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This is the Modem World: Digital junk food

<i>Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.</i><p>I'm hanging out in Atlanta right now, getting ready to speak at Digital Summit 2013 about things you're probably not terribly interested in. Most importantly, I'm …

YouTube live-streaming now available to channels with over 1,000 subscribers

Initially, YouTube's live-streaming service was limited to select partners and special events, but that's about to change. Starting today, all channels in good standing with over 1,000 subscribers will be able to sign up for this broadcasting option. When using YouTube Live, account holders can …

OLPC working on XO laptop telescope and microscope peripherals (hands-on)

So much of what children are taught in the sciences amounts to abstractions. It's a shame, really -- concepts of the universe are so much easier to extrapolate when we can see them for ourselves. OLPC's looking to give the classrooms it serves more access to the very big and very small with two new …

Jays to launch a-JAYS Five earbuds with dedicated iOS, Windows and Android versions

Does your Android sound different from your iOS or WP? Perhaps a little, but each has their own quirks when it comes to audio output and hands-free kits. To that end, Jays will launch the a-JAYS Five earphones this summer with a separate version for each. The new buds will draw from the company's …

Bill Gates regains title of world's richest person as Microsoft stock hits five-year high

Bill Gates may be more philanthropic than ever since leaving the top job at Microsoft, but he still owns a ton of stock in the company, which today just so happened to close at a five-year high. As <i>Bloomberg</i> reports, that shift was finally enough to push Gates' net worth back above that of telecom …

Foc.us headset claims to shock the brain for better gaming, we go forehead-on

We've seen a number of headsets tap into the mind, to geotag your mood, grant you remote control over gadgets or simply let you wiggle a pair of cat ears. None of those are quite like the foc.us, however, which serves up transcranial direct-current simulation (tDCS) -- a controversial form of …

NYC's Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot on borough hopping with Google Maps and the Macintosh II

<i>Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.</i><p>This week's edition of our regular session on inquiry chats with the nation's first Chief Digital Officer, Rachel Haot. NYC's CDO discusses navigating the five …

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Brewers Cup Champion Erin McCarthy On Coffee Brewing Mistakes to Avoid

Just exactly how hard is it to brew a really great cup of coffee? If you've gotten this far into the article, you probably already know: it can be a challenge even to the best of us—particularly if you're brewing a cup before you've, you know. Had any coffee yet.<p>Counter Culture Coffee's Erin …

Sweating The Details: This Workstation Doubles As A Personal Gym

Send an email. Jump rope. Send an email. Do some kettlebell push-ups. Repeat.<p>If the buzz around the Internet watercooler is correct, sitting is the new smoking and our sedentary desk jobs are slowly sucking the life out of us. We need to move around more, but ironically, the most ergonomic office …

Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting

In <i>Foodist</i>, Darya Pino Rose, a neuroscientist, food writer, and the creator of SummerTomato.com, delivers a savvy, practical guide to ending the diet …