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Now You Know: Hotels Inject Banner Ads Into The Wi-Fi They Charge You For

What Kind Of Professor Patents A Way To Make It More Expensive & More Difficult For Students To Learn?

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Torrentfreak has the story of an economics professor (of all things) who has apparently received a patent on a way to try to force students to buy expensive textbooks. The professor, Joseph Henry Vogel, is positioning this patent (8,195,571) as an "anti-piracy" technique, though it appears that it works equally...
What Kind Of Professor Patents A Way To Make It More Expensive & More Difficult For Students To Learn?

Dish Explorer is a second-screen solution for satellite subscribers, we go hands-on (video)

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We got a sneak peek at Dish's Explorer app earlier today, but now we're able to provide a closer look. This application serves as a "second screen" -- it's most useful when you're in front of the TV, and essentially replaces your standard remote control with a social media-enabled...
Dish Explorer is a second-screen solution for satellite subscribers, we go hands-on (video)
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Wonderful and rare Steve Jobs speech from 1983 begs designers to build better looking computers

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The Center for Design Innovation shared the tape of a rare speech recently that I thought was a fascinating snapshot of the transitional period from mainframe to personal computing. Jobs is typically charismatic in the speech, begging the attending designers to help Apple make computers that actually look good. “By 1986,...
Wonderful and rare Steve Jobs speech from 1983 begs designers to build better looking computers

If Cuil Was Cool, Cuiler Is Cooler, And Cuilest Is The Coolest

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Remember Cuil? It was that stealth search engine that launched with a massive amount of buzz because a few former Googlers were behind it. Then it got even more press when it fell flat. Well, it’s still around. But you never hear about it anymore. Still, it got all that...
If Cuil Was Cool, Cuiler Is Cooler, And Cuilest Is The Coolest

Here's Why It Really Sucks To Be An App Reviewer For Apple (AAPL)

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Apple's app review process gets a lot of hate from developers and customers alike, but before you judge Apple's reviewers too harshly, consider what they have to put up with. Mike Lee, a former senior engineer at Apple who worked on the company's Worldwide Developer Relations team, says that working...
Here's Why It Really Sucks To Be An App Reviewer For Apple (AAPL)
New Year, new system: 20 things you can do to make this year your most productive
Bait Car: How Hollywood Has Found A New Way To Make Money

Washed Up Whale Found with Gallons of Our Garbage In Its Gut : TreeHugger

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Washed Up Whale Found with Gallons of Our Garbage In Its Gut : TreeHugger

Mega responds to security concerns with plans to let you change and reset your password

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Mega on Tuesday responded to industry criticism that its security features are not up to snuff. The company largely dismissed most of the allegations, though it did concede in some areas and will make improvements, most notably by adding the ability to change and reset your password. While Mega did...
Mega responds to security concerns with plans to let you change and reset your password

3 Websites To Find Software Compatible With 64-Bit Operating Systems

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Chances are, those of you who are buying a brand new computer in the next year will be getting your hands on something running a 64-bit operating system. x64 has its pros and cons, but it is the future. Not even the strongest personal complaint about software incompatibility is going...
3 Websites To Find Software Compatible With 64-Bit Operating Systems

Zappos taps Pinterest to boost sales, but its efforts fail

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Online shoe and clothing retailer Zappos, which is owned by Amazon, has added a new feature called “PinPointing” that offers recommendations based on Pinterest accounts. The move is just one more way a retailer is trying to boost sales by using social data to deliver shoppers better recommendations. However, even...
Zappos taps Pinterest to boost sales, but its efforts fail

AOL Computer Checkup simplifies system cleanup

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Windows 7 does a pretty good job of keeping itself in good operating order. The bad old days of Windows 95 and even XP bogging down under constant use are gone. Still, junk does build up if you're not careful, so cleanup/utility programs such as the easy-to-use AOL Computer...
AOL Computer Checkup simplifies system cleanup
What remains of an irradiated, damaged, and abandoned Japanese town

Twitter Breached, 50K Accounts Posted to Internet

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Account information for 50K Twitter users were posted online, but most of the private account data is garbage, experts say....
Twitter Breached, 50K Accounts Posted to Internet

Inhabitat's Week in Green: self-sustaining homes, wooden wind turbines and the world's first solar-powered nation

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. The planet is in rough shape. A new report from the Renewable Energy Industry Institute found that total levels of global greenhouse gas emissions...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: self-sustaining homes, wooden wind turbines and the world's first solar-powered nation
What You Can Learn About Innovation By Taking The Trash Out

'Hoarding' Love Triangle

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Janet and Herv are hoarders, and despite their house being crammed with junk and garbage, they have managed to keep their hoarding a secret from everyone around them. However, that changed on "Hoarding: Buried Alive" (Sun., 9 p.m. EST on TLC) when Herv invited his mistress, Wendy, into the house....
'Hoarding' Love Triangle

Security Theater... Or Why I Had To Go Dumpster Diving At The US Capitol Last Week

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We've had plenty of stories about the ridiculousness of security theater at airports, but it's been spreading elsewhere as well. Last week, I was in Washington DC from Monday through Thursday, for a few things (mostly related to the SOPA/PIPA debate). On Thursday morning, I took part in a press...
Security Theater... Or Why I Had To Go Dumpster Diving At The US Capitol Last Week

The greening of the football stadium

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How a New Jersey power company taught NFL owners to love clean energy. By Brian Dumaine, senior editor-at-large FORTUNE -- A new kind of NFL rivalry is forming, not on the gridiron but in the boardroom. Many NFL owners have suddenly gotten religion about the environmental impact of football: installing...
The greening of the football stadium

EcoScraps makes millions getting stores to buy back their own garbage

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It is hardly a secret that Americans not only consume massive amounts of food everywhere, but also throw massive amounts away. Fortunately, a scrappy startup called EcoScraps is doing its part to remedy one of these problems. The company announced today that it raised $1.5 million in its first round...
EcoScraps makes millions getting stores to buy back their own garbage
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Moving trash can catches your waste, annoys Larry Bird (video)

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Just when you thought developments in trash can technology hadn't moved too far since the trusted b-ball backboard accessory, a Japanese genius comes along to raise the bar. Modder FRP has created the Smart Trashbox, a moving can which uses a Kinect to track airborne garbage and make sure...
Moving trash can catches your waste, annoys Larry Bird (video)

10 Weirdest Urban Ecosystems On Earth [Mad Urbanism]

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Cities are havens for weirdness. From communities built around garbage to dogs that ride the subway, urban environments have fostered all manner of weird patterns. Here are the 10 freakiest urban ecosystems on the planet. More »...
10 Weirdest Urban Ecosystems On Earth [Mad Urbanism]

Huge Garbage Patch Found in Atlantic Too

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Akin to the Texas-size garbage patch in the Pacific, a massive trash vortex has formed from billion of bits of plastic congregating off North America's Atlantic coast, researchers say....
Huge Garbage Patch Found in Atlantic Too
Linus Torvalds Invented Git, But He Pulls No Patches With GitHub
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