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Group Starvation is the Newest Team Building Exercise to Hit Startups, Financial Firms

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(Photo: Ladies on Lifting) When your corporate budget doesn’t allow for an all-expenses-paid team building exercise at Burning Man, where you can spend a week rolling around naked in desert dust, tripping on peyote you got from a guy named “Smelly” and communing with the ghost of your dead grandmother,...
Group Starvation is the Newest Team Building Exercise to Hit Startups, Financial Firms

More iPad pictures. Still can't figure out how to watch an AVI file on the damn thing. http://r2.ly/ygnz

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More iPad pictures. Still can't figure out how to watch an AVI file on the damn thing. http://r2.ly/ygnz

Surface showdown: Which keyboard is the best? We take the Touch and Type Covers to task

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Moments ago TNW shipped its review of the Surface RT tablet. We loved the device itself, but found fault with Windows 8, which lowered the total user experience. However, enough of that, let’s talk typing. If you are reading this, I will assume that you spend at least 8 hours...
Surface showdown: Which keyboard is the best? We take the Touch and Type Covers to task

the cost of doing what you love

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["Successful", which I sent out recently in the newsletter. You can get the signed print here etc.] While writing the first draft of EVIL PLANS, I wrote about “The Hunger”- that primal drive we all have to do something meaningful with our lives. The Hun­ger will give you everything....
the cost of doing what you love

Leaked! Here’s The iPad 3′s Bulky Back Casing

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The iPad 3 is still weeks away from being announced, but Chinese tech blog M.I.C.gadget managed to snag a back shell for the iPad 3 from “one of our most reliable sources.” As you can see from the pics after the jump the case is slightly thicker than the svelte...
Leaked! Here’s The iPad 3′s Bulky Back Casing

Robbers Can't Be Choosers: Teens Decline to Steal Man's Phone Because It Wasn't a Smartphone

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(Photo: Tumblr) One foolproof way to avoid getting your phone jacked by a roving band of hoodlum teenagers? Have a really shitty phone. News.com.au reports that a group of teen robbers approached a man in a Sydney park and demanded he hand over his cell phone. When they saw that...
Robbers Can't Be Choosers: Teens Decline to Steal Man's Phone Because It Wasn't a Smartphone
TL;DR: The Problem With Long-Form Publishing Plays

Hampton Creek Foods Shows Off Its Egg-Less Scrambled Eggs

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Hampton Creek Foods, a food tech startup backed by Khosla Ventures and Founders Fund, is getting ready to expand beyond its initial product Beyond Eggs — though it’s not leaving eggs behind entirely. The company recently released the YouTube video embedded below, which gives a brief glimpse of its upcoming scrambled...
Hampton Creek Foods Shows Off Its Egg-Less Scrambled Eggs

Booting Up: Whither Color Labs Today?

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Rise and shine! (Photo: flickr.com/aloshbennett) Twitter is blocking its first account: Tweets from the neo-Nazi group Besseres Hannover are no longer viewable in German. [Quartz] For a company that hasn’t done a damn thing, Color Labs inspires a lot of rumor-mongering. Yesterday the talk was all about whether the startup was winding...
Booting Up: Whither Color Labs Today?
The future of mobile graphics: Better, faster, cheaper, & way more 3D
The Most Common Words in Android and iOS App Names
Dave McClure, Risk Taker

Samsung Stays Secretive With Its First Galaxy S IV Teaser Video

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Now that Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S IV will be revealed in a grand event in New York on March 14, mobile nerds only have one mystery to mull over — what is the damn thing going to look like? Well, Samsung isn’t telling just yet, but...
Samsung Stays Secretive With Its First Galaxy S IV Teaser Video
Peer-to-Peer Bike-Sharing Startup Spinlister Rebrands As Liquid, Opens Up To All
Looking to try Google Glass? This guy 3D-printed a pair and released the design

Bye, Google Reader: Don't let the door hit you in the RSS

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Google’s announcement that it will shutter Google Reader is a blow to fans of the program. I’m one of them — it’s my No. 3 program after email and Twitter. I know RSS is old school, but I love skimming through a “river of news” from my favorite sources, and I...
Bye, Google Reader: Don't let the door hit you in the RSS

This Is My Jam: Share The One Song You’re Currently Obsessed With

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This Is My Jam sounds like a great idea for a Tumblr. After all, who doesn’t want to share photos of home-made preserves? That’s not what This Is My Jam is. This Is My Jam — which has launched in public beta — is a music recommendation site that lets...
This Is My Jam: Share The One Song You’re Currently Obsessed With

