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Intel's PC on a stick is now available for pre-order

Like the idea of Intel's Compute Stick turning your TV into a full-fledged Linux or Windows PC? You can finally plunk down some cash to get one. Online stores (including Amazon and Newegg) have started taking pre-orders for the HDMI dongle, which is now expected to ship by late April rather than …

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Poland Developing Liquid Body Armor

Oobleck versus bullets<p>Liquids are great at absorbing bullets' energy. Fired underwater, an AK-47 can only send a bullet a few feet forwards, while in the air the same bullets would easily fly over 1,000 feet. This is great news for secret agents looking to avoid henchmen by swimming underwater, but …

Apple Asks TV Programmers to Supply Their Own Streams for Apple's TV Service

Apple wants to sell the service, but leave the back-end to others.<p>Apple wants the TV guys to provide their shows for its proposed streaming video service. But that’s not the only thing Apple wants from the TV guys: It wants them to provide the streams, too.<p>Apple is asking TV networks to handle the …

Microsoft's Windows 10 Music & Video Apps Drop Xbox Brand

Windows 10 users got new bits to try yesterday in a build that included company’s new Spartan Web browser. Today Microsoft has delivered two new apps for testing.<p>You can now download the Windows 10 Music and Video apps in preview form for your machine. Both apps have dropped the Xbox branding, but …

Credit card of the future could stop fraud

As banks seek to reduce fraud, one credit card maker has a prototype with a constantly-changing code on the back.<p>This week, CNNMoney received an early model from the French company Oberthur Technologies. Expect it in 2017 if it catches on with major banks.<p>The mini ink screen is powered by a …

This Scientist Invented a Simple Way to Mass-Produce Graphene

Finally, a better method for making the material of the future<p>Caltech's David Boyd has done what scientists have been struggling to do for years: He says he's figured out a cheap, easy way to make graphene, and to make a lot of it. The kicker? He's using technology from the 1960s.<p>Cooking up graphene<p>…

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The Winklevoss twins tell us why they believe Bitcoin will come to dominate global finance

In person, the 6-foot-5, 33-year-old, Olympic-rowers-turned-technology-entrepreneurs are just about distinguishable. But when speaking over a crackling, transatlantic Skype line, they are nearly impossible to tell apart.<p>The twins are gearing up for the launch of their latest project, a super-secure …

Apple will kill free music with Beats revamp

Apple will supposedly unveil a big redesign of Beats Music in June, but if you are hoping it will come with a free, ad-supported tier, you’re going to be out of luck.<p>Apple wants to help music labels kill free music streaming by inking deals that will give subscribers exclusive access to albums …

Big Music Labels Want to Make Free Music Hard to Get, and Apple Says They're Right

Spotify and YouTube say they're wrong.<p>Right now it’s easy to stream any song you want, whenever you want, legally, without paying a penny.<p>The big music labels want that to change. Apple says it wants to help them.<p>Apple executives have been telling the music industry it can help them roll back the …

Connect Tiny Devices To The Internet With Spark's Electron

For $3 a month, you can get a whole megabyte of data!<p>Tiny computers like Arduino and Raspberry Pi have helped jumpstart the Internet of Things by making it easy to bring connectivity to virtually anything. But while short-range networking via Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth is readily accessible, …

FCC's Pai: Net-neutrality proposal is secret Internet regulation plan

A Republican on the<p>Federal Communications Commissionblasted the net-neutrality proposal from the agency's chairman as a "secret plan to regulate the Internet" that "opens the door to billions of dollars in new taxes" on broadband services.<p>Commissioner Ajit Pai said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, a …

Debut Ubuntu phone's first flash sale announced, more to come

The first Ubuntu phone goes on sale in a limited run Wednesday, but don't worry if you miss out: there'll be around three more "flash sales" before the end of the month.<p>The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu edition is the first phone that will let phone fans snap up an Ubuntu-running device for themselves. …

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