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BitTorrent Taps Public Enemy For Their Latest Creative Venture: Crowdsourced Music

BitTorrent, the content distribution network that has been angling for a position as the platform of choice for the creative industries, is today taking one more step to show artists how they can use the service to engage with their fans and potentially spin some business in the process. The …

MakerBot's Replicator 2 joins Amazon's newly launched 3D printer store

Granted, it's not a 3D printer in every home, but it's surely a step in the right direction. MakerBot announced today that its Replicator 2 will be joining Amazon's new 3D Printer Store, a central location on the site for devices, accessories, books and the like. The store features a number of …

Pandora to Apple: That The Best You Got?

Wall Street has long speculated that Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) entries into music streaming would mean game over for Pandora Media (P), the fast-growing pioneer of Internet radio. Now that both tech titans are officially in – Apple announced iTunes Radio Monday; Google’s service launched last …

You really are addicted to your cellphone

An expert explains why we’re only beginning to understand the technology’s myriad health risks<p>Brad Jacobson<p>June 13, 2013 8:38pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>In her 2011 book <i>Disconnect</i>, National Book Award finalist, former senior White House health advisor and internationally …

CHART OF THE DAY: Mobile Payments Are About To Explode

<i>This chart comes from Business Insider Intelligence, a research and and analysis service focused on the mobile and Internet industries. Sign up for a free trial here.</i><p>With renewed rumblings that Apple is thinking about breaking into the mobile payments space, it's worth taking a look at how much …

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Microsoft patent application details use of human bodies for inhuman data transmissions

While we know the human body is capable of generating electricity, we never quite thought of it as a data transmission channel like this Microsoft patent application suggests. According to the document, the folks up in Redmond would like to be able to transfer information from one electronic device …

Makerbot Updates Their Design Software And Firmware To Make 3D Printing Easier

Makerbot, besides making a darn nice printer, offers some amazing software for laying out and printing objects. Their product, Makerware, is free to download and use and supports some other 3D printers including the FlashForge. The new software adds some interesting features to the package …

Dataminr raises $30M to keep surfacing the most significant tweets

Twitter deserves praise for giving millions of people access to real-time information from people, companies and other organizations. But the more …

Mars-bound astronauts will print food & tools, NASA says

NASA will transport 3D printers to space so astronauts can print tools — and potentially even food.<p>NASA’s chief administrator Charles Bolden discussed the role of 3D printers during a recent press tour of the Ames Research Center. According to <i>ComputerWorld,</i> Bolden believes the technology could be …

Five Companies That Are In Line To Dominate The Post-PC World

Think of the PC and we immediately think of companies such as Intel, Microsoft, and to a lesser extent smaller players such as AMD, NVIDIA, and Dell. These companies help shape and steer the PC industry for several decades.<p>But that reign is coming to an end. As consumers and enterprise buyers spend …

Visteon's HABIT is a concept infotainment system that puts road trip copilots out of a job (video)

A good acronym also hints at what it does, and Visteon's new intelligent in-car concept, HABIT, is a good example of that. The Human Bayesian Intelligence Technology system -- to give it its full name -- learns the behaviour of drivers so it can automatically change the temperature, heat the seats …

The road less traveled: How Google does Streetview for the world’s oceans

Turtles have homes too, and Google (s GOOG) wants to show us how they live: Google Ocean Program manager Jenifer Austin Foulkes and Unterwater Earth …

Google Glass rooted and hacked to run Ubuntu live at Google I/O

Today at Google I/O the company held a session entitled "Voiding your Warranty" where employees demonstrated how to root Google Glass and install Ubuntu on it. What you're seeing above is a screenshot from a laptop running a terminal window on top and showing the screencast output from Glass on the …

Epson tries its hand at high-tech glasses

SAN FRANCISCO — I'm at the Google I/O developer conference here donning a pair of wearable see-through augmented reality high tech glasses. But before you leap to any conclusions, I am not wearing Google Glass. Instead, I've put on the Moverio BT-100, billed by its maker Epson as the "world's first …

