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Yemen branch of Al Qaeda says it planned Paris attack

Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen on Wednesday claimed responsibility for planning and financing last week's massacre at a satirical magazine in Paris. The assertion came as U.S. intelligence agencies' ability to track the group has been hobbled by civil unrest in the Arab nation and its political …

Microsoft CEO defends Xbox in final shareholder address

In his last shareholder address as Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer took time to defend Xbox and Bing as essential components of the company's broader vision after some have suggested it would be wise for Microsoft sell off these businesses to become more profitable.<p>Speaking about the Xbox One, as …

Logitech launches $99 PowerShell Controller + Battery for iOS gaming

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>This must be the week to debut gaming controllers for iPhones(s aapl) and iPod touch devices. Yesterday, Moga announced …

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

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Rubberball / Corbis<p>Lawyers for Samsung have accused counsel for Apple(s aapl) of making subtle race-based arguments in …

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 …

Lit Motors launches its cargo-carrying electric scooter on Kickstarter

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Over two years ago I test drove (and was carried by) a funky electric scooter made by San Francisco-based startup Lit Motors …

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'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 …

Google Travels The World In Search Of Android Insights From Its Most Important Growth Markets

Google isn’t just targeting a broader user base with Android 4.4 based on speculative assumptions – TechCrunch has learned that the Internet giant recently sent teams of Android staffers all over the world on information gathering missions to find out about how its mobile OS is used in various …

How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland

This is a deeply technical but potentially very troubling story. Imagine one day you’re using the Internet the same way you do every day. Reading the …

Review: Xbox One makes strong play for living room

In the early days of the video game console, consumers were buying a device built with one purpose: to play games.<p>That mind-set started to change during the era of Sony's PlayStation 3, Nintendo's Wii and Microsoft's Xbox 360, when the inclusion of applications to listen to music, view movies and …