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Galaxy Note 8.0 to get Android 4.2.2; Galaxy S3 and Note 2 will go straight to Android 4.3

Galaxy Note 8.0 to get Android 4.2.2; Galaxy S3 and Note 2 will go straight to Android 4.3 | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
Samsung is starting to roll out the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE version in the UK, even as rumours are rife that Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 will skip the 4.2 step
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Why Twitter, Facebook, Google and Amazon want to be each other

Why Twitter, Facebook, Google and Amazon want to be each other | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
It was a loony week in Silicon Valley. Four major technology companies announced expensive and risky programs to become less like themselves and more like their competitors.
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Why Google Glass Will Never Be Okay

Why Google Glass Will Never Be Okay | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
So I see this crowd as the perfect testing ground for tech’s most polarizing new gadget: Google Glass. Google Glass was all the rage at last year’s SxSW, so it makes sense that the novelty has worn off here.
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Really good analysis and presentation.

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A Clever Robotic Arm on Kickstarter, Straight From Chinese Factory Whizzes | Wired Design | Wired.com

With a robotic arm, one Chinese team is bringing its manufacturing know-how directly to American fans.
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Kickstarter is an amazing concept and is funding wonderful projects.  My watch, The Pebble, was started with Kickstarter and it was a great investment.  What a great way to combat the takeover of the Planet by major global corporations.  No longer can major corporations refuse or suppress funding for great ideas/concepts.  Now anyone, with a great idea can get funded (and often WAY over funded) by presenting concepts/ideas to the Population of our Planet!

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Seth MacFarlane explains the new ship on ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ | EW.com

Seth MacFarlane explains the new ship on ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ | EW.com | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
On Sunday, March 9, Fox and National Geographic Channel will simulcast the premiere of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a 13-part series hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson...
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Influx: Daniel Suarez: 9780525953180: Amazon.com: Books

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Influx [Daniel Suarez] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. What if our civilization is more advanced than we know? The New York Times bestselling author of Daemon-- the cyberthriller against which all others will be measured -Publishers Weekly) --imagines a world in which decades of technological advances have been suppressed in an effort to prevent disruptive change. Are smart phones really humanity's most significant innovation since the moon landings? Or can something else explain why the bold visions of the 20th century--fusion power
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I just finished reading INFLUX by +DanielSuarez (@itsDanielSuarez).  It is AMAZING, fast paced and tech thriller with non-stop action. You don't want it to end but it does with a BANG!  Daniel has been growing as a writer for some time and this latest achievement is just terrific.  His character development and technical background combine to provide an exciting inciteful vision to our potential tech future (or is it already here?).  I hope you all give it a read.  Then when you are amazed, return and read all his previous works!

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Ten laws » The blog of content protection

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This Electric Scooter Folds Up So Tiny, You Can Take It Anywhere

This Electric Scooter Folds Up So Tiny, You Can Take It Anywhere | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
The URB-E scooter is so compact, it can go anywhere--including on a train, bus, or rail. The idea is to eliminate one of the major excuses for city...
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Groundhog Day: Home

Groundhog Day: Home | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
Looking for answers to your Groundhog Day questions? You've come to the right spot!
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The first 3D printed organ -- a liver -- is expected in 2014

The first 3D printed organ -- a liver -- is expected in 2014 | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
Bio-printing companies and academics are finally having success keeping 3D printed human tissue alive long enough to use it for drug development and testing. It could be used for human implants someday.
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Soon much tradition manufacturing and warehousing will be obsolete.  If they can 'print' a liver, why not a car or just about anything on demand?  The Future is NOW.

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Your Personal Domain & Email

Your Personal Domain & Email | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
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Do YOU Have Your Own Personal Web Site and Email Domain?
WHY NOT?

