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Going organic hurts veggies, OK for legumes

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How could organic stuff not be better? Eschewing pesticides and fertilizers is better for consumers, farmers, the environment, and all the denizens of the ecosystems that comprise it—everyone knows that. Even ask Prince Charles. Yet, like many ideas that seem to be straightforward, this one turns out to be somewhat...
Going organic hurts veggies, OK for legumes

Want To Get Filthy Rich? Don't Try Tech

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I hate to break the news to you, but if you moved to Silicon Valley to get billionaire-rich off an earth-shattering tech startup, you're almost certain to fail. While tech continues to represent nearly 20% of the S&P 500 and is a key factor in driving the global economy, your...
Want To Get Filthy Rich? Don't Try Tech
It’s Time to Stop Talking About the Death of Big Media
Hire people who annoy you

BitTorrent usage increases in Europe, following the blockade of The Pirate Bay

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In a twist that will surprise no one except the RIAA, MPAA, BREIN, and other anti-piracy lobbies, the amount of BitTorrent traffic has stayed the same or increased in Europe following the blockade of The Pirate Bay in the UK, Netherlands, and other countries.This news comes from XS4All, one of...
BitTorrent usage increases in Europe, following the blockade of The Pirate Bay
Envisioning the urban skyscraper of 2050

James Cameron reaches the deepest point on Earth

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After years of preparation culminating in a frenzy of test dives in the South Pacific, James Cameron has become the first solo explorer of the Challenger Deep, which is at the bottom of the Mariana Trench — the deepest point in the world’s oceans. Previously measured at about 35,800 feet...
James Cameron reaches the deepest point on Earth

Are You a Woman in Tech Who Likes Fashion? Well, Get Ready to Justify It

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Before you buy that bag, consider how you're going to explain it at the office! (Photo: flickr.com/megleo) Many of the tech-talking ladies of Silicon Valley, like so many women with discretionary income to burn, love fashion. Only, if this New York Times piece--dubbed "Breaking Tech’s Fashion Taboo"--is any indication, they're not allowed...
Are You a Woman in Tech Who Likes Fashion? Well, Get Ready to Justify It

Patents Are A Weak Measure of Innovation Activity

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After not seeing the word patent in my daily information routine for a few weeks, I saw it twice today – first in an article titled Turning Patents Into ‘Invention Capital’ (in the NY Times) and then in Region Sustains Robust Patent Production in the WSJ.  Both stirred me up...
Patents Are A Weak Measure of Innovation Activity

Why Can't Silicon Valley Take a Joke?

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This is a momentous week for the denizens of Silicon Valley. Yes, there's an election. But the real action will be on cable TV, with tonight's premiere episode of Start-Ups: Silicon Valley, a reality series about tech start-up culture. It's the sector's first moment in the pop culture spotlight...
Why Can't Silicon Valley Take a Joke?

Monmouthpedia: Wikipedia's very own QR-coated Welsh town (video)

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Wikipedia's credence as a fount of reliable knowledge is indubitably dubious. That said, its penchant for community contribution is what's snowballed the site into a go-to digital destination for most online denizens. But forebear of a QR-indexed, former principality? Surely, there's a limit to the social web's reach. Well,...
Monmouthpedia: Wikipedia's very own QR-coated Welsh town (video)
Real-time Facebook 'likes' displayed on Brazilian fashion retailer's clothes racks

UK carrier cooperation could see 4G LTE rollout ramp up by summer 2013

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With the formal creation of Orange and T-Mobile's LTE network lovechild, Everything Everywhere, the UK finally joined the horserace for 4G. Now, it looks like rival domestic operators could get a chance to play catch-up sooner than expected, according to a report from The Telegraph. It appears the mobile...
UK carrier cooperation could see 4G LTE rollout ramp up by summer 2013
Feature: Windows 8 and the disappearance of the Start button
New York's SideTour brings its engaging real-world 'experiences' to Chicago

Marvel Unlimited for iOS appears, brings comics subscriptions to iPhones and iPads for $60 a year

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Fans who follow the goings on in the Marvel universe just got a better way to do so... assuming they own an iOS device. With the debut of the Marvel Unlimited app, iPhone and iPad owners can now access Marvel's full 13,000 issue back catalog for a mere $60...
Marvel Unlimited for iOS appears, brings comics subscriptions to iPhones and iPads for $60 a year

The October 5th edition of Entertainment Weekly has a built-in Twitter feed (really)

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Youth-oriented TV drama factory The CW is hoping that Entertainment Weekly readers are interested in taking Twitter from smartphones and computers to the printed page -- er, at least a printed page with an LCD insert attached. The October 5th issue of EW features a miniature LCD display with...
The October 5th edition of Entertainment Weekly has a built-in Twitter feed (really)

Sorry, Samsung, iPhone Is Not Your Mother's Smartphone

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The iPhone owes its ongoing success partly to Apple's success at making it one of the coolest devices a consumer could buy. But perception is shifting, and now the iPhone is coming to be seen as "your Mom's smartphone." At least, that's what Samsung wants you to believe. The culmination...
Sorry, Samsung, iPhone Is Not Your Mother's Smartphone
Who Are The Savviest Mobile Users? Generation Y
Unfriending and private profiles the new trends on social networks

The social media guru "is becoming one of the Internet's most maligned denizens...due to a proliferation of posers" yes! http://j.mp/bWdGOl

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The social media guru "is becoming one of the Internet's most maligned denizens...due to a proliferation of posers" yes! http://j.mp/bWdGOl

Solar Storms Rock Earth, No Apocalypse Imminent

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On Tuesday, a burst left the Sun and started hurtling towards Earth. The result, what is called a coronal mass ejection (CME), is expected to be the largest solar storm that our planet has experienced in the last five years. Being that the year is 2012, any time that...
Solar Storms Rock Earth, No Apocalypse Imminent

Calls mount for Twitter to ban Hamas-linked Twitter accounts, but should it?

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It’s a new world, and a new war. At the beginning of the recent escalation of violence between Israel and forces present in the Gaza Strip, the nation took to Twitter and Facebook to announce its military actions. Small groups have long used social media to broadcast their messages, but...
Calls mount for Twitter to ban Hamas-linked Twitter accounts, but should it?

Google selects five additional Kansas City markets for Fiber rollout

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It's not just in Kansas City anymore -- it's in the surrounding neighborhoods. Google's rolling out its Fiber service to five more areas in the midwestern municipality starting in the new year. After putting the finishing touches on installations in the Dub's Dread area, households in Piper Schools, Delaware...
Google selects five additional Kansas City markets for Fiber rollout
Wall Street got the Facebook IPO it deserved
Mobile is the new black at eBay and PayPal
Copy protection means some DirecTV subs will need new gear to watch HBO

Microsoft patents asking your friends 'does my butt look big in this?'

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Microsoft has patented an online personal appearance adviser for those of us without a hotline straight through to Put This On's Jesse Thorn. Simply upload a pair of pictures of yourself in different hair, makeup and clothing choices and let the denizens of the internet vote on which one...
Microsoft patents asking your friends 'does my butt look big in this?'

Myhrvold to Slashdot: We're more alike than you think

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Nathan Myhrvold answers Slashdot questions. Photo via Intellectual Ventures. With a caffeine-free Diet Coke and a cappuccino by his side, Nathan Myhrvold entered the “lion’s den” today — a.k.a. Slashdot — and tried to persuade the site’s denizens that he’s one of them … at least to an extent. “The fact is...
Myhrvold to Slashdot: We're more alike than you think
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