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Pirate Party Crowd-Sources File-Sharing Fine Settlements

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As the pastime of file-sharing attracts more and more followers, questions are asked not only about the technical issues involved, but also the legal aspects. Questions such as where to find the best sites and how to speed up downloads are increasingly matched by queries on how to stay anonymous...
Pirate Party Crowd-Sources File-Sharing Fine Settlements

Twitter is the most banal and boring pastime ever invented, says Joan Collins

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Twitter is the most 'banal and boring' pastime ever invented, according to Joan Collins...
Twitter is the most banal and boring pastime ever invented, says Joan Collins

Chart: How Netflix views the streaming competition

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Reed Hastings Grousing about the selection in the Netflix streaming library may be a popular pastime, but the company is taking new steps to address that criticism by sizing up its top videos vs. the selection from its competitors. After surprising Wall Street with strong results yesterday, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings...
Chart: How Netflix views the streaming competition

SocialFolders plugs into Evernote to be your social media diary

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Screenshot of SocialFolders' web app (click to enlarge) With all the time we’re spending on social media sites, it makes sense that people are starting to get more serious about being able to preserve their activity there in a way that’s easier to look back on for posterity. An app...
SocialFolders plugs into Evernote to be your social media diary
Ars at the Museum: The Art of Video Games at the Smithsonian

Blog: Five apps Berlin really needs

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Apps have taken over the world, but there's always room for one more bright idea. Our Berlin bloggers imagine five apps that would improve their city, from making it summer to zapping through red tapeThis article first appeared on the überlin blogNot only is Berlin the startup capital of Europe,...
Blog: Five apps Berlin really needs
Reality be damned: iOS 7 wish list, continued

Editor's Letter: BlackBerry takes over

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In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. A new drinking game was invented this week by our editor Mark Hearn: every time you say "RIM" instead of "BlackBerry" you take a shot. As I don't drink myself, I'll take a...
Editor's Letter: BlackBerry takes over

100 year old gamer uses Nintendo DS to keep her mind active

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Nintendo has certainly broadened the demographic of the gaming community in recent years, as demonstrated by 100 year old gamer Kathleen ‘Kit’ Connell. Kit  plays on her Nintendo DS console for two hours every evening, and has been nicknamed the ‘Nintendo Queen’ by UK newspaper The Sun. With the recent...
100 year old gamer uses Nintendo DS to keep her mind active

Canada Set For Mass BitTorrent Lawsuits, Anti-Piracy Company Warns

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As reported here on TorrentFreak every other week, copyright trolls are alive and well in the United States and Europe. “Pay us a cash settlement,” the trolls advise, “or we’ll make your life a misery.” While Canadians are known for their love of online file-sharing, in contrast they have engaged...
Canada Set For Mass BitTorrent Lawsuits, Anti-Piracy Company Warns

A designer's take: Moma is wrong to pretend video games are art | Brian Moriarty

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I like seeing good work honored in my field, but we shouldn't ignore the consensus of the centuries: games are not artLast weekend, New York's Museum of Modern Art joined the growing list of prestigious institutions that are acquiring and exhibiting video games as art.Like the Smithsonian's recent offering, many...
A designer's take: Moma is wrong to pretend video games are art | Brian Moriarty

AU Optronics found guilty of US price fixing, appeal already in the works

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AU Optronics has had its name bandied about in the courtroom before, most recently in a 2009 group suit where it was targeted for LCD price fixing. 'Course, LCD price fixing has been quite a popular pastime for a smattering of outfits, but it looks like AUO will be seeing...
AU Optronics found guilty of US price fixing, appeal already in the works
Anita Sarkeesian, I Love You. But Please Show Us The Money

Why You Should Jailbreak the iPad

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Prior to the iPad's release, we posed a question to the readers: "why jailbreak an iPad?" Jailbreaking, the act of hacking an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to install unapproved, third-party applications, is a popular pastime for many Apple mobile device owners. It provides more control over the hardware and...
Why You Should Jailbreak the iPad

