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Digg Founder Protested for Bringing Jobs to San Francisco. Seriously.

Protesters showed up outside Digg Founder and Google Ventures partner Kevin Rose’s house in San Francisco over the weekend. Their beef?<p>Rose’s …

Toyota is becoming more efficient by replacing robots with humans

Car makers have embraced automation and replaced humans with robots for years. But Toyota is deliberately taking a step backward and replacing automated machines in some factories in Japan and creating heavily manual production lines staffed with humans, according to Bloomberg.<p>It’s an …

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The markets look like they’re bracing for a gut punch

Boring is the new exciting.<p>Like everyone else on earth, we’ve noted the pounding that high-flying tech stocks have taken in recent days. While sexy stocks such as Tesla, Netflix, Twitter and Facebook have captured people’s imagination over the last year, the truth is that, this year, investors have …

The Key to Lasting Behavioral Change: Think Goal, Not Tactic

<i>Why can’t I force myself to go to the gym before work? Get my high-priority work done</i> before <i>I check my email? Stop letting my expense reports pile up? Why am I so bad at changing?</i><p>Even the most motivated people can get stuck, frustrated, and lose hope during the process of behavioral change. As a …

3 Dogs, 1 View: Goofy Photos To Rival Serious Portraiture

Ridiculously adorable and completely dumb animal pics populate the Internet in volumes. Animal lovers have a quirky hodgepodge of Buzzfeed listicles, Bored Panda galleries, and puppy-promoting Instagram accounts like that of the talented Earl Boykins to sift through. In praise of goofy seriousness, …

Step into the IBM time machine: Behold, the 50-year-old System/360 mainframe

April 7, 1964, might not be a day you remember. But for IBM, it was monumental.<p>On that day, you see, Big Blue introduced a major new family of mainframe computers called the System 360. The company had already turned itself into a known entity when it came to selling hulking-giant machines capable …

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Anti-tech protesters target Google exec

This city's anti-tech backlash took a new turn Sunday when protesters lashed out at Google Ventures partner Kevin Rose, waving banners outside his home while demanding that Google fund "anti-capitalist" communities in the Bay Area.<p>Claiming to represent service workers, the protesters handed out …

The 6 Comics to Grab After Seeing the New Captain America

Now that <i>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</i> has thrilled audiences and successfully introduced a heavy dose of politics into the Marvel Cinematic …

USAID refutes claims about allegedly subversive Cuban Twitter clone

USAID has denied Associated Press allegations that it created a Cuban alternative to Twitter in order to foment political unrest. Last week, the AP wrote that the foreign aid agency had secretly created a microblogging service called ZunZuneo, intending to recruit users with innocuous topics and …

Rackspace CTO On Price Cuts And The Commoditization Of The Cloud

Over the last few weeks, all the major cloud providers announced large price drops for most of their services. Rackspace CTO John Engates said at the Cloud Factory conference in Banff, Canada, today, that this is yet another example of the commoditization of the cloud. It seems Rackspace doesn’t …

BlackBerry defeats NXP in U.S. trial over patents

(Reuters) - A federal jury in Florida on Monday ruled in favor of Blackberry Ltd in a lawsuit accusing the company of infringing three patents belonging to Dutch semiconductor company NXP BV.<p>The company logo is seen at the Blackberry campus in Waterloo, September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Blinch<p>NXP in …

Thanks to Livestream, you can send live broadcasts from Google Glass

Google Glass(s goog) is shaping up to be a nice little journalism tool. The wearable computer could already take and share photos and as of today, it …

Researchers teach smartphones to recognize your activity, lock out everyone else

Swipe patterns, passwords and fingerprint scanners are useful for keeping that mobile device locked down from the outside, but what happens once that code is cracked? Well, cybersecurity researchers at Georgia Tech have developed LatentGesture that continuously monitors gadgets for intruders based …

Edward Snowden and journalist Laura Poitras awarded truth-telling prize

The pair will be recognized for exposing the vast US government surveillance apparatus.<p>The 2014 Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling was awarded Monday …