Damien Spencer

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What Nest's Funding Means for Hardware Startups

The smart home appliance maker is now valued at more than $2 billion, another indicator that hardware is hot.<p>Nest Labs, the Palo Alto, California-based smart home device startup, is about to raise $150 million in funding at a valuation of $2 billion, according to the tech news site ReCode.<p>Who knew …

Most anticipated tech of 2014 (pictures)

As August winds to a close, so do the summer tech doldrums. Manufacturers are ramping up for the big fourth-quarter buying season, and that means new products galore. Expect an avalanche of announcements in the first half of September alone, with the IFA show in Berlin followed by an Apple event, …

Cisco “deeply concerned” over NSA backdoor claims

Cisco(s csco) is investigating a claim by Germany’s <i>Der Spiegel</i> that the company is among many whose devices have been backdoored by the NSA to assist …

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Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Linked to Fracking Found in Colorado River

<i>The Colorado River flows through the town of Rifle in Garfield County, Colorado. Photo (taken 1972) by David Hiser, courtesy of U.S. National</i> …