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Video: Chromebook Pixel running Chrome OS and Linux simultaneously

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My daily use of Google’s Chromebook Pixel is working out like a charm for what I do, nearly all of which is web-based. Yet, there are still times when a native app is better, or even required, to get the job done. My weekly podcast and videos are perfect examples, although...
Video: Chromebook Pixel running Chrome OS and Linux simultaneously

Royal Canadian Mint Claims Copyright On One Cent Piece, Threatens Indie Musician Over Album Art

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Recently, we learned that Canadian musician Dave Gunning ran into some copyright troubles regarding his latest album, No More Pennies. No, he did not use music or lyrics from any other artist without permission. What he did was something far worse, at least in the eyes of one organization. What he...
Royal Canadian Mint Claims Copyright On One Cent Piece, Threatens Indie Musician Over Album Art
Yahoo Sues Facebook in a Web Patent Shakedown
Imagining a modern moonshot challenge

Seth MacFarlane's Extremely Unfunny Joke Leads to Cyberbullying

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For the past two days, one young Pennsylvanian man has found himself facing hours of celebrity-endorsed cyberbullying on Twitter after telling Family Guy creator and Twitter favorite Seth MacFarlane his rape joke wasn't funny. MacFarlane had tweeted "The lyrics to "Call Me Maybe" sound like the prelude to a horrific...
Seth MacFarlane's Extremely Unfunny Joke Leads to Cyberbullying

Don't be one of these 5 Facebook personalities

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There are so many users who use Facebook to document their lives, offer informational tidbits or to touch base with long-distance friends and family. Fortunately, most Facebook patrons manage to navigate this social media space extremely well. Inevitably, however, there are users that don’t. Let’s take a look at those...
Don't be one of these 5 Facebook personalities

10 award-winning open source apps to try today

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The world of open source software offers free alternatives to just about any expensive commercial package you might care to name, but there's no denying that some of them are better than others. Firefox, LibreOffice, and GIMP are a few of the better-known examples with a reputation for quality...
10 award-winning open source apps to try today

This week at Microsoft: SkyDrive, the Surface Pro, and Wine

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Happy Friday dear friends, I do trust you are ready for the weekend’s imminent arrival. As a note, Mary Jo Foley and myself were the first guests of the Redmond Post’s new podcast today. The Redmond Post, previously Zunited, is a relaunched site with the same guys you might have...
This week at Microsoft: SkyDrive, the Surface Pro, and Wine

Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. Using Trademark Law To Prevent The Use Of Public Domain Stories

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The public domain is meant to be a source of free culture for all the world to enjoy, mix and derive other works from. Unfortunately, there are many people and organizations in the world that wish to block the use of public domain material. Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. (ERB) is...
Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. Using Trademark Law To Prevent The Use Of Public Domain Stories
Living with the Windows 8 Start screen
Six Powerful Web Tools For Getting Unusual Things Done, From Audio Editing To File Conversion

Poking fun at Facebook Home: Do we laugh at Facebook or ourselves?

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“I can’t tell you how convenient it is to have Facebook on your phone without a way to close it,” says the woman in the video. “It’s like having a best friend … who never shuts up.” The send-up by Seattle comedian Dartanion London is racking up views ahead...
Poking fun at Facebook Home: Do we laugh at Facebook or ourselves?

Apple's iOS 6: Here's what developers love (and hate)

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Apple’s new iOS 6 boasts more than 200 new features, many of them small fixes and incremental updates. Others are bigger and bolder, like maps, turn-by-turn directions and the Passbook mobile wallet. But what’s really inside iOS 6? I reached out to some top Seattle area iOS app developers...
Apple's iOS 6: Here's what developers love (and hate)
Q: What's Info-Finding Site Mancx's Big Idea? A: Charging Money For Facts
Review: XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a credit to the name

Starbucks Payment App Goes Viral, But One-Size-Fits-One Is Doomed

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Starbucks has finally expanded beyond Seattle and Silicon Valley with its iPhone payment app — not to their countless urban enclaves which cater to the hip and Wi-Fi-deprived but at 1,000 in-store Target locations, where shopping carts and restless kids are the norm. That means that the vast majority of...
Starbucks Payment App Goes Viral, But One-Size-Fits-One Is Doomed

