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The Big Winners at Google I/O 2014
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At last week’s Google I/O, Nvidia was the big winner. It was showcased in TVs, mobile devices and automotive as the supplier of a key technology. Other brands were mentioned in the keynote, but it was Nvidia that was mentioned most consistently — and its technology apparently was connected to most of the demos. In […]

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No Cellphone Search Without Warrant, Supreme Court Rules
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Police need a warrant to search the cellphone contents of people they have arrested, the United States Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. Warrantless searches, in essence, would impact privacy to a far greater extent than is acceptable. The ruling also applies to individuals stopped for questioning by the authorities, said Jake LaPerruque, the Fellow on Privacy, […]

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US Supremes just blew Aereo completely out of the water
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‘This sends a chilling message to the technology industry’ Yes, that you have to pay for stuff The US Supreme Court has ruled against TV-streaming biz Aereo in its copyright case with US broadcasters.…

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Urine a goldmine for fuel-cell materials: boffins
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Drink beer. Make fuel. Repeat until dependence on fossil fuels ends Over the centuries, urine has been collected for all manner of unpleasant industrial applications. Now, a new research paper suggests pee could be a big contributor to the future of carbon fuel-cell technology.…

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The Next Big Thing You Missed: How Cable TV Can Adapt to Your Tastes Just Like Netflix
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Rovi is developing technology that enables cable companies to personalize the TV guide and make it easier to find what you want to watch when you want to watch it. In other words, Rovi wants to make television a lot more like Netflix.

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The 404 1,511: Where we choose business ethics (podcast)
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How Twitter killed the movie web site, the best way to request time off work by exploiting your kids, advancing surveillance technology in the workplace (read: spies), and a totally real new startup wants to mail you quarters every month to do laundry.

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Apple Gets Ready to Tell Consumers Why They Want a Smartwatch
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Apple reportedly is preparing to ship multiple versions of a smartwatch this coming fall, as competition increases in the wearable technology space. Its long-rumored smartwatch reportedly will be available in multiple screen sizes and will include more than 10 sensors that will allow it to track the wearer’s health and fitness metrics, among other information. […]

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BlackBerry Z30 Gets Another Price Cut; Rs 30,000 After Cash Back
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BlackBerry India has now reduced the price of its Z30 handset even further by dishing out a cash back offer for the same. The premium handset will now be available for Rs 30,000 after a minimum cash back of Rs 5,000 in exchange of your older handset. The cash back would obviously depend on the […]

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Darpa seeks pop-up wall-in-a-can
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Andrew Magill The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) is on the hunt for technology or a material that could be packed into a cylinder and rapidly deployed to block access to a specified area. The brief — titled Block Access to Deny Entry (BlockADE)—suggests it could be a “web, wall, blockade or barrier” […]

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