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getting your hands

Is your personal information really at risk from foreign call centres?

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It has been reported that Indian call centre workers have been selling confidential information about British citizens for 2p. Are there adequate controls in place?Fancy getting your hands on the medical or financial records of a complete stranger? Just two pence should be enough, if reports on Indian call centre...
Is your personal information really at risk from foreign call centres?
School 2.0: teachers will be liberated from the classroom

Microsoft shows devs the secrets to creating fluid animations in Windows 8 Metro apps

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As Microsoft brings its Metro style from the mobile world back to the desktop in Windows 8, it's also focusing on keeping the smooth animated transitions users have gotten used to on certain mobile platforms intact. A new post on the Windows 8 app developer blog breaks down exactly...
Microsoft shows devs the secrets to creating fluid animations in Windows 8 Metro apps

E3 2013: PS4 games hands-on

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We test Killzone: Shadow Fall, Driveclub, Knack and InFamous: Second Son - and explore the Dual Shock 4 controllerSlick presentations are all very well, but can hide a multitude of sins - there's no substitute for getting your hands on a game in order to gauge its merits. Currently, exact...
E3 2013: PS4 games hands-on

Apple issues take down notice for iPhone 5 mod kit, 48 hours left to get one

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Earlier this week we brought you an “iPhone 5 conversion kit” that essentially allowed you to purchase a back plate mod kit resembling the leaked images of the white and black next-generation iPhone backs. Apple of course doesn’t want you getting your hands on the new iPhone design just yet,...
Apple issues take down notice for iPhone 5 mod kit, 48 hours left to get one

Digispark, Arduino's unofficial kid brother, takes Kickstarter by storm (video)

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Hobbyist Erik Kettenburg was concerned that the size and cost of Arduino stifled his ability to craft, so he set about developing Digispark. It's an Arduino-compatible board, the size of a quarter, that offers a few pins at around a third of the cost of an Uno -- so...
Digispark, Arduino's unofficial kid brother, takes Kickstarter by storm (video)

Rolling Up Your Sleeves and Getting Your Hands Dirty

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Rolling Up Your Sleeves and Getting Your Hands Dirty
Sony Xperia S to cost $99.99 on April 17th with three-year Rogers contract, available in 'limited quantities'

How to Get One Of Dell’s Linux-Based Developer Laptops And Become A Sputnik Beta Cosmonaut

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Dell has a skunks works project underway to offer a Linux-based laptop made for developers. Now it is offering a beta program that will allow a small group of the to get one of the laptops and  join what it calls the Sputnik Beta Cosmonaut program. Project Sputnik signals Dell’s...
How to Get One Of Dell’s Linux-Based Developer Laptops And Become A Sputnik Beta Cosmonaut

The Khan Academy Goes to Camp, and It's All Offline

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The Khan Academy starts a sumer camp that is about getting your hands dirty, not staring at the screen....
The Khan Academy Goes to Camp, and It's All Offline

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

Nexus 4 coming to all T-Mobile locations later this month

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Having a hard time getting your hands on the coveted LG-made Nexus 4? Look to your local retailer: word on the street has it that the device is heading to all T-Mobile retail locations later this month. The phone has been available at select locations since November, but an...
Nexus 4 coming to all T-Mobile locations later this month

Insert Coin: The Rainbow Flash Wizard turns your flash gun into a kaleidoscope

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While the tech fraternity is obsessed with perfect white balance, the creative community may want a bit of variety. That's the idea behind the Rainbow Flash Wizard, a device that lets photographers coat their subjects in any color that takes their fancy. In essence, the device is a color...
Insert Coin: The Rainbow Flash Wizard turns your flash gun into a kaleidoscope
Nexus 7 shipping this week from a growing number of retailers?

