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Tesla Hopes To Speed Electric Car Growth By Releasing Patents


Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla Motors, has taken a huge step by releasing all the patents behind the electric roadster. That means the tech that built one of the biggest tech shifts in car history is now open source. Anyone can build a car this way (having the skills to do that though is […]

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Killswitch Engage!

Hey, remember Killswitch Engage? The metalcore band formed back in 1999 from bands like Aftershock and Overcast? Not as popular as Atreyu? Those guys. Well, this article isn’t about them.   This is about why your cellphone doesn’t have a remotely activated kill switch that you can use to brick your phone when it gets […]

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Google For The Classroom Learns A Valuable Lesson

Education is a growing market in the world of the internet. Globally, it’s worth $4.4 trillion. The U.S. makes up a quarter of that, with the K — 12 market being worth $7.5 Billion alone. A lot of people in Start-Up Land want a slice of that pie. With any luck, the Texas State Board […]

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When Will The Watch Dogs Be Let Out?

One of the more eagerly anticipated games of 2013 2014 is UbiSoft’s open-world hacking game Watch Dogs. Originally slated for a November 2013 release for “all home consoles” (including the Wii-U), it will now be released on May 27, 2014. A William Gibson novel made into bytes, it’s set in a futuristic Chicago where every […]

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Techfiction: The Falcon Soars In Captain America: The Winter Soldier

I was lucky enough to see a free screening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier last night and the movie is full of awesome tech. There are three highly techciting key elements to the story that I will refrain from going into, as they would be massive spoilers. We’ve previously covered Cap’s shield and the Black […]

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The Google Glass Backlash Has Officially Begun

If you were paying any attention last week, you may have heard the tale of one Sarah Slocum. It’s a story that has landed on Gawker, the UK’s Daily Mail, Mashable, SF Chronicle, The Examiner, LA Times, CBS, CNBC, and SFist. The story of how a young woman was attacked  and robbed for wearing Google Glass, and […]

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PC Sales Took Deepest Dive Ever In 2013 – And That’s A Good Thing

IDC’s latest report on Personal Computer sales (and yes, that includes Macs)  is out and it’s a grim read. Sales of traditional desktop computers dropped a steep -9.8%. The good news is, IDC was expecting sales to drop -10.1%. So um, yay? iCharts IDC expects the downward trend to continue, due to a multitude of […]

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A DIY Phone Could Be On The Way

Being a tech blogger means your friends are always sending you emails with a subject line similar to “Have you seen this?” Sometimes, it’s news to us. Sometimes, it’s old hat. What’s interesting is when multiple people send us the same information over and over. That’s usually a good sign that something has captured the […]

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Nest Protect Rethinks Smoke Detectors

Makers of the Nest Thermostat have announced a follow-up product in the Nest Protect, which combines the functionality of a traditional household smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector with internet connectivity and more intelligent alerts. When Nest Protect detects smoke or carbon monoxide, it lights up yellow and a recorded human voice announces the nature of […]

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Seven Alfred Hitchcock Movies Ruined By Modern Technology

Alfred Hitchcock was a master of filmmaking techniques and showed expertise at getting exactly what was desired out of audiences. Born in 1899 in Essex, England, the director went on to be famous for his psychological thrillers with their original twists and suspenseful atmospheres. What Hitchcock’s movies focused on primarily was the story, almost to […]

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