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The Pentagon's Mad Science Is Going Open Source - Wired

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The Pentagon's Mad Science Is Going Open Source
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National security is often synonymous with secrecy. But when it comes to software development, the U.S. defense and intelligence establishment can be surprisingly open.
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Real Lost Technology | @ConspiracyStuff

It's true: We do have real lost technology. But what kind of stuff, exactly? Subscribe | http://bit.ly/stdwytk-sub The Rabbit Hole | http://bit.ly/stdwytk-home Audio Podcast | http://bit.ly/stdwyt...
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A history of metaphors for the internet - The Verge

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A history of metaphors for the internet
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Welcome to the first annual Verge Hack Week.
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US firm helped the spyware industry build a potent digital weapon for sale ... - Washington Post

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RE: Call for ICANN to Educate and Not Mislead GAC (Gary Osbourne)

RE: Call for ICANN to Educate and Not Mislead GAC (Gary Osbourne) | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
As in the sound of an internet cartoon cat coughing up a furball. A considerable percentage of GAC's ongoing methods and their very existence within ICANN can be laid squarely at the feet of one Dr. Paul Twomey [Wikipedia].
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Dot Bharat domain to be unveiled on August 21 - Times of India

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Dot Bharat domain to be unveiled on August 21
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The NIXI and the government's Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) have worked on enabling this country code top level domain (ccTLD) of dot bharat.
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For Its New Shows, Amazon Adds Art to Its Data - New York Times

For Its New Shows, Amazon Adds Art to Its Data - New York Times | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
New York Times For Its New Shows, Amazon Adds Art to Its Data New York Times (Hollywood executives said that Amazon previously seemed less willing to pay up for programming than other media groups, especially compared with its rival Netflix, which...
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Twitter’s latest experiment turns favorites into retweets (and it’s annoying lots of people)

Twitter’s latest experiment turns favorites into retweets (and it’s annoying lots of people) | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Twitter is back in experimental mode, but its latest test is annoying people. A sizable number of users are seeing tweets favorited by others in their timeline, just like retweets. They are also getting notifications when others follow someone new.
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How wearable cameras can help those with Alzheimer's

How wearable cameras can help those with Alzheimer's | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The wearable camera is being touted as the latest must-have accessory for social-media obsessives, but is a real boon for helping people with serious medical conditions recall important events in their lives Continue reading...
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BuzzFeed raises £30m to become a 'preeminent media company'

BuzzFeed raises £30m to become a 'preeminent media company' | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz compares online news firms tech cire to Time, CBS and Viacom Continue reading...
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Online media is giving traditional media some competition.

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Microsoft isn’t out of the entry-level market yet, after announcing a $25 Nokia feature phone

Microsoft isn’t out of the entry-level market yet, after announcing a $25 Nokia feature phone | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Fresh from a change of direction which will mean an end to Nokia X, Asha and S60 devices, Microsoft has pulled a bit of a surprise with the announcement of a €19 ($25) device aimed squarely at first-time phone buyers across the world.
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Hopefully they have not traded the Nokia quality to make this happen. Nokia phones have always been hard working, long lasting, work horse phones people the world over can count on.

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Square introduces Appointments online scheduling system for small businesses

Square introduces Appointments online scheduling system for small businesses | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Square is no longer satisfied with just having businesses use its Square Reader to process credit card transactions.
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The White House creates a Digital Service team to solve government tech problems

The White House creates a Digital Service team to solve government tech problems | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Learning from its mistakes with the Healthcare.gov debacle, the Obama administration has launched the US Digital Service, a team of technologists that will advise government agencies on their IT projects, as noted by The Washington Post.
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Ghost gives its blogging platform a huge upgrade before moving to a 2-4 week release cycle

Ghost gives its blogging platform a huge upgrade before moving to a 2-4 week release cycle | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Ghost has updated its open-source blogging platform with a bevy of technical improvements that should help it to compete with established competitors such as WordPress, Tumblr and Medium.
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Twitter: it's official, get used to tweets from people you don't follow

Twitter: it's official, get used to tweets from people you don't follow | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Company updates support page to say that it may add content from all sorts of sources on Twitter - but changes are unpopular Continue reading...
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The Factory of the Future Will Be Shaped by the Internet of Things - Manufacturing.net

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Of special interest to the manufacturing industry given the crucial role of timing and synchronization, in June 2014, the U.S.
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You Can Get Hacked Just By Watching This Cat Video on YouTube - The Intercept - First Look Media

You Can Get Hacked Just By Watching This Cat Video on YouTube The Intercept - First Look Media The Hacking Team device targets a user, waits for that user to watch a YouTube clip like the one above, and intercepts that traffic and replaces it with...
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I Visited Pirate Bay's Peter Sunde in Prison, Here's What he Had to Say - TorrentFreak

I Visited Pirate Bay's Peter Sunde in Prison, Here's What he Had to Say - TorrentFreak | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
TorrentFreak I Visited Pirate Bay's Peter Sunde in Prison, Here's What he Had to Say TorrentFreak The right to data portability is part of the proposed European data protection regulation that is currently stuck in negotiations among the EU member...
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03 GitHub for Web Designers - GitHub documentation

GitHub for Web Designers - GitHub documentation.
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Are you still just a wantrepreneur? 7 ways to validate your startup idea

Are you still just a wantrepreneur? 7 ways to validate your startup idea | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Ariel Rosenthal is a co-founder at Xprt, a new startup looking to save people the hassle and the headache of doing extensive research before buying a product.
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Judge dismisses $324.5m settlement in Silicon Valley collusion case

Judge dismisses $324.5m settlement in Silicon Valley collusion case | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Tech giants agreed not to poach staff, allegedly curbing wages
Ruling makes bigger payout to employees likely
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Why you should turn down a job offer from Facebook

Why you should turn down a job offer from Facebook | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social greeting card company Open Me, and digital marketing agency Ciplex.
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Chatterbox: Monday

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The place to talk about games and other things that matter Continue reading...
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Acer’s $279 Chromebook promises 13 hours of battery life thanks to Nvidia’s Tegra K1 processor

Acer’s $279 Chromebook promises 13 hours of battery life thanks to Nvidia’s Tegra K1 processor | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
In a bid to keep costs and the final retail price as low as possible, Chromebooks are usually lacking in one of a few key areas: display, power or industrial design.
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Guinea Pigs Get Personalized - MIT Technology Review

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Guinea Pigs Get Personalized
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The technology is a twist on personalized medicine that's being developed by Champions Oncology.
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QiStone+ wireless portable charger review: For people who really, really hate carrying cables around

QiStone+ wireless portable charger review: For people who really, really hate carrying cables around | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Running out of power is a pretty dependable occurrence for anyone who forgets to charge their phone or other devices on a regular basis. Everyone knows that most smartphones can’t get through more than a day or so without depleting their battery.
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