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Meteor injures hundreds in Russia -- reportedly unrelated to asteroid nearing Earth today

Facebook Tags Everyone at F8 with RFID Chips

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Meet your friendly Facebook RFID tag. Here at Facebook’s F8 developer’s conference, each attendee has a small plastic token attached to their badge. Inside the token is an RFID chip. On the back, there’s a ten-character unique ID code. We’ve all been instructed to go to facebook.com/presence and enter...
Facebook Tags Everyone at F8 with RFID Chips

Reddit Announces 'The Munchies,' a 4/20 Awards Event Hosted by Snoop Dogg

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(Photo: Flappity) Reddit’s primary stoner subreddit, r/trees, boasts close to 450,000 subscribers and an untold amount of high lurkers. Apparently, even Snoop Dogg (sorry, Snoop Lion) is a fan: the legendary rapper has signed on to help Reddit with its first official “feel good awards event,” appropriately dubbed The Munchies....
Reddit Announces 'The Munchies,' a 4/20 Awards Event Hosted by Snoop Dogg

A potential clue about Apple's streaming music service surfaces

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Last year multiple reports claimed Apple was working on a “Spotify-like” web radio service, and Bloomberg pegged the debut in the first three months of 2013. Now, some eagle-eyed iPad users may have found some clues that Apple is getting closer to making the service a reality. Using a new...
A potential clue about Apple's streaming music service surfaces

That’s a Lot of Fruit Ninja: Tablet Gaming World Record Set at E3

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Call it extreme but effective promotion on the part of Qualcomm: This week at the E3 videogame conference, a record was set for the longest continuous stretch of game-playing on a tablet. Thirty-two gamers attempted to play the same games for 26 hours straight starting Tuesday and wrapping up yesterday...
That’s a Lot of Fruit Ninja: Tablet Gaming World Record Set at E3

Paul Graham: 37 Y Combinator Companies Have Valuations Of Or Sold For At Least $40M

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Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham just Tweeted an interesting data point about the valuations of YC startups. As of now, Graham says that 37 Y Combinator companies, out of 511 startups, have valuations of or sold for at least $40 million. My first thought when reading Graham’s Tweet was which...
Paul Graham: 37 Y Combinator Companies Have Valuations Of Or Sold For At Least $40M

Parents told to beware children running up huge bills on iPad and iPhone game apps

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Developers are urged to make it less easy for a child to spend hundreds on 'in-app' purchasesParents are being warned to be vigilant with their iPhones and iPads, following increasing reports of children running up bills of hundreds of pounds while playing games such as Playmobil Pirates, Coin Dozer and...
Parents told to beware children running up huge bills on iPad and iPhone game apps

Everyware: Interview with Adam Greenfield, Part 1

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Last week I had the privilege of meeting Adam Greenfield, author of Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing. It's one of my favorite books about the Internet of Things and is still ahead of the curve, even though it was written in 2005 and published in 2006. Greenfield was...
Everyware: Interview with Adam Greenfield, Part 1
The Chromebook Pixel Is The Most Brilliant Laptop You'll Never Buy
Photos of 'Plastic Low-Cost iPhone' Likely an iPhone 5 in a Case

For $35, Sasha Frere-Jones Will Send You Some 'Tokens'

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(Photo: Quarterly.co) You may not have heard of Quarterly, a Los Angeles-based startup that raised $1.25 million last April, but it's business model is no doubt familiar. In the same subscription service vein as Birchbox (or its questionable cousin Dollar Shave Club), Quarterly lets customers sign-up for "wonderful" deliveries curated...
For $35, Sasha Frere-Jones Will Send You Some 'Tokens'

Regime Change

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Apple cannot afford to get too big or too disorganized. That’s my takeaway from yesterday’s shocker that not only is Scott Forstall out at Apple, but also that his fiefdom is being split between Craig Federighi, Eddy Cue, and Jony Ive. We learned a lot about Tim Cook yesterday. First: retail chief John Browett...
Regime Change

Which Camera is Better?

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Which Camera is Better? is a post from Chris PirilloOver on Geeks, someone was wondering which camera is the best. The first thought that came to my mind was what the bot in our chat room will tell you if you ask “what is better.”“Chris recommends you use what you...
Which Camera is Better?

'Radio Buy Buttons' found in iOS 6.1 via newly jailbroken iPads, could mean new functionality coming

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‘Radio Buy’ buttons, above, enlarged, put together from files, below Having a look around our newly jailbroken iPads with iFunBox, we happened on a new set of files in the iPad Music.app. The files are called some variation of “radio button” with an icon that looks similar to the...
'Radio Buy Buttons' found in iOS 6.1 via newly jailbroken iPads, could mean new functionality coming

Why it's smart to be an early adopter on a new platform

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A Tweet posted last week by Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff — who I used to work for  — caught my attention. I don’t know how she did it, but this designer already has 1400+ followers on #ZillowDigs! #jealous zillow.com/digs/user69368… — Spencer Rascoff (@spencerrascoff) February 8, 2013 My first thought was this: Zillow...
Why it's smart to be an early adopter on a new platform

Boot up: Path's spam burst, the curly smartphone, Galaxy S4 v iPhone 5 (redux)

