All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘tech’

Selfie, Hashtag, and More Added to Merriam-Webster Dictionary

If you’re set to have a kid anytime after today, you should quietly weep for it–it’ll never grow up in a world where the word “selfie” isn’t in the official Merriam-Webster dictionary. The famous Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary is adding over 150 news words this year, and they’ve just announced a handful of them. The list of new words includes some …

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Steve Jobs Tops CNBC’s ‘First 25′ List, As He Could Really Rock a Turtleneck

CNBC has been around for 25 years now, and in honor of that, decided to come up with what they call the “First 25,” or the 25 people “to have had the most profound impact on business and finance since 1989.” In other words (CNBC’s words), “the 25 most transformative leaders, icons and rebels of the past-quarter century.” And due …

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Apple’s Original Macintosh Computer Turns 30

A couple of days ago, we reflected on the 30th anniversary of Apple’s famous “1984” ad – you know, the creepy one that aired during the Super Bowl and was directed by Ridley Scott. That ad’s purpose was to usher in a new age in personal computing, at least according to Apple. The subject of that famous ad was the …

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New York Lawmaker Pushes for Google Glass Ban for Drivers

If Brooklyn Assemblyman Félix Ortiz has is way, New York highways will be a Google Glass-free zone. The Democrat has introduced legislation to ban the use of Google Glass for those operating a motor vehicle. It would be a expansion upon the state’s current handheld cellphone ban and Ortiz says that it is part of his “crusade for public safety.” …

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A Fairly Ridiculous Amount of People Still Own VCRs

The list of “things that killed the VCR” is pretty lengthy – I mean, just start naming semi-recent technological advancements in the way human beings consume TV and movies and you have your list right there. Digital cable, DVDs, Netflix, DVR – the VCR, though perfectly useful in its time, is simply a relic of the past. Right? Well, not …

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New York City’s Smoking Ban to Include e-cigarettes

Since 2002, New York City has banned smoking in bars, restaurants, places of employment, government buildings, parks, and other public places. Now, over a decade after that law was enacted, the NYC Council has decided to add e-cigarettes to the ban. In a 43-8 vote the city approved the measure to ban electronic cigarettes from all public buildings – and …

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New iPhone Christmas Ad a Sad Commentary on Culture

Worried about being criticized over the dependency on technology? How about having to give a reason for those inseparable elongated moments with your smart phone? It’s okay, for Apple knows what you’re really doing. In a 90-second commercial titled “Misunderstood” aired yesterday, Apple shows a family getting together with the focal point on the seemingly self-isolating teenage son; he stares …

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Wireless EV Power Stations Are Coming to NYC Streets

What if you could charge your electric vehicle by simply parking it on the side of a city street – no cords, no hassle. That’s the vision of HEVO Power, whose wireless EV charging technology is coming to a city near you in the future – but first it’ll debut in New York City. According to Wired, HEVO is planning …

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Boston Dynamics’ WildCat Is Another Galloping Terror

Boston Dynamics, the company that’s singlehandedly trying to hasten the fall of humankind with its incredible robot technology, has just unveiled the WildCat – the next generation of its Cheetah robot. “WildCat is a four-legged robot being developed to run fast on all types of terrain. So far WildCat has run at about 16 mph on flat terrain using bounding …

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Tesla Plans Self-Driving Car, Elon Musk Looks for Autopilot Engineers on Twitter

Although Google is the company that’s garnered the most attention when it comes to driverless automobile technology, they’re not the only ones looking to make a big push into the market – a market that is expected to grow quickly over the next couple of decades. Tesla is making a move to develop their own self-driving cars, and CEO Elon …

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SpaceX’s Grasshopper Rocket Now Moves Sideways, and It’s Incredible [VIDEO]

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is doing some incredible things with its Falcon 9 test rig, codenamed “Grasshopper.” Last month, we saw it launch 325m into the air, stall and seemingly float in midair, and then land back on its launch pad. It was truly an amazing sight to see. Now, Grasshopper is hopping – to the side. SpaceX just posted a …

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Twitter Acquires Tech Training Company Marakana to Help Run New ‘Twitter University’

Twitter wants to make sure its engineers are some of the best around, and in order to assure that they’ve just acquired an open source training company to help. The company is Marakana, a company that has developed courses for Android, Java, HTML5, Scala, Python, Hadoop, jQuery and others over the past 10 years. Marakana also boasts that they have …

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