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SteelSeries to unveil line of gaming headsets at E3 2013

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Gaming accessory maker SteelSeries has a tradition of showcasing new products during conventions, and the firm will uphold it by unveiling the H-Series headset line at E3 2013. First in the series is the "tournament-grade" 9H headset with Dolby technology, a USB soundcard, and padded ear cushions that feature...
SteelSeries to unveil line of gaming headsets at E3 2013

These Photos Illustrate One Of The Most Profound Divisions In American Politics

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One of the most important stories in American politics--a story that many people are uncomfortable talking about--is the extent to which our two main political parties are dividing along racial lines. The Republican party is overwhelmingly white--87%, according to a recent Pew survey. The Democratic party, meanwhile, is much more...
These Photos Illustrate One Of The Most Profound Divisions In American Politics
Will Democrats and Republicans commit to internet freedom?

Location aware iPhone app Checkmark is what Reminders should have been

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Checkmark is a new app that lets you set alerts based on location and time that finally delivers on the promise of Apple’s Reminders app. When Apple introduced Reminders in iOS 5, I remarked that it would probably be the traditional ‘one app’ that the company introduces but never seems...
Location aware iPhone app Checkmark is what Reminders should have been

Here's Proof That People Want To Do More With Their iPhones Than Apple Will Allow (AAPL)

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The jailbreak for for iOS 6.1, going by the name Evasi0n, has arrived. Over 270,000 people have downloaded it today to jailbreak their iPhones and iPads to introduce a host of new capabilities to their devices. In fact, people have been so eager to get their mitts on Evasi0n that...
Here's Proof That People Want To Do More With Their iPhones Than Apple Will Allow (AAPL)
Republican National Convention draws four million tweets, crushing previous record

The virtue of patience: how game design has rediscovered waiting

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For a while there, games were constantly hurrying us through the experience; now, finally, a new generation is letting us breath and think againDishonored is a game about patience. Well, bloody revenge, of course. But also patience. As the betrayed bodyguard Corvo, you must carry out a series of assassination...
The virtue of patience: how game design has rediscovered waiting
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong: I've Never Talked To Marissa About Merging AOL and Yahoo

Flurry: 70% of new apps are made for iOS, where developers make 4x more than on Android

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A new report from advertising and analytics company Flurry demonstrates just how dedicated developers still are to Apple’s platforms, with some 7 out of every 10 new apps being made for iOS, versus only 31% for Android in Q1 of 2012. The firm measures the ‘new project starts’ by recording...
Flurry: 70% of new apps are made for iOS, where developers make 4x more than on Android

Insert Coin: 'Epic Mario' aims to build entire Super Mario Bros. Level 1-1 with Legos (video)

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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. What's cooler than Super Mario Bros. and Legos? Why, Super Mario Bros....
Insert Coin: 'Epic Mario' aims to build entire Super Mario Bros. Level 1-1 with Legos (video)

How Microsoft solves touch on the desktop

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Here at ExtremeTech we’ve talked fairly extensively about Windows 8, particularly about how the changes coming to the operating system will affect longtime Windows users. This certainly remains a concern, and the Building Windows 8 blog has been keeping us informed with semi-regular, gargantuan epistles, but I’ve still been thinking...
How Microsoft solves touch on the desktop

Why Clear's Dead-Simple List Stands Out In The To-Do Market

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It's easy, it lets you swipe away tasks, and you literally can't get too detailed while using it. And Clear might just be the thing you need to make knocking out tasks fun again.There’s a lot that’s interesting about Clear, an iPhone app that, at its core, makes gradient-colored lists...
Why Clear's Dead-Simple List Stands Out In The To-Do Market

Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder and Web advocate

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Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian has accomplished what virtually no one else in Washington is doing these days: bringing the political parties together on a controversial issue. Democrats and Republicans have stepped up their support this year of Ohanian's cause of keeping the Web free of government intervention. During their conventions,...
Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder and Web advocate

Editing your customers

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“Almost everything you see in Twitter today was invented by our users,” its creator, Jack Dorsey, said in this video (found via his investor, Fred Wilson). RT, #, @, & $ were conventions created by users that were then—sometimes reluctantly—embraced by Twitter, to Twitter’s benefit. Dorsey said it is the...
Editing your customers

Real People No Longer Missing Out

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Here's an app made for Manhattan. The mobile app TimeRAZOR has brought its real-time event information and fun capitalization conventions to the city, where it hopes to play on New Yorkers' innate fear of missing out. The smartEVENT feature shows you what's happening around you anytime from right now to...
Real People No Longer Missing Out

