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LG's Optimus G caught on camera, flexes quad-core muscles

www.engadget.com
So, it seems that all those airborne clues about LG's new superphone are slowly coalescing into something more concrete. In fact, according to the folk at AndroidMx, so concrete they've actually had a go with one. Most of the specification they report chimes with what we'd already heard. The...
LG's Optimus G caught on camera, flexes quad-core muscles

Passport to hell: why thin client desktops must die

arstechnica.com
There are two end-user computing devices I hold in the highest disregard: all-in-one PC desktops and thin clients. While they both apparently have their place in the information technology ecosystem—preferably far away from me—they also carry with them a hidden message to the poor worker drone stuck using them. Your...
Passport to hell: why thin client desktops must die
Facebook Says Blocking Viral 'Reasons My Son Is Crying' Tumblr Was a 'Mistake'

How social media killed ACTA

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The same forces that put the ill-fated SOPA bill out of its misery have done the same for its European cousin. FORTUNE — The apparent death of ACTA, the media industry’s latest attempt to control what can and cannot be done on the Internet should (but probably won’t) be a...
How social media killed ACTA
FUN FACT: Business Insider Is Now Bigger Than Yahoo Was When It Went Public

Canadian ISP Prepares For "Unprecedented" BitTorrent Troll Assault

torrentfreak.com
After hundreds of thousands of Internet account holders were sued in the United States for alleged copyright infringement on BitTorrent networks, Canada is now bracing for the same. As reported here in November, Canadian anti-piracy company Canipre has been working with righthsolders to monitor BitTorrent networks for alleged infringers. Together...
Canadian ISP Prepares For "Unprecedented" BitTorrent Troll Assault

Wiring for Help at Cable & Wireless

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Cable & Wireless Worldwide has had a brief and unhappy history as a U.K. public company. Investors must now hope that Vodafone, which confirmed it is in talks over a possible bid, will put the company out of its misery....
Wiring for Help at Cable & Wireless

Sam Harris: Toward a Science of Morality

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Over the past couple of months, I seem to have conducted a public experiment in the manufacture of philosophical and scientific ideas. In February, I spoke at the 2010 TED conference, where I briefly argued that morality should be considered an undeveloped branch of science. Normally, when one speaks at...
Sam Harris: Toward a Science of Morality

Peeps!

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Peeps! is a post from Chris PirilloI’m not a huge fan of marshmallow Peeps. As such, I decided to find a way to put 10 of them out of their misery:You wanna know the spookiest part of it all? I only used one Peeps in this production. It was THAT...
Peeps!

Championship round-up: Kevin Phillips fires Blackpool into top six

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• Ian Holloway hails 'master of his trade' Kevin Phillips• Chris Hughton stays cool after Birmingham rise to fourthBlackpool 3-1 BrightonIan Holloway hailed a trademark performance from veteran Kevin Phillips after his two goals won it for Blackpool to put the Seasiders back in the top six. "He's a master...
Championship round-up: Kevin Phillips fires Blackpool into top six
Rupert Murdoch to put 'The Daily' iPad app out of its misery in November?

FOR BEGINNERS: Start Using Emoticons On Your iPhone

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In our most vulnerable moments, at times of great misery or supreme bliss, it's not just words that fail us. Letters do, too. Those are the moments that call for emoticons. Here's how to get them on your iPhone. Produced by Daniel Goodman Don't Miss: • How To Sync Your Calendar...
FOR BEGINNERS: Start Using Emoticons On Your iPhone

The toxic coral reef

www.scripting.com
Shared by Bud Dave Winer is often iconoclastic in the bad sense of the word, but his individualism can be quite refreshing. The last few days have belonged to Facebook and their new developer program. Stuff that's coming (as Jerry Pournelle would say) Real Soon Now. It's a familiar tactic,...
The toxic coral reef
Feed Wrangler: A Great iOS Reader Replacement for a Price
What you missed on day one of SXSW

Google Mother's Day Doodle Points to Weird History of Holiday

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If you click on the doodle, Google takes you to a search results page for the holiday, where you can learn how the holiday began and how it actually led to misery for its founder....
Google Mother's Day Doodle Points to Weird History of Holiday

The Cost of Paying Lip Service

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I just read this piece by David Weinberger about how the Internet wasn’t especially useful to him during the traffic misery caused by the Iceland volcano issue. The services work fine when everything is going well, but when the crisis hit, the sites became immediately useless. I’m not surprised, but...
The Cost of Paying Lip Service

How Did Three Dudes from Connecticut Make a Translation App That’s Better than Google Translate?

