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The dangerous culture of comfort
Asus devices will now double as Android app players thanks to Bluestacks

Yet Another TechCity Report Confuses Tech Companies With Web Agencies And Consultants

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A new report commissioned by research giant GfK claims that the growth of the high density cluster of technology companies in East London (dubbed Tech City by the UK government) is being “stunted” by a talent shortage and lack of access to capital. The ‘Tech Futures Report’ – commissioned by...
Yet Another TechCity Report Confuses Tech Companies With Web Agencies And Consultants
Obama calls for CDC research on link between gun and gaming violence in new plan

Sony and Panasonic to announce OLED HDTV partnership next week?

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With Samsung and LG (still) poised to introduce their OLED HDTVs later this year, rumors that Sony and Panasonic will join forces are heating up. Japan's Nikkei is following up its initial report last month with word from the usual unnamed sources that the two are "close" to a...
Sony and Panasonic to announce OLED HDTV partnership next week?

Facebook Explores Access for Younger Kids

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Facebook is developing technology that would allow children younger than 13 to use the social-networking site under parental supervision, a step that could help the company tap a new pool of users for revenue but also inflame privacy concerns....
Facebook Explores Access for Younger Kids
Microsoft confirms purchase of R2 Studios to push Xbox beyond gaming

SB Nation Launching 20 Regional Sports Sites; First Batch Includes NYC, DC

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With minimal additional investment and no extra hires, fan-based SB Nation is launching 20 new regional sports sites during the next few weeks. The first six went live after midnight: New York, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Arizona and DC, where the startup is based. The look is similar; all are...
SB Nation Launching 20 Regional Sports Sites; First Batch Includes NYC, DC

Secretive Startup Nicira Poaches A Star From Cisco (CSCO)

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The startup backed by VMware founder Diane Greene has hired away Cisco Fellow Bruce Davie. Cisco Fellow is the highest technical designation a Cisco engineer can achieve. Davie has now joined Nicira as its Chief Service Provider Architect, AllThingsD reports. Nicira is still in stealth mode, but there's enough information...
Secretive Startup Nicira Poaches A Star From Cisco (CSCO)

Today in Tech: Why the TV business may be on the verge of collapse

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The social network is testing out ways to give children safe and legal access; why the TV business may be on the verge of collapse. Facebook explores giving kids access [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL] Facebook is developing technology that would allow children younger than 13 years old to use the social-networking...
Today in Tech: Why the TV business may be on the verge of collapse

Malaria is no excuse for patent trolling, Mr. Myhrvold

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Nathan Myhrvold, CEO of Intellectual Ventures, took issue with GigaOM this week after we expressed skepticism about his company’s plans to hire a “VP of Global Good.” In an interview with tech site Geekwire, Myhrvold said, “I think we do a whole lot more good for the world than GigaOm...
Malaria is no excuse for patent trolling, Mr. Myhrvold

AMD-SeaMicro Deal Shows Strange Server Bedfellows

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Companies that need to catch up to competitors sometimes try what seem like odd ideas. The deal by chip maker Advanced Micro Devices to buy server maker SeaMicro seems to fit the pattern, and it isn’t the only option that was considered. People familiar with the matter say that AMD...
AMD-SeaMicro Deal Shows Strange Server Bedfellows

AMD accuses former staff of giving 100,000 secret documents to NVIDIA

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AMD is suing four ex-employees for allegedly taking thousands of confidential documents with them went they left the company and went to work for NVIDIA. A complaint filed to the district court of Massachusetts reveals that AMD's former VP of Strategic Development Robert Feldstein, who was instrumental in designing...
AMD accuses former staff of giving 100,000 secret documents to NVIDIA

Oakley preparing to compete with Google's Project Glass

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Oakley is reportedly developing technology that may rival Google's Project Glass endeavors. In an interview with Bloomberg, Oakley CEO Colin Baden said the company is currently testing an eyewear-based projection system that is capable of presenting information directly onto a lens.......
Oakley preparing to compete with Google's Project Glass

Israel-based Cortica raises $1.5M from Mail.Ru to fund its Image2Text visual search technology

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Image and video technology startup Cortica has raised $1.5 million from the Mail.Ru group to help fund its Image2Text visual search technology. The company says that the new funding is part of a larger round lead by other investors. An Israel-based company, Cortica was founded in 2007 with a goal...
Israel-based Cortica raises $1.5M from Mail.Ru to fund its Image2Text visual search technology

