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Cuil Failed at Search, Now Fails to Copy Wikipedia

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During the rise of the Beat movement in the 1950s and ’60s, avant-garde writer William S. Burroughs developed a process he called the “cut up” technique, in which he would literally cut out sentences and passages from poems, stories and books (both his own and those of other writers)...
Cuil Failed at Search, Now Fails to Copy Wikipedia

ITV slowly rolling toward paid VOD launch

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UK commercial terrestrial TV leader ITV has soft-launched the online service it hopes will augment its traditional free-to-air model with direct digital viewer payments. The launch will plug new features in to ITV Player, the existing online catch-up service which already gives access to shows from the last week. New...
ITV slowly rolling toward paid VOD launch

Redfin looks to give home shoppers an early foot in the door with Instant Updates

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Sometimes in the real estate business, if you snooze, you lose. Through a new service launched today called Instant Updates, Redfin wants to make sure its customers don’t miss out on the best deals, acting with authority when prices drop on homes or new listings come on to the market. Instant...
Redfin looks to give home shoppers an early foot in the door with Instant Updates
Earn real recipes while playing Zygna’s new game, Chefville

Congrats On Your New Award, Jony Ive! (AAPL)

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Apple's design guru Jony Ive was awarded the Blue Peter Badge this week. We didn't know what that is either, so we did some Googling. "Blue Peter" is a popular British children's television program that's been on air since the 1950s. It covers a variety of topics from arts and...
Congrats On Your New Award, Jony Ive! (AAPL)
How Samsung Went From A Dried Fish Exporter To One Of The Top Names In Tech

knife throwing mother 1950s [lordplatypus79, YouTube - 4/12/06, 327,864 views] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S8cNrIR5ac

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Weird apps: Buy Einstein's brain for $9.99

Is it the best of times or the worst of times for journalism? Yes

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If you’re convinced this is the worst possible time to be a journalist, there’s plenty of evidence to support you: just this week, there have been cutbacks at the New York Post and news of cuts at the venerable Village Voice, not to mention periodic bankruptcies and printing-press shutdowns. But...
Is it the best of times or the worst of times for journalism? Yes

Nielsen: This Is The Golden Age Of Television

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The so-called Golden Age of Television technically started in the 1950s when droves of people started transitioning from radio to television. But at Business Insider's IGNITION conference today, Nielsen executive Steve Hasker said that in a lot of ways, this is the golden age of television. Hasker is president of global...
Nielsen: This Is The Golden Age Of Television
Library of America launching online companion for upcoming 1950s sci-fi collection

Why Does Silicon Valley's Hottest VC Firm Have H-Bomb Pictures In The Lobby?

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You can't miss the hydrogen bomb pics in the lobby of Andreessen-Horowitz. There are four of them, in full color, nestled among bookshelves that contain books about programming and tech entrepreneurs. Recently, we got a chance to ask Marc Andreessen what they're doing there. A few years back, he...
Why Does Silicon Valley's Hottest VC Firm Have H-Bomb Pictures In The Lobby?

UK singles chart won't include YouTube views, says Official Charts Company

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The Official Charts Company will not follow Billboard's lead and the UK singles chart will remain sales-basedThe Official Charts Company is to remain a sales-based chart. UK officials have said they have no plans to follow the US charts' move to incorporate video-streaming data."The UK's official singles chart has been...
UK singles chart won't include YouTube views, says Official Charts Company
The life and death of France's 1950s 'beetle' aircraft

High-tech bad parenting: Giving your kids a tablet

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Better living (or parenting) through technology? That is the question posed by Nielsen in a recent study looking at the use of tablets in families with children. The firm finds that in households owning a tablet computer and with children under 12, 70% of children use the tablet. What these...
High-tech bad parenting: Giving your kids a tablet
Researchers resurrect 'The Witch,' world's oldest working computer
Leica's new M rangefinder features a 24-megapixel, full frame sensor, HD video recording
Laptop Week Review: Lenovo Yoga 13

