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Remotium embeds your work computer into your phone, curing BYOD headaches

Why Too Much Data Disables Your Decision Making

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Quick, think back to a major decision. You know, the kind that compelled you to read everything on a topic and lead you to spend hours devouring every last scrap of data. How'd that work out for you? We like to think that more information drives smarter decisions; that the...
Why Too Much Data Disables Your Decision Making

Brands Get Physical To Build Trust

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From handshakes to hardware, intimate signals constantly effect us in life. As the world becomes increasingly digital, we are losing many sensory signals that once moved us. Here's what can companies do to reclaim these touching moments.I’m sure you’ve had the experience of reaching out to shake someone’s hand, only...
Brands Get Physical To Build Trust

We love your work… now show us your workings

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The validity of scientific research depends upon practitioners publishing their softwareScience, as Winston Churchill might have said, is the worst system for obtaining reliable knowledge – except for all the others. What makes it special is the mantra that's drummed into every young researcher: "take nobody's word for it". The...
We love your work… now show us your workings

Makerbot Announces Improved Experimental 3D Printer, The Replicator 2X, New Apps, And API

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We were lucky to have a few minutes to sit down with Bre Pettis of Makerbot. The company just announced an interesting improvement to the Replicator 2, called the Replicator 2X, that is tweaked to work with ABS plastic rather than the rigid, organic PLA. This new version is...
Makerbot Announces Improved Experimental 3D Printer, The Replicator 2X, New Apps, And API

Calling Facebook A 'Democracy' Is An Insult To Democracy

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If voting makes an organization democratic, then China is a democracy, since citizens are permitted to elect their (relatively powerless) local representatives. Calling an organization “democratic,” when a tiny fraction of individuals select from a list of limited, pre-chosen options on one aspect of their experience, is an insult to...
Calling Facebook A 'Democracy' Is An Insult To Democracy

DARPA's Amazing New Cyberarms

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New video cleared by DARPA shows robotic arms agile enough to pick up keys and playing cards. When DARPA decided to call their next generation of robotic pesudo-limb products ARMs--Autonomous Robotic Manipulation--they thought it was a pretty good pun. But while DARPA's ARMs have a clever name, prototypes released...
DARPA's Amazing New Cyberarms

Sony posts its first AOSP build for the Xperia Z (video)

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Sony is quickly developing a reputation as the tinkerer's phone maker of choice: it took on responsibility for maintaining AOSP on the Xperia S even when Google couldn't. Today, it's proving that commitment to open software by releasing an Android 4.2.2-based AOSP build for one of its 2013 flagships,...
Sony posts its first AOSP build for the Xperia Z (video)

CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies reach Xperia Z and ZL, other recent Sony models

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Sony has been friendlier than many of its mobile rivals toward outside code, backing AOSP efforts even when it has had to shoulder most of the responsibilities. It's only fitting, then, that five of its more recent smartphones just received their first nightly CyanogenMod 10.1 builds, all in one...
CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies reach Xperia Z and ZL, other recent Sony models
OpenArch Adds A "Digital Layer" To The Average Room

BitTorrent Torque alpha puts file seeds on the web, makes desktop apps look stale

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Almost without fail, BitTorrent downloads have had to spread through a dedicated client, whether it's on the desktop or a router. Thankfully, BitTorrent Torque has just come in alpha form to liberate the peer download service from its software chains. All that's needed now is a web browser that...
BitTorrent Torque alpha puts file seeds on the web, makes desktop apps look stale
Threatening (to discover) quantum gravity with a big metal bar

MediaPortal posts 2.0 alpha media hub and new remote apps, teases 1.3 beta with Titan

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Home theater PC owners only just recovering from their turkey or tofu comas will have some updating to do -- MediaPortal has been busy. The experimenters among us will most likely want to jump straight into the promised MediaPortal 2.0 Alpha Autumn, which carries new visual layouts and video...
MediaPortal posts 2.0 alpha media hub and new remote apps, teases 1.3 beta with Titan

Required Reading: Adrian Johns, Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates

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I've just finished Adrian Johns' 2009 book, Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates, a 500+ page magnum opus stretching from the 1600s to the present. Johns is a noted University of Chicago historian, and his book is a fascinating and essential read for anyone interested in the...
Required Reading: Adrian Johns, Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates

Innovators: Become Active Experimenters: http://bit.ly/djr2Li by Scott Anthony. A bit of daily experimentation is what's needed

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Innovators: Become Active Experimenters: http://bit.ly/djr2Li by Scott Anthony. A bit of daily experimentation is what's needed
Bend me, shape me: flexible electronics perform under punishing conditions

SATA based Android – Convert any laptop with this drop in PCB board

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Android runs on everything! Though, it’s admittedly tougher to run on some things, of which the most common target are PCs. Those of us wanting to experiment in that department have typically found our way to projects like Android x86, which by the way has ICS development builds underway...
SATA based Android – Convert any laptop with this drop in PCB board

Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3 now working on Linux through Google Chrome, more or less

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A Holy Grail of Linux gaming has been an Unreal Engine 3 port. Getting one for the OS would unlock a world of games that has been the province of, well, just about any other mainstream platform. Thanks to Google preserving Flash on Linux through Chrome, that dream is...
Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3 now working on Linux through Google Chrome, more or less
NanoRacks Is The UPS Of Outer Space Shipping

Deezmaker 3D Printer Store opens in Pasadena, will sell you a slice of the future for $600

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If the MakerBot store in Manhattan is the East coast's vanguard for 3D printer stores, Deezmaker's just-opened store in Pasadena, California is the equivalent pioneer for the West coast crew. As of now, you can walk through the doors at 290 North Hill Avenue and at least see the...
Deezmaker 3D Printer Store opens in Pasadena, will sell you a slice of the future for $600
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