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Everything You Need To Know About The Internet Of Things

A few months ago I wrote a post called, A Simple Explanation Of The Internet Of Things where I tried to provide some clarity around what this new connected world means for all of us. In the article I mentioned some of the driving forces behind this.<p>“Broadband Internet is become more widely …

Inbox users to receive more invitations to share today

If you missed out on the first wave of invitations for Google’s new Inbox email client don’t fret, Google has been handing out another batch in the last 24 hours. Furthermore, another round of “Golden Ticket” invites will be will be arriving today for current users to dish out to their pals.<p>Inbox …

Android News

Can Blossom’s MIT-Enhanced Brew Win Over Skeptical Baristas?

Inside the attempt to perfect coffee-making technology<p>Inside a grimy garage off an alleyway in San Francisco’s SOMA district seethes the accouterment of a bootstrapped startup. Filthy frat-house leather couches, stray books with titles like “Emotional Design,” and a former NASA engineer jockeying …

Coffee

The Future of Iced Coffee

At its cafes, Blue Bottle might make one of the best iced-coffee drinks in America. But are artisan businesses doomed to fail when they try going mainstream?<p>I have seen the future of iced coffee.<p>There I was, wandering the grocery-store aisles—when suddenly, next to the kombucha, opposite the …

The Dogs of War

Here is Marine Corporal Jose Armenta in his tent on the night before getting blown up in Afghanistan. He jokes with Mulrooney and Berry and the medic the guys have nicknamed “Christ.” He feeds and waters his dog, Zenit, a sable-coat German shepherd. He lets Buyes, who will be dead in three months, …

Apple, Google, Samsung to take on diabetes with wearables -- report

The companies are seeking ways to integrate health sensors and apps into their wearable devices, including those to measure glucose levels in a non-invasive way.<p>Apple, Google, and Samsung are exploring sensors for wearable devices that could measure glucose levels for diabetics, according to a …

Diabetes

5 Great No-Fuss Sites for Finding Classic Computer Games

You could sit there at your desk pretending to work all day or you could play some of your favorite old-school computer games instead.<p>Actually, pro …

PC Gaming

Fifty Years of BASIC, the Programming Language That Made Computers Personal

Knowing how to program a computer is good for you, and it’s a shame more people don’t learn to do it.<p>For years now, that’s been a hugely popular …

MacBook Air

Macaroni and Cheese Waffles Recipe

Waffled macaroni and cheese might not rank quite as high on the list of "things you must try before you die" as, say, a fresh-from-the-water oyster, or a sliver of Parmesan sliced off of a wheel that has just been opened in front of your eyes, or a bit of playful light bondage, but it's certainly …

Heartbleed Helper: LogmeOnce Creates and Stores Clever Passwords

The Heartbleed Bug caused a password-changing frenzy and spiked cyber-security fears. For some with automatic logins, Heartbleed probably forced them …

Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon Wireless)

<b>Pros</b><p>Spectacular screen. Super-fast Wi-Fi and LTE performance. Excellent camera. Waterproof..<p><b>Cons</b><p>All-plastic design. Bloatware. No Download</b> …

Amazon said to be testing its own shipping network

Going up against the likes of UPS and FedEx, the Internet retailer is reportedly looking to boost its delivery game.<p>Amazon appears to be aiming for delivery domination. In addition to fresh grocery and dry goods deliveries, and even possible deliveries by drone, the world's largest Internet …

eCommerce

Microsoft working to make Windows Live Tiles more interactive and useful

Microsoft is working to make its signature Live Tiles much more interactive and capable. Today, the tiles mainly exist to provide glanceable information for popular apps across Windows 8 and Windows Phone. They'll tell you how many email messages are waiting for you, or display a comment someone's …

World's best coffee cities: Rome, Seattle and 6 more | CNN Travel

Square Moves Beyond Mobile Payments | Inc.com

In a move to diversify its services, San Francisco-based mobile payments startup Square acquired BookFresh, an online appointment booking service that's been described as "the OpenTable for everything but restaurants."<p>Terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Re/code, BookFresh's software …

Mobile Payments

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. iPhone 5S vs. LG G Pro 2

We take a look at how the Samsung Galaxy S5 stacks up against the other top smartphones.<p>The Samsung Galaxy S5 is, without a doubt, one of the most popular phones of 2014. The follow up to the Galaxy S4 packs a refreshed design, tons of new sensors, and an updated operating system.<p>It's also …

Phones

With A New App, Esurance Promises To Tell You Tomorrow’s Gas Price Today

Esurance got a lot of attention around the Super Bowl for giving away $1.5 million, but let’s face it, that only helped out one guy. The online car insurance broker is now trying to help everybody out by offering up a new online tool to help predict the price of gas.<p>The Fuelcaster is a mobile web …

The Most Revealing Broadband Adoption Maps We've Ever Seen

Leading to the gigabit promised land?

commentary If the United States wants to be a leader in the 21st century information economy, we need to stop debating the past and start figuring out the future.<p><i>Editor's note: This is a guest post by Blair Levin, whose bio is below. CNET invited him to write about the debate behind broadband</i> …

Net Neutrality

Samsung plans to launch new Galaxy Gear models next week

Samsung could take the wraps off multiple new Galaxy Gear wearables at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona next week, according to a source familiar with the company's plans. The announcements would come just half a year after the launch of the original Galaxy Gear, a smartwatch …

Gear & Gadgets

Yahoo Wants to Develop a Better Siri

Apple's Siri may soon have some competition.<p>Yahoo's quest to personalize your smartphone interaction now includes a $10 million grant to Carnegie …

Windows 8.1 update may default to desktop on startup

An expected update to Windows 8.1 could reportedly boot directly to the traditional Windows desktop, bypassing the tiled "Metro" start screen.<p>(<b>Update:</b> ZDNet is calling the report into question, saying, "if Microsoft did make skipping the Metro Start screen a default option, the company would give …

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft simplifies OneNote site ahead of ‘Office Online’ rollout

Microsoft is refreshing its OneNote site today as part of a broader plan to rebrand its online Office apps. The new onenote.com site has a refreshed design, but more importantly it now makes OneNote a lot easier to use on the web. Previously, OneNote users had to navigate through folders on …

How the 'Netflix of books' won over the publishing industry (Q&A)

Oyster has grown its library of books available to its all-you-can-eat subscribers to more than 100,000 titles. CEO Eric Stromberg told CNET how it happened, and how the company is changing the world of reading.<p>The world in which people have to rent movies one at a time from a video store, or buy …

Books

Why Brooklyn Is The New Mecca For Fledgling Tech Startups

Perhaps the grass is greener on the East Coast, but here in Brooklyn and throughout New York City, tech companies have been helping neighborhoods flourish because they are choosing to work in collaborative, creative environments.<p>We have not seen the insular migration patterns where firms attempt to …

Innovation Economy