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Fake Apple Store in China. My favorite part is that the employees think they actually do work at Apple. These guys have some serious 球
Are you listening, Steve Jobs? July 20, 2011 by BirdAbroad. The Western news media is replete with pithy descriptions of the rapid changes taking place in China: China has the world's fastest grow...
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250 new features in Lion OS. On first glance I wasn't that impressed. I am now.
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iPads are the second most important product already.
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Modification of an aspirational "circles exploration" I did earlier today. Changes the emphasis from "types of people" to "communities of common interests".
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We know so little about the brain:body relationship. astounding actually.
(Ivanhoe Newswire)--Placebos are often referred to as “dummy pills” in research trials for new drug therapies, but whether or not placebos can actually influenc
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This is getting creepy: (is it just me)?


"about 40 law-enforcement agencies across the U.S. will be making the handheld product available to their officers in the field as early as September. The device, which has been developed by Massachusetts-based BI2 Technologies, allows officers to take a photo of a person from a distance of five feet or less. That photo is then compared with a database of images of people with criminal records to see if there is a match. The device is also capable of scanning a person's iris".
Dozens of law-enforcement agencies across the U.S. are preparing to use a new, mobile facial-recognition tool to identify individuals. There's also an Android version in the works. Read this blog post...
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instinctively wrong... feeling Minority Report coming on...
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Nice. (let the innovating begin).
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What a great idea. Home surveillance using Google+.
Reader Delerium explains how to keep an eye on your house while you're away, using just a webcam and the Hangouts feature of Google+. We've discussed setting up a home surveillance system with Apple's...
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Mossberg's review of Lion OS
Apple's new Lion operating system is a giant step in the merger of the personal computer and post-PC devices like tablets and smartphones, says Walt Mossberg in the Personal Technology column.
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Wow - just checked out Sparks for the first time. One more layer of Google + with exploring. Nice.
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A slightly more basic "Darwinian View" on Circles (for Peggy, and for Charlie)
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For Charlie, that would be 5k for "the people I think...."
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Playing around with a "My Circle" exploration. Thinking that + has the potential to help you shape and add richness to your life by aggregating like minds around shared dreams values, goals and interests. Notice I put "social media geeks" in the lower right (on purpose).
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Thanks Moshe - Imagine grouping people around interest areas, visions, goals, aspirations - forming a "community of conversation" around that interest area and then scheduling a "sangha" / Hangout around that topic Profound implications, if used properly, I think.
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