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Don’t Give Up on Piloted Dives 14.1.2013 Newsweek Top Stories
The quickest way to destroy ocean science, James Cameron tells Newsweek, is to take human explorers out of the water.
Do You Really Need a Voice Plan with That Fancy Smartphone? 14.1.2013 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories
With even Facebook adding free calling to its mobile app, voice plans are starting to seem outmoded, but an experiment shows it’s hard to let go. Talking and texting may have been the first things we used mobile devices for, but they’re hardly the only ones anymore. And when it’s just as easy to place a video call via Skype, send an instant message through WhatsApp, tweet, or check in on Facebook, summoning a phone’s dialer tends to be an afterthought. So could we could be approaching a time when it makes little sense to even have a voice or text plan. ...
CES 2013: the health and fitness gadgets coming your way 14.1.2013 Guardian: Science
From a fork that tells you when you're eating too fast to a skin patch that constantly monitors your vital signs, there was plenty of exciting kit on show in Las Vegas The Consumer Electronics Show , an annual innovation showcase which brings over 100,000 industry professionals to Las Vegas and fills 172,000 square metres of convention floor space, is traditionally a cornucopia of gadget prototypes for couch potatoes. At this year's CES, alongside the usual array of computers, robots and giant televisions, about a quarter of the exhibits were related to health and fitness, selling the idea that technology is the key to mental and physical wellbeing. It does not sound a promising combination: geeks tend to neglect health and fitness; Sin City discourages moderation and sense; and conferences are graveyards of diet and exercise. Yet companies and developers unveiled a parade of apps, accessories and gizmos to help lose weight, eat properly, exercise regularly, prevent disease, manage illness ...
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Boston’s Most Wanted: Workers that employers are fighting to hire 13.1.2013 Boston Globe: Business
Boston’s Most Wanted: Workers that employers are fighting to hire
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What Facebook Should Be Building 13.1.2013 TechCrunch
Facebook To The FutureFacebook has a big launch event on Tuesday. Here's nine things I think it may be working on, or at least should be. We've heard tips that some of these are already in development and may be released soon, while the rest could fill big holes in Facebook. Even if none of them hit the stage Tuesday, they probably will eventually, and the list offers a deep look at what Facebook could improve.
EU membership is crucial to Britain's growing car industry | Paul Haydon 13.1.2013 Guardian: Comment is Free
The UK's car industry is a bright spot in the economic gloom – let's not jeopardise it by pulling out of Europe We may have just overtaken Brazil to become the world's sixth largest economy, but the overall economic outlook for the UK remains relatively bleak. Some economists foresee a full-blown triple-dip recession , and with consumer spending and domestic investment remaining sluggish and more public spending cuts just round the corner, even minimal economic growth will be highly dependent on an increase in British exports. Despite the doom and gloom, one sector continues to provide a small glimmer of hope: the British car industry. Rapid growth in output and productivity is bucking the wider trend of relative economic decline and restoring the UK's position as a global manufacturing hub. This resurgence has been driven by a range of factors, but especially important has been an increase in foreign investment, international trade and innovation. In each of these areas, Britain's ...
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A peek into the future at world’s biggest gadget show 13.1.2013 Hindu: Home
Bigger televisions, smarter watches, thinner humans and foldable phones
Inside the underweb: Home to pedophiles, hitmen, drug dealers — and free speech 13.1.2013 MSNBC

Tor's networkv exists beneath the sanitized experiences of Facebook, Google, and Amazon. It exists way down deep, in a walled-off Web threaded with secure communication routes and populated with political dissidents, spies, and ne'er-do-wells.Tor's networkv exists beneath the sanitized experiences of Facebook, Google, and Amazon. It exists way down deep, in a walled-off Web threaded with secure communication routes and populated with political dissidents, spies, and ne'er-do-wells.


