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Finding the Universe's cosmological constant using something we can create in the lab

arstechnica.com
Those of you who know my writing will know that I don't use many analogies.Analogies have a very useful place in helping people understand difficult concepts, but they also have a tendency to be a end up strained beyond their limits. Now, imagine how I would react to a...
Finding the Universe's cosmological constant using something we can create in the lab

Facebook's Gay Marriage Map

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If you’re a certain kind of person, with a certain kind of circle of friends, you are completely aware that a whole lot of Facebook users changed their profile picture this week. That’s the result of a very effective viral campaign, kicked off by the Human Rights Campaign, to show...
Facebook's Gay Marriage Map

Secondhand MP3 Dealer Redigi Expanding Into Europe... And Tangling With A Whole New Set Of IP Laws

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Redigi, the 'used' mp3 dealer, is now sending out invites for its expansion into Europe. While many may question how big the market is for secondhand mp3s, Redigi obviously feels there's more money to made overseas. In the US, Redigi is operating in the shadow of a lawsuit filed by...
Secondhand MP3 Dealer Redigi Expanding Into Europe... And Tangling With A Whole New Set Of IP Laws

Yes, A Facebook Insider Dumping Nearly His Whole Stake Should Make You Nervous...

www.businessinsider.com
Insider selling is rarely a positive sign for a company. At best, it's a neutral event: An officer, director, or existing shareholder deciding to diversify his or her risk and trimming exposure to the company. At worst, it's a sign that insiders are nervous about the future of the...
Yes, A Facebook Insider Dumping Nearly His Whole Stake Should Make You Nervous...

How Online Searches Influence Voting: Going Negative Doesn't Work

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A new joint Harris/BrandYourself study released Monday shows that nearly one third of U.S. adults have looked up information about a candidate online, which puts more onus on campaigns to get their online messaging straight. Encouragingly in the face of so much negative political messaging, positive information found online...
How Online Searches Influence Voting: Going Negative Doesn't Work

How would you change Samsung's Galaxy Nexus?

www.engadget.com
"Definitely the best Android phone available today -- it's possibly even the best phone available today, period." That's the oft-repeated conclusion to our Galaxy Nexus review and the question is, were we right? Four months have elapsed since the handset arrived and it's still the daily driver for a...
How would you change Samsung's Galaxy Nexus?

This guy got more productive by hiring someone to slap him in the face when he went off task

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We all have those moments throughout the day. We’re on task, full steam ahead on a project and we blink…and we’re on reddit for an hour. Staying productive and keeping our level of forward progress high throughout the day can be one of the hardest things for us to do....
This guy got more productive by hiring someone to slap him in the face when he went off task

EU regulators unsatisfied with Google's response to privacy policy concerns

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European Union regulators weren't exactly content with Google after it rolled up most of its privacy policies into a monolithic document early last year, and it doesn't seem like that's about to change. After giving Page and Co. four months to respond to 12 recommendations regarding its new policy,...
EU regulators unsatisfied with Google's response to privacy policy concerns

Facebook and the ACLU tell court a "like" is protected speech

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In April of this year, the US District Court of Eastern Virginia decided that liking something on Facebook did not constitute free speech. Now, the five plaintiffs are taking their case to an appellate court, and this time, they have the support of the ACLU and Facebook behind them. The...
Facebook and the ACLU tell court a "like" is protected speech

Kamikaze conclusion for successful moon mission

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Twin probes built to map the moon's gravity field with unprecedented precision will end a successful mission with deliberate high-speed impacts on a mile-high cliff Monday. [Read more]...
Kamikaze conclusion for successful moon mission

"If you see a stylus, they blew it."

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"If you see a stylus, they blew it.": Tom Warren of The Verge got an early look at Microsoft's Surface Pro. His immediate reaction: Like the Surface RT before it, the Surface Pro isn't the perfect notebook or the perfect tablet. It's still difficult to use this device on your...
"If you see a stylus, they blew it."

Joe Kennedy Leaving Pandora

www.fastcompany.com
The CEO announced his departure shortly after the company's earnings report was announced. Pandora's CEO Joe Kennedy will step down, the Internet music company announced today. Kennedy, who joined the company in 2004 following a five-year stint at E-LOAN, will stay on until a replacement for him is named,...
Joe Kennedy Leaving Pandora

Windows 8 interface called 'disappointing' by usability expert

www.pcworld.com
An expert on user interface design has called Windows 8 "disappointing" for novices and power users alike. Jakob Nielsen, principal of the Nielsen Norman Group, studied how a dozen experienced PC users interacted with Windows 8, and the conclusion was not good. "Windows 8 on mobile devices and tablets...
Windows 8 interface called 'disappointing' by usability expert

Apple's mega-complicated Lightning connector analyzed

www.extremetech.com
As with most iPhone 5 features, the new smaller dock connector was leaked far ahead of time. What we could never know from those blurry-cam shots is that the Lightning connector is not just a shrunken down version of the 30-pin Apple port from years ago. Lightning is all digital,...
Apple's mega-complicated Lightning connector analyzed

Popular ChevronWP7 Labs to discontinue Windows Phone unlocking work

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Well, this is a bummer, but not something that it is wholly unexpected: The nifty team behind ChevronWP7 Labs is shuttering the project, and moving on. If you recall, and I’m sure you do, there was quite the brouhaha over ChevronWP7 Labs just some time back, when they sold out of ‘tokens’...
Popular ChevronWP7 Labs to discontinue Windows Phone unlocking work

