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Pretty\Vacant: The New New Gadget Marketing

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An interesting thing is happening in hardware marketing these days and I think Devin noticed it yesterday when he pointed out that Samsung, in their marketing of the Samsung Galaxy Note, is changing the script when it comes to gadget advertising, a tendency that is becoming more and more apparent...
Pretty\Vacant: The New New Gadget Marketing

What's causing a delay in Sprint's LTE rollout? Birds

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Sprint mentioned that one of the holdups to get its LTE network rolled out is waiting for fiber-optic backhaul to be connected to its network sites. Of course, the company also mentioned a very different reason: Birds. It turns out that some of the towers have become home to...
What's causing a delay in Sprint's LTE rollout? Birds

Top 10 Geeks We Envy

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Bill Gates is wiping out deadly diseases and Nicholas Negroponte is bringing technology to remote corners of the globe. That’s great, but when was the last time either of those guys wound up on TMZ? No, the uber nerds we really want to emulate are the guys with awesome technical...
Top 10 Geeks We Envy

Foursquare confirms 20M users on 4sqDay 2012

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Today, the third annual 4sqDay (April 16, four-squared, get it?), check-in king Foursquare confirmed that it has reached a new milestone of 20 million users. Anyone who makes a check-in on the service today will receive the 2012 4sqDay badge, as well as the following message: In 2010, foursquare...
Foursquare confirms 20M users on 4sqDay 2012

How To Charge Your iPhone With Your Bicycle And 9 Other Gadgets For Cycling Nerds

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The design of the contemporary bicycle hasn't changed much since its inception in the 1880s. But that hasn't stopped bicycle companies from coming out with a number of accessories to enhance your riding. Check out these gadgets that will do everything from record first-person video of your rides to...
How To Charge Your iPhone With Your Bicycle And 9 Other Gadgets For Cycling Nerds

Foursquare hits 20 million users and 20 billion checkins, seeing a million new signups per month

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Celebrating what its users have christened 4sqDay, location-centric service Foursquare has announced that it now has 20 million users, adding another 10 million new members since it hit the 10 million mark in June 2011. If a Foursquare user checks-in at a location today, they will automatically be awarded the...
Foursquare hits 20 million users and 20 billion checkins, seeing a million new signups per month

Gaming classic Snake gets charmed by geeks with flutes and Arduino (video)

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Nerds. Where would we be without their idle tinkering? Still pushing stones, we gather. But were it not for those breakthroughs, both high and low, us common folk would never know the charm of seeing the classic game Snake played with the use of ordinary recorders. No, not a...
Gaming classic Snake gets charmed by geeks with flutes and Arduino (video)

LIPC weapon combines lasers and lightning, proves soldiers are a bunch of nerds

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The problem with laser weapons is this -- they need a lot, a lot of power. Seriously. Some of those big, plane-mounted prototypes choke down enough juice to power a whole city. Not so with the Laser-Induced Plasma Channel weapon being developed by researchers at Picatinny Arsenal. While still...
LIPC weapon combines lasers and lightning, proves soldiers are a bunch of nerds

IDC: Apple's still king of the tablet hill with 68 percent of the market

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IDC's cabal of statisticians, nerds and people who just love spreadsheets have handed down their latest document about the state of the tablet market. Of the 25 million slates shipped in the second quarter, 17 million of them were iPads -- giving Apple 68.2 percent of the market. Samsung...
IDC: Apple's still king of the tablet hill with 68 percent of the market

A Bunch Of 'Game Of Thrones' Nerds Are Really Upset With HBO

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Coming off the news that HBO's Game of Thrones is the most-pirated show of the season, there's a new online petition that has a lot of cord-cutters trying to spread the word that that doesn't need to be the case. It's called Take My Money, HBO!, and it's popularity is already spreading...
A Bunch Of 'Game Of Thrones' Nerds Are Really Upset With HBO

Almost Three: A Brief History Of Foursquare Time (And A Look At Its Future)

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Editor’s note: AJ Arora is a former Yahoo! product guy and one-time TechCrunch intern. He currently works on startups in local discovery and e-commerce. In anticipation of Foursquare’s three-year anniversary, AJ examines the success of Foursquare from a Product Manager’s perspective. (He has no affiliation with the company.) Six years...
Almost Three: A Brief History Of Foursquare Time (And A Look At Its Future)

Google’s New Account Activity Feature Shows Your Shocking Addiction To Google Services

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Google is launching a new feature today called Account Activity that will help users gain more insight into their usage of Google services. Available to those who opt in, the utility will offer monthly reports detailing your account activity, like your number of sign-ins, how many emails you sent and received,...
Google’s New Account Activity Feature Shows Your Shocking Addiction To Google Services

