DIY Apps: When Evolution Turns to Revolution

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It wasn’t that long ago that web-savvy marketers were touting the advances in technology that allowed anyone to build a website, publish a blog, or embark on a social media campaign. The advent of mobile platforms has rendered all of … WIRED » Innovation Insights

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CrunchWeek: Heartbleed Terrifies The Internet, And Dropbox Hires Condoleezza Rice

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 Happy Friday everyone, and welcome to another episode of CrunchWeek, our weekly round up of the biggest stories in technology. This week Leena Rao, Kim-Mai Cutler, and your humble servant took to the round table to dig into Heartbleed, and the NSA-thereof, along with Dropbox’s new controversial board pick, and its new products. (If can add a small production note, …

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Photographer Reveals the Secret of the Windows XP Desktop Image

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Charles O’Rear is the photographer who took Bliss, the image that became the desktop of every single Windows XP computer in the world. Billions saw it and probably think the photo is so perfect and colourful that it is computer generated—or at least Photoshopped. O’Rear reveals the origin of the photo in this video. So [...] Gizmodo UK

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Vodafone Smart 4 Mini is a proper smartphone with a tiny price tag

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The Vodafone Smart 4 Mini has been officially launched, and the key selling point of this Android handset is its rock bottom price tag. Vodafone is asking just £50 for the PAYG Smart 4 Mini, which is obviously locked to the Big Red’s network. For your money you’ll get a 4-inch 480 x 800 display, 1.3GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of …

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Formula E’s first public tests to begin in the UK on July 4th

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After it completed its successful test debut at France’s La Ferté Gaucher circuit late last year, the Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car now has a place to call home: the UK’s Donington Park. Organizers of the Formula E Championship, the world’s… Engadget RSS Feed

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Potholes and Big Data: Crowdsourcing Our Way to Better Government

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Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Netflix are probably the sexiest examples of organizations using Big Data (re: petabytes of largely unstructured information) in amazing ways. It’s folly to think, however, that Big Data can’t be used in more prosaic, practical ways. Big Data is transforming many industries and functions within organizations with relatively limited budgets. Consider […] WIRED » Innovation Insights

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PC Market Posts Smaller Than Expected Q1 Declines On Strength Of Windows XP’s Demise

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 Data out from tracking groups point to a slightly rosier picture of the PC market than expected in the first calendar quarter of 2014: Gartner estimates a Q1 decline of 1.7 percent in shipments of PCs; IDC estimates a 4.4 percent decline. That IDC number bests its forecast of a 5.3 percent decline. Read More TechCrunch

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Innovation’s Next Decade

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While the world economy continues to look shaky, the technology industry has never looked stronger. Now is perhaps a good time to stop for a moment and reflect on what the next decade will be all about for the industry. My vision of what the technology industry needs to focus on is best described by […] WIRED » Innovation Insights

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The Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch Is Surprisingly Repairable

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 The original Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch was a hobbled together kit. Nothing was replaceable including the band. Its successor is apparently widely different. Read More TechCrunch

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Samsung announces Galaxy Ace Style budget smartphone to take on Moto G

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Samsung has announced the Galaxy Ace Style as a new budgetsmartphone to take on the like of the Motorola Moto G. A new bar was set in the budget smartphone market with the introduction of the Moto G but Samsung isn’t going to let Motorola run away with it. To this end, the Samsung Galaxy Ace Style will launch this …

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Review: Microsoft SQL Server 2014

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Overview and specifications The latest version of SQL Server is a major new release, but not a disruptive one. You get security and backup improvements that you can start using straight away and you can keep working the way you always have while making the changes needed to take advantage of performance increases. And instead of making licencing more complicated, …

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Dyson plans big R&D expansion, starting with a new 3,000-person tech campus

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One in every three Dyson employees is an engineer. That’s roughly 1,700 of them and the UK-based company is looking to increase that number. It’s announced plans to build a new technology campus in Wiltshire, UK, focused on science and technology… Engadget RSS Feed

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