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An Algorithm That Makes a Computer Paint Like a Human | WIRED

Kynd uses code to create paintings that mimic human techniques. <i>Image: Kynd</i><p>His Abstrakt series is an experiment in digitally painting with oils. <i>Image:</i> …

Trick Question: Have You Registered for the Internet of Things World Forum?

As you may have heard, Cisco is hosting the inaugural Internet of Things World Forum, October 29-31 in Barcelona. The goal of the IoT World Forum is to gather the best and brightest thinkers, doers, and innovators from business, government, and academia together to <b>accelerate the Internet of Things</b>. …

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These tiny plastic bubbles could allow virtual high-fives or sophisticated touchscreen devices

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Imagine learning to play the cello and having each correct note confirmed not just by the sound produced, but by a tiny bubble …

Is The Future Of Data Centers In Space?

We are just a few small advances away from storing your old Tweets high up above the clouds. There’s solar energy. It’s pretty secure. Why not?<p>As a general rule, it makes sense to store commodities that are used every day near big population centers. But data centers–those nondescript storage units …

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Microsoft's 'touch screen' for any surface goes on sale

Prototype technology that turns any surface -- a wall, table, or floor -- into an interactive touch screen has been years in the making. Now, anyone can get their hands on the software.<p>Turning a wall into a touch-screen computer has many uses -- it could help teachers instruct classes or be used by …

Coming Soon: Desktops Hosted On The Cloud, Usable Anywhere

A new video technology quietly announced late last week could mark a landmark change in how apps are deployed on PCs, tablets and smartphones for years to come – and also have big ramifications on how companies like Apple do business.<p>You wouldn’t think that the technology launched by the Mozilla …

How To Win At Self-Distribution If You’re Not Louis C.K.: A Case Study For Creators And Marketers

The creators of “Indie Game: The Movie” found success with their Kickstarter-funded, self-distributed Sundance hit. They recently posted an exhaustive case study on how they did it and discuss the highlights here.<p>The lawn chairs come out soon after Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky, co-directors of …

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Get Off of My Cloud: Why CIOs Must Accept and Integrate Personal Clouds into the Enterprise | The Network | The Network

Many consumers today use personal cloud services such as Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive, Evernote, and iCloud. The lure of these services is clear: they allow users to store files such as documents, notes, and photos on a central server – automatically syncing these files to all of their devices – …

Cisco Systems

Now Is a Horrible Time To Buy a Laptop

So your trusty laptop is starting to show its age. No one can blame you for wanting a new one, but we've got just one piece of advice: <b>WAIT</b>. This is a …

Hackers stole $45 million in ATM card breach

NEW YORK — They didn't use guns, masks or even threatening notes passed to bank tellers.<p>But an alleged international gang of cyberthieves managed to steal $45 million from thousands of ATMs in carefully coordinated attacks conducted in a matter of hours, federal authorities charged Thursday.<p>A …

14-Year-Old Discovers iPad Smart Cover Magnets Can Shut Off Implanted Defibrillators

A fourteen-year-old has discovered that the tiny magnets inside the iPad can inadvertently shut off implanted defibrillators if the device is left on the chest, such as might happen if the user falls asleep with the iPad lying on them.<p>Apple builds magnets into every iPad it sells for use with its …

Here's How Rich You'd Be If You'd Bought Apple Stock Instead Of Its Gadgets

Did you buy an Apple product between those dates?<p>Ever wonder how much money you would have now had you invested in AAPL stock instead of the first iPod when it came out? (That's $399 in 2001).<p>You'd have tens of thousands of dollars (see image).<p>We put 10 of the most popular Apple products of the …

Watch out, cable TV: YouTube’s paid channel subscription program is official

After months of speculation, it’s official: YouTube is rolling out a new program that allows some of its premium channel partners to charge a monthly subscription fee for access to its content.<p>The new paid channel subscriptions are rolling out as a pilot program that includes a handful of partners. …

What Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and the Internet of Things have in common

Cisco published earlier this week the 2013 Cisco Global IT Impact Survey, exploring the relationship between IT and the business goals of the companies they support. Among other things, 42 percent of those interviewed responded that they know about the Internet of Things, “as well as I know …

Internet of Things