Category Technology

Net Neutrality Petition by Avaaz.org

Net Neutrality Petition by Avaaz.org This related back to my previous post: NET NEUTRALITY – SHOULD WE CARE? I’m not sure I completely approve of the bombastic title (Internet Apocalypse?) and image chosen (see above) for the petition’s page. However, it’s an important petition and Avaaz.org tends to get this done from an activism point of view. I […]

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Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Google will buy London-based artificial intelligence company DeepMind. The Information reports that the acquisition price was more than $500 million, and that Facebook was also in talks to buy the startup late last year. DeepMind confirmed the acquisition to us, but couldn’t disclose deal terms. The acquisition was originally confirmed by Google…

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Google opens Pandora’s Box with virtual Lego

Originally posted on WordsByNowak:
If this blog post seems a little short today, it’s because I’m busy preparing my lawsuit against Google and Lego. It seems the two companies have poached an idea I shared nearly a year ago, wherein I proposed a 3D  tool that could allow people to construct their own virtual Lego…

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Protect Yourself From The NSA With WireOver’s Encrypted File Sharing

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Nothing is truly NSA-proof or hacker-proof, but WireOver wants to offer you more security than Dropbox, Google Drive, or Skydrive. The Y Combinator startup just emerged from stealth with a desktop app that lets you send files of any size for free. And for $10 a month, your transfers get end-to-end…

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Google’s New Smart Contact Lens Is Old News For Microsoft

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Google today announced its smart contact lens project, but it’s not the first by a long shot (or even a moon shot). Other companies have long been working on smart lenses — including Microsoft Research, which unveiled a similar project in 2011 in collaboration with someone who now works for Google X.…

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Net neutrality is like a utility, except that it isn’t

Originally posted on WordsByNowak:
FedEx jets: why the internet is nothing like the postal service. Net neutrality has certainly taken a beating of late on both sides of the border. In the United States last week, a federal court effectively killed what few rules there were that prevented internet providers from discriminating between different types…

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For More Than War: Airware Demos Its Drone Platform By Protecting Rhinos From Poachers

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Airware wants to prove drones have plenty of uses beyond killing people. Today the unmanned aerial vehicle hardware/software/firmware startup detailed how it’s built and deployed special drones to thwart animal poachers in Kenya, Africa. The demo could build interest for the launch of Airware’s commercial drone platform later this year. Airware…

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