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The State of Antivirus for Android

(Image credit: Shutterstock)<p>Over 80% of smartphones today run Android. With such a large amount of phones using Google’s operating system, Android has become an ever more viable target for malware developers. The question is, are currently used antiviruses effective? The answer is more complex than …

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Hobby Lobby Ruling: Surely, There's Enough Room for Us All to Celebrate

Should the government force us to buy things?<p>Should the government force us to buy things that violate our consciences?<p>Should the government force us …

The Most ’90s Thing That Could Ever Exist

The zeitgeist summed perfectly in one technological artifact, which is a VHS tape promoting Windows 95, starring Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry.<p>Wow.<p>Just. Wow.<p>This image is bouncing around on Twitter thanks to Jehan Ranasinghe, who dug this thing up, presumably with a time machine, and then …

Whatever happened to Netscape?

Netscape's story reads like a proper fairy tale: takeovers, fierce and hostile competition, split-ups, a giant payout and even a dragon! While Netscape may now only be a sweet, sweet memory to those who used it to first discover the web, the browser's monstrous impact has cemented it as one of the …

Kickstarter: Augment modular charging solution for iPhone 5/5s reinvents the battery case (Video)

Augment is a new case series from Rubix that puts a spin on the traditional battery case. Rubix is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter to produce this product line, but don’t let that get you down. This is definitely worthy of your hard-earned cash if you’d like to have the benefits of a …

US v Europe - a cultural gap on the right to be forgotten

Rory Cellan-Jones @BBCRoryCJ on Twitter<p><b>The reverberations from this week's landmark European Court of Justice ruling on the right to be forgotten continue to be felt.</b><p>Legions of lawyers are still trying to work out what it will mean for the search engines, and for millions of EU citizens who may …

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FORTUNE — On a warm evening in early April, some of the most powerful figures on Capitol Hill were converging on the Carnegie Library in downtown Washington. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), who leads the House subcommittee overseeing the tech industry, was bounding up the library’s marble steps when he …

10 of the Best Android Browser Apps

Love ’em or hate ’em, browsers are your window to the Web – be it on your laptop, tablet or pocket rocket. While you may well be one of those unfussy types who would get by just as well on Chrome or Firefox as you would on Dolphin or Opera, equally you may have many different needs from a mobile …

Flappy Bird is coming back as a 'less addictive' multiplayer game in August

If you got hooked on <i>Flappy Bird</i> just in time for the game to be pulled, you're in luck. Creator Dong Nguyen told <i>CNBC</i> today that he'll put the title back in the App Store in August. When it does return though, it's said to be less addictive thanks to a new multiplayer mode. And there are entirely …

Obama, Clinton seen as deceitful on Benghazi

A majority thinks the White House has tried to deceive people about the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. At the same time, Republicans are seen as politicizing the issue rather than trying to get to the truth.<p>These are just some of the findings from the …

Cobalt saves the day in Applied Materials' breakthrough chip manufacturing tool

Semiconductors have become a business of astounding numbers. Chip makers can put a billion transistors on a chip. Mobile and computing devices are shipping at a rate of almost 2 billion units a year now. And if chip manufacturing hits a wall, electronics companies could lose billions upon billions …

AlchemyAPI rolls out deep-learning-based computer vision as a service

Denver-based startup AlchemyAPI is keeping proactive in the world of artificial intelligence, launching on Monday night a new service that lets users …

Boehner Allies Look to Take Out Justin Amash

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) was the first lawmaker to vote against Speaker John Boehner on the House floor in January 2013. Now the GOP Establishment, …

Policing for Profit? Lawmakers, advocates raise alarm at growing gov’t power to seize property

Motel owner Russell Caswell wasn’t expecting to find himself at the center of a national controversy when FBI agents came knocking on his door.<p>They said they wanted his Tewksbury, Mass., business – and the land it was on – because they suspected it was a hotbed for drug-dealing and prostitution. …

How full-stack entrepreneurs should build their skill set

Recent years have seen the rise of full-stack startups. Like Apple, these companies build an end-to-end offering, owning much of the hardware, software, design, distribution, sales, customer service, and supply chain. Examples include Uber, Tesla, and Nest.<p>I’ve been thinking that some of the most …