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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes, 1 dead - Oct 31, 2014
The space plane, designed for space tourism, crashed in California's Mojave Desert. One fatality and one major injury have been confirmed by Virgin Galactic. ...
The 404 Show 1,574: Halloween episode, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak? Starbucks delivery (podcast) - Oct 31, 2014
It's an ultra-creepy episode of The 404 today -- way creepier than normal. Will Seth Rogen play Steve Wozniak? Can an app pinpoint your death? Why would you want Starbucks delivered to your house?
Amazon diversity report no surprise, largely male and white - Oct 31, 2014
Amazon's diversity scorecard fills out how one would expect from tech firms these days, unfortunately. ...
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes, 1 reported dead - Oct 31, 2014
The space plane, designed for space tourism, crashed in California's Mojave Desert. One fatality and one major injury have been confirmed by the California Highway Patrol. ...
Amazon Fire Phone burns on - Oct 31, 2014
Amazon hasn't given up on the Fire Phone, Facebook makes it easy to mask your identity with Tor, and the Starbucks app will offer treats for delivery.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes during test flight - Oct 31, 2014
The space plane, designed for space tourism, crashed in California's Mojave Desert. One fatality and one major injury have been confirmed by the California Highway Patrol. ...
Roku adds Google Play channel - Oct 31, 2014
The Google video service becomes the latest addition to the Roku streaming box. ...
Here's your Halloween zombie-anatomy lesson - Oct 31, 2014
Can zombies empathize? Are they near-sighted or far-sighted? Study up with this fully interactive model of zombie anatomy if you want to survive the zombie apocalypse.
BlackBerry Messenger lets you take back that text - Oct 31, 2014
The new version of the messaging app -- which works on BlackBerry, Android and iOS -- has an unsend feature. It also pulls a Snapchat by letting users send vanishing messages. ...
Friday Poll: Could AI threaten humanity? - Oct 31, 2014
Elon Musk opened up a wave of discussion with his assertion that artificial intelligence has the potential to do horrible things to humanity. ...
Whovians: Bake a pudding brain cake in time for Halloween - Oct 31, 2014
All you pudding brains who have been keeping up with the latest season of "Doctor Who" can make your very own pudding brain for All Hallows' Eve. ...
Get a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 with 4G LTE for $159 - Oct 31, 2014
What!?! This big tablet originally sold for over $500. And it comes with 32GB of storage, not just 16GB. ...
Sunlight glints off Saturn moon's seas in dazzling NASA image - Oct 31, 2014
Saturn's captivating moon Titan once again draws the eye as NASA releases a color mosaic showing the sun shining on its polar seas.
Sony posts $1.2 billion loss as mobile business falls off a cliff - Oct 31, 2014
Dragging down the rest of the company Sony's mobile unit posts a quarterly operating loss of $1.6 billion on $2.8 billion in revenue. ...
Tech Retrospect: Microsoft strikes up Band, Moto turbocharges Droid - Oct 31, 2014
Microsoft's entry into the smartwatch market might be worth your time. Also, Moto unveils the Droid Turbo and AT&T's in trouble with the FTC, in this look back at the week.
Amazon exec: Fire Phone was overpriced - Oct 31, 2014
A top Amazon executive acknowledges that the company missed the boat with its Fire Phone and that the original price may be to blame. ...
3D-printed T. rex roars water onto your body - Oct 31, 2014
Transport your bathroom back to the dinosaur age with a shower head modeled after a toothy Tyrannosaurus rex skull. ...
How Google tricks itself to protect Chrome user privacy - Oct 31, 2014
An open-source project called Rappor uses randomly muddled data to let Google gather information about people's software usage while keeping individuals' behavior private. ...
Android stays 'unbeatable' in smartphone market -- for now - Oct 31, 2014
Google's mobile OS reigned supreme in the third quarter with 84 percent of global shipments, says research firm Strategy Analytics. And then there are the warning signs. ...
Sprint extends $20 lease program to Galaxy S5, Galaxy S5 Sport - Oct 31, 2014
The program, where customers essentially rent a phone, was originally launched with Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. ...
Huawei does the Honors in CNET UK podcast 409 - Oct 31, 2014
Huawei has a new name for Europe, while drones are proving to be both good and evil this Halloween. ...
Low Latency 113: Bro band - Oct 31, 2014
Out of nowhere, Microsoft debuted a fitness tracking smartwatch called the Band. At first glance, it's kind of awesome.
Make Chrome's New Tab page beautiful and more productive with these extensions - Oct 31, 2014
Browser extensions excel at making your browser more useful, but these customizations often aren't about improving the actual look of the browser itself, Firefox's earth-changing UI themes aside. That makes sense: Browser aesthetics are...
Samsung has a moment, topping Apple in phone activations - Oct 31, 2014
The third quarter was dandy for Samsung in the US, but researcher CIRP says the iPhone 6 should propel Apple back into the lead in the final three months of 2014. ...
A 3.85mm-thick phone? Chinese company Vivo says it's coming - Oct 31, 2014
Chinese smartphone maker Vivo hints at a spectacularly slim smartphone, one-upping Oppo's 4.85mm-thick R5. ...
Crave Ep. 181: Grasp and feel objects in a virtual environment with the Dexmo VR Glove - Oct 31, 2014
Think of the possibilities: you can grab and feel objects in the digital world with this futuristic-looking exoskeleton glove. ...
