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Find Out When That Email You Sent Was Read

Find Out When That Email You Sent Was Read
A San Francisco-based startup called Streak has developed a free Google Chrome browser extension that's changing the email game: the extension lets email senders see when recipients open an email. Using the extension with a Gmail account, senders …
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Gmail "Unsubscribe" Link Lets You Stop Receiving Marketing Mails
After revamping their interface with the introduction of tabs to categorize emails, Gmail has now come up with an 'unsubscribe' button for marketing/promotional emails. Gmail account users often have had problems with unsubscribing from marketing …
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Streak Gmail extension for real-time notifications
When we looked through some Gmail alternatives last week we could see that some other email clients had several options that were not available with Gmail. However, with various extensions to choose from your inbox will never feel the same again.
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YotaPhone update lets you read more e-books and documents on its energy-saving E Ink display

Much as we admired the potential of the YotaPhone in our recent review, we just couldn’t overlook its lack of support for popular e-reading platforms like Amazon Kindle and Google Books. That problem hasn’t been solved just yet, but things are …

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YotaPhone update lets you read more e-books and documents on its energy-saving E Ink display

Much as we admired the potential of the YotaPhone in our recent review, we just couldn’t overlook its lack of support for popular e-reading platforms like Amazon Kindle and Google Books. That problem hasn’t been solved just yet, but things are …

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Got my wife a Kindle Fire HDX 64GB to read 50 Shades of Grey. Let’s unbox it!

Got my wife a Kindle Fire HDX 64GB to read 50 Shades of Grey. Let's unbox it!

Picked up a Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 64GB during Cyber Monday for my wife to replace her iPad. She said she would read 50 Shades of Gray again if I got it for her which is basically like a man…

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Why Does Google Need So Many Robots? To Jump From The Web To The Read World

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Why does Google need robots? Because it already rules your pocket. The mobile market, except for the slow rise of wearables, is saturated. There are millions of handsets around the world, each one connected to the Internet and most are running either Android or iOS. Except for incremental updates to the form, there will be few innovations coming out of the mobile space in the next decade.

Then there’s Glass. These devices bring the web to the real world by making us the carriers. Google is already in front of us on our small screens but Glass makes us a captive audience. By depending on Google’s data for our daily interactions, mapping, and restaurant recommendations – not to mention the digitization of our every move – we become some of the best Google consumers in history. But that’s still not enough.

But Google is limited by, for lack of a better word, meat. We are poor explorers and poor data gatherers. We tend to follow the same paths every day and, like ants, we rarely stray far from the nest. Google is a data company and needs far more data than humans alone can gather. Robots, then will be the driver for a number of impressive feats in the next few decades including space exploration, improved mapping techniques, and massive changes in the manufacturing workspace.

Robots like Baxter will replace millions of expensive humans – a move that I suspect will instigate a problematic rise of unemployment in the manufacturing sector – and companies like manufacturing giant Foxconn are investing in robotics at a clip. Drones, whether human-control or autonomous, are a true extension of our senses, placing us and keeping us apprised of situations far from home base. Home helpers will soon lift us out of bed when we’re sick, help us clean, and assist us near the end of our lives. Smaller hardware projects will help us lose weight and patrol our streets. The tech company not invested in robotics today will find itself far behind the curve in the coming decade.

That’s why Google needs robots. They will place the company at the forefront of man-machine interaction in the same way that Android put them in front of millions of of eyeballs. Many pundits saw no reason for Google to start a mobile arm back when Android was still young. They were wrong. The same will be the case for these seemingly wonky experiments in robotics.

Did Google buy Boston Dynamics and seven other robotics companies so it could run a thousand quadrupedal Big Dogs through our cities? No, but I could see them using BD’s PETMAN, a bipedal robot that can walk and run over rough terrain – to assist in mapping difficult-to-reach areas. It could also become a sort of Google Now for the real world, appearing at our elbows in the form of an assistant that follows us throughout the day, keeping us on track, helping with tasks, and becoming our avatars when we can’t be in two places at once. The more Google can mediate our day-to-day experience the more valuable it becomes.

