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Intel Helps San Jose Become America’s First Smart City

Intel Helps San Jose Become America’s First Smart City

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Indeed! 10% of UK Consumers Shop in the Lavatory

Indeed! 10% of UK Consumers Shop in the Lavatory

by Sally Hooton | Did you know that ten per cent of UK online shoppers have made a purchase while sitting on the loo? Not only that, but 72% of mums are most likely to make a purchase while in bed. New research has pinpointed many consumers’ shopping preferences while concluding that 60% of UK consumers shop online every week. Sailthru, a provider of personalised communications technology, has just announced ...

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7 Simple Reasons You Need to Rethink About (Still) Using Internet Explorer

7 Simple Reasons You Need to Rethink About (Still) Using Internet Explorer

by Zachary Lukasiewicz| Since the recent security lockdown of Internet Explorer (IE) yesterday (read more here) I figured I should write a post to all those people who still may actually be using IE Drum roll please… Reason #1 - IE is broken beyond repair. Literally there is no solution. “We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem,” the Department of Homeland Security’s United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team said ...

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PH Internet Infrastructure Lags Behind Asean Neighbors

PH Internet Infrastructure Lags Behind Asean Neighbors

by Ben O. De Vera | via Inquirer.net | MANILA, Philippines—Internet infrastructure in the Philippines is lagging behind most of its Asean neighbors, thus limiting Filipino businesses’ access to the opportunities being presented by a wired economy, a report commissioned by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) showed. In “The Connected World: Greasing the Wheels of the Internet Economy” report released by The Boston Consulting Group (BGC) ...

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What Bill Gates Thinks When People Say He Should Feel Bad About His Wealth

What Bill Gates Thinks When People Say He Should Feel Bad About His Wealth

by Julie Bort | shared from BusinessInsider | Bill Gates has been the richest man in the world for the better part of two decades, and he’s getting richer all the time. People tell him that he should feel guilty about it, he said in an interview with the American Enterprise Institute on Thursday. But if he’s going to feel guilty, it’s not going to be about the money he has, but ...

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RunKeeper’s CEO Says Smartphone Will Eat Fitness Tracker Market [Podcast]

RunKeeper’s CEO Says Smartphone Will Eat Fitness Tracker Market [Podcast]

by Stacey Higginbotham | shared from Gigaom.com | Everyone is trying to be a platform company these days, but in this weeks podcast we explore the challenges affiliated with building a business around integrating various APIs and the need for a magical user experience. It is hard out there for platform. That’s the takeaway from this week’s Gigaom Internet of Things podcast. There are the myriad challenges of having to integrate with ...

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The Future of Media & Advertising: Mobile is Still It!

The Future of Media & Advertising: Mobile is Still It!

by Richard Ting | shared from TheAtlantic.com | We’re about to enter a world where there are more tablets and smart phones than PCs. If you’re in the mobile advertising business, your rocket ship takes off in five, four, three … This is the dawn of the smartphone age. But you wouldn’t know it by looking at mobile advertising spend. Last week in this space, Derek Thompson showed that consumers ...

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Looks Like The iPhone 5S Fingerprint Sensor is Hackable

Looks Like The iPhone 5S Fingerprint Sensor is Hackable

by Charles Arthur | shared from The Guardian | Germany’s Chaos Computer Club says it has cracked the protection around Apple‘s fingerprint sensor on its new iPhone 5S, just two days after the device went on sale worldwide. In a post on their site, the group says that their biometric hacking team took a fingerprint of the user, photographed from a glass surface, and then created a “fake fingerprint” which could be put onto a thin film and ...

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4 Tech Notions That Need a Fresh Start in 2014

by Chris Albrecht | shared from Gigaom.com | The end of the year always brings out the best intentions. Out with the old bad habits, in with the new. To that end, here are some fresh starts worth embarking on January 1: The NSA/privacy: Revelations accusing the U.S. government of snooping on well, everyone, and companies allegedly cooperating in that personal data gathering seem to trickle in every day with ...

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Do Samsung Galaxy S4 Phones Have a Security Hole?

by James Eng | shared from NBC News | Israeli researchers say they’ve discovered a serious vulnerability in the enterprise software of Samsung’s best-selling Galaxy S4 smartphone that could enable hackers to intercept emails and other data. The alleged flaw in the Galaxy S4’s high-level security software, known as Knox, was uncovered earlier this month by Mordechai Guri, a Ph.D. student at Ben-Gurion University. Guri is part of a wider ...

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