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This Week in Review: Net neutrality under threat, and Aereo and the future of free TV

Plus: The Upshot and the explanatory journalism wave, Slate’s new membership model, and the rest of the week’s journalism and tech news.<p><b>This week’s essential reads</b>: The few key reads this week are Ryan Singel on the FCC’s Internet regulation proposal, The New York Times’ David Carr on the …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive images this week from science, tech and health, including amazing air displays and nature at its most breathtaking.<p><b>More galleries</b><p>Frightening lightning and dust storms<p>Plane trails and tadpole stars<p>Volcanic plumes and home-made tanks<p>Foggy landings and robot tackles<p>Space suit test …

This Week in Review: The FCC defends its plan, and Facebook’s (sort of) privacy concession

Plus: Questions about Twitter’s growth, inside the White House press corps, and the rest of the week’s news in journalism and tech.<p><b>This week’s essential reads</b>: If you’re in a hurry, read Bill Keller and Marcus Brauchli’s interview with Politico on the state of the news industry, Adrienne LaFrance …

A UK Surgeon Successfully 3D Printed And Implanted A Pelvis

It was the first transplant of its kind.<p>The patient, who is in his sixties and has remained unnamed, suffered from a rare type of bone cancer called chondrosarcoma. It affected the entire right side of his pelvis.<p>Often leaving patients appearing completely healthy, chondrosarcoma often goes …

GoPro's IPO isn't about selling cameras, it's about creating a media empire

It was 2001, more than a decade before GoPro would announce its intentions to go public, and its CEO Nick Woodman was facing a very expensive failure. In just two years, he'd lost nearly $4 million of investors' money, building a social gaming startup that never took off. Unfortunately for him, …

Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ (512GB)

Part Number: 10024048<p>CNET may get a commission from these offers.<p>Quick Specifications<p>Compatibility Mac<br>PC<br>• Color Category black<br>• Type solid state drive<br>• Capacity 512 GB<br>• Hard Drive Type external hard drive<p>Full Product Specifications

What Americans Don't Know About Science

On a recent survey, just 74 percent of Americans said that the Earth revolves around the sun.<p>Every two years, the National Science Foundation releases a report on the state of science in the U.S. and around the world. It includes survey data for how Americans answer basic scientific questions such …

Be one with Flappy Bird: The science of 'flow' in game design

There's nothing the same between Minecraft and Flappy Bird, The Sims and WoW [World of Warcraft]. These are fundamentally different experiences and yet the science of them is very much the same." --Curtiss Murphy, founder of GiGi Games<p>If you can distract that chatterbox of this nosy bossy, the …

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Mandela prayers: 'We will see him again in heaven'

President Zuma urges congregation not to waste legacy of Nelson Mandela at beginning of official programme of mourning across South Africa<p>The face of Nelson Mandela looked down from the stained glass windows of Regina Mundi church in Soweto as an old man held the hand of his grandson, and they …

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Teenagers say goodbye to Facebook and hello to messenger apps

Facebook made a startling admission in its earnings announcement this month: it was seeing a "decrease in daily users, specifically among teens". In other words, teenagers are still on Facebook; they're just not using it as much as they did. It was a landmark statement, since teens are the …

Twitter's IPO Was Mostly Uneventful, and That Means It Was a Success

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>How did Twitter do on its first day as a public company? The stock went up! Then it didn't. They …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

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Apple Swipe Keyboard Patent Shows Cupertino Knows Typing On iOS Is “Tedious”

Apple’s iPhone needs a much smarter keyboard. I’ve said it before, but here’s evidence Cupertino itself realises that hen-pecking individual letters is a “tedious task”. Apple’s US patent 8,542,206 (spotted by AppleInsider) describes an alternative text input method for iOS that incorporates a …

PlayStation Vita TV is Sony's new $100 microconsole

Japanese gamers will soon be able to buy the PlayStation Vita TV, a microconsole that plays Vita and PSP games on televisions.<p>Sony introduced the Vita TV early this morning during its pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference. The device is a tiny, Apple TV-like box that enables gamers to play Vita …

China's Online Rumor Crackdown Makes Going Viral a Crime

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Don't spread rumors over the Internet if you'll be in China soon, because if that rumor catches on …

Nintendo files lawsuit against console hacking website

Nintendo of America has filed a lawsuit against HackYourConsole.com, a website that sells pirated Nintendo games and devices that allow users to "hack" the Nintendo DS, 3DS and Wii, the company announced today.<p>The lawsuit was filed in the South District of Florida against the owners of the website, …

Decades After Henrietta Lacks' Death, Family Gets A Say On Her Cells

Morning Edition talks with NIH's Dr. Francis Collins<p><b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>The family of the late Henrietta Lacks finally got the chance to weigh in on how scientists use cells taken from her — without consent — more than 60 years ago.<p>The National Institutes of Health and the Lacks family …

Watch Yasiel Puig make the most unbelievable throw of the season

Officially, Yasiel Puig did not throw out Bryce Harper in the second inning of the Dodgers’ 3-2 win over the Nationals on Friday night. But, really, he did — with a cannon of a throw from deep right field as Harper tried tagging for third base.<p>Third baseman Juan Uribe made the tag on Harper’s foot …

101 Decorating Secrets from Top Interior Designers

Experts share their best tips.<p>The experts — Christopher Peacock, Myra Hoefer, Carleton Varney, and 97 other inspiring designers — share words to live and design by. Plus, see 101 easy makeovers from interior designers.

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Locket Puts Ads On Smartphone Lock Screens, Pays You To Use Your Phone

Would you install an Android app that put ads directly on your smartphone’s lock screen? No? What if you were paid to do so, and whenever you swiped to unlock your device, you made a little money? That’s the promise of a new mobile application called Locket, launching today for Android, backed by …

Pepsi promises to stop using alleged carcinogen following pressure from health advocates

California law spurs soda maker to change its formula, but drinks sold elsewhere in the US remain the same, report claims<p>Pepsi announced this week that it plans to remove a controversial chemical from soda sold in the US, more than a year after the state of California labeled it a carcinogen. The …