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NYC Uses Big Data To Determine Buildings Running A Higher Risk Of Fires

NYC Uses Big Data To Determine Buildings Running A Higher Risk Of Fires

Big data is somewhat of a miracle of the modern digital age. The sheer amount of raw data, when analyzed meaningfully, can discern excellent results. New York City, for instance, is now using big data to predict which buildings are at a greater risk of catching fire.

By On January 26, 2014 Respond
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Apple May Soon Launch A Mobile Payments Service Of Its Own

Apple May Soon Launch A Mobile Payments Service Of Its Own

It has been rumored for a while that Apple may be interested in a mobile payments service of its own. Now, sources close to the development say such a service would allow iPhone and iPad users to pay for physical goods and services.

By On January 25, 2014 Respond
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Microsoft Overperforms On Investor Expectations, Bags $24.52B In Revenue

Microsoft Overperforms On Investor Expectations, Bags $24.52B In Revenue

During the final quarter of 2013, Microsoft was able to perform rather well by bagging a handsome revenue and bringing more earnings per share than was expected. The company scored $0.78 per share, more than the expected $0.68 per share.

By On January 24, 2014 Respond
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Jimmy Fallon Hides MacBook During Bill Gates Interview

Jimmy Fallon Hides MacBook During Bill Gates Interview

When it comes to the Microsoft vs Apple debate, one is always reminded that it is probably one of the longest-running rivalries in the tech industry. In a recent interview with Bill Gates, Jimmy Fallon was an unwitting victim to this rivalry when he tried to hide his MacBook during the interview.

By On January 23, 2014 Respond
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Apple Files A Patent For Button-less Trackpads In MacBooks

Apple Files A Patent For Button-less Trackpads In MacBooks

Apple patents are usually a general hint at where the company’s current line-ups are headed in the future. When it comes to MacBooks, Apple has now filed a patent which envisions a button-less trackpad.

By On January 23, 2014 Respond
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Motorola May Offer $50 Smartphones In The Future

Motorola May Offer $50 Smartphones In The Future

Motorola recently took the smartphone industry by a storm when it unveiled its $179 Moto G smartphone. The company’s CEO Dennis Woodside says that Motorola may soon push for ever cheaper smartphones in the future.

By On January 23, 2014 Respond
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Amazon May Start Shipping Packages Before You Purchase Them!

Amazon May Start Shipping Packages Before You Purchase Them!

The title of this post may sound almost impossible but this is a rather popular strategy among retailers. Amazon will essentially mass-ship items to local distributions centers, based on demand statistics and then ship them to users as soon as they click ‘Buy.’

By On January 21, 2014 Respond
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Wikipedia Founder Joins The People’s Operator, Hopes To Raise Money For Charity

Wikipedia Founder Joins The People’s Operator, Hopes To Raise Money For Charity

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Whales is known for taking part in and encouraging a number of non-profit projects. Whales has now joined The People’s Operator, a wireless carrier in UK which gives away a significant portion of its income to charity.

By On January 21, 2014 Respond
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Microsoft Media Executive Blair Westlake Resigns From His Post

Microsoft Media Executive Blair Westlake Resigns From His Post

Microsoft’s vice president for media and entertainment, Blair Westlake, has resigned from his post. According to him, the company is moving in a direction that doesn’t fit his expertise and so, he is moving on.

By On January 17, 2014 Respond
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Winamp Gets Acquired By Radionomy, Continues To Live On

Winamp Gets Acquired By Radionomy, Continues To Live On

Remember how we told you that AOL had decided to shut down Winamp by Dec 20, 2013? Well, that didn’t happen and now Radionomy has acquired the veteran media player which, apparently, will continue to exist.

By On January 16, 2014 Respond
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Google Acquires Connected Device Company Nest For A $3.2 Billion Deal

Google Acquires Connected Device Company Nest For A $3.2 Billion Deal

Google is in the process of acquiring the connected device company Nest. The deal will rake in $3.2 billion in cash and Google gets to acquire the technology behind Nest and employ its founders, Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers.

By On January 15, 2014 Respond
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Vuzix To Bring Nuance’s Voice Recognition In M100 Smart Glasses

Vuzix To Bring Nuance’s Voice Recognition In M100 Smart Glasses

Voice recognition has already grabbed huge attention of people. This feature is now gradually being attached into many devices. And lately, Vuzix has announced that its M100 smartglasses will incorporate voice recognition powered by Nuance Communications.

By On January 15, 2014 Respond
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NYC May Get Its First Ever Bitcoin ATM Soon

NYC May Get Its First Ever Bitcoin ATM Soon

Bitcoin has been gaining momentum, despite a few setbacks, and the crypto-currency is apparently here to stay. After the first ever Bitcoin ATM in Vancouver, another is due to open up in NYC soon.

By On January 14, 2014 Respond
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Microsoft Partners With GoDaddy To Bring Office 365 To Small Businesses

Microsoft Partners With GoDaddy To Bring Office 365 To Small Businesses

Microsoft sees Office 365 as the future of its Office software suite. In an attempt to bring it to a greater audience, Microsoft has now partnered with GoDaddy, offering Office 365 to small businesses.

By On January 14, 2014 Respond
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Elliptic Launches The World’s First Bitcoin Storage Service

Elliptic Launches The World’s First Bitcoin Storage Service

Bitcoin, which was once laughed off as an absurd idea, has gone from nothing to more than $1000. In recent months, a number of hacking attempts have been made at Bitcoin users, stealing their precious currency. Elliptic is a new service that aims to solve this problem.

By On January 14, 2014 Respond
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