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Corning demonstrates how strong its Gorilla Glass 3 really is (video)

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We've just spent some time with Corning, which is showing off the strength of its third-generation Gorilla Glass. The company has tweaked the chemical and atomic composition of the raw materials of the glass, which in turn has increased its density -- making it much more scratch and dent...
Corning demonstrates how strong its Gorilla Glass 3 really is (video)

A market doesn't emerge without freedom to innovate

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The game of global dominance has gone on for as long as we have had communication between different cultures and countries. In the struggle to reach the top of the macroeconomic food chain, two methods have been applied liberally and consistently: preventing others from innovating, and ignoring or subverting attempts...
A market doesn't emerge without freedom to innovate

Want To Get Filthy Rich? Don't Try Tech

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I hate to break the news to you, but if you moved to Silicon Valley to get billionaire-rich off an earth-shattering tech startup, you're almost certain to fail. While tech continues to represent nearly 20% of the S&P 500 and is a key factor in driving the global economy, your...
Want To Get Filthy Rich? Don't Try Tech

France Looks At Possibility Of Taxing Internet Companies For Data Mining

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An individual's personal data provides the "raw materials" that firms such as Google and Facebook use to make money, says report. If the proposals of a report commissioned by the French President make it onto the statute books, firms such as Facebook and Google may be made to pay...
France Looks At Possibility Of Taxing Internet Companies For Data Mining

UK Judge: Giving Hollywood Money From Newzbin2 Would Create Chilling Effects On Innovation

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Hollywood already succeeded in getting UK courts to force ISPs to block access to Newzbin2, a Usenet service that the industry insists could only have been used for infringement. And that led Newzbin2 to eventually shut down. But, the Hollywood studios want more. They've been trying to get money from...
UK Judge: Giving Hollywood Money From Newzbin2 Would Create Chilling Effects On Innovation

Mining asteroids: The official word (and videos) from Planetary Resources

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Planetary Resources, a Bellevue-based startup backed by big names in space, technology and movies, has grabbed the attention of the scientific world over the past week with teasers about its plans to send robots into space to mine asteriods. GeekWire has been tracking this story since last year, when we...
Mining asteroids: The official word (and videos) from Planetary Resources

Why I don’t like Facebook ‘Likes’

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I have written before about my concern for Facebook's lack of respect for it's users privacy and preferences. It seems to think that the 400 people who use Facebook are raw materials, whose personal information can be sliced, diced and served up in demographically culled chunks to advertisers and direct...
Why I don’t like Facebook ‘Likes’
Tesla stock jumps almost $20 after record $562M in sales and first-ever quarterly profit

The Asteroids-Mining Start-Up is Hiring "General Space Nuts"

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Planetary Resources, a start-up based in Washington that looks to mine near-Earth asteroids for raw materials, appears to be hiring interns starting next year. Yes, you heard that right: mining raw materials from things in space. The actual job posting says it best: "It may sound like science fiction, but...
The Asteroids-Mining Start-Up is Hiring "General Space Nuts"
Kindle Paperwhite sold out until November
Putting the breaks on climate change with... diamonds?

Wanted: an ethical tablet | Ask Jack

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A reader wants to buy a tablet for her partner's birthday, but would prefer something more ethical than an iPadMy partner is very keen on having a tablet with Wi-Fi and I've decided to buy him one for his birthday. We are both very concerned about Apple's disgraceful practices in...
Wanted: an ethical tablet | Ask Jack
To manage your diabetes, Weird Science recommends the munchies

Lucy Prebble: 'Gaming is an artform just like theatre'

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Enron playwright Lucy Prebble became hooked on computer games as a child. And, she says, they are as well crafted as works for film, TV or the stageThe first thing I remember is Zork. The year I was born, four guys who had invented a programming language at MIT released...
Lucy Prebble: 'Gaming is an artform just like theatre'

My search for a smartphone ends here | George Monbiot

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Samsung's admission that its smartphones may contain tin from Bangka Island makes me think I'm better off without one after allAt least we know now. Thanks to the campaign by Friends of the Earth, Samsung has at last discovered the source of the tin it uses to make its products...
My search for a smartphone ends here | George Monbiot

China To Connect Its High-Speed Rail To Europe

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MikeChino sends in this excerpt from Inhabitat: "China already has the most advanced and extensive high-speed rail lines in the world, and soon that network will be connected all the way to Europe and the UK. With initial negotiations and surveys already complete, China is now making plans to connect...
China To Connect Its High-Speed Rail To Europe

