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Houdini Aims To Solve The Crucial Quality Question That Comes With Using Amazon's Mechanical Turk

Media companies want congress to legalize spyware, malware, & other insane acts

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The misleadingly named Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property (aka a group of legal types from the U.S entertainment industry) has released a new, lengthy 84-page report that urges congress to take drastic measures that enables media companies to curb piracy. Also, those measures are mostly insane....
Media companies want congress to legalize spyware, malware, & other insane acts

The Essential SXSW Tech Tool Kit

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Hey, over here! Yeah, you — the person who’s pretending to respond to work emails while trolling the Internet today for anything related to “Apple” and “iPad.” There’s something else happening this week: SXSW Interactive, where techies gather to share ideas and drink and flick their barbecue-sauced fingers over their...
The Essential SXSW Tech Tool Kit

Android this week: New Nexus 7 specs; Android @Home thoughts; Google X Phone tests

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It’s the week before the annual Google I/O developer event so predictions and expectations are in full force. April saw reports of an updated Nexus 7 tablet and now analysts are chiming in with similar predictions. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that 1920 x 1080 isn’t a high enough resolution for a...
Android this week: New Nexus 7 specs; Android @Home thoughts; Google X Phone tests
LG's Nexus 4 Finally Returns To The U.S. Google Play Store
RIM Plans To Woo Would-Be BlackBerry 10 Game Developers With Money And Hardware
Twitter and Dropbox are making new Windows 8 apps

Dying 23-Year-Old Raised Money To Have Herself Frozen After Death

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A 23-year-old woman who recently died from brain cancer might get a second chance at life. Before Kim Suozzi died this month, she wrote on her blog that her last wish was to be cryogenically preserved, The Huffington Post reports. "Many of you know that I'm agnostic; I don't have any...
Dying 23-Year-Old Raised Money To Have Herself Frozen After Death

Chatterbox: Easter Monday

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The place to talk about games, even if you're not at work and you've eaten your own body weight in creme eggsIt's Easter Monday, but on the off-chance there are still a few Gamesblog regulars loafing about hoping to discuss games, the Chatterbox is open!GamesKeith Stuartguardian.co.uk © 2012 Guardian News...
Chatterbox: Easter Monday
Everything is amazing: The harmonic convergence of gadgets

PSA: You can now use your Amazon account to log into Lovefilm

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You might be able to knock one password off your list, as you now have the option to log in to your Lovefilm account using Amazon credentials. The changeover is part of the online retail giant's recently announced Login With Amazon initiative, intended to let you use a universal...
PSA: You can now use your Amazon account to log into Lovefilm

How Google Wave Got Its Groove Back

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Google Wave, the real-time collaboration Web application that debuted to oohs and ahhs from developers at last year's Google I/O conference, met with a whole lot of "what do I use this for?" from actual users of its invitation-only preview release. In preparation for this year's I/O, Wave's seen...
How Google Wave Got Its Groove Back

On the road: Mazda6 2.2D Saloon Sport Nav Auto

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'It's hard to find fault with (though equally hard to fall in love with)'We're off to see my mum. "Navigate to Dorchester-on-Thames," I command, to test out the state-of-the-art, voice-activated satnav. "Navigate to the nearest mountain pass - is that correct?" the car says. What? No! Dorchester-on-Thames. I try again. "Navigate to the...
On the road: Mazda6 2.2D Saloon Sport Nav Auto

NZN Labs launches Lit, a social-enhanced fitness tracker for adventurous types

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No, your existing fitness tracker probably isn't good enough -- not if you frequently participate in "extreme sports" and wish to log every possible measurement as you cycle, snowboard, surf or just go about your day. At least, that's what the folks at NZN Labs hope you believe --...
NZN Labs launches Lit, a social-enhanced fitness tracker for adventurous types

Here's Everything You Need To Do To Get Ready For Apple's New Mac Software (AAPL)

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If you're excited about updating to Apple's latest Mac operating system, Mountain Lion, when it's finally released to the public, there's no time like the present to make sure you're ready. Here are a few things you can do right now to make sure you're all set for its release.Check...
Here's Everything You Need To Do To Get Ready For Apple's New Mac Software (AAPL)

