Four years later, Facebook votes disappear for good Arstechnica
Facebook’s last user vote has closed, once again with a minuscule turnout compared to the size of the social network in general according to its site governance page. Only 668,872 votes were cast out of the billion active users for a turnout of 0.067 percent. Facebook is...
Google provides teachers $99 Chromebooks through charity Arstechnica
Google has found a way to get its Chromebook notebooks into classrooms—by letting someone gift one to a favorite teacher for Christmas at a fraction of the regular price. The company has partnered with DonorsChoose, a crowd-funding charity site that applies the Kickstarter...
The contract between science and society, plus a possible new Renaissance Arstechnica
Nobel Week Dialogue 2012 Genome sequencing pioneer: How biology entered the information age View all…
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN—Given the number of famous scientists around, its easy to forget the full title of the Nobel Week Dialogue includes the phrase impact...
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Newell: Valve planning Steam-based living room PC for 2013 Arstechnica
While rumors about a planned Valve-powered PC/console hybrid Steam Box have been swirling for months, the company has been pretty coy about confirming anything. In the past, Valve has said it might release gaming hardware some day, and the company was hiring hardware engineers...
Google shifts a record $10B to Bermuda shell firm, avoids billions in taxes Arstechnica
Bloomberg has uncovered new financial filings by a Google subsidiary in the Netherlands, showing that the company avoided $2 billion in worldwide taxes in 2011 by moving $9.8 billion to a Bermuda-based shell company.
The news organization has been conducting extensive investigations...
Microsoft support leaks some references to Office for iOS Arstechnica
An official version of Microsoft Office for iOS devices may be closer than we think. References to various Office apps for iPhone and iPad recently began appearing on different parts of Microsofts support site, as first spotted by Mac4Ever and detailed in English by MacRumors....
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Apple TV expected to support Bluetooth keyboards in upcoming update Arstechnica
The tiny Apple TV is a nice little streaming device. But while its user interface is better than most, its usability suffers when youre stuck pecking out search queries or network passwords using an onscreen keyboard. Apple apparently plans to rectify this problem (to be fair,...
Dealmaster: On fire with the Kindle Fire Arstechnica
A fine Monday morning to you all, Arsians! Were a third of the way through December, counting down to holiday madness, and here at Dealmaster Central were bubbling over with deals to give out. Our partners at LogicBuy spend all of their waking hours crawling the depths of the...
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Shuttleworth: Ubuntu's goal is one OS from phones to supercomputers Arstechnica
Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth.Martin Schmitt
Ubuntu phones and tablets may not be a reality yet, but Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth says Ubuntu is close to running on everything from smartphones to supercomputers.
The really interesting opportunity is...
Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth
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