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Sony appoints Kazuo Hirai CEO, Stringer takes chairman role

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Sony Corporation on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of executive deputy president Kazuo Hirai as CEO and company president, replacing Howard Stringer, who is currently President and CEO. Hirai will assume his new position on April 1st and Stringer will take a new role on the company’s board of directors...
Sony appoints Kazuo Hirai CEO, Stringer takes chairman role

Sony appoints Kaz Hirai to replace Howard Stringer as CEO

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Sony has officially appointed Kazuo Hirai as its new president and chief executive effective April 1. As expected, Hirai replaces Howard Stringer, who will become chairman. Hirai, currently executive deputy president of Sony, said in November that “management is feeling a serious sense of crisis about the seven years of...
Sony appoints Kaz Hirai to replace Howard Stringer as CEO

Google’s New Terminator Glasses Bring the Future to Your Goddam Face

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*Precogs not included. You know when people say " . . . not until they figure out how to put computer chips in our brains"? Well this is one step closer. We would smash our iPad 2 on the floor right now if we could get our money back and...
Google’s New Terminator Glasses Bring the Future to Your Goddam Face

European startups need to be valued higher - in more ways than one

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Kevin Cornils, CEO of UK-based, venture-backed European eyewear retailer Glasses Direct. Why should a startup Silicon Valley business be valued at up to five times higher in the US, than its Silicon Roundabout equivalent in the UK? As a Californian-born entrepreneur, who has chosen...
European startups need to be valued higher - in more ways than one

Big data: Like Moneyball for your business

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(c) 2012 Pinar Ozger. pinar@pinarozger.comIt’s tough to overcome some of the biases that have become second nature in most businesses. But if you’re John Lucker, a principal at Deloitte, overcoming the “human factor” can be critical to the success of driving organizational change. One example Lucker used was Moneyball: The...
Big data: Like Moneyball for your business

Tony Fadell on how the Nest thermostat is promoting energy consumption awareness with 'The Leaf'

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When Fadell and team set out to build the Nest thermostat, it could have looked like anything. In fact, said Fadell at the Greenbuild Expo today “it’s a set it and forget it device, it could have looked like anything.” Instead, Fadell says that the futuristic design and pleasant interface...
Tony Fadell on how the Nest thermostat is promoting energy consumption awareness with 'The Leaf'

Will the Kalq keyboard finally spell the end for qwerty?

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Researchers at the University of St Andrews have developed a split-screen keyboard that they claim can increase typing speeds for touchscreen users. Will it get the thumbs up?Since the arrival of touchscreen tablets, our opposable thumbs have evolved to a whole new level of refinement. It has become second nature...
Will the Kalq keyboard finally spell the end for qwerty?
Analyst on Windows 8: 'I wouldn't want Start menu back, even if I could have it'

Don't let e-safety worries be a barrier to using social media in school

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Simple steps from e-safety expert Alan Mackenzie on how to improve the safety and security of social networking in schools• Read more on using social media in schools hereIt is clear that one of the major obstacles to adopting social networking is that of e-safety. This issue of safeguarding is...
Don't let e-safety worries be a barrier to using social media in school

5 Huge Misconceptions About Your "Average User"

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Most web sharing is done through copy-and-paste. Nearly half of mobile ad clicks are fraud or mistakes. It's easy to overlook these facts about how the average person uses technology. But that would be a big mistake. Despite the pandemic proliferation of "Share this" buttons and smartphone apps with...
5 Huge Misconceptions About Your "Average User"

Get your priorities right with Clear

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Clear is an iOS-based To-Do list app from Realmac Software. The app has been available for a little while now, but the recently-released Mac OS X version has been positively received and has brought an influx of new users thanks to its iCloud integration. The iOS version is available now for...
Get your priorities right with Clear

Review: Capcom hits you over the head with Dante's new style in DmC: Devil May Cry

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Opting for an angst-filled, emo-punk Dante instead of the classic dark-gothic Dante, Capcom's new game reboots the venerable Devil May Cry franchise and tackles a different side of the demon-angel hybrid than we've seen before. He's funny, slick, powerful, and rather carefree about everything but his mission to stop...
Review: Capcom hits you over the head with Dante's new style in DmC: Devil May Cry

Twitter Launches Official Android Client

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Interesting that it doesn’t look anything at all like Tweetie — the official Twitter clients for iPhone and Android thus don’t look anything alike. (Unless they plan to remake Tweetie to look like this Android app, which would only happen over Loren Brichter’s dead body.) Also interesting: the Android app...
Twitter Launches Official Android Client

Nurph Creates An Instant Chatbox On Any Site

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Chatting has become something of a second nature to a lot of people. It’s cheaper than SMS or telephone, and still covers that mind-blowing distance. However, people have a lot of problems thinking out of the box on this one. Quite literally. There’s always a need for preparation. Installing the...
Nurph Creates An Instant Chatbox On Any Site

