Jacob Akse

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Iraqi Deputy PM Asks Obama for Election Monitors

Saleh al-Mutlaq, a deputy prime minister of Iraq, arrived in Washington this week with a modest request for a president he says prematurely withdrew …

Microsoft may preview Windows 'Threshold' in April, launch it in 2015

Microsoft may have just released Windows 8.1 a few months ago, but it's reportedly on the cusp of previewing its <i>next</i> major Windows version, Threshold. The <i>SuperSite</i> <i>for Windows</i> hears from sources that Microsoft will provide a "vision" for the OS at its Build conference in early April. While there …

Bottle Crate And Their Story

A typical bottle crate can hold thirty bottles, however the design of the crate leaves room for more to fit in. The Up & Down Box can hold twenty …

Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

At CES 2014, the smartest home appliances aren't smart at all<p>CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's incongruous efforts to push Evernote onto …

CyanogenMod Installer comes to the Mac in beta form

Mac users no longer have to sit on the sidelines while their Windows-using friends install CyanogenMod with ease. Cyanogen has just released an OS X beta for its Installer app, making it trivial to flash your Android phone with a new ROM from the comfort of your MacBook. Just be sure to check out …

Yahoo's chief operating officer in surprise departure

<b>Yahoo's chief operating officer has unexpectedly departed the company just over a year after he was hired to turn its advertising business around.</b><p>Henrique de Castro, Yahoo's second most senior executive, is leaving this week. No reason was given.<p>His departure deals a blow to the firm's efforts to …

Spotify now lets free users stream unlimited music through its website - Pocket-lint

Spotify has removed the streaming limit cap for free users on its desktop product. Of course, non-premium paying users will still be subjected to …

Unity Developers Can Now Build Games For Sony’s PlayStation Vita

And Unity’s develop-once, build-for-anything arsenal continues to grow.<p>This morning, the guys over at Unity made good on a promise they first made in March of last year: support for Sony’s latest handheld, the PlayStation Vita.<p>It’s perhaps not the <i>best</i> timing, seeing as Sony is currently trying to …

Spam-Fighting Startup Impermium Joins Google, Discontinues Third-Party Services

Impermium, a cybersecurity startup that was backed by top funds like Accel and Greylock, is joining Google. They had raised $9 million in funding from Highland Capital Partners, the Social+Capital Partnership, AOL Ventures, Charles River Ventures, Freestyle, Greylock and angels like Matt Ocko.<p>We …

Ericsson’s Vestberg is reportedly in the mix for top Microsoft job

Another day, another candidate for Microsoft(s msft) CEO. This time it’s Ericsson(s adr) CEO Hans Vestberg who’s being considered by thesoftware …

BYU image algorithm can recognize objects without any human help

Even the smartest object recognition systems tend to require at least some human input to be effective, even if it's just to get the ball rolling. Not a new system from Brigham Young University, however. A team led by Dah-Jye Lee has built a genetic algorithm that decides which features are …

You can now 3D print directly from Adobe’s Photoshop

First Microsoft, now Adobe: 3D printing will get a big mainstream boost Thursday when users find they can now use Photoshop to edit 3D designs and …