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Lillyhammer (or: 'Paulie in Norway') now streaming on Netflix

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Lillyhammer, Netflix's first original series (shortly to be followed by the probably awful remake of House of Cards and Arrested Development Series 4) commenced streaming today. Little Steven (Van Zandt, of E-Street Band and Sopranos fame) plays wholly against type as a mafioso despatched by the witness protection program...
Lillyhammer (or: 'Paulie in Norway') now streaming on Netflix

“The Hacker Company”: Facebookers Snag A Vintage Sign For New HQ

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It all started last April when former Facebook engineer Chris Putnam (of  fame) was visiting his girlfriend’s mom in Lake City, FL and saw the striking sign — ‘The Hacker Company.” Putnam, who had left Facebook in August 2010 to do his own thing, felt an immediate affinity for the...
“The Hacker Company”: Facebookers Snag A Vintage Sign For New HQ

'Star Trek' in the White House: Obama and Uhura go Vulcan

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Actress Nichelle Nichols of Lt. Uhura fame posts a photo of she and the president flashing the Vulcan salute in the Oval Office. [Read more]...
'Star Trek' in the White House: Obama and Uhura go Vulcan

Daily deals, but better ones: Mindwork Labs lands $780,000 to jumpstart MyDeals.com

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London-based Mindwork Labs is trying to make the daily deals you receive from across the Web more relevant to you, and has secured £500,000 (roughly $780,000) to make it happen under the name MyDeals.com, a domain they’ve just purchased from Marchex for an undisclosed amount. The money comes from UK...
Daily deals, but better ones: Mindwork Labs lands $780,000 to jumpstart MyDeals.com

Airtime’s Android app to launch within four weeks, says Sean Parker

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If you’re a fan of the new browser-based video chatting application Airtime, and you want to know when you access the service and chat with friends and other users on your smartphone, you won’t have to wait any longer than about four weeks. That’s according to the company’s co-founder Sean...
Airtime’s Android app to launch within four weeks, says Sean Parker

Samsung airs raucous Glee-inspired Galaxy Note ad during Super Bowl

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Samsung's been teasing its Super Bowl spot for the upcoming Galaxy Note for a solid week now, but did it live up to the hype? Directed by Bobby Farrelly of Farrelly Brothers fame (There's Something About Mary), the ad starts out as many of Samsung's other recent ads have...
Samsung airs raucous Glee-inspired Galaxy Note ad during Super Bowl

For Your Programmer’s Arsenal: A Working Clippy For Any Web Page

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You’re hitting deadline and you want to add that special something that will totally know your web app out of the park. Do you add rounded corners? A Tweet This button? No, motherlover, you add Clippy JS. Clippy JS, made by Smore, is a cute little bit of Javascript code...
For Your Programmer’s Arsenal: A Working Clippy For Any Web Page

Google's Vic Gundotra tries Project Glass on for size

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Looks like we're starting to get a little insight into Google's Project Glass testing process. Seems like the augmented reality glasses need to make their way onto every head on the Google staff, before the company feels confident moving ahead with them. First we caught sight of co-founder Sergey...
Google's Vic Gundotra tries Project Glass on for size

Sony makes a patent move for Kinect style controller

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We're not suggesting Sony has a Kinect style controller coming soon, but it certainly filed a patent for one. The application for a "User-Driven Three-Dimensional Interactive Gaming Environment" was initially logged in October last year by Richard Marks of PlayStation Eye fame. The controller can "determine when to interact...
Sony makes a patent move for Kinect style controller

Engadget Giveaway: win a limited edition Sonos Play:3 and ZoneBridge, courtesy of Sonos!

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We're not settling down after last weekend's crazy pair of giveaways -- in fact, we're just getting started! When it comes to bragging rights, a solid limited edition product to show off can't be beat, especially when it's a highly coveted Sonos system. New York artist / musician Hisham...
Engadget Giveaway: win a limited edition Sonos Play:3 and ZoneBridge, courtesy of Sonos!

WordPress sees 250% increase in imports from Posterous after acquisition by Twitter

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As we reported yesterday, the short-form blogging platform Posterous has sold to Twitter, only 19 days after denying any sale plans. Considering Twitter’s fame in acqui-hiring startups and shutting them down, it didn’t take long for Posterous’ users to start looking for alternative options. One of them is WordPress, which...
WordPress sees 250% increase in imports from Posterous after acquisition by Twitter
CBS orders Groupon sitcom featuring 'Superbad' star
Linus Torvalds, Linux creator, turned down job offer from Steve Jobs

Season 1 of Netflix’s first original series ‘Lilyhammer’ is now live

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The debut season of Netflix’s first original series “Lilyhammer” is now available on demand to all Netflix “Watch Instantly” subscribers. All eight episodes of the series’ first season can be streamed beginning Tuesday, and the show is available in high definition. Lilyhammer is the first in a string of...
Season 1 of Netflix’s first original series ‘Lilyhammer’ is now live

OH NO: Justin Bieber Is On The Cover Of Forbes...For Investing In Startups

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"I wana be a billionaire, so, so bad. Buy all of the things I never had. I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine..." Bieber sings to the Forbes staff as he shoots the June cover. Yes, you read that right. Bieber, dressed in a suit, will grace the...
OH NO: Justin Bieber Is On The Cover Of Forbes...For Investing In Startups