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Plus Jawbone tries BodyMedia for size, the endless meme of the 'smaller iPhone', original iPhone approaches obsolescence, and moreA burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamThe antisocial network: Path texts my entire phonebook at 6am >> Branded3Stephen Kenwright: 6am: When I rolled...
Boot up: Path's spam burst, the curly smartphone, Galaxy S4 v iPhone 5 (redux)

Taggable Extends Facebook People Tags To The Whole Web

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Get ready for something you’re really going to like. Ok, ready? Late last year we wrote about The Start Project, a Silicon Valley based business incubator that is putting together new products and companies and then building teams around them. Today they launch their first product, Taggable. You know...
Taggable Extends Facebook People Tags To The Whole Web

New study indicates that teens are liars, parents morons when it comes to online porn

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Let’s see if this trips your BS sensor: according to a new study, executed by McAfee, 32% of teenaged folk in the United States have watched pornography online. You’re laughing, right? I thought so.  The study has an even better number to report, however. Ready? Here goes: only 12% of...
New study indicates that teens are liars, parents morons when it comes to online porn
Living on the Edge: What OMGPOP’s Stunning Reversal Says about Modern Day Gaming

Microsoft pushes Surface banner ads suggesting preorders may open soon

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We’re little over a week until Microsoft’s big Windows 8 reveal and the launch of its Surface tablets, but the company’s eagerness to move ahead with its Web marketing suggests that consumers will get the chance to preorder the device a little earlier than first thought. It appears that Microsoft...
Microsoft pushes Surface banner ads suggesting preorders may open soon

Video: Microsoft Kinect powers augmented-reality magic show

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Maybe Microsoft Kinect could replace Microsoft PowerPoint someday? That was my first thought while watching this TED presentation by high-tech magician Marco Tempest, known for his iPhone and iPod magic tricks. It has been fascinating to see all the unexpected applications for Kinect springing up as Microsoft’s sensor technology expands from...
Video: Microsoft Kinect powers augmented-reality magic show

FriendFeed ‘majorly down’, only bloggers seem to care

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FriendFeed, the website for social network aggregation and real-time communication, has been down for at least three hours now (I’m writing this shortly after 1am Pacific time). A FriendFeed team member tweeted that the site is “majorly down due to major power outage for multiple racks.” Both the outage and...
FriendFeed ‘majorly down’, only bloggers seem to care

I'd be all thumbs with a non-qwerty keyboard | Morven Crumlish

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Touch-typing has been more useful to me than all my other skills and qualifications. The new Kalq keyboard is not for meWhat's got two thumbs and can type 65 words a minute? This guy! Researchers have designed a new keyboard layout for tablets and smartphones which leaves eight of the...
I'd be all thumbs with a non-qwerty keyboard | Morven Crumlish

Internet Explorer snagged market share from both Chrome and Firefox in January

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Consider us surprised. The January market share numbers are out for web browsers, and Internet Explorer not only failed to leak new market share, it gained over a point, seemingly at the expense of its arch rivals Chrome and Firefox. Safari also declined. For the month of January, Internet Explorer (all...
Internet Explorer snagged market share from both Chrome and Firefox in January

Is LinkedIn Really Growing Faster Than Twitter?

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When the Mashable post on social media traffic was published, I read it without much surprise. Facebook is huge and getting huger. Then I saw the same charts on another blog, and then another. That last time I noticed something hidden in the charts. My first thought was that the...
Is LinkedIn Really Growing Faster Than Twitter?

Amazon limits monthly Kindle browsing over 3G to 50 MB

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Arguably, one of the best features of Amazon’s Kindle e-readers with 3G is free, unlimited mobile broadband. Device owners can use the connection for downloading e-books when out of Wi-Fi range and can also use the web through an experimental browser. The free Internet ride is over though: Amazon is now...
Amazon limits monthly Kindle browsing over 3G to 50 MB

Andrew Kim's square Coke bottle design

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CCS student Andrew Kim's Coke bottle redesign is an ambitious take on the iconic bottle, going square in the name of eco-friendliness. The new bottle shape would take up far less space in shipping pallets per bottle, and a push-up in the bottom large enough to accommodate the cap...
Andrew Kim's square Coke bottle design

Location, Location, Location: You Don't Need to Know Mine

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When I read Jon Mitchell's post on Glassmap, my first thought was, "Who in God's name would want anyone, even friends, knowing where they were all the time?" I wondered if this were a generational thing and to some degree, it probably is. But there's something more. My life is...
Location, Location, Location: You Don't Need to Know Mine

Nintendo Slide Pad for 3DS review

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First impressions stay with you. Take our first look at the Nintendo 3DS, for example. Our first thought? "Hey, where's the second analog stick?" Given all the gaming genres that benefit from it, it's almost unthinkable for a major portable console to launch without an extra analog stick. It's...
Nintendo Slide Pad for 3DS review

Paypal To Offer In App Purchases On iPhone and Android [Updated]

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Updates at the foot of the article.During  an informal meeting at its Amsterdam headquarters Paypal has announced it will be facilitating In App Purchases in iPhone and Android applications.According to Paypal Benelux Country Manager Dennis van Allermeersch, Paypal has managed to come up with a solution that is acceptable to...
Paypal To Offer In App Purchases On iPhone and Android [Updated]
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?