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A guide to all the insane predictions made by Google's new engineering director

Computer interaction conference promises cutting-edge demos

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There will be a ton of interesting research and prototypes on display at the Computer Human Interaction (CHI) conference in Paris this week.The "interactivity" section will be buzzing with activity and there will be hands-on opportunities with some of the most interesting research projects."CHI is a really interesting mix...
Computer interaction conference promises cutting-edge demos

SpaceX to start International Space Station cargo runs on October 7th, kick off routine private spaceflight

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SpaceX just put a date on when private space travel becomes a seemingly everyday affair: October 7th. That's when the company and NASA expect to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station delivering the first of a dozen cargo loads to the International Space Station...
SpaceX to start International Space Station cargo runs on October 7th, kick off routine private spaceflight

Leonard Brody explains how the separation of the virtual and physical self is changing human behavior

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Entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author Leonard Brody believes that the technological advances in the last 20 years have changed human behavior more than the rest of history combined. How so, given the rise of the printing press, the industrial revolution and a whole other developments in the last 1,000 years...
Leonard Brody explains how the separation of the virtual and physical self is changing human behavior

Even the CIA is struggling to deal with the volume of real-time social data

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Thanks to spy movies and other entertainment fare, we all have our own picture of what the Central Intelligence Agency is like — but the agency’s chief technology officer, Ira “Gus” Hunt, told attendees at GigaOM’s Structure:Data conference that just like any other company, the intelligence division has to somehow...
Even the CIA is struggling to deal with the volume of real-time social data
Apple makes Shaq and William Gibson wait until launch day, too

How a crowd came to the aid of bullied bus monitor Karen Klein | Paul Hilder

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For too long we've witnessed injustice but been powerless to do anything about it. Our new social media are changing thatIn the last few days, millions of people have watched the YouTube video of bus monitor Karen H Klein being bullied by a group of kids. It's a heart-wrenching experience....
How a crowd came to the aid of bullied bus monitor Karen Klein | Paul Hilder

☼ Hogs produce three times more excrement than human beings do. http://j.mp/9fnVlA

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☼ Hogs produce three times more excrement than human beings do. http://j.mp/9fnVlA
5 trends that will define design in 2013

TiVo adds new ways to consume content with dedicated mobile streaming services, access via multiple TVs

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TiVo announced two new major products which will make it all that much easier and convenient for viewers to keep up with their favourite programming, both at home and while out and about. The two products take TiVo content beyond the existing platform. The first, the TiVo IP set-top box,...
TiVo adds new ways to consume content with dedicated mobile streaming services, access via multiple TVs

How Google Translate Works Its Magic

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Google Translate has reached a milestone of 200 million users on translate.google.com. Ordinarily, we wouldn’t report a basic usage statistic like that, but this one deserves to be celebrated. Google's scale could someday make it possible for all human beings to understand each other. Here's how. Translating the Web into...
How Google Translate Works Its Magic
First lab-grown kidney successfully implanted in a rat

The future according to Mr Google

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Eric Schmidt is worth $8.2bn, he runs one of the most powerful companies in the world - and he knows what you're going to do next. Google's executive chairman tells allI am face to face with the man who knows everything about me. He knows where I've been, who I...
The future according to Mr Google

Microsoft's vision of our future is big screens and big data

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What do you get when you cross a massive touchscreen, a Kinect, some sort of computing device and a whole lot of data-processing technology? You get Microsoft’s vision of our digital future, both at home and in the office. The company’s struggles to shift from a desktop-and-server-based world to a...
Microsoft's vision of our future is big screens and big data
Facebook reports that 8.7 percent of its user accounts may be phony

CNN shows Palestinians as human beings « Antony Loewenstein

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CNN shows Palestinians as human beings « Antony Loewenstein
10 Reasons Why 2013 Will Be The Year You Quit Your Job
Tim Wu on why 'free speech for computers' is dangerous
Human Beings FTW: How Tech Companies Are Rediscovering the Power of Real People

Argentium Silver

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Human beings have been smithing silver for millennia. I was surprised to learn, therefore, that significant advances in silver metallurgy have been made as recently as the 1990s. Sterling silver, by definition, contains 92.5 wt% silver metal and 7.5% other metals, traditionally mostly copper. In 1998, however, Peter Johns of...
Argentium Silver

When Bots Go Mad

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There may or may not be robots that are truly "good" someday, but there will probably be bad robots, if there aren't already. If not bad robots, then bad robot situations. You can catch a taste of the feeling of what might go wrong in the robot pricing wars that...
When Bots Go Mad
Smithsonian's Eyewitness to Space collection offers unique glimpse into the early space program

Ignition bankrolls Ratify to help corporations view network data in one spot

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Ratify, a Bellevue startup that’s developing technologies to allow corporations to view network data in one place, has landed $2 million in venture funding from Ignition Partners and Jafco Ventures, according to a SEC filing. The company is led by former Microsoft Vice President Kurt Kolb, who previously led the software...
Ignition bankrolls Ratify to help corporations view network data in one spot

Google Responsible For Other Peoples' Lies, Deems Australian Court

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Google is now legally responsible for every crazy thing on the Internet–at least, in Australia. A The Supreme Court of Victoria fined Google $200,000 for not removing defamatory rumors linking music promoter, Milorad Trkulja, to organized crime. The court reasoned that Google is a “publisher” because it displays content and links...
Google Responsible For Other Peoples' Lies, Deems Australian Court

PBS stacks humans against all other life on Earth, discovers we're doing okay

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At just over 7 billion in number, human beings are kind of a big deal. Despite our greatness in numbers, however, there are quite a few other species sharing our little blue dot. Sadly, the one greatest in number isn't something you see every day or ... well, ever,...
PBS stacks humans against all other life on Earth, discovers we're doing okay

Jaron Lanier: Something Doesn’t Smell Right

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Jaron Lanier’s You Are Not A Gadget has been on my reading list for nearly two years, and if nothing else comes of this damn book I’m trying to write, it’ll be satisfying to say that I’ve made my way through any number of important works that for one reason...
Jaron Lanier: Something Doesn’t Smell Right
China launching first manned space docking mission this month

This Is My Pencil. This Is My Pencil Pretending To Be A Gun. One Is For Writing. One Is For Mandatory Suspensions.

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A majority of human beings would look at two 7-year-old boys pretending their pencils are guns and say something about "boys being boys" or "someone's going to poke their eye out" and leave it at that. Those who craft and enforce zero tolerance policies see something more sinister. They...
This Is My Pencil. This Is My Pencil Pretending To Be A Gun. One Is For Writing. One Is For Mandatory Suspensions.

R/C Superheroes Fly Around NYC To Market Movie

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To market the soon-to-be-released coming of age superpowers story Chronicle, Fox hired viral marketing agency Thinkmodo to deliver a campaign. Aaaaaand this is what they came up with -- flying three R/C superheroes around NYC trying to freak people out. Me? I would've hired a sky writer to spell...
R/C Superheroes Fly Around NYC To Market Movie

Empire Avenue Revamps Interface, Adds Google+ Scoring

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Empire Avenue, while a great service, has been a bit confusing. In fact, the idea itself can kind of boggle the mind — users build up their personal brands via Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks, and allow people to buy and sell virtual shares of human beings. Users can...
Empire Avenue Revamps Interface, Adds Google+ Scoring
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