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Go ahead and share your HBO Go account, HBO doesn't mind

Go ahead, ask your roommate for their sibling's HBO Go password — as it turns out, HBO really doesn't mind. "It presents the brand to more and more people and gives them an opportunity, hopefully, to become addicted to it," HBO CEO Richard Plepler tells <i>BuzzFeed</i>. Plepler says that HBO is well aware …

The Simpsons

Realistic Stacks of Old Newspapers, Cash, and Comic Books Carved from a Single Piece of Wood by Randall Rosenthal | Colossal

<p>The subject of Randall Rosenthal’s artwork at times seem inconsequential. Stacks of old newspapers and magazines, a comic book collection in a …

Microsoft may preview Windows 'Threshold' in April, launch it in 2015

Microsoft may have just released Windows 8.1 a few months ago, but it's reportedly on the cusp of previewing its <i>next</i> major Windows version, Threshold. The <i>SuperSite</i> <i>for Windows</i> hears from sources that Microsoft will provide a "vision" for the OS at its Build conference in early April. While there …

Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

At CES 2014, the smartest home appliances aren't smart at all<p>CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's incongruous efforts to push Evernote onto …

First Look At Sketchfab: A Youtube For 3D Files

Sketchfab is a web service to publish, share and embed interactive 3D models in real-time. Put simply, the site is part of a growing network of online 3D software to enable artistes, designers, and lay users to design 3D models that can, subsequently, be crafted into objects using a 3D printer. …

Atheer and Meta Want You to Touch Your Apps in Midair

Touchscreens have become <i>so</i> 2007, the wearable computing crowd chants. The next big thing for how we interact with our technology, they say, might be …

Android Phones

Outdated Magnetic Strips: How U.S. Credit Card Security Lags

Criminals may have stolen information from 40 million credit and debit cards used at Target. A possible weakness? The magnetic stripe on credit cards — which fraudsters can pull credit card numbers and expiration dates from to make counterfeit cards.<p>Other countries moved beyond this technology …

Apple Says Demand For New Mac Pro Desktop Already Exceeds Supply

<i>Updates to add Apple comment in fifth paragraph that it will take time for supply to catch up with demand.</i><p>Macintosh power users who have been waiting years for Apple to update its high-end desktop and thought they could finally get their hands on the new workstation this month will have to wait a …

Surprise! Woman finds out Bill Gates is her Secret Santa

Most Secret Santas are average gift givers, but one woman got a big holiday surprise this week when she participated in an online gift exchange and received a package from none other than Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.<p>The lucky recipient, who identified herself online as Rachel and who goes by …

Spain fines Google $1.2 million for allegedly violating privacy laws

Google triggered investigations in six European countries when it revealed its unified privacy policy last year, but Spain is the first of the bunch to draw blood. The country just fined Google a total of €900,000 ($1.2 million) for allegedly violating data protection laws through its current …

Android 4.4.2 KitKat rolling out to the Moto G, both global and U.S. variants

Last month Motorola pushed out KitKat to the Moto X at record speed, and earlier today the company even managed to bring the latest version of Android over to Verizon’s Droid Ultra, Mini and Maxx. Now they’ve done it once again: Android 4.4.2 KitKat is rolling out to the Moto G!<p>So what’s new here? …

Veedeo for iPhone allows you to create and share custom video clips with animated text, music, and effects

A new app called Veedeo launched on the iOS App Store today that allows you to create video clips with custom text and a blur effect similar to what you see throughout iOS 7’s new design. The short video clips are designed to be shared via social networks like Twitter and Instagram.<p>The app doesn’t …

This t-shirt will tell your phone how healthy you are

OMSignal<p>Last month, Quartz wrote about Scanadu Scout, a nifty little device that can measure your vital signs—temperature, heart rate, blood pressure and more—simply through contact with your skin. The catch was that you have to hold it up your forehead to get a reading. Stephane Marceau, founder …

Intel planning future 18-core processor: report

<b>Intel is reportedly planning an 18-core version of its next-generation server and workstation processors, and is also working on ultra-low-Wattage</b> …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

Verizon: US company to publish data requests

<b>US mobile operator Verizon says it will reveal the number of requests for customer information it received from law enforcement agencies this year.</b><p>The move follows leaks about mass surveillance programmes run by the National Security Agency from fugitive ex-NSA contractor Edward …

Surveillance

IMDb's latest iOS update makes it easier to follow movie stars without getting arrested

Whatever happened to Joe Carnahan after he directed the 2002 cop classic, <i>NARC</i>? And what the heck is Joaquin Phoenix up to these days (aside from deeply inappropriate love affairs)? The redesigned IMDb app for iOS 7 delivers answers to these questions and more, especially now that it supports …

Line Will Pay Users to Watch Video Ads

Facebook’s move towards video ads raised concern among users this week, but what if you were paid to watch them? That’s a concept that Line, the messaging app from Japan with 300 million registered users, is putting to the test next year.<p>The company announced today (in Japanese) that it will …

Samsung may bring stitched leather look to laptops

Galaxy Note 3 style wrapped around an Ativ Book 9 chassis<p>The Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 introduced a new faux leather aesthetic for Samsung, which may now be making the jump to the company's Windows notebooks as well. A new Ativ Book 9 Style laptop has been pictured over on Korean site …

People Are More Freaked Out by Hacking Than Tracking, Survey Finds

When asked to choose which is more important to them, protecting their personal information online or protecting their online behavior, respondents …

Personal Information

Meet the big, bad robots competing in this weekend’s DARPA Robotics Challenge trial

Starting later today, some of the most capable humanoid robots in the world will congregate in Miami, where 17 teams will spend two days competing to …

Samsung said to unveil Galaxy Pro tablets in early 2014

Samsung may be targeting a new lineup of Galaxy Pro tablets for the first quarter of 2014.<p>Based on a tidbit from an unnamed insider, SamMobile said on Friday that Samsung is prepping three Pro tablets as well as a lite version of the Galaxy Tab 3. The pro lineup would include the Galaxy Tab Pro …

Deltaprintr: a quick, tall 3D printer for under $700 (video)

The trio behind the Deltaprintr launched their project with a noble enough goal: creating a 3D printer that was cheap enough so as to actually be affordable for college students like themselves. The result comes in $685, preassembled. Not too shabby, so far as these things go. And with the project …

The Private Cloud: There are Silver Linings Here

This post is brought to you by Comcast Business. <br>Follow us @comcastbusiness.<p>The ‘private cloud’… Isn’t that just an internal network with a fancy name?<p>‘Private cloud’ is the phrase used to describe a cloud computing platform that is implemented inside the corporate firewall. But it is managed by …

Making a maker: 3D printed chess pieces with a few twists

One of the strengths of 3D printing is how easy it makes it to customize any object. Emboldened by how perfectly laser cutting a chess board went …

NFL players scared of fantasy fans' Twitter threats

It's not easy when someone tells you their woe is your fault.<p>Sometimes, you know it's their fault, but you can't find a way of telling them. Sometimes, these people need deep and serious treatment because their view of reality has become distorted.<p>One such case, certain fantasy football players …

Cash crop: Farmville raises $1 million to feed the hungry

"FarmVille" players raised $1 million in charity for Feeding America last month during a holiday-themed expansion to the social game.<p>Virtual farms on Facebook are raising real food for the needy this holiday season, with "FarmVille " charity drive. Players looking to light up their imaginary …