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CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

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Why We Start Up Startups

Why We Start Up Startups Thanks to the great Brad Feld for publishing this column in his blog today as well. Pause for a moment.  And ask yourself some simple questions you probably don’t think about every day.  Why do we build...

Jan 24 2014, 9:36am CST

Steve Jobs Did Not Liberate Us. Tim Berners-Lee Did, By Freeing Ones and Zeros To Eat the World

Steve Jobs Did Not Liberate Us. Tim Berners-Lee Did, By Freeing Ones and Zeros To Eat the World 30 years ago today, Steve Jobs unveiled the Macintosh. More accurately, The Great Magician took it out of a bag and let it talk to us. The Macintosh, as I learned from first-hand experience in 1984, was a huge leap...

Jan 24 2014, 8:48am CST

Entreprenuer Just Made A $1.9 Million Bet On Super Bowl Suites

Entreprenuer Just Made A $1.9 Million Bet On Super Bowl Suites Part of being a sports fan is the risk you sign on for every year and every game, putting your emotion on the line for a bunch of grown men who generally make more money than you.  John Chen, however, has taken...

Jan 24 2014, 2:14am CST

The Apple Macintosh And 30 Years Of Changing

The Apple Macintosh And 30 Years Of Changing Today marks the 30 year anniversary of the Apple Macintosh personal computer, a tool that I have used almost every day of my professional life for almost that entire span. I feel particularly inscribed in the Macintosh...

Jan 24 2014, 1:08am CST

Bonanno Crime Family Indicted in 1978 Heist

Bonanno Crime Family Indicted in 1978 Heist The 1978 Lufthansa heist was the biggest of its kind in American history. The Bonanno crime family was involved. Now, more than 30 years later, several members of the family have been indicted for the criminal offense. At the top of the list is Vincent Asaro.

Jan 24 2014, 12:58am CST

Huge Internet Blunder in China Leads to Investigation

Huge Internet Attack in China Leads to Investigation A huge blunder that occurred in the Internet facility in China led to investigation into the matter. The Great Firewall system is being inspected by the authorities as all the sites went berserk among a particularly grave breakdown.

Jan 23 2014, 12:44pm CST

Working From Home? 11 Ways To Stay Motivated

Working From Home? 11 Ways To Stay Motivated I haven’t had any coworkers in five years now. Well, at least none that I see or hear on a daily basis. I’m a freelance journalist, one of many occupations these days that allows the complete and total freedom to work...

Jan 23 2014, 6:16am CST

Top 20 Reasons Why 2014 Is Year Of Family Gaming

Top 20 Reasons Why 2014 Is Year Of Family Gaming 20 reasons why 2014 is shaping up to be the year of the family gamer on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, 3DS, Vita and PC.

Jan 23 2014, 5:37am CST

CES 2015 News
Google Ad Chief Susan Wojcicki Talks about Next Big Battle

Google Ad Chief Susan Wojcicki Talks about Next Big Battle Straightforward and unflashy, Susan Wojcicki doesn’t come off like the most powerful woman in advertising that Forbes and others have labeled her. When we meet outside her office at the Googleplex in Mountain View, she’...

Jan 23 2014, 2:31am CST

Google is Already The King Of Online Advertising, but that is not Enough

Google is Already The King Of Online Advertising, but that is not Enough Forget wearable computers and self-driving cars. The search giant will continue its dominance by sticking with its advertising roots – taking $40 billion out of the hides of some very familiar companies This story...

Jan 22 2014, 9:36am CST

Exploiting Unconventional Oil Fields Need Overcoming of Tough Logistics Challenges

Exploiting Unconventional Oil Fields Need Overcoming of Tough Logistics Challenges Unconventional oil and gas production is a huge factor in the US.  “Unconventionals” – which include shale gas, shale oil, and tight gas sands – accounted for over 8.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas production...

Jan 20 2014, 3:21pm CST

Google Glass's Chief Pundit Reaches For The Doomed Word

Google Glass is Doomed Google Glass is becoming an enigma. Over the past week the fashion world, via hair care product vendor L’Oreal, made a bigger commitment to the, as yet, un-launched device. But at the same time uber-advocate Robert...

Jan 20 2014, 7:44am CST

The Next Revolution In School Tech: Bring Your Own Device

The Next Revolution In School Tech: Bring Your Own Device The combination of students and mobile phones has long been a source of anxiety for teachers. Instead of being engrossed in the lesson, the assumption is pupils will be unable to resist the lure of texting, watching...

Jan 19 2014, 12:11pm CST

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Tech industry: Obama's NSA reforms 'insufficient' Tech industry group calls Obama's NSA speech 'thoughtful, but insufficient' SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Technology companies and industry groups took President Barack Obama's speech on U.S. surveillance as a step...

Jan 18 2014, 1:06pm CST

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Court: Bloggers have First Amendment protections US appeals court rules bloggers, public have same First Amendment protection as journalists GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that bloggers and the public have the same First...

Jan 17 2014, 7:01pm CST

NSA Reform: What President Obama Said, And What He Didn't

NSA Reform: What President Obama Said, And What He Didn't President Obama gave a speech this morning outlining changes to be implemented in the NSA phone record surveillance program. The reforms are a result of an in-depth investigation into NSA intelligence gathering...

Jan 17 2014, 3:11pm CST

Why Investors Should Focus On 'Non-Financial' Issues

Why Investors Should Focus On 'Non-Financial' Issues Once a niche corner of the market, analysis of environmental, social and governance (ESG) trends is increasingly taking centre stage, as illustrated by the recent news that the US energy group FirstEnergy has agreed to...

