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Malware warnings hit high-profile sites after ad network hack, issue now 'successfully cleaned'

Amazon.com backs WhoSay to help celebs manage Twitter and Facebook posts

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Amazon.com is among the backers participating in a $12 million financing round for WhoSay, an online service that helps musicians, athletes and other celebrities better manage their Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr accounts. Comcast Ventures led the round with existing investors Greylock Partners, Amazon and High Peaks Ventures also participating. Comcast...
Amazon.com backs WhoSay to help celebs manage Twitter and Facebook posts

Ashton Kutcher is not playing Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs

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The star of Twitter and TV sitcoms is doing a quick indie film, not the Sony biopic Source: idolr.com The blogosphere lit up Sunday night with the news that Ashton Kutcher, star of Twitter and TV Sitcoms (That 70s Show, Two and a Half Men), had been signed to play...
Ashton Kutcher is not playing Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs

New iPhone, iPad and Android Apps for March 2012

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It has been a great month for apps. Both iOS and Android had big markers in March, as Apple released the new iPad and Google rebranded the Android Market as Google Play. Developers have been hard at work creating apps for each platform and some great games, social apps and...
New iPhone, iPad and Android Apps for March 2012

Passphrases: Maybe Not as Secure as You Think

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The conventional wisdom seems to be that passphrases are much more secure than passwords, even if the password is complex. Passphrases are likely to be more secure than passwords, but not as secure as many seem to think. Some preliminary work on the topic by Joseph Bonneau and Ekaterina Shutova...
Passphrases: Maybe Not as Secure as You Think

At The Movies With The Geek : Shutter Island

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For this installment of At The Movies With The Geek we are gonna looks at Shutter Island which was direceted by Martin Scorsese and staring Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Kingsley. from imdb:It’s 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from...
At The Movies With The Geek : Shutter Island

How To Refashion Your Flickchart Rankings As Ratings

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When Jeremy and I came up with the concept for Flickchart, one of the biggest catalysts was that we felt like ratings were never quite good enough to truly describe how much we liked a film using some sort of numerical value.  With only 4 or 5 stars, there...
How To Refashion Your Flickchart Rankings As Ratings

The Death of The Website

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Own an iPad? Downloaded the eBay app? You should. It is by far the best way to experience eBay.Watch Movies? Seen the IMDB App? It is so much better than the website.Use Twitter? 81,43% chance you are not using Twitter.com but an App.It seems that more and more Apps are...
The Death of The Website

Flat UI: A delightful alternative to Bootstrap's default look, sans gradients and drop shadows

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Bootstrap, the popular front-end framework which hailed from Twitter, continues to grow as a quick way for developers to get an attractive site up and running in little time. It’s a great starting point, but Bootstrap is often left completely un-customized, and its popularity has left the framework’s distinct design looking default and...
Flat UI: A delightful alternative to Bootstrap's default look, sans gradients and drop shadows
'Prometheus' set revealed in gorgeous behind-the-scenes shots

Target Neutralized: Amazon Beats Tablet Makers At Their Own Game

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With the announcement that the Kindle Fire has grabbed 54.4% of the Android Tablet market, it’s clear to see that Amazon’s Trojan Horse strategy paid off. As I wrote back in December, the Fire is Amazon’s way of making all of their offerings “real.” Movies, books, and games were Amazon’s...
Target Neutralized: Amazon Beats Tablet Makers At Their Own Game

Google Search Shows IMDb Ratings

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Here's a feature I've been expecting ever since Google started to test rich snippets for pages that include reviews: showing movie ratings in IMDb's snippets.Now you can see the ratings without having to click on the search results, which is useful if you browse the web using a mobile phone...
Google Search Shows IMDb Ratings

Google taps Knowledge Graph and facial recognition to build its own X-Ray for Play Movies

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Google is testing a slick new feature for its Google Play Movies & TV app on Android tablets that automaticallys pull up info cards about on-screen actors and in-movie music. The feature is currently US-only and limited to tablets running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but Google says it hopes to...
Google taps Knowledge Graph and facial recognition to build its own X-Ray for Play Movies
Skyfire Horizon toolbar puts carriers into the mobile browser
Kindle Fire update will amplify your desire to consume media

DailyDirt: What Do You Remember?

