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In Abu Dhabi's energy oasis, setbacks and progress

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Masdar, the government's high-concept, energy-efficient desert city, is becoming more than an architect's dream. By Brian Dumaine, senior editor-at-large FORTUNE -- The last time we visited Masdar--the green city being built in the desert sands of Abu Dhabi--the project wasn't much more than an architect's scheme. Fast-forward and what you'll...
In Abu Dhabi's energy oasis, setbacks and progress
Dutch officials impound Steve Jobs' 'iYacht' after alleged missed payments

DICE to require 64-bit OS for some 2013 games, that Windows ME box in the den isn't cutting it

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We're entering a world of mainstream 64-bit computing -- whether we like it or not. Just weeks after Adobe started requiring 64-bit Macs for CS6, DICE's Rendering Architect Johan Andersson has warned that some of his company's 2013 games using the Frostbite engine will need the extra bits as...
DICE to require 64-bit OS for some 2013 games, that Windows ME box in the den isn't cutting it

Urban Tour Guide Game StrayBoots Launches Out Of SMS; iPhone App Available Now

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Not many game makers launch exclusively onto SMS (yes, SMS), but the guys over at Strayboots felt that their interactive urban tour guide games would only catch on if everyone had the opportunity to play. Six months later, however, Strayboots is poised to announce the latest iteration of the game:...
Urban Tour Guide Game StrayBoots Launches Out Of SMS; iPhone App Available Now
3D-printed dresses make it onto Paris Fashion Week catwalk

London School of Fashion exhibition shows 3D-printed fashions

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See shoes, glasses and jewelry from designers creating fashions using 3D printers--and see them being created. An new exhibition at the London College of Fashion's Fashion Space Gallery shows designers exploring digital print in fashion and the potential of 3D printing as a tool for design. A 3D ring...
London School of Fashion exhibition shows 3D-printed fashions

SimCity PR nightmare escalates

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SimCity PR nightmare escalates: Tero Kuittinen for Fox News: The ambitious goal of having SimCity populated by "real people" may thus be backfiring quite spectacularly -- partly because the Sims don't act rationally, but also because of the complications of trying to find the shortest route to nearest job, home...
SimCity PR nightmare escalates

SimpleGeo Digs Up Another $8 Million And A Group Of Former Digg Employees

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Almost exactly one year ago, we first wrote about former Digg lead architect, Joe Stump, and former Social Thing founder, Matt Galligan, teaming up to form Crash Corp., an “alternate reality mobile gaming” startup. A lot can change in a year. Today, Stump and Galligan are well into building out...
SimpleGeo Digs Up Another $8 Million And A Group Of Former Digg Employees

Joe Stump on data, APIs, and why location is up for grabs

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I recently had a long conversation with Joe Stump, CTO of SimpleGeo, about location, geodata, and the NoSQL movement. Stump, who was formerly lead architect at Digg, had a lot to say. Highlights are posted below. You can find a transcript of the full interview here. Competition in the geodata...
Joe Stump on data, APIs, and why location is up for grabs

Tumblr is ready to make nice with developers, recruiting new API lead

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Tumblr is a massive site with a very dedicated user base. But so far the company hasn’t built a robust platform for third party developers. There are certainly apps and web extensions that work with Tumblr. But the company has had several public spats with independent developers over the last...
Tumblr is ready to make nice with developers, recruiting new API lead

Why Frank Gehry Is The Perfect Architect For Facebook

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Why Frank Gehry Is The Perfect Architect For Facebook: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan for Fast Company's Co.Design: Gehry and Zuckerberg, in a way, are trying to engineer their own Low Road building that's still a pleasant place to work, thanks to the expansive roof garden. Assuming that's actually the thinking behind Facebook...
Why Frank Gehry Is The Perfect Architect For Facebook

Top jobs of the week in tech

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Now that we’ve entered the final stretch of 2012, we’re bringing back our weekly GigaOM jobs post. Each Wednesday we’ll highlight some of the most interesting listings of the week from companies across the country. Check out today’s edition: TubeMogul, Inc.: Senior Software Engineer/Architect — Data Infrastructure (Emeryville, Calif.) GM: Big Data...
Top jobs of the week in tech
PlayStation 4 design process began with software developers in 2007

Netflix nightmare explained: Amazon apologies for outage

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What happened at Amazon Web Services to take down the Netflix streaming service for hours on Christmas Eve? It was a combination of human error and flawed access controls: An AWS developer was able to accidentally delete a key data set in the AWS Elastic Load Balancing Service, causing the disruption....
Netflix nightmare explained: Amazon apologies for outage

