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White House drone crash fallout shows who really owns your drones, says EFF

Digital rights group claims firmware update preventing Phantom drones flying over Washington has parallels with smartphones, games consoles and cars

These wireless bone-conducting headphones let you listen while you listen

Kickstarter, it's a funny old place. A weird soup of real ingenuity and beermat ideas. <i>Headbones</i> might initially sound like it'll fall in the latter camp, but you'd be wrong. Once you know they're bone conducting headphones, the name reveals its clever twist. Yes, you may have seen bone conducting …

Toyota's first hydrogen car is priced to go head-to-head with Tesla

Sure, Elon Musk is giving away Tesla patents, but don't be surprised if more established manufacturers politely decline his offer. Instead of batteries and electric charging stations, players like General Motors, Mercedes, Honda and Toyota are focusing their efforts on a very different sort of fuel …

Nevada university students call on Clinton to return speaking fee

<b>Washington (CNN)</b> – When it rains, it pours for Hillary Clinton.<p>Students at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas are asking the former secretary of state to return the speaking fee she is set to collect when she appears at a university fundraiser in October.<p>The calls, which are gleefully being pushed …

Your HTC One (M8) too can feature Harman/Kardon sound

Earlier this week, HTC and Sprint introduced a special edition of the One (M8) that features a unique design and sound enhancing technology created by Harman Kardon, the legendary audio company.<p>This special version of the One (M8) uses two different techniques to output high fidelity sound when …

Game of clones: a look at Android’s cloning and piracy problems

Jeremy Keith<p>A cursory glance at the games in the Play Store reveals a world of cloning. It’s also no secret that Android suffers from a piracy problem. Where is the line between the two? Are pirating and cloning serious issues that need to be tackled and, if so, what can be done?<p>My God, it’s full …

A Swarm of Google Glass Users Will Descend on Your City Saturday

Gadgets<p>Google Glass haters, beware: Glass wearers are planning meetups in a series of “Glass Night Out” events across the country Saturday.<p>The Glass community is coordinating the events, which Google promoted in a Google+ post on Thursday. Google is hoping its Explorer faithful will "help dispel …

Happy Birthday, BASIC

Fifty years ago this month, in 1964, a computer programming language winked to life that changed the course of a generation. While many would point to the rise of Unix and other ubiquitous programming languages in the intervening years as formative points in the history of computing, on May 1, …

Netflix Takes Net Neutrality Fight Straight To The Top

By Alina Selyukh<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After weeks of public outcry, Netflix Inc brought its concerns about Internet neutrality directly to U.S. regulators this week in meetings with Federal Communications Commission staff, according to sources familiar with the matter.<p>The video streaming company …

New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Hide From Russian Radar

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter—the jet that the Pentagon is counting on to be the stealthy future of its tactical aircraft—is having all sorts of …

How Brazil Has Leapt Ahead Of The U.S. With An Internet Bill Of Rights

The Brazilian Internet Bill of Rights, called the Marco Civil and signed by president Dilma Rousseff in Sao Paulo, guarantees net neutrality, …

Jury Orders Samsung to Pay Apple $119.6M in Patent Infringement Case

Consumer<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. — A California jury determined Friday that Samsung infringed Apple smartphone patents and awarded $120 million in damages.<p>The panel delivered its verdict in federal court in the latest lawsuit involving the two tech giants. It also ruled that Apple infringed Samsung patents …

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