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This week's games news

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Knack | Watch Dogs | Killzone: Shadow Fall | Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Official Strategy Guide | NBA 2K13/MLB 2K13 Combo Pack | Tomb Raider Limited Edition ControllerFollowing a spectacular series of leaks, Sony's recent revelations about PlayStation 4 felt a bit muted. Games like Knack, a cutely enigmatic title...
This week's games news

Large Hadron Collider may have produced a previously undetected form of matter

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Teams at the Large Hadron Collider must be developing a knack for producing tangible evidence of theoretical particles. After orchestrating 2 million collisions between lead nuclei and protons, like the sort you see above, the collider's Compact Muon Solenoid group and researchers at MIT suspect that stray, linked pairs...
Large Hadron Collider may have produced a previously undetected form of matter
Ars Technicast, Episode 21: Sony teases us with PS4, and we like it

How Chillingo picks winners in mobile games

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The publisher behind mega-hits like Angry Birds and Cut the Rope has a knack for finding mobile gaming cash cows. By Kurt Wagner, reporter FORTUNE -- Mobile game publisher Chillingo knows how to pick a winner. Founders Chris Byatte and Joe Wee were the first publishers to stumble on Angry...
How Chillingo picks winners in mobile games

Bloomberg Names Former IBM CEO Palmisano to Advise on Data Privacy

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Here’s an interesting development in the ongoing data-privacy imbroglio over at Bloomberg LP. The company just named former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano as an independent adviser with the task of reviewing and recommending changes on privacy and data policies. The move is meant to regain the trust of Bloomberg’s terminal...
Bloomberg Names Former IBM CEO Palmisano to Advise on Data Privacy

Congressman Jared Polis on SOPA/PIPA, Facebook’s IPO, and his favorite subreddit

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Internet entrepreneur, Reddit user, and League of Legends player are not usually words used to describe United States Congressmen, but Jared Polis has a knack for defying expectations. In addition to representing Colorado’s Second Congressional District, he co-founded ProFlowers.com, Blue Mountain Greeting Cards, and American Information Systems. He also serves as...
Congressman Jared Polis on SOPA/PIPA, Facebook’s IPO, and his favorite subreddit

Valve job posting reveals plans for homegrown hardware, promises it won't suck

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Rumors fluttering about Valve's entry into the hardware market just got a little less salty. According to the outfit's own jobs page, it's prepping to offer consumers "whole new gaming experiences." A call for an experienced electronics engineer says it all, "For years Valve has been all about writing...
Valve job posting reveals plans for homegrown hardware, promises it won't suck

A new door opens for startup investors

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This sponsored post is produced by MicroVentures. Startup investing used to be only for the rich, only if you knew the right people, and only in deals in your city. Those factors left many interested investors on the sidelines. But today, it’s a lot easier to become an angel investor...
A new door opens for startup investors
What you'll be playing on Sony's new PS4: Knack, Killzone Shadow Fall
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Sony reveals the first PlayStation 4 title, a cute science fantasy action game called Knack

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During its PlayStation 4 announcement today, Sony revealed the first title for its upcoming console. Knack is a cute science fantasy action game featuring a character that can quickly change his size. Sony’s Mark Cerny showed off a trailer of the game, and said he was one of the people...
Sony reveals the first PlayStation 4 title, a cute science fantasy action game called Knack
Apple’s design boss says the best is yet to come

Open door: The readers' editor on... how headlines can be more easily misunderstood online

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On the web, the headline is often all people see, shorn of any context that might be provided by a subheading or a pictureA headline writer must have more than just a knack; he or she "must employ all the arts of compression and allusion to make immediate sense, to...
Open door: The readers' editor on... how headlines can be more easily misunderstood online
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Investors: A new way to invest in startups

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This sponsored post is produced by MicroVentures. Startup investing used to be only for the rich, only if you knew the right people, and only in deals in your city. Those factors left many interested investors on the sidelines. But today, it’s a lot easier to become an angel investor...
Investors: A new way to invest in startups

