Rachel Gensler

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Windows 8.1 will include boot to desktop option to bypass 'Metro' interface

Microsoft is planning to change the way its Start Screen operates with the release of Windows 8.1. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the company is currently testing builds of Windows 8.1, known as codename Windows Blue, that include an option to boot directly …

Snapchat Experiences Spammy Growing Pains After Passing 150M Snaps Sent Per Day

Picture-messaging sensation Snapchat seems to experiencing some growing pains. CEO and co-founder Evan Spiegel said today that over 150 million pictures a day flow through the auto-destructing photo-sharing service, but as the service gets bigger and gains more attention, the worst parts of the …

Where Are All the YouTube Stars Now?

Do you remember the first time you saw Gangnam Style? Or the first time you laughed at Antoine Dodson? Or even Charlie bit my finger? What about …

Google Glass Packaging Looks a Lot Like Apple iPhone Packaging

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The first few hundred Google Glass headsets are now in the hands of the luck "Explorers" who coughed …

Google Glass

Malware On Mobile Grew 163% In 2012, Infecting Around 32.8M Android Devices, Report Says

Mobile service provider NQ Mobile today released a study of malware covering 2012, using data gathered from the company’s Security Labs. It found that malware threats in general on mobile platforms grew 163 percent in 2012, totally more than 65,000 identified distinct forms of app repackaging, …

Nanosponges could soak up deadly infections like MRSA from your bloodstream

Researchers have developed biomimetic nanosponges that could prove an effective way of dealing with antibiotic-resistant infections. Each nanosponge is a tiny polymer-based particle measuring 85nm (around one 300,000th of an inch) across that's been wrapped in a red blood cell membrane. When …

Supreme Court Asks: Can Human Genes Be Patented?

Same-sex marriage got huge headlines at the Supreme Court last month, but in the world of science and medicine, the case being argued on Monday is far more important. The lawsuit deals with a truly 21st century issue — whether human genes may be patented.<p>Myriad Genetics, a Utah biotechnology …

Threats And Crises Are 'Just Normal North Korean Diplomacy'

Monday is "the day of the sun" in North Korea — a celebration of founder Kim Il Sung's birth in 1912.<p>On this North Korean national holiday, "Pyongyang residents spilled into the streets," The Associated Press writes. "Girls in red and pink jackets skipped along streets festooned with celebratory …