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nuts and bolts

Oracle thinks you can copyright a programming language, Google disagrees

Nintendo patent application lends a look at Wii U's core technology, add-ons too

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Little did we know that, just two months after we were trying the Wii U for ourselves, Nintendo was busy patenting nearly everything its unique game console would have to offer. A pair of just-published US Patent Office applications filed last August get into the nuts and bolts of...
Nintendo patent application lends a look at Wii U's core technology, add-ons too

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

Here's Why Yahoo Is Doomed To Have Uninspiring CEOs Forever (YHOO)

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Yahoo's CEO Scott Thompson is in trouble for lying about his college degree. This has led to many people calling for Thompson to be fired. Who could replace him? It doesn't really matter. Whoever takes over the job is doomed to tread the same path of previous Yahoo CEOs like...
Here's Why Yahoo Is Doomed To Have Uninspiring CEOs Forever (YHOO)
Hands-On With The Newly Revamped Snip.it: Where Pinterest Meets News, And So Much More

Google will fund teachers to help 'reboot' computer science in UK schools

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Announcing the project, Eric Schmidt of Google also called for Britain to foster more scientists and engineers to drive industryThe chairman of Google has unveiled plans to send specially trained teachers into schools across the country to help "reboot" Britain's failing computer science education system.In a speech delivered at London's...
Google will fund teachers to help 'reboot' computer science in UK schools

Google Drive launches: It won’t start a cloud storage revolution, but it’s a spark

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After a staggering amount of leaks, Google has finally announced its Drive cloud storage solution that will take on a crowded field of startups and major firms dedicated to solving the same problem. Drive will compete with Dropbox, Box, SugarSync, Microsoft’s SkyDrive, and other cloud storage providers. Drive’s offerings...
Google Drive launches: It won’t start a cloud storage revolution, but it’s a spark
Back-End Engineers Are the Unsung Heroes of the Tech Industry

Globalfoundries buys out AMD to become fully independent chip maker

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Globalfoundries has celebrated its third anniversary by announcing that it's agreed terms with AMD to buy out its remaining stake in the company to go it alone. Whilst Sunnyvale will remain a key customer to the chip foundry, the nuts and bolts of ownership will be wholly in the...
Globalfoundries buys out AMD to become fully independent chip maker

For sale by owner: 1954 flying Taylor AEROCAR, yours now for only $1.25 million (video)

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For anyone raised on the retro-futurist notion of flying cars, this literal-minded, nuts-and-bolts incarnation should make for some incredulous swooning. Looking much like a 1950's interpretation of a subcompact that wandered into the wrong alleyway and wound up in a Wright Brothers-sponsored chopshop, the Taylor AEROCAR -- one of...
For sale by owner: 1954 flying Taylor AEROCAR, yours now for only $1.25 million (video)
3 UK firms that sound boring but make some cool mobile tech

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?

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

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
Why carriers need to treat developers more like partners

Game on – Spec Ops: the Line

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If you're going to base a game on a book, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness isn't a bad choiceGames tend not to borrow stories from literature. Not explicitly, at least. I'm sure some wishful academic has argued at one time or another that Lara Croft is a modern-day Emma Bovary,...
Game on – Spec Ops: the Line

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

$20 Million Later, Voxer Raises Its First $30M in Venture Capital (Video)

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Voxer is a walkie-talkie app for iPhone and Android. Seems pretty simple, right? But it took five years and $20 million dollars for the company to get where it is today: With tens of millions of users around the world and more than $30 million in its first-ever round of...
$20 Million Later, Voxer Raises Its First $30M in Venture Capital (Video)

Review: Apple’s new iPad is the least impressive tablet ever, and that’s why it’s so great

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One of the first things that I ever wrote about the iPad was that it felt like holding a slab of the future in your hands. Two versions of Apple’s tablet later and that future has become commonplace, enough so that many now consider themselves unimpressed. The iPad has always...
Review: Apple’s new iPad is the least impressive tablet ever, and that’s why it’s so great

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

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

Will ‘crazy’ tax leave Berlin unable to compete?

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What makes a city competitive for startups? VCs, angels and cheap desk space, to be sure, but also nuts-and-bolts stuff like transport and taxation. As Om noted in December, Berlin’s airports are quite small, but the city had a plan. The two currently operational airports — Tegel and Schoenefeld —...
Will ‘crazy’ tax leave Berlin unable to compete?

The great ticket scandal has made everyone a tout and scalper

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Last night, the UK’s Channel 4 broadcast The Great Ticket Scandal, an exposé into ticket touting (scalping, if you’re in the US) in the UK. Earlier this week, we reported that ticketing company Seatwave had preemptively written to its customers ahead of the broadcast, to essentially say that it would...
The great ticket scandal has made everyone a tout and scalper
The future of music is boring – and that’s exciting!

Why Oracle Is Safe From The Coming Hadoop Invasion (ORCL)

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There's a new database technology called Hadoop that looks like it could topple traditional database players like Oracle, IBM, Microsoft. But one of the smartest guys in the field -- the one that invented Hadoop -- says Oracle doesn't need to worry. Hadoop allows companies to store and analyze mind-boggling...
Why Oracle Is Safe From The Coming Hadoop Invasion (ORCL)

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

It should always be father's day | Yvonne Roberts

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It's high time we let go of outdated prejudices about parenting and celebrated fatherhood properlyTies, socks, mugs, books, gizmos, shirts, brandy, aftershave, cigars, tobacco, golf balls and, once, an apron – the booty from Father's Day mounted up in the 60-plus years John Trevor Ellis Roberts was a dad. Last...
It should always be father's day | Yvonne Roberts

The nuts and bolts of building a brand

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The nuts and bolts of building a brand

The Design of Design

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Now this is interesting...Fred Brooks, author of The Mythical Man-Month (which should be subtitled "If You Make Software As Part of a Team You Should Read This Book Immediately Like Now What Are You Waiting For Dummy?") has a new book out called The Design of Design. Effective design is...
The Design of Design

Technology Explained: How Does Facebook Work? The Nuts and Bolts

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Social networking is the art of connecting with those who share common interests. Your ‘network’ is a community that helps keep you united with others and offers many benefits. Networking via social media sites has revolutionized how we use the Internet and is at the forefront of what we now...
Technology Explained: How Does Facebook Work? The Nuts and Bolts
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