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Cambridge Soundworks Oontz XL and Ultra hands-on

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That slick-looking piece of hardware we know you looked at while clicking in here is Cambridge Soundworks' Bluetooth Oontz XL. Also on display was its bigger brother -- at least as far as price and battery is concerned -- the Oontz Ultra. The Oontz XL rings in at $149...
Cambridge Soundworks Oontz XL and Ultra hands-on

Woman Texting Boyfriend Not Liable For The Car Crash He Was In While Texting Back

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A few years ago, we noted the slight trend of people suing mobile operators over car crashes with drivers who were on their phones. Those lawsuits haven't gone very far, but with the rise of "texting while driving" as a big issue these days, someone apparently tried to blame a...
Woman Texting Boyfriend Not Liable For The Car Crash He Was In While Texting Back

Nature Publishing Group Officially Launches New Interactive Textbook

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Last spring I wrote about Nature Publishing Group’s plan for a $49 electronic textbook packed with interactivity and unlimited content updates for life. The original publication date was scheduled for September 1, 2011, but for a variety of reasons the release was pushed back. Today marks the official launch of...
Nature Publishing Group Officially Launches New Interactive Textbook

Weekly Search & Social News: 06/08/2010

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Testing 1-2-3 is this thing on?? It’s time for another edition with ‘7 Days of Search and Social‘ – it was a great week out there last week my friend. There were lots of great posts, videos and of course my fav, patents (Google at least) to keep this geek...
Weekly Search & Social News: 06/08/2010
Facebook Adds “Good Enough” File Sharing To All Groups. Dropbox Should Worry About Long-Term Growth

Are you a Connoisseurian?

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An oddly named line of ranges is set to hit stores this summer. Is it a distraction or is there substance behind it? [Read more]...
Are you a Connoisseurian?

Review: Readability finally gets a gorgeous app on iOS, but was it worth the wait?

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Richard Ziade, founding partner of Readability, is forthright with me about the wait for an official iOS app. “It did take a really long time.” In fact, the official app of the reading platform took over three months from its initial announcement back in November to make it to market....
Review: Readability finally gets a gorgeous app on iOS, but was it worth the wait?

Geeks Without Bounds Organizes Hackathons to help crisis response for Sandy

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Humanitarian tech accelerator Geeks Without Bounds (GWOB) is helping to organize six international hackathons this weekend to aid crisis response for the devastating effects of hurricane Sandy. In conjunction with Crisis Commons, hackers, developers and designers are invited to join Crisis Camps in Boston, DC, Oregon, Auckland, Galway , San Francisco...
Geeks Without Bounds Organizes Hackathons to help crisis response for Sandy
Google Ventures' Joe Kraus: 'We're creating a culture of distraction'

Twitter, Facebook, and Airtime Are Waging War Against The Internet’s Stupidity

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The Web is overrun with dumb hashtags, chart-topping fart apps, and guys just waiting to show you their d*cks. But with this week’s launch of Twitter’s Tailored Trends, Facebook’s App Center, and Airtime’s safety net, some tech companies are fighting back. If you can’t get people to act smarter, at...
Twitter, Facebook, and Airtime Are Waging War Against The Internet’s Stupidity

Businesses Think They 'Get' Social Media. Do You?

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Just a few years ago, social media and mobile marketing were the Wild West of business strategies. On the surface, they offered seemingly ambiguous value and, to the more old-school veterans of branding and advertising, were simply a distraction from the tried-and-true tactics of the pre-social media age. That's all...
Businesses Think They 'Get' Social Media. Do You?

MagicScroll for Chrome lets you read every Web page like a book

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MagicScroll for Chrome wants to transform the way you read online. Typically, you’ll navigate a Web page by using the vertical scroll bar, the scroll wheel on your mouse or perhaps the arrow buttons on your keyboard. But the MagicScroll Web reader transforms each page into a book-like interface, making...
MagicScroll for Chrome lets you read every Web page like a book

How to make reading more like Angry Birds

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Book publishers should make reading books as addictive and habit-forming as playing Angry Birds, said Charles Duhigg, author of “The Power of Habit” (also known as “that book about how Target knew a teenager was pregnant before her dad did”), at the Book Industry Study Group’s “Making Information Pay” conference...
How to make reading more like Angry Birds

Take a crack at it: The top 10 stories you may have missed this week

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Security was a big theme this week, with researchers finding another critical Java vulnerability as well as a command-and-control setup called "Red October" that has been spying on governments. Google also tackled new approaches to the password, using a physical cryptographic card. Our stories this week were wide-ranging, however, so check...
Take a crack at it: The top 10 stories you may have missed this week

Andre Cassagnes, Creator Of The Etch A Sketch, Dead At 86

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What Andre Cassagnes thought of today’s beeping and whirring playrooms we don’t know. We do know that the former electrician, born on September 23, 1926, created his iconic toy after noticing how graphite clung to a thin film of plastic while he was marking up a light switch decal. He...
Andre Cassagnes, Creator Of The Etch A Sketch, Dead At 86

