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See (and hear) Spotify's dizzying map of same-time listening - Aug 21, 2014
What does a worldwide digital music festival of strangers look and sound like? According to an artist at Spotify, it's a cacophonous map that swirls like it's drunk. It's fascinating, too. ...
In the snakepit: XCAR visits Hennessey and the Venom GT (pictures) - Aug 21, 2014
XCAR happened to drop by Hennessey's shop in Southern California when two Venom GTs were in, one of which is the car that smashed the Veyron's top-speed record. ...
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare a no-show on Wii U - Aug 21, 2014
The first-person shooter won't be available for the Wii U but is headed to the Xbox One and PS4, says the game's developer.
Microsoft's IE team pines for faster updates -- and respect - Aug 21, 2014
Internet Explorer is still saddled with a reputation for being slow and behind the technology curve. Its developers clearly want to change that. ...
Skype notifications will no longer bug you on multiple devices - Aug 21, 2014
Notifications will only ring in on your active device thanks to a new feature. ...
See (and hear) Spotify's dizzying, noisy map of same-time listening - Aug 21, 2014
What does a worldwide digital music festival of strangers look and sound like? According to an artist at Spotify, it's a cacophonous map that swirls like it's drunk. It's fascinating, too. ...
Thirteen-deal Thursday: Yeah, you read it right - Aug 21, 2014
A baker's dozen of seriously sweet deals on everything from games to laptops to VPN software, with a couple freebies thrown in for good measure. Epic! ...
Vexed in the city: Starved for tech talent and yet nobody to hire? - Aug 21, 2014
As the H-1B debate continues, the tech industry faces an odd contradiction: a skills shortage along with an applicant surplus. ...
Microsoft may let you play Xbox One games for free for 24 hours - Aug 21, 2014
A new test program reportedly dubbed "Free Play Day with Gold" would unlock certain Xbox One titles for a limited time. ...
SoundCloud amps up ways for artists to get paid. The price? Ads - Aug 21, 2014
The "YouTube for audio" is the latest streaming-music site to tout new ways artists can commercialize. Of course, for its 175 million monthly listeners, that means commercials. ...
Have a company laptop? Here's how to keep your browsing private - Aug 21, 2014
Sj often takes an office laptop home. He wants to know if "the System admin from my office" can see what websites he visits at home. Virtually all browsers these days have private modes (Chrome calls it Incognito Mode). In this condition, the...
Vexed in the city: Benioff says it's time to listen to the dissenters (Q&A) - Aug 21, 2014
As tech reshapes San Francisco, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff argues for a broader civic dialogue and says philanthropy offers a way to unite a city riven by increasing social discord. ...
Vexed in the city: Working in Silicon Valley tech is much more lucrative than you think - Aug 21, 2014
Add in the benefits, the perks, and the transportation tech workers get for free, and the value of their salaries jumps up to 20 percent.
The 404 Throwback Ep. 102: Where we're biting off a little more than we can actually chew (podcast) - Aug 21, 2014
Today's throwback features an early interview with Tumblr CEO David Karp. Apparently, he owes it all to us. (Original air date: 5/19/08)
Disney goes after Clash of Clans with new Star Wars game - Aug 21, 2014
The new mobile game, Star Wars Commander, is Disney's latest effort to cash in on the sci-fi franchise it acquired in 2012. ...
Notebook shipments actually rise for a change - Aug 21, 2014
Shipments of notebooks hit 41.5 million in the second quarter, a gain of only 1 percent, but not too shabby after seven straight quarters of declines, says NPD. ...
Despite tough times in China, Qualcomm sees stronger chip sales there - Aug 21, 2014
Cristiano Amon, co-president of Qualcomm's chips segment, said in an interview that the rapid adoption of 4G LTE technology should benefit the company's growth in China. ...
Disney goes after hit Clash of Clans with new Star Wars game - Aug 21, 2014
The new mobile game, Star Wars Commander, is Disney's latest effort with the storied sci-fi franchise. ...
Twitter's busy week: Censorship rules and changing timelines - Aug 21, 2014
The social network is tweaking its service after a rash of harassing and gruesome images and in an effort to bring more relevant information to people. ...
Opera Mini to be default browser for Microsoft's feature phones - Aug 21, 2014
The Series 30+, Series 40 and Asha phones will now run Opera Mini fresh from the factory, while existing users will be encouraged to upgrade. ...
iPhone 5C drops to 97 cents at Walmart - Aug 21, 2014
The mega-retailer appears to be making way for the rumored iPhone 6 by getting rid of old stock at cut-rate prices. ...
With OpenStax, book learns you - Aug 21, 2014
Open textbook publisher OpenStax is developing algorithm-enhanced digital textbooks that adapt to the user's learning needs. ...
Nokia Lumia 530 now available in Asia - Aug 21, 2014
The budget Windows Phone hits Singapore on August 23 for S$159 and is already available in select countries in the region. ...
Artist builds giant 3D clay printer to make beautiful ceramics - Aug 21, 2014
Netherlands-based artist Olivier van Herpt wanted to 3D print ceramics. The problem? There was no machine that could do what he wanted. His solution was to build his own. ...
LG debuts L Fino and L Bello for emerging markets - Aug 20, 2014
The new low-end 3G smartphones come with some of the software features found on the LG G3 and have the same rear-button design. ...
