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Department of Defense reconsidering drone and cyberwarfare medal after complaints

Thank Twitter For Standing Up For User Rights

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We recently wrote about Twitter's decision to stand up for a user in court, fighting against a court ruling that said that a user has no proprietary interest in their own tweets and info, such that those users cannot contest a government attempt to subpoena information from Twitter. This is...
Thank Twitter For Standing Up For User Rights

DailyDirt: Analyzing The Olympics

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Despite the ridiculous restrictions on watching the Olympics, there are still plenty of statistics about various events for data nerds to collect and crunch that might provide some useful insights. By studying athletic performance over time, we can tell when technologies like fancy swimsuits are giving too much of an...
DailyDirt: Analyzing The Olympics

Bungie closes its Halo database with an epic infographic

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Just how big are the Halo video games? Well, we’ve spent a combined 235,182 years playing them online — enough time to travel across the Milky Way, and back, at the speed of light. Halo gamers have killed each other more than 136 billion times, assisted each other 43 billion times,...
Bungie closes its Halo database with an epic infographic
Tracking athletes' Twitter mentions over the Olympics
'Resident Evil 6' Xbox 360 achievement list unveiled

Strut app tasks you with exploring the planet, ranks your worldliness

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Google's Ingress can turn your walk to work into a virtual battlefield, but not every augmented reality fan wants to spend that stroll reinforcing portals. The Strut app from Thickpolicy, which launched on iOS today, offers a different spin on GPS-based gamification. Users unlock achievements ("tiles") for logging their...
Strut app tasks you with exploring the planet, ranks your worldliness

Google launches online London Olympics hub, reeling in content from across all its products

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Unless you’ve been holed up in a cave somewhere these past few weeks, you’ve probably noticed that a special sporting event is kicking off in the UK tomorrow. Yup, the London Olympics is getting underway, seven years after the UK capital won the rights to hold the prestigious contest. It’s...
Google launches online London Olympics hub, reeling in content from across all its products

11 ways to save Detroit--before it's too late

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Motor City's newly appointed emergency financial manager has one tough job saving the city from financial oblivion. Here's what he should do. By Doron Levin, contributor FORTUNE -- Kevyn Orr, Detroit's newly appointed emergency financial manager, has a lonely, thankless job in saving the Motor City from financial oblivion. The...
11 ways to save Detroit--before it's too late

London 2102: is this the first open data Olympics?

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Is London 2012 a haven for open data? Get our verdict• Data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianIs this the first open data Olympics?It should be - we have access to better data analysis and visualisation tools than ever before, many of them free. There is also a culture...
London 2102: is this the first open data Olympics?
The Internet Puts Up A Billboard In Front Of Lamar Smith's Office: Don't Mess With The Internet
US Defense Secretary downgrades drone medal after outcry

Google Gets Interactive With Olympics Logos

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Google’s London Olympics Logos so far have all been static images symbolizing different events and sports at the Olympics. But today that trend has changed and Google is showing animated and interactive logos that Google users can play with and win medals. Today, we have a logo that... Please visit...
Google Gets Interactive With Olympics Logos

Olympic Tape Delays Roil Fans, But For NBC It’s Good For Business

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NBC won’t be winning any medals for its coverage of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver this year, although its strategy of withholding online coverage to encourage people to watch on television during primetime appears to be working — at least, it’s working when the Americans win lots of medals. The...
Olympic Tape Delays Roil Fans, But For NBC It’s Good For Business

Anatomy of an interactive: a look at the code behind our Second Screen

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Hot on the heels of the previous writeup about the Olympics Second Screen and the design challenges we faced, this post is more geared at popping open the hood and looking at the technical details on how we've built the web app.The Guardian's Second Screen project is an attempt at...
Anatomy of an interactive: a look at the code behind our Second Screen

Every Olympic medal, visualised for the Guardian newspaper

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How do you show the thousands of medals which have been won at the Olympics without the interactivity of the web? This graphic by Paul Scruton, Kari Pedersen and John Burn-Murdoch was published in today's GuardianSimon RogersPaul ScrutonJenny RidleyJohn Burn-Murdoch...
Every Olympic medal, visualised for the Guardian newspaper
US military announces new medal for cyberwarfare and drone operation

Will London 2012 be ‘The Green Olympics’?

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The Winter Olympics are over and amongst the medals and trouncing the US at hockey, Vancouver was praised for hosting the “greenest Olympics ever” with LEED certified buildings, the use of recaptured gas and the construction of a hydrogen highway. However, London looks set to raise the bar even higher...
Will London 2012 be ‘The Green Olympics’?
Weekend warriors: Track your fitness with Novusport's social mobile sports game

DailyDirt: Analyzing The Olympics

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Despite the ridiculous restrictions on watching the Olympics, there are still plenty of statistics about various events for data nerds to collect and crunch that might provide some useful insights. By studying athletic performance over time, we can tell when technologies like fancy swimsuits are giving too much of an...
DailyDirt: Analyzing The Olympics

US sets medals record, Canada ties gold record

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US sets medals record, Canada ties gold record

2010 Winter Paralympics

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Over 500 athletes from 44 countries around the world have once again descended on Vancouver Canada, for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympic Games, (officially known as the X Paralympic Winter Games). After a separate torch relay and opening ceremony, competitors faced off in five different sports: Sledge hockey, Wheelchair curling,...
2010 Winter Paralympics

PSA: Samsung giving free Olympics tickets to early Galaxy S III buyers at London store, hopes you'll vault the queue

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Are you a Londoner so taken with the Galaxy S III that you want to pre-order one before you've even held an in-store dummy unit? Samsung wants to give you a little something something for your eagerness: namely, Olympics tickets. The first 50 who pre-order the giant phone and...
PSA: Samsung giving free Olympics tickets to early Galaxy S III buyers at London store, hopes you'll vault the queue

"Distinguished Warfare" drone and cyber medal shot down

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After getting flak from all directions—including the Veterans of Foreign Wars and members of Congress—the Defense Department has pulled the plug on a proposed medal of valor for drone operators and cyber-warriors. The Distinguished Warfare Medal, which was announced two months ago by outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, was...
"Distinguished Warfare" drone and cyber medal shot down

Guinness World Records Buys Video Site for Zany Challenges

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Guinness World Records has purchased Bragster, a video-sharing site where you can “dare your friends and brag about it.”On Bragster, users post dares — for example, “I dare everyone to drink five raw eggs” or “I dare everyone to make as many spins in an office chair as possible...
Guinness World Records Buys Video Site for Zany Challenges

Vancouver 2010, part 1 of 2

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Today is Day 8 of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver Canada, almost the halfway mark, and it's time to have a look at the activities in British Columbia. Over 100 medals have been awarded so far, with the United States, Germany, Norway and Canada leading the medal race. This...
Vancouver 2010, part 1 of 2

5 Lessons From #London2012

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The Olympic Games in London were, I think most people would agree, a pretty stunning success. From the amazing opening ceremony, to the record haul of medals for the home team, it all went brilliantly. It was also, according to many, the first social media Olympics and so, as we...
5 Lessons From #London2012

iOS Olympics apps: which ones to try and which ones waste your time

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If you watch any kind of network TV, you're probably well aware that the 2012 Summer Olympics are about to start. Yes, it's that time again for each country to pull it together and rally behind our national athletes as they compete with one another for glory, medals, and...
iOS Olympics apps: which ones to try and which ones waste your time
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