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Massachusetts to tackle big data with MIT, Intel

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With several big data initiatives announced Wednesday at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Governor Deval Patrick said he wants to make the state a hub for big data research....
Massachusetts to tackle big data with MIT, Intel

SAP's effort to get startups on HANA bandwagon chugging along

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SAP has spent the past year wooing entrepreneurs around the world in hopes they'll be entranced enough by its much-hyped HANA in-memory database to build products and even entire companies around the technology. On Friday, SAP brought the road show to Cambridge, Massachusetts, home of the Massachusetts Institute of...
SAP's effort to get startups on HANA bandwagon chugging along
The DeanBeat: “Evil” Zynga learns that old labels can come back to haunt you

Japanese research group concocts 3D restoration magic from regular photos (video)

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Reconstructing 3D spacial data has long been possible, but convincing the average consumer of that would be another chore entirely. In the future, however, it may be simpler to believe. A crew of researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology are hard at work developing a new system that "quickly...
Japanese research group concocts 3D restoration magic from regular photos (video)

Your iPhone can be hacked with a malicious charger

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You may want to think twice before using someone else's charger next time your iPhone's battery life is running low. Three researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology claim to have invented a charger that can install malware on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The team will show off...
Your iPhone can be hacked with a malicious charger

Bionics users show pace of change

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Rock climbers tell DLD conference of how their bodies 'can go beyond what nature intended'Legendary explorer Reinhold Messner said he lost his enthusiasm for rock climbing and switched to mountain climbing after losing some of his toes to frostbite at 25. Hugh Herr, was also a well-known climber, but his...
Bionics users show pace of change

Anonymous hacks MIT Web sites to post Aaron Swartz tribute, call to arms

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Hackers from Anonymous on Sunday claimed credit for posting messages toMassachusetts Institute of Technology Web sites commemorating the life of RSS co-founder Aaron Swartz and calling for an overhaul of computer crime laws. Read full article >>...
Anonymous hacks MIT Web sites to post Aaron Swartz tribute, call to arms
The iPhone charger that could hack your phone

Aakash lurches toward another crisis as India loses patience with DataWind

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The conflicts and behind-the-scenes drama surrounding India's Aakash project once again threaten its existence. Despite a record-breaking 1.4 million pre-orders gained in under a fortnight, maker DataWind has only shipped 10,000 units to nearly universal derision. Early adopters have found the processor too slow, battery life too short and...
Aakash lurches toward another crisis as India loses patience with DataWind

Startup Tilera Turns Out More Many-brained Chips

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It seemed an attractive idea several years ago to pack a lot more calculating engines on chips than microprocessor leaders like Intel. But some high-profile startups wound up throwing in the towel. Then there’s Tilera. The Silicon Valley company, which has raised $109 million since its founding in 2004, on...
Startup Tilera Turns Out More Many-brained Chips

Exit Interview: Nitin Bhatia On Leaving Microsoft, Sharepoint, Yammer, And His New Job at NextDocs

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Nitin Bhatia is an ex-Microsoft executive who just announced he’ll be working at NextDocs, a Sharepoint-based compliance software company. Bhatia, a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology at Delhi, spent 19 years at Microsoft, five of which were dedicated to managing Office 365, Microsoft’s online office suite. We sat...
Exit Interview: Nitin Bhatia On Leaving Microsoft, Sharepoint, Yammer, And His New Job at NextDocs

Online tour booking startup GetYourGuide raises $14 million

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Zurich, Switzerland-based startup GetYourGuide has raised $14 million in fresh funding, according to Swiss publication Der Sonntag (via VentureVillage). The capital injection comes from Spark Capital and Highland Capital Partners Europe. GetYourGuide enables people to book tours and activities (think: shark diving) online to avoid the usual hassle and skip...
Online tour booking startup GetYourGuide raises $14 million
Google gives Cornell’s NYC tech school free space in its headquarters

Who is Google Android's Sundar Pichai?

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The new head of Google's Android business was an enthusiastic and obedient student, according to his former professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, near Kolkata in India....
Who is Google Android's Sundar Pichai?

