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October 31st, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Huge 43% growth in online video watching in one year

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People on the Internet watched 38.2 billion free videos online in the second quarter of 2014.

A new report from Adobe has found that we are wasting more time than ever watching video, and we are increasingly doing it online. What’s more, “online” no longer means “on a computer” — it increasingly means on a smartphone, a game console, or a set-top box like a Roku or Amazon Fire TV.

 

 

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October 31st, 2014 at 11:50 am

Video gamers speak out against sexual harassment

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Adult women are playing video games in greater numbers than ever.

Heather Knight thought she had found a like-minded community when she joined her first formal gaming group. The last thing she expected was what came next: unwanted, sexually harassing messages from her fellow players.

 

 

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October 31st, 2014 at 11:17 am

Microsoft demos Skype ‘universal translator’

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Skype Translator

Soon, Skype users will be able to conduct voice and video calls supported by a near-real time translation technology. Microsoft’s new idea for its video chat platform surely feels like something straight out of science fiction.

 

 

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October 31st, 2014 at 10:18 am

All of the biggest and oldest tech companies will be forced to break up: Marc Andreessen

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Marc Andreessen

eBay, Hewlett-Packard and Symantec are three huge companies that have decided to split apart.  Super investor Marc Andreessen was involved in two of these companies and predicts that this is only the beginning. He sits on the boards of eBay and HP.

 

 

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October 30th, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Top 11 facts shaping the global mobile industry

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MEF findings paint a global picture of the mobile content and commerce industry.

MEF is the global community for mobile content and commerce. They will launch their findings of their 4thannual Global Consumer Survey in November at MEF Global Forum 2014, which connects international mobile leaders in the heart of Silicon Valley.

 

 

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October 30th, 2014 at 11:23 am

WASP’s giant 3D printer can build houses from mud in some of the most remote places on Earth

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This 3D printer has been developed to build cheap, sustainable houses using a clay-like paste.

WASP, an Italian 3D printer company, demonstrated a giant, three-armed printer they created at Maker Faire Rome. WASP’s 3D printer is unique as it can be assembled on site within two hours, and then filled with mud and fiber to build extremely cheap houses in some of the most remote places on Earth. (Video)

 

 

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October 30th, 2014 at 10:58 am

Why women are leaving science, engineering, and tech jobs

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80% of the women say they love their work, yet many still report barriers to getting to the top.

Women in the U.S. who are working in the science, engineering, and tech fields are 45% more likely than their male peers to leave the industry within the year, according to recent research from the Center for Talent Innovation.

 

 

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October 29th, 2014 at 12:54 pm

3D printed maps will enable the blind to navigate their city

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3D printed map.

While modern technology has benefited most of us by turning the things we consume from physical object into pixels on a screen, those with sight difficulties don’t get along well with visual stimuli or touchscreen devices. We have seen Yahoo! Japan develop Hands On Search, a project that lets blind kids carry out web searches with 3D printed results. Now the country’s governmental department GSI is creating software that will enable those with visual impairments to print out 3D versions of online maps.

 

 

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October 29th, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Plug-in electric vehicles to communicate with electric companies via the cloud

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A two-way communication platform would allow plug-in electric vehicles to work with power grids.

Ford Motor Company and seven global automakers have joined together for a first-ever test of technology that will allow utility companies to communicate with plug-in electric vehicles via the cloud, an advancement that would help manage energy use and improve the efficiency of the power grid.

 

 

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October 29th, 2014 at 11:54 am

100% of the world’s power could be supplied by renewables by 2050

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Even though wind power uses up to 14 times more iron, the world wins on a switch to low-carbon energy.

A global low-carbon energy economy could actually double electricity supply by 2050, while also reducing air and water pollution, according to new research. The first ever global life-cycle assessment of clean energy sources shows that a renewable system could supply the world’s entire electricity needs by mid-century, writes Tim Radford.

 

 

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