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Here Are All the Senators Who Do and Don’t Believe in Human-Caused Climate Change

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 2:38am

United States Senators stood up for what they believed in today—and it wasn’t pretty.

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Bitcoin Exchange Operator Sentenced to 4 Years for Silk Road Transactions

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 12:52am

A Bitcoin exchange operator who pled guilty to supplying $1 million in digital currency to people buying drugs on Silk Road was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday. Robert Faiella, who used the name BTCking online, had been arrested last year and charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering and operating an unlicensed money […]

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A Key Issue in Obama’s State of the Union: Advocating for Women at Work

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 10:39pm

President Obama's State of the Union address covered a wide range of topics, but at its heart, was a focus on the importance of women as drivers of economic stability.

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Review: LG G Watch R

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 9:30pm

LG's first Android Wear device was pretty bland-looking, particularly when compared to the beautiful round Moto 360. Now, LG is back with a round watch of its own.

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Windows 10 Looks Pretty Cool, But Microsoft Is Still So Far Behind

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 8:26pm

Its holographic interface looks cool. But Windows 10 still won't put Microsoft back in the most important race. The company came to the new mobile world last. And that's where it will likely remain.

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Wild Concept Sensors for Google’s Modular Phone

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 8:21pm

Lapka's concept sensors explore how Project Ara could change not just smartphones, but perhaps medical devices, scientific instruments, and educational tools, too.

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Jaguar Land Rover’s Virtual Backseat Driver Could Stop You Hitting Cyclists

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 8:13pm

"Bike Sense" flashes LED lights, plays a bicycle bell, and taps a driver on the shoulder when a cyclist is nearby.

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Satya Nadella’s Got a Plan to Make You Care About Microsoft. The First Step? Holograms

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 8:00pm

Wired subscribe SCROLL DOWN Satya Nadella’s Got a Plan to Make You Care About Microsoft. The First Step? Holograms By Jessi Hempel On a campus notable for tight security and secret offices, Building 92 is a rare beacon of openness. Guests can enter without a Microsoft ID and browse corporate history in the visitor center […]

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Elder Scrolls Online Drops Its Monthly Fee and Gets a Console Release Date

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 7:58pm

Been thinking of getting into Elder Scrolls Online? Bethesda's got two big announcements that just might make you one of Tamriel's permanent residents.

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Looks Like Apple Will Soon Beef Up Beats With Analytics Tools

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 7:26pm

It looks like Apple is working on adding analytics to Beats, the music streaming service it bought for $3 billion last May. Apple recently bought Semetric, the British startup behind a service called Musicmetric, according to a new report.

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Internet of Things — The Space Junk Challenge

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 7:20pm

As we power on towards the new and exciting future the Internet of Things (IoT) promises, I’m reminded of the single greatest issue we all face, more challenging than the networks, more problematic than the security challenges, and certainly more likely to impact adoption than user acceptance. That challenge is single function platforms or devices. […]

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Haunting Glitch Art Made From Photoshopped Fashion Ads

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 7:05pm

To Zach Nader, digital images are inherently broken. So why not break them even more?

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Well That Didn’t Work: Turns Out Americans Didn’t Want a $70K Luxury VW. Go Figure

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 6:58pm

When you pay $70,000 for a car, you expect certain things. Leather. Fancy technology. A smooth and quiet ride. The Volkswagen Phaeton had it all. Running a W12 engine---essentially two V6 engines meshed together---and it was the first VW to feature radar adaptive cruise control and adaptive air suspension. It was a technological marvel. And it bombed.

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Ulbricht Allegedly Planned a Silk Road Chat Tool and…Bank?

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 6:53pm

Silk Road, for its more than two and a half years online, was an unprecedented online narcotics emporium. But according to a journal found on the laptop of its alleged creator Ross Ulbricht, Ulbricht wanted it to be even more: a “brand” that extended from communications tools to banking.

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Our Exclusive Hands-On With Microsoft’s Unbelievable New Holographic Goggles

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 6:43pm

The prototype is amazing. It amplifies the special powers that Kinect introduced, using a small fraction of the energy. Project HoloLens’ key achievement—realistic holograms—works by tricking your brain into seeing light as matter.

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Letter From the Editor: Microsoft’s Holographic Goggles Are Strange—But Kind of Awesome

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 6:43pm

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has an easygoing approach to management, and that’s changing the software giant’s corporate tone. Platon Boy, do I love a shiny new gadget! That feeling, right? The unboxing, the admiration of the curves/chamfers/color/finish/glossy screen, the fumbling for the power button, the futzing and the tinkering, the showing-off to chums. It’s a […]

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How We Know 2014 Was the Hottest Year

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 6:32pm

Sure, it’s the middle of winter, and you’re probably more worried about tomorrow’s wind chill than last summer’s heat. But 2014 was particularly warm, as you may have heard—1.24 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the global average for the last century and the hottest year in the history of looking at such stuff. Overall, temperatures have […]

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A New Polio Case in Pakistan and an Unsolved Epidemic

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 6:16pm

Pakistan records its first polio case in 2015, and may become the planet's last refuge for the crippling disease.

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Is Cyber-Terrorism the New Normal?

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 5:54pm

With recent news stories involving serious attacks on Sony and its PlayStation Network, Microsoft’s Xbox Live network, alongside other high profile attacks on the Tor project and North Korea’s Websites, has cyber-terrorism become a very real and dangerous reality for enterprises to battle alongside other threats? Let’s start from the beginning. What is the difference […]

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Dropbox Buys Israel-Based Mobile Document Editing Startup

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 5:49pm

Dropbox has acquired CloudOn, a startup based in Israel that offers a service for creating and editing documents on mobile devices.

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