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TONY FADELL: Google Is Building The Technology We Will Need For The Next 5-10 Years

He's also had a very nice second act, which could ultimately outshine his time at Apple. He founded Nest, a company that makes Internet-connected thermostats and smoke/carbon monoxide detectors. He sold Nest to Google for $3.2 billion last year.<p>He did an interview with The Sunday Times that's …

Wearable Tech

Now Gmail Encrypts Messages Sent to Google Servers

Starting Thursday, Gmail will always use an encrypted HTTPS connection for sending and receiving email.<p>Gmail has supported HTTPS since 2004 (an …

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak: Snowden ‘had the guts and courage to sacrifice his life’

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak says National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden is a hero.<p>Joining a long list of tech-celebrity supporters, including World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee, Wozniak publicly praised Snowden today at German tech conference Cebit 2014, The Times of India …

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FORTUNE — You could be forgiven for having forgotten that Google (GOOG) has its own desktop operating system, launched back in 2009. Championing a vision of a future where all data and applications live in the cloud, Chrome OS has struggled to make a dent: It accounts for only 1% of the PC market …

Android SDK For Wearables Coming In 2 Weeks, Says Google

Google is readying a version of its Android OS tailored for wearable devices. Google’s Sundar Pichai told the SXSW conference Sunday that it would be releasing an SDK for makers of wearable devices such as smartwatches in two weeks’ time.<p>The SDK will be aimed at other makers of smartwatches and …

Mobile devices of the future will get energy from everywhere except the wall socket

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>A busy person’s iPhone can chew through plenty of energy in a day, but that doesn’t mean it needs to belly up to the wall trough every time its battery starts running low.*<p>Wireless power won’t be here tomorrow, but it’s coming. Energy is everywhere, in every action, …

Clean Energy

This Giant Floating Farm Uses Melting Icebergs To Bring Local Food To Greenland

The Arctic Harvester gathers up freshwater to feed hydroponic greenhouses–and an 800-person on-board community.<p>As glaciers melt at record speeds due to climate change, some (often questionable) startups are beginning to harvest the melting freshwater, bottle it up, and ship it off to distant …

Peter Thiel's Advice To Entrepreneurs: Tell Me Something That's True But Nobody Agrees With

Peter Thiel, a venture capitalist best known for his early and very profitable investment in Facebook, tends to stay away from giving general advice to entrepreneurs. “Generic advice is quite bad,” he said at a conference today in Silicon Valley. “Bromides are probably wrong.”<p>Instead, the general …

First image recognition tech for Google Glass revealed

Image-recognition platform Blippar has demonstrated the first image recognition and tracking technology developed for Google Glass<p>Blippar CEO Ambarish Mitra demonstrated their new image-recognition technology for Google Glass on stage at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.<p>The technology recognises …

Woman Robbed, Assaulted for Wearing Google Glass in a Bar

A woman claims she was assaulted and robbed in a San Francisco bar — for wearing Google Glass.<p>Sarah Slocum, a contributor at <i>Newsdab</i>, arrived at …

A Creepy New Startup Wants To Create Living Avatars For Dead People

By scanning the digital footprints of our dearly departed and recreating their personality, these MIT entrepreneurs hope to use artificial intelligence to bring them back to life in the virtual world.<p>Can a robot help you live forever? Not exactly, yet, but it might be able to help you talk to loved …

Lenovo Was Right To Buy Motorola - Just Look At ThinkPad

<i>‘What were you thinking?!’</i><p>This summed up the collective view by the stock market after Lenovo bought Motorola Mobility for $2.9 billion earlier this month. Lenovo shares crashed 16% and widespread opinion was that Google had successfully managed to offload a doomed business having seen its …

Google takes on the conference room with Chromebox for meetings

Been trying to figure out just what you'd do with a Chromebox? Google has an idea: build a new video conferencing system. At least that's what Google VP of Product Management Caesar Sengupta announced in Mountain View this morning. It's called Chromebox for meetings and, well, it's a Chromebox …