70 graphic designers recreate the first page of “Great Expectations,” by Charles Dickens

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What happens when 70 graphic designers redesign the first page of Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations?” Well, as you can see below, GraphicDesign& found out and has released an entire book dedicated to this atypical design prompt. The book, Page 1: Great Expectations, includes contributions from the likes of Tony Chambers of...
70 graphic designers recreate the first page of “Great Expectations,” by Charles Dickens

Neal Stephenson to work on sword-fighting video game

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Writer seeks funding to create realistic sword game – titled Clang – that weaves in world of his collaborative novel The MongoliadPrize-winning author Neal Stephenson has decided to say "screw that" to fiction, and is working instead on a sword-fighting video game.Stephenson, who has won numerous awards for the science...
Neal Stephenson to work on sword-fighting video game

The 'Blade Runner' Guide to Designing a Believable Flying Car

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As we approach the 30th anniversary of the sci-fi classic, this gem is essential viewing for any fan: a behind-the-scenes documentary from 1982, originally intended for audiences at conventions. Ridley Scott and his production team discuss how they approached designing the grimy, yet high tech, universe of the film. The...
The 'Blade Runner' Guide to Designing a Believable Flying Car

Pandora Ships Its Biggest Android Update Yet With A Redesign, Music Exploration Features And More

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Pandora has been fairly open about the fact that mobile is a major focus for the music streaming company. More than 70% of listening on Pandora takes place on a mobile device—33 million hours of songs are played in a single day on Pandora, and 23 of those hours take...
Pandora Ships Its Biggest Android Update Yet With A Redesign, Music Exploration Features And More

YouTube debuts 'Elections Hub,' a one-stop campaign channel

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Google's video service rolls out its election-specific channel to broadcast this season's conventions, debates, speeches, and commentary from a varied mix of news outlets. [Read more]...
YouTube debuts 'Elections Hub,' a one-stop campaign channel

Using Foursquare to Maximize Engagement at Conventions – Engage365 http://bit.ly/9A7pAH

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Using Foursquare to Maximize Engagement at Conventions – Engage365 http://bit.ly/9A7pAH

Pull Up A Chair and Enjoy the Twitter Election

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This is the Twitter election. Michelle Obama’s Democratic National Convention speech last night peaked at 28,003 tweets a minute. That’s twice as many as Mitt Romney got at his Twitter peak during his speech last week. As of about midnight, there were 3 million tweets related to M’Obama’s prime-time performance....
Pull Up A Chair and Enjoy the Twitter Election

Twitch takes over streaming duties for PAX, New York Comic Con

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The folks in charge of running America's largest biannual gaming event are teaming up with gaming's most popular streaming solution to offer streams of PAX Prime, PAX East, and New York Comic Con going forward. The company behind all three conventions, ReedPOP, are working in conjunction with Twitch.tv to...
Twitch takes over streaming duties for PAX, New York Comic Con

How (and Why) Musicians Are Using Twitter

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When Twitter first launched in 2006, there was no handbook published about who should use it and how. As the service's user base grew, best practices were established organically and conventions like retweeting and hash tags were created by the community. Today, the platform is used for a wide range...
How (and Why) Musicians Are Using Twitter

Study We've all Been Waiting For Explores the Psychology of Bronies

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(Photo: Mamapop.com) It’s a question that has plagued us during many sleepless nights: What is a brony, really? We already know that fans of the rainbow-ridden My Little Pony series enjoy attending conventions and having public cybersex on Twitter, but little else has been scientifically revealed about the psychology behind the...
Study We've all Been Waiting For Explores the Psychology of Bronies
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Whither the Ultrabook?

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At January's Consumer Electronics Show, one of the largest tech conventions, computer makers were relentlessly showcasing their ultrabooks - thin and lightweight laptops similar to Apple's MacBook Air. Three months later, you'd be lucky to even see an ultrabook in the wild....
Whither the Ultrabook?
DecisionDesk nets $1.7M to help colleges & companies pick the best people (exclusive)

RT @chrismessina: Microformats 2.0 -- simpler conventions, easier to parse, less to learn: #comingsoon #fooeast http://post.ly/eWq4

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RT @chrismessina: Microformats 2.0 -- simpler conventions, easier to parse, less to learn: #comingsoon #fooeast http://post.ly/eWq4

Maps In Modern Web Design: Showcase and Examples

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  Geo-location was a hot topic in 2009. With so many applications on GPS-enabled smartphones, more maps than ever were accessible to the average person. But how can Web designers and developers take advantage of an increasingly location-aware user base? This article explores existing trends, conventions and the possible future...
Maps In Modern Web Design: Showcase and Examples
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