Need more proof? Follow the money. Robotics is big business and analysts estimate that Boston Dynamics could be a $ 5 billion company in the next few years. With the right contracts and the right product mix, almost any of member Google’s current robot horde can hit nearly any market, from consumer robotics on a large scale to massive installations in manufacturing – not to mention those lucrative DARPA contracts.

Will we see RoboGooglers wandering through Palo Alto this year? No way. It’s far too early. But with a bit of smarts from Google Chauffeur, the software running the company’s self-driving cars, and some better bipedal robot designs I could see Sergey and Larry standing beside their robotic assistants within the decade. Now all they have to do is make them sentient.

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Read Manning and Assange’s chat logs from the weeks before ‘Collateral Murder’

Many of the details of the chats between WikiLeaks head Julian Assange and Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning have been dissected in court and the public eye, but from a series of trial documents, Wired has unearthed a copy of long IM conversations between the two in March of 2010, just before the release of the “Collateral Murder” video. The chat logs between Manning and a “Nathaniel Frank” (believed to be an alias of Assange) reveal political pontification, emoticons, and terse strategizing about leaks that would soon put both Manning and Assange at the center of a political firestorm.

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Does anyone know any good books to read?

Question by ItsJustMe: Does anyone know any good books to read?
I need a book preferable sci-fi or fiction that is about 8th grade level(and please NO Twilight!) Thank you! I really appreciate it! I’m desperate!

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Answer by Mockingjays are better.
The Official List Of Favorites:

(In no particular order)

1) The Hunger Games
2) Into the Woods (by Lyn Gardner, IMPORTANT!)
3) Gregor the Overlander
4) Rowan of Rin
5) Fablehaven
6) Children of the Lamp
7) Artemis Fowl
8) Be a Genie in Six Easy Steps
9) Anything by Margaret Peterson Haddix (author)
10) Narnia
11) Pendragon
12) Anything by Gail Carson Levine (author)
13) The Seventh Tower
14) Septimus Heap
15) The Mysterious Benedict Society
16) Maximum Ride
17) Deltora Quest (plus related series)
18) Key to Rondo
19) Enders Game
20) Harry Potter
21) Percy Jackson
22) The 39 Clues
23) Secrets of the Immortal N. Flammel
24) Spiderwick
25) Bartimaeus Trilogy
26) The Golden Compass

Read the Hunger Games first though.

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Kindle for Android app updated with library sorting, keeps a watchful eye on remaining read time

Kindle for Android app updated with library sorting and reading progress ticker

Amazon’s Android-flavored reading app is offering up a couple more of its own e-reader’s features for those with Google-fied devices. Just like folks with Kindles have already encountered, the Kindle for Android app now keeps tabs on time remaining in chapters and the book itself should pace be of chief concern. The mobile software also allows library sorting by author, title and books recently read to keep those A Song of Ice and Fire titles neatly organized. Naturally, the update also comes with the usual stability improvements and bug fixes in tow and can be snatched up at the source link. You know, in the event that your trusty device hasn’t alerted you to the new version just yet.

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University of California wants to let you read all its peer-reviewed work

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Following the death of Aaron Swartz, governments and higher education seem to have stepped up their efforts to make scholarly research more readily accessible. Now, the world’s largest public research university, the University of California, has voted to make the published works of its more than 8,000 faculty members free to the public, by default, at the university’s eScholarship website. Faculty at three UC campuses will start contributing papers on November 1st, with the rest to follow in November of next year.

“Doesn’t the opt-out approach mean the policy has no teeth?”

There is that one caveat, “by default,” because researchers and scholars can opt out of the program on a per-paper basis, say if they want to reserve their work…

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Apple iPod touch 4th Generation Black (8 GB) Please Read Description!!

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$7.60
End Date: Saturday Apr-19-2014 8:06:36 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $7.60
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

OEM Griffin AutoPilot DC Car Vehicle Charger w Auxiliary Cable for iPod iPhone
$7.60
End Date: Saturday Apr-19-2014 8:06:36 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $7.60
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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