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Google Releases First Resources for Project Ara

Project Ara, the modular smartphone initiative announced by Google last year, is taking shape after the first Module Developers Kit (MDK) was released today.<p>Among the information is an 81-page document that details the of customization open to developers, and thus the kind of things that we end …

Ryan, Murray a few billion apart

Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray are only a few billion dollars in budgetary savings away from a deal that would set spending levels and blunt the impact of across-the-board spending cuts for the next two years, according to sources close to the negotiations.<p>But hurdles remain, as finding those …

The 7 Things I Learned When I Got Fired (Again)

Ok, my exit from running the wealth management businesses of Bank of America was called a restructuring. But it sure felt like I was fired. I learned …

Samsung’s Gear Smartwatch Is A Strange Hybrid

The folks over at GigaOm have heard from reliable sources everything we need to know about Samsung’s Gear smartwatch, a device rumored to hit the headlines about a week before Apple’s big new iPhone event. It’s complex, and confusing data for sure.<p>The Gear is going to have a touch-sensitive OLED …

Called to The Bar before she's old enough to go to a bar: Florida 18-year-old becomes youngest person ever to qualify as a barrister in Britain

• Gabrielle Turnquest is the youngest qualified barrister in more than 600 years<br>• She passed her Graduate Diploma in Law at the tender age of just 17<br>• Miss …

Merchandising

Rubicon’s Addante Talks About Competing with Google, New Hires and Possible IPO

Earlier this week, I had a visit at <b>AllThingsD</b> global HQ from Frank Addante, the CEO and founder of the Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project, to talk …

Digital Advertising

Why does Yahoo! buy failed startups? It's the only way it can get good developers

The acqui-hire isn't bad business<p>Yahoo bought Rockmelt today, a startup that debuted with a wave of media fanfare touting it as the company that would reinvent the browser for the age of the social web. It didn't catch on, Rockmelt pivoted, and eventually the company faded into obscurity, at which …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

JR's New Street Art Tribute to MLK's Famous Speech

The Sweet Auburn district of Atlanta, Georgia is well-known because of one very important figure, it's where civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up. A few days ago, street artist JR flew into Atlanta, and made his way to the Auburn area to start prepping its walls for something …

Black History

This Week in Digital Fabrication: The ROI of Household 3D Printing; UPS Store Partners with Stratasys, Plus MCOR's Full-Color Paper 3D-Printer

Findings from a paper by a handful of intrepid engineers at Michigan Technical University have been making headlines this week, concluding that "the …

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Home Tours

Benefits Bill Aims To Go Beyond Marriage, Protect Gay Couples In Civil Unions

The Social Security Equality Act was introduced Friday by Rep. Linda Sánchez.<p>WASHINGTON — As the federal government adjusts the bureaucracy to life after the Defense of Marriage Act's federal ban on recognizing same-sex couples' marriages, new legislation raises the question of how those still …

LGBTQI

16 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Will Win 2016

Conservative Myra Adams lists the many reasons Hillary will win the White House in 2016.<p>By the standards of “political time,” where in one day a …

Dell Buyout Near Collapse as Board Committee Rejects Sweetened Offer

The proposed leveraged buyout of the computing company Dell appeared close to a collapse today after the special committee of the company’s board of …

IT

If you're getting spammed on iMessage, now you can spam Apple about it

You're not the only one irked by iMessage spam -- Apple is too. Cupertino's finally gotten fed up with those pesky spammers and has established an email line to receive reports about them. So, next time your phone beeps and your slumber's rudely interrupted by ads for prescription drugs, take a …

First tourists arrested under Russia’s ban on “gay propaganda”

Four Dutch nationals were arrested on Sunday for reportedly asking young people about their views on gay rights<p>Four Dutch tourists were arrested in Russia on Sunday for violating the country's ban on "homosexual propaganda," making them the first foreigners to be charged under the new law.<p>According …

How to Use Google Plus

While Google Plus isn't quite in the same league as Facebook, it's growing fast—in May 2013, Time reported that Google Plus had approximately 190 million active members. Ready to sign up? Learning how to use Google Plus is easy, especially if you already have a Google account.<p><b>Adding Yourself to</b> …

featured Twitter app

UberSocial will keep you up-to-date while you're on-the-go, offering lightning-fast functionality, curated content, customization options, and a …

BlackBerry

Officials: NSA Scheme Foiled Terrorist Plots In Over 20 Countries

Last year, fewer than 300 phone numbers were checked against the database of millions of U.S. phone records gathered daily by the NSA in one of the programs, the intelligence officials said in arguing that the programs are far less sweeping than their detractors allege.<p>No other new details about …

Top 5 investigative videos of the week: World’s worst charities exposed

From the slums of Mexico to the skyscrapers of Singapore, a sampling of the finest docs YouTube has to offer<p>This week’s news provided nonstop action. New revelations about the National Security Agency and our vanishing personal privacy keep coming out. The congressional catfight over immigration …

“Tax-free NY” as misguided as it sounds

Eliminating taxes in college communities won’t improve the economy, but it will undermine our public institutions<p>The decade-long conservative campaign for lower taxes and limited government has hit a wall of public outrage over the unfairness of the American tax system. But while lower taxes for …

CBS' Bob Schieffer Destroys Edward Snowden In 90 Seconds

Amid a debate over whether Snowden is a "hero" for exposing information about the scope of the NSA's surveillance methods, Schieffer said Snowden shouldn't be mentioned in the same conversation as other heroes who have exposed government wrongdoings.<p>"For one thing, I don't remember Martin Luther …

18 Best U.S. Summer Music Festivals: From Bonnaroo to EDC (PHOTOS)

Jean Trinh rounds up the best music festivals in the U.S., with artists like Beyoncé and Nine Inch Nails.<p>Julie Jacobson/AP, Brian Spady/Spady …

53 Senators Skipped A Classified Briefing On NSA Snooping

Most Senators opted for a long weekend instead of sticking around for a briefing on government surveillance that was held two-and-a-half hours after their final vote Thursday.<p>A briefing on government surveillance was half empty Thursday after 53 Senators decided to skip it and start their weekend …

Surveillance

Google[x] unveils Project Loon to bring the world Internet via balloon

Google is bringing the Internet to the developing world via balloon.<p>Yesterday the search giant published a blog post detailing Project Loon. The project emerged out of Google[x], Google’s secret lab that works on “moonshot ideas,” or projects that are a little farther afield.<p>Internet connectivity …

How can we effectively store solar energy?

Meeting the world’s ever-growing energy demands in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner is one of the most pressing issues facing …

Sex assault scandal tests Pentagon

A burgeoning sex-abuse scandal in the military is emerging as a true test of whether the Pentagon can change its culture, stamp out a rampant ill and drag itself into the modern age.<p>In the past two weeks, the military disclosed its statistics on sexual assault are getting worse, an officer in …

Google I/O keynote recording available for watching

<i>The opening keynote of Google I/O was full of news and updates from the Google team. The recording of the full livestream is now available for you to watch.</i><p>From the great additions to the toolkit of Android developers to the groundbreaking Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition and the awesome new Maps …

Google

Skobbler Brings its GPS Navigation App to Android

The day after Google previewed an all-new Google Maps for iOS and Android (as well as a desktop incarnation), Skobbler has finally brought its popular iOS GPS navigation app to Android.<p>Founded in 2008, Berlin-based Skobbler produces a number of map-based products for iOS, Android, Nook and Kindle …