You can help startups raise capital at Microventures

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This sponsored post is produced by MicroVentures. The new Crowdfunding laws are about to open up angel investing to almost everyone. Gone are the days where you have to risk $50,000 or more, receive a personal invitation to invest from a friend, or only see a limited number of deals...
You can help startups raise capital at Microventures

Rumor: Apple Building Bluetooth Smart Watch

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According to Chinese gadget news site Tech.163, Apple may be in the process of developing its own smart watch that connects to your Apple devices via Bluetooth. Based on the report, Intel will be working with Apple to create the smart watch, with a 1.5-inch PMOLED display made by RiTDisplays...
Rumor: Apple Building Bluetooth Smart Watch

VentureBeat is hiring a half-time graphic designer

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Have a knack for great design? VentureBeat is looking for a half-time graphic designer to make sure we look pretty at all times. You’ll be working on everything from the main website, to mobile apps, to printed materials for our events. We also have some pretty cool new projects in...
VentureBeat is hiring a half-time graphic designer

Facebook's identity lock-in

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"You're invisible now, you've got no secrets to conceal." -Bob Dylan Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a knack for making statements that are at once sweeping and stupid, but he outdoes himself with this one: You have one identity … Having two identities for yourself is an example of a...
Facebook's identity lock-in

ThinkGeek’s 8-Bitty Gamepad Promises Fun Times And Blistered Thumbs

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The folks at ThinkGeek, bless their souls, have a knack for taking off-the-wall ideas and turning them into real products. After their tablet-friendly arcade cabinet made the leap from joke to reality last year, ThinkGeek has turned their attention to whipping up a retro gaming accessory for the on-the-go crowd,...
ThinkGeek’s 8-Bitty Gamepad Promises Fun Times And Blistered Thumbs

Kisai Releases The (Readable) Stencil Watch

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Thank heavens: finally a Tokyoflash that you can read immediately without depending on a manual or detailed instructions. The Stencil is a fan design that uses for LCD blocks to display the current time and date in a very “bubble letter” sort of way. Designer Heather Sable wrote: I...
Kisai Releases The (Readable) Stencil Watch

More Details Emerge on Domo's $60 Million Series B

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A few more details have started to come to light about the $60 million Series B round of venture capital funding announced yesterday by the business intelligence startup Domo led by GGV Capital, Greylock Partners, Bezos Expeditions, among others. Domo, based in Lindon, Utah, and founded by former Omniture CEO...
More Details Emerge on Domo's $60 Million Series B

How (and Why) Musicians Are Using Twitter

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When Twitter first launched in 2006, there was no handbook published about who should use it and how. As the service's user base grew, best practices were established organically and conventions like retweeting and hash tags were created by the community. Today, the platform is used for a wide range...
How (and Why) Musicians Are Using Twitter
Reddit CEO issues internal memo on free speech and outing of Violentacrez

Google Challenges Bing's Photosynth; Adds User Photos to Street View

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Google Street View has made a few headlines at RWW lately - once for getting itself into hot water in Europe and once, notably, for bringing Street View's photo-tour features into retail outlets. Now, we've learned that Street View will also begin to feature user-submitted photographs. According to a recent...
Google Challenges Bing's Photosynth; Adds User Photos to Street View
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Everyone Expects LinkedIn To Crush Its Earnings Today

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Ahead of the Bell: Can LinkedIn extend uninterrupted streak of pleasant earnings surprises? MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- LinkedIn 's knack of surprising Wall Street, an unbroken streak that winds back through every quarter since May 2011 after the company first went public, will be on the line when it...
Everyone Expects LinkedIn To Crush Its Earnings Today

Victoria Ransom's wild ride

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From adventure travel to social marketing, the CEO of Google's latest big-ticket acquisition has a knack for having the right idea at the right time. By Helen Coster, contributor On a summer morning earlier this year, Victoria Ransom and Alain Chuard pulled their Honda Civic into Google's Mountain View headquarters....
Victoria Ransom's wild ride
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