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Reeder 2 for Mac Public Beta Now Available – MacStories

Nine months after being pulled from the Mac App Store following the Google Reader shutdown, Reeder for Mac, Silvio Rizzi’s popular desktop RSS client, is back with a public beta that offers a glimpse at the app’s new service integrations, refreshed design, updated gesture navigation, and new …

Apple Nabs Itself A Renewable Power Plant Project in Oregon

Apple’s been on a bit of a buying spree lately. Embark! Cue! Burstly!<p>If you had to guess the next thing Apple would take under its wing, what would it be?<p>If you guessed “a hydroelectric power project in Central Oregon”, you’d be right! You’d also be a weirdly specific guesser.<p>OregonLive reports …

Bitcoin mining leaves some speculators in a hole

Small-time speculators lose money as larger operators join crypto-currency action<p>The bitcoin mining rush is sputtering.<p>Speculators, known as miners, use powerful computers to solve complex software problems and verify transactions to unlock new bitcoins. They're finding that the enterprise isn't as …

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Why Asia's Messaging Apps May Be Worth More Than $19b

<i>Thomas Clayton is the CEO of Bubbly, a social media startup backed by Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8, and JAFCO.</i><p>It’s clear that the Messaging Age is among us. As Facebook becomes more of a place for parents, potential employers and schools, coaches, etc. to check up on people, young users no …

Will Staples, of all companies, make 3D printing mainstream?

Could an office supply store bring 3D printing to middle America? Staples surely thinks it can, and this week jump-started a trial program offering 3D printing services in New York and Los Angeles, Businessweek reports.<p>While Staples already retails 3D printers, the $1,000+ price tag is surely …

Turning The Ship: Microsoft Might Have Begun A Subtle Shift From Windows To Services

Since Steve Ballmer passed the torch to Satya Nadella earlier this year, it marked a sea change in the organization: the first time in its history one of the founding team wasn’t running the show. Changes were expected and have happened. A surprising one is a subtle shift toward a service model and …

Box Debuts ‘Box Open Source’ To Share Its Internal Tools With The Larger Developer World

Box today unveiled a new initiative called Box Open Source for sharing its own homegrown open source engineering tools with the larger programming community.<p>The project was announced this afternoon in a company blog post accompanied by a tweet from Box CEO Aaron Levie.<p>In a joint phone interview …

Report: NSA Exploited Heartbleed For Years. NSA: No

<i>Update: An account associated with the NSA tweeted out a quick denial: “Statement: NSA was not aware of the recently identified Heartbleed vulnerability until it was made public.” So, either Bloomberg was misled, misunderstood their information, or the NSA is lying. [A caveat: The Twitter account</i> …

Turn Your Raspberry Pi Into A Computer From The 80s Using Commodore Pi

As a former user of the Atari 800XL, I find the Commodore line to be piffle at best but I’ll become a bit more catholic in my support of decades-old hardware and tell you a bit about the Commodore Pi, a wacky emulator that turns your Raspberry Pi into a real, multi-tasking Commodore.<p>The project is …

With the death of Windows XP, now is the perfect time to switch to Linux - ExtremeTech

By on April 10, 2014 at 1:57 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>If you’re one of the few hundred …

Meet NASA's new supersonic flying saucer, for future Mars landings - ExtremeTech

Meet NASA’s new supersonic flying saucer, for future Mars landings<p>By on April 11, 2014 at 8:07 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

iPhone 6: Reviews, Details and Bending Problems

Design<p>Measuring in at 4.7 and 5.5-inches, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus dwarf earlier iPhone models, but at the same time, the two phones became Apple's thinnest yet, measuring in at <b>6.9 and 7.1mm</b>, respectively. For comparison's sake, the iPhone 5s was 7.6mm thick.<p>According to Apple, the …

In-App Purchase Problems Lead to Refund Option

Apple just sent out a quick notice offering a mechanism to get a refund for unauthorized in-app purchases by a minor. It should have been sent to all iTunes users who made an in-app purchase, but it's easy to miss, so I've included the text below. Despite Apple's efforts to limit in-app purchases …

Amazon acquires Comixology, the world’s most popular digital comics platform

Amazon announced on Thursday that it will acquire Comixology, the most popular digital comic platform on the market. Comixology shot up the download …

U.S. government says hackers trying to exploit 'Heartbleed' bug | Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government warned banks and other businesses on Friday to be on alert for hackers seeking to steal data exposed by the “Heartbleed” bug, as a German programmer took responsibility for the widespread security crisis.<p>On a website for advising critical infrastructure …

Mouse Taxidermy Kit

I hate to throw out a perfectly good dead mouse. It just seems like an anti-climactic payoff for the money I spend on traps and cheese. I'm glad to …

Wine Bottle Thermometer

I drink all my wine on the rocks, so I don't really need a wine bottle thermometer, but if you're into the whole tradition and preservation and …

HAL Robot Suit - Next Generation Prototype

Japanese robotics company Cyberdyne began their Hybrid Assistive Limb, or HAL trials in 2012. A powered exoskeleton endeavoring to turn humans into …

SeV Sterling Store-Everything Jacket

The Scottevest SeV Sterling jacket has 24 interior pockets. 24! That means it can hold my wallet (condoms), water bottle (lube), iPad (<i>In Diana Jones</i> …

Gamebuino Arduino Game Console

Gamebuino. It's like Gameboy & Arduino's bambino. And it really is Aurelien Rodot's bambino. He came up with the idea for Gamebuino shortly after …

How to keep Windows XP alive by running it through Windows 8

Some longtime Windows XP users are having a hard time letting go of the operating system that has served them so well over the years, but <i>The Register</i> …

Apple: iOS, OS X and ‘key web services’ aren’t heartbleeding

Following the revelation that hundreds of thousands of websites are susceptible to attacks based on the “Heartbleed” flaw in OpenSSL, Apple told</i> …

Here’s one way Apple might make you care about iTunes again

Can iTunes stay relevant in the era of Pandora and Spotify? That’s a key question that Apple is trying to answer as it mulls a major overhaul of its …

Leaked 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 cases point to big redesign

Are case manufactures already starting to crank out cases for the yet-to-be-released 5.5-inch version of the iPhone? <i>Nowhereelse.fr</i> has spotted a …

Reddit Starts Listing Trending Subreddits To Get More Users Into Its Smaller Communities

Subreddits are, perhaps, reddit’s biggest strength. Introduced in 2008, they’re a huge part of the reason why the site rose to popularity, and why that popularity has yet to taper off.<p>Want a community for something you like? Build a subreddit. Don’t like the current popular subreddit for that …

Answering the Critical Question: Can You Get Private SSL Keys Using Heartbleed?

<i>Update:</i><p><i>Below is what we thought as of 12:27pm UTC. To verify our belief we crowd sourced the investigation. It turns out we were wrong. While it</i> …

Facebook will punish publishers who ask for Likes and Shares

In its continued efforts to clean up and optimize your News Feed, Facebook today announced plans to start penalizing pages that bait users into liking and sharing content. Facebook specifically pointed to three kinds of posts it plans to pull from user feeds: "Like-baiting" posts that ask users to …