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Microsoft's employee-only white Xbox One colors us green with envy

There are certainly benefits to working for Microsoft beyond a steady paycheck. We've seen the company gift employees with phones and tablets and, if the picture above proves legit, a lucky bunch will receive a free Xbox One on launch day -- in an exclusive white and silver-grey hue, no less. In …

Amazon Has Reportedly Tested A Wireless Network in Cupertino

Bloomberg is reporting that Amazon has tested a wireless network in rival Apple’s hometown of Cupertino, California.<p>According to the report, Amazon tapped satellite phone company Globalstar for the test. Globalstar is currently in the process of working with the FCC to have its mobile satellite …

NSA chief talks surveillance tactics over dinner

When someone dines with Keith Alexander, the director of the National Security Agency, I'd like to know who pays the tab.<p>In a contributing article in Forbes, Stanford Center for Internet and Society Civil Liberties Director Jennifer Granick talks about what it was like to meet the man in charge of …

Modus III Is A Portable Workstation That Wants To Turn Your iPad Into A Desktop

This embed is invalid<p>To the untrained eye the evolution of technology can appear to be a rather futile oscillation. We had laptops. Then we threw away their keyboards and worked only on a screen. Then we decided touchscreen typing on tablets was annoying, so brought back a physical keyboard and …

Google's word definitions get more helpful with synonyms and examples

Google has built out its dictionary this week with the addition of synonyms and sample sentences for many words: "define" activates the function from a search box, which will spit out a nicely-formulated table that details just about everything a high-school student might need to know as they're …

Qualcomm will no longer track trucks, selling off its first-ever business Omnitracs

Qualcomm(s qcom) is known for inventing CDMA and dominating the global mobile chipset market, but one thing you might not know about Qualcomm is that …

Pew: 30% Of U.S. Adults Don’t Have Broadband; 10% Use Smartphones As Sole Internet Access; 20% Have Zilch

As Facebook teams up with other tech titans to put more effort into ubiquitous internet access worldwide, Pew Research is today is releasing the results of a survey that shows how one of the more advanced countries in the world, the U.S., is still not quite there in leading by example: 20% of U.S. …

Yahoo Releases Recycled Usernames To Those Who Sent In Requests, Lets You Stalk Your Own For $1.99

Today, Yahoo will begin notifying those who requested a particular user ID through the company’s newly expanded pool of usernames if their choice has been granted. In case you missed it the first time around: earlier this summer, Yahoo announced it would re-open access to unused Yahoo IDs, and the …

How does a 3D printer work? The science and engineering behind this emerging technology

There is a lot of excitement building around what 3D printers can and might do. But how does a 3D printer work? It’s actually not very …

Samsung and LG reportedly plan 'kill switch' for stolen phones and tablets

Samsung and LG are planning to include a tool that would make stolen phones and tablets inoperable, the Wall Street Journal reports.<p>The move makes sense, as smartphones are increasingly targeted for theft around the world. In South Korea, where both Samsung and LG are based, smartphone thefts have …

Ballmer Departure From Microsoft Was More Sudden Than Portrayed by the Company

According to sources close to the situation, the departure of CEO Steve Ballmer from Microsoft last week was more sudden than was depicted by the …