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Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech: 43Tbps over a single fiber: World's fastest network would let you download a movie in 0.2 milliseconds — A research group at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), which was the first to break the one-terabit barrier in 2009, has today managed to squeeze 43 terabits per second …
Peter Heinrich / Amazon Developer Services: Amazon Appstore Expands to 41 New Countries and Territories, Including Egypt, Indonesia, Singapore, and Turkey — Now available in 41 additional international locations, the Amazon Appstore has expanded its global presence to 236 countries and territories. Publishing your Android app …
Ross Miller / The Verge: PlayStation Now is a glimpse at the future of gaming — for a price — The technology works, but the business model doesn't — “Honey, can you turn off Netflix? I'm trying to play Twisted Metal.” — In my life, I never thought I'd utter those words.
Anna Prior / Wall Street Journal: H-P to Pay $32.5 Million to Settle Claims of Overbilling USPS — Justice Department Claims Computer Giant Didn't Comply With Pricing Terms of Contract — Hewlett-Packard Co. has agreed to pay $32.5 million to resolve allegations that the computer giant overcharged the U.S. Postal Service …
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch: 12 Years After Its Debut On Hacked Xboxes, XBMC Changes Its Name To Kodi — Back in 2002, a small group of developers whipped together an app that was meant to turn a hacked Xbox into a full-fledged media player, capable of playing all sorts of video and music content that the Xbox couldn't handle out of the box.
Andrew Flanagan / Billboard: Beats and Apple Dispute Reports of Layoffs — Apple and a source close to Beats are disputing the characterization in recent reports that a significant round of layoffs is taking place at Beats, saying there have been no layoffs (save for about five performance-based terminations) …
Elliot Bentley / Wall Street Journal: New Twitter experiment provides definitions for some hashtags — Twitter Testing Easier-To-Use Hashtags — Twitter appears to be testing a feature that will better organize its chaotic world of hashtags. — The new feature, seen by The Wall Street Journal in the Twitter app for iOS …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica: Formerly Nexus-only Google Now Launcher out for all Android 4.1+ devices — Replacing the home screen on a Droid Razr Maxx HD. — When KitKat was released on the Nexus 5 last year, it included a new application launcher that we spent quite a bit of time on in our review.
Automotive News Automaker: Mobileye closes first day of trading up 48% after raising $889.7M in IPO — Mobileye shares surge 48% after $890 million IPO — Collision avoidance software firm profits from auto safety technology push — NEW YORK (Reuters) — Shares of Mobileye NV soared in their market debut today …
Michael McWhertor / Polygon: Dong Nguyen releases “Flappy Birds Family” with two-player mode, exclusive to Amazon Fire TV — Flappy Bird is back, and now you can play with friends — The creator of Flappy Bird has made good on his promise to bring the incredibly popular mobile game back, this time with a two-player option.
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Spock-themed porn would have been highly illogical.
Instead of boldly going where surely many men have gone before, Spock impersonator Roy Ives has turned down a feature role in a Star Trek inspired Swedish porn film entitled The Vulgar Vulcan.
See also: 12 Logical Tips to Party and Prosper Like Spock
The 70 year old from Kitts Green, Birmingham in the U.K. bears an uncanny resemblance to Leonard Nimoy, the original Mr. Spock, from his well-groomed eyebrows to the timbre of his voice.
Bill Murray will voice the lovable bear Baloo in Disney’s live action-animated hybrid The Jungle Book, the Walt Disney Studios announced Friday evening. Murray's casting comes on the heels of news that Christopher Walken will play King Louie, while Giancarlo Esposito will voice Akela.
SEE ALSO: 10-Year-Old Will Make His Acting Debut as Mowgli in Disney's 'Jungle Book'
Murray will reprise the role made famous by Phil Harris, the actor and musician who sang the 1967 animated feature's most belo...
President Obama announced Friday that African leaders attending a summit in Washington, D.C., next week will be screened for Ebola.
