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We want privacy from the government, but we're an open book on social media

I recently trailed a friend – inadvertently – through New York City, during a Facebook chat.<p>Each message he sent via the mobile app, Facebook …

A 360TB disc that holds data for more than 1 million years?

A major breakthrough in storage technology could dramatically change our perception of data preservation.<p>In the future, we might be able to save our history to a glass storage medium that could potentially outlive humankind. The new type of memory also touts mind-blowing specifications, such as …

Breakthroughs

The internet of things may drive you nuts before it makes things better

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>The scariest thing anyone has ever said to me about the internet of things wasn’t about the NSA spying on my gadgets or that …

The coating that makes iPhones touch sensitive is running out

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>No, iPhone screens are not magic. They are coated in a transparent material called indium tin oxide that senses when a finger …

Worried your unlimited data plan will disappear? Sprint is guaranteeing it won’t

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Wesley Fryer<p>Sprint’s(s s) first act under new SoftBank management was to reinforce its commitment to …

Billionaire Carl Icahn plans to improve Dell offer

<b>Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is ready to raise the stakes in his bid to take control of computer maker Dell.</b><p>Mr Icahn said he plans to improve his $15.4bn (£10.1bn) offer for the company.<p>In May, Dell's board recommended that shareholders should accept a $24.4bn (£16bn) offer led by company …

IT

Dropbox features show up in Yahoo Mail, Asana, and more

Dropbox wants to replace your hard drive, and its first step is making it easier to find and save files without touching your file system.<p>At its developer conference this week in San Francisco, cloud storage giant Dropbox announced a few new developer tools, called Drop-Ins, that create a link …

Apps

Vine for Android updated with revining, channels, new capture widget

Twitter rolled out an update for Vine on Android today that brings over features previously only found on iOS such as revining, channels, and an improved camera user interface. The Android version will also receive one unique feature that iPhone users will miss out on — a capture widget that can be …

You can’t get 4G in your living room, but now Mt. Fuji has service at the peak

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Wikimedia Commons<p>Mt. Fuji has “inspired artists and poets and been the object of pilgrimage for centuries,” according …