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Sao Paulo to get free public WiFi ahead of World Cup

Will the fast-approaching World Cup give residents of Brazil’s largest city the free public WiFi they have long been promised?

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Nvidia’s Project Shield available to pre-order on May 20 for $349

Nvidia has today made two big announcements regarding its gaming handheld known as Project Shield. The first is that the console will now be officially known as simply Shield. The second is that… Go to Source

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Why the U.N. envisions an insect-eating future

In the future, your plate will be covered with insects. And that’s a good thing. Here’s why.

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Amazon launches virtual currency

Amazon Coins, which allow customers to buy apps and games is part of the company’s bid to expand sales of digital content.

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Chinese companies buying up Detroit’s auto mindshare

Chinese owned companies are buying up engineering talent in Detroit and may soon ship cars in the United States.

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Spray on solar windows inch closer to market

The big glass panels that are built into skyscrapers could soon produce solar power.

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Bladeless, funnel-based wind turbine claims huge efficiency gains

As governments all over the globe continue inching toward renewable energy sources, there continue to be a few sticking points. One company out of Minnesota claims to have a new wind power generation… Go to Source

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Where have all the workers gone? An explanation

In the last four years, the size of the workforce has barely grown. Blame demographics, say two economists.

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Forget pets; have a drone follow your footsteps

A flying robot that tracks your movements could be the next step in drone development.

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See the periodic table of Star Wars in all its columnal glory

In celebration of May the 4th, one art team decided to represent the Star Wars universe in an entirely new way. The e.ditions team have a knack for displaying Disney related information in… Go to Source

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OK Go made a word game about synchronizing your brain with a friend’s

OK Go are something of internet darlings. They make decent music, and even made decent music before you learned who they were because they’re really good at synchronized treadmill dancing. However good their… Go to Source

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State moves to remove 3D printed gun blueprints from the web

The State Department has began moving to try and force downloadable blueprints for 3D weaponry offline.

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Algorithmic illusions? 7 myths about ‘big data’

Is ‘big data’ the revolutionary font of business insights many claim it to be, or is it over-hyped, oversold, and essentially useless to enterprises?

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Speed Chess: A 16-player deathmatch from the maker of QWOP

Chess is supposed to be a deeply strategic game where each player has enough time to think before making moves. Even if the game is being played by masters who can envision many… Go to Source

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Bicycles are the next big networking tool

Business execs hoping to connect and network with their counterparts might consider investing in a road bike and pair of cycling shoes.

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In tech industry, CFOs make the big bucks

Finance chiefs in the tech industry are receiving hefty rewards for minimizing taxes and improving profits. In some cases, like over at Apple, the CFO makes considerably more than the CEO.

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Move over touchscreen: Apple granted patent for invisible buttons and sliders

Part of the appeal of Apple devices is that they’re undeniably sleek, sporting smooth, curved corners and flush surfaces. When designing the iPhone and iPad, Apple intentionally minimized the amount of physical buttons… Go to Source

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Why hospital bills are no longer a secret

You can finally see how much U.S. hospitals charge.

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Sex doesn’t cell

Could this be the demise of Topless Woman on Wireless Phone?

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Adobe announces Project Mighty stylus and Napoleon ruler

Adobe isn’t really known for making hardware, but that might be about to change with the announcement of the company’s new digital stylus called Project Mighty, and a companion ruler called Napoleon. Together… Go to Source

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