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Kickstarter: Spark Connects Your Lightbulbs To The Internets

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The Internet is a many-splendored thing. For some it is a fount of knowledge and others a fount of porn. But for those with the Spark, it is a fount of illumination. Minnesota-based Spark is a project that connects lightbulbs to the Internet. By adding a dongle between the...
Kickstarter: Spark Connects Your Lightbulbs To The Internets
A ‘First Look’ at the HTC Desire C (Video)

AngelList's 'Salaries & Equity' tool finds the best paying tech jobs, helps you compare compensation

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Do you know if your compensation is fair? I’d bet that if you don’t, you would love to get ahold of the information required for you to determine if you are over, or under-compensated. It’s useful data to have. Happily, the fine folks over at AngelList have compiled a simply excellent...
AngelList's 'Salaries & Equity' tool finds the best paying tech jobs, helps you compare compensation

Scott Thompson Is Sorry That This Mess Is Distracting Everybody At Yahoo (YHOO)

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Scott Thompson must be feeling the heat from Yahoo employees who are upset he padded his resume by claiming a computer science degree. He just sent around an apologetic memo, which Kara Swisher at AllThingsD got ahold of. Note that he does not apologize for the actual indiscretion of  lying...
Scott Thompson Is Sorry That This Mess Is Distracting Everybody At Yahoo (YHOO)

Vine graces Amazon Appstore, gives Kindle Fire HD's front-facing cam a workout

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Sure, the Kindle Fire HD may only have a front-facing camera, but its solitary shooter is about to start flexing more than its video chat muscles. Vine has just arrived on Amazon's Appstore, and it's ready for owners to download and churn out as many six-second video clips as...
Vine graces Amazon Appstore, gives Kindle Fire HD's front-facing cam a workout

The YouTube Industry Has A Transparency Problem

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YouTube, whose community is ironically stereotyped as oversharers, has business transparency issues. This transparency problems doesn't come just from Google, they also manifest within the YouTube community's top-earners and across the third-party businesses that have sprung up to leverage the giant video-sharing site. It's hard to say who is worse, YouTube,...
The YouTube Industry Has A Transparency Problem

Former Apple Human Interface Developer Speculates on Future 'iWatch'

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Former Apple employee and human interface developer Bruze Tognazzini published a blog post earlier this week listing his thoughts on the iWatch, a potential Apple product that made headlines late in 2012. The Pebble Smartwatch Tognazzini's post encompasses a wide range of ideas on the design and functionality of the...
Former Apple Human Interface Developer Speculates on Future 'iWatch'

Apple reportedly lands radio service deal with Sony ahead of WWDC

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Apple was supposedly waiting for a deal with Sony before it could launch its rumored internet radio service. Well, that may have just happened: AllThingsD claims that Apple has reached an agreement, which gives it the all clear for an announcement at WWDC. Developing... Filed under: Cellphones, Tablets, Internet,...
Apple reportedly lands radio service deal with Sony ahead of WWDC

EXEC now lets you rent a tech founder with its #execfounders charity initiative

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EXEC is a startup that helps anyone find local, part-time help with errands, tasks and other jobs, a bit like Taskrabbit. Now, the company has announced #execfounders, a charity initiative that lets you rent a tech company founder. Yes, you read that right. You can rent time with 5 different...
EXEC now lets you rent a tech founder with its #execfounders charity initiative

Here's Dan Loeb's Letter to Investors About the Value of Yahoo's Alibaba Stake

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I got ahold of parts of the fourth quarter 2011 investor letter that the New York-based Third Point hedge fund — which is prepping proxy fight with Yahoo — is sending out tomorrow. (The Wall Street Journal did a short post after it had reviewed excerpts of the letter,...
Here's Dan Loeb's Letter to Investors About the Value of Yahoo's Alibaba Stake

Meg Whitman Isn't Worried About All That Server Market Share Dell Says It's Taking Away From HP (HPQ, DELL)

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Michael Dell has been taunting HP lately by claiming his company is gaining server market share at HP's expense. Looks like he's right: In HP's second quarter, sales of industry standard servers--ones with x86 Intel and AMD processors--fell 12% compared to last year's Q2. But in HP's Q2 earnings...
Meg Whitman Isn't Worried About All That Server Market Share Dell Says It's Taking Away From HP (HPQ, DELL)

New Firefox OS images emerge

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More images of Mozilla's forthcoming Firefox OS appear to have emerged, showing off more of the operating system's capabilities. TechWeekEurope UK got ahold the new images, which show what looks to be a relatively mature OS that has all or most of the features that have become standard in the...
New Firefox OS images emerge

Foxconn Asks Employees to Sign Promise Not to Commit Suicide or Sue The Company If They Do [Foxconn]

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Shanghaiist got ahold of this memo being sent out to Foxconn employees, trying to help them deal with whatever working conditions is leading toward this recent string of suicides. It starts off good, then, well, gets not so good. More » Foxconn - Suicide - Apple - Death - China...
Foxconn Asks Employees to Sign Promise Not to Commit Suicide or Sue The Company If They Do [Foxconn]

PowerA's MOGA Bluetooth Android controller launching on October 21 for $50

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Like playing Sonic CD on your Android device but sick of those pesky virtual buttons? How will you ever keep ahold of all those rings?! PowerA has one potential solution for you in its MOGA (mobile gaming system) Bluetooth controller, which arrives at "key retailers and carriers" on October...
PowerA's MOGA Bluetooth Android controller launching on October 21 for $50

