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Google Plus stops requiring real names and apologizes

Google is now letting people use whatever name they want on its Google Plus social network, instead of requiring their real names. "Today ... there are no more restrictions on what name you can use," the company said in a post on Google Plus late Tuesday afternoon.

Windows 9 screenshots confirm the return of the Start Menu and an app-based desktop mode

Microsoft confirmed this April that they'd be re-introducing the Start Menu into Windows 9 but newly-leaked screenshots have shown us a little more about the returning feature.

New test can detect early signs of autism in babies

Children with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are not usually diagnosed until they are at least two years old and starting to show relevant behavioural patterns. Now, experts at the University of London's Birkbeck University Baby Lab are developing a test for six- to 10-month old babies based on brain activity, rather than behaviour.

Making Sense of Microsoft's Windows Phone Plans

Microsoft's low-end push doesn't exactly match up with its high-end ambitions. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is wasting no time distancing himself from his former boss, Steve Ballmer. After making clear last week that Windows is not the center of Microsoft's universe anymore, Nadella took another swing at his predecessor's "devices and services" strategy by announcing 12,500 layoffs at the Nokia team.

AirDog: the drone that follows its master everywhere

Adrenalin junkies can look forward to a new source of excitement. AirDog is a newly developed autonomous drone that will automatically follow them around and film their stunts thanks to its onboard GoPro camera.

IBM Wins Deal to Supply Cloud Computing to California Agencies

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) will supply cloud services to the government of California, letting more than 400 state and local agencies save money by pooling their computing resources. IBM will store data and software on remote servers in a service called CalCloud, available to all state and local government bodies, the company said today in a statement.

IT Lead Generation and Appointment Setting

ITSalesLeads.Com (ITSL) provides a broad range of integrated IT lead generation and appointment setting services to drive revenue growth and sales opportunities for telemarketing-based IT companies. Our extensive experience in the IT industry enables us to effectively identify and segment the most productive markets for vendors of IT products and services.

The Top 5 Social Media Posts - Jeffbullas's Blog

It is sometimes worth obtaining some perspective and to sit back and have a look at what people have found interesting about social media recently. So here are what readers to my blog have found most newsworthy and topical in the last 90 days. The Top 5 Social Media Posts 1.

$35-million technology center to bring new jobs

The 14-year-old girl denied the assault charge against her. Someone returned the dog to its Sugarcreek Township home. They put Cooper inside a utility room. Published: DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - A new technology center is coming to Dayton bringing new jobs along with it.

40 Things you Can Make with a 3D Printer

It's unbelievable what you can create with A 3D printer nowadays!

The futuristic sci-fi medical technology being used today

EXOSKELETONS helping the paralysed to walk, tiny maggot-inspired devices gnawing at brain tumours, machines working tirelessly as hospital helpers: in many respects, the future of medicine is already here. Experts say that, at the experimental level, human skills are already being enhanced or replaced by robots and other hi-tech substitutes - and these may become commonplace just a few years from now.

Tips for Designing an Engaging Website

Graphic and web designers need skills that go beyond knowing the software. The technical skills an employer looks for in a graphic designer are just the beginning. To come up with good and engaging websites, today's designers are required to possess and excel in many different skills.

Cloud Infographic - Monetizing Internet Of Things

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks.com is recognized as one of the leading authorities in cloud computing information. Most of the excellent CloudTweaks articles are provided by our own paid writers, with a small percentage provided by guest authors from around the globe, including CEOs, CIOs, Technology bloggers and Cloud enthusiasts.

Harlem: New York's new tech hub?

When people think of the fast-growing New York City tech scene, they think Silicon Alley in the posh neighborhoods of lower Manhattan -- not 125th Street. Yet Harlem is getting a tech-led makeover, thanks to a new series of economic development initiatives aimed at combating the neighborhood's infamous high unemployment rates and widespread poverty.

The Top Five Most Innovative Tech Projects Of 2014 So Far

As the world sits in awe as another smartphone is launched, a gaggle of engineers and bright-eyed entrepreneurs have been quietly innovating behind the scenes. Want a natural alternative to street lighting? Or how about driving - via your iPhone - a free-roaming scalextric toy car that can blast out [...]

Asus MeMO Pad 7 (2014) Review: Android on x86

The small form factor tablet market has gotten pretty crowded, particularly when it comes to budget models, and while the generally fantastic Google Nexus 7 can be had for around $215 nowadays, going below that usually involves some compromises. Today, I'm checking out Asus' attempt at a low-cost Android tablet and whether it's worth a small amount of your cash.

Home - Virgin.com

Virgin.com - home of Richard Branson, Virgin Unite, Music, Travel, Entrepreneurship & the Virgin companies

Millennials: How to Engage Tech Site Visitors [infographic]

Millennials, also known as Generation Y, is comprised of the 18-34 age group. As you may have guessed, this generation is particularly invested in the newest and coolest gadgets and electronics. Portable electronics are probably a lot of millennial's most valued possessions. They are being used on-the-go with apps for news and weather, food/cooking, followed by travel apps.

Educational Technology In The College Classroom Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Educational Technology In The College Classroom Infographic Educational Technology In The College Classroom Infographic shows how educational technology is transforming the way our college students learn in and out of the classroom. Via: www.textbookrecycling.com Embed This Education Infographic on your Site or Blog! Copy and Paste the following code!

Apple Specialist Sam Sung is Selling His Last Business Card for Charity

A real Apple business card inscribed with the words 'Sam Sung Specialist' can now be yours as a memento of what will be remembered as the most perfect combination of a person's name and place of work.

How Hackable Is Your Car? Consult This Handy Chart

Last year, when hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek showed they could hijack the steering and brakes of a Ford Escape and a Toyota Prius with nothing but laptops connected to the cars, they raised two questions: Could hackers perform the same tricks wirelessly, or even over the Internet?

Pinterest Offers New Mobile Feature

Pinterest is breaking into mobile messaging with a new feature for users to chat about particular Pins, or anything else that comes to mind. Encouraging broader interactions, Pinterest has also made it possible for users to send Pins -- the visual bookmarks that users amass on their "boards" -- and messages to multiple people.

Twitter Reacts to Tiger's Withdraw

Tiger Woods' season took another major hit Sunday in the final round of the 2014 Bridgestone Invitational as the star golfer bowed out of the proceedings on the ninth hole due to a back injury. PGA Tour broke the news: BREAKING: After grimacing in pain after his tee shot on No.

Global Wireless Technologies and Markets: Trends and Opportunities WPANs, WLANs and WMANs - 2014 Report

DUBLIN, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Wireless Technologies and Markets: Trends and Opportunities WPANs, WLANs and WMANs - 2014 Report" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Cloud computing, addressed by this study, is an extremely hot topic throughout the industry.

Barnes & Noble CEO Talks Nook, Google - US News

Samsung's Nook may launch Aug. 20 as bookstore joins Google shopping service. Barnes & Noble is partnering with Google Shopping Express to compete with Amazon in the online book marketplace.