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New Moleskine notebook 'syncs' paper with Evernote (gallery)

What should LittleCo's do?

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Okay, the piece I wrote earlier that mocked Bigs for wasting their time with big plans that amount to nothing begged a question. What if you don't work for a Big and don't want to? What if you like to develop tech products for users and would prefer to do...
What should LittleCo's do?
Steve Jobs' Requirements for 'Fit and Finish' Leading to Massive Cost Overruns for Apple's New Campus

Researchers Invent A Camera With No Lens That Is Never Out Of Focus

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Bell Labs, the New Jersey research and development firm responsible for such technologies as the transistor and the software underlying Apple's Mac and iOS operating systems, has come up with another piece of cool technology: a camera that doesn't need a lens and is never out of focus. The technology,...
Researchers Invent A Camera With No Lens That Is Never Out Of Focus

Google Books scanning errors turned into works of art

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Andrew Norman Wilson got a lot of attention last year for his Workers Leaving the Googleplex video, which depicted a little-known group of contractors at Google’s HQ, charged with doing the scanning that feeds Google’s mission to digitize every book that it possibly can. While Wilson lost his own contractor...
Google Books scanning errors turned into works of art
Noise-canceling tech could lead to Internet connections 400x faster than Google Fiber

Are Apple And Amazon Destroying The Job Market? (AAPL, AMZN, BBY)

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That headline isn't quite as hyperbolic as you might think. People are puzzling over the fact that retail sales and spending continue to be quite strong, and yet retail employment is diving. In the last two jobs reports (the first of which was quite strong) retail shed a serious...
Are Apple And Amazon Destroying The Job Market? (AAPL, AMZN, BBY)
Europe sues to continue taxing digital content higher than physical

The conversation: Why is there so much misogyny online?

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Why do women face such misogyny in the media, particularly online? TV presenter Miriam O'Reilly and feminist writer Nina Power share their thoughts and experiencesA Twitter user called Conservative MP Louise Mensch "a typical soulless rich whore"; TV critic AA Gill said Professor Mary Beard is "too ugly for TV"; a tweet allegedly...
The conversation: Why is there so much misogyny online?

Violentacrez Takes to Reddit to Solicit Sympathy, PayPal Donations

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(Photo: Gawker) Violentacrez, a notorious Reddit user who moderated controversial subreddits like Creepshots and Jailbait, was revealed by Gawker on Friday to be a Texas-based IT worker named Michael Brusch. Adrian Chen’s post, “Unmasking Reddit’s Violentacrez, The Biggest Troll on the Web,” painstakingly detailed Mr. Brusch’s dark online history–including the fact...
Violentacrez Takes to Reddit to Solicit Sympathy, PayPal Donations

Small objects blazing a path through Saturn's F ring

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From a distance, Saturn's rings look flawlessly smooth, as if they've been in their current state indefinitely. But as the Voyager and Cassini probes have witnessed, the rings are incredibly dynamic. Small moons shepherd the ice and dust that comprise the rings, providing them with structure. At the same...
Small objects blazing a path through Saturn's F ring

Press Start: Criterion hints at new direction, tax breaks under investigation and more

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Plus, Remember Me and gender equality, Battlefield developer rejects motion controls and indie festival sets sail in East LondonA selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.New Criterion IP 'is not a racing game' | CVG UKExpecting another Need For Speed reboot? You might be disappointed:Criterion, the EA-owned Guildford...
Press Start: Criterion hints at new direction, tax breaks under investigation and more
Dark matter is the thread connecting galaxy clusters

If we don't create some standards for app discovery and promotion, users are going to lose faith

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The recent hype around the removal of Appgratis from the iOS App Store has ignited a debate about app discovery and promotion and its importance to both users and developers. There are simply way too many apps for our little minds to process (and fingers to digest) and consumers need...
If we don't create some standards for app discovery and promotion, users are going to lose faith

7 ways Comcast is killing the cable killers

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Comcast Tower We’re at a flashpoint in the evolution of television, and the battle lines are getting clearer. We have the pay TV providers who want to keep their high-dollar cable packages going even as broadband has the potential to break their bundle of channels. We also have content companies,...
7 ways Comcast is killing the cable killers

Headshot Science: Faces Too Close Perceived As Less Attractive, Trustworthy, And Competent

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Your makeup, hair, and clothing look fabulous, and the lighting is just right. But, that neatly planned headshot or cute self-pic may ignore an important factor in how people judge trustworthiness, attractiveness, and competence: distance from the camera. “It turns out that faces photographed quite close-up are geometrically warped,...
Headshot Science: Faces Too Close Perceived As Less Attractive, Trustworthy, And Competent

Economist: Copyright Is An Antiquated Relic That Has No Place In The Digital Age

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For many years I've been pointing out the basics of economics concerning concepts like "free" and the importance of marginal cost to pricing in an efficient market. After one such recent post, I got an angry email from a college professor who has worked in the entertainment industry for many...
Economist: Copyright Is An Antiquated Relic That Has No Place In The Digital Age
Diluting the scientific method: Ars looks at homeopathy (again)
BLOOMBERG SPYING SCANDAL ESCALATES: Reporters Used Terminals To Spy On JPMorgan During 'London Whale' Disaster
Facebook's fake-name resistance grows as users skirt the rules
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