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Corning and the MythBusters Guys Show You How to Get Millions of Views on a 10-Minute Pre-Roll

Who wants to watch 10 minutes of industrial product testing? If Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman are doing it, the answer is millions.<p>The co-hosts of …

'Minority Report' Interface, the Home Version

When <i>Minority Report</i> came to theaters in 2002, its futuristic technology looked generations away. Moving screens and multiple apps interacting …

Big Data Meets Semantics in Ooyala and Jinni Partnership - DATAVERSITY

Rapid TV News reports that Ooyala and Jinni have joined up to deliver advanced video discovery technology. The article states, “The two …

BioCarbon Fund Launches $280 Million Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes

Three nations are funding a major new BioCarbon Fund initiative to support forest landscapes. The funding pledge was announced during an event at the …

Buddhist Extremist Cell Vows To Unleash Tranquility On West

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A Modern-Day Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens, via Southeast Asia.<p>Singapore prides itself on its green-minded policies. With a well-connected public transportation network, robust water collection and treatment infrastructure, and a promise to …

The Local-Mobile Equation Is Being Completely Revolutionized By New Services And Tactics

To do that though, marketers need to effectively identify and utilize consumers' locations. New services are giving people a much better incentive to share where they are, while new technologies are emerging to make location-based marketing a more exact science.<p>In a <b>new report</b> from <b>BI Intelligence</b>, …

Samsung and Intel find 36 more companies to back Tizen, their Android competitor

Open source Linux-based operating system Tizen is now in partnership with 36 companies including eBay, Konami, McAfee, Panasonic, and The Weather Channel. The deal was announced by the Tizen Association, which says it aims to broaden support for the OS.<p>The operating system is born from the ashes of …

Intel reportedly in talks to sell Web TV service to Liberty Global

Verizon Communications might have some competition for control of Intel's delayed Web TV service.<p>European cable operator Liberty Global is in private talks to acquire Intel Media, according to unidentified sources in a Bloomberg report. The discussions would create a rival for Verizon, which last …

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema camera now supports RAW video for better dynamic range

After releasing its $995 Pocket Cinema Camera last summer with ProRes422 support only as it warned, Blackmagic Design has finally unleashed RAW CinemaDNG video recording with a firmware update. The format losslessly compresses each frame like a .zip file to capture 1080p video from the Super 16mm …

Meet the first company cashing in on its Google Glass app

The Fancy lets users shop what they see<p>The exciting promise of Google Glass was that it would be a wearable technology allowing users to merge the physical and digital worlds, to craft a layer of information on top of what the user was seeing around them. So far, however, most of the apps on the …

BabyWatch releases new baby-monitoring Teddy bear and moves to the U.S.

Health tech startup BabyWatch (and recent graduate of Startupbootcamp Berlin’s accelerator programme) has announced its newest product — Tedi, an interactive toy and mobile app aimed to track the development of a child. The company is also moving to the U.S. “in the next few months.”<p>Tedi …

Misplaced your glasses? Phone Halo has a gadget that will track them

Phone Halo, maker of the TrackR location tags, has created a new kind of tracking gizmo targeted at those people who are constantly losing their …

New York City Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot says we're in a 'golden age of technology in NYC'

New York City's first Chief Digital Officer, Rachel Haot, is a <i>very</i> busy lady. She's charged with managing the digital universe of one of the planet's most technologically advanced cities. Haot's most recent accomplishment was heading up the relaunch of NYC.gov, the digital face of New York City. …

Intel acquires Kno to boost its digital education library

Intel has long been cozy with the e-textbook developers at Kno, going so far as to license their hardware and preload their software on its own tablets. The chip giant clearly wants to take that relationship further, however, as it just acquired Kno outright. While Intel isn't providing the terms …

Why Has the First Medical Tricorder Come from Scanadu?

