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Ben Heck mods midi controller into guitar enclosure, scores pinball soundtrack in return

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Love pinball? So does professional modder Ben Heck -- he's building a ghost hunt-themed pinball machine, and needs it to sound just right. Luckily, a local musician is happy to help, provided Heck can rejigger his midi controller into a guitar. Challenge accepted. With the help of his musician...
Ben Heck mods midi controller into guitar enclosure, scores pinball soundtrack in return
Writing jokes for TV in an age of Twitter

Facebook faces deluge of lawsuits over troubled IPO

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The company and its underwriters have reportedly been hit with about 50 lawsuits related to its botched IPO. [Read more]...
Facebook faces deluge of lawsuits over troubled IPO

Does Spam Go With That Bargain? Digital Satirists Harass Groupon

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British digital satirists fed up with Groupon's daily email deluge tried to physically deliver spam to the company's London office on British television last night. A video clip of the event on YouTube shows how questionable business practices can come home to roost at the worst moment for a...
Does Spam Go With That Bargain? Digital Satirists Harass Groupon

Here Are Some Of The Mutual Fund Pros Who Got Demolished On Facebook...

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Sometimes even the smart money gets it wrong.* And, boy, when it comes to Facebook, has the smart money gotten it wrong. If you bought Facebook on the IPO and are licking your wounds and feeling like a moron, take heart: You have plenty of company. Misery loves company. So...
Here Are Some Of The Mutual Fund Pros Who Got Demolished On Facebook...

Wavii confirms Google acquisition, waves goodbye to its popular news summarization app

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News summarization app Wavii has been acquired by Google, following rumors of a deal worth over $30 million earlier this week. The company updated its website today with a note confirming the deal and a reconfigured Wavii logo decked out in Google’s classic blue, red, yellow and green colors. A...
Wavii confirms Google acquisition, waves goodbye to its popular news summarization app

Samsung Galaxy S 4 hits the FCC in MetroPCS and Sprint forms

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Get ready for a small deluge of Galaxy S 4 filings at the FCC in the near future. Just a couple of weeks after Samsung's flagship hit the US agency in its international guise, we're now seeing the first US editions of the smartphone receive approval, starting with both...
Samsung Galaxy S 4 hits the FCC in MetroPCS and Sprint forms
Live from Sony's CES 2013 press conference

Square: We're going to be the "remote control for commerce"

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Square has been a darling of the startup world since launching service in 2010. Now, as the mobile payment company looks ahead to 2013, it thinks it is poised to become a household name and a global brand, bolstered by support from ubiquitous partners such as Starbucks along with millions...
Square: We're going to be the "remote control for commerce"

Get Your Email Address for Outlook.com, Microsoft's New Hotmail Killer

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Hotmail's days are numbered with Microsoft's announcement of an all-new cloud-based email service at Outlook.com Tuesday. It ties into SkyDrive, so you have 7GB of free space, and it can open attachments right inside new Web apps for Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Its built-in Outlook chat connects to Facebook messages,...
Get Your Email Address for Outlook.com, Microsoft's New Hotmail Killer
Funding Daily: 'The startup is you!'

Do.com Adds Contacts and Deal Tracking For Facebook Style Task Management

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Salesforce.com has added contacts, deal tracking and public APIs to its do.com platform for task management. Initially, Salesforce.com is adding the capability to integrate Facebook and Google contacts. It will soon after add Twitter and Salesforce.com. The deal management capability adds to the do.com lightweight CRM environment. Do.com is also opening...
Do.com Adds Contacts and Deal Tracking For Facebook Style Task Management

The Complex Joys Of Music In The Age Of Digital Abundance

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A recent issue of The New Yorker had a fine essay by Mike Spies about the joys of discovering and listening to music. But its overall tone is rather melancholic: We seem to have created an environment in which wonderful music, newly discovered, is difficult to treasure. For treasures, as...
The Complex Joys Of Music In The Age Of Digital Abundance

Sony's Xperia Tablet S runs Android, but looks awfully like Microsoft's Surface

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Don’t look now, but a deluge of Microsoft Surface imitators and competitors are just the around corner. Once Windows 8 is made available to the general public on October 26, you’re going to see all kinds of tablets running Windows 8/RT land on physical and virtual store shelves, along with...
Sony's Xperia Tablet S runs Android, but looks awfully like Microsoft's Surface

Developers take to Twitter to vent frustrations with Twitter

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Developers have been working since June to figure out what a Twitter API restriction could look like. Now, with clearer guidelines, the floodgates have opened, and with Twitter’s announcement on Thursday afternoon came a deluge of reactions to the news. And of course, developers posted their reactions to Twitter. Here...
Developers take to Twitter to vent frustrations with Twitter

CoAction Hero board comes with its own OS, simplifies desktop coding (video)

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Although we've seen a deluge of tinker-friendly boards, many of them share a dirty secret: they're borrowing someone else's OS. The creator of the new CoAction Hero board, Tyler Gilbert, doesn't think that's good enough for those who want both control and ease of use. His stackable ARM Cortex-M3...
CoAction Hero board comes with its own OS, simplifies desktop coding (video)
Skyfire gets $10M to take mobile data compression global

More Data Beats Better Algorithms -- Or Does It?

