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How To Build A Liquid-Cooled Mini Gaming PC For Under $1,000

If you go into your local technology store and look at the PC section, most if not all will be standard black towers. However, on the enthusiast scene, there’s a seismic shift going on with many people ditching their large tower cases and opting for shoebox-size ones.<p>The latest motherboards aimed …

Fanboys

Anytime anybody in the universe says something negative about Microsoft, Brad Thorne* loses it. He fires up Twitter: “You’re fucking pathetic!... You have your head so far up your ass!... I can’t wait until you eat your smug words!”<p>Thorne, a fortyish IT manager with a preppy wardrobe and shy grin, …

Subpoenas Expected for Chris Christie Aides Over Bridge Scandal

Legislative subpoenas could be served to the aides of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as early as Monday sources told ABC News today.<p>Christie has been …

Chris Christie

Canon's new compact superimposes selfies on your snapshots

Last year at CES Canon introduced the PowerShot N, a tiny compact camera with an emphasis on smartphone-style social photo sharing. This time around we're getting the next entry in the series, the PowerShot N100, and the smartphone similarities are even more pronounced. The N100's standout feature …

More Congressmen Say They're Open To Clemency Deal To Bring Edward Snowden Back To U.S.

"I've come to the conclusion that he's more of a whistle-blower than a villain," said Rep. Jim McGovern.<p>WASHINGTON — A few members of Congress are now saying they believe the government should attempt to work out a deal to return Edward Snowden to the United States.<p>The National Security Agency's …

How to Install Bluetooth Audio in Your Car

New cars now typically come with Bluetooth audio capability, but if your older wheels don't have it, don't fret. You can install it yourself and start streaming music sooner than you might think.<p><b>Bluetooth audio is common in new cars, but</b> if your ride is a few years old you might not be able to …

Tech Trends

Lawmakers In Name Only? Congress Reaches Productivity Lows

Here's a variation of the does-a-falling-tree-make-a-sound-if-no-one-hears-it riddle: Can the House be considered productive if it passes bills the Senate won't ever take up and the president won't ever sign?<p>According to Speaker John Boehner, the answer is yes — the House can be judged as very …

GOP Rep Arrested On Drug Charges

He loves rap music, the Tea Party, and Cartagena, Colombia. Now Florida’s self-described ‘hip-hop conservative,’ Trey Radel, faces an arraignment on …

Google: Government Requests for User Data Have Doubled in Three Years

Google has released details of requests it receives from governments for information on its users, noting that the number has more than doubled since 2010.<p>In the update to its Transparency Report, now on its eighth iteration, Google says that part of that increase is down to the growth of its …

Republican filibuster blocks Obama appeals court nominee

WASHINGTON-- SenateRepublicansblocked another of PresidentObama’s nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the latest chapter in a long-running battle between the parties over seats on the influential court.<p>The 56 to 41 vote for Cornelia "Nina" Pillard, a …

European Union

Google's Eric Schmidt calls NSA surveillance 'outrageous'

After leaked documents apparently revealed that the NSA has been collecting Google and Yahoo user information as it travels between servers, Google executive Eric Schmidt says the American surveillance program is violating everyone's privacy for the sake of catching a few suspicious messages. "It's …

Apple: Governments asked us for data on over 2K accounts and 36,464 devices in last 6 months

Apple released an internal report of government information requests today, saying that countries around the world have asked Apple for private user data on about 2,219 accounts and precisely 36,464 devices between January 1, 2013, and June 30.<p>Most of the requests came from the U.S. government — …

Apple Discloses Government Requests for Customer Data

Apple has published a Report on Government Information Requests detailing the number of requests it receives from governments around the world to turn over customer data. At present, the company is limited to only providing a broad range for the number from the US government.<p>Regarding the policy, …