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Appeals Court Holds Firm: The Government Cannot Be Sued For Violating Its Own Wiretapping Laws

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There's more bad news on the Fourth Amendment front as the appeals court reviewing a lawsuit filed against the US government for illegally spying on American citizens has declined to rehear the Al-Haramain case. A federal appeals court is refusing to reconsider its August ruling in which it said the...
Appeals Court Holds Firm: The Government Cannot Be Sued For Violating Its Own Wiretapping Laws

Soundwave is a new take on sharing your music taste on the go, and lets you discover what others are listening to around you

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Last.fm has fallen from favor in recent years. That’s a shame as its best feature – the ability to log every song you listen to from virtually any source on almost any Internet-connected device, giving you rich data about your music taste and letting you explore the long-term listening habits...
Soundwave is a new take on sharing your music taste on the go, and lets you discover what others are listening to around you
Netherlands passes net neutrality law, first among EU nations

PC Makers Fight Back Against Mobile Devices

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Rocked by the mobile-device movement, personal-computer makers and their partners are planning a counterattack that leans heavily on two weapons: lower prices and power consumption. The companies, gathering for the big Computex trade show in Taiwan this week, are maneuvering to win back consumer spending that has shifted to smartphones...
PC Makers Fight Back Against Mobile Devices
New SpaceX rocket generates 147,000 pounds of thrust in test video

Groupon Acquires Glassmap, A Location-Based Discovery Startup

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Groupon has acquired Glassmap, the location-based deals discovery app, the start-up announced on Friday. Groupon confirmed the acquisition to AllThingsD. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Our goal when we started building Glassmap was to help people find what was interesting and relevant around them,” Glassmap said in a...
Groupon Acquires Glassmap, A Location-Based Discovery Startup

Watch This Video Of SpaceX Testing Their Newest Rocket Engine

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SpaceX, the private space exploration company run by Elon Musk, has put out a new video showing off their latest rocket engine, the Merlin 1D. The clip, part of a three-minute test, shows the engine firing with 147,000 pounds of thrust, which is how much power the rocket needs to...
Watch This Video Of SpaceX Testing Their Newest Rocket Engine

Touchscreen notebooks snag 10 percent of the laptop market, report claims

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Windows 8 was rebuilt from the ground up with a finger-friendly focus. That proved to be a problem during the operating system's early days. In the months immediately after launch, touchscreen Windows devices cost an arm and a leg, and that's if you could even find one; during the...
Touchscreen notebooks snag 10 percent of the laptop market, report claims

South Korea successfully launches native rocket and satellite into space

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The spacefaring club has been a small one: to date, just 10 countries have managed to build their own rocket and successfully deploy at least a satellite. Make that 11. South Korea has entered the fold by successfully launching its mostly self-developed, two-stage Naro rocket and putting the vehicle's...
South Korea successfully launches native rocket and satellite into space

Hilary Devey: 'Politics is probably my next career move'

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The Dragons' Den star talks about sexism at work, being raped as a teenager and her political ambitionsYou've written your autobiography. Your life was pretty eventful from early on, wasn't it?It wasn't the usual childhood. My dad was very spontaneous: it was: "Come on kids, we're going on holiday." "No,...
Hilary Devey: 'Politics is probably my next career move'
Apple Patents iPhone Drop Protection Mechanisms That Are Built Right Into The Device

And Here Is Why It Must Be So Cool To Work At The Top Of Apple (AAPL, GOOG)

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In his long interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, Bloomberg BusinessWeek editor Josh Tyrangiel asked how always having to come up with yet another amazing gadget affects Cook personally. Cook's answer: There's more pressure that comes from within than from the outside. Our customers have an incredibly high bar for...
And Here Is Why It Must Be So Cool To Work At The Top Of Apple (AAPL, GOOG)

Microrocket 'Innerspace' medical devices begin to take shape

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Last week, at the meeting of the American Chemical Society, researcher Joesph Wang and his lab presented some new concepts for microrockets that can operate inside the body. These self-propelled devices are able to fuel themselves using the surrounding natural environment. These new devices are the first successful implementation continuous-thrust...
Microrocket 'Innerspace' medical devices begin to take shape

SpaceX test-fires its 'super' rocket engines (video)

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Spaceflight start-up, SpaceX, has been demonstrating the potency of its SuperDraco rockets, testing at its own facility over in Texas. The rockets will help land its Dragon spacecraft -- as demonstrated in a swish animation last year. They will also power emergency escape functions, something that will, according to...
SpaceX test-fires its 'super' rocket engines (video)

Open Door: The readers' editor on... clarifying the Guardian's view on pornography

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An old cutting misrepresenting an issue can be largely ignored but online text expressing a skewed view is another matterIt can happen to the best. A journalist writes an editorial purporting to give the newspaper's view on a particular subject. A few hours later, after mature reflection, the editor and...
Open Door: The readers' editor on... clarifying the Guardian's view on pornography
How Amazon 'caving' to sales tax demands could spell trouble for traditional retail

Appeals Court Holds Firm: The Government Cannot Be Sued For Violating Its Own Wiretapping Laws

