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Record-breaking freefall advances space suit technology (video)

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Jumping to Earth from the edge of space is no mean feat. Not only are you dropping like a stone, there's also the minor issue of your blood boiling as you do so. These are challenges daredevil Felix Baumgartner and the Red Bull Stratos team will be taking head-on...
Record-breaking freefall advances space suit technology (video)

Two new Apple iOS apps to be announced today: Organize.app and…

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Fox News’ Clayton Morris today tweeted that he’s got word that there will be two new iOS apps revealed today: Just as a teaser, here are some things I expect today. Multiple sources tell me we’ll see at least two new native iOS apps from Apple.— Clayton Morris (@ClaytonMorris) June 11, 2012...
Two new Apple iOS apps to be announced today: Organize.app and…
This Is Reporting? Fox News Ties Flame Malware To Angry Birds Because Both Use LUA

Roku adds BBC iPlayer to bolster UK launch

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When Roku said it would start shipping its media streaming boxes to the U.K. for the first time last month, there was a significant omission from the lineup of services it was offering — the BBC’s iPlayer. The iPlayer is the dominant force in Britain’s streaming TV landscape, available everywhere...
Roku adds BBC iPlayer to bolster UK launch

LulzSec leader Sabu reportedly worked with the FBI to turn in other members

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In what looks to be a massive blow to the loose-knit online collective LulzSec, the FBI has reportedly been working with the so-called leader of the group ‘Sabu’ to bring down its other members, Fox News reveals. This morning, police and law enforcement agencies worked together to apprehend five top-ranking members of...
LulzSec leader Sabu reportedly worked with the FBI to turn in other members

Flame cyberweapon written using gamer code, report says

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Flame — a complex cyberweapon that forced Iran to cut off its Oil Ministry rigs from the Internet — was reportedly written using the same language as games such as Angry Birds. Fox News reports that the virus was written using the computer language LUA, which game programmers like because...
Flame cyberweapon written using gamer code, report says

HuffPo Co-Founder Ken Lerer's Stealthy Startup Aims at CNN, Fox

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Ken Lerer helped build an Internet news powerhouse out of thin air. Now he wants to do it again. The Huffington Post co-founder, who sold his site to AOL a year ago, is working on another Web news startup. But Lerer isn’t trying to replicate his old site. Instead he’s...
HuffPo Co-Founder Ken Lerer's Stealthy Startup Aims at CNN, Fox
Feature: Death of a data haven: cypherpunks, WikiLeaks, and the world's smallest nation

LulzSec leader working for us, says FBI

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Hacking group leader, identified as Hector Xavier Monsegur, revealed as FBI mole as five other alleged LulzSec members arrestedThe FBI has struck a major blow against hacking groups after arresting or charging five key members of the LulzSec hacking crew and revealing that the head of the group, who went...
LulzSec leader working for us, says FBI

Sky News is available from today in the US & Canada for the first time, via Livestation

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BSkyB’s Sky News will be made available for the first time in North America from today, the company has announced, with viewers in the US and Canada able to access the TV channel by subscribing to online TV news aggregation service Livestation for $2.99 a month. Sky News was launched...
Sky News is available from today in the US & Canada for the first time, via Livestation

Roku Becomes Pay TV's Streaming Box Of Choice, Raises $45 Million From News Corp, BSkyB, And Others

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When Roku first entered the streaming video market, it was seen as a boon for cord cutters, who could watch streaming content from online distributors like Netflix and Hulu Plus on TV. But lately, it’s begun courting app makers from traditional content producers, securing apps for premium networks like HBO...
Roku Becomes Pay TV's Streaming Box Of Choice, Raises $45 Million From News Corp, BSkyB, And Others

Roku picks up financing from BSkyB, News Corp and more, keeps eye on the premium streaming crown

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The little media streamer company that could, Roku, has gained some powerful friends in its latest round of financing, with $45 million in funds coming from the likes of BSkyB, News Corp and another partner who would prefer to remain nameless at this time, as well as previous investors...
Roku picks up financing from BSkyB, News Corp and more, keeps eye on the premium streaming crown

Top LulzSec members arrested, group leader reportedly acted as informant

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The LulzSec hacking group may have officially called it quits last June, but that doesn't mean it was able to escape the eye of law enforcement. As Fox News reports, today saw three group members arrested and two more charged with conspiracy -- a move that one FBI official described...
Top LulzSec members arrested, group leader reportedly acted as informant
Google issued first license to test driverless cars

WELL DONE, MITT! As Governor Of Mass, Romney Banned The Assault Weapon Used In The Colorado Massacre

