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Goldman Sachs wants Google to 'unsend' email, seeks court order

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 23:49
Everyone makes mistakes... just some of them are a little more costly than others. A Goldman Sachs employee made a rather serious error when instead of sending a message to a gs.com email address, it went to a stranger with a Gmail account. That...

Civilization: Beyond Earth ships October 24th with maps based on real planets

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 22:57
If you're eager to play the first Civilization game set in space (not counting Alpha Centauri), you now have a date to mark on your calendar: Beyond Earth will reach Windows-based PCs on October 24th. That's a long time to wait, although Firaxis is...

Android Wear review: Taking smartwatches in the right direction

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 22:00
When I was a tiny tot, I watched Knight Rider and pretended I was Michael Knight, talking to KITT on my watch. Yet now that there are real-life watches that can do even more things, I don't find myself quite as excited as my 5-year-old self was....

Facebook Messenger gets a native iPad version

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 21:26
Facebook Messenger makes the most sense on a phone, but plenty of people still want to chat on their tablets -- and apparently, Facebook knows it. The social network has just updated Messenger for iOS to support the iPad, letting you carry on a...

Univision to end free streaming of World Cup games

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 20:43
Many people in the US, even those who don't speak or understand Spanish, have been using the Univision Deportes app to watch the World Cup. To a certain degree, this was due to the fact that Univision's service was completely free for anyone to...

Scientists create most efficient artificial photosynthesis yet

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 19:51
Many scientists now think that slowing down global warming isn't enough anymore and that we now need to clear some of the CO2 already in the air. Existing solutions like carbon sequestration aren't ideal, and strategies like vacuuming the sky are...

Sony recruits sheep to film the Tour de France

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 17:55
When watching a gang of cyclists chase someone in a yellow jersey (aka, the Tour de France) we're used to seeing the action from bike- or car-mounted cameras. But we've all come away disappointed, never truly knowing the tournament from the ovine...

Google will let you use Oculus and Cardboard VR headsets inside Chrome

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 16:47
We know how Facebook imagines it'll work in VR, but what about the rest of the internet? Google's Brandon Jones has announced that he's working on a way to add virtual reality support for Oculus Rift and Cardboard into Chrome. It's the second browser...

Google forced to 'forget' history of Merrill Lynch CEO's incompetence (update)

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 15:05
Welcome to the happy Google search page. Where links to historical articles can be deleted at the request of cowards people with fragile reputations. Where the former boss of Merrill Lynch, Stan O'Neal, is a fresh, dynamic and highly employable...

HTC said the new One would help swing a profit, and it did

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 14:13
Though HTC lost money last quarter, it had just launched its One M8 flagship to great reviews, and promised the new handset would put a halt to the red ink. The (unaudited) numbers are now in and back up that boast. The company scored a NT$2.8...

Flying the uncertain skies with the latest Phantom drone

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 14:00
"Does it shoot?" That's the first question an enthusiastic kid asks as I test-fly the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ in a London park. When the child's father finally catches up, his first question is: "How much is one of those?" In my incredibly short career...