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The 30-Year-Old Macintosh and a Lost Conversation With Steve Jobs

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To celebrate the 30 year anniversary or the Mac, Steven Levy, the author of a book on the computer, is releasing an unseen and raw interview with Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple.
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Daily Report: Seeking New Ways to Make Computer Chips

Daily Report: Seeking New Ways to Make Computer Chips | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Scientists are looking for new ways to make computer chips and investigating materials that can self-assemble.
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Bulletproof Accessible Icon Fonts

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What happens when your font doesn’t load? What happens when @font-face isn’t supported in the browser? The Filament Group has the answers.
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IBM Plans Big Spending for the Cloud

IBM Plans Big Spending for the Cloud | Technobabble | Scoop.it
IBM is planning to spend $1.2 billion this year on increasing the number and quality of computing centers it has worldwide, partly to keep pace with the competition.
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Digital global statistics: 2014

Digital global statistics: 2014 | Technobabble | Scoop.it
We Are Social Singapore has aggregated digital global statistics for 2014:
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The Last Thing We Want is Real Artificial Intelligence

The Last Thing We Want is Real Artificial Intelligence | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Neuroscientist Gary Marcus has a typically sharp post over at the New Yorker’s site explaining how dumb our most cutting edge artificial intelligence technologies still are.
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Today’s Scuttlebot: Twitter’s Fibs and a Pinterest Baby Step

Today’s Scuttlebot: Twitter’s Fibs and a Pinterest Baby Step | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Thursday's highlights from around the Web include the discovery that Twitter inflated some of its statistics. Plus, promoted pin ads offer a glimpse of monetization for Pinterest.
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Daily Report: With Cloud Computing, Companies Face a Glut of Tech Choices

Daily Report: With Cloud Computing, Companies Face a Glut of Tech Choices | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Corporate tech buyers are presented with a broad number of choices for managing their systems: new and old technologies from a long menu of familiar and unfamiliar companies.
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The Science Author Clive Thompson Does Not Think Tech Is Ruining Your Mind

The Science Author Clive Thompson Does Not Think Tech Is Ruining Your Mind | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Clive Thompson, author of the new book, "Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better," argues that technology is making us more intelligent and creating an ambient awareness of the people around us.
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Today’s Scuttlebot: Reflections on Myst, and Understanding the BlackBerry Buyout Move

Today’s Scuttlebot: Reflections on Myst, and Understanding the BlackBerry Buyout Move | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Tuesday's highlights from around the Web include a look at the legacy of the video game Myst 20 years after its release. Plus, what's behind Prem Watsa's bid for BlackBerry?
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Best Apps for Reading Ebooks on the iPad

Best Apps for Reading Ebooks on the iPad | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The ebook business loves power readers. They devour up to 300 or 400 books a year, reading them one after the other on their e-reader, tablet or phone.  Keeping these important readers happy takes more than continuing to pump out romances,...
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Today's Scuttlebot: Rethinking Patents, and Too Much Money

Today's Scuttlebot: Rethinking Patents, and Too Much Money | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items.
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As Apple's Maps Stumbles, AOL's MapQuest Flourishes

As Apple's Maps Stumbles, AOL's MapQuest Flourishes | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Apple's map application debacle has been a boon for an unlikely suspect: MapQuest. The map company, owned by AOL, seemed to have been eclipsed in the era of in-car GPS and smartphones, but it is experiencing a resurgence.
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Disruptions: The Holodeck Begins to Take Shape

Disruptions: The Holodeck Begins to Take Shape | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Hollywood and computer and video game companies are working to move immersive virtual entertainment closer to reality.
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Shooting for the Moon, Google Hopes to Own the Future

Shooting for the Moon, Google Hopes to Own the Future | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Google's latest acquisitions have technologies that advance humanoid robotics, driverless cars and Internet-connected home devices, making the company look as if it is using a business planning book from the future.
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Apple and Samsung Widen Lead in U.S. Phone Market

Apple and Samsung Widen Lead in U.S. Phone Market | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Apple and Samsung Electronics, the two technology companies that make almost all the profit in the smartphone market, have grown even stronger in the United States.
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Nintendo slashes Wii U sales expectations by two thirds

Nintendo slashes Wii U sales expectations by two thirds | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Uh oh. Nintendo has slashed its Wii U sales projections for the current financial year by over two thirds.In a revised financial forecast, Nintendo has said it now expects to sell only 2.8 million Wii U consoles in the 12 months ending March 2014.
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Cengage Partners With Knewton on Adaptive Learning Technology Program

Cengage Partners With Knewton on Adaptive Learning Technology Program | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Related: Attend Making Information Pay for Higher Education at Digital Book World in New York City on January 13. Register today!
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Facebook Removes Dating Ads Featuring Photo of Dead Girl

Facebook Removes Dating Ads Featuring Photo of Dead Girl | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The social network apologized for ads placed by a dating service that featured photos of Rehtaeh Parsons, a Canadian girl who committed suicide in April after she had been cyberbullied over an alleged rape.
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Daily Report: A Proposed Reset Button for Children Online

Daily Report: A Proposed Reset Button for Children Online | Technobabble | Scoop.it
A piece of legislation in California has put the state in the middle of a turbulent debate over how best to protect children and their privacy on the Internet.
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Apple Sells Nine Million New iPhones

Apple Sells Nine Million New iPhones | Technobabble | Scoop.it
That compares to five million iPhone 5 smartphones sold last year in the first weekend that device went on sale. But this year, for the first time, two models went on sale at once.
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Internet Pioneer RealNetworks Seeks Revival

Internet Pioneer RealNetworks Seeks Revival | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The company has reinvented its venerable RealPlayer software as a cloud service that it says will make it easier to privately share personal videos between mobile devices, television sets and computers.
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Today’s Scuttlebot: Oracle’s Sailing Success, and an Apple Maps Oops

Today’s Scuttlebot: Oracle’s Sailing Success, and an Apple Maps Oops | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Wednesday's highlights from around the Web include reactions to Oracle Team USA's victory in the America's Cup, and a tale of air travel gone awry because of a flaw on Apple's Maps app.
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Big Data Can Shrink Footprint with DC Power

Big Data Can Shrink Footprint with DC Power | Technobabble | Scoop.it
As data centers grow in size, number, and importance, the need to reduce their —much of which is due to equipment and space cooling—is growing as well. Whil
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Some Analysts Start to Like RIM

Some Analysts Start to Like RIM | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Though most analyst sentiment is negative for Research in Motion's prospects, some analysts are turning positive.
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