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Amid NSA spying revelations, tech leaders call for new restraints on agency - Washington Post

Amid NSA spying revelations, tech leaders call for new restraints on agency - Washington Post | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Politico Amid NSA spying revelations, tech leaders call for new restraints on agency Washington Post “Clearly, this is something new and different,” said Joseph Lorenzo Hall, the chief technologist at the Center for Democracy and Technology, a...
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Analytics Trends | A below-the-surface look at 2015 analytics trends | Deloitte US | Deloitte Analytics

Analytics Trends | A below-the-surface look at 2015 analytics trends | Deloitte US | Deloitte Analytics | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Take a below-the-surface look at Deloitte's 2015 Analytics Trends report.

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Is proton therapy the 'magic bullet' for cancer?

Is proton therapy the 'magic bullet' for cancer? | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
A Belgian nuclear physicist is pioneering a new treatment for cancer that offers more precision and less side effects: proton radiation.
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Microsoft introduces a feature-packed browser in Project Spartan

Microsoft introduces a feature-packed browser in Project Spartan | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Along with news of a free Windows 10 upgrade path, Microsoft on Wednesday shared details of its new browser, codenamed Project Spartan. The browser will first appear on PCs in the coming months and eventually find a home on handsets and tablets.
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Comcast’s next-generation Xi4 set-top box passes the FCC

Comcast’s next-generation Xi4 set-top box passes the FCC | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
It looks like Comcast is getting ready to ship its next-generation set-top box to consumers: A filing for the company’s Xi4 set-top box just popped up in the FCC’s database.
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Scientists say tweets predict heart disease and community health

Scientists say tweets predict heart disease and community health | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
University of Pennsylvania researchers have found that the words people use on Twitter can help predict the rate of heart disease deaths in the counties where they live.
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Irony: BlackBerry CEO calls for app and service neutrality

Irony: BlackBerry CEO calls for app and service neutrality | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Amidst the hoopla of Microsoft’s Windows 10 event yesterday, I missed a thoughtful letter posted on the BlackBerry blog. CEO John Chen penned it, sharing his thoughts with the FCC on net neutrality.
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Hilary Mason on taking big data from theory to reality

Hilary Mason on taking big data from theory to reality | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
If you’re interested in assessing how and when a given data technology — deep learning, machine intelligence, natural language generation — can move from the theoretical to commercial use,  Hilary Mason may have the best job around.
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WhatsApp launches its web client, but not for iOS users - VentureBeat

WhatsApp launches its web client, but not for iOS users - VentureBeat | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Rumors of a WhatsApp web client first circulated last month. Now, they're confirmed, but thanks to "Apple platform limitations," iOS users are out of luck.
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Report: Google's Finalizing a $1 Billion Investment in SpaceX Internet - Gizmodo

Report: Google's Finalizing a $1 Billion Investment in SpaceX Internet - Gizmodo | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
It looks like Google is going to throw a ten-figure sum into Elon Musk's space internet dream.
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12 energy storage startups to watch in 2015

12 energy storage startups to watch in 2015 | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
If you care about the world’s transition to clean power, then you should pay attention to the emerging market for energy storage.
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Sky blocks internet porn - now will rivals follow?

Sky blocks internet porn - now will rivals follow? | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Sky’s five million clients will now be forced to ‘opt in’ if they want to access adult material – in a move aimed at protecting children from stumbling across hardcore images and videos.
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In days, the most important FCC decision of our lifetime happens -- save net neutrality or lose it forever...

In days, the most important FCC decision of our lifetime happens -- save net neutrality or lose it forever... | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The most important FCC vote of our lifetime is about to happen, but Congress is trying to kill net neutrality. Help us change history.
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Britain could become a world leader in the billion-pound drone industry

Britain could become a world leader in the billion-pound drone industry | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Without an overhaul of restrictive regulations, America could find itself quickly outmatched by Britain’s burgeoning drone industry.
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'Dota 2': the 1000-hour review - The Verge

Welcome to Dota 2, the Hotel California of online gaming. Late last December, I was naïve enough to dip a toe in its beguiling waters and today, 1,399 hours of play later, I return as a semi-functional human to regale you with tales from its realm.
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Pluribus Networks gets $50M to route traffic in the data center

Pluribus Networks gets $50M to route traffic in the data center | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Pluribus Networks, a software-defined networking (SDN) startup, wants to make a case for virtualizing the functions of the switch, and it landed a $50 million series D investment round to help do so, the company said Wednesday.
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Microsoft introduces Surface Hub, a 4K TV with Windows 10

Microsoft introduces Surface Hub, a 4K TV with Windows 10 | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
If a 4K television and a Windows 10 computer went out on a date, the end result might be what Microsoft introduced on Wednesday: The Surface Hub.
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Microsoft HoloLens hands on: It’s early, but it’s already nifty

Microsoft HoloLens hands on: It’s early, but it’s already nifty | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
I was able to try out HoloLens at Microsoft’s headquarters on Wednesday. HoloLens is a virtual reality headset running what Microsoft thinks will be the future of computing: Windows Holographic. But it’s not Google Glass or Oculus Rift.
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Pinterest bought Kosei because recommendations are really hard

Pinterest bought Kosei because recommendations are really hard | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Pinterest announced Wednesday that it has acquired Kosei, a Palo Alto, California-based startup that focuses on machine learning for product recommendations.
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Free Windows 10: Good for Microsoft, not great for its partners

Free Windows 10: Good for Microsoft, not great for its partners | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
One of the biggest news items coming out of Microsoft’s Windows 10 preview event is that the operating system will be made available for free to Windows computer owners running Windows 7 or higher.
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Top Google executive predicts end of the internet

Top Google executive predicts end of the internet | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Google guru Eric Schmidt gave an answer regarding the evolution of the web. “I will answer very simply that the internet will disappear,” Schmidt said on Thursday.
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Researchers show a machine learning network for connected devices

Researchers show a machine learning network for connected devices | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Researchers at Ohio State University have developed a method for building a machine learning algorithm from data gathered from a variety of connected devices. There are two cool things about their model worth noting.
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How She Did It: Lynda Weinman, From Renowned Web Graphics and Design ... - Forbes

How She Did It: Lynda Weinman, From Renowned Web Graphics and Design ... - Forbes | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Lynda Weinman is the co-founder and Executive Chair of Lynda.com, the leading online learning company that teaches people about business, software, technology and creative skills in order to help them achieve their personal and professional goals.
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China Looking to Ease Foreign-Investment Rules Covering Internet Companies - Wall Street Journal

China Looking to Ease Foreign-Investment Rules Covering Internet Companies - Wall Street Journal | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The Chinese government is considering easing a much-flouted ban on foreign investment in its Internet companies, as part of a planned overhaul of the way it governs investment in industries it deems sensitive.
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Project Spartan is Microsoft's new web browser for Windows 10 - Mashable

Project Spartan is Microsoft's new web browser for Windows 10 - Mashable | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Project Spartan isn't so much of a completely new take on the web browser as much as it is a way to rebrand Microsoft's browser efforts.
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Ford Kept the Incredible New GT a Secret by Building It in a Basement

Ford Kept the Incredible New GT a Secret by Building It in a Basement | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Every new car design leaks these days, but Ford kept this beauty under wraps until the Detroit Auto Show.
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