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Report: Pakistan's New Spy System Wants To "Rival The NSA" In Data Collection

The Pakistani government is reaching out to U.S. and European companies to help it build a sophisticated mass surveillance system, according to a new report published by the London-based Privacy International advocacy group.<p>Pakistan has been trying to build a sophisticated National Security …

Skype For Business Begins Rolling Out Publicly Today

Microsoft’s “Skype for Business,” which is designed to replace the company’s older enterprise communication tool Lync, is rolling out publicly today as part of the Office 2013 April update, the company announced this morning. It’s also now rolling out Skype for Business Online to its Office 365 …

Google Isn’t Giving Up on Glass, Eric Schmidt Says

Google is sticking with its controversial Glass Internet-connected eyewear because the technology is too important to scrap, according to Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.<p>Google stopped selling the first version of Glass and shut its Explorer program in January, moving the project out of its Google …

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PayPal warms up to crowdfunding with revised policies

PayPal and the crowdfunding community have had a rocky relationship — but the eBay-owned payments company has rebuilt that bridge with revamped crowdfunding policies, multiple PayPal executives told VentureBeat today.<p>Like most relationship fixes, the secret sauce proved to be better communication. …

Atomico-Backed Quipper Gets Another $5.8M To Expand The Reach Of Its E-Learning Platform

Quipper, an e-learning platform backed by the London-based VC firm, Atomico, that’s led by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström, has closed a new tranche of funding. The $5.8 million Series A2 round takes Quipper’s total funding to just over $10 million to-date.<p>Participators in its Series A2 round …

What are the Fastest Growing Tech Startups in Europe?

Wouldn’t it be cool to have a list of the fastest-growing tech startups in Europe? Yes, that’s what we thought as well and it would make so much sense for TNW to follow and cover those companies on their way to their IPOs (hopefully).<p>So, we sat down with our partner Adyen (a global payments …

7 Steps to Mindfully Manifest Your Goals

As a mind-body therapist and an international trainer I've helped thousands of patients and workshop participants learn how to mindfully access their core creativity and manifest their goals. Mindfulness is a powerful tool that can help one go beyond their fears and resistances to tap into their …

Android Creator Andy Rubin's Next Big Google Project: Robots

Amazon’s drone delivery experiment headlined the news earlier this week, but it seems that the next generation of technology is continuing to amaze. Google has revealed that it is working to create a new generation of robots, the New York Times reports.<p>The man behind Google’s robotics effort is no …

Intel, HP prepare for the end of days -- Windows XP's, that is

As the sun sets on support for Windows XP nears, Hewlett-Packard and Intel executives say they're looking to new horizons.<p>In case you've been living under a rock, support for Windows XP ends on April 8, 2014.<p>And Microsoft has a message for you: "If your organization has not started the migration to …

The gentle art of cracking passwords

<b>On the internet, the most popular colour is blue, at least when it comes to passwords.</b><p>If you are wondering why, it is largely because so many popular websites and services (Facebook, Twitter and Google to name but three) use the colour in their logo. That has a subtle impact on the choices people …

China’s Schools Teaches Kids to Take Tests, Obey the State, and Not Much More

China may have made huge strides recently, but its school system languishes as a relic that teaches children by rote and exists merely to make …

Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

Animation

Pakistan Calling

This film tells the story of a street child (Agha Khan) who collects garbage and works hard to survive.<p>A candid view of life in Karachi, by some of …

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Apple iPhone 5S and 5C: everything you need to know

Apple’s iPhone event on Tuesday brought us the two new devices we expected — and not much else. At a comparatively subdued and small event, the company replaced last year’s iPhone 5 with two models: the iPhone 5c, a colorful plastic phone that starts at $99, and the iPhone 5s, a high-end device …

iOS 7: hidden iPhone features that will be enabled

As Apple releases its new operating software ahead of the launch of the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5c, we take a look at some of the exciting features that will be enabled.<p>Apple is due to release iOS 7 to the public on September 18, just ahead of the two new iPhones themselves.<p>While some of the …

Password Protect Your Devices

Choosing not to password protect your devices is the digital equivalent of leaving your home or car unlocked. If you're lucky, no one will take advantage of the access. Or maybe the contents will be ravaged and your favorite speakers and/or secrets stolen.

US intelligence leaks expose deep distrust of Pakistan

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal the depth of mistrust between America and Pakistan, revealing how the US spied on Islamabad’s nuclear assets and compiled dossiers of extrajudicial killings.<p>The revelations, published by The Washington Post on Tuesday, appear to show how billions of dollars …

Samsung could beat Apple’s smart watch to market with a Sept. 4 unveiling

Samsung has been teasing some new product releases for a September 4 event called Samsung Unpacked, and the fan site SamMobile, citing an anonymous source, reports that one of the things Samsung will unveil is a “Galaxy Gear” smart watch that will act as a companion to Samsung’s Galaxy phones. …

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Are these the hottest startups around, or the next billion-dollar exits?

LinkedIn (s lnkd) has released its second-annual ranking of the startups that Silicon Valley engineers most want to work for, and enterprise IT …

Shared.Com Takes On Mega, Dropbox With 100GB Of Free Storage Space

Share Media is a four-person, bootstrapped company that aims to take on Kim Dotcom. Their service, basically a way to drag and drop files and instantly share them with others, offers 100GB free with a file size limit of 2GB. As of this writing Kim Dotcom’s Mega has an upward limit of 50GB of …

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10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

A 360TB disc that holds data for more than 1 million years?

In the future, we might be able to save our history to a glass storage medium that could potentially outlive humankind. The new type of memory also touts mind-blowing specifications, such as 360TB per disc data capacity and the ability to withstand extreme temperatures up to 1,832 Fahrenheit.<p>By …

Nanotech

8 Unusual Gizmos That'll Keep You Cool This Summer

Many people opt for central air conditioning or the simple window AC unit, but where's the fun in that?<p>From beds with built-in liquid cooling, to office chairs that can keep your backside chilly, there's a surprising amount of technology that exists for one sole purpose: to keep you cool in the …

Programming is FUNdamental: A closer look at Code.org's star-studded computer science campaign

"All these people who've made it big have their own variation of the same story, where they felt lucky to be exposed to computer programming at the right age, and it bloomed into something that changed their life," explains the organization's co-founder, Ali Partovi, seated in the conference room …

The most efficient way to track packages on Android

Tracking packages, monitoring their every movement from the vendor to your front door, can feel a bit like an addiction at times. Once you have the tracking number, you're either refreshing the respective carrier's tracking page, or you're mercilessly opening and closing your favorite …

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