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Video: How Carbon Colnago Frames Are Handbuilt in Italy

Hand built in Cambiago, Italy), this video documents how the new Colnago C60 is built from raw materials.<p><i>Related</i>

Lytro's light-field photos get their first outside showcase on photo site 500px

Lytro‘s “living pictures” are now taking on more life.<p>The company made quite a splash a few years ago when it debuted its light-field photos — images that allow viewers to change focal points and perspective after the photo has been taken. But Lytro’s cameras were slow to sell initially, and the …

Partisanship engulfs U.S. Congress effort to avoid doctor pay cut | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan deal in Congress to spare doctors from recurring Medicare pay cuts was in jeopardy on Thursday, as Republicans ignored protests from physicians and moved forward with legislation that would use the so-called “doc fix” to undermine Obamacare.<p>The federal government …

How iOS 7's AirDrop Could Transform The Way We Share

Despite the persistent gnashing of teeth over Jony Ive’s re-making of iPhone’s apps, colors and iconography in the upcoming iOS 7, the real story is the many new features that Apple is incorporating into its highly lucrative mobile platform.<p>Features such as wireless content sharing AirDrop could …

The Technology That Could Put Apple Back On Top

Apple is in need of a boost for the iPhone. With an update expected in the Fall, most of the attention has focused on the new iOS 7 operating system. No doubt iOS 7 will spur innovation, but people need to see a better phone. The iconic Apple device has slipped behind rivals like Samsung and HTC, …

OS X Mavericks, iCloud and the rise of the populist file system

Tags wasn’t an enormous part of Apple’s WWDC keynote, but the more I think about it, the more implications that it has for the future of the file system on OS X.<p>In fact, it’s something I’ve been thinking about since a panel I was on at Macworld expo earlier this year. The topic was iCloud, App …

How Google, Yahoo, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon track you (infographic)

Americans are starting to perk up about privacy after the reveal of a government surveillance program called PRISM. But it’s important to know how tech companies generally track your data and what you’re agreeing to in those terms of service agreements.<p>Google, Facebook, and Yahoo all rely pretty …

OwnCloud makes its enterprise file sync service even more enterprise-y

Apple's New Mac Pro Begins Showing Up in Benchmarks

While Apple offered a sneak peek at its dramatically redesigned Mac Pro at its Worldwide Developers Conference, the new machine is not scheduled to launch until "later this year" and the company has yet to reveal detailed specs and pricing information.<p>But if a new Geekbench result is authentic, it …

Black Pearl Systems: Check out the secret startup of ex-Apple hardware guru Tim Bucher

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>There’s a new band of pirates loose in the Valley, and they’re out to grab the best and the brightest from companies like …

Google: The Xbox One Is 'Terrible'; Bing: The Xbox One Is 'Amazing'

A tale of two searches<p>Here's a game: do a Google search for "the xbox one is." And then do a Bing search for the same thing. You'll likely get results like Twitterer @evlbzltyr did -- and like I did, too, to create the image above.<p>So, yes. A tale of two searches. It was the best of gaming consoles; …

Microsoft reverses course on Internet connection and used game policies of Xbox One

Microsoft has reversed its position on the always-on Internet connection and used game policies of the Xbox One in an updated post on its site today. A note at the top of the Xbox policy page notes that some details of the current Q&A page are inaccurate, and it has provided a new link to updated …

Google challenges DOJ's surveillance gag order

Google has asked the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to lift a gag order, saying it has the constitutional right to clear its name by discussing government data requests.<p>The company filed a five-page motion before the court on Tuesday afternoon, arguing it has "a right under the …

Surveillance

NSA considers ending collection of data on Americans' phone calls

The National Security Agency is reviewing whether to stop collecting a vast stockpile of records of Americans’ telephone calls — the most controversial component of its surveillance programs — by allowing telecommunications companies to retain the data until U.S. intelligence officials have a …

Edward Snowden: the truth about US surveillance will emerge

The NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that the truth about the extent of surveillance carried out by US authorities would emerge, even if …

With $1.9M From Venrock And Others, Trumaker Wants To Bring Made-To-Measure To The Masses

When most men go out to buy a casual shirt, they think of sizing in terms of small, medium, or large. But a new startup called Trumaker wants men to start expecting more from the fit of their day to day shirts, by bringing personalized made-to-measure fitting to the world of casual men’s shirts — …

Fiction Books for Men to Read | The Art of Manliness

Just over a year ago, we wrote a post on why men should read more fiction. I asked readers to suggest their favorite pieces of manly fiction in the …

How to Become a Sheepdog | The Art of Manliness

Over the past two weeks, we’ve been taking a look at the sheep/sheepdog/wolf paradigm as set out by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman. In our first post, we …

Security Psychology And Why Even Messy Numbers Of Government Data Demands Are Valuable

People assume the worst. So when it comes to counting government “requests” for private data, disclosing a number, even a high number, is far better than the fear of infinity. That’s why tech giants are fighting to show they aren’t open books surrendered to the NSA. They want to prove only the …

Washington Must Clean Up Health Care Mess

<i>By Robert Luddy</i><p>American politicians imposed Prohibition thinking it would eliminate unhealthy and lawless behavior associated with drinking. Instead, it created a black market for booze, turbo-charging the money and violence of organized crime. The law empowered hoodlums whose influence stretched …

Yes, That’s a Tampon in My Mouth: The Swiss Army Survival Tampon -- 10 Survival Uses | The Art of Manliness

Do me a favor for the next five minutes. Try to forget everything you know about tampons. I know, it’s hard. But pretend that this is the first time …

Apple to Unveil New iMacs, Retina MacBook Pros, and More During Fall iPhone & iPad Event

- Jun 13, 2013<p>While Apple certainly didn’t exclude Macs from their WWDC announcements, with the unveiling of a gorgeous new Mac Pro and …

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden used banned thumb drive to smuggle documents

US officials have revealed that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was able to smuggle the classified documents out of a Hawaii facility using a thumb drive, which are banned inside of agency locations, reports the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>. Reportedly, investigators were able to discern what documents …

NSA chief drops hint about ISP Web, e-mail surveillance

The head of the National Security Agency hinted Wednesday that logs of Americans' e-mails and Web-site visits may be secretly vacuumed up by the world's most powerful intelligence group.<p>During a U.S. Senate hearing, NSA director Keith Alexander was asked specifically about whether "e-mail contacts" …

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While questions remain, Apple’s marketing strategy is finding its center

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>There’s been a lot said about Apple — plenty of it unflattering — in the vacuum since its last product event in October 2012, …

Apple iOS 7: Sleek, Elegant Software Redesign for iPhone, iPad

Apple product lovers, your iPhone and iPad interfaces will look radically different this year.<p>At Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference …

Apple announces ‘Activation Lock’ theft deterrent feature for iOS 7 ahead of gov’t meeting on rising smartphone crime

Ahead of a meeting with government officials later this month to discuss how Apple could prevent increasing smartphone crimes, Apple today introduced a new feature called ‘Activation Lock’ that it says will be “a really powerful theft deterrent” when released later this fall in iOS 7.<p>We told you …

In a hurry? We’ve distilled Apple’s WWDC 2013 keynote into 2 minutes of pure information [video]

Apple announced a lot of new software and hardware today at WWDC, including OS X Mavericks, iOS 7, new Mac Pros, and more.<p>If you’ve been out of the loop, or don’t have time to catch up on everything, the video above summarizes everything you need to know about Apple’s WWDC announcements.<p>For more …