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Card Lust: A Beautiful Excuse to Send Digital Notes

3 Reasons Geocoded Tweets Haven’t Caught On and 2 Reasons Not to Worry

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Last August was when Twitter first announced it would offer geocoded tweets. With it, user locations are tied to their updates. That feature was rolled out in November. Two months later comes word that it’s getting very little use. TheNextWeb reports that less than one-fourth of one percent of all...
3 Reasons Geocoded Tweets Haven’t Caught On and 2 Reasons Not to Worry
THUS SPOKE ZUCKERBERG: 15 Quotes That Define The Facebook CEO's Life (FB)
HTC CEO Peter Chou Reflects On A Rough 2012, Says 2013 "Won't Be Too Bad"

The Cake Copyright Is A Lie; Safeway Just Doesn't Want To Be Mocked

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A few folks have sent in this story on the blog of the wonderful (and super popular) site Cake Wrecks, which (as the name suggests) highlights hilariously bad cake designs, supposedly done by "professionals." Not surprisingly, the site is well known among those who wield cake decorating bags. However, some...
The Cake Copyright Is A Lie; Safeway Just Doesn't Want To Be Mocked

Xobni’s BlackBerry App Is Just An Excuse To Sync Your Contacts Through Xobni One

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It took almost a year, but Xobni finally released its email app for the Blackberry. It works as a standalone app integrated with the email on your Blackberry, but similar to Xobni’s Outlook plugin, it ranks your contacts by importance and pulls in social data from Facebook, LinkedIn and...
Xobni’s BlackBerry App Is Just An Excuse To Sync Your Contacts Through Xobni One

Inkling squeezes interactive ebooks onto your iPhone

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After schooling the publishing industry on how interactive ebooks could be tackled on the iPad, Inkling is now focusing on the iPhone’s much smaller screen with its latest release. Inkling 3.0 brings the company’s extensive library of digital textbooks, cookbooks, and Frommer’s travel guides to the iPhone and iPod...
Inkling squeezes interactive ebooks onto your iPhone

The dock is dead: Best wireless speakers for the iPhone

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Apple's decision to move from the venerable 30-pin iPod/iPhone port to the new, smaller -- and incompatible -- Lightning connector is a good excuse to ditch charging docks altogether. It's time to go wireless. [Read more]...
The dock is dead: Best wireless speakers for the iPhone

Ubuntu team closes its original 'bug:' Microsoft's majority of PC market share

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When Ubuntu Linux was still in development back in August 2004, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth filed a tongue-in-cheek first bug: that Microsoft had a majority of PC market share. Little did he realize that he'd have an excuse to cross that bug off the list in 2013. Since computing...
Ubuntu team closes its original 'bug:' Microsoft's majority of PC market share

Watch Reddit's Biggest Troll Defend Himself

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Michael Brutsch, a 49-year-old man who posted on Reddit under the name Violentacrez until Gawker's Adrian Chen outed him, went on Anderson Cooper 360 to defend himself on camera for the first time. Brutsch's Reddit persona became famous for creating offensive subreddits, most notably r/jailbait. It was Brutsch's masterwork,...
Watch Reddit's Biggest Troll Defend Himself

Here Are Some Of The Crazy Things People Would Do With Google's Computerized Glasses (GOOG)

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Google is on the hunt for creative, unique individuals to test out Google Glass, its Internet-connected headset. But the clock is ticking for the general public to convince Google that they're the right person for the Glass Explorer program.  Last week, Google started accepting applications for everyday people to join...
Here Are Some Of The Crazy Things People Would Do With Google's Computerized Glasses (GOOG)

Men's body parts need Carlton Draught beer

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"Your weenis, your weenis, it's wrinkly and it's pink. Your weenis, your weenis, it's not what you might think!" That's just one lyrical sampling from Clemenger BBDO's musical "Any Excuse" campaign for Carlton Draught, a sub-brand of Aussie brewer Fosters. In these seven superbly silly clips, a goofy post-modern...
Men's body parts need Carlton Draught beer

Russian AntiVirus Maker Wants to Make You Batman For a Day

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But first, don’t forget to download all your patches! (Photo: CinemaBlend) This week, in questionable partnerships: The antivirus makers at Kaspersky Labs have teamed up with The Dark Knight Rises for “The People of Gotham City Sweepstakes.” The winner gets to be Batman for a day (though without the onerous crime-fighting responsibilities), because why...
Russian AntiVirus Maker Wants to Make You Batman For a Day

Audi hits up Inrix to add parking spot finder to Audi Connect dash systems

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While there are smartphones apps that take some of the hassle out of finding parking, Audi's bringing similar time- and frustration-saving features to a different screen in your ride, through its Audi Connect infotainment systems. Announced at the Telematics Detroit conference, Audi is tapping Inrix's parking spot data so...
Audi hits up Inrix to add parking spot finder to Audi Connect dash systems

