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Flying robot quadrotors have better rhythm than you

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Robotics scientists at TED unleash co-ordinated drones that mimic bird behavior to play the James Bond theme songAt TED2012, the University of Pennsylvania's deputy dean for education Vijay Kuma showed off his latest accomplishment in robotics: a co-ordinated rendition of the James Bond theme song.Kumar and other Grasp (General Responsibility...
Flying robot quadrotors have better rhythm than you

ZTE breaks 100Gbps fiber transmission speed barrier

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Chinese Telecommunications equipment maker ZTE has successfully field demonstrated the ability to send data over a single fiber optic cable at aggregated speeds of 1.7Tb/s (Terabits). The accomplishment could foreshadow backbone optical networks running at speeds of 200Gbps. Currently the fastest commercial networks providing support for the Internet operate at...
ZTE breaks 100Gbps fiber transmission speed barrier

Bob Mansfield, Apple's iPad Engineering Genius, Is Leaving Apple (AAPL)

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Apple is losing one of its engineering big wigs. The company just announced that Bob Mansfield will retire. Mansfield has been with Apple since 1999 and led hardware engineering for the iPhone, iPod, and the Mac. But his biggest accomplishment was probably the iPad. It was his baby since inception....
Bob Mansfield, Apple's iPad Engineering Genius, Is Leaving Apple (AAPL)
Deep Blue: 15 years after IBM's supercomputer beat the chess world's champ
Photoshop Touch for iPhone: Impressive features on a small screen
Online holiday shopping in 2012 grows 16% from last year

Microsoft Demos Super-Fast Touchscreen, But Will It Ever Make It To Market?

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As solid as modern touchscreens are, there’s very often an subtly apparent sense of disconnect when you try to use one. According to Paul Dietz of Microsoft’s Applied Sciences Group, it all comes down to latency — he notes average touchscreens have a latency of a 100ms, which yields...
Microsoft Demos Super-Fast Touchscreen, But Will It Ever Make It To Market?

Facebook’s monster mobile numbers: Over 425M users across Android, iOS, other platforms

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With Facebook’s just-released S-1 filing, we’re getting a better picture of how the company is competing in the mobile sphere. We already knew the company had more than 800 million registered members, and now we know it had more than 425 million monthly active mobile users in December 2011, a...
Facebook’s monster mobile numbers: Over 425M users across Android, iOS, other platforms

Google Play hits 25 billion app downloads, holds celebratory yard sale with $0.25 games

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Google Play crossed a rather significant milestone this morning: something to the tune of 25 billion app downloads. While the accomplishment is weighty enough on its own -- especially given that the store also offers books, music and movies, which aren't included in this tally -- Google is celebrating...
Google Play hits 25 billion app downloads, holds celebratory yard sale with $0.25 games

What we're reading: River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay

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Guy Gavriel Kay, author of River of Stars talks to Ars Technica. (video link) One of the pleasures of a novel is that it stimulates the reader to draw comparisons to the real world, even when it might be set in fantastical worlds like Hogwarts, Abarat, or Discworld. When...
What we're reading: River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay

Finishing

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Today, our eldest child graduates from college. Last night, as we were leaving a house party with all of her friends and their parents and family members, Jess said "thanks for sending me to college dad". I replied "thanks for graduating Jess". Everyone got a chuckle. But I was dead...
Finishing
Creating the first lab-made human heart

Washington football players get their faces on NCAA Football '13 covers

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Photo courtesy of UW Athletics. Photo courtesy of UW Athletics. Seeing your face on a sports video game cover is a dream come true and a mark of accomplishment for some athletes. Those dreams turned into reality for the Washington football senior captains. Thanks to a cool effort by the...
Washington football players get their faces on NCAA Football '13 covers

The Startup Curve

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I'm working with a few startups right now that are in various phases of Paul Graham's startup curve: Many people think startups are up and to the right all the time. But more services exhibit this "startup curve" than any other growth pattern. Of course, some never get past the...
The Startup Curve
One year in: What we've learned about CEO Tim Cook

A First-Hand Account Of What It Was Really Like To Work For Steve Jobs (AAPL)

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Guy Kawasaki knows Apple. The former Apple marketer turned Silicon Valley venture capitalist spoke with Dan Lyons of ReadWrite recently at the ReadWriteMix event series.  Kawasaki's experience of working for Jobs matches other accounts: Despite being a huge challenge, Kawasaki says working for Jobs "was definitely the formative experience of...
A First-Hand Account Of What It Was Really Like To Work For Steve Jobs (AAPL)

