Linton Smith

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The World's Fastest Wi-Fi Puts Your Sluggish Router to Shame

For the most part, we're all happy if we can get Internet that's fast enough to stream some HD video. But faster is always better, and a new, …

Google+ and Glass just got the upgrade for lifelogging everything

If you’re still laughing at Google+, and at Google Glass, then it might be time to stop; Google has just shown that they’re its next route to …

Google's Plan To Take Over The World

Not because it lasted a grueling three hours and fifty minutes, but because of what was announced. With every new product update, every new feature, every new virtual service, it became more and more clear that Google isn't just a search company that makes loads of cash by showing you ads. It's …

The Galaxy S4 Is Samsung’s Fastest Shipping Smartphone Ever

Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 handset is on track to become the company’s “bestselling” smartphone. As long as you define “bestselling” as “bestselling to …

Galaxy S4

Gigaom | How to make Twitter the ultimate news ticker

Advertisement<p>It’s been a tumultuous several weeks for Twitter, Reddit and the social web, during which we’ve seen both its great potential and …

New MacBook Air imminent?

New MacBook Air models may be right around the corner -- if a reading of retailer tea leaves is correct.<p>Signs may point to a refresh of Apple's popular MacBook Air. Possibly next month.<p>AppleInsider said Friday that at large online retailers like MacConnection, stock has vanished for the popular …

MacBook Air

Is computing speed set to make a quantum leap?

Our imagination is stretched to the utmost," wrote Richard Feynman, the greatest physicist of his day, "not, as in fiction, to imagine things which …

Are Apps The Future of Book Publishing?

We’re at the dawn of the tablet era now. Earlier this month, Apple sold 3 million of its new iPad during the opening weekend, with some analysts expecting over 60 million of the tablets to be sold worldwide. What’s more, e-book readers are selling even more briskly than tablets. People are using …

Five ways to boost your Android phone's battery life right now

These apps keep your handset going longer between charges and can help smooth out performance overall.<p>If you've ever caught yourself scanning a room for outlets, or worrying about how long you can eke out a charge on your phone, then this collection of battery-saving Android apps is for you.<p>These …

Apps

NASA And Google Partner To Work With A D-Wave Quantum Computer

D-Wave, the Canadian-based company that is the first to offer a commercial quantum computer, announced today that it’s sold its second $10 million D-Wave Two system. The contract is between the Universities Space Research Association and D-Wave. Google, USRA, and NASA will be collaborating on the …

Why Yahoo Doesn’t Think Tumblr Has a Porn Problem

If you write about Tumblr as a business, you are required to note that Tumblr has a lot of porn.<p>How much porn? You’ll have to make something up, …

Tumblr

Winning ticket for huge Powerball jackpot sold in Florida

Do you have the lucky ticket? A winner for the huge Powerball jackpot was sold at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla., a Florida Lottery official confirmed to NBC News early Sunday.<p>The winning Powerball numbers drawn late Saturday were 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 with Powerball number 11.<p>Powerball's website …

‘Who’s going to jail’ over IRS scandal? Probably nobody.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) wants to know "who's going to jail" over the IRS scandal.<p>But ousted acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller says no laws were violated when the agency targeted conservative groups.<p>So who's right? Did the IRS's conduct take a step beyond mere "wrongdoing" and …

Suspected U.S. drone in Yemen kills 4 militants

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike killed four al-Qaeda militants in the country's south.<p>The officials say the attack took place around dawn Saturday in an area called Deyfa in Abyan province. Officials spoke anonymously because they were not authorized …

Seychelles cells: The Somali pirates 'jailed in paradise'

<b>There are more than 1,000 convicted Somali pirates in prisons around the world. Some of them end up in a UN-funded jail on the tiny island nation of Seychelles.</b><p>The Indian shopkeepers along the beach have never heard of the prison at Montagne Posee, but a villager tells me to drive above a deep …

Indian Ocean

Will Boy Scouts accept gay youth? Vote is imminent

Boy Scouts of America to vote on whether its contentious membership policy should be overhauled so that openly gay boys can participate in Scout units.<p>With its ranks deeply divided, the Boy Scouts of America is asking its local leaders from across the country to decide whether its contentious …

Immigration Bill Chugs Along, But Some See Deal-Breakers

It's been a long slog already for the bipartisan immigration overhaul proposed by the Senate's Gang of Eight.<p>The legislation has been the target of more than 300 amendments during days of debate and votes by the Senate Judiciary Committee. But while the bill has largely held its own so far, its …

Afghan Parliament Halts Debate On Women's Rights Bill

After protests from some MPs and after only about 15 minutes, the Afghan parliament halted debate Saturday on a bill aimed at curbing violence against women.<p>As the BBC reports, the bill would have solidified a law passed by presidential decree in 2009, which banned "violence against women, child …

Yahoo wants to buy Tumblr. Will Facebook swoop in at the last minute?

Advertisement<p>31 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr user Gabriele Colletti<p>Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer thinks that what Blogger did for Google, Tumblr …

HTC Pledges To Pump Up ‘One’ Production While Samsung’s New Flagship Ships Like Crazy

Oh HTC. You’ve produced one of the finest Android smartphones ever (seriously, just look at all these reviews), but you’ve faced more than your share of challenges when it came to actually pumping your top-tier One smartphone. As it happens, that may all soon change.<p>FocusTaiwan reported earlier …

Photoshop Express rolled out in the Windows Store

Tablets can be handy little photo-editing devices, particularly for photographers or media workers who need to tweak an image on-the-go without …

Photoshop

Best apps for iPhone photographers

Complex and advanced controls are great, but sometimes you want something quick and easy, yet awesome -- like VSCO CAM. This gem features a sleek …

Bombs targeting Sunnis kill at least 76 in Iraq

Bombs ripped through Sunni areas in Baghdad and surrounding areas on Friday, killing at least 76 people in the deadliest day in Iraq in more than …

60 injured, five critically, as trains collide in Connecticut

Sixty people were injured, five of them critically, and rail traffic from New York to Boston was shut down after a Metro-North commuter train derailed and plowed into a second train Friday in Fairfield, Conn., Gov. Dan Malloy said.<p>An eastbound train derailed at 6:10 p.m. ET and struck a westbound …

Self-driving cars will push us to rethink how we build cities, say planners

Fewer parking lots sprawling the length of football fields, more green space and a reshaped vision of public transit.<p>Those are just a few of the ways driverless cars could lay the groundwork for widespread changes in how cities are designed, according to a group of Canadian architects and urban …