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Old New York photographed in color

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Culled primarily from the Charles W. Cushman collection, a selection of color photographs of NYC taken in the 40s, 50s, and 60s: Downtown 1941, Downtown 1960, Lower East Side, and Miscellaneous. Here's a shot of Canal St in 1942 (with cobblestones!): Does anyone know which corner this is? (Here's another...
Old New York photographed in color

Kiwi Musician Says Public Domain Only Exists So You Can 'Rip Off Dead People's Works'

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Here's a brief article from New Zealand, which suggests that part of the US's proposal for the TPP agreement is to extend copyrights across the various participating countries to life plus 70 years -- what it already is in the US, but 20 years longer than it is in many...
Kiwi Musician Says Public Domain Only Exists So You Can 'Rip Off Dead People's Works'
Jim Marshall, guitar amplification legend and 'the father of loud,' dies at the age of 88

Kiwi Musician Says Public Domain Only Exists So You Can 'Rip Off Dead People's Works'

www.techdirt.com
Here's a brief article from New Zealand, which suggests that part of the US's proposal for the TPP agreement is to extend copyrights across the various participating countries to life plus 70 years -- what it already is in the US, but 20 years longer than it is in many...
Kiwi Musician Says Public Domain Only Exists So You Can 'Rip Off Dead People's Works'

What It Would Look Like to Orbit the Moon

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On December 14, as NASA's GRAIL mission came to a close, the mission's Ebb spacecraft flew above the northern hemisphere of the far side of the moon. The little spaceship -- a vehicle about the size of a washing machine -- flew at a distance of just six tiny miles...
What It Would Look Like to Orbit the Moon

Get ready for the coming employment roller coaster

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We have a serious problem, a very, very serious problem and its related to how we recruit, hire, train, and retain employees for many modern and critical roles. Based on anecdotal evidence I believe we are rapidly approaching a point where 15-30 percent of our work force could be “worked”...
Get ready for the coming employment roller coaster
History | Tech Time Warp of the Week: Bell Labs Computer Center, 1973

Why Box Is Raising $125 Million to Change the Enterprise

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“Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.” – Popular Mechanics, 1949. We’re at the beginning of a transformative and discontinuous shift in the enterprise landscape. The confluence of mobile, social, and cloud technology is changing how businesses of all sizes manage their information and where they...
Why Box Is Raising $125 Million to Change the Enterprise

Olympus OM-D E-M5 made official: film SLR-inspired Micro Four Thirds camera for $999.99

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Olympus has finally pulled the curtain back on what has been possibly the most leaked camera in recent memory: the OM-D E-M5. Just as the PEN cameras were inspired by the company's half-frame shooters of the '50s and '60s, the first camera in the OM-D line harkens back to...
Olympus OM-D E-M5 made official: film SLR-inspired Micro Four Thirds camera for $999.99

Absolute Radio becomes the first UK commercial station to launch an Xbox app

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UK entertainment and music broadcaster Absolute Radio has become an Xbox entertainment app partner, bringing its 7 stations to Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers. Absolute Radio is the first commercial radio station in the UK to announce an Xbox app. It provides Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers with the network’s live streams,...
Absolute Radio becomes the first UK commercial station to launch an Xbox app

NASA J-2X rocket engine enters second phase of testing

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NASA's next-generation J-2X rocket engine is ready for a second phase of testing, following a successful round of tests last year. The space agency is developing the engine to power its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, which is intended to enable deep-space exploration and experimentation. Alongside SLS, NASA is...
NASA J-2X rocket engine enters second phase of testing

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?
The Verge Playlist: Sampled funk and borrowed soul
Monocasco electric bike concept inspired by '60s Grand Prix racer

"I almost wanted to reach for a cigarette, and I haven't had one for 30-odd years."

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"I almost wanted to reach for a cigarette, and I haven't had one for 30-odd years." - Brian Sanders, the 75-year-old illustrator that Matthew Weiner got to create the new promo for the upcoming season of Mad Men. Sanders actually worked in the 60s-era advertising world, so that was his natural...
"I almost wanted to reach for a cigarette, and I haven't had one for 30-odd years."

