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YouTube's silky smooth 60FPS video is now ready for viewing

YouTube promised that you'd see many videos playing at a brisk 60 frames per second this year, and it looks like the streaming site has made good on its word. While there were a few 60FPS test clips in the spring, you can now see regular uploads with silky smooth motion. There are some fairly …

Bill Gates explains how he thinks about tech's biggest problem: inequality (in 4 quotes)

America is becoming a very unequal place, with the top 1 percent of earners controlling more than one-third of the wealth. As the increasingly powerful billionaires create software that automates middle-class jobs out of existence, the technology industry is struggling with how to deal with rising …

UK joins world’s fastest mobile internet club with next generation 4G+ rollout

More people in the UK are going to get mobile internet speeds comparable with South Korea and US with the launch of EE’s next generation 4G+ network.<p>The new technology, called carrier aggregation or LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) allows devices to connect to two different 4G mobile signals at the same time, …

Flying car approaches liftoff as most advanced prototype yet is unveiled

With its sportscar cockpit and dragonfly wings that fold in neatly behind the cabin, it looks like something straight out of the Batcave or Q’s secret laboratory. But the creators of AeroMobil’s Flying Roadster insist their innovation is more than just a boy’s toy dreamt up by science fiction fans. …

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America's First Website Returns to Life, Thanks to Stanford Researchers

Internet<p>America's first website has been resurrected by an archival team at Stanford University. Dating to 1991, the site belongs to the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory — the first on the continent to pick up on the whole World Wide Web trend. Not the first in the world, …

White House’s unclassified computer network hacked

Hackers have recently breached the White House’s unclassified computer network.<p>The White House says it has taken steps to address suspicious activity detected on its network. No details were released on who may have been responsible or when the activity occurred.<p>An official said “activity of …

Microsoft's health revolution is here, starting with a $199 fitness tracker

Health is having a moment. This fall alone, Apple and Google have announced ways for app and hardware developers to centralize their data, and dozens of new wearable devices have cropped up in hopes of grabbing the space on your wrist, ankle, face, or clothes to track everything from your steps to …