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Voice-controlled 4G cop car of the future identifies lawbreakers on its own [video]

3D scan of Stonehenge reveals hidden ax-head carvings

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Modern technology battles the force of erosion to unveil Bronze Age carvings on the surface of Stonehenge. [Read more]...
3D scan of Stonehenge reveals hidden ax-head carvings
How 'guerilla urbanists' made Raleigh more walkable with cardboard signs and QR codes

New Lego Mindstorms will bring better robotics to kids and grown-ups alike

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The Lego Group When Lego released the first Mindstorms kit in 1998, it may have thought it was just releasing a robotics kit for kids. Since then, though, the venerable Mindstorms and Mindstroms NXT kits have made their way into all sorts of creations. Mindstorms wheelchair? Check. A robotics...
New Lego Mindstorms will bring better robotics to kids and grown-ups alike

Twilio Evangelist Builds Popular Phone-Powered Rolling Robot, Hints Flying Bot Is Next

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So here’s something you may have seen floating around on Hacker News or elsewhere, but we thought it was cool enough to share in case you’re looking for something to do with your weekend. After all, there are few of us who don’t love stories that end with robots. Especially...
Twilio Evangelist Builds Popular Phone-Powered Rolling Robot, Hints Flying Bot Is Next

Interactive Learning Startup Top Hat Monocle Wants To Turn Your Homework Into A Tournament

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Over the last few years, we’ve seen technology start to play an increasingly disruptive role in both primary and secondary education. There’s still a long, long way to go, but schools are becoming more receptive to integrating mobile, web, and cloud technologies as a means to improve the learning experience...
Interactive Learning Startup Top Hat Monocle Wants To Turn Your Homework Into A Tournament

Aereo: Has No One Noticed It's Insane That We're Being Accused Of Infringing BECAUSE We Carefully Followed The Cablevision Precedent?

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The Aereo copyright fight continues. As you may recall, Aereo is a startup that is trying to let people stream free over-the-air broadcasting over the internet. To stay within the framework of copyright law, they've set up the most inefficient system possible, in which each subscriber gets his or her...
Aereo: Has No One Noticed It's Insane That We're Being Accused Of Infringing BECAUSE We Carefully Followed The Cablevision Precedent?

It's Official: The Era of the Personal Computer Is Over

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As a signpost on the road to the so-called Post-PC Era we’ve been hearing about for so many years, this one is pretty hard to argue with: As of this year, personal computers no longer consume the majority of the world’s memory chip supply. And while it may not come...
It's Official: The Era of the Personal Computer Is Over

State Department unveils Innovation in Arms Control Challenge winners

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The State Department sought submissions from the public on how to use modern technology to help solve some of the world's most pressing arms control and international security problems. [Read more]...
State Department unveils Innovation in Arms Control Challenge winners

Vatican shuts down smartphones, Twitter as conclave begins

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As 115 Roman Catholic cardinals are isolated behind closed doors in the Sistine Chapel to choose a new pope, the historic tradition has focused a lot of attention on modern technology....
Vatican shuts down smartphones, Twitter as conclave begins
Our Old Classic Fears Translated Into Modern Technology Nightmares

Twitter's Tony Wang: 'We are the free speech wing of the free speech party'

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Social networking site's general manager says it takes a neutral view on posted messagesThe general manager of Twitter in the UK has said that the social network sees itself as "the free speech wing of the free speech party".Speaking at the Guardian Changing Media Summit on Thursday, Tony Wang said...
Twitter's Tony Wang: 'We are the free speech wing of the free speech party'

Olympus brings OM series into the 21st century (hands-on)

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Olympus' new OM-D series revives the now-vintage look of its film cameras, but this digital incarnation is packed with some very modern technology....
Olympus brings OM series into the 21st century (hands-on)

Judge Alex Kozinski Fears That People Share Too Much Info Online; But Does That Mean We Give Up All Privacy Rights?

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First off, I should note that I like Judge Alex Kozinski -- the chief judge of the 9th Circuit appeals court. He's almost always entertaining (some consider that to be a fault, actually) and has many fans of his choice of language at times. Also, it's tough not to like...
Judge Alex Kozinski Fears That People Share Too Much Info Online; But Does That Mean We Give Up All Privacy Rights?

