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Sean Parker’s $10 million destruction of a park epitomizes what’s wrong with Silicon Valley

Hey, if a billionaire couple wants to spend $10 million on their wedding, it’s neither all that surprising nor interesting, as far as I’m concerned. So, when news and statistics started to trickle out about Sean Parker’s wedding here in California—namely that it’d cost millions of dollars to create …

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TAX CHANGES Small-business advocates lament ‘appalling’ lack of detail ahead of Jan. 1 tax changes<p>Websites publishing Toronto home sales data quick to spring up after federal court ruling Subscriber content<p>Federal court gives Toronto real estate agents data-publishing rights<p>Toronto council to vote …

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Apple fights US charges over e-book price-fixing

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/983000/983397_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518090443_99b2bc55567da9270d2ed53e3665bcdb<p><b>Technology giant Apple is to begin its defence against charges by the US government that it tried to fix the prices of e-books.</b><p>The iPad-maker is accused …

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A Navy SEAL's biggest secret: Life as a transgender

Former team members praise Beck's courage to come out after 20 years.<p>In the super-secret world of the Navy SEAL, Chris Beck carried around an explosive secret of his own during his 20 years with the elite, all-male unit: a transgender life.<p>In the memoirs <i>Warrior Princess,</i> published Saturday, retired …

WiSee prototype detects gestures from the next room using only Wi-Fi

Researchers at the University of Washington have successfully created a prototype of a system that uses Wi-Fi — and only Wi-Fi — to detect gestures. Called "WiSee," the system cleverly measures the Doppler shifts created by human movement on regular Wi-Fi signals. That means that the system doesn't …

Acer's 8-inch Iconia W3 is the first one-handed Windows 8 tablet

A month ago, an eight-inch Acer tablet running Windows 8 mysteriously showed up on Amazon, only to be removed from the site a few hours later. Well, today Acer is finally making the diminutive Iconia W3 official. The company is confirming that all of the specs listed on Amazon were correct: it …

Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode trailers reveal 3DS gameplay

<i>Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode</i>, a Nintendo 3DS port of the PlayStation Portable game <i>Digimon World Re:Digitize</i> slated for a Japanese release on June 27, received a pair of Japanese language trailers recently on Namco Bandai's YouTube page.<p>Check out the trailers above and below to see the 3DS …

Microsoft wants Xbox 'achievements' for watching ads

Achievement unlocked: a patent application from Microsoft suggests that the company wants to "reward" you for your TV habits.<p><b>Xbox Achievements awards</b> …

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HTC One Google edition with stock Android due 'in two weeks'

A new version of the HTC One with stock Android rather than HTC's Sense software will be announced in the next two weeks and available in the summer, …

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Microsoft explains Xbox One cloud gaming in an effort to justify online requirement

Microsoft created confusion over its Xbox One online requirement this week, but fresh details are emerging that offer an insight into why the next-generation console needs an internet connection. Microsoft is increasing its number of Xbox Live servers to 300,000, up from only 500 at launch and …