Technology

A Dizzying Drone's-Eye View of How the NY Public Library Sorts Books
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Your friendly local librarian hasn’t been replaced by technology just yet, but that doesn’t mean the library itself hasn’t benefitted from a few modern upgrades. Wrangling special-order books and DVDs between the New York Public Libary’s 150 branches is a daunting task, but it’s actually made surprisingly efficient with the laser scanning machines at its […]

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New report calls for “deep decarbonization” to stay within 2°C limit
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Flickr user: mr_wood Many countries have publicly gone on record as supporting the goal of limiting future climate change to 2°C. Although that creates some risks for future generations, it avoids some of the potentially catastrophic changes that would come with a 4°C rise. Given what we know about the sensitivity of the climate to […]

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Students Who Push Tech Boundaries Should Be Encouraged, Not Punished
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As institutions that are home to cutting edge developers of technology, universities have a responsibility to be more responsive to the needs of student innovators and researchers.

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Barbican Digital Revolution exhibition: Techies, arty types get intimate
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Should you eye up artful tech in ‘London’s ugliest’ building? Yes Pics  Opening today at Britain’s foremost brutalist building, the Barbican multi-arts centre, Digital Revolution is an exhibition that journeys through creative technology from the 1970s to the present day – with interactivity at its heart.…

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Google Co-Founders Talk Regulation, Innovation, And More In Fireside Chat With Vinod Khosla
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 Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page sat down for a rare long-form interview with renowned technology venture capitalist Vinod Khosla at Khosla Ventures’ latest annual summit, and the video from the event was posted on YouTube this past week. It was a relaxed and wide-ranging discussion touching on everything from machine learning, to the […]

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Analyst: Chinese buyers shunning IBM, EMC, Oracle and Cisco
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Government nudging locals towards home-grown kit when possible For years, the world’s largest technology vendors have assumed that China represents a colossal opportunity, albeit with an unusual set of hoops to jump through in order to do business.…

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Lenovo, Lava, Swipe To Release 4G-LTE Tablets By 2014
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Despite the increase in the number of data users in India, the country is lagging behind in technology and 3G is yet to be available throughout the country. This hasn’t stopped the companies from introducing next generation devices and companies like Lenevo, Lava and Swipe Telecom may be introducing the 4G LTE-enabled tablets as early […]

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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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