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Check out this drinking game for Twitter, it’s called #DrinkUp

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While I believe that everyone should drink responsibly, sometimes you need to kick back and throw down a few beers after a long day. Some of us like to use Twitter while we’re having these drinks, which turn out to be either extremely hilarious, or embarrassing. Or both. One drunk...
Check out this drinking game for Twitter, it’s called #DrinkUp
Wondering why Google’s homepage is a working synthesizer today?

Canonical ending support for Kubuntu, reassigning lead developer

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Jonathan Riddell, the lead developer of the Kubuntu project, announced today that his work on the KDE-based Ubuntu variant will no longer be funded by Canonical after the upcoming 12.04 release. Kubuntu will be developed entirely by volunteers, much like other community-maintained variants of Ubuntu. Riddell will continue to...
Canonical ending support for Kubuntu, reassigning lead developer

Microsoft gives away 'free time' to promote Windows Phone

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Microsoft sets up "free time machines" in select cities with freebies such as free meals, grocery deliveries, dog walking services, and access to a personal shopper -- all in a bid to generate some buzz from the recently launched Lumia 900. [Read more]...
Microsoft gives away 'free time' to promote Windows Phone

Spotify, we need a break. I’m falling for Songza

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I’m a huge fan of Spotify. It somehow seems so long ago that the service swooped in and replaced iTunes altogether with cheap streaming of almost every artist I could hope listen to (except the Beatles). But what made me love Spotify now makes me hesitant to open it. I’m...
Spotify, we need a break. I’m falling for Songza

Hack Your Housing: Check Out This Berkeley Freshman’s ‘Ridiculously Automated’ Dorm Room

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So this is pretty fun. A University of California at Berkeley freshman named Derek Low uploaded a video to YouTube today of what he’s calling the “BRAD”, or the Berkeley Ridiculously Automated Dorm. Apparently, Low set out three months ago to make “the most ridiculously automated dorm room in...
Hack Your Housing: Check Out This Berkeley Freshman’s ‘Ridiculously Automated’ Dorm Room

This VC Thinks Health Tracking Is About To Take Off -- Like PCs In The 1970s

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Why is a prominent game investor betting on health-related startups? We checked in with Mayfield's managing director Tim Chang after we learned about his obsession for the quantified self movement, where people use gadgets to keep track of their health and fitness. Chang made the 2011 Forbes Midas List of Top 100 Dealmakers, but...
This VC Thinks Health Tracking Is About To Take Off -- Like PCs In The 1970s
Weotta Go: An iPhone App That Suggests Activities For Right Now

Predicting the "iPad Mini" internals

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I saw two curious entries in Instapaper's device stats today: one iPad2,5 and one iPad2,6. (There were also a few iPhone5,1 devices, but that's not a surprise -- that's almost certainly next month's new GSM iPhone.) These device models, as reported by the OS, could be faked by a jailbreaker...
Predicting the "iPad Mini" internals
5 questions with the creator of the first iPad-made iOS game

NewsMap is a neat little app to help you find local news anywhere in the world

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Say you’re from the wonderful state of Wyoming, but you’ve moved clear across the country. You still want to keep up with all of the local news from your area, and Google searches and alerts just aren’t doing it for you. A developer with some free time on his hands,...
NewsMap is a neat little app to help you find local news anywhere in the world

Windows Phone Free-Time Machine draws curious New Yorkers, one Kourtney Kardashian (video)

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Oh the thrill of seeing a familiar face. No, not the Nokia Lumia 900, which made an appearance in several forms at the Windows Phone event in New York City's Bryant Park today, but Kourtney Kardashian, who drew crowds to the Free-Time Machine -- that fled just as quickly...
Windows Phone Free-Time Machine draws curious New Yorkers, one Kourtney Kardashian (video)

80% Of Americans Work “After Hours,” Equaling An Extra Day Of Work Per Week

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Have you ever read news that sort of makes you want to cry? I have to warn you, that’s what this new study from enterprise mobility company Good Technology might inspire. The company polled 1,000 U.S. workers to get a better understanding of their mobile work habits. The results are not surprising: the...
80% Of Americans Work “After Hours,” Equaling An Extra Day Of Work Per Week

PeoplePerHour publicly launches Hourlies, for freelancers offering services by the hour

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PeoplePerHour, the marketplace for freelancers, today announced the public launch of Hourlies, a new product designed to make hourly services easier to manage. Hourlies are online listings where anyone can sell their services or skills by the hour, starting with as little as one hour. Users can set up a...
PeoplePerHour publicly launches Hourlies, for freelancers offering services by the hour

Apple adopts two-week program that allows select employees to work on side projects

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Adopting a move out of Google’s 20% time playbook, Apple has begun a program titled “Blue Sky” that gives select employees two-weeks to work on a project not in their normal realm of responsibilities. Jessica Lessin of the Wall Street Journal shared the news on video (via Business Insider), where...
Apple adopts two-week program that allows select employees to work on side projects

