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Satya Nadella’s first big hire: Microsoft confirms ex-Qualcomm exec Peggy Johnson as biz dev chief

Microsoft just confirmed that it has hired Peggy Johnson, a 24-year Qualcomm veteran, as the Redmond company’s new executive vice president of global …

2014 Tesla Model S review: Tesla Model S takes driving to the 21st century - Roadshow

<b>The Good</b> The 2014 Tesla Model S gets the most range of any electric car on the market, and in Performance Plus trim, hits 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. The car offers balanced handling in the turns and plenty of grip. Owners get free fast charging at Supercharger stations.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Model S lacks …

Is FIFA Corrupt Or Was Twitter Hacked? Illuminati World Cup Rumors 2014 Swirl

Germany beat Argentina in the World Cup Final and now there are three theories swirling around after a Twitter account “predicted” the outcome of …

The forgotten losers of the console wars

History is written by the victors, but for all those generations of console wars we've managed to weather through, what about the other guys? Opening this week, a new games museum in southern Japan houses 56 different consoles of varying fame (or infamy). For every NES/Famicom, there are …

Why Android Wear faces a tougher fight than you think

Tech companies have been trying to make smartwatches happen for decades. Luke Westaway argues that Google has a mountain to climb to make Android Wear the Next Big Thing.<p>You don't need me to tell you that the smartwatch is a sci-fi dream. From "The Jetsons" to "Knight Rider" to "Power Rangers", …

Why the Aereo Shutdown Will Be a Disaster for Broadcast TV

Aereo offered a distinctive and revolutionary way for broadcast TV to remain relevant to younger viewers.<p>I almost missed the Aereo announcement last week, because I was ensconced at VidCon, the annual YouTube-focused convention in Anaheim, Calif. There I was, surrounded by 20,000 …

Digging the new Android L nav buttons? Here’s how to get them with Xposed

One of the biggest visual changes in the Android L release is the new navigation bar featuring the triangle, circle, and square buttons, replacing the familiar setup we’ve been using since ICS.<p>Not everyone is a fan of these new so-called “Play Station style” buttons. Personally, I still have mixed …

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10 Mac Apps Worth $400 – But You Name the Price

StackSocial has launched its latest Name Your Own Price Mac Bundle. This one, dubbed “The Summer Blockbuster,” features a few of our favorite apps like Fantastical, Flux, Gemini, and more. In full, it’s 10 Mac Apps worth $400, but you name the price.<p>For any price over $1, you can get Tangerine, …

Google smartwatch: how it will work

A developer has demonstrated Google's highly anticipated smartwatch, which will deliver personalised updates and notifications based on Google Now<p>A series of Google smartwatches are set for release this year that hope to make the smart wearables finally a must-have gadget.<p>Google developer Timothy …

The iPhone 6 could have a glowing Apple logo on the back

Take this with a grain of salt, but an Australian iPhone repair site with a proven history of leaking upcoming iPhone and iPad parts early has posted what they are claiming is our first look at the aluminum rear shell of the upcoming iPhone 6.<p>MacFixit‘s part is ostensibly the rear shell of the next …

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Why We Need Infographics (and How to Make Them Great)

<i>Alexander Huls is a freelance writer who has been writing about pop culture for over five years. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, National Post, Film School Rejects, and more. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with</i> …

How to Peel Away the Grossness That Your Phone Maker Added to Android

It's an all too frequent dilemma. You get one of the best high-end Android phones out there–maybe it's a Galaxy S5, or maybe it's an HTC One–and the …

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 …

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A Proposal To Save Electricity By Brightening The Moon

It's actually pretty fun to read.<p>Well, it gets points for creativity. Some pranksters—or perhaps just PR folks—at Foreo have put up a page proposing humankind solve its energy crisis by brightening the moon. A brighter moon would eliminate the need for nighttime streetlights, Foreo proposes. …

3D-printed cast concept uses ultrasound to heal broken bones

Last year, Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill created the Cortex cast, a concept that sought to potentially replace traditional plaster casts while also offering the added benefit of being lightweight and odor-free. Now, the Osteoid cast, a new concept designed by Deniz …

The Week in Review: Heartbleed Strikes

Inside Flipboard / April 12, 2014<p>Last Monday, news broke that sensitive user information stored by most major websites was vulnerable to hackers–and …

Samsung Designer Denies Apple Influence: "Absolutely Not"

Real-time marketing, Android origins and some directly relevant testimony about "slide-to-unlock" at the Apple-Samsung trial.<p>Did Samsung steal its slide-to-unlock feature from Apple’s smartphone software?<p>“Absolutely not,” said Samsung senior UI designer Youngmi Kim, who has worked on user …

Google's Project Ara wants to revolutionize the smartphone industry within a year

The night before Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division was supposed to show off the one and only functional Project Ara prototype to a room full of eager developers, someone dropped the phone and broke the display. At <i>any</i> other product reveal, this worst-case scenario would be a …

Portable Robot Printer Is Like A Roomba That Squirts Ink

“What is a printer?” asked Zuta Labs, then reimagined it as the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer, as small as your hand.<p>Designed by Zuta Labs and now on Kickstarter, the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer is one for the mobile age. It cleverly sheds the bulk of consumer printing by re-imagining what a printer …

APOD: Fresh Tiger Stripes on Saturn's Enceladus (2014 Apr 06) Image Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140406.html Explanation: Do underground oceans vent through the tiger stripes on Saturn's moon Enceladus? Long features dubbed tiger stripes are known to be spewing ice from the moon's icy interior into space, creating a cloud of fine ice particles over the moon's South Pole and creating Saturn's mysterious E-ring. Evidence for this has come from the robot Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn. Pictured above, a high resolution image of Enceladus is shown from a close flyby. The unusual surface features dubbed tiger stripes are visible in false-color blue. Why Enceladus is active remains a mystery, as the neighboring moon Mimas, approximately the same size, appears quite dead. Most recently, an analysis of slight gravity deviations has given an independent indication of underground oceans. Such research is particularly interesting since such oceans would be candidates to contain life. http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA06254 http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2014-103 http://sci.esa.int/cassini-huygens/53938 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140406 #APOD

What Internet Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Hopes The Internet Will Become

We used to think of the Internet as a place where we can connect with others and share information privately. But Tim Berners-Lee, the man credited with inventing the World Wide Web, is speaking out about his worries for its future. We now have to “worry about the underlying infrastructure,” he …

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Flesh-eating water? The truth about acids

Acids have a reputation for eating through flesh and metal, but the truth is that plain old water does most of their dirty work for them.<p>Acids come …

Why Is Academic Writing So Academic?

A few years ago, when I was a graduate student in English, I presented a paper at my department’s American Literature Colloquium. (A colloquium is a sort of writing workshop for graduate students.) The essay was about Thomas Kuhn, the historian of science. Kuhn had coined the term “paradigm shift,” …

Australian astronomers discover oldest known star in universe

A team of scientists at the Australian National University has discovered the oldest known star in the universe.<p>The discovery of the heavenly body, which formed about 13.6bn years ago, has allowed astronomers to study the chemistry of the first stars.<p>Lead researcher Dr Stefan Keller of the ANU’s …