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Twitter Sends Out Emails To 250K Users Who 'May' Have Been Compromised, Says Hack Was Not Related To Yesterday's Outage

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Twitter is sending out emails to 250,000 users it says may have had their accounts compromised in the last week as the site experienced “unusual access patterns that led to us identifying unauthorized access attempts to Twitter user data.” Twitter tells TechCrunch that this is “not related” to the widespread,...
Twitter Sends Out Emails To 250K Users Who 'May' Have Been Compromised, Says Hack Was Not Related To Yesterday's Outage

Audiobooks HQ for iOS: 5,000+ audiobooks for under $2

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These are public-domain books read mostly by amateurs, but that's still an awful lot of good listening for just 2 bucks. [Read more]...
Audiobooks HQ for iOS: 5,000+ audiobooks for under $2

Photography indoors and out; a book for amateurs

emmeffe.posterous.com
Photography indoors and out; a book for amateurs

Five Places I Go to Find Photographic Inspiration

thomashawk.com
Earlier today Rebekah Json on Google Buzz asked me what I do when I’m “uninspired” to inspire my photography. I started thinking about it and realized that the answer was actually longer than a few sentences and so I decided to publish a post on five places that I...
Five Places I Go to Find Photographic Inspiration

A Collaborative Animation Platform, From Chris Milk, Aaron Koblin, And Google

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On This Exquisite Forest, a community of amateurs and professional artists are using Google-developed animation tools to create stream-of-consciousness videos....
A Collaborative Animation Platform, From Chris Milk, Aaron Koblin, And Google

This Bluetooth Smart Trigger Turns Your iPhone Into A Canon DSLR Remote And Intervalometer

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If you’re into DSLR photography, remotely controlling the thing is a pretty common want for new users and seasoned veterans alike. Satechi’s BT Smart Trigger, which starts shipping today, is a remote that works with a range of Canon DSLRs, connecting to the camera’s hot shoe and giving them full...
This Bluetooth Smart Trigger Turns Your iPhone Into A Canon DSLR Remote And Intervalometer
Canon's schizophrenic 6D doesn't know whether it's for pros or amateurs (video)
Top journalists, tech influencers, and government officials among hacked Twitter accounts, says PeerReach
What is the Higgs boson?

Caption Contest: GoPro gone wrong

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We've been known to strap on a few GoPro cameras in our day, but our efforts are merely amateur in comparison to this guy, who we can only presume is about to perform a stunt so extreme that no less than seven GoPro cams (and a DSLR) are required...
Caption Contest: GoPro gone wrong

HuffPo Cofounder Ken Lerer’s Stealth Video Startup Has a Working Name: Planet Daily

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Mr. Lerer (lererventures.com) Do the guys over at Soho Tech Labs ever sleep? It would appear that the answer is no. Not only are they busy incubating social home exchange service CasaHop, which soft launches this week, but they're also working on a video news startup aimed at the "Jon Stewart...
HuffPo Cofounder Ken Lerer’s Stealth Video Startup Has a Working Name: Planet Daily

Australian Artists Upset That Australian Tourism Campaign Crowdsourced Images

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Reader mick writes in to alert us to a group of photographers in Australia who seem absolutely livid that the government's latest toursim campaign sought to crowdsource photographs that could be used as part of the campaign. To me, that seems like a perfectly reasonable idea -- in fact, a...
Australian Artists Upset That Australian Tourism Campaign Crowdsourced Images

Apple's rare miss: Katy Huberty nailed it. The bloggers blew it.

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The professional in Q3 made the independents look like what most of them are: Amateurs FORTUNE -- "Don't play darts with Katy Huberty," one of our readers commented after Apple (AAPL) reported earnings Tuesday that fell short of every other analyst's expectations. "She's on a hot streak." If ever there...
Apple's rare miss: Katy Huberty nailed it. The bloggers blew it.
How YouTube stars are made, and how they survive

Two Startup Trends in 2012: Less Social, More Physical

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Last year, when Sarah and I toured the south looking for new tech companies, the tech world was actually quite a different place. Most notably, neither Facebook nor Groupon had debuted on public markets. Businesses built around social media or social networks still had that frisson attached to them, like...
Two Startup Trends in 2012: Less Social, More Physical

How Siebrand Dijkstra intends to help anyone create an app, whether they can code or not

thenextweb.com
Today at the TNW’s conference in Amsterdam, we caught up backstage with Siebrand Dijkstra, current CEO of Appmachine. He is taking part in the live version of TNW’s Academy. Appmachine has a simple premise: Anyone that wants to build an app, should be able to build one. And you shouldn’t need to...
How Siebrand Dijkstra intends to help anyone create an app, whether they can code or not
Ustream And Teradek Release VidiU To Stream Live Events From Any Camera

