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90 percent of 911 calls made in Washington, DC lacked accurate location info - Engadget

July 11, 2014 - 4:14am

90 percent of 911 calls made in Washington, DC lacked accurate location info
Engadget
Data pulled from a recent Freedom of Information Act request reveals that an overwhelming majority of 911 wireless calls made over a six-month period last year in Washington, DC were delivered "without accurate location information to find callers who are ...

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IBM PR kills Moore's Law (or is it pinin' for the fjords?) - Computerworld (blog)

July 11, 2014 - 4:08am

Computerworld (blog)

IBM PR kills Moore's Law (or is it pinin' for the fjords?)
Computerworld (blog)
IBM (NYSE:IBM) wants you to know that it's investing $3B in chip R&D over the next five years. It's voicing concerns that Moore's Law is running out (i.e., that it'll become impossible to double transistor densities every couple of years). To that end, IBM's looking ...

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LG Display unveils 18-inch flexible OLED display - Times of India

July 11, 2014 - 4:04am

Times of India

LG Display unveils 18-inch flexible OLED display
Times of India
SEOUL: LG Display has developed an 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder, a step toward making a large display for flexible TVs. The South Korean display panel maker said Friday the flexible display has a resolution of ...

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'Factory wipe' on Android phones left naked selfies and worse, study finds - The Guardian

July 11, 2014 - 3:31am

The Guardian

'Factory wipe' on Android phones left naked selfies and worse, study finds
The Guardian
Woman taking selfies with phone When you come to get rid of the phone, will the selfie remain? Photograph: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images. Hundreds of naked selfies and intimate pictures of both men and women were found on a batch Android ...

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90 percent of 911 calls made in Washington, DC lacked accurate location info - Engadget

July 11, 2014 - 3:22am

Ars Technica

90 percent of 911 calls made in Washington, DC lacked accurate location info
Engadget
Data pulled from a recent Freedom of Information Act request reveals that an overwhelming majority of 911 wireless calls made over a six-month period last year in Washington, DC were delivered "without accurate location information to find callers who are ...
9 out of 10 wireless 911 calls in DC don't provide accurate location infoArs Technica

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Play Angry Bird with a robot soon - Mizo News

July 11, 2014 - 2:49am

Play Angry Bird with a robot soon
Mizo News
New York: Get ready to play popular game Angry Bird with a robot as researchers have paired a small humanoid robot with an android tablet that can help kids programme a robot to learn new skills. Researchers envision the robot-smart tablet system as a ...

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GameStop Won't Be Involved in Creative Process, CEO Says - GameSpot

July 11, 2014 - 1:30am

GameSpot

GameStop Won't Be Involved in Creative Process, CEO Says
GameSpot
Responding to rumors that GameStop was getting involved earlier in game development, the CEO promises that the company will never affect the creative side of production. newhaus1994. by Alex Newhouse on July 10, 2014. Comments · Shares · Tweets · + ...
GameStop promises it won't interfere with game developmentEngadget
GameStop CEO: You Won't See Us Involved In The Creative ProcessGameSided
GameStop CEO: Retailer won't mess with games' creative directionCNET
Computerandvideogames.com
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Samsung gives its app store a makeover with a focus on Galaxy devices - PCWorld

July 11, 2014 - 1:11am

Samsung gives its app store a makeover with a focus on Galaxy devices
PCWorld
Samsung Electronics has updated and rebranded its app store, in an apparent bid to cut into Google's revenue from its Play store for apps running on Android devices. The new Samsung Galaxy Apps store has “hundreds of apps” exclusively available to ...

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Google Glass hack allows brainwave control - BBC News

July 11, 2014 - 12:50am

BBC News

Google Glass hack allows brainwave control
BBC News
By combining the smart glasses with an electroencephalography (EEG) headset, the software makes it possible to take a picture without moving a muscle. London-based start-up This Place said the tech could be utilised in high-pressure hands-free situations ...

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Verizon Working 'Aggressively' With Netflix for Faster Streaming - Home Media Magazine

July 10, 2014 - 11:43pm

ZDNet

Verizon Working 'Aggressively' With Netflix for Faster Streaming
Home Media Magazine
Verizon said it is “aggressively” working with Netflix to establish a more direct ISP connection that will enable the latter's subscribers using the FiOS network smoother streaming speeds. The “cooperation” between the two companies likely means Netflix will ...
Netflix CEO Q&A: Picking a fight with the Internet service providersWashington Post (blog)
Verizon points more fingers at Netflix: It's YOUR pals slowing dataRegister
Verizon insists streaming slowdowns are on NetflixEngadget
Businessweek -ZDNet -Columbus CEO
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Amazon Zocalo Targets Microsoft, Box With Enterprise File-Sharing Service - Mashable

July 10, 2014 - 11:11pm

Amazon Zocalo Targets Microsoft, Box With Enterprise File-Sharing Service
Mashable
Amazon announced Thursday the latest product to join its Amazon Web Services stack, Amazon Zocalo. On its blog, the company describes Zocalo as "a fully managed, secure document storage and sharing service designed specifically for the needs of the ...

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No, This Google Glass App Cannot "Read Your Mind" - Slate Magazine (blog)

July 10, 2014 - 10:58pm

No, This Google Glass App Cannot "Read Your Mind"
Slate Magazine (blog)
Anyone who has tried to operate Google Glass has probably thought to himself at some point: “Geez, could they make it any harder to operate this thing?” Will Oremus. Will Oremus is Slate's senior technology writer. Email him at will.oremus@slate.com or ...

