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Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone
By Dieter Bohn, theverge.com

A handful of Google engineers and designers are building a phone the DARPA way

In a spare, drab office park in Sun­ny­vale, Cal­i­for­nia, a bunch of two-by-fours and foam­board have been nailed togeth­er into a makeshift model of a ship­ping…



Twitter buys social data specialist Gnip after years of working together
By Chris Welch, theverge.com

After a long­stand­ing rela­tion­ship with the com­pa­ny, Twit­ter has decid­ed to acquire Gnip, “a lead­ing provider of social data.” Numer­ous deals ham­mered out over the last few years have allowed Gnip to sell access to a real­time “fire­hose…





manjusrii: This is going to become a giant …
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This is going to become a giant poster on liv­ing room wall pic.twitter.com/DeBvcNawUS





Obama Lets N.S.A. Exploit Some Internet Flaws, Officials Say
By DAVID E. SANGER, nytimes.com

WASH­ING­TON — Step­ping into a heat­ed debate with­in the nation’s intel­li­gence agen­cies, Pres­i­dent Obama has decid­ed that when the Nation­al Secu­ri­ty Agency dis­cov­ers major flaws in Inter­net secu­ri­ty, it should — in most…







Staples is launching an in-store 3D printing service
Sean Buckley, engadget.com

First it sold select 3D print­ers in stores, then it sold print-by-mail ser­vices in Europe — now Sta­ples is offer­ing US cus­tomers a chance to print objects on-demand and on-site. The com­pa­ny’s launch event is focus­ing on the fun side of 3D…



The Heartbleed bug is affecting routers, too
Sean Buckley, engadget.com

Read our Heart­bleed defense primer? Good, but the fight for your pri­va­cy isn’t over just yet: you might have to replace your router, too. Cisco Sys­tems and Juniper Net­works have announced that the Heart­bleed bug — a flaw in OpenSSL that let…



Wearable Technology: Smart Band-Aids Can Do a Lot More than Cover Up Cuts
core77.com

One of the most popular wearable medical inventions so far might be the Band-Aid. A flexible strip that heals our cuts and burns and yet never slows us down. Well imagine if the band-aid could diagnose a problem and release therapeutic drugs hidde…



MIT Unveils The Shapeshifting Furniture Of The Future
JOHN BROWNLEE, fastcodesign.com

The Transform, from MIT’s Tangible Media Group, changes shape depending upon how users interact with it. Imagine a chair that could transform from an upright rocker to a sumptuous lounge, just by detecting your mood.

When it was first unveiled l…



Conquering The Fashion World Is What The iWatch Is Really About
John Brownlee, cultofmac.com

When we think about the iWatch, we tend to think of a lit­tle smart­phone that you wear on your wrist, or at least a bit of tech­nol­o­gy, but if the lat­est reports are any­thing to go by, Apple’s iWatch play is going to much big­ger than that: w…





Hands-on with Glowdeck, a beautiful 3-in-1 wireless charger, speaker and notification center
Natt Garun, thenextweb.com

Noti­fi­ca­tion cen­ters, Blue­tooth speak­ers, and wire­less charg­ing docks are noth­ing new – but the con­cepts find a com­mon place in the Glowdeck, a Kick­starter project that com­bines all three func­tion­al­i­ties in one pack­age – and a…


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