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TNW Conference Europe will be opened by royalty: The Prince of Orange, Prince of the Netherlands

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Tech conferences may often list ‘royalty’ amongst their attendees, but it’s usually ‘tech royalty’ – maybe some founder of successful startups or a true pioneer in their field. At The Next Web Conference Europe 2013, we’re going better than that, by welcoming actual royalty to our event. We’re proud to...
TNW Conference Europe will be opened by royalty: The Prince of Orange, Prince of the Netherlands

theonion: Dell Acquired By Gateway 2000 In Merger Of 2...

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theonion: Dell Acquired By Gateway 2000 In Merger Of 2 Biggest Names In Computer Technology: Full Story "At press time, the web was abuzz with rumors that the new company will roll out a revamped version of the iconic Dell Dimension Pentium desktop, which sources said will come preloaded with Windows...
theonion: Dell Acquired By Gateway 2000 In Merger Of 2...

Sexism In Tech? The Times Is ON IT

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“MEN invented the Internet. And not just any men. Men with pocket protectors. Men who idolized Mr. Spock and cried when Steve Jobs died. Nerds. Geeks. Give them their due. Without men, we would never know what our friends were doing five minutes ago.” The New York Times is ON...
Sexism In Tech? The Times Is ON IT

The Computer's Next Conquest: Crosswords

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What's a 10-letter word for smarty pants? This weekend the world may find out when computer technology again tries to best human brains, this time at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in Brooklyn, reports Steve Lohr in Saturday's New York Times....
The Computer's Next Conquest: Crosswords

An iPad Won’t Make You Better At Twitter (Or Anything Else That Requires Work And Engagement)

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Does this sound familiar?You buy a fancy new piece of computer technology, perhaps an iPadYou hurry home with your new toy and, excited, search for, download and install all your favourite software that you used on your last (once equally-adored, now essentially abandoned) device. (If you bought an iPad,...
An iPad Won’t Make You Better At Twitter (Or Anything Else That Requires Work And Engagement)
Valve reveals secret hardware project: wearable computing

Apple's Magnetic Computer Chargers Might Be Headed To iPhones And iPads (AAPL)

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Future models of iPhones and iPads may use the MagSafe chargers that are currently in use on Apple's laptops, reports Patently Apple. Sure, the chargers look cool, but they serve a practical purpose too. Since they're held in place with magnets, they can disconnect without hurting your device when...
Apple's Magnetic Computer Chargers Might Be Headed To iPhones And iPads (AAPL)

“Titanic” to Return to Theaters in 3D

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Jeffrey Katzenberg was right: 3D is the future of movies. USA Today interviewed Avatar director James Cameron about this new era of filmmaking, and the director revealed plans to bring a certain unsinkable hit back to theaters in 2012, this time in 3D: Titanic. Because of the success of...
“Titanic” to Return to Theaters in 3D

Computer-related patents now top worldwide applications

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Computer technology accounted for more patent applications in recent years than any other industry sector tracked by the World Intellectual Property Organization, although the number of digital communication patent applications grew faster. Industrial design registrations are also growing--and while Apple aggressively asserts its design rights in courtrooms, it does...
Computer-related patents now top worldwide applications
Looking Back at the Future: A Preview of the Apple Pop-Up Museum

DoE gives NVIDIA $12.4m for exascale computer research

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Computer graphics chip maker NVIDIA recently announced that the US Department of Energy has granted it a two-year, $12.4 million contract for the research and development of exascale computer technology. The scientists and engineers from the government and the private company will work together to advance the field and produce...
DoE gives NVIDIA $12.4m for exascale computer research

Leap Motion, Windows and the missing keyboard

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Gesture-control tech company Leap Motion released a video Monday showing off how its technology will work with Windows. The video is a fun romp through the technology pairing's possibilities: But one feature of computer technology--and a popular one, to boot-- is missing: the keyboard. The video shows how a stylus...
Leap Motion, Windows and the missing keyboard

Cutting Silicon With a Proton Accelerator Instead of a Saw

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Those proton accelerators aren't just good for particle physics anymore. All of the computer technology everywhere is built on chips. These chips are made of silicon that has been manufactured into the purest material on earth. And then that silicon is cut into wafers with a saw. A really nice...
Cutting Silicon With a Proton Accelerator Instead of a Saw

Oracle buys cloud-based marketing software firm Eloqua for $871 million

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Multinational computer technology firm Oracle today announced that it has agreed to acquire Eloqua, a company that provides cloud-based marketing automation and revenue performance management software, coughing up close to $871 million or $23.50 per share. We’re updating this post with more information, hang tight....
Oracle buys cloud-based marketing software firm Eloqua for $871 million

Concerns raised over New Jersey e-mail and faxed ballots

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Experts on voting security and computer technology warned Monday that New Jersey's plan to allow residents displaced by Hurricane Sandy to cast ballots by e-mail could be easily undermined by hacking or other forms of fraud. Read full article >>...
Concerns raised over New Jersey e-mail and faxed ballots

DealBook: John Phelan, N.Y.S.E. Chief Who Ushered In New Technology, Is Dead at 81

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John J. Phelan Jr., a former chairman of the New York Stock Exchange who introduced computer technology to the Big Board in the 1980s, died on Saturday. He was 81....
DealBook: John Phelan, N.Y.S.E. Chief Who Ushered In New Technology, Is Dead at 81

Researchers say crab-based computing possible, lobsters throw up claws in disbelief

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IBM's Holey Optochip? Yawn. Fujitsu's K supercomputer? Yesterday's news. Forget about boring old conventional computing stuff, the future of computer technology lies in crabs -- lots and lots of crabs. Researchers at Kobe University and the University of the West the England's Unconventional Computing Centre have discovered that properly...
Researchers say crab-based computing possible, lobsters throw up claws in disbelief
Future telescope array drives development of exabyte processing

Scientist Says Immortality Only 20 Years Away

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Ray Kurzweil, a scientist and author of The Singularity is Near, thinks the world as we know it will be unrecognizable in 20 years.One of the changes he thinks could happen: Scientists may finally crack immortality."I and many other scientists now believe that in around 20 years we will have...
Scientist Says Immortality Only 20 Years Away

Preview: The Apple Pop-Up Museum

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One of my favorite Apple blogs, Stephen Hackett’s 512 Pixels, has a great look at the Apple Pop-Up Museum, a traveling exhibit that houses an “exclusive collection of game-changing Apple personal computers and consumer electronics products while presenting the history of the company since its founding in 1976 to the...
Preview: The Apple Pop-Up Museum

How Computer Technology Is Destroying Jobs

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If you look at the economy over the last several years, you get two very conflicting stories. The first is that the stock market and GDP growth have been positive thanks to companies being profitable and increasing worker productivity. The second is that there has been a distinct lack...
How Computer Technology Is Destroying Jobs

Computer tech tops list of worldwide patent applications

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Computer technology accounted for more patent applications in recent years than any other industry sector tracked by the World Intellectual Property Organization, although the number of digital communication patent applications grew faster. Industrial design registrations are also growing....
Computer tech tops list of worldwide patent applications

A Conjecture for a Better Turing Test

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What sort of philosophical standard should we set for today's powerful computer technology?...
A Conjecture for a Better Turing Test

VIDEO: Illuminating French architecture

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Computer technology is being used to illuminate and transform chateaus and cathedrals around France...
VIDEO: Illuminating French architecture
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