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

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 last few months of 2013, several names of rumored CEOs-in-waiting got bandied about -- Ford CEO Alan Mulally and …

How A Small-Time Marijuana Arrest Has Devastated A Great Teacher's Life

Video: Meet Alberto Willmore, a popular New York City public school teacher. His life was turned upside down when he was arrested for pot possession in 2011.

Barack Obama, Oprah and Bono to visit South Africa to pay tribute to Mandela

Dozens of heads of state, retired politicians and other assorted luminaries are expected to arrive in South Africa to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela this week. The bulk are due to attend a memorial service on Tuesday morning at the huge FNB football stadium, also open to members of the public, with …

Bitcoin Gets Valued: Bank Of America Puts A Price Target On The Virtual Tender

Virtual currency Bitcoin has no central authority, no national allegiance and no easy tracking mechanism. While enthusiasts have lauded it as an escape from the man (aka. the banks and government), detractors have argued that the system opens the door for money laundering, drug trading and even …

Xbox One review

Microsoft didn't mean to take over your living room. When it launched in 2005, the Xbox 360 was just a device for games — "the Holy Grail of gaming," in the immortal words of MTV's Sway. It would show your pictures if you plugged in a thumb drive, but it was designed to be the best way ever for …

iOS Virtual Pet App Hatch Hits The App Store, Delivers Maximum Endearing Cutitude

What’s a developer to do after building a successful To Do list app? That’s what Clear developer Impending asked itself before embarking on the journey of what would become Hatch, a Tamagotchi-style app that’s been in development for at least the better part of a year, and that manages to create a …

Google working on RAW support and improved camera features for Android

Nokia may be the first to have delivered RAW photography in a smartphone, but there's evidence to suggest that Google isn't too far behind. A month-old batch of code, recently spotted by app developer Josh Brown, reveals that work has been underway on a new Android camera API that could allow …

Xbox One vs. the PlayStation 4: A battle over services, not chips

If you start counting from the Magnavox Odyssey, we've been playing console games for seven generations now. Yes, it's crazy to think of, but it's even more alarming to realize that the industry has been in an all-out "war" since generation three. For better or worse, competition became a part of …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

iPad Air Shows Off Apple At Its Best, But If You Want A Mini Keep Waiting

With just one iPad to entice customers, Apple again appears to have had a big opening weekend, selling around 3 million of the new tablet. The new iPad Air is the biggest update by far to the original 9.7-inch model that Apple brought to life in 2010. It’s significantly thinner, much lighter and a …

Apple Is Bringing Thousands Of Jobs To Arizona

All told, the plant will create more than 2,000 jobs in engineering, manufacturing, and construction, Apple said in a statement to Pocket-Lint.<p>Apple will make something called "sapphire glass" there, which is an extremely scratch-resistant type of glass, according to a press release issued by GT …

Tim Cook

Apple to build new manufacturing facility in Arizona with solar-power, will create 2000+ jobs

The State of Arizona today announced that Apple is planning to build a new manufacturing facility in the city of Mesa, Arizona. The facility will create 700 jobs for manufacturing, and an additional 1,300 jobs for the construction and management of the new facility, In total, Apple will be bringing …

A loss for Apple: iOS veteran Henri Lamiraux steps down

Henri Lamiraux, Apple’s top Vice President of Engineering for the iOS iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, has left the company, according to a report from 9to5mac.com.<p>Lamiraux had worked at the Cupertino, Calif.-based technology giant for over 20 years, so his departure comes as a shock to the …

More Than Meets the Eye

Inside Flipboard / September 17, 2013<p>With today’s release, Flipboard is ready for iOS 7, the re-envisioned version of Apple’s mobile operating …

On the Red Couch with Ford's Social Media Chief Scott Monty

On the Red Couch with Ford’s Social Media Chief Scott Monty<p>Inside Flipboard / September 27, 2013<p><i>For the last few years, the Ford Motor Company has</i> …

Flipboard For Corporate Teams

Inside Flipboard / October 1, 2013<p>In this week’s Flipboard for You series, we explore how corporate teams can use Flipboard to keep up with company …

Feeding the Hypebeast, on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / October 14, 2013<p>Some people wait in line for phones; others might camp the night for holiday deals or video game releases. For …

It's Official

It’s Official: The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) Now on Flipboard<p>Inside Flipboard / October 22, 2013<p>Victor Agreda Jr. remembers his first Apple …

The Week In Review: It's the World Series

The Week In Review: It’s the World Series<p>Inside Flipboard / October 25, 2013<p>It’s fall, the air is crisp, and the lights to baseball’s biggest stage …

Is Apple going to introduce a Surface-style keyboard cover for the iPad tomorrow?

Apple’s(s aapl) invites for its event tomorrow simply read, “We still have a lot to cover.” According to former developer relations employee Jamie …

The Border Patrol's Go-To Gadgets

The U.S.-Mexican border is the front line in the war against illegal drugs. That fight is increasingly technological, and the Border Patrol recently gave Popular Mechanics a front-row seat.<p><b>Somewhere east of El Paso, Texas, a metal pavilion</b> straddles the eastbound side of the highway, flanked by a …

Analysis: 2014 Jaguar F-type Commercial – Feature

The new F-Type has arrived, and Jaguar says it’s “a legend for your lifetime,” the obvious implication being that Tata’s new two-seater is to this generation what the original XKE was to an earlier one. And while that’s probably wishful thinking for both manufacturer and enthusiast alike, it’s nice …

2014 Chevrolet Impala 2.5 LT

Not just for fleet managers anymore.<p>TESTED<p>Psst! Hey, you. Over there in accounting. Yeah, you, in the short-sleeve shirt and tie. There’s a rumor that corporate is going to upgrade the company cars for all the junior execs. If it’s true, put me down for a 2014 Chevrolet Impala LT.<p>Wait! Before you …

Obamacare's tech no easy fix

Silicon Valley always knew it couldn’t fix Washington and its bureaucratic messes. Now it has even more proof.<p>The HealthCare.gov debacle has reinforced the divide between the global capital of innovation and an establishment culture known for clunky methods, stilted processes and government …

Racing For 45 Years: 1937 Alvis 4.3 Roadster

This 1937 Alvis 4.3 Litre short chassis roadster (chassis number 14358) was built for vintage racing by a marque specialist in the 1960s. It’s said …