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Free Streaming: Rdio, Spotify Duke It Out

Rdio announced Thursday that its Web users will have free, unlimited access to content, an update that came on the heels of similar news from Spotify. Spotify started offering free streaming music for iOS and Android mobile devices last month, and on Wednesday announced that it was eliminating time ...

HP Seeks Indian Route to Mobile Market

HP unveiled two new mobile devices Wednesday that are set to launch in India as it attempts to gain traction in the global mobile market. The 6-inch HP Slate6 VoiceTab and the 7-inch HP Slate7 Voice Tab are considered phablets -- that is, hybrids that combine smartphone and tablet features. Both wil...

Google Buys Nest to Burrow Into Homes

Google on Monday announced that it has acquired Nest for $3.2 billion. The deal could help Google make significant inroads into the smart home market. Since its 2010 inception, Nest has been developing a line of smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, as well as thermostats that adjust to househo...

Google Gives Gmail More Pluses

Google is rolling out changes designed to further integrate its Gmail and Google+ platforms. The updates make it easier for Google+ users to contact other users without knowing their email addresses. Going forward, when users with both a Gmail and a Google+ account begin typing a contact's name into...

Kickstarter Funds Bumper Crop of Projects in 2013

Kickstarter on Wednesday released a breakdown of its successful 2013. Three million backers pledged $480 million to help finance 19,911 projects. The company saw plenty of repeat backers: 807,733 people pledged to more than one project; 81,090 backed more than 10; and 975 people donated to more than...

Pebble Goes Metallic

Pebble has unveiled new hardware and software designs, along with a wearable tech appstore. The Pebble smartwatch got its start last year with a successful Kickstarter campaign that resulted in sales of more than 300,000 devices worldwide. The company is kicking off 2014 with new products -- the Peb...

Russian Spacewalkers to Install Videocams Providing ISS-View of Earth

Two Russian cosmonauts on Friday began a spacewalk outside the International Space Station to install camera equipment from UrtheCast, which soon could provide near real-time streaming images to viewers on Earth. Canada-based UrtheCast partnered with the Russian Federal Space Agency to launch two ca...

FCC Ready to Scotch Sports Blackout Rules

The Federal Communications Commission this week released a proposal that could significantly change the sports blackout rules that can prevent local TV broadcasts of games when a stadium doesn't sell out. The rules regarding blackouts were adopted in 1975, when the majority of National Football Leag...

Verizon to Disclose Some of What It’s Disclosing to the Government

Verizon on Thursday said it will release a semiannual report about the data requests it receives from the government. It is the first major telecom to make such a move. Verizon and other tech industry giants have come under fire for cooperating with government surveillance programs. Verizon and AT...

Facebook’s Donate Button Spurs Social Giving

Facebook has announced a new feature that allows users to donate money to nonprofit organizations through the site, a move designed to help raise both funds and global awareness for the charitable causes. Facebook was inspired to launch the donation feature following last month's successful partners...

Ford Steps on the Driverless-Car Gas

Ford on Thursday unveiled its Fusion Hybrid Research Vehicle, part of an ongoing research project on autonomous cars and other assisted driving technologies that can help lead to safer roads and less traffic congestion. The research car is part of Ford's plan to help integrate the automotive and tel...

Free Mobile Streaming Hits the Spotify

Spotify announced Wednesday that it is offering a new free mobile streaming option to listeners, a move that could help it compete in the evolving digital entertainment space. Mobile users previously were limited to the Spotify Premium plan, which provides streaming access on phones or tablets for $...

Hour of Code Aims to Take the Mystery Out of Computer Science

More than 5 million students in 167 countries are getting at least one hour of computer coding instruction this week as part of Code.org's Hour of Code initiative, an event designed to promote computer science in educational curricula worldwide. Code.org is providing educators with the resources the...

MX-1 to Shoot for Moon – and $20 Million

Moon Express on Thursday unveiled the design of its MX-1 robotic spacecraft to more than 10,000 attendees at the closing session of Autodesk University in Las Vegas. Moon Express plans to deploy the unmanned MX-1 to the moon and perhaps capture Google's Lunar XPrize. The MX-1 will be able to perform...

Stolen Password Analysis Exposes Foolish Choices

Cybercriminals recently stole more than 2 million usernames and passwords from several popular sites including Facebook and Google. Pony, a botnet that logs user keystrokes, captured the information from more than 90,000 websites during the past month and then sent it to a hacker-controlled server.

Jellyfish-Bot Swims Through the Air

NYU researchers have designed a flying machine that appears to use the same pulsating motions as a jellyfish. They wanted to create a small robot that could serve practical purposes such as monitoring traffic. One major challenge in the endeavor was achieving stability. Many devices mimic the motion...

FCC May Permit Cellphone Yakking on Flights

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced Thursday that the commission is considering changing its rules regarding the use of cellphones and mobile broadband in airplanes. It is possible for the latest electronic gadgets and broadband to be used safely during flights, he noted, and the time is right for th...

Instagram, Waze Bring Windows Phone Out of App Dark Ages

Instagram and Waze became available Wednesday at the Windows Phone Apps+Games store -- the latest popular titles to join the expanding platform. Facebook-owned Instagram, which already has 150 million users worldwide, allows users to enhance and add filters to their photos and then share them with f...

MAVEN to Search Mars’ Atmosphere for Evolutionary Clues

NASA's MAVEN mission is under way following Monday's successful launch from Cape Canaveral of a spacecraft that will explore Mars' upper atmosphere and seek answers to questions about the planet's evolution. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN, craft is scheduled to travel for 10 mo...

Dropbox Drops In on the Enterprise

Dropbox began courting a new crowd -- enterprise users -- with Wednesday's unveiling of Dropbox for Business. It's a paid cloud storage service that offers enterprise users the same features that have made Dropbox a popular file-hosting company among consumers, along with several security and effici...

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