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The next Ghost Recon has outstanding team play, but the graphics need work (preview)

PlaySay gamifies language learning with speech recognition app

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PlaySay has launched a new language learning app on the Apple iTunes App Store that allows people to learn to speak a foreign language using a non-classroom, game-like setting. The goal of the PlaySay Survival app is to take learning out of the classroom and make learning a language more...
PlaySay gamifies language learning with speech recognition app

Leonard Brody explains how the separation of the virtual and physical self is changing human behavior

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Entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author Leonard Brody believes that the technological advances in the last 20 years have changed human behavior more than the rest of history combined. How so, given the rise of the printing press, the industrial revolution and a whole other developments in the last 1,000 years...
Leonard Brody explains how the separation of the virtual and physical self is changing human behavior

Bill Gates invests in academic social network ResearchGate, report claims

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When it emerged last month that the academic social network ResearchGate had raised a $20 million round, the most significant missing detail was the identity of the investors. However, according to a Wall Street Journal Germany report, that lineup included Bill Gates. The Microsoft founder, who won back the title...
Bill Gates invests in academic social network ResearchGate, report claims

And Another Innovation Bites the Dust: Uber Shuts Down Taxi Service In NYC

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Screenshots from our attempts this morning. Earlier today, The Verge published a pretty damning report alleging that Uber was essentially shutting down its taxi service in New York City. The worst allegations involved the claim that multiple drivers received messages calling them into headquarters to get paid a cash bonus,...
And Another Innovation Bites the Dust: Uber Shuts Down Taxi Service In NYC

CES 2013: tech fair is as big as ever, but is it fit for purpose?

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Expo's focus on hardware looks out of date as internet and software matter more and more, according to some observersThe world's biggest consumer technology expo opened on Tuesday to a familiar scene: thousands of gadget buffs streaming down Paradise Road to the cavernous Las Vegas convention centre, eager to glimpse...
CES 2013: tech fair is as big as ever, but is it fit for purpose?
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How would you change the Jawbone Up?

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Ordinarily, we'd be dismissive if you answered that question with "Doy, make it work!" but in the special case of the Jawbone Up, it's entirely apt. The wristband promised plenty of technological advances that would track your sleep, calories burned and diarize your food intake, all within the confines...
How would you change the Jawbone Up?

There's no point resisting corporate websites. It's time to sell yourself

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There's a massive market for our personal information – and we ought to capitalise on itInformation is far from free. Just ask Phyllis Pearsall. She was the woman who drew up the London A-Z by pacing the streets with a notebook for months and months. Or so they say. Sceptics...
There's no point resisting corporate websites. It's time to sell yourself

DailyDirt: Robot Farmers

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Just like any other business-people, farmers face the global economy, armed with technological advances and innovative strategies to target customers. If farmers don't invest in new tools and learning skills like genetics and marketing, they risk falling behind their competition. Robots are already a pretty significant part of modern farming...
DailyDirt: Robot Farmers

Despite setbacks, airlines and passengers still on board the Dreamliner

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Although the FAA has grounded the entire U.S. fleet of Boeing's new plane, experts say that its technological advances are too advantageous to abandon. [Read more]...
Despite setbacks, airlines and passengers still on board the Dreamliner

VIDEO: Can GPS trackers save pigeon racing?

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Technological advances could reverse a decline and pigeon racers are already working with companies on introducing live GPS tracking to the sport....
VIDEO: Can GPS trackers save pigeon racing?
Supreme Court sides with broadcasters on cussing, nudity
Hot messaging app MessageMe already has over 1M users, nabs $1.9M in funding
Tech Law: Opinion: The Patent System's Not Broken

What you may not know about 4D printing

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Quick: What's the difference between 4D printing and self-assembly? The two technological advances have become somewhat popular since MIT lecturer and TED Senior Fellow Skylar Tibbits introduced 4D printing in a February TED talk. Read full article >>...
What you may not know about 4D printing

