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Tablet Sales Skyrocketing as the PC Approaches Extinction

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According to a report released today by Gartner Research, PC sales will continue to decline steadily over the next five years, and sales of mobile devices will continue to see incredible growth.  The report suggests that tablet and mobile phone sales will eclipse 2.6 billion units by 2017, rising...
Tablet Sales Skyrocketing as the PC Approaches Extinction

Google confronts extinction of more than 3,000 languages

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Google-backed initiative the Endangered Languages Project aims to help preserve the many languages slated to become extinct within the next 100 years. [Read more]...
Google confronts extinction of more than 3,000 languages

Franklinia - This is bizarre. It looks like this plant was *saved* from extinction by humans, for once. It no longer exists in the wild.

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Franklinia - This is bizarre. It looks like this plant was *saved* from extinction by humans, for once. It no longer exists in the wild.

What paperless office? Fax machines refuse to die

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The paperless office doesn't seem any closer to reality as flying cars do. As connected as everyone is, it would seem that printing documents or sending messages on paper should be on the verge of extinction, but a new survey indicates that we're still wasting far more paper than...
What paperless office? Fax machines refuse to die

Rockmelt shifts focus, tests a PC interface to the digital life

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Despite predictions that the PC is on a path toward extinction, the folks at Rockmelt, makers of a "social browser" of the same name, are betting those forecasts are overblown. While the company that's already had $40 million sunk into it by investors--including Marc Andreessen, multi-millionaire and co-author of...
Rockmelt shifts focus, tests a PC interface to the digital life

Nordstrom's e-commerce bet pays off big

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Over $1 billion in direct sales. That’s what Nordstrom raked in according to their fiscal year 2012 report, a first in the company’s history. Overall sales grew by 12.1 percent year-over-year with e-commerce achieving an impressive 37 percent growth. Those numbers put Nordstrom 4.8 percent ahead of comparable retailers according to Internet Retailer. Why...
Nordstrom's e-commerce bet pays off big
European bats tolerate the fungus that is wiping out North American species

Survival guide: Do's and don'ts for next-gen IT

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Business IT is evolving behind your back. Here's how to head off extinction and assert a larger role...
Survival guide: Do's and don'ts for next-gen IT

The mouse faces extinction as computer interaction evolves

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SAN JOSE -- Swipe, swipe, pinch-zoom. Fifth-grader Josephine Nguyen is researching the definition of an adverb on her iPad and her fingers are flying across the screen. Her 20 classmates are hunched over their own tablets doing the same. Read full article >>...
The mouse faces extinction as computer interaction evolves

JACK DORSEY: On Square's Third Anniversary, I'm Proud Of All We Decided Not To Do

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On the eve of mobile payments startup Square's third anniversary, CEO and founder Jack Dorsey tweeted: Happy 3rd Birthday @Square! I'm so proud of all we've accomplished, & all we decided not to do. Dorsey's tweet is a pertinent reminder that sometimes the most important choices are the choices...
JACK DORSEY: On Square's Third Anniversary, I'm Proud Of All We Decided Not To Do

Facts Of Evolution: Speciation And Extinction

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Facts Of Evolution: Speciation And Extinction

SnipSnap: How a Newspaper Vet Aims to Remake Paper Coupons For the Mobile Era

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It all started with a pack of diapers. Ted Mann, then a regional digital director for Gannett and a new dad, was waiting in line to pay for diapers when he realized he hadn't brought the coupons. Like so many coupons clipped from the local paper, they sat in what Mann...
SnipSnap: How a Newspaper Vet Aims to Remake Paper Coupons For the Mobile Era

Why American Newspapers Gave Away the Future

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Maybe the extinction of newspapers was inevitable once digital publishing moved from proprietary services (which provided access to their own limited content, such as CompuServe, Prodigy, and AOL) and the slow speeds of dial-up delivery to the open access of the worldwide web and the possibilities of much faster broadband...
Why American Newspapers Gave Away the Future

Augmented reality bridges sight and sound in the Project Paperclip photography exhibit

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We’ve seen augmented reality make its way into the worlds of games, media and marketing, and beyond, and we’re bound to see yet more innovation in this field in the future. Project Paperclip, an exhibition currently taking place in Portugal, and partially online, brings the world of augmented reality to photography. With the...
Augmented reality bridges sight and sound in the Project Paperclip photography exhibit

