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RUMOR: The Next Kindle Will Let You Read In The Dark (AMZN)

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Amazon has acquired Oy Modilis, a world leader in light-guide technology, and will be implementing its tech in the next generation of e-Ink Kindles, reports TechCrunch. Currently your Kindle's screen mimics paper and can only be read in the light. But Oy Modilis has several patents that could be...
RUMOR: The Next Kindle Will Let You Read In The Dark (AMZN)

Internet Archive expands software museum, invites you to dig in

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Mention the Internet Archive, and our minds race back to the Wayback Machine, or its public domain treasure trove, or the broadcast news museum. Jason Scott, however, believes that we should be paying attention to what he thinks is now the biggest collection of software and software writing anywhere...
Internet Archive expands software museum, invites you to dig in

Google Street View captures the rebirth and renewal of New Orleans, 7 years after Hurricane Katrina

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Although Google’s “don’t be evil” saying doesn’t always ring true to its actions, some of the search giant’s work is pretty miraculous. From taking us to the South Pole, to documenting life on earth for future generations, there’s magic built into those goofy Street View cars. With this in mind,...
Google Street View captures the rebirth and renewal of New Orleans, 7 years after Hurricane Katrina
NASA scientist calls climate change a moral issue on par with slavery
How The Failed Aakash Tablet Is An Object Lesson In India's Long Road Ahead To Tech Innovation
Dell mistakenly sees hope in Windows RT where others don't

That plan to archive every tweet in the Library of Congress? Definitely still happening

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A little more than two years ago, the Library of Congress announced it would preserve every public tweet, ever, for future generations. That’s right. Every public tweet, ever, since Twitter’s inception in March 2006, will be archived digitally at the Library of Congress. That’s a LOT of tweets, by...
That plan to archive every tweet in the Library of Congress? Definitely still happening
The Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine' restored in 4K resolution, coming to DVD and Blu-ray on May 28th

Structural changes we made to the economy, solely to our benefit and essentially told future generations to eat a dick http://j.mp/bH1sfB

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Structural changes we made to the economy, solely to our benefit and essentially told future generations to eat a dick http://j.mp/bH1sfB

Yes, the Large Hadron Collider Matters

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CERN Scientists monitoring the LHC In the age-old quest for humankind to discover the secrets of the universe, humankind has progressed today as the Large Hadron Collider successfully smashed protons by zipping the subatomic particles around a 17-mile loop at speeds that were about 99 percent of the speed of...
Yes, the Large Hadron Collider Matters
Dell standing by Windows RT, working on future ARM devices

Should Apple Make The iPad User-Serviceable? Nope, That’s Anti-Consumer

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For better or worse, we live in a society that discards broken items. The day of replacing a burned-out motor in a blender is past. Very few household items are designed to be fixed by the owner or even repair shop. HDTVs, microwaves, even benchtop woodworking tools purchased at big...
Should Apple Make The iPad User-Serviceable? Nope, That’s Anti-Consumer

President Obama: If Congress won't act on climate change, I will

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President Barack Obama urged Congress to adopt market-based solutions to fight climate change in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, and asked Congress to consider options like the clean energy and climate bill that John McCain and Joe Lieberman worked on a few years ago. But the...
President Obama: If Congress won't act on climate change, I will

CERN celebrates 20 years of a free, open web by restoring world's first website

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The web as we know it was famously invented by Tim Berners-Lee while working at CERN, but it wasn't until a few years later -- 1993 to be precise -- that it'd truly be set free. On April 30 of that year, Berners-Lee's then employer would make the technology...
CERN celebrates 20 years of a free, open web by restoring world's first website
The Book of Jobs

With $3M Breakthrough Prize in life sciences, tech titans want to turn scientists into superheroes

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If you’re like most Americans, you’re probably familiar with the actors up for an Oscar this weekend, the athletes who competed in the Super Bowl or even (sadly) the latest stars of reality television.  But what about the scientists behind the flu shot keeping you healthy this winter? Or the...
With $3M Breakthrough Prize in life sciences, tech titans want to turn scientists into superheroes

