David D. Butler

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The 100 Greatest Innovations Of The Year

Popular Science's Best Of What's New Awards, all in one place<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> picks the 100 greatest new innovations in technology to feature in our Best Of What's New issue. Discover the most exciting developments in consumer gadgets, sustainability, medicine, automobiles and more.<p>Follow …

Carnegie Mellon University

Infographic: A Timeline Of The 100 Most Important Cameras Ever Made

Over a century of photographic history on one poster.<p>Time travel back to 1950 with a Best Buy circular and you basically blow minds with every page. Flatscreen TVs? Crazy. Computers? Crazy. Smartphones? Double crazy. And then you get to the cameras, and the fedora-wearing fellow with the I Like Ike …

Baseball player 'steals first,' confounding all scorekeeping software

On Friday, Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura performed an act of baserunning lunacy so unforeseeable that play-by-play software couldn’t even process it, says baseball historian David Vincent. <i>ESPN.com</i> offers a detailed account of the bewildering play, in which Segura tried unsuccessfully to …

LinkedIn Elicits Gasps, Cheers For Talent-Spotting Algorithms

In the next few months, expect lots of cheers, dismay and debate about LinkedIn’s newest big idea: customized alerts that tip off recruiters to “People You May Want to Hire.” These handy lists — fueled by advanced computer algorithms with built-in learning capability — will be tantamount to digital …

Foursquare to sell check-in data for ad targeting, says report

Foursquare may be looking to monetize its business and settle up outstanding debts with an aggressive new game plan: selling the data buried behind 3.5 billion check-ins to help advertisers target their advertisements.<p>The company, which has shifted from check-ins to local search to compete with …

Ebooks made up 22.55 percent of all US publishing revenue in 2012

The US publishing industry appears to be turning over a new leaf: ebook sales made up 22.5 percent of the industry's net revenue last year, according to a new survey from the Association of American Publishers. That's up from just 0.05 percent 10 years prior, when the AAP first began keeping track …

Foursquare Rethinks iPhone App To Focus On Search, Discovery

Foursquare’s search engine gets more screen real estate in the newest release of the app, signaling how important discovery is becoming to the company.<p>Foursquare, the location-based service, has significantly evolved since exploding in popularity at SXSW years ago. Only last month, cofounder and …

“Mobile” computing no longer exists

Anyone who has an interest in the future of computing and mobile should consider the following developments:<p><b>PC manufacturers, it is rumored, are collaborating with Google on notebook computers that will run the Android operating system.</b> Yet Android is the “mobile” OS that powers the majority of the …

Foursquare Update Brings Explore to the Forefront of the App

Foursquare has been updated to version 6.0, which includes a significant redesign that brings the Explore section to the forefront of the app. Previously Explore’s search capabilities were hidden away, requiring a tap to access the search menu.<p>With the new Foursquare 6.0, we've crunched our …

Mobile advertising triples to record levels

The growing popularity of smartphones and tablets and a huge rise in the use of apps caused mobile advertising in 2012 to almost triple to over …

Twitter and Facebook 'addicts' suffer withdrawal symptoms

Facebook and Twitter users suffered withdrawal symptoms when forced to go cold turkey as part of a scientific study into the addictiveness of social media, academics have found.<p>In a study by researchers at the University of Winchester, ten self-confessed Facebook “addicts” and ten prolific tweeters …

Yep, LinkedIn Acquires Newsreader Startup Pulse for $90 Million

LinkedIn announced on Thursday it has acquired mobile news aggregation startup Pulse, as Kara Swisher reported last month that it would, signaling …

Profit

Elissa Murphy, One of Yahoo’s High-Profile Tech Execs, Heads to Go Daddy as CTO (Memo Time!)

One of Yahoo’s top women execs, Elissa Murphy, who is VP of engineering for cloud services, is departing the Silicon Valley Internet giant to become …

The smell-o-vision TV implements scents with your favorite TV programs

A tech team from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in Japan have unveiled a smell-o-vision TV that will bring a sense of reality from …

Los Angeles

ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino Coming to the UK on April 3

Zynga on Tuesday announced it is launching two-real money games in the UK on April 3rd: ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino. Since these are both gambling games, only residents 18-years-old and up will be able to play them.<p>The games are powered by bwin.party, which Zynga calles “one of the largest …

15 More Tech Skills That Can Instantly Net You A $100,000+ Salary

Now we've got 15 more to add to the list, from a salary survey done by Global Knowledge and TechRepublic. The research was conducted in late 2012, based on a survey of 9,500 tech professionals.<p>This survey asked these folks how much they earned and which IT certifications they had. That's a little …

Employment

Trapit’s First B2B Tool Is A Publisher Suite For Building Branded, Customized News Apps

Content discovery startup Trapit is launching a new Publisher Suite today, with tools for publishers to build their own branded, customized versions of the Trapit experience.<p>Spun out from research institute SRI International, Trapit uses the same artificial intelligence technology as Siri and …

MBAandCo Scores $1.2M In Round Led By MMC Ventures To Scale Up Its Elance-For-MBAs

The recession has fuelled a boom in mobile workers as businesses down-size to consultants and freelancers. So there has clearly been an upsurge in platforms to aggregate that talent in marketplaces. Back in 2009 Daniel Callaghan and Adam Riccoboni created MBA & Company to aggregate all those …

LinkedIn adds mentions, looks to strike up conversations

Mentions, a conversational feature popularized by Twitter, is making its way over to the more professional venue that is LinkedIn.<p>The company said today that it is adding mentions for English-speaking members to stimulate more activity on the business-centric site.<p>Members can now mention each other …

Wedding Search Engine Loverly Launches Mobile App For Searching, Snapping & Sharing Inspiration While On The Go

Lover.ly, a search engine for weddings, is today launching a mobile application to complement its online experience. The new app also allows brides-to-be and others planning a wedding (or just dreaming about one), to save and share the inspiration they find while on the go by snapping photos.<p>The …

Email Productivity Startup ToutApp Raises $920K, Launches A Real-Time Analytics Dashboard For The Inbox

San Francisco-based ToutApp, a company helping sales teams streamline their email communications, has raised an additional $920,000 in seed funding from 500 Startups, Founder Collective, Scott Banister, Esther Dyson, and other angels. In conjunction with this new round, ToutApp is also launching …

Automatic Do-Not-Disturb Measures Your Brainwaves to Know When You're Busy

Italian-born neuroscientist Ruggero Scorcioni has developed a new technology that will help you get stuff done by deflecting phone calls or other …

Toothbrush 3.0 - An App For Your Mouth

Gone are the days when toothbrushes simply cleaned your teeth. Now, with the help of a Louisville, Kentucky tech startup, dental hygiene may go hand-in-hand with saving cash.<p>It’s a unique progression, when you think about it: once merely a stick with bristles, then a stick with bristles that …