The Economist - Business
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EUROPE will never create a hub of tech firms and investors to rival Silicon Valley, many experts on entrepreneurship concur. Its markets are still fragmented along national lines, flows of capital into the region are limited and because of lingering, conservative attitudes to risk, few startups grow to rival American champions. “Europe is toxic”, argues Oussama Ammar, an outspoken founder of an incubator in Paris. “Life that should happen, does not happen”, he says. But some digital life does flourish, spread among cities rather than fixing in one spot. Fintech firms cluster in London. Gamers and music-sharing sites do well in the Nordic countries. Berlin has a crop of companies that go beyond the kind of me-too consumer sites incubated by Rocket Internet, a notorious startup factory: new companies with expertise in the “internet of things”, for example.
Bit Tech Forums
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I am looking at building a new cabinet for my hardware as I would like to add a firewall and new switch to try and future proof a little. I have one old i7 920 running off a 600w PSU, and I am looking at digging out my even older Q6600 for the firewall. The i7 and mobo came out of an Alienware Area 51 ALX that also had either a 1.2Kw or 1.5Kw PSU.. Would it be feasible to run the two systems of the one PSU if I branched off the 24pin and 8pin. Then if so, if I were to mod the PSU to be on all the time it has power by joining PWR_ON wire to GND, will I be able to power down each PC independently?? Both machines would run headless so no power required for GPU, but will have about 10 HDDs and 1 DVD drive between them. Cheers Iain
Asia Today
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ZDNet News
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Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook are all see us interacting with digital objects. But they're all running into real-world obstacles.
Adweek
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Phys.Org
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Car shopping isn't just about kicking the tires anymore. It's also about testing the technology.
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The Week
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Chief executive says the tech giants US headquarters will be one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the world News Feed Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 3:05pm See related iPhone 8: 3D facial scanner may replace Touch ID Will Apples next iPad have an edge-to-edge display? Best new Smartphone 2017: What devices to expect this year Apple has been building a gigantic new campus for its 12,000 employees since 2013 – and the Cupertino-based company has now confirmed the facility's official name. The tech giant has revealed the new headquarters will be called 'Apple Park' and will have a visitor centre with an on-site Apple Store that's open to the public. Tim Cook, the company's chief executive, says Steve Jobs's influence "stretched far beyond his time" and Apple Park continues his vision of the company being "the home of innovation for generations to come".
Hackaday
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The system from Disney Research works, but you have to charge your phone in a Faraday cage. It would be a great environment to test autonomous quadcopters, though. For MotherBox, Ivy League engineers started a crowdfunding campaign instead of writing a paper or selling the idea to an established company. It may not be time to buy a phone case so you can charge your phone wirelessly at Starbucks, but at least people are working on the problem. This time around, some of the tech actually works. Filed under: Crowd Funding , Engineering , Featured , wireless hacks
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Natural Blaze
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By Pedro Aquila Smart dust is a name given to extremely small computing particles, RFID chips, or other very small technologies. A popular article from Extreme Tech describes it in the...
Voice Of America
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When Apple Inc launches its much-anticipated 10th anniversary iPhone this fall, it will offer an unwitting lesson in how much the smartphone industry it pioneered has matured. The new iPhone is expected to include new features such as high-resolution displays, wireless charging and 3-D sensors. Rather than representing major breakthroughs, however, most of the innovations have been available in competing phones for several years. Apple's relatively slow adoption of new features both reflects and reinforces the fact smartphone customers are holding onto their phones longer. Timothy Arcuri, an analyst at Cowen & Co, believes upwards of 40 percent of iPhones on the market are more than two years old, a historical high. That is a big reason why investors have driven Apple shares to an all-time high. There is pent-up demand for a new iPhone, even if it does not offer breakthrough technologies.
Sputnik International
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The need for humans when coding may be a thing of the past, as researchers have developed a system that has gained the ability to write its own code.
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“The most interesting products I see are often aimed at children, and the story isnt set in stone. It’s still a great story, but there are all these additional bits to it, such as artificial intelligence, voice recognition, virtual reality and so on,” he said. (HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Your next storyteller?) See related Titans of tech line up to criticise Trump’s executive action Why HP thinks Syrian refugees need top-of-the-line tech Why you need to weave social media into your enterprise tech plans “At some point, we’re going to be creating 3D experiences that emerge from your ebooks, but until then the most innovative things we’re doing is complementing a great novel with a digital product and making it as exciting and immersive as we can, without losing sight of the importance of great writing.” The advances in consumer technology we’ve seen over the past decades have changed the way we understand and interact with art and content.
Google Online Security Blog
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This represents the culmination of two years of research that sprung from a collaboration between the CWI Institute in Amsterdam and Google. We’ve summarized how we went about generating a collision below. As a proof of the attack, we are releasing two PDFs that have identical SHA-1 hashes but different content. For the tech community, our findings emphasize the necessity of sunsetting SHA-1 usage. Google has advocated the deprecation of SHA-1 for many years, particularly when it comes to signing TLS certificates. As early as 2014, the Chrome team announced that they would gradually phase out using SHA-1. We hope our practical attack on SHA-1 will cement that the protocol should no longer be considered secure. We hope that our practical attack against SHA-1 will finally convince the industry that it is urgent to move to safer alternatives such as SHA-256.
Manchester Evening News - Business
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We look at the way the world of politics impacts on Greater Manchesters tech sector and what will be the impact of Donald Trumps stay in the White House