Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Kano Build-it-yourself Computer For Kids Raises $1.4M On Kickstarter

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Built on top of the Raspberry Pi, Kano is a build-it-yourself computer which launched on Kickstarter with the aim of pulling in $100,000 in crowd funding to get 1,000 of its Kano kits to market by…

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5 predictions on the future of databases (from a guy who knows databases)

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Michael Stonebraker is a lightning rod in the database world. He knows his stuff, having helped create some of the most-popular database systems around — Postgres, Ingres and Vertica. One of his most-recent endeavors (among many),…

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Consumer tech prepares to invade the operating room

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Much like enterprises are using more consumer technology (or consumer-like) technology, hospitals are also trying to figure out how shifts in user interfaces, voice recognition and other developments should make their way into their treatments. While…

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Amazon Drones: As Ye Sow, So Shall Ye Reap

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
As a drone hipster — I wrote an entire novel about a drone apocalypse a full five years ago — I watched the techosphere’s reactions to Amazon’s announcement that it was experimenting with drone delivery with…

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Google buys Boston Dynamics, the world’s scariest robot developer

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Google(s goog) revealed last week that it was getting into the robot-building game in a big way, in order to push into the manufacturing and logistics industries. Now it’s bought Boston Dynamics, probably the most high-profile…

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API management —Any way you want it!

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Enterprises are building an API First strategy to keep up with their customer needs, and provide resources and services that go beyond the confines of enterprise. With this shift to using APIs as an extension of…

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Tony Fadell Says Nest Has 100 Patents Granted, 200 Filed, And 200 More Ready To File

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Many in the tech world and Washington have railed against the encroaching and limiting effect of patents on innovation, but when the chips are down, IP and patents remain key cornerstones in how tech companies and…

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