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Google's conversational search arrives with new Chrome

Google is enabling a more naturally spoken question-and-answer interface to its search service for people with a new version of Chrome.<p>Google demonstrated conversational search at Google I/O a week ago, a style of search designed to be more like natural human speech than the technically constructed …

The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek dies aged 74

Ray Manzarek, a founding member and keyboardist of 1960s rock group The Doors, has died at the age of 74.<p>Manzarek, who lived in Northern California's …

Microsoft drops the Blue codename, confirms Windows 8.1 will be a free upgrade available later this year

One of the worst kept secrets rattling around Microsoft's campus is Windows Blue, the forthcoming update to Windows 8 that addresses users' bugbears about the OS. Now, Microsoft is officially rechristening the platform, and with a more staid name: Windows 8.1. Tami Reller, the CMO and CFO of …

Kindle finally getting a color screen? Amazon buys Liquavista display company

Samsung sells off the flexible screen maker after only two years<p>Samsung's been teasing its flexible, full-color display technology since 2011 when it acquired Liquavista, but it never actually shipped in a consumer product. One of the few companies that still has a viable e-reader business, Amazon …

Google Glass software update adds Google+ notifications, limits background uploads

If you're lucky enough to be an early Google Glass owner, you might want to glance at device settings to see what software your headset is running. According to reports, Google is tonight pushing out a new update, XE5, that contains a number of bug fixes, optimizations, and other changes. First, …

Living On Bitcoin For A Week: Bitcoiners Are The New Vegans

<b>Day 4.</b><p>On Friday, I skip breakfast again; it’s an unavoidable part of the Bitcoin diet as there are no places that serve food before 10 a.m. accepting my currency. I lose my appetite anyway when I check the value of Bitcoin; it has plummeted to $90 over night. It has been on a steady decline since I …

Connected Kitchen Scale From Chef Sleeve Tracks Your Nutrition Bite-By-Bite

Chef Sleeve has been selling its iPad-protecting plastic sleeves since 2011 to keep kitchen gunk off the iPad you’re using while you cook. They also make a dishwasher-safe, non-porous chopping board with a built in iPad stand (below right), and a smaller stand in the same recycled paper composite …

Another rare, working Apple 1 signed by Steve Wozniak headed to auction

Currently, there are estimated to only be six working models of the original Apple 1 left, and one of them is going up for auction in Germany on May 25th. <i>Computerworld</i> reports that it was originally purchased by one Fred Hatfield, who also received a letter signed by Steve Jobs offering an upgrade …

Apple Nears 50 Billion App Store Downloads, Plans Giveaway

Apple said on Thursday that it is approaching 50 billion downloads from its App Store.<p>As has become customary for such events, Apple is prepping a …

Warner Brothers Sued For Infringing Cat Meme Copyright

Those who live by the sword, die by the sword – sometimes, at any rate – and copyright champion Warner Brothers is now facing litigation itself.<p>The company’s a fast mover when it sees its own copyright infringed, but is now being sued by the inventors of two of the internet’s most famous cat memes, …

Maybe the Low-End iPhone Is Really a Mid-End iPhone

Martin Hajek<p>What if Apple’s long-rumored low-end iPhone isn’t targeted at the smartphone market’s lower reaches? What if it’s targeted at the …

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LG Working On A Nexus 5, Wants Deeper Partnerships On TVs And Glass, Report Claims

LG is an Android smartphone OEM that, like many others, finds itself in the shadow of Samsung. But it scored an impressive hit with the Nexus 4, the $300 unlocked Google-branded Android reference phone it released last year, and according to the Korea Times, it’s already working on a follow-up with …

Money Buys Happiness and You Can Never Have Too Much, New Research Says

Richer countries are happier than poor countries. And richer families within richer countries are happier, too.<p>Reuters<p>Americans have a peculiar conviction that the one thing money can't give us is satisfaction. <i>You can't buy happiness</i>, we've all been told. "Mo Money Mo Problems", Biggie concurred. …

Legal Weed Not Expected To Add Much To Colorado Revenue

About 150,000 pounds a year, according to a new study by the Colorado Futures Center at Colorado State University. The study warns its estimate is probably conservative.<p>Put another way, that's roughly 672 million bong hits per year, which may generate as much as $130 million in tax revenue.<p>But …

Cadillac Super Cruise self-driving cars hit the road (but not the showroom, yet)

Cadillac has begun public road-testing its Super Cruise system, semi-autonomous driving that could beat Google’s self-driving cars to market by …

Big VC Says Bitcoin Is 'Gold 2.0. It's a Huge, Huge, Huge Deal'

Think the recent collapse in Bitcoin’s value was the end of the experimental currency’s, um, currency? Not even close, says Chamath Palihapitiya, the longtime Facebook executive who now runs The Social + Capital Partnership.<p>Likening Bitcoin to the “red pill” from the movie “The Matrix,” which …

Bitcoin takes an important step toward becoming part of every web browser on the planet

A funny thing just happened: virtual currency bitcoin has now passed the first round of approval required to become a standard for the web, alongside other familiar “schemes” which allow elements on a webpage to, for example, open your email application when you click on an email address on a …

Telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell's voice recovered from 'unplayable' record

Alexander Graham Bell, the man widely credited with inventing the telephone as we know it (though there is a longstanding debate over who actually was first), can be heard again today, some 128 years after he recorded himself counting and speaking in his laboratory in Washington, DC, saying: "In …

PlayStation 4 lead architect reveals secrets behind Sony's next console

Mark Cerny explains the technical philosophy that informs the PS4's design<p>When Sony unveiled the PlayStation 4 two months ago, many were impressed to see Mark Cerny fronting the presentation as lead system architect; the industry veteran first made his name by designing the classic <i>Marble Madness</i> at …

Firefox OS developer phones sell out in matter of hours

Yesterday, Mozilla announced that a retailer by the name of Geeksphone would begin selling the first Firefox OS developer phones today, and true to …

Apple’s Pile Of Cash Is Still Growing, Up 6% To $145 Billion

Apple now has $145 billion in cash on hand — a 5.8 percent increase over the past three months. The company last reported that they had $137.1 billion in cash back on December 30. To put this into perspective, with $140 million, you can produce the movie Spider-Man. Apple has enough money to …

Telepathy One guns for Google Glass

The Crazy Accurate Thermal Images That Saw Dzokhar Tsarnaev Through a Boat Tarp (Updated)

There was no small amount of technology that went into the capture of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev, but perhaps none was more …

Nutritional Supplements Flexing Muscles As Growth Industry

One of the fastest growing industries in the world is the nutritional supplement group, or more broadly known as Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements, or VMS. Producing about $32 billion in revenue for just nutritional supplements alone in 2012, it is projected to double that by topping $60 billion …

Replace Google Reader With a Star Wars RSS Crawl

Still on the hunt for an alternative to Google's soon-to-be-dead Reader? Head on over to StaRSS which displays any feed as if it were the epic …

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EA Shuts Down 3 Facebook Games: The Sims Social, SimCity Social And Pet Society

Electronic Arts is continuing the termination of some of its games.<p>The company today announced that it will be shutting down three of its Facebook titles, namely The Sims Social, SimCity Social and Pet Society.<p>We don't shill.Check out TNW's Hard Fork.TAKE ME THERE<p>The games will go offline on June …

Iterations: How Five Real Economists Think About Bitcoin’s Future

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah is a contributor to</i> TechCrunch<i>. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>There isn’t just a bubble in the Bitcoin economy, there’s a bubble in the number of posts about Bitcoin. I’ll pile on, even after this week’s mini-crash, but with a twist. A few weeks ago, I <b>wrote some</b> …