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Declassified Files Reveal NSA Routinely Ignored Courts

Newly declassified documents reveal that the National Security Agency has a long history of ignoring or avoiding court protections of the 4th Amendment. The heavily redacted 1,000+ page data dump reads like a diary of federal judges scolding intelligence agencies for overreaching their …

Xbox is an essential piece of the new Microsoft pie, says departing CEO Steve Ballmer

In his final speech as CEO at a Microsoft shareholder meeting, outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer fired a shot across the bow of those who are rumored to be thinking of splitting the company into component parts and selling some of them.<p>Like possible new CEO Steven Elop, for example.<p>One of the candidates …

Evena's smart glasses offer nurses a through-the-skin view of patients' veins (video)

It's not always easy for nurses to find the right vein for an intravenous drip -- the target vessels are sometimes hidden below the skin. Evena Medical's new Eyes-On smart glasses may make those injections a little easier. The Moverio-based eyewear overlays a 3D blood vessel map on the patient, …

MediaTek launches world's first true octa-core mobile chip, first devices due end of year

Qualcomm's nightmare has finally come true. Earlier today, MediaTek officially introduced the world's first true octa-core mobile processor, MT6592, and the first devices to feature it are expected to arrive as soon as end of year. This 28nm chip packs eight low-power Cortex-A7 cores, and courtesy …

Vint Cerf: 'Privacy may be an anomaly'

Could online privacy one day be a thing of the past as we share more and more details about ourselves through social networks? Vint Cerf certainly believes that privacy will become much harder to ensure.<p>The father of the Internet spoke Tuesday about online privacy at a US Federal Trade Commission …

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Samsung calls for mistrial over alleged “Asian” innuendo by Apple lawyers

Lawyers for Samsung have accused counsel for Apple(s aapl) of making subtle race-based arguments in a trial over smartphone patents, and are calling …

New ‘liquid metal’ will let you print circuits on paper, T-shirts, or even leaves

Three Chinese scientists say they’ve found a way to create a metal that’s liquid at room temperatures, can be printed as if it was ink in ordinary, everyday desktop printers, and will adhere to surfaces as diverse and supple as rubber, paper, cotton T-shirts, or a leaf off an oak tree.<p>Need an RFID …

Google's chief internet evangelist says 'privacy may actually be an anomaly'

Google's chief internet evangelist, Vint Cerf, suggests that privacy is a fairly new development that may not be sustainable. "Privacy may actually be an anomaly," Cerf said at an FTC event yesterday while taking questions. Elaborating, he explained that privacy wasn't even guaranteed a few decades …

The man who made robots smarter now wants to disrupt education

Sebastian Thrun made robots smarter, and built “Stanley,” the driverless car that won the 2005 DARPA Challenge. Now he’s making humans smarter with Udacity, the online education company he co-founded in 2011.<p>Udacity is one of several companies leading the charge in offering affordable courses …

Google Now Holds a Patent for Posting Personalized Automated Responses on Social Networks

Google has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for “Automated generation of suggestions for personalized reactions in a social network”, meaning faking interaction on your chosen social network could get even easier.<p>Granted yesterday, the filing explains …

Prophecy Sciences Wants To Transform Recruiting With A Blend Of Neuroscience, Games, Biometrics And Machine Learning

Ask any startup or business what its top priorities are at any given moment and, more often than not, the conversation begins and ends with recruiting. In spite of this, recruiting and hiring top talent is a huge headache, the process is messy and inefficient, and most businesses stink at it as a …

Google Wallet adds plastic to its payment repertoire, offers pre-paid debit card

Much as Google Wallet tried to get NFC and phones in general to be the payment form of the future, it seems that the company has realized that many folks are still attached to plastic. To meet that luddite demand, today Google began offering a pre-paid Google Wallet debit card to give access to …

Xbox One Review: A Multimedia Extravaganza that Plays Games

Now that we’ve been testing the Xbox One in beta for the past few days, Microsoft is pulling the curtains back on press reviews of the next-gen console. The software we’ve been using is near final, though some of the issues we encountered are likely to be addressed with some last-minute …

The German and Italian economies are moving in opposite directions

To paraphrase disgraced US past presidential contender John Edwards, there are clearly two Europes. Or rather, there’s Europe and there’s Germany, the largest economy on the continent.<p>In Germany things are going pretty well. The economy is growing. Exports are booming. Home prices are rising, yet …

Japan in biggest annual exports rise for three years

<b>Japan's exports have seen their biggest annual rise for three years.</b><p>Exports rose 18.6% to 6.1 trillion yen ($61bn; £38bn) in the year to October, largely thanks to more car shipments, its ministry of finance said.<p>This was above analysts' forecasts of about 16.5%.<p>A weak yen and an improving global …

Big US businesses would rather avoid taxes on profits overseas than pay lower rates at home

US lawmakers are rolling out plans to cut the country’s world-leading corporate tax rates, and big business is saying “not so fast!”<p>While companies always profess eagerness to see their tax rates cut, the preferred method of doing so in Washington—closing tax loopholes to make up for the cost of …