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Honest Mistake: Order A TV From Amazon, Receive An Illegal Assault Rifle
GE wants to lighten the load on doctors by automating medical equipment sterilization

Google's self-driving cars will return to roots, tour California

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Thanks to a new law passed in California, Google's driverless cars might soon be stuck in its traffic with all the other hapless commuters. Although they won't hit the highway yet, like they can in Nevada, the bipartisan bill will allow bureaucrats to craft safety and performance standards --...
Google's self-driving cars will return to roots, tour California

FIFA confirms goal-line technology will be used at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

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FIFA has confirmed today that goal-line technology will be used at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, following a successful trial at the Club World Cup in Japan last December. The technology will be used in all football (or soccer, for you American readers) stadiums throughout the tournament, provided they...
FIFA confirms goal-line technology will be used at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
Winklevii say they own one percent of all Bitcoins

Here's How Audi And Lexus Imagine The Future Of Self-Driving Cars

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Audi and Lexus are well into development of self-driving car technology.  While you would think that the end result would be similar, the two companies are taking completely different positions on how they want drivers to experience assisted driving. Lexus' primary goal with its self-driving cars is safety. Currently, the company's...
Here's How Audi And Lexus Imagine The Future Of Self-Driving Cars

23andMe Mixes Up Customer DNA Data

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23andMe does relatively cheap analysis of your genetic information. Google had invested in the company before, and its co-founder Anne Wojcicki is married to Google co-founder Sergey Brin, who previously mentioned the company in his blog (“As a customer of 23andMe, I have always been excited about the product....
23andMe Mixes Up Customer DNA Data

Sony Says Raising Prices On Whitney Houston Music Was A 'Mistake'

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Following the news that Sony Music raised prices on Whitney Houston's music very, very soon after news broke that she passed away, the company has now said that it was a "mistake" and issued an apology: "Whitney Houston product was mistakenly mispriced on the UK iTunes store on Sunday. When...
Sony Says Raising Prices On Whitney Houston Music Was A 'Mistake'
Interview: Andrew Bird And The Concept Of Cultivated Precariousness

Twitter outage caused by human error, domain briefly yanked

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CNET has learned a Twitter outage that left millions of users fuming when they couldn't click on links came from an unlikely source: a "phishing complaint" sent to an Australian firm. [Read more]...
Twitter outage caused by human error, domain briefly yanked
Ringadoc nabs $700K to bridge the communication gap between doctors & patients

Sean Francis' Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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New Kickstarter Rules Make Sense In Principle, But Raise Big Questions In Practice Having been involved in the creation and success of a few high-profile Kickstarter projects myself, I had a vested interest in this piece. I love the ideology behind crowd-funding, and I've been following the evolution of the...
Sean Francis' Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

"Human Error" Caused Vine's DildoPlay Editor's Pick

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This morning, new Vine users woke up to quite the treat. Twitter’s new video sharing app launched a NSFW, porn clip called “DildoPlay” to the top of the Editor’s Picks section of the app, a place where users can browse the latest and greatest vines. Vine only launched last week,...
"Human Error" Caused Vine's DildoPlay Editor's Pick

How ICT tools are improving efficiency of agricultural development

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Data collection and monitoring and evaluation through mobile apps is fast taking over traditional methods of collecting and using information - and the results are impressiveData collection and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) are a vital part of development work, as the results determine where public services are most needed, and...
How ICT tools are improving efficiency of agricultural development
White House admits systems in Military Office were hacked

Black and Brown Blues

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Black and Brown Blues: Great post by Chuck Klosterman on my hometown team, the Cleveland Browns. My favorite excerpts: How do you appease a fan base that is both highly critical and eternally infatuated? It's like dating a woman who hates you so much she will never break up with you,...
Black and Brown Blues

Newt Gingrich Is Still Seriously Stoked About Driverless Cars

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It’s Newt! (Photo: Twitter) Today, Newt Gingrich–as promised on his Twitter feed–devoted a whole installment of “Newt University” to the topic of driverless cars. The thirty-minute session was, essentially, a one-way Google Hangout with Mr. Gingrich talking your ear off about THE FUTURE. “The game-changer, psychologically, is the Google driverless...
Newt Gingrich Is Still Seriously Stoked About Driverless Cars

Netflix nightmare explained: Amazon apologies for outage

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What happened at Amazon Web Services to take down the Netflix streaming service for hours on Christmas Eve? It was a combination of human error and flawed access controls: An AWS developer was able to accidentally delete a key data set in the AWS Elastic Load Balancing Service, causing the disruption....
Netflix nightmare explained: Amazon apologies for outage

Users Are Still the Weakest Link

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Most security experts agree that there is no security in the world that can guard against human error....
Users Are Still the Weakest Link

Apple Pulls Vine From App Store's Featured Section After Porn Showed Up In Editors' Picks

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While Apple hasn’t made a peep yet about Vine’s slight porn problem, the App Store has removed the video-sharing app from its Featured Section. The app launched on Thursday, and found itself in the Featured section of the App Store by Friday. Since, it’s swung to the top of Social...
Apple Pulls Vine From App Store's Featured Section After Porn Showed Up In Editors' Picks
After Being Removed For Porn, Photo-Sharing App 500px Is Back In Apple's App Store
Why We Don't Have Universal Electronic Voting Machines Yet
Google Now And Google Translate Praise The iPad

Google Is Working On A Technology That, If Perfected, Would Save 1.2 Million Lives Per Year

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Google is working on a technology that, if perfected, would prevent about 35,000 deaths per year in the United States and 1.2 million deaths per year worldwide. To put that number in context: About 23,000 American men and women will die of leukemia in 2012, according to the National Cancer Institute....
Google Is Working On A Technology That, If Perfected, Would Save 1.2 Million Lives Per Year
After controversy, Vine makes porn harder to find

Skynet: Video Shows How Flying Robots Communicate To Work Together

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The following video, that was brought to my attention from Roland Posnett, is amazing. It shows machines future capabilities. The footage was filmed during a presentation by Professor Raffaello D'Andrea from ETH Zurich about the future capabilities of machines that makes extensive use of flying robots (quadcopter drones). The really impressive...
Skynet: Video Shows How Flying Robots Communicate To Work Together

With a Push From Google, California Legalizes Driverless Cars

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California became the third state to explicitly legalize cars that drive themselves. Google, which is building the cars and has been heavily lobbying lawmakers, says they are safer because they reduce human error....
With a Push From Google, California Legalizes Driverless Cars
The hunting rifle of the future is here at CES (video)

Why Gmail went down: Google misconfigured Chrome's sync server

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Portions of the Internet panicked yesterday when Gmail was hit by an outage that lasted for an agonizing 18 minutes. The outage coincided with reports of Google's Chrome browser crashing. It turns out that the culprit was Chrome's sync server, which allows users to sync bookmarks and other browser...
Why Gmail went down: Google misconfigured Chrome's sync server

Twitter Vine porn: searches for explicit content banned on app

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NSFWVine account suspended after it was used to upload an X-rated video to new app which featured it in editor's picksTwitter is taking action against hardcore pornography on its new six-second video app, Vine, banning searches for explicit content and deleting x-rated users.The social network made efforts to clean up...
Twitter Vine porn: searches for explicit content banned on app
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