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President Obama Calls For A Free And Open Internet, Wants It Reclassified As A Utility

President Barack Obama has come out in favor of net neutrality in a special website and video announcement wherein he lays out his plan for protecting the freedom and openness of the Internet. In a video and letter, he lays out in no uncertain terms that he believes no cable company or access …

Volvo building an electric roadway to wirelessly charge buses

Not content with its energy-sipping plug in hybrid buses, energy-friendly Gothenburg, the Volvo Group and Swedish Transport Administration have announced grand plans to hopefully augment its Hyper Bus fleet with inductive charging. Hyper Bus, or Hybrid and Plug-in Extended Range Bus system, …

Create a bestselling app in three hours for less than £100

You don't need to be a programmer to break into the App Store's top charts. All you need is 100 bucks and a free afternoon.<p>You'll need a halfway …

Keystone opponents vow civil disobedience, vigils starting Monday

Environmentalists and other opponents of the Keystone XL Pipeline are ramping up their opposition to the project following the release Friday of a largely favorable State Department report -- vowing to hold vigils, jump into the November elections and even perform acts of civil disobedience.<p>The …

How to understand “The battle for power on the internet”

I still remember the moment I first discovered the World Wide Web. It was in 1994 or 1995, at a row of desks that held the handful of computer terminals then available in the university library of the London School of Economics. On the Windows 3.1 desktop (so old there wasn’t even a Start button) I …

Privacy

How to piss off a Colombian

There’s a difference between “<i>Colombia</i>” and “Columbia.” I did not live inside of a brand-name sports jacket, I lived in South America. It is an …

South America

STARPATH: An Electricity-Free Alternative to Streetlights

UK-based company Pro-Teq has developed a spray-on solution to create a trail of illuminating stars aptly known as <i>STARPATH</i>. The innovative product boasts an anti-slip and water-resistant surface, not to mention an energy-free alternative to streetlights, that is ideal for pedestrians at night. It is …

Coats

7 Not Quite Hidden Features of Google Chromecast

Hulu finally kicked out an official mobile app for Chromecast. Yay! Google’s $35 HDMI streaming dongle is a massive success. In truth this was …

How to make your own bootable OS X 10.9 Mavericks USB install drive

Apple has changed things in 10.9, but making a recovery drive is still possible.<p>When Apple released OS X 10.7 two years ago, it stopped selling …

How An Abandoned Skyscraper Became 'The World's Tallest Slum'

Photographer Iwan Baan documents the infamous Tower of David and other artificial communities.<p>The Tower of David was supposed to be a 45-story skyscraper in Caracas, Venezuela. But after an economic collapse and the death of the man who commissioned it in the 1990s, the tower went unfinished and …

URBAN TREE: Floating Solar Mega Cubes in the Sky

The Urban Tree is a skyscraper composed of a series of "floating" cubes clustered together and sprouting from steel "stems." Designed by green …

Design

Phonebloks concept imagines a modular smartphone

We live in a throwaway society, where products often aren't made to last long, and generally aren't easily fixable. Smartphones are a case in point, …

App Store

PHOTOS: The Deadly Toll Of Colorado’s ‘Biblical’ Flood, So Far

With more rain in the forecast for the state’s hard-hit Front Range and weather conditions interfering with aerial rescue operations until Monday …

Coda Electric Sedan Returns Like A Bad Zombie

Coda Automotive tried and failed to bring its version of an electric car into the hands of American drivers. Driven into bankruptcy this past May, it …

A Device That Converts Sunlight Into Hydrogen Fuel

Canned sunshine!<p><i>Editor's Note Although batteries are great for some things, they aren't quite up to storing large-scale solar power for later use. That's why many people are trying to make fuel from light instead.</i><p>"The idea is to take the energy in light and store it as a fuel we can use later. So …

Concern for others activates evangelicals on climate change

It seems to be human nature to put people in categories and make assumptions about their behavior. Most evangelical Christians are conservatives, …

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

The NSA files,NSA,GCHQ,Surveillance,US news,World news,US national security,Privacy,Technology,Internet,Data protection,Data and computer security,UK news<p>• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records<br>• $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies …

14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed

1. Google Ngram Viewer<p>2. Google Correlate<p>3. Google Trends<p>4. Google Think Insights<p>5. Google Public Data Explorer<p>6. Full Value of Mobile<p>7. Get Your …

Band to Watch: Hooded Fang - The Fox Is Black

Imagine you’re marooned in some lazy beach town and are desperate for an icy beverage. You wander around nondescript storefronts, faded cars parked …

Mobile Mirrors: Manequins Covered in Mirror Shards by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen | Colossal

<p>As part of her Mobile Mirrors exhibition at Christian Larsen gallery in Stockholm, artist Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen created a series of four …