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William Gibson: Technology, Science Fiction & the Apocalypse

Nest Adds 15 New Partners To Make Your Home Smarter

Nest is teaming up with more than a dozen new partners to let users connect to and control devices, appliances around the home, reports VentureBeat.<p>Nest made waves selling a Web-enabled thermostat and smoke detector. By expanding its Works with Nest program in time for CES 2015, the Google-owned …

Home Automation

The Best Video Game Design Of 2014

Some of our favorite games, from Monument Valley to Bitcoin Bilionaire.<p>This may have been the year that video games were finally recognized as an art form in popular culture, and for good reason: Video games are expanding to include a larger diversity of players than ever before and a wider variety …

How to Watch (And Understand) Some of the World's Fastest Videogame Players

Speedrunning has a vocabulary all its own -- but if you know what you're watching, it can be incredible.<p>Believe it or not, “speedrunning” is something you do while sitting down. And it’s sometimes incredible to watch.<p>At least in the videogame world, speedrunning refers to playing through a game as …

New Materialism: Interviews & Cartographies

4. “There is contingent being independent of us, and this contingent being has no reason to be of a subjective nature”<p>Interview with Quentin …

Consciousness

The Coolest Hangout Spots In Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley can be a place where dreams are fulfilled, and deals are made.<p>But if you're a newbie to the Valley, it could be a little overwhelming at first. That's why Business Insider has created a definitive guide to the hip, social hot spots in Silicon Valley.<p>These are the places where you're …

Future(s) Studies

Saving animals from factory farms: Fake meat’s increasingly real future

Scientists and animal rights futurists are closing in on the solution so many vegetarians seek<p>When I first heard about those I consider to be animal rights futurists, they seemed like something out of the film "Soylent Green" or perhaps "Frankenstein" — and, in a way, they sort of were.<p>Vladimir …

Data Visualization: New Shiny Packages & Products

The geography of Tweets

Give every Twitter user a brush and they will paint you the world — if they geotag their Tweets.<p>Those of us on the Visual Insights team are obsessed …

R Quick Tip: Shutdown Windows after Script Has Finished

(This article was first published on <b>theBioBucket*</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>Quite often I have long procedures running and want to do …

Mobile data is the new luxury good in southern Europe

Vodafone’s and Telefónica’s dismal results for the beginning of 2013 show serious weakness in southern Europe. Today, Vodafone reported its worst annual fall in service revenues in five years (paywall) in its fourth quarter, and blamed its problems (pdf) on “headwinds from a combination of …

Mobile

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