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A Bandwidth Breakthrough

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A dash of algebra on wireless networks promises to boost bandwidth tenfold, without new infrastructure. Academic researchers have improved wireless bandwidth by an order of magnitude--not by adding base stations, tapping more spectrum, or cranking up transmitter wattage, but by using algebra to banish the network-clogging task of resending dropped...
A Bandwidth Breakthrough

Huawei throws R&D dollars at gesture control, cloud storage, being more 'disruptive'

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Undeterred by the fact that even humans struggle to interpret certain gestures, Huawei says it's allocating a chunk of its growing R&D budget to new motion-sensing technology for smartphones and tablets. The company's North American research chief, John Roese, told Computerworld that he wants to allow "three-dimensional interaction" with...
Huawei throws R&D dollars at gesture control, cloud storage, being more 'disruptive'
It’s Morning in Venture Capital
Epic’s Tim Sweeney predicts the next 20 years in gaming technology
Jibe Mobile Raises $8.3M To Grow Its Cloud-Based App Developer Platform -- Wants To Teach Carriers How To Win In An All-IP World

How college towns could lead the way to gigabit broadband

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But now, for the first time since the dawn of the commercial Internet, there are few plans in the works for major network upgrades. Most American households have no reason to expect that they'll see another order-of-magnitude increase in broadband speeds any time soon. Network of the future "For the...
How college towns could lead the way to gigabit broadband

Salesforce Adds Multilingual Features To Customer Support Service Desk.com

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Salesforce.com is working to make Desk.com, the customer service platform for small and medium businesses that it launched in January, more useful for global companies by announcing support for multiple languages. To be clear, Desk.com isn’t doing the translation for its customers. Instead, it’s adding features that take some of...
Salesforce Adds Multilingual Features To Customer Support Service Desk.com

Myth Dispensing: The Whole 'Spotify Barely Pays Artists' Story Is Bunk

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One of the key talking points that we've heard from the "haters" of the new music business models is the claim that Spotify pays next-to-nothing to artists. This is really based on a few stories, taken totally out of context, concerning a few artists who received relatively small checks from...
Myth Dispensing: The Whole 'Spotify Barely Pays Artists' Story Is Bunk
Facebook, please don't become MySpace (and put too many ads on each page)
DARPA launches first phase of "open source" vehicle design challenge

Yahoo vs Facebook: Not The Next Mobile Patent War?

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The lawsuit filed on Monday by Yahoo against Facebook over alleged infringements of certain “method” patents was a high profile step for Yahoo to take in the lead-up to Facebook’s IPO. But although Facebook has seen patent suits against it double in the last year, don’t necessarily take this as...
Yahoo vs Facebook: Not The Next Mobile Patent War?
New manufacturing technology enables vertical 3D transistors, higher capacity SSDs

Powerful iOS photography app Camera+ updated with front flash, horizon level, live exposure and more

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Popular (and powerful) iOS photography app Camera+ has been updated with a number of powerful new features, adding flash support for the non-flash wielding front-facing camera, new levelling features, live exposure and other improvements. The update, which TapTapTap codenamed “Operation ÜberCam” internally, is focused on “making the best shooting experience even better,” bringing a...
Powerful iOS photography app Camera+ updated with front flash, horizon level, live exposure and more
Tesla will ship first Model S electric cars a month early

[Infographic] Welcome To The, Um, Second Social Media Election

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The 2012 U.S. presidential election isn't the nation's first social media election. This time around, though, the contest is shaping up to be a newsfeeding frenzy.   Four years ago, slightly more than 20 percent of U.S. citizens used social networks. That number has snowballed to 50. Since 2008, Facebook...
[Infographic] Welcome To The, Um, Second Social Media Election
Is the Future of Tech in the Hands of the Extremely Young?

