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The Wall Street Journal is animating its famed 'hedcut' portraits

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 13:56

The Wall Street Journal is animating its famed 'hedcut' portraitsFor the rich, powerful, famous, and infamous, an official Wall Street Journal hedcut is a bucket list item. It basically looks like money... and WSJ is all about money. The images are a throwback to a headier time for the newspaper business, but the Journal is making one small update to accommodate modern pop culture: they're getting animated.


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Hurry: You have just over an hour to get an invitation for Google’s awesome Inbox app

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 13:46

 You have just over an hour to get an invitation for Google’s awesome Inbox appDisappointed that no one has yet invited you to try out Google’s awesome new Inbox by Gmail app? Well you can get one right now if you act fast. 9to5Google points out that Google on Wednesday said that it would guarantee Inbox invitations to anyone who emails inbox@google.com from a Gmail address between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon PST (1 p.m.-3 p.m. EST). This means that as of this writing you have just over an hour to email Google and get your guaranteed Inbox invite. LEARN MORE: Inbox vs. Gmail 5.0: The most in-depth comparison yet For those of you who don’t know, Inbox is a new app that Google thinks is the future of its hugely popular Gmail


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VirtualBox review

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 13:46
Run other operating systems on your computer
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This beautiful dual-screen Android phone will blow your mind

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 13:45

This beautiful dual-screen Android phone will blow your mindAnnounced in late February at MWC 2014 and then teased again in mid-November, the dual-screen YotaPhone 2 is available to purchase in launch markets, with the new flagship device set to cost about $620 in Europe. FROM EARLIER: One of the coolest Android handsets ever will finally launch soon The phone will initially be available in 20 European countries, Android and Me reports, and should expand to China and other markets in early 2015, following its late 2014 launch. The second YotaPhone will hit Canada and Latin America next year as well, though launch plans for the U.S. have not been announced. The YotaPhone 2 is the second Yota handset to feature a dual screen design, though this year’s version offers even better


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Russian e-ink YotaPhone hopes it's second time lucky

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 13:40

Russian e-ink YotaPhone hopes it's second time luckyThe smartphone with a low-power screen on the back is back, but it ain't cheap.>


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What's a CRomnibus? Washington creates a word

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 13:40

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, joined by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, following a House Republican caucus meeting. Just days before government funding expires, House Republican leaders are trying to strike a balance between the conservatives determined to stop President Barack Obama’s immigration order and other lawmakers just as determined to avoid another politically damaging shutdown. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Take an obscure abbreviation, add insider-speak and you end up with the latest version of Washington argot.


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What Ebola Is Teaching Us About Hard Trends

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 13:34

What Ebola Is Teaching Us About Hard TrendsDeadly and infectious viruses, such as Ebola, are an inevitable and unavoidable fact of nature. In other words, they are examples of a Hard Trend. And they demand new innovations in order to combat them.I cannot overstate that Ebola, which is responsible for ending thousands of lives and devastating many thousands more, is a profound tragedy...


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iPhone Backup Extractor review

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 13:26
Extract files from any iTunes or iCloud backup of iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch device
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U.S. intelligence agency aims to develop superconducting computer

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 13:24

Member of the media films the room with the IBM Blue Gene Q Supercomputer on the launch day for the HBP at the EPFL in EcublensWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. intelligence community has launched a multi-year research project to develop a superconducting computer, awarding its first contracts to three major technology companies. International Business Machines Corp, Raytheon BBN Technologies and Northrop Grumman Corp won the contracts, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity said Wednesday, without disclosing financial details. The Cryogenic Computer Complexity (C3) program could lead to a new generation of superconducting supercomputers, said the unit of the Office of the Director of National ...


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Hundreds of deals still available in Amazon’s massive Cyber Week sale

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 13:20

Hundreds of deals still available in Amazon’s massive Cyber Week saleBlack Friday 2014 is long gone and Cyber Monday is behind us as well. Both of these major American shopping events brought record sales for retailers according to market tracking firms, but the crazy deals aren’t done just yet. A number of major retailers including Best Buy, Overstock, Sam’s Club and more are extending their sales all week long, with new deals being introduced every day. Amazon always offers prices that are among the lowest you’ll find anywhere, and the online retailer’s discounts are even deeper for Cyber Week 2014. DON’T MISS: The most beautiful iPhone 6 cases you’ve never heard of Amazon’s Black Friday blowout was crazy and the savings kept coming on Cyber Monday, but some people just can’t be


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Microsoft continues tinkering with Windows 10 preview

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 13:13

Microsoft continues tinkering with Windows 10 previewThe company is working on its next preview releases of Windows 10 for desktops, mobile devices and servers. Here's the latest from tipsters about what to expect when.>


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'The Force Awakens' trailer gets a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' remix

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 13:07

'The Force Awakens' trailer gets a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' remixNeed an excuse to watch the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer for the 900th time? Let this "Guardians of the Galaxy"-inspired mashup set you up with the spirit in the sky.>


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Three ways Microsoft can benefit from Acompli and its mobile email apps

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 13:02

Three ways Microsoft can benefit from Acompli and its mobile email appsIf Microsoft integrates it properly, Acompli can dramatically improve the Outlook experience on mobile devices. Tony Bradley explains how.


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Bats, donuts, and a compass: scientists discover how animals orient themselves

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 13:01

 scientists discover how animals orient themselvesPicture yourself exiting a subway car. You step onto the platform and for a moment, you’re completely disoriented. It feels weird, because when you entered the car at another station, you knew north from south, but now you’re turned around. According to researchers at Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, that feeling is likely caused by a temporary failure in what they think is the mammalian brain’s 3D compass — a compass that doesn't rely on a magnetic field, but that orients our brains relative to our surroundings. ...


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HP to sell Alcatel-Lucent network-enabled cloud solutions

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 12:54

HP to sell Alcatel-Lucent network-enabled cloud solutionsThe idea is to reduce network complexity while boosting IT agility for mutual enterprise customers.


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Luxottica signs deal with Intel to develop hi-tech glasses

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 12:53

An employee walks inside the Intel microprocessor assembly plant in HerediaBy Valentina Za MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's Luxottica is joining forces with U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp to develop glasses that combine its top fashion brands with technology that could allow wearers to access information about their health or location. The world's biggest eyewear maker said on Wednesday the frames developed with Intel would serve very specific purposes, and would not compete with its existing deal to manufacture and distribute Google Inc's Internet-connected glasses. ...


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Tomorrow Daily 095: Japan crowns the worst robot ever, an interactive zombie movie, and more

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 12:49

 Japan crowns the worst robot ever, an interactive zombie movie, and moreOn today's show, guest host Thom Tran joins Ashley as they discuss futuristic elevators that remind them of Willy Wonka, a thrilling interactive short film featuring the undead, and "Hebocon," a Japanese competition seeking the worst robot ever.>


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