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Why the cloud has me fearing Wall-E more than Skynet

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Everybody who has watched any of The Terminator films knows about Skynet, the insidious computing system that becomes self-aware and decides to eliminate humans from the face of the earth. In the movies, a battle plays out, both in the present and the future, between humanity and this fearsome self-aware AI system....
Why the cloud has me fearing Wall-E more than Skynet

Sorry, Apple Fans, No More New Product Launches For Longer Than Anyone Can Even Imagine...*

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Those who draw some self-esteem from being the first of their friends to get new Apple gadgets are going to have to find a new source of identity for a while. Why? Because unless Apple pulls a rabbit out of a hat next winter in the form of a...
Sorry, Apple Fans, No More New Product Launches For Longer Than Anyone Can Even Imagine...*
'The Secret Door' uses Google Maps street view to remind us that everything is amazing (and we barely notice)

Engineers: Stop running away from advertising

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If I haven’t lost you yet, and you’re done rolling your eyes, hear me out. Is it me, or does it seem like the vast majority of engineers are turning their backs on the very foundation that led to their fancy salaries, foosball tables, and Aeron chairs? Jumping on the...
Engineers: Stop running away from advertising

NYTimes Columnist Explains How He Torrented 'The Bourne Identity' Because It Wasn't Available... Then Sent A Check

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Famed NY Times columnist David Pogue has a history of recognizing that some of the "fears" about internet "piracy" are overblown. So it's great to see him using his NYTimes blog to explain how he ended up torrenting an unauthorized ebook copy of The Bourne Identity for his son. Apparently,...
NYTimes Columnist Explains How He Torrented 'The Bourne Identity' Because It Wasn't Available... Then Sent A Check

Infographics: Tech's Patent Arms Race Fuels Mobile's Doomsday Machine

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Launch Missiles Google: USA Apple: USSR Microsoft: China Motorola: UK Nokia: Finland Samsung: Germany LG: Canada HTC: Czechlovakia Sony: France Huawei: India “I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.” Steve Jobs famously turned to Cold War weaponry to describe just how badly he wanted to eradicate Android from...
Infographics: Tech's Patent Arms Race Fuels Mobile's Doomsday Machine
Disappearance of Israel and Cyprus details on Flickr highlight gaps in Nokia's maps
Asus Qube with Google TV: a set-top box that could replace the Nexus Q this January

The FTC Wants YOU! - To Kill Robocalls

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We've all been there. The phone rings and it is a number you do not recognize. It might be that potential employer you were waiting to call back or the cute girl you gave your number to at the pub the other day. You pick up the phone answer: "You've...
The FTC Wants YOU! - To Kill Robocalls

'Pacific Rim' featurette explains why giant robots were built to battle massive monsters

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Pacific Rim is about skyscraper-sized robots and monsters fighting to the death in the Pacific Ocean. But there are people in the movie too — after all, the monsters, or Kaiju, are looking to wipe humanity off the face of the earth. In a new featurette released today, director...
'Pacific Rim' featurette explains why giant robots were built to battle massive monsters

Bill Gates speaks of world's difficult fight to eradicate polio

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Billionaire Microsoft chairman delivers Richard Dimbleby lecture and reveals his dedication to fighting the diseaseBill Gates has given a lecture in London in which he described the battle to eradicate polio as one of the most difficult tasks the world has ever faced.The billionaire Microsoft chairman, who launched the Bill...
Bill Gates speaks of world's difficult fight to eradicate polio
What Happens When The Cloud Abandons You
Wonder Why Zuckerberg Is More Polished In Public? Thank His New Speechwriter.
The Minerva Project Lands $25 Million for Elite Virtual University. Ambitious? Yes. Just Don’t Call it Disruptive.

Here Are Leaked Photos Of Sony's Android Phone With A Big Screen Like A Samsung Phone (GOOG, SNE)

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Sony, which has fallen off the face of the earth as far as influential consumer tech is concerned, is trying to mount a comeback. And one part of its comeback is releasing a credible Android smartphone. French tech site NowhereElse just posted some shots of Sony's currently forthcoming Android phone,...
Here Are Leaked Photos Of Sony's Android Phone With A Big Screen Like A Samsung Phone (GOOG, SNE)

Google Visualizes Massive Changes To The Face Of The Earth With New Timelapse Project

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A lot can change in 28 years, and Google has put together a very graphic demonstration of just how much can happen geographically with a new effort that combines global, annual Landsat satellite image composites with its Google Earth Engine software. The result is a series of interactive time lapse...
Google Visualizes Massive Changes To The Face Of The Earth With New Timelapse Project

The FTC Wants YOU! - To Kill Robocalls

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We've all been there. The phone rings and it is a number you do not recognize. It might be that potential employer you were waiting to call back or the cute girl you gave your number to at the pub the other day. You pick up the phone answer:...
The FTC Wants YOU! - To Kill Robocalls

Designing Buzz for a Google-Free World

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If you haven't seen a lot of applications built in the last few weeks that leverage the Google Buzz API, it's because there aren't any. In fact, Google hasn't yet rolled out any API for Buzz. According to the company, this isn't due to any backroom dealings where they plan...
Designing Buzz for a Google-Free World
Amazon: 'We are pretty much done' with the Kindle DX

DIY launches a community for creative kids who make things

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For the most part, the Internet has been a place for teens and grown-ups to explore content and communicate. Other than playing games or watching funny YouTube videos, there really aren’t places for kids to hang out and participate in the way that the rest of us have, on a...
DIY launches a community for creative kids who make things

Which Photo Book Printing Service is the Best?

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Which Photo Book Printing Service is the Best? is a post from Chris PirilloJason Dun is likely either the craziest man on the face of the earth… or the most dedicated one. I received an email from him not long ago to tell me of an extensive and exhaustive photo...
Which Photo Book Printing Service is the Best?
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