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The Engadget Interview: Sir Richard Branson on Virgin Galactic and space tourism for the everyman

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It's been a particularly good week for Sir Richard Branson. SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic's sub-orbital peoplecarrier broke the sound barrier for the first time, and Virgin America began service into San Jose, California. Sir Richard was in town to welcome VA's first San Jose arrival, and we jumped at the...
The Engadget Interview: Sir Richard Branson on Virgin Galactic and space tourism for the everyman

Deadlight - preview

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First Blood meets The Walking Dead in this intriguingly grim zombie platformerThe world is over, pretty much. It's 1986 and some sort of cataclysmic infection has wiped out most of North America. Now an everyman survivor must reach a safe house in a bleak, crumbling Seattle as zombie-like victims emerge...
Deadlight - preview

Epic Fail: Barclays' Facebook Debacle Highlighted the Chasm Between the Bank and Its Customers

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In late June, the banking and financial services giant Barclays introduced a fictional character named Dan on its Facebook page. Dan's appearance coincided with the bank facing massive fines for illegally manipulating interest rates. The social media mascot - whose character was, after all, no more honest than those of rate-fixing...
Epic Fail: Barclays' Facebook Debacle Highlighted the Chasm Between the Bank and Its Customers

Microsoft Surface tablets: the differences between Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro models

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Surfaces. Turns out, the plural form of Microsoft's new tablet range rolls off of the tongue with ease, but understanding the differences between the first two models may not be quite as easy -- particularly for the everyman. Two editions -- Surface for Windows RT and Surface for Windows...
Microsoft Surface tablets: the differences between Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro models

Game on: I Am Alive

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Is this the end of the world or an inspiring new start for action gaming?I've come late to the feast for the post-apocalyptic I Am Alive (Xbox 360/PS3). The download-only title was released on Xbox Live earlier this week to absolutely no fanfare whatsoever. It was a quiet, almost apologetic...
Game on: I Am Alive

Microsoft confirms Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing, OEM partners now have final code

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RTM. To the everyman, those three letters may not mean much. To those waiting with bated breath for Microsoft's next operating system, it's a huge milestone worth celebrating. Microsoft has today confirmed that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing, enabling its OEM partners to grab the final code...
Microsoft confirms Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing, OEM partners now have final code
Emaze Raises $800K For The Presentation Sweet Spot Between PowerPoint And Prezi

I Am Alive launch trailer – video

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An apocalyptic event separates an everyman survivor from his family – now he must search their ruined hometown for signs of life...
I Am Alive launch trailer – video

Hotmail hits 5 million downloads on Android in less than 5 months

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Well, we didn’t expect this. Android, a Gmail-focused mobile operating system has proven to be fertile ground for Hotmail. Today, Microsoft announced that it has hit a new belt-notch: The official Hotmail app for Android has reached another milestone this past weekend – over 5 million downloads in less than...
Hotmail hits 5 million downloads on Android in less than 5 months

Windows 8: Not your idea

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With the Consumer Preview (beta) of Windows 8 set to be unveiled (and likely distributed) on February 29th, talk abounds concerning the upcoming operating system. On NeoWin, a trusted source of Microsoft news and also a sounding board for the larger Microsoft fan community, a question was asked today: “I’m...
Windows 8: Not your idea
Samsung Galaxy Camera review

This week's new games

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New Super Mario Bros 2, Nintendo 3DSBorrowing puzzles and power-ups from various Super Mario Bros. episodes, in the latest instalment you can expect ghost houses, desert worlds, ice levels, Mario's flying raccoon tail and boss battles that end with the princess being whisked to yet another castle.There are new ideas,...
This week's new games

Pepsi's Most Successful Viral Video Ever Is Completely Fake

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Last week Pepsi released what is already the 14th most-shared branded video of all time. The spot shows NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon putting on everyman makeup and facial hair, going to a used car dealership in disguise, and then scaring the heck out of an unsuspecting salesman by taking him...
Pepsi's Most Successful Viral Video Ever Is Completely Fake

Drones should be banned from private use, says Google's Eric Schmidt

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Google executive chairman says in Guardian interview that technology has potential to 'democratise the ability to fight war'The use of cheap, miniature "everyman" drones needs to be banned by international treaties before such devices fall into the hands of private users including terrorists, the head of Google has said.In an...
Drones should be banned from private use, says Google's Eric Schmidt

Everything you ever wanted to know about GPS

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The hardware in the sky that makes the Global Positioning System work is a mystery to most of us. You, however, will soon know a lot more about it. After all, why wouldn’t you want to know more about the system that makes all of today’s cool location-based services possible?...
Everything you ever wanted to know about GPS

