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Brand Marketers Totally Miss Social Media Influencers
Why Japan can't quit the fax machine

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Facebook's Acquisition Of Face.com Gives a New Look to Search

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With Facebook’s acquisition of Face.com reportedly a done deal, all of the focus is on what the merger will do for Facebook’s mobile efforts. But there may be more to the deal than just mobile. “Give us 14 images of you,” Google’s Eric Schmidt famously told the Technology Conference in...
Facebook's Acquisition Of Face.com Gives a New Look to Search

Survival Research Labs Gets Banned in San Francisco

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Mark Pauline, founder of Survival Research Labs (SRL), has reported that the group has been banned from performing in San Francisco, California by the San Francisco Fire Department. SRL, known for their full-scale robotic and machine shows, were to be participating in I am Crime: Art on the Edge...
Survival Research Labs Gets Banned in San Francisco
Huawei not expecting growth in US this year as security concerns effectively freeze sales

NYT columnist pedals ‘post-modern illusions’ and ‘propaganda’ to varnish Bush legacy

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Stanley Fish, author of The New York Times' "Opinionator" column, must have a soft spot for George W. Bush. In a recent piece, he employs just about every argument one could make to varnish the Bush legacy, fishing for proof in what one writer called "post-modern illusions" and citing a...
NYT columnist pedals ‘post-modern illusions’ and ‘propaganda’ to varnish Bush legacy

Microsoft turns room into video game with IllumiRoom project

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The IllumiRoom project from Microsoft Research turns a living room into a video game with projected images that extend and complement the main television screen. The realistic effect, if commercialized, could propel Microsoft's gaming business far beyond its competition.The system uses a Kinect sensor and off-the-shelf wide angle digital...
Microsoft turns room into video game with IllumiRoom project

Microsoft says Illumiroom isn't yet ready for next Xbox, but will get public demo in July (video)

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Since we saw Illumiroom at CES in January, the technology has come quite a ways. But while it's still a spectacular technology display, don't look for it to pop up in any Xbox announcements in the near future. In fact, Microsoft Research's Hrvoje Benko and Brett Jones told us...
Microsoft says Illumiroom isn't yet ready for next Xbox, but will get public demo in July (video)

Turning your room into a video game: Microsoft releases more details about IllumiRoom

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When we first heard about Microsoft’s IllumiRoom project that essentially turned living rooms into a viewing platform, it was pretty exciting to imagine the possibilities. Now, Microsoft has released more of its IllumiRoom research and it’s shaping up to be pretty bad-ass and potentially change the way we think of how video...
Turning your room into a video game: Microsoft releases more details about IllumiRoom

Why art will not suffer death by digital

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Ebooks may be pushing print towards oblivion, but high-priced art is unique and in no danger of being replaced by a virtual substitute. Just ask Damien HirstWill art be the only serious cultural activity that survives in 50 years' time? And how serious will art be without books to tell...
Why art will not suffer death by digital

Here's a 3-step program that will turn Twitter into an ad giant

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All of this talk of Twitter’s aspiration to becoming a media company is a red herring. Media companies supply the nut (content) inside the shell – Twitter wants to be the shell. Does that make Twitter a “technology” company? Well, “heck yes” comes to mind, but it’s the kind of technology company that we...
Here's a 3-step program that will turn Twitter into an ad giant

How I launched Hipmunk in an industry I initially knew nothing about

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Neither Steve Huffman or I knew much about the travel business when we started Hipmunk together in June 2010. We figured we’d be able to get flight data from any number of places—perhaps by “scraping” it off of other sites, and then linking customers to those sites to book their...
How I launched Hipmunk in an industry I initially knew nothing about

Silent magician Teller files copyright suit over "stolen" shadow trick

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Teller, the silent half of the well-known magic duo Penn and Teller, has sued a rival magician for copying one of his most famous illusions. The case promises to test the boundaries of copyright law as it applies to magic tricks. In "Shadows," a spotlight casts a shadow of...
Silent magician Teller files copyright suit over "stolen" shadow trick

Live Chat With Stephen Marche About His Cover Story, 'Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?'

