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How To: Running Out of Disk Space? Stream Music & Video Files from Your PC to Your Nexus 7 Tablet Anywhere, Anytime

A single movie download can consume a good ten percent of the storage on your Nexus 7 tablet, unless you went all crazy and opted for the 32GB model. …

Digital Infrared Photography on Flipboard

By John Powell | .. for your inspiration ..<p>Silent World<p>The Ramble and Lake, Central Park - in Infrared<p>IRoad<p>"Curves Ahead"<p>Treescape<p>La …

Amazon gently hints this might not be the best time to buy an Apple TV (update)

When we were kids, our mom told us never to take Amazon listings as evidence for anything. That retailer, she'd say, is so big and complex that its stock decisions can't be used to learn about new products. Still, the fact that Amazon's French and German outlets have marked the Apple TV as out of …

Top MP3s of the Week (10/18)

A relatively dry week in terms of high profile singles left us digging through press releases and web pages in order to find the week’s best. But, …

Warrantless wiretapping catch-22 might have been illegal

In March, opponents of secret government surveillance were dealt a major blow. The Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to warrantless wiretaps, arguing that plaintiffs would have to prove they were being secretly targeted by the government — a nearly impossible thing to do. However, one of the key …

Edward Snowden denies taking secret files to Russia

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden said he did not bring any of the documents he took from the agency with him to Russia.<p>Mr Snowden told the New York Times he gave all the documents to journalists he met in Hong Kong before flying to Moscow and said he did not keep copies for …

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Apple's 'Spaceship'-Inspired Campus 2 Approved By Cupertino City Council

The Cupertino City Council issued final approval for Apple's long-awaited Campus 2 on Tuesday night -- a project that was one of the final visions of the company's late founder, Steve Jobs.<p>In a vote of 4-0, the council unanimously approved the massive 37 million-square-foot campus, reported …

Edward Snowden: Zero chance Russia, China nabbed files

NSA leaker Edward Snowden says he didn't take top-secret agency files with him when he fled to Moscow and that he was also able to protect the documents from Chinese spies.<p>"There's a zero percent chance the Russians or Chinese have received any documents," Snowden said in an interview with The New …

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Copyright Pirates Vow To Fight On After Filesharing Site Isohunt Walks The Plank

Internet pirates are preparing to set sail for new waters following the shutdown of the decade-old filesharing site Isohunt. Following a long court battle, the world-famous site agreed to switch off the lights for good today and pay out a mammoth $110 million settlement, although there’s little …

Kim Jong Un's Luxurious 'Seven-Star' Lifestyle Of Yachts, Booze And Food

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un enjoys a “seven-star” lifestyle of yachts, parties and extravagant food, his friend Dennis Rodman has revealed.<p>The former basketball star, 52, last month made his second visit to the secretive communist nation.<p>While millions of North Koreans starve, Rodman said …

YouTube Is Going Mobile First, Too

Remember last year, when the YouTube app disappeared from iPhones, then returned, as part of YouTube’s effort to overhaul all of its mobile apps?<p>Now …

Isohunt search engine for Bittorrent to shut down and pay MPAA $110m

Isohunt, the third most popular search engine for Bittorrent files, will close and pay the Motion Pictures Association of America (MPAA) $110m, ending a long-runng legal battle.<p>The move comes just ahead of a formal court battle which Isohunt, set up by Gary Fung of Canada, was certain to lose. The …

Apple can read your iMessages, security firm says

In June, Apple said that communication over iMessage is protected by "end-to-end encryption," and so secure that even the company itself "cannot decrypt that data." But on Thursday, security researchers disputed that claim.<p>At the Hack in the Box conference in Kuala Lumpur, Quarkslab -- a …

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F.lux Helps Computer Addicts Sleep Better

I discovered F.lux earlier this year, and it has changed how I work. F.lux is a program that sits quietly on your Mac, Windows or Linux computer removing the blue light emitted by your screen which can cause your body to subconsciously delay its natural timings — and adversely affect your sleep.<p>In …