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Killer Cool's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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This week had a lot of articles that I really enjoyed. Between great articles, and good articles that spawned great comments, I had a hard time keeping this post short enough to keep anyone's attention. So, let's get to the week. First, I really liked Monday's article about DRM lock-in....
Killer Cool's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week
Rewarder gets $7 million to fulfill your oddest, nerdiest dreams

How Much Does HBO Pay MarkMonitor To Send DMCA Notices Removing Its Official Content From Google?

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We've seen plenty of ridiculous stories about bogus DMCA takedowns, but none get so ridiculous as the ones in which the content being demanded taken down is the officially released content. This often happens because of shoddy / clueless middlemen, as is the case with the latest example being passed...
How Much Does HBO Pay MarkMonitor To Send DMCA Notices Removing Its Official Content From Google?

Megaupload user data could be deleted in days

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Say bye bye to your legit uploads All data stored on the Megaupload servers could be deleted by this Thursday (2 February), including subscribers' personal and legitimate files. A letter filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia?states that the storage companies used by Megaupload...
Megaupload user data could be deleted in days

Intel sets sights on 5nm chip; already gearing up fabs for 14nm production

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Ivy Bridge, Intel's first generation of chips to use the 22nm fabrication process, is hardly out of the gate, and yet talk has already turned to the company's next manufacturing technologies. According to Xbit Labs, which got its hands on some telltale slides, Paul Otellini et al. have the...
Intel sets sights on 5nm chip; already gearing up fabs for 14nm production

LEAKED: Here's What The New Facebook Phone Will Look Like (FB)

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Here's a leaked render of the HTC First, the so-called "Facebook Phone" that the two companies will use to demonstrate a tweaked Android app called Facebook Home. The image comes from the anonymous gadget leaker @evleaks on Twitter. (@evleaks has a solid track record with this stuff, so we believe it's...
LEAKED: Here's What The New Facebook Phone Will Look Like (FB)

Modder Makes SimCity Capable Of Offline Play Which Works Flawlessly

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This SimCity debacle can only be described as an onion. Every time you peel back another layer, you just find yet another bitter layer underneath to make you cry. It all started, as you no doubt know, when EA decided to make the game with an always online requirement. The...
Modder Makes SimCity Capable Of Offline Play Which Works Flawlessly

First Report Of Google Penguin Recovery

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The Google Penguin update first touched down on April 24th and many webmasters that were hit by this update were frantically making changes to their web site in anticipation for a Penguin refresh. That refresh happened late Friday evening and we have one report that appears to be a legit...
First Report Of Google Penguin Recovery
BitTorrent Sharpens Enterprise Focus, Launches SoShare To Send Large Files, Offering First Terabyte Free

Polaroid's Android-Based Mirrorless Camera Supposedly Leaked

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Is this a new Polaroid camera? That’s what Photorumors is reporting, backed up by a leak from Russian social networking site VK. The camera is a mirrorless interchangeable lens system, which marks a considerable departure from the company’s flagship instant film-based models, which were finally discontinued a few years back....
Polaroid's Android-Based Mirrorless Camera Supposedly Leaked

PandoList: Viral Video Gurus

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What’s better than a really funny YouTube video? Pretty much nothing. (That’s a screenshot of “David After the Dentist” to the left, one of the funniest there is.) But have you ever wondered what goes into making a video go viral? Well, we wanted to know, so we interviewed five...
PandoList: Viral Video Gurus

Fujitsu Stylistic M532 Android tablet cozies up to the FCC

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Half a year has gone by with nary a word nor sighting, but it looks like Fujitsu's svelte Stylistic M532 tab is ready to break cover. Spotted in the FCC's database, the 10.1-inch Android slate bears all the makings of a WiFi-only affair, as it lists support for a/b/g/n...
Fujitsu Stylistic M532 Android tablet cozies up to the FCC

Microsoft Has Hired People To Make Positive Comments About Xbox One On Reddit, Contractor Says (MSFT)

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Looks like Microsoft just got busted for doing something on Reddit that is a big no-no, according to a Redditor that goes by the name "mistysilver." Representatives of Microsoft may be hanging out on the social news site voting up positive comments about the Xbox One, voting down negative comments...
Microsoft Has Hired People To Make Positive Comments About Xbox One On Reddit, Contractor Says (MSFT)

The MPAA would be OK seeing legit Meagupload files restored

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Megaupload Kim Dotcom lampoons New Zealand MP in his new rap song Government trying to deny Megaupload fair legal representation Judge not impressed with government's arguments against preserving Megaupload data Carpathia blasts government for hypocrisy on Megaupload servers Raid of Dotcom mansion was videotaped, footage nowhere to be found...
The MPAA would be OK seeing legit Meagupload files restored

How To Clear Up Your Messy iPhone Home Screen (AAPL)

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Here's a quick walkthrough on how to create folders on your iPhone. They're a great way to organize your apps and tame your home screen.   <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" id="ooyalaPlayer_6yzva_gzbgarva" width="618" height="348" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/swflash.cab"><param name="movie" value="http://player.ooyala.com/player.swf?embedCode=NsbzduMzoK2P0M31BbHGem7dsJTmLQXj&version=2" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="flashvars" value="embedType=noscriptObjectTag&embedCode=NsbzduMzoK2P0M31BbHGem7dsJTmLQXj&videoPcode=BhdmY6l9g002rBhQ6aEBZiheacDu" /><embed src="http://player.ooyala.com/player.swf?embedCode=NsbzduMzoK2P0M31BbHGem7dsJTmLQXj&version=2" bgcolor="#000000"...
How To Clear Up Your Messy iPhone Home Screen (AAPL)