Judge Sides With Greenlight, Blocks Apple From Holding Shareholder Vote On Proposal Over Preferred Stock

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The “silly sideshow” around Greenlight Capital and Apple issuing preferred stock, as Apple CEO Tim Cook put it, will go on according to a ruling today by U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan in NYC today. Sullivan sided with Greenlight Capital manager David Einhorn, blocking Apple from being able to proceed with a...
Judge Sides With Greenlight, Blocks Apple From Holding Shareholder Vote On Proposal Over Preferred Stock

Distraction-free Writing: http://bit.ly/bY8usH

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Distraction-free Writing: http://bit.ly/bY8usH

West Virginia Lawmaker Seeks To Ban Drivers From Wearing Head Mounted Displays Like Google Glass

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I don’t see any problem with this. In short, a West Virginia lawmaker wants to make wearing head mounted displays while driving against the law in his state. The devices would join other banned electronic communication devices like cell phones. The bill, while perhaps a bit laughable at first, is...
West Virginia Lawmaker Seeks To Ban Drivers From Wearing Head Mounted Displays Like Google Glass

Google's Taken a Break From Buyouts So Far This Year

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Google’s appetite for acquisitions seems to have dulled in recent months. After buying 79 companies in 2011, Google hasn’t made a single purchase yet in 2012. In fact, its last acquisition was the restaurant-recommendation app maker Clever Sense, which was announced Dec. 13. A Google spokeswoman confirmed the company hasn’t...
Google's Taken a Break From Buyouts So Far This Year

Waging Guerrilla War Against Online Distractions

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For many people, turning of their Internet connection can ramp up productivity. But if you rely on the web, you need a more precise offensive.A few years ago Cory Doctorow wrote a nice little essay on "Writing in the Age of Distraction" that contains this memorable line: "The biggest impediment...
Waging Guerrilla War Against Online Distractions

Google Launches Mobile Backend Starter, A One-Click Deployable Cloud Backend For Android Apps

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Google today announced the launch of its Mobile Backend Starter that allows Android developers to deploy a basic cloud infrastructure for their apps that runs on Google’s App Engine. Mobile Backend Starter provides developers with a one-click deployable mobile backend and a client-side framework for Android that provides them with...
Google Launches Mobile Backend Starter, A One-Click Deployable Cloud Backend For Android Apps

Square COO resigns over sexual allegations claims

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Ex-Square COO Keith Rabois. Photo via Flickr (Tech Crunch) Square COO Keith Rabois is departing the mobile payments company due to sexual allegations. Rabois penned a blog post about his decision, denying the allegations but saying that he did not want this situation to be a distraction for the company. He...
Square COO resigns over sexual allegations claims

Teaching Style, Not Computers, Appears To Be Biggest Factor In Classroom Distraction

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For many years, we've covered various stories of professors struggling with the idea of students having their laptops open in the classroom. Our argument has always been that the computers themselves are neutral, and it's up to the professors to adapt and make sure their teaching strategies either do a...
Teaching Style, Not Computers, Appears To Be Biggest Factor In Classroom Distraction

A web geek’s round-up for watching the Super Bowl

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The NFL’s Super Bowl championship football game is routinely one of the most watched televised event of the year with over 100 million viewers. But increasingly, people don’t just want to watch the game, they want to interact with it. For me, that means keeping my iPhone and iPad...
A web geek’s round-up for watching the Super Bowl

How A Blogger Made $10,449 Per Hour

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As a reader of my site, you know that I am quite open about this fact: Blogs don’t make money. Businesses make money. And businesses sell things. Seems pretty simple, but most bloggers just fail to comprehend this one. They’ll chase the Adsense fairy for any loose change. To illustrate...
How A Blogger Made $10,449 Per Hour

Instagram Adds Photo Maps, To Save You From Infinite Scrolling Through Food Pics

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Instagram’s new look. (Photo: Instagram’s blog) Guess the tiny team at Instagram (still a mere 14 people) isn’t letting the legal maneuvering around their acquisition become a distraction. The company just released incarnation 3.0 of its mobile photo-sharing app. The crucial change: The addition of Photo Maps, a new feature that will allow users to...
Instagram Adds Photo Maps, To Save You From Infinite Scrolling Through Food Pics

How Can Google's Project Glass Avoid Being an Even Greater Tech Distraction to Human Interaction?

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Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s favorite moment using the futuristic Project Glass prototype was taking a hands-free picture of his son in a moment of joy when he threw him in the air. Glass project manager Steve Lee said he loves that he can see text messages from friends who are...
How Can Google's Project Glass Avoid Being an Even Greater Tech Distraction to Human Interaction?
DoubleTwist releases an elegant alarm clock for Android

The distraction, the tail and the dog

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Your business has a core, a goal, a challenge and a deliverable. There is probably one thing that would transform your project, one success that changes things, one hurdle that's tougher than the others. What's difficult, what would respond to overwhelming attention? That's the core.Getting from here to there involves...
The distraction, the tail and the dog

Tactic for combatting distraction

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Tactic for combatting distraction
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