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Obama won't endorse Rangel

President Barack Obama will not provide a last-minute endorsement to Rep. Charles Rangel of New York ahead of Tuesday’s primary, a Democratic National Committee spokesman says.<p>“Like 2010 and 2012, the president will not be endorsing in this race,” Michael Czin, a DNC spokesman, said in a statement. …

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Consumer Physics’ $150 smartphone spectrometer can tell the number of calories in your food

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Would you like to be able to look up the calorie content of the specific apple you’re eating? You could take it to a lab and …

Vint, The P2P Marketplace For Training And Fitness Instructors, Raises $1.8M Led By Creandum

Hoping to pick up the slack left by people who want to get fit but find gym memberships too expensive or unproductive, Sweden’s Vint is a peer-to-peer marketplace and community for private training, either individual or in small groups. It consists of an iPhone app (and is currently only available …

Google Is Making A Land Grab For The Internet Of Things

Before this past December, when Google acquired seven robotics companies back-to-back, the company’s ambitions in the “Internet of Things” space looked as detailed as a freshly started jigsaw puzzle.<p>But with its last three acquisitions — Boston Dynamics, Nest and DeepMind — it seems like Google is …

Comcast reportedly wants to nab millions of customers from Time Warner Cable

Deal hinges on Charter's takeover of TWC<p>Charter Communications is reportedly bolstering its aggressive plan to take over Time Warner Cable by bringing Comcast in as backup. According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, Charter and Comcast are close to striking a deal that would sell significant TWC assets to Comcast if …

Staples Connect review: One small step toward the smart-home singularity - CNET

<b>The Good</b> <b>Staples Connect</b> is a smooth, simple-to-use system that delivers on its promise of integrating devices of different networking protocols into a single home automation network, all without monthly fees.<p><b>The Bad</b> Device controls within the Staples Connect app are too limited -- for full …

Home Automation

Twitter Mobile Update Bubbles Trending Events To The Top Of The Timeline, Adds Photo Editing

Twitter has just released an update to its Android client (coming soon to iOS) that brings new photo editing tools to the service, which are likely meant to make it easier to share photos direct and keep people out of competitive apps like Instagram. The second change adds a significant element of …

Global smartphone shipments top one billion 'milestone'

<b>More than one billion smartphones were shipped last year, with Samsung extending its lead as the world's biggest vendor, a new survey has showed.</b><p>According to market research firm IDC, 1.004 billion smartphones were shipped last year, marking a 38.4% increase from the previous year.<p>South Korea's …

South Korea

Microsoft Joins Facebook-Founded Open Compute Project

The fifth summit of the Open Compute Project is happening on Tuesday, and Microsoft has revealed that it is the latest member to join the group, a Facebook-founded initiative that sees the company and its partners commit to developing and sharing designs for data center infrastructure.<p>Bill Laing, …