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DailyDirt: More Advanced Weapons

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Technology has oftentimes advanced the weapons of war -- creating new ways to destroy things on increasingly larger scales. But as our ability to destroy has become ridiculously big, it's time to start looking for more efficient methods. Here are just a few military projects that are looking to improve...
DailyDirt: More Advanced Weapons

Color e-reader uses butterfly-based technology to save power

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Oh, biomimetic desigin. Is there anything you can’t do? Well, at any rate, you’re doing this, which is cool enough for now. Qualcomm is putting out a new display technology they call “Mirasol,” which uses reflective bits of color to display an image, much like the way the iridescent...
Color e-reader uses butterfly-based technology to save power

Bluetooth bottle tells you when to drink water, doesn't care about the consequences

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We've seen super-advanced solutions for purifying water, printing water, hacking water and, yes, even (partially) boiling water. None of them are of any use, though, unless we actually remember to drink the stuff -- preferably at least 2.5 liters of it per day. Fortunately, technology can assist with that...
Bluetooth bottle tells you when to drink water, doesn't care about the consequences

Insert Coin: Tabber lights up your fretboard, shows you the way to rock

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The idea of a lighted fretboard isn't a new one by any stretch (how do you think the Fretlight got its compound name?), but there's something to be said for not having to buy a brand new guitar for that functionality. The folks behind Tabber are working to make...
Insert Coin: Tabber lights up your fretboard, shows you the way to rock
Measuring the Universe using motion of galaxy clusters
First Planck results: the Universe is still weird and interesting

Move Over, Intel: IBM's New Chip Tech Could Change Everything (IBM)

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IBM has put the chip industry on notice by inventing a new technology that would replace silicon with a new material, carbon nanotubes. IBM has found a new way to put what seems like an impossibly large number of transistors into an insanely small area, the width of only a...
Move Over, Intel: IBM's New Chip Tech Could Change Everything (IBM)
The universe is smooth, not a fractal at large scales, say astronomers

Toshiba, Bridgelux bet on silicon to slash LED lighting prices

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Consumer LED bulbs that now cost $40 could be cut to $5 within a few years if silicon-based LED manufacturing technology scales, says Bridgelux. [Read more]...
Toshiba, Bridgelux bet on silicon to slash LED lighting prices

Reverse network effects: Why scale may be the biggest threat facing today's social networks

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Sangeet Paul Choudary, who analyzes business models for network businesses at his blog Platformed.info. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Platform Thinking. You can follow Sangeet on Twitter at @sanguit. Network effects are the holy grail for Internet startups looking for venture-scale returns. On a...
Reverse network effects: Why scale may be the biggest threat facing today's social networks

Lenovo's 14-inch IdeaPad Y470p launches with Radeon HD 7690M GPU

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Who knew a "p" packed so much punch? Just weeks after Lenovo cut loose with a boatload of new machines, the outfit has quietly slipped out an even newer model tailored for gamers. The 14-inch IdeaPad Y470p looks just about like the existing Y470, but swaps out the middling...
Lenovo's 14-inch IdeaPad Y470p launches with Radeon HD 7690M GPU
Withings Smart Body Analyzer Now Available For $149.95, Here's How It Performs

Hardware roundup: Say hello to the latest Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices

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It’s been a wild morning on the hardware front. If you are a bit confused, don’t fret, as TNW has prepared this short roundup to get you up to speed. For backstory on why tablets are a key component of the Windows 8 hardware ecosystem, head here. For an overview...
Hardware roundup: Say hello to the latest Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices

Meet Brittany Laughlin, The 26-Year-Old CEO Helping Veterans Find Jobs In Tech

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Hundreds of thousands of veterans are coming home over the next several years as the U.S. scales down its presence in the Middle East. Brittany Laughlin, an entrepreneur in her late 20s who's already literally been around the world, wants to put some of them to work. Laughlin is the...
Meet Brittany Laughlin, The 26-Year-Old CEO Helping Veterans Find Jobs In Tech
RIAA's Bogus Math Strikes Again: Claimed 41% Decline In Musicians... Not Even Close To True

How Facebook solves the IT culture wars and scales its site

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Scaling isn’t just a matter of software and code, there’s also a huge cultural issue at play. At Facebook, solving problems between the engineering and operations teams, quelling fears about job loss related to automation at the employee level, and delivering tools to monitor the company’s IT operations all play...
How Facebook solves the IT culture wars and scales its site
10gen Raises $42M to Expand MongoDB, Its Open Source Database Software

