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US hypersonic test weapon explodes

US hypersonic test weapon explodes | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
A new hypersonic weapon developed by the military exploded shortly after lift-off. |||
Washington - A new hypersonic weapon developed by the U.S.
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A bigger iPhone will be better for you, even if you don’t realize it yet

A bigger iPhone will be better for you, even if you don’t realize it yet | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
It’s been all but announced; at least one model of the iPhone 6 will be bigger than you’re used to. Rumors have been swirling for some time that Apple is likely to announce two models this year, one at 4.7 inches and another at a whopping 5.5 inches.
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Making the connection between technology lab and farm - The Salinas Californian

Making the connection between technology lab and farm - The Salinas Californian | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Making the connection between technology lab and farm The Salinas Californian As Silicone Valley tech companies and venture capitalists seek ways of bringing cutting edge technology to the ag sector, it has become glaringly obviousl that there's a...
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This technology would use a host of sensors to provide real time information on soil moisture, weather conditions, and other important field conditions. Other systems can track fertilizer usage and automate water pumps and other hardware plus special sensing technology can measure and track plant transpiration and stress.

GPS tracking solutions offered by Magenheim make it possible to monitor equipment and crews and make sure that valuable machinery can be tracked if stolen.

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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

The Factory of the Future Will Be Shaped by the Internet of Things - Manufacturing.net | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
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The Factory of the Future Will Be Shaped by the Internet of Things
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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

Chatterbox: Monday | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The place to talk about games and other things that matter Continue reading...
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Chatterbox!

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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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A step-by-step guide to hosting or joining a Twitter chat

A step-by-step guide to hosting or joining a Twitter chat | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. A few months ago we started up a new Twitter chat series, #Bufferchat. So far, we’ve talked about everything from productivity to social media monitoring and lots of other topics in between.
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Auto imaging tech takes the pain out of keyword tagging and searching

Auto imaging tech takes the pain out of keyword tagging and searching | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Possibly the most tedious part of photo management is tagging images so that users can easily classify and locate them in the future.
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Here is an idea for organizing photos.

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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

A history of metaphors for the internet - The Verge | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
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

US firm helped the spyware industry build a potent digital weapon for sale ... - Washington Post | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
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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

Dot Bharat domain to be unveiled on August 21 - Times of India | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
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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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