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Revenge is ours: extracting energy from a cockroach

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I love science. The joy of discovery in pure research combines with applied science to leave me fantasizing about future technology. Add in the occasional WTF moment and the comedy inherent in poorly prepared presentations, and you have the perfect occupation. Unfortunately, science sometimes attracts people who pull the...
Revenge is ours: extracting energy from a cockroach

Google research is mining your LOLs to find out which YouTube videos are funnier

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At the end of last year, we told you about a new project by YouTube called the “YouTube Slam“. The project pits two videos against one another in a “hot or not” style competition. The site lets you watch two videos and decide which one is better, or in the...
Google research is mining your LOLs to find out which YouTube videos are funnier

Hulu delivers 10 new original shows for summer, iOS app update with iPad retina display support

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As the temperatures heat up, the availability of new network TV programming is falling off as it does every year, and Hulu is taking advantage of the lull to amp up its offerings of original content with ten new shows this summer. The shows include selections like Kevin Smith's...
Hulu delivers 10 new original shows for summer, iOS app update with iPad retina display support

Louis CK to offer HBO show as DRM-free download, chip away at cable content deals

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With certain exceptions, HBO has developed a reputation for being protective of where and how its content goes digital. That makes Louis CK's plans for a 2013 comedy special a slight jolt to the system, even though it's not his first digital release linked to the channel. While HBO...
Louis CK to offer HBO show as DRM-free download, chip away at cable content deals

Netflix fires back in UK streaming war, says it has Fox TV shows too, plus Arrested Development

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Just days after Lovefilm touted its TV and movie deal with 20th Century Fox, Netflix UK is promoting its own TV show additions from the studio, including an exclusive on The League. While we're not sure how well a comedy about Fantasy (North American) Football will go over across...
Netflix fires back in UK streaming war, says it has Fox TV shows too, plus Arrested Development
The big problem with Microsoft's Flash whitelist

MTV, Comedy Central, other Viacom channels go dark for DirecTV

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DirecTV and Viacom failed to come to an agreement on distribution fees, resulting in more than 20 million customers losing access to some of the most popular cable networks. [Read more]...
MTV, Comedy Central, other Viacom channels go dark for DirecTV

'Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition' Also Coming to Mac

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Last week Overhaul Games announced that Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition would be making its way to the iPad later this summer. Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is a recently announced remake of the original 1998 game and Tales of the Sword Coast expansion pack. The original game was well received...
'Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition' Also Coming to Mac
Xbox 360 gets its first exclusive movie release, 'Pulp'

Why Managers Should Study "I Love Lucy," Kill Their To-Do Lists, And Get Zen

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Jim Benson is the developer of a way of visualizing work called "personal kanban," and the co-author of a book on the subject. We caught up with Benson to learn more about workflow, "I Love Lucy," and how being nice is good business. FAST COMPANY: You've developed a workflow idea...
Why Managers Should Study "I Love Lucy," Kill Their To-Do Lists, And Get Zen
Louis C.K. pledges to sell upcoming HBO special worldwide and without DRM for $5
The Verge interview: David Carr on curation, crowdsourcing, and the future of journalism

Live Nation’s Kick-Ass Concert Calendar Recommends You Gigs From 75 Ticket Sites, Earns You Discounts

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You know what doesn’t rock? Missing a concert by your favorite band. Live Nation wants to make sure that doesn’t happen to you, so today it’s publicly launching Concert Calendar, a Facebook app that pulls in music and comedy gig listings from its Ticketmaster site as well as 75 other ticketers....
Live Nation’s Kick-Ass Concert Calendar Recommends You Gigs From 75 Ticket Sites, Earns You Discounts

Xbox 360's first exclusive movie, Pulp, launches today (video)

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Ah, exclusivity. Typically the domain of movie theaters and premium cable subscriptions, now everyone's giving it a go. Microsoft's Xbox 360 is also joining the fray and has launched Pulp, a British indie comedy. The movie has already been shortlisted at several respectable film festivals but creator, Adam Hamdy,...
Xbox 360's first exclusive movie, Pulp, launches today (video)
These high-tech "smart socks" have RFID, NFC, and far too much knowledge about themselves
CBS orders Groupon sitcom featuring 'Superbad' star

Trailer to Funny or Die Steve Jobs biopic released [Video]

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This embed is invalid   Those Switcher ads are never going to be the same. Doesn’t seem like this is going to be a comedy. (via) 40.714513 -74.005122...
Trailer to Funny or Die Steve Jobs biopic released [Video]

Arrested Development cast set to begin filming Netflix reboot

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Filming for the Netflix-exclusive reboot of hit comedy show Arrested Development is slated to begin production on Tuesday, according to Deadline. The entire cast of the show, which includes Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett and Michael Cera, will reportedly return to the new season, though some of the...
Arrested Development cast set to begin filming Netflix reboot
'The World's End' trailer reveals the final adventure from Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg
Reddit launches first original video series: 'Explain Like I'm Five'

Unknown LG Optimus with 1080p display and Snapdragon 800 spotted on Sprint's website

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LG's flagship Optimus G Pro, due to launch on AT&T on May 10th, might just make its way to Sprint later this year -- and possibly with an upgraded processor. A User Agent Profile on Sprint's website reveals a 1080p, Android 4.2.2 handset called the LS980, which lines up...
Unknown LG Optimus with 1080p display and Snapdragon 800 spotted on Sprint's website

DirecTV adding voice search to its iOS and Android phone apps, beta coming this summer

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Now that it's finally got an Android tablet app to speak of, DirecTV is returning its attention to phones: the company announced today that both its iOS and Android applications will be receiving voice search starting this summer. As the company describes it, the app is meant to address...
DirecTV adding voice search to its iOS and Android phone apps, beta coming this summer
The Internet's most hated man
Amazon reportedly working on original TV content

Cartoonist Bill Amend Releases FoxTrot Packs For iPad

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In what I suspect will be an increasing trend, cartoonist Bill Amend has released three “packs” of his popular FoxTrot comics for the iPad. He built the books by himself using iBooks Author and proceeds go to the help Bill Amend Eat Food Fund (I suspect). He’s selling three titles...
Cartoonist Bill Amend Releases FoxTrot Packs For iPad

Jersey Shore, Dora, iCarly To Amazon Prime Instant In Viacom Deal

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Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) is expanding its Prime Instant Video library in a deal with Viacom (NYSE: VIA), bringing the total number of streaming videos available free Prime members to over 15,000. The deal brings “thousands” of Viacom episodes to Prime Instant “over the next several months,” including MTV’s The...
Jersey Shore, Dora, iCarly To Amazon Prime Instant In Viacom Deal

YouTube to get its funny on with Comedy Week

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First comes Twitter's #ComedyFest. Then in May you can head to YouTube for your online chuckles. [Read more]...
YouTube to get its funny on with Comedy Week

Aaron Sorkin on Internet ‘mashup’ culture: “I wouldn’t want to stop anybody from doing that”

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Today, The Social Network screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who is launching a new show called The Newsroom — spoke at the All Things D conference. During the chat, he was asked about the mashup culture on the Internet, where creative works are recut and remixed to create new things. Examples of this include...
Aaron Sorkin on Internet ‘mashup’ culture: “I wouldn’t want to stop anybody from doing that”
Epix arrives on PlayStation 3 today, PS Plus members get free movie each week
'Funny or Die' to release 'iSteve,' a satirical Steve Jobs biopic starring Justin Long
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