X-51A Waverider hits Mach 5.1 in final flight

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The accomplishment marks the longest flight for the $300 million X-51A technology demonstration program and, according to the Air Force and Boeing, the longest scramjet-powered hypersonic flight ever. [Read more]...
X-51A Waverider hits Mach 5.1 in final flight

Sherry Turkle Says Younger Kids Can't Handle Facebook Because Teens Fret About Looking Cool Online

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There have been many different definitions of "childhood" in history. Often, it meant "a series of fevered illnesses preceding a constant fight for survival," or if you were lucky, "a brief period of unpaid labor in preparation for a life of poorly-paid labor." The nominal modern notion of an extended...
Sherry Turkle Says Younger Kids Can't Handle Facebook Because Teens Fret About Looking Cool Online

Here's The Most Amazing Thing About Apple's $620 Billion Market Cap...

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Aaron Task and I discussed Yahoo's record market-cap and the outlook for the stock on Daily Ticker this morning. The most striking thing about the market cap, it seems to me, is that the stock is still trading at a reasonable price-earnings ratio--only 13X next year's projected earnings. This is...
Here's The Most Amazing Thing About Apple's $620 Billion Market Cap...
A sobering account of launching The Daily

Pirate Party Enters Iceland's National Parliament After Historic Election Win

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Founded in 2006, the Pirate Party movement has scored some big and small victories over the years. Their biggest success came in 2009 when the party scored two seats at the European Parliament. During the last year this was followed by dozens more seats in German state parliaments. Today a...
Pirate Party Enters Iceland's National Parliament After Historic Election Win
How Facebook Could Fix Its Forgettable New Features

HTC to sue Taiwanese magazine following "groundless" report of boardroom tension

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Troubled phone-maker HTC is to sue a Taiwanese magazine after it published a report that claimed chairwoman Cher Wang had given CEO Peter Chou six months to kick-start the company’s resurgence or he’d be out of a job. The publication, Next Magazine, said there was tension between the two and reported that Wang...
HTC to sue Taiwanese magazine following "groundless" report of boardroom tension

DailyDirt: One Small Step For A Man...

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Neil Armstrong's recent passing has reminded lots of folks about the first manned mission to the moon. The whole idea that "we could put a man on the moon" seemed incredible in the 1960's, and the feat is still remarkably difficult -- even if kids today can't fully appreciate the...
DailyDirt: One Small Step For A Man...
Instagram's Kevin Systrom Takes "Founder Of The Year" At The 2012 Crunchies

Are we on the cusp of an era of Achievement Point hyperinflation?

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Microsoft today announced that downloadable games on its popular Xbox Live Arcade service will soon be able to offer more Achievement Points—those cross-game digital accomplishment trackers that are great for proving just how much time you've wasted playing Geometry Wars. Starting in April, XBLA game makers will have the...
Are we on the cusp of an era of Achievement Point hyperinflation?

Look ma! iOS apps running on the BlackBerry PlayBook!

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Here’s something that will likely annoy Apple to no end: one intrepid developer has managed to get iOS apps running on RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. A developer calling themselves “businesscat2000″ posted a series of videos to the CrackBerry forums over the weekend, showing off iOS aps like Super Monkey...
Look ma! iOS apps running on the BlackBerry PlayBook!

Breakthrough in DNA-based storage packs 700TB into 1 gram

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Harvard geneticist and bioengineers George Church and Sriram Kosuri with the assistance of John Hopkins Yuan Gao have stored 5.5 petabits (700 terabytes) of data in a single gram of DNA. This accomplishment, published in Science, bests the previous DNA data storage record by more than 1000 times.......
Breakthrough in DNA-based storage packs 700TB into 1 gram
PS3, not Xbox or Apple TV, is the top device for Netflix streaming to living room TVs

Science Has Achieved the 3D-Printed Jaw

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After an infection ravaged her jawbone, an 83-year-old woman in Belgium became the world's first human being to receive an artificial jaw made with 3D-printing technology. It's made of titanium, and it is awesome. A team of doctors from the Biomedical Research Institute at Hasselt University in Belgium performed the...
Science Has Achieved the 3D-Printed Jaw
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