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  • OkCupid's Confessed Hijinks Get Thumbs-Down

    29 July 2014, 8:12 pm by: Kris Holt

    OkCupid has admitted carrying out psychological experiments on its users. Because OkCupid doesn't really know what it's doing, it needs to experiment to see what works and what doesn't, according to cofounder Christian Rudder. Every Internet company needs to…
  • Bubblews Will Give You a Penny for Your Thoughts

    29 July 2014, 4:06 pm by: Rachelle Dragani

    Bubblews, a social media platform that offers to pay users for their posts, last week moved out of its testing phase, which began in 2012. It emerged with a new look designed to attract users who might be dissatisfied with other social media offerings.…
  • Stanford Researchers Build a Better Battery

    29 July 2014, 10:01 am by: Kris Holt

    A new way to extend battery life would allow smartphones to last three to four times longer on a single charge, Stanford University researchers have found. A team led by Yi Cui, professor of materials science and engineering, has developed pure metal anode…
  • The Shocking Truth About Torvalds' Home Office

    28 July 2014, 5:39 pm by: Katherine Noyes

    If the Linux world has anything akin to royalty, Linus Torvalds surely must be its monarch. So what could be more natural than for the Linux-loving masses to want to see where he works and lives? Fortunately for FOSS fans, none other than the Linux Foundation…
  • The Skully Augmented Motorcycle Helmet Would Make Iron Man Jealous

    28 July 2014, 9:39 am by: Rob Enderle

    Skully had its coming-out party last week, and while the name unfortunately sounds like the nickname for any number of comic book villains -- from Skeletor to the Red Skull -- it is actually a firm that makes a pretty incredible high-technology motorcycle…
  • Google to Search for the Meaning of Health

    25 July 2014, 9:37 pm by: Richard Adhikari

    Google is seeking 175 volunteers from whom it will collect bodily samples in an effort to create their biochemical fingerprints and establish the baseline for a healthy body. The Baseline study, to be run by Google X labs, will seek to connect traditional…
  • Linux Gaming: If You Build It, Will They Come?

    25 July 2014, 2:23 pm by: Jack M. Germain

    For long-suffering Linux users who have endured the dearth of high-quality action games on their open source desktops, the wait for better game developer support soon may be over. New technology is making Linux more attractive to game makers. Until now, game…
  • IBM Is a 'Kindred Spirit': Whoa, Tim Cook, Whoa

    25 July 2014, 9:22 am by: Chris Maxcer

    The Apple deal with IBM has shown us a whole new side of Tim Cook -- the gushing, hype-laden, excited-but-still-vague Tim Cook who says things like "kindred spirit," "fit together like a puzzle," "huge opportunity," and "radical step for enterprise." Who…
  • Apple Trusts a Million Users to Check Out Yosemite

    24 July 2014, 4:51 pm by: John P. Mello Jr.

    In a rare move, Apple on Thursday rolled out a beta version of its upcoming desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite, to a million "testers." The company pulled the wraps off Yosemite at the World Wide Developers Conference in June and has been tweaking it for…
  • Twitter's 'D' in Diversity Reflects Broader Industry Failure

    24 July 2014, 3:41 pm by: Kris Holt

    Like many other tech companies, Twitter is largely made up of white, male employees, pointing to a lack of diversity in the industry. The company revealed statistics about its organizational demographics, noting that almost 60 percent of Twitter's U.S.…

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