Rumor Has It: iPhone 4.0 Bringing Multitasking

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The iPhone has a number of advantages over its smartphone competitors, but one thing it hasn’t had that users have been clamoring for is true multitasking. Push notifications were intended as a workaround designed to give users the ability to stay up-to-date with multiple apps without having to actually run...
Rumor Has It: iPhone 4.0 Bringing Multitasking

European Commission tells Motorola that injunction against Apple in Germany 'may be abusive'

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The European Commission has told Motorola Mobility that its injunction against Apple in Germany is likely abusing its position as a market leader and breaking EU antitrust rules. A Statement of Objections has been sent to the company, which is owned by Google, ahead of a ‘final outcome’ for the ongoing...
European Commission tells Motorola that injunction against Apple in Germany 'may be abusive'

Hi-tech toys tipped for success

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Technological advances have again influenced the toy industry's top picks for success this Christmas, according to a new list....
Hi-tech toys tipped for success

Start soaring with the Robocopter GST Special Edition [VB Store]

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Remote-controlled toys have never really gone out of style, and with technological advances it is likely that you’re already carrying around a remote for one in your pocket – your iPhone – so all you need now is the toy to control. That’s where the latest VentureBeat offer comes...
Start soaring with the Robocopter GST Special Edition [VB Store]

DailyDirt: Melding Humans And Machines

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"Terminator"-like cyborgs may still be just a thing of science fiction, but modern technological advances in bionics are enabling people to regain or enhance their ability to do everyday things that most people take for granted. Here are just a few examples of some bionically enhanced people (and animals). Customized...
DailyDirt: Melding Humans And Machines
With $6.5M In Tow, Bina Technologies Wants To Bring Big Data Insight To Genomic Sequencing

Australia's Spies Want To Put Members Of The Public At Risk By Using Them To Pass On Malware to Suspected Terrorists

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Last year we wrote about the German police using malware to spy on members of the public. Now ASIO, Australia's national secret service, has come up with a new variant on the idea: A spokesman for the Attorney-General's Department said it was proposing that ASIO be authorised to ''use a...
Australia's Spies Want To Put Members Of The Public At Risk By Using Them To Pass On Malware to Suspected Terrorists

5 Transformational Forces That Should Be Driving The Social Sector (But Aren't)

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Technological advances that are powering the rest of the economy have been slower to make their mark on people working for change. What could happen when they are fully unleashed?...
5 Transformational Forces That Should Be Driving The Social Sector (But Aren't)

The USDA’s New Plant Hardiness Zone Map – Evidence of Climate Change?

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The new USDA Plant Hardiness Zone map is more detailed than ever before, and through the USDA's website, users can click to county-by-county higher-resolution maps. Image from USDA.gov. Just in time for you to order your plants and seeds for this growing season! This month the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
The USDA’s New Plant Hardiness Zone Map – Evidence of Climate Change?

Theresa May and Kenneth Clarke urge Tories to back security plan

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Ministers tell party to support government on surveillance and claim access to sensitive data is crucial to deport terror suspectsTheresa May and Kenneth Clarke have launched a joint bid to win the backing of Tory MPs for their plans to strengthen the powers of the security services, after they were...
Theresa May and Kenneth Clarke urge Tories to back security plan
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Parents Are Completely Freaked About Advertisers Tracking Their Kids

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Teens! On the Internet! At the library! (Photo: flickr.com/vancouverpubliclibrary Pity the parentals: They don’t just have to make it through the terrible teenage years, but now the Internet exists to make everything worse. According to a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, the most common...
Parents Are Completely Freaked About Advertisers Tracking Their Kids

How 3D Printing Is Inflaming The Gun Control Debate

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If you think the gun debate in the United States is heated now, technological advances are about to make it a whole lot more intense. Last week, Forbes highlighted a project called Wiki Weapon that wants to prototype the world's first fully printable gun.  In the same way that the...
How 3D Printing Is Inflaming The Gun Control Debate
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