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Kids with disabilities can teach this robot how to play 'Angry Birds' - Engadget

July 10, 2014 - 10:14pm

Science Codex

Kids with disabilities can teach this robot how to play 'Angry Birds'
Engadget
As a way to help children dealing with cognitive and motor-skill disabilities, researchers from Georgia Tech have developed a rehabilitation tool that pairs a robot and an Android tablet. To demonstrate this system in action, the research team used Angry Birds ...
How To Help Kids With Cognitive Disabilities: Have Them Teach A Robot To ...Science 2.0
You're not playing Angry Birds anymore, but robots areCNET
Your next Angry Birds opponent could be a robotPhys.Org

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Local, state officials urge PUC to give temporary permits to Uber, Lyft - Tribune-Review

July 10, 2014 - 10:08pm

New York Daily News

Local, state officials urge PUC to give temporary permits to Uber, Lyft
Tribune-Review
Lyft driver Matt Flavin (left), 30, of Garfield sports the company's signature pink mustache alongside his wife, Lara, 24, their daughter, Razlyn, 1, and fellow Lyft supporter Ellie Gordon (right), 28, of Squirrel Hill. They were listening to elected officials speak on ...
Uber: Not Your Typical Taxi ServiceWLTX.com
Rideshare vs. taxi: the war flares up in the Big AppleThe Star Online
Ride-Sharing Service Lyft Defies New York City, State RegulatorsWall Street Journal
wreg.com -Insurance News Net -CBS Local
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Final 'Halo 3' Easter egg is actually a birthday wish - Engadget

July 10, 2014 - 7:34pm

The Guardian

Final 'Halo 3' Easter egg is actually a birthday wish
Engadget
Okay, so you're probably wondering why we're talking about Halo 3 almost seven years after it originally released. That's natural, it's essentially a lifetime in the world of tech and video games. Well, here's the deal: Halo 3's developers at Bungie were ...
After 7 Years Of Searching, Halo 3's Last Easter Egg Has Been FoundTechCrunch
Final Halo 3 Easter egg discovered today, seven years after releaseGameZone
After seven years, Halo 3′s final Easter egg has been foundDigital Trends
GameSpot -IGN -Game Front
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Acer ships first Chromebooks with Intel's Core i3 chip - PCWorld

July 10, 2014 - 4:47pm

Android Central

Acer ships first Chromebooks with Intel's Core i3 chip
PCWorld
Acer is cranking up the speed of Chromebooks with the first models featuring Intel's Core i3 processor. The two Acer C720 Chromebooks have 11.6-inch screens and Intel's Core i3-40005U processor based on Haswell microarchitecture. The Acer C720 ...
Acer Reveals First Core i3 ChromebookPC Magazine
Acer C270 Chromebook Has the Power of a Real LaptopMashable
Acer Reveals First Chromebook with 4th Gen Intel Core i3 ProcessorNotebook Review
Android Headlines - Android News -Gizmodo -Android Central
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Driver of Stolen Tesla Dies After Crash in Los Angeles - Bloomberg

July 10, 2014 - 4:40pm

Auto World News

Driver of Stolen Tesla Dies After Crash in Los Angeles
Bloomberg
A man who stole a Tesla Model S on July 4 in Los Angeles died this week from injuries sustained in a high-speed crash that hurt at least seven other people. Joshua Michael Flot, 26, of Inglewood, California, died on July 7 at 2:23 p.m. local time, Ed Winter, ...
Forget Hack-a-Shaq. SyScan offers $10000 prize a successful Tesla hackDigital Trends
Want $10000? Hack a Tesla Motors Model S electric car.Christian Science Monitor
Car thief becomes first person to die in a Tesla Model S crashThe Verge
Fox News
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Facebook 'Log Off' Campaign Sparks Little Interest - Wall Street Journal (blog)

July 10, 2014 - 3:51pm

Facebook 'Log Off' Campaign Sparks Little Interest
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Facebook Inc.'s now-notorious experiment in mood-altering news feeds has led to the mildest of backlashes. Only a few thousand users apparently have taken up the challenge to “detox' by logging off for 99 days. Yet, it is a reminder that the euphoria of social ...

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Elon Musk Pledges $1M for Tesla Museum - PC Magazine

July 10, 2014 - 3:37pm

NBCNews.com

Elon Musk Pledges $1M for Tesla Museum
PC Magazine
Tesla Motors just made The Oatmeal's day, thanks to the generosity of CEO Elon Musk. The Oatmeal is popular webcomic run by Matthew Inman, who has been hard at work trying to bring to life a Nikola Tesla-themed museum at the site of the inventor's ...
The Oatmeal convinces Elon Musk to donate $1 million to Tesla MuseumArs Technica
Another Reason Why Elon Musk Is The Coolest Guy On EarthForbes
Elon Musk promises $1 million for Tesla museumCNN
The Escapist -NBCNews.com -The Mary Sue
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EU says Apple should trademark store design - Sky News Australia

July 10, 2014 - 2:25pm

Sky News Australia

EU says Apple should trademark store design
Sky News Australia
Apple has the right to trademark its flagship store design, the EU's highest court says, though under certain conditions. In 2013, after two years of trying, iPhone-maker Apple successfully registered the design of its stores with the United States patent office, ...

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