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NYT explains how tech companies allow PRISM, yet deny 'direct server access' happened (update)

Yesterday a series of leaked PowerPoint slides in the <i>Washington Post</i> revealed a program codenamed PRISM that allowed government investigators access to data from a number of top internet companies. That leak has been followed up in the last 24 hours by a series of blanket denials as tech companies …

Calling All Flipboard Students

Inside Flipboard / May 15, 2013<p>Please join us for our first Skillshare class, called “Flip It! Make Magazines on Flipboard,” on May 28. Attendees …

Android 4.2 Keyboard App Released Onto Google Play Store

Google has today launched a new application which makes the Android keyboard an official app, with the release of the Android 4.2 Keyboard.<p>The new …

Nokia EOS Photos Leaked

We have been hearing rumors for a while that Nokia are working on a new flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the handset is rumored to be called the …

BlackBerry A10 BlackBerry 10 Smartphone Details Revealed

The BlackBerry Z10 launched at the end of January and now we have some details on the handsets successor, the BlackBerry A10 which will also be a …

Ex-Nokia team makes rival smartphone Jolla

<b>A company made up of former Nokia employees has shown off Jolla, a new smartphone with a custom operating system known as Sailfish.</b><p>The software has been built from the remnants of MeeGo, a project abandoned by Nokia in 2011 in favour of adopting Windows Phone for its handsets.<p>The Jolla phone - …

Gear & Gadgets

Student Entrepreneurship Is Humming At Elite Universities

“I am young, have time and am willing to take the risk. We want to innovate and deliver awesome engineering products.” This is Timothy Lee, a mechanical engineering major at UC Berkeley, singing the gospel of Silicon Valley. He’s an engineering project manager at VIRES Engineering , a thriving tech …

Could Skype Be The Killer App For Microsoft's Next Xbox?

As we look ahead to Microsoft‘s announcement of its next Xbox, there’s as much attention being paid to non-gaming uses as there is to actual games. That’s good and bad — while broader appeal is always nice, this is a games console and it needs to attract gamers. The notion of a TV tuner has gotten …

'Star Command' Review

In September of 2011, a Kickstarter appeared promising to bring a “Star Trek-”esque experience to iOS and Android devices, thus becoming one of the first runaway Kickstarter successes. What’s not to like? Building your ship, manning your crew and exploring the galaxy to discover and fight new …

Square Stops Gun Sellers From Using Its Payment Technology

Square, a mobile payment startup, last week tweaked its terms of use to prevent gun retailers from using its technology.<p>The startup changed the agreement signed by retailers, which includes a ban on sales from some business activities, like drug paraphernalia and escort services. (Shady, if not …

The Next Tesla: Stocks To Watch As Shorts Get Squeezed

Billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper told CNBC Tuesday that he feels for the short sellers who have been counting on a market pullback for months and been left wanting.<p>“They better have a shovel to get themselves out of the grave,” he said, referring to the fact that some of the …

Did Samsung Just Give Amazon A Way To Fight Apple?

A couple of days back Samsung took the unusual step of selling a display subsidiary – Liquavista. And they sold it to Amazon.com. That makes Amazon.com the only one of the giant US tech companies to have its own display development company. What is Samsung playing at? Is this a way to intensify …

11 Things You Thought Were True That Aren't

All that stuff you were told when you were a kid? Yeah, it's wrong.

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Apples and Oranges: A Comparison

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.<p>(Image credit: Flickr user Michael Fawcett)<p><i>by Scott A. Sandford, NASA Ames</i> …

A Shopping Cart Turned into a Fire Pit

Instructables member peinkc spent only $15 building this portable fire pit. After removing the interior rubber and plastic components from the …

Google’s Music Streaming Services Land Two More Major Labels

Spotify has had no shortage of bad news recently. But this probably ranks up there: Google has apparently had a breakthrough with two more major music labels to launch the music streaming services it has planned.<p>And there’s reason for Spotify should be concerned. Google appears to be building a …

See Inside a Butterfly Chrysalis

Just like everyone else, you learned about how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly (or moth) inside a chrysalis (or cocoon) and you desperately …

New Acura NSX to be Built in Ohio

Honda announced this week that its next-generation supercar, the Acura NSX, would be going into production in Marysville, Ohio. By choosing a …

Ekoore Python S3 Hybrid Tablet Boots Android, Windows 8 And Linux

If you are looking for a device capable of running multiple operating systems you might be interested in the new Ekoore Python S3 hybrid tablet, that …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Review | Trusted Reviews

What is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0?<p>Samsung is infamous for making tablets and phones in just about every size. But the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is …

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Smartphone app for NHS doctors gets funding

SmartWard, the winner of a Telegraph competition for innovative mobile apps, has been awarded £50,000 by Seedcamp, a leading technology venture capital fund.<p>The smartphone and tablet app is designed to improve care in hospitals by digitising patient notes and alerting staff when to administer …

Seven million Brits have 'never used the internet'

<b>More than seven million adults in the UK have never used the internet, figures suggest.</b><p>Research from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) said 43.5 million adults were now online - one million more than in the same period last year.<p>But 7.1 million remain offline, with the elderly and disabled …

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Miley Cyrus has bared her breasts, hoping to break free of Disney, but like Shia LaBeouf, Britney Spears et al, she'll find there's no escaping the magic kingdom: http://gu.com/p/3fhpz/tw?CMP=NECNETTXT766 Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs

Boston bombings: Pro-Tsarnaev posters in Chechnya

<b>Posters expressing support for the man charged with last month's bombings at the Boston Marathon have been put up on walls in Chechnya's capital, Grozny.</b><p>It is not clear who is behind the posters declaring Dzhokhar Tsarnaev "not guilty", which appeared after Russia's May Day celebrations.<p>They show …

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Why I can no longer face tutoring the progeny of the rich and aspirational. Working as a private tutor nowadays is a bit like being a confiseur for Marie Antoinette: no matter how much you spin the sugar into a confection about feeding society, you're really just making life sweeter for the rich. And I should know, having taught a predominantly wealthy elite for over a decade. http://gu.com/p/3ft5f/tw?CMP=NECNETTXT766 Photograph: RayArt Graphics/Alamy

Little dog tries to take a big dog for a walk… fails. Watch the full 19 seconds of greatness here: http://www.metro.co.uk/isitthebankholidayyet