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How 3D printing will change travel

bbc.com

Technology may lighten carry-ons – and airplanes



Former NSA director Keith Alexander may have sold classified info for $1M per month
Richard Byrne Reilly, venturebeat.com

The biggest scan­dal to ever roil the Nation­al Secu­ri­ty Agency, com­pli­ments of Edward Snow­den, hap­pened on his watch, but that hasn’t stopped retired Gen­er­al Keith Alexan­der from demand­ing a seven-figure tech­ni­cal con­sult­ing fee now…



Former NSA director Keith Alexander may have sold classified info for $1M per month
Richard Byrne Reilly, venturebeat.com

The biggest scan­dal to ever roil the Nation­al Secu­ri­ty Agency, com­pli­ments of Edward Snow­den, hap­pened on his watch, but that hasn’t stopped retired Gen­er­al Keith Alexan­der from demand­ing a seven-figure tech­ni­cal con­sult­ing fee now…



A New Wearable Battery: More Flexible and Durable than Anything Else
core77.com

There are at least two big challenges with creating wearable technology. The first is to actually design something that people will want to buy and use, and the second is to keep the device in juice. Here we’re going to look at the second.The batt…


Facebook’s Internet.org unveils free, limited web access — such opportunity, but at what cost?
David Meyer, gigaom.com
Face­book’s Mark Zucker­berg said back in Feb­ru­ary that he want­ed to make basic inter­net access free in emerg­ing mar­kets, through the Internet.org ini­tia­tive. Well here we go: Internet.org has intro­duced an app that will act as a lim­it­e…

Facebook’s Internet.org unveils free, limited web access — such opportunity, but at what cost?
David Meyer, gigaom.com

Face­book’s Mark Zucker­berg said back in Feb­ru­ary that he want­ed to make basic inter­net access free in emerg­ing mar­kets, through the Internet.org ini­tia­tive. Well here we go: Internet.org has intro­duced an app that will act as a lim­it­e…



Anything with an RFID chip in it will have to carry this logo in Europe, because privacy
David Meyer, gigaom.com

The Euro­pean Com­mis­sion has revealed a new logo for items that include radio fre­quen­cy iden­ti­fi­ca­tion (RFID) tags, to keep them com­pli­ant with EU data pro­tec­tion rules.

RFID tags, used in every­thing from trav­el smart­cards and…



7 things the iWatch needs to do if Apple wants to win
By David Pierce, theverge.com

Apple’s smartwatch will definitely sell. Here’s how it could change everything

We don’t know much of any­thing about Apple’s upcom­ing smart­watch, or even if such a thing exists. But as hype, rumors, and expec­ta­tions reach the pre-release fev…



Upmarket German restaurant group testing iBeacons to recognize & reward frequent diners
Ben Lovejoy, 9to5mac.com

iBea­cons seems to be gain­ing momen­tum: the same day the Hud­son’s Bay Com­pa­ny announced its roll­out of the tech­nol­o­gy to its depart­ment stores, upmar­ket Ger­man restau­rant group the Mook Group has told the WSJ of its own plans t…



Facebook Stock Hits New High, Doubling Its IPO Price
Seth Fiegerman, mashable.com

What a dif­fer­ence two years make.

Face­book stock topped $76 a share in early trad­ing Thurs­day, a new all-time high for the com­pa­ny and more than dou­ble its IPO price of $38 in May 2012. The com­pa­ny now has a mar­ket cap of $193…



Apple ‘tentatively’ plans mid-September iPhone event as iOS 8 nears completion
Mark Gurman, 9to5mac.com

Apple is gear­ing up for its first major hard­ware and soft­ware launch­es of 2014. The Cupertino-based com­pa­ny is “ten­ta­tive­ly” plan­ning a keynote address in mid-September to announce the iPhone 6 and pro­vide final details on iOS 8,…



Google buys 3D graphics startup DrawElements for over $10M
Tom Cheredar, venturebeat.com

Search engine giant Google has pur­chased Helsinki-based 3D graph­ics start­up DrawEle­ments, the com­pa­ny con­firmed on its web­site today.

While finan­cial terms of the deal were not dis­closed, Arc­tic­start­up reports that the sale price wa…



The next age of Foursquare begins today
By Ellis Hamburger, theverge.com

Foursquare needed a fresh start, so it created a brand new identity

In mid-May, Foursquare decid­ed to split itself in two. The first half is Swarm, an app that lets you find friends near­by and check in. The sec­ond half is the forth­com­ing…



The NSA Shared Sexually Explicit Photographs, Says Edward Snowden
Stephanie Burnett, time.com

For some agents, Snowden says, the racy images were one of the “fringe benefits of surveillance positions”

Edward Snow­den, the Nation­al Secu­ri­ty Agency con­trac­tor turned whistle-blower, claims that “incred­i­bly weak” over­sight of U.S.…



More People in China Now Go Online With Mobile Devices Than PCs
nbcnews.com

The num­ber of China’s inter­net users going online with a mobile device — such as a smart­phone or tablet — has over­tak­en those doing so with a per­son­al com­put­er (PC) for the first time, said the offi­cial China Inter­net Net­work…



The Details About the CIA’s Deal With Amazon
Frank Konkel, theatlantic.com

A $600 million computing cloud built by an outside company is a “radical departure” for the risk-averse intelligence community.

The intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty is about to get the equiv­a­lent of an adren­a­line shot to the chest. This sum­mer, …


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