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Lego Space Shuttle Takes Flight, Returns to Earth Undamaged

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A Lego hobbyist launched a Lego space shuttle over 114,000 feet into the atmosphere, earning ridiculous amounts of geek cred in the process....
Lego Space Shuttle Takes Flight, Returns to Earth Undamaged

Sequoia Capital In Singapore After A Year, Has Yet To Invest In A Local Startup

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When Sequoia Capital India landed in Singapore, the buzz around town was that a big-name US fund being in the country was going to really jolt the market and provide serious cred to the startups here. The Indian team running operations here, however, appears to have spent the last year...
Sequoia Capital In Singapore After A Year, Has Yet To Invest In A Local Startup

Nokia Plays Up Asha's Smartphone Cred With New Premium Developer Program

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Nokia’s Asha line of less-expensive smartphones (or high-end feature phones), not developed on Microsoft’s Windows Phone but Nokia’s own proprietary OS, is getting a new boost of attention today. The company is unveiling a new (and free) premium developer program for Asha developers. Modelled on a premium program started for...
Nokia Plays Up Asha's Smartphone Cred With New Premium Developer Program

HBO Digital Head Alison Moore Talks About HBO Go and More! (Video)

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Earlier this week, HBO Co-Presidents Eric Kessler and Richard Plepler hosted a cocktail party in San Francisco, along with a screening of HBO’s latest original film, “Game Change.” The idea of the event was to get the Time Warner-owned premium cable channel some much-needed cred among the tech press...
HBO Digital Head Alison Moore Talks About HBO Go and More! (Video)

Taser's on-officer cameras catch you in the act, right to remain silent imperative

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Taser International has released an update to its on-officer system, the AXON Flex. The new rig provides law enforcement officials with body-mounted cameras that capture video evidence "from the officer's perspective." These recording devices can be affixed to the hat, collar, shoulder or on specially designed Oakley shades and...
Taser's on-officer cameras catch you in the act, right to remain silent imperative
Viddy CEO canned for losing cred to Vine, reportedly turning down huge Twitter offer

Buying Twitter Followers is a Sin, Says Saudi Cleric

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(Photo: Sister Sin) A few months ago, Betabeat investigated the seedy practice of buying Facebook likes. Fledgling companies and wannabe stars frequently pad their profiles with fake fans in order to boost their cred and give themselves something called “social proof,” the illusion that others have vetted and recommended them....
Buying Twitter Followers is a Sin, Says Saudi Cleric

Mendeley Seeks to Speed Up Academic Impact Factor

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Research site Mendeley has launched a new dashboard that allows academics to monitor and track journal data on the site in real-time. Effectively, it gives users a way to see what journals or research is being read and cited. And while this may not seem that significant to the...
Mendeley Seeks to Speed Up Academic Impact Factor

YouTube Announces That It Has Hit One Billion Monthly Users, Which Is Roughly Ten Super Bowl Audiences

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Today, YouTube announced that it has hit a billion monthly users, which is an extremely insane metric. We know that YouTube is the go-to place for silly, interesting and important videos, but these numbers are something that even TV networks dream of. The great part for YouTube is that this...
YouTube Announces That It Has Hit One Billion Monthly Users, Which Is Roughly Ten Super Bowl Audiences

The Deep Space Tourbillon Is A One-Off, Handmade Watch That Will Take You To Infinity And Beyond

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As you may well know, the tourbillon is one of the hardest (and most expensive) complications to build and only the very rich and very obsessed can afford them. This watch, however, may be just the ticket if you’re a hardcore Trekkie and you just hit a liquidity event. The...
The Deep Space Tourbillon Is A One-Off, Handmade Watch That Will Take You To Infinity And Beyond

And Now Nick Denton Will Rule The World

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Gawker Media, the online-publishing network behind Deadspin and Gizmodo, is making aggressive moves to grow its international business. It recently acquired a small site similar to Gawker but focused on the U.S. Hispanic market called Guanabee. Guanabee Media's founder, Daniel Mauser, is already working for Gawker and he'll be running...
And Now Nick Denton Will Rule The World

Jaron Lanier And Gobbledygook Economics

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Okay, okay. So many people have been submitting Jaron Lanier's latest Wired opinion piece, which is really an excerpt from his new book, Who Owns the Future?, that clearly it needs some sort of response. As you may recall, Lanier trades on his cred as an early-digerati-turned-contrarian to sell lots...
Jaron Lanier And Gobbledygook Economics

How Having A Good Sense Of Humor Helps Cope With Piracy And Succeed Despite It

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Piracy is one of those things that is pervasive throughout video gaming. It has become a force of nature, a fact of life. While many companies attempt to fight piracy of their works through DRM or complaining loudly, others are taking a very different approach. Last year we posted a...
How Having A Good Sense Of Humor Helps Cope With Piracy And Succeed Despite It

