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How to Monitor Your Facebook Network

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We have truly entered a social-networked monitoring society. So keep an eye on your Facebook friends. In 2009, Zuckerberg declared the age of privacy over. By making Facebook user information public by default, he really did mean it. He later backpedaled and removed the default public-facing status update, but the...
How to Monitor Your Facebook Network

Here's Why AOL Never Spun Out Ad.com, Despite All The Rumors (AOL)

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Over coffee a couple months ago, a former AOL executive told us that Ned Brody, the CEO of what used to be called AOL's Advertising.com Group, once lobbied with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong for a spinoff from the larger company. The idea makes some sense. The Advertising.com Group, particularly the...
Here's Why AOL Never Spun Out Ad.com, Despite All The Rumors (AOL)
Why AT&T might be interested in Hulu: A big mobile data payday

Xiaomi Phone 2 preps Hong Kong and Taiwan launch, seeks early local testers on Facebook

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We knew Xiaomi's keen to bring its phones into the European market, but before taking that long-haul flight, the Chinese company is going to make a couple of stops in Asia. According to the latest updates on the company's Twitter feed and a freshly-made Facebook group (under "Xiaomi Asia"),...
Xiaomi Phone 2 preps Hong Kong and Taiwan launch, seeks early local testers on Facebook

Audi comes clean on A3 e-tron pilot program, electric mobility coming to four US cities

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Longing to get back into the EV game after your MINI E got sent back to the mothership? If you didn't hop on the BMW Group's other electric trial, the 1 Series-based ActiveE, how about giving a shake to a car from its rival in Ingolstadt? At the TED2012...
Audi comes clean on A3 e-tron pilot program, electric mobility coming to four US cities

Inside Google's Secret Search Algorithm [Google]

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Wired's Steven Levy takes us inside the "algorithm that rules the web"—Google's search algorithm, of course—and if you use Google, it's kind of a must-read. PageRank? That's so 1997.It's known that Google constantly updates the algorithm, with 550 improvements this year—to deliver smarter results and weed out the crap—but there...
Inside Google's Secret Search Algorithm [Google]

Valve announces Steam for Schools, helps teachers create educational Portal 2 levels

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Who ever said being a scientific guinea pig couldn't be educational? With Steam for Schools, teachers can now use Portal 2's level editor to create lessons focused on boosting critical thinking, spatial reasoning and problem solving skills. Announced at the Games for Change festival in New York City, the...
Valve announces Steam for Schools, helps teachers create educational Portal 2 levels

Twitter gives us a glimpse under the hood of its NASCAR partnership

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Even if you’re not a fan of NASCAR, you know that the partnership it announced with Twitter last month is pretty interesting. The professional driving league became the first pro sports partnership for Twitter, and is probably going to serve as the guinea pig for future partnerships. In a blog...
Twitter gives us a glimpse under the hood of its NASCAR partnership

Mars One says 80,000 have applied for one-way mission to red planet

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Dutch company plans to chose crew for private mission with reality TV show, in order to meet $6bn costAlmost 80,000 people have applied to take part in a one-way mission to Mars, each of them completing a rigorous application that stresses the need for a "Can Do!" attitude, asks individuals...
Mars One says 80,000 have applied for one-way mission to red planet
Mozilla Opens Doors On New $3 Million Datacenter

Amazon UK Review poetry♠Imagine, then, my elation when I saw this Guinea Pig Playpen http://j.mp/9v395m

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Amazon UK Review poetry♠Imagine, then, my elation when I saw this Guinea Pig Playpen http://j.mp/9v395m

DailyDirt: Braaiiins...

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Halloween is here, so what better time to talk about human brains? Zombies are always looking to eat fresh human brains, and evil scientists need to re-stock their supply of replacement organs, too. So here are just a few links for any parties that might be interested in getting their...
DailyDirt: Braaiiins...

Cybram 001 simulator helps doctors practice brain surgery without risking lives (video)

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Sometimes it's awesome to be a guinea pig; take for example, getting down and dirty the Consumer Preview of Windows 8. When it comes to brain surgery, however, there are no happy little accidents -- and let's face it, Bob Ross would've been a horrible surgeon. Thankfully, a new...
Cybram 001 simulator helps doctors practice brain surgery without risking lives (video)

Richard O'Dwyer: living with the threat of extradition

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Student who set up website posting links to TV and film content fears being used as a guinea pig by Hollywood giantsRichard O'Dwyer, a 22-year-old Sheffield undergraduate studying multimedia, rose uncharacteristically early for a student on 29 November 2010, in preparation for a lecture later that morning. So the knock...
Richard O'Dwyer: living with the threat of extradition