At the Dublin Web Summit last week, I met Sam de Brouwer, co-founder of one of the most interesting startups of the past couple of years, Scanadu.<p>Following its successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, Scanadu’s Scout tricorder is set to go to market in March 2014. The aim is to get one of …

Instagram Ad Gained 370% More Likes for Michael Kors

Four days after fashion designer Michael Kors became the first brand to run ads on Instagram, Nitrogram, a company specializing in analytics for Instagram, has taken a peek behind some of the key metrics of the inaugural campaign.<p>Just to recap, Instagram revealed it would begin offering sponsored …

Hands On With The Afinia H-Series 3D Printer, A Rugged Printing Rig For Home And School

In the kennel of 3D printers, I’d equate the oddly-shaped and homegrown RepRap printers to lovable mutts. The Makerbot is a golden retriever, ready to please. And the $1,599 Afinia H-Series is a solid, scrappy Jack Russell terrier, willing to get dirty and able to take on all comers.<p>The H-Series …

San Francisco firm engineering solutions for developing world

A unique San Francisco engineering and design firm is dedicated to solving problems around the world, not for millions of dollars, but hundreds. …

Fly like a millionaire on a Fresh Jets private jet (membership is free!)

You too can feel like Sergey Brin, Larry Ellison, or even James Bond — flying around the world in a private jet.<p>Fresh Jets launched its apps today that connect corporate travelers with seats on private jets.<p>“What was once considered Neiman Marcus experience has quickly become a Walmart experience,” …

Point This Magical Scanner At Your Food And It Will Count The Calories

By Ariel Schwartz3 minute Read<p>Today there are wearable trackers available for just about every move you make and step you take. Almost. If there’s a …

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Microsoft clarifies what Xbox One and Kinect do with your stored data

Ever since Microsoft revealed a Kinect 2.0 is included with each Xbox One sold, rumors have flown over what the company can and/or will do with the information its sensors pick up. The software giant's overarching privacy statement makes its case that you shouldn't have anything to worry about. …

Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Aileen Lee is founder of Cowboy Ventures, a seed-stage fund that backs entrepreneurs reinventing work and personal life through software. Previously, she joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1999 and was also founding CEO of digital media company RMG Networks, backed by KPCB.</i> …

Brain can trick us into seeing in the dark

Even in the dark, at least 50 percent of people can see the movement of their own hand, according to a new study using computerized …

Bert and Ernie to Plug Veggies to Kids

Families and children could soon see Big Bird popping up on displays of broccoli, or Ernie next to a basket of apples.<p>In a two-year arrangement …

'X-Files' creator's Amazon pilot gets the green light, the truth is out there and streaming in early 2014

How's this for a pitch? "[T]his is a show that explores human frailty, possibility, terror and the triumph of the human spirit." Chris Carter likes to keep the things he's working on mysterious. The <i>X-Files</i> creator is a superstitious guy, apparently. Amazon's description of the forthcoming one-hour …

Coursera teams up with State Department on series of MOOC-based 'learning hubs' around the world

Coursera is already one of the leading providers of MOOCs (or massive open online courses) in the US, and its now getting a helping hand from none other than the US government in broadening its worldwide ambitions. The company announced a new initiative today that will see it partner with the State …

Vietnam Wants to Create its Own Silicon Valley

Vietnam is aiming to take a leaf out of the US playbook after it unveiled the Silicon Valley Project, a domestic initiative backed by $400,000 that aims to build a Silicon Valley-style startup zone in the country, as the name indeed suggests.<p>Tech In Asia first reported about the project which flies …

The chase is on! Runtastic introduces tailored stories to make runs more imaginative

The fitness app firm Runtastic has unveiled a new feature for keeping runners motivated: Story Running. Yes, instead of merely keeping pace with …

The State Department Partners With Coursera To Support Free Education In Over 30 countries

International learners get in-person help with free online college classes, courtesy of the U.S. government.<p>You’re a smart kid in a poor country with subpar universities. Option #1: Leave to attend college somewhere else, like the US. Option #2: Go online and try to teach yourself.<p>Now, there’s a …