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Internet Television

Taking cues from Chromecast, Sharp turns TVs into art displays 08 January 2015, 00.14 Internet Television
Taking cues from Chromecast, Sharp turns TVs into art displays
One of the features Sharp had on display at its CES booth looked vaguely familiar: Sharp’s 2015 TVs automatically display a series of works of art and great-looking photos when not in use, which the company is calling
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Online outlets showed Hebdo images but offline media didn’t. Why? 08 January 2015, 00.14 Internet Television
Online outlets showed Hebdo images but offline media didn’t. Why?
As the world struggled to understand the violence in Paris, where 12 cartoonists and other staff at the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo were gunned down by Islamic extremists, media outlets were faced with a challenge: Should
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Neil Young: Pono won’t be a hardware company for long (video interview)
Neil Young’s high-definition audio startup Pono just started selling its Pono player, but the music legend told me during an interview at CES in Las Vegas Wednesday that he sees Pono getting out of the hardware business
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Tesco sells Blinkbox to TalkTalk and may offload Dunnhumby 08 January 2015, 00.14 Internet Television
Tesco sells Blinkbox to TalkTalk and may offload Dunnhumby
The British supermarket giant Tesco is, to put it mildly, having financial difficulties. On Thursday it unveiled a range of measures that it hopes will help dig it out of its hole. These include the sale of Tesco Broadband and
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Deezer buys mobile-focused Muve Music from Cricket / AT&T 08 January 2015, 00.14 Internet Television
Deezer buys mobile-focused Muve Music from Cricket / AT&T
Paris-based music streaming service Deezer has acquired Muve Music, the mobile-focused music service from Leap Wireless. Leap is a virtual mobile operator better known for its Cricket service, which was itself acquired by
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Earth News Reports

These Necklaces, Eyeglasses Make Dramatic Statements About U.K.’s Air
Most statement necklaces are just about standing out and looking great, but these dramatic necklaces are actually making a statement about air quality and pollution in the UK. London-based artists Stefanie Posavec and Miriam
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Win a Pair of PETA-Approved Vegan-Leather Espadrilles by M4D3
If you’re kicking off your shoes this summer, make them a pair of these cruelty-free espadrilles. A collaboration between People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and “footwear with a purpose” brand M4D3, the
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Organotex: Eco-Friendly Fabric Treatment That Repels Water Like a Plant
ORGANOTEX /ôrɡən ō teks/ n. 1 a: A biodegradable, breathable, and fluorocarbon-free fabric treatment that mimics a plant’s ability to repel moisture. b: Uses a system of plant-based catalysts and organic polymers to
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Chocolate Legos by Akihiro Mizuuchi 06 August 2015, 23.46 Green Architecture
Chocolate Legos by Akihiro Mizuuchi
Chocolate. Lego. Space-invaders. If you are a normal person of the 21st century, at least one of these words should appeal to you. Japanese designer and illustrator Akihiro Mizuuchi has designed and built some moulds that let
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Nooks: unique handmade dollhouses 06 August 2015, 23.46 Green Architecture
Nooks: unique handmade dollhouses
Janine Rewell is an illustrator from Finland. Based in Helsinki, she is easy to recognize with her cool, geometric and colorful illustrations. From newspapers to art galleries, but also in advertising on on human skin, you can
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ShelfPack: The suitcase that turns into a mobile shelf 06 August 2015, 23.46 Green Architecture
ShelfPack: The suitcase that turns into a mobile shelf
According to the clever guy who started this cool Kickstarter project, the last major innovation in suitcase design was in the eightees, with the invention of wheeled cases. A new invention like the ShelfPack was definitely
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Brandversations: when competing logos meet 06 August 2015, 23.46 Green Architecture
Brandversations: when competing logos meet
Brandversations is a graphic design project by Stefan Asafti, a Romanian graphic designer. It consists of a series of posters that display the logo of today’s most famous brands. The catch? Each logo is designed using
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Playful illustrations that will mess with your mind 06 August 2015, 23.46 Green Architecture
Playful illustrations that will mess with your mind
Flyingmouse365 is a brand of funny, illustrated t-shirts. We already shared their illustrations of the part-time jobs of superheroes. They have another series of cool drawings that will make you think a little more, these are
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A chess board that uses 3D printed micro-planters as pieces 06 August 2015, 23.46 Green Architecture
A chess board that uses 3D printed micro-planters as pieces
Elena Low and her husband Kae Woei Lim run together a XYZ Workshop, a creative online hub for makers who enjoy tinkering with desktop manufacturing. They published all kinds of cool 3D printing projects, but this chess board
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10 examples of corporate identity design done the right way 06 August 2015, 23.46 Green Architecture
10 examples of corporate identity design done the right way
Corporate identity design is pretty much the only way to give a face to brands and corporations. It is crucial to any business and shows the importance of the graphic designers in our modern world. In this post you can discover
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Technology News Reports

Sun-powered Solar Impulse lands safely in Hawaii after longest solo flight in aviation history
Share on TumblrEmail Solar Impulse 2, piloted by André Borschberg has successfully completed its record-breaking solar-powered flight from Japan to Hawaii. The plane landed at 5:55am local time today, and was
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Quebec university students design a car that gets an astounding 2,098 mpg
Share on TumblrEmail We love zero fuel vehicles, but the next best thing is a mode of transportation that can take you reeeeeeally far on just a little fuel. Vehicles with that ability compete in the SAE
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The next-generation Nissan Leaf will be able to drive over 310 miles on a single charge
