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Facebook’s latest, subtlest ads are coming straight into your News Feed

venturebeat.com
Facebook has just announced that sponsored stories, a subtle form of advertising, are coming directly into your News Feed in a whole new way. Sponsored stories are a little bit different from straight-up advertisements, but they’re still commercial, bought-and-sold content that comes from brands to unwitting consumers. Previously, advertisers...
Facebook’s latest, subtlest ads are coming straight into your News Feed

Chiba University's one-armed robot juggles balls, is not a Juggalo (video)

www.engadget.com
Two balls, one hand? In this case, that's a definite yes, although the end result is much more appropriate for all ages. Furthering our slow creep towards engineering's Uncanny Valley, comes a cybernetic effort out of Japan's Chiba University that's made to mock our most precious clown-past time: juggling....
Chiba University's one-armed robot juggles balls, is not a Juggalo (video)
HTC says Sense UI 'got cluttered' before latest redesign

Lifestyle Creep: Are You Living Beyond Your Means?

www.mint.com
Lifestyle Creep: Are You Living Beyond Your Means?

Free Game Friday: End your week on a bad (guy) note

www.pcworld.com
Last weekend saw another Ludum Dare 48-hour game jam. Dozens of teams raced to complete original games in two days on this Dare's theme of Villainy. As a result we've got five great games that let you play the villain, often literally. Atomic Creep Spawner Atomic Creep Spawner is...
Free Game Friday: End your week on a bad (guy) note

Dealing with the social media jackass

thenextweb.com
Like it or not, the Internet is not always a realm filled with rainbow and unicorns. There is a particular brand of Internet creep that simply gets off on making your day a bit less sunny. And it’s not just the Internet, jackasses seem to be everywhere, but unfortunately, the...
Dealing with the social media jackass

Phishing is getting tougher to spot

cw.com.hk
I don't know if cybercriminals are trying to boost their revenue streams for early Christmas shopping, but cyberbombs have been landing in e-mail in-boxes and flying onto smartphones via SMS lately. Ironically, the scariest e-mail of all was recently received by a friend and it didn't come from a...
Phishing is getting tougher to spot

Sony Xperia Z review: Is five inches too much?

thenextweb.com
The screen size war has begun and smartphone manufacturers are engaged in a ever escalating war of larger and larger phones every few months, but do consumers really want them? It’s a hard question to answer; if you ask Apple they don’t seem to think that anyone would ever want...
Sony Xperia Z review: Is five inches too much?

West Africa's wait for high-speed broadband is almost over

www.guardian.co.uk
A cable linking west Africa to Europe will not only make it less frustrating to use the internet but could help achieve millennium development goals on education, health and the environmentI am sitting in an internet cafe in the Gambia anxiously watching the upload status bar creep from 97% to...
West Africa's wait for high-speed broadband is almost over

Twitter hastag is déclassé, says France | Media Monkey

www.guardian.co.uk
How très français. Monkey is a little slow on the uptake here (hat tip: New Statesman) - last week the French government's General Commission for Terminology and Neology issued a proclamation to users of Twitter and other social media to urging them to stop using the term "hashtag", in favour...
Twitter hastag is déclassé, says France | Media Monkey

I've plunged into Twitter in a rather reckless way

www.guardian.co.uk
I'm just following anyone I know vaguely. But what if these people think I'm a creep and don't follow me back again?I have joined Twitter. Because I was advised to. But now what? I don't know whether I'm cut out for this sort of thing. I can't manage LinkedIn, I...
I've plunged into Twitter in a rather reckless way

Rush Limbaugh’s Consolation Prize: Twitter Followers

www.observer.com
In light of comments noted pill popper and radio host Rush Limbaugh made about a Congressional witness' testimony (he called her a "slut"), Rush Limbaugh has suffered at the hands of popular opinion designating him a categorical creep. Soon after this happened, a bunch of The Rush Limbaugh Show's sponsors...
Rush Limbaugh’s Consolation Prize: Twitter Followers

Review: The Elevation Dock broke Kickstarter records, but can it beat Apple at the hardware game?

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The Elevation Dock gained notoriety back in February of this year when it became the first Kickstarter project to surpass $1M in funding. Now, over four months later, our pre-order dock has arrived and we’ve put it to the test to see if it indeed blows away the options available...
Review: The Elevation Dock broke Kickstarter records, but can it beat Apple at the hardware game?
I Never Thought I'd Like This iPhone Case As Much As I Did (AAPL)

7 Lessons I Learned Living With OMGPOP And Its CEO Dan Porter

www.businessinsider.com
Dan Porter hired me at Virgin, and has been subletting me space in various OMGPOP offices since I founded Voxy in 2010. He is also on the advisory board of Voxy. Here's what I learned while working alongside him. 1. Investing is personal; build incredible relationships with your VCs. Business...
7 Lessons I Learned Living With OMGPOP And Its CEO Dan Porter
Reddit CEO issues internal memo on free speech and outing of Violentacrez

MIT's 'Smart Sand' Can Duplicate Any Object, Creep Out Any Blogger

www.pcworld.com
MIT researchers are developing "Smart Sand," which uses tiny machine-computers that can duplicate any object like nanobot magic....
MIT's 'Smart Sand' Can Duplicate Any Object, Creep Out Any Blogger

Innovate Or Die: Nokia's Long-Drawn-Out Decline

techcrunch.com
Ask a European about Nokia and a faraway look will come into their eye, a wistful tone creep into their voice. During the late 1990s and early 2000s the 147-year-old Finnish company became a global technology star: the world’s No. 1 mobile maker and the first brand of phone everyone...
Innovate Or Die: Nokia's Long-Drawn-Out Decline

Creepshots and revenge porn: how paparazzi culture affects women

www.guardian.co.uk
The row over topless pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge continues. But Kate is not alone. Young women everywhere - famous and non-famous - are increasingly becoming victims of voyeurism in our internet ageOn the popular website Reddit, where users submit and share content, a member of a forum called "creepshots" was...
Creepshots and revenge porn: how paparazzi culture affects women

Founders must both fear and embrace failure to succeed

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Most first-time founders enter the arena with only a handful of the necessary skills and snippets of domain knowledge required to make their idea work. Everything else has to be learned on the job. The type of person who will drop everything to work on a startup usually learns pretty...
Founders must both fear and embrace failure to succeed

A social network that really "gets" you

tech.fortune.cnn.com
Startup ArchetypeMe wants to take personalization to the next level with a little help from Carl Jung. By Erika Fry, reporter FORTUNE -- How much do your social networks know about you? Too much? While many fear Google's creep and Facebook's omniscience, Michael Mendenhall, a former marketing executive at Disney...
A social network that really "gets" you

Surprise! Black Friday sales already in progress

www.techhive.com
Black Friday was once a day of blockbuster deals. You would wake up early, bundle up, and head for the mall to join the hordes of early-morning shoppers for great deals on TVs, laptops, and other tech gear. The Christmas creep begins earlier and earlier: Black Friday isn't just...
Surprise! Black Friday sales already in progress
Sacca: Entitlement has crept into startup culture, but rationality is on the rise

'Censorship creep': Pirate Bay block will affect one-third of U.K.

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Nearly 10 years ago, "Cleanfeed" was designed to protect the British public from child abuse imagery. A decade later, the same system is used to enforce ISP blocks on sites like The Pirate Bay. How did the U.K. fall into "censorship creep"? [Read more]...
'Censorship creep': Pirate Bay block will affect one-third of U.K.
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