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Amazon intros Kindle Serials: buy once, get them all

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Amazon isn't content to limit its attention to hardware today. It just introduced Kindle Serials, a way of consuming a steady stream of content: buy once and you get all future issues of a text, with each appended to the other as they arrive. Developing... Follow the Amazon liveblog...
Amazon intros Kindle Serials: buy once, get them all

Two Socratics Labs startups that want to make the classroom more like the real world

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At the inaugural demo day for the New York-based ed tech accelerator Socratic Labs on Thursday, I heard plenty of compelling pitches from education entrepreneurs set on conquering student debt, using cutting-edge cognitive science to build educational apps and bringing big data and machine learning to literacy. But one of my...
Two Socratics Labs startups that want to make the classroom more like the real world
Inhabitat's Week in Green: rotating house, desktop 3D printer and a Star Trek-style warp drive
New study delves into Wikipedia editing process

Sent From My Phone, In Bed

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Our beds used to be finite. A limited range of activities took place there. We’d sleep, or try to, make love, eat, and maybe read a paperback. But we could only hide from the world for so long. The nagging puppet strings of our desire to learn and experience would...
Sent From My Phone, In Bed

Another Terrible Idea From Russia: Using Whitelists To Control Access To The Internet

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Techdirt has been reporting on a steady stream of bad tech ideas coming out of Russia, including content monitoring, banning children from using WiFi, anti-piracy laws requiring takedowns in 24 hours and -- of course -- site blocking. But such blacklists are too permissive for some Russians: over on Google+,...
Another Terrible Idea From Russia: Using Whitelists To Control Access To The Internet

Is There Money To Made In The DIY Sentry Gun Open Source Scene? Yes.

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It’s hard to forget that scene in the Graduate when the young, confused Benjamin is approached by a family friend who tells him the future in two words: sentry guns. Now you, too, can enter this lucrative world with Project Sentry, an open source tracking sentry gun system that uses...
Is There Money To Made In The DIY Sentry Gun Open Source Scene? Yes.

Google Translate adds five more languages to its repertoire

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Google Translate has been getting a fairly steady stream of new features as of late, and it's now gotten a new update where it counts the most. Google has today added five more languages to the service, pushing the total number of translation options to over 70. Those latest...
Google Translate adds five more languages to its repertoire
Social | Facebook App 'Pipe' Bets Big on File Sharing

Companies behaving badly? It's time to move on

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From mis-selling and big bonuses to supporting the arms trade, we talk to disenchanted people who sought out an alternativeBarely a month goes by without another tale of a major UK company mis-selling to customers, dodging taxes, or generally behaving badly. Among the most notable, Barclays was fined £290m last...
Companies behaving badly? It's time to move on

Flipboard adds dedicated video channels, decides reading isn't everything

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Flipboard supports video, but it's always been focused on modernizing the reading experience. Until today, that is. The app is taking advantage of YouTube channels to give readers -- sorry, viewers -- a steady stream of video pattered along common themes. Basic feeds for concepts like cooking, music and...
Flipboard adds dedicated video channels, decides reading isn't everything
Nintendo ends its apathy toward online-services
Looking back: the five most important security stories of 2012

Police Chief's Custom Spam Filter Blocks Occupy Protestors, Brutality Complaints And (Oops) Federal Monitors

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We all enjoyed a loud, incredulous laugh when Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security Secretary, went on record as being proudly computer illiterate. "Never use email," she said as part of statement delivered by teletype. Perhaps Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan should have chosen the Luddite Way, thus avoiding his current problems....
Police Chief's Custom Spam Filter Blocks Occupy Protestors, Brutality Complaints And (Oops) Federal Monitors
Google Says 2,000 Schools Now Use Chromebooks, 2x As Many As Just 3 Months Ago

Ailing Sharp sacks chief, vows turnaround on robots, LCDs

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Japan's Sharp booked another huge loss on Tuesday, and unveiled its latest turnaround plan, which includes relying on partnerships with Samsung Electronics and Foxconn Technology Group for business, sacking top management, and expanding into new fields such as robotics. Osaka-based Sharp, one of the world's largest LCD screen makers...
Ailing Sharp sacks chief, vows turnaround on robots, LCDs

Tesla gives Model S Signature drivers a year of free data, reveals their cars' true colors (video)

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Although Tesla has already delivered the first Model S to its eager owner, the fledgling automaker is still offering a steady stream of treats to those patiently waiting for the official June 22nd date. Drivers who spring for the Signature Series trim level of the EV sedan now get...
Tesla gives Model S Signature drivers a year of free data, reveals their cars' true colors (video)

Inhabitat's Week in Green: algae-powered building, ionic wind thrusters and 3D-textured solar cells

