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Apple TV update 5.1 brings shared photo streams and iTunes account swapping, available now

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Apple TVs of the second and third-gen variety are getting update 5.1 today, which brings shared photo streaming and iTunes account switching to Apple's set-top box -- the combination of those two finally freeing parents from the potential nightmare of discovering their child's "not safe for parents" photo streams,...
Apple TV update 5.1 brings shared photo streams and iTunes account swapping, available now

How to manage big data overload

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The nuts and bolts of systems designed for storing petabytes (and more) of data that can be easily accessed and analyzed are more complex than the inner workings of your average storage platform. Here's how to handle the data deluge....
How to manage big data overload

Football Manager 2013 - review

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PC and Mac; £29.99; 3+; SegaAnother year goes by, and so, another release of Football Manager to review. Describe the new features, add in a little colour about how addictive it is, name-drop Tonton Zola Mokouko - job done.Sadly, I'm not going to be able to use the tried-and-tested formula...
Football Manager 2013 - review

Armored Core V – review

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Xbox 360, PS3, Namco Bandai, cert: 12, out nowLet's get straight to the nuts and bolts of it – players already well-versed in the Armored Core series will be right at home with this fifth "proper" instalment in the franchise. However, those who have never so much as glanced at...
Armored Core V – review

Abandoned for Years, Web 2.0 Tool EasyBib Is Now a Thriving Business

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EasyBib started out as a simple high school kid hack to make then-students Darshan Somashekar and Neal Taparia’s research notes simpler. The bare bones tools created online bibliographies for students’ essays. It was a hit even back then as the first of its kind, but the guys abandoned it come...
Abandoned for Years, Web 2.0 Tool EasyBib Is Now a Thriving Business

Railway engineering: the nuts and bolts of hidden beauty | Sarah Bakewell

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From Network Rail to the National Gallery, a world of dazzling creativity eludes our attentionOnce I saw merely bridges, tunnels and stations, and mostly I didn't even notice these, so busy was I rushing to get over or through them. Now, I see a delicate ecosystem of rivets, cleats, plates,...
Railway engineering: the nuts and bolts of hidden beauty | Sarah Bakewell
Yahoo's Search Business Sounds Like It's Pretty Much Hosed (YHOO, MSFT)

How to add Windows 8's best desktop features to Windows 7

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"Windows 8 on a desktop." The very phrase makes some people recoil and instinctively mouse over their Start buttons. It's too bad that the modern UI has proven so contentious, because aside from the eye candy--or eye cancer, depending on your perspective--an abundance of welcome nuts-and-bolts changes makes Windows...
How to add Windows 8's best desktop features to Windows 7

2013 opportunity spotlights in digital health innovation

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This sponsored post is produced by Digital Health Summer Summit. The Digital Health Summer Summit returns to San Diego this June to offer entrepreneurs and innovators practical takeaways directly from industry veterans on what it takes to grow a successful digital health startup. This year, Dr. Anand Iyer, President...
2013 opportunity spotlights in digital health innovation

After Focusing Mainly On Mobile, FreedomPop Is Now Bringing Freemium WiMAX Internet To Your Home

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FreedomPop has spent the past year trying to turn the wireless industry on its ear with its freemium mobile Internet service, but the Niklas Zennstrom-backed company is now setting its sights on replacing people’s pricey home Internet contracts. After teasing folks with pre-orders for wireless modems late last year, FreedomPop...
After Focusing Mainly On Mobile, FreedomPop Is Now Bringing Freemium WiMAX Internet To Your Home

Metal Parts Hidden Inside A Hard Drive Casing: The New Rickrolling?

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A man in China bought a Samsung hard drive for about $35 on Taobao. He opened it up, plugged it in, and found that it wasn’t showing the full storage capacity on his computer. A few minutes later, he found out why – someone had replaced the innards with a...
Metal Parts Hidden Inside A Hard Drive Casing: The New Rickrolling?

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MasterCard reveals roadmap for our electronic payment future: EMV in, magnetic strips out

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It's been over fifteen years since MasterCard, Visa and Europay developed EMV technology to make your credit cards more secure, but it has yet to really catch on here in the US. However, MasterCard has created a master plan to help usher in the EMV era and sound the death...
MasterCard reveals roadmap for our electronic payment future: EMV in, magnetic strips out

REUNITED! This Time, Jeff Bezos Bets on Henry Blodget.

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Henry Blodget and Jeff Bezos, together again! As Blodget explains on his own site, the Amazon CEO is personally leading a $5 million investment round in Blodget’s six-year-old Web publishing business. By my count, that brings total investment in Business Insider to more than $18 million; via IM, Blodget tells me...
REUNITED! This Time, Jeff Bezos Bets on Henry Blodget.

