Jonathan Schumacher

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Plex on Xbox One makes streaming your movie library easy and elegant

Microsoft's console is turning into the media center we knew it could be<p>Both of the latest consoles from Microsoft and Sony started off with nonexistent media center capabilities, which was a big disappointment to people with massive digital movie and TV show collections. But thankfully Xbox One is …

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In a distributed world cache is king. Why routers are becoming the new server.

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>Much like Amazon(a amzn) sparked a revolution in not just corporate IT but also in how companies build out their …

The Week In Drones: The Sound Of Stealth, Clearing The Robot Smog, And More

Here's a round-up of the week's top drone news, designed to capture the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>Beer Delivery</b><p>Lakemaid Beer, a brewery in Stevens Point, Wis., used a hexarotor drone to carry beer to some ice fishermen. It’s probably just …

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How HP could reshape itself and the 3D printing market

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Deltaprintr<p>In the basement of HP’s Palo Alto research lab, there’s a five-foot-tall machine that will soon evolve into …

MakerBot unveils the Replicator Mini and Z18, its biggest and smallest 3D printers yet

The 3D-printing company also debuted new apps and an online store for objects<p>This is the fifth year Makerbot has been to CES, and the company has moved from a 10-by-10 booth to a jam-packed press conference at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. The company has now sold more than 44,000 units and …

What of the Ottava Rima in Byron’s 'Don Juan'?

Regardless of how or why Byron decided on ottava rima for <i>Don Juan</i>, the form undoubtedly influenced the poem's content through tone, pace, and lineation.<p>Lord Byron’s use of ottava rima—a form of poetry with an ABABABCC rhyming pattern—in his mock-epic poem <i>Don Juan</i> stems from his belief to …

Guns hurt or kill 10,000 children in the U.S. each year: study

School shootings unnerve Americans, but the number of children injured or killed in those tragic events is just a fraction of the young people harmed by firearms each year in the United States, a new study finds.<p>Injuries from firearms send more than 7,000 kids to the hospital annually, an average …

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Bill and Melinda Gates Say Three Key Myths are Holding Back the World's Poor

In their high-profile annual letter, the even higher-profile couple say that too many assume that the problems facing the poor are overwhelming and unsolvable.<p>Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates used his high-profile annual letter from his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to attack a few myths that he …

Ex-Googlers' Startup Shape Turns Hackers' Code-Morphing Tricks Against Them

For decades the information security industry’s default analogy has been virus versus antivirus, a futile race to detect hackers’ weapons as they constantly mutate. Now a few security veterans are flipping the game: Deciphering a shape-shifting chunk of code is about to become the attacker’s …

Why You Don't Steal a Case Full of Magical Golden Lego Pieces

What if Lego minifigures were real people, you had a case of full of magical golden Lego pieces, and they wanted it back? We’re making a big assumption here, but the result would probably be a massive battle:<p>Someone please make a Lego game where humans interact with Lego characters. Oh, and by …

This is the world’s best-designed pizza box

A Mumbai businessman has revolutionized the way hot take-out food will reach you. His solution: making sure the packaging has proper ventilation.<p>Tired of having too many soggy pizzas delivered to him, Vinay Mehta decided to do something about it. In 2006, with a pen knife, some cardboard and a long …

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SoundCloud Raises $60 Million At A $700 Million Valuation

SoundCloud recently closed a Series D round of funding led by Institutional Venture Partners with the Chernin Group. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news. It has since been confirmed by IVP and SoundCloud. Previous investors also participated in the round, including Kleiner Perkins …

EverQuest Next could be the first MMORPG to support the Oculus Rift

Since the release of the Oculus Rift development kit, many major game developers have been experimenting with virtual reality in their labs. Now, another one of them has come forward in support of the technology: Sony Online Entertainment, the company behind <i>EverQuest.</i> Now, it sounds like the …

Change Agents: William Li's robot wants to police you

Knightscopes's new policing robot raises hopes for a safer society and concerns about privacy and jobs<p>SUNNYVALE, Calif. — A visitor to Knightscope, a seven-person robotics start-up with a bold and controversial vision for crime fighting, is as likely to be greeted by a robot as they are a …

The $1,000 Genome Arrives -- For Real, This Time

Today, Illumina, the leading maker of DNA sequencers, announced a milestone in biotechnology: it is introducing a new machine that can sequence the genetic code of a human cell for $1,000.<p>The machine – actually a combination of ten machines working together called the HiSeqX Ten – will cost $10 …

Amazon plans to ship your packages before you even buy them

Drawing on its massive store of customer data, Amazon plans on shipping you items it thinks you'll like before you click the purchase button. The company today gained a new patent for "anticipatory shipping," a system that allows Amazon to send items to shipping hubs in areas where it believes said …

Solar wins: How sunshine will save the planet (really!)

We’ve had some bad news this year, like wildfires, hurricanes, droughts, floods, exploding oil trains, imploding governments, and an international …

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Oil (drilling) and climate action don’t mix

The environmental community and the White House have beef, and it just escalated.<p>On Thursday, a coalition of 18 environmental advocacy organizations …

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How a real wolf of Wall Street realized he had a wealth addiction

Like many people, Sam Polk believed that money could solve all his problems. At 22 years old he went to work on Wall Street, and while he saw millions of dollars pour into his bank account, that cash did not come without personal turmoil and an addictive relationship with money. Anyone who has seen</i> …