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Stephen Hawking wants to save the world from Skynet

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The world’s most famous scientist wants to save the world from the robotic threats of the future. Steven Hawking has joined the adviser board of The Cambridge Project for Existential Risk (CPER), an international think tank dedicated to protecting the world from all sorts of future-borne dangers, Fast Company reports. Founded last November,...
Stephen Hawking wants to save the world from Skynet

Stop slouching! Startup scores cash for high-tech posture-sensing waistband

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Now, here’s a product that just seems perfect for desk-bound, laptop-typing geeks like us. Meet the Lumo BodyTech, a device worn around the waist which vibrates when one slouches. Those vibrations are meant as a gentle reminder to sit up straight. (Now, I don’t have to hear it from my...
Stop slouching! Startup scores cash for high-tech posture-sensing waistband
Pebble smartwatch won't ship in time for the holidays, no new timetable given

Today's Scuttlebot: Obama's Data Crunchers, Movie Computers and the Perils of E-Voting

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Wednesday's selection includes a look at the quants who helped President Obama win re-election, a Pixar building named for Steve Jobs and the latest from Mary Meeker....
Today's Scuttlebot: Obama's Data Crunchers, Movie Computers and the Perils of E-Voting

Justice Dept allows FBI anti-piracy seal on books, photos, doodles

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Only a handful of very large software and entertainment associations are permitted to use the official FBI logo to warn consumers about the perils of piracy. Until now. This week, the Justice Department posted a regulation that will allow all copyright holders — no matter how small — to download...
Justice Dept allows FBI anti-piracy seal on books, photos, doodles

Quirky's Founder Calls The $68 Million He Just Raised A 'Scarlet Letter'

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Ben Kaufman just raised a $68 million Series C round for his invention creation startup, Quirky. But he isn't celebrating or boasting about it. Instead, Kaufman wrote a lengthy article that cautions entrepreneurs about the perils of raising money for the wrong reasons. He also describes what fundraising really means...
Quirky's Founder Calls The $68 Million He Just Raised A 'Scarlet Letter'

The Perils of Extrapolation

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The Perils of Extrapolation

Pleasures and perils of open-plan offices

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Why do so many of us have to work in open-plan offices?...
Pleasures and perils of open-plan offices

My Ten Favorite Tweets – Week Ending 031910

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From the home office on Capitol Hill, where I’m pushing hard this weekend to get the historic Potty Parity Act passed for this great nation of ours… #1: RT @louisgray louisgray.com: The SXSW Keynote With Ev Williams You Really Wanted to See http://bit.ly/c0xdpx #2: Enterprise 2.0: efficiency, effectiveness, blame and...
My Ten Favorite Tweets – Week Ending 031910

Tunisian Facebook activists look to overthrow…marijuana laws

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Whenever you think of social media and the Middle East – the first thing that comes to mind is revolutions, right? Admit it. When talking about the Middle East, we’ve consistently had terms like Facebook revolutions and Twitter activists pushed in our faces for over a year, starting with Tunisia,...
Tunisian Facebook activists look to overthrow…marijuana laws

Partnerships Provide The "Muscle" In The Mobile Payments War

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LevelUp is eyeing 250,000 new merchant locations for its mobile payments tech through a new partnership with the biggest payments player you've never heard of. Heartland Payment Systems is the unfamiliar engine behind ubiquitous major credit cards: Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and Discover. Now Heartland is lending its might...
Partnerships Provide The "Muscle" In The Mobile Payments War

The Perils of Extrapolation

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The Perils of Extrapolation
Straight from the VC's mouth: 5 things I look for in a CEO

MEMO: The New York Times Replaces Its Tech Editor Two Months After He Got The Job

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Only two months after he got the gig, the new New York Times tech editor is already the old New York Times editor. On January 16, the Times replaced tech editor Damon Darlin with assistant managing editor Glenn Kramon. The plan was that Kramon would move from New York to...
MEMO: The New York Times Replaces Its Tech Editor Two Months After He Got The Job

Who Owns Your Personal History?

