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With Super Hi-Vision, the TV landscape will look very different ten years from now

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No sooner are we getting to grips with 3D and HD, and we’re already being told about the “next big thing” in televisual technology. But keep your hat on, this next one is some years away yet. Super Hi-Vision (or Ultra High Definition) has been getting a fair bit of...
With Super Hi-Vision, the TV landscape will look very different ten years from now

The Next Secrets Of The Web

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Editor’s Note: Nir Eyal is a Lecturer in Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and blogs about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com. Follow him on Twitter @nireyal and see his previous Techcrunch posts here. Right now, someone is tinkering with a billion dollar secret...
The Next Secrets Of The Web

Spotify Not Throttling Americans, Subs Hit Three Million

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Early last week, a six-month promotion period, during which U.S. users were exempted from Spotify’s five-plays-per-song, 10-hours-per-month limits, was due to end for the first of the service’s American adopters, if reports were to be believed. But that apparently hasn’t yet happened. U.S. users are apparently still enjoying desktop...
Spotify Not Throttling Americans, Subs Hit Three Million
‘Data Viz for Dummies’ startup raises a cool $1M
Kill the page view: Micropublisher 29th Street hopes to profit off small and good
NYC to replace electronic voting machines with old-school levers for mayoral election

Custom clock pays homage to CPU, separates geeks from the squares (video)

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Pop quiz: Can you tell what the device pictured above is? If you answered "a clock that represents the essential building blocks of a CPU while using binary and HEX numerals to display time," then you're certifiably crazy -- and correct. The brainchild of tinkerer extraordinaire Lior Elazary, the...
Custom clock pays homage to CPU, separates geeks from the squares (video)
Apple: 'Bent, not broken'

What's A Like Worth? Let's Do Some Math...

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Marketing software firm HubSpot has tried some amusing math to work out how much a "like" is worth for social marketing purposes. Facebook "likes," Twitter re-tweets and @mentions, Reddit upvotes, Ycombinator news "ups," Diggs... these are the magical social media goodies that anyone engaged in social media promotional campaigns...
What's A Like Worth? Let's Do Some Math...

Why the "Want" Button Doesn't Work for Social Commerce

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When you’re in the market for a new camera, or a backpack for your 2nd grader, chances are you’ll search Google or Amazon for the product you want, and then scan for the cheapest deal or the best-reviewed product. You might also go directly to a favorite retailer’s website and...
Why the "Want" Button Doesn't Work for Social Commerce

The Obama Administration Briefly Considers Developing 'Explicit Rules' For Killer Drones, Abandons Process After Romney Loses Election

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The US government's "targeted strike" drone program has been around since George W. Bush's first presidential term. Despite being nearly a decade old, the program has largely operated in a gray area of legality, with no codified set of rules governing drone strikes. So, what does it take to get...
The Obama Administration Briefly Considers Developing 'Explicit Rules' For Killer Drones, Abandons Process After Romney Loses Election

You Know What’s Cool? $1 Billion In Profits

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We learned a lot of things about Facebook today from its IPO filing. But there is one detail that sticks out for its improbable exactness: The $1.000 billion in profits Facebook reported for 2011. The number wasn’t $998 million. It wasn’t $1.003 billion. It was $1.000 billion right on the...
You Know What’s Cool? $1 Billion In Profits

Exclusive: Famed NYT reporter tells Michael Moore capitalism driving humanity’s downfall

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In his film Capitalism: A Love Story, Michael Moore squares off with the free-market system for its role in leveraging the United States's wealth into the hands of a few.But in one clip cut from the documentary -- which Moore provided exclusively to RAW STORY -- he interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning...
Exclusive: Famed NYT reporter tells Michael Moore capitalism driving humanity’s downfall
Sprout Social knows when you're sleeping, awake, and checking social media

Brain-to-brain interface transmits information from one rat to another | Mo Costandi

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Electronically-linked brains could facilitate rehabilitation and revolutionize computingIn Star Trek, the Borg is a menacing race of cybernetically-enhanced beings who conquer other races and assimilate them. They do not act as individuals, but rather as an interconnected group that makes decisions collectively. Assimilation involves integrating other life forms into the...
Brain-to-brain interface transmits information from one rat to another | Mo Costandi

Apple Has A Plan To Reinvent The Keyboard (AAPL)

