Lauren Glenn

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Drones allowed to fly the US skies, for now

A judge rules that the FAA's six-year ban on drone flying isn't actually legally binding.<p>Drone enthusiasts should get flying while they can. All commercial use of small drones became legal in the US on Thursday -- but it's unclear how long it will last.<p>National Transportation Safety Board Judge …

Aviation

Lovely review: Hassle-free apartment hunting - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Lovely is a feature-packed apartment-hunting app that does the hard work for you. Its clean design looks far more modern than Craigslist.<p><b>The Bad</b> Each listing's description is shown as a block of text, which is hard to read. The app often sends out duplicate alerts for the same</b> …

Apps

Judge: NSA phone snooping likely unconstitutional

A federal judge issues -- and then stays -- a preliminary ruling that the NSA's bulk collection of US citizens' phone metadata violates expectations of privacy.<p>A federal judge ruled Monday that a US National Security Agency surveillance program that collects phone record metadata on all US citizens …

Surveillance

Hidden Oceans on Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa May Explain Strange Terrain

Churning seas beneath the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa might explain the chaotic jumble of cracks and ridges around its equator, scientists …

Astronomy

Microsoft's immediate plans against NSA 'threat': court challenges, encryption and transparency

The NSA / PRISM / MUSCULAR scandal sparked by Edward Snowden's leaks stained many tech companies, and tonight Microsoft has laid out several plans it hopes will convince customers (particularly non-US businesses and foreign governments) they're safe using its products and services. In a blog post, …

Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch 2.0 puts full Android phone on your wrist (pictures)

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Android Phones

Congratulations, Ohio! You're the Sweariest State in the Union

Lego iPad Case: Brick Your Tablet - In A Good Way

Are you keen on your iPad Mini, but wish you could just add a couple of features? Like... a castle? Or a dragon? Or a massive castle-dragon-spaceship …

Xbox One teardown reveals replaceable hard drive, off-the-shelf parts

The chip-obsessed gadget archaeologists at <i>iFixit</i> already have an Xbox One, and they're already ripping it apart. Those monsters! While they're not done dissecting and analyzing every single piece just yet, they've already found some interesting tidbits: for one, the Xbox One's 500GB HDD is a …

Devs can now add Facebook log-in to Windows apps

Microsoft and Facebook are making APIs available to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 developers that allow them to integrate Facebook log-ins into their apps.<p>Microsoft and Facebook are making it possible for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 developers to add Facebook Login access to their …

Windows Phone

Flipboard arrives on Windows 8.1 with Live Tile support

Flipboard is launching on Windows 8.1 today. We got an early look at the app during Nokia World in Abu Dhabi last month, but the final version will be available in the Windows Store shortly. If you’ve ever used Flipboard on iOS or Android then the experience on Windows 8.1 will be very familiar. …

Nokia to add Bluetooth LE to all Windows Phone 8 Lumias

An update called Lumia Black will enable the Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology for the entire WP8 Lumia lineup.<p>Nokia will roll out an update that will outfit all Lumia phones running Windows Phone 8 with the latest low-energy version of Bluetooth.<p>In a new FAQ, Nokia noted that the recent Amber …

Windows Phone

3D-printed 'Cortex' cast concept puts a modern spin on bone fracture treatment

To anyone that's ever broken a bone, the negatives of traditional plaster casts are familiar: they're cumbersome, heavy, and can get rather smelly. Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill is looking to change all that with his Cortex cast. A mere concept for now, Evill says the cast — …

Justice Kennedy Denies Request To Halt Same-Sex Marriages

New York Sings With Gay Pride<p>(Most recent update: 4:30 p.m. ET.)<p>Supporters of California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriages lost another argument Sunday when Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy turned down their request to at least temporarily bar such marriages in the state.<p>The Associated …