Raspberry Pi: computing under the bonnet | Editorial

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The aim must be for the next generation to learn to control computers, rather than be controlled by themIt is an irony of technology that the deeper it sinks into everyday life, the more remote it can come to seem. When motor cars were a rarity, early drivers had to...
Raspberry Pi: computing under the bonnet | Editorial

Kingmax intros speedy, SandForce-packing SATA III Client Pro SSD

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Kingmax is known for pushing the limits now and then with its flash storage, so we're intrigued when it puts out a high-end solid-state drive for the mainstream. Its new SATA III Client Pro SSD lives up to that bill with the combination of a SandForce controller and faster...
Kingmax intros speedy, SandForce-packing SATA III Client Pro SSD

Microsoft's Surface Pro pitch: The device is "new and exciting," while Windows is "trusted and familiar"

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In conjunction with releasing the key details of its Surface Pro tablet hybrid today, Microsoft has published a web clip designed to show off the device. Given the length of the video – it clocks in at over a minute – it is not designed for TV use in its...
Microsoft's Surface Pro pitch: The device is "new and exciting," while Windows is "trusted and familiar"

Startup ComodIT unveils tool to manage your cloud(s)

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ComodIT, a Belgian startup, just released Synapse Agent a new open source tool that promises to make it easier for IT to manage multiple cloud instances — wherever they reside. The company describes Synapse as a “universal API for remote system administration” that lets users — the target audience is...
Startup ComodIT unveils tool to manage your cloud(s)

E-Commerce Will Grow Again This Holiday, but Don't Thank Mobile or Social

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Online shopping is expected to be a bright spot during the holidays this year, with sales expected to grow by 20 percent compared to 2011. But it’s not what you may think — sales are forecasted to increase because there are two additional days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year,...
E-Commerce Will Grow Again This Holiday, but Don't Thank Mobile or Social

Christian Dawson Of I2Coalition's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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I've decided to use my most favorite and least favorite Techdirt posts of the week to illustrate a bit about the state of the Internet from where I sit, shining a light on a few additional intriguing posts along the way. I loved reading Mike Masnick's update on what Trent...
Christian Dawson Of I2Coalition's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week
Back-End Engineers Are the Unsung Heroes of the Tech Industry

Mozilla Showers JSConf Attendees With Boot To Gecko Smartphones

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Giving free devices away is something of a time-honored tradition when it comes to getting people interested into your platform. We’ve seen Google do it, we’ve seen Microsoft do it, and now at a conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, we’ve seen Mozilla do it. In an apparent effort to drive awareness...
Mozilla Showers JSConf Attendees With Boot To Gecko Smartphones

MasterCard reveals roadmap for our electronic payment future: EMV in, magnetic strips out

www.engadget.com
It's been over fifteen years since MasterCard, Visa and Europay developed EMV technology to make your credit cards more secure, but it has yet to really catch on here in the US. However, MasterCard has created a master plan to help usher in the EMV era and sound the death...
MasterCard reveals roadmap for our electronic payment future: EMV in, magnetic strips out

From College To Silicon Valley: Tips From A Veteran

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Editor’s note: Pedram Keyani has been an engineer at Facebook since 2007. He is a manager on the Site Integrity team, the inventor of Keg Presence and a Hackathon enthusiast. Looking for internships and jobs after college can be exhilarating, especially for people with engineering and other technical expertise. In...
From College To Silicon Valley: Tips From A Veteran

ILOA details its ILO-X lunar telescope, wants it on the Moon in 2015

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The International Lunar Observatory Association and Moon Express have spent years working on their privately-backed, Moon-bound ILO-X telescope. Today, they can finally share the nuts-and-bolts details of their flight test hardware. Not surprisingly, the roughly shoebox-sized device won't come close to matching Hubble between its tiny 130mm, f/5.6 aperture...
ILOA details its ILO-X lunar telescope, wants it on the Moon in 2015

According to a Samsung device profile, Windows Phone 8 will contain Bluetooth file transfer

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Microsoft recently unveiled much of the developer nuts and bolts of Windows Phone 8, but left most consumer-facing elements of the coming reboot of its mobile line under wraps. However, as things do, new pieces of information are bubbling up. According to a profile of the Samsung SGH-i687, hosted on the...
According to a Samsung device profile, Windows Phone 8 will contain Bluetooth file transfer

Apple's Virtual University Patent Finally Comes to Light

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On April 18, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals the nuts and bolts behind Apple's Virtual University known as iTunes U. Apple's invention is about systems, methods, and computer program products for accessing e-learning courses from an online resource. Particular implementations...
Apple's Virtual University Patent Finally Comes to Light

Why Dell's private future will mirror its public present

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It's official: Dell (the man) is taking Dell (the company) private once again, with the help of a significant investment by the Silver Lake investment group and a $2 billion--with a "B"--loan from Microsoft. Aside from bankers, though, who cares about the financial details? Titanic events aren't titanic because...
Why Dell's private future will mirror its public present
Head of US Patent and Trademark Office to step down in January

11 Ways To Quit Your Job And Be More Successful

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The only way to secure your financial future is to work for yourself. At least that's what Scott Gerber, author of Never Get A Real Job. thinks. "Now, more than ever, you need to be entrepreneurial to be successful; you need to create a job to keep a job," says...
11 Ways To Quit Your Job And Be More Successful
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