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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

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

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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

Apple's Mac still Big Influencer, 30 years after Debut

Apple's Mac still Big Influencer, 30 years after Debut Apple's Mac still influences computing today, 30 years after its debut NEW YORK (AP) — Look around. Many of the gadgets you see drew inspiration from the original Mac computer. Computers at the time typically required...

Jan 24 2014, 1:15am CST

Alison Sweeney to Leave “Days of Our Lives” Soon

Alison Sweeney to Leave “Days of Our Lives” Soon The smart and sexy star, Alison Sweeney is all set to leave the soap opera “Days of Our Lives” soon. After staying on the show for more than two decades, she wants to pay some attention to her son and daughter for a change.

Jan 22 2014, 7:15am CST

To End California Drought, Fill More Hollywood And Silicon Valley Swimming Pools

To End California Drought, Fill More Hollywood And Silicon Valley Swimming Pools For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program.  —unknown One the heels of a West Virginia water contamination crisis, California hosts a grave water emergency. Gov. Jerry Brown delivered the  ...

Jan 18 2014, 1:36pm CST

Proposing A Compelling OSCON Talk

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

Google Reveals New Product: 'Smart' Contact Lenses

Google Reveals New Product: 'Smart' Contact Lenses Google “glucose” right now, and you’ll find a slew of results with Google in the header. This is because Google is getting into a new market: Diabetes. The company has just revealed a new method for monitoring glucose,...

Jan 17 2014, 10:11am CST

Smart Contact Lenses? Leave It To Google

Smart Contact Lenses? Leave It To Google If you Google “blood sugar” right now, you’ll find a slew of results with Google in the header. This is because Google is getting into a new market: Diabetes. The company has just revealed a new method for monitoring...

Jan 17 2014, 9:21am CST

Solar Grid Storage: Finding Value In Grid Frequency Regulation

Solar Grid Storage: Finding Value In Grid Frequency Regulation Many observers feel that energy storage has the potential to be one of the ‘next big things.’ A number of companies are working hard at developing and deploying storage technologies, and raising money as well.  Stem – a...

Jan 17 2014, 9:21am CST

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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

IBM Goes All In On Cloud - Announces A $1.2B Global Service Investment

IBM Goes All In On Cloud - Announces A $1.2B Global Service Investment When Bob Dylan famously crooned that the times they are a-changing he was unlikely to be thinking about the technology marketplace. But his lyrics are apt as I sit and reflect on some news that IBM just announced. The...

Jan 16 2014, 9:06pm CST

John Hancock Signs Off On Distributed Solar

John Hancock Signs Off On Distributed Solar The distributed solar power industry has recruited another brand-name investment backer: the John Hancock Life Insurance Company. John Hancock, a division of the Canadian financial services conglomerate Manulife...

Jan 16 2014, 1:36pm CST

Google Builds Mindshare For Dart App Framework With Virtual Machines On Runnable

Google Builds Mindshare For Dart App Framework With Virtual Machines On Runnable Google announced today that it will distribute working demos its Dart app framework through Runnable, the Palo Alto startup that has been dubbed the “YouTube of code.” Runnable creates virtual machines in your browser...

Jan 16 2014, 10:26am CST

LinkedIn's Volunteer Stampede: 600,000 People On A Mission

LinkedIn's Volunteer Stampede: 600,000 People On A Mission Is LinkedIn tip-toeing into the world of volunteer service — or could it touch off  a bigger stampede than people realize? After chatting this week with Meg Garlinghouse, head of the LinkedIn for Good program, I’m...

Jan 16 2014, 8:46am CST

Obama's Manufacturing Hubs Mean Cronyism, Corporate Welfare And Less Innovation

Obama's Manufacturing Hubs Mean Cronyism, Corporate Welfare And Less Innovation It’s an endless parade, one  top-down proposal after another from Washington. Having just presided over another 80,000 pages of regulations in the 2013 Federal Register, the launch (so called) of Obamacare, and five...

