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Smart socks give runners data most fitness trackers don't

We live in an age of smart. We talk on smartphones, ride smart bikes, chill beer in smart refrigerators. And soon we'll be wearing smart socks. At least that's what Redmond, Wash., startup Heapsylon hopes.<p>"The vision for the company is that the garment, whatever we wear, is going to eventually turn …

Wearable Tech

IBM shareholder sues firm over NSA “links” and China risk

IBM(s ibm) was one of the first big U.S. tech firms to pay the price for the NSA scandal. Although nobody has ever proven a link between the company …

15 Million Students Learned to Program This Week, Thanks to Hour of Code

Hour of Code, a five-day-old initiative to get kids to take programming tutorials during Computer Science Education Week, will soon reach 15 million …

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Silicon Valley Is Living Inside A Bubble Of Tone-Deaf Arrogance

The difference is in other cosmopolitan cities, the lower part of society keep to themselves. They sell small trinkets, beg coyly, stay quiet, and generally stay out of your way. They realize it's a privilege to be in the civilized part of town and view themselves as guests. And that's okay.<p>It's …

The future of data is about a lot more than pretty charts and sales reports

It seems like no discussion about the value of data is complete without some — often much — emphasis on better business intelligence software and …

Here’s the one thing someone needs to invent before the internet of things can take off

<i>Part III in a series.</i><p>As Quartz has already reported, the Internet of Things is already here, and in the not too distant future it will replace the web. Many enabling technologies have arrived which will make the internet of things ubiquitous, and thanks to smartphones, the public is finally ready …

Internet of Things