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Brewer vetoes Arizona SB 1062

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced Wednesday that she has vetoed SB 1062, the controversial bill that has been criticized as discriminatory towards gays and lesbians, saying the measure, “has the potential to create more problems than it purports to solve.”<p>“Senate Bill 1062 does not address a …

In less than a decade, phone memory cards have grown from 128MB to 128GB

Emerging in 2005 out of the need for a memory card small enough to fit inside a mobile phone, microSD cards have rapidly matured to their current status of global ubiquity and adoption. This year's Mobile World Congress marks a significant milestone in their growth, with SanDisk introducing the …

Visa and MasterCard use Android KitKat to make mobile payments easier

Visa and MasterCard are trying to make mobile payments a lot more accessible today as they both announce support for a new way to pay over NFC. Both companies are beginning to allow their cards to be stored in the cloud for NFC payments, letting even more consumers check out at stores just by …

Change Agents: William Li's robot wants to police you

Knightscopes's new policing robot raises hopes for a safer society and concerns about privacy and jobs<p>SUNNYVALE, Calif. — A visitor to Knightscope, a seven-person robotics start-up with a bold and controversial vision for crime fighting, is as likely to be greeted by a robot as they are a …

Circuit Court Of Appeals Strikes Down FCC’s Open Internet Order, Net Neutrality Threatened

In a decision that could have far-reaching consequences, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today struck down the FCC’s Open Internet Order. That Order, put into force in 2010 by then-chairman Julius Genachowski, was designed to make it so that broadband service providers couldn’t meddle with …

376 of the best one-liners on the internet

<b>One one-liner a day keeps the doctor away…so, here is a shortlist of the best one-liners you can find on the internet today. Have fun!</b><p>1. I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.<p>2. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to …

Unofficial Galaxy S4 KitKat update breaks SuperSU app, but there’s already a fix available

A few days ago, the first unofficial Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat build was released, and those brave enough to test it have discovered that the test OS has a bad surprise under the hood – it breaks the SuperSU’s functionality.<p>The app allows users to better manage their rooted devices, and while …

Power play: why your electric bill may be changing soon

In the near future, power companies may have to decouple electricity use from prices<p>Americans are buying bigger homes, using more appliances, and firing up more data centers than ever before. You’d expect electricity demand to skyrocket accordingly, but the trend is actually the opposite. Total …

You Won't Believe All the Crazy Hardware the NSA Uses for Spying

Over the weekend we learned a lot about the National Security Agency’s Access Network Technology, or ANT, division, that, in the words of Der …

NSA reportedly planted spyware on electronics equipment

A new report from Der Spiegel, based on internal National Security Agency documents, reveals more details about how the spy agency gains access to computers and other electronic devices to plant backdoors and other spyware.<p>The Office of Tailored Access Operations, or TAO, is described as a "squad …

Sheer genius: Silicon Valley as a separate state

I'm going to give you a choice.<p>You can have all the nerds or all the wine.<p>Come on, you've only got 30 seconds to decide.<p>No, I haven't already hit the Christmas cabernet franc. Instead, I've merely been bathing in the frank proposal to split California into six separate states.<p>As TechCrunch reported …

Making a maker: 3D printed chess pieces with a few twists

One of the strengths of 3D printing is how easy it makes it to customize any object. Emboldened by how perfectly laser cutting a chess board went …

NFL players scared of fantasy fans' Twitter threats

It's not easy when someone tells you their woe is your fault.<p>Sometimes, you know it's their fault, but you can't find a way of telling them. Sometimes, these people need deep and serious treatment because their view of reality has become distorted.<p>One such case, certain fantasy football players …

Researchers sent a text message using only vodka and a fan

Giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "drunk text," York University researchers in Canada have used vodka and a desk fan to send a new kind of text message. In the experiment, they encoded the alphabet in evaporated alcohol, assigning different concentration levels to represent bits 1 and 0. The …

Android smartphone made of solid titanium now available for $1,800

In the past, luxury handset manufacturer Gresso has been known for dressing up iPhones with diamonds (and charging $30,000 for the deed) and producing featurephones, but now it's getting into the Android business with its limited edition Radical smartphone series. The bottom-line model, the Radical …