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Don’t Fear the Weavr: Grow Your Own Emoting, Autonomous Twitter Bot

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A creepy curious new service made its way to the top of Hacker News today. Weavrs is product from a British “social media data aggregation startup” called Philter Phactory. The site lets anyone create “Weavrs,” or “alter egos crafted from the threads of the social web.” Basically, that means users can...
Don’t Fear the Weavr: Grow Your Own Emoting, Autonomous Twitter Bot

For the Next 24 Hours, OnSwipe CEO Jason Baptiste Is Giving Away His New Book For Free Online

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Mr. Baptiste In advance of of the release of his new book, "The Ultralight Startup: Launching a Business Without Clout or Capital," OnSwipe CEO and cofounder Jason Baptiste is letting readers access the entire thing for free for the next 24 hours. OnSwipe, which has picked up $6 million in...
For the Next 24 Hours, OnSwipe CEO Jason Baptiste Is Giving Away His New Book For Free Online

To Hug or Not to Hug? Hacker News Commenters Unsure of How to Interact With Real Live Human Ladies

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(Photo: Heated Forest) It's simply a part of life: sometimes, when you emerge from the depths of the Internet to refill your Star Trek mug with Stumptown coffee, you accidentally encounter a real live girl. You know, that genre of human being that has boobs and always keeps a copy of Lean...
To Hug or Not to Hug? Hacker News Commenters Unsure of How to Interact With Real Live Human Ladies
A Key Conference For Startup Founders Gets Slammed For Its Lack Of Women

HDD Pricewatch: Higher prices are the new normal

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It’s been several months since the flood waters in Thailand began receding and since ExtremeTech posted its last edition of HDD PriceWatch, but we’ve finally begun to see more stable prices for various hard drives. Through February and March, prices fluctuated significantly, often moving in contradictory directions. Now that things...
HDD Pricewatch: Higher prices are the new normal
WunWun's on-demand helpers can now tackle deliveries for local businesses

Hacker News Just Banned Google And Every Other Search Engine

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Talk about making a point, Hacker News (a service of YCombinator) has just blocked every search engine from indexing their website. Want proof? Take a look at this:By blocking robots spidering their website, Google (et al) cannot index their content, meaning that if you search for it, you will not...
Hacker News Just Banned Google And Every Other Search Engine

Hacker News Parody Sums Up Everything We Love To Hate About Hacker News

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Oh, Hacker News. It’s a discussion board from the folks at Y Combinator, it’s a tech journalism tool and it’s a place where some of the smartest people on the Internet congregate to flaunt just how smart they really are. A massive source of influence in the science and tech...
Hacker News Parody Sums Up Everything We Love To Hate About Hacker News

Creative pumps out $99 HN-900 noise-canceling headphones

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Fact: not everyone's willing to pay a premium to enhance their personal listening experience. Fortunately for those of you who like noise cancellation and a flush bank account, Creative's just taken the wraps off its $99 headset that'll do the trick. The HN-900 offers great features -- aside from...
Creative pumps out $99 HN-900 noise-canceling headphones
The Power Of HTML5/Javascript: A GameBoy Color Emulator In Your Browser

Creative sounds off with two noise-canceling headphones

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Creative has introduced a pair of noise-canceling headphones. The HN-900 integrates an in-line microphone with the over-the-ear headset. The Aurvana X-Fi 2 is a pure headphone, but supports a multi-dimensional surround-sound effect.......
Creative sounds off with two noise-canceling headphones

Hacker News | Ask HN: How do you go about finding designers?

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Hacker News | Ask HN: How do you go about finding designers?

