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Ellen Pao vs. Ellen Pao: who will the jury believe?

8 hours 48 min ago

The most excruciating moments in the last leg of the gender discrimination trial against Kleiner Perkins happened Tuesday afternoon when Lynne Hermle, Kleiner’s formidable attorney, walked away from the podium to deliver parts of her summation a few feet closer to Ellen Pao. Outside the courtroom, Pao seems light-hearted, impish even. In the elevator last week, a reporter loudly kvetched about sitting through the month-long trial, and Pao piped up: "It’ll be over soon!" From the plaintiff’s table, however, Pao can be inscrutable. "Plays it close to the vest" was a critique in one of Pao's performance reviews, and Hermle has quoted it to the jury a number of times.

Twitter's live-streaming app Periscope may kill Meerkat

9 hours 7 min ago

After Twitter purchased it a few weeks ago, Periscope has finally been released to the public. It's a well-polished live-streaming app, but unlike Meerkat, Periscope streams can be viewed for up to 24 hours.

Crazy 3D tattoo makes man look like machine

9 hours 15 min ago

A tattoo with amazing depth makes a man's arm look like it belongs to a shape-shifting android with peeling skin. Even famous street artist Banksy thinks it's cool.

LG smartwatch that makes its own calls launches in South Korea for $589

9 hours 19 min ago

The LG Watch Urbane LTE packs its own universal SIM card, so it doesn't have to be paired with a smartphone. But you can't get it outside South Korea -- at least not yet.

Store an infinite amount of content on Amazon Cloud Drive for just $60 a year

9 hours 27 min ago
Amazon just took center stage in the cloud storage war. On Thursday, the world’s largest online storefront announced a new pricing model for its Cloud Drive service, consolidating its previous options into two new unlimited storage plans. READ MORE: Pick up a slick case for your iPhone 6, 6 Plus, Note 4 or Nexus 6 for just $5 on Amazon With the Unlimited Photos Plan, Amazon will let you store an infinite number of photos in Cloud Drive for just $11.99 a year. You can upload existing photos to free up room on your devices and then set up Cloud Drive to store any photos you take in the future. You’ll also receive 5GB of additional storage for videos, documents and other files. With the

New U.N. investigator to probe digital spying

9 hours 29 min ago
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations top human rights body agreed on Thursday to appoint a special investigator to probe digital spying and violations of online privacy. Brazil and Germany spearheaded the resolution, which voiced deep concern over electronic surveillance and the interception of digital communications, as well as data collection by governments and private companies. Former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden exposed mass surveillance of private emails and phone data across the world two years ago, sparking outrage.

Antarctica's ice melt has been accelerating in the last two decades

9 hours 29 min ago

Ice floating along the coast of Antarctica has been melting more quickly over the past two decades, according to a study published today. The findings provide a more comprehensive perspective on how warming oceans have reduced ice volume, though it's difficult to say how soon sea levels could rise as a result. The study, published in the journal Science, measures the thickness of Antarctica's ice shelves — floating sheets of ice that extend from glaciers out into the ocean. Using satellite radar data collected from 1994 to 2012, the authors found that ice shelves melted steadily in West Antarctica over the 18-year period, with losses accelerating by 70 percent after 2003.

Watch fan's beautiful video tribute to a decade of The Doctor

9 hours 32 min ago

Thursday marks the 10-year anniversary of the revival of the BBC's long-running series "Doctor Who." Watch one fan's awesome tribute to everyone's favorite timey wimey Time Lord.

Linute: Welcome to the next 24 hours of your social life

9 hours 44 min ago

Didn't make plans for the night? Fear not. An app making a play on Kickstarter offers up a list of options so even the worst procrastinators can find social joy.

Oculus VR's chief scientist delivered a monologue from The Matrix at F8

9 hours 44 min ago

Like many people, Michael Abrash is a fan of The Matrix. Unlike most people, he's trying to bring some of its core principles into reality: Abrash is the chief scientist at Oculus VR, Facebook's virtual-reality arm. Today at the F8 developer conference, Abrash delivered a monologue from the film to explain why virtual reality can feel so much like the real thing. Quoting Laurence Fishburne's character, Morpheus, Abrash spoke the words familiar to anyone who's taken a college philosophy class in the last 15 years.

Get a Dynex DX-SB114 sound bar for $39.99

9 hours 46 min ago

That's an awfully inexpensive way to give your TV an awfully good audio upgrade.

They're back: BT Mobile and 'The X-Files' return in CNET UK podcast 426

9 hours 49 min ago

We find out how the watch industry is fighting back against the rise of smartwatches, and why Liverpool has the fastest 4G in the land.

Zynga must face U.S. lawsuit alleging fraud tied to IPO

9 hours 52 min ago

Zynga Inc must face a lawsuit that accuses the gaming company known for its "FarmVille" game of defrauding shareholders about its prospects before and after its December 2011 initial public offering. Ruling 13 months after dismissing an earlier version of the lawsuit, U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White in San Francisco said on Wednesday that shareholders could pursue claims that Zynga concealed declining user activity, masked how changes in a Facebook Inc platform for its games would affect demand and inflated its 2012 revenue forecast. Zynga's market value slid by several billion dollars between March 2, 2012, when its share price peaked at $15.91, and July 26, 2012, when the price dropped below $3 after the company posted disappointing earnings and cut its outlook. "Confidential witnesses all corroborate that the updates on game users and spending data was readily accessible to Zynga's management." White rejected a claim over Zynga's alleged product launch delays, saying it was mere "business puffery" for the company to call its game pipeline "strong," "robust" and "very healthy." Shareholders led by David Fee also claimed that Zynga hid its weaknesses to enable insiders to sell $593 million of stock before a post-IPO lockup was to expire, and avoid a roughly 75 percent drop in its share price over the next four months.

Fantastic! 'Doctor Who' returned to TV 10 years ago today

9 hours 52 min ago

The long-lost classic TV show "Doctor Who" returned to our screens on this day in 2005 -- so we raise our sonic screwdrivers to 10 years of timey-wimey fantasticness.

How to create a video interview with a Chromebook

9 hours 59 min ago

Follow these four steps to create and record a video interview with a Chromebook.

Apple eyes iPhone trade-in program in China

10 hours 4 min ago

Customers would get store credits for Apple products, while manufacturer Foxconn would resell the iPhones after fixing them up.