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Kain Colter starts union movement

For the first time in the history of college sports, athletes are asking to be represented by a labor union, taking formal steps on Tuesday to begin …

Student Athletes

Much of China's web traffic mysteriously sent to Wyoming shell company

Much of China encountered a major web traffic jam yesterday. According to <i>The New York Times</i>, something seemingly went seriously awry within the country's Great Firewall on Tuesday, causing it to redirect nearly all traffic from inside China to the servers of a mysterious company registered to a …

Roku player software cracked open temporarily, root now to run XBMC later

Roku's line of set-top boxes have been popular thanks to their simple controls, large set of available apps (recently expanded to include YouTube for the new Roku 3) and hardware ranging in price from inexpensive to downright cheap. Still, despite an active and encouraged developer community with …

Distractify

Respecting the unique practices of individual cultures is important if you don't want to come off looking like a boorish, insensitive fool.<p>But some …

Kazakhstan

Build a Solar Charger For iPhones In 30 Minutes

<i>Images via Joshua Zimmerman of BrownDogGadgets</i><p>Earlier this year, Joshua Zimmerman brought us the super easy DIY solar charger made from an Altoids …

Ditch the Wristbands: For Next Generation of Wearables, Dumb Clothes Get Smart

As much excitement as there may be about wearable sensors, most of the activity tracking devices today are pretty lame.<p>That’s because they’re often …

A New Android App Gives You Amazing Control Over What Your Other Apps Can Do

Say no, and you might not get to use the app.<p>In the last version of Android, Google had included a feature called App Ops. It let you decide what you wanted to allow each app to do. Were you cool with the app waking up the device? Tracking your location? Accessing your camera? You got to choose.<p>And …

Apps

Instead of Raises, McDonald's Tells Workers to Sign Up for Food Stamps

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>McDonald's has taken a lot of heat lately for the subpar wages it pays its employees, but the …

FBI pressures Internet providers to install surveillance software

CNET has learned the FBI has developed custom "port reader" software to intercept Internet metadata in real time. And, in some cases, it wants to force Internet providers to use the software.<p>The U.S. government is quietly pressuring telecommunications providers to install eavesdropping technology …

Surveillance

Associated Press News

How Microsoft spent a decade asleep on the job

Once upon a time, a young man named Bill had a vision. He saw "a PC on every desk, and every machine running Microsoft software". And lo, it came to …

Big bang theory: how dinosaurs had sex

<b>DINOSAURS WERE THE LARGEST</b> animals to ever walk Earth, and they ruled the planet for more than 160 million years. The long-necked <i>Argentinosaurus</i>, …

If Windows Phone continues to fail, Nokia has no Plan B

The world’s second-largest mobile phone maker by volume is in danger of crashing so hard that the company is sold for scrap to competitors or partners, who are rumored to include Lenovo, Huawei and Microsoft. It’s looking increasingly unlikely that Nokia can avoid such a fate, as two of its four …

Windows Phone

How mobile phones are making cash obsolete in Africa

When he rolls into a gas station to fill his tank, Barkhad Dahir doesn't get out of his car. He punches a few buttons on his cellphone and within seconds he has paid for the fuel.<p>With the same quick keystrokes on his phone, he pays for virtually everything he needs: groceries at the supermarket, a …

Africa

Adidas Trademark Lawsuit Puts Derrick Rose On Defense

Derrick Rose may be a primary player in the trademark war between his own David and Goliath. The Chicago native may soon be asked to pick a side between his primary endorser and sporting-goods giant Adidas or a small Chicago-area Church. In early July, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board will …

Xbox One: Microsoft reveals new console that 'changes everything'

Microsoft revealed a new Xbox console on Tuesday that not only integrates TV, internet and gaming, but also will measure your heartbeat and recognise …

This Announcement From Samsung Should Have Cable Companies Quaking

Samsung’s made a lofty announcement today. It’s cracked a big piece of the 5G puzzle, it says, and this new technology could allow mobile networks to move at speeds that make 4G look paleolithic. We’re talking movies in a matter of seconds. From the announcement:<p>Once commercialized, 5G mobile …