A glass for making your beer taste better

A glass with a tapered head concentrates aromas, bringing the drinker’s nose closer to the scent. (Spiegelau USA)

An Austrian manufacturer launches a line of glasses custom built for different types of beer.

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Sell your smartphone the smart way with these tips

How to go above and beyond the factory reset to keep strangers from getting a peep at your selfies.

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German robot writes Jewish Torah scroll

German robot writes Jewish Torah scroll

The Jewish museum in Berlin is hosting an exhibit featuring a robot writing Torah scrolls. Over the next six months, the robot will work 10 hours a day to produce two scrolls, each 80 meters long.

The FCC is overhauling how it subsidizes WiFi for schools and libraries

The FCC is overhauling how it subsidizes WiFi for schools and libraries

“No responsible business would stick with an IT plan developed in 1998,” said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

National Geographic Museum deploys beacons

National Geographic Museum deploys beacons

The museum is using sensors to track visitors and learn what parts of an exhibit they like most.

What a quarter-century of Internet growth looks like, underwater

What a quarter-century of Internet growth looks like, underwater

Since 1989, we’ve built more than 5 million miles of submarine fiber optic cables. By 2017, that number will rise to 5.6 million.

The Switchboard: Amazon asks FAA for drone exception

The Switchboard: Amazon asks FAA for drone exception

Five tech policy stories you need to read today.

No, Aereo isn’t really claiming to be a true cable company

No, Aereo isn’t really claiming to be a true cable company

Aereo’s new argument turns on yet another highly technical distinction in the law.

Amazon wants an exemption from the FAA’s drone restrictions

Amazon wants an exemption from the FAA’s drone restrictions

Rapid innovation requires that Amazon be allowed to test Prime Air in its own private R&D facilities, the company argues.

Netflix CEO Q&A: Picking a fight with the Internet service providers

Netflix CEO Q&A: Picking a fight with the Internet service providers

Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings discusses net neutrality and the firm’s future.

Can Netflix survive its fight with cable?

Can Netflix survive its fight with cable?

Netflix is trying to become the first Internet-only TV network — and taking its fight to Washington.

Microsoft CEO: Expect a friendlier, more flexible Microsoft

Microsoft CEO: Expect a friendlier, more flexible Microsoft

Nadella has already said that Microsoft has to act like an innovator. Now he’s laid out how he’s actually going to do it.

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Civil War traces, 150 years later

Civil War traces, 150 years later

From Federal Triangle to a Chinatown restaurant, here are four surprising D.C. Civil War landmarks.

Daily deals, back from the dead?

Daily deals, back from the dead?

The glory days of Groupon and Living Social have passed, but this guy is still launching Meh.com.

The Senate has advanced a bill to legalize cell phone unlocking

The Senate has advanced a bill to legalize cell phone unlocking

The legislation would make it easier for you to take your phone to another carrier.

Author’s Guild president to Amazon: No, thanks. We don’t want your money.

Author’s Guild president to Amazon: No, thanks. We don’t want your money.

The president of the Authors Guild, which represents about 9,000 writers, said she doesn’t think Amazon’s proposal on e-books benefits authors -- or the industry -- in the long-term.

This practically ancient Internet technology supports speeds 1,000 times the national average

This practically ancient Internet technology supports speeds 1,000 times the national average

Recent advances in DSL could help wire homes with ultra-fast gigabit connections without the need for fiber or cable.

Calling 911 from your cellphone in D.C.? Good luck getting first-responders to find you.

Calling 911 from your cellphone in D.C.? Good luck getting first-responders to find you.

As many as 90 percent of wireless callers to 911 can’t be easily located using cellphone technology, according to data from the D.C. government.

Unlocking the secrets of human consciousness

Unlocking the secrets of human consciousness

One day the machines will be “alive.” Then what?

Ditching land lines makes it hard to collect health data

CDC survey finds greatest reliance on only cellphones is among poor and others likely to have health problems.

Sen. Al Franken accuses AT&T of ‘skirting’ net neutrality rules

Sen. Al Franken accuses AT&T of ‘skirting’ net neutrality rules

The lawmaker warns that letting it buy DirecTV could give AT&T gatekeeper power over the mobile Web.

Google’s Chromecast now lets you send anything on your Android screen to your TV

Google’s Chromecast now lets you send anything on your Android screen to your TV

The Chromecast just got a lot more useful.

The people who created E-Rate think the FCC’s going about it all wrong

The people who created E-Rate think the FCC’s going about it all wrong

Inside the political maneuvering of a deal to boost federal aid for schools and libraries

Adults without landlines are more likely to be heavy drinkers, smokers

Adults without landlines are more likely to be heavy drinkers, smokers

The CDC has found some surprising correlations as it collects data on landline use.

Bikers and drivers alike, please calm down

Bikers and drivers alike, please calm down

The increasing angst between drivers and cyclists attempting to share roads isn’t helping anyone.