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Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Beer

Gigaom | Apple is guilty in the ebook case. For consumers, not much changes; for Apple, a lot could

Advertisement<p>The decision could have taken months, but U.S. District Judge Denise Cote took only a couple of weeks to rule that Apple (s AAPL) was …

Barnes & Noble

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …

Which?: iPhone 5 is 'slowest smartphone'

Tests of the seven most popular smartphones found that iPhone 5 came last, processing requests at half the speed of the Samsung Galaxy S4.<p>The phones were put through a series of benchmark tests by Which? to measure processor and memory performance, which show how quickly the phone will allow photo …

Phones

Impressive Interactive Demo Lets You Try iOS 7 Beta Without Restoring Your Device

With all of the recent talk about iOS 7, it’s only natural to want to try Apple’s beta out for yourself. However, unless you’re a developer, have …

Why flying first class increases your carbon footprint by six times

The World Bank has published a new working paper (PDF) that shows how passengers in premium airline classes create more of the C02 that leads to global warming. Essentially, all the extra space for high-paying customers means airlines expend more fuel to move them, especially if some of the more …

World Bank

How Yahoo Fought PRISM — and Lost

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Yahoo, one of the companies named as part of the NSA's PRISM data collection program, didn't go …

EU wants clarity from US on PRISM spying program

Over the past week, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has insisted that the government's PRISM data collection program is only being used to target the communications of non-US citizens outside the country. That’s not very comforting for non-US citizens outside the country. So it …

Siri's Going Through Puberty, but Not Fast Enough

Apple's Siri is coming of age. No, there are no signs of pop music addiction, menstruation or mood swings, but this week we saw some other strong …

Siri

NSA snooping: Obama under pressure as senator denounces 'act of treason'

Barack Obama was facing a mounting domestic and international backlash against US surveillance operations on Monday as his administration struggled …

Obama Administration On PRISM Program: 'Only Non-U.S. Persons Outside The U.S. Are Targeted' (UPDATE)

WASHINGTON -- A massive email surveillance program run by the National Security Agency is not directed at Americans and is legally permissible and highly useful for anti-terror operation, a senior administration official said in a statement Thursday night.<p>The statement, provided on condition of …

Clint Eastwood: What I've Learned

Actor, 78<p><i>Born in San Francisco and raised throughout northern California, Eastwood attended Los Angeles City College under the G. I. Bill and served as mayor of Carmel, California from 1986 to 1988.</i><p><b>In the first place,</b> I was taller than most kids in my classes. In the second, we were always moving. …

Smith & Wesson

Τα ΙΚΕΑ στην Πορνογραφία

Κάπου εκεί, πίσω από τον έρωτα ανδρών και γυναικών, γυναικών και γυναικών, ανδρών και ανδρών, εξωγήινων και ανδρών, γυναικών και πτεροδάκτυλων, …

Ex-Apple Employees Reveal How The Company Is So Good At Keeping Secrets

Apple, of course, is famously press shy. It's incredibly difficult to get insider news out of the company, compared to its peers.<p>The former employees range from people who joined the company in its earliest days in the 1970s to those who've dealt with it recently.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, many say …

Robert Scoble

National Geographic Travel

10 Things The Samsung Galaxy S4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't

When the phone first came out, reviewers criticized Samsung for shoving too many complex and glitchy extras in the phone.<p>But there are some features in the GS4 that do work well and could be useful, and you won't find them in the GS4's chief rival, the iPhone.<p>Let's take a look at some of the best …

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