Share on TumblrEmail Range anxiety is one of the main things holding electric cars back – but the next generation of electric vehicles will be able to drive farther. Much farther. Nissan just announced plans to
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FitDesk Lets You Pedal Your Way to Fitness While You Work
Share on TumblrEmail Telecommuting saves workers money on subway or gas costs while conserving energy – but it can also mean less exercise. The folks at FitDesk have a solution – a brilliant bicycle/desk that
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Poop-powered bus breaks world speed record 26 May 2015, 17.17 Transportation
Poop-powered bus breaks world speed record
Share on TumblrEmail The UK’s poop-powered bus has set a speed record for a regular service bus with a top speed of 76.8 miles per hour (123.5kph). The vehicle is called the ‘Bus Hound’ (a tongue-in-cheek
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Watch this man set the world record for farthest hoverboard flight
Share on TumblrEmail Catalin Alexandru Duru, an inventor from Canada, set the world’s record recently for the longest flight by hoverboard. Ever since Marty McFly surfed the streets of Hill Valley on a
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This bike lane in Korea is topped with 20 miles of solar panels
Share on TumblrEmail Is this the greenest road ever? This video, shot by a drone, shows a stretch of highway in Korea featuring a solar-powered bike lane running right down the middle. The lane is offset,
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Vancouver will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy 13 April 2015, 23.28 Transportation
Vancouver will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy
Share on TumblrEmail Vancouver, Canada, has become the latest city to commit to running on 100 percent renewable energy. Following a City Council vote on March 26 in favor of making the switch, the city
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Gustavo Penna’s modular bus stop blends into the urban landscape in Brazil
Share on TumblrEmail Gustavo Penna Arquiteto & Associados just completed their design for the BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) bus stop in Brazil- a modular metallic structure that blends into the urban landscape.
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The Troll Hunters 13 April 2015, 23.28 Tech
The Troll Hunters
We’ve come up with the menacing term “troll” for someone who spreads hate and does other horrible things anonymously on the Internet. Internet trolls are unsettling not just because of the things they say but for the
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Paralyzed Again 13 April 2015, 23.28 Tech
Paralyzed Again
One night in 1982, John Mumford was working on an avalanche patrol on an icy Colorado mountain pass when the van carrying him and two other men slid off the road and plunged over a cliff. The other guys were able to walk
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Toolkits for the Mind 13 April 2015, 23.28 Tech
Toolkits for the Mind
When the Japanese computer scientist Yukihiro Matsumoto decided to create Ruby, a programming language that has helped build Twitter, Hulu, and much of the modern Web, he was chasing an idea from a 1966 science fiction novel
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IBM’s Watson Could Make a Knowledgeable Tour Guide
IBM researchers are exploring Watson’s abilities to answer museumgoers’ questions. By Rachel Metz on April 10, 2015 IBM’s Watson, the machine-learning computer that won Jeopardy! in 2011 and has found work searching
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Why Zapping the Brain Helps Parkinson's Patients
Deep brain stimulation could lead to a more effective, self-tuning device for Parkinson’s. By Courtney Humphries on April 13, 2015 Using electrodes (the white dots in this MRI image) on the brain’s surface,
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Mad Men Recap: Money Can’t Buy Don Draper Love
Seeing Mad Men through its ads: Every week, WIRED takes a look at the latest episode of Mad Men through the lens of the latest media campaign by advertising agency Sterling Cooper & Partners. “Yes…but is it art?”
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Why Everyone Went Nuts Over Hillary Clinton’s New Logo
Hillary Clinton speaks at the University of Miami on March 7, 2015. Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images On Sunday, shortly after Hillary Clinton announced her bid for the 2016 presidency, the internet erupted with a chorus of
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Veep GIF and a Graf: Selina Fails Pretty Much Immediately
Veep GIF and a Graf: Selina's Prompt Failure | WIRED Veep GIF and a Graf: Selina’s Prompt Failure Visually Toggle Menu Visually Toggle Search Click to go back to Wired Home PageSUBSCRIBE 1 / 1HBO HBO Last night Veep
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The 3DR Solo Is One Scary-Smart Drone 13 April 2015, 23.27 Tech
The 3DR Solo Is One Scary-Smart Drone
Great drone footage is mesmerizing, no matter what it depicts. (Exhibit A: This video of a truck driving through mud in super-slow-motion.) But perfect shots—the swooping landscapes, the hovering overheads—are hard to come
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This Week’s Trailers: True Detective Leaves Us Guessing
It feels like a lifetime ago that Rustin Cohle first darkened our doorways with his bleak and opaque philosophizing, and yet, it’s only been a year! And even though time is a flat blah blah blah, one more trip around the sun
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The Netflix of China Is Invading the US With Smartphones
For Letv, it's all about the screen time. Pau Barrena/Bloomberg/Getty Images When I describe Letv as the Netflix of China, Mark Li corrects me. “It’s the other way around,” he says. “Netflix is the Letv of the US.” He
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Blackberry wants to force popular services onto its platform in the name of net neutrality
Blackberry CEO John Chen has penned on the company’s blog his argument for extending net neutrality rules to the application and content layers. He cites the opening up of its Blackberry Messenger service (BBM) on the
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Hard drive failure rates point to clear winners and losers in 2014
One of the most common questions we’re asked about hardware reliability is whether there’s a real difference between the various storage manufacturers. This information is typically locked up like Fort Knox, which is one
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Windows 10: Microsoft raises the stakes for mobile Windows
In the two-plus-hour Microsoft press event revealing the details of Windows 10, none of us on the ET staff can recall hearing the words Android or iPhone, or any mention of how Windows would be improving its interoperability
