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Ubuntu Edge falls short in crowdfunding bid


by Theo Merz courtesy TheTelegraph The British software developer Canonical broke crowdfunding records on the site Indiegogo, but still fell around $20m (£12.8m) short of what it needed to develop … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Manning Sentenced


Judge sentences Bradley Manning to 35 years by Julie Tate, courtesy Washington Post A military judge on Wednesday morning sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sony in brilliantly crude Avril Lavigne product placement


In a new video that has Lavigne kissing Winnie from “The Wonder Years,” Sony insists on getting the singer to call her Xperia phone her “Sony phone.” Marvelous. by Chris … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Joe Montana, astronaut Mark Kelly among those at star-studded Y Combinator event


by Peter Delevett, courtesy Silicon Beat – I’m at the Y Combinator Demo Day, where nearly 50 fledgling startups are strutting their stuff for potential investors. A third of the … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Robot Alleviates Child’s Distress During Medical Shot


by Sophie Egan, courtesy New York Times – By having a child breathe on a toy while getting a shot, the MEDi robot helps with the pain, and relaxes the … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

America’s Next Top Innovator: Lab Tech for Startups


courtesy Energy.gov For nearly three years, America’s Next Top Energy Innovator Program (a part of President Obama’s Startup America initiative) has made it easier for startups to use inventions and … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Energy Dept. hacked; 14,000 employees affected


by Zack Colman, courtesy TheHill–   Personal information for roughly 14,000 past and current Energy Department employees was compromised in a recent hacking attack, the department said in a memo … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Make love, not war: a military contractor helps build a dating app


Instead of bad guys, Hinge wants to help you find dates – by Ellis Hamburgeron, courtesy TheVerge – If you Google “John Kleint,” you won’t come up with much. This … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · 6 Comments

CrowdFlik: Free App Turns Fan Videos Into Crowdsourced Film [VIDEO]


by, courtesy hypebot – Fans shooting cell phone videos can often net unsatisfying results that live forever in YouTube and other social media. CrowdFlik uses the videos shot by multiple fans … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

IP Cloaking Violates Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Judge Rules


by David Kravets, courtesy Wired – A federal judge has ruled that circumventing an IP address blockade to connect to a website is a breach of the Computer Fraud and … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bill Gates: Google’s Internet Balloons Won’t Help Kids Dying of Malaria


by Josh Wolford, courtesy Webpronews- Back in June Google announced Project Loon, an initiative to bring the internet to remote areas via giant balloons that float around stratospheric winds and … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Report: Samsung’s 12-Inch Tablet Coming in October


Doug Drinkwater courtesy TabTimes – News out of Korea suggests Samsung will launch its widely publicized 12-inch tablet with a hi-res display in October. Citing unnamed industry sources, The Korean … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Three Ways to Bring Internet to Emerging Markets That Don’t Involve Balloons


by Mark Milian, courtesy Bloomberg – Google wants to bring the Internet to underdeveloped countries by floating balloons equipped with wireless access in the skies above them. The flashy effort … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Ubuntu Edge Crowdsourcing Campaign is Kicking Butt


by Chritty Watts According to the numbers on Indiegogo, the Crowdfunding platform, Ubuntu Edge has raised at least 11 million dollars – people like this product. The response is the most … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Computer Can Read Letters Directly from the Brain


courtesy ScienceDaily – Aug. 19, 2013 — By analysing MRI images of the brain with an elegant mathematical model, it is possible to reconstruct thoughts more accurately than ever before. … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The last days of Unix


After a 30-year run, once dominant server OS gets 86ed by x86es courtesy Network World – Unix, the core server operating system in enterprise networks for decades, now finds itself … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Luxury Yacht’s Technology (video)


courtesy Bloomberg – If you are in the market for a Superyacht, this one is available. Thank you, TiA Related articles Superyacht M Launched by Bilgin Yacht (extravaganzi.com) Yacht Charter in … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Can Technology End Poverty?


by Susan Davis, courtesy blogs.hbr.org – If you believe the hype, technology is going to help us end global poverty. Advances have indeed made a huge difference in the lives … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Samsung Said to Introduce Watch-Like Phone Next Month


by Jungah Lee, courtesy Bloomberg – Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) will introduce a wristwatch-like device named the Galaxy Gear next month that can make phone calls, surf the Web and handle … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Introducing Chat Fu!


