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Researchers build miniature flying robots, modeled on Drosophila

ROCCAT Savu hybrid mouse ready to assault PC gamers' senses for $60

www.engadget.com
If ever there were a prime candidate for Pimp my Mouse, ROCCAT's Savu would be it. The R.A.D. peripheral (no, really, that's the acronym) incorporates a category-first: an achievements application that rewards players for "a wide range of gaming feats, such as mouse movement, button clicks, scroll steps, etc."...
ROCCAT Savu hybrid mouse ready to assault PC gamers' senses for $60

A LinkedIn Employee Made His Incredibly Boring-Sounding Job Something To Envy (LNKD)

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When Matthew Shoup joined LinkedIn in 2010, he had a pretty run-of-the-mill job title: technical marketer. But Shoup had a passion for hacking--a term which has come to mean quickly executed feats of coding, not its older connotation of breaking into systems. And that helped him transform his role into...
A LinkedIn Employee Made His Incredibly Boring-Sounding Job Something To Envy (LNKD)

Remembering Colossus, the world’s first programmable electronic computer

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It’s no secret we have a special fondness for Bletchley Park. The pioneering work carried out there didn’t just crack codes—it laid the foundations for the computer age. Today, we’d like to pay homage to a lesser-known contributor—Tommy Flowers. Bletchley Park’s breakthroughs were the product of theoretical mathematical brilliance combined...
Remembering Colossus, the world’s first programmable electronic computer
iPhone 5′s impact on U.S. economy estimated at $75 billion in 2012

Forget the Internet of Things, this is the Skateboard of Awesome [video]

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Happy Sunday, friends. The TNW crew is hard at work this fine day to bring you the news. However, cloistered as we are around the wires, it only seems reasonable that we grant ourselves a short respite from the vicissitudes of technology, and instead focus on something that will astound....
Forget the Internet of Things, this is the Skateboard of Awesome [video]

Rafael Benítez hoping John Terry can lift Chelsea against Arsenal | Amy Lawrence

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Chelsea's once dominant home form is gone and the coach admits that lack of leadership is a factor. Cue the captain ...José Mourinho received an extra present just after Christmas when the Guinness Book of Records officially recognised one of his particularly special achievements. His entry, in the words of...
Rafael Benítez hoping John Terry can lift Chelsea against Arsenal | Amy Lawrence

Does big data really need custom hardware?

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IBM and Cisco are betting big on big data with new boxes designed specifically to store a lot of data, with the networking capabilities to move data around really quickly. As the glut of information inside businesses grow and the desire to analyze it becomes more pressing, big enterprise IT...
Does big data really need custom hardware?

DailyDirt: Talking Animals Are Real

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Parrots are well-known as non-human animals that can speak our language with some degree of intelligence, but there are a few other examples of animals that can perform similar feats. So far, the vocalizations of these animals are a bit difficult to understand, but it's clear that there are some...
DailyDirt: Talking Animals Are Real

Fast Talk: How Pledge4Good Is Like A Virtual Dunk Tank

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Meet Vikram Bellapravalu, whose site pegs small donations to minor feats. Let the push-ups commence!Vikram Bellapravalu is a cofounder of pledge4good, a startup that allows users to peg small donations to minor feats. Instead of hitting up your friends for $50 or $100 when you run that marathon, why not...
Fast Talk: How Pledge4Good Is Like A Virtual Dunk Tank

Now People Are Worried That Google Glasses Will Cause Cancer

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Google's first attempt at face-based computing, Project Glass, isn't very useful unless it's connected to a wireless network. Without a connection to the internet, it can't deliver search results, provide turn-by-turn directions, instantly share pictures with friends, or accomplish any of the other feats promised in Google's video demonstration of...
Now People Are Worried That Google Glasses Will Cause Cancer
Diamond's GC1000 HD Game Capture box joins the ranks of HDMI recording options

Did Marissa Mayer Just Make A Horrible Mistake? Several Ex-Googlers Think So (GOOG, YHOO)

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made a big hire yesterday, bringing in her former Google colleague Henrique De Castro as COO. De Castro doesn't come cheap. Mayer and Yahoo had to agree to pay him $62 million over four years to get him to leave Google, where De Castro was a loyal...
Did Marissa Mayer Just Make A Horrible Mistake? Several Ex-Googlers Think So (GOOG, YHOO)

Interview: Broadcom's Henry Samueli on the Jr. High Science Project That Started It All

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Broadcom’s Henry Samueli is getting an award for pulling off some of the toughest feats in engineering, and he says he owes it all to a junior high school shop class. This week, Samueli will be honored with the Marconi Prize, one of the top engineering awards in the world....
Interview: Broadcom's Henry Samueli on the Jr. High Science Project That Started It All

