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Zynga cuts 18 percent of staff, closes offices

Zynga is laying off hundreds of workers and closing offices as part of a restructuring, the company announced on Monday. Read More →

Glowing analyst’s note boosts Intel’s shares

Intel's stock price jumped more than 3 percent in early trading Monday after  an analyst upgraded his rating of the Santa Clara chipmaker. After FBR Capital Market's analyst Christopher Rolland raised Intel's rating from "market perform" to "outperform," Intel's shares rose 77 Read More →

Battery advice from Elon Musk: plugged in at full state of charge is the worst thing you can do

There's a lot to learn about electric vehicle batteries. Batteries age faster if the temperature of the battery is frequently elevated, and heat management inside the batteries is the single most important predictor of battery health and longevity. That's one Read More →

Tech Files mailbag: Cloud storage

Today's Tech Files mailbag focuses on cloud storage, something I covered in a recent article and column. Read More →

Talk (i)Radio, the rumored Apple music service, a downer for Pandora shares

Shares of Internet radio company Pandora are sinking today amid news that Apple is preparing to roll out a similar service. Apple has reportedly struck deals with major record labels as it gets ready to roll out a long-rumored cloud Read More →

Google says no facial recognition for Glass …

This post has been updated; see new material at end of post. Hoping to head off a potential privacy flap, Google has announced that - at least for now -  it won’t be approving any facial recognition software for Glass, the Read More →

Quoted: on computers reading our emotions

"There is definitely something unsettling about emotion recognition becoming another part of our lives that is archived and scrutinized." — Clive Thompson, author of "Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better," on affective Read More →

Off topic: Stupid calculations, bizarre life cycles, keeping last names, long interview, Prancercise

How long would it take to drain an Olympic-size swimming pool using a straw, and other Stupid Calculations. Nature's bizarre life cycles, from cicadas to slime mold and more. In Japan, an editorial argues for letting people Read More →

Meet venture capitalists for free (or cheap)

June must be the season for tech-investor shindigs. On Tuesday, the annual Launch: Silicon Valley conference, hosted by SV Forum, kicks off at Microsoft's Mountain View campus. Besides listening Read More →

Apple quietly rolls out new iPod

What if Apple introduced a new handheld product and nobody knew about it? That was essentially the case this week when the tech giant introduced a new model of its iPod touch. Read More →
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