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Flash Takes Another Step Towards Death As Unity Drops Support

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Oh, Flash. Remember when there was still a little reason to believe that it wasn’t a dying medium? When the angry Android masses swore up and down that the absence of Flash would be the death of iOS… only for Adobe to kill their Android effort after just a year?...
Flash Takes Another Step Towards Death As Unity Drops Support

The Tap Lab Raises $550K To Seed Some Hits in Location-Based Mobile Gaming

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While there have been a few sizable funding rounds for location-based mobile games, the field is still wide open. Today it gets a new contender with The Tap Lab, a Cambridge-based startup and alum of the TechStars incubator, that lets players compete to take over real-world venues. The company is...
The Tap Lab Raises $550K To Seed Some Hits in Location-Based Mobile Gaming

BitTorrent Live: Cheap, Real-Time P2P Video Streaming That Will Kill TV

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Television is going the way of the dinosaur, and the deadly comet is called BitTorrent Live. Today, Bram Cohen, the author of the BitTorrent peer-to-peer sharing protocol, demoed his latest creation at the SF MusicTech Summit. BitTorrent Live lets any content owner or publisher stream video to millions of people...
BitTorrent Live: Cheap, Real-Time P2P Video Streaming That Will Kill TV

One doctor explains why the Internet hasn’t changed medicine in any real way

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Every single person in the world has a health story. As a doctor, my job is to help people edit the story that your health is telling, and to treat your story as unique to make you healthier. It’s our signature challenge to become more efficient and accurate editors as...
One doctor explains why the Internet hasn’t changed medicine in any real way

Twitter SMS comes to satellite providers, giving better communications in emergencies

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Twitter announced today that it has partnered with two satellite providers to provide its SMS service to an even larger global audience. This is a pretty big deal when you think about it, because many people turn to Twitter during a time of disaster. All we have to do is...
Twitter SMS comes to satellite providers, giving better communications in emergencies

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

US Military To Get Secure Android Handsets [Android]

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In a war zone, a standard mobile phone, with its countless possible security flaws, is no use — which is why the military doesn't rely on them. But now that's changing, as the US military is investing in secure Android handsets. More »...
US Military To Get Secure Android Handsets [Android]

DARPA invests $3.5M in TechShop to create pop-up weapons factories

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A fundamental tenet of the modern maker movement is that everyone wants to build something. Especially the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Today DARPA took a break from funding next-generation weapons systems, advanced hypersonic aircraft, and frickin’ laser beams to put $3.5 million into TechShop, the paradise for “inventors, makers, hackers,...
DARPA invests $3.5M in TechShop to create pop-up weapons factories

Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom: “We’re Going To Win”

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The Internet. We take this astonishing network for granted as we send our daily emails and catch up on the daily news. Many of us can’t handle being offline for more than a few minutes. An ISP outage or cellphone breakdown often signals furious nail biting and a unique technological...
Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom: “We’re Going To Win”

UK Ministry of Defence puts Black Hornet spy copter in Afghani skies

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It's been a few years since news of Prox Dynamics' Black Hornet mini-copter has swung our way. But now it appears the wee reconnaissance drones have moved out of the prototype phase and into the war zone. As part of the British government's £20 million contract with the Norway-based...
UK Ministry of Defence puts Black Hornet spy copter in Afghani skies
Inside Fort Irwin, fake cities provide a training ground for real warfare

Are aggregation and curation journalism? Wrong question

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The battle between traditional media and the blogosphere over aggregation (or “curation,” if you prefer) continues to rage. In the latest skirmish, Forbes blogger Kashmir Hill got thrown under the bus by many for a recent blog post in which she summarized a New York Times piece about data-mining...
Are aggregation and curation journalism? Wrong question
Bringing 'big data' to the modern battlefield

Yoko Ono uses photo of John Lennon's bloodied glasses in plea for gun control

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Artist tweets picture of glasses worn by singer when he was shot dead in 1980, and says US has become like 'war zone'Better known among her nearly 3.7 million Twitter followers for more gnomic 140-character missives - "You are water. I'm water. We're all water in different containers. That's why...
Yoko Ono uses photo of John Lennon's bloodied glasses in plea for gun control

How Brown Moses exposed Syrian arms trafficking from his front room

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Leicester-based blogger's monitoring of weapons used in conflict has been taken up by media and human rights groupsEliot Higgins has no need for a flak jacket, nor does he carry himself with the bravado of a war reporter. As an unemployed finance and admin worker his expertise lies in compiling...
How Brown Moses exposed Syrian arms trafficking from his front room

Twitter SMS: Now available for satellite providers

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Twitter began as an SMS service. Today, we continue to build out SMS capability because we recognize the importance and value of making our service available to every person on the planet. No matter what device people use — from the most advanced smartphone to the simplest feature phone —...
Twitter SMS: Now available for satellite providers
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Air Force Treating Wounds With Lasers and Nanotech

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An anonymous reader passes along a piece up on Wired's Danger Room about advanced medical tech that's being used in the military, but is not available generally due to the lack of FDA approval. "Forget stitches and old-school sutures. The Air Force is funding scientists who are using nanotechnology and...
Air Force Treating Wounds With Lasers and Nanotech
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