Microsoft Surface Pro coming to the UK on May 23rd starting at £719

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Microsoft has a good excuse for the Surface Pro's late arrival in the UK: the company claims that demand in the US stripped its cupboards bare, leaving nothing but RT crumbs to sell on this side of the Atlantic. In any case, Redmond tells us that a date has...
Microsoft Surface Pro coming to the UK on May 23rd starting at £719

Apple fixes potentially deadly Maps error, but countless others may remain

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It can’t be said enough times: iPhone users who rely on Apple (AAPL) Maps do so at their own peril. Jacqui Cheng at Ars Technica notes that although Apple has fixed the mistake in its Maps application that left several Australians stranded in the middle of a national park with no access...
Apple fixes potentially deadly Maps error, but countless others may remain

At last, an excuse: Tetris eases long-term stress

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At last, an excuse: Tetris eases long-term stress

What It's Like Spending A Week In Vegas Covering The Largest Trade Show In The World

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I've been home in New York for three days and I'm still feeling the effects of my week in Vegas. My throat is sore. My lungs are congested. My nose is drippy. I caught that mythical CES bug after being packed in the Las Vegas Convention Center with 150,000 other...
What It's Like Spending A Week In Vegas Covering The Largest Trade Show In The World

Facebook Likes Just Got Cray Cray

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In light of its impending multi-billion-dollar IPO, its user base of 900 million and its increasingly sprawling design and user experience, some people have come to believe that Facebook has gone crazy. Excuse me, “cray cray.” What’s more, even though it’s only two-odd years old, Facebook’s “Like” button is now...
Facebook Likes Just Got Cray Cray

Facebook Says Game Play Has Grown 8 Percent So Far This Year (ZNGA, FB)

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Remember how Zynga basically blamed Facebook for its lousy quarter? Mark Pincus and company had better find another excuse. At a game-developers conference in Europe, Facebook representatives said that game-playing on its website was actually up significantly, countering the notion that game play was shifting over to mobile. Now more...
Facebook Says Game Play Has Grown 8 Percent So Far This Year (ZNGA, FB)

Considering the Move from an iPhone 4S to Windows Phone Titan

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Judie: I recently reviewed the Nokia Lumia 710; even though the lower-end phone's hardware wasn't the greatest, I came away with a new respect for the Windows Phone operating system. About a week later, Dan and I were at a Microsoft-sponsored CES dinner where we were both given an...
Considering the Move from an iPhone 4S to Windows Phone Titan

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got Call of Duty 4 on pause

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Jack and Sarah in Tacoma, Washington both spotted this note taped to the window of a coffee shop outside the Fort Lewis military base. While I particularly enjoy the slow build up to the letter’s final crescendo, I’m not sure the manager of the H&R Block across the street would...
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got Call of Duty 4 on pause

ZBoard electric skateboard sneakers-on (video)

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We spotted the dudes behind the ZBoard at TechCrunch Disrupt earlier this week, but we weren't content to just ride the electric skateboard up and down the halls of Pier 94. We asked them to take a walk with us to Washington Square Park so we could take the...
ZBoard electric skateboard sneakers-on (video)
William Shatner calls out Reddit for racism and hate mongering
Quik.io launches with an excuse to stay lazy: Instant streaming between devices
iPad review (4th generation, late 2012)

Introducing Engadget's next giveaway: Five iPhone 5s in five days!

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A lot of you out there have been anxiously awaiting the holidays, and -- more importantly -- an excuse to get your hands on the latest iPhone. In fact, the demand is so high that Apple is still experiencing inventory shortages. We don't want that little niggle getting in...
Introducing Engadget's next giveaway: Five iPhone 5s in five days!

Tomorrow is No Email Day: Ignore your inbox and do something more useful instead

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Looking at your ever-growing inbox and looking for a reason to ignore it? Tomorrow you have that excuse, as it will be the second annual No Email Day. A year ago, UK-based Paul Lancaster declared a No Email Day and managed to get coverage for it everywhere from The Next...
Tomorrow is No Email Day: Ignore your inbox and do something more useful instead
Android is just the beginning: How Bluetooth is preparing for the internet of things

Facebook's iOS Apps Might Be Draining Your Battery Life, So There's Your Excuse to Quit

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The cause all of our problems. One of the biggest flaws of the iPhone is how quickly it runs out of battery life–even when you’re not using it. Now, a German developer might’ve discovered the reason why that’s happening: it’s all Facebook’s fault. If you have the social network’s programs...
Facebook's iOS Apps Might Be Draining Your Battery Life, So There's Your Excuse to Quit
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