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Chromecast gets Plex, Vevo, RealPlayer, Viki and more with massive app update

A few months ago, a developer source told me that Google (s GOOG) planned to release apps for its Chromecast streaming stick in waves. Well, guess …

With Portable Native Client, Google brings “write once, run everywhere” to Chrome

Chrome apps are still few and far between but this week, Google provided developers with another set of tools to change the situation. PNaCl, which …

Google Releases JavaScript Benchmark Tool Octane 2.0

Google today announced Octane 2.0, the second iteration of its JavaScript benchmark tool that now features 17 tests. The company says version 2.0 of the Octane Benchmark Suite includes a new focus on reducing latency, as well as new benchmarks and updates to existing ones.<p>Google argues that while …

Researcher Finds Hundreds Of Millions Of Vulnerable SIM Cards

SIM cards are the tiny computers inside most mobile devices that allow them to communicate with the wireless provider. According to one security researcher, flaws in SIM card technology and implementation make hundreds of millions of mobile devices susceptible to being hacked.<p>Karsten Nohl, a …

Best Buy, Amazon, GameStop, and Walmart selling the new Nexus 7 four days early

Having already launched its pre-orders ahead of the official Nexus 7 announcement, Best Buy is keeping up the habit of preempting Google by making the new Android slate available early. Announced for a July 30th launch in the US, the 2013 Nexus 7 is actually shipping out to Best Buy pre-order …

Skillet Peach Cobbler

8 Servings<p>When peaches are in season, there's nothing that tops a classic peach cobbler recipe crisped to perfection in a cast-iron pan. And this recipe garners some bonus points with whipped cream doctored with crème fraîche. Decadent and delicious.<p>August 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose …

Memory Suitcases, Paintings on Old Luggage

In the nostalgic photo series “Memory Suitcases,” Israeli artist Yuval Yairi painted faraway destinations on to old suitcases and then photographed …

Don't worry, California drivers: you won't have to outrun drone strikes on the highway

Despite official-looking warnings, California highway motorists won't have their speed regulated by armed drones. San Fransisco's local CBS affiliate KPIX 5 reports that several fake signs have appeared on Bay Area highways, depicting a drone firing a missile along with a "speed enforced by drones" …