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How Tutankhamun's DNA Became a Battleground
First time accepted submitter superboj writes "Everyone wants a piece of Egypt's most famous pharaoh, including the media, the Muslim Brotherhood and even the Mormon church. But while scientists have been trying to excavate his DNA and prove who he was — Egypt's turbulent politics have been making progress hard. Will experts be able to make a major discovery? And what happens if they do?" Read more of this story at Slashdot.
3/7/2014 10:50:00 PM
Now is the perfect time for college students to buy a Moto X
Motorola on Friday announced new customization options for its Moto X flagship handset, including the College Collection that will offer students the option of purchasing a handset that comes in their beloved school colors. “Starting today you can visit our College Collection design gallery and select from pre-configured school color combinations and clear cases with school logos and team names for up to 40 schools and counting,” Motorola wrote. In addition to the preset designs the company also added nine new back colors and three new accents to the Moto Maker palette, so users can create the “ultimate fan phone.” A College Collection Moto X option will cost the same $399 “everyday price,” or $49 with a new two-year contract, although college students
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3/7/2014 10:15:56 PM
Crazed College Hoops Fan Storms Court to Confront Coach
UC Santa Barbara hosted the University of Hawaii in college basketball on Thursday night. UCSB won, but the most talked about highlight of the game came midway through the first half when a Santa Barbara bro rushed the court to confront Hawaii coach Gib Arnold The bizarre moment immediately spread fast on the sports web out of sheer weirdness alone. A Hawaii player intervened, then another pushed the fan away, who retreated in an extremely odd skipping backpedal that featured undertones of "Come at me, bro." See also: Your New Favorite Player Just Made the NBA You can see the YouTube clip for yourself above. The fan was later arrested Read more...More about College Sports, Entertainment, Videos, and Sports
3/7/2014 10:15:38 PM
Oppo's Find 7 smartphone poses for glamor shots, two weeks early
So much for surprises. Oppo has been trying to maintain an aura of mystery around the launch of the Find 7 on March 19th, but the design lovers at Red Dot have spoiled things by showing off the smartphone in their product gallery, nearly two weeks...
3/7/2014 10:05:00 PM
Start Your Weekend Right With This DIY Drink Mixing Arduino Project
While this is no Monsieur, this DIY Arduino project may be the next best thing. The system uses a kitchen scale, a little amplifier, and an Arduino Uno (you can add in a Bluetooth chip if you want this to be wireless.) You place the shaker on the scale and a connected Android device prompts you to put in various boozes, measuring each pour in real time. When you've poured in enough liquid, it goes… Read More
3/7/2014 10:02:34 PM
Russia's Megafon to sell the iPhone once more and other news from March 7, 2014
Apple has entered into an agreement with Russia's Megafon, which has committed to purchase at least 750,000 iPhones over the next three years. Megafon, which is Russia's second-biggest carrier, signed on in January. In addition, Reuters reports that...
3/7/2014 10:00:00 PM
China Feb exports tumble amid global uncertainty
China's exports in February tumbled 18.1 percent from a year earlier, official data on Saturday showed.
3/7/2014 9:37:00 PM
Get ready for ‘Insta-ads’ — Instagram signs $100M deal with Omnicom
It’s official — Instagram has finally signed a deal with an advertising agency, and the winner is Omnicom. Get ready to start seeing some ads amidst all the food porn and “fitspiration” pictures in your current feed. Omnicom has signed …
3/7/2014 9:23:39 PM
What Men and Women Want — in a Phone
When it comes to smartphone purchases, men and women want the same thing: not too expensive, intuitive features and holds a charge like a champ. However, there are subtle differences between men and women's preferences in a new phone. According to a new Nielsen survey conducted in more than 58 countries, female respondents cared more about price, contract terms and camera capabilities; men gravitated toward attributes such as operating system, screen size and processor speed. See also: 10 Best iPhone Apps of 2013 The following chart, created by Statista, breaks down the male-female digital divide for mobile phone purchases. Read more...More about Mobile, Gadgets, Tech, Smartphones, and Work Play
3/7/2014 9:17:18 PM
Web Controlled Servo from a BeagleBone Black
[Babak] created an in-depth tutorial on how he got his BeagleBone Black to control a servo from a web browser. [Babak] configured a pin on his BeagleBone Black (BBB) as a PWM line and connected it to the control line on a micro hobby servo. The BBB is running a Node.js web server that displays a simple web page to control the servo. The browser sends a WebSocket request to a small WebSocket node server also running on the BBB that then writes the appropriate PWM value to the pin connected to the servo. The code for node WebSocket … Read the rest
3/7/2014 9:00:33 PM
$100 million worth of ads are headed to your Instagram feed
You may not notice a lot of ads in your Instagram feed on a regular basis but that might be about to change. Unnamed sources tell Ad Age that Instagram has reached an advertising deal with ad agency Omnicom that will be worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million. For anyone keeping track, this deal alone would account for 10% of the $1 billion that Facebook paid to acquire Instagram back in 2012. In other words, it won’t take long at all for Facebook to recoup its investment in Instagram if it signs a few more deals like the one Ad Age says it’s signed with Omnicom.
