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President Obama will meet w/ Tim Cook & tech execs tomorrow to discuss Healthcare.gov & NSA surveillance

The White House has announced (via TIME) that President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with a long list of high-profile tech executives tomorrow to discuss the controversial rollout of the Healthcare.gov website as well as NSA surveillance programs that have recently come to light:<p>“Tomorrow, …

Google 'Hummingbird' algorithm to elevate niche websites

Google's new Hummingbird algorithm could create a more even playing field for ‘the long tail’ of website publishers, and help Google to rival Apple Siri in voice search, says Ovum analyst Gerry Brown.<p>Last week, Google announced a brand new algorithm for its search engine, called Hummingbird. …

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How hackers allegedly stole “unlimited” amounts of cash from banks in just hours

Feds accuse eight men of participating in heists that netted $45 million.<p>Federal authorities have accused eight men of participating in 21st-Century …

Google loses autocomplete defamation suit in Japan

A Japanese court has ordered Google to modify its autocomplete function so that it does not suggest a connection to crimes when a Japanese man's name is entered, adding that the Web giant must pay 300,000 yen ($3,100) to the plaintiff.<p>The ruling by the Tokyo District Court comes after its …

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Why 'Making Money' Should Not Be Your Investing Objective

Yippee! The S&P 500 is trading in new high ground. Time to break out the bubbly, right?<p>Not so fast. While it’s fun to watch the media jubilation about the news, it’s more important to step back and consider what this means to your portfolio.<p>First, ask yourself this question: Why are you investing? …

College Students Invent Gel That Instantly Stops Bleeding

Seen here about to be tested on a very rare pork loin (DAMMIT I SAID MEDIUM RARE) New York University student Joe Landolina demonstrates Veti-Gel, …

ON IT: Bill Gates Offers $100K For Better Condom Design

<i>Would not taste that rainbow.</i><p>Bill Gates, who may or may not be suffering from boner loss due to current condom design, is offering a $100,000 reward …

World’s top supercomputer from ‘09 is now obsolete, will be dismantled

IBM Roadrunner, the first petaflop machine, goes offline today.<p>Five years ago, an IBM-built supercomputer designed to model the decay of the US …

Total value of Bitcoin surpasses $1B

The total value of the P2P currency, Bitcoin, has surpassed $1 billion. On Thursday, the exchange rate for the currency surpassed $92, and there is …

Developer Freedom At Stake As Oracle Clings To Java API Copyrights In Google Fight

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Sacha Labourey is CEO of CloudBees</i> <i>was formerly CTO at JBoss.</i> <i>Follow him on Twitter</i> <i>@SachaLabourey.</i> <i>Steven G. Harris is senior vice president of products for CloudBees and was formerly SVP of Java Server Development at Oracle. Follow him on Twitter @stevengharris.</i><p>You could hear a …

Ouya Launches June 4th: Can The $99 Video Game Console Capture The Casuals?

“As much as we appreciate the console’s clean interface and developer friendly environment,” writes Game Informer’s Matt Bertz, “if Ouya expects gamers to migrate to its platform, it needs to offer experiences we can’t get anywhere else. ”<p>That’s one of a number of problems the soon-to-launch …

The 10-Year-Old Security Sink Hole Slowing the Entire Internet, Explained

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The largest known hack attack of its kind brought the Internet to a crawl for users all over the …

Apple in court over Siri patent infringment claim

Apple is dealing with another problem in China and this time it involves its personal assistant program, Siri. A couple of weeks back, Apple had …

Galaxy S4 user interface walkthrough available before launch

In addition to benchmarking the Exynos 5 Octa-based Galaxy S4 version (model number GT-I9500,) <i>Sam Mobile</i> also took the handset for a hands-on spin looking at several elements of its user interface including the Home screen, the Gallery app, the Camera app, the Settings and the simpler side of using …

CHART OF THE DAY: How People Use Facebook On Smartphones

IDC conducted a survey in conjunction with Facebook to find out how people are using smartphones. It surveyed 4,446 people aged 18-44 who use iPhones or Android-based phones. In this chart you can see how people are using Facebook on smartphones.

Apple claims Samsung damages verdict is off by $85 million

If you’re not sure about what’s been going on between Apple and Samsung as of late, the two companies are still involved in a legal cat fight. Back …