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The Man Who Steve Jobs Considered For Apple’s CEO Is Back With A Startup That Lights Google's Buildings

Joe Costello was one of the people interviewed for that position in 1997.<p>Costello had a lengthy conversation with Jobs, but their talks only led to Jobs realizing there was no one else in the world that wanted the Apple CEO position more than himself. Jobs finally dropped the "interim" from his …

Startups

This World Map Shows Every Device Connected To The Internet

A striking map created by John Matherly at search engine Shodan shows significant disparities in internet access across the world.<p>The graphic maps every device that's directly connected to the internet. We first noticed it when geopolitical expert Ian Bremmer tweeted it.<p>Some of the dark spots on …

Internet of Things

The Week in Review: Tech Giant on Stage

It was the event we’ve come to expect from Apple: a crowded dark room, a dramatic stage, a detailed presentation and the unveiling of new products …

Tim Cook

Orange Octopus, More Creatures Found Deep in Antarctic Sea

Wildlife<p><b>A sea snail feeding off a dead octopus’ beak is among the 30 new species found during an expedition to Antarctica‘s Amundsen Sea (map), according to the first study to shed light on the sea’s</b> <b>bottom dwellers.</b><p>The newfound sea snail, or limpet, is from a group that specializes in feeding on …

Samsung ships 10 million Galaxy Note 3s; see which of its other phones have crossed the 10 million mark

Samsung on Tuesday announced that global shipments of its Galaxy Note 3 smartphone have surpassed the 10 million mark just two months after its …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Murals

Alien Cockroach Species Invading the U.S.

<b>New York City, home to eight million people and untold numbers of cockroaches, just got a few more of the latter.</b><p>A newly seen species, <i>Periplaneta japonica,</i> has just been <i></i>discovered in New York’s elevated High Line park. As its name implies, the cockroach is native to Japan, and this is the first …

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

NSA reportedly leveraging Google cookies and leaked mobile location data to identify hacking targets

You know those cookies web services use to track your history and serve up personalized ads? It appears that the government is using them too. The National Security Agency is apparently leveraging a Google-specific cookie to tap into the computers of suspicious users, according to presentation …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

Amazon Prime Air: Delivery by Drones Could Arrive As Early as 2015

For the next few weeks UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service will be working overtime to make sure you get your holiday gifts on time, but if Amazon …

Hackers Are Attacking Millions Of Computers And Demanding Ransom In Bitcoins

The National Crime Agency in the U.K. issued an alert last month saying that hackers have targeted "tens of millions" of computers.<p>CryptoLocker is a form of a virus called "ransomware," meaning hackers do something bad to your computer and then demand money to reverse what they've done. In this …

National Crime Agency

Michigan Tech scientists build a $1,500 DIY metal 3D printer

More and more, it’s clear that 3D printers aren’t just for printing plastic. A team at Michigan Technological University announced Monday that it has …