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What does it take to make the iPhone feel alive?

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Transforming your iPhone into a living, breathing creature. That’s the task that Clear creators Impending and Realmac have set out for themselves with the new app Hatch. Hatch is a new venture for the team, which crafted Clear, a clever app praised by both reviewers and Apple as pushing touch interfaces...
What does it take to make the iPhone feel alive?

Art Thompson, Red Bull Stratos' technical project director, talks circuit breakers, wind shear and biomedical data

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While Felix Baumgartner landed safely on the ground just a matter of hours ago, the internet is still resonating with the sound of tweets, status updates and YouTube clicks, all thanks to what was one of the most spectacular human endeavors in recent history. The mission was simple, to...
Art Thompson, Red Bull Stratos' technical project director, talks circuit breakers, wind shear and biomedical data
New revelations in The Final Hours of Mass Effect 3 app for the iPad

BBC launches phase one of its Connected Studio initiative

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Adrian Woolard, Project Director at the North Lab for BBC Research & Development has updated the BBC Internet blog with interesting details about the Connected Studio project. Launching its first phase today, Connected Studio is designed to allow creative people and BBC staff to work in together to develop new features for...
BBC launches phase one of its Connected Studio initiative
Call of Duty Elite players go bananas for clan warfare

OpenNebula 4.0 guns for the vCloud crowd

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OpenNebula, the increasingly enterprise-focused open-source cloud stack, has hit its fourth major release. Sponsor company C12G has also announced the first OpenNebula conference, which will take place in Berlin in September, a week after GigaOM’s own Structure:Europe shindig in London. OpenNebula 4.0, codenamed Eagle, is important for several reasons. Firstly,...
OpenNebula 4.0 guns for the vCloud crowd

From Cronkite to Couric: Internet Archive gets $1 million to expand TV news collection

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The 20th century’s printed output is available in digital format, but that’s not the case for television — decades worth of TV broadcasts, which represent a rich news and cultural heritage, are instead locked up and unavailable. The Internet Archive has been trying to change that. Starting in September, the...
From Cronkite to Couric: Internet Archive gets $1 million to expand TV news collection
ACLU appeals for greater transparency on drone killings

Consumer Watchdog asks Congress to call Google’s Larry Page for privacy policy hearing

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Two weeks after after EU bodies requested that Google “pause” the rolling out of its privacy policy updates, US not-for-profit organization Consumer Watchdog has written to the US House of Representatives’ Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee, calling for CEO Larry Page to explain Google’s “disingenuous statements about its supposed commitment...
Consumer Watchdog asks Congress to call Google’s Larry Page for privacy policy hearing
3D printed gun project halts after Stratasys confiscates rented printer

Bionic eye promises vision for the blind

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Monash University is preparing to launch technology that should allow blind users to make out objects and other peopleWorld-leading technology that could help restore vision to a large number of Australia's 45,000 blind people is set to emerge from a Melbourne university.The Monash Vision system, developed by a team of...
Bionic eye promises vision for the blind

Consumer Watchdog granted the right to oppose Google's $22.5m FTC settlement

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Consumer Watchdog this morning announced that it has won the right to oppose Google’s recent record $22.5 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) because it allows the Internet search and advertising giant to deny violating an earlier privacy consent agreement. In a statement, the non-profit organization points out...
Consumer Watchdog granted the right to oppose Google's $22.5m FTC settlement

Winston Churchill archive made available online

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Nearly a million documents, including drafts of famous war speeches and cigar bills, have been digitisedNearly a million documents that make up Winston Churchill's archive, ranging from school reports, drafts of his famous wartime speeches, to cigar bills, have been made instantly accessible to students, historians, and even politicians looking...
Winston Churchill archive made available online

Court will reconsider Google's Safari privacy deal

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A San Francisco court will hear arguments next month against a proposed US$22.5 million privacy settlement between Google and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, over Google's use of cookies to track the Web movements of users running Apple's Safari browser. The settlement, the largest ever secured by the FTC...
Court will reconsider Google's Safari privacy deal

Udemy’s Faculty Project nabs 50,000 students & an Ivy league professor

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About six weeks ago, educational video startup Udemy launched its Faculty Project, a non-profit program for distributing streaming university curriculum online. Early results have been pretty successful, with more than 50,000 students signing up for the program. But that’s not all: The Faculty Project is also bringing on ever more...
Udemy’s Faculty Project nabs 50,000 students & an Ivy league professor

Expert Labs, ThinkTank, Gina Trapani and our Grand Challenges

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A few months ago, I started as director of Expert Labs, a new independent non-profit effort with the goal of improving government by letting policy makers tap into the collective wisdom of the public. We're part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and because our goal could...
Expert Labs, ThinkTank, Gina Trapani and our Grand Challenges

Study: Estonia, U.S. have most Internet freedom

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Estonian flag Residents of Estonia have the most freedom to do what they want on the Internet, with the U.S. ranking second among 47 countries examined by a group that pushes for democratic freedoms worldwide. However, residents of several countries have experienced attacks on bloggers, politically motivated surveillance, government...
Study: Estonia, U.S. have most Internet freedom
Exploratorium's new iPad app reveals 'magic of existing phenomena'
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