Technology and Money

Physicists Test Symmetry Principle With an Antimatter Beam
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Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes “Jon Butterworth has an interesting article at The Guardian about the idea of standpoint-independence in physics and the absence of ‘privileged observers.’ The ASACUSA experiment at CERN plans to make a beam of antimatter, and measure the energy levels as the beam travels in a vacuum, away from the magnetic […]

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Watch out for this Netflix “tech support” scam
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My favorite video Jerome Segura has been tracking tech support scams for a year, documenting the ploys he’s encountered. But even this one found him unprepared. “Combining a phishing scam with a fake tech support call center is something that I’d never seen before,” the Malwarebytes senior security researcher told Wired.co.uk. A video of the […]

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Chrome Encourages Searchers to Speak Up
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Google has added hands-free voice search to the latest beta version of the Chrome Web browser. Users need not have to interrupt messy housework and first wash their hands in order to search for a recipe for homemade glass cleaner, for example. All they need to do is open a new tab or go to […]

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Report: Britain Snooped on Yahoo Users' Sexy Times
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Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ, reportedly intercepted and collected millions of images of people via Yahoo webcam chats, some of which were sexually explicit. As part of the surveillance program, dubbed “Optic Nerve,” GCHQ saved images from webcams on agency databases regardless of whether or not the individuals were an intelligence target. To get […]

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CarPlay Brings Apple’s iOS To Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo
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iOS in the Car has made its official debut. Called CarPlay, the product will be added first to Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo vehicles, and also available as an iOS 7 update for iPhone 5 and later models.  As expected, Apple made the announcement today at the Geneva International Motor Show. Read More

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Company Data Disruptor DueDil Raises $17M To Go Global
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Four years ago the founder pitched at a small event I was at, amid what can only be described as a fit of nerves. But now DueDil founder and CEO Damian Kimmelman is a fully-rounded, confident founder who has today raised a $17 million Series B financing round, led by previous investor Oak Investment Partners. […]

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Gartner: 195M Tablets Sold In 2013, Android Grabs Top Spot From iPad With 62% Share
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A new tipping point in the world of tablets: today the analysts at Gartner have released their tablet sales numbers for 2013, and Android has topped the list for the most popular platform for the first time, outselling Apple’s range of iPad tablets nearly twofold. Of the 195 million tablets sold in 2013, Android took […]

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Softgarden And 1000jobboersen Merge To Create European Recruiting-as-a-Service Powerhouse
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Two Berlin-based startups are merging: softgarden, which provides web-based recruiting software to handle the entire recruitment process, is joining forces with 1000jobboersen.de, a job ad media planning service. The new entity — softgarden E-Recruiting — claims to be Europe’s largest Recruiting-as-a-Service provider, with more than 5,000 clients. Read More

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Footsteps to Mars (1993)
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The Space Exploration Initiative (SEI), launched by President George H. W. Bush amid great fanfare on the steps of the National Air and Space Museum on the 20th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch (20 July 1989), was seen by …     

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