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In 2004, as Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney banned the sale of assault weapons like the one used to spray 50-60 bullets a minute in the Colorado massacre. On FOX News, Romney explained his position as follows: "I believe the people should have the right to bear arms, but I...
WELL DONE, MITT! As Governor Of Mass, Romney Banned The Assault Weapon Used In The Colorado Massacre

Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger’s screencast of the online encylopedia’s porn problem

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Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger, who left the online encyclopedia not long after it launched to the public, has seemingly embarked on a one-man crusade to rid Wikipedia of its pornographic content. See the man’s Twitter stream here. In a blog post last month, Sanger hit out at the lack of...
Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger’s screencast of the online encylopedia’s porn problem

Viral With a Purpose? Upworthy Finds Serious Web Content Worth Sharing

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Upworthy launched today, a viral aggregator that promises to find interesting and shareable content on important topics. That is, topics more important than your average cat video or nip slip slideshow. Upworthy’s output is a stream of curated daily picks via email newsletter, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. The first two...
Viral With a Purpose? Upworthy Finds Serious Web Content Worth Sharing

LulzSec leader "Sabu" worked with FBI since last summer

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The FBI has apparently turned "Sabu," who was the mastermind behind the pranksterish hacking group LulzSec, an Anonymous offshoot that went on a frenetic corporate hacking spree last summer. A handful of LulzSec members were taken into custody in the US and UK  today as a result of Sabu's...
LulzSec leader "Sabu" worked with FBI since last summer

Chartbeat raises $9.5M round led by DFJ to help clients make the most of their real time traffic

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Another betaworks baby is growing up. Chartbeat, which helps customers measure the traffic to their websites in real-time, is raising a $9.5 million round led by Josh Stein at DFJ and Saul Klein of Index Ventures, who led the company’s seed round. The New York startup is looking to move...
Chartbeat raises $9.5M round led by DFJ to help clients make the most of their real time traffic

Plinko Poetry hands-on (video)

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Don't lie, you love The Price is Right. There's no shame in it. Maybe you don't watch it religiously, but you get a thrill every time you see them break out the Plinko game. Now, what if you could combine that visceral thrill, with the absurdity of magnetic poetry,...
Plinko Poetry hands-on (video)
LulzSec leader Sabu turns FBI snitch, reportedly gives up five top hackers
Wired Opinion: Can Brands Become Money-Making Publishers Themselves?
Doxed: how Sabu was outed by former Anons long before his arrest

All the latest on the unmasking of LulzSec leader "Sabu," arrests

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LulzSec mastermind "Sabu" was identified today as 28-year-old Hector Monsegur, who has been working with the FBI since being arrested last summer and pleaded guilty to computer hacking crimes. We're digging into court documents and planning detailed coverage of the story, but no one site can cover every aspect....
All the latest on the unmasking of LulzSec leader "Sabu," arrests

The morning lowdown 5-31-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning… Obama video on Fox News criticized as attack ad (NYT/Media Decoder) Parker: Apple tried to keep Spotify out of the U.S. (GigaOM) How Netflix really did save the CW (paidContent) Wired to release inaugural issue on iPad (WWD) Kleiner Perkins’...
The morning lowdown 5-31-12
Screw Objectivity: Study Finds Opinionated Journalism Boosts Civic Engagement
Insanity: Romney's Ad Featuring Obama Singing Al Green Shut Down Via Copyright Claim

Look who Rupert follows on Twitter

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Rupert Murdoch may not have been on Twitter for long but he already has 195,897 followers, and probably more by the time you read this.But the media magnate follows just 19 users. And six of them are related to his own companies, such as The Sun, The Times, New York...
Look who Rupert follows on Twitter

Chevy Volt battery life fail? Or Fox News fail? Somebody has the math wrong

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Pity the poor Chevrolet Volt. It’s built by GM, the company that took a multi-billion-dollar taxpayer bailout. It’s a car that comes with a $7,500 government rebate. Now it’s being dissed by Fox News and chain-mailers for costing more to drive than a gasoline-powered car selling for a third as...
Chevy Volt battery life fail? Or Fox News fail? Somebody has the math wrong

Not Lulzing Anymore: Five Hackers Charged in US, UK and Ireland

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Well it finally happened: The hacking troupe variously known as LulzSec and Anonymous appears to have been beheaded. Fox News is reporting that five people who function as the group’s leaders have been arrested in the US, the UK and Ireland. I’m working on getting copies of the criminal complaints,...
Not Lulzing Anymore: Five Hackers Charged in US, UK and Ireland
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