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3/7/2014 9:00:29 PM
Once Again, Down Wants To Hook You Up With Your SXSW Hookup
It's a new year, and a whole new SXSW, but some things don't change. Thanks to an endless stream of parties with open bars, the (relatively) warm nights, and a large population of web-curious visitors descending on Austin, the tradition of the SXSW hookup lives on. And Down wants to help keep that tradition alive. Read More
3/7/2014 8:57:33 PM
Mexico telecoms regulator reins in Slim and his empire
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's telecommunications watchdog on Friday slapped regulations on Carlos Slim's telephone company America Movil and two of his financial and industrial companies, as it seeks to rein in the multi-billionaire and boost competition.
3/7/2014 8:30:40 PM
Pinterest Joins Other Social Giants, Provides First Transparency Report
Pinterest on Friday unveiled the company's first transparency report, a document detailing the number of information requests Pinterest received in the past six months from both state and federal government agencies Unlike other social networks like Facebook and Twitter, the report confirms the government doesn't often turn to Pinterest to gather user information See also: 15 Stylish Ladies to Follow on Pinterest In the six months from July to December in 2013, there were only 12 government requests, including none from agencies outside the United States. Only one of the requests was from a federal agency, and Pinterest produced information for 11 of the 12 requests Read more...More about Prism, Transparency Report, Pinterest, Social Media, and Facebook
3/7/2014 8:07:34 PM
T-Mobile to double customers' unthrottled 4G LTE data for free
In yet another move that probably will draw the ire of its wireless rivals, T-Mobile on Friday announced that it will soon double the amount of Internet data users can consume at high-speed 4G LTE at no extra cost.
3/7/2014 7:55:00 PM
In Austin, it's South by South Westeros
One of Daenerys Targeryan's dragons, from 'Game of Thrones.' Daenerys is known as Mother of Dragons.
(Credit: Daniel Terdiman/CNET)
AUSTIN, Tex.--Who would have known that coming to the Texas capital this week would offer up the chance to get up and close with the fruits of Westeros? Thanks to HBO, which is preparing to debut Season 4 of "Game of Thrones," attendees at South by Southwest (SXSW) are being treated to an exhibition of dozens of original artifacts from the hit show based on the books by George R.R. Martin.
South by South Westeros comes to Austin (photos)
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3/7/2014 7:51:36 PM
The 14 Weirdest Things You Can Buy From Apple
Walking into an Apple store, you don't seen any junk lying around. Tables are free from clutter, but gadgets and accessories are generally kept on a specific wall or are only accessible to employees. The same can't be said for Apple's online storefront. The site's accessory section is filled to the brim with gizmos and gadgets from third-party companies that do all kinds of things, from sensors that you strap onto your finger to measure oxygen levels in your blood, to a basketball that has sensors and can tell you how to play better. In many ways, it reminds us of Brookstone, but only featuring knick-knacks that happen to be compatible with your iPhone or iPad.
I don't think this $99 foosball case is what gamers meant when they said they wanted more-traditional controls for their iOS video games.
Click here to see it on the Appl
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3/7/2014 7:48:58 PM
NASA Admits It Gave Jet Fuel Discounts To Google Execs' Company
An anonymous reader writes "In a letter to Senator Grassley of the Senate Judiciary Committee, NASA 'admits the agency was selling jet fuel at below market rates to H2-11, a company owned by the founders of Google.' The agency has since raised its rates to reflect market prices but has informed the Senator that it would be impossible for NASA to recoup the money that tax payers have paid in order to subsidize Google's jet fuel discounts." Read more of this story at Slashdot.
