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Phoning it in: the dirty secret of IP calling, and how it will change the phone industry
Bill Gates to PC makers: Don’t be mad about Surface

‘Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview’ lands on iTunes in the U.S.

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We’ve told you before about the 70-minute Steve Jobs interview that started hitting select theatres late last year. Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview is made up of footage originally filmed in 1995 for the PBS series “Triumph of the Nerds”, but today, as noted by TNW, it appears the...
‘Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview’ lands on iTunes in the U.S.

Reading Rainbow launches iPad app, we go hands-on (video)

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The rainbow chairs, miniature hot air balloons and child care at yesterday's Reading Rainbow press event were a welcome change from the standard mood lighting and Adele songs that set the scene for most tech launches these days. Of course, this wasn't just any press event -- this was...
Reading Rainbow launches iPad app, we go hands-on (video)

Online Video Ad Startup LiveRail Introduces Checkpoint To Let Publishers Block Unwanted Ads

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LiveRail provides an ad serving platform used by a number of premium video publishers to insert ads into their content. The LiveRail for Publishers platform is designed to provide targeting and yield optimization capabilities, as well as campaign management and real-time analytics. That’s all pretty standard fare for publishers, and...
Online Video Ad Startup LiveRail Introduces Checkpoint To Let Publishers Block Unwanted Ads

It's Time for Another Online Privacy Checkup

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Call us paranoid, but we're always looking for ways to preserve our privacy on the Internet. And, increasingly, most of those efforts center on the two biggest Internet destinations for most users: Facebook and Google. Love it or hate it, it's hard to be an online denizen these days...
It's Time for Another Online Privacy Checkup
Larry Page on Charlie Rose: “We’re still waiting” for Facebook to unlock user data
'Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview' available on iTunes as $3.99 rental

Mozilla & The Knight Foundation Invest $1M In Crowdsourced Translation Startup Amara

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Let’s say you’re a video publisher who wants all the world to have access to your content… But translating videos into multiple languages is time-consuming and expensive — that is, unless you’ve got a team of volunteers to do it for you. One of the most efficient way to tackle...
Mozilla & The Knight Foundation Invest $1M In Crowdsourced Translation Startup Amara

PBS traces the history of animated GIFs: deal with it (video)

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PBS's Off Book has a new short doc available online called Animated GIFs: The Birth of a Medium which, as you may have guessed, traces the history and evolution of the animated GIF over the course of a very informative six and a half minutes. The makers don't settle...
PBS traces the history of animated GIFs: deal with it (video)
‘Lost’ Steve Jobs interview debuts on iTunes

LeVar Burton Hands-On With The New Reading Rainbow App [TCTV]

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As you may have read minutes ago here on TechCrunch, there’s a brand new iPad app on the market that brings the best of the Reading Rainbow show that many of us loved so much as kids to the current generation of budding bookworms. So it was a real...
LeVar Burton Hands-On With The New Reading Rainbow App [TCTV]

Frontline investigates the cause of cell tower deaths tonight (video)

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You probably don't give much thought to the towers that blanket us with wireless signals and the technicians that climb up them, almost constantly, to upgrade the equipment. The PBS investigative journalism series, Frontline, does and tonight on your local PBS HD affiliate the findings from their investigation of...
Frontline investigates the cause of cell tower deaths tonight (video)
Disqus Revamps Its Commenting Tools: Faster, More Social, And Now With Article Discovery
A brief history of the Multiverse

PBS Just Released A Mini-Documentary About Animated GIFs

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PBS has a new series called "Off-Book" and uses an episode to take a look at the quirky backstory of animated GIFs, those repeatedly moving pictures that you see online. Still no consensus on the proper pronunciation of "GIF," though we're fans of the hard "G." Check it out:...
PBS Just Released A Mini-Documentary About Animated GIFs

Aereo countersues broadcasters over its internet TV streaming service

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Now that Aereo has launched its antenna TV-over-the-internet service it can devote some attention to its legal issues, and today countersued the TV networks suing it (Fox, PBS, Univision, WPIX and WNET) in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. It's already filed another suit against Disney, CBS NBCUniversal and...
Aereo countersues broadcasters over its internet TV streaming service

U.S. indicts Brit Ryan Cleary for Fox, PBS hacks

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Famed for allegedly targeting Fox, PBS, and Sony, the onetime U.K.-charged hacker Ryan Cleary is now facing charges in the United States. [Read more]...
U.S. indicts Brit Ryan Cleary for Fox, PBS hacks

Netflix: HD streaming to third-generation iPad is "on our roadmap"

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Netflix recently updated its iOS app to support the third-generation iPad's high resolution "retina" display. Unfortunately, the app still only plays back standard definition video. That could change soon, however, as Netflix says HD streaming is in the works. Netflix increased its highest available resolution to 1080p some time...
Netflix: HD streaming to third-generation iPad is "on our roadmap"

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, FB)

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Good morning! Here's the news: The new iPad was announced yesterday. Here's everything you need to know about it. Here's the breakdown on how much a wireless plan will cost you for your new iPad. Just like the iPad, the next iPhone probably won't have a name. After Introducing...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, FB)

New TED Ed Has Vids With the Best Teachable Moments

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Over the years we have done numerous posts highlighting various TED videos. The videos are taken from various TED shows, which were started by Ricky Wurman in 1990. I was lucky enough to attend one of them back then. Today the TED folks have launched TED Ed "lessons worth sharing"...
New TED Ed Has Vids With the Best Teachable Moments
LeVar Burton talks Reading Rainbow: from TV to e-books and beyond
Watch this: Frontline and ProPublica's 'Cell Tower Deaths' investigation
Aereo hands-on: live TV in your browser, for $12 a month
Are memes art?
Watch out, Aereo: Skitter.tv brings live TV to Roku

No Balance

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So there’s no such thing as work-life balance. There’s work, and there’s life, and there’s no balance. –Sheryl Sandberg, in an interview for the PBS/AOL Makers series...
No Balance

The Rising Seas: Mayor of Norfolk, Virginia, Warns that Parts of the City May Need to Be Abandoned

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When the presidential candidates talk about the long-term economic security of the US, they often talk about the national debt, the viability of Medicare and Social Security, and the rise of China. But there's another issue that could have major implications for the nation's economy, and it's barely mentioned...
The Rising Seas: Mayor of Norfolk, Virginia, Warns that Parts of the City May Need to Be Abandoned
PBS iOS apps provide a sneak peek at upcoming 'Clinton' documentary
Two LulzSec hackers plead guilty to hacking charges
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