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Google Wants to Store Your Genome

By: Antonio Regalado of TechnologyReview.com Google is approaching hospitals and universities with a new pitch. Have genomes? Store them with us. The search giant’s first product for the DNA age is Google Genomics, a cloud computing service that it launched last March but went mostly unnoticed amid a barrage of high profile R&D announcements from Google, […]

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The Onyx is a ‘Star Trek’ Communicator for the Real World

By: Dan Seifert via TheVerge.com *Beep beep* “Picard to bridge, get us out of here.” Like Dick Tracy’s watch, Star Trek‘s communicator has long been a muse for real-world technology products. The Onyx, a new device from hardware startup OnBeep, might be the closest thing to what Captain Picard wore on his uniform in Star […]

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GCHQ Chief Calls U.S. Tech Giants ‘Networks of Choice’ for Terrorists (Guardian Unlimited, U.K.)

Tuesday November 4, 2014 By WILLIAM KERN CTM Contributor willk@worldmeets.us   GCHQ Chief Calls U.S. Tech Giants ‘Networks of Choice’ for Terrorists (Guardian Unlimited, U.K.) http://bit.ly/10QIAuE   No matter how many laws they break, no matter how many lies they have told that are exposed, the people who run the American NSA and Britain’s GHCQ […]

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Mass Protests Force Hungary to Retreat from Internet Tax Plans

By: Roland Moore-Colyer via v3.co.uk Hungary has cancelled plans to introduce a tax on internet data traffic after large-scale protests in Budapest. Demonstrators opposed to the proposed levy of 150 forints (40p) per gigabyte of data traffic passing through data centres in the country threw old computer parts at the offices of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz […]

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Your Retirement May Include a Robot Helper

By: Will Knight via TechnologyReview.com Youngsters aren’t the only ones who get the latest high-tech gadgets. Sometime in the next decade or two, homebound retirees could be early adopters of an important new technology: the home-help robot. As robots become safer, smarter, and more capable, robotics companies are eyeing elder care as a huge potential […]

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Another American Business Sold to Foreigners

IBM to Pay Chipmaker $1.5 Billion to Take Operations Off Hands By: Reuters via TheMalaysianInsider.com IBM Corp has agreed to hive off its loss-making semiconductor unit to contract-chipmaker Globalfoundries Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Note: Globalfoundries Inc. is a subsidiary of Advanced Technology Investment Company which is owned […]

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Humanity = Stupid, Computers = Your New Master

Berners-Lee: ‘Computers Are Getting Smarter. We’re Not’ By: Matt Warman via Telegraph.co.uk “Companies,” says web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, “are increasingly going to be run by computers. And computers are getting smarter and we are not.” The only solution, he argues, is for people to embrace new technology, and accept that some jobs will simply […]

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Drones and RFID Tech.

RFID-Reading Drone Tracks Structural Steel Products in Storage Yard By: UASvision.com Age Steel, a United Arab Emirates (UAE) company that operates multiple steel yards in Dubai, has taken radio frequency identification technology to new heights, through its use of an RFID reader mounted on a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly called a drone. The Steel Yard Autonomous Tracking solution, […]

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Stasi Overseers in London Continue to Sell Plebs of Society on Endless Surveillence

U.K. Snooping Powers Are Too weak, says Crime Agency Boss By: Vikram Dodd via TheGuardian.co.uk Britons must accept a greater loss of digital freedoms in return for greater safety from serious criminals and terrorists in the internet age, according to the country’s top law enforcement officer. Keith Bristow, director general of the National Crime Agency, […]

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Beast Mark Spreads Worldwide with New Border Security Proposals in Singapore

Singapore Considering Iris Scanning Systems at Borders By: Stephen Mayhew via BiometricUpdate.com Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs is currently looking to implement iris scanning systems at its borders, having issued a request for information last week asking all interested vendors to submit proposals by October 10, according to a report by The Straits Times. Once […]

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Witchhunt Against File Sharing Sites Turns an Interesting Corner with Court Order to Reveal Anti-Piracy Tech.

Court Orders Warner Bros. to Reveal Flawed Anti-Piracy Technology By: Ernesto via TorrentFreak.com U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams has ordered Warner Bros. to unseal documentation detailing its flawed anti-piracy technology. The records are part of the now closed case between Hotfile and the MPAA, and are expected to shed some light on the movie studio’s […]

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