3/7/2014 7:48:00 PM
Samsung’s new app store will make sure your kids never blow your salary on in-app purchases
One of the Galaxy S5 features that was leaked before its official announcement and briefly described during the show at Mobile World Congress is the special Kids Mode functionality that allows parents to share their smartphone with their children, but only include certain features including access to games but also Samsung’s pre-loaded apps such as a basic drawing app, a voice recording app, special camera and gallery apps, and a karaoke app. But there’s also a Kids Store that provides access to even more apps. Parents will be able to add other apps already pre-loaded on the phone to Kids Mode, as long as they feel their children should have access to specific titles. If that’s not enough though, kids
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3/7/2014 7:45:25 PM
DoubleTwist's new app lets you save iTunes Radio tracks to your PC
The folks at DoubleTwist are at it again. Over the past three months they've crafted Android and OS X apps to help penny-pinching users save the music they hear on iTunes Radio, and now they've gone and done the unthinkable: they made a version for...
3/7/2014 7:41:00 PM
Study: Why some people just don't get music
Music lovers, or even music likers, will find it difficult to relate: A new study finds that some people get zero pleasure from music.
3/7/2014 7:19:33 PM
Malaysia Airlines 'Loses Contact' With Plane Carrying 239 People
UPDATE 10:35pm ET: Malaysia Airlines has still not been able to confirm what happened to the flight. The airline has confirmed that there were 4 Americans — 3 adults and one infant — aboard the flight, which also carried Canadians and Australians, and a majority of Chinese and Malay passengers.
Malaysia Airlines lost contact with a commercial aircraft bound from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, China, the airline reported Saturday morning Flight MH370, a Boeing 777-200ER that was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members, was scheduled to land at 6:30 a.m., but lost contact with air traffic control at 2:40 a.m. on March 8. Its whereabouts are unknown Read more...More about Airlines, Planes, Airplanes, Us World, and World
3/7/2014 7:15:24 PM
Report: iPhone 5s to soon account for 1 in 5 iPhones, 5c growth stagnant
According to the latest statistics from analytics firm Mixpanel, Apple's iPhone 5s is about to breach the 20 percent mark in overall iPhone marketshare and will soon overtake the venerable iPhone 4S, while the counterpart 5c model languishes at about 6 percent.
3/7/2014 7:08:00 PM
Daily Roundup: Samsung's Milk Music, a stun gun-equipped drone and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all...
3/7/2014 6:55:00 PM
Epson’s smart glasses try to reach beyond ‘Minority Report’
In Minority Report, Tom Cruise waves video, photos, and data between large, translucent screens. But that was the past's version of the future.
3/7/2014 6:53:25 PM
Lively App Brings Back Your Favorite SXSW Music Performances
AUSTIN, Texas — Every year, hundreds of bands play live shows at South By Southwest. The music is good and memorable though when the conference is over, memories are pretty much all we have left. This year, however, might be a little different. Lively, a multi-platform, music app, plans on recording more than 100 performances (video and audio) and then offering them for in-app playback after the showLaunched last year, Lively has had something of a slow burn. Catering to live-music fans who are willing to pay to hear and see their favorite performances on iOS, Windows and Android devices, the app has roughly 20,000 users. Read more...More about Apps, Lively, Entertainment, Music, and Apps Software
3/7/2014 6:53:18 PM
Recruiting platform Workable gets $1.5M to make hiring a breeze
As it's mainly geared towards small and medium-sized businesses, it helps these companies take advantage of all recruiting opportunities and resources -- even professional recruiters.
3/7/2014 6:49:22 PM
New Rules to Reshape Telecom in Mexico
The country’s recently created telecommunications regulator issued tough new conditions that could break up virtual monopolies in phone service and television broadcasting.
New York Times
3/7/2014 6:46:49 PM
Yahoo has become the graveyard for once-promising startups
Yahoo’s growth appears to be in some way dependent on the widespread acquisition and subsequent annihilation of some of the Internet’s most promising startups, and no one can figure out why. ReadWrite reports that since Marissa Mayer took over in July 2012, 31 of 38 startup companies acquired by the search giant have had their services shut down, often to the detriment of users who had begun incorporating those services into their daily lives. Vizify, a data visualization company and recent acquisition of Yahoo, immediately notified users that all of its products and services will cease to exist in the near future once the deal was finalized. The reasoning behind the acquisition spree is bring fresh talent to Yahoo.
