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VIDEO: Could tablets kill the PC?

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With Apple widely expected to announce the iPad 3 - could tablet computers replace PCs in our everyday lives?...
VIDEO: Could tablets kill the PC?

Thank You, Space! How NASA Tech Makes Life Better on Earth

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For half of a percent of the US federal budget, what do you get from NASA? A lot. We look at some spinoff technology from space exploration in recent years that’s made its way into our everyday lives....
Thank You, Space! How NASA Tech Makes Life Better on Earth

Business computing pioneer Ernest Kaye dies, aged 89

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Sadly Ernest Kaye, the last surviving member of the original design team of four that built LEO, the world’s first business computer, has died aged 89. At only 27 years old, Kaye was working at GEC Research when he applied for an anonymous job ad for electronic engineers. That job...
Business computing pioneer Ernest Kaye dies, aged 89

Instagram Users: Here's How To Get Noticed By Advertisers — And Earn Cash

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Influential Instagram users have found that the social photo site can grown from just a hobby to a lucrative endeavor, if you're good at it. Brands are taking notice of Instagrammers with significant followings and have reached out for them to do professional work. Some get invites to awesome events,...
Instagram Users: Here's How To Get Noticed By Advertisers — And Earn Cash

NASA's Spinoff magazine catalogs the benefits of aerospace technologies brought to our everyday lives

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NASA's 35-year-old Spinoff magazine is a yearly look at the practical, real-world applications of technologies that have their origins in the aerospace industry. The 2011 edition just launched, taking a look back at 44 different technologies, from their respective beginnings in various NASA programs to their implementation in the...
NASA's Spinoff magazine catalogs the benefits of aerospace technologies brought to our everyday lives
Is 3D printing going to change your life, or is it just a pie-in-the-sky geeky dream?

Former MySpace Exec: Facebook Must Avoid These 3 Mistakes (FB)

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MySpace was the social network before Facebook, just like Yahoo was the search engine before Google.  Ex-COO Amit Kapur joined MySpace when it was just a startup, stayed until after it was bought by News Corp for $580 million in 2005, then moved on. Since 2009, he's worked on his...
Former MySpace Exec: Facebook Must Avoid These 3 Mistakes (FB)
3D images that are 'indistinguishable from reality' could be just 40 years away

Google Doodle Hails Heinrich Hertz, Discoverer of Electronic Heartbeat

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Hertz's discovery was vital, leading to many others that make up the bleeping circuits of our everyday lives....
Google Doodle Hails Heinrich Hertz, Discoverer of Electronic Heartbeat

Pinterest Cofounder Paul Sciarra Leaves The Company

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It’s official: Following reports yesterday that he was stepping down as CEO, Pinterest cofounder Paul Sciarra confirmed that he is leaving the company. In a post on Pinterest’s blog, Sciarra writes that he’s been hired as “Entrepreneur-in-Residence” at VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, an investor in Pinterest. With his departure, cofounder...
Pinterest Cofounder Paul Sciarra Leaves The Company

Debunking The EU Commission's 'Myths About ACTA'

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Crossposted from Computerworld UK where it was originally split into two separate articles. It's a sign of the European Commission's increasing desperation over ACTA that it has been forced to send out a document entitled "10 Myths About ACTA" [pdf] that purports to debunk misinformation that is being put around....
Debunking The EU Commission's 'Myths About ACTA'

Redrawing the Battle Lines: What We Actually Learned at RSA 2012

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Passwords are dead. Of course, passwords have been dead for over a decade, but the problem with this dead technology is that it just won't die. The successful breach of security nearly one year ago on the RSA division of EMC targeted an all-too-weak two-factor authentication system. For a moment...
Redrawing the Battle Lines: What We Actually Learned at RSA 2012
Dept. of Energy throws millions at a startup trying to make solar energy mainstream
Photos from the Manhattan Project's 'Secret City'

Microsoft Launches New Social Network That Looks Exactly Like Google+

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There are approximately zero flattering pictures of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on the Internet. (picasaweb.google.com) Looks like Steve Ballmer has a new product to hype. While the rest of us were recovering from our post-IPO hangovers, Microsoft decided that the weekend after Facebook went public was the perfect time to...
Microsoft Launches New Social Network That Looks Exactly Like Google+
Smurks uses emoticons to gauge the mood of crowds
How to hire and get hired by video

