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Google Takes Street View to The Top of the Burj Khalifa

Google has taken Street View to the top of its very first skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa which just happens to be the world’s largest manmade structure.<p>Officially opened back in 2010, the Burj Khalifa stands at 828 meters (2,716 ft) tall, and represents a phenomenal piece of engineering for Dubai, …

Judge: FBI Doesn't Need a Warrant to Access Google Customer Data

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In what looks very much like a blow to that whole Constitutional thing about due process, a federal …

Oculus VR Co-Founder Andrew Scott Reisse Killed At 33, The Victim Of A Hit-And-Run

Our community has lost a brilliant mind.<p>Andrew Scott Reisse, a founding member and lead engineer on the Oculus Rift VR headset project, was struck and killed by a vehicle in Santa Ana, California as its driver fled from the police.<p>According to an ABC report, Reisse was crossing the street when the …

IE10 Passes IE7 and IE6, Firefox Up but Chrome Down

The browser war continues into the middle of 2013. May saw the second full month of IE10 availability on Windows 7, as well as the release of Firefox 21 and Chrome 27. The latest market share numbers from Net Applications show only Chrome lost share last month.<p>Between April and May, Internet …

Microsoft launches website directly contrasting Windows 8 tablets and the iPad

Recently Microsoft launched a website that directly compares and contrasts Windows 8-based tablets and Apple’s iPad. As Tom Warren of The Verge notes, the method is similar to prior and past ‘laptop hunter’ commercials.<p>The comparisons are mostly fair; Microsoft admits that its Surface RT tablet …

Tweeting through tear gas: violence in Turkey unfurls on the web as thousands protest (updated)

A peaceful park sit-in turns into a nationwide protest against the government<p>Riots continue to rage across Istanbul today, where a small and peaceful protest over an urban redevelopment plan has transformed into a violent demonstration against the Turkish government and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip …

Ubuntu founder credits Android and iOS for reversing Microsoft's dominance

Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has just crossed off one of the biggest goals of his operating system's development: removing Microsoft's dominance in the PC market. While it wasn't Ubuntu that made the difference, Shuttleworth doesn't seem to mind which OS ultimately changed the market. He's …

University student crafts app that helps blind smartphone users snap photos

Dustin Adams, a Ph.D student at the University of California at Santa Cruz, has teamed up with colleagues at his school in order to craft an app that helps visually impaired users line up the ideal snapshot. The project started out as a quiz, asking 54 people with varying degrees of ocular …

Pete Rose, Rob Schneider mock Google for Microsoft Office

Microsoft rolls out new spoof videos that poke fun at the "gamble" companies and individuals take by using Google Docs.<p>Microsoft enlisted former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Rob Schneider and disgraced baseball star Pete Rose to denigrate Google Docs in two new videos that posted to the Web …

3D printed ear binds biology with electronics - Futurity

PRINCETON (US) — Using 3D printing tools, scientists have created a functional ear that can …

3D Printing

Kids With Autism Quick To Detect Motion

Children with autism see simple movements twice as fast as other children their age, a new study finds.<p>Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Rochester were looking to test a common theory about autism which holds that overwhelming sensory stimulation inhibits other brain …

Watching Your Brain Freak Out On A Scanner Calms You Down

People who observed their own brain activity using real-time fMRI feedback were better able to control and reduce their anxiety, a new study says.<p>In a quirky new experiment, researchers at Yale University found that simply showing people what their anxious brains look like was enough to help those …

Glove Changes Color When It Detects Toxins

The glove, still in its prototype stage, could prevent serious injuries in workers who handle toxic materials.<p>Think of it as a wearable (and less cruel) canary. Researchers have developed a prototype of a glove that changes color in the presence of airborne toxins, such as carbon …

Opinion: Forget the Moon. Let's Go to Mars.

Buzz Aldrin says the Red Planet should be humankind's next destination.<p><i>Editor's Note:</i> <i>National Geographic is bringing together astronaut Buzz Aldrin and mountaineer Conrad Anker for a Google+ Hangout on Monday, May 20 at 2 pm ET (7 p.m. UTC). Post your questions below using #LetsExplore.</i><p><b>As an Apollo</b> …

Space Science

Google Ordered to Answer Apple’s Android Questions in Samsung Case

A U.S. magistrate judge has granted Apple’s request for an order forcing Google to reveal the search terms it’s using to compile the Android …

Samsung

YouTube Rolls Out Paid Channels, Details New Plans For Content Creators To Generate Revenue

It should come as no surprise that after attracting millions of content creators and billions of viewers, Google is developing new ways of monetizing …

Sesame Street

Google Working On High-Resolution Nexus 7 For I/O Reveal, Android Notebooks Later This Year, Analyst Says

Google’s I/O developer conference is happening next week in San Francisco, and one of the big questions around what we’ll see there includes hardware. Now KGI securities analyst Mingchi Kuo (via 9to5Google), who unlike other analysts actually has a good track record of predicting things accurately, …

Amazon reportedly developing multiple smartphones, including one with a 3D display

Remember the EVO 3D? Swap out the HTC logo for an Amazon one, and you just might be onto something. According to a new <i>Wall Street Journal</i> report, one of the world's most famed forkers of Android is looking to expand its mobile portfolio by adding the one crucial device it lacks: a phone. As the …

EA Reboot Cost 900 Jobs

So, those “hard but essential changes” and “difficult organizational decisions” Electronic Arts announced back in late April, but refused to explain …

Electronic Arts

Google's new "Save to Drive" feature is a script you can embed into your webpage that

Google's new "Save to Drive" feature is a script you can embed into your webpage that allows readers to instantly save a file—PDFs, images, what have …

Google's Timelapse project shows how the Earth has changed over a quarter of a century

Google has expanded its mapping platform to launch a new project called Timelapse, taking you back through time to see how our planet has changed over the last 25 years. To create its new interactive HTML5 animations, Google teamed up with the US Geological Survey (USGS), NASA, and TIME to combine …

Apple pushes for Android code docs in Samsung case

In the name of "transparency," Apple has asked a judge to force Google to hand over elements of the Android OS source code.<p>In the next step of the Apple v. Samsung battle, Apple has asked a judge to make Google hand over documents related to the Android operating system.<p>U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul …

Acer CEO optimistic about Windows 8.1, claims Microsoft is back 'down to Earth'

While Microsoft executives have been hinting at the arrival of a Windows 8 update, codenamed Blue, two Acer execs have been voicing their approval of planned changes for the OS. Speaking to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Acer president Jim Wong explained that Microsoft is making alterations "at a high …