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Regeneration in practice: lessons from Manchester

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Creating a combined authority covering the whole economic area of Greater Manchester will help the city to recover faster from recessionFrom the 19th century John Bright-led campaign for the repeal of the corn laws, to the building of the Manchester Ship Canal, and the more recent creation of the UK's...
Regeneration in practice: lessons from Manchester

Evri Acquires Radar Networks In Semantic Search Consolidation

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After shopping itself around to all the major search engines, Radar Networks finally found a buyer in another semantic search startup. Today, Evri is announcing that it will be acquiring Radar Networks, along with its core technical team and its main product, Twine. Rumors surfaced yesterday on ReadWriteWeb that...
Evri Acquires Radar Networks In Semantic Search Consolidation
NVIDIA's handheld Android gaming system available for exclusive preorder today, slated to ship in June for $349

It’s Hard to Lay Fallow

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I’ll admit it, I’m one of those people who has a Google News alert set for my own name. Back in the day, it meant a lot more than it does now – the search results used to pick up blog mentions as well as “regular” news mentions, and before...
It’s Hard to Lay Fallow
The Archos GamePad: watch out, Project Shield
Nintendo's TVii for Wii U to launch in December with video on demand, TV remote capabilities

News Corp Announces Business Plans To Disrupt Education: "Amplify" Mobile Technology and Assessment

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News Corp, Home of Fox News and one the world’s most powerful media entities, has announced its long-awaited plans to disrupt education. Former New York City education chancellor and CEO of Amplify, News Corp’s new k-12 education division, will attack education reform through technology, with three specific strategies: assessment...
News Corp Announces Business Plans To Disrupt Education: "Amplify" Mobile Technology and Assessment
The New Yorker launches Strongbox, an anonymous inbox developed by Aaron Swartz

WiFi-Extending Robot is built like a tank -- we talk to the people behind the project (video)

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It's a fairly menacing sight, an aluminum robot sporting big tank treads -- that is, until you watch one of its creators do a handstand on top of the thing in a pair of cargo shorts. And really, while the 'bot wouldn't look too out of place with a...
WiFi-Extending Robot is built like a tank -- we talk to the people behind the project (video)

Wajam’s Updated Social Search Takes On Google’s “Search, Plus Your World”

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Ever since it launched earlier this year, Google’s “Search Plus Your World” initiative has been criticized for favoring results from its own social network over those from larger and more popular services like Facebook and Twitter. Even though Google’s focus on Google+ is keeping the market open for competition, social...
Wajam’s Updated Social Search Takes On Google’s “Search, Plus Your World”
School District Dumps $2 Million 'Online Textbook' Program After Discovering Some Students Can't Afford Broadband
Matterport 3D camera aims to map your interior world, display it from the cloud

From software to toilet paper: filmmaker to live open source for a year

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Year of Open Source A filmmaker is planning to spend a year living an open source life—with everything from his clothes to his toilet paper strictly adhering to the philosophy. Sam Muirhead, a New Zealander living in Berlin, will begin his challenge on August 1, 2012 and is raising money on crowdfunding...
From software to toilet paper: filmmaker to live open source for a year
DARPA unveils robotic plan to reuse, recycle satellites in 2015
Wavii Vows to Understand Entire Internet

The Jet Propulsion Lab Is Way Weirder (and Awesomer) Than You Even Imagined

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For a center of cutting-edge scientific research, Caltech's Jet Propulsion Lab seems to be a pretty wacky place. Luke Johnson, a graphic designer at the lab, set out to explore and map the campus on a dare, which became a much more ambitious project than he expected. He documents his journey through...
The Jet Propulsion Lab Is Way Weirder (and Awesomer) Than You Even Imagined
“Defensive Patent License” created to protect innovators from trolls

App.net: 'Plumbing' for social apps, not Twitter rival (podcast)

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CNET's Larry Magid talks with App.net founder Dalton Caldwell about his ambitious project to create an ad-free, open platform for the sort of third-party social apps Twitter once allowed but now discourages. [Read more]...
App.net: 'Plumbing' for social apps, not Twitter rival (podcast)

The $10m Kickstarter Pebble Smartwatch hits a snag as first shipment is delayed

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The Pebble E-Paper Watch is a Kickstarter record breaker and Web phenomenon after raising more than $10 million in crowdsourced donations, but the ambitious project has hit a snag after it postponed the first shipment of the much sought after ‘smartwatch’. Despite the huge haul in funding and significant weight...
The $10m Kickstarter Pebble Smartwatch hits a snag as first shipment is delayed
The Minerva Project wants to bring Harvard-level education online in time for 2014 launch

ThinkFlood closes shop, brings RedEye universal remote down with it

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Fans of ThinkFlood might want to shed a few tears today, as the company has just announced it's closing its doors. As a reminder, ThinkFlood was responsible for the RedEye universal remote control system that allowed any smartphone or web-connected device to control everything from a home theatre to...
ThinkFlood closes shop, brings RedEye universal remote down with it
License123 launches as a one-stop shop for all new-business licenses
Keen On… Don Tapscott: The Internet’s Real Killer App Is Saving The Planet [TCTV]

Ouya's founder Julie Uhrman: "This is our love letter to gamers" [Interview]

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As we reported, Ouya is a new and unique game console priced at $99, which is launching through a Kickstarter campaign today. Ahead of its release, we decided to interview its founder, gaming industry veteran Julie Uhrman. From openness to the future of gaming consoles, here’s what she had to tell...
Ouya's founder Julie Uhrman: "This is our love letter to gamers" [Interview]

New Mahalo Profile pages based on Cassandra are up!!!

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It's a crazy, big ambitious project and we're ahead of schedule! Right now I would say we are 60% done, which means in 2-3 years Mahalo.com will be a top 25 site. We're super excited with the progress to date.  Here is a brief overview of how it is...
New Mahalo Profile pages based on Cassandra are up!!!

Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Others Launch Web Platform Docs, A Web Standards Documentation Site

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A number of leading browser vendors and other tech companies, including Microsoft, Google, Adobe, Facebook, HP, Nokia, Mozilla, Opera and the W3C, just announced the launch of the Web Platform Docs project at WebPlatform.org. The project aims to create “a new, authoritative open web standards documentation site,” says Opera Software....
Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Others Launch Web Platform Docs, A Web Standards Documentation Site
Surf Air gets three new aircraft and $2.6 million for Christmas
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute becomes first university to receive IBM Watson system
Oprah wants you to say thank you by playing her game
Man attempts to live open source life for a year, including DIY condoms [video]
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