Review: Sony's Sound Forge Audio Station 10 is powerful and versatile

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Sony's Sound Forge Audio Studio 10 ($70, currently on promotion for $49, free feature-limited demo) may not be the most modern-looking of applications, but it's an audio editor with impeccable 2-channel chops. There's no support for 2.1, 5.1 or 7.1 multi-channel audio, nor piping to the Celemony Melodyne editor....
Review: Sony's Sound Forge Audio Station 10 is powerful and versatile
Huawei announces a massive 6.1-inch smartphone

Meet Ben Silbermann, The Brilliant Young Co-Founder Of Pinterest

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Pinterest co-founder Ben Silbermann just gave an interview with Hunch founder Chris Dixon at SXSW.  As he took the stage, the audience cheered. The soft spoken, thoughtful founder hasn't given many interviews before, but he oozed intelligence; not one word was wasted. Silbermann spoke about his career before Pinterest....
Meet Ben Silbermann, The Brilliant Young Co-Founder Of Pinterest

The Audacity Of Asking

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The Audacity Of Asking

Why the Windows Phone Marketplace is looking more like a slimy app cesspool every day

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A few months ago, I switched to a Nokia Lumia 800 running Windows Phone as my primary phone. The phone and OS have its flaws, but most people would agree with me when I assert that Microsoft has done an amazing job at building a solid mobile operating system with...
Why the Windows Phone Marketplace is looking more like a slimy app cesspool every day

Wired Gives Up The ‘Secret Sauce’ For Spotting The Future

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Ever wonder how Wired has managed to predict the future so darn well for nearly 20 years? Wired debuted nearly two decades ago and was hailed as “A burst of fresh air from a distant planet’ and “a postcard from the future,” Executive Editor Thomas Goetz said to kick off the...
Wired Gives Up The ‘Secret Sauce’ For Spotting The Future

Video: Antonio Banderas gets jiggy with Bollywood actress on Paul Allen's yacht

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Oh, celebs. They should know by now that what happens on Paul Allen’s yacht, doesn’t stay on Paul Allen’s yacht. The Microsoft co-founder has landed in the news yet again for his guests’ behaviors on his superyacht. Seriously, that boat has probably seen more Bain de Soleil-oiled up action...
Video: Antonio Banderas gets jiggy with Bollywood actress on Paul Allen's yacht
In memoriam: the beloved products we lost in 2012

The Audacity of Diaspora

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Last Friday Businessweek ran a story on Diaspora, a social platform built from what might be called Facebook anti-matter. It’s a great read that chronicles the project’s extraordinary highs and lows, from Pebble-like Kickstarter success to the loss of a founder to suicide. Given the overwhelming hype around Facebook’s IPO this...
The Audacity of Diaspora

How to Use Spotify for Karaoke

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Technology has forever altered just about every facet of music. From how we learn and compose music to how it's recorded, distributed and consumed, everything is different now. The shifts in consumption go way beyond solitary listening through white earbuds, entering far more social settings. Earlier this month, we...
How to Use Spotify for Karaoke
Truth check: Rep. Rogers' claims that no U.S. companies oppose CISPA is false

Apps Are Important

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I had a little bit of time to play with the Chromebook Pixel today and I’m a regular user of the Acer C7, a $199 machine that is wildly underpowered but good enough on a bad day. I really like the concept and I really like ChromeOS – it’s a...
Apps Are Important

KIRF Notes are the Slankets of the phablet world (video)

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Today we've got a special treat for you: not one, but two knockoff Galaxy Notes from across the Pacific. Both lack the raw power of Sammy's 5.3-inch device, and even knock the resolution down to a paltry 800 x 480. Our first contestant is rockin' only a 1GHz single-core...
KIRF Notes are the Slankets of the phablet world (video)

Techcrunch Has The Audacity To Want More Interns

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Techcrunch needs an intern. It’s insane that these dopes have the audacity to look for an intern. What kid in their right fucking minds would want to intern at techcrunch? What sane parent would let them? Look at how well it’s worked out for Daniel Brusilovsky. Maybe not the best...
Techcrunch Has The Audacity To Want More Interns
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