Pentametron Is A Twitter Poet That Gives Bots Some Literary Cred

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If you’re reading this post, chances are you use Twitter as a place to chat about, link to, search, debate and debunk the big and little things going on in tech. But as you know (and as Twitter likes to remind us again and again and again) Twitter is also...
Pentametron Is A Twitter Poet That Gives Bots Some Literary Cred
The DeanBeat: Can Microsoft’s Kinect gain cred from hardcore gamers?
Mobile ad startup Kiip hires Zynga’s advertising chief as COO

SpiderOak unveils Hive, a streamlined file service with '100-percent' privacy

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A new cloud-based file system from SpiderOak looks to challenge the likes of Dropbox with a bigger emphasis on privacy. Those familiar with SpiderOak know that the company has been offering a "100-percent private" file environment for some time; the company can't view any information about the files you...
SpiderOak unveils Hive, a streamlined file service with '100-percent' privacy

DiffBot's new API brilliantly reveals what's hiding behind any link

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Web content analysis startup Diffbot has launched a new beta API called “Page Classifier” that can reveal the page type and language behind any URL, the company announced today. Diffbot’s first APIs emphasized the scanning, parsing, and extracting of information from web pages. Developers could use these APIs to...
DiffBot's new API brilliantly reveals what's hiding behind any link

Mars panoramic skirt: Wrap a rover around your waist

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Flaunt your space nerd cred with a Mars rover panoramic skirt. [Read more]...
Mars panoramic skirt: Wrap a rover around your waist
Coderwall spicys up resumes for coders with “geek cred”

Peter Chernin joins Twitter board. Why?

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Peter Chernin, who once was an aspirant to the throne at News Corp., is joining the board of Twitter, the San Francisco-based social sharing platform sees its future as old fashion advertising driven media company. Chernin is a vital bridge to that old media world that has a traditional and predictable view...
Peter Chernin joins Twitter board. Why?

As Facebook Rumors Swirl, Opera Plays Up Its Social Cred In New Opera Mini 7 Browser

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Talk about coincidence. Just earlier this week, when in a post on Facebook and the possibility of buying web browsing company Opera and facial recognition company Face.com, we highlighted how a new version of Opera Mini would feature much stronger social integration — specifically aimed at the feature phone segment....
As Facebook Rumors Swirl, Opera Plays Up Its Social Cred In New Opera Mini 7 Browser

Underdog No More: How Romney's Digital Director, Zac Moffatt, Got Silicon Valley To Power The Campaign

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“As a campaign we would not presume to know more than the collective intelligence and resources of the marketplace. We find the best firms in the country and glue them together to achieve our goals,” says Zac Moffatt, Mitt Romney’s Digital Director. Without the luxury of a 4 year head...
Underdog No More: How Romney's Digital Director, Zac Moffatt, Got Silicon Valley To Power The Campaign
10 ways an MBA teaches you to say you didn't get your work done

Sony fixes a nasty leap year bug for the PlayStation Network

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Those deprived PlayStation 3 gamers can now rejoice. After a crippling bug hit the game console over the weekend, service has been restored on the PlayStation Network for gamers who played with the older models of PS 3s. Sony’s Patrick Seybold announced this evening on the company’s blog that the...
Sony fixes a nasty leap year bug for the PlayStation Network
Startups: The 8 Missions That Should Dominate Obama's Technology Agenda

IBM To Acquire Cloud Services Company SoftLayer

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Computing giant IBM just made another move in its quest to becoming the biggest provider of cloud computing services. It said it will acquire SoftLayer, a privately held cloud services player based in Dallas. Financial terms are not being disclosed. It has been owned by GI Partners, a private equity...
IBM To Acquire Cloud Services Company SoftLayer

GammaTech rugged T7Q launches at $2k and up, promptly steals your iPad's lunch money

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For people out there doing actual work (like tech blogging, for instance), there's the need for a tablet like the GammaTech T7Q Windows slate, starting at $2,000. Standing out like an M9 tank among the daily driver tabs, the sealed magnesium unit meets military specs for environmental nasties --...
GammaTech rugged T7Q launches at $2k and up, promptly steals your iPad's lunch money

Secure cloud storage outfit Tresorit posts $10K hacker bounty

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Popular cloud storage services such as Dropbox and Google Drive are terrifically easy to use, but only boast middling security (hence the existence of third-party client-side encryption services such as BoxCryptor). However, there are many rivals out there that offer much stronger client-side security and anonymity — Lacie’s Wuala, Spideroak...
Secure cloud storage outfit Tresorit posts $10K hacker bounty

Yahoo's Response on Computer Science ResumeGate: "Inadvertent Error"

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A Yahoo spokesperson just confirmed as true allegations from an activist shareholder that its CEO Scott Thompson did not have a computer science degree as claimed on his bio and in regulatory filings. He does not, a mistake that the Silicon Valley Internet giant is called an “inadvertent error.” Except...
Yahoo's Response on Computer Science ResumeGate: "Inadvertent Error"
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