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Google Unveils Plans for Futuristic New Headquarters

Google has unveiled plans for a vastly expanded headquarters at its Mountain View, California, location, presenting a bucolic vision of movable structures to be built under curving and translucent canopies. The submission of the plan Friday to the City Council in Mountain View, which the company …

Architecture

FCC Approves Major Net Neutrality Rules

No fast lanes, no special treatment<p>After years of struggling and debate, the Federal Communication Commission today voted to reclassify broadband providers under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, paving the way for new rules on net neutrality. But what does that actually mean?<p>"Nothing changes …

Net Neutrality

In Japan, A Funeral For Robot Dogs

How do you mourn the death of that which never lived?<p>Sony made the Aibo virtual home companion for seven years. For a piece of consumer technology, that’s an eternity, but even by the truncated standards of a dog’s lifespan it is far too brief. Now, their robotic pets discontinued but beloved, Aibo …

'Big Brain' Gene Found in Humans, But Not in Chimps

A single gene may have helped pave the way for the rise of human intelligence by dramatically increasing the number of neurons found in a key brain region.<p>This gene seems to be uniquely human: It is found in modern-day humans, Neanderthals and another branch of extinct humans called Denisovans, but …

Evolution

Apple’s iOS grabbed a record 88.7% of smartphone profits in Q4 2014, Android fell to a new low of 11.3%

Google may be winning the mobile OS market share race, but Apple continues to dominate in smartphone profits. In fact, iOS grew its profit share to a new record high of 88.7 percent in Q4 2014, while Android hit a new record-low of 11.3 percent.<p>The latest data comes from Strategy Analytics, which …

Ericsson sues Apple for telecom patent infringement | Reuters

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson is suing Apple Inc for patent infringement, Ericsson said on Friday.<p>The exterior of Ericsson's headquarters are seen in Stockholm April 30, 2009. REUTERS/Bob Strong<p>Ericsson said it filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade …

Tesla Model S has a hidden James Bond mode

With a nod to Jules Verne<p>It’s not enough that Tesla’s Model S is the world’s best car, two years running — it’s also the coolest. A newly discovered easter egg lets you turn your e-car into a Lotus Esprit S1 submersible. Hold the "T" logo, enter "007" into the login, and then adjust your suspension …

Twitter starts tracking phone numbers to prevent its worst users from creating new accounts

Rolling out a new suite of anti-harassment tools<p>Weeks after <i>The Verge</i> published internal memos from Twitter CEO Dick Costolo in which he said "we suck at dealing with abuse," the company is rolling out new tools to reduce harassment on the service. Under the changes, users who receive temporary bans …

The Dress That Broke the Internet, and the Woman Who Started It All

Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images<p>Art Rickerby—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Matty Zimmerman—AP<p>OIC/AP<p>Scott Gries—Getty Images<p>David …

Kochava Acquires InferSystems For Mobile Ad Optimization

Mobile analytics provider Kochava is announcing it has acquired Toronto-based ad tech company InferSystems and will use its technology to build a product called the Kochava Optimization Beacon.<p>As explained to me by Kochava CEO Charles Manning, the new product allows the company to move beyond …

Meerkat for iOS Lets You Live Stream Video on Twitter

No, this is not an app livestreaming meerkats going about their day. It could be though. Meerkat for iOS lets you live stream video on Twitter in one click.<p>Once you’ve downloaded the app and found your good side, all you have to do is hit ‘stream’ and your video goes live instantly, showing up on …

Ericsson wants to block Apple from selling iPhones in the U.S.

In one to file under “N” for “Never happening,” mobile phone company Ericsson has filed seven new lawsuits asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to block Apple products, such as the iPhone, from selling in the United States.<p>The lawsuits allege that Apple is infringing on up to 41 patents, …

News Guide: FCC 'net neutrality' vote and what it means

WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists scored a major victory after the Federal Communications Commission agreed to rules that would ban service …