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Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone: My Latest Startup Was An 'Accident'

But the app was an accident, Stone told Bloomberg's Emily Chang:<p>"First of all, I did it by accident. I didn't mean to do this. My friend Ben Finkel and I were going on a walk and we accidentally asked ourselves the question, what would build if we had to build something that can answer any question …

Valve Expects Virtual Reality To Be Awesome Within 2 Years

Virtual Reality is coming. As in, actual, good, user-friendly virtual reality. The stuff sci-fi has promised us for decades.<p>Don’t take my word for it. Valve — easily one of the most revered and admired companies in gaming — has gone deep on virtual reality R&D, and they believe that amazing, …

Alaska Takes Step to Becoming Next State to Legalize Marijuana

Advocates for legalizing marijuana say that Colorado and Washington were just the beginning, and it’s looking like Alaska may be next. On Wednesday, …

Microsoft's 2014 makeover: It's all up to the next boss

The world waits for Microsoft to reveal the successor to CEO Steve Ballmer. That's when the hard decisions start.<p>Somebody's got to be up for this job.<p>Months after Steve Ballmer announced plans to step down as chief executive, Microsoft heads into 2014 still searching for the right candidate. In the …

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Target Confirms Debit Card PIN Info Stolen In Massive Security Breach

If you’ve shopped at Target recently using your debit card, then you should be extremely watchful over your account. The retail giant today confirmed that PIN data has been stolen from debit cards as part of a security breach of its system that saw 40 million accounts being exposed. Amid this …

Courts split over NSA phone records: New ruling says spy program is legal

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Rubberball / Corbis<p>A federal judge in New York has rejected an ACLU challenge to a controversial NSA program to …

US sends missiles and drones to Iraq to fight al-Qaeda

<b>The US has delivered dozens of missiles to Iraq to help combat al-Qaeda, US and Iraqi officials have said.</b><p>They said that about 75 Hellfire air-to-ground missiles had been sent last week.<p>A shipment of unmanned ScanEagles surveillance drones is also expected next year.<p>Iraqi troops have recently …

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Entrepreneur finds remedy for water-damaged phones

Ever dropped your smartphone down the loo? Last year, 900,000 people did just that, according to gadget site Gizmodo. But water-damaged phones will soon be a thing of the past.<p>Oliver Murphy, a 20-year-old inventor turned entrepreneur has devised an ingenious system for bringing phones that have …

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PlayStation 4 Tops Gaming Hardware Sales in November, but Game Sales Are Way Down

The NPD Group has released hardware sales numbers for the first month of “next-gen” consoles (which, I guess, is now officially <i>current gen</i>), and Sony …

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WhatsApp Messenger gets its long-awaited iOS 7 makeover

WhatsApp is more than a little late to the iOS 7 app update party, but it's making up for the long delay with a sweeping upgrade to its Messenger client. In addition to sporting an appropriately flatter interface, the new version introduces broadcast lists -- you can now address large groups of …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …