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Researchers charge a fitness tracker using Wi-Fi

Wireless charging has been around for a while now, but current implementations are rather limited by their range. Longer distance charging is being talked up as a future technology and researchers from the University of Washington have managed to harvest power from regular Wi-Fi signals. The …

7 skills you never knew you needed for a career in IT

Being skilled at computers and troubleshooting is an essential part of working in IT, but if you plan on truly excelling in the field, it's vital to have a combination of hard and soft skills.<p>Here are seven soft skills every IT professional should have.<p>It's sort of a no-brainer, but when you're …

Sony Pictures hackers release list of stolen files

On Monday, employees at Sony Pictures Entertainment -- the television and movie subsidiary of Sony Corp -- discovered that their internal corporate …

The Future of Microsoft Depends on Windows Being Free

Remember the days when you would head out to the store to pick up the latest version of Windows, on DVD, for something like $130? Or if you were unlucky enough to not qualify for upgrade pricing, maybe even $239? Those days might seem in the distant past, but in reality Microsoft is still charging …

Hewlett-Packard reveals HP Stream series of skinny laptops and tablets

Hewlett-Packard is stretching the limits of design with the announcement today of the colorful and thin HP Stream series of Windows laptops and tablets.<p>Targeted for the holidays, the new Windows machines are meant for people who combine work and play in a single machine. The HP Stream series …

Baltimore pizzeria offers free pizza for Ray Rice jerseys

A Baltimore pizzeria is doing the best it can to sate its city’s outrage towards Ray Rice and also its love of pizza.<p>Hersh’s Pizza and Drinks is offering free pizza for unwanted Ray Rice jerseys. At this point, are there any wanted Ray Rice jerseys?<p>Taking the campaign a step further, Hersh’s will …

The world's largest solar thermal power plant is incinerating thousands of local birds

A common sight in the sky above the world's largest solar thermal power plant is a "streamer," a small plume of smoke that occurs without warning. Closer inspection, however, reveals that the source of the smoke is a bird that has inadvertently strayed into the white-hot heat above the plant's many …

Eve Smart Home Irrigation Systems Save You Money And Time (video)

Plaid Systems has this week unveiled a new range of irrigation systems they have created called Eve, which have been designed to provide homes with …

Google cars designed to speed because obeying the law can be dangerous

Google’s self-driving cars are designed to exceed the speed limit by up to 10 miles per hour because stubbornly obeying the law can be a danger to everyone on the road. The legal and philosophical consequences of this fact are fascinating.<p>In a recent Reuters review of the Google car, reporter Paul …

Dash releases its smart driving application for iPhone with support for third-party hardware

Dash, a popular smart driving tool that originally launched on Android in January, is now finally available for iPhone users. The free app pairs with a device that plug into your car and transmit data back to the app. From there you can see data about your car’s performance and alert you of any …

Inside the life of a pro gamer

Getting paid to play video games sounds like the cushiest job in the world. Stumble out of bed, fill a bowl of cereal, boot up Steam, and go hunting for thrills and spills. Pants and personal hygiene are optional. That’s the pervasive, and in many cases valid, image of the professional gamer — a …

The Details About the CIA's Deal With Amazon

A $600 million computing cloud built by an outside company is a "radical departure" for the risk-averse intelligence community.<p>The intelligence community is about to get the equivalent of an adrenaline shot to the chest. This summer, a $600 million computing cloud developed by Amazon Web Services …

Nike’s Secret New York Vending Machine Trades Free Swag For FuelBand Points

Free Nike gear sitting in the middle of a public place? This will either go down in the books as a damned clever marketing move or a great way to cause a panic.<p>Early this morning, we started hearing whispers of a vending machine that had been plopped down somewhere in New York. But there’s a twist! …

Should online accounts die when you die?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Should your emails, web albums and other online accounts die when you do? Or should you be able to pass them down to a family …