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In his May 2012 Atlantic cover story, Stephen Marche reflects on the way technology has changed our experiences of society and solitude. "Narcissism is the flip side of loneliness," he writes, "and either condition is a fighting retreat from the messy reality of other people."Is Facebook promoting damaging illusions? Or...
Live Chat With Stephen Marche About His Cover Story, 'Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?'
Marco Tempest does it again: a motion-tracking augmented reality tale of magic from TED

Fake Magic Tricks Exposed on the Web!

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How do magicians keep their tricks a secret in the age of the Internet? Sleight of hand, naturally. The new magic-fueled thriller starring Jesse Eisenberg, “Now You See Me,” may send some viewers straight to Google in search of secrets to tricks before the credits roll — particularly to unravel...
Fake Magic Tricks Exposed on the Web!

ASUS teases October 23rd Vivo Book and Vivo Tab event, likens it to world history (video)

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Most event teasers have at least some kind of grandiosity; we're not under illusions that they have to be modest. At the same time, ASUS may have crossed a humility barrier with a teaser for an October 23rd event launching its upcoming Vivo Tabs and (possibly Transformer Book-linked) Vivo...
ASUS teases October 23rd Vivo Book and Vivo Tab event, likens it to world history (video)

'Now You See Me' Banks on Magic

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'Now You See Me,' to be released May 31 by Summit, hopes to make movie magic without computer-generated special effects. Director Louis Leterrier hired magic consultants, including David Copperfield, to create and execute some of the more complicated illusions....
'Now You See Me' Banks on Magic
Mobile: Evil or Not, Layoffs Show Google Means Business

'We Sleep Where We Work': 'SNL' Satirizes iPhone 5 Complaints

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A biting parody of tech culture The iPhone 5 has disappointed some of its users. The maps problems. The camera problems. The fact that, despite Apple's claims of its device's ingenuity, the phone's improvements are incremental rather than revolutionary. These problems are, in the scheme of things, totally and completely insignificant....
'We Sleep Where We Work': 'SNL' Satirizes iPhone 5 Complaints

EU Finally Realizes The Public Is Watching CETA: Softens Criminal Provisions For Copyright Infringement

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Last month, through all of the secrecy shrouding the Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA), it was revealed that the treaty called for the same criminal copyright sanctions that European citizens widely rejected when those same sanctions showed up in ACTA. This was just as people feared, and those who noticed were...
EU Finally Realizes The Public Is Watching CETA: Softens Criminal Provisions For Copyright Infringement

Live Chat With Stephen Marche

www.theatlantic.com
In his May 2012 Atlantic cover story, Stephen Marche reflects on the way technology has changed our experiences of society and solitude. "Narcissism is the flip side of loneliness," he writes, "and either condition is a fighting retreat from the messy reality of other people."Is Facebook promoting damaging illusions? Or...
Live Chat With Stephen Marche

Stop-motion music video relies on OpenOffice and Excel, finds formula for success (video)

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It's already considered a grind to produce stop-motion video -- imagine creating a clip using the spreadsheet app that many dread seeing at work every morning. Joe Penna, better known to the internet as Mystery Guitar Man, isn't afraid. He and his team recorded a performance against a greenscreen,...
Stop-motion music video relies on OpenOffice and Excel, finds formula for success (video)

Lenovo hopes to sell smartphones in the US within a year

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While Lenovo is one of the fastest-rising smartphone makers today, many Americans wouldn't know it when the company has never officially sold handsets in the country. They might soon be well acquainted, according to CEO Yang Yuanqing: he wants Lenovo to be selling smartphones in the US within a...
Lenovo hopes to sell smartphones in the US within a year
With Idol app, Peel gets ready to ditch its hardware

The spy in your inbox

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Everything on the Internet is monitored in some way. Companies track what you do at work through deep packet inspection to make sure you don't wander into territory forbidden by company policy, or dump corporate data to a remote server just before you give notice. The Web pages you visit...
The spy in your inbox
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