Mozilla's new CEO, Brendan Eich, pictured in 2009.
March 31, 2014 When Mozilla, best known for the Firefox browser, hired Brendan Eich as its CEO, it ignited a firestorm over free speech and equal rights. Now, the dating site OkCupid is getting involved.
The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is now part of Facebook's empire.
March 29, 2014 The fairy tale of virtual reality company Oculus VR, your stories of smartphone distraction and the possible end to the NSA's bulk phone record collection led this week's tech conversations.
Our conversation about smartphone addiction continues.
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March 27, 2014 We asked you about where to draw the line when it comes to using phones while in the presence of other people. Lots of you wrote in with stories about how smartphones are changing your relationships.
A beer glass that only stands if it can rest on your smartphone.
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March 26, 2014 When you're at a bar, staring at your device instead of chatting with friends defeats the purpose of being there in the first place. This innovation steers beer lovers toward the right choice.
One way to avoid checking your phone at mealtime? Stack 'em up in the middle of the table.
March 24, 2014 This is one way to encourage being fully present at mealtime.
March 24, 2014 So far, Apple's iTunes Radio has been a music-only service. But Monday, NPR announced it will provide news and cultural content for the service.
Where do you draw the line on smartphone use?
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March 24, 2014 Norms around what we're supposed to do with our digital devices at mealtime — and during other human interactions — are changing. Where do you draw the line on smartphone use?
A BigDog robot at Boston Dynamics in 2010.
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March 22, 2014 In this week's roundup, tensions between tech companies and the NSA run hot, the simmering debate over women in tech continues and Turkey bans Twitter. What's next?
An open laptop at the GitHub office.
March 20, 2014 A female developer at GitHub resigns, saying the company has a clubby, intimidating culture, and debate brews over whether geeks can lead unwelcoming environments. Get caught up with these reads.
Mod Notebooks sell for $25 each, which includes a prepaid envelope and digitization.
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March 18, 2014 This week's innovation pick marries good old-fashioned notebooks with digital storage options. That way you can keep your ideas and sketches in the cloud and access them when you need them.
Expect Labs' MindMeld app uses predictive computing to push information to us, instead of us having to ask.
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March 17, 2014 Programs — some already on your smartphone — are preparing useful information based on your past behavior, ushering in the era of predictive, or anticipatory, computing.
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Fans at the launch of Titanfall on Xbox One at SXSW.
March 13, 2014 A look back at some of the bigger conversations and interesting ideas that emerged from the tech ideas fest and marketing bonanza.
Scoot McNairy (left) and Lee Pace star in AMC's upcoming show Halt and Catch Fire.
March 12, 2014 The moneyed world of tech startups is getting a sendup from Mike Judge and a dramatic treatment from AMC. Both programs explore the people who, for better or worse, are changing the way we live.
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A set of littleBits comes with more than 40 different types of electronic pieces that connect with magnets.
March 10, 2014 Technology talk is often focused on software and programs that run inside our devices. But a "maker movement" is driving interest toward making the physical devices themselves.
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SXSW Interactive Festival attendees crowd the Austin Convention Center at the 2013 event. The festival's typically sprawling range of topics this year took a turn toward online privacy and surveillance implications.
March 10, 2014 Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden will take questions from South By Southwest attendees via videoconference Monday. A Kansas congressman wants SXSW to rescind the invitation.
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