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Facebook building drones and lasers with Connectivity Lab

Facebook announced Thursday that it's working to troubleshoot the technical and financial obstacles to bringing the Internet to the rest of the world with a team that it's calling Facebook Connectivity Lab.<p>The lab, which is closely aligned with Facebook's Internet.org initiative, is building …

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Steve Jobs' Chilling Response After Getting a Google Employee Fired

An ongoing investigation into an alleged conspiracy by Apple and Google to limit tech workers’ wages has unearthed some candid emails between former …

European Amazon listing prices LG's G2 mini at 350 euros ahead of launch

So far we know most of the things we need to know about LG's G2 mini. Like, we know there will be two processor variants (Tegra 4i for Latin America and Middle East, Snapdragon 400 elsewhere), there's also a 4.7-inch (qHD) display, 1GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel camera. That's all fine and dandy, …

There’s Just No Getting Around Apple Buying Yahoo

Apple should buy Yahoo.<p>This is neither a new idea, nor one acceptable to the Apple fan base. But since people briefly talked about it last year, it’s become an increasingly good idea — maybe a necessary one for Apple’s continued growth and success — and I’m going to tell you why.<p><b>Apple’s Missing</b> …

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Printing Wikipedia Would Take 1 Million Pages, But That's Sort Of The Point

A German-based group called PediaPress is trying to raise enough money to make a print copy of all of Wikipedia. That's right, Wikipedia, the ever-evolving, always-changing, inherently digital encyclopedia of information gathered by contributors all over the world. To say this would be a massive …

Smiley-faced screw cheers up DIY

A Japanese designer called Yuma Kano has developed a screw that has a drive in the shape of a smiley face, and an accompanying screwdriver that slots …

Here Are The Microeconomics Of Uber's Attempt To Revolutionize Taxi Markets

Taxi markets have long needed a shake-up. In theory, entry should be easy--all that is needed is a car and a driving license--with new drivers keeping cab fares close to costs. Yet in many cities, cabs are far from that competitive ideal. Decades of regulation conspire to keep entrants out. In New …

Analyst: Cisco's New $1 Billion Cloud Computing Plan Is Ingenious But Risky

Cisco is calling it the Intercloud.<p>With the Intercloud, Cisco is joining all the other enterprise tech companies who are chasing the cloud market.<p>That's because companies today are using the cloud instead of buying new computers and software for new IT projects. They spent $131 billion in 2013 on …

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IRL: A closer look at the Moto G

<i>Welcome to</i> IRL<i>, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.</i><p>I love low-cost smartphones that punch above their weight, like the Lumia 620. They're proof you don't need …

Fingerprints give police new clues for solving crime

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1064000/1064220_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534438068_ac5b6b53c796c0772242d18208742c7b<p><b>As darkness falls across the suburbs of Leeds, calls start to flood in to Chris Barley's radio from police HQ.</b><p>It is prime time for criminal …

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