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The World's Billionaires Are Flocking To Miami's Insanely Luxurious Porsche Design Tower

The 60-story Porsche Design Tower is no exception, and now it's attracting billionaires at rapid speed.<p>Though it won't be ready for move-in until 2016, 22 billionaires (2% of the world's total) have purchased units there so far, according to the Atlantic Cities. And they're going fast — 80% of the …

Best Buy Cities: Where to Invest In Housing In 2014

Buying a home can be a great investment, as investors gobbling up properties over the last few years–when prices and mortgage rates were at the bottom–well know. Now, with homes prices and rates ticking steadily back up, investors are backing away from the market, leaving more room for the rest of …

EU loses AAA rating in S&P downgrade

Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's incited the ire of European Union officials on Friday when it snatched away the region's top AAA rating, citing tensions between member states and a deterioration in their overall financial health.<p>Downgrading the EU to AA+, the agency said the 28 countries' …

New Moto X ad lets you change the color on a printed page

Motorola has gone to great lengths to market its flagship<p>Moto Xsmartphone as not the most powerful device, but one that a user can tailor to his or her tastes down to the color of the camera ring. To take that customizability message even further, the company infused a low-tech environment with a …

21-year-old coder gets $500K to improve access to health care in Asia (exclusive)

The Singapore government has invested $500,000 in funding in a new health care startup called Ring.MD.<p>VentureBeat exclusively learned that the startup raised its funding from Singapore’s National Research Foundation, which offers financing to brilliant young scientists and researchers.<p>Ring.MD was …

Death-Ray Terror Plot Uncovered in NY

What's the 'Internet of Everything' worth? $613 billion, Cisco reckons

Cisco Systems wants its customers to know that there is a huge amount of money to be made if they focus their strategy and IT budget on what the company and others call the Internet of Everything.<p>That's the idea that more than half of the people and 99 percent of the things on the planet are …

Minuum, The Super Simple Software Keyboard, Launches Android Beta Today

Toronto-based Whirlscape attracted plenty of attention when it first debuted its innovative Minuum software keyboard, and sought funding for the project on Indiegogo. Now, the project is moving forward with the launch of the Minuum keyboard beta app for Android, which will give Indiegogo supporters …

RelSci racks up $30M for its digital database of the world’s most influential people

A Rolodex filled with two million of the wealthiest and most influential people in the world sounds like a business urban legend.<p>Relationship Science has created one, however, and people are willing to spend thousands of dollars for access. Today the startup announced raising an additional $30 …

Cloudflare: 150B pageviews/month, 30GB of log data/minute, and more surfers than Facebook

“Life is awful; it just sucks,” CloudFlare chief executive officer Matthew Prince jokes.<p>His company is now processing 150 billion page views every month. Every minute, it generates 30 gigabytes of server log files — records of pages and images that have been sent to web-surfers around the globe. …

Mozilla-backed Stop Watching Us blows past 100,000 signatures to fight NSA surveillance

The legal battle over PRISM and the NSA’s phone records program is only getting under way, but advocacy groups are striking while the issue is hot. Stop Watching Us, a website that encourages citizens to digitally sign a letter that will be emailed to their elected representatives, today passed the …

Microsoft patent application details use of human bodies for inhuman data transmissions

While we know the human body is capable of generating electricity, we never quite thought of it as a data transmission channel like this Microsoft patent application suggests. According to the document, the folks up in Redmond would like to be able to transfer information from one electronic device …

Why does the design of iOS 7 look so different?

If you caught Apple’s iOS 7 presentation on Monday or have followed any of the numerous bits of coverage, then you know that the home screen icons have quickly become a point of contention. They’re certainly a radical departure from the deep and allegory-heavy icons of iOS 6 and they contribute to …

HP's Website, And New Moonshot Servers, Are Getting An Insane Amount Of Traffic

HP.com is getting 300 million hits per day, HP CEO Meg Whitman said Tuesday at the company's Discover customer conference in Las Vegas.<p>That adds up to 9 billion hits per month. (Hits include all the files, images and whatnot served with every webpage.)<p>HP.com serves around 11 million people, per …

DOJ Misfires on Jobs Email in Apple E-Book Case — It Was a Discarded Draft

<b>Correction, June 13</b>: <i>An earlier version of this post stated that the Steve Jobs email entered into evidence by Apple on Wednesday was sent to Eddy</i> …

