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Google's Brin Worries About Open Web, As Google Gets Into More Privacy Messes

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Sergey Brin Blames Everyone For Threatening Web's Open Future. In an interview with Britain's Guardian newspaper, Google cofounder Sergey Brin has alleged the free Internet is facing its greatest threat yet, from government efforts to control publication of and access to information by citizens (including the U.S.), over-zealous rights holders...
Google's Brin Worries About Open Web, As Google Gets Into More Privacy Messes

Path Is A Free App, And It Will Spy On Us

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Path is a lovely app. It pushes all the right buttons. It's mobile, it's tactile, it's personal, it's full of people we love and moments that matter to us. It makes us feel good. It's got all the greatest hits a post-Facebook social app should have. It's also free. "Facebook...
Path Is A Free App, And It Will Spy On Us

Wire messes

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I'm setting up my computers "for real" at the apartment in NY now, no longer just using a laptop. Along with real computers come "wire messes." I hate them. I wish there was some way for all these things to "just work" without all the messy wires. Anyway, here's the...
Wire messes

Lights, Cameras, Revolution

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Lights, Cameras, Revolution: Zach Lowe of Grantland looks at how SportVU -- an advanced camera-tracking system that records every move on the floor in an NBA game -- is changing basketball. This is some next-level "moneyball" type stuff, but one particularly interesting note: It's not a coincidence that the only team...
Lights, Cameras, Revolution

Chromium browser cops reset feature to clean up malware messes

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Mopping up after malicious software can land you in a browser quagmire full of sketchy search engines, toolbars or worse. Google's latest version of its open-source Chromium browser now has a remedy for much of that thanks to a 'reset profile' setting discovered by code tinkerer François Beaufort. You...
Chromium browser cops reset feature to clean up malware messes

Hurricane Sandy Rewrites The Script On Google's Nexus News

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The launch event for Google's new Nexus 4 phone and Nexus 10 tablet was supposed to be in New York. That was canceled at the last minute, thanks to Hurricane Sandy. So instead, Google announced the devices in a blog post Monday morning. Isn't it a pain when real life...
Hurricane Sandy Rewrites The Script On Google's Nexus News

Some Really Good Points About Ad Cookies & Privacy

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Last week's online privacy fracas-of-the-week was about the revelation that Google (and other advertisers) had learned to circumvent Safari's settings to let third-party cookies track users more easily. Apple's browser's default setting messes with the way advertisers track users. The gist is this: Cookies are set by the site you're...
Some Really Good Points About Ad Cookies & Privacy

Apple's 'Master Negotiator and Product Resuscitator' Eddy Cue Profiled

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With Apple's management changes announced earlier this week, several current executives have seen expansions of their responsibilities. Among those is Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president for Internet Software and Services, who is seeing Siri and Maps added to his portfolio. Cue's responsibilities have grown substantially throughout during his 23...
Apple's 'Master Negotiator and Product Resuscitator' Eddy Cue Profiled
AT&T tries to explain your bill with a video, still doesn't do the job

Google Buzz Messes With Your Google Profile

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Google Buzz Messes With Your Google Profile

Sony promises free 4K theatrical films for 4K TV buyers

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Sony plans to use content from its Sony Pictures Entertainment division to help sell its upcoming XBR-84X900 84" 4K Ultra HD TV set. The company noted in a corporate blog post on Monday that all buyers of Sony's massive, high-resolution TV will get a free "4K Ultra HD delivery solution"...
Sony promises free 4K theatrical films for 4K TV buyers

Election Day 2012

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We've witnessed the most expensive presidential election contest in history. If you don't live in one of the eight to ten "swing states", it didn't feel like much of an election. I did not see one commercial for either side. But friends who have been in Ohio tell me they...
Election Day 2012

Freebase Gridworks: A power tool for data scrubbers

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I’ve had many conversations with Stefano Mazzocchi and David Huynh [1, 2, 3] about the data magic they performed at MIT’s Project Simile and now perform at Metaweb. If you’re somebody who values clean data and has wrestled with the dirty stuff, these screencasts about a forthcoming product called...
Freebase Gridworks: A power tool for data scrubbers

Changing the apparent size of the hole messes with golfers' putting

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For many sports, performance is all about hitting a target: striking a ball with a bat, placing a golf or soccer ball in just the right spot, etc. A common refrain among athletes who have had a successful performance is that those targets seemed large—they perceived the ball as...
Changing the apparent size of the hole messes with golfers' putting

Podcast from @sciam (Scientific American) re: Texas Board of Education - History curriculum - "Texas Messes with History" http://j.mp/ab2oVG

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Podcast from @sciam (Scientific American) re: Texas Board of Education - History curriculum - "Texas Messes with History" http://j.mp/ab2oVG

