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Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. The Ashley Madison Hack Should Scare You, Too by Heather Havrilesky New Yor...

August 22nd 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Today on In Case You Missed It: We take on two pieces of robot news, both of which seem promising for different reasons. First, a robot with responsive, human reflexes is being designed to enter dangerous situations where a real person might be injured. The secret is that the controller is a guy...

August 13th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Google is Alphabet now, in one of the more confusing rebrandings since Netflix thought that Qwikster would be a good idea. This week, in addition to trying to think of clever headlines about the Alphabet announcement, we heard back from the Def Con hacker conference, and electropop band Yacht ensu...

August 13th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Google's newly-created parent company Alphabet apparently has room for only one "N" brand -- Ingress and Field Trip creator Niantic Labs is telling users that it's becoming an independent company. Google will stick around as a supporter, but there will be "amazing new partners" helping out in the...

August 12th 2015 at 6:50pm 0 Comments
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A pin-prick from a finger stick is a daily ritual for about 10 percent of the American population. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes. In most cases, the condition requires long-term medication and lifestyle changes t...

August 12th 2015 at 4:36pm 0 Comments
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You're probably tired of hearing just how "unconventional" Google is after yesterday's surprise restructuring announcement. Sure, making Google a subsidiary of a company called Alphabet is certainly strange, especially after it's become a household brand practically synonymous with technology cult...

August 11th 2015 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Google co-founder Larry Page unveiled a surprise restructuring yesterday with the announcement of Alphabet, a new company that owns Google and all of its semi-related products. Google's stock soared 5 percent directly after the announcement, the world was busy dissecting the meaning of alpha and b...

August 11th 2015 at 2:09pm 0 Comments
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Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have started a new "collection of companies" called Alphabet -- and it includes Google. That's right, now there's a company bigger than Google. In a letter to investors, Page outlined Alphabet and the changes this new organization will bring, including th...

August 10th 2015 at 4:59pm 0 Comments
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Splash Brush Colorbook is an educational coloring book app for pre-schoolers and Kindergarten kids that incorporates letters and numbers into the coloring. Each letter and number is linked with a visual representation, like A for ant, and it's up to the child to color in the entire page. Splash Br...

October 22nd 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Urikane, an iPhone user with a LOT of time on his hands, has put together a (nearly) full alphabet using 540 apps. Each screen contains one letter -- except for the W, which as our commenters point out, was skipped. It would be especially hard to do on a 4x4 matrix, unless one could find app ico...

March 19th 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Here's a bizarre one. ZTE's latest mobile not only sports a sleek, black enclosure and 3G connectivity, but also includes a "dual level, multilingual Fastap keypad based on Digit Wireless' Fastap Keypad Global Language Platform." As you'd expect, both English-speaking individuals and those proficie...

July 7th 2007 at 11:24am 0 Comments
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While PS3 owning hopefuls wait outside all week for their chance, Wii fanboys have time to come up with cheeky alphabet columns. Over at 4cr they've developed a column where each day, using a letter from the alphabet, they post another detailed and debatable nugget about the Wii, they've made it up...

November 11th 2006 at 2:30pm 0 Comments