Valve lets you pay for the beta with Steam "Early Access" program

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Tired of waiting for games to be fully complete and released before you can buy them? Wish you could play a game while it's still a bug-riddled, in-development mess? Well, Valve has got you covered with its new "Early Access" sales program. In all seriousness, Early Access is being...
Valve lets you pay for the beta with Steam "Early Access" program

Wanted: Cloud infrastructure backed by SSDs

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Netflix cloud architect Adrian Cockcroft wants faster input/output mechanisms in the cloud. Amazon Web Services’ problem: SSDs don’t massively scale yet....
Wanted: Cloud infrastructure backed by SSDs
Eco-friendly art: Andre Broessel's glass orb helps maximize solar energy

BayView: Google's New 1.1 Million Sq. Ft. Googleplex In Mountain View

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Google is planning a second campus in Mountain View called “BayView.” Vanity Fair magazine got the scoop in an article that includes an interesting architect’s sketch of the new Googleplex (shown above). According to the article, the BayView complex: will be built in Mountain... Please visit Marketing Land for the...
BayView: Google's New 1.1 Million Sq. Ft. Googleplex In Mountain View

Facebook Steals the Architect of Google Chrome OS - http://bit.ly/ajOq4d

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Facebook Steals the Architect of Google Chrome OS - http://bit.ly/ajOq4d
'Skyhouse' outfits early NYC skyscraper with giant tubular slide and climbing column

What's inside a decommissioned, bomb-proof Earth station?

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The Jamesburg Earth Station in Carmel Valley, California made headlines earlier in the year when its owner decided to sell the place for $2,950,000. Now The Atlantic has delved a little deeper to see just what it's like at the bomb-proof facility described by some as a "great place...
What's inside a decommissioned, bomb-proof Earth station?

Looking back at Amazon Web Services: One year after the big outage

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since the big April 2011 Amazon Web Services outage. But we figured the anniversary of that painful week would be a good time to provide an update on our experiences since we got knocked offline for several days. When Keith Smith...
Looking back at Amazon Web Services: One year after the big outage

Skype promising CD quality sound from new 'Opus' audio codec, fewer choppy calls

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Skype's got a new audio codec that it thinks you should be pumped about, and it's called "Opus." It's been kicked around at Skype since March 2009, though work didn't begin in earnest until June of the same year, and it was just certified by the IETF as a...
Skype promising CD quality sound from new 'Opus' audio codec, fewer choppy calls

The Lumio Lamp Looks Like The Most Beautiful Book You've Never Read

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Sometimes the best Kickstarter projects are the simplest ones. Lumio is a lamp masquerading as a beautiful hardcover book with a wooden finish. To turn the lamp on, you open it up. To turn it off, you close. It’s equal parts simplicity and ingenuity. Lumio came into being when architect...
The Lumio Lamp Looks Like The Most Beautiful Book You've Never Read
Battlefield developer will require a 64-bit OS for future games

PayPal Gets Its Own Share Of The Yahoo Diaspora, Hires Java Icon Douglas Crockford

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The reorganizing and downsizing at Yahoo — and possibly the executive scandal at the very top of the pyramid — are leading to a wave of talent departures at the company: the latest in that story is that Douglas Crockford, a trailblazing Java guru most recently at Yahoo, is joining...
PayPal Gets Its Own Share Of The Yahoo Diaspora, Hires Java Icon Douglas Crockford

Review: Architect's Daughter font works with playful precision

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Inspired by the formal handwriting of architects, Architect's Daughter is delightfully precise, yet lighthearted and not at all bossy. Architect's Daughter is a TrueType font you could use at larger text sizes (14 point) and encounter no problems with legibility, or use at poster sizes to enjoy the detailed...
Review: Architect's Daughter font works with playful precision

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Ex-Yahoo: Marissa Mayer Needs To Fire 10,000 People And Get Rid Of All The BlackBerrys (YHOO)

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  Sriram Krishnan is a former Yahoo engineer. He gave us permission to re-publish this post from his personal site. "OMG, did you see that Marissa Mayer is now CEO of Yahoo?" That was one of many messages I got from current and ex-Yahoos on yesterday's news. Having recently exited...
Ex-Yahoo: Marissa Mayer Needs To Fire 10,000 People And Get Rid Of All The BlackBerrys (YHOO)

How Tablets Will Transform Construction

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Editor’s note: Ryan Sutton-Gee is the co-founder and CEO of Y Combinator-backed PlanGrid, which offers builders the ability to store, view, and manage blueprints on an iPad. Follow him on Twitter @rsuttong. The basic process of any construction project goes like this: A person with a lot of money (called The...
How Tablets Will Transform Construction
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