Saturday, February 28, 2015

IKEA to sell furniture that can wirelessly charge your phone

By CNET:

You'll be able to drop a compatible smartphone on your IKEA nightstand for a quick charge.

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Toward Our 3D Future

By TechCrunch:

3dprinthouse If the past couple of years have been about one theme for me investment-wise, they have been about exploring the bridge between bits and atoms with a series of bets aimed to make a path between the digital world and the physical one we populate. And no, I am not talking about ordering a pizza from my smartphone or getting a maid-on-demand to come clean my house within an hour, but rather… Read More




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Pianist to perform musical duet with slime mold

By CNET:

Say hello to one half of a musical duo premiering this weekend -- a single-cell organism that usually hides out in wet forests.

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TC Makers: We Sample The Goods At The Dogfish Head Brewery

By TechCrunch:

Dogfish Head Namaste w Ingredients Beer is my favorite food. That means I was especially excited to be able to visit the Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, DE, a palace dedicated to the production of some of the nicest beers around.
Sam Calagione, founder of the company, wanted to make weird beers at his restaurant on the beach. As he got better – and bolder – he began experimenting with all sorts of amazing flavors… Read More




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Huawei teases its luxury Android Wear watch through awkward videos

By Engadget:

Huawei apparently just can't wait to show some of the wearable tech it has in store this year. While the company isn't supposed to reveal its Mobile World Congress plans until a press event on March 1st, it has already posted both videos and airport ...

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Chinese internet giants purge 60,000 accounts for inappropriate usernames

By Engadget:

China will enforce an even tighter control over online names starting on March 1st, and it's already begun nuking any account that doesn't conform to its standards. A handful of powerful internet companies in the country have deleted over 60,000 acco...

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Uber breach could affect the data of 50K drivers

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The ride-hailing service says it was the victim of a hack last May that could have exposed thousands of driver names and driver's license numbers.

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White House Drops ‘Consumer Privacy Bill Of Rights Act’ Draft

By TechCrunch:

White House In a late-Friday release, the White House published a draft of its proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. You can read the full text here. The bill sets out to, in its own words, “establish baseline protections for individual privacy in the commercial arena and to foster timely, flexible implementations of these protections through enforceable codes of conduct developed by diverse… Read More




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Last Day To Get Cheap(er) Disrupt NY Tickets #thedress

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3-dancers-emoji2 Whether you’re #teamwhiteandgold or #teamblueandblack, you should be on #teamgreenandwhite. TechCrunch Disrupt NY is only a couple of months away. And we’re planning a huge show, with tech stars like Aaron Levie, Payal Kadakia, Tristan Walker and more on our stage roster. Read More




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Lonnie Johnson, the rocket scientist and Super Soaker inventor

By Engadget:

To celebrate Black History Month, Engadget is running a series of profiles honoring African-American pioneers in the world of science and technology. Today we take a look at the life and work of Lonnie Johnson.

Lonnie Johnson is not quite a househol...

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S6 appeal and Ripley's return in CNET UK podcast 423

By CNET:

We look ahead to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 in our preview of MWC 2015, plus find out how Neill Blomkamp's new "Alien" movie will rewrite the series.

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Google won't ban adult content on Blogger after all

By Engadget:

Well that was fast. Google only declared that it would begin cracking down on adult content posted to Blogger a few days ago, but it's already decided it was a bit hasty in its decision. After coming under fire over the introduction of a retroactive ...

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LeadDesk , A SaaS Call Center Startup, Raises €5.5M In Series A Funding

By TechCrunch:

LeadDesk, the Finland-based cloud call center software company, has announced its first funding led by Dawn Capital with participation from public fund, Finnish Industry Investment. This investment round is designed to drive LeadDesk’s growth in European markets with particular focus on UK/Ireland, Spain, and the Benelux region. If you have not heard of them before it’s because… Read More




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Crave giveaway: Cycliq Fly6 LED bike taillight with built-in HD camera

By CNET:

Get around on two wheels? This safety-minded gadget makes it easy to record the antics of drivers behind you when you're on your bicycle.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Watchdog says spyware violates human rights guidelines

By Engadget:

If you think that commercial software designed to spy on computers is problematic, you're not alone. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's UK contact has determined that Gamma International's approach to selling its FinFisher sp...

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Google exec: It's 'irresponsible' of Apple to make everything expensive

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Technically Incorrect: In an interview, Google's product head, Sundar Pichai, replies to Tim Cook's criticism of Android.

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LG’s New Smartwatch Will Support LTE But Won’t Run Android Wear

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LG+Watch+Urbane+LTE_4%5B20150226134648020%5D LG is developing its own software for smartwatches after the company announced that one version of its upcoming LG Watch Urbane will run on its own “proprietary” platform. Read More




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