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Canonical unveils Snappy Ubuntu Core, a lightweight operating system for your home
For the past few years, Canonical, the UK software developer behind the Ubuntu operating system, has been working to extend its traditional desktop operating system into a much broader range of products. Today, the company
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Elon Musk unveils new plan for global satellite internet, while Google invests a billion in SpaceX [UPDATED]
Update (1/20/2015): Multiple sources are claiming that Google is preparing a billion dollar investment into SpaceX that would give the company’s nascent internet plan an enormous capital boost. It’s not clear what kind
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Google ends existing Google Glass program, restructures program under Nest CEO
After months of controversy and limited visibility into the future of the program, Google has decided to restructure the Google Glass division, end the Explorer program, and hand the project off to the CEO of Nest, Tony
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Nissan and NASA team up to build autonomous cars for use in space
Share on TumblrEmail Nissan and NASA have inked a new partnership to further research autonomous vehicles that could be used not only here on Earth, but also in space. The five-year research and development
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Solar Impulse unveils route for first round-the-world flight powered by the sun
Share on TumblrEmail Slated for take off in either late February or early March 2015, the Solar Impulse 2 flight is expected to span approximately 25 flight days
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This cleverly designed bamboo bike charges mobile devices 24 January 2015, 00.26 Transportation
This cleverly designed bamboo bike charges mobile devices
Share on TumblrEmail Bambootec, a consortium from Yucatán, Mexico, has created a bamboo bicycle that turns pedaling into electricity for charging mobile devices. The bike also has a navigation dashboard in
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Resurrecting a Meltdown-Proof Reactor Design 24 January 2015, 00.25 Tech
Resurrecting a Meltdown-Proof Reactor Design
A new molten salt nuclear reactor design could make nuclear power safer and more economical. By Kevin Bullis on January 22, 2015 A view inside the 1970s version of the Oak Ridge molten salt nuclear reactor. A new take on
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Microsoft’s New Idea: A Hologram Headset to Rewrite Reality
A wearable display set for release by Microsoft later this year can augment your world with realistic, interactive virtual objects. By Tom Simonite on January 21, 2015 Microsoft has developed a version of the game
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Microsoft Researchers Get Wrapped Up in Smart Scarf
In the quest to make wearable electronics useful, researchers take a close look at the neck. By Rachel Metz on January 21, 2015 Microsoft researchers have created a scarf that can be commanded to heat up and vibrate via a
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Hawaii’s Solar Push Strains the Grid 24 January 2015, 00.25 Tech
Hawaii’s Solar Push Strains the Grid
Kauai’s utility takes a second stab at battery storage as solar heads toward 80 percent of peak power. By Peter Fairley on January 20, 2015 Shipping containers full of lithium batteries will stabilize Kauai’s grid
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Ford Finally Discovers Silicon Valley 24 January 2015, 00.24 Tech
Ford Finally Discovers Silicon Valley
Ford engineers show off a system for upgrading outdated infotainment hardware at the company’s newly opened Silicon Valley research center. Josh Valcarcel/WIRED “Cars!” says Dragos Maciuca, when asked why he left his
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Aspiring Singer Arrested in Israel on Suspicion of Hacking Madonna
Christie Goodwin/Redferns/Getty Images The specific hackers behind the Sony breach and data leaks may never be identified or arrested. But authorities say they have caught a hacker behind another high-profile breach: the
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Leatherman’s New Wearable Tech Can Repair Your Wearable Tech
Every link in the Leatherman Tread bracelet contains usable tools. It will come in both stainless steel and black DLC finishes (shown). Leatherman The Leatherman Tread will come out this Summer. It’s an interesting
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Here’s the Secret Silk Road Journal From the Laptop of Ross Ulbricht As the saga of the Silk Road has unfolded over the last four years, everyone has had an opinion about the unprecedented, billion-dollar online narcotics bazaar, from press to politicians to prosecutors. Even the
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The Strangely Competitive World of Sci-Fi Writing Workshops
courtesy Odyssey Writing Workshops Charitable Trust Each summer budding authors flock to writing workshops like Clarion, Clarion West, and Odyssey, which help prepare students for a career in fantasy and science fiction by
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While You Were Offline: American Sniper’s Fake Baby and a Drug-Buying Bot
Warner Bros. This week, Tumblr launched “Fandometrics,” a ranking that literally scores which fandom is more active and popular on the platform at any given moment. Is this a sign of an oncoming Internet apocalypse, or
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Google calls on FCC to mandate line-sharing, pits itself directly against Comcast and other ISPs
In the ongoing battle between net neutrality advocates and the ISPs, one of the hot-button issues that’s emerged is whether or not ISPs should be regulated as common carriers. Such regulation under Title II of the
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Microsoft is building a new web browser for Windows 10, may kill off Internet Explorer
According to a few sources from within Microsoft, it appears that the company is working on a new web browser — codenamed Spartan — that will debut with Windows 10. Spartan will reportedly look like a mix of Firefox and
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The Interview breaks online movie sales records: A case for simultaneous releases
It is exceedingly hard to find an angle that presents The Interview in a positive light — and yet, of course, Sony Pictures’ marketing department has managed to do just that. Yesterday, four days after the film’s
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Comcast announces plans to roll out gigabit internet by the end of the year
The various established telcos and cable operators have been under pressure ever since Google announced it would begin rolling out fiber networks to consumers in test locations across the country. Now, Comcast is gearing up
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Living with Amazon’s Echo: A cylinder of fun and frustration
