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New York Times for Windows 8 hands-on (video)

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While today's Windows 8 launch event in NYC didn't open our eyes and ears to anything we haven't known Microsoft's latest OS and the Surface RT tablet, we did take a few moments to spend some time with the New York Times' new app for the OS. The layout...
New York Times for Windows 8 hands-on (video)

Always on, location aware: Google's Field Trip app is a pocket tour guide for Android

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While Google’s long had a penchant for travel, the company’s purchase of Zagat might get its first showings today as Google releases an app called Field Trip. From the New York Times report, the app will be constantly running in the background, triangulating position via cell phone towers, to provide...
Always on, location aware: Google's Field Trip app is a pocket tour guide for Android

Smartphone powers Star Wars-inspired NASA robot

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Miniature satellites resembling the flying robot that helped Luke Skywalker with his light saber training are now serving as mission control's eyes and ears aboard the International Space Station. [Read more]...
Smartphone powers Star Wars-inspired NASA robot

Did NPR's Andy Carvin overreach his Twitter calling on Newtown shooting? | Michael Wolff

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Carvin became a one-man social media hub on the Arab spring, but the school shooting exposed flaws in his retweet methodIf it bleeds, it leads - that most reliable axiom of journalism - may be nowhere as true as on Twitter. War, natural disasters, sudden violence, and their confusion, certainly...
Did NPR's Andy Carvin overreach his Twitter calling on Newtown shooting? | Michael Wolff

DARPA Innovation House project wants teams to take imaging data, see the big picture

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Where are the bad guys? The military has eyes and ears everywhere these days, including drones large and tiny, satellites, radar imaging, LIDAR, infrared, thermal and even the enemy's own cellphones. The problem is how to take all that imaging and create a single picture of the environment. To...
DARPA Innovation House project wants teams to take imaging data, see the big picture
On The Verge episode 006 teaser: Damon Lindelof on working with 'Prometheus' director Ridley Scott
Turntable.fm Founder's New DJZ Dance Music Site And DJZtxt App Will Make Your Eyes And Ears Bleed
Meet the newest battery saver: less accurate but still useful chips

Next-gen Kinect coming to Windows in 2014

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The new Kinect that will come with every Xbox One console. Among the array of new features unveiled at Microsoft’s Xbox One revealing on Tuesday were the upgrades to the new Kinect sensor. Today Microsoft announced that same improvements to the motion-tracking system for Xbox will be coming to the...
Next-gen Kinect coming to Windows in 2014

Google Confirms That Glass Isn't Ready for Zombies

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Unsatisfied user. (Photo: Google Plus) Soon, we’ll all be glassholes. However, zombies are going to squeak by unscathed from that insult after a Google spokesperson confirmed last week that Glass isn’t “quite ready for zombies yet.” The announcement was made on Google Plus, which also resembles a deserted town post-zombie apocalypse, from zombie/user named Deth...
Google Confirms That Glass Isn't Ready for Zombies

Republicans Run Pirate Bay Skyscraper Ad Campaign

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In the run up to elections, parties generally court potential voters by knocking on doors and reaching their eyes and ears through printed media, radio and TV. Of course, the power of the Internet has come to the forefront in recent years and is now widely used as a tool...
Republicans Run Pirate Bay Skyscraper Ad Campaign

LIVE: Microsoft Earnings! (MSFT)

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Microsoft reports earnings after the close, we'll have the numbers as soon as possible. This post is being updated as we go. Refresh your browser, or click here for the latest. Here's the two numbers the Street is looking for: Revenue: $21.53 EPS: $0.75 We'll also keep our eyes and...
LIVE: Microsoft Earnings! (MSFT)

Today We Learned That Verizon Is Going To Save The World

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With Microsoft pulling out of the Consumer Electronics Show and Apple no where to be seen, the show has become a huge opportunity for other companies to have their major on-stage moment. With over 150,000 people in attendance and millions of people watching remotely, it’s the opportunity of the year...
Today We Learned That Verizon Is Going To Save The World

fastcompany: Now let us return to the tale of C1. Or should I...

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fastcompany: Now let us return to the tale of C1. Or should I say, MacMan. The agency team was heartbroken to learn that Steve had fallen in love with such a disappointing name as “MacMan.” Unlike C1 itself, for which our feelings had evolved from shock to love, there could...
fastcompany: Now let us return to the tale of C1. Or should I...

