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Lawsuit attempts to use six-strikes copyright system in case against Verizon subscriber

Verizon, which just recently finished its acquisition of Mohave Wireless, has been pulled into a copyright legal spat, with a studio that produces …

Verizon

Ipan Ipan unveils Qi wireless charging case for Xperia Z

A company called Ipan Ipan has been producing cases that allow for wireless charging for various smartphones for a while. The company has just …

Bill Gates and Paul Allen Recreate Iconic 1981 Microsoft Photo

Back in 1981, Bill Gates and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen pulled of an audacious feat: they licensed MS-DOS to IBM, but in a deal that saw them …

Bill Gates

Speed matters argues Chrome dev as Google under fragmentation fire

Google’s decision to branch off from WebKit and develop its own Blink browser rendering engine is a matter of speed not fragmentation and control, …

Windows continues to dominate PC shares with 8 on the upswing

This week the latest NetMarketShare report has been revealed, showing Windows to continue to dominate PC operating system shares in general, with …

A Working Transistor Built Out Of DNA Within A Living Cell

We're this close to having a usable biocomputer.<p>Pretty much anything can be a computer, if it can compute logical functions, store data, and transmit information -- even living cells. A team at Stanford University has accomplished one of the the final tasks necessary to turn cells into working …

FBI debunks claims that popular 'X-File' is evidence of UFOs

The FBI has seen fit to respond to reports that a document released by the agency under the Freedom of Information Act proved that aliens exist. The document, known as the Guy Hottel Memo, was published to the FBI Vault in 2011, and various tabloids and media sites cited it as evidence of real-life …

Google patents software solution to extending a phone’s battery life

Reducing the display quality could help a device stay on a little while longer.<p>Google has been granted a patent for reducing the quality of a mobile …

Amazon's Cloud Drive adds file syncing, moves closer to a viable Dropbox replacement

When Amazon launched its Cloud Drive app for Mac and Windows back in May, we noted that a lack of proper file syncing prevented the service from becoming a full-blown Dropbox and SkyDrive replacement. The company has today addressed that shortcoming with the introduction of a file synchronization …

The Best and Worst of the Internet's April Fools' Day Pranks

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's April 1, so while you were pulling pranks at the office and maybe bringing some actual humor to …

A Device That Could Save Lives-- Without Ever Doing What It's Meant to Do

In my younger years I drove an ambulance, and while I saw a broad range of nastiness, the most consistently horrific things were injuries sustained …

Feedly Reborn: The Best Google Reader Replacement Just Got Better

With the impending death of Google Reader, RSS fiends are scrambling to find a replacement platform. And options abound. Feedly knows this, and it …

Apps

Flurry’s Latest Calls Phablets A Fad – Devices Don’t Show Disproportionally High Enough Usage To Justify Developer Support

Flurry, an app analytics firm with a presence on some now 1 billion mobile devices, has taken another deep dive into its large data set to examine the increasingly fragmented selection of hardware form factors on the market today, in an effort to better understand consumer preferences. The report …

Facebook Home leaked – the HTC Facebook phone spills its guts

It’s time to check out the Facebook Phone early – a full software build from the device has been leaked and it would appear that HTC is, indeed, …

Apple looking to bolster Siri cred, according to job listings

It’s not surprising, obviously, but it seems Apple is wanting to boost the accuracy and performance of Siri, the company’s voice-controlled personal …

Report: Facebook's "Phone" Is a Home Screen That Could Be Coming To Your Phone Too

Android Police has managed to get its hands on a system dump for the upcoming "Facebook Phone" this Thursday. And while there will be a physical …

Android News

Japan April Fools: Squid e-readers, flipping Google glasses

Catch up on your favorite manga series with a squid reader from Kodansha. Yep, it's just a fish tale.<p>So your e-reader has e-ink? How about squid ink?<p>Leading Japanese publisher Kodansha has a tentacled offering for fans of its many manga comic books: the Interactive Kodansha Archives (iKA) e-book …

Get ready to program! Lego's Mindstorms EV3 robots are here

LAS VEGAS--Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, start your programming engines: Lego Mindstorms EV3 is here.<p>The third full generation of Lego's programmable robotics platform, EV3 is aimed at both enthusiasts -- young and old -- and educators, and blows past the previous generation with a long …

Lego

Robots Will Soon Get Touch-Sensitive Skin

Using carbon nanotubes, Stanford researchers have been able to create touch-sensitive, gooey skin for AI sensing, prosthetics, and touch-sensitive sex androids. The skin could give robots touch-sensitivity and allow patients to regain feeling in their artificial limbs.<p>The tubes, when embedded into …

Workflow

[[Changelog for version 10.17 of a piece of software. One change listed: "The CPU no longer overheats when you hold down the spacebar" Comments: …

xkcd: App

[[A really damn stupid website being viewed in a mobile browser. A popup covers absolutely everything and makes the entire page unusable. "Want to …

Voyager 1

Number of times Voyager 1 has left the solar system. [[tally marks indicating 22]] {{Title text: So far Voyager 1 has 'left the Solar System' by …

Space Exploration

How smell might be the next big thing in advertising

Smell-O-Vision may be coming to a billboard near you<p>A team of Japanese researchers has been working on developing a new system, the "smelling screen," that releases scents into the air with directional accuracy. Augmenting our audio-visual experiences with odor isn't a new idea — theaters …

After 8 years, YouTube is finally shutting down

No, not really. In celebration of April Fool’s Day, YouTube went all out with their (highly unbelievable) prank. Now some of you may be saying, …

Police said to use Facebook to stop punk rock house parties

Using the alias of "Joe Sly," the "Boston Punk Zombie," the Boston Police Department is allegedly sleuthing out illegal DIY indie-rock shows on social media.<p>Police going undercover on social media to catch gangsters and murderers is one thing, but posing as punk rockers to catch bands playing …

Did You Ever Use Your Cellphone As A Walkie Talkie?

I never had a walkie talkie phone, but I sure saw a lot of Nextel commercials and Sprint still offers push-to-talk even though the original Nextel …

Walkie-talkies

Cobweb-scanning software can identify spider species

Researchers have devised a software system that can analyze a spider web and find out which species spun it. It's intended to aid scientists in quickly identifying the prevalence of certain species for the purposes of biodiversity conservation. The biometric system uses a database of 150 previously …

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