Jan 17 2014, 11:11am CST

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NSA Dishfire program harvested 200 million text messages daily claims report NSA says activity was focused on valid threats

Jan 17 2014, 9:33am CST

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AP Source: NSA phone data control may come to end AP Source: President Barack Obama to call for ending NSA's control of Americans' phone data WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday will call for ending the government's control of phone data...

Jan 17 2014, 6:21am CST

'The Banner Saga' Review: Beautiful, But Not Quite Brilliant (PC)

'The Banner Saga' Review: Beautiful, But Not Quite Brilliant (PC) The moment I laid eyes on indie developer Stoic’s The Banner Saga, I wanted to love everything about it. The art-style is simply jaw-dropping, calling to mind classic Disney—Sword in the Stone comes to mind—and other...

Jan 16 2014, 11:26pm CST

Wearable Tech Already Deployed In Australia... On Bees

Wearable Tech Already Deployed In Australia... On Bees At last week’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, wearable technology was supposedly the hottest new thing. A wide array of companies introduced headsets, activity monitors and smartwatches to compete...

Jan 16 2014, 5:36pm CST

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For Obama, NSA review a quest for public trust For Obama, NSA review a quest to regain public trust in surveillance operations WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with Edward Snowden's first leaks about the government's sweeping surveillance apparatus, President...

Jan 16 2014, 3:46pm CST

Church Sex Abuse Files Made Public

Church Sex Abuse Files Released The Chicago Archdiocese of the Catholic Church has decided to bring its sex abuse files in the knowledge of the public. This is being done in order to prevent any future incidents of child molestation by priests.

Jan 16 2014, 5:34am CST

Bitcoin Breaks Out, You Can Now Pay The IRS In Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Breaks Out, You Can Now Pay The IRS In Cryptocurrency As bitcoin moves away from being known only to the tech cognoscenti and becomes a real viable currency that is adopted broadly, more organizations arise that look to leverage all this attention and add something of...

Jan 15 2014, 5:21pm CST

Net Neutrality Ruling: What Happens Now?

Net Neutrality Ruling: What Happens Now? Yesterday’s Appeal Court ruling against the FCC's net neutrality rules will probably not mark the end of the internet as we know it. Following the ruling, internet providers now in theory have the ability to prioritize...

Jan 15 2014, 8:51am CST

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Report: NSA maps pathway into computers Report: NSA maps pathway into foreign computers using radio waves and covert chips WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world — but...

Jan 15 2014, 5:21am CST

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Officials: Obama likely to OK phone record changes AP sources: Obama expected to back changes to NSA surveillance with Congress handling details WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected to endorse changes to the way the government collects...

Jan 15 2014, 2:41am CST

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Report: NSA maps pathway into computers Report: NSA maps pathway into foreign computers using radio waves and covert chips WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world — but...

Jan 14 2014, 10:26pm CST

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Mobile Technology Makes Online Dating The New Normal Online dating is more common, and less stigmatized, than ever before. 11% of American adults now use online dating sites–up from just 3% in 2008. 4 out of 10 adults who are “single and looking for a partner” are looking...

Jan 14 2014, 9:26am CST

FiLIP Is The Smartphone For Kids Too Young To Have A Smartphone

FiLIP Is The Smartphone For Kids Too Young To Have A Smartphone Sometime around the middle of last year I first heard of the FiLIP. The device is billed as a wearable smart locator and phone for kids, which is an accurate description, but doesn’t fully capture the value it provides...

Jan 13 2014, 8:41pm CST

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Dealing With Difficult Social Media Followers Businesses today can’t avoid creating a social media presence. Generally, sites like Twitter and Facebook provide organizations a great opportunity to interact with their loyal customers, as well as get the word out...

Jan 13 2014, 11:01am CST

Government Programs Have Become One Big Scammer Fraud Fest

Government Programs Have Become One Big Scammer Fraud Fest Amongst all the polls about how various groups view their prospects going into 2014, I’d like to see one polling people who habitually defraud the government.  I bet it would be off-the-charts positive, as they look for...

Jan 13 2014, 10:51am CST

How A Little Caffeine Can Boost Your Memory

How A Little Caffeine Can Boost Your Memory If you’re trying to commit a set of items to memory, you may want to give your brain a bit of caffeine. But how you time it matters, finds a new study out today in Nature Neuroscience. The researchers found that giving...

Jan 13 2014, 9:41am CST

Microsoft Just Put These 3 Companies Out Of Business

Microsoft Just Put These 3 Companies Out Of Business Zendesk. Autotask. Freshdesk. These are three great little companies that make three excellent help desk/customer service management applications. But they, like others in this niche, could be in trouble. OK, I’m...

Jan 13 2014, 9:11am CST

How Cities Reshape Brand Narratives

How Cities Reshape Brand Narratives Refurbished phrases and branding elements seem to cycle through advertisements and public relations messaging every few months. Last year Ford spokesperson Mike Rowe started using the word “fresh” to describe features...

Jan 13 2014, 8:01am CST

No Pants Subway Ride Season Arrives

No Pants Subway Ride Season Arrives The public prank group Improv Everywhere group started the No Pants Subway Ride trend more than a decade ago in New York City. This season is no different as the odd and eccentric tradition repeats itself. Men in boxer briefs or underwear board subways in many countries and they don’t get arrested for indecent exposure.

Jan 13 2014, 2:07am CST

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Perseus A.M.S. Case for Apple iPhone 4/4S from Trident Case

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Perseus A.M.S. Case for Apple iPhone 4/4S from Trident Case CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Perseus A.M.S. Case for Apple iPhone 4/4S from Trident Case

Jan 13 2014, 12:05am CST

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Pebble Activity Tracker from Fitbit, Inc.

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Pebble Activity Tracker from Fitbit, Inc. CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Pebble Activity Tracker from Fitbit, Inc.

Jan 12 2014, 11:02pm CST