Google Chrome is now surfable in Cuba - Aug 20, 2014
The web giant makes its Internet browser available for download in one of the world's most closed-off countries. ...
Cards Against Humanity creator hits Kickstarter with Slap .45 - Aug 20, 2014
Cards Against Humanity co-creator Max Temkin has joined forces with Gnarwhal Studios for wild west-themed card game Slap .45. ...
Sea plankton found on the outer surface of the ISS - Aug 20, 2014
Astronauts collecting samples on the International Space Station have found traces of sea plankton, and are baffled as to how it got there. ...
Tomorrow Daily 039: "Swarmies" of NASA robots, fish playing Street Fighter 2, and a shotgun flute - Aug 20, 2014
On today's show, Ashley and Khail check out how NASA might use tiny robot swarms to search for resources on other planets, watch two goldfish play Street Fighter 2, and discuss an art installation consisting of a shotgun transformed into a...
UPS Store hacked, possibly compromising user data - Aug 20, 2014
The shipping store discovered malware in the computer systems of 51 US stores in 24 states. Customer credit and debit card information may have been leaked. ...
So why isn't there more app store competition? - Aug 20, 2014
If you want to download an app on your phone, you'll most likely head to a marketplace owned by Apple or Google. It'll be tough for any wireless carrier to establish an alternative. ...
Minecraft players build working hard drives - Aug 20, 2014
Players of the pixelated building block game have taken its virtual simulation tools to an unprecedented level: building functioning hard drives that can read and write data.
Twitter suspends accounts sharing beheading images - Aug 20, 2014
The social network says users caught posting images from the gruesome video of the alleged beheading of photojournalist James Foley will have their accounts yanked. ...
Microsoft to sell Xbox 360 500GB drive for less than 320GB version - Aug 20, 2014
Due up for preorder some time this month, the 500GB drive would cost $110, while the console's 320GB version goes for $130. ...
Vexed in the city: Tech's fraught transformation of San Francisco 2014 - Aug 20, 2014
The city once known for the summer of love is now dealing with a different kind of emotion. An influx of thousands of techies is feeding an unprecedented economic boom -- and generating a whole lot of angst. ...
Twitter to display tweets from accounts you don't follow -- like it or not - Aug 20, 2014
The move is designed to add variety to your timeline and introduce you to new accounts, but some users have already given it the thumb's down. ...
Barnes & Noble Nook gets the Galaxy treatment - Aug 20, 2014
Samsung puts a Nook spin on its Galaxy Tab 4, Sharp launches a smartphone with an eye-catching design, and Uber takes on Google and Amazon with an instant-delivery service. ...
The 404 Show 1,540: See-through solar panels, LG Music Flow, superhero workout, Redskins (podcast) - Aug 20, 2014
Researchers at Michigan State University have created a see-through solar panel called "a window." Plus, LG's Music Flow speakers, a superhero workout, and an app that forces children to call their parents. ...
Prius drivers angry at being mistaken for Uber - Aug 20, 2014
In America's more caring cities, drivers of certain cars say app-wielders try to climb into the back of their vehicles. ...
NFL Now launches on Apple TV - Aug 20, 2014
The league's new video network also expects to come to Amazon Fire TV and Yahoo Screen in the coming weeks. ...
Lego female-scientist minifigs rock their own Twitter account - Aug 20, 2014
Followers are flocking to the Lego Academics on Twitter to watch the toy scientists tackle the amusing everyday challenges of academia. Creator Donna Yates shares her Lego story. ...
Just try swiping this 'unstealable bike' - Aug 20, 2014
Want to cut down the risk of having your bike stolen without lugging around a bulky lock? These engineering students may have the bike for you.
It's all fun and games until the ice cream is made - Aug 20, 2014
The Kickball Ice Cream Maker makes ice cream while you play with it. The ball has a soft rubber exterior and makes a batch of ice cream in about 20 minutes. ...
Barnes & Noble will stick with Nook strategy -- for now - Aug 20, 2014
Mahesh Veerina, president of the bookseller's Nook consumer business, says its strategy for selling Nook devices remains intact, even as the company plans to split in 2015. ...
Get an 8-inch HP tablet for $134.99, shipped - Aug 20, 2014
Though far from a powerhouse, the HP 8 is a pretty sweet deal at this price. Plus: three bonus deals! ...
Kobe Bryant sees LED basketball court, is stunned - Aug 20, 2014
If you think an NBA court is somehow state of the art, take a look at what they have in China. ...
A Lego 'Ghostbusters' short full of geeky cameos - Aug 20, 2014
Watch Lego artist Marc-André Caron's epic Lego Ghostbusters short film. Who he chose to play Slimer will surprise you. ...
Patent pictures hint at unobtrusive Google Glass design - Aug 20, 2014
The high-tech specs may someday look more like ordinary glasses, if this set of pictures shows a new design direction. ...
'Star Wars' dresses for Force-tastic fashionistas - Aug 20, 2014
Goldie and We Love Fine team up to make fun dresses and separates for geek girls who love Sith Lords and Jedi alike. ...
Uber opens API to spur new missions for its drivers - Aug 20, 2014
Early users of the software tool include Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, which has integrated Uber's car service into its reservation screen. ...