Samsung Ativ Odyssey Image Gets Leaked Ahead Of December Launch

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The existence of Samsung’s Verizon-bound Ativ Odyssey smartphone was one of the bigger surprises at Microsoft’s recent Windows Phone 8 launch event — it was the only handset highlighted that hadn’t already been revealed — but no one was willing to talk details at the time. That’s unfortunately still the...
Samsung Ativ Odyssey Image Gets Leaked Ahead Of December Launch
You just aren't my type: Improving the iOS keyboard

Vidyo Takes On Polycom By Launching Browser-Based Telepresence And A $750 Executive Desktop System

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The video conferencing world is ultra-competitive. I know because every time I get on a video conference with someone from a video conferencing company,* all they ever do is tell me about how they’re leading the industry, and how what they’re announcing will change video conferencing forever by making what...
Vidyo Takes On Polycom By Launching Browser-Based Telepresence And A $750 Executive Desktop System

Louis CK Sells Show Tickets On His Own Website

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Comedian Louis CK is using the Internet to his advantage by selling tickets to his upcoming shows online, cutting out the ticket sales systems entirely. He’s also implementing a system to cancel scalped tickets. Each ticket will cost $45 after tax. He explains his vision this way: By selling the...
Louis CK Sells Show Tickets On His Own Website

Take it from Google and Microsoft: Product announcements are all about showmanship

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The possibilities are endless. Product announcements tend to follow a familiar pattern. The presenting company, whether it’s Apple, Google, or Microsoft, opens with a quick, by-the-numbers overlook of how it’s doing, follows with a few product announcements, and then leaves so the tech press can get their hands on the...
Take it from Google and Microsoft: Product announcements are all about showmanship

Microsoft is encouraging consumers to play with the Surface Pro at its stores ahead of its launch date

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Microsoft is lifting its press embargo on extensive, hands-on reviews of the Surface Pro tomorrow at 6 pm Pacific time. Until then, however, a veil of secrecy lies on the product. Unless, of course, you want to go and play with one right now. That’s totally cool. Microsoft won’t mind....
Microsoft is encouraging consumers to play with the Surface Pro at its stores ahead of its launch date

Privacy rater adds Facebook apps to report card

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Privacy is a bit like the weather — everyone talks about it but no one does a damn thing about it. Sure, it’s creepy that these companies track you and munch your personal information. But are you really going to ditch Facebook and every other online convenience of modern life?...
Privacy rater adds Facebook apps to report card
iFixit: If you try to repair the Surface Pro, you're probably gonna break it

Samsung's Galaxy S4 Gets The Bratty Jeremy Maxwell Tease. Again

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Say what you will about Samsung, it sticks to its guns. Even if that means once again inflicting a whiny, snobby little brat on an unsuspecting world as its mascot and "secret messenger" for the upcoming Galaxy S4 smartphone. Yes, Jeremy Maxwell is back -- and annoying as ever --...
Samsung's Galaxy S4 Gets The Bratty Jeremy Maxwell Tease. Again
What One Man Learned Leaning In With Sheryl Sandberg

Louis CK Keeps Experimenting: Now Bringing The Direct-To-Fan Approach To Ticket Sales

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We've written a lot about Louis CK since the huge success of his direct-to-fan sales strategy for the video from his last tour, and he continues to be one of the best examples of how being open, human and awesome is an important part of success these days. Now, while...
Louis CK Keeps Experimenting: Now Bringing The Direct-To-Fan Approach To Ticket Sales

Secretary of Defense Panetta calls for lame duck action on cybersecurity

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File this post in the ‘yeah, right’ category, please. Today The Hill reported that U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has called for action on cybersecurity legislation by Congress in its coming lame duck session. He warned that a “destructive cyber-terrorist attack could virtually paralyze the nation.” Here, I’ll say it:...
Secretary of Defense Panetta calls for lame duck action on cybersecurity

How to summon Windows 8′s secret Start Menu of sorts

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Happy Saturday Super Troopers, it’s good that you are still with us. For the more than 1% of the world computing community, and I suspect a far larger chunk of you lot, Windows 8 is the operating system du jour. That in mind, I’ll bet you miss your Start Menu....
How to summon Windows 8′s secret Start Menu of sorts
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?