Since I already own a Roku, a Chromecast, and an HTPC, I wasn’t in the market for another streaming device, especially not one that only does audio. But one thing about the Amazon Echo caught my attention immediately —
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Detroit Electric’s SP:01 will be the world’s fastest two-seater electric car when it hits the streets in 2016
Share on TumblrEmail Detroit Electric just unveiled the production version of the SP:01 electric sports car, which the automaker says will be the fastest pure-electric, two-seater electric car when it hits
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Johanson3′s electric cargo bikes are the perfect answer for the modern commute
Share on TumblrEmail Bike commuting is a great way to get around, but it can be limiting in terms of fashion choices and payload capacity. Johanson3 is about hit the market with a new product range of 5
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Mercedes-Benz unveils self-driving, hydrogen-powered F 015 Luxury in Motion vehicle at CES
Share on TumblrEmail Mercedes-Benz just unveiled its vision of the future of the automobile at Consumer Electronics Show“>CES 2015 – and it drives itself. The F 015 Luxury in Motion research vehicle is
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CES 2015: Wearables Everywhere 08 January 2015, 00.13 Tech
CES 2015: Wearables Everywhere
At the annual gadget show, wearable-device makers are moving beyond activity-tracking wristbands. By Rachel Metz on January 5, 2015 Melomind, a head-worn gadget from French company myBrain Technologies, purports to
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Cheap, Scratch-Resistant Displays 08 January 2015, 00.13 Tech
Cheap, Scratch-Resistant Displays
Ted Smick’s device loads crystal wafers for processing. Glass touch-screen displays are easily cracked and scratched, making them a weak point in today’s ubiquitous mobile devices. Sapphire—which is about three times
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The Dementia Plague 08 January 2015, 00.13 Tech
The Dementia Plague
  Evelyn C. Granieri is that rarest of 21st-century doctors: she still makes house calls. On a warm Thursday morning toward the end of August, the New York–based geriatrician, outfitted in a tailored white suit and high
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CES 2015: Unleash the Drones! 08 January 2015, 00.13 Tech
CES 2015: Unleash the Drones!
Prepare for takeoff. Unmanned aircraft are a rapidly growing category in consumer electronics. By Rachel Metz on January 7, 2015 The X-Star, a drone made by MaxAero of Shenzhen, China, takes a spin at the International
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CES 2015: Nvidia Demos a Car Computer Trained with “Deep Learning”
A commercial device uses powerful image and information processing to let cars interpret 360° camera views. By David Talbot on January 6, 2015 The Drive PX computer Many cars now include cameras or other sensors that
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A Bendable Implant Taps the Nervous System without Damaging It
Swiss researchers allow rats to walk again with a rubbery electronic implant. By Antonio Regalado on January 8, 2015 An implant made of silicone and gold wires is as stretchy as human tissue. Medicine these days
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Critics Say New Evidence Linking North Korea to the Sony Hack Is Still Flimsy
Cars pass by the entrance to Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. studios in Culver City, Calif. Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg/Getty Images If the FBI’s revelations on Wednesday about the sloppiness of North Korea’s hackers
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The Interface of Things: A Universal Remote for Your Life
Ford’s Sync. Ford When was the last time you tried to use the speech recognition feature on your phone or in your car? Maybe it was to ask your GPS program for directions, to place a call without taking your eyes off of
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Yahoo’s Share of US Search Traffic Rises After Its Firefox Deal
Photo: Courtesy of Yahoo Things are looking up for Yahoo. At least a bit. The venerable internet company has made some significant gains in the U.S. internet search market, while Google has experienced its biggest drop in
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How Tech Has Shaped Film Making: The Film vs. Digital Debate Is Put to Rest
Pixar The director Robert Rodriguez is famous for getting his shooting done rather quickly. He has described his process as one long day of work, beginning with shots and moving into editing all within the same day. He
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A Clever Plan to Teach Schoolkids New Languages With a Free App
Getty Images In developing countries like Ethiopia, Malaysia, and Mozambique, the market for English language learning is red hot. These are places where, often, English proficiency is seen as a stepping stone to a better
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Uber’s New Moving Service in Hong Kong Is No Mere Stunt
Uber Uber has proven many times over that it’s good for more than just ride-hailing. In the past, the app has acted as a Christmas tree delivery service, an ice cream truck-hailing app, an on-demand kitten-cuddling
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Chinese man builds working electric car from wood 26 December 2014, 02.50 Transportation
Chinese man builds working electric car from wood
Share on TumblrEmail Chinese carpenter Liu Fulong spent four months this year building a fully operational, all-electric car out of wood! The car is armored, it features several missiles mounted to the sides
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Volvo’s new connected helmet helps drivers and bikers avoid collision
Share on TumblrEmail Several automakers are working on new safety technology that will connect drivers to pedestrians and cyclists, with the ultimate goal of alleviating collisions. Volvo has already
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VIDEO: This dude floated up to 8,000 feet with nothing but a bunch of balloons and a lawnchair
Share on TumblrEmail Who hasn’t dreamed of grabbing a bunch of balloons and floating away into the sky? The difference between the dreamers and professional stuntman Erik Roner is that while the rest of the
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Apple pushes its first ever silent, automatic security update to Mac OS X to fix NTP bug
Apple has pushed out its first ever automatic, silent security update to Mac OS X users, fixing a vulnerability in NTP that would’ve allowed hackers to turn Macs into DDoS zombies. In some ways, this finally brings Apple up
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North Korea kicked off the internet by giant DDoS: Was it the USA, or someone else?
