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Google backs an undersea cable that will give the internet a big speed boost

The internet is quickest when you have a direct connection to the sites you're trying to reach, but that's a daunting challenge in the Pacific -- undersea network cables can cost hundreds of millions of dollars. It's therefore good to hear that Google and a host of telecom giants (China Mobile, …

Jaguar Land Rover projects driving data directly on the windshield

I've had my on-track exploits overlaid with race telemetry to be viewed after the session, but Jaguar Land Rover is looking to project that info on the windshield while you make laps or cruise the highways. The Virtual Windscreen concept beams hazard, speed and navigation graphics to the driver's …

Samsung Revamps its Galaxy Apps Store

Samsung has upgraded its Samsung Apps store with a redesigned user interface and a new name — Samsung Galaxy Apps — as it seeks to put the focus on exclusive content, discounts and promotional offers.<p>The Korean company’s app store is accessible on all of its Galaxy smartphones and tablets. The …

TSMC shipping Apple’s SoC’s for the first time with iPhone 6, says report

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has finally escaped Samsung’s grasp of iOS device CPU production. Although Samsung lost exclusivity last year, there was still doubts that TSMC would be able to follow through with their contract. According to this report, the manufacturer has …

Xiaomi teases a new product, could it be a metal Mi-4?

Xiaomi took to the social media sphere to tease something new. Officially, we’ll have to wait until their July 22nd announcement, but it is not hard to imagine we’ll be seeing a brushed metal backed Mi-4 smartphone.<p>We do not have much on deck to tell you about specifications for this new device. …

Look Out Box and Dropbox — Here Comes Amazon’s Zocalo

The enterprise file-sharing dance floor is looking a little more crowded today.<p>To the list of companies that are competing with the up-and-coming cloud storage and collaboration services like Dropbox and Box in the enterprise, you can now add Amazon.<p>The Web retail giant, which also happens to be …

Tag Heuer Introduces World's First Self-Charging Phone

What happens when one of the world’s leading watchmakers sets its sights on mobile? You get a $12,000 “infinite-power” phone that runs on light.<p>Why, you might be asking, would Tag Heuer—known for its opulent chronographs, Brad Pitt ads, and general bling—suddenly venture into the mobile world with …

LG Display unveils flexible TV panel that can be rolled up to 3cm

LG Display has come up with a new flexible TV panel that people can roll up just like a newspaper.<p>The South Korean company on Thursday unveiled two 18-inch OLED panels -- one that's rollable and another that's transparent. This means televisions using this type of technology can be easily hidden on …

Apple iOS Is More Fragmented Than It Seems

Apple is very proud of the adoption rate for new versions of its iOS mobile operating system. Tim Cook pointed out that 93 percent of all iOS devices are using the most current version, and now Apple has published a chart illustrating how fragmented–or not, really–iOS is. The problem is that there …

Why AT&T And Verizon May Start Charging You More Fees

Don't be surprised if you start seeing more and more fees on your wireless bill.<p>That's one of the takeaways from a new report of the U.S. mobile market, according to Tero Kuittinen, a mobile analyst and vice president at Alekstra, a firm that works to reduce companies' phone bills.<p>Because fewer new …

DOJ to Apple's Eddy Cue: 'Did your customers thank you for raising prices?'

Government lawyers reveal top Apple exec considered entering illegal agreement to keep Amazon out of music<p>Eddy Cue, the Apple executive who played a pivotal role in the building of iTunes and the iBookstore, revealed some potentially embarrassing information this morning at the company's ebook …

WiSee prototype detects gestures from the next room using only Wi-Fi

Researchers at the University of Washington have successfully created a prototype of a system that uses Wi-Fi — and only Wi-Fi — to detect gestures. Called "WiSee," the system cleverly measures the Doppler shifts created by human movement on regular Wi-Fi signals. That means that the system doesn't …

Apple and the DOJ face off over e-book prices (FAQ)

Apple and the U.S. Department of Justice head to a Manhattan court Monday to begin a trial over whether the Cupertino, Calif., electronics giant colluded with several major publishers to fix pricing on e-books.<p>Things already have gotten complicated: the DOJ's lawsuit originally targeting Apple and …

Crazy Rumor of the Day: The 12.9-Inch ‘iPad Maxi’

- May 29, 2013<p>Apple rumors are often interesting, frequently fictional or completely made up, and occasionally accurate – and sometimes so absolutely …