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3/7/2014 6:30:40 PM
Proposed California Law Would Free SeaWorld's Orcas
A California lawmaker has proposed a ban on keeping killer whales in captivity for purposes of human entertainment. The Orca Welfare and Safety Act would outlaw SeaWorld-style shows, as well as captive breeding of creatures that may simply be too big, smart and special for aquarium life.
3/7/2014 6:25:00 PM
Fake App Promotes Drinking, Fools Media
Imagine a smartphone app that encourages heavy drinking. The more you drink, the more games and activities the app offers. You can drunk dial strangers who also have the app. You can see where other drunk people are near you, and even how drunk they are. Just plug in your handy breathalyzer into a smartphone, breath on it and join the fun! Two actors playing techies by the names of Avery Platz and Kyle Addison designed and promoted just such an app, which was picked up by several news outlets
reporter Brian Barrett revealed one of the creators' identities earlier Friday, confirming thatLivr, the fictitious app that promotes drinking is, in fact, a hoax Read more...More about Apps, Comedy, Startups, Tech, and Apps Software
3/7/2014 6:23:52 PM
Google Ventures Boots ‘Bustle’
Bustle, the unfortunately named and ill-marketed woman's publication launched by Bleacher Report founder Bryan Goldberg in August, has lost at least one prominent investor. Google Ventures has pulled its initial investment of $100K out of the company’s latest round of funding, divesting after deeming the startup out of touch with its values, sources tell us. Read More
3/7/2014 6:23:45 PM
Read Harry Potter books in a few hours? New tech may make it possible
A new technology that is set to make its debut in April could one day make it possible for users to read Harry Potter books in just a few hours.
3/7/2014 6:23:00 PM
Russia's Megafon deal with Apple, Inc. guarantees sales of 750k iPhones over 3 years
Russia's second largest carrier Megafon said its iPhone agreement with Apple requires it to sell 750,000 iPhones over three years and spend $28 million on marketing and promotion through 2016.
3/7/2014 6:20:40 PM
FAA Appeals Commercial Drone Ruling, Cites Safety Concerns
Yesterday, a National Transportation Safety Board judge ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration could not fine anybody for using small, hobby-plane-sized commercial drones use because it hadn’t made any legally binding rules against them. That went against everything the FAA had ever claimed with regard to commercial drones. So in an unsurprising move, the FAA today appealed this… Read More
3/7/2014 6:10:40 PM
500px now lets Prime sellers keep most of the cash from their photos
When 500px unveiled its Prime photo licensing store, it stirred up a hornet's nest -- many photographers were outraged that the image host would keep most of the cash from their sales. Give credit to the company for having a change of heart, though....
3/7/2014 6:07:00 PM
Genomic Medicine, Finally
Daniel Dvorkin writes "When I first started studying bioinformatics almost fifteen years ago (!) what drew me to the field was the promise that we might soon be able to provide effective, personalized treatments for a wide variety of diseases. There have been some successes along the way, like genetic tests for warfarin dosage, but for the most part our gains in understanding of basic biology haven't been matched by clinical advances. Now it looks like that is at long last about to change, and it's about time. Too many people suffer and die from too many diseases that we more or less understand, but can't effectively treat. I hated it when I worked in hands-on patient care, and I hate it now in the lab. We are, finally, getting there." Read more of this story at Slashdot.
3/7/2014 6:04:00 PM
An Affordable Full Body Studio Grade 3D Scanner
Looking for a professional 3D scanning setup for all your animation or simulation needs? With this impressive 3D scanning setup from the folks over at [Artanim], you’ll be doing Matrix limbos in no time!
They’ve taken 64 Canon Powershot A1400 cameras to create eight portable “scanning poles” set up in a circle to take 3D images of, well, pretty much anything you can fit in between them!
Not wanting to charge 64 sets of batteries every time they used the scanner or to pay for 64 official power adapters, they came up with a crafty solution: wooden batteries. Well, actually, … Read the rest
3/7/2014 6:00:56 PM
How Facebook's New Swedish Data Center Is Like Your Ikea Bed
Populating a data center used to be laborious, slow, and wasteful. So Facebook looked to Ikea for inspiration on how to fix things. Now it's come up with a shockingly simple system for deploying server infrastructure anywhere in the world.
3/7/2014 6:00:00 PM
In 1995 Apple made some promises to educators about the future of technology. Here's what they got right.
