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Nest Labs Ceo Advice: Startup? More Like Lawyer ­p
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Nest Labs Ceo Advice: Startup? More Like Lawyer ­p

Startups whose products challenge the incumbents need to prepare not just for competition but for dirty tricks.

Saving the Net from the Surveillance State: Glenn Greenwald Speaks ­p
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Saving the Net from the Surveillance State: Glenn Greenwald Speaks ­p

Big Brother may be watching you. But Glenn Greenwald is watching Big Brother.

Imagine Your Face As Your Future Iphone Password
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Imagine Your Face As Your Future Iphone Password

You may one day be able to unlock your iPhone based just on your good looks.

Remembering Legendary Enigma Code Breaker Mavis Batey
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Remembering Legendary Enigma Code Breaker Mavis Batey

Cracking one of the most complicated cipher devices ever created—the Enigma machine—may not have been what Britain's Mavis Batey envisioned when she studied the...

Markus 'notch' Persson: The Mind Behind Minecraft
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Markus 'notch' Persson: The Mind Behind Minecraft

Markus Persson, known also by the online handle "Notch," is an indie game success story like no other.

Lavabit Founder Says He Fought Feds to Protect the Constitution
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Lavabit Founder Says He Fought Feds to Protect the Constitution

Like a story straight out of the universe of Franz Kafka, Lavabit founder Ladar Levison found himself before a judge in Washington, representing himself against...

Mobile Workhorse Robot, Now 11 Times Cheaper
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Mobile Workhorse Robot, Now 11 Times Cheaper

Three years ago, a Silicon Valley robotics startup called Willow Garage shook up the industry by offering one of the first robots capable of a wide range of different...

Intel's Galileo Aims X86 Chips at Arduino Hardware Hackers
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Intel's Galileo Aims X86 Chips at Arduino Hardware Hackers

Determined to carve out a niche for itself in the low-power device market, Intel on Thursday announced a partnership to bring its small Quark processors to the ...

Baseball's Beacon Trials Hint at Apple's Location Revolution
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Baseball's Beacon Trials Hint at Apple's Location Revolution

As we neared the threshold of the gates in front of the walkway to the home of the New York Mets, a message popped up on developer Chad Evans' space-gray iPhone...

Privacy Entrepreneur Turns Nsa Snooping Into Profit (q&a)
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Privacy Entrepreneur Turns Nsa Snooping Into Profit (q&a)

In a double dose of irony, the National Security Agency's prying has given a big helping hand to Phil Zimmermann's business, Silent Circle.

Nsa Job Post For 'civil Liberties & Privacy Officer' Goes Live
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Nsa Job Post For 'civil Liberties & Privacy Officer' Goes Live

The U.S. National Security Agency has posted an ad for a "Civil Liberties & Privacy Officer," offering critics of the NSA a well-nigh irresistible chance to play...

Apple's A7 Chip Makes a Run at Intel
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Apple's A7 Chip Makes a Run at Intel

Is Apple simply engaging in PR puffery when it talks about its "desktop" A7 chip? Not so fast.

Life on Mars: Down But Not Out Says Mars Society Founder
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Life on Mars: Down But Not Out Says Mars Society Founder

Hopes of alien life on Mars were dashed Thursday when a paper published in the journal Scienceconcluded that the Curiosity rover has yet to find any methane gas...

Grand Theft Auto V Lives ­p to Hype, Steals Its Car, Sets House on Fire
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Grand Theft Auto V Lives ­p to Hype, Steals Its Car, Sets House on Fire

I'm trying to put into words how difficult a situation it is attempting to summarize my thoughts on a game that I've only been playing for two weeks when I know...

Silent Circle Follows Lavabit in Shuttering Encrypted Email
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Silent Circle Follows Lavabit in Shuttering Encrypted Email

Silent Circle shuttered its encrypted email service on Thursday, the second such closure in just a few hours in an apparent attempt to avoid government scrutiny...

Samsung, Intel Dangle $4m in Prizes For Tizen Apps
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Samsung, Intel Dangle $4m in Prizes For Tizen Apps

Samsung Electronics and Intel are banking that a little bit of cash will jump-start interest in Tizen, their upstart operating system.

Nvidia's Graphics Brawn Powers Supercomputing Brains
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Nvidia's Graphics Brawn Powers Supercomputing Brains

Nvidia, trying to move its graphics chips into the supercomputing market, has found a niche helping engineers build brain-like systems called neural networks.

How a 16-Year-Old Won a Scholarship to Apple's Wwdc
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How a 16-Year-Old Won a Scholarship to Apple's Wwdc

A 16-year-old programmer named Ash Bhat is attending Apple's WWDC next week for free. How? He created an iOS app that earned him one of 150 scholarships.

Graphics Gurus Master Wispy Hair, Snowballs, Torn Paper
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Graphics Gurus Master Wispy Hair, Snowballs, Torn Paper

The computer graphics industry has an insatiable appetite for realism, and researchers next month will show how they plan to feed it with innovations in computerized...

Jony Ive, Ios 7, and What Apple Learned from Myspace
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Jony Ive, Ios 7, and What Apple Learned from Myspace

While we don't know when iOS 7 will make its debut, here's what we do know: it will be the biggest reinvention of Apple's flagship OS in years—perhaps ever.
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