My short review on goodreads (5 stars) of Painting of a Pastime by Winston Churchill. http://bit.ly/cPIZjB

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My short review on goodreads (5 stars) of Painting of a Pastime by Winston Churchill. http://bit.ly/cPIZjB

That's a lot of videos: YouTube now responsible for 17% of home Internet traffic

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YouTube is now responsible for 17.1 percent of all residential fixed-line downstream traffic in North America, according to Sandvine’s latest global internet phenomena report. The traffic management specialist’s report for the first half of 2013 still lists Netflix as the most popular bandwidth consumption pastime — 32.3 percent of all...
That's a lot of videos: YouTube now responsible for 17% of home Internet traffic
Your next Kindle could be embedded in your car
Bioware artist builds stunning replica of Obi-Wan's lightsaber

Online Video Chatting–All the Rich White Girls Are Doing It

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"I can't believe you think I like attention!" "Warning to parents," Vator News cried out yesterday, "this is what your teen does online." Exclamation points implied! So what's the terrifying new teen pastime parents should be panicked about? According to Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, teenagers are, get this, using...
Online Video Chatting–All the Rich White Girls Are Doing It

Smell The Love: How The Scent Of A Brand Creates Close Connections With Customers

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Your company shouldn't just have a look and feel. It should have a smell, too, argues ScentAir's Mark Signorin. Proust was a brand manager. The French novelist, whose famed madeleine brought back a flood of memories, making selective quoting of his work a favored pastime for neuroscientists (and one...
Smell The Love: How The Scent Of A Brand Creates Close Connections With Customers

Starscriber to Help Carlos Slim Better Monetize Chile’s Prepaid Mobile Users

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Starscriber is a San Diego based startup that has solved a problem the world’s biggest mobile telecoms have not: how to monetize the one billion prepaid mobile users that run out of credits to call or text on a daily basis (20 percent of all mobile users worldwide). Its product,...
Starscriber to Help Carlos Slim Better Monetize Chile’s Prepaid Mobile Users
A Eulogy For City of Heroes - How A Video Game Saved My Life

Pirate Bay Slaps Pathetic Proxies and Scammy Copies

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As time progresses, Internet users in general are becoming more wise to the general scams, cons and rip-offs of the online world. These evils take many forms, from rich African dignitaries looking to share their wealth with strangers, to a worried ‘PayPal’ advising users to enter their username and password...
Pirate Bay Slaps Pathetic Proxies and Scammy Copies

New App Helps You Keep Facebook's Hands Off Your Data

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A new application aims to put users back in control of their private data stored on the increasingly public social networking site, Facebook. With "The Green Safe" app, Facebook users can now export their profile data for off-site storage on Green Safe's servers. Data can then be purged from Facebook...
New App Helps You Keep Facebook's Hands Off Your Data

Mother/Daughter Promote Pastime Through Business

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Mother/Daughter Promote Pastime Through Business

What the Heck Is a Higgs Boson? Watch These Videos

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The party at CERN to honor last week's discovery of the Higgs boson was crashed by hipsters, religious fundamentalists and nonphysicists wondering what the fuss was about. To help you avoid sounding like a total buffoon when your friend sends you a link to "Higgs Boson: The Musical," we've compiled a...
What the Heck Is a Higgs Boson? Watch These Videos
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This girl just wants to have fun | Victoria Coren

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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

Accumulating Stuff is Easy, Bondsy Helps Us Get Rid of It

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Diego Zambrano moved to the US from Brazil and promptly taught himself English using Twitter. That part of his story is fairly unique, but the thing that inspired him to build a startup is quite common: He landed a decent paying job and discovered the joys of Amazon’s one-click shopping....
Accumulating Stuff is Easy, Bondsy Helps Us Get Rid of It
Trinity Bidding puts IT solutions on the auction block
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