The Innovators Behind 10 Hot Technologies

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In the Tech Innovators Series, Mashable introduces you to 10 of #tech‘s top innovators. From adaptive learning to mobile video-sharing and computers that you command with gestures of the hand, these gamechangers are introducing new technologies and redefining — or creating entirely new — industries. Check out the summaries below and click through for full […]


City of Palo Alto Opens Its Arms to Open Government

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#Palo Alto, Calif., is already well known as a global center of technology innovation, with companies from Google to Facebook having once called it home. However, the city itself hasn’t fully embraced technology’s potential to disrupt local government — until now. The city of Palo Alto is announcing Tuesday the launch of a new #open […]


Gmail Downgrades, Launches SMS Version for African Countries

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While we’re used to seeing upgrades from our favorite #tech products, #Gmail has made an important step in the opposite direction. Google launched Gmail SMS Wednesday, offering a #mobile-based email solution for people in Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana. Gmail SMS is a tech downgrade, but it’s a lifestyle upgrade for email users without consistent Internet […]


Genome Hunters Go After Martian DNA

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Two high-profile entrepreneurs say they want to put a #DNA sequencing machine on the surface of #Mars in a bid to prove the existence of extraterrestrial life. In what could become a race for the first extraterrestrial genome, researcher J. Craig Venter said Tuesday that his Maryland academic institute and company, Sythentic Genomics, would develop […]


Guy On Huge World Tour Finds Perfect Way To Let His Mum Know He’s Safe

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There comes a point in your life when you want to get away from home and see the world. You want to leave everything behind, pack one bag and live the good life in any country you can gather the money to get to. Care free and limitless – that’s the aim. But no matter […]


Six Glaringly Obvious Gaps In ‘Stranger Things’ That Need Filling

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#Stranger Things is one of those shows that you binge-watch it, excitedly taking in all the “facts” being presented to you and just like an excitable child at Christmas accept all of them as honest truth, because all you care about is where the hell Will is and how he’s going to be rescued from […]


The Green Party’s Hilarious Ad Turns Politicians Into 5-Year-Old Kids

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If you ever have a spare minute and happen to tune into parliamentlive.tv, you’ll find a bunch of jeering loonies, sat hurling abuse at each other. It may seem like you’re watching a remake of Big Brother where everyone wears suits and just happened to go to private school, but instead it’ll be our elected […]


TurboVote Wants to Be the Netflix of Voter Registration

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TurboVote, an up-and-coming startup, wants to become the “Netflix of #voting” by revolutionizing voter registration and vote by mail via the Internet and snail mail. The concept is simple: Users fill out voter registration or vote by mail forms on their Internet browser, then TurboVote prints an official document based on that data. TurboVote sends […]