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Quantum Computers Move Another Step Closer To Reality

Imagine that two people could get linked in such a way that they could influence each other no matter where in the universe they existed. Now scientists find they can entangle mechanical vibrations in this same way, findings that could help enable quantum computers far more powerful than normal …

Who Should Be Driving Big Data?

Every day the number of ways in which we can collect data grows, from personal data collected by exercise gadgets such as Fitbit Flex and Nike FuelBand, to the social interactions that we engage in online through Facebook, Google and Twitter.<p>This is on top of the transactional data that …

The Googlization Of GE: Targeting New $514 Billion IT Market

The machines are taking over big data. In 2008, the number of things connected to the Internet exceeded the number of people on Earth, according to Cisco. Last year, IDC estimated that in 2020, there will be 26 times more connected things than people. And this week, Wikibon issued a forecast of …

TECH NOW: Best new gadgets for women

Take a look at this gear thoughtfully designed with women in mind, from fashionable earbuds to handy charging devices and totes.<p>When it comes to great gadgets for gals, tech companies have been slow to realize they can't just make the same old gadgets and slap some pink paint on them.<p>According to …

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of neural activity in the human brain, and the numbers are …

YouTube opens up live streaming to anyone with 100 or more subscribers

YouTube is opening up its live streaming service to anyone with 100 or more subscribers, putting smaller, independent creators on the same footing as larger productions. The announcement comes less than three months after YouTube lowered the bar on live streaming to channels with 1,000 or more …

Move to mobiles and share rebound leaves Facebook sitting pretty

When Facebook was preparing to float in May 2012, former analyst Henry Blodget – now the high-energy editor of the Business Insider website – was unambiguous. The stock was, he said, "muppet bait" – so widely anticipated and hyped that there was no chance of beating the market by subscribing to the …

Groupon Goes Mobile With Its ‘Reserve’ Restaurant Reservation And Meal Discount Pivot Play

Groupon launched its Groupon Reserve restaurant table-booking and fine dining discount service earlier this month, and already the company is bringing that service to its mobile apps via an iPhone update that goes live today. Android and iPad versions are planned to follow as Groupon shifts its …

See Darkly Funny Artifacts From The Internet Town That Never Left the 1970s

The brainchild of screenwriter Richard Littler, Scarfolk is a visual compendium of artifacts that perfectly captures the casual paranoia of life in …

Lenovo reportedly banned by MI6, CIA, and other spy agencies over fear of Chinese hacking (update)

Beijing-based computer maker Lenovo has reportedly been blacklisted for years by spy agencies worldwide, as concerns about government-sanctioned Chinese hacking persist. According to the <i>Australian Financial Review</i>, Australia, the UK, Canada, New Zealand, and the US have all rejected Lenovo machines …

Your App Is Slow Because Our World Is Ending

The meatiest article I ran across on the Internet this week was also–maybe–a harbinger of doom for life as we know it. I mean Drew Crawford’s superb piece <i>Why mobile web apps are slow</i>. It’s long, and somewhat dense, but definitely worth reading if you’re technical enough to follow along.<p>Its upshot: …

Google invests in YouTube studio in LA | Financial Times

In a vast, hangar-sized studio in Los Angeles once owned by the billionaire industrialist Howard Hughes, two women dressed as medieval maidens are …

SolePower charges smartphones by harnessing walking power

What if people could charge their phones by going for a walk? No electricity, no power outlets, no more dealing with dead phone batteries. This idea actually isn't too farfetched.<p>A new Kickstarter campaign is focused on getting funding for a power generating shoe insert that lets users charge …

How Google Glass Can Evolve as a Tool for Journalists

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>This is a guest post by Sarah Hill, the Chief Digital Storyteller for Veterans United Home Loans. She is Hangout Host for its veteran and military issues news hub, Veterans United Network. She is also known as the first journalist to use a Google+ Hangout in a television newscast. You</i> …

HTC One Google Play edition: what's different?

Last week we got our hands on the HTC One Google Play edition and shared our first impressions. Today we dig a little deeper into how this superphone differs from its Sense 5-equipped siblings, with a focus on benchmarks, battery life and camera performance. As you'll recall, Samsung introduced a …

It Took Two Years to Get This Fog-Filled San Francisco Timelapse Right

The early morning when the whole city is still sleeping and the sky is changing from black to pink to orange to blue is the best part of the day. For …

Wearable computers predicted to kill smartphones

Since we’re still witnessing the slow death of the traditional PC, it may seem a little premature to already start talking about the deaths of …

Siri's creator shows off Bright, a predictive assistant that reduces stress, increases productivity - ExtremeTech

Siri’s creator shows off Bright, a predictive assistant that reduces stress, increases productivity<p>By on July 2, 2013 at 8:42 am<p>This site may earn …

10 Incredible Ways Technology May Make Us Superhuman

In the last half of the twentieth century, medical science came up with some pretty astonishing ways to replace human parts that were starting to …

Cheaper, Sportier Google Glass Competitor Is Now Available For Pre-Order

The XTREME Google Glass. Google Glass 2000! (It's actually called the Recon Jet, and it looks pretty sweet.)<p>With all the hubbub about Google Glass, it's easy to miss all the other companies that are also taking advantage of the availability and power of tiny smartphone components for head-up …

Designing for Google Glass: It’s not what it appears

Today, Google Glass is not what many people imagine it to be. As with prescription “glasses,” many assume you actually see <i>through</i> Glass, and that Glass gives us a different lens through which to see the world: superimposing the names of people, flowers, and monuments as we walk around in the real …

Gigaom | The New York Times is making ads for the future — but where’s the money right now?

Advertisement<p>The Idea Lab at the New York Times (s nyt) is perched on the 16th floor of the <i>Times’</i> building and commands an impressive view of the …

How the Rest of Us Can Build the Internet of Things | WIRED

Ayla’s approach is to bake its software — drivers, really — into modules built by its partners, chipmakers Broadcom and STMicroelectronics. Makers …

The Scramble To Replace Google Reader

The announcement earlier in the year of of Google Reader’s demise on July 1st has given a lot of developers a hard deadline to get something usable delivered. I think this week is going to see a bundle of RSS readers released, both for desk-bound computers, and on mobile. The value of a good …