Show Notes – June 16th, 2014

Martin talks about harlem social media expo https://twitter.com/harlemsocial and about are going to control a robot in Canada because of http://www.ideacityonline.com/   at 7pm Lena & Rose talked about sousvide cooking http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sous-vide 

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London’s Tube stations to serve up live World Cup scores alongside train times There’s going to be no escaping the World Cup when travelling on the Tube over the coming weeks. To supplement Virgin Media’s WiFi hotspots, which’ll let you check scores on your phone, ESPN has linked up with Transport for London (TfL) to bring…
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Google Buys SkyBox for $500 Million Google today said it has purchased SkyBox Imaging, a satellite company, for $500 million in cash. Google said it will use SkyBox’s satellites, which can resolve objects on the ground of less than one meter, to keep Google Maps up to date with the latest images. It will also use SkyBox’s satellites to provide internet and disaster relief when and where needed. The satellites can be targeted at spec
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Theater chain bans Google Glass in a bid to cut down on piracy If you’re one of the few people in the country with a prescription Google Glass headset, you might want to keep extra glasses handy for when you go to the movies. First, some guy got booted from an AMC theater on the suspicion he was recording the…
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Apple turns up its advertising push with plans for 1,000-person internal agency Few companies have had advertising campaigns as iconic as Apple’s — from the infamous 1984 ad to the more recent PC vs. Mac commercials — but there’s a general perception that the outfit’s latest efforts haven’t been quite as impactful. Even Phil…
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Uber launches new taxi service to appease London’s black cab drivers As taxi drivers in London and other big European cities prepare to blockade streets in protest of Uber, the private hire service has come up with a compromise. Accused of stealing custom from London’s black cab drivers, Uber today added a new tier to…
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Cable companies duped community groups into fighting net neutrality Last week, it transpired that the big cable companies were bankrolling fake consumer groups like Broadband for America and The American Consumer Institute. These “independent consumer advocacy groups” are, in truth, nothing of the sort, and instead…
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Researchers write comedy rulebook for joke-telling robots Imagine if, at some point in the future, groups of humans were force-marched down to their local theater to watch Jerry Seindroid or Stewbot Lee say “Hey, so what’s the deal with humans, eh?” How would our robotic overloads know what zingy one-liners…
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Greener fridges will keep cool using magnets instead of chemicals Though modern refrigerators are getting fancy and connected, they’re still just a jumble of pipes, pumps and hazardous fluids. Scientists from Canada and Bulgaria have made a discovery in the field of so-called magnetic cooling that may change their…
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Starbucks is rolling out wireless charging spots that you probably won’t use Public wireless charging stations for mobile devices may not have caught on in earnest, but what the heck — Starbucks is giving it a go. Following a trial run, the coffee giant (and its sister brand Teavana) has started rolling out wireless charging…
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Court Says Warrants Required for Phone Location Data An appellate court in Atlanta unanimously decided that police violated the Fourth Amendment rights of a suspected criminal by accessing his cell phone’s location data without a warrant. Police investigating a string of robberies used a court order to obtain the suspect’s cell phone data, which included details about the cell towers his phone connected to when making calls and gave away his general
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Big changes coming to IKEAHackers I am afraid I have a bit of bad news. Some months ago I received a Cease and Desist (C&D) letter from the agent of Inter IKEA Systems B.V., citing that my site IKEAhackers.net has infringed upon its intellectual property rights. In that letter they asked that I agree to voluntarily transfer the domain name IKEAhackers.net to them, failing which they reserve the right to take any legal action
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3D-printed corset turns see-through the more time you spend online Corsets are typically used to squeeze torsos into shape, but designers Xuedi Chen and Pedro Oliveira had other ideas in mind. Instead of making another waist-pinching underwear, they’ve designed a 3D-printed corset that demonstrates how the internet…
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LinkedIn to face lawsuit for sending repeat invitations to your contacts If you’ve given professional-networking site LinkedIn access to your email account, you may be aware that the site uses your contact list to recruit new members. What you probably weren’t aware of, though, is that LinkedIn can send your contacts…
