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Will 2013 be the year copyright reformers hit back?

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It's a post-SOPA world. But the question is, what does that mean for the future? Content companies used to getting their way on Capitol Hill got humbled last January when an unprecedented wave of public protest shut down the SOPA and PIPA proposals that would have regulated online copyright....
Will 2013 be the year copyright reformers hit back?

Newest Intel Core i5, i7 processors deliver up to 20% performance improvement

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Consumer Reports has been playing around with computers using Intel’s newest generation of Core i5 and i7 processors and has determined that they deliver the goods. After testing out several i5 or i7-based laptops, the popular buying guide found that the processors boosted performance for certain tasks by as...
Newest Intel Core i5, i7 processors deliver up to 20% performance improvement

Fleeing Facebook, BranchOut Builds A LinkedIn Competitor

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BranchOut, the professional social network originally built on top of Facebook to help users leverage their friend networks to find new jobs and make professional connections, is no longer going to be a Facebook app. Instead, it will now be a standalone site that lives at BranchOut.com and will focus...
Fleeing Facebook, BranchOut Builds A LinkedIn Competitor

Amara launches a free version of its crowdsourced subtitling platform for YouTube users

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Amara has launched a free version of its crowdsourced captioning platform, allowing any YouTube user to invite their viewers to translate their content into different languages. Channel owners simply visit Amara.org and connect their YouTube account from the homepage. All of the videos in your account are then added to Amara...
Amara launches a free version of its crowdsourced subtitling platform for YouTube users
Windows Phone #DroidRage Twitter Stunt Blows Up In Microsoft's Face

Meetup for spontaneous get-togethers, PeopleHunt, launches worldwide and adds new features

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PeopleHunt, a new iPhone app which transforms the idea of scheduled meetups into spontaneous get-togethers based on “things you can show, tell or teach one another,” first launched at the New York Tech Meetup back in January. Now, nearly two months post-launch, the app has received a number of new features and...
Meetup for spontaneous get-togethers, PeopleHunt, launches worldwide and adds new features

USTR To Canada: 'Bow Down And Accept ACTA!' Canada: 'Yes, We Shall Do Your Bidding'

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The story of ACTA is well-known by now. ACTA was yet another attempt by copyright and patent maximalists to spread maximalist principles further via a secretive treaty that allowed certain industries to participate in the process, but kept out any and all concerns from public interest groups, the public itself,...
USTR To Canada: 'Bow Down And Accept ACTA!' Canada: 'Yes, We Shall Do Your Bidding'
Facebook is too friendly; new app helps users make enemies

Company Muse Makes Your Job Search Less Sucky

www.fastcompany.com
Typically, you don't know what it feels like to work at a company until you actually start the job. A new website wants to fix that.Kathryn Minshew is one of three founders of the Daily Muse, a career-oriented media site for women that launched in September of 2011. In between...
Company Muse Makes Your Job Search Less Sucky

On the road: Seat Ibiza ST SE 1.2 TDI CR Ecomotive 75 PS | Sam Wollaston

www.guardian.co.uk
Forget what you read about performance, fizz and fun, then look at the seriously impressive statisticsLess emissions, more emotions, is Seat's grammatically questionable slogan for its Ecomotive range. Dubious in terms of veracity, too. Not the emissions, which are impressively low, but the emotions. I'm just not getting much in that...
On the road: Seat Ibiza ST SE 1.2 TDI CR Ecomotive 75 PS | Sam Wollaston
Chromebook Google Drive integration is both handy and slick

While on the decline, scam calls via Skype remain real issue

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According to a report in PC World, Microsoft’s Skype division has made progress on lowering the number of scam calls made through its communications service, but the issue remains open as a security problem for certain affected users. The heart of the issue is a combination of robo-calls, and a specific feature...
While on the decline, scam calls via Skype remain real issue

Like a "Like," but Better: See.Me Lets You Tip Artists With Actual Money

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There are lots of ways to tell people you like them on the Internet. But if you really want to be serious about your affection, try expressing it with money. That’s the thinking behind a new take on the tip jar at See.Me, a social network for creative people and...
Like a "Like," but Better: See.Me Lets You Tip Artists With Actual Money

Should All Web Traffic Be Encrypted?

www.codinghorror.com
The prevalence of free, open WiFi has made it rather easy for a WiFi eavesdropper to steal your identity cookie for the websites you visit while you're connected to that WiFi access point. This is something I talked about in Breaking the Web's Cookie Jar. It's difficult to fix...
Should All Web Traffic Be Encrypted?
Rock The Post And CrowdHut Are Trying To Solve Two Of Crowdfunding's Biggest Pain Points

