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Could the Internet of Things grow by fifty times?

One of the annual events in the tech world is Cisco’s Visual Networking Index, the company’s survey of internet traffic trends.<p>The numbers, as …

In a distributed world cache is king. Why routers are becoming the new server.

Much like Amazon(a amzn) sparked a revolution in not just corporate IT but also in how companies build out their infrastructure (you could probably …

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FORTUNE — On Dec. 14, as heavy flurries and hail pounded pedestrians on Manhattan’s streets, cookbook author Jessica Seinfeld — wife of comedian Jerry — shared an Instagram photo of a taxi receipt for $415, to which she appended the following tags: “#OMG #neverforget #neveragain #real.”<p>This was no …

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Meet the Press: Inside Takes on the Latest Stories with Chuck Todd | NBC News

Full Lotter: NDA ‘wasn’t to silence me’Full Lotter: NDA ‘wasn’t to silence me’Full Lotter: NDA ‘wasn’t to silence me’<p>10:36<p>Could Manafort trial be heading to mistrial over a juror?Could Manafort trial be heading to mistrial over a juror?Could Manafort trial be heading to mistrial over a …

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Meet the Press: Inside Takes on the Latest Stories with Chuck Todd | NBC News

Removal of Brennan security clearance not 'national security decision'Removal of Brennan security clearance not 'national security decision'Removal of Brennan security clearance not 'national security decision'<p>03:17<p>Litman: "0 chance" jury will come back with an acquittal in Manafort trialLitman: "0 …

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Napolitano: Olympics delegation shows U.S. tolerance

Janet Napolitano, who is leading the president's delegation to the Winter Olympics in Russia, says the delegation, which includes prominent gay and lesbian athletes, wants to show the tolerance of the United States.<p>"What we would like to do is demonstrate that the United States is a very free and …

4 Changes Google Is Making And How They Affect Content Creation

SEO experts and webmasters spend a lot of time worrying about Google algorithm changes. In 2013, the search engine giant tweaked the algorithm 15 times, and in 2012, it was updated 37 times.<p>Worrying about algorithm updates may make sense for SEO experts and webmasters, but content creators don’t …

An Unholy Alliance Is Forcing Veterans To Pay For 12 Years Of War

In doing so, it was given aid and comfort by knowledge-starved pundits, axe-grinding editorial boards, and self-anointed armchair analysts everywhere, as it left the military and veteran community standing with their jaws on the ground in despairing disbelief. Exploiting pressure to strike a budget …

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Siemens Puts Weight Behind US Offshore Wind

There were new signs on Monday that the Cape Wind offshore wind power plant in Nantucket Sound in Massachusetts will become a reality. The developer …

Analyst predicts GM will buy Tesla in 2014

There's little question that Tesla has come at the automotive industry as an outsider. But will it last as an outsider for much longer? Not if you ask Yra Harris of Praxis Trading. According to <i>USA Today</i>, the veteran financial analyst recently predicted on <i>CNBC</i> that General Motors will try to buy …

Germany’s Largest Utility Ditches Two Long-Term Contracts For Coal Power

RWE, Germany’s largest electrical utility, will not renew two long-term contracts for coal-fired power, according to Bloomberg News.<p>In Germany, …

Why China is building a massive solar power plant in the middle of nowhere

Back in 2009 when China announced it would build the world’s largest photovoltaic power plant in the Mongolian desert, it choose a US company, First Solar, to construct the 2,000-megawatt (MW) project. Yesterday, China unveiled plans for another huge solar power plant, a 1,000 MW project in the …

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Are Ford and SunPower About to Make the Grid Irrelevant for EV Charging?

A couple months ago, we asked if electric vehicle services could help an automaker like Ford disrupt the relationship between electric utilities and …

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The Robot Olympics and the Future of Disaster Response

If we ever see robots strolling down the street one day, this weekend's DARPA Robotics Challenge will be the event that started it. The Challenge starts this Friday near Miami, and PopMech will be there. (In the meantime, check out some of the contenders.)<p><i>Update, Fri., Dec. 20: PopMech is here in</i> …

Hit the Slopes: The Best Ski Resorts and Hotels in the U.S. (Photos)

Powder & Pampering<p>At the end of a long day on the slopes, there’s only one thing you can think of: a comfy bed to fall into. At these top 10 ski …

Free Things to Do in Prague

Not long ago, Prague was hailed—in hushed tones—as one of the greatest European cities vacationers had yet to discover. Those days are gone, and the city is now well known as a major destination for art, history, and culture. Naturally, its prices have grown along with its reputation. With these …