Caltech wizards develop terahertz-radiating chips, eye homeland security and 'touchless gaming' applications

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A duo of electrical engineers (or mad scientists, if you prefer) at the California Institute of Technology have developed chips that could very well end up in the next James Bond movie. Or, you know, real life. The newfangled chips are capable of generating and radiating "high-frequency electromagnetic waves,...
Caltech wizards develop terahertz-radiating chips, eye homeland security and 'touchless gaming' applications

T-ray transmission record topped, 20x faster than Wi-Fi

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Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have demonstrated transmission speeds of 3Gb/s at 542GHz, the BBC reports. This development could mean greatly increased wireless transmission speeds, up to 20 times faster than 802.11n Wi-Fi transmission rates and slightly faster than the 1.7Gbps speeds that Netgear claims for its new...
T-ray transmission record topped, 20x faster than Wi-Fi

Watch: Beach-walking 'FlipperBot' inspired by baby turtles

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Copying turtle movements, this machine out of the Georgia Institute of Technology teaches how bio-inspired robots can shed light on scientific principles. [Read more]...
Watch: Beach-walking 'FlipperBot' inspired by baby turtles

The World's 25 Best Design Schools

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As we enter the golden age of design in startups, highly talented user-interface and product designers are becoming ever more important. Some companies leading the charge are Apple, Path, Pinterest, Square, and Airbnb. What those companies have in common is that design is at the core of their businesses. But which...
The World's 25 Best Design Schools
Revolutionizing toilets by rethinking the network

Cisco Buys Its Way To Continued Relevance

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Cisco is not afraid to spend big to show investors that it will not be left behind as software takes on a greater role in networking. The world's largest maker of networking gear agreed this week to spend $1.2 billion for Meraki, a San Francisco startup that builds software-centric wireless...
Cisco Buys Its Way To Continued Relevance

A New Jersey Man Has Invented The World's Most Annoying Alarm Clock

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HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — There is no snooze button. If you unplug it, a battery takes over. As wake-up time approaches, you cannot reset the alarm time. It could be the world's most exasperating alarm clock. Once it goes off, to stop it you must get out of bed,...
A New Jersey Man Has Invented The World's Most Annoying Alarm Clock

Pentagon Pushes Crowdsourced Manufacturing

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is sponsoring research by General Electric, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other universities that uses crowdsourcing to drastically reduce the time it takes to design and manufacture military vehicles and other complex equipment....
Pentagon Pushes Crowdsourced Manufacturing

Why The Internet Hates My Name (It's The Accent Marks)

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The Internet doesn’t like me — or, at least, it doesn’t care much for my name. My first name consists of two words and I have accent marks in both my first and last names, which seems to complicate my online life considerably. When trying to purchase an airline ticket...
Why The Internet Hates My Name (It's The Accent Marks)

TED 2012: 10 innovations that could help shape a better world

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A week before our own TEDxObserver event, the annual TED festival in California unleashed another collection of ideas, from how to transform medicine to why we should learn to be aloneLIQUID METAL BATTERIES MAY SAVE THE WORLDDONALD SADOWAYBill Gates is putting massive investment into a technology that Donald Sadoway, professor...
TED 2012: 10 innovations that could help shape a better world

Wickr email app: military-grade, secure, biodegradable, and completely useless?

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I don’t know about you, but I have always wanted “secure, military grade communications.” Not that I want to do anything mind-bogglingly stupid Anthony Wiener-style, or that I’m planning the imminent violent overthrow of western civilization. Mainly just because it sounds cool. That’s the promise of new iPhone app Wickr, which...
Wickr email app: military-grade, secure, biodegradable, and completely useless?

Researchers store memory bit on a lone molecule, could pave the way for petabyte SSDs

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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) just deflated the size of a bit down to a solitary nanometer -- the length of an organic molecule. The international research team managed it by first embedding a magnetized iron atom into a molecule made up of 51 atoms, then taking advantage...
Researchers store memory bit on a lone molecule, could pave the way for petabyte SSDs

MIT Dedicates Its Website To Sean Collier, 26, Who Was Shot And Killed By Boston Bombing Suspect

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Last night around 10:45 PM, a campus patrol officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was shot and killed by one of the Boston bombing suspects. The suspects were fleeing a robbery and the fatal altercation occurred on Vassar and Main Streets in Cambridge. Today, MIT has updated its site...
MIT Dedicates Its Website To Sean Collier, 26, Who Was Shot And Killed By Boston Bombing Suspect

MIT to release Swartz-related papers

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will release documents related to the prosecution of internet activist Aaron Swartz....
MIT to release Swartz-related papers

Coming soon: Self-healing chips for smartphones, computers?

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Scientists at the California Institute of Technology have taken the next step in the evolution of the computer chip, developing self-healing integrated chips....
Coming soon: Self-healing chips for smartphones, computers?

Facebook to design an open source switch

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As part of the Open Compute Project (OCP), Facebook's network engineering team is leading a project to develop an open source networking switch."It's our hope that an open, disaggregated switch will enable a faster pace of innovation in the development of networking hardware," wrote Frank Frankovsky in a blog...
Facebook to design an open source switch
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