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5 Ways to Reduce Social Media Distractions and Be More Productive

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Scott Belsky studies exceptionally productive people and teams in the creative world. He is the Founder and CEO of Behance, oversees The 99% think tank, and is the author of Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming The Obstacles Between Vision & Reality (Portfolio, April 2010).Those of us who are social media-savvy...
5 Ways to Reduce Social Media Distractions and Be More Productive

Autonomous Wave Glider bot launched to track sharks, beam real-time data to your iPhone and iPad

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When they're not breaking world records, fuel-hating Wave Glider seabots like to indulge in other hobbies, like shark tracking. One of the vessels has just been launched off the coast near San Francisco (vid after the break), adding a mobile worker to the existing local network of buoy-mounted receivers....
Autonomous Wave Glider bot launched to track sharks, beam real-time data to your iPhone and iPad
Space-based clouds of atoms: Future gravitational wave detector

RT @markusdan: RT @globalthoughtz What is Apple’s fascination with the magic time of 9.42? http://bit.ly/d1gSjZ

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RT @markusdan: RT @globalthoughtz What is Apple’s fascination with the magic time of 9.42? http://bit.ly/d1gSjZ
Life, death, and Mars: The New Yorker's definitive account of the Curiosity rover
Trello versus Asana

Google Books scanning errors turned into works of art

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Andrew Norman Wilson got a lot of attention last year for his Workers Leaving the Googleplex video, which depicted a little-known group of contractors at Google’s HQ, charged with doing the scanning that feeds Google’s mission to digitize every book that it possibly can. While Wilson lost his own contractor...
Google Books scanning errors turned into works of art

Siri or not, Microsoft aims to beat Apple with better breadth

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Craig Mundie. (Microsoft file photo) Earlier this week, Microsoft’s research and strategy chief Craig Mundie and other execs spent the day showing reporters some of the company’s latest research in areas including natural user interfaces, machine learning and data analysis. It was futuristic stuff, and the resulting coverage generated lots...
Siri or not, Microsoft aims to beat Apple with better breadth

Vitali Klitschko wants crack at Haye

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As he prepares to face Dereck Chisora, the clock is ticking for the heavyweight champion from Ukraine and he fears time is running out for a showdown with HayeVitali Klitschko has a recurring dream. And in that dream, he can see his future. The problem for the best heavyweight in...
Vitali Klitschko wants crack at Haye

New Manchester blog on Tumblr builds picture of the city's people

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Who needs The Sartorialist? Deansgate and Liverpool Road have as much fascination as New York or Milan. Allan Russell introduces an online gallery which could get to include...YouA new blog billing itself as 'a cafe window for Manchester' and showing off the city's people in all their many forms and...
New Manchester blog on Tumblr builds picture of the city's people

Google's Amit 'Mr. Search' Singhal talks Knowledge Graph, says that Star Trek was an early influencer

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In a great story from the Guardian, Amit Singhal talks about the Knowledge Graph and Google’s moves to create the Semantic Web. While the whole article is worth a read, I found the following passage interesting… Google’s Mr Search, Amit Singhal, has likewise come a long way to get here....
Google's Amit 'Mr. Search' Singhal talks Knowledge Graph, says that Star Trek was an early influencer

Path's New Search Engine Is Actually A Social Time Machine

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"One thing we've heard a lot from our users is that they'd really like to relive their old moments," says Nate Johnson, Path's VP of marketing. "That need for nostalgia--it's an innate human trait." This week, Facebook's mobile photo-sharing network Instagram experienced a massive public fallout due to its...
Path's New Search Engine Is Actually A Social Time Machine

Why Is Everyone Focused on Zuckerberg's Hoodie?

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Over the last two days, there has been a great deal of mud-slinging and hand-wringing about the significance of what Mark Zuckerberg, 27, the chief of executive of Facebook, wore when he went courting would-be investors in New York. Why the fascination and why did some take offense?...
Why Is Everyone Focused on Zuckerberg's Hoodie?