Yesterday evening, North Korea was unceremoniously knocked off the internet by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. This comes shortly after the US government promised a “proportional response” to the Sony
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Who really hacked Sony Pictures? It probably wasn’t North Korea (updated)
North Korea was indeed responsible for the massive hack on Sony Pictures, according to officials from within the US government. This follows on from Sony cancelling the release of The Interview amid threats of further
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The Open Bay: Now you can download and host your own copy of The Pirate Bay
If you’re still lamenting the loss of The Pirate Bay, which was shut down last week by Swedish police, you now have an intriguing new option: If you have some web hosting, a small amount of tech savvy, and you’re located
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How to capture and stream video from a PS4 26 December 2014, 02.50 Technology
How to capture and stream video from a PS4
1 of 4 Next Showing off exactly how you play is a huge part of the modern gaming experience. Live streams and Let’s Play videos are increasingly common, and barriers to entry are lowering every year. Capturing and
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Microsoft, Apple withdraw from Android patent trolling: Is the patent war drawing to a close?
After years of relentless litigation, it seems the mobile/smartphone patent war might be drawing to a close. Rockstar, a patent trolling company owned by Apple, Microsoft, Sony, Ericsson, and BlackBerry, has agreed to cancel
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Can Japan Recapture Its Solar Power? 26 December 2014, 02.50 Tech
Can Japan Recapture Its Solar Power?
It’s 38 °C on the Atsumi Peninsula southwest of Tokyo: a deadly heat wave has been gripping much of Japan late this summer. Inside the offices of a newly built power plant operated by the plastics company Mitsui
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Wood-crafted War of 1812 Chess Set embodies the great war in history PDF Print E-mail
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The famous War of 1812 is extremely significant in the history of the United States and the Britain. But what does it has to do with a chess set? The crazy Etsy designer Jim Arnolds has shaped a huge chess set representing the war. Named the War of 1812 Chess Set, it is a handicraft custom designed wooden chess set with a large chessboard that boards the U.S. navy ship the Constitution versus the U.K’s Guerierre at both ends.

War of 1812 Chess Set

War of 1812 Chess Set

The chess set is made of solid maple and walnut trees. The board alone has a huge weight of 50 pounds and it stretches 36 square inches. There is a small re-enactment of the U.S’ first sea victory on top of the quadrilateral map of chess set. All parts and elements of the chess set that has guarding cannons at its four ends are meant to recollect the memory of the historic war.

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War of 1812 Chess Set

Carved from solid walnut and maple, the chess board alone weighs 50 pounds, and spans 36 square inches.

Each chessman on the board represents the war of 1812 in interesting ways. The kings represent the ship captains, queens the lieutenants, bishops the mid-shipmen, the knights the gunners’ mates, rooks the cannon balls and pawns the deck side cannons. Well, all pieces are there with authentic representations of ancient period’s uniforms and war robes.

Of course, there will be nothing like this chess set anywhere. Jim Arnolds sells the massive War of 1812 Chess set for a whopping price of $3,800. The designer has been specialized in developing the most unique and handcraft wood-based designs. This War of 1812 Chess Set will be a feather in the cap of the famous designer.

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Computer News Reports

New Bitcoin Foundation chief eyes crowdfunding 13 April 2015, 23.28 Computers
New Bitcoin Foundation chief eyes crowdfunding
The newly appointed head of the Bitcoin Foundation, a group that promotes development of the digital currency, believes crowdfunding is one part of the solution for its troubled finances. A one-time Morgan Stanley
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In New Zealand, a legal battle looms over streaming TV
A legal battle is taking shape in New Zealand that could result in one of the first worldwide court cases to address the legality of skirting regional restrictions on web content. Several ISPs in the country received a
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IBM's Watson Health division will incorporate patient data from Apple
The health information your Apple Watch collects could eventually end up in IBM’s Watson cloud computing platform, where medical researchers and doctors can tap it in the course of their work. On Monday, IBM launched the
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Sharp develops 4K smartphone display, undecided on manufacturing plan
Sharp has developed a 5.5-inch display with 3860 x 2160 pixel resolution, which is equivalent to “ultra high definition,” also known as 4K. The prototype LCD display, which could be used in smartphones in the future,
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RadioShack presses ahead plan for sale of customer data
RadioShack will press on with its plan to sell its customer data, despite opposition from a number of U.S. states. The company has asked a bankruptcy court for approval for a second auction of its assets, which includes the
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Windows vulnerability can compromise credentials 13 April 2015, 23.28 Computers
Windows vulnerability can compromise credentials
A vulnerability found in the late 1990s in Microsoft Windows can still be used to steal login credentials, according to a security advisory released Monday. A researcher with security vendor Cylance, Brian Wallace, found a
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#Movistar – Who Owns Your Customers Problems? 24 January 2015, 00.26 Computers
#Movistar – Who Owns Your Customers Problems?
