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Sebastian Seung: you are your connectome

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Mapping the brain could unlock the secrets of human individuality. But with billions of changing neural networks in a cubic millimetre, the task is immenseSebastian Seung is tipped as a rising star of neuroscience. He trained as a physicist at Harvard University, but later joined MIT as professor of computational...
Sebastian Seung: you are your connectome

IDC: Android has a heady 59 percent of world smartphone share, iPhone still on the way up

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We've been jonesing for a more international look at smartphone market share for the start of 2012, and IDC is now more than willing to oblige. In case you'd thought Android's relentless march upwards was just an American fling, Google's OS has jumped from 36.1 percent of the world's...
IDC: Android has a heady 59 percent of world smartphone share, iPhone still on the way up
After Android Trial, Google Demands $4 Million From Oracle

Why monitoring sucks — for now

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Today’s operations engineers are faced with choosing between two imperfect routes for infrastructure monitoring. On one hand, there’s no shortage of complicated, inflexible and expensive enterprise tools shrouded in the glory of vendor lock-in. On the other, we have a veritable zoo of open source tools — many of which...
Why monitoring sucks — for now

Gift Guide: Favorite Board Games For All Ages

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Back in the olden days, before the kids had their smartphones and their Nintendo tapes and their Tivo, families used to get together in a room, open a paper box, and remove a set of boards and pieces. By following a set of rules, families could play these “board games”...
Gift Guide: Favorite Board Games For All Ages

Check Out These 11 Awesome Google Chrome Apps (GOOG)

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Google's Chrome Web browser is now the Web's second most popular browser. One of the reasons for its success is its ability to use "extensions," small pieces of software that add to its abilities. Here are 11 of our favorites.Aviary Image Editor Aviary is an browser based image editor. It supports...
Check Out These 11 Awesome Google Chrome Apps (GOOG)

Music Innovators: Montag Reimagines the Album

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While listening to a Spotify playlist from music discovery service We Are Hunted, I came across an intriguing artist I hadn't heard of before: Montag. I starred the song, called 'True Love', and a bit later went back to explore more of Montag's music. It turns out he is in...
Music Innovators: Montag Reimagines the Album

MPAA: BitTorrent is the Best Way to Pirate Movies and TV-Shows

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Nearly a month ago the six-strikes anti-piracy system was launched in the United States by the Center for Copyright Information (CCI), but aside from a traffic boost at VPN providers and proxies, we haven’t heard much about it since. Earlier this month several people connected to the CCI presented their...
MPAA: BitTorrent is the Best Way to Pirate Movies and TV-Shows
The disappearing web: Information decay is eating away our history

Forget big data, small data is the real revolution

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Rufus Pollock, Founder and Co-Director of the Open Knowledge Foundation, discusses why current hype around big data misses the point, and why the real revolution is small data, loosely joined• More from the Guardian on big data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianThere is a lot of...
Forget big data, small data is the real revolution
Internet Archive hopes to make a million files download faster with BitTorrent links

Google demands Oracle pay its $4M in court costs and

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Love this from Wired: “Google prevailed on a substantial part of the litigation,” read Google’s brief. “[Oracle] recovered none of the relief it sought in this litigation. Accordingly, Google is the prevailing party and is entitled to recover costs.” $2.9M of that included copying and organizing documents. Google juggled a mind-boggled...
Google demands Oracle pay its $4M in court costs and

The future of media = many small pieces, loosely joined

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As traditional media revenues continue to fall off a cliff thanks to the precipitous decline in print advertising, there seems to be a desire on the part of media companies to somehow find a single solution that will magically cure this problem — hence the increasing popularity of paywalls....
The future of media = many small pieces, loosely joined

Microsoft urges death of Windows gadgets as researchers plan disclosures

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Just two weeks before researchers are to disclose bugs in Windows "gadgets" at Black Hat, Microsoft acknowledged unspecified security vulnerabilities in the small pieces of software supported by Vista and Windows 7....
Microsoft urges death of Windows gadgets as researchers plan disclosures
Spider that builds larger spider decoys discovered, may be a new species

State of the Internet Operating System Part Two: Handicapping the Internet Platform Wars

