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Doing it for Dad

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Taking charge of my father's life now that he has dementiaWhen my husband and I arrive at the care home, Dad is sitting, holding the hand of a carer I've never met, a fake Stetson casually strung around his throat. I had been nervous, worried that he might not recognise...
Doing it for Dad

LinkedIn lists the most sought-after employers of 2012: Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook

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LinkedIn today released its 2012 list of Most InDemand Employers. The top four companies were all in the technology sector: Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook. The results are based on what LinkedIn refers to as its “massive professional data set” of over 175 million users, as well as over 15...
LinkedIn lists the most sought-after employers of 2012: Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook

Nature Publishing Group Officially Launches New Interactive Textbook

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Last spring I wrote about Nature Publishing Group’s plan for a $49 electronic textbook packed with interactivity and unlimited content updates for life. The original publication date was scheduled for September 1, 2011, but for a variety of reasons the release was pushed back. Today marks the official launch of...
Nature Publishing Group Officially Launches New Interactive Textbook
What Google Play means for Android developers

How augmented reality will change the way we live

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In 1945, The Atlantic Monthly published an article by the American inventor Vannevar Bush. The title of the article was “As We May Think”. It outlined a concept (considered revolutionary at that time) for a futuristic networked machine similar to today’s Internet-enabled devices. This apparatus was called a Memex....
How augmented reality will change the way we live

Comments of the Week: Oprah loves the Surface; Reed Hastings's Microsoft analysis; and more

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Reed Hastings The best comments, quotes, and random zingers we heard this week… “[Microsoft has] many great assets and many great challenges. The great assets are the technology, and Windows, Office. And you guys know Ballmer. He is unbelievably self-aware, self-critical, smart. He’s the last guy to be in any...
Comments of the Week: Oprah loves the Surface; Reed Hastings's Microsoft analysis; and more

Apple hiring heavily for Maps positions to improve navigation, Flyover and more

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A search of Apple’s job site for positions relating to maps reveals 17 positions related to its Maps product, points out Adam Haworth on Twitter. The listings include engineering positions for Flyover, vectorizing mapping images, navigation and more. The positions include Maps Operations project manager, Maps iOS software engineers, engineers...
Apple hiring heavily for Maps positions to improve navigation, Flyover and more

Apple Expands Testing of OS X Mountain Lion to Select Retail Store Staff

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With OS X Mountain Lion set to launch to the public sometime next month, 9to5Mac reports that Apple has asked select members of its retail store staff to begin testing the software.In an e-mail to Apple Store Genius Bar members and Creatives, Apple has provided access to its OS X...
Apple Expands Testing of OS X Mountain Lion to Select Retail Store Staff
Disneyland surveys visitors about potential 'Star Wars' theme park expansion

Care.com sparks IPO speculation with hire of veteran public-company CFO

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These are interesting times for Care.com, the Reid Hoffman-backed site that wants to be the “Amazon of care.” In the last year, the company has expanded its service to more than 15 countries, acquired a few startups and raised $50 million (bringing its total raised to $109 million). Now the...
Care.com sparks IPO speculation with hire of veteran public-company CFO

Open Thread: Why Go to Tech Conferences, Anyway?

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When it comes to tech conferences, the first thing most people think about is the parties. They might think about networking opportunities or learning experiences, but all too often, these are brushed off as mutual admiration societies and redundant, unoriginal chatter. I've heard every critique imaginable about some of the...
Open Thread: Why Go to Tech Conferences, Anyway?

Report: Washington is the most 'app-intense' state

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Data: The Conference Board, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Calculations: South Mountain Economics LLC Welcome to the state of Washington, the land of apples, asparagus and apparently, apps. According to a new study titled “The Geography of the App Economy,” application development in Washington contributes 49,800 jobs with an economic impact of...
Report: Washington is the most 'app-intense' state

Why A Japanese E-Commerce Giant Is The Lead Investor In Pinterest

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Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten is the lead investor in Pinterest's $100 million round. Most people in the United States have never heard of Rakuten. And that's a big reason the company is trying to get in good with Pinterest. Pinterest will be able to drive more traffic to Rakuten's sites,...
Why A Japanese E-Commerce Giant Is The Lead Investor In Pinterest
Looking back: the five most important security stories of 2012

