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“You can’t geek around this”: Susan Crawford on the push for a high-speed, neutral Internet [Video]

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High-speed Internet should be a utility like water, open to all and carrying all data neutrally. That’s what Internet policy visionary Susan Crawford believes, and she wants us all to join the push to make it happen. She shared her thoughts on Internet speeds and how ISPs are handling them...
“You can’t geek around this”: Susan Crawford on the push for a high-speed, neutral Internet [Video]
Lucasfilm teams with social media startups to create giant charity run

Why yes, this belt buckle really is a Nintendo controller

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For the gamer geek in all of us, we have our ways of showing our pride. This belt buckle from nesbuckle isn’t the first time we’ve seen a piece of Nintendo hardware show up outside of the world of gaming, but it’s definitely one of the geek-coolest ways yet. Now,...
Why yes, this belt buckle really is a Nintendo controller

Q&A With Bill Amend, Creator Of FoxTrot (And Certified Geek)

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As we noted yesterday, cartoonist Bill Amend has released three sets of his popular Foxtrot comic strips as $1.99 downloads. This move, prompted by the creation of Apple’s iBooks Author software and, more important, the rise of the self-publisher, is probably one of the first times I’ve seen a “traditional”...
Q&A With Bill Amend, Creator Of FoxTrot (And Certified Geek)

Google scrambles to fix Events after celebs complain

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Despite the “Google+ is a ghost town” mantra, a number of high-profile or widely connected people are active users who promote what they like. They also yelp when they’re unhappy and when Google+ Events went live during the week’s Google I/O, flooding feeds and stuffing calendars, that’s what some of...
Google scrambles to fix Events after celebs complain

Pirate island attracts more than 100 startup tenants

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Green-card-free startup ship off closer to international waters Over 100 international tech companies have registered their interest in the floating geek city, Blueseed, which will be launched next year in international waters outside of Silicon Valley.…...
Pirate island attracts more than 100 startup tenants

Remember the app developing 6th grader from #TEDx? See what he’s up to now

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Last November, we posted an amazing TED Talk given by an app developing, entrepreneurial 6th grader named Thomas Suarez. Suarez, who’s not even old enough to have a Facebook account, has been fascinated by computers and technology since before kindergarten. He’s established his own company, CarrotCorp, has made two iOS apps that...
Remember the app developing 6th grader from #TEDx? See what he’s up to now

Tech-savvy dads: We're geeks and proud of it

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No need to be embarrassed if your dad talks about the finer points of the latest Cyanogenmod or debates the merits of an ultrabook around the dinner table, for geek is the new cool. [Read more]...
Tech-savvy dads: We're geeks and proud of it

Nintendo granted patent for emulating handheld consoles and software

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Any geek worth his / her salt knows that techdom's territory-spanning intellectual property spats are far from over, so we don't begrudge heavyweights like Nintendo for endeavoring to bulk up their litigious arsenal. Filed back in October of 2003 and just recently granted by the USPTO, is patent number...
Nintendo granted patent for emulating handheld consoles and software

Create a geek's dream date

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Forget the flowers this Valentine's Day. Go for a lightsaber-lit dinner, the open-source iNecklace, and the flirtatious Fingle app. Bridget Carey shows off tech to woo the nerd of your dreams....
Create a geek's dream date

Open Garden lets mobile users cultivate a crowdsourced mesh network

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Internet access is limited by service providers, who act as gatekeepers to the treasures of connectivity. But could crowdsourcing connectivity be the answer to the problem for mobile users? That’s the question startup Open Garden is looking to answer. The San Francisco company, which debuted this week at TechCrunch Disrupt...
Open Garden lets mobile users cultivate a crowdsourced mesh network

Growing Up Geek: Sarah Silbert

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Welcome to Growing Up Geek, an ongoing feature where we take a look back at our youth and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. Today, we have our new reviews editor, Sarah Silbert. I'm not your textbook-case geek. On that authoritative dork-geek-nerd venn...
Growing Up Geek: Sarah Silbert

Take Zap! Tech Geeks, Starved for More Battery Power, Give Themselves a Charge.

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Any geek can tell you that battery life hasn’t kept up with gadget innovations. But not to worry: Inventors are figuring out how to turn geeks into batteries. While most gadget lovers hunt for empty wall sockets to charge their devices, Kevin Bartholomew just plugs his cellphone into his hip....
Take Zap! Tech Geeks, Starved for More Battery Power, Give Themselves a Charge.