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. This week, Inhabitat reported that the world's first algae-powered building officially opened its doors in Hamburg. It's called the BIQ House and it features...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: algae-powered building, ionic wind thrusters and 3D-textured solar cells

Booting Up: Now Elon Musk Wants to Build a Futuristic Rapid Transit System, Go Figure

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“What else can we do with my money?” (Photo via flickr.com/jurvetson) After a steady stream of complaints about hacking and spam, BT (a.k.a. British Telecom) is moving its six million customers off Yahoo! email. [Telegraph] “What we have concluded is that illegal enterprises — commercial child pornography, human trafficking, drug...
Booting Up: Now Elon Musk Wants to Build a Futuristic Rapid Transit System, Go Figure

An $800 Million Bid For Hulu Is Safe, Boring, And Exactly The Right Move For Yahoo

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Yahoo's recent acquisition of youth-centric site Tumblr grabbed all the headlines. But for anyone who wants to understand Yahoo's strategy--and "Web 3.0″ in general--it's the company's recent bid for video streaming site Hulu, reportedly worth $600-$800 million, that matters more. By contrast with Tumblr, there is nothing exciting about buying Hulu. The video site's current...
An $800 Million Bid For Hulu Is Safe, Boring, And Exactly The Right Move For Yahoo

After four years as President of Tumblr, John Maloney steps down

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In a post appropriately shared on Tumblr, John Maloney has announced that he’s stepping down as President of the content-sharing site. Maloney has filled this role at Tumblr for the past four years, and says that the team is in very capable hands with CEO and founder David Karp. Here’s...
After four years as President of Tumblr, John Maloney steps down

Twitter Users in the US and Europe Go Mobile: 71% Use a Phone or Tablet to Tweet in 2012 Compared to 64% for PCs

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Twitter users in the US and Europe are increasingly opting to use mobile devices rather than their PCs when using the social network. In fact, the proportion of the former group eclipsed the latter last year: just under two thirds used a PC while almost three quarters used a mobile...
Twitter Users in the US and Europe Go Mobile: 71% Use a Phone or Tablet to Tweet in 2012 Compared to 64% for PCs

What Companies Can Learn From Bell Labs

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By Jon Gertner Courtesy of AT&T Archives and History Center Lightwave communications system being tested by Bell Laboratories. 1. Cable check 2. Underground splice of light 3. Pilot line 4.Heat treatment 5. Long running cable 6.Atlanta connection 7.Bay view Recently, a small technology company in California named EnviaSystems unveiled something...
What Companies Can Learn From Bell Labs

The Silicon Valley company cafeteria shootout: Who has the best food?

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When it comes to the high-flying perks at the top companies of Silicon Valley, nothing is more salivating than the food. Major tech campuses scramble to get their employees the best of the best in food and drink, often three square meals a day, for no extra cost. In short,...
The Silicon Valley company cafeteria shootout: Who has the best food?

The real cost of an iPhone 5: life in the Foxconn factory

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An undercover reporter joined thousands on the production line battling to meet deadlines for iPhone 5Any committed foodie will wax lyrical about the value of provenance - the integrity of the food, the care and craft behind creating it. How long, then, before this middle-class preoccupation with quality, traceability and...
The real cost of an iPhone 5: life in the Foxconn factory
Entrepreneurs: Stop participating in hackathons just to win them

HTC shutting down Watch movies in six countries by May 31st

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While there are signs HTC's fortunes might turn a corner through the launch of the One, few would doubt that its finances could use some streamlining. The company has just outlined one of the ways it will be pinching pennies: it's closing its Watch movie stores in Denmark, Italy,...
HTC shutting down Watch movies in six countries by May 31st

10 Best Windows Phone apps from August 2012

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Crackle, The Times, Nokia City Lens, ESPN Radio, Heathrow Airport Guide and moreIt's time for the first of our monthly Windows Phone apps roundups, which will sit alongside the weekly iOS and Android articles - as the flow of apps for Microsoft-powered devices increases, this may move to a weekly piece...
10 Best Windows Phone apps from August 2012

Why did MPAA exec join Internet Society?

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Paul Brigner campaigned for SOPA, but now he says he's 'adjusted' his thinking. Is he a mole? No, he's just woken up to realityLate in March, I started to get a steady stream of emails from concerned readers: did you see that the Internet Society has appointed the former chief...
Why did MPAA exec join Internet Society?

I/O Recap: The open web moves forward, Froyo delights developers and TV meets Web

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With over 5,000 developers, more than 90 sessions, over 180 companies in the Sandbox and a steady stream of major announcements, it’s been a busy two days at Google I/O here in San Francisco. For us, the best part of I/O was getting to meet and talk with developers and...
I/O Recap: The open web moves forward, Froyo delights developers and TV meets Web
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