Google buys product design firm Gecko

Google on Friday confirmed that it bought Gecko Design to bolster its lab devoted to technology-advancing projects such as self-driving cars and Internet-linked Glass eyewear.

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Microsoft Research's 'DeLorean' cloud gaming system can predict your next move

Cloud gaming may sound like little more than a marketing buzzword, but the idea of running games off of powerful servers and streaming them to small boxes under your TV is incredibly ...

2 hours ago from The Verge

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Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 US workers

The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency ...

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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DHS Says Target, UPS, Over 1000 Others Were Hacked By 'Backoff' Point of Sale Malware

Life certainly has become complicated ever since we stopped bartering goods and services with our neighbors in favor of using cash and credit. Think you're safe to go shopping with your debit ...

1 hours ago from HotHardware

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Apple Opens iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program For "Small Percentage" Of Defective Units

Are you sitting down? Good, because this may surprise you: Apple just fessed up to there being a "small percentage" of iPhone 5 devices that may suddenly experience shorter battery life or ...

5 hours ago from HotHardware

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Amazon readying an attack on Google's ad business

US online giant Amazon is preparing to take on Google in one of its core businesses, Internet advertising, the Wall Street Journal said, citing sources familiar with the matter.

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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Last minute iPhone 6 display redesign could limit availability at launch

Apple is expected to announce a new iPhone in little over two weeks, but a last minute snag with the display’s backlighting may result in limited availability at launch. According to ...

Fri 22 Aug 14 from Techspot

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Wearable chair allows workers to sit anywhere - and could save millions in healthcare bills

It's still a while before powered exoskeletons become common among factory workers (although closer than you think) but a new, simpler mechanical enhancement might make life that little bit ...

Fri 22 Aug 14 from The Independent

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4 ways Coin can save its connected credit card

The credit card startup ticked off preorder customers by announcing a shipping delay and communicating the news poorly. But Coin can still get back on its feet. Here's how.

3 hours ago from CNET

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U.S. Copyright Office Denies Monkeys Rights To Their Selfies

Smile Wikimedia Commons In 2011, British wildlife photographer David Slater was traveling through the jungle in Indonesian when a crested black macaque grabbed his camera and started snapping ...

23 hours ago from Popular Science

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