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New Photos Offer First Look at New Glass-Enclosed Apple Store for Stanford

Just over a year after plans for a new glass-enclosed Apple Store at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, CA were unearthed, <i>ifoAppleStore</i> has obtained photos of the construction that offer the first non-rendered look at the new design aesthetic.<p>The photos show off the three floor-to-ceiling …

What If China Hacks the NSA's Massive Data Trove?

The danger of creating data sets that would permit a foreign government or non-state actor to wreak havoc on Americans.<p>Reuters<p>Bradley Manning proved that massive amounts of the government's most secret data was vulnerable to being dumped on the open Internet. A single individual achieved that …

Why everything geeks think they know about Kickstarter is wrong

Kickstarter has been described as the Home Shopping Network for geeks—picture an online version of the Sharper Image catalog and an investment platform for tech startups having a baby. But this is the wrong way to think about Kickstarter, because the site’s founders have actually shied away from …

Former Google UK exec alleges company misrepresented sales to avoid paying taxes

Google and other tech companies have come under fire for exploiting a common tax loophole to book revenues through their Irish subsidiaries, but today <i>The Sunday Times</i> is reporting that a former Google UK executive has evidence of further tax avoidance by his one-time employer. Barney Jones worked …

Launching The Internet Of Everything One Startup At A Time

With our May 16 <i>Techonomy Lab: Man, Machines, and the Network</i> in Menlo Park this week, we look at five startups delivering connectivity to consumers in various aspects of their lives.<p>BERG Cloud of London pivoted from design consultancy to cloud service with its own connected products. In 2006 BERG …

This Is A Gorgeous Redesign Concept For Apple's iPhone Software

This year's iOS is widely reported to be getting a the first major redesign in the history of the software. The new look is said to be lacking in the glitz and the gloss that's been prevalent throughout iOS's life.<p>Instead, we're supposed to get a cleaner, simpler design.<p>Simply Zesty decided to whip …

Swipe Launches Into Beta As A Collaborative Presentation App

Swipe, a Web app that functions as a two-way presentation tool, is launching into beta today, allowing people to not only build Web-powered slideshows, but also share them with anyone. Those presentations can then be viewed on any mobile device with a modern browser.<p>Formed out of Startup Weekend …

Google Glass Packaging Looks a Lot Like Apple iPhone Packaging

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The first few hundred Google Glass headsets are now in the hands of the luck "Explorers" who coughed …

Obama threatens veto of CISPA database-sharing bill

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Hopscotch for iPad Makes Coding Kid-Friendly

More and more schools have been ramping up STEM education — science, technology, engineering and math — in the classroom. Even the White House has …

Google, Yahoo, Microsoft execs back CISPA through trade group

Tech trade group whose members include Eric Schmidt and Marissa Mayer sends letter to House Intelligence panel commending its work on the controversial bill and expressing interest in added privacy protections.<p>A tech trade group whose guiding lights include executives from Google, Microsoft, and …

Future iPhone Displays Could Use Sapphire Crystal Instead of Glass

- Apr 12, 2013<p>While Apple’s designs always get high marks for pure aesthetic value, the company has often been criticized over the durability of …

The design history behind the iconic 'Pegman' of Google Maps

The imagery used in Google Maps is so common at this point that it's easy to forget that it didn't just leap into existence fully-formed; it actually had to be <i>designed</i>. <i>Buzzfeed</i> takes a look at the process behind creating one of the most familiar elements of Google Maps: the humanoid "Pegman" …

The untold story behind Apple's $13,000 operating system

CNET looks at newly surfaced contracts, design specs, and page after page of schematics and code, revealing how Apple created its first disk OS, a chapter of Silicon Valley history critical to its later success.<p>"The difference between cassette and disk systems was the difference between hobbyist …

Apple Is Preparing Such Big Changes To The iPhone Software That Engineers Are Using Special Filters To Hide Their Screens

He says the "word on the street" is that engineers inside Apple who are authorized to carry around new iPhones have a filter on their screen so that the side viewing angles are diminished. (Think about one of those filters people put on their desktop screens at work.)<p>The filter on the iPhone screen …

iMessage DDoS attacks foreshadow a bigger threat

Recently, several iOS developers became victims to an iMessage DDoS attack that crashed their app and inhibited their devices. The attacks were …

Three arrested for trying to cut undersea Internet cable

Attacks on the submarine cables running along the ocean floors carrying massive amounts of Internet traffic aren’t terribly uncommon. A series of the …