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Petition to save Google Reader racks up 125k signatures, while 500k switch to Feedly

A petition calling for Google to reverse its decision to retire Google Reader on July 1 now has 125,000 signatures, though the Mountain View company has showed no sign of backtracking. Meanwhile, Feedly said 500,000 new users have signed up…

Review: ‘Gears of War: Judgment’ just can’t match its Epic predecessors

Gears of War: Judgment is an uneven first crack at the series for People Can Fly, with some fresh ideas to bolster the expected great gameplay balanced by content that feels stripped down in comparison to the past games.

Explain Yourself! Snapchat

Explain Yourself! corners the worst tech in our lives and demands to know: WTF?! This week we sit down with Snapchat, the "private" picture messaging platform that's taking high schools by storm.

Germans create ‘free-piston’ multi-fuel engine that could answer EV range-anxiety issues

Doing what was before considered impossible, the German scientists have created a compact, lightweight generator with a full-adjustable compression ratio and combustion chamber capable of burning all kinds of fuel.

Anyone surprised? Americans top list as most distracted drivers

A new study finds that Americans are much more likely to use a cell phone and text when driving than their European counterparts. The crash statistics are especially grim. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), most U.S. drivers…
Home Theater

Why some high resolution music isn’t worth the extra dough

With downloadable music firmly in charge and set to get bigger, does high resolution audio have a real chance at bringing the unconverted to better quality sound?

Go for a (2G!) drive: McLaren P1 supercar boasts revolutionary (and F1 banned) tech

Learning that some of the technology features on the new McLaren P1 are banned by Formula 1 makes the car even more appealing. New McLaren video shows racecar driver Sergio “Checo” Perez testing a few of those features on the track.

Congress goes green with pay-to-charge stations for EV-driving House members

We’d like to think the fiscally frugal conservative members of congress would jump at the plan, as EVs and plug-in hybrids represent big savings at the pump. But if Senator McCain’s opposition is any indication, chances are slim GOPers…
Home Theater

Terms & Conditions: Netflix never said never to password sharing

Netflix remains the king of video streaming, beloved by cord cutters everywhere. But what secrets lay within Netflix's Terms of Use? We sift through the nitty gritty details to provide you with the provisions that matter most.

Best apps of the week: Tumblr, NowThis News, Ridiculous Fishing, and more

Looking for some new apps to check out? We have you covered with the best new and updated offerings from this week including apps like Swarmly, Givit, NightSky, and Ridiculous Fishing, which will make great additions to your mobile device…

Why it’s still hard to discover new music online (and how we can fix it)

Services like Spotify and Pandora have radically disrupted the traditional state of music distribution, but the tools to help us deal with this glut of amazing music have yet to develop.
Cool Tech

Walgreens is building a completely self-powered store

Potentially feeding more power back into the grid that it will consume, the flagship Walgreens net zero store will utilize solar power, wind power and geothermal energy for complete self-sufficiency.