Faster, better, stronger: Get your PC in tip-top shape

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Trying to keep your PC running smoothly sometimes feels like an impossible task. Windows is prone to all kinds of bloat, which can bog down your PC or--in severe cases--even render a system functionally useless. Over time, it's almost impossible to prevent unsavory apps and other files from infiltrating...
Faster, better, stronger: Get your PC in tip-top shape

Spraytect: the iPhone case that comes with pepper spray

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Ever wanted to send a text while blinding your attacker? Here's the latest in a line of accessories that transform your phone into a personal security deviceWe've seen iPhone cases in the shape of vintage cameras and diamante Disney characters, some that can turn your phone into a wallet and...
Spraytect: the iPhone case that comes with pepper spray

How to make Europe work for your startup, from day one

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This is a guest post by Ifeelgoods co-founder and CEO Michael Amar. For too many American technology start-ups, Europe is a dirty word. Classically, US start-ups have pursued the European market after their Series B or C funding rounds, or even later. Many companies only consider Europe when their US growth begins...
How to make Europe work for your startup, from day one

Sony shake-up: Sir Howard Stringer resigns as president and CEO

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Kazuo Hirai takes over Sir Howard Stringer has stepped down from his roles as CEO and president of Sony. The British figurehead has called it a day after a series of scandals and misfortunes rocked the Japanese company in the last year, with Stringer himself claiming that it had...
Sony shake-up: Sir Howard Stringer resigns as president and CEO

CyanogenMod 10.1 hits Release Candidate, nears a 'stable' future

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If you're a fan of CyanogenMod, there's a good chance that flashing nightly builds of the 10.1 release is now damn near second nature. Fortunately, a more stable future is in store for you and your phone, as CyanogenMod has revealed that a final release is close at hand....
CyanogenMod 10.1 hits Release Candidate, nears a 'stable' future

First Legal Streaming Super Bowl A Success, But Audience Still Denied The Real Show

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Lately, we’ve been seeing more and more big television events come with an online streaming counterpart. Big sporting and televised events are showing up online, with the 2010 Olympics seeming to be one of the first big global events where both viewers and media publicly recognized the power and potential...
First Legal Streaming Super Bowl A Success, But Audience Still Denied The Real Show

New tool lets you create 3D-printed models with a literal wave of your hand

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Like any trade, once you learn the ropes of 3D modeling and do it enough, it becomes second nature. Certain college programs even dare to think they can teach it to you in just a semester or two. If you're one of those people that can create a competent 3D...
New tool lets you create 3D-printed models with a literal wave of your hand
Apple’s latest patent win is a doozy: scrolling through lists

5 fun ways to travel back in time with your social data

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Sharing on social services is second nature nowadays for most people but revisiting old memories still isn’t something most people bother to do. Part of this is because many services don’t offer an easy way to do it. Here are some fun ways to go back and relive those...
5 fun ways to travel back in time with your social data

'Fastest rising startup' closes $13.5M for fastest fading photos

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Comedian John Oliver may joke that SnapChat is designed for sending penis pictures, but the company is destined for a lot more. SnapChat, an app that lets people share fleeting images, has closed $13.5 million in its first round of funding led by Benchmark Capital. Oliver joked about the...
'Fastest rising startup' closes $13.5M for fastest fading photos
Katy Perry in 3D: totally unique, just like everyone else
How to find a cofounder you can fight with

Why black (or blue, or red) plants might be the key to finding life beyond Earth

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Take another look at that picture, and think about what you see. What are we looking at, and what’s all that green stuff? Pretty easy quiz, right? The paint-by-numbers surface of the Earth has become second nature as satellite photos have entered the globalized world’s vernacular: water is blue,...
Why black (or blue, or red) plants might be the key to finding life beyond Earth

Sensory’s speaker verification means your devices will know who’s talking to them

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When you think about how you’re interacting with your consumer electronics, it’s almost second nature for us to use some sort of voice recognition these days. While it’s arguable as to which system is “the best”, a company called Sensory is hoping that its unique abilities will set it apart...
Sensory’s speaker verification means your devices will know who’s talking to them

Twitter for Android

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Twitter for Android is a post from Chris PirilloA few weeks ago, the Twitter team announced that we would be seeing a Twitter client coming soon to Android devices. The app has become available sooner than we thought, as announced on the official Twitter blog today. “When apps work well...
Twitter for Android

Introducing 'Follow The Saga': the whole story, regardless of where you jump in

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Over the years, stories have become more than just single bursts of information. These days, there's as much drama in the consumer technology world as there is sports, politics or your average episode of Days of our Lives. Take SOPA, for example. We'd be remiss of our duties here...
Introducing 'Follow The Saga': the whole story, regardless of where you jump in
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