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Google announces Project Tango, a smartphone that can map the world around it

Google has built a prototype Android smartphone that can learn and map the world around it. The device comes from a new initiative called Project Tango, and it's ready to get the phone into developers' hands to see what the technology is capable of. Google says that the phone will learn the …

42, An Online Platform Bringing Big Data To Brick-And-Mortar Retailers, Makes Its Debut

Y Combinator-backed online retailer platform and former TechCrunch Disrupt participant, 42, is today making its official debut. The company, founded only a year ago, is working to turn raw point-of-sale data into actionable insights for brick-and-mortar businesses that can help them boost their …

What to Watch out for at MWC 2014: a Shortlist

Tomorrow, we’re getting on a plane and flying to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2014 – where all the biggest movers and shakers in the smartphone world will be showing off their latest devices, gadgets and services.<p>But with so much to cover in just a few short days, it’s good to know what to …

Nearing $1M in bitcoin sales, Overstock CEO says he wants to 'further the cause of Bitcoin'

For those hoping to buy real goods with bitcoin, Overstock.com is still the biggest game in town, and a new CEO profile by <i>Forbes</i>'s Kashmir Hill helps explain the story behind the early adoption and the company's newfound devotion to cryptocurrency. With new Bitcoin reward programs and plans for a …

Silk Makes it Easier to Explore and Visualize Online Data

Silk is a beautiful website building platform for people who want to create and manage a specialized database online. Now, it’s rolling out a new ‘Explore’ page format so that visitors can easily search and filter the information that they’ve published online.<p>When you hit the Explore tab on the …

Road Trip: California's Pacific Coast Highway

Travel<p>Strap in and get ready for an exhilarating driving experience along this twisting, cliff-hugging route.<p>An exhilarating driving experience, this twisting, cliff-hugging, 123-mile (198-kilometer) route along the central California coast takes about five hours to complete at a leisurely pace. …

Pacific Coast Highway

Obama Defies China, Meets With Dalai Lama

Pres­id­ent Obama met with the Dalai Lama on Fri­day, brush­ing off warn­ings from Chinese of­fi­cials that the meet­ing would harm U.S.-China …

GOP primary fears inflated

It’s been seen as an immutable law of Republican politics: Support immigration reform, and risk losing your seat to a more conservative challenger.<p>But a review of GOP congressional primaries over the past decade by the pro-immigration reform group FWD.us suggests that’s actually more myth than …

NAACP wants Sen. Paul to speak

The NAACP has offered Republican Sen. Rand Paul the opportunity to speak to the organization, with the its interim president saying, “We’d love to have him.”<p>In an interview taped for C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” that will air Sunday, Lorraine Miller said she was interested in hearing more about the …

Obama, Putin discuss Syria concerns, Iran talks by phone: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama telephoned Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday to talk about several global crises where the two powers have not seen eye-to-eye, including Syria’s civil war, ongoing talks on Iran’s nuclear program, and violence in Ukraine, the White House …

Here's Why Venezuela Is Imploding

<i>David Smilde, the moderator of Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights, recently did an interview on the ongoing Venezuelan protests with Isabel Fleck, a journalist with Folha de Sao Paolo, Brazil's most circulated daily newspaper. Both have extensive experience with covering Venezuelan politics.</i><p><b>David</b> …

Calif. senator charged in big corruption case

A California state senator was charged Friday with accepting $100,000 in bribes, lavish trips and no-show jobs for his children in exchange for pushing legislation to benefit a hospital engaged in billing fraud and participating in a film industry tax scheme that actually was an FBI sting.<p>The …

FCC Won't Ask Journalists To Explain Themselves After All

It may not be in full retreat, but the Federal Communications Commission certainly seemed to be in a major strategic withdrawal from a plan that has caused a political firestorm: a study that would have asked journalists and media owners how they decide what is and isn't news.<p>Conservative …

Court rules against Notre Dame in ObamaCare contraception case

A federal appeals court on Friday ruled against the University of Notre Dame in a case over parts of the federal health care law that forces it to provide health insurance for students and employees that covers contraceptives.<p>The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago upheld a federal judge's …

FAA risks losing drone war

The Washington Nationals used a drone to photograph spring training. Real estate agents use them to show off sprawling properties. Martin Scorsese hired one to film a scene in “The Wolf of Wall Street.”<p>So where does this leave the Federal Aviation Administration, which insists that commercial drone …