The Fate of The 98-Year-Old At The Heart of SF’s Anti-Eviction, Tech Protests Is Still In Doubt

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 Mary Elizabeth Phillips, the 98-year-old woman who has been at the heart of San Francisco’s ongoing anti-eviction and tech protests, still faces an uncertain future. After living just a few blocks from Dolores Park for a half-century in the Mission District, the epicenter of the city’s tech gentrification and Google Bus wars, she has been fighting an ongoing eviction battle …

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40 upcoming tech products you should be most excited about

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About to buy a new phone, tablet or other consumer tech? WAIT. Here we round up the best new consumer tech products still to launch and about which you should be most excited, from phones, tablets and operating systems to games, virtual-reality headsets, smartwatches and smartglasses. OPERATING SYSTEMS Best new tech 2014/2015: Windows 9 Why is it exciting? Windows 8 …

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iPhone 6 leaks show palm-stretching size increase again

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We’ve already seen a wealth of iPhone 6 leaks claiming to show a larger handset in the works, and the latest set of images to hit the web continue in this vein. Spotted over on MyDrivers, the photos in question were apparently snapped at the factory where the iPhone 6 is being manufactured in China. The front panel of the …

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Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the World, and Humankind Must Adapt

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In a post entitled “Machine Learning: Bane or Blessing for Mankind?,” I noted that the renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking along with his colleagues Stuart Russell, Max Tegmark, and Frank Wilczek recommend moving cautiously in the development of artificial intelligence … Innovation Insights

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Screenshot Claims To Show Off The Coming Windows 8.1 Start Menu

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 Mostly lost in the noise surrounding the World Cup final, a screenshot floated around the Microsoft-watching community. The image picked up attention because it contains what some claim is an image of the soon-to-return Start Menu in Windows 8.1. Microsoft promised that the user interface element would come back in a keynote this April. In the ensuing few months there hasn’t been …

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Norton Security 2015 Betas unveiled, sport name change, improved protection and facelift

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Symantec has unveiled the first public betas of its forthcoming Norton security products. Norton Security 2015 Beta and Norton Security with Backup 2015 Beta reveal the company’s attempt to harmonise its two main security products. Download Norton Security 2015 here. Both products sport a redesigned user interface based on the old Norton 360 product, plus sport a number of major …

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Russia’s new tram is a Batmobile on the outside, tech hub on the inside

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Many trams are memorable, but they tend to evoke nostalgia rather than embrace the future. You can’t accuse UralVagonZavod (UVZ) of being behind the times with its new Russia One, though. To begin with, it looks like the Batmobile on a closed track… Engadget RSS Feed

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Innovation: Now or Later?

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Have you ever had two seemingly unrelated things happen around the same time and each in some way produced an insight into the other? Well it happened to me recently. A bright and ebullient student came to visit me at … Innovation Insights

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Hardware Is The New Software

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 Nest. GoPro. Beats. Jawbone. Oculus. All hardware companies and each of them accorded multi-billion dollar valuations either in private investment transactions or acquisitions by some of the largest technology companies on the planet. Read More TechCrunch

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OnePlus Two release date rumours: Something’s happening on 22 July

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The OnePlus One is probably the best deal for a smartphone in 2014. However, rumours are already appearing about a follow-up OnePlus Two model. See also: OnePlus One review: bargain flagship Android is best deal smartphone of 2014. The interesting thing here is that although the OnePlus One costs just £229 while offering the spec of a £500 smartphone, you …

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Week in gaming: Xbox fights back, PlayStation studiously ignores it

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We’re not a naturally suspicious lot here at TechRadar towers, but when WiG’s normal writer does this one day, and then is so ill he simply cannot drag himself out of his bed the next, we’re perfectly okay with blaming Google Glass. ARG indeed. But, while he’s desperately searching for a couple of health packs to get back in the …

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