‘Micro-publishing’ startup Checkthis picks up $910,000 in seed funding to help fuel its public beta

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This morning, Checkthis announced that it has raised a $910,000 seed round. The funding closed in May, with the round ending oversubscribed. The company began the fundraising process in January, and the round was led by Lerer Ventures, with Index Ventures, SV Angel, Betaworks, Seedcamp, and various angel investors taking part....
‘Micro-publishing’ startup Checkthis picks up $910,000 in seed funding to help fuel its public beta

Tech21 uses non-Newtonian fluid to protect your mobile devices with science

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This post is part of a series sponsored by Internet Explorer 9. Learn more here. Missed the tweet and just now seeing this post? Pin this page in IE9 to see all of the content as it happens. I’ll be the first to admit that I rolled my eyes...
Tech21 uses non-Newtonian fluid to protect your mobile devices with science

DIY 'Descriptive Camera' captures images, prints out prose

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Have you ever wished that cameras could capture not only an image of the scene in front of them, but also describe it to you in plain English? Ok, what if it bypassed the whole "photo" thing and just spit out a slip of paper with words on it?...
DIY 'Descriptive Camera' captures images, prints out prose

Who needs Groupon when you can run your own daily deals with Privy?

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Groupon’s success has been quite the roller coaster ride, and since then so many companies have launched just to snag a piece of trending fame that I’ve grown tired of the entire space. Most daily deal sites are merely clones of something I never found that interesting in the first...
Who needs Groupon when you can run your own daily deals with Privy?

Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast with special guest Chris Davies, live at 5PM ET!

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After a weeklong hiatus, we've been aching to get back on the mics and speak our minds about all the crazy stuff going on in the world of mobile. And Myriam and Brad aren't going it alone: they're bringing Chris Davies of Slashgear fame (or is it infame?) to...
Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast with special guest Chris Davies, live at 5PM ET!
New York Hardware Buffs Weigh In On China, Embracing Niches, And How To Start Making Things

DJ Shadow distributes through BitTorrent... and gets paid for it

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Two years ago, DJ Shadow told his fans that "I won't give my art away". Now he's become the latest and most high-profile musician to distribute a 'bundle' of music and content through a partnership with BitTorrent. Yes, for free. There's a big difference to previous BitTorrent campaigns by Counting...
DJ Shadow distributes through BitTorrent... and gets paid for it

You're calling that a troll? Are you winding me up? | James Ball

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Real trolling can have charm – a childish, even funny act of provocation. It's certainly never used to include vicious abuse"When I use a word,' said Humpty Dumpty to Alice, of Wonderland fame, "it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less." The words of...
You're calling that a troll? Are you winding me up? | James Ball

You've Got Facebook Fans, Now What? Booshaka Raises $1M To Ensure Your Posts Earn You Money

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It doesn’t matter if you have one million Facebook fans if they never see your news feed posts. That’s why SV Angel, Founders Fund Angel, and more have backed a $1 million Series A for news feed optimization service Booshaka, which is also launching a big product update today. The...
You've Got Facebook Fans, Now What? Booshaka Raises $1M To Ensure Your Posts Earn You Money

That Was Fast: iOS 6 Developer Beta Has Already Been Jailbroken

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Apple’s Scott Forstall officially introduced the world to iOS 6 less than 24 hours ago, and already it seems like an intrepid hacker has managed to jailbreak it. MuscleNerd (of iPhone Dev Team fame) announced from his Twitter account earlier this morning that he managed to jailbreak a 4th generation...
That Was Fast: iOS 6 Developer Beta Has Already Been Jailbroken

Do You Want 500,000 Twitter Followers? This Game Will Make It Happen

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Do you want 500,000 followers on Twitter? How about 1 million? What about 22 million? Adam Ludwin, an associate at RRE Ventures, along with some developers built a side project called "Fame" to make that happen. Fame is a viral Twitter game that's supposed to give a random user...
Do You Want 500,000 Twitter Followers? This Game Will Make It Happen

Larry laid to rest as new Twitter bird takes flight

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Larry Bird is dead. No, not the basketball legend of Celtics fame, but the other Bird. Twitter’s practically iconic Larry the Bird, the little blue symbol of the information network for the past six years, has been buried and replaced by a newborn Twitter bird. Twitter revealed the simplified,...
Larry laid to rest as new Twitter bird takes flight

The 11 Winners of New York City’s Third BigApps Contest

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Ninety-six apps were submitted to the New York City BigApps competition, a city-run contest that encourages developers to play with government data. The winning apps were eligible to earn up to $50,000 in prize money as well as fame, fortune, and two NY Tech Meetup demo slots, two TechStars finalist spots,...
The 11 Winners of New York City’s Third BigApps Contest
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A Surgical Implant for Seeing Colors Through Sound

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Neil Harbisson, a colorblind European artist who has gained fame as a cyborg who "sees" colors through sound, is planning to have an operation that will fuse his listening device to his skull. Since 2004 he has worn a series of devices that translate color into sound....
A Surgical Implant for Seeing Colors Through Sound
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