You got my body now you want my soul…
Don’t even think about it, say no go

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Facebook might soon let you be anonymous for the first time

bitshare:

imageFor the entire history of Facebook, there’s one thing that has always been pushed on it’s users - real identity. Facebook is known for using identity verification for user accounts, and users having to use real names.

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3-D printing takes shape
Daniel Cohen, Matthew Sargeant, and Ken Somers, mckinsey.com
Additive manufacturing is evolving quickly. Senior executives should begin preparing for five disruptions that will accompany it.


Accelerated product-development cycles
New manufacturing strategies and footprints
Shifting sources of profit
New capabilities
Disruptive competitors

futuramb:

3-D printing takes shape
Daniel Cohen, Matthew Sargeant, and Ken Somers, mckinsey.com

Additive manufacturing is evolving quickly. Senior executives should begin preparing for five disruptions that will accompany it.

  1. Accelerated product-development cycles
  2. New manufacturing strategies and footprints
  3. Shifting sources of profit
  4. New capabilities
  5. Disruptive competitors


With Emotion Recognition Algorithms, Computers Know What You’re Thinking

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See on Scoop.it - Cyborg Lives

A handful of companies are developing algorithms that can read the human emotions behind nuanced and fleeting facial expressions to maximize advertising and market research campaigns.

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Back when Google was first getting started, there were plenty of…



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Relayr’s innovative WunderBar for the Internet of Things and App Development.
European startup relayr, founded in January last year and currently based at the StartupBootcamp accelerator, has kicked off a crowdfunding campaign for a hardware kit for developers aimed at making it easier for them to experiment with building apps for the long-promised Internet of Things. (via TechCrunch)

smarterplanet:

Relayr’s innovative WunderBar for the Internet of Things and App Development.

European startup relayr, founded in January last year and currently based at the StartupBootcamp accelerator, has kicked off a crowdfunding campaign for a hardware kit for developers aimed at making it easier for them to experiment with building apps for the long-promised Internet of Things. (via TechCrunch)



futurist-foresight:

A look at the history of computing.
infographicjournal:

A Visual History of Computing

futurist-foresight:

A look at the history of computing.

infographicjournal:

A Visual History of Computing



26 social media truths.



futurescope:

Gravity-defying levitating superconductor on a magnetic Möbius strip

Nothing to add. Absolutely amazing. Except that a real life wipeout is closer than you think. From BoingBoing:

Andy from the Royal Institution made a large, suspended Möbius strip out of rare-earth magnets, then cooled down an object until it became a superconductor, and set it levitating and running around the track. The result is amazing, plus Andy’s explanation is cogent and fascinating. Plus, gravity-defying levitation!

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Back to the Future: hover boards on the horizon? ;)



The escalating three-way war between Google, Facebook, and Twitter — by far the three most important web players today — is accumulating new casualties every day at our expense.

Google Reader is just the latest casualty of the war that Facebook started, seemingly accidentally: the battle to own everything. While Google did technically “own” Reader and could make some use of the huge amount of news and attention data flowing through it, it conflicted with their far more important Google+ strategy: they need everyone reading and sharing everything through Google+ so they can compete with Facebook for ad-targeting data, ad dollars, growth, and relevance.

RSS represents the antithesis of this new world: it’s completely open, decentralized, and owned by nobody, just like the web itself. It allows anyone, large or small, to build something new and disrupt anyone else they’d like because nobody has to fly six salespeople out first to work out a partnership with anyone else’s salespeople.

That world formed the web’s foundations — without that world to build on, Google, Facebook, and Twitter couldn’t exist. But they’ve now grown so large that everything from that web-native world is now a threat to them, and they want to shut it down. “Sunset” it. “Clean it up.” “Retire” it. Get it out of the way so they can get even bigger and build even bigger proprietary barriers to anyone trying to claim their territory.

Well, fuck them, and fuck that.

We need to keep pushing forward without them, and do what we’ve always done before: route around the obstructions and maintain what’s great about the web. Keep building and supporting new tools, technologies, and platforms to empower independence, interoperability, and web property ownership.

Marco Arment, Lockdown

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Physicists Discover the Secret of Quantum Remote Control | MIT Technology Review

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