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Early Google Fiber adopter shares thoughts on Google's new 1Gbps Internet service
One Retina Display icon has way more pixels than a whole original Macintosh screen
Wanted For Murder, Antivirus Software Inventor John McAfee, Says Police 'Will Kill Me If They Find Me' (INTC)
Instagram search engine Worldcam proves peril of platform dependence

My Last Sony: The Rise And Fall Of The House Of Sonny Boy

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In light of the recent layoffs by Sony to the tune of 10,000 employees, I think it’s important to see where Sony currently resides in the tech ecosystem and why the company, once the darling of the CE and PC set, went so far off track. As background, I recommend...
My Last Sony: The Rise And Fall Of The House Of Sonny Boy

If You're Thinking About Buying A Nexus 7 Tablet, There's One Big Reason To Do It Today (GOOG)

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Eric Limer of Gizmodo offers this helpful reminder-after tomorrow, Google's Nexus 7 tablet no longer comes with a $25 credit to Google Play, the Android app and content store. It would make for a great way to jumpstart your foray into the Android ecosystem to scoop up some apps, music,...
If You're Thinking About Buying A Nexus 7 Tablet, There's One Big Reason To Do It Today (GOOG)

Steve Wozniak Tells Us Why He's Never Done LSD

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Gizmodo is holding a live Q&A session with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak today. Readers can ask him anything! So we did. Specifically, we asked Woz if Steve Jobs ever offered him LSD. And if so, did Woz try it? The answer was pretty brilliant: I have never used an illicit drug....
Steve Wozniak Tells Us Why He's Never Done LSD

Charles Arthur on the Legal Implications of Gizmodo Buying a Stolen iPhone Prototype

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I don’t see how Gizmodo can plausibly argue that they didn’t know, all along, that this unit belonged to Apple. Are they counting on Apple forgiving and forgetting once the unit has been returned?  ★ ...
Charles Arthur on the Legal Implications of Gizmodo Buying a Stolen iPhone Prototype
Surface ad invites you to 'buy now,' Microsoft announcement imminent?

WiFi connectivity under iOS 6 temporarily broken by server problem

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Hours after the release of iOS 6 on Wednesday, quite a few folks began noticing that their newly upgraded iPhones and iPads were having trouble staying connected to WiFi networks. The behavior was odd, too—after selecting the WiFi network to which you wanted to connect, iOS would spin for a...
WiFi connectivity under iOS 6 temporarily broken by server problem

Get Ready For Wi-Fi Light Bulbs Controlled By Your iPhone

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Wi-Fi light bulbs are almost here. Plug them in to an ordinary light socket. Fire up the Wi-Fi device that comes with them. Grab the app. Now, you've got yourself an instant "smart home" where you can program your home lighting from your tablet or phone, no rewiring required. GreenWave...
Get Ready For Wi-Fi Light Bulbs Controlled By Your iPhone

Heads Up, Instagrammers: It's Actually Prohibited in New York (and Many Other States) to Share a Photo of Your Marked Ballot

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Fierce. (Photo: Tumblr) The Instagram army is out in full force today, smartphone drones snapping pics of every step of the democratic process, from the long polling lines to the braggadocios ”I voted” stickers. But here’s a helpful PSA for anyone voting in New York state: those cutesy Instas could actually (technically)...
Heads Up, Instagrammers: It's Actually Prohibited in New York (and Many Other States) to Share a Photo of Your Marked Ballot

Gizmodo's Twitter account hacked

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Hackers gain access through a former employee's Twitter account, which they breached first. [Read more]...
Gizmodo's Twitter account hacked

Why Wikipedia Should Be Trusted As A Breaking News Source

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Most any journalism professor, upon mention of Wikipedia, will immediately launch into a rant about how the massively collaborative online encyclopedia can't be trusted. It can, you see, be edited and altered by absolutely anyone at any moment. But how much less trustworthy is the site for breaking news than...
Why Wikipedia Should Be Trusted As A Breaking News Source

iPhone bug opens up stranger's life to the world

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Gizmodo has raised awareness a serious problem regarding an iMessage bug that, under the wrong circumstances, might result in your messages being seen by others, or you seeing someone else's messages. It's not a new issue; Ars Technica reported on it in December with stolen iPhones, and the problem...
iPhone bug opens up stranger's life to the world

Dancing To The Beat Of A Different Bass

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Rock and roll may be good for your soul, but it sure wouldn’t have its own soul without the shredding goodness of the electric guitar. Because April is National Guitar Month and because we love bizarre creations, we’ve decided to celebrate this important rock and roll tool with a collection...
Dancing To The Beat Of A Different Bass