Check out this phone-controlled robot from a Twilio/Node.js hacker

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An aspiring hardware hacker at Twilio has used his company’s own telephony APIs as well as Node.js and Arduino to build the charming robot you see in the clip above. We just about overloaded on developer buzzwords there, so let’s back it up a bit. The bot was built...
Check out this phone-controlled robot from a Twilio/Node.js hacker

Catching Up With Exponential Labs, The Startup Behind Long-Tail Search Engine 'MillionShort'

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Some people in the tech industry like to say that web search is a problem that has long been solved. But earlier this year, a small startup out of Toronto called Exponential Labs attracted some big attention with “MillionShort,” a clever hack called that let you bypass the top...
Catching Up With Exponential Labs, The Startup Behind Long-Tail Search Engine 'MillionShort'
'Visual Twitter' Site Tiny Post Uses Bots To Test User Engagement, Gets Called Out
IHave50Dollars Is An App.net For People With $50
Y Combinator admits Watsi to its next class, its first nonprofit startup
Elite Silicon Valley incubator backs its first nonprofit
Chargeback.cc is like couples therapy for consumers and merchants

Feature Friday: Listen To This Blog

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A few days ago, I stared getting emails asking about avc.fm. Was this done with my approval? Did I know who was behind it? The answer was no and no so I tweeted this out and gave my approval.   AVC.fm, the unofficial blogcast of @AVC created by @VoiceBunny avc.fm...
Feature Friday: Listen To This Blog

This Hacker News iOS app is very reminiscent of Instapaper, and it rocks

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If you pay any attention to technology and all and are trying to keep up on the latest trends, it’s likely that you check out Hacker News once in a while. It’s a service provided by Y Combinator and lets people submit news and vote on what’s interesting. Yeah, it’s...
This Hacker News iOS app is very reminiscent of Instapaper, and it rocks

Creative intros new $99 noise-canceling headphones

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Creative's new HN-900 headphones are a third the price of Bose's Quiet Comfort 15s....
Creative intros new $99 noise-canceling headphones
Startups Court Dev Bootcamp’s Ruby Grads, 88% Have Offers At Average Of $79K

A billion dollar software tech company is founded every 3 months *in U.S.

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Ron Conway once said: "There's a billion company created every 3 months. Now, it is every 2 months". I finally got the chance compile "The Billion Dollar" list. I tried to limit this list to only software tech companies. I also included a couple of near billion dollar companies (~0.7 B...
A billion dollar software tech company is founded every 3 months *in U.S.

Proudly Flout Twitter’s New Brand Guidelines With This Single-Serving Site

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(violatetwitterbrandguidelines.com) If there’s one thing citizens of the Internet despise, it’s being told what to do. Look no further than the rise of hacker collectives and anti-SOPA protests for confirmation on that. That’s why when Twitter changed its logo and instituted strangely strict guidelines surrounding what you can and can’t do with...
Proudly Flout Twitter’s New Brand Guidelines With This Single-Serving Site

Content Creators: Control Is An Illusion And That's A Good Thing

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Folks who hang out on HackerNews may have seen an interesting little debate flare up recently in a couple of threads. It started when a guy named Dustin Curtis announced a new simple blogging tool which he called Svbtle. He originally designed it for himself, then decided to make it...
Content Creators: Control Is An Illusion And That's A Good Thing
Use fontBomb to Blow Up Text on the Sites You Hate Most

Y-Combinator Alum 42Floors Announces $5 Million Series A...Sorta

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Y-Combinator Winter 2012 Alumni 42Floors set out to “hack commercial real estate…because searching for office space really, really sucks.” Earlier today, the company posted a job listing to Y-Combinator news network “Hacker News” in which it wrote, “We just raised a $5M Series A (unannounced).” On the jobs secion of...
Y-Combinator Alum 42Floors Announces $5 Million Series A...Sorta

Digg Hints Its Google Reader Replacement Will Go Beyond RSS Alone To Include Content From Social Media, HN, Reddit & More

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Digg today responded to early user feedback about its plans for a Google Reader replacement announced earlier this month, saying that it has narrowed down incoming requests to four key points: keep it simple, make it fast, synchronize across devices, and, finally, allow for easy import from Google Reader, of...
Digg Hints Its Google Reader Replacement Will Go Beyond RSS Alone To Include Content From Social Media, HN, Reddit & More

RT @hackernewsbot: After many revisions, I present my "pocket planner". I hope HN finds it useful... http://github.com/windsurfer/Pocket-To-Do/downloads

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RT @hackernewsbot: After many revisions, I present my "pocket planner". I hope HN finds it useful... http://github.com/windsurfer/Pocket-To-Do/downloads
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