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Everybody at one time or another wishes they had a better memory. There are some techniques and memory exercises to help improve the way people memorize lists, but some things are just more memorable than others. Some research is starting to delve into why we remember some things but not...
DailyDirt: What Do You Remember?

Now @viewing Synecdoche, New York http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383028/

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Now @viewing Synecdoche, New York http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383028/

Shazam now rides shotgun with any TV show in the US, gets cozier with Facebook

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Shazam doesn't want to let GetGlue control all our couch potato time -- it just rolled out an upgrade to its TV component that lets the mobile app provide social sharing, soundtrack and trivia details for nearly any TV show in the US, not just those deemed worthy of...
Shazam now rides shotgun with any TV show in the US, gets cozier with Facebook

GetGlue Expands From Toolbar to Popups

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GetGlue, the social network and recommendation engine, has launched some new features that it hopes will broaden the appeal of its service by adding popup content widgets to any page that contains a link to Wikipedia, the Internet Movie Database, Last.fm and dozens of other popular sites, with related...
GetGlue Expands From Toolbar to Popups

Apple II classic Karateka hits App Store, Snapguide for iPad, IMDb, imo messenger for iPad, deals, more

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Just released: Karateka | $2.99: Jordan Mechner, creator of the popular Prince of Persia franchise, and developer of the original fighter classic “Karateka” for the Apple II, is today bringing an HD remake of the game to iOS. Available on the App Store now for $2.99 for iPhone and iPad,...
Apple II classic Karateka hits App Store, Snapguide for iPad, IMDb, imo messenger for iPad, deals, more

At The Movies With The Geek : Cop Out

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Its time for another episode of At The Movies With The Geek.  This week we are gonna look at the movie “Cop Out” which was directed by Kevin Smith (but not written) and stars the likes of Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan. from imdbA comedy about a veteran NYPD cop...
At The Movies With The Geek : Cop Out

Switched On: The fit and the pendulum

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. In the pre-smartphone era, the industry focused on making cell phones smaller. In the 2001 movie Zoolander, the title character played by Ben Stiller uses a humorously diminutive flip phone closer to the size of a Bluetooth headset...
Switched On: The fit and the pendulum

Apple Employees' Macs Compromised by Chinese Hackers

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A number of Macs owned by Apple employees were compromised by the same China-based hackers that targeted Facebook employees recently, reports Reuters. The news agency says Apple disclosed the breach to its reporters. Apple, which is working with law enforcement to track down the hackers, told Reuters that only a...
Apple Employees' Macs Compromised by Chinese Hackers

Big Moment For Vine As First Wolverine Movie Footage Comes Via 6-Second "Tweaser" Instead Of Trailer

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Vine’s ready for its close-up. The first footage of new Marvel comics superhero film The Wolverine was released today through a Vine “tweaser” tweeted by director James Mangold. That’s a big departure from the modern tradition of first releasing a trailer on a film’s website, Apple’s trailer page, and YouTube. Seems...
Big Moment For Vine As First Wolverine Movie Footage Comes Via 6-Second "Tweaser" Instead Of Trailer

"This movie goes on forever and never stops ever until it ends."

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"This movie goes on forever and never stops ever until it ends." - IMDB commenter "s_a_n_d_w_i_c_h_e_s" on Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958) A counter-argument to the newly-crowned "greatest film of all-time"....
"This movie goes on forever and never stops ever until it ends."
Shazam updates its iPad app with auto-tagging and integration with Spotify & Rdio

Newzbin Usenet Indexer Liable For Copyright Infringement

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An anonymous reader writes "The world's most popular Usenet indexing site, Newzbin, has been trounced in London's High Court by the movie studios. Held liable for the infringements of its users, later this week Newzbin will be subjected to an injunction which will force it to filter out illegal copies...
Newzbin Usenet Indexer Liable For Copyright Infringement

Amazon introduces lnstant Video links to the IMDB iOS app

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Amazon has made it easy for users of the IMDB iOS app to go from reading about a film to watching it, after it added Amazon Instant Video links to the app for the movie database that it bought in 2008. An update introduces watchable links to all IMDB-listed movies...
Amazon introduces lnstant Video links to the IMDB iOS app
Apple Employees Hacked By Visiting iPhonedevsk
IMDb turns 404s into LOLs, Reddit users have a field day
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?