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Ahead of Valentine's Day, GE calls it quits with the CFL bulb

Ahead of Valentine's Day, GE calls it quits with the CFL bulb | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Don't let the door hit you on the way out, pigtail.
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now the ice cream bulbs are going away....

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In Japan, work kicks off on the world's largest floating solar farm

In Japan, work kicks off on the world's largest floating solar farm | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
At a reservoir outside of Tokyo, water and electricity do indeed mix.
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interesting energy concept

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Astronaut Tim Peake shows what it's like to orbit Earth in real time

Astronaut Tim Peake shows what it's like to orbit Earth in real time | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
A new video taken by astronaut Tim Peake on the International Space Station shows what it's like to orbit Earth in real time.
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i have gone around the world in 3 days - i hope to have the chance to do it in 90 minutes!

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Countering the Growing Intellectual Property Theft Threat

Countering the Growing Intellectual Property Theft Threat | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The FBI is part of a new strategy to combat intellectual property crimes.
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there are so many tasks the FBI is responsible for  -  protecting the country in many ways - but this one would be exceptionally challenging......

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Jeff Bezos-backed company launches then lands its rocket... again

Jeff Bezos-backed company launches then lands its rocket... again | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Jeff Bezos's rocket company Blue Origin has just launched and landed the same rocket for the second time.
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it is getting closer to reality...  and someday folks in the future will look back our way - as we do with dinosaurs 

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Here's an important demonstration of how astronauts 'go to the loo' in space

Here's an important demonstration of how astronauts 'go to the loo' in space | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
British astronaut Tim Peake demonstrates how people do their business on the International Space Station.
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there is technology for all occasions....

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The 10 edgiest innovation ideas of 2016

The 10 edgiest innovation ideas of 2016 | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The list includes cloning a wooly mammoth and making designer humans.
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the future is just beginning - and will be for a long long time

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17 Gadgets That Will Help You Get Your Sh*t Together In 2016

17 Gadgets That Will Help You Get Your Sh*t Together In 2016 | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
These things will help you slay 2016.
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keeps getting better.... well, at least more connected

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Upgrade now! Microsoft cuts off Windows 8's security updates on January 12

Upgrade now! Microsoft cuts off Windows 8's security updates on January 12 | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Windows 8 must now upgrade to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 to keep getting security patches.
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uh oh

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Next-gen incandescent bulb is a light-recycling marvel

Next-gen incandescent bulb is a light-recycling marvel | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
And it's potentially more efficient than an LED.
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LED's being replaced by incandescent?

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8 things you need to know before you set up a standing desk

8 things you need to know before you set up a standing desk | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Some might describe these head-turning workspaces as just another silly fad, but for me, switching to a standing desk was nothing short of life-changing.
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I remember when "desks" were out - and tables were in. Now it is standing desks. Actually, the idea seems interesting (might reduce the caboose) - anyone tried it yet?

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Would you wear Google Glass if it looked like this?

Would you wear Google Glass if it looked like this? | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Carl Zeiss, the company that designs the optics for countless camera lenses worldwide, has developed a consumer-friendly optical unit for smart glasses.
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heck yes....

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See the nearly complete Apple UFO headquarters in this new drone video

See the nearly complete Apple UFO headquarters in this new drone video | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Drone video reveals nearly complete Apple UFO headquarters
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looks suitable to be headquarters for the United Federation of Planets....    who knows, just thinking ahead....

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You either adopt disruptive technology or you will be disrupted | Inman

You either adopt disruptive technology or you will be disrupted | Inman | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The first Inman Connect was held 20 years ago, a weird collection of 50 industry outsiders, academics, media folks, real estate mavericks and a few establishment figures. We sat outside in a clearing of redwood trees in Northern California and tried to map out what technology and the Internet might do to residential real estate.
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dinosaurs did not adapt - they are gone....

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Meet Instagram's latest 'it' girl, a 93-year-old grandma named Emiko

Meet Instagram's latest 'it' girl, a 93-year-old grandma named Emiko | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Emiko has a style that gives her granddaughter's designs added spark.
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not everything has to be hi-tech - this grandma is just plain fun.....

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Jeff Bezos wants millions of people to live in space

Jeff Bezos wants millions of people to live in space | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos wants millions of people to live and work in space. Here's his vision for the future of space travel.
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and he is probably working on a solution for "same day delivery"  (it is called a transporter)

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NYC's New Public Wifi Is Obscenely Fast

NYC's New Public Wifi Is Obscenely Fast | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Today, the first of New York City’s public, gigabit wifi hotspots opened to the public. I tried them, so take it from me: They’re insanely fast. How fast? Fast enough that Starbucks’ free internet is about to get killed.
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obscene is the right word....  check the speed......

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NASA calls on the Web to help design a flying space robot

NASA calls on the Web to help design a flying space robot | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Crowdsourcing is a valuable tool for businesses to call on the collective hive mind in order to find outside-the-box solutions to problems that in-house te
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so who wants to tackle this one?

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Incandescent Light Bulbs May Have a Bright Future After All

Incandescent Light Bulbs May Have a Bright Future After All | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Nanotechnology could turn the inefficient bulbs’ weakness into a strength
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maybe they will not be going away

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The Triumph of Email

Why does one of the world’s most reviled technologies keep winning?
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email is HOW OLD???????????

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday kills off Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10

Microsoft Patch Tuesday kills off Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Support for Windows 8 is over, as is most support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10. If you haven't done so already now is the time to upgrade.
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in requiem....     change is upon us

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Drone swarm dances to Beethoven's 5th

Drone swarm dances to Beethoven's 5th | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The record-breaking synchronized dance of 100 drones is unlike anything you've ever seen.
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stunning!

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Forget horsepower, Americans buy cars for the technology

Forget horsepower, Americans buy cars for the technology | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
As CES proves, the gadgets are more important than the color and the trim package.
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some of these are hot....

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The best smart gadgets that stole the show at CES 2016

The best smart gadgets that stole the show at CES 2016 | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
From sneakers that track your steps to a food scanner that reveals how many carbs are in your meal, these gadgets took the spotlight at CES 2016.
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cool stuff....

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