When Americans Made Toys By Hand: Inside a 1915 Teddy Bear Factory

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Please use a JavaScript-enabled device to view this slideshow If there is one thing I enjoy about the web, it's the way that primary historical materials are as close to hand as a Gawker blog post or a Amazon.com. Getting your hands on real, printed photographs from the 1910s...
When Americans Made Toys By Hand: Inside a 1915 Teddy Bear Factory

Vintage Nikon fisheye lens aims to dwarf your DSLR, up for sale for 100,000 quid

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A lens that can look behind itself -- the very idea of it nearly boggles the mind, but it's what the Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f2.8s claims to be able to do, delivering a viewing angle of 220-degrees. This gargantuan fisheye lens was introduced in 1972, and was reportedly only available...
Vintage Nikon fisheye lens aims to dwarf your DSLR, up for sale for 100,000 quid

Dear Google And Nokia: To Build An Accessory Ecosystem, You Have To Ship

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Apple devices benefit from a huge, rich accessory ecosystem that means whether owners of its products are at a Best Buy, an airport or even a corner store, they’ve got plenty of options for cases, speakers, headsets, skins, charging cables, and more. A similar ecosystem is beginning to build up...
Dear Google And Nokia: To Build An Accessory Ecosystem, You Have To Ship
'World's Toughest Fixes' host: Learn a trade

A guide to Slackware and Arch Linux: getting your hands dirty with Linux

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Back in 1991, a computer science student named Linus Torvalds announced on a newsgroup that he was creating a "hobby OS." That hobby was Linux, and today it's much more than a tinkerer's operating system, with availability on all manner of hardware and a seemingly unlimited array of flavors,...
A guide to Slackware and Arch Linux: getting your hands dirty with Linux

#mvp Minimal Viable (cream) Pie, getting your hands and face dirty for startups http://pollenizer.com/minimal-viable-pie/

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#mvp Minimal Viable (cream) Pie, getting your hands and face dirty for startups http://pollenizer.com/minimal-viable-pie/

X-Server is coming to webOS, bringing along OpenOffice

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The folks have WebOS-Internals have done it again. Today, dtzWill announced in the our forums that they've managed to get an X.Org Server working on the Palm Pre. Basically, this means native Linux X11 applications will be able to run on webOS! One such example of an X11 application...
X-Server is coming to webOS, bringing along OpenOffice

Blackberry Z10 UK pricing revealed: all devices 4G-ready, free on £36 per-month contracts

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Liked what you saw? Even happier then, as a Brit, you'll likely be getting your hands on it months before your US cousins. UK networks have started to announce availability for the handset, with EE, O2, Three and Vodafone already confirmed to be stocking the Z10. Retailers that will...
Blackberry Z10 UK pricing revealed: all devices 4G-ready, free on £36 per-month contracts

Harvard Grad on Why MBAs Stumble Off the Blocks

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We've talked now and then about college programs that are making strides to provide students with entrepreneurial training, but the Harvard Business School (HBS) has so far not come up in our discussions. This might seem odd that one of the top businesses schools in the nation doesn't gather much...
Harvard Grad on Why MBAs Stumble Off the Blocks
New iPad: launch day buyer's guide

Web Served, Part 4: Get your database on

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For new readers just joining us, this is the fourth in a series of articles on getting your hands dirty by setting up a personal Web server and some popular Web applications. We've chosen a Linux server and Nginx as our operating system and Web server, respectively; we've given...
Web Served, Part 4: Get your database on

What are the best student apps?

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Struggling to manage your money, work and play? There are thousands of apps that promise to make life easier - we've put some of the biggest names head-to-headClear vs. Wunderlist Wunderlist, free. Available for iTunes and AndroidClear, £1.49. Available for iTunesBoth are simple list makers, but Wunderlist doubles as a...
What are the best student apps?
Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite is amazing (too bad it's sold out until November)

Unleashing creativity in Google's CSI:Lab

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This is the first in a series of posts profiling Googlers who facilitate classes as part of our “Googlers-to-Googlers” program (known internally as “g2g”). The g2g community consists of a group of Googlers who are passionate about teaching, sharing and learning from one another. Regardless of role, level or location,...
Unleashing creativity in Google's CSI:Lab

iTunes Update is Out. New “Sync to iPad” Option.

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It was only a matter of time. iTunes has just released an update, this version is 9.1 and includes: iPad syncingOrganizing and syncing books downloaded from iBooksRename, rearrange or remove Genius MixesFor information on the security content of this update here.Get downloading will ya, especially if you’re lucky enough to...
iTunes Update is Out. New “Sync to iPad” Option.

International iBookstores opening on May 28th in most countries

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Filed under: iPadWhen iPads fall into the eager hands of Apple fans in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK on May 28th, the iBookstore and Apple's free iBooks e-reader app may be there. Apple has confirmed that iBooks and the iBookstore will be available in...
International iBookstores opening on May 28th in most countries
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