Today's Scuttlebot: Super Bowl Tech, and Listening With Google Glass

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Monday, selections include our fascination with apps and other things based on the phenomenon of the loop, a collection of looks at social media, the Internet and the Super Bowl and...
Today's Scuttlebot: Super Bowl Tech, and Listening With Google Glass

Endearing "How's Your News?" Goes The ECommerce Route With $5 Downloads

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How’s Your News began 15 years ago when a set of developmentally disabled adults hopped on a bus and travelled around the country interviewing folks on the street. The mixture of charm, astuteness, and fascination with the little things that these reporters exhibited has always been great fun and their...
Endearing "How's Your News?" Goes The ECommerce Route With $5 Downloads

The 20 Characters You'll Meet on Every Neighborhood Email List

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It’s a uniquely engaged citizen who turns up at a neighborhood meeting scheduled at the same time as the Mad Men season premiere to debate a recent spate of car break-ins on Main Street. Much less engagement is required, naturally, to fire off an angry email on the same subject....
The 20 Characters You'll Meet on Every Neighborhood Email List

IRL: iPod Classic and the WhoSounds TARDIS Bluetooth Speaker

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Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. It wasn't our intention to run a nostalgia-themed IRL on Memorial Day, but here we are....
IRL: iPod Classic and the WhoSounds TARDIS Bluetooth Speaker
Lexus highlights autonomous, "perceiving" car to reduce on-road fatalities
Apple judgment aftershocks: An unforeseen winner emerges

City Council Member Fired For Playing Farmville

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A City Council member was voted off of his council last week because he ignored his chairman’s warnings and continued to play Farmville during meetings. This occured in the Plovdiv City Council in Bulgaria and has become a news fascination in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. He defended himself by...
City Council Member Fired For Playing Farmville
Brave Businesses Buy Into Bitcoins: Is It A Bubble?

Pocket Factory: It’s a Dirty Job, but Someone’s Got to Do It, Dispatch #2

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Products! Products! Products! Such is the thought flooding my head as we move into our fourth hour at the Victoria flea market without selling a gosh-darn thing. Our printers are cranking away merrily, we’ve got a crowd hovering around, captivated, and Bilal, Ilan, and I are chatting up the...
Pocket Factory: It’s a Dirty Job, but Someone’s Got to Do It, Dispatch #2

NYT claims Apple has dallied with investing 'hundreds of millions' in Twitter

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Apple has been on a social networking kick lately, what with Twitter's footings in iOS 5 and OS X Mountain Lion as well as Facebook's upcoming presence in iOS 6. From what the New York Times hears, that fascination could become more of a fixation. The company has reportedly...
NYT claims Apple has dallied with investing 'hundreds of millions' in Twitter

Tools For Spying On Your Competitor's Display Ads

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Just go ahead and admit it. We’ve all had a fascination with spies since we were kids. That’s why we flock to spy movies like Mission Impossible and secretly pretend we could live a life as adventurous as Jason Bourne and James Bond. So maybe that’s why we look for...
Tools For Spying On Your Competitor's Display Ads

Nokia Nabs Novarra for Better Browsing on Low-end Phones

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Nokia said today that it has agreed to purchase Novarra — a Chicago company that attempts to deliver a faster browsing experience for feature phones — for an undisclosed amount. I covered Novarra two years ago in a story about the rush of companies attempting to deliver a build once/run...
Nokia Nabs Novarra for Better Browsing on Low-end Phones

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh Says You Can't Have An Agenda With Everyone You Meet

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Tony Hsieh is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded Zappos, the online shoe and clothing retailer he now runs. He's also co-founder of the Downtown Project, which is seeking to revitalize Las Vegas's downtown. He spoke with Inc. reporter Issie Lapowsky: "My fascination with serendipity started in college. I think for...
Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh Says You Can't Have An Agenda With Everyone You Meet

Apple designer Jonathan Ive "winced" over some Apple design choices

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Apple's prized product designer Jonathan ("Jony") Ive is a constant source of fascination among the press—doubly so after the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Though Ive appears with relative frequency in news articles and documentaries, interest in his design philosophy has never let up. Perhaps that is because Ive has always...
Apple designer Jonathan Ive "winced" over some Apple design choices

At I/O, Google Will Be Tracking Things Like Nose Level And Air Quality With Hundreds Of Arduino-Based Sensors

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If you’re attending Google I/O this week, you will be a part of an experiment from the Google Cloud Platform Developer Relations team. On its blog today, the team outlined its plan to gather a bunch of environmental information happening around you as you meander around the Moscone Center. In...
At I/O, Google Will Be Tracking Things Like Nose Level And Air Quality With Hundreds Of Arduino-Based Sensors
On The Verge, Episode 011: Oblong's John Underkoffler, RIM's Thorsten Heins, and more!

Woz: Maybe Microsoft is a different company now

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At the Entel Summit in Chile, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak expresses his fascination with Microsoft's new machine, as well as the future of tech and Google Glasses. [Read more]...
Woz: Maybe Microsoft is a different company now
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