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Video: The Foxconn riot

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A plant that reportedly made parts for Apple's iPhone 5 is closed after 40 are injured http://youtu.be/YUNptLamFSM FORTUNE -- The footage posted late Sunday local time on China's YouKu video hosting service (and picked up on YouTube) shows a scene that will be familiar to anyone who lived through the...
Video: The Foxconn riot

Bits Blog: Big Data Intelligence Sleuthing, 1960s Style

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An I.B.M. computer made for the National Security Agency, delivered in 1962, shows how intelligence agencies have long been among the most demanding of customers for advanced computing, data collection and data analysis technology.    ...
Bits Blog: Big Data Intelligence Sleuthing, 1960s Style

A Place Where Old Computers Go to Live

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In the Living Computer Museum, opened quietly last fall in Seattle, Paul Allen has assembled systems you probably have never heard of -- unless you were a computer hacker in the 1960s or 1970s....
A Place Where Old Computers Go to Live

Why French Parents Are Better Than American Parents

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The most popular article of the year in the Wall Street Journal was an excerpt of a book by Pamela Druckerman called "Bringing Up Bebe." The excerpt describes the moment in which Druckerman realized that French kids are much better behaved than American kids and then set out to discover...
Why French Parents Are Better Than American Parents

A Guy Who *Saw* Lincoln Get Shot Was on a TV Show in 1956 That Is Now on YouTube

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On a 1956 game show, a man appeared who had been present at Ford's Theatre on the night of April 14, 1865. The America of Lincoln and the Civil War can feel like distant history, but every now and then, through the appearance of what Jason Kottke has called a...
A Guy Who *Saw* Lincoln Get Shot Was on a TV Show in 1956 That Is Now on YouTube
Exposing the intricate innards of mechanical calculators

Warren Buffett's Plan To Raise Taxes On The Rich Is Smart, Fair, And Reasonable

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Ask any non-partisan economist how this country can begin to address its debt and deficit problem, and the answer is "raise taxes and cut spending." Not raise taxes OR cut spending. Raise taxes AND cut spending. With the US federal government currently spending about 22% of GDP per year...
Warren Buffett's Plan To Raise Taxes On The Rich Is Smart, Fair, And Reasonable

Guess What Percentage Of Americans Work For The Government Now Versus The Late 1970s?

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To hear some people tell it, you'd think the American government had expanded radically in recent years--so much so that a vast percentage of the population now works for the government. Nope. As the charts below show, about 7% of Americans now work for the government. (All government--federal, state, and...
Guess What Percentage Of Americans Work For The Government Now Versus The Late 1970s?

VIDEO: The Japanese gadgets which flopped

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A new exhibition in Tokyo is offering a retrospective of some of the Japanese inventions from the late 1950s and early 1960s that never caught on in the public's imagination....
VIDEO: The Japanese gadgets which flopped

Researchers prove your grandmother right, modern music is louder and all the same

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Are your elders always complaining about loud and monotonous music? Or perhaps you've started to feel similar sentiments? The Artificial Intelligence Research Institute in Barcelona says it's not just a matter of opinion. The team analyzed data on loudness, pitch and timbre from just under half a million tracks...
Researchers prove your grandmother right, modern music is louder and all the same
'Wolfenstein: The New Order' announced for Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and next-gen consoles

Oh Hey, Motorola and RIM Called: They Want to Go Back to 2004 and Try Again

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If you were awesome and monied in 2004 and you wanted the latest in mobile gadgetry, you would have wanted two excellent gadgets: the Motorola Razr and some version of the Blackberry, which was the dominant way to send and receive corporate email. With these two devices, you could have...
Oh Hey, Motorola and RIM Called: They Want to Go Back to 2004 and Try Again

Nokia parodies Apple-Samsung phone wars in latest ad

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In a new TV ad that vaguely recalls the Tareyton cigarette slogan "I'd rather fight than switch" from the 1960s, a new commercial for the Nokia Lumia 920 and its Windows Phone 8 OS pokes fun at the war between Apple and Samsung (and their respective users) in an amusing...
Nokia parodies Apple-Samsung phone wars in latest ad

DailyDirt: Rockets, Man

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International space races don't quite inspire the same awe or fear as they did in the 1960s. There are a bunch of countries still trying to launch rockets into orbit for various reasons, but there are also quite a few commercial and amateur organizations working on space-worthy rockets. Here are...
DailyDirt: Rockets, Man

