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The New Google Maps Is A Social Network In Disguise

The new version of Google Maps, which debuted at Google I/O and will be rolling out via an invitation system in the coming weeks, is another leap forward for the cartographical gold standard. The design is cleaner and all screens—desktop, Android and iOS—now benefit from Google Now cards that pop …

You can now tip Bitcoin to other users across Reddit using a cool new hack

Remember Bitcoin? The currency has fallen from the public eye in the past month, following sharp gyrations in value that saw its dollar-price fall below $100 per; the currency is currently valued at $128.34 per coin.<p>Among its fans and believers, the good ship Bitcoin sails on. To that end, folks …

Razer Blade 14 review: Slim gaming powerhouse brings great battery life - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Razer Blade 14</b> has a slim design with a powerful combination of fourth-gen quad-core Intel processor and Nvidia graphics; battery life is strong, too.<p><b>The Bad</b> A lackluster low-resolution, nontouch display doesn't fit the high-end design. The baseline 128GB SSD for $1,800 isn’t sufficient …

Computer Hardware

Oracle: We’re investing in Java security

In a blog post yesterday, Oracle outlined the steps its been taking and the investments it’s been making to ensure the security of Java, its beleaguered open-source programming language.<p>Starting in October 2013, the company will release quarterly security patches. It also says it will respond more …

Rdio bites some of Pandora's classic features to increase music discoverability

Rdio is following Spotify's introduction of its Discover feature this week with some new music discoverability features of its own. The streaming music service announced five new features plus a redesigned "Now Playing" section that applies the design of its mobile apps to the desktop. New users to …

Nexus movement: what smartwatches can learn from Seiko

Wearables could get buried if Google and Microsoft don't step up<p>A dual-language day and date window, a sweeping second hand, a crown at the 3-o’clock position. Starting from a small handful of common characteristics, a company like Swatch, Seiko, Breitling, or Bell & Ross can produce literally …

Journal site Xanga tries to fend off an impending shutdown with fundraising drive

It's a sad day for the old internet. Xanga — which has long tagged behind LiveJournal as a journaling platform — is running out of time: in a blog post, the team behind it said they'll be forced to shut the site down if they can't raise $60,000 by July 15th. "The status quo is no longer possible," …

Google Won’t Approve Glass Apps That Recognize People’s Faces… For Now

The potential creep factor of Google Glass is something that the search giant has to mitigate as best it can if it wants that kooky head-worn display to become a mass-market sensation (and even that may not be enough), but a recent announcement highlights the search giant’s commitment to, well, do …

Chicago Sun-Times Fires Photo Staff, Will Train Reporters to Use iPhones For Photos

A day after the Chicago Sun-Times fired the entirety of its 28-person photo staff, Chicago media critic Robert Feder (via <i>Cult of Mac</i>) is reporting that the newspaper is training its reporters in iPhone photography to produce the photo content the paper requires.<p>Sun-Times reporters begin mandatory …

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

<i>When you stop chasing the wrong things you give<br>the right things a chance to catch you.</i><p>As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a …

Vanilla Android may be released for existing HTC One owners

So we’ve finally confirmed the existence of the vanilla Android based HTC One, which is set for a June 26 release. The handset will be a little pricey, costing $599, but will contain exactly the same hardware as the standard One. The only difference will be the changes in software.<p>After the …

HTC nixes plans for 12-inch Windows RT tablet, report says

Remember late last year when there was a rumor that HTC would be getting into the Windows RT tablet game with 7- and 12-inch versions? Well, Bloomberg is reporting that the 12-inch slate has been scrapped.<p>Bloomberg's source disclosed that the tablet would have cost HTC too much and the weak demand …

Google: Motorola's tattoos could replace passwords

Motorola’s forthcoming phones could use electronic tattoos or pills to identify users, it has been announced.<p>The technology, which aims to remove the need to enter passwords and replace them simply with a phone being close to a user’s body, was one of the suggestions Dennis Woodside, Motorola’s …

Bootup: The painful legacy of Napster, Google's music subscription imminent and how Cisco pwns the world's switches

A quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>Brilliant piece on why the fallout from Napster was so damaging, and …

Why Xbox One looks bland: You’re not meant to notice it

One of the most common criticisms of the new Xbox One is the console hardware itself, which has been widely compared to a VCR or a Betamax. As I …

This app uses Kinect technology to prevent you from running into things while texting

Good news for smartphone addicts who just can’t keep their eyes off the iPhone: There’s an app in development designed to alert you of oncoming …

Mars radiation fears won't deter Nasa: the will to explore will prevail

How safe would a mission to Mars really be? As well as embarking on trips lasting several years in cramped craft with no breakdown cover, future …

NASA Confirms That Curiosity Found An Ancient Martian Stream

Last year, NASA announced that the Curiosity rover had found preliminary evidence of an ancient streambed, indicating that water once flowed freely on Mars. After a few more months of study, that preliminary announcement has been confirmed – Curiosity has found the remains of an ancient stream.<p>To …

APOD: The Milky Trail (2013 Jun 01) Image Credit & Copyright: Wally Pacholka (AstroPics.com, TWAN) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130601.html Explanation: Have you ever hiked the Queen's Garden trail in Bryce Canyon, Utah, USA, planet Earth? Walking along that path in this dark night skyscape, you can almost imagine your journey continues along the pale, luminous Milky Way. Of course, the name for our galaxy, the Milky Way (in Latin, Via Lactea), does refer to its appearance as a milky band or path in the sky. In fact, the word galaxy itself derives from the Greek for milk. Visible on moonless nights from dark sky areas, though not so bright or quite so colorful as in this image, the glowing celestial band is due to the collective light of myriad stars along the plane of our galaxy, too faint to be distinguished individually. The diffuse starlight is cut by dark swaths of obscuring galactic dust clouds. Four hundred years ago, Galileo turned his telescope on the Milky Way and announced it to be "... a congeries of innumerable stars ..." http://twanight.org/pacholka http://astropics.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130601 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0601