Dreaming is what technology companies are supposed to do. They think about the future, and then build it. In 1995, Apple was looking at the world ahead and released a promotional video to educators laying out its vision for how students would be...
3/7/2014 6:00:00 PM
LA Sheriff's Department: Newsweek Writer Accurately Quoted Nakamoto
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department issued a statement Friday confirming the accuracy of quotes that appeared in Leah McGrath Goodman's Newsweek article allegedly outing the founder of Bitcoin. The Department said two sheriff's deputies were called to Nakamoto's home in Temple City when Goodman came there to interview him Feb. 20 and they both "agreed" that the quotes in the story were correct. "I spoke to the two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies who handled the call and who were present for the conversation," Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Captain Mike Parker said. "Both sheriff’s deputies agreed that the quotes published in the March 6, 2014, Newsweek magazine Bitcoin article that were attributed to the resident and to one of the deputies were accurate." After G
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3/7/2014 5:57:00 PM
Windows Phone Surpasses BlackBerry In The US Despite Flat Market Share
The dogfight between BlackBerry and Windows Phone in the U.S. has a new leader. Microsoft's smartphone platform now controls more market share than that of the Canadian firm. But there is more to the story. New Comscore data indicates that even while besting BlackBerry at last, Windows Phone's market share in the U.S. isn't budging. Read More
3/7/2014 5:53:43 PM
New Android "RAT" infects Google Play apps, turning phones into spyware zombies
An easy to use new "Remote Administration Tool" malware package for Android offers to infect users, steal their photos and text messages, secretly capture audio or video, record their calls, download their web browser history and steal their email, Facebook and VPN account information.
3/7/2014 5:51:00 PM
Bull market still has some sizzle
Odds are against the stock market's aging bull making it through a sixth year, but this is no ordinary bull market.
3/7/2014 5:51:00 PM
Giant Cats Find a Way to Make 'Jurassic Park' Even Scarier
Something has indeed survived: Giant hulking cats!
was never a walk in the park. But Thai video studio We Are Camera has imagined a
that's more hair-raising than ever before. This version trades the animatronic dinosaurs for furr-ocious felines. The studio picked the iconic kitchen scene from the cult flick to test the swap. See also: This Is Your Chance to Hack the 'Jurassic Park' Computer System Replacing velocipators with cats is only part of the swap-out. The video also trades the characteristic dino screech for the (arguably worse) incessant meowing of a hungry cat. Just like your pet at home, these mammoth felines carelessly knock over your stuff, too. Read more...More about Video, Viral Videos, Film, Watercooler, and Videos
3/7/2014 5:45:02 PM
Bacon Alarms and Talking Hands: Tech Marketing Is Getting Weird
The video started off like any other high concept fashion video would: a beautiful woman in a scenic restaurant, a whispered narration reciting a poetic script, bacon raining down from the sky — wait a minute, bacon rain?
Image: Oscar Mayer
See also: YouTube's 20 Most-Shared Ads of February Oscar Mayer announced this week that it will be releasing an alarm clock that wakes you up to the sounds and smells of bacon. Bacon lovers everywhere rejoiced while vegetarians threw up a little in their mouths. Either way, we were all a little weirded out. However, nothing prepared us for LG's bizarre video promo for the new G Flex curved phone. It has since taken the ad down, but it featured one of the most nightmare-inducing hand prosthetics ever seen in a phone ad. Read more...More about Marketing, Social Media
3/7/2014 5:40:50 PM
Tell All App Secret Adds Social Sharing And Nearby Gossip
Secret is hoping to grow bigger and capitalize on SXSW with two new features. Share lets you post any Secret you see to Twitter, Facebook, SMS, or email. Nearby lets you opt in to seeing Secrets shared by people nearby, which could create an ad hoc community of users at SXSW. The two could draw more people into Secret and keep them there even if they don't have friends on the app. Read More
3/7/2014 5:38:35 PM
US government investigates French banks
Societe Generale and Credit Agricole are both targets of inquiries from several US government offices for allegedly dealing in Iran, Sudan and Cuba.
3/7/2014 5:36:00 PM
Funding Daily: Big-money Friday
Unlike most Fridays, there were a ton of funding deals today: a huge round for online home-goods retailer Wayfair, $35 million for startup school General Assembly, a $20 million round for Shazam, and more.
