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Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

Search Engine Giant Yandex Launches Cocaine, A Cloud Service To Compete With Google App Engine

Russian search giant Yandex has launched an open-source platform as a service (PaaS) called Cocaine that the company says allows developers to build out their own app engines. Yandex, in its documentation, describes Cocaine as an open-source PaaS system for creating custom cloud-hosting apps that …

Cupertino city council endorses Apple campus plan

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple's plans for a massive new campus in Silicon Valley that co-founder Steve Jobs likened to a spaceship have cleared a major hurdle.<p>The San Jose Mercury News reports the City Council in Cupertino, where Apple's current headquarters is also based, unanimously approved …

Top NSA officials leaving spy agency

A U.S. intelligence official confirms that NSA director Army Gen. Keith Alexander and his top deputy, John "Chris" Inglis will be departing over the next six months, but said neither one is being "pushed out."<p>Reuters first reported the impending departures, noting that it will give President Obama …

NSA chief Keith Alexander to step down

Keith Alexander, the head of the NSA, is stepping down after a tumultous years for the spy agency<p>The director of the US National Security Agency and his deputy are expected to depart in the coming months in a development that could give President <b>Barack Obama</b> a chance to reshape the eavesdropping …

Done deal: Obama signs debt bill into law

<b>By Carrie Dann, Political Reporter, NBC News</b><p>After weeks of stalemate that shuttered the government for 16 days and brought the nation within hours of a key deadline to renew its borrowing authority, the standoff is finally over.<p>President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to re-open the …

China’s plans to cut coal pollution will unleash another environmental catastrophe instead

Think China’s coal-fired power plants are dirty? You haven’t seen anything yet.<p>The country plans to build up to 40 massive projects to convert coal to synthetic natural gas (SNG), a process that would dramatically increase China’s greenhouse emissions, and emit huge volumes of toxins while …

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Chimps are making monkeys out of us

Tetsuro Matsuzawa begins his working day, conventionally enough, in front of a computer. He taps in a few commands, takes a seat and waits. Within minutes, the calm of his basement laboratory is pierced by the sound of excitable primates.<p>On cue, two chimpanzees appear through an opening in the …

Here Comes the Shutdown: Three Reasons It Will Hurt the GOP

Uh oh! A House plan to delay Obamacare has put the government on the brink of a shutdown—for real this time. David Frum on why the infighting is sure …