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Ars Technica system guide: Bargain Box April 2012

Google: Pirate Site Blocking Just Leads To a Game of Whac-a-Mole

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‘Follow the Money: Can The Business of Ad-Funded Piracy Be Throttled?’ was the title of a debate held last night at the University of Westminster in London and attended by artists, labels, the BPI and Google. The follow-the-money approach to piracy has gained traction in recent months and efforts are...
Google: Pirate Site Blocking Just Leads To a Game of Whac-a-Mole

Indie Band Spanish Prisoners Using Kickstarter To Buy Van For SXSW Trip [VIDEO]

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A lot of elements go into a successful Kickstarter campaign. Spanish Prisoners combine a unique request, funding the purchase of a low-budget tour van, with unique offerings, songs recorded in the van along with other goodies from their upcoming trip to SXSW. Of course, the music needs to appeal to...
Indie Band Spanish Prisoners Using Kickstarter To Buy Van For SXSW Trip [VIDEO]

Introducing The Listserve, a Giant List Only One Person Can Email Per Day

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(youtube.com) It's the sad truth of the Internet: you can tweet and blog your sweet little heart out, but there's no guarantee that anyone is actually listening. But what if there was a platform that gave you the chance to deliver whatever thoughts, feelings or advice you had, right to the...
Introducing The Listserve, a Giant List Only One Person Can Email Per Day

Digg sold for just $500,000

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Social news site once valued at up to $175m sold to Betaworks for $500,000 in cash plus equityDigg, the "social news" site which was once the poster child for Web 2.0 and valued at up to $175m, has been sold to San Francisco incubator Betaworks for just $500,000 (£324,000) in...
Digg sold for just $500,000
How the controversial 'Innocence of Muslims' film was made

Lensbaby releases low-budget Spark for SLRs

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Lensbaby has released a more affordable version of its creative lens system, geared towards younger photographers. The Spark, for both Canon and Nikon DSLRs, lets users focus on a specific area of the frame, allowing the photographer to perform some creative shots using a manually-controllable artistic blur.......
Lensbaby releases low-budget Spark for SLRs

Low-budget Muhammad film attempts to depict prophet as fraud

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13-minute 'trailer', first posted on YouTube in July but recently dubbed into Arabic, appears amateurish and overtly insultingThe 13-minute English-language film, allegedly a trailer for an obscure two-hour movie entitled Innocence of Muslims, was first posted on YouTube in July.But it was not until clips from it dubbed into Egyptian...
Low-budget Muhammad film attempts to depict prophet as fraud

Google offers low-budget ARM-based Chromebook

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The browser-based laptop, weighing 2.5 pounds with an 11.6-inch screen, is "the best computer that's ever been designed" for a price of $249, Google says. [Read more]...
Google offers low-budget ARM-based Chromebook

Microsoft's latest anti-Gmail campaign: have you been 'Scroogled'?

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'Scroogled' campaign accuses Google of violating its users' email privacy in bid to promote its own Outlook email serviceIn its latest attempt to diminish its major rival's brand power, Microsoft released its newest anti-Google campaign on Wednesday, accusing the site of violating its users' email privacy. Microsoft's "Scroogled" campaign aims...
Microsoft's latest anti-Gmail campaign: have you been 'Scroogled'?

Moviora Plays Ten Questions To Help You Pick A Flick

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Whenever my friends and I get together for a movie party, the toughest part of the evening is collectively deciding what to watch. There’s always one person that shoots a good suggestion down with a curt, “I’m not in the mood for that”. Moviora is an app that aims to...
Moviora Plays Ten Questions To Help You Pick A Flick
Samsung solar-powered school shines in rural South Africa

Bollywood goes hi-tech on low budget

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Bollywood goes hi-tech on a low budget...
Bollywood goes hi-tech on low budget

Huh? EA builds an app for sharing music and photos (exclusive)

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Electronic Arts has stretched beyond its roots as a game publisher by creating a social networking app for sharing music and photos. That’s right. It has nothing to do with games. Vue is a free mobile app that EA has released on the iPhone and iPad in Canada and Australia....
Huh? EA builds an app for sharing music and photos (exclusive)

Hulu Goes to the Movies (That You've Never Heard Of) [MediaMemo]

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Yesterday marked the first time a feature film has appeared on Hulu before running anywhere else. So why haven’t you heard about it? Because if the people behind “In The Darkness” didn’t call their project a feature film, nobody else would. It’s a low-budget horror/suspense story that clocks in at...
Hulu Goes to the Movies (That You've Never Heard Of) [MediaMemo]

Endearing "How's Your News?" Goes The ECommerce Route With $5 Downloads

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How’s Your News began 15 years ago when a set of developmentally disabled adults hopped on a bus and travelled around the country interviewing folks on the street. The mixture of charm, astuteness, and fascination with the little things that these reporters exhibited has always been great fun and their...
Endearing "How's Your News?" Goes The ECommerce Route With $5 Downloads

