Cnet

A tough and fast portable drive for...

A tough and fast portable drive for a friendly price

The WD My Passport Ultra is a great portable drive, and its included software bundle makes data backup a breeze.
Ordinary features bolstered by a da...

Ordinary features bolstered by a daring, edgeless design

The Aquos Crystal for Boost Mobile would be an altogether unmemorable phone if it wasn't for its compelling edgeless design.
Hero4 Silver is the best GoPro valu...

Hero4 Silver is the best GoPro value

With excellent video quality, a long list of video, still and time-lapse options and a built-in touchscreen, the Hero4 Silver is the GoPro we'd pick to shoot with.
A classy in-ear headphone with kill...

A classy in-ear headphone with killer clarity

The Secure Loop design may not be a perfect fit for every ear, but the Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2 sounds better than the original and is one top in-ear headphones for less than $200.
A smarter Mr. Coffee that brews wea...

A smarter Mr. Coffee that brews weakly and needs more connected-home links

The Mr. Coffee Smart Optimal Brew boasts some connected-home smarts but not quite enough.
The Philips 100W Equivalent LED get...

The Philips 100W Equivalent LED gets edged out

The Philips 100W Equivalent LED impressed us -- but not as much as its slightly cheaper competitors.

PCWorld

Wi-Fi Passpoint standard now knits ...

Wi-Fi Passpoint standard now knits together SF, San Jose, London

A partnership that lets Wi-Fi users get on free public networks in San Francisco and San Jose, California, with a one-time joining process now also covers a hotspot along the River Thames in London.

The cities at either end of Silicon Valley used the Wi-Fi Alliance?s Passpoint specification to set up Wi-Fi roaming between their city-owned networks earlier this year. The technology lets residents and visitors set up a secure connection with either network and then automatically get on the other city?s system whenever they enter its coverage area.

It?s an arrangement that makes a lot of sense between the two cities: They?re both home to major tech companies and are commuting distance apart. Adding in a river halfway around the world may seem like a stretch, but for travelers, the easy access to Wi-Fi across borders could be a nice convenience?and a sign of things to come.

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Google makes a strategic move, crow...

Google makes a strategic move, crowns Sundar Pichai as head of product at Google

We have a saying around the Greenbot newsroom that the most exciting tech-centric news usually hits on Friday afternoons. Google just dropped a Friday afternoon news bomb.

Recode reports that Google CEO Larry Page has transferred leadership of all core Google products over to Sundar Pichai, who was formerly head of Android and Chrome OS. He will serve as Senior Vice President of all Google products and will manage a number of divisions, including business and operations, access and energy, Nest, Calico, Google X, corporate development, legal, finance, and business, which includes ad sales. YouTube is not included in the deal because CEO Susan Wojcicki will continue to run that division somewhat independently.

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Nest acquires Revolv and immediatel...

Nest acquires Revolv and immediately stops sales of one of the top smart-home hubs

So you bought a Revolv smart hub to manage your smart home. You obviously recognized a well-designed product. The only problem now is that Nest Labs saw the same potential. The folks who designed the world?s most famous thermostat, since gobbled up by Google, have swallowed Revolv?and immediately stopped sales.

I was a bit gobsmacked when I saw the Revolv smart-home hub at CES last January. With this one device and a smartphone app, you could control just about any smart system in your home. The odd-looking device could control your home lighting, your door locks, and your programmable thermostat, but it could also speak to your Sonos mutli-room audio system.

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Big Data Digest: Rise of the think-...

Big Data Digest: Rise of the think-bots

It turns out that a vital missing ingredient in the long-sought after goal of getting machines to think like humans?artificial intelligence?has been lots and lots of data.

Last week, at the O?Reilly Strata + Hadoop World Conference in New York, Salesforce.com?s head of artificial intelligence, Beau Cronin, asserted that AI has gotten a shot in the arm from the big data movement. ?Deep learning on its own, done in academia, doesn?t have the [same] impact as when it is brought into Google, scaled and built into a new product,? Cronin said.

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Apple mum as Mac owners tussle with...

Apple mum as Mac owners tussle with Yosemite over Wi-Fi problems

The cries for help from frazzled Mac owners whose Wi-Fi connections went haywire after upgrading to OS X Yosemite are being met by Apple with stone-faced silence.

Affected users have been filing a steady stream of complaints about the problem in discussion forums, blogs, and social media sites since Apple released the latest version of the operating system a week ago.