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In the space of just over a week, SayHi Translate went from a tiny unknown to the #3 paid app in the iPhone App Store. In the last couple of days, the voice-translation app crossed 100,000 downloads, and today it’s at #6, sitting just below four games and the...
How Did Three Dudes from Connecticut Make a Translation App That’s Better than Google Translate?

Apple is Trying its Best to Kill HTC (And Doing a Pretty Good Job)

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There is blood in the water, and the big fish are circling to put the struggling, wounded little fish out of its misery. The little fish, which has some good qualities to offer the world, is having more and more trouble keeping the big fish away. This is happening...
Apple is Trying its Best to Kill HTC (And Doing a Pretty Good Job)

Dalglish fires warning to Carroll as Liverpool's misery deepens

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Liverpool's manager said the £35m striker needs to deal better with frustration after an unhappy return to his former clubKenny Dalglish has ordered Andy Carroll to deal better with his frustration after the £35m centre-forward reacted to his second-half substitution by ignoring Liverpool's manager and storming down the tunnel swearing...
Dalglish fires warning to Carroll as Liverpool's misery deepens
Spec Ops: The Line's lead writer on creating an un-heroic war story

Personal Capital's Beautiful App Convinces The Wealthy To Trust Their Money To Strangers

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Former PayPal and Intuit CEO Bill Harris builds a "high tech, high touch" app and service to manage all your money in a single place.If you have multiple investment accounts (a mutual fund or two, a few 401Ks, and maybe even a stock purchase plan account), you know the misery...
Personal Capital's Beautiful App Convinces The Wealthy To Trust Their Money To Strangers

Media Talk podcast: where BBC Panorama went wrong

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Hugh Muir delivers the week's media stories direct to your ears, with guests Maggie Brown and Lisa O'Carroll.James Harding becomes the top news man at the BBC. What can we expect from the former editor of Rupert Murdoch's Times now he has switched camps?Then we tackle John Sweeney and the...
Media Talk podcast: where BBC Panorama went wrong

Spam Lawsuits Weigh On Twilio, Group Texting Apps

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Group messaging apps continue to be both a hot communications tool and a legal minefield. Like other developers who decided to build first and ask permission later, three “club texting” services remain mired in class action suits that could force them to pay hundreds of dollars for each unauthorized...
Spam Lawsuits Weigh On Twilio, Group Texting Apps

EU Privacy Directive: Why All The Fuss? Just Be Open With Users

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EU Cookie legislation is now in force across Europe, but in a last minute change on Friday, the UK’s information commissioner amended the way it will be implemented in the UK. It’s now the case that sites will only have to obtain ‘implied consent’ from users not explicit consent. This...
EU Privacy Directive: Why All The Fuss? Just Be Open With Users

This girl just wants to have fun | Victoria Coren

www.guardian.co.uk
So many things that were jolly have lost their shine these days. Thank goodness for eBayIn shock news, a study finds that driving a car is "no longer fun". Indeed, motorists are reporting utter misery at the wheel.This is the kind of report that one expects to scan through and...
This girl just wants to have fun | Victoria Coren

Ransom Malware Warning Issued by FBI

www.pcworld.com
The malware causing the damage is called Reveton, a drive-by attack incorporating the Citadel bank Trojan platform that has caused a largely unnoticed toll of misery since the beginning of 2012....
Ransom Malware Warning Issued by FBI

YouTube Puts Another Nail in the IE6 Coffin

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We have to say, you know the end is near when entire countries advise its citizens to move on, but the final kicker comes when Google says that after this date, it will no longer support the browser that's been with us for nearly a decade. Google-owned YouTube will end...
YouTube Puts Another Nail in the IE6 Coffin

The conversation: Can happiness be measured?

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Can we measure wellbeing scientifically? Economist Richard Layard, supporter of the new national happiness and index, believes we can; philosopher Julian Baggini is having none of itEconomist Richard Layard is a champion of the government's new national wellbeing index. Philosopher Julian Baggini thinks the attempt to measure happiness is totalitarian....
The conversation: Can happiness be measured?

Windows Phone 8: Third time’s the charm for Microsoft

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When Microsoft introduced Windows for the Pocket PC twelve years ago it was intent on leveraging its unmatched arsenal of applications into a dominant position in hand-held computing. For many years it did, if only because there were few alternatives, and Windows CE and later Windows Mobile integrated well with...
Windows Phone 8: Third time’s the charm for Microsoft
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