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mistress of the cosmic word, hacker in the making, editor and independent journalist. If you'd like to contact me using OpenPGP DM me with your email.

Brave new world of wireless charging

pinterest.com — Check out wireless charging integrated in this great table! @qipower #Orgatec2014

Improving The Design Of Everyday Things -- An IPhone Charger That's A Work Of Art

forbes.com — When was the last time you picked up a smartphone charger and wondered why it is shaped in a square and made of hard plastic? If you are like me, possibly never. There are certain everyday objects that almost everyone takes for granted, regardless of whether their design is related [...]

A Security Upgrade For Google Chrome

forbes.com — If you are the type of person who likes to keep things safely under lock and key, Google's move to add security keys to Google Chrome will give you additional peace of mind. The USB-based keys, announced today, work on the principal of two-factor authentication. In simple terms, two-factor authentication asks [...]

Pond Wireless Charging Valet Tray

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Could Google Fiber Become Google WiFi? Google Seeks To Test Super Fast Wireless Service.

forbes.com — Four years ago, Google launched a project to bring ultrafast, gigabit-per-second Internet to homes across America. On the one hand, Google wanted to make the Web better for users. On the other, as a business that relied on the Internet for survival, Google needed to understand what obstacles existed to [...]

Global Maker Of Power Tools Adds Wireless Charging

forbes.com — Wireless charging has come to power tools. In October, Bosch began shipping wirelessly charging drills, batteries and chargers to Lowes, Home Depot, Amazon, Grainger, and other distributors. The new kits should be on store shelves by Nov. 1 in both the United States and Europe. Robert Bosch Tool Corp, the North [...]

Google Now Scores Higher Than Siri And Cortana On Massive Knowledge Quiz. An AI Breakthrough? Not So Fast.

forbes.com — Apple's famous artificial intelligence agent is eating some humble pie today. Ask Siri "Who is smarter, Siri or Google Now?" and Siri obligingly links to an article about a recent 3,086-question challenge that ranked Google Now as the top scorer. Unfortunately for Siri, the quiz had some built-in biases.

Twitter Sues U.S. Government For Right To Tell Users That Online Surveillance Isn't That Bad

forbes.com — Twitter filed a lawsuit today defending the principles of free speech. That's a laudatory act, but it's unlikely to win the Internet company much support among people who would like to see more transparency around-and more limits on-government surveillance. At issue is a Transparency Report that Twitter prepared earlier this year [...]

Why Facebook Needs Journalists, Why Journalists Need Facebook, And Why We All Need To Trust Each…

medium.com — Poynter.org, an esteemed journalist training organization, published a piece yesterday about an anxiety-provoking discussion that took place at the Online News Association in Chicago. In it, Alexis Madrigal, deputy editor of the Atlantic, tried, with little success, to get Liz Heron, head of new partnerships for Facebook, to talk openly about Facebook's newsfeed algorithm.

The Story Of The Schiller X1, The World's Most Radically Redesigned Bicycle

forbes.com — Over the last two years, Bill Norris has gotten used to one of the world's richest men conspicuously parking his yacht in front of Norris's home on the Hawaiian island of Lanai. It doesn't help matters that Larry Ellison, the co-founder of Oracle, now owns nearly everything on the island [...]
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Oct 30, 2014

RT @JPBarlow: If you're trying to save the world, and it's never any fun, you're probably trying to save the wrong world.

Oct 30, 2014

How can law enforcement bypass phone encryption? Oh, let us count the ways via @firstlook buff.ly/1FZLblY

Oct 30, 2014

RT @iamdevloper: Samsung just put out a statement saying that they're also proud to be gay.

Oct 29, 2014

Popular fascination with aliens may have peaked in 1922 but lately it's been on the rise. buff.ly/1wF84G8

Oct 29, 2014

Yep, the deck is stacked: Research shows some traders are getting SEC data faster than others buff.ly/1FVH4Hx

Oct 29, 2014

HP's new 3D printer lets you project and manipulate 3D images before you print them buff.ly/13cbshT

Oct 29, 2014

FTC battles AT&T's slugnet, accusing Ma Bell of misleading millions with not-so-unlimited data plans buff.ly/1rA5lbF

Oct 29, 2014

Kim Kardashian at Re/Code's tech conference, a sign that tech journalism has jumped the shark? buff.ly/1nQ9XPx

Oct 29, 2014

Google X wants to search your body for cancer cells by injecting you with painted nanoparticles. What cud go wrong? buff.ly/1timUkp

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