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Kite Patch Looks to Make You Invisible to Mosquitos with Wildly Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

When it comes to defending yourself against one of life’s greatest nuisances, mosquitos, you’re pretty much limited to a few unappealing options. You can just stay inside – that usually helps. But what’s the fun in that? You can light citronella candles and torches – but does anyone really think that works? Of course, you can spray yourself with deet …

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Tech Sales Techniques Need to Change, Say Analysts

As technology evolves at an ever more-rapid pace, companies are struggling to keep up with changing markets. The tablet market is only a few years old and still growing, but companies are already preparing to release smart watches and other wearable computer products, convinced that they will be the next big tech market segment. Though the technology innovation at companies …

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Ilya Segalovich Dies: Yandex Co-Founder Was 48

On Saturday afternoon Ilya Segalovich, co-founder of the “Google of Russia”, Yandex, was taken off life support and passed away. That ended a battle with terminal metastatic gastric cancer that began nearly a year ago. Early reports indicated that Segalovich had died on Thursday, July 25th. The company put out a statement lamenting Segalovich’s unexpected death. But shortly after, company …

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Yandex Co-Founder Ilya Segalovich Dies at 48 [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh has clarified an announcement made by his company earlier today that Segalovich had died. According to him, he is actually in a coma: “We want to clarify an earlier statement that the company put out. We have since learnt that Ilya is in coma and on life support although not showing any brain function. Our …

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The Samsung Apex Is Set to Blow the Competition Out of the Water

NSFW In consumer tech nowadays it’s all about one-upping the last guy – making a product that can do more, and do it better and faster. The Onion has a pretty great take on the innovation race – a new device that will blow everything else out of the water. That device is the Samsung Apex, a wearable computing device …

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Twitter’s Nicole Wong Is Your New U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer

Twitter’s Nicole Wong will be leaving her position at Twitter and joining the White House as Deputy Chief Technology Officer. According to the White House, Wong will we primarily focused on internet privacy and other technology issues. “Wong has tremendous expertise in these domains and an unrivaled reputation for fairness, and we look forward to having her on our team,” …

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WWDC Picture Says a Thousand Words About Gender Diversity

If you’re a man at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference today in San Francisco and you need to pee, well, good luck – those lines are going to be looooooooooong. Or you could use the women’s restroom. It’s not very crowded – and it’s definitely cleaner. This wonderful image taken by CNET’s Dan Ackerman says a lot about something. You decide …

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Wet Phone? DryBox Offers Rapid Drying Solution

Now you’ve really done it. Your big, dumb hands have fumbled your iPhone and it falls, in slow-motion, straight into the pool, toilet, puddle – whatever. Panic turns to helplessness. Your phone is waterlogged. What do you do? Surround the device with silica gel packets? Throw it in a bag with some rice? HALP. DryBox says they have the solution. …

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How Do You Pronounce GIF? Softly, Says Its Creator

What is this? No, I know it’s a panda falling out of a box. But what is the thing called that’s showing the panda falling out of a box? Right, right. It’s an animated GIF (Graphics Interchange Format). Wait, did you say “GIF” as in “Good lord that’s a cute panda” or “GIF” as in “Gee whiz, that’s adorable?” The …

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Newt Gingrich Is Puzzled, Apparently Doesn’t Know the Word ‘Smartphone’

Newt Gingrich and the fine folks at Gingrich Productions are puzzled. Truly puzzled. Just what the hell do you call a phone that has apps, lets you take pictures, and allows you to browse the interwebs? “Think about it. If it’s taking pictures, it’s not a cell phone. If it has, um, a McDonald’s app to tell you where McDonald’s …

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EFF: Twitter Has Your Back, Apple Not So Much When It Comes to Protecting User Data

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, champions of the public interest in matters related to free speech and digital privacy, has just released their latest report on which companies actively help protect your data from the government. It’s called the “Who has your back” report and this is the third year that EFF has published it. The methodology is simple enough. The …

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Tech Figures Are All Over TIME’s 100 Most Influential People List

Every year, Time Magazine puts out their TIME 100 list of the world’s most influential people. The list is always populated with a wide range of figures from a wide range of fields – politicians, religious icons, actors, musicians, and yes, tech figures. And this year’s list seems to be full of techies – more so than past year’s lists. …

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