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Wayin's Scott McNealy On Making The Leap From Sun Microsystems Back Into Startups [TCTV]

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When it comes to high-flying superpowers of the tech industry, it doesn’t get much bigger than Sun Microsystems back in its heyday, while it was under the leadership of co-founder and former CEO Scott McNealy. So you can imagine that it was a bit of a culture shock for...
Wayin's Scott McNealy On Making The Leap From Sun Microsystems Back Into Startups [TCTV]

Making Your Mediocre Super Powers Reality... One Detached Arm at a Time

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I love Silicon Valley. We always ask anyone we interview if they could have one mediocre super power in the world what it would be. People usually struggle with it, because entrepreneurs typically want to do massive, grand things. You could see the look of disappointment on Reid’s face last...
Making Your Mediocre Super Powers Reality... One Detached Arm at a Time

TokBox adds features for large-scale video meetings

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There are plenty of companies that offer online video chat sessions. TinyChat and Dimdim are two of my favorites. But San Francisco-based TokBox has just added some specific features designed to handle meetings of, say, twenty people rather than three. Tokbox vice president of marketing Micky O’Brien led a small...
TokBox adds features for large-scale video meetings

Sony outs NEX-FS700 cinema camera: does crazy slow-mo now, 4K coming later

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Sony stole our hearts with the NEX-FS100, which brought large-sensor filming into the reach of low-budget productions. When we heard rumors of a 4K-capable FS700 model coming for $9,000, known in North America as the NEX-FS700U or in Europe as the NEX-FS700E, we got ready to hand over our...
Sony outs NEX-FS700 cinema camera: does crazy slow-mo now, 4K coming later

Swiss startups gain superpowers (and promotion) in location-based game Gbanga

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Location-based mobile gaming startup Gbanga has launched a new quest that sees fellow Swiss tech companies become integrated into the gameplay. Zurich-based Gbanga offers a ‘mixed-reality’ gaming platform where factors like location, the weather, time and nearby players influence gameplay. The new Startup Quest is part of the ‘Gbanga Famiglia’...
Swiss startups gain superpowers (and promotion) in location-based game Gbanga

Prototype 2 – review

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Xbox 360/PS3/PC; £39.99; cert 18; ActivisionSomewhere around the release of Saints Row II the meaning of "sandbox" shrank from a description of non-narrative open world gameplay to a euphemism for "GTA clone". But it's tough to think of a better tag for Prototype 2, a game built on gory superhero...
Prototype 2 – review

It's Time To Let Politicians Know That Using Secretive Trade Agreements To Meddle With The Internet Is Unacceptable

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Last week, we noted how the anti-SOPA protest had woken up people around the globe to one of the legacy content industry's favorite tricks: sneaking dreadful IP expansionist policies through international trade agreements. In particular, it woke people up to ACTA, an agreement that was basically a done deal, and...
It's Time To Let Politicians Know That Using Secretive Trade Agreements To Meddle With The Internet Is Unacceptable

See The Steve Jobs Biography As A Japanese Comic Book

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Steve Jobs biography published again, this time as a manga comic...sans superpowers or one shred of lycra. Walter Isaacson's official Steve Jobs biography is a heck of a read, but if the idea of trawling through lots of dead-tree text galls your inner geek, then you'll love the fact...
See The Steve Jobs Biography As A Japanese Comic Book

Neil deGrasse Tyson locates Superman's home planet

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Geek hero Neil deGrasse Tyson uses his science superpowers to find the real red dwarf that the fictional planet Krypton once orbited. [Read more]...
Neil deGrasse Tyson locates Superman's home planet

Dwolla Prepares to Launch a New York City Office By Poaching Aviary’s Alex Taub

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Mr. Taub, showing off his business development superpowers. Dang, looks like we missed a couple prime candidate from our spring Poachables list. Alex Taub, head of business development and partnerships at Aviary--and a familiar face to anyone in the New York startup scene--just announced that he will be starting a...
Dwolla Prepares to Launch a New York City Office By Poaching Aviary’s Alex Taub
Missing from the Internet of Things Consortium: Captain America and Iron Man

Geek eye makeup puts 'Star Wars,' Avengers on your face

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Finnish makeup whiz Karita Brun has the superpowers to distill superheros and science fiction characters into stunning eye makeup designs. [Read more]...
Geek eye makeup puts 'Star Wars,' Avengers on your face

UT Dallas researchers seek to imbue your smartphone with X-ray superpowers

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If anybody ever told you that the future would be awesome, they were right. A new bit of research has emerged from the University of Texas at Dallas, which describes equipment that may allow people to see through walls -- and if that weren't wild enough, creators of the...
UT Dallas researchers seek to imbue your smartphone with X-ray superpowers

