Posted on February 12, 2014 by - IT Blog

Google wearables: The face vs. the wrist – TechRepublic

techrepublic.com – Earlier this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung announced their Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches. The announcement itself wasn’t unexpected, save for the fact that Samsung ha…

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IBM Wants Its Watson Supercomputer to Feed Your Phone | Wired Enterprise

wired.com – We know that IBM’s Watson supercomputer is good at trivia. It beat two Jeopardy champions on the iconic TV game show in 2011. But IBM wants far more from this machine. It wants Watson to feed the a…

WIRED The Comcast-Netflix Deal May Not Be a Bad Thing After All | Wired Enterprise Netflix is now paying Comcast to get a little bit closer to the people using its broadband internet service, and many news outlets have portrayed this as the death knell for net neutrality, the not…

WIRED Space Photo of the Day – Wired Science

The mystery of how Cassiopeia A exploded is unraveling thanks to new data from NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR. In this image, NuSTAR data, which show high-energy X-rays fro…

Mysterious Quantum ‘Dropletons’ Form Inside Semiconductors Shot With Lasers – Wired Science

By shooting a semiconductor with ultra-fast laser pulses, scientists have discovered a new quasiparticle that behaves like a drop of liquid. The describe it as a quantum droplet, and named it “drop…

Samsung’s New Flagship Handset and Wearables Aim to Keep You Fit | Gadget Lab

Samsung just unveiled a suite of updated wearables and a new flagship handset at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Compared to their predecessors, the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Gear 2 add a sleeker de…

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Space Rock Smacks Moon, Creating Biggest Lunar Explosion Ever Seen – Wired Science

Pow! That would be the sound of a giant rock smacking into the moon (if the moon had any atmosphere to carry the sound, of course). But you can imagine the burst coming from the explosion in the vi…

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Facebook’s Plan to Conquer the World — With Crappy Phones and Bad Networks | Gadget Lab

Facebook’s recon team hit the ground in Nigeria in the dead of night, and right away ran into trouble with the law. “What did you bring for me,” demanded the first cop they encountered. “We brought…

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With Jelly, Biz Stone Wants to Remake Internet Search Down to the Core | Wired Design

Biz Stone has helped launch a few different social products over the years. You’ve probably heard of a few of them. His first startup was Xanga. After that he bluffed his way onto Google’s payroll,…

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UK’s top developers join forces to build flood-relief apps at emergency hack day | Technology

theguardian.com – More than 200 developers from companies including Google, Facebook, and Twitter spent Sunday hacking together apps and systems to help public responses to the UK floods. A Twitter account that spre…

Apple Reportedly Launching Two New iPhones with Larger Flat Sapphire Displays in September – Mac Rumors

macrumors.com – Apple Reportedly Launching Two New iPhones with Larger Flat Sapphire Displays in September Wednesday February 12, 2014 4:00 am PST by Richard Padilla Apple will reportedly release two versions of i…

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A Web-Connected Gadget That Pours Perfect Cocktails, From the Makers of Absolut | Wired Design

The internet of things is potentially transformative—and a little dry. Nest, the early leader in the space, provides the thrill of watching an electric bill rise in real time. Nike’s FuelBand serve…

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Why Gmail’s Contact Manager Is So Bad | Gadget Lab

The recently updated Gmail web interface has been polarizing. Either you love it or hate it. But something almost everyone can agree on is how horrible the contacts manager is. It’s difficult to fi…

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Hacked X-Rays Could Slip Guns Past Airport Security | Threat Level

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — Could a threat-simulation feature found in airport x-ray machines around the country be subverted to mask weapons or other contraband hidden in a traveler’s carry-o…

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The Next Big Thing You Missed: A Would-Be Dropbox Meant to Thwart the NSA | Wired Business

BitTorrent was best known as an internet protocol that let people swap pirated movies and music at the expense of big Hollywood studios and record labels. But then came a Belarusian engineer named …

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