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Tabloid web startup Ratter lays off staff but wants to stay alive

San Francisco - Q: What do naked car chases, overcast skies in San Francisco, the Zodiac killer and Silicon Valley sex workers have in common?

Advancing wearable tech with graphene

Scientists have developed a wearable, electronic textile using graphene. Here transparent, flexible graphene electrodes have been embedded into textile fibers. The development could spearhead a new generation of wearable tech.

Skype Translate now available for everyone

After being launched last year on an invite only basis Skype Translate is now freely accessible, and could be a template for future business and personal communications

Comcast customers to get $20 when tech doesn't show up on time

Comcast is hiring thousands of new customer service employees, and customers whose techs don't show up on time will receive $20 bill credits.

Why you can’t ignore the rise of the wearables market

Wearables are primed to become the “in” tech in 2015, according to a recent study by International Data Corporation. And we can credit the Apple Watch for the surge of interest.

Minecraft to be given free to every school in Northern Ireland

Every secondary school in Northern Ireland is to receive free copies of the massively popular computer game Minecraft after the title was recognised for its unique educational potential and ability to teach children about the world.

HTC CEO steps down to lead company's future tech division

HTC CEO Peter Chou has stepped down as leader of the company to take the helm of the HTC Future Development Lab. He will be replaced by chairwoman Cher Wang.

Sony 4K Handycam tackles usability for video rookies Special

With the ability to shoot 4K, and boasting perhaps the best optical image stabilization available on a consumer camcorder, Sony's new FDR-AX33 handycam is blurring the line between professional and consumer video recording.

10 astonishing technologies on the horizon

As we all know, technology is developing at an incredible rate. As 2015 arrives, some developments are expected, others might be a bit more surprising.

Apple pay could be signal of much bigger trend

When Apple recently announced its intention to release two new iPhones and the revolutionary Apple Watch, something got lost in the mix.

Internet star Twitter plans tech center for SF homeless

San Francisco - Internet darling Twitter, the unique micro-blogging service that went public a year ago, wants to provide tech training to homeless residents of San Francisco from a center near the company's new headquarters.

Op-Ed: What happened to good storytelling?

"The future is not a place that we're gonna go, it's a place that you get to create." These remarkably perceptive words from professional storyteller Nancy Duarte drew a line in the sand. A line we've crossed.

Op-Ed: Go slower to go faster

There are three things I’m going to tell you in this piece. They are fundamental to understanding your health, the health of your startup, and why things move so much faster in China.

What you need to know about on-demand home services

Three years ago, what did it take to hire a ride on Friday night? For many people, it involved an awkward, probably unanswered, phone call to a local taxi company or eyesight keen enough to spot a fare-free cabbie on the street.

Op-Ed: GoPro — Getting marketing right since 2004

San Mateo - I'm not sure who originally came up with GoPro's marketing scheme, nor do I know if the same person still runs that scheme today, but oh-my-God are they good.

Apple's iWatch set for November 14th release, says report

On Wednesday, a new report generated substantial buzz across the tech blogosphere with regard to one of the most eagerly anticipated new tech gadgets of the year — Apple's long-rumored iWatch.

Caviar captures attention of foodies and investors alike

San Francisco - Looking for a top-flight meal without the hassle of going out to a top-flight restaurant? Look no further than Caviar, a two-year old start-up that’s looking to cement its grip on delivering meals from only the finest metropolitan restaurants.

Slingshot offers a VPN just for people who want streaming video

A virtual private network (VPN) is nothing new to those who follow technology. However the New Zealand internet service provider has set one up just so people in nearby countries can watch streaming video services such as Netflix.

Creativity and collaboration merge on WholeWorldBand Special

New music/video platform WholeWorldBand embraces emerging technology while celebrating the spirit of exploration. Along with giving users a chance to play with their music heroes, it allows a new way to collaborate on and monetize creative work.

Study: Mobile security market to top $4.5B in 2014

As consumers continue to shift away from PCs to mobile, the market for mobile security is expected to break records in 2014, according to a new report by Visiongain, a London-based research firm.

Jillian Michaels is a 'natural' on her new tour

"I have a secret," Jillian Michaels, a well-respected health and fitness expert of "The Biggest Loser" fame, said last week during a stop on her nationwide tour at Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, Illinois.

Why the digital camera business is still alive and kicking

In recent years, the global smartphone revolution has put the point-and-shoot digital camera industry in a world of hurt. But don't write the obit for the digital camera just yet.

Tech company aims to find the secret of human aging

Craig Venter, the genomics pioneer is starting a new company that aims to tackle the mysteries of human aging. For the project, Venter has teamed up with stem cell pioneer Dr Robert Hariri and X Prize Foundation founder Dr Peter Diamandis.

Google's purchase of Nest raises privacy concerns

Google's recent acquisition of Nest Labs for $3.2 billion is raising privacy concerns among security experts and the tech industry. The automation company makes smoke detectors, thermostats, and smart devices that connect to the Internet.

Windows 7 'back by popular demand' thanks to HP

HP is hoping to rope in consumers with the enticement of Windows 7. For a limited time, HP is selling new computers that run Windows 7 instead of Windows 8… and offering big savings to consumers.

95% of ATMS use outdated Windows XP: Is a crisis looming?

Microsoft has announced that the company will not provide support for the long-lived Windows XP operating system after April 8. Considering the fact that XP is still so widely used, are businesses and ATMs at risk of a security crisis?

Tyra Banks invests in Canadian startup's 'living photo' app

The Flixel Cinemagraph smartphone application gains international exposure and new investors by partnering with the hit U.S. reality television series "America’s Next Top Model" (ANTM) for the 2013 season.

Apple to announce next iPhone Sept. 10

It seems like Apple has a date scheduled to unveil the new iPhone, putting all the rumors to rest so we can start speculating for next year.

Op-Ed: Online-only retailers disrupt industries with unmatched value

Austin - Convenience, variety, and discounted prices are literally at our fingertips when we shop online. E-commerce has revolutionized the way we shop; we no longer have to leave our houses or even get dressed to make an important purchase.

Google working to eliminate all child porn on the Web

Google announced that it is going to be spending $5 million on an effort to wipe out photos of child sexual abuse from the Internet, as well as another $2 million to research on more ways to find images and report and eradicate them.
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