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Facebook Is Building A $120 Million Town For Its Employees

Facebook is partnering with a Sacramento-based development company to build a 394-unit housing complex within walking distance of both its Menlo Park HQ and its new West Campus, which is under construction. Aside from 15 low income units required under agreements with local government, the rest of …

Silicon Valley

Before buying shows, Netflix checks piracy sites to make sure people are watching

One of Netflix's goals has always been to combat piracy of TV shows and movies — if you can get all the shows and movies you want for only a few dollars a month, the company hopes you'll stop downloading them illegally. But as the service rolls out in the Netherlands, Reed Hastings' team has gone …

Video shows alleged new iPad with smaller frame, same screen size (update)

We've heard rumors that the new iPad will be styled like the iPad mini for a while, but a new video of what are claimed to be 5th-generation iPad parts has given us the clearest look yet at the new tablet. In the video, uploaded by <i>Unbox Therapy</i>, an empty iPad shell and front panel are compared to …

Android or Apple? How about agnostic?

Android is criticized for its lack of apps versus iOS. But that gap is closing. Fast.<p>Whether it's Apple or Android, a Nexus tablet or an iPad, it just isn't that big a deal anymore.<p>For me, that is. A couple of years ago the iPhone and iPad were easy choices. Today, Android is, well, Android. It's …

Apps

Minting a Moto X is fun, but not yet magical

Virtually making a custom Moto X offers some thrills but needs more options for real excitement.<p>Don't expect to be blown away by Moto Maker, the fresh online tool for creating unique Moto X phones with built-to-order designs. While its personal customization skills are a very cool differentiator …

Mobile Technology

If Elon Musk's Hyperloop Sounds Like Something Out Of Science Fiction, That's Because It Is

Musk describes the hyperloop as something that is a "cross between a Concorde, a railgun and an air hockey table," and that it could go from San Francisco to New York City in 30 minutes.<p>Sounds like something straight out of a science fiction story right? Well, that's because it is. Even before Rand …

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AT&T’s “Next” Plan Offers A New Smartphone Every 12 Months, With Some Strings

Rather than “rethinking possible,” AT&T is rethinking its plans, as it becomes the latest wireless carrier to offer customers the option to upgrade …

Google Glass, What's Not To Like? Quite A Lot Actually

As a marketing case study, GoogleGlass has been an act of genius. From the moment Glass was announced it was positioned as the must-have accessory for the new class of daredevil entrepreneurs. When a Glass wearer wasn’t solving the world’s hardest problems, he was jumping out of airplanes or …

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The man who 'nearly broke the internet'

The day Sven Olaf Kamphuis parked his huge orange Mercedes van with its German numberplates outside Bar Javis, in the Catalan town of Granollers, the …

Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean 4.2.2 update leaks with Galaxy S 4 features

Samsung’s Android 4.2.2 update for the Galaxy S III has leaked, bringing Galaxy S 4 functionality to the older smartphone, though the official …

The 10 Most Anti-Gay Statements From The Republican Nominee For Lt. Governor Of Virginia

The Virginia Republican Party picked conservative minister E.W. Jackson as their nominee for lieutenant governor Saturday night. Jackson will run alongside Ken Cuccinelli.<p>Lead the fight to end the open practice of homosexuality, bisexuality and, transgender behavior in the armed forces, and stop …

Birthday Cake w/ Old School Video Games On Each Side

This is the birthday cake made by Wedding Cakes By Nicole featuring Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Tetris and Frogger scenes on each side, and Pong on the …

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This is the new Nexus: a first look at Samsung's Galaxy S4 with stock Android

The best cellphone hardware has been crippled by manufacturer and carrier bloatware and skins, and Google's Nexus lineup has been hamstrung by a lack of LTE and somewhat inadequate specifications. But we've just gotten a look at the big surprise of Google's I/O keynote, a Samsung Galaxy S4 running …

Joe Biden Sees 'No Legal Reason' Why We Can't Tax Violent Video Games

I’m not exactly sure why a closed door meeting about gun legislation would be held with Joe Biden and 20 religious representatives, unless we’re finally admitting that people love guns so fervently in the US, it is a kind of religion here in and of itself.<p>It should be no surprise that these …

Top 5 Samsung Galaxy S3 custom ROMs

You want to bring the best out of your Samsung Galaxy S3 phone by using a custom ROM, but you dread spending days trawling the web for the best ones? …

Cydia Substrate Comes To Android (Cydia Store Next?)

Cydia, a platform commonly thought of as the alternative app store for jailbroken iPhones and iPads, has just today arrived on Android of all places, in the form of Cydia Substrate*, a tool for developers to build code modifications to other applications. Though Android is by its nature more open …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The …

Dyslexic girls have different brain anatomy from dyslexic boys

The study found less gray matter volume in parts of male brains used to process language. It found less gray matter volume in parts of females brains …

Humanity

Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon are all trying to turn into the same uber-company

Who will be the sole provider of all that you desire? Which company’s services will you “hire” to address your every internet-enabled whim? It sounds absurd, but this is the essence of the battle between the big four tech giants—oh and Microsoft too, but these days Microsoft is mostly an enterprise …

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