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Did Anyone Interview the Donkey?

Evidently, sleeping on the road is an everyday thing for asses in Botswana. Google says that one of its Street View cars did not kill a donkey in Botswana, despite what images taken by that Street View car seem to imply. As CNET notes, the images appeared to have gained steam earlier this week after they were shared on the…

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Lines Blur Between Reality and Virtual

A game to fight for control of the minds of everyone on earth. Meet Ingress, a new free mobile app and alternate reality game made by Google launching this week (on Android first, available as soon as it makes it through the Google Play release process). How does one play? Users can generate virtual energy needed…

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Google’s Own Superhighway

Google Fiber will provide internet services 100 times faster than is currently available. It will launch late this year, with high-speed internet and TV connections to consumers in Kansas City. Over time, Google Fiber hopes to spur a new wave of technological innovation, from telemedicine to cloud computing, that can capitalize on its network’s ability to…

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Jackin’ a ‘Droid

Fortunately, Charlie Miller is on the Good Guys side. A skilled hacker, Mr. Miller demonstrated  how to hijack a smartphone via short-range radio technology known as Near Field Communication (NFC).  He created tools that forced phones to visit websites seeded with attack software. The software on the booby-trapped websites helped Mr. Miller look at and steal data…

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Computer Eyeglasses a Reality

Right out of Star Trek The Next Generation–The Game. Imagine this. Going away for a spell and coming back to find everyone addicted to video games. With the contraption’s popularity, the compulsion to play comes before relationships, causes fighting, and PEOPLE IGNORE EACH OTHER. Wow. How far fetched is THAT? This episode came out 20 years…

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Firefox Junior for your iPad

Mozilla, at a recent presentation unveiled what it believes is the browser of the future, Firefox Junior, which it built for the iPad. Firefox Junior is a full screen browser with no toolbar, search bar or omnibox. Instead, the app navigates with two transparent buttons on either side of the screen, located near one’s thumbs that…

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Google X Glasses

 “Something like this has never been created before,” says Steve Lee, one of Fast Company‘s 100 Most Creative People in Business and the product lead for Google’s Project Glass. The company is developing the futuristic eyeware at its secretive X lab. Much has been written about the project, but few details about the device itself have emerged outside concept designs…

Mobile World Congress 2012 Wrap

The Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona, Spain for this year featured mobile technology at its best, with ideas, prototypes, and soon-to-be’s of the largest growing technology genre. Including industry heavyweights like HTC, Nokia, and Samsung. First held in 1987, it is the world’s biggest mobile tech show operated by GSM Associates. Mobile World Congress was…

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