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Bill Gates Talks the Next Big Thing (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)

South Korea Reveals Plans for 5G

4G and even LTE-Advanced seem so last generation now that South Korea has revealed plans to build a 5G network. According to Yonhap News, the country’s communications technology ministry will put in 1.6 trillion won ($1.5 billion) and work with local firms through 2020.<p>The 5G network is expected to …

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25 Websites That Make You Smarter

In the latest battle to profit from control of the internet, the consumer is stuck in the middle

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Jordan Novet<p>On a message board under a thread titled, “Is Comcast blocking Netflix,” customers of the nation’s largest …

US willing to hold talks with Edward Snowden, but only if he pleads guilty first

The US Justice Department says it will hold talks with Edward Snowden's lawyers, but only under one condition: the NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower must return home and plead guilty to the charges against him. Snowden is currently living under asylum in Russia to avoid charges of espionage after …

Whatever Happened To The War On Piracy?

It’s been a long time since the days of SOPA and PIPA, and the period when I published what remains my most popular piece to this day, “You Will Never Kill Piracy, and Piracy Will Never Kill You.” In the face of legislation that threatened the very freedom of the internet in the name of “ …

Watch Steve Jobs demonstrate the Macintosh to the public for the first time

Steve Jobs debuted the first Macintosh computer before a packed room of shareholders on January 24th, 1984. But that wasn't the end of the story: only days later, Jobs appeared before the Boston Computer Society to show the Mac to the public for the first time. <i>Time</i> has recovered the full, 90-minute …

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Cryptography experts pen open letter against NSA surveillance

The pressure on the US government to reform the NSA’s surveillance programs is growing. Apple, Google, and Microsoft all called for change last month alongside a petition from international authors calling for an end to mass surveillance. President Obama announced big changes to government …

Google imagines free taxis to transport web shoppers to stores

Google’s latest ad-powered concept might just tempt web shoppers into retail stores in the future. In a patent granted recently, Google describes an online ad that could offer shoppers a free taxi ride to a retail store to take advantage of potential offers. Restaurants and businesses with …

New NSA documents reveal massive data collection from mobile apps

Recently leaked NSA documents have shed a new light on the agency's assault on the data leaked by smartphone apps. By targeting the app configuration data, the NSA and GCHQ are able to pull data ranging from general characteristics like age and ethnicity to specific location based on GPS. The …

Why a 5-inch iPhone 6 is far more important than a 13-inch iPad Pro

iPhone 6. 2014 has only just begun and it seems like 5-inch iPhone and 13-inch iPad Pro rumors are already getting a lot of attention and generating …

We're All Doomed: Using Your Smartphone Before Bed Can Cause Cellphone 'Hangover'

So, we already knew that using our smartphones too much alienates us from actual human beings. Here’s another reason we should probably chill out …

Why Did Google Purchase Artificial Intelligence-Firm DeepMind?

Not content with a military-grade robotics firm and a potentially revolutionary new thermostat, Google’s Cher Horowitz-like spending spree continues in the form of a tiny yet cutting-edge artificial intelligence firm called DeepMind Technologies.<p>As first confirmed by Recode, Google paid an …

Beats Music App: First Look

Inside the obscure government report that blasts Obama for illegal NSA spying

A privacy watchdog lays out the strongest case yet against 'unconstitutional' metadata collection<p>Illegal and unconstitutional: that’s what a sudden, blistering report from an obscure government committee has called the NSA’s phone-record database. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board was …

Speech recognition hack turns Google Chrome into advanced bugging device | Ars Technica

Bugs were reported to Google in September 2013, remain unpatched.<p>Users of Google's Chrome browser are vulnerable to attacks that allow malicious …

Snowden hints at new revelations of industrial espionage by the NSA

Does the NSA spy on foreign corporations to give the US a competitive advantage? President Obama has denied it over and over, but a new interview with NSA leaker Edward Snowden suggests there may be new evidence on the way. Asked by a German television station whether the US was spying on foreign …

Intel’s voice recognition will blow Siri out of the water—because it doesn’t use the cloud

There’s a problem with today’s voice recognition systems: They’re just too slow. Anyone who has waited in frustration while Siri or Google’s Voice Search “thinks” about even the simplest commands knows what I’m talking about.<p>The problem isn’t voice recognition software per se, which is more …

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