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Hands On With The Production Version Of The Myo Gesture Control Armband

Tech Crunch - Wed, 2014-07-23 21:42
 Thalmic Labs is a Waterloo-based startup with a very ambitious goal – to change the way we interact with our everyday computing devices. To that end, they’ve developed the Myo armband, a gesture control device that fits around the meaty part of your forearm and detects slight muscle movements, arm rotations and even electrical impulses as you gesture, translating all that… Read More
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American Users Spend An Average Of 40 Minutes Per Day On Facebook

Tech Crunch - Wed, 2014-07-23 21:21
 American Facebook users spend way more time on the social network than exercising. Mark Zuckerberg said today on Facebook’s Q2 earnings call that “people on Facebook in the US spend around 40 minutes each day using our service”, while the CDC recommends Americans exercise 21 minutes a day but only 20% of people meet that goal. Zuckerberg said that the 40 minutes a day on… Read More
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Coolio is Releasing His Next Song on…PornHub?

Gizmodo UK - Wed, 2014-07-23 21:00
That's a bit erm... weird. Assume it's NSFW.
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Tech Leaders Tell Interns What They Wish They Knew At Age 20

Tech Crunch - Wed, 2014-07-23 20:34
 Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger, PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, Eventbrite co-founder Kevin Hartz, early PayPal and AirBnB investor Keith Rabois, Indiegogo co-founder Danae Ringelmann and Re/code founder Kara Swisher were among the 11 speakers whose advice ranged from whether or not you should drop out of school to launch a startup to how to network. Read More
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North Korea Launched a Bizarre New Cooking Website “for Housewives”

Gizmodo UK - Wed, 2014-07-23 20:30
The perfect thing a starving, internet-lacking nation needs!
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Facebook Sets Revenue Per User Records Around The World In Q2

Tech Crunch - Wed, 2014-07-23 20:26
 Facebook just turned in a very strong quarter, with its revenue and earnings per share both beating analyst expectations. The company reported sequential-quarter user figures that were soft, but Facebook’s stock is now in the green after-hours. Driving its strong financial performance in the period was high average revenue per user, or ARPU. Facebook set records around the world for how… Read More
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New Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka Prepares To Take The Helm

Tech Crunch - Wed, 2014-07-23 20:17
 It’s been a whirlwind few months for Vishal Sikka. It began when he suddenly left his job as executive and head of products at SAP at the beginning of May and it has continued as he prepares to take the helm at Infosys on August 1st. When I spoke to him at the end of May, just ahead of the SAP Sapphire Conference,  he seemed at peace with his decision to leave SAP in spite of the… Read More
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Super-Dense Computer Memory

Technolgy Review - Wed, 2014-07-23 20:11

Researchers have discovered a new way to make chips that could pack terabytes into smartphones.

A novel type of computer memory could, in theory, let you to store tens or even hundreds of times as much data on your smartphone. Researchers at Rice University have demonstrated a more practical way to manufacture it.

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Prototype Display Lets You Say Goodbye to Reading Glasses

Technolgy Review - Wed, 2014-07-23 20:10

Researchers are developing technology that can adjust an image on a display so you can see it clearly without corrective lenses.

Those of us who need glasses to see a TV or laptop screen clearly could ditch the eyewear thanks to a display technology that corrects vision problems.

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Facebook Beats In Q2 With $2.91 Billion In Revenue, 62% Of Ad Revenue From Mobile, 1.32B Users

Mobile Crunch - Wed, 2014-07-23 20:09
 Facebook’s earnings beat projections for the 8th quarter straight with $2.91B in revenue and $0.42EPS in Q2 2014. The service is growing about twice as fast on mobile compared to its services as a whole. Facebook now has 1.07 billion mobile monthly users, and 654 million daily mobile users. That helped it bring in 62% of its ad revenue from mobile. In total, Facebook now has 1.32… Read More
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Facebook Beats In Q2 With $2.91 Billion In Revenue, 62% Of Ad Revenue From Mobile, 1.32B Users

Tech Crunch - Wed, 2014-07-23 20:09
 Facebook’s earnings beat projections for the 8th quarter straight with $2.91B in revenue and $0.42EPS in Q2 2014. The service is growing about twice as fast on mobile compared to its services as a whole. Facebook now has 1.07 billion mobile monthly users, and 654 million daily mobile users. That helped it bring in 62% of its ad revenue from mobile. In total, Facebook now has 1.32… Read More
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You Can Get Access to 15,000 Marvel Comics Right Now for Less Than £1

Gizmodo UK - Wed, 2014-07-23 20:00
Marvel's Unlimited subscription service is offering a month's membership on the cheap.
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Uber Releases Windows Phone App, Dozens Of Seattle Users Rejoice

Tech Crunch - Wed, 2014-07-23 19:56
 Uber is pretty much everywhere these days, as its on-demand ride service is available in more than 150 cities in 40 countries around the world. But until today, there was one place you couldn’t find Uber — on Windows Phones. It changed that today with a native Windows Phone app. Read More
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Kumo Is Raising $50 Million To Break The TV Bundle

Tech Crunch - Wed, 2014-07-23 19:42
 Despite Aereo’s trouble in the Supreme Court, the hope of disrupting the TV industry is still alive in the tech world. A new startup led by Aol and Dish veteran Neil Davis is in the process of raising $50 million to fill that void. The startup is called Kumo, and it’s still in stealth, so details are limited. Read More
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LittleBits Now Lets You Build Your Own DIY Smart Home

Gizmodo UK - Wed, 2014-07-23 19:30
Nest? Who needs Nest?
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Great, it Turns Out Too Much Sleep is Actually Bad for You

Gizmodo UK - Wed, 2014-07-23 19:00
Turns out undersleeping is even worse. We just can't win can we?
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The Amazon Fire Phone Is A Shopper’s Delight But Not Much Else

Tech Crunch - Wed, 2014-07-23 18:57
 For the better part of a decade, Amazon has been rolling out e-readers, tablets, and a box that you hook up to your TV while building up a library of content available on all of them. Now they’re hoping they can replace the device you always have on you and spend the most time on: your smartphone. Read More
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Thiel Fellow’s Elegant Sleep Tracker, Sense, Crushes Kickstarter With $120K In A Few Hours

Mobile Crunch - Wed, 2014-07-23 18:30
 When I first took a look at Sense, a smart sleep sensor launching today on Kickstarter, it reminded me of two things. Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium and Google’s old, discontinued Nexus Q product. “Those are two of my favorite things,” said James Proud, a former Thiel fellow who went on to found a startup behind the device called Hello. “I wanted to create… Read More
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Thiel Fellow’s Elegant Sleep Tracker, Sense, Crushes Kickstarter With $120K In A Few Hours

Tech Crunch - Wed, 2014-07-23 18:30
 When I first took a look at Sense, a smart sleep sensor launching today on Kickstarter, it reminded me of two things. Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium and Google’s old, discontinued Nexus Q product. “Those are two of my favorite things,” said James Proud, a former Thiel fellow who went on to found a startup behind the device called Hello. “I wanted to create… Read More
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Six Dead Websites That Should be Brought Back

Gizmodo UK - Wed, 2014-07-23 18:30
Let's surf the web of nostalgia.
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