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White House Reboots Its Tech Staff

A number of moves this week: The White House announced its intention for Danny Marti to be its new piracy guru, departing national CTO Todd Park will return to Silicon Valley, but keep working for the government, Google X’s Megan Smith is said to be a top contender for the nation’s CTO role, and …

ThemeBoard Will Let Designers Share Custom Keyboards On iOS 8

Since the introduction of custom keyboards in iOS 8 at this year’s WWDC, we’ve seen a few implementations come from developers preparing solutions aiming to make the typing experience more convenient on the iPhone. Taphive’s ThemeBoard is something else — it’s a keyboard that mostly acts like …

Apple Loop: iPhone 6 Expected To Ship With 128 GB Storage, NFC, and Biometrics; No iWatch Until 2015; And A Look Inside Apple's PR Team

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the announcement of the announcement, some thoughts on the resulting speculation, what could be in the iPhone 6 design, a look inside the PR team at Apple, how long until the iWatch reaches consumers, NFC …

Intel gives gaming desktops a boost with Haswell-E

Much of the talk about upcoming PCs revolves around the next generation of processors from Intel. Codenamed Broadwell, those chips include the next generation of Core i-series CPUs, expected in products next year, and a new line for slim, low-power devices, called Core M, expected in late-2014 …

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Ecuador will circulate its own digital currency later this year

The US dollar is the currency of choice in Ecuador, something that could eventually be second-best to a digital currency issued by the nation’s …

These Hand-Crafted, Squeezable Gadgets Might Change How We Use Electronics

Take his orange juice maker. It is a giant knitted ball that you squeeze hard when you want a drink.<p>“I was questioning why existing consumer …

Alienware Turns The Gaming PC On Its Head With New Area-51 Design

The rock group Queen had a popular song back in the day, that Alienware’s latest gaming PC somehow manages to harken back, ringing in my schoolboy head – <i>Fat Bottom Girls</i>, you make the rockin world go-round. Teenaged bravado aside, I do realize I’m dating myself but then again, I’m genuinely …

Why Google's Larry Page Only Buys Companies That Pass His Crazy Toothbrush Test

This is the one simple question Google's CEO asks to weigh acquisition prospects.<p>Acquiring other companies is a growth strategy used by businesses to bring new products or services, talent, and clients under their company umbrella-or to effectively shut down competitors.<p>Buying out companies can be …

Your Facebook Habits Can Help Predict If You’ll Get a Divorce

<i>This post originally appeared on Ozy.com.</i><p>Your wife comes to bed late — again — after spending hours on Facebook. Maybe you feel like your husband is …

Meet the mother and father of cognitive neuroscience | Mo Costandi

Independently and almost single-handedly, husband and wife Uta and Chris Frith have transformed the way we view autism and schizophrenia.<p>Chris Frith sits at the kitchen table in his northwest London home, cutting slices of smoked salmon into irregularly-shaped pieces and then placing them in a …

Online Anonymity Will Soon Be The Only Kind We Have

Anonymity: it’s all the rage–Whisper, Secret–and it’s rage-inducing. A Brazilian court has ruled that Secret must be removed from app stores there, and existing installs must be remotely wiped. The UK’s House of Lords has essentially recommended the extinction of online anonymity .<p>As usual, judges …

Successful woman technology leader needed at Chicago's 1871

1871, the city's leading home for tech startups, announced Friday that its incubator for women-led companies would begin accepting applications this week under a new name, brand and logo.<p>But the newly christened WiSTEM 1871 stilllacks what matters most: a leader.<p>"It just didn't seem like there was …

Tech looks abroad on drones

Amazon, Facebook and Google have sky-high hopes for drones — but government regulations have grounded their plans in the United States and pushed some companies to try their luck overseas.<p>Strict federal rules still prohibit tech giants, movie studios and other commercial operators from flying their …

Florida police trial James Bond-style vehicle tracking darts

A James Bond-style GPS tracking device being deployed by police in Florida is enabling officers to follow a vehicle without the need for a potentially dangerous high-speed pursuit.<p>The device shoots a dart at a target car, which once attached can be tracked via a secure website, says Officer Paul …

Back to School 2014: The 13 best accessories

Once you've figured out your laptop and smartphone situation, chances are you'll want to invest in a nice backpack or a few extras to make the dorm room feel like home. Our back-to-school accessories picks are a perfect mix of necessities and extravagant nice-to-haves. Check them out below, and …

Here's How To Use Twitch, The Video-Streaming Site That Amazon Bought For Close To $1 Billion

Amazon on Monday announced that it was buying Twitch, a site devoted to video-game-related live-streaming content, for $970 million.<p>Twitch launched in 2011, and has since grown to a behemoth of a site, with millions of people uploading and watching videos all the time. Not to mention some other …

DrinkMate Is A Tiny, Plug-In Breathalyzer For Android Devices

Devices that plug into smartphones to augment the built-in sensors with additional smarts are continuing to make their way to market, many fueled by crowdfunding. Here’s another contender aiming to extend the capability of Android smartphones: a teeny breathalyzer called DrinkMate, currently …

17 Ways That Drones Are Changing the World

Drones are a truly exciting area right now and are constantly in the media, with so many interesting uses popping up on the Web.<p>They’re certainly no longer just the domain of the military. Here are 17 things drones can do that prove this. You can view them all on one page here.<p>1. Delivering fast …

Intel’s CEO Envisions A Future Where Wearables Don’t Look Like Wearables — And It’s Not That Far Away

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich foresees a day when a wearable is no longer seen a one-size-fits-all device that you put on your wrist. That day could be coming sooner rather than later, as Intel-based wearable products will likely be shown off in the coming weeks at New York Fashion Week.<p>“Wearables” is …

How Municipal Broadband Dies

Municipal broadband has become a surprisingly debated topic on the national level, after Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler indicated that he believes that the FCC has the legal “power” to “preempt state laws that ban competition from community broadband.”<p>In response to …

Can the FCC clear the way for cities to build broadband? Legal fight heats up over agency’s powers

Gripes about internet speed are common across the country, but in certain towns the complaints have a special twist: the fact that local utilities …