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Shared by Kevin Marks the 'small pieces loosely joined' scenario is the one that wins, in my opinion. This post is Part Two of my State of the Internet Operating System. If you haven't read Part One, you should do so before reading this piece. As I wrote last month,...
State of the Internet Operating System Part Two: Handicapping the Internet Platform Wars

The smartphone patent wars explained - for you, Eric Schmidt

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After Google's chairman said he 'doesn't understand the details' of the smartphone battles, we provide a primer explaining what's going onFollowing Eric Schmidt's remark to Kara Swisher in October that he wouldn't comment on the smartphone patent wars because he "doesn't understand all the details", we'd like to be of...
The smartphone patent wars explained - for you, Eric Schmidt

5 lessons I learned at Apple about how to design and build hardware

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Manufacturing beautiful and functional hardware is more difficult than ever due to capital demands and a lack of hardware experience on most startup teams. My experience at Apple taught me some important lessons about hardware design and production that, if heeded by hardware startups, provide an opportunity to bring innovative...
5 lessons I learned at Apple about how to design and build hardware

Why we need to blow the article up in order to save it

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Many media outlets — and not just traditional players like newspapers or magazines, but even some newer and more digital-savvy ones — still think of the article or the story as the bedrock foundation of news and journalism. But with so many different sources of content, and so many...
Why we need to blow the article up in order to save it

Pad & Quill's Aria for iPad Mini is an exquisite case, worthy of display

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As much of a slim and sexy factor as my new iPad Mini has, toting around a $500 device without some form of protection just doesn’t seem like a smart idea. While I’m careful myself, I have two kids, a hyperactive dog and an accident-prone wife. While there is no...
Pad & Quill's Aria for iPad Mini is an exquisite case, worthy of display
Little Printer hackday shows what the tiny printer can do

How and Why BitTorrent Works, a Visualization

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As with most technology, viewing a simple simulator depicting the inner working of BitTorrent is much easier than having to plow through pages of technicalities and insider lingo. So, for those who never got to read up on what’s under the hood of a BitTorrent client, this visualization comes in...
How and Why BitTorrent Works, a Visualization

How A Law That Could Have Been Amazing For Startups Got Killed In Washington

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In a rare act of bipartisanship, the White House and Congress were able to pass the JOBS act, which they think will spur job growth.  The act lets small companies to take on up to 1,000 investors (double what was allowed before).  It increases the allowable number of shareholders in...
How A Law That Could Have Been Amazing For Startups Got Killed In Washington
Google, cookies, and the battle over browser privacy settings

The Floppy Disk is Not Dead

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The Floppy Disk is Not Dead is a post from Chris PirilloIt’s easy to spot a computer user of a certain age. Anybody who grew up using PCs in the 80s or early 90s will usually have one tell-tale-sign: an over-developed wrist reflex brought on from years of floppy disk...
The Floppy Disk is Not Dead

No Breakup Plan Being Considered at HP -- At Least Not Right Now

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No, HP’s board of directors is not actively studying a plan to break the company up. That’s the word from a source familiar with the matter who directly contradicted the implication in a report from Quartz that HP’s board was “studying a breakup.” Of course, today is the day when...
No Breakup Plan Being Considered at HP -- At Least Not Right Now

Google Violates Apple Users' Privacy, Gets Hit With A $22.5 Million Fine

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Google is getting hit with a very light (for Google) penalty by the FTC for violating the privacy of Apple users. According to the FTC, Google, "misrepresented to users of Apple Inc.'s Safari Internet browser that it would not place tracking 'cookies' or serve targeted ads to those users, violating...
Google Violates Apple Users' Privacy, Gets Hit With A $22.5 Million Fine

Card.biz Adds Google Apps Integration To Its Org Chart And Company Directory Service

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Card.biz originally launched in Summer 2012 as a me-too offering along the lines of About.me. But as startups are wont to do, the Paris-based company, backed by Kima Ventures, has since pivoted to offer a service that enables companies to create an org chart and staff directory hosted in the...
Card.biz Adds Google Apps Integration To Its Org Chart And Company Directory Service
Curved, colorful, cheaper 'iPhone mini' and iPhone 5S to be launched in July, analyst says
DEATH OF THE COOKIE: How The Web's All-Seeing Tracking Device Could Meet Its End
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