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The Fairphone, World’s First Ethically Sourced Smartphone, Opens Pre-Sales To General Public

Netherlands-based hardware initiative Fairphone began around three years ago as a project designed to highlight the use of conflict minerals in the construction of consumer electronics, and then evolved three years later into a full-fledged hardware startup, with the aim of turning its knowledge …

Steve Jobs Emails Show How to Win a Hard-Nosed Negotiation

The U.S. government’s price-fixing lawsuit against Apple goes to trial next month in New York. Ahead of its court date, the U.S. released emails that …

One Year Later, Half of Instagram's 100M Users Come From Android

Within a year after launching its Android app, nearly half of all Instagram's user base comes from the Google-powered operating system.<p>Instagram …

How Facebook Can Make Money Off Facebook Home

Facebook took a big step on Thursday towards increasing its presence on mobile with the announcement of Facebook Home — a new home screen and app …

Too thin a cushion

AMERICANS probably aren’t saving enough. Savings come in handy in many circumstances: when buying a home, paying for a child’s education, retiring, …

Harry Potter's cloak of invisibility takes one big step towards reality

This week, science holds the answer to <i>Minority Report</i>­-style profiling, showing us that you really can tell if someone is going to commit a crime, …

Immune System

DOS emulator brings Raspberry Pi back to the '90s for Doom LAN parties

Who can forget the first time they obliterated their buddy with a BFG9000 during a spirited Doom game? Raspberry Pi coder <i>Pate</i> wants to resurrect those good times with an rpix86 DOS emulator that opens up the world of retro PC games like the aforementioned FPS pioneer along with Duke Nukem 3D, Jill …

Gigaom | Generation Mooch? Why 20-somethings have a hard time paying for content

Advertisement<p>I distinctly remember learning how to read, and it wasn’t from a book or in a kindergarten classroom.<p>It was sitting at the breakfast …