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Fire TV’s not quite hot enough

Competing products offer better value for the money, and the market for external Internet boxes is bound to fade out in a few years.

Startups get cash they don’t need yet

Startups, already flush with cash, are piling on the investment dollars. Of the 100 largest venture capital rounds on record, 88 were issued within the past five years.

App Smart

A collection of wonderful and weird amusements

Mobile apps can seem a bit like the tools on a Swiss army knife. Many of them are useful, but some are just fun.

The “Nearby Friends” tool uses your smartphone’s GPS system to tell your Facebook friends that you are nearby.


Facebook new feature allows location-sharing

US users will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching.


National competition richly rewards student innovators

A total of $50,000 is awarded to the most inventive undergraduate and graduate students in the country under the Lemelson-MIT Program.

Google to sell Glass to bigger pool of consumers

Beginning April 15, any US resident can place an online order for the device which will cost $1,500.

Key flaw in Internet security discovered

The tiny padlock next to Web addresses that promised to protect our most sensitive information is broken.


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