Re/code on TV: Why Sell to Vox Media? Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg Explain.

During a week in which Re/code was as much in the news as covering the news, founders Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher turned to TV to explain why they decided to sell the site’s parent company, Revere Digital, to digital media publisher Vox Media. Mossberg and Swisher tell CNBC the sale is about ensuring Re/code’s future, then move on to other topics, such as the frothy investing environment in Silicon Valley. Also on CNBC, Swisher discusses...
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Three PATRIOT Act Provisions Likely To Sunset, Briefly, But USA Freedom Will Pass Shortly

On Friday, we posted a story looking at the divergent views of two of my favorite privacy experts: Jennifer Granick favoring just letting the three PATRIOT Act clauses to sunset... and Julian Sanchez arguing that just letting those provisions sunset would unfortunately leave aside many of the important reforms in the USA Freedom Act. But, as we noted, both of them seemed to agree that either such result, without further reforms, wouldn't be...
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Apple iPhone 6 Plus (Latest Model) - 16GB - Space Gray (AT&T) Smartphone

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The Most Likely Reason Your Rice Turned Out Mushy (And How to Avoid It)

Rice is notoriously difficult to cook perfectly, even for those with some cooking experience. When it comes to cooking rice on the stove-top, this video reveals that the secret to avoiding mushy rice might be in the way you figure out the water to rice ratios. If a type of rice calls for a 1:1 ratio of water to rice—one cup to one cup—you’d think that doubling the recipe would just mean you use two cups of each. This video, from the America...
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Nvidia's new flagship GTX 980 Ti card is all about 4K and VR gaming

Taiwan's annual Computex convention kicks off this week, and that means that Nvidia has some new goodies to show off. Nvidia's latest flagship GPU is here, and it's called the GeForce GTX 980 Ti. As you can tell from the name, it's supposed to be a beefier version of the prior flagship, the GTX 980 . But the specs suggest it might be a nice way to enjoy some of the  Titan X's massive power without paying up for that monster. This time aroun...
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Apple reportedly wooing Drake, Pharrell, David Guetta for iTunes Radio guest DJ spot

By AppleInsider Staff Sunday, May 31, 2015, 02:11 pm PT (05:11 pm ET) As Apple prepares to relaunch a revamped version of its free-to-stream iTunes Radio service, the company is looking to bring on musicians Drake, Pharrell Williams and David Guetta as guest DJs, a report said Sunday. Music industry sources told The New York Post that Apple is negotiating a $19 million deal to have Drake serve as a guest DJ for iTunes Radio. The rapper may ...
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Thousands of Websites Block Congress in Protest of NSA Surveillance

In protest of any possible last-ditch re-authorization of NSA spying powers, thousands of sites are blocking Congressional IP addresses using a piece of code written by the activist organization Fight for the Future. “This is a blackout,” reads the site to which computers from Congressional IPs are redirected. “We are blocking your access until you end mass surveillance laws.” The protest, which went viral on Friday after hitting the top of...
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“Terrorist elements” are watching today’s Senate Patriot Act vote—why aren’t you?

CIA Director John Brennan said Sunday that terrorists are heavily monitoring the Senate's 11th-hour vote Sunday to stop three surveillance provisions of the USA Patriot Act from expiring at midnight today. Enlarge / CIA Director John Brennan Face the Nation “I think terrorist elements have watched very carefully what has happened here in the United States.Whether or not it’s disclosures of classified information, or whether it's changes in ...
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Here are the 5 apps you need to download this week

App stores are crowded places these days, and because storage space on your phone is often at a premium, you’ll want to find and fill it with not only the best, but also the most helpful apps out there. Because they come and go quicker than the latest fashion trends, and digging through Google Play, the iTunes App Store, or any of the others is such a mission; a little nudge in the right direction is often very welcome. Here are the apps we...
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