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i get asked this a whole lot. so I answered it.
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The EU takes a closer look at regulating drones for privacy and security
The EU has long been sensitive to citizens’ data protection. That drones have video cameras and recording devices gives many on the regulation side pause.
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An ex-NASA guy wants to help humanity lose weight, by selling an ice vest on Kickstarter. That's right, an ice vest, not life vest. It's a vest full of ice that's designed to burn calories.
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Computer security firm Norton has partnered with clothing company Betaband on a pair of jeans that will keep your RFID-tagged credit cards and documents safe from wireless theft.
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Cars are, on the whole, an emotional topic. Many people love driving, and for some, it even helps to define them. Germans say, for example, according to Skillman, “driving the autobahn makes them feel more German.” So, presumably, sitting back and taking a computer-generated route could create some form of deep-seated identity crisis.
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EU putting its money where its mouth is
315 million Euros of EU research funding was directed at drone-based projects; of this almost 120 million Euros has gone towards major security research
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Tokyo-based eyewear brand, JINS, recently opened its first US-based store this week, selling high-quality, nice-looking, affordable glasses made by a robot while you wait.
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Nothing says Texas better than BBQ, and that's where General Electric chose to hang its hat at SXSW, with a BBQ Research Center a short walk from Austin's Convention Center to lure the hungry crowds. Hard to miss with its 12-foot super smoker, the firm said it was seeking whether it could use sensors and biofeedback to engineer the perfect plate of ribs.
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My boss, +John Franklin, is an exceptionally smart dude. And he wrote this. So you'd be smart to read it :) http://www.prweek.com/article/1329635/balance-skepticism-hype 
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My article about Kickstarter Christmas deco :)
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Love this song! Randomly shazam-ed it while I was in Germany last week... and it's become my new favorite of the month!
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Introduction

Valley Girl Sylvie Barak left life in the military to join the tech news industry four years ago and has hardly ever looked back.

Starting her career as a hackette for tech tabloid, The INQUIRER, Sylvie soon discovered she was rather good at being a thorn in Intel’s backside, and proceeded to extend the discomfort to the likes of AMD, Nvidia and other semis fab and fabless alike.

Sometimes known as the snarkastic gadget loving girl in a towel, Sylvie, whose bark is almost as bad as her bite, has also freelanced for the likes of VNU net, TweakTown and TG Daily. Having moved out of a sweltering hellhole in the Middle East, she now lives in the heart of Silicon Valley, where she enjoys the benefits of Starbucks and free Google Wifi.

Living by the motto “If you can't convince them, confuse them,” Barak is an old school hackette who knows exactly how to get the real story. Bold, brash, and a little bit brassy, she'll break scandals and five minutes later be tossing back a beer with the best of them.

Remember, when it comes to talking to Sylvie, you have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted and used against you.

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