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Koss Adds Mic and Inline Remote to Classic PortaPro

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Classic PortaPros with inline mic and controls? Yes please! One of my favorite sets of headphones just got a little bit favorite-er. The Koss PortaPro dates back to those dark ages of stonewashed denim and shoulder pads, the 1980s. The simple folding cans, with their thin metal headband and amazing-sounding...
Koss Adds Mic and Inline Remote to Classic PortaPro

AT&T settles suit over improper DSL speed caps

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If you have subscribed to AT&T DSL service at any point from 1994 until today, you may be eligible for a cash payout from the company over allegations that it improperly rate-limited some DSL lines, making it impossible for subscribers to achieve maximum speeds. AT&T has agreed to settle...
AT&T settles suit over improper DSL speed caps

When Code Is Hot

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Suddenly programming is sexy. Codecademy is drawing hundreds of thousands to its online programming tutorials. “Those jumping on board say they are preparing for a future in which the Internet is the foundation for entertainment, education and nearly everything else … ensuring that they are not left in the dark...
When Code Is Hot

Usablenet is the Biggest Mobile Company You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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Mr. Taylor (retail-systems.com) New York-based Usablenet is the largest provider of mobile and multiplatform services for brands, powering the mobile presences of 75 of the top 300 retailers--so why have we never heard of them? Usablenet was founded way back in the dark ages, after the 90's dotcom boom but...
Usablenet is the Biggest Mobile Company You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
MxHero's Chrome extension for Gmail aims to deliver us from the e-mail Dark Ages

Ebook Authors No Longer Hot for Harlequin, Slap the Romance Publisher with a Lawsuit

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One of the books at issue. Three romance novelists have filed a class action lawsuit in the Southern District of New York against juggernaut Harlequin Enterprises, alleging that the publisher is not coughing up the ebook royalties they were promised. Broken Promises–now that sounds like something that would catch our eye while...
Ebook Authors No Longer Hot for Harlequin, Slap the Romance Publisher with a Lawsuit
Segovia makes Excel into a tool for wrangling big data

Top 10 Signs That You’re a Social Media Douchebag

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Top 10 Signs That You’re a Social Media Douchebag is a post from Chris PirilloListen. I don’t have a problem with the world of “social media.” I have a problem with the carpetbaggers inside of it. This video better explains the type of person I’m referring to:And lest you forget,...
Top 10 Signs That You’re a Social Media Douchebag

Facebook Replies offers threaded commenting for businesses and popular profiles

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Starting today, Facebook is launching a new threaded Replies commenting system for users with more than 10,000 followers as well as Pages linked to brands and businesses. By placing the most "liked" conversation logs at the top of its related post, the social network hopes this new addition will...
Facebook Replies offers threaded commenting for businesses and popular profiles
IBM Think: Explore Innovation From the Dark Ages to the Present

MONEYBALL AT WORK: They've Discovered What Makes A Really Great Employee

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Hiring, management, and promotions have traditionally been based on things like résumés, what college you went to, and interviews that are fundamentally biased and opinion based. That's all changing. As Dan Shapero, LinkedIn's VP of Talent Solutions and Insights puts it, "Recruiting has always been an art, but it's becoming...
MONEYBALL AT WORK: They've Discovered What Makes A Really Great Employee

DLNA doubles its certification of audio-video hardware in two years

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Shopping for a new home AV setup with DLNA support? You've got twice as many options as you might have had just a few years ago. The Digital Living Network Alliance says that it has certified over 500 AV systems, handily doubling the number of devices it has certified...
DLNA doubles its certification of audio-video hardware in two years

Security Experts Warn Hackers Could Hijack Satellites

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SpaceX’s Dragon. Probably won’t fall on you. (SpaceX.com) An alarming report in The Independent may serve as a warning to satellite operators and a challenge to hackers: cyber security experts attending a conference in the United Kingdom say our satellites face more dangers than ever, including hijacking and sabotage by...
Security Experts Warn Hackers Could Hijack Satellites
Piggybackr Launches Its 'Kickstarter For Kids' To Let Youth Get In On The Crowdfunding Wave

