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Facebook rumored to buy facial recognition tech startup Face.com for up to $100 million

Facebook rumored to buy facial recognition tech startup Face.com for up to $100 million | Random Topics | Scoop.it
Ready for another post-IPO Facebook acquisition rumor?



Israeli business publication Calcalist reports (in Hebrew) that the social networking giant is eyeing a purchase of face ...
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Splendid Pearl of the Orient Sea: More Fun in the Philippines

Splendid Pearl of the Orient Sea: More Fun in the Philippines | Random Topics | Scoop.it
The Philippines, according to its tourism campaign slogan, is "more fun." To help tourists determine if there is truth to the slogan's assertion, this article identifies activities that they can engage in and places they can go to if they visit the...
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CRISIS AVERTED: Japan Standardizes Its Emoji

CRISIS AVERTED: Japan Standardizes Its Emoji | Random Topics | Scoop.it
There's been a storm brewing in Japan—emoji, the ubiquitous text-based faces that dominate Japanese mobile communications, have been getting mistranslated between carriers.
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What Is CISPA?

What Is CISPA? | Random Topics | Scoop.it
Remember SOPA and PIPA, the terrible "anti-piracy" bills the internet raged into nonexistence? There's a new one, and it's maybe worse: the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.
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Skim Milk: House in Shirogane by Okuna Architects

Skim Milk: House in Shirogane by Okuna Architects | Random Topics | Scoop.it
This three-storey building, dubbed House in Shirogane, is the work of Okuna Architects, based in Japan.
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The Fanboy and the Phone: A Love/Hate Story

The Fanboy and the Phone: A Love/Hate Story | Random Topics | Scoop.it
In the ‘90's, no nerd-debate was more contentious than that over the "Best" computer operating system. Were you Windows or were you Mac (or Linux)?
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Give Your Website Soul With Emotionally Intelligent Interactions | Smashing UX Design

Give Your Website Soul With Emotionally Intelligent Interactions | Smashing UX Design | Random Topics | Scoop.it
In this article, we’ll look at some of the best examples of these emotionally intelligent interactions and how they infuse personality and soul into the websites and apps where they’re found.
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UPDATE 1-German court dismisses 2 Apple-Samsung patent suits | Reuters

UPDATE 1-German court dismisses 2 Apple-Samsung patent suits | Reuters | Random Topics | Scoop.it
* Court dismisses Apple v Samsung, Samsung v Apple suits * Apple v Samsung case was on slide-to-lock tech * Samsung v Apple was on 3G/UMTS patent * Samsung says to lodge appeal in higher court...
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From HTML5 to Hybrid: How to Convert your Kinvey App

From HTML5 to Hybrid: How to Convert your Kinvey App | Random Topics | Scoop.it
Although RubyRiot was held a week ago, and Sravish already blogged about the usage of the official RubyRiot app made by Kinvey here, I will revisit th...
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Challenging Newton’s Apple by Scott Berkun

Challenging Newton’s Apple by Scott Berkun | Random Topics | Scoop.it
Recently The Royal Society put their copy of the best evidence in the world about the fabled story of Newton watching an apple fall up on th...
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Beastie Boys Co-Founder Adam Yauch Dead at 47 | Music News | Rolling Stone

Beastie Boys Co-Founder Adam Yauch Dead at 47 | Music News | Rolling Stone | Random Topics | Scoop.it
Influential rapper was diagnosed with cancer in 2009...
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The Postal Service Shipped This Guy's Package Across the Country Twice for No Reason

The Postal Service Shipped This Guy's Package Across the Country Twice for No Reason | Random Topics | Scoop.it
This fellow wanted to have something shipped to his house in LA. It started off in Union City, California. Should have only taken a few days, right? Try two weeks—because USPS sent it across the entire continent.
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Wtf News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - Gizmodo

Wtf News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - Gizmodo | Random Topics | Scoop.it
What the Hell Is This Giant Green Cloud in Moscow? (Updating). Skywalking: Russian Teens Risk Death for Daredevil Photos. Textercuff: The Ultimate Sex Toy for Those Addicted to Bondage and Smartphones.
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Shelving Units

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Unique shelving units by Italian design firm, Alf da Fre, may steal the spotlight in your living room.
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Is Fanboyism a Religion? Neuroscience Says Maybe

Is Fanboyism a Religion? Neuroscience Says Maybe | Random Topics | Scoop.it
Ever wonder why Apple fans stand in line for hours end just to buy a phone? According to the BBC's Alex RIley, it's because Apple is their religion. Neuroscience suggests he may be right.
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Where Are The Protests Against the Killing of Shaima Al Awadi? | TIME Ideas | TIME.com

Where Are The Protests Against the Killing of Shaima Al Awadi? | TIME Ideas | TIME.com | Random Topics | Scoop.it
Forty thousand Iraqis live  in El Cajon, California, where this week, Shaima Al Awadi, a devout Muslim mother of five, died after being beaten inside her home with a tire iron and left next to note reading “Go back to your country, you terrorist.
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How to Change the World: How to Understand and Master Google+

How to Change the World: How to Understand and Master Google+ | Random Topics | Scoop.it
In 1983 I saw a Macintosh for the first time and fell in love. I loved Macintosh so much that I wrote a book about it. In 2011 I saw Google+ for the first time and fell in love again....
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Apple and Samsung cases dismissed

Apple and Samsung cases dismissed | Random Topics | Scoop.it
Apple and Samsung both have their patent lawsuits - over the "slide-to-unlock" feature - thrown out by a German court.
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TXT BAD 4 UR BRAIN? Text messaging can dent your reading abilities, say scientists

TXT BAD 4 UR BRAIN? Text messaging can dent your reading abilities, say scientists | Random Topics | Scoop.it
Frequent users of text messages use a small vocabulary - which leaves them less able to deal with new words, when compared with people who read newspapers and books, says a University of Calgary study.
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