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Intel’s 2nd-gen Compute Stick is a faster, better iTunes media server

One year after introducing the original Compute Stick, a version of which was featured in our guide to building a $150 iTunes media server, <b>Intel</b> today announced the <b>2nd-gen Compute Stick</b> ($159-$499) with many noteworthy improvements. Still shaped like a pack of gum, the new Compute Stick fits a …

One Kings Lane, Once Valued at $900 Million, Is Likely to Sell for a Fraction of That

Any outcome likely won't be pretty for investors and employees.<p>One Kings Lane, the online seller of furniture and home decor that has struggled for the better part of the last two years, has been running a process to sell the company for several months, four sources told <b>Re/code</b>.<p>The company had …

Venture Capital

This pocket thermal camera helps you see in the dark

The next time I find myself camping in the Sahara surrounded by lions, I'm going to wish I had a FLIR Scout TK on me. It's a monocular thermal camera shaped like a cartoon bomb and easily usable in one hand; it picks up objects based on heat, so you can see animals even when obscured by foliage, or …

Time I

Facebook removes Anonymous post about accused killer of Cole Miller

Social media site deletes post about Armstrong Renata by internet group Anonymous Australia after changing its mind about breach of standards<p>Facebook has removed a post by the internet group Anonymous Australia that the Queensland law society warned could jeopardise the prosecution of accused …

Internet

Audi is cranking up deliveries of electric cars

Audi is developing battery packs in-house while forging "tight relationships" with leading battery makers to underpin "a lasting and sustainable strategic shift," Audi's U.S. chief Scott Keogh said at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.<p>Audi, the flagship brand of German carmaker …

Electric Vehicles

Colleges tell students to leave their hoverboards at home

BOSTON (AP) — One of the holiday's hottest presents is now considered contraband at many U.S. colleges.<p>More than 30 universities have banned or restricted hoverboards on their campuses in recent weeks, saying the two-wheeled, motorized scooters are unsafe. Beyond the risk of falls and collisions, …

College & University

FAA's B4UFLY app tells drone operators if it's okay to fly

Flying drones is a lot more complicated than it used to be. These days, drone pilots need to register their toys with the FAA, be aware of drone-specific laws and even notify local airports of their flights in certain sceneries. It's a lot to keep track of, which is why the FAA has released B4UFLY, …

CES 2016: Pilotless drone to transport humans on display

<b>A human-carrying drone is one of the transport innovations on display at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.</b><p>The EHang personal minicopter is not operated by manual controls. The passenger chooses a point on a map to travel to.<p>The device is likely to cost more than $200,000 (£137,000) and could be …

Drones

Verizon Wireless's 5G Deployment is a 1 Gig Fairy Tale.

Did you know that 100 Mbps was the original speed touted by Verizon for 4G LTE, starting around 2009? Yet, by 2015, America's average for 4G LTE speed is about 10-12 Mbps for a download -- about 90 percent off the original marketing hype. But this is old news.<p>Verizon's hype machine is in full force …

Telecoms

The Alp Watch is a $24,900 joke at the Apple Watch's expense

'Get a life, upgrade to a mechanical watch.'<p>Of all the responses we've seen to the Apple Watch, from both the tech industry and traditional watch makers, this might just be the most committed. Luxury watchmaker H. Moser & Cie has unveiled what it's calling the Swiss Alp Watch, a timepiece that …

Smartwatches

Amazon’s now selling its own brand of ARM processors for the connected home

Amazon has officially entered the semiconductor market with the news that it is selling its own-brand of ARM-based chips to manufacturers.<p>U.S. tech companies went transatlantic on more than a few occasions last year in their search for innovation, but one of the more curious cases was when Amazon …

Nintendo is renovating its one-of-a-kind New York store

Nintendo's headquarters may be in Kyoto, Japan, but the spiritual center, where most big US console launches happen, is the Nintendo World store at Rockefeller Plaza, New York. The only official Nintendo store in the world is about to undergo a major renovation and when it's over, it'll also have a …

Parents of teens aren't using tech to monitor online behavior

A young Will Smith once said that "parents just don't understand," and judging by a recent study, that statement has perhaps never been more true …

Apple Ditching The Headphone Jack Could Be Bad For Consumers

If the rumors are true, and Apple really is about to ditch the traditional 3.5 mm headphone jack in its next wave of iPhones, there could be real environmental ramifications.<p>Losing the headphone jack has its benefits, of course. As Gordon Kelly points out, the iPhone 7 could use the extra space for …

Mobile Technology

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Yahoo is prepping to lay off 10% or more of its workforce.</b> Sources familiar with the matter say the company is planning to reduce its headcount by more than 1,000, and cuts may start this month.<p><b>2. Snapchat is closing down its Lens Store after just two months and focusing on its ads business.</b> It …

App Store

Aurora Storm Watch Issued - Lights Show Possible, January 2016

NOAA Issues Minor Aurora Storm Watch.<p>Last Storm Watch was a Dud. (Try, try again.)<p>Charged Particles from Sun heading towards Earth.<p>When does the …

Body of country singer Craig Strickland recovered

The body of country singer Craig Strickland was recovered Monday morning by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, an official said.<p>The 29-year-old went …

Weather

It Just Keeps Getting Colder

Anyone that's a weather aficionado knows that forecast models are finicky things. They can change each time a new run comes out for any number of …

NFL

Venomous yellow-bellied sea snakes washed ashore during wild weather on NSW south coast

Highly venomous sea snakes, which usually live in tropical waters, have been found washed ashore following recent wild weather along the New South …

How Many Of These Weather Channel Shows Have You Watched?

Results for How Many Of These Weather Channel Shows Have You Watched?<p>You have seen pitifully few Weather Channel shows<p>When your coworkers are huddled …

Sarah Outen: British adventurer's boat found three months after she abandoned it in hurricane

Round-the-world athlete set for 'teary reunion' with boat Happy Socks she ditched during epic 25,000-mile journey after it is found off coast of Ireland<p>An ocean rowing boat abandoned by a round-the-world adventurer during a hurricane has been found three months later.<p>Record-breaking athlete Sarah …

Sailing