Citations & Sarcasm: How Gizmodo Got A Defamation Lawsuit SLAPPed Down

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Gizmodo.com published an article, Smoke & Mirrors: The Greatest Scam in Tech, about Redmond's venture, Peep Telephony. In addition to using the word "scam" in the title, the article had lots of denigrating things to say about Peep and about Redmond's prior initiatives. (The opinion lays out the beefs, although...
Citations & Sarcasm: How Gizmodo Got A Defamation Lawsuit SLAPPed Down

Samsung Galaxy S III launch carries Apple-level security

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Samsung's Galaxy S III launch is running under security levels previously associated most closely with Apple, scoops on Wednesday unearthed. A tip to The Verge understood that test units were being put in generic enclosures that disguise the actual look for field testing. One such example was caught by Gizmodo...
Samsung Galaxy S III launch carries Apple-level security

The Man Behind A Website That Let You Post Nude Pics Of Your Ex Is Back With A Brand-New Venture

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Be careful where you send those naked pictures. A site that solicited naked pictures of your ex, or basically anyone you dislike, might be back after facing intense legal pressure from Internet heavyweights like Facebook. IsAnyoneUp.com was created by Hunter Moore as a dumping ground for anyone to submit naked...
The Man Behind A Website That Let You Post Nude Pics Of Your Ex Is Back With A Brand-New Venture

Apple to developers: don't even think in Flash, bucko

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The latest revision of Apple's developer licensing agreement prohibits the use of third-party software to develop for the iPhone. [Daring Fireball] Such software makes it easy for developers to use programming languages that they already know, including relatively easy-to-learn ones like Unity Script. It also lets developers create apps that...
Apple to developers: don't even think in Flash, bucko

★ Gizmodo and the Prototype iPhone

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The Phone The first question is, how did the phone leave Apple’s campus? Starting a few weeks ago, some number of iPhone engineers who, because of the nature of their work were already familiar with the details of Apple’s next-generation iPhone, were authorized to begin using late pre-production units outside...
★ Gizmodo and the Prototype iPhone
iOS 6 Simulator Test Lends Credence To iPhone 5 Resolution Rumors

Paul Ohm: ‘Searching Journalists in the Terabyte Age’

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Great piece by Paul Ohm on the breadth of material taken by authorities when they confiscate modern computers: In other words, all of the rules that govern police searches of news offices were created in the age of typewriters, desks, filing cabinets, and stacks of paper. Now, flash forward thirty...
Paul Ohm: ‘Searching Journalists in the Terabyte Age’

Apple To Gizmodo: You've Had Your Fun, Hand Over The Phone

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A few weeks after requiring iPad developers to work with devices chained to tables in windowless rooms, famously secretive Apple is in the awkward position of having to ask Gawker Media’s Gizmodo oh, so politely to give back an iPhone prototype left in a bar. No threats over buying...
Apple To Gizmodo: You've Had Your Fun, Hand Over The Phone

The Next iPhone Will Probably Debut on June 7

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Apple just put up details about its WWDC conference on their site. Given the recent iPhone 4G leak and Apple’s usual timing when it comes to iPhone announcements, it’s very likely that Apple will officially announce the next version of iPhone at the conference, which is being held from...
The Next iPhone Will Probably Debut on June 7

BUZZMEDIA Signs Up 6 Major Music Sites, Including The Hype Machine And RCRD LBL

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Entertainment media company BUZZMEDIA (formerly known as Buzznet) has just announced the addition of 6 music sites to its ever-growing list of properties, namely PureVolume, PopMatters, Gorilla vs. Bear, The Hype Machine, Concrete Loop and RCRD LBL. The news was just released, but it looks like industry blog Hypebot.com jumped...
BUZZMEDIA Signs Up 6 Major Music Sites, Including The Hype Machine And RCRD LBL

RT @Gizmodo: This Is Apple's Next iPhone http://gizmodo.com/5520164/

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RT @Gizmodo: This Is Apple's Next iPhone http://gizmodo.com/5520164/
LEAK: This Is Google's Tablet (GOOG, AMZN, AAPL)

The Content Industry Keeps Penalizing The People Who Actually Pay

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I've pointed out before that, contrary to the smug insistence of many people who dislike this site, I don't download any unauthorized content. At all. In 1999 I had Napster on my computer, but I was stuck on a dialup connection, so I never had a chance to test it...
The Content Industry Keeps Penalizing The People Who Actually Pay

Buckeyes to fire 500 trillion watt laser May 15th in a short, cheap burst

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High-energy laser fusion experiments evoke extreme numbers -- not only in power but also in greenbacks. Sure, the current champ at the National Ignition facility in Livermore, CA can pump out a 411 trillion watt pulse, but at what price? A taxpayer-busting $200,000 per shot, with a $4 billion...
Buckeyes to fire 500 trillion watt laser May 15th in a short, cheap burst
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