Dave “DDTechGuy” Petrie

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Coke Uses Drones To Deliver Refreshment To Singapore’s Migrant Workers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj4A6g2GP30<p>Singapore has more than 1.3 million migrant workers, accounting for more than a third of the country’s entire workforce. As the migrant population has grown, so too has the economic and social gap between them and native Singaporeans, resulting in calls …

Snapchat will allow users to easily save messages

Ephemerality, it turns out, is ephemeral.<p>Snapchat has ascended the ranks of the Apple App Store since its release in 2011 by offering mobile messaging without the digital paper trail. Once viewed, photos sent via the app vanish in seconds.<p>But buried in its product updates released last week was …

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Cisco Thinks The Internet Of Things Will Be A $14 Trillion Business — And The Head Of That Unit Just Left

This is the unit Cisco formed to go after its share of what it sees as a $14 trillion market in the next decade.<p>The Internet of Things is when all kinds of objects get a computer chip and join the Internet: your car, your fridge, your medicine bottles, you light bulbs and so on. Cisco is working on …

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Senate approves 'kill switches' for cellphones sold in California

The state Senate on Thursday passed a measure that would require cellphones sold in California to be equipped with "kill switches" that can render them inoperable if stolen.<p>LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and other law enforcement officials backed the legislation as a way to counter a surge in …