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Redesigned Google Play Store for Android revealed in leaked images

Android users may soon see a redesigned Google Play Store, judging by newly leaked screenshots of an unreleased update. It's not what we'd call a drastic overhaul, but Google seems to be transitioning away from its current overlay menu system in favor of a slide-out navigation drawer. The company …

Democracy 3 brings government to the people

As the U.S. Government grinds back into action today, the lesson is relearned that the D.C. power game is all about politicians prone to ethical flip-flopping, dodgy fund-raising, cynical media manipulation, venal posturing and base vote scrounging.<p>Very little of what politicians do is about actual …

Windows 8.1 now available to download

Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update is now available to download. Windows 8 users will see a notification in the Windows Store with a prompt to upgrade to the new operating system. Microsoft has added a number of improvements with this update, including built-in Bing search, smart SkyDrive syncing, and …

GOP reeling after epic defeat

Republicans are in a daze after losing on both the government shutdown and the debt ceiling<p>With the government reopened, the debt ceiling lifted, and Obamacare mostly untouched, there's little doubt that the GOP has suffered one of its worst defeats in years. And as a report in the New York Times …

Winners and losers in the shutdown and debt ceiling battle

It's topsy-turvy land as Ted Cruz humiliates the GOP but raises a ton of money. Just don't say we 'kicked the can down the road'<p>The word "brinksmanship". I've used it twice today already! A relatively new word to the English language, it was coined by Secretary of State John Foster Dulles in 1956 …

Washington's political chaos proves it's time for a de-Americanised world

As this latest crisis reveals, the US is unfit to govern itself, let alone lord it over the rest of us. We need a new world order<p><i>This article was published on the English-language website of the Chinese government's official news agency, Xinhua, on 13 October 2013, before the conclusion of a deal</i> …

Foreign Policy

The Dark Side of the Debt Deal

The legislators who voted for destroying the American economy<p><b>Everyone is relieved by the fiscal deal</b> but let's not forget this little detail: a majority of one party in the House voted to destroy the American economy. Here they are, all 144 of them, maybe …

Republicans

Why you can’t find a technical co-founder (Guest Post)

<i>This is a guest post by a friend of mine on email marketing. Elizabeth Yin is the CEO and a co-founder of LaunchBit, an ad network for email</i> …

The Parking Attendant Problem - What to do with all that free time

Watch me discuss the so-called “Parking Attendant Problem” on YouTube here:<p><i>Missed part one of this series where I discussed how you can identify your</i> …

Parking

Business Insights and Resources

Streamline your processes and run your business more efficiently<p>Improve productivity by relying on the security of the cloud with the performance …

Small Business

7 Ways You're Killing Your Tech

The first few days with a new piece of tech are filled with wonder and trepidation. You cradle your new phone like it's a newborn, you frantically …

A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses

Author: Joshua Davis. Joshua Davis Business<p>Date of Publication: 10.15.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>You can read a version of this story in …

Statup Seminar - Pat 1: Earn Money to Earn Money

Last week at the “Shutdown? StartUp!” free webinar, we talked about how you can identify your passions, pursue them as a startup business, and …

Small Business

'Kung Fu Panda 3' to Begin Production in August

Now slated for a release in December 2015, the project will see one-third of its production done in China, said the managing director of a company …

Microsoft reverses course on Internet connection and used game policies of Xbox One

Microsoft has reversed its position on the always-on Internet connection and used game policies of the Xbox One in an updated post on its site today. A note at the top of the Xbox policy page notes that some details of the current Q&A page are inaccurate, and it has provided a new link to updated …

Reading poolside? Which do you choose: A tablet or an e-reader?

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains why an e-reader may be better suited for outdoor reading than a tablet. And she also clarifies how spectrum frequencies are likely affecting wireless coverage.<p>Smaller 7-inch tablets and apps, such as the Amazon Kindle app, have made …

Best Buy offering 'free' iPhone 5 in its trade-in promotion

The tech retailer is doing it again -- customers now have nine days in which they can trade in a working iPhone 4S or 4 and get a $150 credit for a new iPhone.<p>After Best Buy hosted an iPhone trade-in day earlier this month, the retailer has decided to do it again -- but this time, the deal will …

Best Tech to Prepare for Severe Weather

September is National Preparedness Month, and on my blog we’ll be taking a look at all the different ways you can leverage tech to stay safe and …

Must-have tech for families heading back to school

When the kids head back to school this fall, you want to be ready. And I don’t just mean that they’ve got cool new backpacks and killer sneakers to …

HLN: Upcoming mobile games to watch out for

Video games can already be addictive, but some mobile games are really taking it to the next level. On HLN, I explain how even though games like …

The Bathroom Reading Edition

April Rose checks out <i>Maxim</i>'s hot shoot with Taylor Momsen, as well as <i>Escape Plan</i> and <i>Pokemon X & Y</i>.<p>Latest Videos<p>Loading…<p>See More

Taylor Momsen

Obama Applauds Senate Deal On Government Shutdown, Debt Ceiling

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday that President Barack Obama is pleased with the deal on the government shutdown and debt ceiling unveiled by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)<p>"The president applauds Leader Reid and …

Butthoven’s 5th Symphony, Aka How the 1% Twerk

In this video from 2012, professional burlesque dancer Michelle L’amour performs “Butthoven’s 5th Symphony,” a wonderfully cheeky performance that …

Anki Brings Videogames to Life With Robotic Toy Cars

Anki co-founder Hanns Tappeiner places two palm-sized toy cars onto a flat, rolled-out mat and gives them a little shove. They start zooming around …

Robotics

Top NSA officials leaving spy agency - Investigations

U.S. National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander testifies at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Sept. 26.<p>A U.S. intelligence official confirms that NSA director Army Gen. Keith Alexander and …

That’s how you treat a bully!: Democrats win — and learn a huge lesson

GOP is finally surrendering. But it will try more extortion soon — and Democrats will have to stand just as strong<p>The conventional wisdom seems to be that Democrats shouldn’t spike the football or dance in the end zone once they succeed in lifting the debt ceiling and reopening government, because …

Done deal: Obama signs debt bill into law - NBC Politics

Lawmakers work to pass a bill that would end the first government shutdown in 17 years and prevent the government from defaulting on its debt.<p><b>By Carrie Dann, Political Reporter, NBC News</b><p>After weeks of stalemate that shuttered the government for 16 days and brought the nation within hours of a key …

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …