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21st century

In Futurama, robots follow 'Bender's Law,' not Asimov's

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Isaac Asimov's 21st century robots followed laws prohibiting harm to humans. By the 31st century in Matt Groening's Futurama universe, however, robots have become a bit more open-minded. [Read more]...
In Futurama, robots follow 'Bender's Law,' not Asimov's
Dude, This Diplomat's No Stiff

NYC's taxi commission votes 'yes' to one-year trial of cab-hailing apps

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Despite copious quantities of bickering between the New York City taxi commission and Uber (among others), it looks as if said entity is going to give this whole "21st century" thing a whirl. Skift is reporting that the commission voted just moments ago to allow a one-year trial of...
NYC's taxi commission votes 'yes' to one-year trial of cab-hailing apps

Why Netflix Won't Be The HBO Of The 21st Century (NFLX, TWX)

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Why Netflix Won't Be The HBO Of The 21st Century (NFLX, TWX)

Nielsen Ratings To Include Net-Only TV Viewer Figures

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Nielsen is about to step into the 21st Century and tap viewing data for TV watchers who only ever see content online. Nielsen has until now compiled its TV viewing figures from U.S. homes that access TV over the airwaves or via cable, but it is poised to include...
Nielsen Ratings To Include Net-Only TV Viewer Figures

Computerworld Honors 2013: Mobile tech expands banking in Kenya

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Commercial Bank of Africa, the 21st Century Achievement Award winner for emerging technology, develops a mobile phone platform that brings banking services to many Kenyans for the first time....
Computerworld Honors 2013: Mobile tech expands banking in Kenya

Let's All 3D Print Our Houses, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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Artist’s rendering. Is there anything 3D printers won’t wholly revolutionize? There’s the gun trade and illicit narcotics market, there’s the fine art of burrito making, and now, Atlantic Cities reports, a USC professor is working on a means of using them to wholly disrupt the construction business. That’s right–he proposes that...
Let's All 3D Print Our Houses, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Conferize aims to ‘reinvent conferences’, quietly exits stealth mode

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As one of the largest technology industry blogs in the world, the majority of our writing staff spends quite some time attending relevant conferences all over the globe in person (and of course we also organize our own). They still have value. There’s something about physically putting hundreds of people...
Conferize aims to ‘reinvent conferences’, quietly exits stealth mode

The event that really `won' the west

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Recalling the `golden spike' that connected a continent, a moment that was as transformational to 19th century America as the Internet is to early 21st century America. [Read more]...
The event that really `won' the west
Citizen Eco-Drive Proximity review: a different kind of smartwatch

A 27-Year-Old Russian Worth $250 Million Spent The Weekend Throwing Cash Out His Windowo (FB)

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27-year-old Russian entrepreneur Pavel Durov has a few things going for him. He is the CEO of Vkontakte, Russia's largest social network, which has around 120 million users. On his Vkontakte profile, he calls himself single, libertarian, pastafarian, and inspired by Steve Jobs and Che Guevara. Russia Today reports that Durov spent...
A 27-Year-Old Russian Worth $250 Million Spent The Weekend Throwing Cash Out His Windowo (FB)
Meet Paul Vogel, the man trying to make the US Postal Service relevant

AR goggles take crime scene technology to CSI: Miami level

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Dutch researchers are looking to catapult crime scene investigation into the 21st century through the use of augmented reality (AR). The prototype system, designed by the Delft University of Technology, employs a pair of AR goggles, two head-mounted cameras and a portable laptop rig to allow investigators to build...
AR goggles take crime scene technology to CSI: Miami level

Rugby analytics: mining hidden insights from Six Nations performance data

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Statistics are now ubiquitous in baseball and increasingly so football, but the 2013 Six Nations sees rugby join the revolutionStatistics' courtship of sport has been lengthy and at times painful to watch, but the 21st Century has seen a breakthrough, and it's now almost impossible to watch any top level...
Rugby analytics: mining hidden insights from Six Nations performance data

HUD announces app meant to help in fight against housing discrimination

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development officially launched an app in an effort to give average Americans greater access to information about fair housing practices. John Trasviña, HUD's assistant secretary for fair housing and equal opportunity, said that he hopes the app will help to "bring us into the...
HUD announces app meant to help in fight against housing discrimination

US mobile providers commit to emergency texting service

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The four largest mobile carriers in the U.S.--AT&T, Verizon, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile--have agreed to accelerate the availability of emergency texting, or text-to-911. The four carriers have committed to major deployments of text-to-911 in 2013, with nationwide availability by May 15, 2014, U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski...
US mobile providers commit to emergency texting service
Mayor Bloomberg’s Big Plan to Improve Broadband for the City’s Booming Tech Sector

Atari Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy In U.S.

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Assets of the iconic gaming manufacturer, creator of Pong and Asteroids, are to be auctioned off. Alas, poor Atari, we knew it well. The iconic gaming firm, purveyors of the addictive blip-fest Pong to a generation of kids, is seeking bankruptcy protection in the U.S., in an attempt to...
Atari Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy In U.S.
Mayor Bloomberg calls upon techies to reinvent New York City's payphones

The Engadget Interview: Polaroid CEO Scott Hardy (video)

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There's a big frame in Polaroid's Photokina booth -- a giant, blown up version of the iconic white border that graced the company's instant photos for so many decades, beckoning passersby to stand behind it and pose, like muscle man cutouts at a traveling carnival. Directly to its right,...
The Engadget Interview: Polaroid CEO Scott Hardy (video)

Did You Know That Professional Writing Is Dying And Only Taxing The Public To Pay Writers Can Save It

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Another day, another article written on behalf of the disrupted, bemoaning the way things are, romanticizing the way things were and recoiling in horror from the touch of the "masses." This one's a particular treat, though, seeing as it's written by Ewan Morrison, the author whose ACTA "expertise" resulted in...
Did You Know That Professional Writing Is Dying And Only Taxing The Public To Pay Writers Can Save It
Former Facebookers Want To Accelerate Your Project Work With Asana, A Virtual Whiteboard
Nest's Matt Rogers backstage at Expand (video)

Finally, A Bill Requires Police Get A Judge's Approval Before They Can See Your Texts Or Location

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A new bill (hopefully) reconciles Fourth Amendment protections and 21st-century search and seizure....
Finally, A Bill Requires Police Get A Judge's Approval Before They Can See Your Texts Or Location

James Cameron-backed Planetary Resources to search the universe for Unobtainum

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Planetary Resources will reportedly announce later today that it's developing and selling low-cost spacecraft to mine asteroids close to the Earth. The space exploration and natural resources venture is led by X-Prize creator Peter Diamandis and NASA's former Mars chief, Eric Anderson -- with cash backing from James Cameron,...
James Cameron-backed Planetary Resources to search the universe for Unobtainum
Microsoft's new London studio is building games exclusively for the cloud

Need power? Rub some plastic together

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Do you remember the old adage of rubbing two sticks together to create fire? Meet the 21st century version. [Read more]...
Need power? Rub some plastic together

A Guide to the Digital Advertising Industry That's Watching Your Every Click

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In this excerpt from his new book, The Daily You, University of Pennsylvania professor Joseph Turow takes you on a tour of the industry that's trafficking in the data you generate every day on the Internet. You don't have to be a privacy stickler to be worried. At the start...
A Guide to the Digital Advertising Industry That's Watching Your Every Click
Best New Apps: Cobook

The Data-Driven, 21st-Century 'Choose Your Own Adventure'

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A publishing startup is dramatically rethinking the relationship between writers and readers....
The Data-Driven, 21st-Century 'Choose Your Own Adventure'
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