Carrier GIV Mobile promises 8 percent of revenue to charity

Wireless consumers with a charitable conscience now have a wireless service built just for them.<p>The new prepaid service GIV Mobile launches Wednesday. The service, which basically resells T-Mobile network service, is unique in that it allows customers to designate up to three charities as …

Feds reveal the search warrant used to seize Mt. Gox account

Bitcoin exchange shouldn't be dealing in "crypto-currency" without a license.<p>The Department of Homeland Security is investigating Mt. Gox, the …

Peers Find Less Pressure Borrowing From Each Other

The Internet has managed to disrupt many industries, from publishing to music. So why not lending?<p>Google is teaming up with the nation's largest peer-to-peer lender. The search and tech giant is investing $125 million in Lending Club, which gets borrowers and lenders together outside the …

Bradley Manning trial secrecy sparks crowdfunding drive for court stenographer

The nonprofit Freedom of the Press Foundation is raising money to pay for a court stenographer to transcribe the events of Bradley Manning’s court martial. Over the next three to four months, the group hopes to raise the $40 - $50,000 it needs in order to pay someone to transcribe each day’s …

Landlords beware: Airbnb is booming in big cities, but many users run legal risks

The company showed up at a hearing yesterday to support a NYC host against $7,000 in fines<p>Airbnb's iPhone app.<p>Nigel Warren can get $105 a night for renting out his room in an East Village apartment on the vacation rentals site Airbnb, which is what he did for three nights during a trip to Colorado …

Our connected future: What to expect when elevators and toys start phoning home

Your next elevator pitch might actually come from data derived from your elevator. That’s the case for an unnamed elevator manufacturing company that …

Apple’s two-step verification rolling out to additional countries: Canada, Argentina, Netherlands, Russia, Mexico, Poland, Brazil, more

<b>Update 2:</b> It looks like Apple prematurely rolled out the feature to many countries and quickly removed it. The only officially supported countries listed on Apple’s website include “U.S., UK, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand.”<p><b>Update:</b> Mexico, Germany Netherlands, Russia, Austria, Brazil, Belgium, …

Elevatr Is A Mobile-First Tool For Startup Business Plan Creation

Serial entrepreneur with too many ideas rattling around in your head? Then you’re going to like this one: a new mobile app called Elevatr will help you keep track of your inspirations, as well as develop a business model, in order to turn your passing thoughts into plans actually worth pursuing …

The Pirate Bay now offering banned 3D-printed gun files

For those who worry that even 24 hours without the ability to download 3D-printed gun blueprints is too much, fret no more: The Pirate Bay is on the case.<p>On Thursday, the U.S. State Department successfully demanded the removal of a set of 3D-printed firearm files from Defcad, a file-sharing site …

PayPal wants to get rid of passwords in favor of biometric security

While passwords are the way of the land on the internet, PayPal’s chief information security officer Michael Barrett says that passwords and PINs are …

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The White House eases access to climate, health data with MATCH search engine

Following President Obama's executive order calling on federal agencies to make as much of their data free and available on the internet as possible, the White House has published a search engine of climate and health data called MATCH. The search engine is presented online though the US Global …

OpenTable Is Secretly the Best Thing on the Internet

No one hates OpenTable. No one finds it small or inconsequential or twee, as so many modern startups or services can be. No one thinks it does a bad …

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Apple's Got a Huge Waiting List of Cops Who Need iPhones Cracked

It's no secret that the police aren't very good at breaking into encrypted iPhones, but they've been asking Apple for help. A lot of help. According …

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US government is now the biggest buyer of malware, Reuters reports

Former officials warn US hacking threatens cybersecurity<p>The US government is waging electronic warfare on a vast scale — so large that it's causing a seismic shift in the unregulated grey markets where hackers and criminals buy and sell security exploits, Reuters reports.<p>Former White House …

University student crafts app that helps blind smartphone users snap photos

Dustin Adams, a Ph.D student at the University of California at Santa Cruz, has teamed up with colleagues at his school in order to craft an app that helps visually impaired users line up the ideal snapshot. The project started out as a quiz, asking 54 people with varying degrees of ocular …