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The holy trail: using Trekker, Google's edge in the next mapping war

A year after it was introduced, Google's nerdy mapping-backpack is pushing into new territory<p>Christopher Fiock came to a rest. For more than four hours he and a team had mapped the Presidio of San Francisco, the former army post that is now a national park. With every step they took, the team …

Why your social media profile might be your next credit score

<i>This is a guest post by Bill Clerico, the CEO of payment processing service WePay.</i><p>Social media has created a vast amount of data and every second we add more information. Consider that in a single day we send 400 million tweets, share 985 million pieces of content on Facebook, “like” 50 million …

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Amazon Is Working On A Plan To Deliver Your Groceries

Although Amazon Fresh has been around since 2007, it has never expanded beyond a few Seattle zip codes.<p>It's an experiment that hasn't gone any further.<p>And yet Amazon still appears to be working on a plan to roll out grocery delivery nationwide, according to a number of recent reports.<p>The logic …

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The 12 Startups in Line to Win the EU's Tech All Stars Competition

As part of the European Commission’s drive to promote tech entrepreneurship within the European Union, Tech All Stars was launched last year as a way of honoring the best startups to have completed accelerators or have won other startup competitions.<p>This year’s application process opened last month …

Homeland Security Reportedly Warns 3D-Printed Guns Are “Impossible” To Contain

A new bulletin from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns that lethal, undetectable 3D-printed firearms may be “impossible” to contain, Fox News reports After a Texas law student designed and released digital blueprints for the world’s first fully printable gun, the files have allegedly …

Airbnb loses legal battle in New York | Financial Times

A New York man who rented his apartment through Airbnb was found to have violated the city’s residency laws, marking the first legal setback for the …

A Futurist Looks at the Future of Marketing

Digital marketing is evolving as fast as any other medium on our tablets, smartphones, Google Glass and beyond. To learn about what the future may bring to this marketing genre, we reached out to Gerd Leonhard, an author, strategic advisor, CEO of TheFuturesAgency, and someone whom <i>The Wall Street</i> …

What A.G. Lafley’s Return Means for P&G

<i>With former CEO A.G. Lafley returning to the helm of Procter & Gamble, I asked Rosabeth Moss Kanter for her analysis. She holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School. She’s an expert on strategy, innovation, and leading change. She is also Chair and Director of the Harvard</i> …

New Hybrid Car-Quadcopter

Quadcopters have become a very popular type of devices lately, with many traditional RC helicopters and planes being replaced with models that have …

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Syria and Israel in exchange of fire

<b>Israeli and Syrian forces have exchanged fire across the ceasefire line in the occupied Golan Heights.</b><p>Israel returned fire after one of its military vehicles was hit by shots from Syria, Israel's defence forces say. Media reports say no-one was hurt.<p>Syria says it destroyed an Israeli vehicle which …

Middle East

Politieacademie zit met falend ict-project | NU - Het laatste nieuws het eerst op NU.nl

De NOS meldt dinsdag op basis van bronnen binnen de opleiding dat de academie van het systeem af wil. Mogelijk gaat daarmee de hele investering …

Oklahoma's GOP Senators Find Themselves In Tornado Aid Bind

Even as President Obama was declaring that tornado-devastated Oklahoma would get "everything it needs right away," the state's most vociferous critic of federal emergency aid vowed that he, too, would push for assistance "without delay."<p>Yet Republican Sen. Tom Coburn's position on federal aid came …

Open-plan offices make employees less productive, less happy, and more likely to get sick

A well-designed office is a happy office. As facilities managers strive to save space and cash, they’re reshuffling desks and fiddling with temperature gauges. All of which has an impact on workers’ performance. Open-plan offices may make some kinds of collaboration easier, but are they more …

The Workplace

NASA is funding a 3D food printer, and it'll start with pizza

NASA is funding research into 3D-printed food. As <i>Quartz</i> reveals, mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor received a $125,000 grant from the agency to build a prototype 3D printer with the aim of automating food creation. It's hoped the system could provide astronauts food during long-distance space …

Technologie kan telefoon in 30 seconden opladen | NU - Het laatste nieuws het eerst op NU.nl

Eesha Khare ontwikkelde het apparaat voor de Intel International Science and Engineering Fair en ging met de hoofdprijs van 50.000 dollar naar …