Chrome OS version 20 hits stable release channel, brings Google Drive and Aura UI for Cr-48s along

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If you're a ChromeOS user who doesn't live on the bleeding edge, it's finally time to experience the latest version 20, which most notably adds support for its Drive cloud storage. Also mentioned as included in the upgrade is offline support of Google Docs, Pepper Flash upgrade, access to...
Chrome OS version 20 hits stable release channel, brings Google Drive and Aura UI for Cr-48s along
Chrome OS version 20 officially released with Google Drive and offline Google Docs support

FirstCamera: This child-friendly iOS photo app keeps kids away from your precious camera roll

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Lawrence Ingraham started developing iOS apps aimed at kids back in 2009, and his Tantrum Apps company has produced a plethora of child-centric applications in the past few years, specializing in everything from quizzes to zoo noises. His latest effort is FirstCamera, a simple camera app built with unpredictable urchins...
FirstCamera: This child-friendly iOS photo app keeps kids away from your precious camera roll
The Curious Case Of The (Cr)apps That Make Money

Third-party camera app developers can take advantage of the iPhone 5′s superb low light boost mode

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Yesterday, John Gruber’s Daring Fireball called out Consumer Reports for what ge saw to be wildly inaccurate ratings of the iPhone 5′s low-light capabilities. They found the camera to be not much better than the iPhone 4S in their testing, but he had seen a massive improvement. I have also seen the...
Third-party camera app developers can take advantage of the iPhone 5′s superb low light boost mode

Add a New Dimension to Your Business with Microsoft Tag

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Microsoft Tag is an interesting way to add a new dimension to your current business. By creating a tag, you can connect your audience in the real world to a virtual experience via their mobile phone. Creating tags is free and scanning tags is possible from just about any phone...
Add a New Dimension to Your Business with Microsoft Tag
Way To Go, Yahoo! Way To Throw The Long Ball!

More Details on Google's Cloud Offering; Many More Details Needed

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Google has released a few more details about Compute Engine, the infrastructure-as-a-service offering it debuted at Google I/O today. In a company blog post, Craig McLuckie, its product manager sketched some some of the details that didn’t make it into Urs Hölzle’s remarks during today’s keynote address at Day 2...
More Details on Google's Cloud Offering; Many More Details Needed

TrapWire On Notice: Anonymous Says Operations To Disrupt Surveillance Are Under Way

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No, seriously, you should expect this. Hacktivist collective Anonymous has teamed with a group called The Peoples Liberation Front (PLF) to begin a unified assault against a new nemesis: all-seeing Orwell-approved surveillance system TrapWire. In a press release published today they explain why TrapWire should make everyone nervous: The more...
TrapWire On Notice: Anonymous Says Operations To Disrupt Surveillance Are Under Way

Thoughts On The Latest Chromebook And The State Of Chrome OS

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I’ve watched Chrome with much interest over the years. While lately I’ve been generally harsh on a number of Google products, there’s still no doubt in my mind that when it comes to the browser — at least on the desktop — Google is winning. That’s a big part...
Thoughts On The Latest Chromebook And The State Of Chrome OS

Fisker Karma breaks down CR test, risks that 'recommended' rating (video)

www.engadget.com
Consumer Reports splashed out $107,850 to buy its own Fisker Karma, but before the car had traveled 200 miles, it had broken down. Partway through calibration testing on the CR Track, the car's dashboard began issuing warnings, but when tester Tom Mutchler pulled over to identify the issue, it...
Fisker Karma breaks down CR test, risks that 'recommended' rating (video)

The rise of the App Director

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“I’m just a storyteller, and the cinema happens to be my medium.” – Federico Fellini As Apple’s App Store nears its five year anniversary, a new kind of storyteller is rising in importance: The App Director. This isn’t an official title, but it’s definitely a state of mind and an...
The rise of the App Director

The NOFAN CR-95C: a fanless copper CPU cooler for your next-gen build

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Interesting times to be shopping around for a processor, but what about a new cooler to go with it? This unassuming little work of art is the copper special edition of the NOFAN CR-95C, which is rated to cool CPUs of up to 100W TDP without the need for...
The NOFAN CR-95C: a fanless copper CPU cooler for your next-gen build

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116 Degrees

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116 Degrees: This Consumer Reports headline almost makes it seem as if you’re going to be holding a hotplate. The reality is that it’s only about 12 to 13 degrees warmer than the iPad 2 at these warm levels. And more importantly, farther down in the CR story: During our...
116 Degrees
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