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Putin launches Olympic torch relay for Sochi Games

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Oregon Police Release Footage of Deadly Shootout Between State Trooper, Army Vet

Oregon State Police released shocking footage of a deadly shootout that took place between a state trooper and an Army veteran after the officer …

Occipital’s New Structure Sensor Turns Your iPad Into A Mobile 3D Scanner

The folks at Boulder/San Francisco-based Occipital are very much software people — the company’s RedLaser app was a big hit in the early App Store days before the team sold it to eBay, as was 360 Panorama before iOS 6’s Panorama feature took some of the wind out of its sails.<p>Their roots may be in …

This Gadget Turns Your iPad Into a Powerful 3D Scanner

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The Apple team behind the original iPhone recalls its stressful, terrifying development

One day before the anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, <i>The New York Times Magazine</i> has published a captivating recollection of the terrifyingly stressful two-year development of the first iPhone. The piece is an excerpt from journalist Fred Vogelstein's upcoming book, <i>Dogfight: How Apple and Google</i> …

iTunes Radio launch in Canada imminent as Apple seeks programmers

Apple’s popular, free music streaming service iTunes Radio looks set for an imminent launch in Canada. Since launching last month in tandem with iOS 7, iTunes Radio has been exclusive to the United States. However, Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue has noted that he would like the service to …

Filing Says Sleep- And Health-Tracking Startup Lark Is Raising Another $3.6M

Lark, which launched a wearable silent alarm onstage at TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference back in 2010, has raised $3.1 million of an intended $3.6 million round of funding, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.<p>I’ve emailed the company and its CEO Julia Hu for …

Tesla Model S catches fire after battery puncture, Musk responds

A Tesla Model S caught fire on the highway recently after its bottom-mounted battery compartment was struck by a piece of metal. That piece of metal punched a three-inch hole through quarter-inch armor plating, impaling the car with a "peak force on the order of 25 tons" according to company CEO …

BLU Studio 5.5 smartphone carries big screen, $179 off-contract price

Is that big-name giant smartphone way beyond your price range? No problem: BLU Products has just shipped the Studio 5.5, one of the more affordable large phones that we've seen in a while. The Android 4.2 device won't impress with its 854 x 480 resolution, quad-core MediaTek chip or 4GB of …

9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life

iOS 7 has been out for a few weeks now, and people are torn.<p>While some of the new features are fabulous, and others are making us crazy, there's one thing we can all agree on: iOS 7 is not helping our battery life. As Ars Technica discovered, iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6.1 on every …

Microsoft Surface selling out? We've seen this movie before

Microsoft says its Surface tablets are close to selling out. Hmm...Time for a reality check.<p>First, a mea culpa. I wrote a story or two last year about Surface selling out. While technically accurate, it belied the catastrophe in the making for the first-generation Surface RT.<p>And here we go again. …

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Russia to monitor 'all communications' at Winter Olympics in Sochi

Athletes and spectators attending the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February will face some of the most invasive and systematic spying and surveillance in the history of the Games, documents shared with the Guardian show.<p>Russia's powerful FSB security service plans to ensure that no communication by …

Galaxy Gear commercials are brilliant ads for a terrible product

In what may be Samsung’s best commercials yet, the company has figured out a way to successfully sell failure.<p>Samsung is positioning it’s new Galaxy Gear as “the next big thing” in its first two ads, coyly tapping into our nostalgia for smartwatch tech from properties like <i>Dick Tracy</i>, <i>Knight Rider</i>,</i> …

Microsoft's Don Mattrick talks Xbox One, calls backwards compatibility backwards

One of the more controversial bits of news to come out of yesterday's Xbox One reveal was the discovery that the newly christened console would not be able to play Xbox 360 games. Backwards compatibility has been a sore subject for some gamers but Microsoft's Don Mattrick says the company is …

Microsoft unveils its next game console, the Xbox One

Microsoft debuted the Xbox One this afternoon live from a tent on its Redmond, Wash., campus, putting to end months of speculation about the company's next-generation video game console. The console will be available "later this year." Microsoft exec Don Mattrick called it out as an "all-in-one" …

Xbox One: our first look at the new console, controller, and Kinect

After Microsoft's big reveal, we've finally had time to get a closer look at the new Xbox One, the Kinect 2, and the new controller for the new console. For the most part, they're more tweaks on the existing devices than huge changes to what already exists – the console is a big, wide, flat …

Microsoft’s new Xbox One is an Apple killer, in the living room

Microsoft today unveiled the Xbox One, the third generation of its popular gaming console and the first significant hardware upgrade since 2005. With it, Microsoft continues a quest to be king of the living room and remains, at least in this market, a more innovative and successful company than …

With Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Microsoft and Sony rekindle the war for your TV

The next generation is nearly upon us. Both Microsoft and Sony have revealed their latest gaming / entertainment consoles to the world, setting up yet another high stakes battle for your hard-earned dollars later this year. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 each represent a major leap over anything …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

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Why won’t Bitcoin die?

I attended the first Bitcoin World Conference and Expo, held in a second-floor meeting room in a midtown Manhattan hotel, on a Saturday in August 2011. The virtual currency was powering an alternative economy worth around $81 million USD. Roughly 75 attendees, mostly long-haired programmers and …

Swipely Raises $12m To Expand Its Payment Marketing Platform

Swipely, a marketing platform that uses credit card payment data to help businesses understand, retain and engage customers with powerful analytics, has raised a $12 million Series B round of funding to help expand its network of merchants in the United States.<p>Shasta Ventures led the round and was …

Powermat marries PowerKiss, vows to use same wireless charging standard

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Travelers between the U.S. and Europe have one less barrier to deal with when it comes to wireless charging a mobile phone or …

Leap Motion's quest to bring gesture control to the PC

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> Leap Motion's quest to bring gesture control to the PC<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>Leap Motion debuted in June 2012 with an impressively polished demo, but after its attention-getting debut, the company's path to market has been a bit rockier. It's …

Photos of Likely 802.11ac 'Gigabit Wi-Fi' Card From Next-Generation iMac Surface

<i>Tonymacx86</i> points (via <i>9to5Mac</i>) to recently discovered photos of a Broadcom BCM94360CD Wi-Fi/Bluetooth card that supports the 802.11ac "Gigabit Wi-Fi" standard rumored to be coming to Apple's Mac lineup later this year. While the photos were posted to Chinese site <i>VR-Zone</i> in early March, they are …