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Boulder lost out on Google Fiber because of Colorado’s anti-municipal broadband laws

The city of Boulder, Colorado has 100 miles of fiber optic cable it would like to see become part of a gigabit broadband network. Unfortunately, a …

Bjork's interactive 'Biophilia' album is the first downloadable app in MoMA's permanent collection

We've seen lots of crazy things on display at the Museum of Modern Art -- a "rain room," a sex toy that works with your phone, a sleeping Academy Award-winning actress. Now you can add "tablet app" to that list. Bjork's "Biophilia," an interactive album released on iOS and Android, has become the …

Clever piece of code exposes hidden changes to Supreme Court opinions

Supreme Court opinions are the law of the land, and so it’s a problem when the Justices change the words of the decisions without telling anyone. …

FCC Chairman to John Oliver: I am not a dingo

Whenever someone is placed in charge of an important but somehow dull entity, there is always the suspicion that it takes a certain sort of animal to do that kind of job. It's a delight, therefore, to reveal that the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is not a baby-eating dingo.<p>You …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Described As Less Hands-On, More Interested In Broad Implications With iWatch

Apple CEO Tim Cook is the subject of a new profile in the New York Times today, and the profile includes plenty of background information about the executive and his commitment to human rights and environmental issues. But it also contained some information about the rumored iWatch project, how …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

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Why Google doesn’t care about college degrees, in 5 quotes

Google isn’t big on college degrees, although the search giant is inundated with applicants touting perfect GPAs from Ivy League schools.<p>Google’s chairman and head of hiring, Laszlo Bock, has given a few insights in the <i>New York Times</i> on how he sorts through a multitude of bright applicants.<p>The …

Stock Up on Freezer Meals Week 4: Here's How I'm Going to Cook 60 Dinners in 6 Weeks

(Image credit: Anjali Prasertong)<p>This month I've been taking you through my plan to fill my freezer with healthy meals in preparation for the arrival …

For Smaller Cities, the Airbnb Backlash Can Be Even Bigger

The inventor of everything

It’s a sunny morning in Camarillo, California, and the fields along Pleasant Valley road are full of berry pickers in colored sweatshirts moving swiftly to gather ripe fruit. I take a left turn down Calle San Pablo into an unassuming industrial park, the research and development center for Cool …

BeHere app uses iBeacons to automatically take attendance as students enter the classroom

A new app called BeHere aimed at teachers uses Apple’s new Bluetooth LE iBeacon technology to recognize students and automatically take attendance as they enter a classroom.<p>With the BeHere app installed, the teacher’s iPad acts as an iBeacon and students entering the classroom with an iPhone, iPad, …

iBeacons Aren’t Just For Retail: Placed Lets You Use Them As iPhone Quick Launchers At Home

There has been a lot of talk about iBeacons since they launched with iOS 7 last fall, but much of the focus has been on how they benefit retailers and add to the in-store shopping experience. They have a much broader range of potential use, however, and part of that is consumer-focused, too. Placed …

Selling Fine Art Photography Tip #1: Jimmy Williams on Building a Reputation by Starting Local

<i>This is the first blog post in a series from our newest guide</i> Selling Fine Art Photography<i>. Download it here.</i><p>North Carolina-based Jimmy Williams is a …

Hillary Clinton's to-do list

<b>• Clean up the foundation mud-slinging</b><p>There has been a spate of negative stories about the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation over the past nine months. Chelsea Clinton, the couple’s only child, has ascended as a major player in its newest iteration, which her name officially graced once …

The 'Internet Of Things' Will Be Bigger Than The Smartphone, Tablet, And PC Markets Combined

In the consumer space, many products and services have already crossed over into the IoT, including kitchen and home appliances, lighting and heating products, and insurance company-issued car monitoring devices that allow motorists to pay insurance only for the amount of driving they do.<p><i>Here are</i> …

Two-thirds of Americans now have smartphones

The US has officially become a smartphone nation -- at least, if you ask Nielsen. The research group's latest Digital Consumer Report estimates that 65 percent of all Americans owned one of the devices in 2013. That's a big step up from 44 percent in 2011, and smartphones are now more common than …

Americans officially living in post-PC world, spending more time using mobile apps & web

According to new data from Nielsen, Americans now spend more time using mobile web and apps on their smartphones than they do online on their PCs, reports <i>Engadget</i>.<p>That shift toward mobile is affecting how many spend their free time. Americans spent an average of 34 hours per month using mobile apps …

Radiohead releases PolyFauna app for iOS and Android

In typical Radiohead fashion, the band unexpectedly released an app for Android(s goog) and iOS(s aapl) devices on Tuesday called PolyFauna. The app …

Pebble Steel in pics: Too small, too big or just right?

I’ve been wearing a Pebble Steel on loan for the past few days. I find it comfortable, well designed and far more attractive than the original …

Nest is now officially a part of the Google family

Prepare for a world of Google-controlled thermostats, smoke alarms and no doubt other mysterious projects we don't know about yet. Shortly after receiving the green light from the FTC, the search giant announced that its $3.2 billion acquisition of home automation company Nest is now a done deal. …

Startup invents heartbeat-sensing wristband to store passwords, bitcoin

It was in the last few decades that researchers realized that the human heartbeat, no matter how fast or slow it's going, generates signals that are every bit as unique to an individual as a fingerprint or retina.<p>Now, a Toronto startup named Bionym is turning that insight into a novel kind of …

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