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Virgin becomes first UK service provider to block The Pirate Bay
Asus PadFone review

Google Drive Is Live With 5GB Of Free Storage And Google Docs Hookup

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You can now try Google Drive, Google’s Dropbox competitor, at drive.google.com. UPDATE – The app is now available for download and I installed it, creating a folder on my computer that acts as a GDrive sync area. All of my Google Docs appeared as “icons” in the folder. And I...
Google Drive Is Live With 5GB Of Free Storage And Google Docs Hookup

iPhone cover acts as digital wallet, packs a programmable credit card

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Startup iCache's answer to mobile payments is an iPhone cover has a fingerprint scanner, e-ink display, and smart card able to turn into your credit or debit card. [Read more]...
iPhone cover acts as digital wallet, packs a programmable credit card

Craigslist cuts off its search engine to spite its face

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Craigslist, the once-loved classified site, is continuing its ill-tempered rampage against would-be competitors that offer cleaner designs and better user experiences. Last month, it sued popular site PadMapper for using information from Craigslist to plot apartments on a map. Weeks later, Craigslist changed its terms of service to say that...
Craigslist cuts off its search engine to spite its face

McCann Invests $4M in Israeli Incubator ‘thetime’

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With a $4M investment, McCann Worldgroup has bought a 15% stake in Israeli incubator ‘thetime‘. This move isn’t a particularly surprising considering ‘thetime’ was founded by Ilan Shiloah, who for the past 10 years has been chairman of McCann Erickson Israel. ‘thetime’ was also co-founded by angel investor, Nir Tarlovsky....
McCann Invests $4M in Israeli Incubator ‘thetime’

Researcher proposes Thumb on Hand gestures, no touchscreen necessary (video)

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Would you be willing to wear an additional device in order to avoid interacting with another? That's the conundrum posed to us by Christian Loclair, a master's student at the Hasso Plattner Institute. His thesis, titled Thumb on Hand Interaction, proposes that users control their mobile equipment with simple...
Researcher proposes Thumb on Hand gestures, no touchscreen necessary (video)

Skype's First Employee Raises $1.3 Million For TransferWise, A Startup That Moves Money Internationally Without Crazy Bank Fees

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When Taveet Hinrikus moved from Estonia to London, he was still paid in kroons and had to transfer the money to his new bank account in the UK. The bank fees weren't pretty -- a 2% transaction fee was charged on top of a 3% bank commission fee.  Hinrikus felt...
Skype's First Employee Raises $1.3 Million For TransferWise, A Startup That Moves Money Internationally Without Crazy Bank Fees

Google Public DNS: 70 billion requests a day and counting

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We launched Google Public DNS in December 2009 to help make the web faster for everyone. Today, we’re no longer an experimental service. We’re the largest public DNS service in the world, handling an average of more than 70 billion requests a day. DNS acts like the phone book of...
Google Public DNS: 70 billion requests a day and counting
Skillshare Says Anyone Can Be A Teacher And Wants To Connect You To Students [TCTV]

Google Public DNS sees 70 billion requests a day, mostly from outside of the US

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In December of 2009 Google launched a service that the company said would help make the web faster for everyone, called Google Public DNS. Since Google crawls the web daily already and caches DNS information for websites in the process, it decided to provide an alternative DNS service for anyone...
Google Public DNS sees 70 billion requests a day, mostly from outside of the US

iTunes gang's 'Madonna-level' pay

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The leaders of an 11-strong gang are jailed for scamming iTunes and Amazon out of royalties of a level usually associated with acts like Madonna....
iTunes gang's 'Madonna-level' pay
After artemisinin: searching for the next front-line malaria drug

How Facebook keeps 100 petabytes of Hadoop data online

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It’s no secret that Facebook stores a lot of data — 100 petabytes, in fact — in Hadoop, but how it keeps that data available whenever it needs it isn’t necessarily common knowledge. Today at the Hadoop Summit, however, Facebook Engineer Andrew Ryan highlighted that solution, which Facebook calls AvatarNode....
How Facebook keeps 100 petabytes of Hadoop data online