The Slippery Definition of Hate Speech: Google's Great YouTube Hypocrisy

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Google announced it would not take down a video trailer that mocks Islam’s prophet, portraying Muhammad as a juvenile, oversexed buffoon. This video, titled “Innocence of Muslims,” has led to a rash of escalating protests across the Middle East and may have contributed to the murder of four Americans...
The Slippery Definition of Hate Speech: Google's Great YouTube Hypocrisy

Tony awards 2012: Drinks all round for the creators of Once

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Once, a musical set in a pub audiences can drink at, cleaned up at the Tonys. Charlotte Higgins speaks to its writer Enda Walsh and director John TiffanyThe big upset of Sunday night's Tony awards in New York was not James Corden's victory over Philip Seymour Hoffman and James Earl Jones...
Tony awards 2012: Drinks all round for the creators of Once

Nokia's Lumia 510 might have been spotted catching the noonday sun

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If a rolling stone gathers no moss, then the rumors surrounding Nokia's ultra-low-budget Lumia 510 have grown very mossy indeed. The folks over at GSMArena have snagged this glare-a-riffic snap of the prospective handset catching some rays in the finest of blurrycam traditions. Their tipster is also reiterating the...
Nokia's Lumia 510 might have been spotted catching the noonday sun

Entrepreneur Magazine Sued For Allegedly 'Defrauding' The Trademark Office

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In the past, we've covered the rather despicable actions of Entrepreneur Magazine, acting as a trademark bully and going after real entrepreneurs for using the word "entrepreneur" in various ways. It seems counter to the magazine's mission of celebrating entrepreneurs to sue others making use of the word. Unfortunately, Entrepreneur...
Entrepreneur Magazine Sued For Allegedly 'Defrauding' The Trademark Office

Planets Defense - review

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Android, iPhone, iPad; Lightworks; £1.49Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewPlanets Defense is a game of solar system domination with no plot or scene setting, just you against the red spaceships. Your job is to mine resources, build and upgrade spacecraft and colonise new planets, while defending your bases....
Planets Defense - review

CrunchFund, Madrona take a bite out of dog sitting service Rover.com

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Rover.com is a new online marketplace where dog owners can discover pet sitters Dog-loving venture capitalist Michael Arrington is among the new investors in Rover.com, the Seattle online service that helps pet owners find lodging for their canine companions. The company, started by venture capitalist Greg Gottesman at a Startup Weekend...
CrunchFund, Madrona take a bite out of dog sitting service Rover.com

Android and Linux on a dual-booting tablet for $100

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Will your next tablet run Linux? PengPod It likely won’t be as sleek or fast as a Nexus 7 or Nexus 10, but a new tablet running both Android and Linux is in the works for open source enthusiasts and lovers of low-budget devices. PengPod tablets, made by a company...
Android and Linux on a dual-booting tablet for $100

Review: YWriter is a distraction-free, free-of-charge organizing tool for writers

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If you've ever taken a crack at writing a novel, you know what happens after the first 100 pages or so. The breezy storylines and gossamer plot threads you've been weaving effortlessly begin to take a life of their own, veering alarmingly into one another or disappearing without a...
Review: YWriter is a distraction-free, free-of-charge organizing tool for writers
Ars Technica System Guide: Bargain Box, February 2013

Love snow? Download TNW Magazine the 'WHITE' issue now...

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It might be a little late for a white Christmas, but we still have time to enjoy the winter season, and everything that comes with it. You can now download our monthly digital magazine, for free, as usual, and read about snow, ice, skiing, snowboarding and all the gadgets you need...
Love snow? Download TNW Magazine the 'WHITE' issue now...

Bernard Rose: Tolstoy, America and me

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His Ivansxtc was a searing indictment of Hollywood. Now Bernard Rose has adapted another Tolstoy story - and turned it into an indictment of capitalist AmericaTen years ago, Bernard Rose proclaimed that digital technology would change the face of movie-making, and he made a film to prove it. Ivansxtc, released...
Bernard Rose: Tolstoy, America and me

Kevin Smith: Clerks 3 to return as book then film

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Randal and Dante, already stars of two films and an animated series, will return in a serialised book before becoming a movie, says their creatorThey began life as characters in a low-budget black and white feature film famously shot for $25,000 (£16,000), and have since re-emerged as the stars of...
Kevin Smith: Clerks 3 to return as book then film

Radical Entertainment and the death of the middle ground

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Activision has effectively closed the studio behind cult action adventure series Prototype. What does this say about the state of the games industry? And does the solution lie with a whole new game release mode?Two years ago, the six major Hollywood film studios effectively abandoned mid-budget movies. Facing ever-tighter margins,...
Radical Entertainment and the death of the middle ground

Over/Under: ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ vs. ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’

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Once upon a time, Hollywood was king of the Western and the idea of anybody over in Europe making a movie about the American Southwest as successful as something like High Noon was laughable. Italian-produced films about the west, or Spaghetti Westerns, were largely low budget knock-offs where fading...
Over/Under: ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ vs. ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’
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