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A new patent application by Apple reveals the company's plans to re-imagine the conventional keyboard as a thinner, lighter device, reports Apple Insider. The application describes the "Single Support Lever Keyboard Mechanism," which would allow the keyboard caps to be made out of nearly any material. Materials mentioned include wood, glass, and...
Apple Has A Plan To Reinvent The Keyboard (AAPL)
Turntable Rider adds a working DJ setup to your BMX

Avenger Advantage launches lever-laden Def-Con 4 controller on Kickstarter (video)

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Avenger Advantage has been bringing tricked out game controllers to Xbox and PS3 for a while now, and it's just upped the hardcore quotient with a new Kickstarter model: the Def-Con 4. On top of the array of levers from the last Avenger that keep hand movement to a...
Avenger Advantage launches lever-laden Def-Con 4 controller on Kickstarter (video)

How To Getting Analytics Right With PLAs

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More so than any other product in the AdWords suite, managing, reporting on, and making sense out of Product Listing Ads (PLAs) extends beyond the toolsets provided in AdWords. The levers that we can push and pull exist within two unique systems — AdWords and Merchant Center — and, as...
How To Getting Analytics Right With PLAs

The Opposite of Fitts’s Law

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Jeff Atwood: If we should make UI elements we want users to click on large, and ideally place them at corners or edges for maximum clickability — what should we do with UI elements we don’t want users to click on? Like, say, the “delete all my work” button? Couple...
The Opposite of Fitts’s Law
Can a big bet on tech help USA Today escape its paper past?

N-Control's Avenger goes Elite, keeps classic good looks

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Competitive gamers are always looking for a way to sharpen their edge, but few solutions provide leverage like the N-Control Avenger, a controller attachment known for rigging gamepads with actual levers. This quirky clamshell impressed us last year with its customizable trigger pulleys and finger flickable appendages -- allowing...
N-Control's Avenger goes Elite, keeps classic good looks

The Glory of the Pinball Machine

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An homage to the innovations of Steve Kordek, pinball-machine tinkerer, who passed away last weekend at the age of 100. Please use a JavaScript-enabled device to view this slideshow What is it about the pinball machine that draws us in? Even today in our time of gorgeously illustrated video games,...
The Glory of the Pinball Machine

Global semiconductor revenues grew less than 1% this year but will hit $319 billion in 2013: IDC

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Market intelligence firm International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates that worldwide semiconductor revenues will see only nominal growth this year at less than 1 percent, reaching $304 billion, according to its year-end 2012 update of the Semiconductor Applications Forecaster (SAF). IDC forecasts that semiconductor revenues will improve by 4.9 percent, to...
Global semiconductor revenues grew less than 1% this year but will hit $319 billion in 2013: IDC

Wanna see HP engineers shoot laptops with electricity? (video)

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You may think your job is cool, but do you work at Hewlett Packard's Elite PC reliability testing lab? It's the sort of place you'll find robots opening and closing DVD trays thousands of times and levers constantly opening laptops to see if its hinges can withstand your daily...
Wanna see HP engineers shoot laptops with electricity? (video)

7 Interesting Things You Can Say to Change the Subject When Someone Starts Talking About the Olympics

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How about those Olympics? Everyone's talking about them! Which is great, unless you happen to have no interest in or knowledge about international sporting competitions turned megamarketing boondoggles. Sprinters this and medals that. Swimmers, divers, pentathletes! Who can keep up with it all? So, here are seven vaguely related interesting...
7 Interesting Things You Can Say to Change the Subject When Someone Starts Talking About the Olympics

Pay No Attention to the Man Behind @horse_ebooks

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In The Wizard of Oz, the all-knowing wizard creates a magnificent illusion. Surrounding himself with smoke and flames, he appears to Dorothy and her pals as a floating, omnipotent green head. He concocts his magic behind the curtains, far from human view. But when Toto opens the curtain, the Wizard...
Pay No Attention to the Man Behind @horse_ebooks

All Games Are (In A Sense) Violent

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Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a game designer with 20 years experience. He is the creator of leading game design blog What Games Are, and consults for many companies on game design and development. You can follow him on Twitter here. In the wake of a terrible event like a mass shooting or...
All Games Are (In A Sense) Violent
Why MicroStrategy CEO/Philosopher/Futurist Michael Saylor Sees Half The Economy Being Reinvented
Designer Matias Duarte on steering the “ocean liner” that is Android
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