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Feeling Young-Gore By The Minute

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Neil Young and Al Gore shared the stage for about 40 minutes this past Thursday at the annual Dreamforce Conference in San Francisco, whose theme was “Reimagine Everything,” which is meant to be futuristic, but also carries more than a wisp of nostalgia, especially when two guys with their storied histories are talking. Every year…
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Television Gets Personal Just In Time For Election Season

If you’ve browsed the Internet lately (which I assume you have if you’re reading this), you have probably realized that the ads that blink on the sides of the content you are trying to read or watch are getting a lot more personal. Everyday Internet advertising is starting to feel more and more like that…
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Solar Now Powering Half A Million U.S. Homes and Businesses

The sun has long captivated humanity, from those who worshipped it in ancient times to others who work to harness it today. For more than 4.5 billion years, the burning ball of hydrogen has radiated more energy than we can comprehend. Every 40 minutes, the amount of solar energy that falls on the earth’s surface…
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One of the World’s Smallest Organisms Could Make Petroleum Obsolete

Algae probably is one of the last things you would associate with race cars, but the eukaryotic organisms soon will be powering the world’s first all-electric Grand Prix. A racing organization called Formula E recently signed a deal with UK start-up Aquafuel to supply generators powered by glycerine, a byproduct of biodiesel that also can…
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“Listening” Without Actually Listening: How New Technology May Turn Doritos Bags Into Recording Devices

Over the last few months, we have talked about several new technologies enabling incredible new ways to eavesdrop on secretly record conversations. These have included drones equipped with cameras and audio recorders, as well as wearable technologies like Google Glass, which help people surreptitiously record their surroundings. As we talked about back in March, users…
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