Jeff Milner

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Apple Will Use Curation To Beat A Path To Mainstreaming Music

Ask the average person who their favorite musicians are and they’ll struggle to name more than a few. That’s one reason search-based streaming services haven’t hit critical mass. They force users to know what they want to hear. And this is why Tim Cook kept touting Beats as the “first streaming …

10 great uses for old Android phones/tablets

There’s so much that your Android device is capable of and you just haven’t realized it yet. So, with a little bit of effort, you can help your old Android device break free from the depths of your cupboard.<p>Here are some of the best examples.<p>1. Alarm clock<p>People still buy dedicated alarm clocks? …

Gear & Gadgets

Homemade Goldfish Crackers

There are amazing recipes all over the internets—impressive cakes and cookies, pies galore, delicious pasta dishes, fantastic dinner ideas, and so …

10 Scientific Benefits of Being a Dog Owner

The bickering between cat people and dog people is ongoing and vicious, but in the end, we're all better off for loving a pet. But if anyone tries to …

Pets

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Turkish court half-heartedly orders end to YouTube ban

Turkey's Twitter ban may have come to an end, but the country's block on YouTube remains steadfast. In the latest development to this censorship saga, <i>Reuters</i> reports that a court in the Turkish capital has declared the YouTube situation a human rights violation, and instructed that the block be …

Gamespy's multiplayer servers are going dark, be prepared

Even if you've only played a handful games with online multiplayer in the past dozen years, chances are that at least a few of your sessions have been powered by Gamespy's back-end tech. On May 31st, the company is shutting down its servers for good, and as a result, a bunch of games are losing …

RoomScan app creates floor plans just by tapping walls

Shopping for furniture? Need to figure out how much paint you need for a living-room makeover? Planning to sell your house? These and other activities can benefit greatly from having a floor plan, but who's got time to draw one?<p>You do. RoomScan for iOS creates floor plans just by tapping your phone …

London scenes from Google's Street View spliced with 18th-century paintings - Telegraph

Deal with the devil: why Netflix broke its own rules on net neutrality

By agreeing to pay Comcast, Reed Hastings set a painful precedent<p>Netflix CEO Reed Hastings published an impassioned blog post last week criticizing internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon for asking his company to pay interconnection fees in order to ensure that their data reaches …

NSA would gain access to cellphone records under Obama plan

WASHINGTON -- The National Security Agency would lose its authority to collect and hold years' worth of telephone calling records but gain access to cellphone information it currently lacks under an Obama administration proposal aimed at quieting controversy over the spy agency’s data archive.<p>The …

IRS Rules Bitcoin Is Property, Not Currency

The IRS has officially stated that bitcoin is a property – similar to any other valuable commodity – rather than a currency. What does this mean? Not much. In short, if you pay someone in bitcoin – in the same way you could pay them in gold – the wages are taxed accordingly. It is also not …

Your Smartphone Is A Crucial Police Tool, If They Can Crack It

New software and gizmos are revolutionizing police work, with social media scanners, facial recognition and other high tech items. As it turns out, though, the single most valuable new police tool is your smartphone.<p>Rolf Norton, a homicide detective in Seattle, says when he's talking to a suspect, …

iTunes will now refund you for your kid’s unauthorized purchases

How many times have you got your iPad back from the kids only to find that they have just added five in-app purchases to your credit card bills?<p>Not anymore. Apple just gave you a reason to let your kids play and rest assured the bills won’t ramp up.<p>The company sent out an email to all iTunes …

Students hack Waze, send in army of traffic bots

Two Israeli students have successfully hacked popular social GPS map and traffic app Waze, causing it to report a nonexistent traffic jam.<p>The attack, …

Six alternatives to WhatsApp now that Facebook owns it

Facebook has bought messaging app WhatsApp, which means those who have been avoiding feeding their data into the world’s biggest social network might think about switching to another instant messaging service.<p>As WhatsApp is based on phone numbers rather than usernames, Facebook has in effect just …

Lovely apartment-hunting app now lets you send rent directly to your landlord

The apartment-hunting service Lovely has expanded its ambitions over the last few years. After first focusing on giving users a way to be notified when apartments they might want hit the market, Lovely then added the ability to submit rental applications right through the app itself. Today, Lovely …

Bye XP, hello Windows 7: Yeah, the change made me nervous

It was a little slow sometimes, and I started to have trouble finding functioning drivers for some newer peripherals, but it was solid.

Pics.io Edit aims for better online photo editing

Top Tech Photo, a Ukrainian company specializing in onilne photo editing, has built new tool called Edit.<p>Top Tech Photo already had launched a site called Pics.io tool for online handling of photos in some raw image formats from higher-end cameras. The new Pics.io Edit site, though, is for more …

Could this baker solve the gluten mystery?

The artisan as scientist: baker Jonathan McDowell in the Bread LabPhotos: Tom Philpott<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free …

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These molecule-sized wires could stop the computer industry from hitting a brick wall

In case you missed it, the end of the age of ever-faster computers is nigh. In his speech (pdf) at last summer’s Hot Chip conference, Bob Colwell, Intel’s former chief architect, said Moore’s law—the prediction that computer power doubles every 18-24 months, which has held largely true since Intel …

Moore's Law

Maryland lawmakers want to cripple the NSA's headquarters

Legislators in Maryland want to turn the lights out on the NSA — literally. A bill introduced last Thursday to its House of Delegates would bar state agencies, utilities, and pretty much anything that receives state funds from providing assistance to federal agencies that collect electronic data or …

This iPhone-Sized Device Can Hack A Car, Researchers Plan To Demonstrate

Auto makers have long downplayed the threat of hacker attacks on their cars and trucks, arguing that their vehicles’ increasingly-networked systems are protected from rogue wireless intrusion. Now two researchers plan to show that a few minutes alone with a car and a tiny, cheap device can give …

New Ransomware Blocks Your DNS Connection And Forces Your Computer To Mine Bitcoins

A new bit of malware, Linkup, is a clever girl. First it takes control of the DNS servers your computer pings to connect to the Internet and, while you’re wondering how to delete it, begins mining bitcoins on the sly. Anti-virus purveyors Emsisoft identified the ransomware in the wild.<p>The program …

Secret court approves Obama's limits on NSA phone record collection

The secret FISA court has approved two of President Barack Obama's proposed changes to how the NSA can use its collection of American phone records. While many of Obama's suggestions will take months to implement, if they go into effect at all, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper wrote …

Wickr Is The Messaging App You'll Turn To If Snapchat Screws Up Again

Nico Sell is an entrepreneur and privacy advocate who co-founded Wickr, an app for sending and receiving self-destructing messages. If the description stopped there, you'd probably decry it as a Snapchat knockoff. It's just not. The comparison is laughable.<p>The gist of the app is similar, however: …

Visitors to Sochi Olympics should expect to be hacked (video)

There's little question at this point that the logistics in Sochi, from hotel rooms to public infrastructure, are a <i>mess</i>, but one of the greatest threats to visitors is one they can't even see. According to NBC, it's a near-guarantee that connected devices are being watched by hackers within Russia, …