This week's new games

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Nick Gillett rounds up the news from the biggest gaming show of the year, E3E3 is the international games industry's annual bunfight, a jam-packed gathering for which new announcements are hoarded and luminaries duly trundled out. This year's show lacked really big news, with Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony all simply...
This week's new games

Motorola to pull out of South Korea in 2013, shed around 500 jobs

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As part of its Google-led overhaul to become a lean and mean smartphone outfit, Motorola is pulling out of its South Korean operations from next year. Around 540 jobs will be lost, with 60-or-so staffers being offered a chance to relocate to the company's R&D departments elsewhere. It's not...
Motorola to pull out of South Korea in 2013, shed around 500 jobs
4 Ways Facebook Can Turn Domination Into Dollars

Square's Invisible Mobile Payment Solution: Software That Gives You Superpowers

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"A lot of people think that design is adorning something," Robert Anderson began as we sat down. As creative director at Square, Anderson does the kind of design that people aren't supposed to notice. "It's not visual." On the contrary, in the mobile world, the best design makes the software...
Square's Invisible Mobile Payment Solution: Software That Gives You Superpowers

Apple's in-app game charges: how my kids ran up huge bills

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My children may not have cost their parents £3,700 like one family - but why does the tech giant make it so easy for kids to buy add-ons?What sort of parent allows their child to spend thousands of pounds on virtual gems? How many of us read of Doug Crossan's...
Apple's in-app game charges: how my kids ran up huge bills

Visualized: Samsung Galaxy S III blasted with X-ray, doesn't gain superpowers

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Tearing down a gadget normally presents a Catch-22 of having to destroy what you love to see how it works. As it turns out, there's a clever way around that clause: when you have access to digital mammography X-ray machines beyond the hospital, like reader Alex does, you can...
Visualized: Samsung Galaxy S III blasted with X-ray, doesn't gain superpowers
And let the Google Glass competitors enter the ring

The politics and power struggles of the Chinese Internet superpowers

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The dust is settling on the latest round of competition in the Chinese Internet space, and four superpowers remain strong: Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent and Sina. While there are plenty of other players in the market, these four have distinguished themselves in each of their target markets, garnering hundreds of millions...
The politics and power struggles of the Chinese Internet superpowers
First strike: how tech's superpowers could start an ecosystem war
10 Questions | Bringing Social-Network Superpowers to the Real World

R/C Superheroes Fly Around NYC To Market Movie

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To market the soon-to-be-released coming of age superpowers story Chronicle, Fox hired viral marketing agency Thinkmodo to deliver a campaign. Aaaaaand this is what they came up with -- flying three R/C superheroes around NYC trying to freak people out. Me? I would've hired a sky writer to spell...
R/C Superheroes Fly Around NYC To Market Movie

Motorola to Challenge Apple's Future Fingerprint Authentication with Electrical Vitamins and Tattoo Superpowers

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There's been a lot of buzz surrounding Apple's possible use of a new Fingerprint scanner for a future iPhone, if not the next iPhone. Yet before any analyst made their views known on this feature, we first broke the news about Apple's biometric scanner back in 2012 and in fact...
Motorola to Challenge Apple's Future Fingerprint Authentication with Electrical Vitamins and Tattoo Superpowers
How Android and iOS became smartphone superpowers (infographic)

Q&A: Bill Nye on Superman's beard, space, education and a possible 'Science Guy' return

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Science Rules! So why would anyone turn down a chance to jump on the phone with Bill Nye, the Science Guy? Exactly. No one would. Which is how I ended up talking with Nye today even though it was in his role as a paid endorser for Gillette razors,...
Q&A: Bill Nye on Superman's beard, space, education and a possible 'Science Guy' return

In Cloud Market, Arming David May Be the Way to Take Down Goliath

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Since the beginning, a big question about cloud computing is how the ecosystem will evolve. Will there be only a handful of superpowers (e.g, Amazon, Google and Microsoft) that possess the knowledge and money to operate at a large scale, or, will there be dozens of providers in the mix,...
In Cloud Market, Arming David May Be the Way to Take Down Goliath

BioShock Infinite - review

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PC, PS3, Xbox 360; £27.99; 2K Games; 18+Let me tell you a story ...Last year I attended a preview event for BioShock Infinite in Los Angeles. I was fortunate enough to be allowed to interview Ken Levine, the creative director and lead writer on this game and one of my...
BioShock Infinite - review

China v the US: how the superpowers compare

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As Barack Obama prepares for the 'no-necktie summit' with the Chinese leader Xi Jinping in California, we decided to look at the two superpowers and compare data such as health, wealth and environmental development - an inherently tricky task given the countries' markedly different systems. Can it be done? Join...
China v the US: how the superpowers compare
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