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Vimeo turns to Kickstarter and Indiegogo to find and fund movies

Vimeo announced an interesting twist on original content licensing Thursday morning: The IAC-owned video site will scour crowd-funding sites like …

One Frightening Chart Shows What You Might Pay For Internet Once Net Neutrality Is Gone

A graphic making its rounds on the web this week offered a glimpse of what the Internet might look like if net neutrality disappears. The takeaway? Not good.<p>A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down an Federal Communications Commission order that required Internet service providers to abide by …

Silver nanowire sensors could be the flexible foundation for new wearables

A clear, bandage-like sensor could eventually make everything from fabrics to our fingers smart. Dr. Yong Zhu and a team of North Carolina State University researchers created an ultra-thin, flexible sensor that could be used in clothing, on the body, any in other ordinary objects to track things …

More than 750,000 spam emails sent from fridges and TVs

More than 750,000 spam emails were sent from smart household appliances such as fridges and TVs over a two week period, according to a security firm<p>US-based Security firm Proofpoint claims to have uncovered the first proven Internet of Things cyberattack involving household "smart" appliances.<p>More …

Firefox may beat Google to a web-based slate: Hello, Firefox OS tablet

I’ve been clamoring for a web-based tablet over the past year and one company is finally going to deliver it. Only it’s <i>not</i> from who I expected: …

Lightroom for iPad briefly appears on Adobe’s website, coming soon with $99/year cloud subscription

Adobe will soon make the iPad an even more viable solution for mobile content creation: the company will soon unleash a version of its popular Lightroom photo editing suite that is optimized for tablets. References to Lightroom for Mobile appeared on Adobe’s official website earlier this week, but …

Angioplasty and its revolutionary impact over 50 years

<b>In the 1960s patients with a blocked artery would have required major open surgery and a hospital stay of a week or more.</b><p>Half a century on, patients are treated in a matter of hours and return home the same day - and it's all thanks to the angioplasty procedure.<p>Dr Duncan Ettles, president of the …

The Techno-Militarization Of America

Remember last year? Edward Snowden! NSA! Shock! Horror! Dismay!<p>Looking back I’m amazed we all seemed so surprised. Over the last decade, pretty much every arm of American authority invoked “homeland security” as an excuse to acquire boatloads of new technology, and used it to help expand their …

10 Ways to Pay Using Your Mobile Smartphone

<i>Jon Norris is a freelance content specialist for audience.io and writes for the Fueled blog. This post comes courtesy of Fueled, a mobile design and development company based in New York and London.</i><p>The mobile wallet dream may still be a way off for the average consumer, but a cashless and cardless …

Kiwi Move Aims to Outsmart All Other Wearable Tech

Kiwi Move is a multi-use activity tracker that aims to replace several other similar devices, and help you with your daily tasks.<p>Designed by Kiwi …

The Nightmare of Flu-Induced Narcolepsy

What a difference a month makes.<p>Before the start of December, the annual flu season was expected to be normal with an average number of people suffering and a low rate of hospitalizations and deaths. Yet in the last week, that picture has changed completely as flu has spiked in certain regions of …

5 Spreadsheet Hacks for Excel Users

Some of you might have to do spreadsheets more often than I do. And let me tell you, when I do them, it’s a project. In an effort to help us all, I …

How to Make Safety Survival Gear From Household Products

Finding yourself in an emergency situation without power can be traumatic. Creating this simple survival gear can save you from trouble.

15 Secrets to Cleaning Your Home in Half the Time

No need to block off a full day for cleaning.<p>No need to block off a full day for cleaning.