MyCityWay Gunning For Foursquare, Yelp, Everything with Version Two

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You might remember MyCityWay from the attention it generated during NYC’s BigApps competition awhile back. The company was the first to be seed funded by New York’s Entrepreneurial Fund, later picking up an additional $5 million from BMWi Ventures. MyCityWay also took home the prize for best Indian app at...
MyCityWay Gunning For Foursquare, Yelp, Everything with Version Two

Where’s your #geekspace? Show us your work zone

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I am fascinated by our connected culture, watching the way communities grow and change online.  As a photographer with a background in sociology, one of my favorite ways of soaking up cultural and visual information is on the Instagram photo sharing platform. Amazing clusters of inspiring photos have sprung up from Instagram in...
Where’s your #geekspace? Show us your work zone

Geek Chic: From bullied to fashion icons

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Black-rimmed square glasses, printed t-shirts, utility trousers, short sleeve shirts with a pocket and strange techy accessories used to be the essential items in a geek’s wardrobe. Wearing these made you stand out and probably made you a bit less popular than the other kids at school. But in past few...
Geek Chic: From bullied to fashion icons

Call of Duty Elite: the future

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Greeted with suspicion, Call of Duty's web-based Elite service has proved a hit. A rare interview with developer Beachhead provides an idea of where it will go in the futureCall of Duty, Activision's all-conquering first-person shooter franchise, is as significant a modern pop-culture phenomenon as reality TV or Justin Bieber...
Call of Duty Elite: the future

Happy Anniversary: 25 Years of Dot-coms

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It was 25 years ago today when the first dot-com was registered — Cambridge, Masssa.-based Symbolics computers. Over the years, dot-coms became symbolic of both the Internet bubble and bust; now they’re simply part of our everyday lives. More than 650,000 dot-com domains are registered every month; current estimates put...
Happy Anniversary: 25 Years of Dot-coms

Remarkable Stats on the State of the Internet [VIDEO]

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Individual stats like Facebook passing the 400 million user mark, Twitter hitting 50 million tweets per day, and YouTube viewers watching 1 billion videos per day are impressive on their own, but what if we looked at Internet-related stats collectively? Jesse Thomas did just that in his video State...
Remarkable Stats on the State of the Internet [VIDEO]

Life of Steve Jobs to be a play

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Filed under: Steve Jobs The Berkley Repertory Theater is producing a play titled The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs. The play will be a monologue that "dives into the epic story of a real-life Willy Wonka whose personal obsessions profoundly affect our everyday lives" The play isn't all...
Life of Steve Jobs to be a play

When it Comes to Web Scale Go Cheap, Go Custom or Go Home

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Facebook's future home for big data Dealing with the terabytes of data generated by users online and serving up relationships tied to that data quickly are forcing web-scale sites like Twitter, Reddit and Facebook to investigate a variety of home-built, open sourced and hardware solutions, and reject as many closed-source...
When it Comes to Web Scale Go Cheap, Go Custom or Go Home

Growth of the Internet from 1998 to 2008 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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BBC News has a very cool interactive chart up, showing how Internet had grown from 1998 to 2008 in various parts of the world.In 1998., the only countries with significant Internet usage were USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark and Sweden. Of course, I remember using...
Growth of the Internet from 1998 to 2008 [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Role of Sharing in Social Well-Being

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In his 2000 book, "Bowling Alone," Robert Putnam argues that Americans have grown increasingly disconnected from their friends and family, and that technology—particularly television—is to blame. Since then, social psychologists have engaged in heated arguments about the role of technology in our everyday lives. "Bowling Alone" was published well before...
The Role of Sharing in Social Well-Being

PepsiCo's Bough attributes $1bn brand growth to digital

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Last week PepsiCo announced that three of its brands – Brisk, Diet Mountain Dew and Starbucks ready-to-drink coffee – had each surpassed $1bn in sales per year.  Now, the company’s global head of digital B. Bonin Bough says that utilising digital media has been vital to this growth. These brands...
PepsiCo's Bough attributes $1bn brand growth to digital
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