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What Games Are: The Fun Boson Does Not Exist 13.1.2013 techCrunch
wpid-Photo-12-Jan-2013-1553.jpgPerhaps the biggest roadblock facing the development of generation-two social games is the addiction to metrics. Social game makers still believe that fun is about finding the right behaviours, the right metric to measure fun and the right way to maximise that. They are wrong. Fun is, and always has been, a dynamic quality. They need to learn that there is no "fun boson".
Ownership shuffling, land acquisitions and new office space all part of the picture at two base area development projects 13.1.2013 Steamboat Pilot
Changes are afoot at Wildhorse Meadows, a residential development near the Meadows Parking Lot, and Wildhorse Marketplace, a separate commercial development farther south on Mount Werner Road. One of the results could be more than 12,000 square feet of new office space.
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A peek into the future atworld’s biggest gadget show 13.1.2013 Hindu: International
Bigger televisions, smarter watches, thinner humans and foldable phones
Edward Glaeser: As Zipcar shows, technology is now favoring urban life 12.1.2013 Twincities.com: Opinion

This month, Avis announced that it was buying Zipcar for $12.25 a share, a 49 percent premium over Zipcar's price at the time. For Avis, it's a bet that short-term car rentals -- or car sharing, as Zipcar likes to call it -- will continue to grow in cities worldwide. For cities, the deal points to an even broader trend: It's a reminder that technological change, which favored suburbs throughout much of the 20th century, is now clearing away obstacles to a satisfying urban life and amplifying the benefits of urban density.

Cassidy: Facebook is part of a high-tech posse fighting child pornography 12.1.2013 San Jose Mercury News: Mike Cassidy
Facebook’s fight against child pornography illustrates the high-tech battle between good guys and bad guys on the Internet. Just as child pornographers have embraced technological advancements to fuel twisted fantasies, Internet companies and police have taken to new tools to hunt them down.
Frustrated by slow Wi-Fi? A fix is on the way 12.1.2013 MSNBC

The most futuristic and potentially ubiquitous technology at CES wasn't under a 100-foot-tall logo or surrounded by smiling models — it was in a small meeting room just big enough for a desk and a few monitors. It is, or at least could be, the next version of Wi-Fi.The most futuristic and potentially ubiquitous technology at CES wasn't under a 100-foot-tall logo or surrounded by smiling models — it was in a small meeting room just big enough for a desk and a few monitors. It is, or at least could be, the next version of Wi-Fi.


CES 2013: ever-wider TV screens, bendy smartphones and the i-potty 12.1.2013 The Guardian -- World Latest
World's biggest gadget show closes in Las Vegas to concerns over its own future, never mind that of its futuristic offerings The world's biggest gadget show has ended in Las Vegas and, like a prophet in the desert, it has revealed the future: bigger televisions, smarter watches, thinner humans, bendy phones and pointy computers. That, at least, was the vision peddled by technology companies which unveiled 20,000 products over five frenzied days of networking and promotion at the Consumer Electronics Show , which wrapped on Friday. Some 150,000 industry professionals sifted through gadgets sublime and ridiculous, pointless and ingenious, seeking the next big innovation which will change the way we work, live and play. Some ideas which provoked guffaws and headlines – the vibrating fork which chastises you to eat slower , the i-potty training system to keep your toddler on the bowl – may not endure but others seemed certain to have a future. As ever at CES, televisions were everywhere. ...
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Why attend car shows when photos are a swipe away? 12.1.2013 Twincities.com: Nation
DETROIT—Why go to a crowded auto show when you can glimpse dozens of new models on the internet? Because you can't catch a whiff of that
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Detroit auto show: a user's guide 12.1.2013 AP Business
The North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which features more than 500 vehicles, opens to the public Jan. 19. Here are the details:...
Why attend car shows when photos are a swipe away? 12.1.2013 AP Top News
DETROIT (AP) -- Why go to a crowded auto show when you can glimpse dozens of new models on the internet?...
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Parku Looks To Make Parking Spot Rentals Mobile-Friendly In Europe 12.1.2013 techCrunch
Parku Looks To Make Parking Spot Rentals Mobile-Friendly In Europe
Open Government Initiatives Helped New Yorkers Stay Connected During Hurricane Sandy 12.1.2013 techCrunch
NYCGovFacebookEditor's note: Rachel Haot is the first Chief Digital Officer for the City of New York, where she leads NYC Digital and is focused on the city’s digital media strategy. From hackathons to social media, open government is transforming the way that Mayor Bloomberg’s administration and New York City government serve the public. And there has been no greater testament to open government’s potential than the strategy and innovation in action during Hurricane Sandy.
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