Jan 15 2014, 9:31pm CST

SEMI: Forecasts are Positive at Annual ISS Conference

SEMI: Forecasts are Positive at Annual ISS Conference In a press release issued January 14, semiconductor industry association SEMI provided synopses of key presentations at its Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) being held in Half Moon Bay, California.  In SEMI’s words...

Jan 15 2014, 9:31pm CST

More Professional Sports Teams Are Thinking Green, To Please Fans And Make Money

More Professional Sports Teams Are Thinking Green, To Please Fans And Make Money The requisite press releases have been issued proclaiming the uber green-ness of the upcoming Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in my home state of New Jersey. Indeed, back in 2009, the venue was dubbed the “Greenest...

Jan 15 2014, 6:01pm CST

To Get Funded On Kickstarter, Talk About Cats And Karma (And Don't Grovel)

To Get Funded On Kickstarter, Talk About Cats And Karma (And Don't Grovel) If you’ve contributed to a lot of strangers’ Kickstarter campaigns, you no doubt thought you were giving money to projects you saw as having particular social value, utility or artistic merit. In fact, your giving was...

Jan 15 2014, 12:01pm CST

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SolarCity turns to retail investors for cash SolarCity bets on new kind of financing _ selling bond-like securities to retail investors NEW YORK (AP) — Solar panel installer SolarCity is turning to retail investors for cash. The company said...

Jan 15 2014, 7:41am CST

What SolarCity Wants: Raising Money From Investors It Couldn't Reach Before

What SolarCity Wants: Raising Money From Investors It Couldn't Reach Before To broaden its fundraising base and support its growth, SolarCity said Wednesday it will tap new types of investors by launching an online investing tool developed a company it bought last month. The California solar...

Jan 15 2014, 7:21am CST

3 Tips For Disconnecting Kids From Over-Stimulation, Video Games, And Digital Media

3 Tips For Disconnecting Kids From Over-Stimulation, Video Games, And Digital Media Do your kids need to disconnect? Are video games and the proliferation of mobile devices making us expect constant stimulation? Are we raising a generation of kids that believe they are entitled to be entertained at...

Jan 15 2014, 6:31am CST

Did Iranian Fighters Battle UFOs?

Did Iranian Fighters Battle UFOs? As if the Iran-UFO connection (the Axis of Alien-ness?) couldn’t get any weirder, it now appears that the Iranian Air Force attempted to shoot down aircraft that didn’t seem very Earth-like. Before I go any further, the...

Jan 14 2014, 8:56pm CST

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IT Staff: Too Much Supply Or Too Much Demand? CIOs worry a lot about IT/business alignment. But they may have to look closer to home before they can solve the bigger alignment issues. If you surveyed the news recently about IT jobs – those things you either can’t...

Jan 14 2014, 11:26am CST

Attackers Scrape GitHub For Cloud Service Credentials, Hijack Account To Mine Virtual Currency

Attackers Scrape GitHub For Cloud Service Credentials, Hijack Account To Mine Virtual Currency Rich Mogull, CEO at information security research and advisory firm Securosis, was working on a piece of code to accompany his presentation at the upcoming RSA Conference when he accidentally published the credentials...

Jan 14 2014, 11:26am CST

Folsom Labs: Another Example Why Solar Is The Future

Folsom Labs: Another Example Why Solar Is The Future In solar, bankability is the ultimate four-letter word. Getting final bank approval is one of the most arduous, and needlessly expensive, processes in putting together commercial or utility solar power plants....

Jan 13 2014, 1:01pm CST

Bloat, Censorship, Reaction: UK Government Takes Control Freak Approach To Tech

Bloat, Censorship, Reaction: UK Government Takes Control Freak Approach To Tech Britain’s Coalition government has been desperate to be seen as on the cutting edge of technology since the beginning of its term. It is bizarre, then, that it pressured some of the country’s biggest internet providers...

Jan 13 2014, 11:41am CST

Apple's Latest Ad Is Pure Poetry

Apple's Latest Ad Is Pure Poetry In 11 days, Apple’s Macintosh computer will turn 30 years old. That machine was introduced with a 60-second TV ad that is among the most iconic commercials of all time. Yesterday, the company debuted a new spot (linked...