Attempts by users to isolate the cause of the issue have been fruitless so far. The problem affects a variety of Macs with dissimilar configurations and linked to many different routers. What?s clear is that the problem hit these users after installing Yosemite. In most cases, Wi-Fi becomes unstable, with connections dropping every few minutes, irritatingly slow or simply unusable.

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Apple Pay tops Tim Cook's to-do lis...

Apple Pay tops Tim Cook's to-do list in China

Apple CEO Tim Cook says bringing the recently launched Apple Pay system to China is his top priority for doing business the country.

Apple Pay launched on Monday in the U.S. and allows iPhone 6 users to make ?tap-and-go? payments at compatible terminals in retailers. It hasn?t expanded outside the U.S. yet, but international expansion is on the cards. The NFC (near-field communication) technology it uses is already standard in some countries.

Cook made his remarks about China in an interview with the country?s Xinhua News Agency on Friday at the conclusion of a four-day trip to the country. During his visit, he met business partners, toured a Foxconn factory that makes Apple products, and met with a government official regarding ?strengthening? cooperation in the telecommunication sector.

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ZDNet

Vodafone brings ex-T-Mobile USA chi...

Vodafone brings ex-T-Mobile USA chief on board

Vodafone has hired Phillipp Humm, who was until earlier this week the chief of T-Mobile USA, to head up its northern and...
Google targets iPhone and iPad user...

Google targets iPhone and iPad users with Chrome and Drive

Google has released an iOS version of its Chrome browser, after taking the Android version out of beta earlier this...
Wi-Fi on the Tube: 32 more stations...

Wi-Fi on the Tube: 32 more stations go live

Virgin Media has now turned on free Wi-Fi service at 38 Tube stations, as the London Underground gets ready for the...
How UK banks are flirting with IT d...

How UK banks are flirting with IT disaster

The continuing NatWest debacle has highlighted the IT systems risks faced by British banks, springing from a lack of investment in back-office staff and a reluctance to abandon legacy systems

(ZDNet UK - IT Strategy)

BT renames Openzone, Fon Wi-Fi hots...

BT renames Openzone, Fon Wi-Fi hotspot network

BT has renamed its BT Fon and BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspot network simply 'BT Wi-Fi' in an effort to make it less confusing...
Photos: Google's Nexus 7 tablet ser...

Photos: Google's Nexus 7 tablet serves up Jelly Bean

The Nexus 7 is the first tablet that Google will sell directly to the public, starting at £159 for the quad-core device running the next version of Android, Jelly Bean

(ZDNet UK - Mobile Devices)

Wired

Over 12,000 People Evacuated Near C...

Over 12,000 People Evacuated Near Cerro Negro de Mayasquer and Chiles

Over 12,000 People Evacuated Near Cerro Negro de Mayasquer and Chiles

It appears that an ongoing volcanic crisis along the Colombia-Ecuador border is beginning to look more significant. A sharp increase in the number and size of earthquakes under Cerro Negro de Mayasquer and Chiles has prompted the evacuation of over 12,000 people as both countries prepare for a potential eruption. What kind of eruption is difficult […]

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Silicon Valley May Be Friendlier to...

Silicon Valley May Be Friendlier to Female Execs Than It Seems, Study Says

Silicon Valley May Be Friendlier to Female Execs Than It Seems, Study Says

Despite the controversy, one new study shows that, compared to the rest of the country, Silicon Valley is a pretty friendly place for women.

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Game|Life Podcast: Papers, Please D...

Game|Life Podcast: Papers, Please Developer?s Stunning New Adventure

Game|Life Podcast: Papers, Please Developer’s Stunning New Adventure

WIRED's own Angry Nerd Chris Baker returns to the Game|Life podcast this week!

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A Google Exec Just Skydived 136K Fe...

A Google Exec Just Skydived 136K Feet, Smashing the World Record

A Google Exec Just Skydived 136K Feet, Smashing the World Record

Google's search czar just broke the record for highest sky dive ever. As reported in the New York Times, Alan Eustace jumped from a balloon that was 135,908 feet above the Earth.

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Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook, Urg...

Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook, Urges Fans to ?Be Curious?

Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook, Urges Fans to ‘Be Curious’

Stephen Hawking is exploring yet another bizarre and fascinating part of our universe that stretches the very idea of reality: Facebook.