And after 69 rather long, frustrating and somewhat infuriating days of a much anticipated wait … HABEMUS INTERNET! Yes!! You are reading it right. After nearly 2.5 months of waiting for Movistar to, finally, get their act
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#Movistar – The Only Boss You Need to Pay Attention To
Here I am, once again, incredibly frustrated and very irritated I got disconnected from the Internet last week Friday, as I blew up my monthly data allowance on my mobile phone for the zillionth time over the course of last
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Blitzkrieg 3 hands-on preview: An asynchronous war of your own making
If I were a World War II officer, I would apparently be the equivalent of that character that Ross from Friends played in Band of Brothers a.k.a. Sergeant Completely Incompetent. Friends got really dark before the end.
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North Carolina could be next in Google Fiber roll-out
Two cities in North Carolina could be the first to benefit from a planned expansion of Google’s fiber-optic Internet service. The company is holding events in Raleigh and Durham on Wednesday and Thursday next week,
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NIST pledges transparency in NSA dealings over crypto standards
A U.S. agency that develops widely used standards for encryption has pledged to be more transparent about its dealings with the National Security Agency, amid concerns the NSA undermined those standards to boost its
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California DMV changes course, reverses registration policy change for rideshare drivers
Earlier this month, some UberX drivers in Calfornia found themselves between a rock and a hard place: The state started requiring ridesharing service drivers to register their cars as commercial vehicles, but Uber in turn
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DirectX 12 just sneaked into Windows 10, but you can't use it yet
Poking around the fresh Windows 10 build last night, I found an interesting new feature that Joe Belfiore didn’t mentioned in his announcement post: DirectX 12 is already baked into the operating system. Don’t take my
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Conference calls a waste of time? In 1915, this one made history
These days, making a call across the U.S. is so easy that people often don’t even know they’re talking coast to coast. But 100 years ago Sunday, it took a hackathon, a new technology and an international exposition to
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#Movistar Killed the Web Star 08 January 2015, 00.13 Computers
#Movistar Killed the Web Star
Imagine if all of a sudden you decide to embark on an experiment where you try to figure out what it would be like to live without access to the Internet over a certain period of time not only for your day to day work, but
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#Movistar – The Cost of Lying to Your Customers 08 January 2015, 00.13 Computers
#Movistar – The Cost of Lying to Your Customers
Today is, officially, my first day at work for 2015 after the Christmas holidays. I am writing officially on purpose, because after 61 days I am still waiting for Movistar (That Queen Between that always wants to get paid,
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MSI's sweet Shadow gaming dock bundle costs as much as an old-school PC
LAS VEGAS—As any gamer knows, the problem with a laptop is that once you’ve purchased it, you’re stuck with whatever the manufacturer included inside. MSI now has two separate products that can solve that
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What CES told us about this year's smartphone trends 08 January 2015, 00.13 Computers
What CES told us about this year's smartphone trends
International CES has never been a showcase for new smartphones, but it always features several interesting announcements that highlight big trends for the next 12 months, and this year was no exception. Smartphone
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Sales of Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader plunge during holiday shopping season
The holiday shopping season wasn’t merry for Barnes & Noble’s Nook division, which experienced plummeting sales of the Nook e-reader as well as content and accessories for the device. Total sales in the Nook
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Global post-recovery Ebola campaign adds mobile app 08 January 2015, 00.13 Computers
Global post-recovery Ebola campaign adds mobile app
An interactive mobile app has been added to the West African multimedia #ISurvivedEbola campaign, one of the first global efforts at helping Ebola survivors in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea connect with each other,
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Ekin Labs says its free software can build a home-security system using hardware you already own
LAS VEGAS—You can’t swing a burglar’s bag of loot at CES without hitting some new smart-home security system. Amidst all the cameras, sensors, and touchscreen control panels, Ekin Labs’ exhibit stood out: It’s
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Lucis targets smart-home DIYers with its NuBryte lighting-control hub
LAS VEGAS– The market for smart lighting is growing by leaps and bounds, but all too many products depend on your smartphone or tablet for control. Sometimes it’s just better to have those controls right on the wall.
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2014, The Year That Was 26 December 2014, 02.50 Computers
2014, The Year That Was
And nearly four months later… I am back to blogging. Again. And for how long this time around? I just don’t know. We will have to wait and see, but, I tell you, if I were to describe what 2014 has been like so far for
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Your new PC needs these 22 free, excellent programs 26 December 2014, 02.50 Computers
Your new PC needs these 22 free, excellent programs
More than a mere blank slate, a new PC is a fresh opportunity—a collection of components that, with the right software installed, could accomplish anything from balancing your household budget to helping to cure cancer. Yes,
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Watch Spy World Online | Season 1 Full Episodes Video Streaming & Torrent Search
Spy World Synopsis Spy World is a documentary television series produced by the Travel Channel that premiered in December of 2014. In each episode of Spy World a famous and sometimes forgotten spy stories are reconstructed.