Y Combinator-Backed ReelSurfer Launches To Let You Clip And Share Video From Any Website

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Many businesses begin with a simple, and then nagging, frustration. For Christian Yang and Neil Joglekar, it began with Entourage. Well, after Entourage. In college, as big fans of the show, they found themselves continually searching for clips of their favorite one-liners or the best scenes so that they could...
Y Combinator-Backed ReelSurfer Launches To Let You Clip And Share Video From Any Website

O2 owner Telefónica develops tech to analyse voice tone

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Company says linguistic analysis engine will only be used with opt-in consent, but analysts warn that consumers will be waryTelefónica, owner of the O2 network in Britain, is developing technology that listens in on personal calls to draw up a psychological profile of a speaker according to their tone of...
O2 owner Telefónica develops tech to analyse voice tone

The Eye Tribe raises $800,000 to let you control your phone with your eyes

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Techstars graduate The Eye Tribe (formerly known as Senseye) is a very cool company that is developing technology to allow you to control your phone or tablet with your eyes. While that concept sounds like something from a sci-fi movie, the Danish startup’s aim to release an eye tracking device to...
The Eye Tribe raises $800,000 to let you control your phone with your eyes

Are video codecs written in JavaScript really the future?

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Describing it as "the future," Mozilla has been showing off ORBX.js, a video codec roughly comparable to the industry-standard H.264 that can be decoded entirely in JavaScript. ORBX.js was developed by a company called OTOY. OTOY's major product is Octane Render, a 3D renderer that works exclusively on NVIDIA...
Are video codecs written in JavaScript really the future?

Apple's "iKey" Wants To Unlock All Doors

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Pickens writes "The Telegraph reports that Apple is developing technology, already being nicknamed the 'iKey,' which will allow users to gain access to their office and unlock their car or front door with a single electronic device like an iPhone. Users would simply have to enter a PIN and wave...
Apple's "iKey" Wants To Unlock All Doors

This World Teachers' Day, Google celebrates educators who make a difference

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Every one of us has had a teacher or educator that spent that extra bit of time with us or helped us get through school. It was that person who never gave up and spent those extra precious minutes of their day before, during, or after school to help you...
This World Teachers' Day, Google celebrates educators who make a difference
Four Perspectives On Augmented Reality And Its Future
New tech could let you wake up your sleeping smartphone with your voice

TNW at IBC: When it comes to media recommendations, with Spideo, it's personal

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The Next Web is at IBC in Amsterdam, interviewing the companies shaping the future of TV and online video. Yesterday morning we received a tip-off that we really had to talk to French startup Spideo, a company developing technology to recommend content relevant to your tastes and based on your...
TNW at IBC: When it comes to media recommendations, with Spideo, it's personal

Would You Give Birth To A Neandertal Baby?

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MIT Technology Review spots a wild story on Genome Web about George Church, a molecular geneticist at Harvard, who is developing technology that can create Neandertal cells. Once he gets the cells, Church hopes to find an "adventurous female human" who will volunteer to be a surrogate mom for the...
Would You Give Birth To A Neandertal Baby?
Your online ad strategy stinks, Pricing Engine raises $1.25M to help
Ahead of CES: 4 questions to ask about the internet of things

The Kive Company Raises $500K To Help Parents Save Their Kids' Art

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The Kive Company, the startup behind the mobile art app ArtKive, says it has raised $500,000 in seed funding. The ArtKive iPhone app allows you to take photos of your kids’ art, then tag it with their name, grade, date, and title.  You can share the art with other ArtKive...
The Kive Company Raises $500K To Help Parents Save Their Kids' Art

AMD's acquisition of SeaMicro puts Intel on the defensive

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Intel suffered a setback in the server market this week with the news that its former partner, SeaMicro, is being acquired by AMD. But the world's top chip maker said it was internally developing technology to remain competitive in the dense server market....
AMD's acquisition of SeaMicro puts Intel on the defensive

What's Missing From The New Digital Classroom?

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As part of my research at Forrester, I've spent a lot of time getting to know companies developing technology solutions for K-12 and higher education. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) like Coursera and Udacity give students around the world access to high-quality courses for free or at a fraction of...
What's Missing From The New Digital Classroom?
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