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Why Is My Dog Such a Picky Pooper? | WIRED

Why Is My Dog Such a Picky Pooper? | WIRED | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
POOPERTUNITY
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Something often thought about - seldom discussed!

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Introducing the Knowledge Graph - YouTube

Get an under the hood look at the next frontier in Search, from the team at Google behind the technology. The Knowledge Graph is a huge collection of the peo...
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the transition from information engine to knowledge engines - checkout this video

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What the 1950s ‘kitchen of the future’ got right (and what was just plain crazy)

What the 1950s ‘kitchen of the future’ got right (and what was just plain crazy) | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
We may not have flying cars and jetpacks, but some more realistic 1950s dreamers came shockingly close to predicting our culinary future. Then again, we’re still waiting for some of it.
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A look backward at a look forward....

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Riding in the Mercedes-Benz F 015 concept car, the self-driving lounge of the future

Riding in the Mercedes-Benz F 015 concept car, the self-driving lounge of the future | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
You could drive this car, but wouldn't you rather relax, sit back, and chill with your friends? That's what the self-driving F 015 is all about.
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I want one NOW :-)

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Large Hadron Collider Scientists Hope to Make Contact with Parallel Universe.

Large Hadron Collider Scientists Hope to Make Contact with Parallel Universe. | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Scientists at CERN are conducting an experiment next week with the hope to create miniature back holes and possible rewrite the laws of physics.
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where no man has gone before....    let the adventure begin

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Here's how Windows 10 upgrade paths will work

Here's how Windows 10 upgrade paths will work | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Upgrading to Windows 10 should be fairly painless if you've been keeping your existing version up to date.
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Awaiting the next adventure.....

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Tesla to offer hands-free steering on Model S in three months

Tesla to offer hands-free steering on Model S in three months | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc will soon offer upgrades including hands-free steering on its Model S sedan, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Thursday, but the news did not help the electric carmaker's
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This is really interesting - starting at 9 seconds into the video the demo car is shown driving on the wrong side of the divided highway - YIKES (I hope there are no bugs in the app)

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10 Chrome extensions for streamlined, sped-up productivity

10 Chrome extensions for streamlined, sped-up productivity | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Streamline your web-based workflow! These 10 tools can help. Integrate Google Calendar, share screenshots, and fire up other tools for getting things done.
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Interesting stuff here - I changed to Chrome last year - GREAT decision - SnagIt, Google Cast, Pocket and Google Drive - are favorites - thinking about the ToDo app - check them out!

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Steam Machines revealed: Full details and pictures for every model

Steam Machines revealed: Full details and pictures for every model | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Valve's Steam Machine lineup is as varied in hardware as it is in price. Here's everything we know about all 15 models announced thus far.
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Some not yet available and in two years will seem outdated - technology on fast forward!

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Self-Driving Vehicles Could Cut Car Ownership Nearly in Half, Report Finds

Self-Driving Vehicles Could Cut Car Ownership Nearly in Half, Report Finds | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
In the not-too-distant future, the typical picture of a big American household in the suburbs might include just one car in the driveway.
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hmmm - so when it is stolen it know how to drive itself home?

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The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
From websites to games, contests to summer camps, we've got a ton of sites to explore in science, technology, engineering and math for kids age 5 to 18.
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Our future - this one is for your kids and grandkids....  do share

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The FCC's net neutrality rules: 5 things you need to know

The FCC's net neutrality rules: 5 things you need to know | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The FCC voted in favor of net neutrality on Thursday, but what does it all mean?
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what does it all mean - is it a good decision?

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Confirmed: Google plans its own U.S. mobile service

Confirmed: Google plans its own U.S. mobile service | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
But Google's Sundar Pichai says it doesn't intend to become a full-service cellular carrier, instead likening the service to its Nexus mobile devices.
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IBM Launches Major Internet Of Things Offensive

IBM Launches Major Internet Of Things Offensive | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
IBM is wasting little time when it comes to the Internet of Things. The company outlined a major Internet of Things strategy tonight with a series of..
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The title may be misleading - adjective vs noun - check it out....

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You Can Watch NASA Test Its Mars Flying Saucer Tomorrow

You Can Watch NASA Test Its Mars Flying Saucer Tomorrow | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it

COOLThe Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator is a next-gen vehicle for soft-landing precious cargo on Mars

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Cool - I want a ride!

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10 obscure, highly specialized browsers that will make you forget about Chrome, Firefox, and IE

10 obscure, highly specialized browsers that will make you forget about Chrome, Firefox, and IE | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Sick of the Big Three browsers? These 8 alternatives scratch more niche interests.
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After a hundred years with IE - Chrome happened for me last year. No plans to return!

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See What Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls 'The Mother of All Products'

See What Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls 'The Mother of All Products' | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
It's literally groundbreaking
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The Future....

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25 Smart Home Technologies that Matter Most to Home Buyers - Coldwell Banker Blue Matter

25 Smart Home Technologies that Matter Most to Home Buyers - Coldwell Banker Blue Matter | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Nearly 60 percent of the real estate agents polled said they are seeing more smart home features in listing descriptions than they did two to five years ago
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wonder what kind of gadgets Bill Gates has in his house...

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At least 700,000 routers that ISPs gave to their customers are vulnerable to hacking

At least 700,000 routers that ISPs gave to their customers are vulnerable to hacking | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The devices have serious flaws that enable unauthorized remote access and DNS hijacking, a researcher found
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My Time Warner is not on the list - yeah!

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The 10 best iPhone apps on sale right now

The 10 best iPhone apps on sale right now | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Save some money and find some fresh new apps.
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OK - cool....    well - some of them are

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5 everyday technologies Apple killed in the 12-inch MacBook

5 everyday technologies Apple killed in the 12-inch MacBook | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Apple's quest for ultra-thin simplicity in the new 12-inch MacBook has left a lot of technology in a shallow grave, replaced by a single Type-C port.
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striking changes.... and a giant leap forward

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The CIA Has Been Hacking iOS for Years: Report | Cybersecurity | TechNewsWorld

The CIA Has Been Hacking iOS for Years: Report | Cybersecurity | TechNewsWorld | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The CIA for years has been working to break iOS security, according to a report published Tuesday. The allegations are based on documents provided by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Researchers working with the CIA have presented their tactics and achievements at Trusted Computing Base Jamborees, secret annual gatherings that have been going on for nearly a decade.
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surprise!

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World's first 3D-printed jet engine created by Australian researchers

World's first 3D-printed jet engine created by Australian researchers | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Australian researchers create the world's first 3D-printed jet engine in a manufacturing breakthrough.
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sorry folks - this would scare me - really really scare me.....   the rational me says  maybe this is the future - when we look at star travel, giant space stations, legos ain't gonna cut it - maybe the future folks just print themselves whatever they want - and replicate food when they are hungry - damn it, born 400 years too soon!

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Apple buying a third of world’s gold to meet demand for iWatch | MINING.com

Apple buying a third of world’s gold to meet demand for iWatch | MINING.com | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Interest in the high-end model, featuring 18-karat gold casing, is picking up.
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Sounds BIG

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First look: Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac doesn't feel like an afterthought

First look: Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac doesn't feel like an afterthought | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
A free preview is available to try, and surprise, it provides a seamless experience with Office on other platforms.
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Historically Apple hardware holds its value far more than a PC, seems to have less problems - wonder how many folks will look at changing...    I might

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