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Forget wearable tech, embeddable implants are already here - CNN.com

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Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton: How We're Turning Everyone Into DIY Hackers

<i>ReadWriteBuilders is a series of interviews with developers, designers and other architects of the programmable future.</i><p>I’ll never forget my first time seeing a Raspberry Pi. The tiny, credit-card sized computer is powerful enough to operate as a home PC, a media center, a gaming console, or …

First episodes of '24: Live Another Day' to be simulcast with the US

Not wanting to be left behind by networks across the pond, Sky's been pulling out all of the stops to broadcast big-budget TV shows at the same time as its American counterparts. Following the season four premiere of HBO's <i>Game of Thrones</i>, which saw 538,000 viewers opt to return to Westeros way past …

Silicon Valley's app culture eroding US ability to make serious software

Most tech CEOs don't court controversy, but Alan Trefler is decidedly old school. He's also a survivor.<p>In 1983, Trefler founded Pegasystems, a company that makes software that helps companies' business and IT staffs collaborate on projects. Since then, he and his company have hung on and prospered …

Silicon Valley

Microsoft is finally catching up to the future

Satya Nadella sets the stage by backtracking on Windows 8's design and rolling out a free operating system<p>"We started out as a company that was focused on developers…we’re again in that era now," proclaimed Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on stage at the company’s Build conference last week. The stakes …

When all-electric Formula E kicks off this year, it’s not just about entertainment

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>The Formula E electric racing car — the Spark-Renault SRT_01E — was on display at the Bloomberg Energy conference in New York …

Apple granted boatload of patents, including one for push-to-talk

Apple was awared 46 new patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday. One stands out as a compelling, albeit outdated, idea.<p>Apple last year filed for a patent on push-to-talk technology, similar to what Nextel offered before being swallowed up by Sprint and subsequently shuttered. The …

iPhone 5

Printic Lets You Quickly Build Photo Books From Your Smartphone

Printic, the smartphone application that lets you order Polaroid-like photo prints with your own custom captions, is now expanding its product lineup to also include photo books. The books are similar in style to those from competitor Mosaic (owned by Mixbook), with a black linen hardcover and …

The Spotify Effect: Why Every Company Is Now A Data Company

<i>Marius Moscovici is the founder and CEO of Metric Insights.</i><p>After landing a $200 million credit line and acquiring music data platform The Echo Nest, Spotify is widely expected to announce its IPO in coming months. Spotify is a unique spin on the same fundamental formula that generated value for …

Google Chrome 34 is Out: Responsive Images, Supervised Users

Google today released Chrome version 34 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The new version includes support for responsive images, an unprefixed version of the Web Audio API, and importing supervised users. You can update to the latest release now using the browser’s built-in silent updater, or download …