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Google's multiplayer Super Sync Sports uses mobile devices to control a fun desktop browser game
Modern Warfare 3's latest content explores the game's story

Council Tax – consumer app of the week

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Discover how much council tax you will pay on a potential house purchase, or simply snoop on your neighbours and colleaguesApp: Council TaxBy: Henry WoodsendPrice: FreeAvailable on: iOS 4.0 or laterWhat is it?An app to search for council tax bands and pricing information on individual properties and postcodes, sourced from...
Council Tax – consumer app of the week

Daily Diversion: This Kid's Hip-Hop Skills Wildly Surpass Our Own

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Daily Diversion: This Kid's Hip-Hop Skills Wildly Surpass Our Own
Messaging App GroupMe Gets Into Commerce (No, Really!)

Facebook's Privacy Day Diversion

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Clever Facebook. The social network has the media singing its praises as a civil rights champion on the same day that it shuffles its privacy policy. Facebook is making headlines today that say it might sue employers who force job seekers to turn over passwords. Respected tech-blog Ars Technica,...
Facebook's Privacy Day Diversion

Facebook Outage On Tuesday Causes Frenzy On Twitter (FB)

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People stampeded Twitter on Tuesday to laugh, joke and shake their fists at Facebook. Facebook suffered a mysterious outage that affected users all over the world for a few hours. People sent Tweets with the hashtags #facebookdown and #facebook to talk about it. Some people could  log into Facebook, but...
Facebook Outage On Tuesday Causes Frenzy On Twitter (FB)

Obama Calls iPad a Distraction and Diversion

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United States President Barack Obama, during a speech today at Hampton University, criticized the use of gadgets like Apple’s iPad and iPod touch and called these devices a “distraction” and “diversion” for the nation , specially for the students. He further said in his speech, to the students of...
Obama Calls iPad a Distraction and Diversion
A punch-card pinup girl may be the world's first computer art, and the first computer porn
Want to acquire a gaming app? DrawChat could be yours for a few thousand

Clarion Next Gate brings iPhone apps (and distractions) to your windshield

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Clarion is primarily known for its aftermarket car audio and navigation solutions, but it's increasingly moving into the realm of smartphone integration. Looking to court iPhone users who'd appreciate the connectivity and convenience of Pioneer's AppRadio, but don't care to fuss with the installation, Clarion's Next Gate can be...
Clarion Next Gate brings iPhone apps (and distractions) to your windshield

The Student’s Guide To Using Facebook During Exam Time

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For many college students, exams are right around the corner. Late nights, pots of coffee, and piles of textbooks loom on the horizon. There is so much stress around exam time that it’s necessary to give yourself a break every once in a while, and increasingly students are turning to...
The Student’s Guide To Using Facebook During Exam Time

The Wii U Is The Most Fun I've Had With A Game Console Ever

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I've had relatively limited experience with console video games, so keep that in mind when I tell you the following: the Wii U is the most fun I've ever had playing games on a console hooked up to my TV. I'm emphasizing fun. Not necessarily the best graphics (which are...
The Wii U Is The Most Fun I've Had With A Game Console Ever

Elon Musk calls NY Times review of the Tesla Model S 'fake,' citing vehicle log data as proof

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Following a less than enthusiastic review of the Tesla Model S vehicle in the New York Times, Tesla founder Elon Musk has publicly responded. According to several tweets, log data from the vehicle indicates that the reviewer in question, John Broder, did not test the car as he reported. Here are the...
Elon Musk calls NY Times review of the Tesla Model S 'fake,' citing vehicle log data as proof
450 million lines of code say large open source and small closed source software projects are worst quality

Another Java flaw exploited, security researchers warn

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A new exploit for a previously unknown and unpatched Java vulnerability is being actively used by attackers to infect computers with malware, according to researchers from security firm FireEye. "We observed successful exploitation against browsers that have Java v1.6 Update 41 and Java v1.7 Update 15 installed," FireEye researchers...
Another Java flaw exploited, security researchers warn
Sonic screw driver? I have a sonic laser

This is the Modem World: Why we troll

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Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. Back when the PlayStation 2 was the world's most popular game console, the original Xbox was struggling to gain a post-Halo audience and the GameCube was a cute diversion...
This is the Modem World: Why we troll

Seattle financial advisor indicted for funneling $46M into his startup ventures

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Scales of Justice. Photo via Eric the Fish Mark Spangler, a 57-year-old Seattle financial advisor who formerly served as head of the National Association of Personal Finance Advisors, was indicted today on 23 counts of fraud and money laundering. Spangler is accused of orchestrating a scheme between 2003 and 2011 in...
Seattle financial advisor indicted for funneling $46M into his startup ventures
Fighting words: Apple's 'Post-PC' and Microsoft's 'PC Plus' were never that different

5 ways LinkedIn can freshen up for 2012

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Unlike some aficionados of social media, I’m actually a big fan of LinkedIn and use it on a regular basis either as part of group discussions or for often useful direct conversations – both of which I think it handles well. However it can’t be denied that, despite its IPO...
5 ways LinkedIn can freshen up for 2012

Larry Ellison On Sun Ex-CEO: Blogging Was Silly Diversion. http://r2.ly/52ib

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Larry Ellison On Sun Ex-CEO: Blogging Was Silly Diversion. http://r2.ly/52ib

_why resurfaces, posts a programmer's 'House of Leaves,' disappears again

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It may have been a while since you’ve heard the name _why. Or why the lucky stiff. Or Jonathan Gillette, the given name of the celebrated Ruby programmer/writer/cartoonist who completely erased his online presence in 2009. Five years later, his site came back online with a cryptic, one-line puzzle:...
_why resurfaces, posts a programmer's 'House of Leaves,' disappears again
McAfee says cyber threats against U.S. banks is a real, "credible threat"

The DeanBeat: Does it make sense for game developers to publish on the doomed BlackBerry?

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Making games for the BlackBerry makes a little sense, but it’s more of a diversion, not a long-term occupation. If you’re doing it, you have to ask why. Do you have nothing better to do with your time? That is not a disrespectful question, but a practical one. Opportunity...
The DeanBeat: Does it make sense for game developers to publish on the doomed BlackBerry?

Make nonsense mouse strokes look like art with Silk Web app

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Facebook is a weird place. Most of the time, it's filled with passive-agreement statements and photos of people you barely recognize. Once in a while, however, you stumble over things like Silk. Yuri Vishnevsky's gorgeous experiment in generative art is an absolutely enthralling little diversion that will, more likely...
Make nonsense mouse strokes look like art with Silk Web app

Texting App GroupMe Gets Into Group Buying And Launches 'Experiences'

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GroupMe is moving beyond group texts and into the group buying space with the launch of Experiences.The startup, which was acquired by Skype for ~ $80 million one year after its launch, is curating things for people to do in New York. Unlike Groupon, the sales aren't for hundreds of...
Texting App GroupMe Gets Into Group Buying And Launches 'Experiences'
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