MIT gets musical with Arduino-powered DrumTop, uses household objects as a source of sound

www.engadget.com
Everyone's favorite microcontroller has been a boon among hobbyists and advanced amateurs, but it's also found a home among the brilliant projects at MIT's Media Lab, including a groovy instrument called DrumTop. This modern take on the drum pad delivers Arduino-powered interactivity in its simplest form -- hands-on time...
MIT gets musical with Arduino-powered DrumTop, uses household objects as a source of sound

Storify for iPad: Make The News By Hand

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Storify for iPad. That's a complete sentence. Storify is a noun, yes. It's a company that makes an app. But it's also a verb that company invented. To storify is to take a series of discrete moments and thread them into a story. It stand alone or be embedded on...
Storify for iPad: Make The News By Hand

Twitter detects and shuts down password data hack in progress

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Twitter engineers shut down what they described as an "extremely sophisticated" hack attack on its network that exposed the cryptographically protected password data and login tokens for 250,000 users. In a blog post published late Friday afternoon, company officials said affected passwords and tokens have been reset and e-mails...
Twitter detects and shuts down password data hack in progress

After Putting Its Freelance Journalists In Jeopardy, Yahoo Says Problem Is Fixed (YHOO)

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Yahoo said earlier today that it has fixed the security vulnerability that let hackers obtain and publish 450,000 email addresses and passwords used by freelance contributors to Yahoo Voices. Furthermore, Yahoo said the data was old, containing only login information used by contributors who had signed up before May 2010,...
After Putting Its Freelance Journalists In Jeopardy, Yahoo Says Problem Is Fixed (YHOO)
Apple to release fiscal Q2 2013 results April 23rd at 2PM PST

Godin to authors: You have no right to make money any more

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Thanks to the rise self-publishing tools, from Amazon’s Kindle platform to Apple’s iAuthor software, anyone who wants to write a book can do so and theoretically reach an audience of millions — as self-publishing superstars such as Amanda Hocking and John Locke have shown. But this explosion of amateur...
Godin to authors: You have no right to make money any more

Supply shortages notwithstanding, 59 analysts predict 26.3M (mean) iPhones sold in Q4

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Apple has been selling iPhone 5′s as fast as they can make them since its mid-September launch. However, preorder delays and retail shortages related to manufacturing troubles meant Apple was a little shy of the 10 million units predicted by analysts for opening weekend. We know Apple sold at least...
Supply shortages notwithstanding, 59 analysts predict 26.3M (mean) iPhones sold in Q4

Another Reason The Music Industry Won't Be Coming Back -- The History Of Music Is More About Participation Than Compensation

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As the debate over file sharing rages on, a number of voices have stepped up to offer their opinions on all sides of the issue. In a post titled "Paying for Music: My Two Cents (Pun Intended)," Danny Bowman (a software engineer at Funzio and developer for Brute Labs) presents...
Another Reason The Music Industry Won't Be Coming Back -- The History Of Music Is More About Participation Than Compensation

Twitter Hack Compromises 250,000 Accounts #BadNews

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Add Twitter to the list of this week's high profile hacks. Friday afternoon, Twitter joined the ranks of recently-compromised sites like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, disclosing that as many as a quarter of a million Twitter accounts may have been compromised in the intrusion. In...
Twitter Hack Compromises 250,000 Accounts #BadNews

Fantasies, fetishes, bondage and porn! GoGoFantasy is the Kickstarter for all that and more

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Crowdfunding is all the rage these days. Massolution, a research firm that specializes in crowdsourcing tallied the results of 170 crowdfunding platforms and recently announced that these companies had raised $1.5 billion and successfully funded more than 1 million campaigns in 2011. All this and more can be found in its first-ever Crowdfunding...
Fantasies, fetishes, bondage and porn! GoGoFantasy is the Kickstarter for all that and more

What does professionalism mean in the voluntary sector?

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Coming across as professional can help charities to get funding and to attract the best employees and volunteersThe term "voluntary" conjures up visions of well-meaning amateurs attempting to do good in a very British, slightly dysfunctional way. However, those working for charities know the reality of the sector is far...
What does professionalism mean in the voluntary sector?
Adobe Reaches Out to the Next Generation of Creatives

We're About To Be Living In A Drone-Filled World

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When we hear about drones, some of us tend to think about war, destruction, lost lives, and other horrible things. But there are several other use cases for these unmanned aerial vehicles that have nothing to do with war. Already, companies like FedEx are anxiously awaiting the day when it's...
We're About To Be Living In A Drone-Filled World
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