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A Pocket-Sized Cloaking Device For Online Anonymity

Oct 20, 14 A Pocket-Sized Cloaking Device For Online Anonymity

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

A Kickstarter project is aiming to help Internet users to remain anonymous with a small, pocket-sized device; and it looks set to be successful in those aims given that with weeks still to go in the funding window it has already raised over half a million dollars, well above the goal of $7,500.

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Amazon’s Same-Day Grocery Service Is About A Lot More Than Groceries

Oct 19, 14 Amazon’s Same-Day Grocery Service Is About A Lot More Than Groceries

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Amazon is moving into a competitive area where even existing supermarket chains are having trouble turning a profit, due to the high cost of retail space and advertising. But as Amazon prepares a midtown Manhattan warehouse, there could be a number of fringe benefits for Jeff Bezos’ e-commerce empire. AmazonFresh is about a lot more than groceries.

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Can Social Media Prevent Drug Use From Becoming Abuse?

Oct 19, 14 Can Social Media Prevent Drug Use From Becoming Abuse?

Posted by in Health, Technology

The National Institutes of Health has granted more than $11 million in awards to researchers exploring the use of social media to advance the understanding, prevention, and treatment of substance use and addiction.

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Quantum Communications Is One Step Closer

Oct 18, 14 Quantum Communications Is One Step Closer

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A disruptive, new form of universal and ubiquitous communication, right out of science fiction, that utilizes quantum mechanics, has taken another step toward displacing the internet, cable, telephone, wireless, cellular, WIFI, satellite, Ethernet, and broadcast TV and radio networks.

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Ads Are Coming To Snapchat This Weekend

Oct 18, 14 Ads Are Coming To Snapchat This Weekend

Posted by in Technology

Snapchat Inc., the maker of an app for sending messages that vanish after a few seconds, is set to unveil its advertising model this weekend in the United States. The app has not been monetized and until now was ad-free. In an announcement, the company said "it’s going to feel a little weird at first, but we’re taking the plunge."

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FBI Claims ‘Dark’ Smartphone Technology Could Hinder Good Guys

Oct 17, 14 FBI Claims ‘Dark’ Smartphone Technology Could Hinder Good Guys

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Technological data are becoming so encrypted that law enforcement agents are now having difficulty legally obtaining the information they need to catch criminals, the head of the FBI warned Thursday.

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Steve Jobs Day: A Great Big Thanks For All The Techno-Benefits

Oct 16, 14 Steve Jobs Day: A Great Big Thanks For All The Techno-Benefits

Posted by in Seasonal, Technology

On October 16 every year, people in the tech world celebrate Steve Jobs Day, a day when Steve Jobs is remembered by many all at the same time. Through his time at Apple, his creativity contributed to bringing the world several important devices. According to Forbes.com, Jobs helped bring the world these 10 great technological advances.

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Google Starts Free Trial Of Video Chats With Medical Professionals

Oct 15, 14 Google Starts Free Trial Of Video Chats With Medical Professionals

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Google is attempting to dissuade self-diagnosis on the Internet by offering virtual face time with a doctor. A Google doc, if you will. On Friday, a redditor noticed that when he searched for “knee pain,” a pop-up appeared explaining that Google is offering customers a free, limited-time trial offer to connect with a medical professional via video chat.

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Boats, Trains, Planes: How Technology Is Making Old Transportation New Again

Oct 15, 14 Boats, Trains, Planes: How Technology Is Making Old Transportation New Again

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If innovation in the automotive industry had kept apace with innovation in the computer industry, the joke goes, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon but, for no reason at all, crashed twice a day. Not strictly factual, to be sure, but it does draw attention to the ways in which transportation has - and hasn't - evolved since the advent of the microchip.

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Samsung Promises Five Times Faster Wi-Fi In 2015

Oct 14, 14 Samsung Promises Five Times Faster Wi-Fi In 2015

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Want faster Wi-Fi? Samsung is claiming a breakthrough that will bring five times greater Wi-Fi speeds to allow the transfer of a 1-gigabyte movie in three seconds or less. Samsung said Sunday 60-gigahertz technology should be ready for commercialization in 2015 and it should be available on several products.

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