In entertainment marketing, what's past is prologue

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With the Upfront season approaching, it's a good time to look back at our collection of vintage CBS print ads from the 1950s and '60s. [Read more]...
In entertainment marketing, what's past is prologue

A Charming Cartoon by the Eames Links Creativity, Innovation, and Data

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The Information Machine, produced by Charles and Ray Eames in 1958, explores the birth of computing from a philosophical angle. Reflecting the polymath couple's multi-faceted work, the film celebrates artists, engineers, and designers, and men and women, equally. "These men -- and women -- were artists and had certain characteristics in...
A Charming Cartoon by the Eames Links Creativity, Innovation, and Data

Newspapers Are Losing $13 Of Print Revenue For Every $1 Of Digital Revenue

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In case you were wondering why newspapers like the New York Times continue to cut costs and fire people, here are some stats for you. They come from former newspaper veteran Alan D. Mutter, who fled the industry years ago. (Mutter writes the excellent blog "Reflections Of A Newsosaur"). The...
Newspapers Are Losing $13 Of Print Revenue For Every $1 Of Digital Revenue

UK trials updated 1950s naval tech, avoids GPS jamming risk

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It's always nice to see an old tech stage a comeback and this time it's happening around the coasts of Europe, with nine low-frequency radio transmitters substituting for GPS' satellite-based system. eLoran's radiowave-based system is stronger than satellite signals and less jammable, based on the Loran system that was...
UK trials updated 1950s naval tech, avoids GPS jamming risk

Why scoops and objectivity matter less and less -- because context is everything

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We’ve argued before that the life-span of a breaking-news alert or scoop is declining rapidly, thanks in part to the rise of social-news platforms like Twitter and Facebook — and also that a ruthless commitment to objectivity is becoming less of a strength and more of a hindrance for news...
Why scoops and objectivity matter less and less -- because context is everything

Today's Scuttlebot: Quitting Smartphones, and 1950s Computer Art

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Thursday, selections include a video clip of Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in a new movie, a technology group's effort to take an activist role in New York City elections and...
Today's Scuttlebot: Quitting Smartphones, and 1950s Computer Art
Computing’s next milestone is “thinking”

'Gee Whiz, a Space Fair!': A Trip Back to 1969

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Boys and girls of all ages could go to Oxnard, California to see the latest in rockets, bombs, and a girl in a bikini. Please use a JavaScript-enabled device to view this slideshow For about ten minutes yesterday, Washington, DC, came to a standstill while the Space Shuttle flew...
'Gee Whiz, a Space Fair!': A Trip Back to 1969

Feign Being Cultured With Fake Foreign Scifi Film Posters [Posters]

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Travis Pitts, the illustrator responsible for zombie apocalypse Scooby Doo, is selling a series of wild faux-vintage foreign movie posters. Are you brave enough to confront Terminateur or Il Predator? You can find these posters - along with the Scooby Doo poster and a series of hilarious 1950s zombie print...
Feign Being Cultured With Fake Foreign Scifi Film Posters [Posters]

Alan Turing's Pilot Ace computer - video

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Built in the 1950s and one of the Science Museum's 20th century icons, The Pilot Ace "automatic computing engine" was the world's first general purpose computer    ...
Alan Turing's Pilot Ace computer - video

Kennedy, Before Choosing the Moon: 'I'm Not That Interested in Space'

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The president sought space not because it was easy, but because it was expedient. The language was, almost literally, soaring. "We set sail on this new sea,"  President Kennedy told the country, "because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won...
Kennedy, Before Choosing the Moon: 'I'm Not That Interested in Space'

A gun made on a 3D printer has been fired - let's look at this in perspective | Alex Hern

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It won't herald an age of widespread weapon ownership, but it does illustrate the impact these printers will have on our livesThe world's first gun made almost entirely with a 3D printer has been successfully fired in the US. But it's not going to herald an age of widespread weapon...
A gun made on a 3D printer has been fired - let's look at this in perspective | Alex Hern
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