The Final Tally: More Than 1100 Cities Apply For Google’s Fiber Network

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Yesterday, Google product manager posted a blog post stating that 600 communities applied to be a guinea pig for the search giants experimental fiber network. And 190,000 individuals wrote letters of support for their communities to be chosen. But the post was written with 5 hours until the deadline,...
The Final Tally: More Than 1100 Cities Apply For Google’s Fiber Network

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet will get Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade

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In case you’ve been wondering what happened to Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades to Android-powered tablets, Lenovo has confirmed it will release an update to the ThinkPad Tablet in the second quarter of 2012. Asus’s Transformer Prime device has been the only upgraded tablet so far and it’s being met with...
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet will get Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade

McClure: Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars For The Web’s Foursquares [Video]

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Angel investor, Dave McClure, kicked up some dust this month with his post, “Check-Ins Are Coupons. Game Mechanics Are Bullshit.” His thesis: location based services (LBS) will have to offer real economic incentives if they ever hope to be a mainstream success. Foursquare, with some one million users, is...
McClure: Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars For The Web’s Foursquares [Video]

Man Inspired by Davy Crockett Skins Guinea Pig for a Hat

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Man Inspired by Davy Crockett Skins Guinea Pig for a Hat
Ubuntu Phone developer preview will arrive on February 21st

Peter Molyneux divulges DLC details for Curiosity, we apply for a loan

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Peter Molyneux's first post-Lionhead game, Curiosity, holds a big mystery and now it promises DLC with a colossal price tag. The game -- the first of 22 experiments -- will reveal a secret to the gaming guinea pig who deals the final blow to a single black cube. Shortly...
Peter Molyneux divulges DLC details for Curiosity, we apply for a loan

Amazon UK Review poetry♠Imagine, then, my elation when I saw this Guinea Pig Playpen http://j.mp/9v395m

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Amazon UK Review poetry♠Imagine, then, my elation when I saw this Guinea Pig Playpen http://j.mp/9v395m

Is Apple testing the waters for an unsubsidized iPhone push?

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There may be more to Apple’s new deal with Leap Wireless than meets the eye. Apple could be using Leap — through its Cricket Wireless brand — as a guinea pig carrier to test if American consumers are ready to pay full price for their iPhones, according to BTIG analyst...
Is Apple testing the waters for an unsubsidized iPhone push?

iPad testing goes global

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While it's impossible to account for every conceivable variable when testing a device, having offices around the world affords CNET the unique opportunity to, at the very least, get an idea of how different networks in different countries can affect a device's performance. We chose the iPad as our first...
iPad testing goes global
Toronto founders, angels, and VCs: we're coming for you!

RIAA Slams Google For Anti-Piracy Fail

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Frustrated and bitter that laws like SOPA and PIPA have yet to get pushed through Congress without those pesky constituents objecting to turning the U.S. government into muscle for entertainment industry, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is taking out its anger on Google. The music industry lobbying group...
RIAA Slams Google For Anti-Piracy Fail

Zopo C2 embraces Aliyun OS, boasts 5-inch 1080p display, 5MP front camera and a low price

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Despite the aborted launch of Acer's Aliyun-powered phone last September, the cheeky Android-based OS is now back with a handful of new devices courtesy of some local friends, with the most notable device coming from Zopo, a notorious cloner of Samsung, HTC and LG phones. That said, it looks...
Zopo C2 embraces Aliyun OS, boasts 5-inch 1080p display, 5MP front camera and a low price
How Canada has become America's mobile app guinea pig

Margaret Atwood: why Wattpad works

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'You can post your own writing. No one need know your age or background. And your readers can be anywhere'Once again people are giving me strange looks. Why Wattpad? And, indeed, what pad? Wattpad, as in wattage, the kind that makes the lights turn on. "But Margaret," you can hear...
Margaret Atwood: why Wattpad works

Thinking Of Upgrading Your Computer To Windows 8? Don't (MSFT)

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Nov. 8 (Bloomberg) -- I've made a lot of computer blunders over the years. The biggest was taking a perfectly well- functioning Sony Vaio and upgrading it from Windows XP to Windows Vista, which left it so crash-prone as to be all but useless. So please believe me when I...
Thinking Of Upgrading Your Computer To Windows 8? Don't (MSFT)

Kinect Star Wars finally awarded a ship date

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Kinect Star Wars, one of the very few games that we have covered with regularity at TNW, was awarded a launch date this morning, along with a specially branded Xbox console that matches the theme of the game. Both Star Wars-branded products will be released on April 3rd. Microsoft is...
Kinect Star Wars finally awarded a ship date
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