• Kim Kardashian: Hollywood Now Recognizes Same Sex Marriage

    Kim Kardashian: Hollywood Now Recognizes Same Sex Marriage

    The debate wages on at the U.S. Supreme Court over gay marriage, but not in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Players can pick a dress, a ring and whichever sort of partner they prefer to tie the knot with. Just like in Kim’s real life, those in the game can now experience the wedding of their dreams in Florence, Italy, too. The update, which went out last week, launched the popular app from… Read More

  • The Answer Engine: How Humans Can Provide Better Knowledge Than Algorithms

    The Answer Engine: How Humans Can Provide Better Knowledge Than Algorithms

    When you have a question you need answered, do you ask a friend – or a robot? The answer to that question used to be easy. But the rise of Siri, Yahoo and Google has ushered in an era in which we turn, not to experts, but to search engines to answer our questions. By failing to solicit human responses in the pursuit of information, I believe we are making a big mistake – in… Read More

  • The Internet Of Someone Else’s Things

    The Internet Of Someone Else’s Things

    The Internet Of Things is coming. Rejoice! …Mostly. It will open our collective eyes to petabytes of real-time data, which we will turn into new insights and efficiencies. It will doubtless save lives. Oh, yes: and it will subtly redefine ownership as we know it. You will no longer own many of the most expensive and sophisticated items you possess. You may think you own them. But… Read More

  • Skylable Secures Investment From Sunstone For Open Source Storage

    Skylable Secures Investment From Sunstone For Open Source Storage

    In the rarified world of ‘private data clouds’ a handful of companies dominate. On the open source side, Red Hat acquired Ceph for $175m and Gluster for $136m. Then there was EMC, which acquired ScaleIO for $200m. Now a UK company thinks it has come up with a new kind of open source storage technology designed to build private data clouds. Skylable Sx claims it has had 110,000+… Read More

  • Shave Like The Ancients Did With The Beluga Razor

    Shave Like The Ancients Did With The Beluga Razor

    As you prepare to apply your Barbasol and your hair pomade while whistling a bit of Benny Goodman, what razor to do you reach for? Do you grab a seven-bladed monstrosity, cast in bright orange plastic and chrome and made to last three shaves? No. You reach for a single blade beauty, a razor that can shave four star generals and the common Joe with equal aplomb. You’re going to reach for… Read More

  • Snapchat and Spiegel’s Interesting Call on the Hong Kong Demonstrations

    Snapchat and Spiegel’s Interesting Call on the Hong Kong Demonstrations

    I don’t mean to pile onto Snapchat in the middle of the #Snappening. But I thought there was something interesting that went missed in CEO Evan Spiegel’s multi-generational chat with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week at the Vanity Fair Summit. During the Hong Kong demonstrations that blew up this month, he and his team briefly discussed turning the protests… Read More

  • The NSA Won’t Disclose What It Leaked To The Public

    The NSA Won’t Disclose What It Leaked To The Public

    The NSA doesn’t like leaks. But it does like leaks when it chooses to leak, as then it gets to exert influence over the media, and thus potentially shape the public narrative. And as we have variously learned, not everything initially marked TOP SECRET//COMINT//NO FORN needs to stay that way, after all. Read More

  • Glimpse Pivots To Privacy-Focused Group Messaging For Teens

    Glimpse Pivots To Privacy-Focused Group Messaging For Teens

    Security-focused ephemeral messaging app Glimpse is going through some major restructuring, with one co-founder departing as the startup shifts gears from general-purpose photo and video messaging to focus on groups and teens in particular. Read More

  • Kmart Hacked

    Kmart Hacked

    First it was Target. Then it was Home Depot. And now? Kmart. Read More

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