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How to Multitask Without Losing Your Mind

Latest tech multimillionaire is still in school

Meet Nick D’Aloisio, a regular 17-year-old and possibly the world’s youngest tech multimillionaire after his smartphone app was sold to Yahoo for an estimated $30 million.<p>The British teen, who started designing apps at the age of 12, came up with the idea for Summly while doing school work.<p>“I was …

These Google Glass Early Adopters Will Warm Your Heart

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In a shameless attempt to win skeptics over, Google has included the betterment of penguins, …

Expensify now lets companies reimburse international employees in Bitcoin

Businesses using Expensify will soon be able to reimburse international employees in Bitcoin. The expense report company today rolled out support for the virtual currency, lending yet more momentum to the decentralized form of payment. Speaking to <i>The Next Web</i>, Expensify CEO David Barrett said that …

Gmail for iOS update lets you swipe between messages

Gmail 2.0 for iOS was a major update bringing a host of much-needed features, but a few basic and fundamental things were left out. Chief among them was the option to move from one email to the next without first returning to your inbox. Fortunately, Google has remedied that problem with Gmail 2.1 …

Tree-based solar cells point the way to recyclable energy sources | Ars Technica

This new base material for solar cells dissolves in room temperature water.<p>News has emerged of recyclable solar cells that almost literally grow on …

How to find truly free wireless access

Gaps in free wireless Internet access are slowly being filled in by public and private organizations, as well as by ad hoc groups of wireless-network users offering a portion of their bandwidth to the public.<p>You're in the middle of a city park. You're at a rest stop on the side of the road, …

Telecoms

More Apps Coming to Cars, but They’re Still Miles From Perfection

One thing is certain at today’s New York International Auto Show: Auto makers are getting more app-happy.<p>But auto apps are still far from high-tech …

Apple in court over Siri patent infringment claim

Apple is dealing with another problem in China and this time it involves its personal assistant program, Siri. A couple of weeks back, Apple had …

Google Updates Gmail for iOS – Adds Ability to Swipe Between Messages, More

Google has released version 2.1 of its Gmail app for iOS, adding swipe controls to allow you to move back and forth between emails without returning …

Google Glass will reportedly be manufactured in the US

Google Glass headsets will be manufactured in the US, according to a report from <i>The Financial Times</i><i>.</i> Specifically, Google wil be manufacturing the headsets at a Foxconn plant in Santa Clara, California, making it the second product that we know Google has manufactured on US soil. The first of which …

CHART OF THE DAY: How People Use Facebook On Smartphones

IDC conducted a survey in conjunction with Facebook to find out how people are using smartphones. It surveyed 4,446 people aged 18-44 who use iPhones or Android-based phones. In this chart you can see how people are using Facebook on smartphones.

iPhone

'Betas,' a comedy show based on Silicon Valley, is Amazon Studios' latest pilot

Amazon Studios has greenlit yet another comedy pilot. <i>Betas</i>,a show that Amazon says is about four Silicon Valley "computer geeks" attempting to create the code and product that will make them their fortune, is the eight comedy show that has come out of Amazon Studios. Amazon greenlit six comedies …

South Korea and US sign new military pact

South Korea and the United States have signed a new military plan that lays out how the allies will communicate with each other and react to any future North Korean aggression.<p>The signing of the pact on Monday comes amid North Korean threats to attack the allies over their joint military drills and …

MTV VMAs Headed to Brooklyn's Barclays Center

August 25th show will be first outside L.A. in four years<p>MTV's Video Music Awards show is moving across the country this year, trading Los Angeles …

Back to Jail for Amanda Knox?

Italian court is set to decide whether to retry Amanda Knox for murder. Barbie Latza Nadeau reports.<p>The sensational case of Amanda Knox and the …

Somali women's rights reporter shot dead in Mogadishu

A 21-year-old woman has become the latest victim of a series of deadly attacks against journalists in Somalia.<p>Rahma Abdulkadir, whose work focused on …

Gates Foundation Says It's Time For A Snazzier Condom

Last summer Bill Gates and his foundation held a competition to reinvent the toilet. Now he's hoping to do the same for condoms.<p>The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is putting up $100,000 to the best proposal for a more fun and pleasurable condom.<p>The competition is part of its Grand Exploration …

China Reportedly To Buy Russian Subs, Fighter Jets

China has reportedly signed a deal to buy new submarines and Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets from Russia, the first such arms deal in nearly a decade.<p>The agreement, long in the works, was inked during last week's visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Moscow, according to China Central …

US troops will stay in Afghanistan to support local forces, Allen insists

The US and its allies will retain a presence in Afghanistan big enough to bolster Afghan forces after the withdrawal of international combat troops …

Partial recount ordered in Kenyan poll

Kenya's Supreme Court has ordered a partial recount of ballots from the country's March 4 presidential election, after losing candidate Raila Odinga alleged that voter fraud had taken place at some polling stations.<p>The court ruled that the presidential results at polling stations in 22 of the …

UN majority demands stronger treaty to stop unregulated arms sales

A majority of UN member states have issued a statement saying that the latest draft of an international treaty to end unregulated arms sales is a …

Aviation

Senate Committee Passes Bill To End Ban On HIV-Positive Organ Donation

Last week, a Senate committee cleared a piece of legislation that could lead to the end of a ban on HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ donation.<p>The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee passed its version of the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act on Wednesday, March 20. One …

UN to temporarily reduce staff in Damascus

Amid continuing violence in Syria, the UN has announced that it is temporarily reducing the number of its international staff in the Damascus due to an increase in threats to security.<p>The UN has approximately 100 foreign and 800 Syrian staff working in the Syrian capital.<p>"Most of the Damascus-based …

Two giant pandas arrive in Canada from China

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper greets giant pandas Er Shun and Da Mao as they arrive at Toronto airport from China.<p>Five-year-old Er Shun and her prospective mate, four-year-old Da Mao arrived on a specially-adapted FedEx Express <b>Canadian</b> plane.<p>The pair, who are on loan from <b>China</b>, were …