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Facebook thinks you might like up to three video ads in your News Feed each day
Patent trolls cost companies $29 billion in 2011
The Seagate Wireless Plus portable hard drive--when 128GB just isn't enough
Twitter fights spammers in new lawsuit, implements additional anti-spamming measures

CSS Sprites: Useful Technique, or Potential Nuisance?

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CSS Sprites: Useful Technique, or Potential Nuisance?

Attention All Shoppers: Five Apps for a Brighter Black Friday

allthingsd.com
I avoid Black Friday sales like the plague. I’d much prefer to feast on Thanksgiving leftovers and watch college football. But I could see how saving a couple of hundred dollars on that new HDTV could lure someone into the madness — maybe. If you are going to brave the...
Attention All Shoppers: Five Apps for a Brighter Black Friday

IT expert jailed for attacks on Oxford and Cambridge websites

www.guardian.co.uk
Lewys Martin launched cyber-attacks on universities and Kent police website in January and FebruaryA man who used his IT expertise to launch cyber-attacks on the websites of Oxford and Cambridge universities has been jailed for two years.Lewys Martin, 21, formerly of Dover Road, Walmer, Kent, also knocked Kent police's public-facing...
IT expert jailed for attacks on Oxford and Cambridge websites

Reebok Fitness arrives on iOS and Android with customizable workout programs, pro tips and more

thenextweb.com
After the success of Nike’s various fitness apps on Android and iOS, it was only a matter of time before another sports apparel giant such as Reebok ventured into the space. Reebok Fitness is both a calendar and fitness app, combining original workout routines with a unique schedule centered around...
Reebok Fitness arrives on iOS and Android with customizable workout programs, pro tips and more

Filter, Unfollow Or Get Out of the Way

blog.louisgray.com
Go Ahead and Filter Me Out of Your In Box.The recent launch of Google Buzz has once again surfaced an undercurrent in the social Web - where a small number of active accounts can gain the lion's share of activity, either through their own interactions, or those of an active...
Filter, Unfollow Or Get Out of the Way
The Nexus 4 is a warning: If you're going Android, you're following the carriers' rules

CSS Sprites: Useful Technique, or Potential Nuisance?

www.smashingmagazine.com
  Ah, the ubiquitous CSS sprites — one of the few web design techniques that was able to bypass “trend” status almost instantly, planting itself firmly into the category of best practice CSS. Although it didn’t really take off until well after A List Apart explained and endorsed it, it...
CSS Sprites: Useful Technique, or Potential Nuisance?

How To Get Flash On Your iPad

www.businessinsider.com
A reader wants to play Flash files on an iPad. What are the options? My iPad seems not to support the Adobe Flash Player, which is a nuisance. Is there a solution or any alternative short of buying a tablet that does support the player? David Buck, by email Not...
How To Get Flash On Your iPad

Zillow CEO says he was luckier than most monetizing for mobile

gigaom.com
Monetizing for mobile is a hard nut to crack, as Facebook and Twitter have demonstrated, but Zillow CEO argued Friday that he was luckier than most in monetizing for mobile — even if getting the digital real estate company there was hard work. “The companies that are really struggling are the ones for whom the...
Zillow CEO says he was luckier than most monetizing for mobile

Why Do Politicians Continue To Insist That A Magic Button Can Make Porn Disappear Online?

www.techdirt.com
It appears that UK Prime Minister David Cameron is announcing that any place in the UK that provides WiFi to the public must block porn. This is wasteful and pointless for a variety of reasons. Of course, it's being pushed under the "for the children" banner, but that's rarely true...
Why Do Politicians Continue To Insist That A Magic Button Can Make Porn Disappear Online?

Screen Hero enables easy screen sharing and simultaneous collaborative work with two cursors

thenextweb.com
Screen sharing functionality has lagged behind other developments on our PCs, but the new Screen Hero app is making progress with its clever solution that offers two mouse cursors and easy sharing. Screen Hero, a free app for Windows (7 and 8) and OS X (10.6+), bills itself as “Google...
Screen Hero enables easy screen sharing and simultaneous collaborative work with two cursors

Pirate Bay Censorship Turns Proxies Into Local Heroes

torrentfreak.com
Over the past year several ISPs have been ordered to censor The Pirate Bay. In the UK, the Netherlands and several other countries these blockades prevent the majority of the public from accessing the infamous BitTorrent site. At least, that was the idea. The reality is that most users simply...
Pirate Bay Censorship Turns Proxies Into Local Heroes

Conduit releases new Wibiya toolbar with IFTTT-like feature that targets Web audiences

thenextweb.com
Conduit has released a new version of its Wibiya toolbar for websites that lets them tailor the bar based on different rules and conditions. Publishers can schedule certain bars to appear at the bottom of their sites at a specific time, or target new visitors and returning visitors. Wibiya tracks...
Conduit releases new Wibiya toolbar with IFTTT-like feature that targets Web audiences

Missed Connection? Craigslist Slowly Adds Maps

www.fastcompany.com
Craigslist hasn't changed much in the 16 years it's become the go-to destination for those in search of living spaces, lost items, and even love. The swarming sea of white, blue, gray, and purple, remains as much a comfort as it does a navigating nuisance to the modern Internet user....
Missed Connection? Craigslist Slowly Adds Maps

Me and my data: how much do the internet giants really know?

www.guardian.co.uk
James Ball discovered that the information Google and Facebook hold on him is disturbing but also comfortingTo briefly state the obvious, the internet giants are seriously big: Google is not only the world's largest search engine, it's one of the top three email providers, a social network, and owner of...
Me and my data: how much do the internet giants really know?

