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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

updated 20 minutes ago

Online, live protests target NSA surveillance

Hundreds of websites posted messages opposing online government surveillance on Tuesday, as activists planned live protests and other gatherings in cities all over the world. FULL STORY
Doug Gross
By Doug Gross, CNN
Filed under: Web
updated 1 hour, 15 minutes ago

Virgin Galactic space flights set for this year CNNMoney.com

Ger ready for liftoff. Virgin Galactic said it hopes to start offering commercial flights into space by the second half of this year. FULL STORY
Steve Hargreaves
Filed under: Tech Biz
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updated 1 hour, 33 minutes ago

Josh James: The wildest, craziest, most death-defying (Mormon) mogul on the planet!  CNNMoney.com

Josh James didn't have time to be sick. Only a few years after selling his software company Omniture to Adobe for $1.8 billion, he was about to close a $125 million round of financing for Domo, his young enterprise-software company. This wasn't the moment to take a day off.FULL STORY
Jessi Hempel
Filed under: Tech Biz
updated 1 hour, 49 minutes ago

Survey: Online trolls are 'everyday sadists'

If you've ever complained that the trolls junking up online comment sections are a bunch of sadistic psychopaths, you might be onto something. FULL STORY
Doug Gross
By Doug Gross, CNN
Filed under: Web
updated 4 hours, 30 minutes ago

5 ways to fix the Samsung Galaxy S CNNMoney.com

Samsung will have a lot to prove when it unveils its Galaxy S5 smartphone in two weeks. FULL STORY
Adrian Covert
Filed under: Tech Biz
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updated 20 hours, 1 minute ago

Study: Water could be flowing on Mars now

The presence of water on Mars is often talked about in the past tense -- as in, billions of years in the past. But researchers have found clues that water could be flowing in the present, at least during warm seasons. FULL STORY
By Elizabeth Landau, CNN
Filed under: Innovation
updated 20 hours, 56 minutes ago

Icahn drops Apple buyback campaign CNNMoney.com

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has ended his months-long campaign to persuade Apple to buy back more of its stock, after a major advisory firm and investor said they would not support his plan. FULL STORY
Steve Hargreaves
Filed under: Tech Biz
updated 1 day ago

Get your documents by drone... in Dubai CNNMoney.com

The United Arab Emirates is planning to use drones to deliver government documents to residents, and to monitorroad trafficFULL STORY
Alanna Petroff
Filed under: Tech Biz
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updated 1 day ago

Bitcoin is under siege  CNNMoney.com

Right now, Bitcoin is a hard sell for people who are accustomed to old-fashioned cash or credit. FULL STORY
Jose Pagliery
Filed under: Tech Biz
updated 1 day ago

Facebook answers grieving dad's emotional plea

It was a desperate plea from a tearful dad, tossed like a message in a bottle into the vast sea of the Internet.FULL STORY
Brandon Griggs
By Brandon Griggs, CNN
Filed under: Social Media
updated 1 day ago

AOL reverses 401(k) cuts, CEO apologizes CNNMoney.com

Staff complaints about recent comments by CEO Tim Armstrong have led AOL to reverse policy and again match employees' 401(k) contributions each pay period, rather than once a year. FULL STORY
Mark M. Meinero
Filed under: Tech Biz
updated 4 days ago

Apparently This Matters: L.A.'s fancy new streetlights

Let me tell you about the time I spent $388.58 replacing a single light bulb. FULL STORY
By Jarrett Bellini, CNN
Filed under: Social Media
updated 4 days ago

GoPro plans IPO CNNMoney.com

Video camera maker GoPro has announced plans for an initial public offering of stock. FULL STORY
Adrian Covert
Filed under: Tech Biz
updated 4 days ago

HVAC vendor eyed as entry point for Target breach CNNMoney.com

A heating and air conditioning contractor may have provided the opening hackers exploited in the massive breach of Target's computer network. FULL STORY
Gregory Wallace
Filed under: Tech Biz

Curiosity rover takes snapshot of Earth -- from 100 million miles away on Mars

It's a dot in the sky. FULL STORY
By Greg Botelho, CNN
Filed under: Innovation
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Smartphones can control drones, speeding robots, cameras and the temperature of your master bathroom. That's just some of the technology on display in Las Vegas this week at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show. FULL STORY
Inside the incredible cardboard Boeing 777 that's taken one man 10,000 hours to build. All that's missing, now, are the fussy flight attendants and the smell of irradiated food. FULL STORY
Africa is not just a mobile-first continent. It is mobile-only. As such, many of the most innovative startups address mobile for what it is: the gold of today, the new, digital equivalent of a railroad. FULL STORY
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Doug Gross

10 pop-culture robots that shaped the future 
Say "laptop" or "tablet" or "app" to a technophile and you may get them interested. Say "robot," and you've got them excited. FULL STORY

Heather Kelly

The top tech stories of 2013 
The biggest technology story of 2013 has had serious implications in the United States and around the world, and half a year later its true impact is only beginning to be felt. FULL STORY

Jarrett Bellini

Apparently This Matters: Six Californias 
Some people want to figure out just what the hell to do with our nation's weirdo West Coast uber-state. I say we give it a funny hat. FULL STORY

Brandon Griggs

The pioneers behind a human-powered helicopter 
It doesn't sound like it should be that hard. The challenge: Design an aircraft that, powered only by a human, can reach 3 meters (9.84 feet) in altitude and hover for at least 60 seconds. FULL STORY

Larry Frum

The 10 best video games of the year 
The landscape of gaming is definitely in flux. The development of new technology is expanding the reach of quality games to more players. FULL STORY

10 ideas to change the world

10 ideas to change the worldWhat if the U.S. had only two time zones? Should all public transportation be automated for safety? And maybe it IS time to reinvent the wheel. Meet 10 bold ideas that could shape our future. FULL STORY
Slate | Nov 7, 2013

The first blog post about Twitter got everything wrong

The tech blogger Om Malik is an incisive commentator and a thoughtful writer. He has built his blog, GigaOm, into a thriving media company with a stable of sharp reporters. Which is why it's so amusing to revisit his terrible first blog post about Twitter—then Twttr—from July 2006, just four months after it was founded. FULL STORY

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