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Intel wants to standardize ultrabook battery cell design

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One of the obstacles to building affordable thin and light computers is the fact that most laptop batteries are big and bulky. While there are compact batteries for tablets and some ultraportable notebooks such as the MacBook Air and the current crop of ultrabooks, these batteries don't come in standard...
Intel wants to standardize ultrabook battery cell design

Watch this DARPA robot climb, leap, and walk past obstacles

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A video from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency shows a highly agile robot capable of navigating some serious obstructions. [Read more]...
Watch this DARPA robot climb, leap, and walk past obstacles
Paralyzed rat walks with the help of a robotic harness and chemical injection

5 New Year's Resolutions To Manage Your Tech Habits

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I took two weeks completely offline over the Holidays, and I learned something humbling. I like to blame technology itself for encouraging bad habits. But in my reluctance to come back onto the grid this week, I eased in cautiously, and I realized that most of the problems just arise...
5 New Year's Resolutions To Manage Your Tech Habits
MIT's 'intelligent co-pilot' helps you avoid obstacles while driving

Google's Singhal: Speech, natural language recognition among search's biggest challenges

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As Google aims to expand search's ability to answer increasingly difficult questions based on contextual information, several key obstacles still stand in its way. Knowledge Graph, a feature designed to put users' searches in context and deliver tailored results, as well as understanding speech, natural language and conversation are...
Google's Singhal: Speech, natural language recognition among search's biggest challenges

Quick Look: Inferno+ (with Gameplay Video)

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Inferno+ is a twin-stick shooter with a top down perspective, one of the newest titles made by Radian Games, which tasks players with guiding a ship through a variety of levels filled with obstacles, enemies and all sorts of dangers. We decided to try out Inferno+ and see if it’s...
Quick Look: Inferno+ (with Gameplay Video)
How Real-Time Bidding Could Save Mobile Advertising
DARPA's latest humanoid robot jumps and climbs with athletic precision
Productivity Porn: 7 tricks for beating procrastination
Report: Google planning to develop wireless networks, low-cost Android devices for emerging markets

Sims Dev to Make TV Shows

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Game developer Will Wright, best known as the man behind SimCity (and other Sim games) and Spore, has signed a deal with the Science Channel to create programming for the cable station. These are not games, they're TV shows, though they'll have interactive online components. I've always divided people into...
Sims Dev to Make TV Shows
Porn trolling case thrown out for "attempted fraud on the court"
Enigma brings the deep, dark world of public data to light

How to make Europe work for your startup, from day one

venturebeat.com
This is a guest post by Ifeelgoods co-founder and CEO Michael Amar. For too many American technology start-ups, Europe is a dirty word. Classically, US start-ups have pursued the European market after their Series B or C funding rounds, or even later. Many companies only consider Europe when their US growth begins...
How to make Europe work for your startup, from day one

Facebook ad partner AdRoll boasts 700 clients on FB exchange, says revenue tripled

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AdRoll, a firm that serves ads based on websites you’ve visited in the past, says it’s poised to pull in more than $50 million revenue for 2012 and that ads it places on Facebook perform two to three times better than regular ads on the social network. The numbers, if...
Facebook ad partner AdRoll boasts 700 clients on FB exchange, says revenue tripled

Music-Sharing Startup MyStream Preps Android Launch, Looks Beyond Music

techcrunch.com
MyStream, a mobile music-sharing app that launched on iOS more than a year ago, plans to go cross-platform next week with the launch of its Android app. Founder and CEO Richard Zelson also tells me the company is also working on features that go beyond music-sharing, and that it’s about...
Music-Sharing Startup MyStream Preps Android Launch, Looks Beyond Music

3 Step Model For Developing Insights Through Keyword Trends

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Knowing what topics are top of mind to your customers can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. After all, there are always unique challenges and obstacles to every prospect and client. The good news is that your search program can be an amazing resource to identify topics of interest to...
3 Step Model For Developing Insights Through Keyword Trends

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's an MIT self-guided robot

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Those crazy kids in MIT’s Robust Robotics program have really done something. They designed a robotic airplane that can maneuver in tight spaces, avoiding obstacles, without using a GPS. To accomplish this feat of “autonomous plane navigation in confined spaces,” the team came up with a system to tell the plane...
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's an MIT self-guided robot

NDS' Surfaces turns your wall into a TV, or a TV into a wall... one of those two

www.engadget.com
Remember the wall that was also a television in Total Recall? That's the inspiration behind Surfaces -- a concept device produced by British cable mavens NDS. Abandoning the idea of a single screen, the company mounted six displays into a wall that offers up TV and internet content when...
NDS' Surfaces turns your wall into a TV, or a TV into a wall... one of those two
Google Says No To Facial Recognition Apps For Glass (GOOG)
Self-driving cars: Google maps the road to automated vehicles
Save the woolly ones in Oh! Sheep

FCC suggests mild $25,000 Google fine over Street View Wi-Fi

www.electronista.com
The FCC late Friday put forward a proposal for a $25,000 fine for Google's refusal to hand over Street View Wi-Fi data. Officials accused Google of having "deliberately impeded and delayed" an investigation into what information its Street View cars had collected from Wi-Fi hotspots. Among the obstacles was a...
FCC suggests mild $25,000 Google fine over Street View Wi-Fi

Eddy Cue mum on Apple TV prospects, hints at slow approach

www.electronista.com
Plans for an Apple TV set (or a more advanced set-top) may still be some time in coming, suggests Pacific Crest's Andy Hargreaves. On Wednesday the analyst met with Apple's CFO, Peter Oppenheimer, and its senior VP for Internet software and services, Eddy Cue. Hargreaves pressed the idea of a...
Eddy Cue mum on Apple TV prospects, hints at slow approach
Curiosity undergoes software update to better explore the surface of Mars
Rescue the baby birds with Hareep

Netflix begins the move to HTML5, but DRM stands in the way

www.extremetech.com
Netflix uses Microsoft's Silverlight plug-in to deliver its streaming video. It works fairly well on OS X and Windows, but it's not a viable option on Linux, mobile devices, or set-top boxes. At this point, the writing is on the wall in regard to the future of Flash and Silverlight....
Netflix begins the move to HTML5, but DRM stands in the way

Apps That Curb the Temptation to Text and Drive

allthingsd.com
Would you ever drive the length of a football field at 55 miles per hour blindfolded? Some daredevils might consider it, but what if the field was filled with obstacles like people and cars? I’m guessing most people’s answer would be a resounding “no,” but that’s pretty much what you’re...
Apps That Curb the Temptation to Text and Drive

Apple lodges third ITC complaint against HTC

www.electronista.com
Apple has filed a third patent infringement complaint against HTC via the US International Trade Commission, says FOSS Patents. The complaint was submitted on Monday, and accuses 29 HTC devices of infringing on an Apple patent, US Patent No. 5,946,647, which involves the automatic detection of data such as phone...
Apple lodges third ITC complaint against HTC
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