Kevin DeAlmeida

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Obama's Approval Rating Has Dipped Into Dangerously Low Territory

The 39% mark is a point lower in Gallup's three-day rolling average. Obama's disapproval held steady at 53%.<p>It's Obama's worst approval rating in Gallup's daily tracking poll since the Oct.17-19, 2011, average, which came right after a bruising fight for both Democrats and Republicans over raising …

DOD pushes development of cheap, portable brain-reading device

Innovation is all about putting on the proverbial thinking cap. Now engineers are vying to produce an actual thinking cap – at least one that can …

Know what would be really progressive? Get over this generation gap

This week, I'm on a cruise with the Nation magazine, as a guest of their feminist columnist Jessica Valenti. It's a weeklong lefty political event, and it's a cruise, so the attendees are who you'd expect: retired liberals. At nightly dinners, we chat about the shutdown, war and activism – and …

"Sandwiched" graphene holds promise for thin-film solar cells

Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HZB) have found that graphene retains its remarkable electrical conductive properties even when it is in …

Samsung Introduces a Curved Display

It seems like only yesterday that Gadget Review was thinking about flexible screens… Oh, wait– it <i>was</i> yesterday as word got around about the …

Tame Your Twitter Feed by Killing Annoying Retweets

You follow people on Twitter because you're interested in what they have to say. Who they follow and retweet may not be so relevant. Here's how to …

Motorola to offer a phablet called Xplay and the DROID Quantum in 2014

The latest leak regarding Motorola has them working on a new phablet called the Xplay. It will sport a 6.3-inch display, and lets also hope Motorola …

Larger Screen iPhone 6 Touted For September 2014 Launch

No sooner are we past the launch of the iPhone 5S and 5C than the rumors begin to mount for the next—and this one is big. Literally. Zach Epstien on BGR reported yesterday about a research note to investors from analyst Peter Misek of Jefferies & Co. that raises his hold rating and $450 target for …

If we want a civilised society, charities can't fill the void left by government

Last week, I made an online donation to the Greater Boston food bank. After doing so, I spent several minutes trying to process how I felt. I didn't feel virtuous. What I felt was intense anger.<p>The donation was following the example of my friend Suzanne Fischer, who had pointed out that the …

Democrats won't win a 'blame the GOP' game on the shutdown and debt ceiling

So, people currently blame the Republicans more than anyone else for the government shutdown, but predicting the long-term political fallout is not as easy as that suggests. For one thing, the latest CBS News poll shows that while slightly more people believe the Republicans are at fault, a …

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Under the Microscope: iPhone 5s vs. Samsung Galaxy S4

Comparing the iPhone 5s to the Galaxy S4 isn't really all that different from comparing last year's iPhone 5 to the Galaxy S4. But the 5s does offer …

Eric Schmidt says Android is more secure than the iPhone, is he right?

During a question-and-answer session at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, Google’s executive chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt declared that Android is more secure than the iPhone (i.e. iOS). The audience of technologists laughed, which probably wasn’t the reaction Schmidt was looking for, and when …

Enter The Quiet Zone: Where Cell Service, Wi-Fi Are Banned

There are no physical signs you've entered the National Radio Quiet Zone, a 13,000-square-mile area that covers the eastern half of West Virginia. But the silence gives you a signal. Somewhere around the Virginia-West Virginia state line, the periodic buzzes and pings of our smartphones …

A7-powered iPad 5 will accelerate the switch from PCs to tablets by two points – analyst

The A7-powered iPad 5 expected to be announced next week will accelerate the trend of people using tablets instead of PCs, argues an investment note from Deutsche Bank Equity Research.<p>We…expect growing [desktop] virtualization and iPad deployments in the enterprise to pressure corporate PC sales …

Super-secure NSA Utah data center laid low by electrical problems: Report

Now this is embarrassing. The humongous National Security Agency data center in Utah — the one that was reportedly going to house lots of meta data …

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Sony HMZ-T3W wearable display is up for pre-order in the US, costs $999

US buyers who want to swap large displays for wearable screens might want to check out Sony's online store, where the HMZ-T3W is now available for pre-order for $999. Hirai and Co. claim this third iteration of the head-mounted display comes with dual OLED monitors that simulate sitting 65 feet …

Police shoot driver dead after car chase between White House and Capitol

Summary<p>Here's a summary of where things stand:<p><b>• Police shot a motorist dead after a confrontation at a White House barrier and car chase in the direction of the US Capitol.</b> A one-year-old child was taken from the vehicle and is in protective custody, police said.<p><b>• Multiple shots were fired by</b> …