Google Buzz Messes With Your Google Profile

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My friend Marsha Collier pointed out something really important for you to know about, if you’re dabbling with Google Buzz. If you disable Google Buzz, Google cans your Google Profile. So what the heck? That doesn’t sound useful....
Google Buzz Messes With Your Google Profile

Exclusive: Schultz and Efrusy to Leave Groupon Board; "Accounting Types" Joining

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According to sources close to the situation, Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz (pictured here) and Accel Partners’ Kevin Efrusy will be stepping down from the board of Groupon. Schultz’s departure will be effective today, but Efrusy — who was critical to the initial funding around the Chicago-based daily...
Exclusive: Schultz and Efrusy to Leave Groupon Board; "Accounting Types" Joining
Netflix shows off experimental personalized profiles feature at CES

Another Future Clash: How Will The Law Deal With Autonomous Vehicles

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So much of what we seem to talk about is really the clash of disruptive innovation and the opportunity it creates with the existing infrastructure (business, legal, physical) and how they seem to clash in ways that tends to limit and/or delay the innovation. Sometimes you can see these clashes...
Another Future Clash: How Will The Law Deal With Autonomous Vehicles

Apple retail staff snafu brings quick apology

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After news began getting around that Apple was cutting back retail staff store hours and letting go some newer employees, the company on Thursday issued something of an apology to both its employees and the public. According to a Dow Jones report: In a communication with store leadership teams, senior...
Apple retail staff snafu brings quick apology

Anna Reagan: Recap: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion

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Ah! And so the drama that Shakespeare himself could not have done better goes onward. (Come on, we all know that Andy Cohen acts as the voice of the people as much as he is like Puck who messes with the lives the four lovers in A Midsummer Night's Dream.)...
Anna Reagan: Recap: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion
EA has a lot riding on Battlefield 4, and it is stepping up its investment in a big way

2 apps and 5 helpful tips for corralling your out-of-control contacts lists on iOS, OS X

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Over the years I have tried several solutions for syncing my contacts between different accounts. Even back in the days of Palm Pilot Desktop for Mac, ActiveSync, Intellisync, and my personal favorite, The Missing Sync. In the long run, they never ended up working for me. Each of them usually ends up creating duplicate...
2 apps and 5 helpful tips for corralling your out-of-control contacts lists on iOS, OS X

MEET THE NEXT CEO OF MICROSOFT: Steven Sinofsky Is The Man Who Made Windows 8

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This story was originally published in February. We are republishing it because Steve Sinofsky is in the news after Microsoft launched Windows 8, the most radical change to its ubiquitous operating system in 17 years. Sinofsky is the man responsible for that change. It was summer 2009. Microsoft had...
MEET THE NEXT CEO OF MICROSOFT: Steven Sinofsky Is The Man Who Made Windows 8

Valve confirms Steam and Source for Linux, signals low confidence for Windows 8

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At long last, Valve has confirmed that Linux ports of both Steam and the Source engine are in active development, and should be released later this year. These are native solutions that run directly on Linux, without any kind of Wine-like emulation. Left 4 Dead 2 will be the first...
Valve confirms Steam and Source for Linux, signals low confidence for Windows 8

Twitter Using Social Info From The Web To Recommend Follows For You

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.Yesterday evening Twitter revealed a new service to its millions of users: Suggested follows. It's an expansion of its current recommendation engine that simply shows the same list to new joiners to Twitter, and it's rolling out in an number of countries...
Twitter Using Social Info From The Web To Recommend Follows For You

Slice messes with your mind via multitouch circular keyboard for tablets

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There's no dearth of Android keyboards on the market, but an entry from new player Slice is bringing the lowly chiclets into a whole 'nother dimension. Depending on which fingers you place on the home buttons, it'll display a rotary wheel of keys that you can reach with your...
Slice messes with your mind via multitouch circular keyboard for tablets

Copyright Boss: 'It's Great Mechanics Now Need To Know About Copyright'

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The Copyright Office continues to show that it is completely out of touch and tone deaf to the mess that copyright laws create today. We've talked a few times about how abuses of copyright law have created messes for industries that you might think would never have to deal with...
Copyright Boss: 'It's Great Mechanics Now Need To Know About Copyright'
Social Media Gurus Push Conversations Over Kudos, And Fail

Review: Asus VivoBook S550CA offers Windows 8 and touchscreen in mainstream package

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Attractive, touchscreen-equipped laptops running a full version of Windows 8 are getting cheaper than you might think. Some newly announced Sony touchscreen-equipped laptops start around $600 for 14-inch and 15-inch models. But for just a little more money, Asus' 15.6-inch VivoBook S550CA has an MSRP of $750--and you can...
Review: Asus VivoBook S550CA offers Windows 8 and touchscreen in mainstream package
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