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Channel 4 Dumping 4oD In Favor Of All 4 | New Streaming Television Hub For UK Viewers
4oD has been a successful effort, with Channel 4 having offered on-demand television across a range of platforms for several years. But the name is being dumped, and the service is being given a major overhaul to better cater
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Live Streaming Pioneer Shuts Down As Twitch Prepares For Acquisition By Google is no more, with the pioneering live streaming service having suddenly shut down after seven years. Meanwhile, its replacement,, is making a series of changes which suggests it’s preparing to be acquired
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Netflix In Talks To Broadcast Seinfeld Episodes On Demand | Successful Sitcoms Never Die
Seinfeld could soon be available to stream on Netflix, with Jerry Seinfeld, the creator and star of the classic sitcom, suggesting talks are ongoing. However, Netflix could face competition from rival streaming services, and
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YouTube Unveils New Features For Content Creators | Studio App, Crowdfunding, 60fps
YouTube would be nothing without content, and original content, no less. And the people who create that original content need as many tools at their disposal as possible. YouTube has delivered a new set of features to content
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Netflix Expands Into Mainland Europe: Streaming Video In France, Germany, Austria
Netflix is officially expanding into mainland Europe, announcing its intentions to launch in six more countries by the end of 2014. In doing so, it faces several new challenges in France, Germany, Austria, and others. Strong
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Watch Penny Dreadful Online | Season 1 Full Episodes Video Streaming & Torrent Search
Penny Dreadful Synopsis Penny Dreadful is a horror drama television series produced by Showtime that premiered in April of 2014. Created by John Logan Penny Dreadful combines some of the most horrifying characters from
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Microsoft Reveals Xbox Originals | Halo TV Show Amongst Content In Development
Microsoft has long held ambitious plans to turn its games console into a media hub delivering masses of content of all kinds into people’s living rooms. With Xbox Originals, it may be on its way to realizing this dream.
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Yahoo Wants To Beat YouTube | Coaxing YouTube Stars With Advertising Revenues
YouTube is one of the tentpoles of the Web at this point in time, being a household name and one of the most-visited sites on the Internet. And yet Yahoo is reportedly planning to compete with YouTube by launching its own
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Google & Viacom Settle YouTube Fight | Seven-Year Copyright Lawsuit Ends Amicably
Google and Viacom have finally resolved the long-running lawsuit over videos uploaded to YouTube almost a decade ago. The terms of the out-of-court settlement aren’t being disclosed but we’re just pleased this
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The BBC Unveils New-Look iPlayer | A Responsive HTML5 Design Brings It Up To Date
The BBC has unveiled the new iPlayer, and its free catch-up television service has undergone several big changes. The biggest being an HTML5-powered responsive design driving the whole effort. The New iPlayer The BBC has
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Google Ordered To Remove ‘Innocence Of Muslims’ Over Actress’ Copyright Claims
An appeals court has ordered Google to remove a controversial short film from YouTube after an actress who appeared in Innocence Of Muslims filed a copyright claim. The decision seems to go against existing thinking on
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LoveFilm Becomes Amazon Prime Instant Video In The UK, With £79 Adding A Raft Of Extras
LoveFilm is no more, being rebranded as Amazon Prime Instant Video and being folded into the existing Amazon Prime service. Most people will have to pay more money for the service, but the £79-per-year asking price buys you
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Netflix News Roundup: Subscriber Numbers, Pricing Tiers, Net Neutrality Statement
Netflix has had a big news week, with various stories emerging from and about the streaming video company. This includes revenue and subscriber numbers, plans for new pricing tiers and an expansion into Europe, and a statement
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What The Net Neutrality Ruling Means For Online Video 18 January 2014, 22.47 4G Voice, Video, & Data
What The Net Neutrality Ruling Means For Online Video
A recent decision by an appeals court in Washington to chuck out net neutrality rules could have dire consequences for everyone using the Internet. Including those who both deliver and consume online video. Net Neutrality
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Vdio Is Dead | Rdio Shutters Video Service 28 December 2013, 22.35 4G Voice, Video, & Data
Vdio Is Dead | Rdio Shutters Video Service
Vdio is no more, with parent company Rdio deciding to shutter the online video service. The reasons for the closure remain unclear, but it seems that there just wasn’t room for Vdio in an already-crowded market. It didn’t
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YouTube’s Content ID Crackdown On Let’s Play Videos Draws Ire From Gamers & Developers
YouTube’s recent crackdown on Let’s Play videos, with an aggressive new Content ID update, has left a bad taste in the mouths of everyone involved. Except the companies making money from videos they really had no business
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Google Fights Back After YouTube Comments Spam Increased | Google+ Integration Staying
Google has finally addressed the issues affecting the new YouTube comments system, controversially rolled out earlier this month. Unfortunately, while small changes are being made to plaster over the cracks, the elephant in
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YouTube Changes Comments System To Google+, Even Jawed Karim Complains 10 November 2013, 00.35 4G Voice, Video, & Data
YouTube Changes Comments System To Google+, Even Jawed Karim Complains