Jan 13 2014, 9:51am CST

Joe Carnahan on Directing 'The Blacklist', Slowing Down His New Film 'Stretch', and His Future In Both Mediums

Joe Carnahan on Directing 'The Blacklist', Slowing Down His New Film 'Stretch', and His Future In Both Mediums With current TV projects like The Blacklist and active film projects like Stretch, it’s hard to believe Joe Carnahan would have any time to speak about his evolving career. But in this exclusive interview, Joe took a...

Jan 13 2014, 9:51am CST

Solar Installer Takes Google Glass Up On The Roof

Solar Installer Takes Google Glass Up On The Roof One of the residential solar industry’s ongoing challenges surrounds standardizing and speeding up the time it takes to get installations approved and in place. One small installer in San Diego is viewing this problem...

Jan 13 2014, 9:11am CST

Self-Evaluations: The Key To Career Development

Self-Evaluations: The Key To Career Development After the end of the fiscal year, many companies ask employees to complete self-evaluations. These self-evaluations are then reviewed by the employee’s manager and, often times, included in the employee’s annual...

Jan 13 2014, 2:51am CST

Jolla Review: Some Rough Edges, But This Linux Smartphone Shows Promise

Jolla Review: Some Rough Edges, But This Linux Smartphone Shows Promise Jolla was formed in late 2011 from a number of former Nokia Engineers who had been working on a number of Linux-based operating systems and handsets (including the Nokia N9). Just over two years later, their first...

Jan 12 2014, 7:56pm CST

How To Use Social Media To Make Sales

How To Use Social Media To Make Sales Five Steps To Making Sales Through Social Media An integral part of the sales process is getting to know your prospects and establishing relationships—and it turns out that social media can help you accomplish this...

Jan 10 2014, 10:01am CST

Your Business Is Growing-- Now What?

Your Business Is Growing-- Now What? The goal of any business is to grow—expand your customer list, add new locations and staff, and ultimately, increase your income. While growth is great for your business, it could cause friction in your day-to-day...

Jan 9 2014, 1:40pm CST

14 Things To Do On A Slow Day At Work

14 Things To Do On A Slow Day At Work 14 Things To Do On A Slow Day At Work Downtime is a rare in most workplaces — but there’s a good chance you’ll experience a slow day every once in a while. (If you’re reading this at work, you might be having one today...

Jan 9 2014, 12:06pm CST

The Executive's Famous Last Words

The Executive's Famous Last Words At Kotter Intetnational, Jimmy Leppert has the challenging job of encouraging executives to view leadership from a new perspective. This change in perspective can be critical to an executive’s future success. “My people...

Jan 9 2014, 5:16am CST

Watson Is Moving To NYC: IBM Announces $1B Group Based On Jeopardy Ace Computer

Watson Is Moving To NYC: IBM Announces $1B Group Based On Jeopardy Ace Computer Three years after its splash appearance on Jeopardy, IBM is turning to the Watson computer system for inspiration again–this time as the centerpiece of a major new business unit in the Big Apple. The company will...

Jan 9 2014, 1:46am CST

How Hybrid Publishers Innovate To Succeed

How Hybrid Publishers Innovate To Succeed The intensity of competition in an industry is neither a matter of coincidence nor bad luck Michael Porter, Competitive Strategy The publishing industry has been challenged by the online sales success of Amazon, the...

Jan 8 2014, 4:31pm CST

I4U news

Mosaic Plans Overseas Expansion With Its Kickstarter-Style Solar Campaigns Mosaic, a California startups that raises solar project investments through kickstarter-like campaigns, plans to expand overseas to communities with little or no access to electricity. The company just won $1 million...

Jan 8 2014, 4:11pm CST

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Few 'wearables' balance fashion and function Gadget show is awash in 'wearable' devices, but questions of acceptance and usefulness remain LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gadget lovers are slipping on fitness bands that track movement and buckling on smartwatches...

Jan 8 2014, 3:51pm CST