3/7/2014 5:34:46 PM
Tumblr Now Lets You Dial A Toll-Free Number To Post Audio To Your Blog
Tumblr today added a new audio posting feature that lets you dial a toll-free number with your phone in order to post a short recording directly to your blog. We nearly missed the news of the addition because, in typical Tumblr fashion, the company doesn’t exactly describe the feature in detail on its blog. In fact, the post only reads, “Operators are standing by. Call now!”and… Read More
3/7/2014 5:34:33 PM
The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for March 7, 2014
It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's...
3/7/2014 5:30:00 PM
5 reasons market could get walloped
The current bull market turns 5 years old on Sunday.
3/7/2014 5:27:00 PM
Facebook To Pay City $200K-a-Year For a Neighborhood Cop
theodp writes "Valleywag reports that Facebook just bought itself a police officer and questions what kind of mechanism will be in place to make sure the officer — whose position Facebook has agreed to fund to the tune of $200K-a-year for 3 years — doesn't provide preferential protection for the social network giant and its employees. It's probably a fair question, considering that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made the City of New Orleans enter into a federal consent decree designed to address the 'divided loyalties' of the city's moonlighting police officers. But for now, everything's hunky-dory in Menlo Park, where Police Chief Robert Jonsen called the deal a 'benchmark in private-public partnerships.' No doubt it is, as was last week's Google-City of San Francisco deal to fund free bus passes for low- and middle-income
3/7/2014 5:22:00 PM
T-Mobile's tweaked Simple Choice plans come with more data, unlimited international texting
T-Mobile's customer-friendly "Uncarrier" schtick seems to be changing people's minds about the country's 4th largest wireless provider, and it's not done fiddling with that formula just yet. The folks in magenta just announced a slew of tweaks to its...
3/7/2014 5:20:00 PM
iBeacon Comes to SXSW
AUSTIN, Texas — If you need any more proof that iBeacon is one of the hottest technology trends of 2014, look no further than this year's SXSW festival The official SXSW mobile app is powered by iBeacon — Apple's name for the innovative Bluetooth LE (aka Bluetooth Smart) technology that allows two-way communication to take place between devices. We've seen iBeacon implementations in retail environments and at stadiums, but this is one of the first times we've seen iBeacon technology utilized at an event like SXSW. See also: Will Apple's iBeacon Change the Way We Shop? iOS users who download the official SXSW app can take advantage of iBeacon in select sessions and when picking up their badges. For instance, when the user is in the vicinity of the SXSW registration area, the user will get a notification containing their Regi
3/7/2014 5:17:47 PM
A functional, fashionable smartwatch concept puts Samsung to shame
Although Samsung is making strides in the wearable market, the new Gear models are still sitting uncomfortably on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to form and function. The Gear 2 and Gear Neo watches are sleeker than the Galaxy Gear, but they haven’t completely shed their bulky, boxy exteriors quite yet. The Gear Fit is much more practical and discreet, but lacks the functionality of its larger counterparts. What we need is a middle ground, and that’s exactly what Gábor Balogh’s concept design is hoping to bring to the table. Balogh’s creation is a smartwatch that doesn’t compromise design for performance. The concept just looks like a watch, round face and all. The “smart” applications are all cleverly
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3/7/2014 5:15:08 PM
In twist, Mexico says non-telecom Slim firms dominate telecoms
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's telecoms regulator on Friday declared two of billionaire Carlos Slim's major financial and industrial companies "dominant" in telecommunications, but has yet to slap the tag on Slim's flagship telecom company.
3/7/2014 5:12:14 PM
Biotech IPO March Continues; Aquinox and Recro Rise
Two life science companies held their first trading day Friday, while another estimated a price range for its public debut and a fourth publicly filed its paperwork.
Wall Street Journal
3/7/2014 5:06:02 PM
We're live from SXSW Interactive 2014!
We're live on the ground at South By Southwest (#SXSW for short), the annual event that brings together everyone and anyone who's invested in the interactive arts. Those artists include the minds behind emerging startups (like Twitter was here in...
3/7/2014 5:05:00 PM
Cramer’s game plan: 7 bull signals ahead?
Is the economy growing as the jobs report suggests?
3/7/2014 5:05:00 PM
Thousands show up for Salesforce.com’s 15th birthday party
Salesforce.com does have a reason to celebrate its 15th birthday, doesn't it?
3/7/2014 5:04:35 PM
Bits Blog: With New Antipoverty Initiative, Salesforce C.E.O. Puts Silicon Valley on Spot
Many have heard of the backlash against the tech industry in San Francisco. Now one executive is trying to convince his peers that charity should come with profits.