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Binary code illustration by Matej PavlaAnand Rajaraman from Walmart Labs had a great post four years ago on why more data usually beats better algorithms. He cited a competition modeled after the Netflix challenge in which he had his Stanford Data Mining students compete to produce better recommendations based on...
More Data Beats Better Algorithms -- Or Does It?

How To Filter The Social Web, Part 1: Webicina

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This week I'm going to be exploring filtering tools on the Web, with a particular focus on general interest topics like health, politics and sports. The Web is often an overwhelmingly noisy environment. Even the best social media services - like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ - can quickly drown you...
How To Filter The Social Web, Part 1: Webicina

Jonathan Jones: how I learned to look – and listen

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The age of the art critic as an unassailable voice of authority is long gone. Jonathan Jones recalls his rude awakening to the force of digital debate, and the era of readers biting backSix years ago, in the days when newspaper critics were just beginning to blog as a regular part...
Jonathan Jones: how I learned to look – and listen

Cisco to buy LightWire to bring optics to the data center

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LightWire's optics transceiver. Cisco said Friday it is buying LightWire, a company that makes optics chips using traditional chip manufacturing techniques in a deal valued at $271 million. This is a significant acquisition for Cisco because it stays true to its core networking business and advances it with some pretty...
Cisco to buy LightWire to bring optics to the data center

Samsung Galaxy S IV: the rumor roundup

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Compared to the sheer deluge of rumors surrounding last year's Galaxy S III, talk about the Galaxy S IV has been relatively hushed. That's partly owing to the contracted launch schedule -- despite Samsung's initial denials, the company is unveiling its next Android flagship almost two months before the...
Samsung Galaxy S IV: the rumor roundup

Pro (advertising) choice

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Behavioral advertising is backfiring – the more experienced users become, the more cautious they get in order to avoid aggressive trackingA couple of weeks ago, I came to a realisation: I was becoming more and more reluctant to click on advertising banners because I feared I would be digitally tailed...
Pro (advertising) choice

List of Social Inbox Aggregator (SIA) Providers

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Written by Jeremiah Owyang (Customer Strategy) and Ray Wang (Enterprise Strategy), Analysts at the Altimeter Group. We’re tasked with a difficult job as Industry analyst in one of the fastest moving markets. Part of our role is to find new trends, identify them, and rate and rank who offers them....
List of Social Inbox Aggregator (SIA) Providers

The Modbook Pro gets official, CEO Andreas Haas talks success in an iPad world

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You'd be forgiven for assuming that the ModBook dream died with release of the first iPad. After all, the first version of the hacked notebook predated Apple's announcement by a couple of years. When the iPad finally hit in 2010, it did a lot to address the desire for...
The Modbook Pro gets official, CEO Andreas Haas talks success in an iPad world

A Deluge of Powerstrip Porn as Manhattanites Huddle Around Charging Stations

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As Manhattanites stumble northward in search of working outlets, the whole city is seeing spontaneous outbreaks of cooperation. We’ve decided this is the week everyone learned to cowork: One guy shows up with an extension cord outside of a Starbucks, and everyone clusters around politely to get their mobile devices...
A Deluge of Powerstrip Porn as Manhattanites Huddle Around Charging Stations

Verizon takes Samsung Galaxy S III pre-orders June 6th, starting at $200

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Samsung confirmed the initial US carriers for the Galaxy S III, and we're now getting the deluge of details from the carriers themselves. Verizon is first at bat and will start taking your pre-orders on June 6th at 7AM ET. The company is coy on the actual ship date,...
Verizon takes Samsung Galaxy S III pre-orders June 6th, starting at $200

Lenovo refreshes its ThinkPad T, W, L and X lines with Ivy Bridge processors, slightly retooled keyboards

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Now that Intel's Ivy Bridge specifications are finally out of the bag, you may as well resign yourselves to a deluge of PC refreshes over the coming months. Today Lenovo's up at bat, unveiling a slew of products under its business-friendly ThinkPad brand. If you were looking for a...
Lenovo refreshes its ThinkPad T, W, L and X lines with Ivy Bridge processors, slightly retooled keyboards
Eight innovators dubbed knights of mobile media innovation

Lawsuit, iPhone 5 Spur Samsung Galaxy Sales

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Yesterday Samsung added the iPhone 5 to its patent lawsuit against Apple and other manufacturers. This comes after Apple was awarded $1 billion for Samsung’s infringements. But sales of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S III haven’t been hurt and appear to have been helped by the news. The powerhouse Android device...
Lawsuit, iPhone 5 Spur Samsung Galaxy Sales
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