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Are you ready for the next chapter of Wi-Fi? Meet 802.11ax

Now that the first wave of 802.11ac Wi-Fi routers and devices are making their way out the door, the Wi-Fi Alliance and the Institute of Electrical …

John Oliver Explains The World Cup And FIFA To Americans (VIDEO)

John Oliver is "both excited and extremely conflicted" about the World Cup.<p>Why? Because he loves the tournament - but it's run by FIFA.<p>Take it away, …

Jack White’s Meg White Problem

Why he still needs (and yearns for) his old partner<p>Before Jack White envisioned the world in red and white, he saw Lime.<p>Harry Lime, that is, the …

Jack White

25 Men Who Have Lost The Battle Against Shopping

They came, they saw, they sat down.<p>The Instagram account "Miserable Men" perfectly captures the essence of what it's like to go shopping with guys. Hint: They are super bored.

Facial recognition software helps convict a robber

<i>Watch Dogs</i>' vision of a super-connected Chicago may be truer than you think. A local judge has convicted Pierre Martin of armed robbery after police used facial recognition software (NEC's NeoFace) to match surveillance camera footage with an existing mugshot. While the cops still used witnesses to …

Netflix is slowly killing off Silverlight & switching to HTML5, with Safari support starting today

Netflix keeps edging away from Silverlight, Microsoft’s multimedia plugin.<p>The streaming media giant today announced that it’s switching to HTML5 video in Safari on OS X Yosemite, Apple’s new operating system for Mac. That means the Mac crowd will be able to stream Netflix videos without installing …

Study claims Silk Road reduced drug-related violence

The dark web may have a silver lining, according to a pair of academics: A new class of geekier, less violent drug dealers.<p>A law professor and a …

Amtrak Has a Plan to Fix Its Awful Wi-Fi

Rejoice, Amtrak riders! The rail service is planning to address one of your most pressing first-world problems: the spotty Wi-Fi on Amtrak trains.<p>The …

VMware strikes back: “Amazon’s tools promote cloud lock-in”

When Amazon(s amzn) announced a VMware management portal for Amazon Web Services late Friday night, the countdown was on to see when VMware would …

Judge Doubts NSA Program Is Constitutional — but Upholds It Anyway

A fed­er­al judge in Idaho up­held the NSA’s con­tro­ver­sial phone sur­veil­lance pro­gram Tues­day.<p>But Judge B. Lynn Win­mill seemed to in­vite the …

Lookout launches 'theftie' alerts to combat smartphone theft

Here's a new twist on selfies -- and mobile security firm Lookout is hoping it might just help you get a stolen phone back.<p>The company on Wednesday launched a new feature to try to combat smartphone theft. Subscribers of the software suite will now get email alerts when someone does something …

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Recommended Reading: Beer genetics and Kinect physical therapy

<i>Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.</i><p><b>Strange Brews: The Genes of Craft Beer</b><br>by William Herkewitz, New York TimesPocket<p>…

If Net Neutrality Is Such A Big Deal, How Come It’s Not In The News?

Maybe net neutrality–the idea that the Internet should be equally fast and accessible for all traffic–sounds boring. Or too arcane. But for advocates …

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The Five Tough Truths Of Cybersecurity Software

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ted Schlein is a general partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers</i><i>. Earlier in his career, he brought to market the first anti-virus software for commercial use at Symantec and also served as the founding CEO of Fortify software, now an HP company.</i><p>Building a successful security …

Viral Video of the Day: Charlie Day's Graduation Speech

'It's Always Sunny' actor gives hilarious, heartfelt address<p>“You will get to receive wisdom, life lessons, knowledge… from a man who has made a …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

How to spring-clean a PC that has problems booting

I have a six-year-old HP DX2250 running Windows Vista Home Basic, which I tend to keep on all the time, just putting it in sleep mode when I'm not using it. Of late, if the machine has to shut down (eg to complete the installation of Windows updates), it won't get past the blue "HP Invent" screen. …

Surveillance is the Business Model of the Internet: Bruce Schneier

<b>BOSTON – SOURCE CONFERENCE -</b> Data is a natural consequence of computing, and as search tools get better, it shifts the balance of power towards mass …

Apple too late to stop massive iCloud breach, hackers claim

An anonymous hacker who has exploited an iCloud security flaw that lets anyone unlock a lost or stolen iPhone says Apple contacted him about the matter today, but he deleted the email.<p>“They have asked me to contact [them] as quickly as possible, but why now?” the hacker, who goes by AquaXetine, …

Soldiers, selfies and a military coup: The unusual state of tourism in Thailand

In most capital cities, waking up to images of armed soldiers, military vehicles and blockades on the streets -- as the army gears up for what it would later declare a coup -- might be cause for alarm.<p>But Bangkok isn't your average city.<p>Since 1932 -- the year Thailand became a constitutional …

Nadella's Bid To Fix Microsoft: What Ballmer Didn't Dare

When Satya Nadella settled into the U.S. at age 20, he had a problem. The Indian emigre wanted a master’s in computer science as fast as possible, so he could dash into America’s booming tech sector. But cash was tight and his undergraduate preparation, back in Mangalore, was patchy. In 1988 …

Level 3 accuses six broadband providers of degrading network traffic

Internet backbone provider Level 3 claims that five US consumer broadband providers are refusing to upgrade their peering connections for the past year in a move that is causing consumers to get sub par Internet access.<p>In a blog post Monday, Level 3 accused five US Internet service providers and …

Why Better Place was doomed to epic failure from the start

The remarkable scope, overwhelming ambition, and epic failure of the Better Place electric-car service in Israel is worthy of a book, or several.<p>But until one appears, Fast Company magazine has produced the most comprehensive article yet on the founding–and foundering–of the great Better Place …

Macaroni and Cheese Waffles Recipe

Waffled macaroni and cheese might not rank quite as high on the list of "things you must try before you die" as, say, a fresh-from-the-water oyster, or a sliver of Parmesan sliced off of a wheel that has just been opened in front of your eyes, or a bit of playful light bondage, but it's certainly …