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Google’s Megan Smith Says It’s Time To Uncover The “Lost History” Of Female Tech Pioneers

Google vice president Megan Smith gave a wide-ranging talk this morning at the Women 2.0 conference in Las Vegas in which she discussed “moonshot” ideas and connected them to the work she’s doing at Google’s “skunkworks” lab Google[x]. She also suggested that we’re entering a third wave” of women’s …

Cachemonet is the visual drug that will ruin your productivity

Cachemonet is weird. Spotted by users on the Fazed message board, the site has slowly made its way around the internet, and it's wasted more than a few minutes of our time recently.<p>Its creators describe Cachemonet as "an exploration into the serendipitous collisions that occur between two randomly …

Court: Homeland Security must disclose cellular shutdown protocols

The US Department of Homeland Security's ability to seek a shutdown of cellular and wireless networks in times of crisis, such as the potential of a remote detonation bomb threat isn't new. Exactly how and when that authority can be used, however, must be disclosed, thanks to a new ruling by a …

Conan besieged by YouTube commenters in audience

Imagine if people spoke in real life the way they would in a YouTube comment. A comedy bit from Conan O'Brien does just that.<p>On his late-night talk show on Wednesday, Conan was talking about Google's decision to ban anonymous YouTube comments, forcing people to use their real screen names. Many …

Phil Schiller in Samsung retrial: making a smaller iPad 'wasn't about the competition'

In front of a courtroom jury this morning, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller claimed that Samsung's patent infringement has weakened "the view that the world has for Apple." By copying the company's marquee iPhone and iPad products, Samsung has effectively diluted Apple's brand, Schiller argued. …

Fallout from Adobe security breach continues

The reverberations from the theft of user data associated with Adobe(s adbe) Cold Fusion, Acrobat, Acrobat Reader and PhotoShop accounts continued …