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Google and the Right to Be Forgotten
newyorker.com

On October 31, 2006, an eighteen-year-old woman named Nikki Catsouras slammed her father’s sports car into the side of a concrete toll booth in Orange County, California. Catsouras was decapitated in …



Against all odds: Gaza is now home to a promising startup scene
Amit Peri, thenextweb.com

With a total population of around 1.7 million in Gaza, the startup scene is relatively small, but you would never know it from the frenzy surrounding mentorship and tech education events over there. Thanks to programs like Mercy Corps accelerator…



How impressive is the camera in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus? Let Iceland show you
Kevin C. Tofel, gigaom.com

If you’re among the thousands standing in line for a new iPhone, you probably have a little time to kill. So this 8 minute video demonstration of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cameras might help pass the time. Even better, it will show off the capabilit…



How I plan to use Apple’s HealthKit and other fitness-tracking apps to help save my life
Mark Crump, gigaom.com

I am morbidly obese.

It’s an odd way of phrasing it. Medically, not only am I fat, but, I’m fat enough it could kill me. I’ve written in the past about how Apple products improve my quality of life. This time I’m writing about how I hope…



How 3D printing will impact our future: A rundown of companies to keep your eyes on
Rudy De Waele, thenextweb.com

The first time I saw a 3D-printer in action was when I participated to the Singularity University Executive Program in the spring of 2011. It was a place that offered corporate executives and entrepreneurs the tools to predict and evaluate how…



The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy
Vivek Wadhwa, venturebeat.com

In the 1980s, leading consultants were skeptical about cellular phones. McKinsey & Co. noted that the handsets were heavy, batteries didn’t last long, coverage was patchy, and the cost per minute was exorbitant. It predicted that in 20 years the…



UK Engineers 3D Print Their Own Raspberry Pi Laptop
John Biggs, techcrunch.com

Is there anything a robotic system for the extrusion of plastic in to solid forms over time can’t do? We present to you today the Pi-Top, a Raspberry Pi-based laptop that is completely 3D-printed and lasts hours on a single charge. The kit, which…



Facebook-Owned Oculus Just Unveiled Its Latest Virtual Reality Prototype
Dave Smith, businessinsider.com

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Facebook-owned Oculus on Saturday unveiled a new virtual reality headset prototype, called “Crescent Bay.”

"None of this is perfect just yet, but it’s a huge step forward," Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe said at the announcement. "It’s a h…



In 5 Years, We Could All Have ‘Digital Twins’ That Make Decisions For Us
Christina Sterbenz, businessinsider.com

"When you and I die, our kids aren’t going to go to our tombstones, they’re going to fire up our digital twins and talk to them," John Smart tells Business Insider.

As a futurist and founder of the Acceleration Studies Foundation, Smart uses man…



A Unique Fingertip Sensor Helps Robots Touch The World Around Them
John Biggs, techcrunch.com

Robots need love, too. That’s why MIT researchers have added a touch-force sensor to the robotic Baxter, allowing him to register gentle caresses, tender hand-holding, and the sense the he is loved and in love. Okay, not really. But now Baxter, a…



Sub-$1 3D-printed microscope turns phones into science tools
Amanda Kooser, cnet.com

Your next great scientific discovery is a 3D printer and less than $1 worth of materials away when you print your own smartphone microscope.

Smartphone cameras are great for a lot of things, but they’re not designed for getting super-duper up cl…



Why startups, not media giants, lead online video in Africa
Tom Jackson, thenextweb.com

Global data use through the consumption of video is set to increase by around 55 percent per year until the end of 2019, according to research by Ericsson, while in Africa video is the fastest-growing internet activity. Yet it is smaller companies…


Technology Stalled in 1970technologyreview.com
Peter Thiel says he’s trying to get entrepreneurs to go after bigger problems than the ones Silicon Valley is chasing. Peter ThielPeter Thiel has been behind some prominent technologies: he cofounded PayPal and was an early investor in such compan…

Technology Stalled in 1970
technologyreview.com

Peter Thiel says he’s trying to get entrepreneurs to go after bigger problems than the ones Silicon Valley is chasing. Peter ThielPeter Thiel has been behind some prominent technologies: he cofounded PayPal and was an early investor in such compan…



Tape Op is a free magazine exclusively about recording music.
tapeop.com

When Tape Op’s 420th issue rolls out in 2040, the way we record, edit, mix, and master audio will be transformed entirely from the processes we use today. Currently we are separated by physical barrier …



Apple TV Is Now Armed And Ready To Be The Hub For The Smart Home
Aaron Tilley, forbes.com

Apple is getting close to rolling out its smart home plans in a big way. The company today pushed out a little noticed update to its set-top box, Apple TV, to make it support HomeKit, according to a person with knowledge of the program. HomeKit is…


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