After PRISM, 'Boundless Informant' tool comes to light

The stream of leaks revealing the U.S. National Security Agency's secrets carries on with the public outing of a powerful intelligence tracking tool.<p>In a fresh wave of documents obtained by The Guardian, the details of the NSA's data mining tool "Boundless Informant" are laid out for the world to …

Surveillance

Lawmakers: Americans don't know how carefully the government is watching

Lawmakers on both sides of a burgeoning debate over counterterrorism practices agree: Americans just don't know how carefully the government is monitoring their words and deeds in the name of national security.<p>Revelations this week that the National Security Agency has culled hoards of "meta-data" …

François Hollande: the eurozone crisis is over

François Hollande, the French president, has declared an end to the eurozone debt crisis, despite record unemployment across the continent.<p>"You must …

Britain Apologizes For Colonial-Era Torture Of Kenyan Rebels

A 60-year-old wound in Kenya has finally found its recompense.<p>Last week, the British government finalized an out-of-court settlement with thousands of Kenyans who were tortured in detention camps during the end of the British colonial reign. The historic apology — and the unprecedented settlement — …

A patent on your DNA? What the Supreme Court ruling means for you

Can someone else patent your genes? The Supreme Court is scheduled to rule some time this month on that question – a suit filed against Myriad Genetics for its patent on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, which raise the risk of breast, ovarian and certain other cancers.<p>Opponents of patenting …

Will China Hand Over The NSA Whistleblower?

Hong Kong is suddenly ground zero for the NSA/PRISM whistleblower case. It finds itself <i>de facto</i> host to Edward Snowden, the American citizen who voluntarily revealed himself over the weekend as the source of the leaks. The situation could not come at a more awkward time for both China and …

NSA snooping: Obama under pressure as senator denounces 'act of treason'

Barack Obama was facing a mounting domestic and international backlash against US surveillance operations on Monday as his administration struggled …

Report Of Liquid Woolly Mammoth Blood Prompts Clone Talk

Scientists in Siberia say they've extracted blood samples from the carcass of a 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth, reviving speculation that a clone of the extinct animal might someday walk the earth, if scientists are able to find living cells. But researchers say the find, which also included …

Thinner Than MacBook Air, The New Razer Blade Wants To Be 'The 4th Gaming Console'

While Intel‘s HD 4600 integrated graphics in Haswell will raise the bar for what ultrabooks are capable of, discrete GPUs will always reign supreme for gaming enthusiasts. Thinness is an expected staple in the gadget world, but gaming laptops have traditionally sacrificed power for pounds. That …

A year after SpaceX's first major launch, space exploration has never been hotter

A year ago, space transportation startup SpaceX successfully launched a private unmanned ship into space to bring cargo to the International Space Station.<p>SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket blasted into space carrying a Dragon capsule full of supplies on May 22, and three days later, the ISS captured Dragon …

Samsung Opens US-Based Patent Firm

Samsung is ramping up its patent efforts in the US after the company announced this week it had invested $25 million to form Intellectual Keystone Technology (IKT), a wholly-owned Washington DC-based patents firm.<p>A report from Korea Times states that the business opened in March, and represents the …

Free information, as great as it sounds, will enslave us all

Imagine our world later in this century, when machines have gotten better. Cars and trucks drive themselves, and there’s hardly ever an accident. Robots root through the earth for raw materials, and miners are never trapped. Robotic surgeons rarely make errors. Clothes are always brand new designs …

Social Media

Zone out with 'Blip Blup,' a minimalist puzzle game for iOS and Android

Don't let the goofy name fool you: <i>Blip Blup</i> is a clever and challenging puzzle game with a slick minimalist look and feel. In each level you're presented with a screen of grey squares, and the goal is to fill them with color. All this requires is a touch of your finger, which will send out a pulse …

Google Adds Notification Center And Rich Notifications To Chrome Beta 28, Will Work Even When The Browser Is Closed

This isn’t exactly the launch of Google Now for the desktop, which many of us have been patiently waiting for, but Google today announced that it is bringing a richer notifications experience to Chrome, starting with the latest beta. This definitely feels like it brings Google Now yet another step …

BILL GATES IS THE RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD AGAIN

Bill Gates is once again the world's richest man, according to Bloomberg News.<p>It says Gates has taken the lead from Mexican magnate Carlos Slim thanks to Microsoft's rising stock price. It's at a 5-year high trading at ~$34 a share.<p>Bloomberg's Billionaire Index hasn't yet updated to reflect Gates' …