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In Silicon Valley, age can be a curse

In 2012, three high-tech companies in Silicon Valley announced they were laying off a combined 48,000 employees. Layoffs continue this year, including last week's announcement that an otherwise profitable Cisco Systems was letting 4,000 people go.<p>At the same time, the total number of jobs in the …

Silicon Valley

Fujitsu supercomputer simulates 1 second of brain activity

Harnessing more than 82,000 processors on the world's fourth-ranked supercomputer, scientists run an experiment that represents 1 percent of human brain activity.<p>Is it really possible to simulate the human brain on a computer? AI researchers have been investigating that question for decades, but …

The Brain

SoundBrush, An App That Lets You Draw Music, Turns The Untrained Into Musicians

An iPad app called SoundBrush is out to make music composition accessible, even those who don’t play an instrument. After releasing a MVP in April 2012 to test out the concept of drawing music on a tablet, SoundBrush released a more sophisticated second version last month along with a sharing and …

Dad’s company made burgers. Mine just eats them – James Somers | Aeon Essays

There’s this great moment in the documentary <i>Jiro Dreams of Sushi</i> (2011) when the world’s most celebrated sushi chef turns to his son, who is leaving …

Justice Department tries to force Google to hand over user data

Secret lawsuit in Manhattan filed last month asks judge to force Google to cough up user data without a search warrant. A different court has already ruled that the process is unconstitutional.<p>A new lawsuit in Manhattan pitting the U.S. Department of Justice against Google offers a rare glimpse of …

Surveillance

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New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart

In her keynote speech at last year’s annual Netroots Nation gathering, Darcy Burner pitched a seemingly simple idea to the thousands of bloggers and web developers in the audience. The former Microsoft programmer and congressional candidate proposed a smartphone app allowing shoppers to swipe …

We Are Living Through a 'Tech Depression': Marc Andreessen

Don't expect a game changing tech initial public offering anytime soon. Private tech companies are steering clear of going public as long as they can …

Venture Capital

Deep Dive With The New Google Maps For Desktop With Google Earth Integration, It’s More Than Just A Utility

Using Google Maps today is great for what it’s supposed to do, get you from point A to point B. But there’s a lot of information that Google collects that you never get a chance to glance it, or don’t have a reason to. Google wants to give you more reasons to explore a map, and it’s obvious with …

"I Contribute to the Windows Kernel. We Are Slower Than Other Operating Systems. Here Is Why."

I was explaining on Hacker News why Windows fell behind Linux in terms of operating system kernel performance and innovation. And out of nowhere an …

Freedom of Information

Here’s Your Chance To Influence The Internet Sales Tax Law, For Reals

Congress is on track to passing a nationwide Internet retail sales tax, but it has serious flaws that could majorly muck up the e-commerce industry. We think citizens are often smarter than the government, and we want to give you a chance to make the bill better before it becomes law. So, we’ve …

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