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Ireland Denies Giving Apple Any Special Tax Deal

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Ireland has a special message for United States senators convinced the country gave Apple a special tax deal: You don’t know what you’re talking about. Remarking on a U.S. Senate investigation that claims Apple avoided taxes on tens of billions of dollars by holding significant profits in three Irish subsidiaries,...
Ireland Denies Giving Apple Any Special Tax Deal

How To Win At SXSW: Give Away Experiences, Not Grub and Booze

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The fundamental mistake companies make when marketing at SXSW is giving away things I can easily buy on my own. Open bars and taco giveaways only attract freeloaders. If brands want influencers to take notice, they have to provide unique experiences. From my last 3 SXSWs, I couldn’t tell you...
How To Win At SXSW: Give Away Experiences, Not Grub and Booze

Krister Shalm: the lindy hop can explain quantum mechanics

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Quantum physicist Krister Shalm is using his love of swing dancing to bring his research to a wider audienceKrister Shalm is an experimental physicist at the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. His work focuses on unlocking everyday applications for quantum mechanics. He has...
Krister Shalm: the lindy hop can explain quantum mechanics

Disappointing: Teller Sues Other Magician For Doing The Same Trick

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I've been a big fan of Penn & Teller since I was a kid, so I'm pretty disappointed to learn that Teller (the silent one, whose name, it turns out, is Raymond Teller) is suing another magician for copyright infringement for (a) doing a similar trick that may have been...
Disappointing: Teller Sues Other Magician For Doing The Same Trick
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"Order is Never Observed; It Is Disorder That Attracts Attention Because It Is Awkward and Intrusive." [Quotables]

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This quote comes from author and magician Eliphas Levi, and points to both a fortunate and unfortunate reality: you don't really get anywhere by doing what you're expected to do. More »...
"Order is Never Observed; It Is Disorder That Attracts Attention Because It Is Awkward and Intrusive." [Quotables]

Giving away a magician's secrets

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Steve Cohen makes more than a million dollars a year doing magic tricks.I will now tell you the secrets of this magic: He sells to a very specific group of people, people who are both willing to hear what he has to say and able to pay what he wants...
Giving away a magician's secrets

The Magician Sued By Teller For Copyright Infringement Has Tried A Disappearing Act In Response

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Nearly a year ago, we wrote about the disappointing news that Raymond Teller, better known as "Teller" from Penn & Teller (also as the silent guy in that act), was suing another magician for copyright infringement for copying one of his tricks. This was disappointing on multiple levels. As we...
The Magician Sued By Teller For Copyright Infringement Has Tried A Disappearing Act In Response
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Rovio Product Wizard Julien Fourgeaud Goes Poof

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Rovio’s Julien Fourgeaud, who held the title of New Product Wizard, has resigned from the Finnish mobile games company. The executive, who was in charge of the company’s digital services strategy, also previously held the title of “bad piggy bank manager and magician.” Fourgeaund told All Things D he is...
Rovio Product Wizard Julien Fourgeaud Goes Poof
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VIDEO: Digital Magician reveals his tricks

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Cyber-illusionist Marco Tempest explains how he fuses magic and technology to create beguiling visual displays....
VIDEO: Digital Magician reveals his tricks

Aussie magician casts a spell

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Aussie magician casts a spell

Apple's Magic Is In The Turn, Not The Prestige

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The opening dialogue of Christopher Nolan’s 2006 film, The Prestige: Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called “The Pledge”. The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks...
Apple's Magic Is In The Turn, Not The Prestige

Photo Gallery: Photo Gallery: The Macworld All Star Band & Cirque du Mac 9.0

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Last Friday, The Mac Observer and BackBeat Media threw Cirque du Mac 9.0, the premier Macworld|iWorld party. With a magician, a stilt-walker, a roller skater, face painting, henna tattos, and entertainment by the Macworld All Star Band, we had a great time! This photo gallery from Sphynge Photography offers a great...
Photo Gallery: Photo Gallery: The Macworld All Star Band & Cirque du Mac 9.0

