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App folders could be coming to future version of Windows Phone 8.1

A Microsoft support document discovered on the company's website indicates a future version of Windows Phone 8.1 will come with the ability to create folders for apps on the home screen.

How does Google shake off failure? Owning it and moving on

Google isn't immune to failure. But unlike many of its peers, a misfire in Mountain Valley is hardly a catastrophe. Part of that comes from a company that doesn't fear failure as much as it embraces the lessons that come from it.

UK movie theaters say no to Google Glass

UK movie theaters have moved pretty quickly to close their auditorium doors on Google Glass, fearing the gadget may be used by movie pirates to make illicit recordings of blockbusters. The gadget was launched in the UK just last…

LA education officials reject iPad in favor of laptops for schools

A year ago education officials in LA signed a deal with Apple to supply students at its 47 campuses with iPads in a deal worth millions. Now they appear to have backtracked, with a new scheme offering laptops instead of Apple's…
Cool Tech

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of June 29, 2014

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Cool Tech

Winners declared in global underwater robot competition

An international group of students came together on Saturday to compete in an annual underwater robot competition, showing off their robots' abilities to identify shipwrecks and collect microbial samples.
Health & Fitness

Soccer World Cup continues to smash tweeting, streaming records

World Cup fever is sweeping the Internet: USA v Germany and Brazil v Chile are the latest games to set new records for online viewing and real-time tweeting as millions of supporters tune in.

Activists take to the skies in NSA spying protest

On the same day that the NSA releases its first ever Transparency Report, a group of activists including Greenpeace and the EFF fly a blimp in protest above one of the Agency's data centers.

First drive: 2015 Porsche Macan

Incorporating the DNA of the 918 Spider, with the Macan S and Macan Turbo, Porsche has created the most track-capable compact crossover the segment has ever seen. Off of the racing circuit, however, drivers and passengers alike might not be…
Social Media

Facebook manipulated more than 600,000 users’ News Feeds to study people’s emotions

Feeling a little bummed out by your Facebook News Feed? It turns out data scientists for the social media site manipulated the feeds of more than 600,000 users to study how emotions are transferred online.

Missed Google I/O? Here are 5 big things you need to know

Google I/O has come and gone, but we have the scoop on all the big news that came out of the three-day conference in California. Google showed off all sorts of new software and hardware for us to soon enjoy.