Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tech Links: January 23, 2013


Google buys $1 billion plot of land for new central London HQ

How Google Has Again Cornered The Market On Search

How It All Went Wrong For Sony

Lenovo 'doesn't see PCs going away anytime soon'


Napster Documentary 'Downloaded' to Premiere at SXSW Film Fest

The Pirate Bay Documentary Will Debut Online For Free

Silicon Valley can solve most of your first world problems


The Inside Story Of Siri's Origins -- And Why She Could Overshadow The iPhone

Microsoft is Blowing it and RIM Could Too


Google Declares War on the Password

Internet 2012 in numbers

Life As A Google Maps Editor: Screening Thousands Of Corrections And Making Maps By Hand

Welcome To "Silicon Prairie" - Google Ultra High-Speed Broadband Shakes Up Kansas City


In the wake of Aaron Swartz's suicide last week, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren of California has posted a newly proposed bill on Reddit that seeks to amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in Honor of Aaron Swartz.

Reading & Discussion

MIT Professors Were Divided On Aaron Swartz's Actions
A Quandary for Chess in a High-Tech Era

What the FBI Doesn't Want You To Know About Its "Secret" Surveillance Techniques

Resources & Utilities

No Hulu Ads Mutes Annoying Ads On Hulu


The D-Wave OneTM is the world's first commercially available quantum computer. "Our superconducting 128-qubit processor chip is housed inside a cryogenics system within a 10 square meter shielded room." (images) In other words, it's a programmable superconducting integrated circuit with up to 128 pair-wise coupled superconducting flux qubits (video). The first D-Wave was sold in 2011 for a rumored $10 million. At first there was a lot of skepticism about it, but an August Nature study proved it worked by successfully solving "13 times out of 10,000 for four-amino-acid and six-amino-acid sequences under the Miyazawa-Jernigan model of lattice protein folding." Investors Jeff Bezos and The CIA are happy. A 2048 qubit system is in the works about 1 million times faster.

Some Guy Always Gets Blamed for Lost Phones That He Never Stole Because of a Horrible Location Glitch


Transform a $159 Kindle Fire 2 into a full Android tablet with CyanogenMod 10.1

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