Facebook adds organ donation to Timeline Life Events

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In the off-chance you're among those bemoaning the limits of sharable personal information on Facebook, the social network has some good news. This time out, however, sharing is a bit more serious, potentially affecting the more than 114,000 people in the US alone who are waiting for an organ...
Facebook adds organ donation to Timeline Life Events

Looks like we'll see a T-Mobile iPhone (with LTE) this spring

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We won’t have to wait long to see that long-awaited T-Mobile-branded iPhone. In an interview Reuters at CES 2013, T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere said the iPhone would begin appearing on store shelves in the next three or four months. Though Legere and T-Mobile haven’t said explicitly which Apple device...
Looks like we'll see a T-Mobile iPhone (with LTE) this spring

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 returns to the FCC with 3G inside

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When Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 first passed through the FCC for approval, it was still shrouded in mystery. It just came back to the US agency with a familiar face... and a 3G twist. The GT-P5200 variant we have here supports built-in HSPA data that works with AT&T...
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 returns to the FCC with 3G inside
Couldn't Make It To SXSW? Now You Can Learn About Google Glass And The Mirror API On YouTube

Facebook releases privacy guide for new users

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Facebook has over a billion users. But on the off-chance that you're not one of them, the social network has a new tool just for you. From now on, new users will be given specific instructions on Facebook's default settings, sharing permissions, policies on data access, rules about apps, games...
Facebook releases privacy guide for new users

Vodafone Wants European Devs To Build Apps That Do Good, Puts €200K Up For Grabs

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Here’s an opportunity for European app developers to work on a project aimed first and foremost at helping others, rather than on the off-chance it will catch Yahoo!’s eye and lead to insane riches. Carrier Vodafone’s philanthropic arm, the Vodafone Foundation, has kicked off its first Mobile for Good Europe...
Vodafone Wants European Devs To Build Apps That Do Good, Puts €200K Up For Grabs
Ubuntu Mobile Developer Preview Will Grace The Galaxy Nexus And Nexus 4 On February 21

Yahoo Takes YSlow to GitHub for Community Contributions

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Yahoo is getting serious about turning YSlow into a real community driven project. The company put up YSlow on YDN in 2007, but now they've gone all-in with a BSD-licensed release on GitHub. On the off chance you're not already familiar with YSlow, the project is used to analyze Web...
Yahoo Takes YSlow to GitHub for Community Contributions
Sprint To Launch The $199, Keyboard-Toting Motorola Photon Q On August 19
Nintendo Wii U preorders are selling out at major U.S. retails

Will your body be the battery of the future?

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The average human, at rest, produces around 100 watts of energy. This equates to around 2000 kcal of food energy, which is why your recommended daily intake of calories is around 2000 kcal. Over periods of a few minutes (or a few hours in the case of trained athletes), we...
Will your body be the battery of the future?

Why The Heck Doesn't Google Have A Google Calendar App? (For iPhone)

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Why doesn't Google have a calendar app for iPhone? Yes, I realize that if one wants to take the time to figure out how to do it, one can sync one's web-based Google Calendar with the native iPhone calendar app (I think). But who has the time to do that?...
Why The Heck Doesn't Google Have A Google Calendar App? (For iPhone)

When's the Best Time to Blog & Share?

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Anyone who spends their day on the Internet inevitably wonders this question. Should I start publishing later in the day, to hit the after-work traffic? Should I publish earlier in the morning, to catch commuters while they're on the way to work? Or is everything completely random, driven by the...
When's the Best Time to Blog & Share?

Twitter appeal saves couple's wedding day

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Bride-to-be Lauren Lane posted tweet asking for help after firm organising her wedding ceased tradingA couple whose wedding plans collapsed when the events company organising it ceased trading had their big day saved after a desperate Twitter appeal led to them receiving £10,000 worth of freebies.Lauren Lane and Daniel Welch,...
Twitter appeal saves couple's wedding day

"OMG it's Steve Jobs! I'm the only one yelling at him" [MediaMemo]

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That’s the most excellent caption for this photo, posted Sunday night by blogger Wayne Sutton. That’s the Apple (AAPL) cofounder and CEO in the middle of shot, standing next to the woman in the white dress (click to enlarge). Thanks to CNET’s intrepid Caroline McCarthy for spotting the shot. I...
"OMG it's Steve Jobs! I'm the only one yelling at him" [MediaMemo]
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