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The Apple, Samsung Conflict Will Get Even More Absurd Before It Gets Better

This week the Wall St Journal reported that Apple and Samsung had been in negotiations to settle their long running patent conflicts, coming close to a settlement in February. No surprise, though – a deal still seems a long way off.<p>The conflict is set to get more bizarre before it gets better. The …

SIM Cards Have Finally Been Hacked, And The Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Phones

Smartphones are susceptible to malware and carriers have enabled NSA snooping, but the prevailing wisdom has it there’s still one part of your mobile phone that remains safe and un-hackable: your SIM card.<p>Yet after three years of research, German cryptographer Karsten Nohl claims to have finally …

Sports Twitter Is The Real Twitter

Even if it doesn't always feel that way.<p>This week, Twitter released a visualization of the relationships between 50,000 verified Twitter users. The result, zoomed out, was a this colorful blob. The result, zoomed in, was a fascinating map of the relationships of people deemed notable by Twitter. …

Tumblr clarifies porn policies, fixes related bugs: 'Sorry for all the confusion'

After the Yahoo purchase and more recent concerns that Tumblr was changing its policies regarding porn on the service, CEO David Karp has post some more information to "clear up (and fix) a few things." Admitting that "most of the confusion seems to stem from our complicated flagging/filtering …

Apple Confirms HopStop Acquisition

Looks like Apple’s recent purchase of crowdsourced location data company Locationary was part of a twofer mapping acquisition. The company also …

Transit

What is graphene? Here’s what you need to know about a material that could be the next silicon

Advertisement<p>21 Comments<p>Graphene, an emerging material that could change the way electronic components are made and help computing performance …

Engineering

102-year-old ship became a floating forest (6 pictures)

Homebush Bay in Sydney is the place were many 20th century ships, which are no longer used, ended up: one of them, the SS Ayrfield, is definitely the …

Forests

Google Play Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 And HTC One Now Available, Will Start Shipping By July 9

Despite plenty of rumors that attested to the contrary, Google didn’t show off any new Nexus phones at its I/O developer conference. Instead it trotted out a version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 that ran a largely untouched version of Android 4.2, and Google SVP Sundar Pichai followed up with an …

Drug Enforcement Administration seizes 11 Bitcoins from alleged Silk Road dealer

The Drug Enforcement Administration has seized 11.02 Bitcoins worth $814.22 from an accused drug dealer in South Carolina, according to a government press release spotted by Bitcoin bloggers. It is the first known instance of the government seizing the virtual currency as if it were property or …

How To Hack A Cockroach So You Can Control It With Kinect

Oh yes, there's a video.<p>We've already covered their DIY project to build your very own mind-controlled cyborg cockroach, but now the North Carolina State University researchers have taken roach control to a whole new level. The team created an interface that sends a cockroach scurrying in any …

From memory to sexuality, the digital age is changing us completely

In this future, the past has been forgotten. Not entirely: there are still a few rebels who cling to whatever memories they can pass on, in whispers …

How I Survived Without Tech at Digital Detox Camp

A Digital Detox at Camp Grounded<p>Preparing to Detox<p>Farewell, San Francisco<p>Over the River and Through the Woods<p>Navarro<p>Welcome<p>Digital Detox<p>Surrender<p>No …

Best messaging apps for iPhone: Hangouts, LINE, WhatsApp, and more!

iMore's guide to the best, most reliable, and most widely used messaging apps currently available on the iPhone!<p>Looking for the best iPhone apps to …

Welcome to your new home!

We’re always striving to give you the best possible experience from the moment you arrive on Last.fm. It’s important to us that the most interesting …

Release the Google Internet Balloons!

4 AM, a week ago…<p>I get a strange email from Google. Just sign the paperwork they say. We can’t tell you anything. I sign, assuming it’s gotta be cool …

Snapchat Creates SnapKidz -- A Sandbox For Kids Under 13

Snapchat, the photo and video-sharing app where images disappear in 10 seconds or less, has launched a new feature for kids under 13. It’s called SnapKidz and it’s just like Snapchat, but deliberately missing one big feature: Kids can’t use the app to share the images or videos with anyone.<p>The new …

The Last of Us is a brilliant video game. The problem is I'm hopeless at it

This is a column about The Last of Us, the recently released, critically adored, spectacularly successful PlayStation 3 zombie survival game that is …

Video Killed The Instagram Star

Instagram, an app best known for photo-sharing, added video last week, as it (and parent Facebook) sought to defend against the advance of Twitter’s fast-growing video-sharing app, Vine. The hope was to give its users a whole new way to share what is happening around them with friends. But while it …

If The Government Can Access Our Facebook Data, What Happens When We Have Computers On Our Faces?

Wearables will follow a similar path as the smartphone market, Forrester analysts predicted in April 2012. “Wearables will move mainstream,” they said.<p>But will they?<p>Do you believe this?<p>Do I?<p>Maybe?<p>From fitness trackers to smartwatches to computers you wear on your face, this emerging market, enabled …

Japan's Google Street View Pigeonheads Are Hilariously Creepy (PHOTO)

You are a Google Street View employee who is paid to wear one of these on your back and walk around Japan. Your life is sweet. One day, you see these awesome people wearing pigeon head masks on a Tokyo sidewalk. Your life gets exponentially sweeter, because -- despite whether this scene was set up …

Why I will never click on your Instagram video, no matter how much you want me to

Advertisement<p>45 Comments<p>On Thursday, Instagram (s fb) co-founder Kevin Systrom introduced the Facebook-owned platform’s new video feature with the …

Sprint’s Clearwire Acquisition: Who’s Going to Make What?

Now that Sprint has raised its bid for Clearwire a third and final time, seemingly ending the battle over the future ownership of the small wireless …

Project Management

Tesla introduces robot mechanics to swap out electric car batteries

Tesla’s electric Model S sedans were stacking up on Thursday outside the company’s Los Angeles design studio, to the consternation of passing traffic. Once inside, valets lined them up for a complimentary super-charging, but the four chargers weren’t nearly enough, since a full charge takes twenty …

Electric Vehicles

The top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant

Top secret documents submitted to the court that oversees surveillance by US intelligence agencies show the judges have signed off on broad orders …

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

Charles Day outlines four perhaps unexpected but effective weapons that the best creative leaders use in their battle for creativity and profitability.<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are compounded by the fact that, in …

Reed Hastings

Your Last Minute Guide to the Supermoon

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Have no fear, the supermoon is here. Again. It's the time of year when the moon will spend the night …

Up in the Air

When online accommodations service AirBnB first launched, its primary mission was to find all you urban sophisticates an affordable crash pad in a cool city center. Now, with a $2.5 billion valuation and 200,000 active listings, AirBnB has seen property owners—“hosts”—push it into the realm of …

Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen Compete for Samsung’s Super Bowl Ad (Within An Ad)

Is this a Samsung ad or the new Judd Apatow movie? If there’s any confusion there, it’s 100% intentional, as the electronics manufacturer’s Super Bowl ad sports appearances from two longtime Apatovian leading men: Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen.<p>Created by agency 72andSunny and blockbuster director Jon …

Paul Rudd

Liberal activists warm to Hillary Clinton for president - First Read

In what some are saying could be a preview of 2016, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton are showcasing their leadership skills at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Chicago. NBC's Peter Alexander reports.<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Hillary Clinton was absent from Netroots Nation, …