BBC scraps Digital Media Initiative after spending £98.4m on a revamped archive and production tools

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The BBC has decided to abandon its Digital Media Initiative, after spending £98.4 million (roughly $148 million USD) to try to create a more integrated and digital workflow for its employees. The decision follows an operational review of the project, launched in October last year, which found that the project was...
BBC scraps Digital Media Initiative after spending £98.4m on a revamped archive and production tools
Traffic, Exploding Trucks, and Twitter as the New AM Radio

Pulling An Anti-Yahoo, Congress Considers Telecommuting

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A new proposal would allow members of Congress to debate, hold meetings, and vote from their home district offices. But if Marissa Mayer thinks Yahoo is too dysfunctional for it, what would telecommuting do to the most dysfunctional workplace on Earth? Although Yahoo's Marissa Mayer is cracking down on...
Pulling An Anti-Yahoo, Congress Considers Telecommuting

Sony Entertainment's Michael Lynton praises the DVR for enabling an 'explosion in creativity'

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Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment, has taken the stage here in Dana Point, California for this year's D:Dive Into Media, speaking candidly about his outfit's use of social media to advertise, and more importantly, how modern technology is impacting meaningful change on the creative side of things. Citing...
Sony Entertainment's Michael Lynton praises the DVR for enabling an 'explosion in creativity'

Games and The Artist – could a retro title win a major game award?

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The Oscars were dominated this year by movies that hark back to the industry's history. Could the same happen with games?The key story at the Oscars on Sunday was a simple one. It had nothing to do with an unbearably lugubrious acceptance speech, a particularly ridiculous designer gown or a...
Games and The Artist – could a retro title win a major game award?

Engadget HD Podcast 338 - 02.26.2013

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Now that Sony has revealed the PlayStation 4 exists (but not much else -- yet) how do we feel about the future of the living room? We'll dig into that, plus some some new home theater related news from Samsung at Mobile World Congress, the return of webOS on...
Engadget HD Podcast 338 - 02.26.2013

How an Opera Explains the Question of Modern Technology Best

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How do you understand the vast ways technology shapes our leaders, our discourse, our citizenship? You watch people sing about diplomacy....
How an Opera Explains the Question of Modern Technology Best

The racing line: Exploring NASCAR's technological dichotomy

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His car was sent spinning skyward. Two tires, an engine and a cloud of other components found their way through the safety fence, injuring 28 spectators who were sitting trackside. When all was still, Kyle Larson's blue and white #32 Chevrolet Camaro was nearly ripped in half. This incident,...
The racing line: Exploring NASCAR's technological dichotomy

How to buy a cell phone

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Few tools of modern technology have become as prevalent as the cell phone, which allows you to be in touch from almost anywhere, almost all the time. And you can do more than just talk: Today's phones let you send and receive email and text messages, surf the Web,...
How to buy a cell phone

Will your body be the battery of the future?

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The average human, at rest, produces around 100 watts of energy. This equates to around 2000 kcal of food energy, which is why your recommended daily intake of calories is around 2000 kcal. Over periods of a few minutes (or a few hours in the case of trained athletes), we...
Will your body be the battery of the future?

Next-generation recommendation engine Nara launches, taking on $4m

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Today Nara has launched itself into the market, in a bid to make the web more personal, by generating recommendations that individuals can use on a daily basis, at a much higher level of accuracy than was previously possible. The company is rife with PhDs, something that shows in its...
Next-generation recommendation engine Nara launches, taking on $4m

Transparent smartphone prototype is clearly cool

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Polytron shows off a see-through smartphone, but the limitations of modern technology still stand in the way. [Read more]...
Transparent smartphone prototype is clearly cool
Starting a business: Idea, check. Investors, check. Legality?

Nike's stroboscopic eyewear improves visual memory, hand-eye coordination

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Sports athletes in recent years have concentrated on making themselves stronger and faster (sometimes to their own detriment and sanctity of the sport — see Baseball, Steroids Era), but building muscle mass is only part of the equation. Nike, one of the biggest sponsors of sport, sees potential (and profit)...
Nike's stroboscopic eyewear improves visual memory, hand-eye coordination

David Cameron: 'Yes to keeping up with modern technology, no to a snoopers' charter'

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The PM insists government proposals for monitoring calls, emails, texts and website visits are vital in the effort to tackle serious crime and terrorism...
David Cameron: 'Yes to keeping up with modern technology, no to a snoopers' charter'

Today's Scuttlebot: Cell Towers vs. Police, and the History of @

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Tuesday's selection includes finger-pointing over police radio disruptions, how an ancient symbol became a crucial building block of modern technology, and a way to let Mom know you arrived safely....
Today's Scuttlebot: Cell Towers vs. Police, and the History of @
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