Get a Super Lite, Slim Gadget: Then Get Ten Fat, Heavy, Ugly Trinkets to Make it Work
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Leef Access microSD Reader Review There are some great tablets that have just one flaw: no microSD slot. Fortunately, there’s the Leef Access microSD Reader, a $12.99 add-on that enables mobile devices to work with these ubiquitous memory cards. The … Continue reading

How Technology Enables and Supports Civil Rights
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Some Guys Just Made a Heavier-Caliber 3D-Printed Gun — War Is Boring — Medium In March, a Website dedicated to 3D-printing firearms announced one of its members had developed a lower receiver for a Colt CM901 rifle. It’s a small?—?but … Continue reading

Hey, Four Eyes!
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Google is making Glass ‘ready for users,’ says Schmidt | PCWorld Google is still developing Glass, which is a “big and very fundamental platform” for the search giant, says Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. Google in Januarystopped selling the initial version … Continue reading

Once The Tech Reaches This Stage….
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Magic Leap and HoloLens Demos Show Augmented Reality Challenges | MIT Technology Review It’s clearly incredibly hard to make this kind of stuff work in a convincing way on a headset—once you’ve figured out how to make good-looking virtual images, … Continue reading

It’s A Big, Fat Nothingburger
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Apple’s contribution to the smartwatch: An app-centric approach and Wi-Fi | Ars Technica As much as patent and trade-dress lawsuits would like to stop it, getting to today’s idea of a modern, mature smartphone was a collaborative effort. Apple laid the … Continue reading

Smartwatch Go Boom?
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POLL Results: Your plans for when Apple Watch is released | Apple content from SuperSite for Windows Last Monday our weekly poll asked if you had any plans around the release of the Apple Watch. Before I dive into our … Continue reading

Oh, Goody: What A Wunnerful World It Will Be
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3-D printer for small molecules opens access to customized chemistry Burke says the technology is ready now to synthesize a range of very complex natural products, meaning the atom-by-atom modifications that researchers need to optimize these molecules into therapeutic compounds … Continue reading

I Lived the Internet of the 1990s Once – I Don’t Need to Do It Again
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Relive the Internet of the 1990s in 6 Gifs 1985. When Back to the Future opened in American theatres and ended up as the highest-grossing film of the year. When Studio Ghibli, the world famous Japanese animation studio was founded. … Continue reading

Why Not An Uber For Bike Messengers?
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Splinster wants to be the Zipcar of smart bike rentals This smart bike is about to turn urban ridesharing on its ear. Spinlister, a global peer-to-peer bike sharing program, announced plans at SXSW on Friday to sell these specially-built VanMoof … Continue reading

Apple Plays Catch-Up
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Apple demotes Air with new fanless 12-in. Retina MacBook as its lightest, thinnest computer | Computerworld The MacBook relies on an Intel Core M processor, one from the chip maker’s 14-nanometer “Broadwell” architecture, and features just one port, a multi-use … Continue reading

Self-serving Horseshit From the WordPress People
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“Straight Pride” group slapped with $25K fine for DMCA claim against blogger | Ars Technica Few people had cared about Straight Pride UK, but Hotham’s complaints about the removal of his work touched a nerve. Articles went up in The Guardian, TechCrunch, and … Continue reading

First In A Long Line Of Ridiculous Wrist Gadgets
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Tech Time Warp of the Week: The 1972 Digital Watch That Cost More Than a Car | WIRED “That model sold for $2,100, which was more than a new Ford Pinto went for at the time,” journalist Harry McCracken wrote … Continue reading

Faster, Please
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Self-driving cars could save $190B a year in damages and health costs | Computerworld Each year, roadway crashes account for $212 billion in damages, including deaths, non-fatal but disabling injuries, hospitalizations and property damage. If advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) … Continue reading

Sorry, The Revival Has Been Permanently Canceled
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Apple Watch will change the way you shop | Computerworld You aren’t just a shopper these days, you’re a digitally empowered customer and the Apple Watch is going to revolutionize retail while also helping boost “a revival” of traditional offline … Continue reading

This May Explain NRO’s Horrible, Craptastic New Website
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  How Cards Are Quietly Transforming The Web | TechCrunch Front Runners: Google and Vox Media Web publishers have battled for years, but the final prize has remained the same: visitors and engagement. The more time people spend on a … Continue reading

Smart Watches You Actually Might Not Be Embarrassed To Wear
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Swiss luxury watchmakers Frederique Constant, Alpina and Mondaine reveal the horological smartwatch The Apple Watch may emerge in a cloud of narcotic pixie dust on March 9, but the Swiss watch industry has some fancy new tricks of its own. … Continue reading

Way Cool
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This Tiny Toolbox Transforms Into an Entire Woodshop The problem for many of us is our tiny apartments with no room for a workshop. But it’s a problem that might finally be solved with this amazing toolbox that transforms into … Continue reading

How About Both?
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Would you prefer a thinner phone or better battery life? Despite a number of exciting (and novel) announcements related to battery technology, the sad fact is that our smartphones still need to be frequently charged. One thing that hasn’t helped … Continue reading

Google: A New Modular Campus?
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  Google proposes sci-fi design for movable new headquarters | Computerworld Google on Friday released the plans for what the company hopes will be its new headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. The company plans to redevelop four of its office … Continue reading

