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Sky TV's new iPad remote control is a blank slate, literally

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News Corp’s part-owned UK pay-TV leader BSkyB has become the latest to turn the tablet in to a remote control killer. Its existing Sky+ iPad app already let its 4.3 million Sky+HD subscribers schedule set top box recordings over the cloud from any location via its on-screen EPG. Now an...
Sky TV's new iPad remote control is a blank slate, literally

Zeolite thermal storage retains heat indefinitely, absorbs four times more heat than water

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Hold onto your hat/life partner/gonads: Scientists in Germany have created small, zeolite pellets that can store up to four times more heat than water, loss-free for “lengthy periods of time.” In theory, you can store heat in these pellets, and then extract exactly the same amount of heat after an...
Zeolite thermal storage retains heat indefinitely, absorbs four times more heat than water

Viber gives its BlackBerry app a new look as it preps for video calling support in April

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Viber, the company behind the popular free messaging and video calling smartphone app of the same name, has some good news for millions of BlackBerry owners that have been unable to call their friends via the dedicated BlackBerry app — the feature has been developed and will be launched in...
Viber gives its BlackBerry app a new look as it preps for video calling support in April
SuVolta shows it can cut chip usage power by 50 percent

New iPhone Will Have High-Speed Wireless Data And A Larger Screen (AAPL)

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Apple's new iPhone, to be unveiled next week at an event in San Francisco, will support LTE, a high-speed, fourth-generation wireless network, the Wall Street Journal reports. The phone will also have a taller screen, a widely expected feature. Supporting all LTE wireless networks around the world is a technical...
New iPhone Will Have High-Speed Wireless Data And A Larger Screen (AAPL)

Samsung Toiling Away On Bezel-less Galaxy B Smartphone?

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Judging by the way Samsung is trying to eliminate bezels from their products, you’d think Samsung found that extra rim of material offensive somehow. The consumer electronics titan is already working on ridding your next television from that confines of a bezel, and if a new report South Korea’s Maeil...
Samsung Toiling Away On Bezel-less Galaxy B Smartphone?

What Does Skype's Architecture Do?

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In the last few days we have seen reports in the media we believe are inaccurate and could mislead the Skype community about our approach to user security and privacy. I want to clear this up. At Skype, we continue to be humbled and grateful for the commitment to our...
What Does Skype's Architecture Do?

Viber For BlackBerry App Updated With Support For Free Calls

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As promised, Skype rival Viber Media has released an updated app for BlackBerry (version 2.4, in beta) that – finally – gives users the ability to make free phone calls to others. There are limitations, however: free calls over WiFi and 3G only work for supported OS versions, which is...
Viber For BlackBerry App Updated With Support For Free Calls

Inside Siri's brain: The challenges of extending Apple's virtual assistant

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Plenty of developers would love to be able to take advantage of Siri in their own apps. Alas, that's a significant technical challenge. Here's why....
Inside Siri's brain: The challenges of extending Apple's virtual assistant

Making Visible the Invisible: Meaning, Not Content, Matters in Social Data

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There is no question that in today’s connected world — where few activities go untracked and undigitized — social data is everywhere, being generated by the terabyte. Fast on the heels of social data are innumerable ideas for harnessing it. But all too often the focus seems to be on...
Making Visible the Invisible: Meaning, Not Content, Matters in Social Data
Skytree pulls in $1M to bring machine learning to the mainstream

The tech behind Felix Baumgartner's stratospheric skydive

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Sixty five years ago today, Captain Charles Yeager became the first man to travel faster than the speed of sound in his X-1 aircraft. Daredevil Felix Baumgartner just became the first man to accomplish the same feat without a plane. In an almost unimaginable stunt, the 43-year old Austrian has...
The tech behind Felix Baumgartner's stratospheric skydive

Cloud on fire: the burn rate on Tumblr’s big backend is building fast

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From Flickr user David Stanley There was a terrific story story yesterday from the blog High Scalability yesterday digging into the work of scaling Tumblr’s backend architecture, which now supports 15 billion page views a month. The post compared the blogging platforms challenges to massive sites like Twitter and Facebook, both...
Cloud on fire: the burn rate on Tumblr’s big backend is building fast

Bezos grilled over violent games, movies during Amazon shareholder meeting

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Amazon just wrapped up its annual meeting of shareholders at Seattle Center, with Jeff Bezos giving a broad overview of the company’s business and fielding questions from shareholders. But the hot-button issue during the Q&A wasn’t profit margins or taxes — it was the company’s policies about sales of violent...
Bezos grilled over violent games, movies during Amazon shareholder meeting

Twitter Is Launching An Ad Exchange

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Twitter will launch an ad exchange in which buyers will be able to "retarget" users with ads, according to Ad Age. The company will do so after taking advice from Facebook's FBX ad exchange partners. An ad exchange works by monitoring the cookies -- little bits of tracking code --...
Twitter Is Launching An Ad Exchange

Twitter Now Available in Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu

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Today we’re launching Twitter in four new languages: Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu.We first added these four languages to the Twitter Translation Center on January 25. Thirteen thousand volunteers around the globe immediately got to work, translating and localizing Twitter.com into these languages in record time. Thanks to their contributions,...
Twitter Now Available in Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu

Microsoft's Challenge: Bringing Office to iOS and Android While Protecting Its Two Money Makers

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Developing Office for iOS is not a huge technical challenge. Indeed, Microsoft has had working apps in-house for some time. However, coming up with the right business model while balancing all of the company’s many objectives — now that’s the tricky part. And that, more than anything else, explains the...
Microsoft's Challenge: Bringing Office to iOS and Android While Protecting Its Two Money Makers
Your Thumb Will Replace Your Mouse -- And Other Changes Coming To Your Work Apps

Why big data could sink Europe's 'right to be forgotten'

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Europe’s proposed ‘right to be forgotten’ has been the subject of intense debate, with many people arguing it’s simply not practical in the age of the internet for any data to be reliably expunged from history. Well, add another voice to that mix. The European Network and Information Security Agency...
Why big data could sink Europe's 'right to be forgotten'
Eventster Adds Social Signals To Help You Find Events You'll Like, Know Which To Avoid
Light, heat, and vibration: MIT's new chip can harvest energy from all three simultaneously
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