Guest Post by  Chris, courtesy beerandjoysticks.com One thing that I rarely or never talk about on beerandjoystick.com is social gaming, why, not really sure I know a lot of people … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

REVISIT (2010): Looking at the code behind our three uses of Apache Hadoop.


courtesy FACEBOOK, By Dhruba Borthakur Posted on Friday, December 10, 2010 – The size of the data warehouse cluster at Facebook has been increasing tremendously over the past few years. We use … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

My ranked list of priorities for Backend Web Programming: Scalability > Maintainable code > performance


by René Pickhardt, courtesy architects.dzone.com – The Performance Zone is supported by New Relic and AppDynamics. Both are leaders in the APM space with high-profile customers and massive cost reductions … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Building for the consumer, scaling for the enterprise


courtesy VentureBeat – [by] Matthew Baird is leader of Ticketfly’s technology group. Now more than ever, consumers expect a first-rate experience for each and every purchase decision. From buying a concert … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

How Big Data Could Help Identify the Next Felon — Or Blame the Wrong Guy


by Jordan Robertson, courtesy Bloomberg – Think of it as big data meets “Minority Report.” While working as the chief privacy officer at Intelius, an online provider of background checks, … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mario Bros. Rock Opera to Make Its New York Stage Debut


courtesy Wired – If you know who Jonathan Mann is, it’s probably because at some point you’ve followed the Song A Day experiment he’s been conducting on YouTube since 2009. … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

I Don’t Need Your Torture, DuckTales Remastered


by chris Kohler, courtesy Wired – I want to love DuckTales Remastered. Even now. Even after it broke me. I keep thinking maybe I should go back and play it … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

What’s AOL up to…lots of staffers got FIRED


by Tia StaffAfter struggling to increase it’s revenue, AOL/Patch finally began firing stafferes. Friday’s firings were said to be 40% of it’s staff with a whopping 350 pink slips distributed. Insiders say … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Facebook Acquires Team Behind Jibbigo Speech Translation App


courtesy Herring Editorial Team – Facebook has acquired Mobile Technologies, the 12 year old company behind Jibbigo, a speech recognition and machine translation app. The app is the first to offer … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Coursera Secures $43M in Funding from GSV Capital, IFC, Laureate Education Inc., Learn Capital and Yuri Milner to Expand Free, High Quality Online Education


Investment Will Allow Coursera to Scale its Technology and Course Offerings to Reach More People Worldwide – Mountain View, CA – July 10, 2013 – Coursera, a leading massive open … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Magic Does Exist With YC’s “Uber-For-Flowers” Startup Bloomthat


by Kim-Mai Butler, courtesy Techcrunch – OK, so there are now Ubers-for laundry, house cleaning, dog walking, and I’ve heard rumors of an Uber-for-pedicures, although I cannot confirm at this time … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Spike Lee hit his goal on the website Kickstarter to fund his next movie.


By Ethan Sacks, courtesy NewYorkDailyNews Spike Lee apparently did the right thing to finance his next movie. The 56-year-old “Crooklyn” director reached his $1.25 million goal on Kickstarter to fund … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

The CIA first tested drones in Area 51 because of course they did


By Brian Fung, courtesy WashingtonPost – Project AQUILINE (U.S. Government / George Washington University National Security Archives) Two unmanned aerial reconnaissance programs operated by the CIA during the Cold War … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

10 Powerful Quotes From The Steve Jobs Movie And What They Teach Us About Leadership


by Carmine Gallo,courtesy FORBES – The script for Jobs, the new movie starring Ashton Kutcher as the visionary Apple co-founder, is heavy with quotes that reflect Jobs’ business philosophy and … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

