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Apple Should Be More Transparent About Security

Tech Crunch - 3 hours 1 min ago
 It seems that Apple has gotten embroiled in a security scandal of one sort or another every few months. It dodged Heartbleed but was hit by the very embarrassing ‘goto fail’ bug. It was called out for not adequately documenting the uses of diagnostic tools that could have been used to collect data from user devices. Late last year researchers showed off a method for… Read More
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Apple’s Two Factor Authentication Doesn’t Protect iCloud Backups Or Photo Streams

Tech Crunch - 3 hours 36 min ago
 One of the common bits of advice you’ll see people giving you around this celebrity picture hack is to enable two-factor authentication on your accounts — including Apple’s. That’s good advice, but it wouldn’t have protected any of these celebrities and it doesn’t protect the other accounts that are compromised by hackers that are able to obtain an Apple… Read More
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TechCrunch Disrupt SF Starts With Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

Tech Crunch - 4 hours 34 min ago
 TechCrunch Disrupt, a thrice-yearly event where they drag me, the founder of TechCrunch, out like Lenin’s embalmed body to show I’m still around, is but a week away. And if anything will shock me back to life, it’ll be Travis Kalanick, the controversial CEO of the controversial startup (if a company can still be called a startup after raising $1.5 billion in venture… Read More
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Associated Content Founder Luke Beatty Is Now In Charge Of AOL’s Tech Blogs (Including This One)

Tech Crunch - 4 hours 48 min ago
 So I guess TechCrunch has a new boss. As first reported by Re/code’s Kara Swisher, and confirmed by AOL, Susan Lyne is stepping down from her role as CEO of AOL’s brand group, which includes sites like Engadget, Joystiq, and, yes, TechCrunch. Read More
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EE’s New PAYG Deals Start at £1 a Week

Gizmodo UK - 4 hours 52 min ago
EE is packing some punches following cries that its 4G tariffs were too expensive.
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Less Than 1% Of Comments Sent To The FCC Opposed Net Neutrality

Tech Crunch - 5 hours 12 min ago
 A newly released study executed by the Sunlight Foundation of hundreds of thousands of comments submitted to the FCC by the public found that the vast majority spoke in favor of net neutrality. The group estimates that “less than 1 percent of comments were clearly opposed to net neutrality.” There is wiggle room in the data, given that some people are not clear writers, and could… Read More
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Striped Electrical Tape Makes it Easy to Find the Starting Edge

Gizmodo UK - 5 hours 52 min ago
Never again will you have to constantly run your finger across the tape because you can't spot the end piece.
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The Road To Disrupt: Bitcovery And Hammer & Chisel

Tech Crunch - 6 hours 37 min ago
On this week’s Road To Disrupt, we’re back with Bitcovery and Hammer & Chisel and revisit their on-stage Startup Battlefield presentation at Disrupt SF 2013. Read More
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3DHubs Raises $4.5 Million To Make Local 3D Printing Global

Tech Crunch - 6 hours 48 min ago
3DHubs, a 3D printer matching service, has raised a $4.5 million Series A to help bring their local 3D printing system to the world. The service, which allows you to find and order 3D prints from printers in your area, is similar to other services like MakeXYZ and 3DLt but is already available overseas. Founded by former 3D Systems employees Brian Garret and Bram de Zwart, the site was one of… Read More
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This Dazzling Laser Show is Way More Effective Than any Warning Shot

Gizmodo UK - 6 hours 52 min ago
Not only will it temporarily blind and disorient any human target, it also saves on ammunition and could cut down on unnecessary loss of life.
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On the Horns of the GMO Dilemma

Technolgy Review - 6 hours 53 min ago

Can genome-editing technology revive the idea of genetically modified livestock?

Four years ago, Scott Fahrenkrug saw an ABC News segment about the dehorning of dairy cows, a painful procedure that makes the animals safer to handle. The shaky undercover video showed a black-and-white Holstein heifer moaning and bucking as a farmhand burned off its horns with a hot iron.

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#NDUSTRI #Montreal : Conférence de presse

Mondomedeusah - 6 hours 57 min ago

Pour plus de détails : mondomedeusah.ca

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#video TV On The Radio : Happy Idiot

Mondomedeusah - 7 hours 52 sec ago

TV On The Radio , "Happy Idiot," from the new album Seeds. (iTunes)

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Drain Drones and Hydro-Saws: A Sewer Tour of LA’s Underground Tech

Gizmodo UK - 7 hours 23 min ago
Have you ever wondered how they do sewer maintenance in the 21st century? It's less reliant on people going poop-diving, and more focussed on things like robots
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100 Years of Movie References, Visualised

Gizmodo UK - 7 hours 52 min ago
Have you ever wondered which movies were linked, no matter how subtle? Culturegraphy is an interactive visualisation that does it for you.
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Google Partners With UCSB To Build Quantum Processors For Artificial Intelligence

Tech Crunch - 7 hours 54 min ago
 Google today announced that it is expanding its research around quantum computing and that it has hired UC Santa Barbara’s (UCSB) John Martinis and his team — one of the most prolific research groups in this area — to work on new quantum processors based on superconducting electronics. Researchers in Martinis’ lab were among the first to use this technique back in 2008. Read More
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Google Copies ReadWrite, Dumping "Enterprise" For "Work"

Read Write Web - 8 hours 39 sec ago

Google is dumping the tired "enterprise" label for its business products, renaming them Google for Work.

Gosh, where have we heard that one before? Oh, right—here on ReadWrite, where, two months ago, we switched our coverage of business tools from the section formerly known as Enterprise to a new section known as ... yes, Work.

We can only applaud Google's change. Google has always championed bringing consumer-friendly software like Gmail and Google Docs into the work world. 

The Google Enterprise name is a leftover from an earlier era—a brief period in Google's infancy when the company thought it would make money by licensing search technology to other businesses, as John Battelle documented in The Search, his history of the company.

Let's just say it: "Enterprise" is a terrible world, used for terrible reasons. At best, it's a catch-call term that's an awkward shorthand for "businesses and other large organizations" (like schools, government agencies, and nonprofits). It describes a way many companies organize their salespeople: one group selling to large customers, others selling to small ones. Or it describes products only of interest to large organizations.

None of that makes sense in a world where size doesn't matter. The employees of large companies want tools as simple and intuitive as the apps on their phones. And small businesses and individuals want the security, stability, and features found in software originally designed for big businesses.

Hence our name change. And, following in our modest footsteps, Google's, too. The enterprise is dead. Long live work.

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Announcing The Disrupt SF Hackathon Judges And API Workshops

Tech Crunch - 8 hours 20 min ago
We’re less than a week away from this year’s Disrupt Hackathon, and are delighted to announce the judges & API workshops. I, along with TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Editor, Sam O’Keefe, will be your Hackmaster and host for the weekend. Judges In years past, our judges have served as combination of part-bloodhound, part-iron curtain, separating the wheat from the… Read More
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There’s a Dating Site for… Algorithms?

Gizmodo UK - 8 hours 22 min ago
It's to allow people to lease software that's otherwise sitting around doing nothing.
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Apple: No Celeb Nudes Came From an iCloud Breach

Gizmodo UK - 8 hours 38 min ago
Apparently the hackers may have done it the old fashioned way: working en-masse and guessing the correct log-in details.
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