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Microsoft Tries To Take On Snapchat With Its 'Skype Qik' Messaging App

Microsoft has released its own ephemeral messaging app, "Skype Qik," in an attempt to prove there still is some innovation left in the increasingly crowded messaging space. Skype Qik marks Microsoft's first Skype app since, well, the original Skype app. Show More Summary

Here's Everything We Know About Magic Leap, The Crazy-Sounding Startup Google Might Invest Hundreds Of Millions In

Google and other major investors like Andreessen Horowitz could be on the brink of making a major $500 million investment in a "cinematic reality" startup called Magic Leap, sources tell Re/code's Liz Gannes and Peter Kafka.  Magic Leap...Show More Summary

Inside New York's Atom Smasher: Recreating The 7-Trillion-Degree Conditions Of The Early Universe

The early evolution of our universe can be recreated at a New York lab. Although scientists don't really know what happened before the Big Bang, they have a pretty good idea of what the universe looked like immediately after. Supporting...Show More Summary

One Of Snowden's Most Ardent Defenders Is Also His Most Important Critic

"Citizenfour," the Laura Poitras documentary featuring Edward Snowden, debuted this weekend at The New York Film Festival and has received rave reviews. The film is an utterly fascinating account of the week Poitras and Glenn Greenwald...Show More Summary

The New Snowden Documentary Is Utterly Fascinating — And Critically Flawed

Warning: Spoilers. Documentarian Laura Poitras spent a lot of time with Edward Snowden in his Hong Kong room from June 3 to June 10, and her new fi lm sets the stage for what may be the biggest national security leak in history. " Citizenfour"...Show More Summary

This Animation That Moves Across More Than A Dozen Phones, Tablets, And Laptops Will Mesmerize You

The band Brunettes Shoot Blondes created an amazing music video for their song Knock Knock where the animation moves across more than a dozen smartphones, tablets, and laptops.  At the beginning, you see a bunch of people pressing "play" on their phones at the same time. Show More Summary

This 20-Year-Old From Brooklyn Is So Successful, He Owns His Own Chinese Factory

Many people dream of inventing a product and growing rich. 20-year-old inventor Alex Shlaferman, founder of Vante Toys, has already done it, and not just once, but multiple times. The first time he was only 15. And 2014 will be another milestone year, he says. Show More Summary

Territorial Hawk Attacks Drone Mid-Flight

Be careful where you fly, drone-owners. Drone owner Christopher Schmidt would recommend staying away from Magazine Beach Park in Cambridge, at least if there are any aggressive birds of prey out. His drone was attacked by a Hawk on Oct 8 — and he caught it all on camera. Show More Summary

Ikea Brags Its New Furniture Takes Only 5 Minutes To Assemble — Here's The Truth

Earlier this week, IKEA unveiled a new line of furniture called REGISSÖR. The company claims it takes less than 5 minutes to assemble, and they even released a video showing someone putting together a bookcase in 3.5 minutes. To test...Show More Summary

Why Did A Lightbulb Win The Nobel Prize?

The results are in for the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics. If the brilliant light show above doesn't give it away, then let me enlighten you. On Tuesday, Oct. 7, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that they awarded the prize...Show More Summary

49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Fined $10,000 For Wearing Beats Headphones

Well that didn't take long.  High-end headphone-maker Bose signed a sponsorship deal with the National Football League, which bars players from wearing any non-Bose headphones during televised broadcasts. And the first person penalized...Show More Summary

Google’s Schmidt: Surveillance fears are ‘going to end up breaking the Internet’

It was, from the start, an usual setting for an official U.S. Senate event.  The first sign that Wednesday's session, billed as a roundtable on "The Impact of Mass Surveillance on the Digital Economy," would be an intensely personal one was that the dais, adorned with the U.S. Senate seal, was set up in a Silicon […]

Google Strapped A Street View Camera To A Camel's Back In The Middle Of A Desert, And The Video Is Gorgeous (GOOG)

Google has gone to some crazy places in the name of capturing environments for Street View — including underwater at The Great Barrier Reef and ancient temples in Cambodia.  In its latest display of adventurous trekking, Google strapped...Show More Summary

You Can Buy 5,700 Video Games, Including Complete Sets From Nintendo And Sega, For Just $164,000

There are video game collections. And then there are VIDEO GAME COLLECTIONS.  And for $164,000, you can be the proud owner of an intense VIDEO GAME COLLECTION. A seller by the name of "reel.big.fish" is selling his massive video game collection on eBay for the Buy It Now price of $164,000. Show More Summary

Sir Mix-A-Lot’s life intertwines tech and music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUczvydv9tk Every day, this Seattle native’s voice booms on KUBE 93 radio during the “Old Skool Lunch.” In June, the Seattle Symphony performed his quadruple-platinum single “Baby Got Back” live – and women filled the stage to dance with him in the viral video. Show More Summary

9 Books That Elon Musk Thinks Everyone Should Read

When people ask Elon Musk how he learned to build rockets, he has a simple answer. "I read books," he reportedly likes to say. Musk — who was smart enough to get into a physics Ph.D. program at Stanford University and then drop out because it didn't seem that relevant to him — has always been hungry for the written word. Show More Summary

Microsoft's new software partnerships: Separating impact from image

Microsoft has been busy forging new alliances with a variety of software vendors in recent months. But how much real substance is there in its latest partnerships?

NFL Players Banned From Wearing Beats Headphones on Camera

Thanks to a new marketing deal with Bose, NFL players will no longer be allowed to wear Apple's line of Beats headphones around television cameras, according to Re/code. The restriction is in place for TV interviews during training camp,...Show More Summary

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