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Prepare for Nightmarish Swarms of Google Robot Cars, Says Zipcar Founder
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Google’s driverless car is, perhaps, the most highly anticipated technology to come along in decades. According Robin Chase, it should also be the most feared.

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ZeniMax Media Sues Facebook's Oculus VR And Its Founder
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Virtual reality headset maker Oculus VR and its founder Palmer Luckey are being sued by ZeniMax Media, the owners of id Software, over trademarks tied to the Oculus Rift headset. The move comes just two months after Oculus VR was acquired by social network giant Facebook.   A statement released by ZeniMax, accuses Oculus VR […]

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Google Can’t Forget You, But It Should Make You Hard to Find
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“The Right to Be Forgotten” sounds catchy. And, yes, the language of “erasure” laws and “disappearing” messages is captivating. Unfortunately, these popular words are fatally inaccurate in the privacy context. As a result, critics risk tackling irrelevant arguments about unattainable perfection while advocates and consumers are invited to place their hopes in a technology that […]

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Google is tech industry and world’s most valuable brand as Apple rots
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Sony drops from top 100 as Chinese web brands surge up the charts Something’s rotten in Cupertino, according to the ninth annual “ BrandZ” rating of technology vendors, as Apple has lost its place atop the list of the world’s most valuable technology brands to Google.…

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Wolfenstein: The New Order review: Satisfying, straightforward Nazi hunting
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As you can see, the game is completely historically accurate. Wolfenstein: The New Order begins with an assault on the Baltic Sea stronghold of General Deathshead, the villain from 2009’s Wolfenstein. The Allies are losing the war, owing to advanced Nazi technology like huge tripod robots that shoot lightning bolts, giant robot dogs, and jet […]

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#Love: Design For It
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 If you believed the hype, you’d think technology was killing love. To start, the search has been tainted, or so people say. Algorithms are turning serendipity into superficial math. Swipe right and find yourself mired in a hookup culture gone mad. Try the likes of Grindr and experience the irrevocable blurring of the lines between […]

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EverPurse Raises Seed Round For A Different Kind Of Wearable
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 Two years after we first wrote about them, the fashion technology company Everpurse is back in the proverbial saddle with a new product and big plans for the future of a different kind of wearable. The Chicago-based company, which was launched by the dynamic husband and wife duo Liz and Dan Salcedo, has returned with […]

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The NSA, Cisco, And The Issue Of Interdiction
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 It’s been a hectic week of NSA news in light of Glenn Greenwald’s recently published book, which furthered the revelation that the NSA intercepts (interdicts) hardware from US companies. The agency then reportedly compromises the equipment before it is delivered to overseas customers. Published pictures imply that Cisco technology is part of the class of equipment captured… Read More

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Making Time Go Faster for Aged Booze
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Small distillers (and even big ones) would love to speed up the chemistry that happens inside a barrel, because as long as what they make is sitting in wood, it’s not making money. Technology that could shorten the time between distillation and bottling would be a massive boon to the industry.

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