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How to optimize Windows 8 on old hardware

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Microsoft has made a point of advertising the performance enhancements and optimizations being made to Windows 8. Although Windows 7 was well received and typically offered better performance and stability than its much-maligned predecessor, Windows Vista, Microsoft had some loftier goals in mind for the jump to Windows 8....
How to optimize Windows 8 on old hardware

Councils call in the geeks to help them solve local problems

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US authorities are not the only ones using crowdsourcing to tackle common challenges - British councils are in on the act tooThe New York Times recently reported on a decision by the city's office of policy and strategic planning to use a geek squad of "civil-minded number-crunchers" to crack down...
Councils call in the geeks to help them solve local problems

3M launches its Cloud Library e-book lending service, hardware and apps in tow

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Almost a year after it was first announced 3M's Cloud Library e-book lending service is getting a proper rollout. Introduced today at a beta site in St. Paul, the system is now ready for its kiosks, e-readers and apps to hit the hands and eyes of library patrons. The...
3M launches its Cloud Library e-book lending service, hardware and apps in tow

Do you want to live in a world run by messianic geeks with robot limbs? | Steve Lowe and Alan McArthur

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The techie dreams of wealthy internet entrepreneurs threaten to splinter the very idea of what it means to be humanThe geeks are taking over the Earth. Sorry, but it's true.We have seen the future and, seemingly unnoticed and unheralded, the techie billionaires, made rich as Croesus by the internet, have...
Do you want to live in a world run by messianic geeks with robot limbs? | Steve Lowe and Alan McArthur
Now is the worst time ever to buy an Android phone

Gridstore Raises $12.5 Million In Series A Financing For Grid-Based Scale-Out Storage

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Gridstore has raised $12.5 million in Series A funding for its scale-out storage offering. The round was led by GGV Capital with participation from Onset Ventures and existing investors. The investment brings the company’s total venture funding to $15 million. Gridstore offers a software-based storage system that provides a simple...
Gridstore Raises $12.5 Million In Series A Financing For Grid-Based Scale-Out Storage

The Gigabot 3D Lets You Print Things That Are Bigger Than A Few Breadboxes

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Austin-based re:3D just started a Kickstarter campaign for the Gigabot, a large-format 3D printer designed to build things on a 24x24x24 inch built envelope, allowing you to make much larger objects than you can with similar printers like the Makerbot. You can get the bot kit for $2,500 or a...
The Gigabot 3D Lets You Print Things That Are Bigger Than A Few Breadboxes
Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G LTE launches May 18th for $199.99

iPad 3's best feature is also its worst enemy: the Retina display

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With the new iPad containing cutting-edge technology (namely, the Retina display), some early adopters are experiencing strange issues. Read my experiences, then chime in with your own!...
iPad 3's best feature is also its worst enemy: the Retina display
Voice-controlled 4G cop car of the future identifies lawbreakers on its own [video]
The BGR Show: Episode 1 – home automation in a $55 million mansion
Samsung Galaxy Note review: The smartphone that ‘Samsunged’ Samsung

Topshop to turn London fashion week show into Facebook 'entertainment'

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Users will be able to customise clothes and accessories as they appear on the catwalkThis Sunday, Topshop will turn its London fashion week catwalk into "social entertainment". The high-street trendsetter, in partnership with Facebook, has developed cutting-edge technology to make the fashion show experience more inclusive for its legions of...
Topshop to turn London fashion week show into Facebook 'entertainment'
Samsung overwhelms the tech world by unloading a plethora of gadgets at IFA
Can't get a job? Enroll in this flower startup's university
RingCentral integrates with Dropbox, Box, Google to bring faxing to the cloud
Oh the indignity: RIM sued over mobile pager tech
Why iPhonegraphy works: Convenience
Old Nixie tubes hacked into glowing, electric chess set

Tape lives! Supercomputer to be built with 380PB of tape storage

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Tape storage isn’t what you’d call cutting-edge technology. Most of us make do with disk, and lust after the speeds of SSD. But tape is still useful when massive amounts of storage are needed, in part because of its low cost. It's being put to good use at an extreme...
Tape lives! Supercomputer to be built with 380PB of tape storage

Meet the woman behind the Mio Alpha, a sleek strapless heart rate monitoring watch (video)

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Last week at Mobile World Congress, I caught up with Liz Dickinson, the creator of MIO, the world’s first strapless heart rate monitor sports watch, and founder and CEO of MIO Global. Dickinson flew out to Barcelona to talk to press and (potential) partners about her company’s latest product, dubbed...
Meet the woman behind the Mio Alpha, a sleek strapless heart rate monitoring watch (video)

Crytek's Cevat Yerli: free-to-play games are the only future

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Currently preparing for the release of its latest sci-fi shooter, Crysis 3, German developer Crytek has a very different future in mind. But can titles like Crysis survive in a fermium future? Cevat Yerli has a plan...When upstart German developer Crytek launched Far Cry in 2004, the game immediately drew...
Crytek's Cevat Yerli: free-to-play games are the only future

Intel loses a 30-year veteran who might have CEO

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  Sean Maloney, once considered the heir apparent to Intel chief executive Paul Otellini, plans to retire after three decades with the world’s biggest chip maker. Maloney will retire in January from his positions as Intel executive vice president and chairman of Intel China. Maloney suffered a debilitating stroke in...
Intel loses a 30-year veteran who might have CEO
NASA spending $17.8M on an inflatable space station expansion

Behind The Scenes At The Crunchies, HyperCard And AppleTalk Play A Role In Putting On The Show

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When you take your seat at the 2012 Crunchies Awards next month, (tickets on sale now!) look above the stage. You will see an acoustical canopy system made of 59 Plexiglas reflector panels controlled by cutting-edge technology — for 1991. As the Crunchies celebrate the latest technology advances and startups onstage,...
Behind The Scenes At The Crunchies, HyperCard And AppleTalk Play A Role In Putting On The Show

Wanted: Business Insider Seeks A PHP System Architect

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Business Insider is looking for an awesome experienced backend PHP system architect to join the fast-paced and exciting world of being an engineer at a journalism startup. We're looking for a strong PHP developer who has architected MVC systems, preferably using the Symfony 2 framework. Business Insider is a great...
Wanted: Business Insider Seeks A PHP System Architect
Mercedes-Benz GL SUV hands-on: Cutting edge technology, for a price

Help Wanted: Business Insider Tech Team Needs PHP Developers And Product Managers

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Business Insider's tech team is growing. We're looking to bring on three important new hires. Senior PHP Developer: Experienced backend PHP developer with Symfony 2 experience. Apply here >> Mobile Product Manager: Build the mobile experience for the web's fastest-growing business news source. Apply here >> Web Product Manager: Oversee the development of...
Help Wanted: Business Insider Tech Team Needs PHP Developers And Product Managers

Who needs MTV? VJay for iPad lets you mix your own trippy music videos

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Your parents told you to be in the house by 11 p.m. No worries, though. Just pull out your iPad and bring the party home with Algoriddim’s latest DJ app, Vjay. Vjay allows users of any experience level to mix and record their favorite videos, songs, music videos and...
Who needs MTV? VJay for iPad lets you mix your own trippy music videos

Hope You Like 3D! Because Now It's Available to All Users of YouTube

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Parahawking is an activity that combines paragliding with falconry. It involves, per one of the more delightful Wikipedia entries out there, birds of prey being "trained to fly with paragliders, guiding them to thermals for in-flight rewards and performing aerobatic maneuvers." Parahawking, in other words, is wondrous, and hilarious, and...
Hope You Like 3D! Because Now It's Available to All Users of YouTube
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