Google Acquires DeepMind for $400 Million, Outbids Facebook Google has just acquired the artificial intelligence setup DeepMind. The bargain was finalized for a cool $400 million. Google outbid Facebook and now has a valuable acquisition that may one day allow thinking on a human scale.
Jan 27 2014, 2:23am CST
The Personal Web is the Next Big Thing The modern world can be a dehumanizing place. Long gone is the sweet little old lady at the drugstore counter, replaced by big box retailers, brand logos and barcodes. We’re more often“handled” than serviced...
Jan 25 2014, 7:23am CST
Shadow Of Mordor is Basically What? Comparisons between Monolith and Warner Bros.’ upcoming open-world fantasy game Shadow of Mordor and Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise have sprung up recently. “Seriously, can someone tell me how Assassin’s...
Jan 25 2014, 5:44am CST
New Take on Google Glass I’ve come around a bit on Google Glass. Not entirely, but perhaps 270°. To clarify, I’d be surprised if I ever adopted Glass personally. I’m just an old guy, stuck in some rut from the 1970s or thereabouts....
Jan 23 2014, 9:30am CST
Bethesda Should License Skyrim For Professional Mods When you watch the developer diary for Skywind, the fan-led effort to mod The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind into the more modern Skyrim Engine, you start to realize something: this is no ordinary mod. It’s built out on a...
Jan 22 2014, 8:21am CST
Writing Off Justin Bieber's $75,000 Strip Club Bill Justin Bieber allegedly dropped $75,000 in just a few hours in a Miami strip club. The King of Diamonds club told TMZ that Mr. Bieber “got $75k in 1 dollar bills and went wild.” It may sound silly, but Bieber has money...
Jan 22 2014, 2:26am CST
Lindsay Lohan Reveals New Film at Sundance Lindsay Lohan announced her new movie ‘Inconceivable’, in which she is going to work, at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Monday, January 20th.
Jan 22 2014, 12:22am CST
What Nest Takeover by Google For The Internet Of Things? The Internet of Things (IoT) seemed to be an underlying theme of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), with companies showing off cloud-connected Crock-Pots, heart monitors, and even bed mats that monitor how a...
Jan 20 2014, 1:18pm CST
Cell Phone Plans by Sprint to Shake Things Up Like T-Mobile’s UnCarrier cell phone plans, Sprint is all set to shake things up via its Framily cell phone plan. The more friends and family enter your circle of influence, the lower the charges in the Framily Plan.
Jan 20 2014, 3:10am CST
Proposing A Compelling OSCON Talk By Simon St. Laurent
The OSCON call for proposals closes on January 30th. I’ve seen some great explanations of how to write a conference proposal generally, and my co-chair Matthew McCullough has an excellent...
Jan 18 2014, 12:56pm CST
FDA OKs mental disability blood test for infants FDA approves novel genetic test that screens infants for predictors of mental handicaps
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday cleared a first-of-a-kind blood test that can help...
Jan 17 2014, 3:01pm CST
A Leading 3PL Creates a Warehousing Template for Success For years, warehouse management system (WMS) suppliers have been introducing “template” solutions. These template solutions are either industry specific or are based upon getting a simpler warehousing solution up...
Jan 17 2014, 8:51am CST
Europe launches RoboEarth: 'Wikipedia for Robots' European universities launch project to speed robotic development, enable bot-to-bot learning
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — Let the robot race begin.
Expectations are high for RoboEarth, a...
Jan 17 2014, 3:01am CST
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
How Big Is Twitch's Audience? Huge. Gaming-centric video web site Twitch ended 2013 with more than 45 million unique monthly viewers who watched, on average, 106 minutes of video a day, according to an end-of-year report from the company.
Jan 16 2014, 8:16am CST
Norv Turner is being Considered by Minnesota Vikings Norv Turner is being considered by Mike as a prime candidate for his staff of talented individuals. When Mike Zimmer was appointed the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, he started looking high and low for people to hire. His search includes Norv Turner.
Jan 16 2014, 7:02am CST
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