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Colorado Springs gunman was 33-year-old recovering alcoholic

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The man who fatally shot three people during a rampage through the streets of Colorado Springs was a recovering …

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Wi-Fi signals enable gesture recognition throughout entire home

UW News<p>Forget to turn off the lights before leaving the apartment? No problem. Just raise your hand, finger-swipe the air, and your lights will power …

The risk not taken

For the first three years of Bonobos, I lived with $3,000 in the bank, a $3,000 apartment, and $150,000 of debt. During that time -- 2007 to 2010 -- …

The Evolution of Facebook's Entity Graph

Software engineer Eric Sun has revealed the evolution of Facebook’s Entity Graph, a complicated data set which maps the social network’s 100+ billion connections between people, places and interests.<p>Writing on Facebook’s blog, Sun detailed how the Entity Graph became the backbone for the entire …

From zero to half-a-billion: CEO Jeff Lawson writes the perfect story for Twilio

It was almost five years ago when I sat down with Jeff Lawson to talk about his vision for Twilio, and how he wanted to offer a way for all app …

Facebook’s New Colocation And Image Recognition Patents Tease The Future Of Sharing

Facebook’s empire was built on photo tags and sharing, but it’s a grueling process many neglect. Luckily, new Facebook patents give it tech to continuously capture video whenever your camera is open, rank and surface the best images, and auto-tag them with people, places, and businesses. They tease …

May the force be with us? Precise measurements test quantum electrodynamics, constrain possible fifth fundamental force

In addition to the Ti:Sa laser, Ubachs points out that two other techniques that the scientists used to address these challenges:<p>an additional laser …

Google’s purchase of Waze would deal a death blow to other companies’ mapping efforts

It’s been a heady few months for Israeli social mapping startup Waze. In January Apple was reportedly courting it with a $500 million offer (<b>Corrected:</b> we originally wrote “billion”); last month it was Facebook, for $1 billion. Now Google is planning to offer $1.3 billion, sources have told Globes, …

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The one thing that makes a company last forever

All companies hit rough patches from time to time. But only a few manage to survive decade after decade—some of them in a form that bears no resemblance to the original organization. Nokia began in 1865 as a riverside paper mill along the Tammerkoski Rapids in southwestern Finland. In the late …

Has the US become the type of nation from which you have to seek asylum?

By Timothy B. Lee<p>The whistleblower who disclosed classified documents regarding NSA surveillance to The Washington Post and the Guardian has gone public. He is Edward Snowden, 29, an employee of defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton.<p>Rather than face charges in the United States, Snowden has fled …

You Make Better Decisions If You “See” Your Senior Self

<b>The finding:</b> Many people feel disconnected from the individuals they’ll be in the future and, as a result, discount rewards that would later benefit them. But brief exposure to aged images of the self can change that behavior.<p><b>The research:</b> Hal Hershfield ran fMRI scans on subjects and found that …

How wearable tech will fuel the Internet of things

Wearable technologies like Google Glasses, the Nike+ FuelBand, and Autographer are still in their infancy, but they've managed to pique the interest …

What role did Google’s Play Store play in Viber’s Saudi Arabian blockage?

Last week it emerged that the Skype(S msft) and WhatsApp rival Viber had found its service blocked in Saudi Arabia because it doesn’t meet local …

Apple debuts iOS 7, OS X Mavericks, and new Macs: everything you need to know

This year’s WWDC may have started off slow with a nondescript app demo from third-party developer Anki, but the typical barrage of news started soon enough, with major updates to both iOS and OS X only representing part of the press conference. Both operating systems have abandoned nearly all signs …