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Sexism In Tech? The Times Is ON IT

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“MEN invented the Internet. And not just any men. Men with pocket protectors. Men who idolized Mr. Spock and cried when Steve Jobs died. Nerds. Geeks. Give them their due. Without men, we would never know what our friends were doing five minutes ago.” The New York Times is ON...
Sexism In Tech? The Times Is ON IT

From the archive, 31 January 1994: Piers Morgan appointed editor of the News of the World

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Originally published in the Guardian on 31 January 1994It would be tempting to write a profile in tabloid style of the man who has just been named acting editor of the News of the World:Brash pop-writer Piers Morgan yesterday shocked the newspaper world by becoming the youngest national newspaper editor...
From the archive, 31 January 1994: Piers Morgan appointed editor of the News of the World

TESLA CRUSHES ITS CRITICS: Three Cheers For The Only Successful New American Car Company In 50+ Years

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The only successful new American car company in more than half a century, Tesla, reported its first quarterly profit yesterday. It wasn't a big profit. But the fact that it was any sort of profit blew away investors, who instantly bid the company's stock up 25%, to a new...
TESLA CRUSHES ITS CRITICS: Three Cheers For The Only Successful New American Car Company In 50+ Years
What the web is saying about the god particle

Eos Energy raises $15M from NRG, investors for zinc-air batteries

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Startup Eos Energy Storgae announced on Monday that it has raised a $15 million series B round from a group of investors including power company NRG Energy. Eos Energy, based in New Jersey, has been building a low cost grid battery using air and zinc that it hopes utilities and...
Eos Energy raises $15M from NRG, investors for zinc-air batteries

Giant 1950s robot Gygan up for sale

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Eight-foot-tall radio-controlled robot capable of responding to voice or light ray commands is to be auctioned in LondonGygan, a giant radio-controlled robot, which more than half a century ago entranced the world by flashing its car headlamp-like eyes, turning its head stiffly from left to right, and shuffling forwards at...
Giant 1950s robot Gygan up for sale
Samsung Not Worried About Apple’s TV: “TVs are ultimately about picture quality”

Two-Step Verification Dances Around the Issue

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Last June, millions of LinkedIn accounts were hacked. In July, 400,000 Yahoo accounts were hacked. On Friday, one tech writer, Mat Honan, had his Apple and Amazon accounts hacked through cracks in their customer service, bringing down the rest of his digital identity, as well as wiping years’ worth of...
Two-Step Verification Dances Around the Issue

Patent Reform: A Guide For Tech Companies

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Last September, President Obama signed the most sweeping reform of the U.S. patent system in over half a century into law. The America Invents Act (AIA), as the new law is called, is a complex piece of legislation with many provisions, with some that became effective last year, and others...
Patent Reform: A Guide For Tech Companies
Former NASA rocket scientist: 'FTL might be achieved between the years 2300 and 3000'

'Man with the golden arm' James Harrison saves 2million babies in half a century of donating rare blood

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'Man with the golden arm' James Harrison saves 2million babies in half a century of donating rare blood
Great expectations: It's not easy being Mark Zuckerberg

Betty White Might Appear on SNL Thanks to Facebook

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Betty White might actually make an appearance on Saturday Night Live — a victory for more than 400,000 Facebook users who became fans of a page lobbying Lorne Michaels to offer the comedienne the chance to host an episode.Entertainment Weekly reports that SNL might soon do a “Women of...
Betty White Might Appear on SNL Thanks to Facebook

Frankencows: A Complete Misunderstanding Of Science

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Anyone who makes a habit of taking a cursory look at news sites is probably aware both of the Genetically Engineered Food Right To Know Act currently in front of Congress, and of a vocal animosity towards genetically modified agriculture. We've discussed GMOs here a few times as well...
Frankencows: A Complete Misunderstanding Of Science

