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Newfound Wormhole Allows Information to Escape Black Holes

Physicists theorize that a new “traversable” kind of wormhole could resolve a baffling paradox and rescue information that falls into black holes.<p>In …

From Apple II to Apple Watch: A Timeline of Apple’s Most Iconic Product Launches

There have been several -- some misses, mostly hits -- in the company's 39 years in business.<p>Eight months after it was revealed to the public, the Apple Watch will finally go on sale April 24. It’s the first new product category launch for Apple since the iPad debuted in 2010, and the first …

Oyster hopes you'll buy the books its subscription doesn't cover

Oyster's all-you-can-read subscription service includes a lot of books, but it doesn't cover <i>everything</i> that piques your curiosity. In many cases, you still have to buy those titles that slip through the cracks. The company may have a way to cover all the bases, though. It just launched a store that …

Phone Surveillance Revelation Should Prompt Reassessment Of NSA Spying

Does evidence of a decades-old surveillance program throw out the case many public officials have made for the modern surveillance state?<p>Since Edward Snowden first leaked documents about secret National Security Agency (NSA) programs, government officials have defended them in the name of September …

Surveillance

Apple Watch: the definitive review

The Apple Watch is an extraordinarily small and personal device. It is designed to participate in nearly every moment of your day, but almost never directly interact with anyone else. It knows when you’re wearing it. You can talk to it. You can poke it — and it can poke back.<p>Every so often, the …

Google may be working on a service that could easily connect you with a local handyman

If you need flight information or car insurance quotes, Google makes it very easy to get that info at a moment’s notice. But what if you’re interested in a service that’s much more localized than that? As of now, plumbers, electricians, roofers and other home-service providers really only offer …

Bitcoin exchange Coinsetter acquires Canadian platform

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Coinsetter, a New York-based bitcoin exchange that targets institutional and professional traders, said on Wednesday it has acquired Canadian Virtual Exchange, a bitcoin trading platform which recently shut down due to security breaches.<p>According to sources, the deal was valued …

Apple's iOS 8.3 update brings wireless CarPlay to your iPhone

Apple's busy today -- on top of finally releasing Photos, it's rolling out the long-expected iOS 8.3 update. It's not as huge as 8.2 was, but you'll likely appreciate it if you're a tech-savvy driver. The upgrade brings wireless CarPlay in supporting vehicles, so you don't have to plug in your …

Microsoft makes its Azure DocumentDB cloud NoSQL database available to all

Microsoft today announced the general availability of Azure DocumentDB, its cloud-based NoSQL database for storing and serving up information for applications in the trendy JSON document format.<p>The news came in a blog post today from John Macintyre, director of program management for the product. …

SQL Servers

Check Out These Stunning New GTA 5 PC Images

Rockstar Games has released a handful of new Grand Theft Auto V PC images that show off just how gorgeous the game will look on your computer, provided your rig is beefy enough.<p>Click through the images in the gallery below to see Los Santos and Blaine County with superb detail.<p>Also included in the …

SpaceX will attempt a potentially historic rocket launch and landing next week

This will be the second time that SpaceX will try to land a massive, 140-foot-tall first stage Falcon 9 rocket onto a platform that's floating offshore in the Atlantic ocean. (The first landing attempt took place last January and ended with a fiery explosion.)<p>If the landing attempt is successful, …

Space Travel

Clunky Apps Hold Back Apple Watch In Early Reviews

As the Apple Watch reviews flooded the internet today, there’s one consistent area of disappointment: lackluster apps.<p>Apple is positioning the watch to be the next major step in how people interact with technology. Instead of having to pull out your phone every five minutes and getting lost in it, …

Three AT&T employees allegedly sold private information for 68,000 U.S. customers

AT&T will pay $25 million to settle accusations that employees at call centers in the Philippines, Mexico and Colombia allegedly stole the financial …

Customers

Hillary Clinton Hires Google Executive As Tech Chief

By Emily Stephenson<p>WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - Likely 2016 Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has hired a Google executive to serve as her chief technology officer, a person familiar with the campaign's planning said on Wednesday.<p>Clinton hired Stephanie Hannon, Google's …

DJI’s Phantom 3 drone shoots 4K video, uses new sensors to navigate indoor airspace

Drones have entered the mainstream, most consumers are familiar with them and the beautiful imagery that these flying, camera-wielding, devices can capture. Perhaps no company has had a greater influence on consumers becoming more familiar with this technology than DJI.<p>Since 2006, DJI has been …

Android 5.1 factory image now available for 2012 cellular Nexus 7

Google has just posted the Android 5.1 factory image for the 2012 cellular Nexus 7. The file is available from Google’s Android Developers website and comes in at 403MB. Google last month officially announced Android 5.1 and released factory images for the Nexus 5, Nexus 10, and 2012 WiFi Nexus …

LG G Flex 2 Review

Looks cool, runs hot<p>The LG G3 was our pick for 2014's best smartphone, and the next one will almost certainly be announced at an event later this …

How To Build A Mobile App Startup With No Technical Background

If you're an entrepreneur with an app idea and don't have the knowledge of coding, don't worry. There are options available to get your product off the ground.<p>Not every tech startup founder is a developer. And they don’t necessarily have to be. As an entrepreneur, you’d be doing much more than …

Betaworks’ Latest Homescreen Update Looks To Fix App Discovery

The App Store is broken. Even though the number of apps and developers and downloads goes up each year, the browsing experience for the consumer has remained largely the same, meaning that the vast majority of apps go entirely undiscovered. This could explain why Facebook’s ad revenue from mobile …

13 things you didn’t know about the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is Apple’s first new product category in half a decade. As such, even a 3,500 word review can’t possibly tell you everything you need …

HTC's bigger and better One M9+ launches in China

HTC clearly gets China's obsession with large-screen phones. Following the plastic 5.5-inch One E9+, the company is back with the metallic M9+ which, as you can tell from the name, is essentially the M9 on steroids. We've already seen most of the specs in an earlier leak, with the most notable …

Apple photographed a flower over 24,000 times for a single Watch face

One of the Apple Watch's quirkier features is its "Motion" watch face, which sets the time against a backdrop of fluttering butterflies, floating jellyfish, and blooming flowers. Not everyone will like them, but Apple thought that some people <i>really</i> would. So, as <i>Wired</i>'s David Pierce recounts, the …

Dell's latest 10-inch tablet has a thick hinge for seriously loud sound

Dell Venue 10 7000 hands-on<p>Check that hinge out<p>Pseudo Chromebook<p>Gimmicky camera<p>Tent mode<p>Stand mode<p>Clip on<p>Size comparison<p>Like smartphones, tablets …

Moto Voice arrives for original Moto X and 2013 Droids

Earlier this month we learned that Touchless Control was being rebranded for the new Moto X, with a name change to Moto Voice that would include a few new features like the ability to use a custom launch phrase. Shortly after this, the Moto Voice app arrived to Google Play, though only compatible …