Joan Rivers Talks Smoking Pot

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Miley Cyrus was knee-deep in a Salvia-smoking scandal in 2010 and Armie Hammer was busted for possession of marijuana just last week. But it's not just the young Hollywood stars who are partaking in a little puff puff pass. Joan Rivers admits that she recently had her own run-in with...
Joan Rivers Talks Smoking Pot
Shazam Starts Identifying Baseball Games, Let's Hope it Gets the Rest of the World Next
8 Totally Bizarre Celebrity Apps With No Reason to Exist
The DeanBeat: The top 12 trends from the GDC
Zillow Brings Real Estate Websites Out of the Dark Ages

2013: The Year Payments Finally Emerge From the Dark Ages?

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Image copyright koya979What technologies from the 1960s do you still use today? What about from the 1990s? Most of us don’t use rotary phones, beepers, dial-up Internet or fax machines anymore. Yet we still use magnetic stripe credit cards and outdated point-of-sale systems. Payments technologies continue to lag far behind...
2013: The Year Payments Finally Emerge From the Dark Ages?

While Downtown's Dark, Everyone's Checking In Uptown

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That’s stark. (Photo: Twitter) Right now, it’s like the literal dark ages downtown. No power, no Internet, patches (at best) of cell phone service. People are chronicling the scene in video, narrative, and photo form. But if you want to see a really stark visualization, check out this screenshot of Foursquare...
While Downtown's Dark, Everyone's Checking In Uptown
LayerVault launches free online backups and version control for your graphic designs

Well, Obama's Certainly Winning The Twitter, Facebook, And Spotify Election

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Forget all the jibber-jabber in this presidential campaign about policy and strategy. The highlight for me of this election cycle came when the Obama campaign released its Spotify playlist a couple of weeks ago. Perusing the list of songs Barack Obama supposedly likes on the social music service, I...
Well, Obama's Certainly Winning The Twitter, Facebook, And Spotify Election

Facebook Buying Instagram Makes Perfect Sense

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Mark Zuckerberg announced this morning that Facebook has "agreed to acquire" Instagram for a cool $1 billion. The tiny team that took over the mobile world will now work at Facebook. Instagram launched on Android last week, much to the chagrin of many special-snowflake iPhone users, and this news is...
Facebook Buying Instagram Makes Perfect Sense
Is BlackBerry 10 an iPhone competitor? The reviews are in

athenahealth and Mashery team up for health developer-friendly API initiative

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If you know anything about health IT, it’s probably that the industry is full of outdated systems that are cumbersome to use, difficult to access and mostly indisposed to sharing information. Some electronic medical records (EMR) providers have begun to open up their data with developer challenges but, for the...
athenahealth and Mashery team up for health developer-friendly API initiative

Virgin Group Unveils Tech Support Service, Which Is Funny Because Virgin Atlantic’s Website Still Doesn’t Work

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A Space Age airline with a Dark Ages reservation system. We reported on Virgin America's technical difficulties back in November, after a switch to a new reservation system left some users out on the tarmac. Customers encountered weird glitches when they tried to view their accounts or book a flight,...
Virgin Group Unveils Tech Support Service, Which Is Funny Because Virgin Atlantic’s Website Still Doesn’t Work

Not So Fast! Black Car Industry Files Injunction One Day Before NYC Taxi App Pilot

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A pilot program for smartphone apps that would allow New Yorkers to hail yellow cabs at the press of a button may be delayed by a court injunction filed today by organizations representing the black car industry. According to a press release, the Livery Roundtable and the Black Car Assistance...
Not So Fast! Black Car Industry Files Injunction One Day Before NYC Taxi App Pilot

MakerBotted Gothic cathedral does not require legion of serfs

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Thingaverse user Skimbal designed and printed this Gothic cathedral play set on his Makerbot. The design is actually modular, so you can build as little or as big of a set as you want. I love the description: Have you ever wanted a Gothic Cathedral of your very own?...
MakerBotted Gothic cathedral does not require legion of serfs
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