Intel Makes a Sensible Decision
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Intel to rebrand Atom chips along lines of Core processors | Computerworld Pop quiz: Which is faster, the Atom Z3735F or the Atom Z3735G? If your eyes are glazing over, you’re not alone, because even hard-core geeks get confused by … Continue reading

Unintended Consequences
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Why Are Apple, Amazon Data Center Jobs Going To Europe? Blame The NSA Add this to the fallout from the National Security Agency spying scandal: U.S. technology companies are building some of their most state-of-the-art data centers not in Silicon … Continue reading

The Future Is Here. It’s Just Not Equally Distributed Yet.
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Internet Access In The World: Only 40% Of Global Population Have Ever Been Online “In order to make the internet relevant to 80% of the world, it would require content in at least 92 languages,” the report reads in part. … Continue reading

This Future Is Almost Now
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This isn’t magic. This is the near future – no more than ten years down the road for some, though not all, of us. As William Gibson has noted, the future is already here. It’s just not evenly distributed yet. … Continue reading

The Real Future Is…The Future. And You’re Probably Clueless About It
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THE EXECUTIVE COMPUTER – NYTimes.com But the real future of the laptop computer will remain in the specialized niche markets. Because no matter how inexpensive the machines become, and no matter how sophisticated their software, I still can’t imagine the … Continue reading

Technology, China, Apple, and Deflation
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Xiaomi’s Mi Note phablet outclasses the competition for half the price | Ars Technica Xiaomi (roughly pronounced “Shiao-Me”) is probably the most important company in the smartphone industry right now. The upstart OEM is the number one vendor in the world’s biggest smartphone … Continue reading

No, You’re Not Going to Turn That Dishwasher Into An App Designer
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The Untapped $140 Trillion Innovation For Jobs Market | TechCrunch It’s a popular sport nowadays, discussing if tech is going to kill or create jobs. The answer is simple if you ask me. If we care more about tasks than … Continue reading

Want to Run Android Apps Seamlessly on Your Windows Machine? Here You Go
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Two OSes in one: DuOS-M puts Android on your Windows device | Computerworld Once DuOS-M was up and running, it was a breeze to use. I installed it on a Microsoft Surface Pro 2, and as promised, it essentially turned … Continue reading

The Horrible Cernettes?
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The Story of the First Photo on the Web CERN, the world’s most awe-inspiring physics research facility, is pimping some images of its newly renovated Large Hadron Collider today. It reminds me of the very first time CERN pimped some … Continue reading

The Secret Group of “Omnipotent Hackers” Working for the NSA
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How “omnipotent” hackers tied to NSA hid for 14 years—and were found at last | Ars Technica CANCUN, Mexico — In 2009, one or more prestigious researchers received a CD by mail that contained pictures and other materials from a recent … Continue reading

Fast Train Coming (Or, The Light At the End of the Tunnel Is a Black Hole)
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Turing And The Increasingly Important Case For Theory | TechCrunch With time, the state of infrastructure grows linearly. That is, infrastructure layers of software and technology have pressure to innovate and mature yet they don’t necessarily compound. The development of SQL … Continue reading

The Ice Cream Will Be Sparse Today…
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Since I’m trying to recover my work machine from having tried to roll back Windows 10 (which recent updates have turned into a dog for me) to windows 8.1. Like a good boy, before I ever upgraded to 10, I … Continue reading

Here. Educate Yourself.
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Together, these two articles make up a very long discussion of a surprisingly near future.   Are you curious why some very serious scientists view the possibility of a Technological “Singularity” with extreme gravity?  These will go a long way to … Continue reading

You Used a Gun to Rob a Bank? How…20th Century!
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Palm-sized pwnage: Ars tests the Pwn Plug R3 | Ars Technica Imagine for a moment the following scenario: you’re the manager for a busy bank branch in a major city. You come back from lunch and are told by one … Continue reading

I’m Still Just Blown Away By This Robot Dog
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Here’s the full video of Boston Dynamic’s latest robot dog, Spot: Imagine what these things will be like five years from now. Like (0) … Continue reading

Don’t Kick That…Dog?
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Google reveals smaller version of Boston Dynamics’ robo-dog Spot | Daily Mail Online What surprised me was how quickly I anthropomorphized this critter, and felt a burst of anger at the man who kicked it. The other surprise was how … Continue reading

Take a Look At a Huge Chinese Bitcoin Mine
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A Rare Look Inside A Massive Bitcoin Mine | TechCrunch Bitcoin mining is not a pretty business. It requires lots of specialized servers that are essentially unusable for normal computing and lots of cooling. But when you bring thousands of … Continue reading

A Lot of Old Software
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Ghost glibc Vulnerability Affects Enterprise Applications | Threatpost | The first stop for security news Researchers at Veracode this week published their look at Ghost and determined that like Bash, gethostbyname is relatively everywhere. And what’s sure to compound lingering … Continue reading

Who Are These Idiots?
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5 Top Enterprise-Grade Business Gadgets | CIO 3. Best Laptop: Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro The staid black business laptop is too dull for trendy work environments. This convertible laptop runs Windows 8.1, uses a fast Intel Core M processor and … Continue reading

Fuel Cell Power Pack For Your Gadgets? Faster, Please!
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Would you put a gas-powered iPhone charger in your pocket? Batteries are expensive, so it makes sense that device makers are in no hurry to cram in more capacity than is actually necessary. The downside of this, of course, is … Continue reading