Backstory: Push A Button, Custom Tailor Your Site For Each And Every Visitor

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We, as website operators (and I say “we” because, well, who doesn’t own a domain or three these days?), know a ridiculous amount about the people visiting our sites. Even if we don’t really try to gather any information, we can generally determine what sort of device the user...
Backstory: Push A Button, Custom Tailor Your Site For Each And Every Visitor

Glasses-free 3DeeScreen augments Windows 7 displays, lets Peter Gabriel get in your eyes

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Glasses-free 3DTVs sporting 4K resolution don't exactly match up to the everyman's budget. Still, the tech needs to trickle down to the masses somehow and it appears Spatial View's keen to take up that three-dimensional, plebeian mantle. Available today, the outfit's inventively titled 3DeeScreen snaps onto 15.6-inch laptops of...
Glasses-free 3DeeScreen augments Windows 7 displays, lets Peter Gabriel get in your eyes

James Joyce's Leopold gets his own book for Bloomsday

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After bringing Ulysses to Twitter in recent years, this year's celebration will see the novel's hero get a book to himself"... well hes beyond everything I declare somebody ought to put him in the budget if I only could remember the half of the things and write a book out...
James Joyce's Leopold gets his own book for Bloomsday
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Redeemed by Meme: Celeb Seeking a Career Boost? Forget Your Agent--Get Thee to the Internet!

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(Photo: Tumblr) Though he is known as the hunky boy next door that made certain girls weak in the knees in the early aughts, James van der Beek, the titular star of the popular teen drama Dawson’s Creek, is an embarrassingly ugly crier. In season three, episode 23 of...
Redeemed by Meme: Celeb Seeking a Career Boost? Forget Your Agent--Get Thee to the Internet!

Basis fitness tracker finally goes on sale for $199, mobile apps still MIA

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Remember the Basis Band, that fitness-tracking wristband that was supposed to come out earlier this year? Well, the company obviously missed its target for an "early 2012" launch, but it's been busy refining the product and publishing intermittent blog posts to let people know how the device has been...
Basis fitness tracker finally goes on sale for $199, mobile apps still MIA

Hangouts On Air: The Google+ Version of Public Access TV

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The beauty of local access TV is that it has always been democratic. Whether you’re a seasoned on-camera vet or just a local yahoo with opinions, there’s little between you and the local TV-watching public. Taking that one step further, Google launched Hangouts On Air on Monday morning, an...
Hangouts On Air: The Google+ Version of Public Access TV

New York Continues Its Trademark Bullying Ways: Threatens Coffee Shop With Bogus Threats

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I recall, a few years ago, filmmaker Kevin Smith talking about how the state of NY demanded money because a background player (I think a dancer) in Clerks II was shown wearing an "I ♥ NJ" t-shirt, and NY, somewhat infamously, holds the trademark on "I ♥ NY." I don't...
New York Continues Its Trademark Bullying Ways: Threatens Coffee Shop With Bogus Threats

Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch review: a solid, if slightly overpriced, mid-range Ultrabook

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More Info Samsung demos Series 5 Ultra Touch and Series 5 Ultra Convertible Ultrabooks, we go hands-on Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch Ultrabook arrives October 26th, starting at $799 Samsung refreshes its mid-range Series 5 Ultrabook with touch; arrives in February for $749+ If you read our latest laptop buyer's...
Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch review: a solid, if slightly overpriced, mid-range Ultrabook

Nikon Just Let Me Use a New Camera

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The folks at Nikon let me try out a D300s camera. It’s a lot more pro-feeling than my Nikon D-60. Honestly, I’m not yet that clever with it. I’m trying it out, and shooting stuff, and they’re giving me little tips so I can try to do better stuff...
Nikon Just Let Me Use a New Camera
Why the unremarkable success story of Dropbox is just so remarkable
Facebook Engineer Turns 5-Year-Olds Into Hackers

DIY Data Science

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In a comment on yesterday's hobbyist post, Pete Griffiths offered "Do It Yourself Data Science" and I really liked that suggestion for a bunch of reasons.I think data science and machine learning (I know they are not the same thing) are going to be a very big part of tech...
DIY Data Science

ArduSat wants to put Arduino satellite, your experiments into orbit

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Short of scoring a spot on the ISS experiment docket, putting your scientific aspirations into orbit can be a bit tricky. Why not try crowdsourcing your way into space? ArduSat's barking up that very tree, asking Kickstarter contributors to help them get a Arduino CubeSat off the ground. Headed...
ArduSat wants to put Arduino satellite, your experiments into orbit
Why Romotive returned to Kickstarter to release version 2.0 of its "robot for everyone"
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