April 16th @ 8:18 AM GMT (1.9 hr ago)
Yahoo! On paper, the notion of balloon-provided internet sounds more than a little ridiculous, but that's just how Google X rolls. Mountain View's far-off research division has recently spilled (some of) its guts to Fast Company, detailing the process for bringing something like Project Loon from concept to reality. To start, every X project must address a problem that affects possibly billions of people and it has to use a radical solution that resembles sci-fi to do so. (Technology)
April 16th @ 8:06 AM GMT (2 hr ago)
Yahoo! Samsung's product roadmap for 2014 looks an awful lot like the 2013 version. Inan interview with Reuters, the Korean company's senior VP for product strategy, Hankil Yoon, says that Samsung will introduce a new Android smartwatch as well as a ''high-end'' Tizen smartphone this year. What's different, however, is that the watch will run Android Wear Google's customized software designed specifically for wearables and that the phone might actually ship this time around. Samsung's fir... (Technology)
April 16th @ 7:43 AM GMT (2.4 hr ago)
Reuters Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's revenue growth accelerated in the last quarter of 2013, a timely lift for the Chinese Internet company as it prepares to file a prospectus next week for its highly anticipated initial public offering.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c/35217/f/654208/s/396a9d65/sc/2/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/> (Technology)
April 16th @ 7:12 AM GMT (2.9 hr ago)
Yahoo! The award-winningAdventure Time is one of those rare cartoon series that succeeds at being universally appealing. Much of Adventure Time's popularity can be attributed to its creative team's efforts.Over at The Awl, Maria Bustillos provides an in-depth exploration of Adventure Time's history, influences, inspirations and other minutiae that help make it such a smash hit. Mixed in are discussions about some of the show's more memorable plots and how Adventure Time is, in some ways, compa... (Technology)
April 16th @ 6:58 AM GMT (3.2 hr ago)
Yahoo! Mt. Gox, once the leading Bitcoin exchange, has given up its plans to rebuild following a devastating data breach in February. On February 28, Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy just days after going offline due to security concerns. The resulting public relations nightmare caused bitcoin prices to dip and ruined Mt. Goxs credibility as a secure place to store cryptocurrency. (Technology)
April 16th @ 6:29 AM GMT (3.7 hr ago)
Yahoo! After composing some of the most memorable songs in gaming for Bungie games including most of the Halo series, Myth and Oni, Martin O'Donnell tweeted tonight that he has been terminated ''without cause'' by Bungie's board of directors. (Technology)
April 16th @ 6:08 AM GMT (4 hr ago)
SlashDot An anonymous reader writes ''Researchers from Princeton University and Northwestern University have concluded, after extensive analysis of 1,779 policy issues, that the U.S. is in fact an oligarchy and not a democracy. What this means is that, although 'Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance,' 'majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies our government adopts.' Their study (PDF), to be published in Perspectives on Polit... (Technology)
April 16th @ 6:07 AM GMT (4 hr ago)
Yahoo! For the first and perhaps the last time ever, NASA's Cassini spacecraft, whose mission is to orbit Saturn, has captured a new moon emerge from the Jovian planet's rings. As you might know, the birth of a moon is an extremely rare event, and in Saturn's case, it might never happen again. You see, there's a theory that the sixth planet from the sun used to have a much larger ring system, which led to formation of numerous natural satellites. (Technology)
April 16th @ 5:51 AM GMT (4.3 hr ago)
Yahoo! Mt. Gox, the embattled bitcoin exchange thatfiled for bankruptcy protection last month after losing almost half a billion dollars' worth of customers' virtual funds, is now reportedly asking a Tokyo court for permission to liquidate. According to The Wall Street Journal, the once leading exchange has abandoned its attempt to rebuild the business under bankruptcy protection due to the complexity and unrealistic nature of the plans. One source says that Mt. Gox is still attempting to find a... (Technology)
April 16th @ 5:43 AM GMT (4.4 hr ago)
Reuters Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's new Galaxy S5 smartphone should outsell its predecessor and defy predictions that the South Korean titan's latest model will struggle in a tough market for high-end handsets, a top executive said.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c/35217/f/654208/s/396956f1/sc/5/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/> (Technology)
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