Security scanner probes 1 million IPs per hour for scary vulns

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Immunity Inc. has released a security tool that can scan an astounding 1 million IP addresses per hour, discovering if they're susceptible to hacks that allow attackers to hijack servers or retrieve sensitive data. The entry-level package of Swarm, as the service is called, is a 4U server that includes...
Security scanner probes 1 million IPs per hour for scary vulns

Why You Can't Find Women Engineers: They're Too Well-Rounded

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"Not lack of ability, but more choice," say researchers. Silicon Valley's hottest companies are hurting for women engineers. And many pixels have been spilled trying to figure out why. The answer, according to a study released by Pitt and the University of Michigan, might surprise you: many women choose...
Why You Can't Find Women Engineers: They're Too Well-Rounded
Facebook's Project Prism is reimagining how big data scales

Apple calls DOJ settlement with publishers unlawful, says trial is necessary

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Back in April, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with three of the publishers involved in the DOJ’s ebook price fixing antitrust suit against Apple. Hachette, HarperCollings, and Simon & Schuster were part of the settlement, which would allow Amazon to return to its previous wholesale model and...
Apple calls DOJ settlement with publishers unlawful, says trial is necessary

Politics on Apple's Side as It Faces Trademark Dispute in China

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Politics could tip the scales in Apple's favor for a high-stakes legal battle that will decide ownership of the iPad trademark in mainland China. But some legal......
Politics on Apple's Side as It Faces Trademark Dispute in China

Google begins nixing Zagat scores for more common rating system

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Product Marketing Manager Megan Stevenson revealed on her Google+ profile yesterday that Google is beginning to downplay the Zagat rating system on Google+ Local and other Google products in favor of a more simplified, standard metric. “Today it’s easier than ever to write accurate, useful reviews on Google+ Local, thanks to...
Google begins nixing Zagat scores for more common rating system

NYTimes for Android updated for tablets, scales for different screen sizes

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First Flipboard, then an experimental iPad app, then a Windows 8 app and now, here comes the NYTimes optimized for Android tablets. That last bit says it all, as the Grey Lady's digital gurus have re-worked the application allowing all the news that's fit to print to now scale...
NYTimes for Android updated for tablets, scales for different screen sizes
A more complete picture of the iTunes economy

Fireflies' bumpy abdomens may lead to brighter LEDs

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Scientists who evidently spend too much time with fireflies have managed to put all that bug-watching to good use: developing brighter LEDs. One problem with that tech is that a lot of the light gets reflected back into the device due to the way photons travel through LED materials,...
Fireflies' bumpy abdomens may lead to brighter LEDs

Politics on Apple's Side as It Faces Trademark Dispute in China

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Politics could tip the scales in Apple's favor for a high-stakes legal battle that will decide ownership of the iPad trademark in mainland China....
Politics on Apple's Side as It Faces Trademark Dispute in China

Microsoft delivers Windows Server 2012, puts the enterprise on cloud 8

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Forget Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 is where it's at... if you're a corporate IT manager, that is. Microsoft has just posted the finished version of its suit-and-tie OS for immediate sale in download form. Not surprisingly given Microsoft's big cloud push, the emphasis with the upgrade is on...
Microsoft delivers Windows Server 2012, puts the enterprise on cloud 8

Fitbug launches Bluetooth-connected activity sleep tracker and scales (hands-on)

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Not to be confused with a similar product, the UK-based Fitbug has unveiled a collection of new connected health gadgets here at CES. The Fitbug orb is button-sized tracker that measures calories, distance and even pace. The pedometer tech inside also monitors your sleeping pattern. Connectivity wise, it can...
Fitbug launches Bluetooth-connected activity sleep tracker and scales (hands-on)

Cloud cost management startup Cloudability picks up $8.7m from Foundry, 500 Startups and others

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Today Cloudability announced that it has landed a $8.7 million Series A round, led by Foundry Group, and participated in by 500 Startups, Wieden, and Trinity Ventures. Two new members of its board of directors were announced as well, including Jason Seats, the founder of SliceHost. The cloud – computing and storage services that...
Cloud cost management startup Cloudability picks up $8.7m from Foundry, 500 Startups and others
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