Clear(ly), it’s time to say bye-bye to buttons

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With its new iOS app, Clear, Realmac Software has taken the “less is more” axiom to its ultimate conclusion. The Clear app puts a new spin on the common to-do list by enriching it with a playful perception of depth, dynamic transitions and crisp audio feedback, all wrapped under a minimalistic visual...
Clear(ly), it’s time to say bye-bye to buttons

Scribblenauts Unlimited - review

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(3DS, Wii U, Nintendo, cert: 12, out 8 February)The magic of Scribblenauts remains as it always has been - the ability to conjure objects to solve whimsical puzzles and problems by simply writing down the answer. Tap "kitten" into your notepad and a bundle of fur will appear, solving your...
Scribblenauts Unlimited - review
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KatieCam Thinks Outside the Box: Before He Was in Enterprise, Aaron Levie Was a Magician

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With Cisco’s John Chambers, Box co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie was half of a doubleheader onstage at D11. But like Chambers, he got some one-on-one time with AllThingsD’s Katie Boehret after their interview ended. In this video, he tells Katie about his adventures as a child magician. [ See post...
KatieCam Thinks Outside the Box: Before He Was in Enterprise, Aaron Levie Was a Magician

J.K. Rowling's Website Starts Selling Harry Potter E-Books

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It didn’t take a Hogwarts magician to know this day would eventually come. The bookstore feature of J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore website went live Tuesday, enabling English-language readers to buy the digital editions of all seven Harry Potter novels — and the audiobook editions — from anywhere in the world. Editions...
J.K. Rowling's Website Starts Selling Harry Potter E-Books

Pixel Art: 12 Awesome Recreations Of Retro Game Heroes On Farmville

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At their best, social games are a platform by which people can express their creativity and individuality to their friends in their social graph. When Kotaku posted a sweet recreation of 8-bit Mario on a Farmville farm, the commenters poured in to highlight their own creations. Here, we highlight 10...
Pixel Art: 12 Awesome Recreations Of Retro Game Heroes On Farmville

Leap Motion: Will it make you a magician or is it just handwaving?

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Every once in a while I see a demo video that’s too good to be true. That’s what I first thought when I saw a video of Leap’s new motion-tracking peripheral for personal computers. As a result, I’ve delayed writing about it until I could see it in action for...
Leap Motion: Will it make you a magician or is it just handwaving?

Video: Microsoft Kinect powers augmented-reality magic show

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Maybe Microsoft Kinect could replace Microsoft PowerPoint someday? That was my first thought while watching this TED presentation by high-tech magician Marco Tempest, known for his iPhone and iPod magic tricks. It has been fascinating to see all the unexpected applications for Kinect springing up as Microsoft’s sensor technology expands from...
Video: Microsoft Kinect powers augmented-reality magic show

How Microsoft got Windows revenue to go up despite PC sales going down

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One clue is the Surface - which managed to hide the erosion that is eating away at the heart of one key Microsoft businessHow, exactly, did Microsoft do it? It's like a magician's trick. The raw numbers for Windows revenue in Microsoft's Windows division were very substantially up - from...
How Microsoft got Windows revenue to go up despite PC sales going down

Seth's Blog: Giving away a magician's secrets

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Seth's Blog: Giving away a magician's secrets
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P. Diddy Accompanied by Perfume Sprayers Team

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P. Diddy was accompanied by a team of perfume sprayers on a recent night out. The rapper amazed revelers at London’s Runway club by having the DJ play a 30-minute set of his songs to signal his arrival and then insisting on having his own Sean John fragrance sprayed...
P. Diddy Accompanied by Perfume Sprayers Team

Magic trick reverso: putting the tablecloth back on the table!

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Magician Mat Ricardo writes in regarding this morning's post showing a motorcycle (seemingly) pulling the tablecloth out from beneath a very long table's-worth of place settings: "Here's what I do - for 20 years-ish I've been finishing nmy cabaret act by putting the tablecloth back on the table, underneath...
Magic trick reverso: putting the tablecloth back on the table!
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Is 3D printing about to hit the mainstream?

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The technology for 3D printing is moving fast. One day every home may have oneJonathan Rowley reaches into the basin of white powder and like a magician pulls out the frame of a pair of spectacles. Made of plastic, they're the same white as the powder, but hard, and unusually...
Is 3D printing about to hit the mainstream?
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