Washington teen wins NASA "Why Space Matters to the Future" video contest

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Addie Augsburger’s video won first place. There’s just something about Washington teenagers and their ability to talk about space exploration creatively. The Coalition for Space Exploration and NASA just announced the winners of their “Why Space Matters to the Future” national video contest and two Washington teens won first...
Washington teen wins NASA "Why Space Matters to the Future" video contest

Why Digital Citizenship Must Be Taught in Schools

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Wake up and smell the silicon: From smartphones and apps to computers and social networks, technology has permanently invaded kids’ lives, much to the benefit of parents and educators. But with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad now topping children’s wish lists, kids aged 2-5 are more equipped to run...
Why Digital Citizenship Must Be Taught in Schools

Was the pope's first tweet worth the wait?

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Pope Benedict XVI's first Twitter message proved a bit of a dud - but at least it wasn't a spectacular flop, unlike some other famous examplesFuture generations of theologians will look back on today with a mixture of awe and reverence. For on the 12th day of the 12th month...
Was the pope's first tweet worth the wait?
Smithsonian tours its meteorite storage facility: over 15,000 samples in 'tight security'

Throwing out Acta will not bring a free internet, but cultural disaster | Ewan Morrison

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Internet piracy is big business – dropping this bill will give it free rein and devastate the industries of film, literature and journalismHistory is strewn with moments when politicians made swift decisions that led to disastrous consequences. One such moment has just occurred. In throwing out the Acta (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade...
Throwing out Acta will not bring a free internet, but cultural disaster | Ewan Morrison

Young Entrepreneur Council launches its #FixYoungAmerica campaign

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In October of last year, we introduced you to Gen Y Capital Partners, a nationwide effort to promote entrepreneurship led by Scott Gerber and his organization The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). Gen Y Capital Partners is the first $10 million fund for young entrepreneurs that comes with the support of President Obama and the White House. Gerber,...
Young Entrepreneur Council launches its #FixYoungAmerica campaign
California passes law paving the way for driverless cars

DeadSoci.al lets you feed your Facebook addiction long after you’re gone

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The somewhat well-worn cliché ‘there’s an app for that’ is typically voiced with a derisory tone these days, and for good reason. There really is an app for everything, and the afterlife is no different. Last year we reported on a new Facebook app that allows you to record a...
DeadSoci.al lets you feed your Facebook addiction long after you’re gone

BlackBerry OS 10 review

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For years now, the BlackBerry OS has occupied something of a special state, almost feeling as if it were thrown down into a pit and locked into a bar of carbonite, preserved in stasis for future generations to see. Want to show your kids what using a smartphone was...
BlackBerry OS 10 review

We shouldn’t let great apps fade away – it’s time for an App Museum

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Just before I deleted the now-defunct app Oink from my iPhone last night, I took one last look at it. Regardless of whether or not it was destined for success, it was one gorgeous app with a fun user experience too. As I erased it, I realized that it was one...
We shouldn’t let great apps fade away – it’s time for an App Museum

Paul Allen megayacht to aid recovery of British warship's lost bell

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Paul Allen’s yacht, Octopus will set forth on a different mission following the London Olympics. (Photo: Ken Hodge, via Flickr) Who said billionaire Paul Allen’s megayacht, The Octopus, was just for all night ragers and Antonio Banderas dance offs? Following Allen’s much ballyhooed docking at the London Olympics, the Microsoft...
Paul Allen megayacht to aid recovery of British warship's lost bell

EU Commission starts big-name 'Leaders Club' to advise on European Web entrepreneurship

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If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that the European Commission is making some efforts to stimulate more people across the European Union to at least consider becoming a tech entrepreneur. One way to do this is to look at ways to change the typical cultural reaction...
EU Commission starts big-name 'Leaders Club' to advise on European Web entrepreneurship
90 Seconds on The Verge: Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Structural changes we made to the economy, solely to our benefit and essentially told future generations to eat a dick http://j.mp/bH1sfB

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Structural changes we made to the economy, solely to our benefit and essentially told future generations to eat a dick http://j.mp/bH1sfB
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