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14

Jun

Assault on batteries

Better power-packs will open the road for electric vehicles THE author of “Fifty Shades of Grey”, E.L. James, has mused at length about a billionaire inflicting punishment in her bondage-based bestseller. As the recipient of one of the first right-hand-drive versions of the Tesla Model S to hit Britain’s roads, personally handed to her at an event in London last week by Elon Musk, the carmaker’s…

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Printeer: why you may be buying your kids a 3D printer this Christmas

US startup Mission Street Manufacturing seeks $50k of Kickstarter crowdfunding for child-focused device 3D printers certainly aren’t toys, but one US company is preparing to launch a 3D printer for children called…

Printeer: why you may be buying your kids a 3D printer this Christmas

US startup Mission Street Manufacturing seeks $50k of Kickstarter crowdfunding for child-focused device 3D printers certainly aren’t toys, but one US company is preparing to launch a 3D printer for children called…

WRUP: E3 of future past

WRUP: E3 of future past

  It’s the end of E3 2014 and so much happened. So, so much. Like, all the much. If you missed any of it, here’s some recaps for you to peruse for many, many hours: What’s everyone playing?

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05

Jun

Adobe Predicts Summer 2014’s Box-Office Losers

Adobe Predicts Summer 2014′s Box-Office Losers

Edge of Tomorrow Tom Cruise with Gun - H 2014 Warner Bros. The tech company — boasting a 100 percent success rate for its fall 2013 box-office predictions — forecasts financial losses for Tom Cruise’s “Edge of Tomorrow” and Dwayne Johnson’s “Hercules.” Edge of Tomorrow, opening wide in the U.S. on Friday, will flop, as will Hercules and The Expendables 3, according to Adobe, a technology company best known for software like Photoshop…

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Foursquare Bets That Two Apps Are Better Than One

Foursquare Bets That Two Apps Are Better Than One

Location-sharing service Foursquare is splitting its app in two as the novelty of checking in at a store or restaurant has worn off. Swarm, the new app, will still let users broadcast “I’m here!” and show them which of their friends are nearby. The revamped Foursquare app will lose the check-in ability but provide users access to the troves of information, such as reviews, of businesses in their…

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Pinterest Joins Facebook, Twitter in Battle for Small Business Advertisers

Pinterest Joins Facebook, Twitter in Battle for Small Business Advertisers

Pinterest_2 Image:  Mashable Composite, Pinterest, Lumina Stock Pinterest is expanding its first major ad offering, Promoted Pins, to all businesses in hopes of capturing ad dollars from small and medium size businesses. San Francisco-based Pinterest announced on Thursday that all businesses will soon be able to pay to promote their content in search and category feeds on the service. Pinterest first…

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12

May

Beats Deal Brings Apple to L.A. at Last

Apple, which is paying $3 billion for the company founded by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, has been one of the few holdouts as other Silicon Valley giants flock to Silicon Beach.

Beats Deal Brings Apple to L.A. at Last

Apple, which is paying $3 billion for the company founded by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, has been one of the few holdouts as other Silicon Valley giants flock to Silicon Beach.

Prosthetic Arm From Segway Inventor Approved by U.S. FDA

  As many as 10 movements can be detected by the prosthetic arm, which is the same weight and shape as a natural human arm.

Prosthetic Arm From Segway Inventor Approved by U.S. FDA

  As many as 10 movements can be detected by the prosthetic arm, which is the same weight and shape as a natural human arm.

11

May

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Happy Mother’s Day to the MOM’S of the world.  Enjoy. :-) Thank you, TiA

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Happy Mother’s Day to the MOM’S of the world.  Enjoy. :-) Thank you, TiA

10

May

Why One Tech Exec Couldn’t Care Less About Bubble Talk

Why One Tech Exec Couldn’t Care Less About Bubble Talk

bwm4elyccaa3dgq[1] For all the hand-wringing and mudslinging over whether the technology sector is in some kind of bubble, the executives running companies in the space still have businesses to run. And that’s just what Frank Slootman is doing. The CEO of ServiceNow NOW -0.6%, maker of cloud-based software that helps companies automate and manage IT, bristles when asked in a telephone interview what he thinks of…

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09

May

"If AOL, Google, Netflix, Amazon and Yahoo felt TV was dying, they would not be so eager to play in our sandbox," said CEO Nancy Dubuc. "It is TV content that’s driving their business."

“If AOL, Google, Netflix, Amazon and Yahoo felt TV was dying, they would not be so eager to play in our sandbox,” said CEO Nancy Dubuc. “It is TV content that’s driving their business.”

NEW YORK — A+E Networks executives stressed their commitment to original content — they spend more than $1 billion a year on programming — at the company’s annual star-packed upfront presentation in New York on Thursday evening. And CEO Nancy Dubuc took a pointed swipe at all the digital players with original content crowding into the upfront selling season this year. nancy_dubuc_mark_wahlberg_a_p[1]Pointing to AOL’s “Is TV…

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Will APPLE buy BEATS by DRE?

If you follow CNBC and other media outlets, they are reporting a looming deal indicating Apple might buy Beats by Dre for a good reason and great dollars, 3.2 billion is the number being reported. 

Will APPLE buy BEATS by DRE?

If you follow CNBC and other media outlets, they are reporting a looming deal indicating Apple might buy Beats by Dre for a good reason and great dollars, 3.2 billion is the number being reported. 

The videogame discourse: Default to open-mindedness!

My heart sinks when I see uncritical thinking in commentaries from Internet safety advocates about the media young people love – thinking that defaults (and contributes to a society-level default) to fear that new media’s harmful and young users are either potential victims or up to no good. Take videogames, for example. We know that… Half the Sky game

Game-changing game: Half the Skyis one of a growing genre of…

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08

May

Tool for uncovering bot-controlled Twitter accounts: Research designed to counter misinformation campaigns

Tool for uncovering bot-controlled Twitter accounts: Research designed to counter misinformation campaigns

Summary:  Complex networks researchers have developed a tool that helps anyone determine whether a Twitter account is operated by a human or an automated software application known as a social bot. Using predictive features that analyze content, timing and network structure, BotOrNot can uncover Twitter accounts like @StanBieberfan that are most likely –- in this case almost 80 percent — to be…

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John McAfee Makes Dubious Tech Comeback With Chadder Privacy App

John McAfee Makes Dubious Tech Comeback With Chadder Privacy App

There are lots of security tools promising users a higher level of privacy in the wake of the NSA revelations, but Chadder is not likely to rise to the top of the heap. Critics say the technology is weak, for one thing, but the brand may have a bigger strike against it. It’s backed by none other than John McAfee, who deserted the tech scene long ago and lately evaded questioning in a murder case. john-mcafee-chadder[1]

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