At least 729 people have died and more than 1,300 people have fallen ill from the viral disease in the worst outbreak ever, primarily affecting Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
See also: Here's Why It's Safe to Bring Ebola Patients to the U.S.
"We're making sure we're doing screening as [they leave from their home airports] and some additional screening here," ...
It was a dark and stormy night, the hook was still on the door handle, the monster was you the entire time — you know the drill.
It's become a lot harder to scare people these days, thanks to the Internet, improved CGI and a film industry that allows Human Centipede to become a trilogy. But Reddit has proved that words can still do the trick
See also: 10 Spooky Videos That Will Give You Nightmares
If you're going camping and need some nightmare fodder, look no further than Reddit's amateur ho...
It's likely not going out too far on a limb to assume most sports fans don't associate ballet with the grit, strength and determination lauded in games like football, soccer and basketball
But the sports apparel brand Under Armour, which just signed a deal with ballerina Misty Copeland, turns that notion on its head in the one-minute spot embedded atop this post
See also: Sports Media Misogyny: What Is Fans' Problem With Female Commentators?
Copeland began ballet at the relatively late age o...
It's the height of the Arctic melt season — do you know where your ice is?
While Greenland and the Arctic sea ice cover have shown no signs of shattering melt records once again this year, satellite images taken on Friday and during late July provide indications that both land and sea ice will once again wind up well below average by the time the melt season ends in late September.
See also: Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Annual Peak, But Falls Far Short of Average
New satellite imagery from NASA an...
The world is finally getting a glimpse at the magical trailer for Mudbloods, a documentary about the UCLA Quidditch team's fight to make it to the Fifth Annual Quidditch World Cup, held in New York City.
See also: 15 Magical Harry Potter Cocktails to Charm Your Palate
Potterheads will recognize Quidditch as the sport created by J.K. Rowling and popularized in the Harry Potter series. Several students have managed to turn the game — which involves flying brooms, Bl...
After a brush with litigation, iPhone case creator Typo has come back swinging with a new keyboard design that it claims differs from its first attempt, which was accused of getting just a bit too much inspiration from BlackBerry.
A San Francisco court granted a preliminary injunction in March that Typo, which was cofounded by TV producer Ryan Seacrest, could no longer sell its product on the grounds that it too closely resembled the physical keyboard on BlackBerry phones.
See also: The 10 Mo...
Uganda’s Constitutional Court struck down the Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2014 on a procedural technicality, unanimously ruling that the bill was passed in Parliament without a quorum. While this does not mean that Uganda has de-criminalized homosexuality — sexual minorities remain illegal under the 1950s penal code — it still represents a massive coup for LGBT activism in Uganda
These photos were taken in January 2014, just a couple weeks after Parliament first passed the bill. Then, the LGBT ...
Sea monsters are more than a figment of the imagination for one couple in Massachusetts.
A man and woman in Holyoke, Massachusetts, made an unusual request last week to the state of Massachusetts: To change their middle names to "seamonster."
See also: How to Change Your Name Without Ruining Your SEO
Melanie Ann Convery and Neal James Coughli officially changed their names to Melanie Seamonster Convery and Neal Seamonster Coughli on Thursday; the couple's initial appeal went viral after it w...
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Nearly 10 years ago, Excite founder Joe Kraus, now an investor at Google Ventures, declared "there has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur." Kraus was talking about the economics of startups—the cheapness of servers, networks, and other raw ingredients of computing.
A decade later, Andreessen Horowitz investor Sam Gerstenzang has one-upped Kraus. In a recent blog post, he argues that it's not just costs that are at historic lows. So, too, is the level of competence required to engin...
Turns out there are a lot of people who want the Internet to forget about them—whether they deserve it or not.
In May, a European court ruled that Google must remove "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant" search results when an individual in the E.U., or potentially outside the region, asks it to. In a letter to European regulators, Google reported that as of July 18, it has received 91,000 requests to remove 328,000 URLs from search results under this newly created "right to be forgot...