YouTube Launches New Comments Management Tool

YouTube today launched a new tool for managing comments on its site that gives video creators a central inbox for all the comments their videos receive.<p>When YouTube made the controversial switch to Google+ comments, it also added a number of new tools for managing these comments. With this change, …

Yahoo's head of mobile products talks new products, acquisitions, and the road ahead

Adam Cahan joined Yahoo in 2011 when his startup, the TV companion app IntoNow, was acquired. A year later, Marissa Mayer became CEO, and soon after she put him in charge of the company's lineup of mobile products. Over the next several months, Cahan oversaw an upgrade to nearly Yahoo's entire line …

Ripoff nation: How Verizon and AT&T stacked the deck against cellphone users

Heads they win. Tails you lose<p>Lynn Stuart Parramore<p>January 10, 2014 2:24pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>If you live in America, there’s a good chance you’ve not been overjoyed by your wireless plan. Simply by using a device essential to your daily life, you have been screwed. …

Invisible intelligence: how tiny sensors could connect everything we own

The Kolibree toothbrush knows more about your mouth than you ever wanted to know. It monitors how you brush your teeth and lets you know if you're doing it wrong (yes, you can fail at brushing your teeth). Even your dentist can’t monitor your oral hygiene on a daily basis, and that’s exactly why …

HP, the world’s biggest PC manufacturer, is set to launch its smartphone as soon as next week

We’ve gotten word from inside HP that the company is set to release an inexpensive Android smartphone aimed at the prepaid and emerging (BRIC) markets. We’re hearing the street price will be around $200 and it will be released in more than one market. Our source has pegged the launch at next week …

Aereo case to be taken up by the Supreme Court

Last year, the country's largest broadcasters petitioned the Supreme Court to rule on Aereo, a service that streams broadcast TV over the internet using thousands of mini-antennas. Now, the Supreme Court is saying that it will hear an appeal from networks including Walt Disney, Fox, ABC, NBC …

Like Chromecast for music: Pandora wants to put a web browser into every loudspeaker

Connected speakers were everywhere at CES. Companies like Sony, (S SNE) Panasonic, Pure and numerous others all showed off loudspeakers that can …

Bitcoin vault offering insurance is 'world's first'

<b>A Bitcoin storage service that is insured against the loss and theft of the digital currency has launched in London.</b><p>Elliptic Vault uses "deep cold storage", where private encrypted keys to bitcoins are stored on offline servers and in a secure location.<p>The facility's founders say they are the …

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Privacy concerns raised as Google+ makes it possible to send email via name search

Google is integrating its Gmail service and Google+ social tracking network so that people without your Gmail address can send you emails by a name search.<p>The move has raised questions about its privacy implications, after similar moves with Gmail and its then-new Google Buzz social network in 2010 …

Native Union's Jump charging cable can juice up your devices on the go

It only took a little over 24 hours for Native Union's Jump, a charging cable with a built-in battery pack for juicing up on the go, to reach its funding on Kickstarter. Still, the company hasn't abandoned its booth here at CES to go out and celebrate, so we dropped in and laid some paws on the …

Spotify's Android and desktop apps get a fresh coat of paint and new artist pages

If you've just noticed that Spotify on your Mac or Android device looks different, you're not seeing things: there are new updates for both platforms. On Android, the tweaks are quite small, with a new look for the login and signup pages, along with image galleries and play counts in the artist …

Why Android won't be getting App Ops anytime soon

An outcry of disappointment greeted Google when people found out that the hidden App Ops feature was yanked from Android KitKat last week, and it's going to be a long time before you see it again.<p>Google said at the time that it removed the feature because its experimental nature could break apps, a …

Spotify Now Rolling Out a New Look for its Android, Mac and Windows Apps

Spotify has updated its Android, Windows and Mac apps today to introduce new features like a new look for the Android log in and sign up pages, and a darker overall theme for the software on a Mac or Windows machine.<p>Rolling out from today, the updates also add image galleries and track play counts …

Flayvr's Photo Gallery App for Android gets Private Sharing, Shared Timeline and Daydream support

There are plenty of photo gallery apps available for iOS and Android, but Flayvr has just released a new build of its Android app that brings new sharing and timeline features to the platform and make it easy to keep images private, but still share them with friends.<p>Announced today, one of the more …