• The Senate Advances NSA Surveillance Reform Legislation As Deadline Approaches
    The Senate Advances NSA Surveillance Reform Legislation As Deadline Approaches

    The Senate voted 77-to-17 to take up the USA Freedom Act, a bill already passed in the House that would reform National Security Agency (NSA), in a rare Sunday session. The procedural vote came just hours before key provisions of the Patriot Act are

    • Posted May 18, 2017
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  • Formula 1 Technology Is Being Used To Make Better Surgeons
    Formula 1 Technology Is Being Used To Make Better Surgeons

    Mary GorgesCrunch Network Contributor Mary Gorges is a freelance writer in San Francisco. How to join the network There was plenty of drama at the Monaco Grand Prix last Sunday with driver Nico Rosberg of Mercedes taking first place from teammate Lew

    • Posted May 18, 2017
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  • I/O Spotlights Google's Machine Learning Smarts
    I/O Spotlights Google's Machine Learning Smarts

    Few will argue that this year's I/O keynote was Google's flashiest yet. If you were expecting people to jump out of blimps to bring you a new version of Google Glass, the event surely left you disappointed. Instead, Google used its relatively low-key

    • Posted May 18, 2017
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  • Apple I worth $200,000 gets tossed out for recycling
    Apple I worth $200,000 gets tossed out for recycling

    You're about to get a textbook lesson in why you should always, always check vintage gadgets before you toss them out. A woman discarding her late husband's electronics inadvertently gave a Milpitas recycling firm an ultra-rare Apple I computer that

    • Posted May 18, 2017
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  • Enrique Iglesias learns first-hand that drones and concerts don't mix
    Enrique Iglesias learns first-hand that drones and concerts don't mix

    Does the notion of flying a drone around a crowded, hectic concert sound a tad too risky to you? We're sure Enrique Iglesias is having second thoughts. The singer sliced his hand at a Tijuana performance this weekend after he tried to grab a camera d

    • Posted May 18, 2017
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  • NVIDIA's GTX 980 Ti has enough power for solid 4K gaming
    NVIDIA's GTX 980 Ti has enough power for solid 4K gaming

    Who needs a $650 video card? Pretty much anyone who wants to play games in 4K at decent frame rates. That's the basic pitch for NVIDIA's new $650 GTX 980 Ti, its latest high-end video card which, naturally, packs in even more power than last year's G

    • Posted May 17, 2017
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  • Volvo's On Call app can control your car from a smartwatch
    Volvo's On Call app can control your car from a smartwatch

    Sure, you drive a Volvo and not an Aston Martin, but that doesn't mean you can't pretend to be a charming spy who controls his car with a high-tech watch. Volvo will soon release its On Call app for Android Wear devices and the Apple Watch, after all

    • Posted May 17, 2017
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  • 3 ways Google's Android Pay is better than Apple Pay
    3 ways Google's Android Pay is better than Apple Pay

    The stacked card interface looks a lot like Apple Pay 1. It's literally more rewarding Google wants to help the world buy a Coke and maybe teach everyone to sing its praises. It's doing that with a little extra reward right at the machine. Android Pa

    • Posted May 17, 2017
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  • Enrique Iglesias' fingers sliced by a drone mid-concert
    Enrique Iglesias' fingers sliced by a drone mid-concert

    From an early age, parents tend to teach their offspring that if something's sharp and spinning very fast then it's best not to touch it. It seems Enrique Iglesias didn't get the message. Displaying a severe lack of common sense on Saturday night, th

    • Posted May 17, 2017
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  • Nvidia's new GPU will deliver the solid 4K gaming you've been wanting
    Nvidia's new GPU will deliver the solid 4K gaming you've been wanting

    Nvidia has just introduced its latest flagship GPU, the GeForce GTX 980Ti, which has got both 4K gaming and virtual reality in its sights. The new Maxwell-based GPU packs in 6GB of video RAM and will deliver 4K gaming at a decent framerate - above 30

    • Posted May 16, 2017
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  • Labs And Incubators Fuel Enterprise Innovation
    Labs And Incubators Fuel Enterprise Innovation

    Change doesn't come easily to large organizations. Over time they have established a firm set of core business processes to give them the structure to manage massive workforces, which makes sense, but it also means they lack the agility of smaller co

    • Posted May 16, 2017
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  • All Screens Are Not Created Equal
    All Screens Are Not Created Equal

    Björn JefferyCrunch Network Contributor Björn Jeffery is the CEO and co-founder of Toca Boca How to join the network Recently, Taiwanese lawmakers approved the "Child and Youth Welfare and Protection Act," making it illegal for children under th

    • Posted May 16, 2017
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  • How Should We Learn?
    How Should We Learn?

    Ignorance has been a fait accompli throughout the history of human society. There was never enough information about the world and how it functions, and even when we had it, few people had access. Whole branches of knowledge could be lost or simply s

    • Posted May 16, 2017
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  • The US will protect Japan against cyberattacks
    The US will protect Japan against cyberattacks

    The US knows that it's not enough to protect its own networks against cyberattacks -- its allies have to be safe, too. Appropriately, it's agreeing to shield Japan from digital assaults against its military and critical systems. The move gives the is

    • Posted May 16, 2017
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  • Tesla loses its shot at direct car sales in Texas
    Tesla loses its shot at direct car sales in Texas

    If you want to buy a Model S in Texas, you're going to have to jump through some hoops for at least the next couple of years. Bills that would let Tesla sell cars directly to customers aren't going to get a vote before the state's legislative session

    • Posted May 16, 2017
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  • Spotify is my new running mate, even if it doesn't know me well
    Spotify is my new running mate, even if it doesn't know me well

    Apparently, after all these years, Spotify still doesn't really get me. I've used the service since 2010. Technically I was a subscriber since before it hit US shores. And yet, Spotify clearly has no idea what kind of music I like. I say this because

    • Posted May 16, 2017
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  • Inhabitat's Week in Green: Self-driving Audis and free solar panels
    Inhabitat's Week in Green: Self-driving Audis and free solar panels

    Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. California is giving away free solar panels to its poorest residents. Between now and 2016, the state will d

    • Posted May 16, 2017
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  • Hard-Core Career Advice For A 13-Year-Old
    Hard-Core Career Advice For A 13-Year-Old

    James AltucherCrunch Network Contributor James Altucher is the founder of Choose Yourself Media More posts by this contributor: How Do I Know If I Should Take A Job At A Startup? 10 Reasons To Stay At Your Job Waiting For VC The Ultimate Cheat Sheet

    • Posted May 16, 2017
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  • Uber will let drivers track your location, but only if you agree
    Uber will let drivers track your location, but only if you agree

    Uber has rewritten its privacy policy to make it easier to grok and added some very important changes. According to the updated guidelines, the ride-sharing app will soon give drivers the power to track your location if you allow it to, so long as it

    • Posted May 16, 2017
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  • Apple's mystery vans are all about improving Apple Maps
    Apple's mystery vans are all about improving Apple Maps

    Remember those mystery Apple vans tootling around the States a few months ago? No one was quite sure what they were up to, but it's now become clear that they're part of Apple's continued push to get its own mapping service up to scratch. Thanks to s

    • Posted May 15, 2017
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