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Netflix is shutting down its API, but helpers like InstantWatcher aren’t going away Over a year ago, Netflix announced it was no longer issuing keys to its public API platform, cutting off any potential new developers from joining. That’s the service that allowed third-party developers to build apps that gave you different ways to…
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Canadian Supreme Court rules internet anonymity is key to privacy Congratulations, citizens of Canada, it’s your God-given right to travail the internet as UrTheWurst420 hurling sexually graphic insults at children singing pop songs on YouTube. And, unless the police get a warrant, they won’t be able to tie that…
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Earin’s tiny wireless earphones recharge while they’re in your pocket Bluetooth earbuds like Dre’s new Powerbeats aren’t actually “cordless.” They still have a cable running from one bud to the other, which puts a limit on just how tidy and inconspicuous they can be. A group of former Sony Ericsson and Nokia engineers…
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DinnerTime Lets Parents Control Kids’ Access to Android Devices Android/iOS: The DinnerTime app is the simplest solution you’ll find for parents who want to give their kids time-outs from their phones and tablets. The free app currently works only for Android for kids, but parents can use either Android or iPhone.Here’s how it works: You first install the app on the kid’s Android device and chosen as “kid” when prompted. From the kid’s device, you se
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8 Not-So-Obvious Signs You’re Actually Doing Work You Love When we find a job we feel passionate about, there are a lot of signs that we love it. But finding work we love does not always mean that it’s easy. And when the work begins to challenge us, or when we hit roadblocks (which everyone will) it’s not as easy to tell if we’re actually doing work we’re meant to do. Finding work you are truly passionate about can feel a lot like falling in love. You bec
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US To Auction 29,656 Bitcoins Seized From Silk Road ClownP writes with news that the U.S. Marshals Service is selling off 29,656.51306529 Bitcoins that were seized when the Silk Road website was shut down. At current exchange rates, they’re worth around $17-18 million. The coins will be auctioned off in nine blocks of 3,000 coins, plus one block with the remainder. The USMS said that the first deadline for bidders will be 9am Eastern Time on June 1
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The Profoundly Weird, Gender-Specific Roots of the Turing Test malachiorion writes: Alan Turing never wrote about the Turing Test, that legendary measure of machine intelligence that researchers claimed to have passed last weekend. He proposed something much stranger — a contest between men and machines, to see who was better at pretending to be a woman. The details of the Imitation Game aren’t secret, or even hard to find, and yet no one seems to reference i
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Priceline To Buy OpenTable For $2.6 Billion An anonymous reader sends this news from Bloomberg: Priceline Group Inc. stepped up its acquisition spree by buying OpenTable Inc. in a deal valued at $2.6 billion, adding restaurant bookings to an online travel business already spanning flights, hotels and cars. The all-cash offer of $103 per share for the popular Internet restaurant reservation company is 46 percent higher than OpenTable’s closi
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Elon Musk ‘clears a path’ for electric cars by opening Tesla’s patents Following up on his promise from a few days ago, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk just announced (in a blog post tiled “All Our Patent Are Belong to You”) the company is opening its patented technology for use by others. Saying it will not sue anyone who…
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US to begin selling off its Silk Road Bitcoin hoard When the FBI seized Silk Road and the assets of its founder, it inadvertently became the owner of one of the world’s largest Bitcoin hoards. Just six months later, the US has decided that it wants to sell the smaller, Silk Road-owned portion of the…
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3D Printed, Fashionable Back Braces Encourage Kids With Scoliosis To Wear Them Scoliosis braces have come a long way since they were first invented, but 3D Systems wants to create something a bit more personal. The company released plans for “Bespoke” on Monday, which is a 3D-printed brace that can be tailored to the backs of children and young adults who suffer from the condition. Millions of people have to deal with the fact their spines curve at a sideways angle, but the
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Armed, masked Russian separatists seize “decadent” hackspace in Donetsk, Ukraine The Izolyatsia makerspace in Donetsk, Ukraine, has been seized by armed, masked Russian separatists from the Donetsk People’s Republic, who denounced it as “decadent” and accused it of being “an American-funded anti-Russian organisation which supports fascism and develops decadent kind of arts.” Izolyatsia is the first hackerspace to be occupied by an armed militia. Read the
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Evernote, Feedly hit by distributed denial of service attack Evernote announced yesterday that its online services suffered disruption after being hit by a distributed denial of 

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