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Consumers Still Buying Tons of Older iPhones

Apple’s iPhone sales for the second calendar quarter of 2013 were pretty much evenly split between the iPhone 5 and its two precursors — the iPhone 4 …

15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the magma chamber …

UK's Anti-Pornography Plan Is Scary, Pointless Grandstanding

The U.K. Prime Minister today proposed a sweeping set of internet filtering--some would say censorship--laws. They will go nowhere.<p>U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron announced this morning that "By the end of this year, when someone sets up a new broadband account, the settings to install family …

Touch: Where Microsoft Went Wrong

Microsoft had a pretty bad week. The software giant announced disastrous earnings, which prompted its stock to tank more than 11 percent the next day. One reason for the bad quarter was the $900 million charge it took against “Surface RT” inventory adjustments, but even without this writedown, its …

How Washington Has Catalyzed Health Investment and Innovation in Silicon Valley

Fitbit Flex, Nike Plus FuelBand, Basis Band and Jawbone Up in action<p>The Affordable Healthcare Act has been roundly and regularly criticized by …

Digital Health

The 10 Worst Places To Live In The Universe

And you thought 97 degrees F was bad.<p>Recently, we told you about an exoplanet that rains glass. <i>Sideways</i>. Which got us thinking: 1.) we will never complain about the weather here on Earth again and 2.) surely that's got to be the worst place to live in the entire universe. But no! With the help of …

MIT Computer Software Makes The Internet 3 Times Faster

By generating algorithms that prioritize where to send data, the computer outwits human solutions to network congestion.<p>If you're reading this, you're probably using a version of the transmission control protocol, or TCP, a system that regulates internet traffic to prevent congestion. It works, and …