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Apple's iPad Retina Display: hands-on pictures

IBM's 5 in 5 predicts cognitive computing will complement our senses, virtualize touch

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IBM thinks cognitive computers that can adapt to their surroundings will be a large part of our future, and that their ability to take unprocessed data and find patterns in different environments will augment our sensory interactions with our surroundings. While many of us associate haptic feedback with video...
IBM's 5 in 5 predicts cognitive computing will complement our senses, virtualize touch

Wheat with engineered gene demonstrates challenges for researchers

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A strain of genetically modified wheat that Monsanto used in experiments several years ago has reappeared on an Eastern Oregon farm, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week. The contamination could have grave financial consequences for Monsanto and for farmers who export their wheat, and it raises questions about...
Wheat with engineered gene demonstrates challenges for researchers

Nuance overhauls Swype for Android with word prediction, letter tracing, and Dragon voice-recognition [Video]

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Nuance just released a significant update to its Swype keyboard software that it acquired last year. The entire UI is revamped. Users can still quick-swipe for input, but the keyboard now offers multimodal support with the option to press keys and initiate Nuance’s “Next Word Prediction” technology. Swype’s built-in dictionary...
Nuance overhauls Swype for Android with word prediction, letter tracing, and Dragon voice-recognition [Video]
Zynga Finally Debuts FarmVille 2, Promises To Keep Working On The Original Too

Zynga's Top Performing Game? Yep, Still FarmVille.

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Despite launching three long years ago, the Facebook game FarmVille continues to be Zynga’s runaway hit. In the company’s first-quarter report, filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission yesterday, it disclosed that players who dig planting and harvesting crops accounted for 29 percent of the company’s revenues during the period....
Zynga's Top Performing Game? Yep, Still FarmVille.

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?
Activists in UK plan to trash crop experiment

Brand advocates are the strongest salesforce you'll never have to hire

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The idea of getting people to tell their friends about your products is about as old as business itself. I remember in the city square in Elsinore where the farmers came in to sell their crops and the crowd was divided in two groups. Team X and team Y. My...
Brand advocates are the strongest salesforce you'll never have to hire

What the Heck Happened to Zynga This Quarter?

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Zynga might have a few good excuses for missing its earnings estimates this quarter, but investors do not seem to care. After the company’s third consecutive quarterly loss–and a wide one at that–blood is in the water. The company’s stock traded shockingly low, dipping at one point below $2 per...
What the Heck Happened to Zynga This Quarter?

iFixit rips apart Pebble and finds very little inside, even less that's repairable

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Generally when iFixit tears something down we're treated to scrumptious piles of technological gore. Screws, chips, connectors and all sorts of components end up scattered around the table. With the Pebble smatwatch? Well, there's not so much in the way of digital guts to pull out. Upon cracking open...
iFixit rips apart Pebble and finds very little inside, even less that's repairable

DailyDirt: Robot Farmers

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Just like any other business-people, farmers face the global economy, armed with technological advances and innovative strategies to target customers. If farmers don't invest in new tools and learning skills like genetics and marketing, they risk falling behind their competition. Robots are already a pretty significant part of modern farming...
DailyDirt: Robot Farmers
Google Science Fair Introduces Students Solving World Problems

U.K. Users Can Now Gamble Real Money in Virtual Facebook Games

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(Photo: Gamesys) With all this spare cash we have lying around, we were getting concerned that there weren’t enough outlets on the Internet for us to waste it. Luckily, Facebook has our back, and it’s an even better way to spend money than on shitty Zynga goods. According to the Financial...
U.K. Users Can Now Gamble Real Money in Virtual Facebook Games

Facebook testing 'highlight' feature, lets users pay $2 to promote their status updates

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Finding ways to throw money at Mark Zuckerberg is notoriously difficult, but a new 'highlight' feature could be just the trick. Currently being tested with a small population of users, it allows an ordinary member to pay $2 to ensure that their latest status update crops up in more...
Facebook testing 'highlight' feature, lets users pay $2 to promote their status updates
Plants have a memory of pests that spans generations