Nest's Tony Fadell Talks Thermostats, Apple, Kickstarter And Hardware Startups At LeWeb

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At LeWeb Paris this morning, Nest Labs‘ Founder and CEO Tony Fadell took the stage with the Iliad Group’s founder Xavier Niel to talk about his advanced thermostat and the Internet of Things. Fadell noted that, in the U.S., more than 10 million thermostats are sold every year. When he...
Nest's Tony Fadell Talks Thermostats, Apple, Kickstarter And Hardware Startups At LeWeb

Want to build a business? You need an IT ecosystem.

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Just thirty years ago, innovation in almost any category was measured in years, but today it’s measured in weeks or months. If you were to focus on information technology specifically you could even argue that change can occur in days — and that cycle will continue to accelerate. But adapting...
Want to build a business? You need an IT ecosystem.
The "Psycho" designer who tried to save AT&T in the '60s

THE BIKE! Alex Marco (Scopitone). Groovy 60s music video via Halcyon blog. http://bit.ly/aPPQK5

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THE BIKE! Alex Marco (Scopitone). Groovy 60s music video via Halcyon blog. http://bit.ly/aPPQK5

NOMINATIONS WANTED: What Is The Coolest New Business In Chicago?

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In honor of the entrepreneurs who are expanding Chicago's commercial scene, we're compiling a list of the coolest businesses that opened in Chicago in the past year. We've already got a couple contenders in mind, like Furnishly, a startup that aims to change the way people buy local furniture, and The...
NOMINATIONS WANTED: What Is The Coolest New Business In Chicago?

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
Businesses need to embrace the “social revolution”, says Salesforce’s Benioff

Terrafugia Transition aircraft first hands-on (video)

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People used to say that cars in the '50s and '60s had fins, giant wing-like protuberances that designers grafted on to capitalize on the fledgling concepts of aerodynamics. Your fist impression of the Terrafugia Transition is much the same as standing next to a 1959 Coupe de Ville --...
Terrafugia Transition aircraft first hands-on (video)

Free Music Monday: Download 10 Free Tracks

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Hello there, music fans! As always, we appreciate your tuning in to this week’s edition of Free Music Monday, wherein we offer you 10 free tracks in honor of the #musicmonday tradition on Twitter.Please enjoy this week’s eclectic selection of free tunes we’ve collected for you. If there’s a...
Free Music Monday: Download 10 Free Tracks

Paul McCartney is right about cameraphones – here are a few tips for amateur paps | Charlie Condou

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Although 99% of the time it's no problem to be photographed, and most fans are lovely, some people are just rudeSir Paul McCartney has made some comments about fame and, more specifically, how it has changed since he first sprang into the public eye back in the 60s. He singled...
Paul McCartney is right about cameraphones – here are a few tips for amateur paps | Charlie Condou
Designed by Apple in California -- Assembled in the U.S.?

How DC plans to evolve digital comic book storytelling (Hint: more Batman, fewer gimicks)

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now In its first attempt to evolve the medium of comic books on tablets and smartphones, DC Entertainment has unveiled two new digital comic formats that require more than just passively flipping pages to finish a story. The new comic...
How DC plans to evolve digital comic book storytelling (Hint: more Batman, fewer gimicks)

Google Plus: Ghost Town or Company Town in the Making?

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The Google Plus social network is often slammed as a virtual ghost town, bereft of people and meaningful interactiions. But what if Google Plus is starting its life a ghost town… only on purpose? There’s a big difference between a community that’s empty because it’s still being built and a...
Google Plus: Ghost Town or Company Town in the Making?

DailyDirt: I'm Free... Free-Falling

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There's been a bit of a resurgence in interest for manned spaceflight because the costs of launching vehicles to the edge of space aren't ludicrous anymore, just outrageously expensive. Despite the advances in rocket launching systems, there's always a chance that something could go wrong -- so ejecting escape pods...
DailyDirt: I'm Free... Free-Falling

DARPA-funded research consortium aims to invent the chip of the future

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DARPA, the US government agency responsible for creating much of the framework of the internet in the late 60s and early 70s, is teaming up with the Semiconductor Research Corporation, to grant nearly $200 million to top universities in the United States. Not only is this intended to bring forward...
DARPA-funded research consortium aims to invent the chip of the future
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