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US House of Representatives faces Wikipedia ban thanks to trollish edits

We already know that the United States Congress (or the countless people it employs) can't seem to stop editing Wikipedia articles, but do they need to be such jerks about it? Case in point: Wiki tinkerers using an IP address connected to the US House of Representatives have been blocked from …

Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is leaving his seat on the tech giant's board of directors, citing a "multitude of new commitments," including ownership of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers.<p>In a letter addressed to current CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday, Ballmer expressed his support for the company. …

17 Companies You Didn't Know Were Founded By MIT Grads

We all know that Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook in a dorm room at Harvard. Microsoft founder Bill Gates is a well-known Harvard dropout.<p>Sergey Brin and Larry Page were Ph.D students at Stanford when they founded Google. Yahoo co-founders Jerry Yang and David Filo also developed their site while …

Pop-up Ad inventor apologizes to the internet

After 20 years of the pop-up ad ruining the day of internet-goers around the world, the original developer of said code has apologized. Finally. He …

Internet

How IBM's Smart Chip Will Revolutionize Technology | Inc.com

To Catch a Thief<p>When the idea was proposed six years ago, IBM and university researchers felt the purpose of creating the chip should be to mimic human biology, which is more efficient than computers at doing certain things, like spotting patterns. Unlike a conventional microprocessor, TrueNorth …

A Former Yahoo Employee Defends Marissa Mayer From Her Biggest Critic

Eric Jackson has had a lot to say about Marissa Mayer and Yahoo lately. He's a smart guy, I read his column and think he's generally an astute investor.<p>But when it comes to Marissa and Yahoo, his analysis feels very shortsighted and, well, misinformed. It's particularly so when it comes to his …

Kevin Rose gets antsy at Google Ventures, launches another thing

Kevin Rose is scaling back his time investing as a Google Ventures partner to launch a new startup called North Technologies.<p>North Technologies will deal with the consumer Internet sector. It’s plan is to launch a new product once per quarter, Rose said in an interview with Re/code. He also said …

Thousands Of People Oblivious To Fact That Anyone On The Internet Can Access Their Computers

There are technologists who specialize in “scanning the Internet.” They are like a search team making its way through a neighborhood, but instead of checking the knob of every door, they check Internet entrances to online devices to see which ones are open. These people have been screaming for some …

Why I Won't Tell You To Buy The iPhone 6, The Galaxy Alpha, Or Any Other Smartphone

With the announcement today of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, the first broadside has been fired in ‘The Winter Smartphone Battle Of 2014′. Industry commentators, analysts, hackers, power users, and those dancing on the bleeding edge of technology, are already looking at the top of the Fight Card. The …

Should Microsoft give up on the Windows Phone already?

Microsoft admits that its mobile strategy is in “shambles.” In fact, one former Microsoft employee has advice for his former employer: “The real answer is, give up Windows Phone, go Android, and embrace and extend like you did with the Internet.” Granted, it is highly unlikely that Microsoft will …

Why The Next Mark Zuckerberg Probably Won't Be A Woman

Every day this summer, MBA candidate Erica Swallow walked into the office of the Boston-based venture capital firm where she was interning and scanned the cubicles and conference rooms for someone who looked like her.<p>The only women she found weren’t deciding where the company should invest its …

Murder suspect really did ask Siri for advice on hiding a body

One of the best-known Siri easter eggs is its response to the question “Where’s a good place to hide a body?” Siri’s usual response was to ask “What kind of place are you looking for? Swamps. Reservoirs. Metal foundries. Dumps.”<p>In a story you really couldn’t make up, Kirotv reports that ‘a Florida …

Now even Germany’s postal service has an encrypted messaging app

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Last year’s NSA revelations sparked a great deal of interest in secure messaging apps, from Threema to Telegram to TextSecure, …

Gmail's latest move isn't the end of email, it's a new beginning

The Gmail API could turn our email accounts into gold mines, and that's a good thing<p>Everybody loves to hate email.<p>It’s overwhelming, all-encompassing, and perhaps most importantly, lacks the context we’ve come to expect from modern communication apps. It's hard to blame email, though, since most …

Twitter Has An Incredible Asset On Its Hands, And It's Not Taking Advantage Of It

This is a wasted opportunity for Twitter, which is currently trying to figure out how to take advantage of the fact that it's a mainstream product thriving with a relatively niche group of users.<p>On Twitter's earnings call a few days ago, CEO Dick Costolo stressed that Twitter is a part of the …

11 Video Games From The 1980s That Are Better Than Games Today

You remember it all too well. Dusting off those much-used cartridges and plugging them into that box that sat just below your TV.<p>We combed through the best video games of the '80s, and discovered that those old games still have a ton of life left in them.<p><i>Produced By Matt Johnston.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b> …

Killing the Nexus: should Android Silver take its place?

Let’s take the stance that Nexus is out and Silver is in. From what I have read of the Silver initiative, I am excited for the results as a consumer, but I really worry that developers are losing access to a definitive reference device.<p>Perhaps it could be argued that with all of the features that …

Android News

Big Data in HR: Finding In-House Talent In The Digital Age

Enterprises hire a lot of people, but in a world where change happens fast and often, they can’t anticipate every need.<p>One solution is to hire contractors for new or temporary projects. But that involves recruiters finding people—but they won’t already know the company’s systems and culture.<p>A …

Microsoft Explorer bug: should you be worried?

What can you do to protect yourself from the security vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser?<p>Both the UK and US governments are advising citizens to consider using alternatives to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers used to launch …

Information Security

Dimple adds four physical buttons to your Android device

If the final product (soon to go live on Indiegogo) is half as good as it sounds, it's likely to be a big hit.<p>I like tactile buttons, the kind that give me a bit of response when I push them and can be found in the dark. (Example: If I want to activate Siri in the car while my phone is in my coat …

Apple vs. Google: A world view on the mobile gaming war

Mobile platforms are taking over the world, and nothing gets more downloads or makes more money on iOS and Android than video games.<p>Google’s and Apple’s software platforms have enabled developers of all sizes to get their products in front of customers around the world. This benefits the people …

Why Google doesn’t care about college degrees, in 5 quotes

Google isn’t big on college degrees, although the search giant is inundated with applicants touting perfect GPAs from Ivy League schools.<p>Google’s chairman and head of hiring, Laszlo Bock, has given a few insights in the <i>New York Times</i> on how he sorts through a multitude of bright applicants.<p>The …

This Gadget Makes Gallons of Drinking Water Out of Air

Water is in the air nearly everywhere on earth, even in the most parched desert. But that doesn’t help much when you’re thirsty because most of that …

End of an era: Nokia phone division to be renamed Microsoft Mobile | Gadgets Now

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the closure of Nokia-Microsoft deal before the end of April, a leaked letter in Finland shows that Nokia Oyj will be soon renamed …

Mobile Technology

Google exec: We never copied iPhone features for Android

Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google VP of engineering for Android, takes the stand for Samsung in its patent infringement trial against Apple. Samsung argues that many features Apple has accused it of copying were created by Google first.<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Google engineers have never copied Apple's iPhone …

Why The Microsoft Surface Just Died Last Week

Would I purchase the Microsoft Surface? Not anymore. And I’m not sure that you should either.<p>I’m looking for a new laptop and the Surface has been one of the top contenders. I like it a lot. And although a slow seller for Microsoft it’s been gaining in popularity and many reviewers have given it …

Android 4.x is more than twice as stable as iOS 7.1

There is a lingering stereotype that Android is a crashy mess and iOS is very stable, but some new numbers completely flip that idea on its head. We …