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Gary Carter, Hall of Fame catcher who won World Series with Mets, dies at 57

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Gary Carter, who was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor last May, played nearly two decades in the Major LeaguesHall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, whose single for the New York Mets in the 1986 World Series touched off one of the most improbable rallies in Major League baseball, died...
Gary Carter, Hall of Fame catcher who won World Series with Mets, dies at 57

Networks: Meet John Klensin, Internet History's Jack of All Trades

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What did John Klensin do for the internet? A little bit of everything. In April, Klensin was inducted into the Internet Society’s (ISOC) Internet Hall of Fame, entering alongside such notable names as Vint Cerf, Bob Kahn, and Larry Roberts. But unlike many of the other inductees, Klensin isn’t...
Networks: Meet John Klensin, Internet History's Jack of All Trades
LaunchPad toys is making educational games, not Angry Birds-like 'digital pacifiers'
Slashdot celebrates 15 years of capturing tech's zeitgeist

The Internet Gets a Hall of Fame (Including Al Gore!)

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Vinton Cerf, considered one of the fathers of the internet for co-designing the TCP/IP protocol, was inducted into ISOC's Hall of Fame Monday. GENEVA, Switzerland — The best revolutionaries eventually find themselves hailed in tributes and enshrined in museums. So it’s almost inevitable that nearly 30 years after the official...
The Internet Gets a Hall of Fame (Including Al Gore!)
Yes, I'm from frickin' Ohio, and I cuss up a storm

Congressmen ask devs of 34 iOS apps about user privacy

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In the wake of the Path address book fiasco, Congressmen Henry Waxman (D-CA) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) have followed up their initial query to Apple about privacy issues by contacting the people and companies behind 34 iOS apps. The list includes Tim Cook (again), concerning Apple's own Find My...
Congressmen ask devs of 34 iOS apps about user privacy

Top jobs of the week in digital media

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This week all eyes are on San Francisco as our colleagues at GigaOM launch their sixth annual Structure conference, their signature cloud and infrastructure event. Follow along with their live blog coverage of the event, and be sure to check out our latest batch of job postings: Melcher Media: VP,...
Top jobs of the week in digital media
Berners-Lee: World Finally Realizes Web Belongs To No One

CBS Sports Writer Feels It's OK To Issue 'Stealth' Corrections Because It's Just 'The Internet'

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It appears that there are still some writers out there who moved from print to an online presence while never having learned to properly "internet." Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com is one of them. Writing up his baseball Hall of Fame ballot, Heyman botched a few facts about Jack Morris in...
CBS Sports Writer Feels It's OK To Issue 'Stealth' Corrections Because It's Just 'The Internet'
Networks: What Do the H-Bomb and the Internet Have in Common? Paul Baran

Pebble smartwatch sells out initial supplies, enters Kickstarter hall of fame with $10m raised

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It looks like adding Bluetooth 4.0 was just the trick for taking the Pebble smartwatch over the edge -- and by over the edge, we mean to an insane level of Kickstarter success. The watch not only crossed the $10 million fundraising mark -- it aimed for a paltry...
Pebble smartwatch sells out initial supplies, enters Kickstarter hall of fame with $10m raised

Ocarina 2 app teaches people to play songs for a price

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Smule helped show the power of the iPhone as a musical app platform with the release four years ago of Ocarina, which turned the iPhone into a digital flute. Now, the music app maker is following up its Hall of Fame app with Ocarina 2, which is designed now to...
Ocarina 2 app teaches people to play songs for a price

The CD turns 30: The first player and album were released today in 1982

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As a six-times Grammy Award winner with hits spanning almost five decades, Billy Joel needs little introduction. While the composer, pianist and singer-songwriter may have been introduced to the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame back in 1992, the American songsmith lays claim to another remarkable – and unique – accolade. On...
The CD turns 30: The first player and album were released today in 1982

Valve's Gabe Newell to be enshrined in gaming hall of fame

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Valve founder Gabe Newell has been a gamer favorite for a while, introducing the world to things like Steam, Left 4 Dead, and Portal. Today, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) cemented Newell's place in the industry by announcing he would be inducted into the acadamy's Hall of Fame...
Valve's Gabe Newell to be enshrined in gaming hall of fame
Orbitz, Pinterest, Sky Gamblers, Foursquare and others added to Apple's App Store Hall of Fame
Battle of the b(r)ands: which music service earns your monthly allowance?