How RIM can Save the BlackBerry Brand in Three Easy Steps

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BlackBerry is a household word synonymous with smartphones, but the brand is in the express lane to extinction unless RIM makes some changes quick....
How RIM can Save the BlackBerry Brand in Three Easy Steps
Fear Not, Meatsacks: Cambridge Tackling Killer Robots, Other 'Existential Risks'

These 2 Charts Show How The Simple Act Of Watching TV Is Dying In The U.S. (TWC, DISH, T, VZ)

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I have argued recently that cable TV faces the same extinction threat as the hard-wired telephone, as consumers show less interest in watching shows on a television in favor of DVDs, iPads and other internet video streaming sources. My argument caused some controversy, which I'll address with the two...
These 2 Charts Show How The Simple Act Of Watching TV Is Dying In The U.S. (TWC, DISH, T, VZ)

The End Is Near: 4 Twitter For iPhone Features That May Cause Tweet Extinction

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Whether you love them or hate them, Twitter’s recent moves to acquire Tweetie will probably force many twitter developers to either exit the twitterverse or reduce the price of their apps to zero. While a few tweet apps may survive tweetageddon, most will simply fade away into obscurity–unless they...
The End Is Near: 4 Twitter For iPhone Features That May Cause Tweet Extinction

Facing extinction, the snails so small they can fit on the edge of a 50p coin

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The critically endangered Partula gibab snail, which is little bigger than a pin head at birth, is facing extinction after a failed farming experiment almost wiped out its entire number in the Pacific Islands....
Facing extinction, the snails so small they can fit on the edge of a 50p coin

Google helping to save 3,000+ languages from extinction

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Google has planted a seed for the Endangered Languages Project, a coalition of linguistic experts trying to save thousands of at-risk dialects worldwide....
Google helping to save 3,000+ languages from extinction

DailyDirt: Making Extinction Extinct

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Jurassic Park was just a movie -- there isn't really a practical way to pull intact dinosaur DNA from fossilized mosquitoes. But recently-extinct animal species might be cloned because we can actually gather intact DNA and cell fragments that can be manipulated more easily. Here are just a few examples...
DailyDirt: Making Extinction Extinct
The outrage and sadness of Google Reader's demise

Shark Week, Thunderclap Form Voltron Of Awesomeness

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Pledge a tweet, save a shark. Discovery Channel's Shark Week is teaming up with Thunderclap to give its social campaign some extra bite. Shark Week is supporting three shark conservation groups--the Pew Environment Group, Oceana and Shark Savers. Regular shark lovers can rally behind the the trio this season and...
Shark Week, Thunderclap Form Voltron Of Awesomeness
For Google’s Next Trick, The Company Attempts to Save 3,000 Dying Languages

How to save social readers from extinction

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Users are fleeing pioneering media social readers on Facebook. Here’s why — and what publishers can do to save themselves. [cnnmoney-byline src="By Alex Konrad, reporter"] The Washington Post’s social reader. FORTUNE — So-called social readers — Facebook apps that facilitate, well, reading — are based on a simple premise: blending...
How to save social readers from extinction

Lower license costs alone won't save Windows RT from extinction

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Windows RT has struggled to gain adoption for months. Samsung and Acer are among the companies abandoning RT devices, while Toshiba, Hewlett Packard, and HTC won't touch it. So Microsoft's latest effort to boost Windows RT is apparently to cut the licensing costs device makers pay to use the...
Lower license costs alone won't save Windows RT from extinction

20 Iconic Tech Sounds Bound for Extinction

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Boy, does technology evolve fast. How many of these now-historic sounds do you remember?...
20 Iconic Tech Sounds Bound for Extinction

Netbook to go extinct by 2015, says iSuppli

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Netbooks were just a transition device to the post-PC era. In retrospect, Apple's iPad was the meteor that forced Netbooks into extinction. [Read more]...
Netbook to go extinct by 2015, says iSuppli

The End Of Cables

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The End Of Cables: The Economist on the forthcoming rise in use of the 60-gigahertz band for wireless connections: What about that old network fixture, the Ethernet cable? Though typically used for transferring files around local-area networks at a humble one gigabit a second, Ethernet has the potential to go...
The End Of Cables

Authorities: Smuggler Caught Stealing Endangered Tortoises

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Thailand captures smuggler who allegedly put an entire Madagascan species at risk. Thai authorities have arrested a suspected smuggler and his accomplice for illegally removing 54 ploughshare tortoises from Madagascar. The duo allegedly crammed the tiny animals into a suitcase that was then flown to Thailand, so they could...
Authorities: Smuggler Caught Stealing Endangered Tortoises
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