Obama Administration, Once Again, Says $222,000 For Sharing 24 Songs Is Perfectly Reasonable

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This shouldn't be seen as much of a surprise at all, given that the Obama administration previously supported the $1.5 million verdict against Jammie Thomas-Rasset for sharing a mere 24 songs. However, now that an appeals court has reverted back to the original $220,000 ruling (procedural reasons...), and Thomas-Rasset has...
Obama Administration, Once Again, Says $222,000 For Sharing 24 Songs Is Perfectly Reasonable

Former Uploaded.to Admin Fined $188,000 For Copyright Infringement

torrentfreak.com
If the recent and ongoing controversy involving Megaupload has taught us anything it is that hosting other people’s content has the potential to spark heavy handed legal action. But while the 2012 Mega case rolls on with no end in sight, another case has just drawn to a conclusion. Uploaded.to...
Former Uploaded.to Admin Fined $188,000 For Copyright Infringement

Pro (advertising) choice

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Behavioral advertising is backfiring – the more experienced users become, the more cautious they get in order to avoid aggressive trackingA couple of weeks ago, I came to a realisation: I was becoming more and more reluctant to click on advertising banners because I feared I would be digitally tailed...
Pro (advertising) choice
Was Einstein's first wife a co-author of paper on relativity?

Study: In-game ads work best in the line of sight

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Don't worry about making in-game ads big and garish; gamers will notice them as long as the ads are close to the action. That's the conclusion from a study conducted by Interpret, and funded by in-game ad broker Double Fusion. The study tracked the eye movements of gamers while they...
Study: In-game ads work best in the line of sight

Breaking: Appeals Court Sends Viacom-YouTube Case Back To District Court, Future Of Safe Harbors Still Uncertain

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The original ruling in the Viacom vs. YouTube case was a complete and total victory for YouTube. The court effectively dumped the case at the summary judgment stage, correctly recognizing that YouTube qualified for the DMCA's safe harbors, and that Viacom was trying to change the clear definitions in those...
Breaking: Appeals Court Sends Viacom-YouTube Case Back To District Court, Future Of Safe Harbors Still Uncertain

Deutsche Telekom Confirms in Talks to Combine MetroPCS and T-Mobile USA

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Aiming to beef up its U.S. operation, Deutsche Telekom is in talks to combine MetroPCS with its T-Mobile USA operations. In a statement Tuesday, the carrier said it is “holding talks” but said there are “significant issues” yet to be worked out. “Deutsche Telekom is holding talks with the listed...
Deutsche Telekom Confirms in Talks to Combine MetroPCS and T-Mobile USA
New Apple earbuds for iPhone 5 leak online

Voice over LTE could slash smartphone battery life in half

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Wireless providers in the United States see voice over LTE, more commonly known as VoLTE, as the future of mobile phone calls. The transition to the new technology may not be well received by consumers, however. According to a new report from Spirent Communications, VoLTE can reduce a smartphone’s talk-time battery life...
Voice over LTE could slash smartphone battery life in half

Developers & APIs: The Rules of Engagement

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If you haven’t been following the Internet forums and developer blogs, it’s been a dramatic month for the API ecosystem. The debate often boils down to a question over who owns the content generated by users, the platform companies or the public — a question that won’t be answered anytime...
Developers & APIs: The Rules of Engagement

China's Defense Ministry calls accusations of state-sponsored hacking groundless

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China's Ministry of National Defense on Wednesday refuted the accusations that the nation's military supports cyberespionage, and said a recent security report backing the claims used scientifically flawed evidence. The ministry made the statement after U.S. security firm Mandiant released a 74-page report documenting evidence, including IP addresses, that...
China's Defense Ministry calls accusations of state-sponsored hacking groundless

What Google Maps Actually Just Unveiled: Anxiety Over Apple Maps

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You want to know how I know that Google is very concerned about the forthcoming launch of Apple's own mapping product for iOS? I simply followed the Google Maps press conference today. The mere fact that Google decided to hold a press conference just five days before WWDC (where Apple's...
What Google Maps Actually Just Unveiled: Anxiety Over Apple Maps

Limited Run Alleges 80 Percent Of Its Facebook Ad Clicks Were Bots

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News updates all day from Fast Company. Limited Run, a digital distribution outfit specializing in labels, musicians and artists, has decided to take down its Facebook account after discovering through its custom-built "page logger" that 80 percent of the clicks on its ads that Facebook was charging them for came...
Limited Run Alleges 80 Percent Of Its Facebook Ad Clicks Were Bots

How Facebook Will Succeed in Search

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In August 2011, I went out on a limb about Facebook’s strategy for search. Search is a feature every Web user needs — and by knowing its users so well, Facebook has some incredible and unique ways to change the game. But at the same time, it would be a...
How Facebook Will Succeed in Search

Apple broadens Australian patent lawsuit with 278 claims against Samsung

www.engadget.com
Its legal fortunes may be souring in Germany today, but that hasn't stopped Apple from launching an all-out assault in Australia, where the company has just ramped up its ongoing patent battle against Samsung. As the Australian reports, Cupertino has expanded its complaint to 278 claims, covering 72 patents...
Apple broadens Australian patent lawsuit with 278 claims against Samsung
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