How The Press Misinterprets Scientific Studies

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There's an absolutely awesome comic by Jorge Cham, of PhDComics (which you should read whether or not you're a PhD student) about the science news cycle, in which a nuanced scientific result showing a slight correlation is turned into a causal relationship by the press, leading to a flat out...
How The Press Misinterprets Scientific Studies

Almost Every Website On The Planet Could Be In Legal Jeopardy Now, Thanks To Zappos (AMZN)

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Zappos just lost a big court battle. In January, hackers got ahold of 24 million Zappos customers' email addresses and other personal information. Some of those customers have been suing Zappos, an online retailer that's owned by Amazon.com. Zappos wants the matter to go into arbitration, citing its terms of...
Almost Every Website On The Planet Could Be In Legal Jeopardy Now, Thanks To Zappos (AMZN)

Yahoo Should Expect Incoming Lawsuit Lobbed by Loeb Tomorrow on CEO Hiring

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On Friday, Third Point’s Dan Loeb — the activist shareholder who is waging an ever nasty proxy battle against Yahoo — said in a letter regarding the inexplicable errors in the resume of its CEO Scott Thompson that he would take “further action” if he did not get answers....
Yahoo Should Expect Incoming Lawsuit Lobbed by Loeb Tomorrow on CEO Hiring
Oracle looks to take a bigger bite of Facebook's juicy apple with Involver buy

Former Twitter Chief Scientist Abdur Chowdhoury Raises $1.35M For Super-Stealthy Startup Pushd

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Former Twitter Chief Scientist Abdur Chowdhoury is working on a new, super-stealthy project called Pushd. Details are scarce, but here’s what we know: According to an SEC filing, he’s teamed up with Summize co-founder Eric Jensen and the two have raised $1.35 million for the venture, which is based in...
Former Twitter Chief Scientist Abdur Chowdhoury Raises $1.35M For Super-Stealthy Startup Pushd

Apple Rumor Patrol: Fatter, Faster iPad 3, Later iPhone 5, MS Office For iPad

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iPad 3 FatterNextMedia has gotten ahold of what they're saying is an iPad 3 rear shell, and photos of this thing are all over the web. It's consistent with previous rumored hardware, but for the first time it gives a true sense of what the iPad 3 will look and...
Apple Rumor Patrol: Fatter, Faster iPad 3, Later iPhone 5, MS Office For iPad

The Google Wallet Hack Is Not The End Of The World (Or Even NFC) As We Know It

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Stay calm and carry on, people: It's way to soon to say that NFC should stand for Now Fatally Corrupted. Yes, Google's breakthrough NFC payments app Wallet is being mentioned all over the news thanks to a flaw--it's vulnerable to a hack that gives nefarious types access to your secure...
The Google Wallet Hack Is Not The End Of The World (Or Even NFC) As We Know It

Dish Anywhere on Android gets On Demand content streaming, tablet app

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A fresh release of Dish Anywhere for Android just hit Google Play, bringing it up to speed with its iOS counterpart. Now, the application allows users to stream On Demand content from wherever they have an internet connection, and adds Facebook and Twitter sharing. The experience has also received...
Dish Anywhere on Android gets On Demand content streaming, tablet app
Huawei preparing its own Emotion UI to sit atop Android

'World's Sexiest Computer Hacker' To Be Sentenced This Spring

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Kristina Svechinskaya, dubbed the "world's sexiest computer hacker" after a daring internet heist in New York, has had her sentencing postponed until April, reports Russian Legal Information Agency. Svechinskaya and 37 others allegedly used dummy bank accounts, fake passports and a Zeus Trojan to pilfer $3 million from U.S. banks...
'World's Sexiest Computer Hacker' To Be Sentenced This Spring
AffinityLive Sync Creates A Giant Shared Inbox For Your Entire Team Or Company

Bizarre internal Apple video shows Steve Jobs rallying the troops against IBM

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We're going to warn you up front: what you're about to see is eccentric, puzzling, and perhaps even disturbing. And undoubtedly, it's the fanboy film to end all fanboy films. According to Network World, who managed to get ahold of an internal 'rally the troops' video, the referenced clip...
Bizarre internal Apple video shows Steve Jobs rallying the troops against IBM

Okay, Cupid! How to Bring More Diversity to Online Dating

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In 2002, Wired made a prediction: "Twenty years from now, the idea that someone looking for love won't look for it online will be silly, akin to skipping the card catalog to instead wander the stacks because the right books are found only by accident."  As more and more...
Okay, Cupid! How to Bring More Diversity to Online Dating

Google says Chrome for Windows 8 is in the works

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Google is designing a version of Chrome to run in touch-friendly Metro of Windows 8. Windows 8 is the upcoming version of Microsoft Windows and features a new Metro-style interface with input for touchscreen, mouse, keyboard, and pen. The platform’s Consumer Preview was just released Feb. 29. A Google...
Google says Chrome for Windows 8 is in the works

US Navy LASR research facility builds robots, not ray guns

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The US Navy announced a new robotics research facility this week located within the existing Naval Research Laboratory's main site in Washington D.C. The Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research, or LASR, was created to support NRL research in "robotics and autonomous systems of interest to the Navy, the Marine...
US Navy LASR research facility builds robots, not ray guns

Google Releases "Dartium" Browser for Developers

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Google is trying to get developers interested in Dart with a technology preview of the Dart VM in Chromium, better known as Dartium. The plan is ultimately to include the Dart VM in Chrome itself, but no timeline has been given yet for that. Google has been pushing pretty hard...
Google Releases "Dartium" Browser for Developers
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