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Facing Islamic State threat, Iraq digitizes national library

BAGHDAD (AP) — The dimly lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the …

What you need to know about artificial intelligence, and the imminent robot future

Autonomous weapons will become the Kalashnikovs of tomorrow<p>Future of Life Institute

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How ProBlogger's Darren Rowse Writes - Copyblogger

New media pioneer and entrepreneur Darren Rowse — creator of both Digital Photography School and ProBlogger — joined Kelton Reid to chat about the …

メディア消費はまだ「我流」が中心? メディアリテラシーは受け手だけではなく、創り手視点も必要!(市川 裕康)

前回のコラムでご紹介した全7週間の無料オンラインコース「Media LIT: Overcoming Information …

Facebook's instant articles arrive to speed up the News Feed

A turning point for the media<p>Once you tap, the article loads close to instantly — at least, it did for the handful stories I tested in a demonstration at Facebook’s headquarters. The app manages this using the same technology Facebook has used to get photos and videos to load quickly. It begins …

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Periscope vs. Meerkat

I started using Meerkat right as buzz started to build up in early March. For those still unfamiliar, Meerkat is the live streaming app that allows …

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Flickr's New Magical Search Tool Knows What's in Your Pics

Flickr had a big head start in the online photo-sharing race, but some of its early momentum was lost when competitors like Google, Dropbox, iCloud, …

Flickr redesigns web and mobile apps to create a powerhouse in online photo storage

A major renovation for the once-neglected photo-sharing service<p>When Marissa Mayer became Yahoo’s CEO in 2012, she was greeted with a viral internet campaign from one of the company’s most loved — and neglected — properties. "Dear Marissa Mayer," began the website created by entrepreneur Sean …

Microsoft’s Surface tablet started off life as this doodle in a sketchbook

The days before Surface Pen<p>Microsoft’s Ralf Groene held a fascinating session on stage at the company’s Ignite conference this week. Groene is responsible for the design of Microsoft’s Surface tablet, and he offered some unique insights into the early days of Surface. While <i>The Verge</i> previously …

Orson Welles' last film may finally be completed with an Indiegogo campaign

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Facebook says its algorithms aren't responsible for your online echo chamber

The News Feed skews whose opinions you see, but it's not the biggest factor<p>In 2011, progressive activist and author Eli Pariser told an unsettling story about the way that social networks could be skewing our view of the world. "I've always gone out of my way to meet conservatives," he said at a …

Why Microsoft is calling Windows 10 'the last version of Windows'

"Right now we’re releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, we’re all still working on Windows 10." That was the message from Microsoft employee Jerry Nixon, a developer evangelist speaking at the company's Ignite conference this week. Nixon was explaining how …

Periscopes, pirates, and pugilists: the battle between TV and live streaming apps

News of pay-per-view's death is greatly exaggerated<p>Despite its billing as the mega-fight everyone had been waiting for, last Saturday’s boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao was decidedly lacking in action. For 12 rounds Pretty Boy Floyd dodged, rolled, and hugged his way to a …

This developer has a web browser running on his Apple Watch

Obviously, it's not very practical<p>Comex, the developer behind JailBreakMe and former Apple intern, has figured out a way to hack the Apple Watch OS to get a web browser to run on the device, <i>9to5 Mac</i> reports. In a recent video, Comex shows Google's homepage displayed on his Apple …

March 2015 made climate history, and not in a good way

For the first time on record in human history, the monthly global average concentration of carbon dioxide — the most important global warming …

NASA’s new radar technology helped save four lives in Nepal

New technology developed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and NASA was recently used to save the lives of four men buried under rubble in Nepal. Called FINDER (Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response), prototypes were brought to the country after last month's devastating …

Tesla's Powerwall is already sold out through middle of 2016

On Tesla's quarterly earnings call, CEO Elon Musk announced "crazy off the hook" demand for its just-announced Powerwall battery product. He said over 38,000 reservations have been received, which should take up the expected production through mid-2016, and demand is high enough to account for all …

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Amazing Star Wars Scenes Cut From Single Sheets of Paper

It's great to be a fan of something. Anything, really. Box car racing, soap carving, fly fishing, Taylor Swift—whenever you can find joy in a hobby …

Google's Next Calendar Could Manage Real Life for You

My calendar is not a happy place. It's a cold grid-world populated solely by meetings and appointments—a map to the least favorite parts of my week. …

Periscope Can't Afford to Piss Off Broadcasters

Periscope comes in peace.<p>That was co-founder and CEO Kayvon Beykpour's message to broadcasters on stage today at the Techcrunch Disrupt conference in …

Virtual reality is for watching things. HoloLens is for making them

Augmented reality isn't immersive, and that's exactly why it works<p>At a SXSW panel in March, Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey weighed in on the HoloLens, an augmented reality headset that Microsoft revealed in January. Unsurprisingly, he was more excited about virtual reality tech like the Oculus …

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Twitter Needs New Leadership

Yesterday Twitter released very disappointing quarterly results, with misses on both user and revenue growth. From the Wall Street Journal:<p>Twitter …

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How to Quit Your Job, Move to Paradise and Get Paid to Change the World

<i>This guest post is by Jon Morrow of Smart Blogger (formerly Boost Blog Traffic)</i><p>After all, that’s the dream, right?<p>Forget the mansions and limousines …

Windows 10 can run reworked Android and iOS apps

After months of rumors, Microsoft is revealing its plans to get mobile apps on Windows 10 today. While the company has been investigating emulating Android apps, it has settled on a different solution, or set of solutions, that will allow developers to bring their existing code to Windows 10.<p>iOS …

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