Surface Touch Cover Detailed: An Ultra-Thin Touch Keyboard As Efficient As A Laptop's

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With all the hullaballoo surrounding the new iPad Mini, it’s worth remembering that some actual Windows-flavored competition is ready to roll. We learned last week that Microsoft spent quite some time in a self-described Willy Wonka type studio, carefully crafting the clicky, compact Windows 8 tablet. And one of...
Surface Touch Cover Detailed: An Ultra-Thin Touch Keyboard As Efficient As A Laptop's

Force Flyer accelerometer-controlled RC helicopter, we go gloves-on

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Being able to wave your hand through the air and control a physical object -- as if by magic -- is everyone's dream. And if you say it's not yours, then you sir or ma'am are a liar. That's why we had to stop at the Regal Elite booth...
Force Flyer accelerometer-controlled RC helicopter, we go gloves-on
Early mockups reveal Windows 8's evolution
Study: iPad usage nearly quadrupled among the small business market in 2011

Google Dares Businesses To Switch To Microsoft's Office 365

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Google has pared the free version of Google Apps from its business suite, narrowing the gap between itself and Microsoft's suite of hosted office productivity software services. But the costs and feature set offered by Google still, on paper, give Google the advantage. In a bid to make things "very...
Google Dares Businesses To Switch To Microsoft's Office 365
Sprint iPhone Sales Stronger at Big-Box Retailers Than at Apple Stores

Windows 8 Start button isn't coming back, but there will be a tutorial

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The Start button won't be coming back, no matter how much detractors of Windows 8's new user interface would like it to. But to make the new operating system easier to understand for mouse and keyboard users, it will contain a tutorial to explain how things work. Investment firm...
Windows 8 Start button isn't coming back, but there will be a tutorial

Bluetooth

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I have written about Bluetooth before. I am very bullish on Bluetooth even though its an old protocol that has its challenges. It may not be as potent as Airplay and DLNA but I feel like its ubiquity and familiarity make up for some of that. I use Bluetooth every...
Bluetooth

Cybram 001 simulator helps doctors practice brain surgery without risking lives (video)

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Sometimes it's awesome to be a guinea pig; take for example, getting down and dirty the Consumer Preview of Windows 8. When it comes to brain surgery, however, there are no happy little accidents -- and let's face it, Bob Ross would've been a horrible surgeon. Thankfully, a new...
Cybram 001 simulator helps doctors practice brain surgery without risking lives (video)
VineTune, An Ever-Changing Music Video Made Up Of 6-Second Vines

Not Learning From ACTA: IPR Protection And Enforcement Seen As 'Less Difficult Issue' For TAFTA/TTIP

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Despite increasing calls for the imminent TAFTA/TTIP trade negotiations to be conducted as openly as possible, it seems likely that, as with ACTA and TPP, everything will be decided behind closed doors. That means the rest of us are forced to take our information about what is likely to...
Not Learning From ACTA: IPR Protection And Enforcement Seen As 'Less Difficult Issue' For TAFTA/TTIP
Eminem Is Suing Facebook For Allegedly Ripping Off His Song In Home 'Airplane' Ad

Tech-savvy college hires bring integration, communication challenges to IT workplaces

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College graduates receiving their diplomas this year were teenagers when the first iPhone debuted and Facebook allowed anyone to create a profile. As this tech-saturated generation enters the IT workforce their familiarity with technology -- especially consumer products -- can lead to communication and work style clashes with more seasoned...
Tech-savvy college hires bring integration, communication challenges to IT workplaces
SeeWhy Creates A Hub For Shopping Cart Recovery Tools With SeeWhy CORE

UN: We Don't Want To Take Over The Internet... Just Fundamentally Change How It Works

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We've been covering how there are a number of troubling proposals before the UN's ITU (International Telecom Union), which has been trying to use its role as the global regulator of international telecom issues to insert itself into how the internet should work. So far, the leaks from the secretive...
UN: We Don't Want To Take Over The Internet... Just Fundamentally Change How It Works

Google Acquires DocVerse

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Another week, another Google acquisition. This time, Google bought DocVerse, a company founded by two former Microsoft employees which built a plug-in for Microsoft Office that lets you collaborate with other people in real-time."DocVerse combines the benefits of web-based collaboration tools like Google Docs and Zoho with the power and...
Google Acquires DocVerse
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