Ray Kurzweil Joins Google As Engineering Director Focused On Machine Learning And Language Processing Techview story

http://techcrunch.com – Famed inventor, entrepreneur, author, and futurist Ray Kurzweil announced this afternoon that he has been hired by search engine giant Google as a director of engineering focused on machine learning and language processing. He starts this upcoming Monday, according to a report issued on his website. It’s certainly very interesting news, but it does not come as a huge shock. (IT news)

Adobe Closes Taiwan Sales Office, Alarming Local Tech Observersview story

http://techcrunch.com – Adobe announced today that it has closed its Taiwan sales office. (IT news)

Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” KDE RC released!view story

http://blog.linuxmint.com – The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 14 KDE RC. Linux Mint 14 KDE KDE is a vibrant, innovative, advanced, modern looking and full-featured desktop environment. (Distributions)

Trapdoor Social on Music and Activismview story

http://blog.songbirdnest.com – Coming up from beneath our holiday food hangovers, we took some time to talk with self-described Alternative Energy Rock group Trapdoor Social, one of our SB7 Artists. (Software)

Korean Startup Accelerator SparkLabs Unveils Its First Class, Bolsters Its Advisory Boardview story

http://techcrunch.com – It seems like it’s been ages since SparkLabs revealed its intentions to nurture a handful of promising startups in South Korea (it was actually the end of July), but now the accelerator has officially pulled back the curtains on its inaugural class. (IT news)

Find a lawyer iPhone, Android app launched in NSWview story

http://www.itwire.com – Written by: Peter Dinham | Published in: MarketAustralia’s first mobile app providing access to 24,000 or more solicitors in New South Wales has just been launched by the Law Society of NSW. (IT news)

T-Mobile lights up 10 new metro areas with enhanced serviceview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – T-Mobile announced today that 10 more metro areas throughout the U.S. now have HSPA+ coverage. Customers on T-Mobile’s network in these areas with appropriate handsets can take advantage of T-Mobile’s Challenger initiative to eventually roll out service on the 1900MHz HSPA+ band nationwide. (IT news)

[all variants] Problem installing OS without optical drive or USB boot option.view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Hola people, Mods.., hope this is the correct section for this post. Feel free to move if not. I have been trying to install Peppermint 3 (based on Ubuntu 12.04) onto an old Toughbook CF-28, 30 Gb, 800Mhz, 256Mb Ram, which has no optical drive nor USB boot option. (Hardware)

Eyeing LA, Chris Sacca Brings On His First Partner At Lowercase Capital: CAA’s Matt Mazzeoview story

http://techcrunch.com – Earlier this month, angel investor Chris Sacca announced that his firm Lowercase Capital was launching a new Los Angeles-focused fund, and that he’d hired someone to run it. (IT news)

newbieview story

http://androidforums.com – isnt it always funny how folks never go to new forums without having a problem first. found this forum while looking for answers and the threads i read that were posted by members made the forum look fun. so i thought i would not just "lurk" and say hi. im a newbie both to this site and to the "smart" phone that is just a few quorks from flying across the yard. lol. (General)