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Artificial Intelligence by accident

www.guardian.co.uk
Artist and campaigner Jessica Thom set up a novel twitter account to take advantage off her prominent Tourettes syndrome. But it seems to have taken on its own identityI should say from the outset that my scientific knowledge is very limited. In most areas it stretches little beyond the rudimentary...
Artificial Intelligence by accident

Meteor Shower And Explosion Causes Hundreds Of Injuries In Russia

www.fastcompany.com
The incident happened at around 9am local time this morning, with the blast blowing out hundreds of windows in the Urals region, and is probably connected to the asteroid "near miss" that is scheduled for later today. A spectacular meteor shower has caused "hundreds" of injuries in central Russia,...
Meteor Shower And Explosion Causes Hundreds Of Injuries In Russia

Luxury watchmaker turns hand toward retro games

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Shooting stars with some cash to burn should check out this set of ridiculously expensive Pac-Man and Space Invaders timepieces featuring authentic moon dust and fragments of Apollo 11. [Read more]...
Luxury watchmaker turns hand toward retro games

“eventually, you need to start being you. and then– you need to get really good at it.”

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["Echo Chamber", which I sent out in the newsletter recently. You can buy the print here etc.] [Today's guest post comes from Faris Yakob.] You never know what you’re going to be famous for. In the case of Polonius Lord Chamberlain to King Claudius in what is arguably the...
“eventually, you need to start being you. and then– you need to get really good at it.”

Google Chrome Ditches Http://

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When you see some text prefixed by “Http://”, you automatically assume that what follows is a web address, as defined by the Hypertext Transfer Protocol. The question is, since most web addresses are easily recognizable anyway, do you really need it?The developers of Google Chrome don’t think you do,...
Google Chrome Ditches Http://

Gnip unveils "Plugged In To Gnip" partner program, lists 13 companies doing big things with data

thenextweb.com
In the era of big data, one of the popular services that companies are flocking to is Gnip. With over 100 billion social activities reviewed and shared each month, there’s quite a bit of information that it has. And that’s why eight out of the nine social media monitoring firms...
Gnip unveils "Plugged In To Gnip" partner program, lists 13 companies doing big things with data
Scientists poke frozen mammoth, liquid blood squirts out

High Resolution 'iPhone 5' Renderings Based on Leaked Parts

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Bryce Haymond of Blackpool Creative has created a set of high resolution 3D renderings of the "iPhone 5" based on the circulating part leaks and diagrams. There’s been quite a bit of hype recently in the Apple universe over the imminent announcement of a new iPhone, or rather the...
High Resolution 'iPhone 5' Renderings Based on Leaked Parts

Did a comet swarm strike America 13,000 years ago?

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Thousands of fragments of a disintegrating comet, rather than a single large impact, may have killed off much of North America's animal life, a new study suggests...
Did a comet swarm strike America 13,000 years ago?
A look at the 9/11 Museum's first exhibit, which will showcase recorded memories

Australia tells Google to delete all private data collected by Street View

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Google got a whole lot of heat when its Street View operations were found to have been collecting data from unsecured WiFi connections, and now Australia is further pressuring the search giant over allegations that all of the information it accrued surreptitiously in the country has not yet been deleted. The...
Australia tells Google to delete all private data collected by Street View
Meteor Crash Reportedly Injured Over 100 People In Russia

Boxever launches out of beta with high hopes for optimising airline data

thenextweb.com
Boxever, the real-time customer intelligence platform for airlines has launched today to help flight companies achieve more with their own data. The company provides a way for airlines to segment and target customers in real-time with a recommendation engine that returns relevant flights, destinations and other probable requirements like hotels,...
Boxever launches out of beta with high hopes for optimising airline data
Numecent spins out Approxy cloud-gaming startup
Cloud app services firm Numecent raises $13.6M from Deutsche Telekom
Cell phone attachment detects E. coli in food samples

WiFi data collection: An update

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Nine days ago the data protection authority (DPA) in Hamburg, Germany asked to audit the WiFi data that our Street View cars collect for use in location-based products like Google Maps for mobile, which enables people to find local restaurants or get directions. His request prompted us to re-examine everything...
WiFi data collection: An update
Cloning and resurrecting the mammoth? Not so fast

Name-brand genes: Is our genetic makeup what's next in personal branding?

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The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case that could decide whether it's possible to patent specific human genes that have been "snipped" out of our DNA and isolated in the laboratory. If the justices rule that Myriad Genetics can patent two human genes thought to be responsible...
Name-brand genes: Is our genetic makeup what's next in personal branding?
'Oatmeal' Tesla museum campaign reaches funding goal after $33,333 pledge

★ Tynt, the Copy/Paste Jerks

daringfireball.net
Shared by djacobs It's going to be buried in Saturday's papers, but Tynt is an Apple product. Over the last few months I’ve noticed an annoying trend on various web sites, generally major newspaper and magazine sites, but also certain weblogs. What happens is that when you select text from...
★ Tynt, the Copy/Paste Jerks

Google Launches Update To Maps API, Which Is Used By 800K Sites, With A Focus On Android Apps

techcrunch.com
Geolocation is very important for consumers these days, it’s a technology that can be used in almost any application you can think of. Whether you want to shop, do volunteer work or meet new people, having a great Maps integration is key for Android developers. Today, Google launched an update...
Google Launches Update To Maps API, Which Is Used By 800K Sites, With A Focus On Android Apps

Sniffing open WiFi networks is not wiretapping, judge says

arstechnica.com
A federal judge in Illinois has ruled that intercepting traffic on unencrypted WiFi networks is not wiretapping. The decision runs counter to a 2011 decision that suggested Google may have violated the law when its Street View cars intercepted fragments of traffic from open WiFi networks around the country. The...
Sniffing open WiFi networks is not wiretapping, judge says
Robot made from DNA could tell cancer cells to self-destruct

The morning lowdown 4-27-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning… House passes CISPA in surprise vote (paidContent) Why anonymity matters (Gawker) Investor’s sale in its stake of Hulu could value the business at $2 billion (NYT/Media Decoder) Amazon vs. publishers: The battle continues (Businessweek) We’ve got hard data: Netflix really...
The morning lowdown 4-27-12

Virus turns bacteria's defenses against them

arstechnica.com
The “evolutionary arms race” that is immunity extends even to bacteria and the viruses that infect them. It is hardly news that viruses change to evade our immune systems; we know this all too well from HIV and influenza. It turns out that bacteriophages—viruses that infect bacteria—can do the...
Virus turns bacteria's defenses against them

BlackBerry 10.2 Beta SDK arrives with the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean runtime, final release this summer

thenextweb.com
BlackBerry today released the much-anticipated beta release of the BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps and Plug-in for Android Development Tools for BlackBerry 10.2. That’s a mouthful, but all you really have to know is that the new version adds the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean runtime; you can download the latest...
BlackBerry 10.2 Beta SDK arrives with the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean runtime, final release this summer
MP3 files written as DNA with storage density of 2.2 petabytes per gram
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Numecent emerges from stealth with “revolutionary cloudpaging technology”
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