Pro athletes on Twitter: execs say marketing outweighs gaffes

gigaom.com
A series of blown calls in Sunday’s NFL matches led players to take to Twitter with some very off-message comments about the league’s officials. The episode, and a series of high profile gaffes by athletes on Twitter, raise the question of whether teams should encourage players to use a platform...
Pro athletes on Twitter: execs say marketing outweighs gaffes

Thoughts on China's Startup Ecosystem

pandodaily.com
It’s hard to decide on where to start when it comes to discussing the sprawling, complicated, tangled but enticing mess that is China’s tech startup ecosystem, so I’m just going to go straight to the money. For all its recent economic problems, China is still a country full of...
Thoughts on China's Startup Ecosystem

Hands on with the remastered Rdio for Android

gigaom.com
Rdio, a music subscription service offering more than 12 million tracks, released a new Android client on Monday. The application is a full re-write of the software, rather than an update to the existing code, and better supports Android 4.0 smartphones and tablets, allowing the app to be controlled on...
Hands on with the remastered Rdio for Android

IKEA to sell TVs integrated in its furniture

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Associated Press Already the one-stop shop for smart and compact home furnishing, IKEA is venturing into the world of technology — with the IKEA TV. European Pressphoto Agency LED TV and sound system integrated in the furniture are part of a mock-up for Swedish home furniture firm IKEA’s venture into...
IKEA to sell TVs integrated in its furniture

American Banks Undamaged by Cyberattacks

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Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, Citigroup, U.S. Bancorp and PNC have been hit by a wave of cyberattacks that have caused Internet outages and delays to online banking sites by a group claiming Middle Eastern ties. The attacks, while a nuisance, are not technically sophisticated and typically did not...
American Banks Undamaged by Cyberattacks

Google Extends Payout Schedule For Developers By 2 Weeks, As "New Forms Of Payment" Are Added To Google Play

techcrunch.com
Google recently changed its payout schedule for Android app developers, moving from a window which saw developers paid two days after the month ends, to a new window where the payout date is 15 days after the month’s end. The move will allow Google to hold onto payments longer, which...
Google Extends Payout Schedule For Developers By 2 Weeks, As "New Forms Of Payment" Are Added To Google Play

How Pro-Regime Forces Use Spyware to Target Arab Spring Rebels

blogs.wsj.com
For most people, spam emails are nothing more than a nuisance, but for pro-democracy activists in the Middle East, they could be a matter of life and death....
How Pro-Regime Forces Use Spyware to Target Arab Spring Rebels

Is Google Glass hospital ready? Advice from a physician to developers

venturebeat.com
This is a guest post by Dr. Paul Langevin Google Glass has the potential to greatly enhance medical practice in a number of ways, VentureBeat recently reported. Among these is the ability to retrieve, see and disseminate information, in a rapid and efficient manner. However, Google Glass for health care will remain a concept —...
Is Google Glass hospital ready? Advice from a physician to developers

CordLite illuminated iOS dock connector cable hands-on (video)

www.engadget.com
Love or hate it, Apple's 30-pin dock connector is no easier to attach than a standard micro-USB plug. That's not to say that it's tremendously difficult to link an iOS device with its proprietary cable, but it can be a nuisance on occasion, especially when you're fumbling around in...
CordLite illuminated iOS dock connector cable hands-on (video)

New York City Cooks Up Annoying Plan That Will Pressure NYC Businesses To Buy .nyc Domains They Don't Want Or Need

www.techdirt.com
New York City officials are apparently all excited about a guaranteed $3.6 million "risk free to taxpayers" after signing a deal with a Virginia company to offer .nyc domains. This is one of those things that sounds good until you think it through, and then you realize it's effectively a...
New York City Cooks Up Annoying Plan That Will Pressure NYC Businesses To Buy .nyc Domains They Don't Want Or Need

Printer bomb malware wastes reams of paper, sparks pandemonium

arstechnica.com
A recently unleashed piece of malware is wreaking havoc in some enterprises by causing all their printers to print gibberish until they run out of paper, researchers from Symantec said. "The impact is global and effecting approximately 80 print servers," an admin of one Fortune 500 company wrote in an...
Printer bomb malware wastes reams of paper, sparks pandemonium
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