Twitter And Yahoo Vet Kevin Cheng On How Companies Can Use Comics To Convey Big Ideas [TCTV]

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You probably associate the idea of “comics” with things of a trivial nature, like the newspaper’s funny pages, or maybe Saturday morning SpongeBob marathons. But according to Kevin Cheng, the web exec and entrepreneur who is well known for helping steer the vision and strategy for products such as...
Twitter And Yahoo Vet Kevin Cheng On How Companies Can Use Comics To Convey Big Ideas [TCTV]

Google VP Bradley Horowitz Talks Buzz’s Future, Gmail Innovation, And More (Video)

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Google VP Bradley Horowitz Talks Buzz’s Future, Gmail Innovation, And More (Video)
How to prevent an astronaut bloodbath on Mars
HP's grim absence from smartphone market will last until 2014

Replicators, Innovators, and Bill Gates

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My last post triggered some interesting debates in the blogosphere about whether entrepreneurs were a product of nature or could be nurtured. It’s not black or white. People are a product of their upbringing and education. Average humans can achieve extraordinary feats when they really try. I’ll concede that,...
Replicators, Innovators, and Bill Gates

ASUS ROG reveals 'the ultimate gaming machine', the Poseidon Formula One

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ASUS cannot get enough of Computex, and today its PC gaming arm is rolling out some high powered new kit. This is the Poseidon Formula 1, housing the apex of ROG's gaming hardware know-how and brandishing its new Poseidon GTX 700 series GPU. It pairs NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 700...
ASUS ROG reveals 'the ultimate gaming machine', the Poseidon Formula One

Roccat unveils Savu hybrid gaming mouse ready for CeBIT

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In the increasingly complex world of gaming mice, we'd be happy with one that doesn't scrape the paint from the top of our desk. Still, if your ambitions are a little loftier, Roccat's unveiled the Savu gaming mouse in anticipation for its big day out at CeBIT. Named after...
Roccat unveils Savu hybrid gaming mouse ready for CeBIT

Online passwords: keep it complicated

www.guardian.co.uk
By now, you probably have about 20 different passwords you're struggling to remember. There must be an easier way. How do you stay one step ahead of the hackers - and still stay sane?Let me hazard a wild guess: the system of passwords you use on the internet - for...
Online passwords: keep it complicated

March 20th is the National Day of Unplugging

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This article is by staff writer Adam Baker, who recently shared “3 Lesson I’ve Learned in 3 Years of Marriage.” Technology is a double-edged sword: It has the power to revolutionize our productivity and allow us to achieve feats previously thought to be impossible; but it also has the ability...
March 20th is the National Day of Unplugging

Want to Watch the Paralympics? Now You Can--Not on NBC, but on YouTube

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Where NBC falters, YouTube steps in. When we talk about why we love watching the Olympics, we usually talk not just about competition, but about human interest. We're drawn to stories of athletes struggling and striving and persevering. We become invested in the competitors not just as foes on a...
Want to Watch the Paralympics? Now You Can--Not on NBC, but on YouTube

Easily Create Awesome Charts & Graphs With Tableau Public

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Data visualization and analysis is extremely important in today’s information driven world. Such feats have given insights into various aspects of human life and, if utilized properly, can help to make the world a better place. Hans Rosling’s TED talk is a testimony to this fact. There are plenty of...
Easily Create Awesome Charts & Graphs With Tableau Public

When Autonomous Flying Robots Fail

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A presentation of progressively fantastical feats performed by a cadre of flying robots — jumping through hoops, collaborating with each other and playing the James Bond theme — was a huge hit at the TED conference this week. Now, see what it looked like when the “quadrotors” crashed. Yup, it’s...
When Autonomous Flying Robots Fail

Alfred v2 brings Workflows, automates what Automator might not

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Anyone who's heavily invested in the Mac ecosystem knows Automator, a built-in tool that can string together multiple computing actions without having to know a lick of code. Some of us may want a little more power, or just a different variety of power -- which is where the...
Alfred v2 brings Workflows, automates what Automator might not

Guinness World Records Acquires Bragster.com

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London-based Bragster, a site for people to make bets with each other on various “stunts”, has been acquired by Guinness World Records, for an undisclosed sum. The site allows users to upload videos of their dares and “bragging” feats. It was founded in 2006, and raised about $3 million...
Guinness World Records Acquires Bragster.com

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Tom Rivellini backstage at Expand (video)

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If you truly were terrified during the Seven Minutes of Terror that saw the Curiosity Rover successfully land on Mars, you can blame NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Tom Rivellini. As JPL's Principal Engineer for Entry Descent and Landing Systems, Rivellini co-invented the sky crane landing system that helped the...
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Tom Rivellini backstage at Expand (video)
The Classics: Dirk Gently
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