Yo is a parody of a chat app in its own right. But the one-click messaging app isn’t amused by parodies of Yo.
Yo founder Or Arbel has sent complaints to Apple petitioning to have Yo clones YOLO, Yo, Hodor!, Oi, and others removed from the App Store. The letter, from Yo's sorta-fake corporation, Life Before Us LLC, reads in part: “This is a direct clone of our app Yo and based on the terms of agreement in the iTunes app store, it should be removed.”
It’s true that most Yo parodies are near-exac...
Diane Wang constantly hears stories about adversity. The founder of Joyo.com (which eventually became Amazon China), now CEO of China e-commerce site DHGate, says she's flooded with correspondence from people telling her how her business helped them break barriers and realize their dreams.Diane Wang
For instance, there was the young Chinese woman from a poor background who used DHGate to sell her clothing designs, which eventually allowed her to move to Paris to study fashion design. Similarly...
ReadWriteShop is an occasional series about the intersection of technology and commerce.
E-commerce is already pretty much woven into our daily lives, but only in a limited, one-way sort of interaction between user and website. Which has some future-of-shopping types wondering: What happens when your shopping apps stop waiting for you and instead come to you with offers? Or stop just taking orders and start proactively making suggestions or giving you advice?
In fact, they're not just wondering...
Facebook wants to make sure everyone on the planet can access knowledge, job opportunities—and, of course, create Facebook accounts—through Internet access provided by the social network.
The company announced the Internet.org app on Thursday, a way for people in developing countries to use free data and access Facebook, Google search and other online resources. Through a partnership with telecom provider Airtel, the Internet.org app will be available for free, initially rolling out in Zambia....
It's been years since I last saw a Google ad. I know they're supposed to fill the white space to the right of my search results, but for years I've used two different ad-blocking extensions to my browsers: Adblock and Adblock Plus. While both do an excellent job of de-cluttering my browsing experience, only one seems to be committed to doing so in an open fashion.Why Block?
It may seem obvious why blocking ads is a very good thing, at least for users. (And, as an aside, it may seem ironic that...
LinkedIn's publishing platform, which started as a small experiment available to just the "influencers" the professional network deemed worthy, is now available to millions of its members.
See also: LinkedIn Has Quietly Rolled Out A "Follow" Button To Millions Of Users
Roughly 15 million people now have access to LinkedIn’s publishing tools, the company stated in its second-quarter earnings press release on Thursday.
With LinkedIn’s publishing platform, anyone can share their professional expert...
A gigantic change is quietly sweeping through LinkedIn. Millions of members now have a "Follow" button, a feature that promises to transform how we think about our interactions on the professional network.
ReadWrite has found, and LinkedIn has confirmed to us, that a far broader set of users can now broadcast their activity to followers who don't need to formally connect with them to see what they're doing.
This shift is more profound than it may first sound. It makes LinkedIn less like a work-...
It's now officially a trend. Big social-media companies are now so dead-set on getting you to use their apps that they're taking a sledgehammer to them, busting up perfectly serviceable software into collections of mini-apps they hope will have a better chance of catching your eye.
Foursquare, Facebook and LinkedIn are just a few of the companies that have recently pulled apart their main apps in order to spin off once-core features as standalone offerings. The standby Foursquare service is no...
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Looks like Amazon’s CIA cloud is live originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
Welcome back anarchist hackers: Noisebridge reopens after cleaning house originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
What recipe search tells us: The coasts eat healthy, but inland, we like our bacon originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
Struggling nuclear company Areva drops solar division it acquired from startup Ausra originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
The Google Now launcher is available for almost all modern Android phones originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
Wikipedia’s new apps are good for you, but they’re even better for the developing world originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
Sorry, Sprint, T-Mo. The FCC isn’t letting you collude in the upcoming spectrum auction originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
Airbnb closes its rumored $475M round originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
Season 4 of The Killing goes live on Netflix originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
With the launch of its CDN, it’s clear Apple is just as webscale as Facebook or Google originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.