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Smartphone-controlled ‘cockroach cyborg’ to appear at TED conference this week

For his TED presentation this week, neuroscientist Greg Gage will attach a small electronic backpack to a cockroach that will allow him to control the insect with a smartphone. Greg hopes his 'roach cyborg' will help get kids interested in…
Health & Fitness

NHL coach gets fired during a Skype chat

Definitely a crappy way to find out that you've just been fired, professional hockey coach Ralph Krueger got canned after connecting on a Skype call with the team's general management.

Pandora killer? Spotify slayer? iTunes Radio needs more than hype to compete

Apple has finally introduced the world to its Pandora-challenging, Spotify-rivaling streaming service, iTunes Radio. But this brief look doesn't confirm anything beyond yet another competitor in the digital music market.

Apple bursts onto the streaming radio scene with iTunes Radio

At the Apple World Wide Developer Conference, Apple unveiled iTunes Radio, which may end up competing with Spotify, Pandora, and other streaming music apps.
Social Media

Is your band missing its lead guitarist? Giggem is a LinkedIn for the musician market

Giggem steps in to offered a LinkedIn option for the music world with its matchmaking algorithms to bring bands together.
Cool Tech

Amazon Storyteller will turn your screenplays into a visual storyboard

Amazon Studios continues to streamline the movie and television show-making process with Storyteller, a new tool that semi-automates written screenplays into visual, customizable storyboards.
Cool Tech

iTray: UK sushi chain launches world’s first ‘flying waiter’

A sushi restaurant in London unveiled a new member of staff over the weekend. The iPad-controlled flying tray, dubbed 'iTray', has two on-board cameras and can apparently deliver food to tables in record time.

NSA whistleblower behind PRISM leaks reveals identity, seeks political asylum abroad

The man behind last week's leaks of top secret document that reveal widespread surveillance of U.S. citizens, has revealed his identity. His name is Edward Snowden. He's a 29-year-old worker for defense contractors. And now he's on the run.
Social Media

Prosecutor posts as accused killer’s fake girlfriend on Facebook, gets fired

Definitely a tactic that should have been left up to the lead detective on the case, an Ohio prosecutor recently lost his job after attempting to manipulate alibi testimony using Facebook.

Plastic planes, playing the Eiffel Tower and more in this week’s Staff Picks

You want to know all the best from around the Web in the past week, but you don’t want to have to look for it, right? Never fear. We’ve trolled the matrix to find the coolest, weirdest, and most interesting tidbits of the past seven…
Social Media

Arrested for tweeting in Turkey: The social media machine of the #Occupygezi movement

It's hard to call Twitter and Facebook frivolous when they're crucial organizing and awareness-building tools - and in the case of Turkey's #Occupygezi movement, social sites are proving their worth.
Social Media

It’s time to dust the cobwebs and drunk college pics off your social media profiles

Your social profiles have amassed quite a bit of content - and if you've had them for awhile, it's time to start cleaning the digital memories out. Seriously, don't turn into a virtual hoarder. It's time to let some things go.