HP Fights Lawsuit Over Penis Size App Known as ‘Chubby Checker’


by Eriq Gardner, courtesy TheHollywoodReporterA judge is told that the app was removed from the Palm App Catalog after singer Chubby Checker sent a cease-and-desist letter. – Hewlett-Packard says that a … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Russell Simmons Apologizes for ‘Harriet Tubman Sex Tape’ YouTube Video


Simmons says his All Def Digital channel removed offending video at request of NAACP – by Todd Spangler, courtesy Variety One day after Russell Simmons launched his All Def Digital … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Samsung Said to Unveil Wristwatch-Like Smartphone Next Month


by Jungah Lee Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) will introduce a wristwatch-like device named the Galaxy Gear next month that can make phone calls, surf the Web and handle e-mails, according … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Blake’s 7 Heading to Xbox


Negotiations are under-way for the sci-fi reboot to air on Xbox. by Chris Tilly, courtesy IGN – It looks like the forthcoming reboot of British sci-fi series Blake’s 7 will … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Research Shows Precisely Which Strategies Help Players Win Team-oriented Video Games


by Matt Shipman & Dr. David L. Roberts courtesy North Carolina State Univeristy – Computer science researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique to determine which strategies give … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Small, fast and not so demanding: breakthrough in memory technologies could bring faster computing, smaller memory devices and lower power consumption


courtesy HebrewUniversityofJerusalem – Memory devices like disk drives, flash drives and RAM play an important role in our lives. They are an essential component of our computers, phones, electronic appliances and … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Microsoft’s First Chip Brings Tank-Finding Design to Xbox


by Dina Bass, courtesy Bloomberg – Microsoft joins companies such as Apple Inc. (AAPL) that are doing more work on chips internally to add exclusive features and set their devices … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

New York Launches Bitcoin Inquiry


by A.M. Watts – Suddenly, the internets virtual currency Bitcoin is as popular as The Real Housewives catfighting,  pervasive and on everyone’s radar, due to the nature of the “coin” and increased … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Computer Chip Based On Human Brain Developed


Acourtesy ScienceDaily — Today’s computing chips are incredibly complex and contain billions of nano-scale transistors, allowing for fast, high-performance computers, pocket-sized smartphones that far outpace early desktop computers, and an explosion … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Carl Icahn Discloses ‘Large’ Stake in Apple in Tweet


by Adam Satariano, courtesy Bloomberg – Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said he has built up a stake in Apple Inc., ramping up the pressure from activist shareholders who want to … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cloud Logistics Easily Reconfigures Your Vendor Locations and Routes


courtesy gocloudlogistics.tumblr.com – Cloud Logistics can easily reconfigure your vendor locations and routes with our cutting edge technology. The attached article from Supply Chain Digest confirms how important this feature is … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Seven Tips for Shifting a Mindset in Your Organization


by John Butman, courtesy HarvardBusinessReview – courtesy HarvardBusinessReview – We’re all fascinated by new ideas and how they can grab hold of us, influencing how we think and affecting how … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

3-D Printing Stirs Copyright Clash on Homemade IPhone Gear: Tech


by Olga Kharif & Susan Decker, courtesy Bloomberg – Defending a copyright on electronics featuring its show, HBO in February demanded Sosa halt sales on his website. He did, and … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Solid Upfront Buoyed TV Stocks


$19 billion in booked ad dollars leads to 30 percent value hike – A solid if slow-moving $19 billion upfront marketplace that segued nicely into a stream of upbeat quarterly … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ask Stack: Is it OK to split into small functions, even if they’re called once?


The Stack Exchange This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions encountered by technophiles and answered by users at Stack Exchange, a free, community-powered network … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

NSA “touches” more of Internet than Google


In deep packet inspection, it’s not the size of the data that matters. by Sean Gallagher, courtesy ArsTechnica In a memo issued last Friday, the National Security Agency provided details … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Enterprise Flash Arrays Pack in More Storage with Denser Media


Sub-20nm flash can hold more data in the same space but challenges loom for next generations by Stephen Lawson, courtesy IDG News – IDG News Service (San Francisco Bureau) — … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

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