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Troll wins Newegg encryption patent case, threatening web firms that protect customers

Just as the web is clamoring for more encryption, a Texas jury has set a terrifying precedent for companies that want to deploy it. Late Monday, the …

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Google Invites Developers To Purchase Google Glass

Google has sent out invitations to developers to buy Google Glass, Engadget notes, as the company speeds up efforts to boost the Glass experience before a public release in the not so distant future.<p>This comes after Google invited developers to a two-day hackathon in San Francisco earlier this …

Dogs Watch Human Interactions To Assess Quality Of Treats

Evidence that pet dogs gather intel by watching people talking with each other<p>Ever get that feeling you're being watched? Well, if you're a dog-owner, you may have a point. Dogs are able to watch people's interactions with one another to determine who holds yummier treats, according to a new …

Pets

27 Brussels Sprouts Recipes for Roasts, Sautés, Kimchi, Salads, and More

Here are 27 of our favorite recipes to cook Brussels sprouts—and not just as a side dish.<p>Brussels sprouts—those little cabbage-looking things—are way more than just a side-dish. You can pickle them into a spicy kimchi, bake them on top of a pizza, shred them into salads, and toss them into pasta. …

This Typography Visualizes What It’s Like To Be Dyslexic

A new book called I Wonder What It’s Like To Be Dyslexic illustrates a common learning disability through clever graphic design.<p>Since he was a child, British graphic designer Sam Barclay has struggled with dyslexia–-along with 10% to 15% of the population. To help combat the widespread …

21 Charts On US Inequality That Everyone Should See

It's not just Occupy Wall Street protesters that are worried about wealth and income inequality.<p>Now people like Bill Gross, manager of the world's largest bond fund at Pimco, are warning that the problem is making the U.S. less productive, while star investors like Jim Chanos worry that people will …

Income Inequality

Tech Startups See Opportunity in New Health-Care Law

In the coming months, the Affordable Care Act will produce millions of newly insured Americans, many of whom will be making decisions about health …

Health Care

Justin Bieber-Backed “Shots Of Me” Launches Selfie Sharing App

Sunsets? Landscapes? Latte art? Look back at your old photos and you’ll notice they’re boring unless there’s a human face in them. Now think about teens on social media. Immaturity fuels bullying and drama-filled comment reels. So RockLive has taken funding from Justin Bieber to solve these …

Woojer Wants to Be Both a Gadget for Gamers and a Helpful Oomph for the Hearing Impaired

Neat gadgets that solve small problems are easy to find. But less common are devices that both please a broad audience and aspire to do a bit of good …

Twitter Announces Custom Timelines

Twitter has announced a new custom timeline feature that will allow users to curate feeds by dragging and dropping individual tweets. The feature is coming first to Tweetdeck, but the company is also releasing a beta API that will allow developers to tap into the feature.<p>Custom timelines will have …

Microsoft chucks controversial staff-ranking system

Stack ranking -- considered by a number of current and former Microsoft employees to be a major detriment, both career- and morale-wise -- is no more at the company.<p>Microsoft is announcing to its full-time employees on November 12 that there will be no more curve and no more reviewing "on the …