Growing Up Geek: Jon Fingas

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Welcome to Growing Up Geek, an ongoing feature where we take a look back at our youth and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. Today, we have our new editor, Jon Fingas. You might say I started early. Some of my first memories...
Growing Up Geek: Jon Fingas

This book contains the first Google image result for every word in the dictionary

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Created by artists Felix Heyes and Ben West, Google – “a 1240 page behemoth of JPGs, GIFs and PNGs in alphabetical order,” as described by Creative Applications, is the kind of book that every geek should have on his or her coffee table. It’s a compilation of every single Google Image result for...
This book contains the first Google image result for every word in the dictionary

Cartoonist Bill Amend Releases FoxTrot Packs For iPad

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In what I suspect will be an increasing trend, cartoonist Bill Amend has released three “packs” of his popular FoxTrot comics for the iPad. He built the books by himself using iBooks Author and proceeds go to the help Bill Amend Eat Food Fund (I suspect). He’s selling three titles...
Cartoonist Bill Amend Releases FoxTrot Packs For iPad

Would you make a play for this Game Boy dress?

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This fashion statement is also a recipe for an instant marriage proposal from the nearest geek. [Read more]...
Would you make a play for this Game Boy dress?

When music meets tech: How technology changed this artist’s sound for the better

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As tech works its way into every aspect of our lives, creatives are pursuing technology as a way to sculpt an experience, be it with visual art or even sound. This is where Levi Weaver comes in, a soulful singer/songwriter with an outright love of technology — his pedal board is...
When music meets tech: How technology changed this artist’s sound for the better

This Old Website: What Bob Vila Can Teach You About SEO

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I admit that I am more than just a tech geek. I actually enjoy watching the TV show “This Old House.” I started watching it way back when Bob Vila was the host (does anyone else remember Bob Vila?). I have been a fan of the show over the years,...
This Old Website: What Bob Vila Can Teach You About SEO

Early Facebook Investor: Pinterest Is Going To Be Worth More Than Facebook

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Pinterest has raised a fresh $100 million at a $1.5 billion valuation. For a company with about 20 million monthly uniques and no revenue, that valuation sounds high. Still, one investor, who hasn't backed Pinterest but did partake in an early Facebook investment, tells us: "If told I could only...
Early Facebook Investor: Pinterest Is Going To Be Worth More Than Facebook

Welsh geek uses Arduino and Twitter to feed his dog Toby

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How do you feed your dog when you are away? Welsh computer consultant Nat Morris put its IT skills to work, and developed an ingenious system that lets him feed his pet friend Toby with a single tweet. To make sure there’s always some dog biscuits in the bowl, all...
Welsh geek uses Arduino and Twitter to feed his dog Toby

Google actually listens, removes obnoxious feature from Google+ Explore

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Google+ rolled out a pretty massive redesign last month, which I actually liked a lot. The only problem was, and it was a big one, the changes that it made to the “Explore” section, which I happen to use a lot. For whatever reason, the team decided that placing a...
Google actually listens, removes obnoxious feature from Google+ Explore

Just in time for SXSW, hot location-based networking app Highlight gets even more useful

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If there are two apps it seems every geek jetting into Austin, Texas for SXSWi this week will have on their phone, it’s proximity-based networking apps Highlight and Glancee. When Robert Scoble profiled them both for us recently, he singled out Highlight as his favourite. Now, just in time for the...
Just in time for SXSW, hot location-based networking app Highlight gets even more useful

Mobile news apps publisher Mobiles Republic bags $3 million round

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French mobile apps publisher Mobiles Republic has landed $3 million in funding from investment firms XAnge Private Equity and Creathor Ventures. Originally founded in 2008 with offices in Bordeaux (France) and New York, Mobiles Republic specializes in news apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TVs. The freshly funded company relies...
Mobile news apps publisher Mobiles Republic bags $3 million round

SXSW Hosts the Rise of the Cool Geek

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"Geek Spring Break" has quickly become an influential and cool showcase for new tech companies and for the industry as a whole....
SXSW Hosts the Rise of the Cool Geek

Peek at these pixelicious superheroes

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Are you a geek in need of some sweet wall art? This portfolio of heroic pixels will surely send you on a trip down memory lane....
Peek at these pixelicious superheroes

Bad Posture tells you to sit up straight, replaces your mom with an Arduino

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At certain point in every geek's life, their mother gives up and stops yelling at them to sit up straight. If the lack of constant reminders to maintain good posture has you slouching and hunching, there are countless technological substitutes. Even a few nice DIY ones. But we've got...
Bad Posture tells you to sit up straight, replaces your mom with an Arduino
YouTube for nerds: Slashdot TV has launched

Ziff Davis picks up ComputerShopper.com

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Computer Shopper is back in the hands of Ziff Davis in a deal that I expect to be announced Monday morning. It’s a reunion for a publication and a company that have been transformed since the last time they met. Computer Shopper, once the phone book-thick print tech shopping resource...
Ziff Davis picks up ComputerShopper.com

The Internet…sorry…Twitter, is currently down

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How does the song go? Oh yeah, “You don’t know what you’ve got til’ it’s gone.” It seems like Twitter is experiencing some downtime right now and if you’re a geek like us, you’re probably seeing Google+ and Facebook statuses reflecting that fact. As of right now, Twitter hasn’t been...
The Internet…sorry…Twitter, is currently down
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