Like a help desk for life: Wizpert puts you in touch with experts instantly

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You can find the answer to plenty of questions online, but sometimes it’s helpful to chat with a particularly knowledgeable human. New York City-based Wizpert aims to simplify the process of finding and chatting with experts instantly — and in the process, the startup is moving one step ahead...
Like a help desk for life: Wizpert puts you in touch with experts instantly

The Narcissism Of Minor Silicon Valley Differences

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There’s of a prevalent myth in Silicon Valley, the myth that people aren’t snobs here. This isn’t true. A sort of reverse/meta-snobbery exists here, mostly intellectual in its nature, and the line between the alphas and the betas is extremely clear cut for those who can see it. “We’re so...
The Narcissism Of Minor Silicon Valley Differences

Freesat launches 'Free Time' TV Guide to help you waste yours

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Freesat is launching a revamped TV guide to pull together content from your satellite dish and the Internet. Free Time has a unified now and next view that lets you search backwards for shows you've missed that are available on-demand. It currently supports BBC iPlayer and ITV player, with...
Freesat launches 'Free Time' TV Guide to help you waste yours

Amazon adds 'hundreds' of Paramount movies to Prime, signals a Clear and Present Danger to free time

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Amazon is keeping its pace of expanding Amazon Prime's video collection every few months, and today it's Paramount's turn to swell the ranks. Instant Video is getting 'hundreds' of Paramount's movies, including both relatively recent movies like Nacho Libre and Mission: Impossible III as well as back catalog titles...
Amazon adds 'hundreds' of Paramount movies to Prime, signals a Clear and Present Danger to free time

University researchers develop 50 gigapixel camera, hope it hits the mainstream in five years

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Gigapixel cameras aren't exactly hot-off-the-presses, but a few wizards at Duke and the University of Arizona may be close to getting that sort of technology into your future point-and-shoot. Reportedly, electrical engineers with gobs of free time and an imagination the size of Coach K's ego have managed to...
University researchers develop 50 gigapixel camera, hope it hits the mainstream in five years

Developing for a platform that doesn’t have a public API is risky business

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The new Google+ redesign may have people goofing about some of Google’s design choices, but the release has also affected an unfortunate developer, whose extensions have become a casualty of the drastic changes. Developer Mohamed Mansour has posted the details of these issues under the title “Thank you Google for...
Developing for a platform that doesn’t have a public API is risky business

What It's Like When Two People Are Dating And They Found A Startup Together

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Arielle Goldman and Jonathan (Natan) Packin were dating when they came up with an idea for a startup. They called their idea GiftHit; it'd be a way to send friends physical gifts via Facebook. While Packin worked for his family's lumber business, Goldman was a law student with a lot...
What It's Like When Two People Are Dating And They Found A Startup Together

Travel in traffic estimates return to Google Maps, promises not to suck this time

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You might remember that, once upon a time, Google Maps offered you two estimates for your travel time -- ideal and in traffic. The problem was, Big G's estimates weren't so great. So, the web giant quietly removed the feature last year and simply started providing traffic-free travel times....
Travel in traffic estimates return to Google Maps, promises not to suck this time
Don't Take Our Word For It: Watch Apple's Whole iPhone 5/iPod Event Yourself
Apple grants select employees free time to work on 'personal' projects

This badass Valve engineer built his own hybrid rocket engine and you can too

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Ben Krasnow, who lists himself as a Hacker Extraordinaire at video game company Valve, apparently decided to built a demonstration hybrid rocket engine in his free time. That, or Valve’s getting into the jetpack business. I’m secretly hoping for the latter (after all, aren’t they’re getting into the hardware game?), but...
This badass Valve engineer built his own hybrid rocket engine and you can too

Microsoft boldly takes to Pinterest for Nokia Lumia 900 contest and promotion

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When trying to get people excited about your new product, setting up a contest via social channels like Twitter and Facebook has become commonplace. However, as new channels pop up, it doesn’t take long for companies to test out similar campaigns using them. Pinterest is something that is getting everyone’s...
Microsoft boldly takes to Pinterest for Nokia Lumia 900 contest and promotion
Developers cry foul after Google+ redesign breaks their apps and extensions

Amazon announces Kindle Free Time mode to help parents monitor kids' tablet use

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Amazon today announced its Kindle Free Time feature that helps parents monitor when kids are using tablets and what they’re using them for. The Kindle Free Time feature lets you set limits on how long your kids can use the tablet and even allows you to limit by specific features....
Amazon announces Kindle Free Time mode to help parents monitor kids' tablet use

Amazon Game Connect links free-to-play, MMO games to store accounts, turns 1-Click into way too many

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Amazon must have a lot of free time for gaming during its summer vacation: just a day after unveiling GameCircle as a cloud infrastructure, it's trotting out Game Connect to make buying game content that much easier. Once it's integrated into a title, the new platform will let customers...
Amazon Game Connect links free-to-play, MMO games to store accounts, turns 1-Click into way too many
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