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These Creepy Super High-Def Videos Shot From Space Are The Future Of Surveillance

You could be being recorded right now.<p>You can’t pick out license plates, but you can pick out just about everything else in UrtheCast’s new 4k hi-def video images, shot from the Iris camera on the International Space Station. That’s right: video. What you’re looking at is video shot from orbit, of …

Surveillance

People are sending flowers and chocolate to thank personal assistant 'Amy Ingram' — what they don't realize is she's a robot

When former Havas CEO David Jones — now founder of his own brand technology network You & Mr Jones — pulled out his iPhone and offered to show me his amazing personal assistant "Amy Ingram," I thought our interview was about to take an uncomfortable turn.<p>But Jones wasn't trying to show me photos of …

The one crucial reason Apple Music and Spotify can never replace your music collection

It's not that streaming music often fails to properly value artists' work — though there have been grumblings for years about the amounts paid out by Spotify to rights-holders.<p>And it's not the overall cost of a lifetime of a streaming service, though Apple founder Steve Jobs hated streaming …

A Palo Alto company is trying to sue anonymous Yelp trolls for millions of dollars

The Link Corporation is a construction company based in Palo Alto. On first glance it seems like a normal local business — providing people with services to build and remodel homes and offices. But it seems the company’s Yelp page has gotten out of hand and Link has decided to take its reviewers — …

A New Game Plan for the Future of Electricity

In 1998, Southern California Edison (SCE) received two applications to connect solar panels atop homes to the electric system. Last year, nearly …

iCloud Music Library adds DRM without buying you dinner first

Well iCloud Music Library is pissing people off already. The new service almost identical to iTunes Match has a DRM problem. Turned on, iCloud Music Library is taking the music you rightfully own and place in your iTunes library and automatically adding DRM protection to it. In essence, it’s …

Feds hunt for suspects in California internet backbone attack

A string of attacks in California on one of the core portions of the internet has the FBI searching for suspects. The latest disruption occurred yesterday morning when three fiber-optic cables were cut in Alameda county in the Bay Area. The interruption affected internet access for individuals and …