Quasar brings the glory of windowed apps to jailbroken iPads

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As much as I love the new iPad, I still find it tough to multitask on the device thanks to Apple’s focus on full-screen apps. Quasar, a new app for jailbroken iPads by Pedro Franceschi, makes the tablet act more like traditional operating systems by letting you juggle multiple...
Quasar brings the glory of windowed apps to jailbroken iPads

Apple Vs Adobe: Steve Jobs Responds

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Steve Jobs has weighed in on Apple’s new rule that iPhone and iPad applications must be “originally written” in C/C++/Objective-C — a mandate that’s being seen as another sleight against Adobe Flash. The response comes after an Adobe employee wrote a post telling Apple to “go screw yourself“.Developer Greg...
Apple Vs Adobe: Steve Jobs Responds

Resize a Nokia Lumia to juggernaut proportions and it might look something like this

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This photo just wandered in out of the wilds of Twitter with absolutely no memory of its name, home town, or who created it. It was originally sent to MyNokiaBlog by @coolRaffy, and it could be anything, legit or otherwise. It looks a bit like a Lumia 810 scaled...
Resize a Nokia Lumia to juggernaut proportions and it might look something like this

JooJoo turns out to be legit, gets torn down. http://j.mp/dz82z5

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JooJoo turns out to be legit, gets torn down. http://j.mp/dz82z5

Nokia announces wireless charging pads, FatBoy Recharge Pillow for Lumia phones

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Any of you who bothered to read Engadget this past Labor Day Monday must've noticed all those Nokia leaks making the rounds. Chief among them was a wireless charging pad, featured in a legit-looking press shot. Well, Nokia's big day of announcements has arrived and indeed, the company just...
Nokia announces wireless charging pads, FatBoy Recharge Pillow for Lumia phones

Yahoo Publisher Network To Be Axed, Customers Referred To Chitika Instead

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We just received an anonymous tip from someone who claims to have received an email from Yahoo which says that the company’s Google AdSense counterpart, Publisher Network, will be shut down by the company in the next 30 days. There’s some chatter about it on Twitter as well, so...
Yahoo Publisher Network To Be Axed, Customers Referred To Chitika Instead

Aaron's Law Takes Shape

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Aaron Swartz [Photo by Fred Benenson via Wikipedia]Digital activist Aaron Swartz took his own life on January 11. Swartz was facing federal hacking charges after being arrested for downloading millions of articles from JSTOR from MIT’s network in excess of his access. Since Swartz’s suicide, activists, scholars and legislators have...
Aaron's Law Takes Shape

Must See HDTV (April 8th - 14th)

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Tonight the Men's NCAA basketball tournament comes to an end as Louisville faces Michigan. That's not the only finale this week, as Being Human, Go On, Legit and others wrap up their seasons. Look below for the highlights this week, followed after the break by our weekly listing of...
Must See HDTV (April 8th - 14th)

Does Ivy Bridge replace discrete video cards for gaming?

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With Intel’s release of its new third-generation Core (aka “Ivy Bridge”) processing platform, the general consensus among tech reviewers seems to be that the processor company has finally made something of a breakthrough in how it handles its integrated graphics. AnandTech, Hot Hardware, Legit Reviews, Tom’s Hardware, and more —...
Does Ivy Bridge replace discrete video cards for gaming?

The Google Wallet Hack Is Not The End Of The World (Or Even NFC) As We Know It

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Stay calm and carry on, people: It's way to soon to say that NFC should stand for Now Fatally Corrupted. Yes, Google's breakthrough NFC payments app Wallet is being mentioned all over the news thanks to a flaw--it's vulnerable to a hack that gives nefarious types access to your secure...
The Google Wallet Hack Is Not The End Of The World (Or Even NFC) As We Know It
Spotify, revenue, and the billion dollar question

As Masked Avengers Go, Anonymous Is No Zorro

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Anonymous is the bane of corporate IT departments, and it’s no wonder why: Running afoul of the hacktivists is likely to be embarrassing at least, expensive at worst. But as it turns out, it’s not exactly an unmitigated pleasure when gleeful techno-anarchists take up your cause, either. The latest New...
As Masked Avengers Go, Anonymous Is No Zorro

Facebook picks up team behind online reputation system Legit in talent acquisition deal

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Facebook is adding the two founders of Legit, an online reputation system, to its team after the startup announced that it had been ‘aquihired’ by the social network. Bay Area-based Legit’s service assesses an Internet users’ trustworthiness and is specifically designed for social marketplace services. First known as Quantifi, then...
Facebook picks up team behind online reputation system Legit in talent acquisition deal

Boom Boom What Now? Will.i.am to Launch iPhone Camera Accessory.

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Is there anything Will.i.am won’t do? Getty Images The Black Eyed Peas frontman has already shown up as a hologram on CNN, accepted a role at Intel as director of creative innovation, and claimed the title of being the first musician to stream a song from Mars. Now he’s making...
Boom Boom What Now? Will.i.am to Launch iPhone Camera Accessory.

Spammers Now Phishing via Google Docs

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This guy. In a new SecureList blog post, Kaspersky Lab researcher Vicente Diaz has described a new frontier in a relatively old online scam. Phishers, tired of building fake websites to lure victims into unintentionally giving away email addresses, passwords or even financial information are beginning to use Google Docs...
Spammers Now Phishing via Google Docs
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