John McAfee confirms he is in Guatemala after all, and is planning a press conference tomorrow

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It was only yesterday that we reported that man-on-the-run fugitive John McAfee was claiming to have falsified the metadata of a photo that placed him in Guatemala. Well, it seems he IS in fact in Guatemala after all, after exiting Belize with the aid of “many supporters. He says: “I...
John McAfee confirms he is in Guatemala after all, and is planning a press conference tomorrow

All Things SXSW (Re)Considered

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Editor’s note: Marc Ruxin is CEO and co-founder of TastemakerX. Follow him on Twitter @ruxputin. If you went to SXSW 20 years ago, you would have been there to see and discover new music. You worked at a label or publishing company, or perhaps you were a journalist or PR rep....
All Things SXSW (Re)Considered

Microsoft disrupts Nitol botnet, including strain that hijacked PC cameras and mics

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Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit just conducted “Operation b70,” a strike against the botnet known as Nitol and more than 500 strains of malware — including one that hijacked the microphone and video camera of users’ computers. The malware network was associated with the domain, 3322.org. Microsoft was able to block...
Microsoft disrupts Nitol botnet, including strain that hijacked PC cameras and mics

Music streaming service Deezer brings third-party app discovery to smartphones and updates its API

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Deezer, a music streaming service which competes with the likes of Spotify and Rdio, has just announced a number of developer-focused changes; the company is launching third-party app discovery on mobile devices, and is updating its API to bring Deezer-powered apps into its social bar. Third-party app discovery is coming...
Music streaming service Deezer brings third-party app discovery to smartphones and updates its API

Chinese Telecoms Kit Makers, Huawei, ZTE, Should Be Shut Out Of U.S., Says Draft Congress Report

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A U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee report recommends that top Chinese telecoms equipment makers Huawei and ZTE are shut out of the U.S. market because of the risk of espionage, Reuters is reporting. This follows an 11-month investigation of the two firms. The draft report is due to be released...
Chinese Telecoms Kit Makers, Huawei, ZTE, Should Be Shut Out Of U.S., Says Draft Congress Report

So What The Heck Is An 'Entrepreneur In Residence' Anyway?

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Highlight founder Paul Davison first thought of the idea of Highlight during a stint as an entrepreneur in residence at Benchmark Capital.  The idea of an EIR dates back to the 90s. But what does an "entrepreneur in residence" actually do? How did this idea start? Here's what you need...
So What The Heck Is An 'Entrepreneur In Residence' Anyway?

Thales wins MoD contract for servicing electronics of Royal Navy fleet

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£600m deal for French firm, covering naval periscopes, sonars and surveillance gear, 'safeguards 530 skilled jobs in UK'The Ministry of Defence has awarded a £600m contract to the French defence and security group Thales to service the electronic "eyes and ears" of the Royal Navy's fleet of ships and submarines.The...
Thales wins MoD contract for servicing electronics of Royal Navy fleet
On The Verge episode 003 teaser: Jimmy Fallon rants about his new camera

Police call on 'Twitter squad' to fight web bullies

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Police chiefs ask users of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to help combat criminal behaviour onlinePolice chiefs are calling on users of online social networking sites to be the "eyes and ears" of officers to help combat the menace of 'trolls' who bully or abuse via the...
Police call on 'Twitter squad' to fight web bullies

Intel Dabbles In Science Fiction

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Computers that simply do the sames things faster and faster are becoming boring. Been there, done that. But a device that can detect and interpret your emotions? Or intelligently organize a meeting, knowing that one of the participants is jogging at the time? That's a more interesting proposition. Intel, perhaps...
Intel Dabbles In Science Fiction

Empire State Development drops $4M on Golden Seeds, has $21M left for NY startups

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Empire State Development, New York’s chief economic development agency, has announced that it will be providing over $25 million to six investment funds across NY. The goal here is to create more than 2,200 jobs for small businesses and to facilitate investment in nearly 100 seed stage companies. Golden Seeds, an...
Empire State Development drops $4M on Golden Seeds, has $21M left for NY startups
DARPA-backed Robbie is a dexterous two-armed robot with eyes and ears

Worlds Without Maps

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Why is social media of interest to businesses right now? The answer is simple: it’s what the people are doing. Who benefits the most from connecting with people via these channels? Companies who adapt to the new territory, who use the new tools accordingly, and who strive for human connections...
Worlds Without Maps

GroupMe launches Groupon-like service to help you plan, discover and pay for your night out

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For the first time since its creation, GroupMe is expanding far beyond messaging by diving head first into payments and event discovery. The company, which was acquired by Skype nearly a year ago, is launching a new service called “Experiences,” which the GroupMe says is “the easiest way to do...
GroupMe launches Groupon-like service to help you plan, discover and pay for your night out

4 Ways the Entertainment Industry is Getting More Social

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David A. Yovanno is the CEO of Gigya, Inc., a leading social optimization platform for online business. He can be found on Twitter at @daveyovanno or e-mail dave(at)gigya(dot)com.Now that most social networks are supporting functionality on third party sites — via Facebook Connect, Sign in with Twitter, Yahoo! Open...
4 Ways the Entertainment Industry is Getting More Social

FixMyStreet the crowd sourcing site for getting areas cleaned up, unveils services for councils

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FixMyStreet, the site where people in the UK can report, view and discuss problems like graffiti, potholes and flytipping has finally launched a dedicated site for councils. The initiative was started in 2007 by mySociety and has worked independently as a place for communities to highlight the need to get...
FixMyStreet the crowd sourcing site for getting areas cleaned up, unveils services for councils
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