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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 [...]

Research Reveals Danger Of Texting While Driving With Google Glass

forbes.com — Head-up displays like Google Glass were supposed to make it safer for drivers to multitask. Instead of reaching for a phone to send or receive a text, a driver would be able to read projected messages and dictate replies without taking their hands off the wheel. But groups like Consumers Union [...]

The (Awkward) Face of Google Glass

forbes.com — A dentist, a diamond-cutter, or an amateur lobotomist?
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Oct 22, 2014

RT @dannysullivan: Paid cab with Apple Pay. Worked great. But still made me sign a receipt. Paper will never die.

Oct 22, 2014

RT @levie: The more I read about Magic Leap, the $542M series B startup, the less I understand. Which basically means it'll probably change everything.

Oct 22, 2014

Life begins at 30. Apple's Mac celebrates middle age with its best quarter ever via @quartz buff.ly/1tfvIsw pic.twitter.com/N2FjwkwYOt

Oct 22, 2014

best description of the Apple Air 2: a "monumental work of iterative improvement" from @reckless bit.ly/1wkAtBc

Oct 22, 2014

RT @BrandonBailey: Apple issues security warning for iCloud users, amid reports of China hacking campaign ... businessweek.com/ap/2014-10-21/…

Oct 21, 2014

Stanford engineers are working on #wirelesspower via ultrasound for tiny medical implants buff.ly/1FzTe8U

Oct 21, 2014

Gigabit speeds over copper DSL lines now possible, @stshank reports for CNET buff.ly/1zjNdwA

Oct 21, 2014

Indie game developer tweets death threat to owner of Steam, which, SURPRISE!, pulls his game Ars Technica buff.ly/ZEHUqZ

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