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Battery offers renewable energy breakthrough

Battery offers renewable energy breakthrough | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
A team of Harvard scientists and engineers has demonstrated a new type of battery that could fundamentally transform the way electricity is stored on the grid, making power from renewable energy sources such as wind and sun far more economical and...
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Organic battery hailed as cheap renewable energy solution

Organic battery hailed as cheap renewable energy solution | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
A cheap rechargeable battery that harnesses energy by using the electrochemistry of organic molecules rather than metals is being touted by Harvard researchers as a breakthrough for renewable energy.
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I, Glasshole: My Year With Google Glass | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

I, Glasshole: My Year With Google Glass | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
For much of 2013, I wore the future across my brow, a true Glasshole, peering uncertainly into the post-screen world. But I’m not out here all alone, at least not for long. The future is coming to your face too.
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He pretty much hits most/all of the reasons I've not tried this.  The software is still not there yet for true wearable interfaces.  Hell, even a headset won't really work fully with hands-free operation. Good for receiving phone calls but that is about it.  You STILL have to look/touch the screen on your phone. I've tried most of the apps available but NONE really are fully functional.  Maybe in 2014 someone will refine a truly hands-free app for use with Glass or a nice headset.  Until then, we still have to pull out the cell phone to do much of anything!  Happy New Year 2014!

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6 Things You Should Know About The Future

6 Things You Should Know About The Future | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
The future is certainly not what it used to be. We can no longer plan, we can only prepare.
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Road Trip 2013

Road Trip 2013 | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
Well, I finally finished documenting our Vegan Road Trip USA from last fall.  It was a much bigger challenge than I had anticipated.  I've tried to organize it with lots of separate links to internal pages to make it easier to navigate with pictures indexed and referenced throughout, when possible.  Please enjoy and comment.  We are trying to build this and can use any helpful suggestions!  Enjoy ~ We Did!Vegan Road Trip USA - 2013 Western USA
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Well, I finally finished documenting our Vegan Road Trip USA from last fall.  It was a much bigger challenge than I had anticipated.  I've tried to organize it with lots of separate links to internal pages to make it easier to navigate with pictures indexed and referenced throughout, when possible.  Please enjoy and comment.  We are trying to build this and can use any helpful suggestions!  Enjoy ~ We Did!

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$10: One Perspective On What Bitcoin Will Be Worth In 2014

$10: One Perspective On What Bitcoin Will Be Worth In 2014 | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
As the currency-commodity-technology’s true character comes to light some feel it is set to drop to as low as $10 by the middle of this year.
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While I think this is a great concept, Bitcoin has it's majority held in way too few hands/pockets.  The resulting collapse due to theft/fraud is also disturbing.  While I think a Global currency, independent of ANY government control is a worthy goal, Bitcoin may not be the answer; at least not just yet.

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Quantum Computing: A Primer | TIME.com

Quantum Computing: A Primer | TIME.com | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
An animated explanation of superposition, entanglement, and the bizarre properites of computing's next great jump forward
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Rise of the machines: Google robots, Kurzweil's AI, and why self-aware machines will inevitably seek to destroy humanity

Rise of the machines: Google robots, Kurzweil's AI, and why self-aware machines will inevitably seek to destroy humanity | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
Rise of the machines: Google robots, Kurzweil's AI, and why self-aware machines will inevitably seek to destroy humanity
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The development of smart machines is inevitable given the current technology trends and desire to have people do less work (are we just lazy?).  I truly doubt that this scary scenario will unfold, but it could if we aren't vigilant and INVOLVED in society.  Too many 'low information' voters ignore the world around them and think things will go on as they have forever.  We are fast approaching the point where human/machine integration will undoubtedly happen; if it hasn't already. 

 

Read Daniel Suarez's latest novel: Influx and see the possibilities.  It is not only a fantastic read it provides how a possible future (or is it current) technology base can get out of control.

 

Trusting the idiot government bureaucrats and military power elite is one way to quickly destroy the Planet.  They only seek power and domination and will use tech, if they are allowed, to dominate the planet.  Full open disclosure of tech and it's access to EVERYONE is the only way to prevent this form of machine domination.

