Testing.

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Going Mobile.

More people are now accessing the Internet via a mobile device in China than a more traditional route (i.e., a PC) which should really come as no surprise. The other issue that should also come as no surprise is the degree that Microsoft is working via playing catch-up in order to push as many of their Windows Phone devices to low-to-mid-tier consumers in developing nations in order to potentially gain a foothold in the Mobile Revolution (which is / will far surprise the PC Revolution as far as it relates to the Internet).

(Source) IOL South Africa: http://goo.gl/eGDkHv

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Running the ‘Gam-blet’

If the firm can break the impasse on game-access, Nvidia’s Shield Tablet (powered by Android) with an optional controller could be the first series ‘shot-across-the-bow’ for taking this platform out of the domain of game consoles.

(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/Viyxa8

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Pushing Back.

Dark Mail (as profiled) is an earnest effort to circumvent NSA-snooping (in the post-Snowden era) whereas privacy concerns are paramount (despite the unfortunate overall degrees of global, public apathy / indifference, etc.) In sum, civil societies rise and fall based upon civil liberties… and, the path that’s been undertaken post-9/11 has been (unfortunately) oriented to the latter (not the former)…

(Source) Wired: http://goo.gl/dt19f5

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Rushed Judgment.

The UN Commission for Human Rights has stated an obvious (but nevertheless worthy of being stated point) “more needed to be done to ensure that surveillance was balanced against its harm to personal privacy.” A good question now (amongst many): is it too late to turn-back the tide against mass surveillance?

(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/lfDd5O

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Corporate (In)sensitivity…

Redmond’s latest and greatest PR-stumble? Or, just the (real) ‘State of Corporate America?’ You decide.

(Source) Microsoft: http://goo.gl/drzacZ

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RIFF-ed.

While the firm has been largely immune to one of the High Tech Industries’ underpinning, Redmond’s announcement of an 18,000 job cut (while in all probability something that’ll be hailed by analysts) will certainly have a real impact on countless individuals… even with the Nokia redundancy that’s reported the largest percentage of this announced number.

(Source) LA Times: http://goo.gl/D4sdBk

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Cyborg Morality?

According to the enclosed report, contemporary society is currently ill-prepared to deal with the ‘moral hazards and legal conundrums’ of humanities’ (projected) robot-filled future (which if the advent of Social Networking and subsequent implications are any indication) could very well be an accurate prediction.

(Source) Wired: http://goo.gl/cTvghT

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Urban Oar?

Sport-Utility Vessel. Yes, that’s correct, it’s also an amphibious boat.

(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/ZkFFyL

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Pick One

Apple & IBM’s (announced) alliance is:

a) Success

b) Selling Out

c) Spin

d) Unknown

e) All

(Source) Computer World: http://goo.gl/tPGbGo

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