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Google Buys Nest, The $3 Billion Distraction

One of the most surprising things about Google’s purchase of Nest is the price. Over $3 billion! That’s what you’d pay for a fast growing social network. But seriously, Nest hardly has the kind of defensible technology with massive barriers to entry that justifies a $ 3 billion outlay (though …

Woman cleared for driving while wearing Google Glasses

Cecilia Abadie found not guilty in case of driving while wearing Google Glasses as officer did not provide proof beyond reasonable doubt that the device was in operation<p>A San Diego traffic court threw out a citation on Thursday against a woman believed to be the first motorist in the country …

LG's curved smartphone is coming to Sprint January 31st for $299.99

LG's curved smartphone, the G Flex, is launching on Sprint this January 31st for $299.99. Earlier this month, the Korean company announced that the phone, which can be bent and flexed, would be coming to AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile "this winter," and Sprint is the first of the carriers to announce a …

Facebook Backdoor Gives Clues To Private Email Addresses

If you forget your Facebook profile name, you can enter your name, email or phone number into a page called Find Your Account to find your Facebook profile and some alternative email addresses, which are partially obscured such as j*******s@yahoo.com.<p>The same technique works if you type in other …

2014 could be the year web browsers replace Photoshop

The language that controls the web’s style—CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets—could be getting a new set of features that will make it the new gold standard for graphic design.These features, collectively known as blending modes, are currently under consideration by the World Wide Web Consortium, the …

Sacramento Kings set to broadcast using Google Glass, accept Bitcoins

Watching hoops from the stands or on TV is great, but have you ever wanted to see an NBA game from the perspective of a coach, cheerleader or broadcaster? That's going to happen on January 24th during a Sacramento Kings broadcast vs. the Indiana Pacers, as select players and staff will be decked …

Google Removed Over 350 Million Bad Ads, 270,000 Advertisers in 2013

Google today revealed the progress it has made in its fight against bad actors that abuse online advertising tools for harmful or deceptive purposes. In short, the company removed more than 350 million bad ads and more than 270,000 advertisers from its systems in 2013.<p>To put the first figure in …

Vidme Brings Anonymous Video Sharing To Web, iPhone & Android

Following the backlash against YouTube’s merging with Google+ for identity, authentication and, most recently, commenting, there’s been a renewed interest in a sort of anonymous video hosting service – something like an “Imgur for video,” for instance. It’s an idea that’s been tried before, but …

Silver nanowire sensors could be the flexible foundation for new wearables

A clear, bandage-like sensor could eventually make everything from fabrics to our fingers smart. Dr. Yong Zhu and a team of North Carolina State University researchers created an ultra-thin, flexible sensor that could be used in clothing, on the body, any in other ordinary objects to track things …

More than 750,000 spam emails sent from fridges and TVs

More than 750,000 spam emails were sent from smart household appliances such as fridges and TVs over a two week period, according to a security firm<p>US-based Security firm Proofpoint claims to have uncovered the first proven Internet of Things cyberattack involving household "smart" appliances.<p>More …

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Firefox may beat Google to a web-based slate: Hello, Firefox OS tablet

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>I’ve been clamoring for a web-based tablet over the past year and one company is finally going to deliver it. Only it’s <i>not</i> …

Intel's Bay Trail CPU will usher Android into the 64-bit era this spring

Sure, 64-bit support is all the rage nowadays in the mobile space, what with Apple setting off a trend with the introduction of the iPhone 5s. Now, according to Intel's CEO, tablets running Google's operating system are next and will soon be available with 64-bit compatibility. During an earnings …

Family of Ohio killer executed with untested drug mix plans to file lawsuit

The family of the Ohio man executed with a new lethal mixture of drugs on Thursday is pursuing a lawsuit to assure that other death row inmates do not experience the same unusual execution circumstances he did, the family and their attorney said Friday.<p>"I can't think of any other way to describe it …

Company Involved in West Virginia Chemical Spill Files for Bankruptcy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Freedom Industries, the unfortunately named company whose chemical leak contaminated the water …

Pentagon sending weapons to Iraq

The Obama administration said Friday it is sending more weapons to Iraq to help Baghdad put down a resurgent al-Qaeda that is battling government troops in cities that U.S. troops helped liberate during the Iraq war.<p>The Obama administration said Friday it is sending more weapons to Iraq to help …