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Boot up: when torrenters pay, Google+ thoughts, phone testing, and more

A burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>How to make Pirate Bay users pay for content >> TorrentFreak<p>Pirate Bay users are generally not known to pay cash for the content they grab from the site. However, a recent promo for a bundle of Indie sci-fi games, books and …

Affordable Asus Chromebox Cloud PC Fires Shot Across Microsoft's Bow

Recently I spent some quality time testing (and tearing down) the new Asus Chromebox small form factor Chrome OS PC. This little 5×5-inch brick runs Google's latest Chrome operating system and the model I tested was based on an Intel Core i3 dual-core (Haswell) processor, 4GB of 1600MHz RAM and a …

ParaShoot Wearable Camera Gets A Redesign, Begins Shipping To Early Indiegogo Backers

The ParaShoot wearable camera that got shot down by Kickstarter before turning to Indiegogo to raise over $150,000 has finally started shipping its first production units – but backers may not recognize them. The startup has drastically redesigned its lifelogging camera with unique personalization …

This Man Says He Can Speed Cell Data 1,000-Fold. Will Carriers Listen?

Steve Perlman is ready to give you a personal cell phone signal that follows you from place to place, a signal that's about 1,000 times faster than …

Tynker plans launch of its teach-kids-to-code iPad app at SXSW

Young kids can acquire foreign languages extremely rapidly. How about computer languages?<p>Education experts are putting pressure on schools to introduce students to programming concepts. Teachers can now access a slew of new apps and online tools, which have emerged in recent years to teach children …

TigerText Raises $21M To Bring Its Secure, Mobile Messaging Platform To The Healthcare Industry

If Esso puts a tiger in your tank then what does TigerText put into your mobile? Thanks to an infusion of $21 million in Series B, the company hopes to create “industrial grade” SMS for enterprises, allowing employees at big companies to share data and messages in a secure, encrypted …

Kickstarter Goes Tube Clock Crazy, Pick Your Crowdfunded Retro Timekeeping Poison

Kickstarter has a fever at the moment, and the only cure is more tube clocks. For those unaware of this type of gadget, a Nixie tube clock uses heated cathodes in a glass-encased gaseous mixture to display the time, and there are currently two undergoing crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter, both …

500 Startups-Backed Evoz To Power British Telecom’s Home And Connected Devices Offering

Given that Google just acquired connected device maker Nest for $3.2 billion, I’m sure plenty of others have now realised that this is the best evidence yet that the smart device space – especially in homes – is really starting to take off. So while plenty have speculated about this next wave …

How algorithms shape our world | Kevin Slavin

TED Talks

Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species?

Anyone with half a brain can see that! Iain McGilchrist at TEDxGhent

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Graphene science | Mikael Fogelström | TEDxGöteborg

HP’s new CloudSystems bundle “hardened” OpenStack

The new CloudSystem bundles of Hewlett-Packard(s hpq) servers, storage and software will ship for the first time with HP Cloud OS, the company’s …

Why buses represent democracy in action

"An advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where even the rich use public transport," argues Enrique Peñalosa. In this …

Bogotá

Why we think it's OK to cheat and steal (sometimes) | Dan Ariely

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My underwater robot

David Lang is a maker who taught himself to become an amateur oceanographer -- or, he taught a robot to be one for him. In a charming talk Lang, a …

Robotics

Planet LED: Teddy Lo at TEDxAmericanInternationalSchoolHK

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Quran Navigator | القرآن الكريم

What I discovered in New York City trash | Robin Nagle

New York City

Want to be happy? Be grateful | David Steindl-Rast

Let's talk about sand: Denis Delestrac at TEDxBarcelona

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How societies can grow old better

There's an irony behind the latest efforts to extend human life: It's no picnic to be an old person in a youth-oriented society. Older people can …

RSA Replay - RSA Commencement -- with Michael Rosen

Recovery Through Design: Courtney Creenan at TEDxBuffalo

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Aviation: Heather Gomer at TEDxOStateU

Educating to create: Justin Lincoln at TEDxWhitmanCollege

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Talking about creativity is like dancing about architecture: Fionn Dobin at TEDxISM

The call to learn | Clifford Stoll

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