Ad Startup Rocket Fuel Just Had Its First Profitable Quarter

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Startup Rocket Fuel claims to apply “rocket science” to ad campaigns, and it sounds like that science is turning into real revenue. The company says it made $44.5 million in revenue last year, compared to $16.6 million in 2010 and $2.4 million in 2009. In fact, CEO George John tells me that...
Ad Startup Rocket Fuel Just Had Its First Profitable Quarter
Live From Nintendo’s 2012 E3 Keynote

A life online: 'I'm a nerd who likes to keep his private life private'

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Nick Perry, 39, is IT manager for a business publisherNick Perry began using the nascent internet in 1991, when he started his degree in engineering and computer science. He and his fellow students were given email accounts on the computing department's Unix network, a rudimentary text-only system with no user...
A life online: 'I'm a nerd who likes to keep his private life private'

A green Hadoop could manage solar-powered data centers

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The worlds of big data geeks and clean energy nerds have collided. Researchers at Rutgers University and Polytechnic University of Catalonia have proposed building “GreenHadoop,” a version of the programming framework MapReduce that could manage a data center’s computing workload to optimize clean energy from a solar system with grid...
A green Hadoop could manage solar-powered data centers

Google search nerds out, adds full-button scientific calculator

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Search is Google's bread and butter, so it stands to reason the company would want to cram in as much universal functionality to that unassuming text box as possible. After having integrated graphing capabilities this past Winter, the Mountain View gang's at it again, expanding the breadth of its...
Google search nerds out, adds full-button scientific calculator

Arduino Kegerator hack checks in your homebrews on Untappd

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Quite possibly the two greatest things in the world -- beer and Arduino -- have been married once again in a hack does them both justice. Accomplished maker and alcohol enthusiast Jeff Karpinski turned a spare Uno and an Ethernet shield into a gadget that automatically checks him in...
Arduino Kegerator hack checks in your homebrews on Untappd

Step aside, steampunks. 'Steam nerds' run real locomotives

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Train fanatics can get a taste of 19th century steam locomotive magic at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in California's Gold Country. CNET Road Trip 2012 stopped in for a ride. [Read more]...
Step aside, steampunks. 'Steam nerds' run real locomotives
Philadelphia Sets Sights On Becoming America's Next Big Tech Town

Sexism In Tech? The Times Is ON IT

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“MEN invented the Internet. And not just any men. Men with pocket protectors. Men who idolized Mr. Spock and cried when Steve Jobs died. Nerds. Geeks. Give them their due. Without men, we would never know what our friends were doing five minutes ago.” The New York Times is ON...
Sexism In Tech? The Times Is ON IT
Don't start a band: why everyone should be making video games

Growing Up Geek: Sarah Silbert

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Welcome to Growing Up Geek, an ongoing feature where we take a look back at our youth and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. Today, we have our new reviews editor, Sarah Silbert. I'm not your textbook-case geek. On that authoritative dork-geek-nerd venn...
Growing Up Geek: Sarah Silbert

Growing Up Geek: Jon Fingas

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Welcome to Growing Up Geek, an ongoing feature where we take a look back at our youth and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. Today, we have our new editor, Jon Fingas. You might say I started early. Some of my first memories...
Growing Up Geek: Jon Fingas

Microsoft takes aim at hipsters, nerds with new advertising campaign

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Calling it "the browser you loved to hate," Microsoft is encouraging nerds to give Internet Explorer 9 a second look, and even try it out—at least for a site or two. The new tumblog brings together hipster-trolling graphs, quotable quotes from Twitter, blogs, and the press, and video advertisements...
Microsoft takes aim at hipsters, nerds with new advertising campaign
The Startup Ethic and the Charitable Impulse

Tell Your Children to Learn Hadoop

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  It is time for your kids to start learning about Hadoop, the formless data repository that is the current favorite of many dot-coms and the darling of the data nerds. Indeed, the younger the better. The Hadoop ecosystem is a big tent and getting bigger.   To grok it,...
Tell Your Children to Learn Hadoop

The Power & Peril of Saving the Web for Later

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Today, Read It Later relaunched as Pocket, a free app for saving any Web content for later. It breaks content shifting out of the mold of apps specifically for reading. Pocket's clean, colorful interface may be the first in the category suitable for a mainstream audience. Is that a...
The Power & Peril of Saving the Web for Later

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol F1 review

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What is a DJ? Everyone who considers him or herself one can probably give you a unique answer. Is everyone with a music collection and a sense for good timing a DJ, or does their music collection have to exceed a certain number of gigabytes or slabs of vinyl...
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol F1 review
At this trendy nightclub, social media nerds are the new VIPs
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?