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April 24th, 2014 at 9:24 am

More middle-aged moving back in with parents

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Older people are quietly moving in with their parents at twice the rate of their younger counterparts.

Debbie Rohr, her husband, and twin teenage sons live in a well-tended three-bedroom home in Salinas. The ranch-style house has a spacious kitchen that looks out on a yard filled with rosebushes. It’s a modest but comfortable house, the type that Rohr, 52, pictured for herself at this stage of life.

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April 21st, 2014 at 8:26 am

Facebook and Google are drooling over drone companies

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Interest in Titan Aerospace and others is not just about the “next billion” Internet users.

Last month it seemed as if Facebook would acquire the long-range solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace and use its technology to deliver Internet to remote areas of the world. It was ostensibly a hedge against Google’s balloon-driven Project Loon and the possibility that Google, rather than Facebook, would connect the “next billion” Internet users.

 

 

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April 19th, 2014 at 8:55 am

The Changemakers are the future of education

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Students learning to 3D model in Budapest, Hungary

There’s a lot of talk about  The Maker Movement in Silicon Valley. Over 195,000 people attended Maker Faire events around the world last year alone. Makers are tech-savvy tinkerers. They build robots, program light installations and hack everything from code to IKEA furniture. From Boston to Beirut, community-based makerspaces are popping up in libraries, schools, shipping containers and buses as part of a revolution that has people returning to their workshops and building with their hands.

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April 15th, 2014 at 10:15 am

Electric car sales growing 100% every year

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Actually, electric car sales are growing a little bit more than 100%.

Every year more and more electric car models are hitting the market. As more consumers begin to adopt the technology electric car sales continue to improve. EV sales are currently growing at a rate of more than 100 percent a year according to a recent report.

 

 

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April 6th, 2014 at 9:16 am

Top 14 Photos of the Week

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Some kids are raised by wolves! This guy, not so lucky!

Quote of the Day: “Beware of complexity disguised as a solution.” – Futurist Thomas Frey

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April 4th, 2014 at 10:40 am

Location data is fueling the wearable revolution

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The wearable market is already worth $3 to $5 billion.

Every week, a new smartwatch receives funding on Kickstarter, a new connected fitness band emerges from a Fortune 100 tech manufacturer, and an Ivy League dropout in a garage in Southern California takes aim at Google Glass.

 

 

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April 2nd, 2014 at 9:43 am

Mobile video viewing increased 719% between 2011 and 2013: Ooyala

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Mobile viewership will double by end of 2015.

TV isn’t just a box in the living room anymore, it also includes smartphones and tablets. A new report from video services company Ooyala provides more evidence of that trend. By analyzing viewing data from 200 million people, the Global Video Index report found mobile and tablet viewing increased 719% from 2011 to 2013. In 2013 alone, the share of videos watched on mobile phones increased by 10 times.

 

 

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March 19th, 2014 at 8:22 am

Bitcoin: How the digital currency is changing everything

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Bitcoin

Today, the single most prominent, and telling, feature of bitcoin is its massive controversy in the media. Not a single day goes by without an article or televised mention about its dangers, risks, and dubious mainstream appeal.

 

 

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March 15th, 2014 at 8:01 am

How China’s official bankcard is used to smuggle money

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Chinese government-supported payment card network, China UnionPay.

There are a growing numbers of people in China who are using the country’s state-backed bankcards to illegally smuggle billions of dollars abroad, according to a report by Reuters.

 

 

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March 10th, 2014 at 1:58 pm

U.S. wind power accounts for 4% of energy for first time ever

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The wind energy industry started 2014 with a record 12GW of wind capacity under construction.

Wind power in the U.S. accounted for more than 4% of the energy on the grid last year. This is the first time this milestone has been breached. However, the distribution of wind power across states varied greatly, with some states well ahead of others.

 

 

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