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WSJ: Xiaomi worth more than $45 billion after most recent funding campaign

by: Matthew BensonDecember 22, 2014
As Xiaomi's parent company finishes yet another whirlwind round of capital-creating campaigning, the Wall Street Journal has indicated it's valued at $45B.
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With Jetpac acquired by Google, will we get improved context in image searches?

by: J. Angelo RacomaAugust 18, 2014

Google has been on a string of acquisitions, snapping up tech startups that have the potential to either gain traction or to contribute their intellectual property to the search giant’s own offerings. One of these tech startups is Jetpac, a platform that algorithmically scans Instagram photos to come up with city guides made up of photos from certain groups of people. For instance, you may get “10 Outdoor Activities in Hong Kong” or guides from groups like intellectuals, skateboarders or businesspeople.

The effectiveness of the algorithm in getting you photos from your desired group of people may be debatable, although as with many other acquired [...]

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MindRDR is mind-control for your Google Glass

by: J. Angelo RacomaJuly 11, 2014
Wouldn't it be cool to control Google Glass or other wearable devices just by thinking of a command in your mind? An open-source app called MindRDR might just be the solution.
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Normal’s 3D-printed custom headphones ensure a perfect fit

by: J. Angelo RacomaJuly 8, 2014

Music is a very personal thing — from your choice of genres, artists and even equipment. Cost permitting, one would usually want the best audio equipment possible. Not everyone is an audiophile, however, and some would settle for just the stock earphones or headphones that come with their music player or smartphone. But for those who are more discerning, a good quality pair of earphones is necessary for quality listening while on the go.

Most earphones and headphones are mass-produced, however. Some would come with a variety of rubber plugs or foams, which can come in different sizes to at least approximate a good fit. But a new product by a startup called Normal [...]

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