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Supreme Court DOMA Decision Rules Federal Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

WASHINGTON -- The Defense of Marriage Act, the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states, is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday by a 5-4 vote.<p>"The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and …

This Glove Could Help Deaf-Blind People Communicate With Anyone, Anywhere

And the research behind it could change how we all interact with computers and with each other.<p>Michael Scaturro<p>On the hottest day of the summer so far in Berlin, Tom Bieling, a 32-year-old doctoral candidate, walked quickly down a corridor on the second floor of a science building mere blocks away …

Which?: iPhone 5 is 'slowest smartphone'

Tests of the seven most popular smartphones found that iPhone 5 came last, processing requests at half the speed of the Samsung Galaxy S4.<p>The phones were put through a series of benchmark tests by Which? to measure processor and memory performance, which show how quickly the phone will allow photo …

Humans and silicon don’t mix, but a new material coating could put chips inside our bodies

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Ohio State University<p>Silicon is cheap — a feature that has made it a darling of the electronics industry. But it has a …

FAA is finally ready to relax its outdated in-flight gadget restrictions

Decades after originally putting it in place, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is finally putting together a 28-member advisory panel to ease restrictions on in-flight gadget usage during commercial air travel, reports the Wall Street Journal.<p>Currently, flight attendants are charged with …

10 Reasons Beginner Photographers Should Try to Learn With Manual Film Cameras

When I learned about photography for the first time, it was in my high school’s darkroom with a fully-manual Pentax K1000, which was at one time …

Cameras

How Samsung Got Big

The cellphones were stacked up high in the Gumi factory yard and more were coming out every minute. Phones, TVs, fax machines, and other gear shattered as it hit the concrete and Samsung CEO Kun-hee Lee and his board cracked the screens and cases with heavy hammers. Then they lit a bonfire and …

There Are So Many Reasons Why New Grads Should Join Startups

A crowd of a few hundred was there to support VFA, which has become one of the most important nonprofit organizations in America since Andrew Yang founded it two years ago.<p>Huffington told Yang on stage: "You were one year old when I met you, and my god, how you've grown. You are now a phenomenal …

Startups

This $400 PC runs on Android

The latest Acer personal computer will be an All-in-One (AIO) model that runs Android, the company has confirmed. Currently available All-in-Ones from Acer run Windows 8 and retail for $900-$1,900; the new unit is priced around $400 or less at online retailers.<p>In advance of Computex next week, Acer …

Google Play’s App Revenue Share Up 8% Since November, But Apple Still Leads

When it comes to mobile app revenue, the general consensus is that Apple’s App Store is still king. Last month, for example, App Annie reported the iOS App Store earned 2.6 times more revenue in the last quarter than Google Play. Today, app store analytics firm Distimo finds a similar trend, but …

Entrepreneurship

A Cinema Camera for $500: Magic Lantern Unlocks RAW Video in the Old Canon 50D

The Magic Lantern team deserve some sort of award … or a ribbon … or at the very least a hug. That’s because, lately, they’ve been making …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Bombardier on fast track for South African rail expansion Subscriber content<p>Quebec startup’s biofuel powers transoceanic flight Subscriber content<p>The clock is ticking on Postmedia’s pivot into the digital future Subscriber content<p>Opinion Unions should be focused on upgrading skills of workers, not …

EU regulators reportedly probing Apple's iPhone sales tactics

Antitrust regulators send questionnaire to wireless carriers to determine whether Apple is using anticompetitive sales tactics to squeeze out rival handset makers.<p>The European Commission is reportedly investigating whether Apple is using anticompetitive sales tactics to muscle out rival handset …

Wireless

Sony Responds to Fan Backlash Over PlayStation 4 DRM Rumors

When video game journalist Geoff Keighley mentioned on GameTrailers that the PlayStation 4 might use DRM to stop pre-owned game sales, gamers got pretty upset.<p>So much so that a thread was quickly setup by user famousmortimer on the popular message board NeoGAF, suggesting that players reach out to …

Samsung Premiere 2013 Will Unveil New Galaxy and ATIV Devices

Samsung has just announced a new event that will be used to “premiere” new mobile devices for its Galaxy and ATIV portfolio.<p>The unveiling will take place on June 20 at Earls Court 2, London and be livestreamed over on its corresponding YouTube channel from 6pm BST/ 1pm ET/ 10am PT.<p>The teaser poster …

Microsoft, Samsung to do glasses, prices to range from $200 to $500

Watch out, Google. Even with a headstart in developing wearable computing devices through Glass, there are two major competitors possibly on the horizon, waiting for the right opportunity to pounce.<p>Reports indicate that Microsoft and Samsung are both keenly interested in competing against Google in …

Wearable Tech

Amazon Is Working On A Plan To Deliver Your Groceries

Although Amazon Fresh has been around since 2007, it has never expanded beyond a few Seattle zip codes.<p>It's an experiment that hasn't gone any further.<p>And yet Amazon still appears to be working on a plan to roll out grocery delivery nationwide, according to a number of recent reports.<p>The logic …

Enterprise Tech