VMware CEO: We want to make you technologically hip

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NEWS FLASH: Your company’s IT practices are archaic, and young, talented employees want nothing to do with you! While VMware CEO Paul Maritz didn’t come out and say exactly that, his keynote Tuesday morning at EMC World did certainly did try to drive home that point. The “Facebook generation,” as Martiz...
VMware CEO: We want to make you technologically hip

Autodesk Uses Cloud Computing to "Fix" PLM

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PLM is far from the sexiest acronym floating around the Internet these days. Short for Product Lifecycle Management, PLM is often thought of as an esoteric offshoot of the equally obscure PDM, or Product Design Management - the way engineers track control technical data related to a particular product. PLM...
Autodesk Uses Cloud Computing to "Fix" PLM
Data Centers: 'Titan' Supercomptuer Could be World's Most Powerful
Dylan’s Desk: 4 signs we’re not in a tech bubble

Moving data into Amazon's cloud is easy—getting it out, not so much

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Moving large data volumes out of the Amazon storage cloud takes ten times as long as it does to move data into the Amazon service, according to a series of tests conducted by storage vendor Nasuni. Nasuni conducted five series of tests, in each case moving 12TB of data...
Moving data into Amazon's cloud is easy—getting it out, not so much

Jammie Thomas Asks Supreme Court: How Much Is Too Much For Copyright Infringement?

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Back in September, we wrote about the latest in the Jammie Thomas-Rasset saga, in which an appeals court had ruled that the original (of three) district court rulings in her case, in which she was told to pay $9,250 per song was perfectly reasonable. As we noted, this was more...
Jammie Thomas Asks Supreme Court: How Much Is Too Much For Copyright Infringement?

Storing big data in the cloud is easy -- getting it there is hard

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If there’s one thing the cloud is good at, it’s storing large quantities of data, and making that data available to companies so they can use it in various ways — but as the amount of data continues to explode, one big problem is getting those huge quantities of data...
Storing big data in the cloud is easy -- getting it there is hard
Amazon launches RedShift for massive petabyte-scale data analysis in the cloud

Newspapers Aren't Getting Much Out of Google+

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Even though social networks have begun to rival search in raw traffic-driving power, no one who wants to be visible online can ignore Google's influence. Google's new focus on Google+ social signals and fresh content means news organizations have to learn to understand those factors. How are they doing so...
Newspapers Aren't Getting Much Out of Google+

It's Time To Re-Establish That If A Patent Blocks Progress, It's Unconstitutional

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Andy Kessler has one of his typically insightful Wall Street Journal opinion pieces in which he says it's time for real patent reform (rather than the joke of patent reform we had last year). His main concern is the toll that patent trolling is taking on innovation. He goes through...
It's Time To Re-Establish That If A Patent Blocks Progress, It's Unconstitutional

For All The Talk From Hollywood About Making Sure People Get Paid, Why Doesn't It Pay Interns?

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We hear the refrain from the entertainment industry all the time, about how they are fighting against modern technology because without it, people don't get paid, and how unfair is that? The RIAA's Cary Sherman keeps talking about all those lost jobs (even though his math doesn't add up), and...
For All The Talk From Hollywood About Making Sure People Get Paid, Why Doesn't It Pay Interns?
Cortex-A15 posts impressive performance, threatens Intel and AMD

AMD awarded DoE grant to pursue exascale computing, but struggles to remain profitable

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AMD announced this morning that it’s been awarded $12.6 million by the Department of Energy for research into the DoE’s Extreme-Scale Computing Research and Development Program. The program — we’ve cheekily titled it ESC-R&D — is designed to outsource the creation of new solutions to the exascale computing problem. DARPA...
AMD awarded DoE grant to pursue exascale computing, but struggles to remain profitable

Thinking Too Big By An Order Of Magnitude

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Thinking Too Big By An Order Of Magnitude: Google planned to take 33% of the total tablet market in 2011. Yet they barely have 33% of just the Android tablet market....
Thinking Too Big By An Order Of Magnitude
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