Nasa marks 50 years of space photography - in pictures

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Half a century after Mariner 2 swept past Venus at a distance of 22,000 miles, this year's images from across the solar system show how much technology has advanced...
Nasa marks 50 years of space photography - in pictures
Scientists measure heat produced by erasing a single bit of information
Elon Musk Is Borrowing Another $150 Million From Goldman Sachs To Buy More Tesla Stock
$1.29 Can’t Buy Me Love, but it will get me the ringtone

Spanish artist faces prison over 'how to cook Christ' film

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Javier Krahe prosecuted for 'offending religious feelings' after 1978 short film was broadcast on Spanish TVA leading Spanish artist faces up to a year in prison after being prosecuted for "offending religious feelings" in relation to a short film he made more than 30 years ago that claimed to show...
Spanish artist faces prison over 'how to cook Christ' film

Task Management: The Target of All Our Hopes and Dreams

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In earlier times, people wished for jet packs and automated kitchens. Today, we are seeking a good to-do app. We're all used to hearing pundits decry the belief that "technology will solve all our problems." You hear it in the business world; you hear it -- a lot -- in...
Task Management: The Target of All Our Hopes and Dreams
Augmented Reality’s Path From Science Fiction to Future Fact

Legendary designer Saul Bass’ children’s book is back in print for a new generation

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Saul Bass was one of the greatest designers of the 20th century. His legendary poster and film title design helped propel giants like Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese into the stratosphere, all while practically inventing motion graphics with his movie title sequences. Back in 1962, Bass worked with Leonora Klein to create a children’s book...
Legendary designer Saul Bass’ children’s book is back in print for a new generation

How Just Making A Documentary About Copyright Might Get You Sued Over Copyright

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Back in January, I attended Public Knowledge's excellent "Fair Use Movie Night" and wrote about it here on Techdirt. One of the speakers was Kembrew McLeod, who explained how difficult it was to make his film, Copyright Criminals, which is mostly about music sampling, and how the lawyers made that...
How Just Making A Documentary About Copyright Might Get You Sued Over Copyright

North Korean Study Confirms It: People Will Share, Whatever The Risks

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how the ever-increasing storage capacity of portable hard drives made it unlikely that the sharing of music could ever be stopped. That was a somewhat theoretical piece based on general trends in technology; but here's some supporting data from a rather unusual...
North Korean Study Confirms It: People Will Share, Whatever The Risks

Delivering cool: new digital eye on Leeds Fashion Show

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The seventh annual event has watchers online this year. Mick McCann is one of themFrom today and for the next seven days, Leeds Online (LOL!) and its parent organisation Hebe Media launch Yorkshire's first 'Digital Fashion Week'. Leeds Online is a new website born of a Facebook page with 52,000...
Delivering cool: new digital eye on Leeds Fashion Show

Mississippi River Faces Shipping Closure as Water Levels Drop

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Navigation has become treacherous as the worst US drought in half a century brings water levels close to record lows The Mississippi as seen from Ed Drager's tug boat is a river in retreat: a giant beached barge is stranded where thewater dropped, with sand bars springing into view. The...
Mississippi River Faces Shipping Closure as Water Levels Drop

The 101 strangest records on Spotify: Various Artists - Sounds of London

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A recording of life in London yesterday? Dull. A recording of life in London 50 years ago? BrilliantReading on mobile? Listen hereCompiled from field recordings collected in November 1960 by American music historian, writer, record producer, musician and poet Samuel Barclay Charters (who, just six years later, would be producing...
The 101 strangest records on Spotify: Various Artists - Sounds of London

Happy 540th Birthday, Copernicus, have a Google Doodle

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It may be obvious now, but when Heliocentrism was cooked up by Nicolaus Copernicus, he was branded a heretic. The idea that the Earth orbited the Sun, conceived without the aid of any equipment, would only be proved half a century later, when Galileo built a telescope and pointed...
Happy 540th Birthday, Copernicus, have a Google Doodle
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