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Star Citizen Passes $60m in Crowdfunding Milestone

It just keeps going... and going...<p>Space epic Star Citizen has reached another milestone in its crowdfunding campaign.<p>Since its beginning, Roberts …

Rogers gushes over LTE-Advanced technology, ignores their low data caps

Canadian wireless carrier, Rogers, is gushing over their newest technology, called LTE-Advanced. According to Rogers president and CEO Guy Laurence, their network can be looked at as a “superhighway” due to its faster speeds and allowance for more traffic.<p><i>“Smoother means increased speeds eventually</i> …

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New dining app Reserve hopes to challenge OpenTable by charging customers instead of restaurants

Look out, OpenTable, there’s a new player in the dinner reservation world.<p>Mobile app Reserve launched in beta Tuesday in New York, Los Angeles, and …

DC Just Passed A Law That Uber Says Could Serve As A “Model For The Rest Of The Country”

It requires background checks going back seven years and $1 million in insurance.<p>WASHINGTON — The D.C. Council passed a bill Tuesday that Uber hopes will pave the way for other cities to formally legalize and regulate rideshare apps.<p>The controversial bill, dubbed the Vehicle-for-Hire Innovation Act …

Tidal brings pristine streaming music to nearly every device you own

You can already check out Deezer Elite if you want high-quality streaming music, but it's only available on Sonos devices. That's not very useful when you're away from home, is it? Thankfully, Aspiro has stepped in to fill that void with a far more accessible service, Tidal. The offering brings …

EU digital economy chief wants Google to pay up under new copyright law

Günther Oettinger, the man who will next week become the European Union’s digital economy and society commissioner, may be considering taking the …

Retailers are disabling NFC readers to shut out Apple Pay

Some merchants hope to launch their own mobile payments system next year<p>There's a lot of hype around Apple Pay right now, but not everyone is on board with the new mobile payments system. In fact, a significant number of merchants, including heavyweights like Walmart, Kmart, 7-Eleven, and Best Buy, …

Hashtags And Harassment: Is Participatory Culture In Trouble?

Eight years ago, ancient in digital years, media scholar Henry Jenkins, with assistance from Katie Clinton, Ravi Purushotma, Alice J. Robison and Margaret Weigel, wrote a white paper entitled, “Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century (PDF).” The …

Why CVS and Rite Aid are blocking Apple Pay

I drove my iPhone 6 to Walgreens last week to buy a tube of toothpaste.<p>I usually buy that kind of stuff at CVS, which is closer and open 24 hours a …