PGP Creator Phil Zimmerman Has A New Venture Called Silent Circle

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It’s been a long time since anyone thought seriously about the encryption debate that hang over the discussion around privacy rights in the 1990s. It’s also been a long time since Phil Zimmerman, the creator of the Pretty Good Privacy software that so many people adopted to encrypt their email,...
PGP Creator Phil Zimmerman Has A New Venture Called Silent Circle

Hallmark Greets Digital, Acquires SpiritClips To Let You Send Photo/Video E-Cards

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Photos and video can be even more personal than a handwritten card. That’s why Hallmark has just acquired SpiritClips, an online video production and streaming service that also makes personalized digital greeting cards. It looks like Hallmark customers will soon be able to create and send e-cards by uploading their...
Hallmark Greets Digital, Acquires SpiritClips To Let You Send Photo/Video E-Cards
The greatest obstacle between a startup and a killer brand

Schoolhouse Funk: Bootsy Collins Launches Online Education Program

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Legendary funk music pioneer Bootsy Collins is starting an online education program for bass players. His Funk University is now accepting enrollments, and classes start July 1. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Collins rose to fame playing bass with James Brown and with Parliament-Funkadelics. Sponsor...
Schoolhouse Funk: Bootsy Collins Launches Online Education Program

Synthesizer giant Bob Moog to be inducted into Inventors Hall of Fame today

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Lovers of classic synth, celebrate: pioneer Bob Moog will join the Inventors Hall of Fame today. The USPTO is bestowing that honor for patent number 3,475,623 granted in 1966 for the so-called Moog ladder filter that gave rise to its original synth and Minimoog Synthesizers, and is still used...
Synthesizer giant Bob Moog to be inducted into Inventors Hall of Fame today

Co-inventor of the barcode, Norman Joseph Woodland, dies at 91

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Last year saw the death of the man largely responsible for bringing the barcode into the mainstream, Alan Haberman, and this week has unfortunately brought the sad news that one of the men responsible for creating it has also died. As The New York Times reports, Norman Joseph Woodland,...
Co-inventor of the barcode, Norman Joseph Woodland, dies at 91
Meet the Man Who Invented the Instructions for the Internet

Internet Society inducts Al Gore, Craig Newark, and 31 others into new Internet Hall of Fame

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As part of its 20th anniversary celebration in Geneva, the Internet Society held an awards gala to launch its very own hall of fame — and the initial class of 33 inductees includes some of the most notable names in the short history of the internet. The members are...
Internet Society inducts Al Gore, Craig Newark, and 31 others into new Internet Hall of Fame

The Internet Hall of Fame Exists, and Al Gore is an Inductee

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If you spent any time in red state territory circa 1999, you'll remember a favorite laugh line: Not only does Al Gore think he inspired Love Story (nothing to take credit for, by the way), he wants to take credit for the existence of the Internet itself! Cue knee-slaps. Well,...
The Internet Hall of Fame Exists, and Al Gore is an Inductee

Engadget Podcast 315 - 10.26.2012

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We've stopped calling weeks like these "big" because that gives them too much credit for essentiallly trying to destroy us, from a journlistic perspective, without actually destroying us. From now on we're only calling weeks "big" if they include the singularity or a human massacre in Pittsburgh, thank you...
Engadget Podcast 315 - 10.26.2012
'Star Wars' action figures make the National Toy Hall of Fame

Robot Hall of Fame inducts Big Dog, PackBot, Nao and WALL-E (video)

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It's the sort of ceremony that's so magical it can only occur on even-numbered years. Inventors, educators, entertainers, college students and media folk gathered at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, PA tonight for the 2012 inductions to the Robot Hall of Fame, a Carnegie Mellon-sponsored event created to...
Robot Hall of Fame inducts Big Dog, PackBot, Nao and WALL-E (video)
ARPANET programmer and internet luminary Steve Crocker on how the internet was created
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