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The Sobering Facts About Egg Freezi...

The Sobering Facts About Egg Freezing That Nobody?s Talking About

The Sobering Facts About Egg Freezing That Nobody’s Talking About

Women must be fully informed about reproductive medicine before setting their hopes on it. Facebook and Apple and all companies would do well by their employees to hold fertility vendors to the highest possible standards and not inadvertently put worker?s physical and mental health in jeopardy.

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Digit Mag

El mercado español de las TIC super...

El mercado español de las TIC superará a Europa en 2006

Observatorio Europeo de Tecnologías de la Información destaca que el mercado español de las TIC crecerá un 4% en 2006, muy por encima de la media europea del 3,2% y casi 4 veces más que el conjunto ...
Google Video incluirá vídeos de You...

Google Video incluirá vídeos de YouTube en los resultados de búsqueda

A partir de hoy, Google Video incluirá videos alojados en YouTube en los resultados de búsqueda. Se trata del primer paso de una estrategia que convertirá Google Video en un portal de referencia de ...
Orange denuncia a Euskaltel por com...

Orange denuncia a Euskaltel por competencia desleal

Orange ha presentado una demanda de competencia desleal ante el Juzgado Mercantil de Bilbao, por la que pide que se declare que Euskaltel ha realizado manifestaciones falsas y gravemente ...
Apple presenta oficialmente iPhone ...

Apple presenta oficialmente iPhone 5

Como se esperaba, Apple ha hecho oficial esta tarde el anuncio del iPhone 5, que como características principales cuenta con todos los elementos que se habían especulado en las últimas ...
Intel lanzará su primer procesador ...

Intel lanzará su primer procesador de 45 nanómetros antes de que acabe el año

El pasado diez de enero ya les avanzábamos en la Web de PC World que Intel había conseguido ya producir ...
Mañana se decide el futuro del cano...

Mañana se decide el futuro del canon digital

Mañana jueves se votará en el congreso la Ley de la sociedad de la Información, lo que podría llevar al final del canon digital. En los últimos días el Partido Popular ha manifestado que se ...

CNN

Facebook brings back the anonymous ...

Facebook brings back the anonymous chatroom

Remember in the late '90s when you would kill time in AOL and IRC chatrooms or post on Usenet? You'd strike up conversations with strangers about subjects you were all interested in, say "The X-Files," container gardening or The Fugees.
Wearable tech to hack your brain

Wearable tech to hack your brain

The technology sounds simultaneously fake and dangerous: Strap on a headset and send targeted electrical currents into your brain for about 15 minutes to get more energy, improve your focus or calm down.
The dark world of online harassment

The dark world of online harassment

For the past 25 years, the Web has opened up unprecedented possibilities for human communication. But it has a dark side too -- sometimes, a very dark one.
Facebook brings back the anonymous ...

Facebook brings back the anonymous chatroom

Remember in the late '90s when you would kill time in AOL and IRC chatrooms or post on Usenet? You'd strike up conversations with strangers about subjects you were all interested in, say "The X-Files," container gardening or The Fugees.
Can the web predict the future?

Can the web predict the future?

From drone wars to cosmic theories, long-term bets take the long view and place odds on the shape of the future.
Prepaid smart meters outwit Africa'...

Prepaid smart meters outwit Africa's power thieves

One company says smart meters may hold the answers to the power problems of the world's emerging markets, where slow payment and energy theft remains a powerful disincentive for new investment in the sector.

BBC

Hailo says Uber blocked investors

Hailo says Uber blocked investors

After pulling out of the US, taxi app Hailo complains that rival Uber is blocking potential investors from offering funding.
The Queen sends her first tweet

The Queen sends her first tweet

The Queen sends her first tweet to launch the London Science Museum's ambitious new Information Age gallery.
Dark Souls II named game of the yea...

Dark Souls II named game of the year

DayZ, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and Assassins Creed are also among the winners.
Design inspires new V&A video game

Design inspires new V&A video game

A new video game based on the designs of William Morris is launched by Sophia George, the V&A museum's games designer in residence.
Job centres to get digital makeover

Job centres to get digital makeover

Computer workstations, electronic signature pads and free wi-fi are rolling out across UK job centres.
'Anti-Facebook' investors dig deep

'Anti-Facebook' investors dig deep

A social network promising never to sell user data or incorporate advertising secures multi-million dollar backing.

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