Beatles' First Single Enters Public Domain -- In Europe

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The Beatles remain the iconic pop group, so news on VVN/Music that their very first single has now entered the public domain is something of a landmark moment in music: The Beatles first single, Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You, has entered the public domain in Europe and...
Beatles' First Single Enters Public Domain -- In Europe

Computer says yes: sync your life to save time

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There are apps that claim to make cleaning fun and websites that will catalogue the contents of your bookshelves. Oliver Burkeman on a very modern way to organise your lifeTechnology was supposed to make things simpler. That, of course, was the famous promise of those now-laughable 1960s predictions about life...
Computer says yes: sync your life to save time

Microsoft releases Skulls of the Shogun: First game for Windows Phone, Windows 8 PCs, Surface, and Xbox 360

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Microsoft has finally done it. On Wednesday, the company announced the release of Skulls of the Shogun, the first game specifically designed to be played across a Windows Phone, Windows 8 PC, Surface, and Xbox 360. In fact, you can download it right now: Windows Phone Store, Windows Store, and...
Microsoft releases Skulls of the Shogun: First game for Windows Phone, Windows 8 PCs, Surface, and Xbox 360

Be Don Draper: 8-Bit Mad Men Choose Your Own Adventure Game

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Try your hand at running a 1960s advertising agency in this interactive YouTube game....
Be Don Draper: 8-Bit Mad Men Choose Your Own Adventure Game

favati: 1960s IBM 13.5" Standard Issue Clock Old school tech.

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favati: 1960s IBM 13.5" Standard Issue Clock Old school tech....
favati: 1960s IBM 13.5" Standard Issue Clock Old school tech.
Corning makes Gorilla Glass stronger, more flexible, more scratch-resistant

Watch 5 creatives rework their classic ads for the digital era in Google’s Project Re:Brief documentary

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Google announced its project to re-imagine online advertising back in March, “an experiment, both to celebrate 18 years of online innovation, and to link advertising’s digital future to its storied past.” Thus, Project Re: Brief was born, kicking off with four iconic and groundbreaking ad campaigns from the 1960s and...
Watch 5 creatives rework their classic ads for the digital era in Google’s Project Re:Brief documentary

Google+ Hangouts and the NFL: fantasy football, face-to-face-to-face

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The 2012 NFL season is just over a month away, which means one thing for millions of fans around the world: it’s time for fantasy. Fantasy football has been around since the 1960s, and has become a great way to follow your favorite athletes—and stay in touch with the people...
Google+ Hangouts and the NFL: fantasy football, face-to-face-to-face

This Collapse In US Interest Rates Is History In The Making -- Here's What It Really Means

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The current title on our CHART OF THE DAY today is simply 1.53760%, which represents the current yield on a US 10-year Treasury. For folks in the financial industry, that number is "mesmerizing" but we also recognize that a huge swath of the population has no idea what this means...
This Collapse In US Interest Rates Is History In The Making -- Here's What It Really Means

After Huge Successes, Alibaba's Jack Ma Will Step Down As CEO

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One of China's best known corporate leaders, billionaire Jack Ma, will step down as CEO of Alibaba Group, the e-commerce empire he founded to tap the nation's enormous online shopping potential, passing the reins to "a younger, better equipped" generation. Ma, a former tour guide and English teacher and self-styled...
After Huge Successes, Alibaba's Jack Ma Will Step Down As CEO

4K TV faces a long road to the mainstream

www.pcworld.com
LAS VEGAS--The HDTV revolution was the greatest thing that ever happened to the TV-making industry. Almost everybody finally had a reason to buy a new set, and sales skyrocketed. But once that transition period was over, sales began to drop, and the industry has been looking for a replacement...
4K TV faces a long road to the mainstream
Original 1960s Batmobile fetches $4.2 million at auction
ARPANET programmer and internet luminary Steve Crocker on how the internet was created

Live from the set of 'Vegas'

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The "Vegas" that's coming to CBS this fall takes you back to the 1960s with an authentic wardrobe and cars, and a re-creation of the Golden Nugget Casino. [Read more]...
Live from the set of 'Vegas'

Frictionless Creativity

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Lightbulb image copyright 4MaxCompany lifespans are getting shorter. Since the 1960s, the average lifespan of a company on the S&P 500 Index went from 61 years to 18. The shift can be attributed to frictionless idea sharing. Every time we share an idea, we give people an opportunity to change...
Frictionless Creativity

By: Richard Adin

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@Maggie Chatterly – Your question reminds me of a confrontation I had with a police officer cousin in the late 1960s. Over dinner, he was regaling everyone with the story of how he had led a bust of the local x-rated movie theater and how proud he was to have...
By: Richard Adin
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