Google has rolled out the new YouTube comments system, which is designed to stop the absurd levels of spam and trolling which have plagued the site in recent years. Unfortunately the new system requires Google+ integration,
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File contained a virus and was deleted 02 November 2013, 22.56 4G Voice, Video, & Data
File contained a virus and was deleted
I had a client that was recently getting this message.  If you are getting it, the cause can be a misconfiguration or worse. The result can sometimes be caused by faulty anti virus programs.  Or anti virus programs that were
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YouTube Launching Paid Spotify-Like Streaming Music Service Before End Of 2013
Google is set to launch a YouTube music streaming service before the end of 2013, at least if current persistent rumors are to be believed. This service will work the same way as Spotify, with a hefty catalog of music
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Is Online Streaming Availability To Blame For Movie Piracy? Research Suggests It Could Be
Do people pirate things because they’re cheap and want to get whatever they can for free? Or is the practice less sinister and more about getting hold of things that aren’t available in the format they favor? These are
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Netflix Originals Keeping Subscribers Happy | Original Content Strategy Already Working
Original content looks like being a small but significant part of the future of online television.. It’s certainly an area Netflix, amongst others, has explored, and one which, according to a new report, looks to be working
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YouTube Founders Unveil MixBit, A Vine & Instagram Competitor With Hidden Tricks
The mobile video space is becoming more crowded by the day. Following on from Vine and its six seconds of recording simplicity, and Instagram and its 15 seconds of recording simplicity, comes MixBit. Can this new startup
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YouTube Opening New Production Studio In New York | Original Content Ramped Up
YouTube is set to continue its efforts to evolve from the home of a disparate collection of funny animal videos into the home of truly talented individuals all creating professional-quality programming. In order to affect this
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Google Launches Chromecast, a $35 Dongle That Streams Content From Mobile To TV
Google recently unveiled Chromecast, a $35 dongle that is able to stream content from mobile devices to your television. This is Google’s latest attempt to grab a foothold in the TV industry, which it’s going to need to be
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Hulu Owners Decide Not To Sell After All | Fox, NBC, & Disney Reinvest Millions Instead
Hulu has been withdrawn from sale for the second time in its history, with the joint partners once again deciding against accepting the bids that were coming in, just as they did in 2011. Instead, the three partners are
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Video on Instagram Arrives To Compete With Vine | Facebook & Twitter Go Head-To-Head
Facebook and Twitter have been at war as competing social networks for a number of years. But the latest battleground between the two is mobile video, with Video on Instagram (owned by Facebook) arriving as a direct response
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PalmPad: HP Slate in Palm Clothing? 17 June 2013, 15.02 4G Voice, Video, & Data
PalmPad: HP Slate in Palm Clothing?
Dec. 21, 2010 - 12:39 PM PDT Dec. 21, 2010 - 12:39 PM PDT Summary: It’s being reporting today that HP/Palm is preparing to release the “PalmPad” next month. The story is accompanied by a diagram showing the PalmPad.
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Home Health Monitoring is Big Business 17 June 2013, 15.02 4G Voice, Video, & Data
Home Health Monitoring is Big Business
Dec. 21, 2010 - 7:55 AM PDT Dec. 21, 2010 - 7:55 AM PDTSummary: Remote health monitoring generated €7.6 billion globally in 2010, an amount destined to grow as this nascent area of healthcare is used more heavily in the
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Last Minute Geek’s Holiday Gift Guide 17 June 2013, 15.02 4G Voice, Video, & Data
Last Minute Geek’s Holiday Gift Guide
Dec. 20, 2010 - 11:36 AM PDT Dec. 20, 2010 - 11:36 AM PDT The geek in your life is hard enough to find appropriate gifts for the holidays, and this year, once again you waited until the last moment. Never fear, we have scoured
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Android This Week: Leveling Off; Fring Calling; LogMeIn 17 June 2013, 15.02 4G Voice, Video, & Data
Android This Week: Leveling Off; Fring Calling; LogMeIn
Dec. 18, 2010 - 6:00 AM PDT Dec. 18, 2010 - 6:00 AM PDTSummary: The growth of Android in the smartphone space has been phenomenal, but recent ad statistics show it may be leveling off. VoIP calling is hot on Android, however,
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MobileTechRoundup 226 17 June 2013, 15.02 4G Voice, Video, & Data
MobileTechRoundup 226
Dec. 17, 2010 - 8:00 AM PDT Dec. 17, 2010 - 8:00 AM PDT Summary: Join James, Matt and Kevin live for this week’s audio podcast where they’ll cover the week’s mobile technology news and share experiences with the
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Kindle for Android Gets Periodicals, In-App Store 17 June 2013, 15.02 4G Voice, Video, & Data
Kindle for Android Gets Periodicals, In-App Store
Dec. 17, 2010 - 7:08 AM PDT Dec. 17, 2010 - 7:08 AM PDTSummary: Amazon has rolled out a major new version of the Kindle app for Android that adds magazines and newspapers to the standard e-book fare. The app also adds shopping
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Samsung ATIV Smart PC 17 June 2013, 15.02 4G Voice, Video, & Data
Samsung ATIV Smart PC
The tablet market is going into hyperdrive.  The announcement of Microsoft’s foray into the tablet market utilization with Windows 8 architecture made a few ripples.  It will be really interesting to see how this plays
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Norton Hotspot VPN 17 June 2013, 15.02 4G Voice, Video, & Data
Norton Hotspot VPN
One of the thorniest issues is traveling and maintaining security.  Norton has come up with a nice little VPN package that allows for secure surfing while on open networks. If you have ever been in a hotel, most likely you
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