Monsanto Wins Case Of Seed Patents; Planting Your Own Legally Purchased & Grown Seeds Can Be Infringing

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We've written a few times now about Vernan Bowman's legal fight against Monsanto, concerning patents over so-called "Roundup Ready" seeds, which Monsanto has patented. Here's the quick version of the details from an earlier post: The farmer, Vernan Bowman, bought official Monsanto seeds and planted his crops. Yet, Monsanto has...
Monsanto Wins Case Of Seed Patents; Planting Your Own Legally Purchased & Grown Seeds Can Be Infringing
Polynesians reached South America, picked up sweet potatoes, went home
Wild boars will inherit the earth

Intuit Brokers India Farm Trade With SMS App

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Intuit has set up a pilot program that allows farmers in India to find the best prices for their crops, simply by exchanging a few SMS messages on their cell......
Intuit Brokers India Farm Trade With SMS App

15 of the best photo, video and camera apps of 2012

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If you have a penchant for snapping, shooting and sharing the world around you through your smartphone, 2012 saw a slew of handy apps to help you in your endeavors. Indeed, The Next Web covered thousands of apps throughout this year, from nifty new browser extensions, to the latest game-changing...
15 of the best photo, video and camera apps of 2012

IBM debuts new mainframe computer as it eyes a more mobile Watson

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Those looking for a juxtaposition of IBM's past and future needn't look much further than two bits of news out of the company this week. The first comes with IBM's announcement of its new zEnterprise EC12 25 mainframe server -- a class of computer that may be a thing...
IBM debuts new mainframe computer as it eyes a more mobile Watson

Farms Begin to Wither as Strategy and Combat Drives Social Gaming

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More people are paying to play social games than they were a year ago, but the average player is also spending less than they used to. According to SuperData, the average social gamer, who pays to play in the U.S., spent $37.59 in April, which is about $8 less than...
Farms Begin to Wither as Strategy and Combat Drives Social Gaming
Impossible Project's 'Instant Lab' prints Polaroids of your digital snapshots

Games for the weekend: Tiny Monsters

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Games for the Weekend is a weekly feature aimed at helping you avoid doing something constructive with your downtime. Each Friday we’ll be recommending a game for Mac, iPhone or iPad that we think is awesome. Here is one cool enough to keep you busy during this weekend. Tiny Monsters...
Games for the weekend: Tiny Monsters
Nigeria using satellites to monitor crops, watch for oil spills, and help the military

Invasion of the Superweeds - I have learned that the problem with genetically modified crops isn't that they're unsafe to consume. I think they're perfectly safe as foods. The problem is the negative ways that they can affect the surrounding environment.

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Invasion of the Superweeds - I have learned that the problem with genetically modified crops isn't that they're unsafe to consume. I think they're perfectly safe as foods. The problem is the negative ways that they can affect the surrounding environment.

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol F1 review

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What is a DJ? Everyone who considers him or herself one can probably give you a unique answer. Is everyone with a music collection and a sense for good timing a DJ, or does their music collection have to exceed a certain number of gigabytes or slabs of vinyl...
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol F1 review

Dead Space 3 - hands-on preview

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Isaac Clarke is not alone in Dead Space 3 as he teams up with marine John Carver to once more battle the undeadAt its heart, Dead Space is a game about being alone. About being alone in a dark corridor hurtling through an uncaring void, with mutated creatures that were...
Dead Space 3 - hands-on preview

The Top 10 Best-Selling iPhone Apps Of All Time (AAPL)

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To celebrate the iTunes App Store's 25 billion download mark, Apple released its latest list of its top selling apps of all time. Not surprisingly, the majority of these apps are video games, indicating that iPhones bring out the kid in you. How many of these apps do you...
The Top 10 Best-Selling iPhone Apps Of All Time (AAPL)
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