Boston judge limits access to Aaron Swartz court records

A federal judge has rejected attempts by the estate of the late Aaron Swartz to disclose confidential court documents that could have revealed key details about MIT's role in his prosecution.<p>U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton in Boston ruled today that the possibility of violence aimed at MIT …

Homeland Security reportedly struggles to replace departing cybersecurity experts

As the Pentagon tentatively lays blame for hacking attacks at the feet of the Chinese military, the US Department of Homeland Security grapples with replacing four of its most prominent cybersecurity-focused officials. That includes Deputy Undersecretary for Cybersecurity Mark Weatherford, as well …

Facebook is making breakups sadder

After a breakup, generations of newly single guys and gals have sought comfort in shredding letters, taking a scissor to photos, maybe even burning gifts. But in the age of Facebook and Gmail, how is one to forget?<p>Digital memories like emails or photos or shared music are making more of a mental …

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Associated Press says Justice Department spied on reporters' phone calls in sweeping surveillance campaign

The Associated Press is reporting that the US Department of Justice secretly spied on phone lines used by up to 100 of its reporters in a sweeping surveillance campaign, obtaining personal telephone numbers and details about sources and stories. The Justice Department reportedly obtained subpoenas …

Apple Continues Building iWork Team, Adds New Job Listings

Apple has been beefing up its iWork team since early February, and has posted several new job listings in recent weeks.<p>The latest job posting, which was added this morning, seeks a software QA engineer. As noted by <i>Apple Bitch</i> (via <i>AppleInsider</i>) the position specifies that the engineer will work on …

Hacker Andrew Auernheimer Placed In Solitary Confinement For Tweeting From Prison

Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer has been placed in “administrative segregation,” prison shorthand for solitary confinement for “investigative purposes.” Supporters believe he was locked down and given no Internet access because of his ability to send Tweets to a third party who relayed them on his …

Kindle finally getting a color screen? Amazon buys Liquavista display company

Samsung sells off the flexible screen maker after only two years<p>Samsung's been teasing its flexible, full-color display technology since 2011 when it acquired Liquavista, but it never actually shipped in a consumer product. One of the few companies that still has a viable e-reader business, Amazon …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

AT&T dumps Facebook phone as Home limps past 1m downloads

Facebook Home, the app intended to turn Android phones into a sort of "Facebook phone", is struggling. Having taken almost a month to hit a million …

This Guy 3D-Printed Himself A Pair Of Google Glasses

You too can become a Google Glasshole.<p>While the rest of the world is trying to figure out whether Google’s wearable computing endeavour will be a hit (and change the world as we know it) before the company even gets seriously started with Glass – and often without properly field-testing the damn …

Sharp posts biggest ever annual loss amid another executive reshuffle

Sharp's journey to profitability has taken another hit after it recorded the biggest annual net loss in its 100-year history. As losses totalled ¥545 billion ($5.37 billion) in the year ending March 31, the company also promoted former executive vice president of products Kozo Takahashi to …

Make your old iPhone run like new

My friend is convinced that the slowing of his iPhone 4S is part of a vast Apple conspiracy. I'm not completely persuaded.<p>I mean, sure Apple has sent out updates to iOS that are arguably a step in the wrong direction, like that whole Apple Maps fiasco. But I believe the main culprit for decreasing …

Printable bionic ear sends hearing to the dogs

Using off-the-shelf 3D printing tools, silver nanoparticles, and cell culture, scientists at Princeton University have created a functional bionic …

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Vin Diesel: Facebook 'Owes Me Billions Of Dollars'

But how did the action star create such a successful online persona? He got in the game early.<p>"What Facebook didn't realize is something very big was about to happen, and that was — for the first time in history, and it's kind of a fluke they didn't see this coming — when I jumped on that page in …

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Here's Why Facebook Wants To Spend $1 Billion On Waze, According To Industry Sources Who Are Smarter Than We Are

Waze makes a "social" mapping app for smartphones. It was founded in 2009, and it has been backed by investors that include Horizons Ventures Hong Kong and Kleiner Perkins.<p>Last July, when Waze hit 20 million users, this is how BI's Alyson Shontell described the service:<p>Waze relies on the community …

This Is A Gorgeous Redesign Concept For Apple's iPhone Software

This year's iOS is widely reported to be getting a the first major redesign in the history of the software. The new look is said to be lacking in the glitz and the gloss that's been prevalent throughout iOS's life.<p>Instead, we're supposed to get a cleaner, simpler design.<p>Simply Zesty decided to whip …

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