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2012-01-04 18:09:07     How Do You Make A Robot That People Will Talk To? Make It As Cute As Wall-E | Co.Design


Boxie, a robot created at MIT Media Lab, relies on adora... artificial intelligence to meet its goals.
Cuteness is one of the most powerful forces on earth. It ...

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2011-10-18 17:03:56     How Google's Self-Driving Car Works - IEEE Spectrum


google self-driving robotic car
Once a secret project, Google's autonomous vehicles are ...
Google's fleet of robotic Toyota Priuses has now logged ...

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2014-04-22 07:47:22     How Humans Evolved to Cope with City Crowds


For over a hundred thousand years, humans evolved in sma... a few dozen people. But then, about ten thousand years a... living in cities that were far bigger than any tribe or ... to change to cope with the population overload.

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2014-07-02 16:05:20     How J.K. Rowling Plotted Harry Potter with a Hand-Drawn Spreadsheet | Open Culture


How J.K. Rowling Plotted Harry Potter with a Hand-Drawn ...
in Books, Writing | July 1st, 2014 Leave a Comment
At the height of the Harry Potter novels’ popularity, ...

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2013-03-24 14:03:40     How Kickstarter will kill Open Source | London Python developer/AWS devop engineer


The question of what happens to the surplus is really ir... is one specific project. The idea is interesting. If thi... different software projects, I think we might find more ... the part of developers to implement certain large pieces...

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2014-02-22 07:53:00     How much is time wrong around the world? | The poor man's math blog


A few years ago I went to Spain for the first time, and ... surprised by how late is dinner. The first night I dined...
Solar time vs. standard time
Solar time vs. standard time
At the time I’m writing, near the winter solstice, Mad ...

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2009-07-01 11:42:53     How not to use Twitter: HabitatUK as a case study


Habitat is a trendy furniture store, set up by Terence C... for those who’ve never been to the UK its like a sligh... version of Ikea. @HabitatUK turned up on Twitter a coupl... decided to use trending topic #hashtags at the start of ... noticed. Th

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2015-07-30 18:03:29     How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life - The New York Times


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2012-04-04 21:52:30     How one word change lets Amazon pays less tax on its UK activities | Technology | The Guardian


How one word change lets Amazon pays less tax on its UK ...
The word 'fulfilment' introduced in 2006 marked new role ...

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2014-01-26 09:37:56     How open data empowers citizens of poorer nations - tech - 13 November 2013 - New Scientist


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2009-08-18 10:42:31     How Reuters Should Be Responding To The AP's Suicide | Techdirt


Earlier today we wrote about the AP's plans to DRM the n... what a backwards plan it was. The story is getting lots ... with many pointing to a NY Times report, where the AP's ...
"If someone can build multibillion-dollar businesses ...
First of al

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2015-04-30 07:55:09     How the language you speak changes your view of the world


Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a co... even protection against dementia. Now new research shows... view the world in different ways depending on the specif... are operating in.

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2014-09-28 20:43:02     How to build a fairer city | Cities | theguardian.com


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2013-01-30 12:58:42     How to Build Wind Turbine Blades Using Duct Tape : TreeHugger


From a wind turbine built from scrap to a vertical axis ... drew derision and praise in equal measure, we are not sh... homemade clean energy projects.
This video—created by YouTube user supergokue1—demon ...
Of course the rotor itself is the easy p

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2014-09-25 07:56:51     How to build your own sustainable house | Guardian Sustainable Business | Guardian Professional


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2012-04-01 16:54:46     How To Cite A Tweet In Academic Papers | Edudemic


Twitter is a big part of education and technology. But w...
Official MLA Twitter Citation Format
The Modern Language Association (MLA, yes that MLA forma ...
MLA gives an example using the famous tweet that acknowl ...
Athar, Sohaib (ReallyVirtual).

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2011-09-29 17:11:35     How to create a machine-based persona | Opinion | .net magazine


Machines, including the likes of search engines, content... countless applications, are increasingly consuming web c...
So what does this mean for designers and developers? Wor ...
Research has shown that brands that have jumped on the A ...
Then I real

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2012-10-27 08:07:54     How to define a datatype in RDF | drobilla.net


RDF datatypes are based on XSD datatypes, which are ofte... Unfortunately, most implementations simply have the XSD ... do not support or validate new datatype descriptions (th... sord_validate can). Regardless, it is sometimes necessar... datatype wi

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2011-09-10 13:19:27     How to embed the JavaScript engine - MDN


Hello World sample embedding application
The following code is a very simple application that sho ...

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2012-07-26 18:08:16     How to Finish a PhD | profserious


There are many surprises in doing a PhD. That, for examp... easier to have a idea than to show that is any good. Tha... your supervisor does not possess 'the answer'. Perhaps h... greatest surprise is that it is so much easier to start ... finish it.

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2013-04-16 11:56:34     How To Get Started with Programmable RGB LED Strip Lighting - Tested


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2012-09-30 13:09:11     How to Motivate Your Employees [infographic] - Salesforce Blog


Motivating employees isn’t as simple as paying them mo... complex and lots of different factors contribute to thei... job satisfaction, and what motivates people to do their ... Happiness, career aspirations, challenges, money, stress... that contri

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2012-04-16 21:25:07     How To: Take a Screenshot With the iPhone | iMore


While this might be iPhone 101 to some, Apple pretty muc... feature into their 2.0 firmware, and while we’re now a... may yet know that they can capture their iPhone screen c...
To take a screenshot with your iPhone or iPod Touch, jus ...
To access y

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2012-04-08 10:06:41     HOWTO Make a Dalek Egg - Boing Boing


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2006-06-29 16:00:23     HP Labs : News : Archives : Gene Genie


No problem: hpDJ can recapture the mood. At this club, t... biofeedback devices on their wrists or as earrings -- mo... accessories than high-tech devices -- designed to monito... motion, location, temperature and heart rate.
This information is fed to

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2007-05-16 09:55:28     hreview - Microformats


hReview is a simple, open, distributed format, suitable ... reviews (of products, services, businesses, events, etc.... Atom, RSS, and arbitrary XML. hReview is one of several ... standards.

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2012-04-23 18:41:36     HTC talks smartphone design: from inception to final product -- Engadget


An HTC phone starts out somewhere between four months an... reaching to the ABS block mockup stage. During this time... out the next best way to put the phone together, as well... best weight and the best components for certain models, ... size of the

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2006-02-08 14:03:07     HTML 4.0 Latin-1 Entities


The following table gives the character entity reference... reference, and hexadecimal character reference for 8-bit... Latin-1 (ISO-8859-1) character set, as well as the rende...
Browser support is generally best for the decimal charac ...
Note that s

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2013-10-18 19:11:09     HtmlUnit - Welcome to HtmlUnit


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2009-12-20 09:53:19     HTTP access control - MDC


The Web Applications Working Group within the W3C has pr... Access Control for Cross-Site Requests recommendation, w...
This access control standard is supported by Firefox 3.5 ...
* Invocations of the XMLHttpRequest API in a cross-s ...
* Web F

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