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In an era when nearly everything we do is recorded, we have less control over what we choose to remember, and perhaps more crucially, what to forget.One day in December 1955, former President Harry Truman, who had been living in Independence, Missouri since leaving the White House in 1953, arrived...
Who Owns Your Personal History?
Sudden Site Shutdowns And The Perils Of Living Our Lives Online
Spotify, AT&T & The Perils of Renting Our Music From The Cloud

'Open Data' Brings Potential and Perils for Government

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Governments are rushing to embrace Open Data. However, the concept throws up many issues surrounding privacy, policy making and the uses to which data has been put....
'Open Data' Brings Potential and Perils for Government

Daily Report: The Perils of Successful Crowdfunding

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Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter are letting designers and other creative people connect with audiences who want to finance their dreams, reports Jenna Wortham on Tuesday in The New York Times. But for the creators of these projects, getting the money is sometimes the easy part. They then have to turn...
Daily Report: The Perils of Successful Crowdfunding

Zynga and the perils of becoming a platform

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I’ll give Zynga this much: It’s got some serious stones for setting up Zynga.com as a place for its own games and those of third parties to live outside of Facebook. And you can’t really blame it for doing so. After all, too much dependence on someone else’s social network...
Zynga and the perils of becoming a platform

TechCrunch/Gadget Weekly: Kids And Technology, Can A New Keyboard Save RIM

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The TechCrunch/Gadget Weekly is back with several new faces. Jordan and Chris join John and I for our first TC/G webcast in several months. In this week’s episode we discuss our recent trip to RIM’s Waterloo’s HQ and also the perils of kids and interacting with seamless technology. The...
TechCrunch/Gadget Weekly: Kids And Technology, Can A New Keyboard Save RIM

Police commissioner backs teenage adviser after 'youthful boasting' tweets

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Kent commissioner Ann Barnes says Paris Brown, 17, will stay in post despite now-deleted tweets about drinking, drugs and sexThe police commissioner for Kent has insisted that her newly appointed adviser on youth will remain in her post despite the emergence of Twitter messages in which the 17-year-old jokes about...
Police commissioner backs teenage adviser after 'youthful boasting' tweets

Ignorify Wants to Help You Avoid the Physical World So You Can Keep Playing 'Angry Birds' in Peace

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You're walking down the street, texting, listening to some music ... and, without realizing it, you step into oncoming traffic. Or a fire hydrant. Or another person. The perils of distracted driving may be many, but so are the ones associated with distracted walking. Ignorify -- acknowledging that "there's no...
Ignorify Wants to Help You Avoid the Physical World So You Can Keep Playing 'Angry Birds' in Peace

The perils of pageview journalism http://j.mp/bint88 /via @NiemanLab

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The perils of pageview journalism http://j.mp/bint88 /via @NiemanLab

Kids As Young As Six Now Watching Porn Online

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SFW. (Photo: Hashgram) Oh no, our world’s children are succumbing to the perils of the World Wide Web. A new survey of 19,000 parents worldwide said their kids browse porn as early as age six and begin e-flirting at eight years old. The news comes from Bitdefender, a Bucharest-based antivirus company, that compiled the...
Kids As Young As Six Now Watching Porn Online

Microsoft and British agency create child-friendly version of IE9

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As the entry age for web access heads ever southwards, preventing young minds from the perils of the internet is a growing concern for parents. For this reason, Microsoft teamed up with the UK-based CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center) to create a special kid-friendly version of its...
Microsoft and British agency create child-friendly version of IE9
Why We Mourn Google Reader - And Why It Matters

Social Capital: More Valuable Than Money?

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I’m back! After ten days boating through southeast Alaska (and two days of recovery), I’m ready to think about personal finance once again. Actually, it’ll probably come as no surprise that I never stopped thinking about personal finance. Even while we were skirting among ice floes, pulling up prawns, and...
Social Capital: More Valuable Than Money?

Disconnect Reminds Us of the Relational Perils of Our Connected Lives

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The screening for “Disconnect” was running a few minutes late. Despite the fact that we knew that the movie’s tagline was to “look up” from our screens, most of the other attendees and I still ducked our heads into our phones while we waited. Behind me, an aspiring writer was...
Disconnect Reminds Us of the Relational Perils of Our Connected Lives

The problems with righteous investing

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Ask the very best investors and entrepreneurs about the secrets to their success and many of them will say it’s all about the passion. Falling in love with an idea, or a product, to the point of obsession can be a powerful catalyst that makes a venture work. But what...
The problems with righteous investing
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