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Quantum Computing: A Primer | TIME.com

Quantum Computing: A Primer | TIME.com | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
An animated explanation of superposition, entanglement, and the bizarre properites of computing's next great jump forward
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Where will this lead us?  It is fascinating to think about.  For some lighter reading consideration, try reading Robert Sawyer's trilogy, 'Hominids, Humans, and Hybrids" and interesting fantasy journey into the world of Quantum Mechanics/Computing.

Will Quantum Computing finally create a or THE Singularity; a good question in itself.  Can there be just one?

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IFR FaD 7 - Q&A on Integral Fast Reactors - safe, abundant, non-polluting power

IFR FaD 7 - Q&A on Integral Fast Reactors - safe, abundant, non-polluting power | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
Back in 2001, Dr George Stanford conducted an interview with the National Policy Analysis Center on the IFR. Nearly ten years later, in September 2010, George has updated this material, which is pi...
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What are we waiting for?

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Three Strikes and We’re Out (of the open Internet) - Brenda Cooper

Three Strikes and We’re Out (of the open Internet) - Brenda Cooper | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
Someone asked "what technology will be obsolete soon?" I almost answered "the open internet." I decided that was too scary. Then I decided it's true.
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This is one scary prediction.  It is happening as she says but WE The PEOPLE can keep the Net FREE and OPEN.  Government intrusion is the root cause of much of the fight over CONTROL of the Free Net.  Criminals are the other reason (but security protocols can and should limit this).  Work to Keep the Net FREE and OPEN.

And if we lose the open Internet, we will have lost something innocent and hopeful.  We will have lost one of the more important tools for equality in the world.  We will have lost a way for all people everywhere to have a voice that can heard by anyone. - See more at: http://www.brenda-cooper.com/2014/01/27/three-strikes-open-internet/#sthash.Hkvwxd6e.vgunJXe2.dpufAnd if we lose the open Internet, we will have lost something innocent and hopeful.  We will have lost one of the more important tools for equality in the world.  We will have lost a way for all people everywhere to have a voice that can heard by anyone. - See more at: http://www.brenda-cooper.com/2014/01/27/three-strikes-open-internet/#sthash.Hkvwxd6e.vgunJXe2.dpufAnd if we lose the open Internet, we will have lost something innocent and hopeful.  We will have lost one of the more important tools for equality in the world.  We will have lost a way for all people everywhere to have a voice that can heard by anyone. - See more at: http://www.brenda-cooper.com/2014/01/27/three-strikes-open-internet/#sthash.Hkvwxd6e.vgunJXe2.dpufAnd if we lose the open Internet, we will have lost something innocent and hopeful.  We will have lost one of the more important tools for equality in the world.  We will have lost a way for all people everywhere to have a voice that can heard by anyone. - See more at: http://www.brenda-cooper.com/2014/01/27/three-strikes-open-internet/#sthash.Hkvwxd6e.vgunJXe2.dpuf";
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Retail Breaches: Who's Next?

Retail Breaches: Who's Next? | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
First Target, then Neiman Marcus; who's next? And while banking institutions await the next attack, how should they respond to customers' anxious questions about
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CES 2014: Could 3D printing change the world?

CES 2014: Could 3D printing change the world? | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
LAS VEGAS -- Even though 3D printing is all the rage at the Consumer Electronics Show , many people outside the industry are still puzzled by all the fuss.
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4 Ways That IBM’s Watson Could Transform How Humans Think And Make Decisions

4 Ways That IBM’s Watson Could Transform How Humans Think And Make Decisions | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
Watson may have won Jeopardy but the supercomputer's real-world uses--in medicine education and beyond--are only now coming into play.
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Netflix tests cheaper subscription as Amazon looms

Netflix tests cheaper subscription as Amazon looms | Tech and the Future of Integration | Scoop.it
Netflix is testing a cheaper subscription for new customers as the online video company prepares for what will likely be another competitive onslaught from Amazon.com in 2014
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People will love the cheaper prices as competition continues to give us Choice as well as cheaper services.  Note to Liberals:  Free Enterprise, unfettered by corrupt fascist regulations ALWAYS helps everyone.

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