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Director of National Intelligence issues fact sheet on PRISM in response to leaks

After days of relatively short and vague statements on a leaked Verizon court order and a slideshow on the PRISM data collection program, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has released a statement and "fact sheet" detailing more information on what PRISM is and how it's run — at least …

Noise-canceling tech could lead to Internet connections 400 times faster than Google Fiber

The basic mechanism behind noise-canceling headphones could boost both the speed and reliability of Internet connections, according to researchers that published findings via Nature Photonics.<p>Noise-canceling headphones use a microphone to pick up any outside noises within range of your ears. It …

How to buy headphones - CNET

When buying a headphone these days people typically debate the style of headphone they want (in-ear, on-ear, around-ear) whether to go wired or wireless (or even totally wireless) and whether to opt for such extra features as active noise-cancellation to help muffle ambient noise. Oh, and then …

Audiophile

Hack Your Furniture This Weekend

You can buy a lot of good furniture, but with a few hacks you can make it great. Take a little time this weekend to create an awesome arcade console …

Top 10 Computer Tricks Every Geek Should Know

We’ve talked before about the things every computer user should know how to do, but we geeks are special: we want to go above and beyond, to explore …

10 Things You Should Always Haggle For

There are times when you should always haggle, like when you're at a flea market or purchasing a new car. But there are other, less obvious …

Helios Bars

If you’re thinking you’d be nuts to spend over two hundred dollars on some new handlebars for your bike, we wouldn’t argue. That is, until you see …

Daft Punk: Accessing Electronic Music's Humanity

I freely admit that, until the new <i>Random Access Memories</i>, I wasn't much of a Daft Punk fan. I could appreciate the craft and imagination that went into creating the French duo's mixture of electronic genres — techno, house, disco — but the mechanical repetitions and heavily filtered vocals didn't …

Daft Punk Planning Random Access Memories Remixes

Good news for Daft Punk fans bemoaning the dramatic departures (and disco) of the new <i>Random Access Memories</i> album: You're getting remixes.<p>Yes, though …

Remixes

Google's New Trend Visualizer Is a Truly Beautiful Thing

Google's been logging data about hot trends ever since you started tip-tapping search terms into its front page, but now it's gone and made it look …

Trends