not be enough to motivate young tech workers to switch to a treadmill desk and sign up for some daily …

Coding bootcamps will graduate 6,000 people in 2014 — 3x as many as last year

Learning to code is the new Pilates. In 2014, U.S. learn-to-code bootcamps will churn out nearly 6,000 entry-level programmers, according to a new report.<p>That’s almost three times as many graduates as last year, and it’s one-tenth as many graduates as will emerge from undergraduate computer science …

Don't Buy A Smartphone Before May 27th: LG's Next Handset Could Be A Dark Horse

Indecisive phone buyers can only procrastinate for so long, and after a busy month of phone launches many will feel that they’re approaching crunch time. Indeed, if you read my last post on this subject, then you’ll know that I’ve personally already made my mind up as to which is best among the …

BluClik remote helps keep hands on wheel, not phone

For many older cars, plugging your phone into the auxiliary audio input is one of the easiest, most universal ways to bring your digital audio library and a wide range of streaming media apps with you on the road. The problem with this analog connection is that it's unidirectional; you still need …

Obama's proposal on NSA phone records draws support

WASHINGTON — President Obama's proposal to balance national security and privacy concerns by stopping the government from storing records of millions of phone calls from the U.S. — on condition the data remain accessible from the telecommunications companies — won diverse backing on Sunday.<p>Two …

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NSA reportedly targeted as many as 122 world leaders for surveillance

New leaked NSA documents published in <i>Der Spiegel</i> and <i>The Intercept</i> appear to reveal more details about how that agency targeted a list of world leaders that is larger than previously thought. The documents, leaked to the publications by Edward Snowden, contain a list of 11 world leaders that have …

Ex-NSA Executive Says Utah Data Center A Symbol Of Agency's Unbridled Power

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The National Security Agency’s sweeping secret surveillance programs are violating Americans’ constitutional rights, and a new …

Angela Merkel denied access to her NSA file

The US government is refusing to grant Angela Merkel access to her NSA file or answer formal questions from Germany about its surveillance activities, raising the stakes before a crucial visit by the German chancellor to Washington.<p>Merkel will meet Barack Obama in three weeks, on her first visit to …

Exposing the NSA: A Public Service Worthy of a Pulitzer Prize

The national-security state and its apologists don't see it that way—which is why we have the First Amendment.<p>Earlier this week, journalism's most prestigious award, the Pulitzer Prize for public serice, was given to two newspapers for their exposés of mass surveillance by the U.S. government. The …

Ginsburg, Scalia discuss freedoms

They often seem to be polar opposites on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court, but Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia sat down together at the National Press Club on Thursday to discuss the First Amendment, government surveillance and their own personal friendship.<p>Journalist and host …

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NSA Finally Reveals How PRISM Works, But It's Nothing New

The NSA has finally decided to tell the world how the Internet surveillance program PRISM works, though it's been almost a year since its existence …

Friends of Snowden Turn Against Liberal Anti-NSA Lawmakers

A co­hort of Ed­ward Snowden’s con­fid­ants are now cast­ing verbal stones at a pair of lib­er­al law­makers long thought to be among their biggest …

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White House seeks legal immunity for firms that hand over customer data

The White House has asked legislators crafting competing reforms of the National Security Agency to provide legal immunity for telecommunications firms that provide the government with customer data, the Guardian has learned.<p>In a statement of principles privately delivered to lawmakers some weeks …

T-Mobile brings more data to most Simple Choice plans

T-Mobile is making a few changes to its Simple Choice plans that will give most subscribers more data, more tethering, and bring free international texting to everyone on March 23. According to T-Mobile’s press release, the International texting will be available in 120 countries worldwide. They …

Decoding the Apple-Samsung patent dispute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple and Samsung are suing each other in courts and trade offices around the world, each making claims that the other copied …

Google Drive for Android to lose document editing, prompt downloads of Docs and Sheets apps

Looks like the new Docs and Sheets apps were harbingers of changes for Google Drive's Android app. The good folks at <i>Android Police</i> parsed Drive's new, currently unreleased version and discovered that it no longer has document or sheet editing capabilities. Should you try to make changes, the app …

2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4

Insects Rejoice: The new baby Lambo is too slippery to kill bugs, and likely too docile to kill supercar novices.<p>You expect a lot of things to happen when you drive a Lamborghini Huracán. It’s a supercar, after all, capable of 202 mph and running from zero to 60 mph in an estimated 2.9 seconds. It …

South Sudan Facing Genocide Risk Amid Personal Power Struggle, U.N. Officials Warn

(Recasts, adds quotes from U.N. officials and U.S. and Russian diplomats, details)<p>By Michelle Nichols<p>UNITED NATIONS, May 2 (Reuters) - Ethnic violence in South Sudan risks spiraling into genocide, with the country's leaders locked in a personal struggle for power, top U.N. officials said on Friday …

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Drugstore Confidential: Editors' Top Beauty Obsessions

Find out which drugstore products BAZAAR editors can't live without.<p>Here's a secret French women have known for years: the pharmacy has nearly everything you need for great skin, hair and makeup, and at prices that won't leave you feeling <i>pauvre</i>. For similarly chic finds on our shores, we enlisted</i> …

L.A. Clippers Fans Are Raising Funds To Buy The Team And Make It A Nonprofit

Two Clippers fans, Tim Nguyen and Russell Curry, are trying to get in on the action, too.<p>In a day, they’ve raised more than $20,000 of their $600 …

Yahoo, AOL, YouTube Forge Unique Paths To A Video Future

It used to be, video was one thing – video. But as the worlds of Television and Web hurtle toward their now seemingly inevitable convergence – a number of the web’s largest players are staking unique claims in the future of video.<p>This week content creators, distributors, ad sales executives and …