New York Times
3/7/2014 5:04:18 PM
Facebook cozies up with partners in new API support program
Facebook is introducing a program to work more closely with companies that use the social network's publicly available data.
3/7/2014 5:01:02 PM
Unexplored opportunities of mobile: Android, tablet, and wearables
LOGIN Conference 2014 will bring today’s industry leaders of the mobile platform and the developers of the next wave technology together. The main purpose is to guide the direction to unexplored opportunities of mobile and wearable technology.
3/7/2014 5:00:48 PM
Today In Dystopian War Robots That Will Harvest Us For Our Organs…
Those of you who are about to fight in the Great Human Rebellion, we salute you... with the robots that will kill you! Hello and welcome to another episode of TIDWRTWHUFOO where we meet the Gs that killed thee. Today we have quite a treat because today we see what happens when the robots lose hope. But first, check out this amazing robotic boat that plans to sail across the Atlantic completely… Read More
3/7/2014 5:00:24 PM
T-Mobile Jacks Up the Monthly Price of 'Unlimited' by $10
The wireless price war is ongoing, but T-Mobile may have just shot itself in the foot. The so-called "un-carrier" is giving customers on its Simple Choice plan more data, although for those who like everything unlimited, the price just went up by $10 a month. T-Mobile is overhauling its Simple Choice plan, which it launched a year ago when it did away with wireless contracts, into four different levels (there are currently three). While every plan includes unlimited talk, text and data, limits apply on how much of that data can travel on the carrier's high-speed 4G network, and how much can be used for tethering another device, such as a laptop. Read more...More about T Mobile, 4g, Hspa, Tech, and Mobile
3/7/2014 5:00:08 PM
Fuse Chicken's togoDock and PLUGdock: Variations on a theme of useful
Design house Fuse Chicken had a huge winner in the iPhone dock space a few years ago with Une Bobine, a very unique "stiff cable" that could be coiled up in a variety of ways to hold an iPhone while it was charging. The design went from 0 to over...
3/7/2014 5:00:00 PM
F.lux Gets Updated To Work Around Your Personal Sleep Schedule
F.lux! If you haven’t heard of it, be warned: once you get used to f.lux, you’ll probably find yourself annoyed whenever you use a computer that doesn’t have it. The theory behind f.lux: your body’s internal clock is largely driven by daylight. Your monitor, and the bright, blue light it emits, can be perceived by your brain as daylight. Which is great… during the… Read More
3/7/2014 4:58:39 PM
What 31-0 means for Wichita State
An unexpected perfect season for the Wichita State Shockers could mean more funding for the small, Midwestern school.
3/7/2014 4:57:00 PM
U.S. extends Terremark contract as HealthCare.gov host
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration said on Friday Verizon Communications Inc's Terremark unit will remain under contract as host of the federal website HealthCare.gov to better ensure a smooth end to Obamacare's open enrollment period on March 31.
3/7/2014 4:56:27 PM
Bits | Machine Learning: Cartoon Network Aims at Devices With Its ‘Micro-Network’ Launch
In the age of the mobile device, a television network may need to rethink the size of its content. Clips may be better than episodes.
New York Times
3/7/2014 4:55:19 PM
Cartoon Network Aims at Devices With Its ‘Micro-Network’ Launch
In the age of the mobile device, a television network may need to rethink the size of its content. Clips may be better than episodes.
NY Times bits
3/7/2014 4:55:19 PM
We carved a custom bottle opener with the free Easel web app
Inventables' Shapeoko 2 desktop computer controlled (CNC) milling machine just got a whole lot more attractive. The company's new Easel tool is a free design and fabrication web app designed for the $650 open-source kit, which launched last October....
3/7/2014 4:50:00 PM
Knowledge Delivery Systems takes $6M to lift up urban school districts
We're taking something to scale here. We're helping up to 5,000 teachers in a district get up to speed. ... We're not helping just 5 percent of teachers, but 100 percent."
3/7/2014 4:49:30 PM
Review: Onkyo ES-CTI300(SS) On-Ear Headphones with Control Talk for iOS Devices
I’ve been on the search for the perfect headphones for my whole life. Apple’s fall out of my ears if I think too hard and I even have problems keeping typical in-ear headphones in my ears when working out. Getting those weird things that go around my ears to hold them isn’t a great general […]
3/7/2014 4:46:39 PM