Google Launches $999 Meeting-Room-In-A-Box In Shot At Business Videoconferencing

Google today introduced what’s essentially a meeting room in a box, a $999 system that provides high-definition teleconferencing for up to 15 people at a time.<p>Chromebox for meetings will take on business videoconferencing systems costing $10,000 up to hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to …

Hoist handles the mundane tasks so developers can concentrate on building great Web apps

Hoist, a New Zealand based startup that offers a set of tools to empower developers to build great apps, launched to all today following the end of a three-month closed-beta period.<p>The company aims to take the hassle out of the many mundane tasks that developers have to perform everyday, such as …

An FBI Agent Reveals 5 Steps To Gaining Anyone's Trust

I had an opportunity to ask Robin Dreeke a few questions. Robin is in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's elite Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program and the author of "It's Not All About Me."<p>Robin combines science and years of work in the field to offer practical tips to …

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Calif. high court grants undocumented immigrant admission to state bar

An undocumented immigrant who has met the requirements to practice law in California must be given a legal license, the state’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a landmark case that could set a national precedent.<p>The California Supreme Court ruled that Sergio Garcia, who first came to the United …

These Emotional Heatmaps Could Unlock The Secrets Of How We Feel

A new study maps how different emotions are felt within the body, with profound implications for ways to control how we feel.<p>"We often think the emotions are something that happen only in the mind, but there's also lots of evidence suggesting that they also happen in our bodies," lead author Lauri …

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Hey, Chromebooks Are Doing O.K.

It’s time that Chromebooks got a little respect.<p>The question of whether people are buying these cheap, lightweight laptops came up again recently …

Meet The Real 'Wolf Of Wall Street' In Forbes' Original Takedown Of Jordan Belfort

Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf Of Wall Street” is a raucous bacchanalia of sex, drugs, and money on Wall Street that focuses on the excesses of Jordan Belfort’s career at over-the-counter brokerage house Stratton Oakmont. Scorsese and lead actor Leonardo DiCaprio seem less interested in the true facts …

Nearly A Thousand Classic Video Games Are Free And Legal To Play Online

As the intellectual property protections on old games expired, the Internet Archive swooped in to make them freely playable online in your browser. The site is currently host to a trove of games from such classic consoles as the Atari, the ColecoVision, and even an oddball system we'd never heard …

Intellectual Property

MailChimp CEO On Email's Age Defying Resilience

Six years ago, I sat in a communications training along with about 100 others, and was told that email would soon be a dead medium. Facing the room, our instructor explained that we’d all be communicating via social media, text message, or some other channel. And email, designed for a previous …

Seven Cloud Computing Trends In 2014

Cloud computing took companies by storm this year, with nearly 60 percent of current small-to-medium businesses using cloud services and 72 percent of them virtualizing significant portions of their servers. 2014 promises even bigger growth as cloud technologies expand on every front from …

Inside The Sleazy World Of Reputation Management, Where People Pay To Control What You See On The Internet

It's known as "reputation management" and those who are good at it can earn $5,000 - $20,000 per month per client.<p>The crux of the work is to trick the search engines, mainly Google, into pushing bad news low in the search results while leaving good news (some of it maybe even fake) up high.<p>It can …

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2013 Was An Incredible Year For Supercars

Covered in carbon fiber and going from 0 to 60 mph in under three seconds, these rides make the average Mercedes S Class owner look like Scrooge McDuck.<p>Here's a look back at the best cars the vast majority of people will never spot on the road, let alone drive or own.<p>Let's start with the best. This …

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

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Wickr 2.0 makes self-destructing SMS more fun

Like a Snapchat-for-adults, Wickr 2.0 throws some fun usability features and a new interface over its unusually high encryption and deletion standards.<p>When it comes to secure text messaging, you're often entirely dependent on the whims of the message server. Wickr goes to great lengths to flip that …

Apps

American College Of Physicians Urges Stricter Controls To Address Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

Prescription drug abuse is a serious public health problem in the US. Now a major doctors’ organization is urging its members to practice greater caution and restraint when prescribing such medications.<p>In a recent policy paper, The American College of Physicians (ACP), recommended both important …