The Upcycling Filabot Turns Regular Plastic Scrap Into 3D Printer Filament

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A fascinating project is making the rounds this weekend that could change the way we think of 3D printers. The Filabot is a robot that can turn scrap plastic into 3D printer filament, thereby allowing an almost endless supply of material for prototyping and manufacturing. While it’s probably not that...
The Upcycling Filabot Turns Regular Plastic Scrap Into 3D Printer Filament

Corning demonstrates the strength of Gorilla Glass 3 [video]

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The Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing and every company is vying for attention. Engadget was drawn to Corning’s (GLW) booth, where the company was showcasing its third-generation Gorilla Glass, destined for smartphones and tablets around the world. Corning tweaked the chemical and atomic composition of the raw materials...
Corning demonstrates the strength of Gorilla Glass 3 [video]

Interesting: Google Gets US Approval To Buy and Sell Energy http://bit.ly/aHGsEG Very smart. Energy one of the 'raw materials' of computing

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Interesting: Google Gets US Approval To Buy and Sell Energy http://bit.ly/aHGsEG Very smart. Energy one of the 'raw materials' of computing

Greening the supply chain to up profits, cut costs and get ahead

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This post is brought to you by UPS. As always, VentureBeat is adamant about maintaining editorial objectivity. When you hear people talk about going green, it’s easy to visualize these efforts on a small scale. You think about recycling, using paper instead of plastic, driving less and biking more....
Greening the supply chain to up profits, cut costs and get ahead

Battery Ventures promotes a partner as enterprise IT keeps going strong

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Battery Ventures has promoted Itzik Parnafes to general partner as the firm continues to make investments in the enterprise IT sector. The venture firm and Parnafes is betting that the wave of change in IT brought about by large-scale data centers and cloud computing is still providing solid investment opportunities....
Battery Ventures promotes a partner as enterprise IT keeps going strong

Study: US military too reliant on foreign-made equipment

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The U.S. military's reliance on foreign-made products, including telecommunications equipment and semiconductors, is putting the nation's security at risk by exposing agencies to faulty parts and to the possibility that producing nations will stop selling vital items, according to a new report from the Alliance for American Manufacturing.The current...
Study: US military too reliant on foreign-made equipment
5 tricks automakers can learn from McLaren’s $231,400 MP4-12C supercar

Reorganizing the media industry will be messy, but solutions remain unclear

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The recent spat between the French government and Google demonstrates that traditional media will not give in to the powers of disruption without a fight. The result, whatever it may be, is highly unlikely to be in anyone’s interest. If, for example, the French media companies are successful in convincing...
Reorganizing the media industry will be messy, but solutions remain unclear

"Conflict minerals" now regulated under new SEC rules

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The Securities and Exchange Commission voted Wednesday to approve new rules that would require American companies to publicly disclose whether they use "conflict minerals" originating from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), or neighboring countries. The proceeds of the sales of many of these minerals have been fueling regional...
"Conflict minerals" now regulated under new SEC rules

Watch This Garbage-Picking Robotic Waste System Sort Through Junk At A Rate Of 1,400 Items An Hour

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Finnish startup ZenRobotics is on a mission to make the world a greener place by attempting to solve the global waste problem.  The European Union alone generates 900 million tons of waste from construction and demolition. ZenRobotics aims to make the waste sorting process faster and safer. Typically, humans manually...
Watch This Garbage-Picking Robotic Waste System Sort Through Junk At A Rate Of 1,400 Items An Hour

How to visualize your customer’s value chain and discover new opportunities

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One way to envision new products and services your company can offer to its key customers is to visualize their value chain – the steps from raw material to finished product from their perspective. As a supplier to these key customers, your firm represents one step in their value...
How to visualize your customer’s value chain and discover new opportunities
Gotta love that long tail: Walls360 goes on-demand with Zazzle
Curiosity says good morning from Mars (and has busy days ahead)

Who Supplies Apple? (It's Not Just China): An Interactive Map

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Last month, Apple Inc. released its updated list of suppliers. This report says it includes "the major manufacturing locations of suppliers who provide raw materials and components or perform final assembly on Apple." ChinaFile used this data to construct the interactive map, above. The Cupertino-based company has been publishing annual...
Who Supplies Apple? (It's Not Just China): An Interactive Map
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