We’ve Seen Big Changes. Now We’ll See Huge Changes.
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The Promise at Technology’s Powerful Heart – WSJ As Moore’s Law turns 50, the revolution in computing it foretold is on the cusp of even more-radical progress. Yep. The Internet – The Next 25 Years In other words, a computer … Continue reading

I Suggest We Keep An Eye On This
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Mysterious disease that kills patients within 24 hours leaves at least 18 dead in Nigeria – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) “Seventeen people have died of the mysterious disease since it broke out early this week in Ode-Irele town,” said … Continue reading

Unnatural Tech
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MIT develops wireless trackpad for your thumbnail | PCWorld The researchers say an advantage of the device is that it’s discrete. Running a finger over a thumbnail is a natural activity, so most people wouldn’t notice this as a deliberate … Continue reading

Internet /= WWW
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20 years ago today, the World Wide Web was born – TNW Insider On 6 August 1991, the World Wide Web went live to the world. There was no fanfare in the global press. In fact, most people around the … Continue reading

News You Can Use: Find Your Android Phone With Google
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Want To Find Your Android Phone? Just Google It I lose my phone in more stupid places than I can possibly count. I seriously considered installing a landline so that I can call my phone the three times per day … Continue reading

This Seems Like a Good Idea
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Widerun turns your bike into a virtual reality machine Some people need extra motivation to exercise, and the creators of this bike trainer called Widerun hope to provide that in the form of virtual reality. Widerun is a system comprised … Continue reading

I Think This “Survey” Is Mostly BS
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Exclusive – Six percent of U.S. adults plan to buy Apple Watch: Reuters poll | Reuters About 6 percent of U.S. adults plan to buy Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) smartwatch according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, with men twice as likely as … Continue reading

American Electoral System At Mercy of Script Kiddie Hackerzzzz?
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Meet the e-voting machine so easy to hack, it will take your breath away | Ars Technica To prove their claim the machine was vulnerable to real-world hacks, the auditors were able to use the remote desktop protocol to gain … Continue reading

Connected
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Huawei P8max: A massive, metallic slab – Pocket-lint At just 6.8mm slim, it is thinner than both the Apple iPhone 6 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. It hits the scales at 228g and it feels nice to hold … Continue reading

Cures?
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Pioneering trials using man-made DNA begin in battle against cancer, ebola, flu and HIV with scientists saying the treatment could be the key to defeating them  | Daily Mail Online Pioneering new treatments for flu, ebola and cancer are being … Continue reading

Watch This
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Report: Apple sold more than a million Apple Watches in the U.S. on Friday | PCWorld According to e-retail research firm Slice Intelligence, 957,000 people in the U.S. bought an Apple Watch on Friday—and many of those people bought two. … Continue reading

Sour Apples
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Surface 3 + Docking Station – Thurrott.com Regardless of how you dock a Surface 3, the ability to do so is of course a major differentiator. And not just with Surface 2 and other ARM-based Windows tablets. It’s also a … Continue reading

Time Stomps On
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The PC market is shrinking again as companies stop upgrading It’s not a good time to be a PC maker… especially if you cater to the corporate crowd. Both Gartner and IDC estimate that the computer market shrank between 5.2 … Continue reading

Good to See Apple Catching Up With the Release of Their Copycat Macbook
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Apple MacBook Review: The Laptop of the Future Isn’t Ready for the Present – WSJ You won’t find it in Apple’s advertisements, but the new MacBook is a time machine. It’s much simpler than Doc Brown’s DeLorean: All you have … Continue reading

I So Much Wish This Was Real.
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This fake Microsoft Surface phone is the flagship Windows Phone we want The story behind the story: Phones and tablets started as mere adjuncts to the PC. Now, with the Microsoft Surface, tablets have become their own primary computing devices, … Continue reading

Shop the Incandescent Light Bulb Store At Amazon
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What Kind of Smart Device Would You Actually Want To Wear? But I’m probably not going to get an Apple Watch, at least for many years to come. My first iPhone was the 5s — so yeah, I’ll likely be … Continue reading

And the Singularity Rolls On
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The $400,000 F-35 Pilot Helmet Can See Through the Pilot’s Aircraft This is one of the priciest pieces of pilots’ head gear ever constructed. The F-35 Gen III Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS), with the tremendous price tag of $400,000, is … Continue reading

Self Driving Cars Now a Reality: What Will It All Mean?
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Delphi’s Autonomous Audi Made It From San Francisco To New York City Delphi packed their SUV full of autonomous features that should make it into production in just a few years from now. The coast-to-coast trip was the longest automated … Continue reading

Another Tool For Liars and Junk Science?
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This Stunning Image Shows Us The Future of Climate Models This technicolor swirl may look like an artist’s acid trip, but what you’re actually looking at is the next generation of high-resolution climate models. Warmer colors represent hotter temperatures and … Continue reading

AT&T Slapped Over Data Throttle Lawsuit
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Judge says AT&T can’t stop FTC lawsuit over data throttling AT&T’s attempt to turn the tables on the Federal Trade Commission’s mobile data throttling lawsuit hasn’t exactly worked out as planned. A federal judge has rejected the carrier’s claims that … Continue reading

Inevitable
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Pew: 7 percent of Americans only use their phone for internet access You probably lean heavily on your smartphone for internet access these days, but for some Americans it’s not a nice-to-have convenience… it’s their only way of getting online. … Continue reading

Whoops! Here Comes the New Surface 3 – Running Real Windows!
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Microsoft Surface 3 is now up for pre-order – TabTimes A few years ago, Microsoft decided to take a more direct approach with computer hardware, launching a brand new tablet called the Microsoft Surface. A few iterations have passed, including … Continue reading

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