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There's more bad news on the Fourth Amendment front as the appeals court reviewing a lawsuit filed against the US government for illegally spying on American citizens has declined to rehear the Al-Haramain case. A federal appeals court is refusing to reconsider its August ruling in which it said the...
Appeals Court Holds Firm: The Government Cannot Be Sued For Violating Its Own Wiretapping Laws

Slingshot Labs Is Dead – News Corp Axes The MySpace Idea Incubator

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Word is circulating that before the weekend Slingshot Labs fired all its employees and drew the shades on the windows. The incubator for technologies that could be implemented into MySpace is now kaput. Earlier this year rumor was out that perhaps Slingshot’s days were numbered. TechCrunch ran a story opposing the...
Slingshot Labs Is Dead – News Corp Axes The MySpace Idea Incubator
NASA fires historic F-1 engine as it researches building the rocket of the future

Facebook's Email Scanning Isn't A Privacy Issue, It's A Credibility Issue

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Facebook confirmed on Thursday that it scans private messages for links and records them as likes, according to the Wall Street Journal and other news outlets. The revelation undermines not only Facebook's commitment to remove phony links but the company's very credibility. Facebook has not kept secret its scanning of private...
Facebook's Email Scanning Isn't A Privacy Issue, It's A Credibility Issue

Nielsen: Recent U.S. iPhone sales nearly matched Android’s

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Between December and February, Android captured 48% and iOS 43% of the U.S. market Source: Nielsen The thrust of the Nielsen Mobile Insight report issued Thursday morning is that nearly half (49.7%) of U.S mobile phone owners now carry smartphones. But what interests me, as usual, is how that market...
Nielsen: Recent U.S. iPhone sales nearly matched Android’s

Apple's $137 billion burns a hole in someone else's pockets

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A liberal think tank has a novel idea: Give some of that cash to Apple's workers FORTUNE -- The first paragraph of the commentary posted Wednesday on the website of the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal think tank founded by, among others, Clinton-era labor secretary Robert Reich, lays out the...
Apple's $137 billion burns a hole in someone else's pockets

Apple patent application hints at iPhone that changes orientation mid-fall

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One way to protect a delicate device like a smartphone is to wrap it in layers of shock-absorbing rubber and plastic. Now, that can mean a case or you can simply build the handset out of those materials in the first place. Obviously, Apple is kind of attached to...
Apple patent application hints at iPhone that changes orientation mid-fall

Report: Google Seeks To Avoid EU's Antitrust Wrath By "Labeling" Its Own Services

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The Financial Times (FT) is reporting that the thrust of Google’s antitrust settlement proposal to European Competition Czar Joaquín Almunia primarily involves “labeling” its own services to distinguish them from other organic search results. According to the FT, citing... Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article....
Report: Google Seeks To Avoid EU's Antitrust Wrath By "Labeling" Its Own Services

Microsoft confirms ‘millions’ using the Windows 8 release preview, details coming RTM updates

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Today Microsoft confirmed what many assumed, that there are millions of users of the Windows 8 release preview. Previously, the company had made it public that ‘hundreds of thousands’ were using its Mail app on a daily basis. TNW posited that the statistic implied a userbase in the millions. We were...
Microsoft confirms ‘millions’ using the Windows 8 release preview, details coming RTM updates

Russians back down from leaked U.N. Internet proposal

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Following the disclosure by CNET of a secret proposal to transfer Internet governance to the U.N., the Russian Federation has revised its plan, toning down the language but not the thrust of the document. [Read more]...
Russians back down from leaked U.N. Internet proposal

Sketchy Bloomberg Report On Amazon Prime Contains Little Real Data

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Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) Prime has three to five million members, according to “people familiar with the matter” cited by Bloomberg. The main thrust of the piece is that that is about half as many as analysts believed, but since Amazon has never released numbers about the program, it’s not...
Sketchy Bloomberg Report On Amazon Prime Contains Little Real Data

Apple's iPad mini fetching $480 in Chinese gray market

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Supplies are tight, say Shanghai scalpers, but should ease in a week or so FORTUNE -- "iPad mini price fry the 3000 yuan cattle worried not sell." That, according to Google Translate, is the headline in The Phoenix, a Chinese language website that covers the Asian tech market. The thrust...
Apple's iPad mini fetching $480 in Chinese gray market

Don't expect to find Macs, iPhones or iPads at Staples

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The tweets that launched a score of news stories may have been premature FORTUNE -- The Street's Rocco Pendola was tearing his shoulder-length locks Wednesday morning in a piece titled I'm Worried About Apple. Again. And You Should Be, Too. The thrust of his story: Tim Cook is diluting the precious...
Don't expect to find Macs, iPhones or iPads at Staples

Nope! Still No Bubble Here, Says Marc Andreessen

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It will be a man bites dog story when a prominent tech investor comes out and declares that we are in fact in a bubble, and that they’ve stopped investing in tech companies. But, for the record: Marc Andreessen, who is now perhaps Silicon Valley’s most prominent investor, does not...
Nope! Still No Bubble Here, Says Marc Andreessen
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