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Here’s how cable will hit gigabit speeds and create a tricky business problem in the process

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: NCTA<p>The Cable Show began on Monday, and as the industry executives gathered in Washington D.C. they faced two big …

Quitting caffeine is now a mental health disorder

There's a slight tremor in your hands followed by cold sweats. You snap when a coworker asks you a question, and your piercing headache makes you unable to send the simplest email. It’s only noon but you've given up on accomplishing anything at work.<p>If you think this sounds like the description of …

Mental Health

The Power Of Data Exhaust

Scott Brown had a question about the number of parked domains he was hearing about: Do the domain providers have an email reply set up? What he found has led to the launch of Bounce.io, a five-month company that harvests 20 to 30 million bounced emails per day in what is amounting to an advertising …

First Impressions Review Of The Samsung Galaxy S4

It might not be moments after the phone is announced, but I finally have a review unit of the Samsung Galaxy S4. I’ll be posting a more considered review in two or three weeks time, so this article will focus on my experiences of the Galaxy S4 as it comes out the box, and in the first day of use.<p>I …

It ain't what you do, it's the way that you get a robot to do it

When the robots rise up against us, I'm not sure we're going to put up much of a fight. The portents are ominous. The Xbox One was launched last …

Why Tumblr Was a Massive Steal for Yahoo

The blockbuster acquisition of Tumblr by Yahoo for $1.1 billion — all cash — has been portrayed as a gigantic gamble on the part of the acquirer. …

San Francisco Giants

Demand For Ammunition Is Up. Why Aren't Prices?

Sales of guns and ammunition rose after President Obama took office in 2008, and they went through the roof starting late last year, when a school shooting led to a push for new gun control measures. That's led to a prolonged ammunition shortage, even with manufacturers running at full capacity.<p>A …

Why 3D Printing Is Overhyped (I Should Know, I Do It For a Living)

Everyone's now aware of 3D printing — they’ve read about it in the papers, on blogs or seen it on TV. The mentality now seems to be that, in the …

Top 5 Samsung Galaxy S3 custom ROMs

You want to bring the best out of your Samsung Galaxy S3 phone by using a custom ROM, but you dread spending days trawling the web for the best ones? …

Almost Flat: The Future of iOS Design?

‘Completely flat’, ‘like Android’, ‘Microsoft-flat’ etc., etc., etc. The talk about how Apple are going to ‘flatten out’ their UI style has set the …

Microsoft drops the Blue codename, confirms Windows 8.1 will be a free upgrade available later this year

One of the worst kept secrets rattling around Microsoft's campus is Windows Blue, the forthcoming update to Windows 8 that addresses users' bugbears about the OS. Now, Microsoft is officially rechristening the platform, and with a more staid name: Windows 8.1. Tami Reller, the CMO and CFO of …

Make your old iPhone run like new

Want to rejuvenate a sluggish iPhone 4? Here are some easy tips.<p>My friend is convinced that the slowing of his iPhone 4S is part of a vast Apple conspiracy. I'm not completely persuaded.<p>I mean, sure Apple has sent out updates to iOS that are arguably a step in the wrong direction, like that whole …

Apps

How Would We Know If Google Glass Was Any Good?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google Glass has itself a marketing problem: maybe the small number of people who have tried Glass …

The Money Shot

The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer. But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom, it was more of a roller-coaster ride, with several missed opportunities, at least two “aha” moments, …