HTC swings to slim profit, but sales still down in 'challenging quarter' - Oct 31, 2014
The HTC One M8 and Desire smartphones have helped HTC avoid a second cruel summer of losses. ...
Sales have fallen hard one month into Korea's phone subsidy reform - Oct 31, 2014
A government cap on carrier subsidies caused a steep decline in phone sales, although there are some signs of recovery as low-cost monthly plans and used phone sales are on the rise. ...
Samsung ditching plastic phones for metal? Not quite - Oct 31, 2014
With four metal-framed phones under its belt, it looks like Samsung's preparing to upgrade its lineup to aluminum. That isn't exactly the case. ...
Five ways Samsung can overhaul its ailing smartphone business - Oct 31, 2014
Profits tumbled a stunning 74 percent in Samsung's mobile business in the third quarter, and tough times may continue. Here's what Samsung can do to turn things around. ...
HTC makes slim profit in 'challenging quarter', but better than last year - Oct 31, 2014
The HTC One M8 and Desire smartphones have helped HTC avoid a second cruel summer of losses. ...
Telenor partners with Opera in Myanmar to help relieve bandwidth overload - Oct 31, 2014
As demand for bandwidth increase, carriers in Myanmar are looking toward third-party solutions such as Opera to help relieve traffic congestion. ...
Crave giveaway: ArcSoft Simplicam Wi-Fi home security camera - Oct 31, 2014
Want to know what's going on at home while you're away? Win a Wi-Fi camera that streams live video of homestead happenings to your smartphone, tablet or computer. ...
Google to pay fine for showing woman's cleavage on Street View - Oct 30, 2014
In Canada, a judge rejects the defense that once you are doing something in public, you have no right to privacy. ...
Bethesda confirms Prey 2 cancelled - Oct 30, 2014
No longer just in development hell: Pete Hines, VP of Bethesda, has confirmed that the company has officially stopped working on Prey 2.
Etsy competitor Minted hopes it has an indie artist for you - Oct 30, 2014
The crowdsourced e-commerce site lands $38 million to expand its line of art-inspired printed products to textiles and open storefronts for its artists. ...
Tomorrow Daily 078: A haunted ad, the zombie-proof bicycle, emergency drones, and more - Oct 30, 2014
On today's show, we're gearing up to celebrate Halloween, so we showed up in costume and talked about haunted advertisements, a bike prepared for the zombie apocalypse, and a drone made for emergencies. ...
Android co-founder Rubin leaving Google to lead startup incubator - Oct 30, 2014
Andy Rubin leaves Google and its ambitious robotics projects behind to return to another of his passions: Building successful startups. ...
T-Pain goes Auto-Tune-free and it sounds beautiful - Oct 30, 2014
Deciding to unplug his voice from technology for NPR, the man who made Auto-Tune de rigueur shows that he didn't need it at all. ...
Guess who might play Steve Wozniak in upcoming Jobs film? - Oct 30, 2014
The original geek behind Apple is rumored to be played by one of Hollywood's original geeks in the upcoming Aaron Sorkin flick inspired by Steve Jobs' biography. ...
Check out the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows (pictures) - Oct 30, 2014
Lenovo's new 13-inch tablet runs Windows 8.1 and packs a quad-HD display. Let's take a closer look. ...
Invention lets newborns in incubators feel mom's heartbeat - Oct 30, 2014
Intel "Make it Wearable" finalist Team Babybe created a wearable that lets preemies or other babies in incubators feel their parents' heartbeat while separated. ...
At $400, this compact Sound Blaster X7 amplifier aims to shatter any audiophile's expectations - Oct 30, 2014
Creative Technology's Sound Blaster X7 is designed to be a powerful amplifier in a compact box. The device is slated to cost $400. ...
Green Car of the Year finalists head to Los Angeles - Oct 30, 2014
Green Car Journal announced its finalists for the Green Car of the Year award it gives out every year at the Los Angeles Auto Show. ...
Microsoft and Nintendo jump into health tech - Oct 30, 2014
The Microsoft Band goes beyond fitness tracking and works with Android and iPhones, and Nintendo reveals plans to track your sleep with a bedside gadget. ...
'Wasting time on the Internet' is a real Ivy League college class - Oct 30, 2014
Finally, all those hours spent noodling around on social media can be harnessed into real college credit at a prestigious institution. ...
Google tries injecting new life into browser bookmarks - Oct 30, 2014
An extension for Google's Chrome browser called Bookmark Manager embodies the company's effort to make organizing bookmarks better than riffling through a dusty filing cabinet. ...
The 404 Show 1,573: Microsoft Band hands on, Nintendo sleep tracker (podcast) - Oct 30, 2014
Scott Stein is in the studio with a brand new Microsoft Band. We'll play around with it and see if it fills any of the voids that plague current wearables. We'll also give impressions of the Nexus 6, 9 and Player and discuss Nintendo's "quality...
First Hasselblad camera used in space can be yours - Oct 30, 2014
A Hasselblad camera and Zeiss lens that captured extraordinary images of Earth back in 1962 await bidding by space fans. ...
Take a tour of the bewitching Harry Potter hotel (pictures) - Oct 30, 2014
Find out how wizards and witches relax in our tour of the Wizard Chambers inside London's Georgian House Hotel. You may not be Harry Potter, but you can still vacation like him. ...