Google wants to kill your bedroom cover-versions, applies to patent melody matching for YouTube

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YouTube has become a treasure trove for rare live editions, outtakes and covers of popular songs -- the latter making stars out of acts like Pomplamoose. However, Google and the recording industry don't feel the same way, but the site's famous content filtering system can only handle exact matches...
Google wants to kill your bedroom cover-versions, applies to patent melody matching for YouTube

ACLU releases Android app that secretly videos police

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The New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has released an Android app that surreptitiously records police stops and sends the videos to legal watchdogs for review. The advent of Police Tape is designed to counter a practice an increasing number of civilians have encountered over the past...
ACLU releases Android app that secretly videos police

Anonymous take down Greece government and police websites

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Online activist group Anonymous have reportedly taken down a number of government run websites in response to the the ‘uprising’ in Athens. As you read this, buildings are being set ablaze in central Athens against the approval of an enormously unpopular bill set in place to secure a second bailout...
Anonymous take down Greece government and police websites

Proview’s Ominous Open Letter to Chinese iPad Vendors

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Associated Press Apple Inc.’s trademark dispute with a Chinese affiliate of Hong Kong-based Proview International Holdings over use of the iPad name took a confusing turn yesterday when a company claiming to represent Proview’s state-run creditors said it was the lenders who own the rights to the trademark in...
Proview’s Ominous Open Letter to Chinese iPad Vendors

This little box acts like a Men In Black memory eraser for your hard drives

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I’ll admit to taking a hammer to more than a few hard drives over the years. When I need an upgrade in one machine, I usually have a lagging second device that inherits the old drive. Once the drive finally dies, it’s hammer time. While that’s probably the safest way to make...
This little box acts like a Men In Black memory eraser for your hard drives
Facebook for Android update pulls new icons, acts like nothing ever happened

The Pirate Bay isn’t phased by UK claim that it’s illegal, shares plans to move forward

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Yesterday we reported that the popular file-sharing site The Pirate Bay could be blocked in the UK starting any day now, since the courts have deemed the site “illegal”. The statement from the Mr Justice Arnold yesterday stated that both The Pirate Bay and its users are indeed participating in...
The Pirate Bay isn’t phased by UK claim that it’s illegal, shares plans to move forward
New iPhone to include MagSafe-style dock connector with just 8 pins
Is Anonymous a threat to national security, or just trolling?

Songkick and Spotify prove to be the right combination with 100,000 new users discovering concerts

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Songkick announced today that over 100,000 new users have signed up to its service through the Songkick Concerts app on Spotify since  its launch last year. Millions of personalized concert alerts have been sent to users who have registered through Spotify. Fans get an email when artists they are tracking...
Songkick and Spotify prove to be the right combination with 100,000 new users discovering concerts

iFixit tears down the new MacBook Pro's Retina display, finds a minor marvel of engineering

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We've already seen them go to town on the body of the MacBook Pro with Retina display, but the staffers at iFixit have seen fit to disassemble the 2880 x 1800 panel at the heart of the new beast. As they've since found out, it takes no less than...
iFixit tears down the new MacBook Pro's Retina display, finds a minor marvel of engineering

Green Overdrive [video]: Meet the Zipcar for electric scooters

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A startup called Scoot Networks, which is looking to be the Zipcar for electric scooters, recently launched its beta service in San Francisco after being incubated out of the Greenstart program. For GigaOM TV’s latest Green Overdrive show, Scoot Network’s CEO Michael Keating showed us how the company’s iPhone app...
Green Overdrive [video]: Meet the Zipcar for electric scooters
Good Deal: WriteRoom productivity app for OS X on sale today for $1.99
Japanese researchers develop robot that lets you sit on a friend's shoulder
Banking on Windows tablets, Microsoft creates mobile add-ons
Military camera adapters and iOS apps add geotagging and night vision to iPhone or iPad
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