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Twitter creates incredible maps using billions of geotagged tweets

Every tweet that hits Twitter has the option of including location data with it. These coordinates, which are of varying accuracy given the device and circumstances under which they were sent, can be… Go to Source

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Google takes clean power strategy to Africa

Google is sinking $12 million in a 96-megawatt solar power plant in Africa, its first renewable energy investment in the continent.

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Funding dedicated to SE Asia innovation

A $10 million micro-fund has been highlighted to try and promote innovation in South East Asia.

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Tel Aviv moves to entice tech startups

Officials in Tel Aviv are working on ways to entice more tech firms and startup ventures to choose Israel’s version of Silicon Valley.

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Exploring the social implications of Google Glass

There’s plenty of negative buzz going around but I decided I was going to dive in, wear Glass everywhere, and see what happened. Go to Source

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Atari plans to auction off all its game assets in July

Back in January Atari US filed for bankruptcy in New York, but hoped to sell off all its games assets in a single sale to pay off debtors. Initially interest was strong with… Go to Source

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Fashion e-store Zalora snaps up $100M

The Zappos-style Southeast Asia-based online fashion store has raised $100 million to scale up operations.

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Sign of the times: Sears stores morph into data centers

Once a bastion of dungarees and power tools, the iconic retailer thinks it has figured out a modern way to market all those abandoned stores that it still owns.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 spotted running Intel’s Atom processor

Samsung has never been afraid to try new things with its smartphones and tablets. Its latest gambit: popping an Intel Atom processor into the new Galaxy Tab 10.1. The upgraded 10-incher is set to… Go to Source

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U.S. encouraged to allow firms to retaliate against hackers

Should companies be allowed to strike back against hackers with their own cyberattacks?

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The Golden Gate of Helsinki

The world’s top architects are competing to design Finland’s longest bridge. Why is it so special? Three words: no cars allowed.

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Design Your Own Photo Calendar In Windows, Mac & Linux With Pically

An album is about the past and a calendar is about the future, but that doesn’t mean they have to be mutually exclusive. A great way to combine looking forward to the time ahead while reminiscing your glory days from

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Foxconn is already assembling the new Xbox for Microsoft

Later today Microsoft is set to reveal the next generation of Xbox, and hopefully tell us the final name of the new machine. We also expect that the new Xbox will launch before… Go to Source

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Study: practice doesn’t make perfect

The old adage that "practice makes perfect" hasn’t held up to scientific scrutiny.

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6 traits of the best workplace on earth

For many corporate leaders, it’s counter-intuitive to let employees go off and be free-thinkers on company time. Ultimately it may pay off.

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Protect medical implants with a layer of bacteria eaters

Viruses were used in the pre-antibiotic 19th-century to treat infections. Now researchers are bringing them back, using them to fight bacterial infections on catheters and stents.

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A worldwide undersea gold rush is coming

A new undersea gold rush could be coming soon with the rising cost of minerals and advancements in technology opening the seafloor to mining.

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Create legendary robot battles from old electronics

In this day and age, you most likely have a bunch of old electronics lying around — namely computer parts — that you can’t justify throwing away because they still work fine, but… Go to Source

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What if the Starship Enterprise fought the Death Star over San Francisco?

Imagine a twisted world where the Empire ruled earth instead of the Starfleet-filled future we’ve been promised. Is this the nightmare JJ Abrams has every night, or just a fun video in celebration of Star Trek Into Darkness? Go to

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Seawater cooling saves data center $1 million, but is susceptible to jellyfish

As electronic technology moves ever onward, a problem it will continue to face (until some kind of alternative power is discovered, perhaps) is heat. Powerful computers and servers generate heat, and if the… Go to Source

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