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Airbnb, with Wish Lists, starts selling the fantasy of travel
Facebook taking a vote on proposed policy changes, will require 270 million votes to be binding

StoryBundle Pay-What-You-Want Book Sale Launches With Sci-Fi Titles

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StoryBundle is just one of a few new “pay-what-you-want” book deals blossoming from the ashes of traditional publishing like ferns after a forest fire. This service, run by former Gizmodo pop star Jason Chen, is one of the cooler offerings out there right now and they started out with the...
StoryBundle Pay-What-You-Want Book Sale Launches With Sci-Fi Titles

Spammers Are Why the U.K. Can’t Have Nice Things

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Spam. (Photo: flickr.com/arndog) You’d think once you cleared the political hurdles, open government would be pretty simple: Create a nice portal and upload the stats. Done and done. Well, in the interest of keeping the lines of communication with constituents open, the U.K.’s data.gov included a series of forums where...
Spammers Are Why the U.K. Can’t Have Nice Things
Canon EOS 5D Mark III manual online for your perusal

These Cheery Robots Want to Know Your Most Intimate Secrets and Will Probably Get Them

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Auteurs. (Photo: instagram.com/smile_to_me/) Upon our arrival at Storyscapes, the Tribeca Film Festival’s transmedia showcase, we made straight for the table with covered with cardboard cutie-pies, the automaton-cinematographers of Robots in Residence. “It’s the first documentary film done entirely by a robot,” explained Tina Davar, who works with Blabdroid, the group...
These Cheery Robots Want to Know Your Most Intimate Secrets and Will Probably Get Them

Day 27 of the Dish vs. AMC standoff: Where's the subscriber revolt?

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Can a major pay TV service really just drop a somewhat major channel that’s currently running a widely anticipated, Emmy-winning series and get away with it? Nearly four weeks after blacking out AMC Networks channels — and popular adult drama Breaking Bad along with them– Dish Network has seemingly done...
Day 27 of the Dish vs. AMC standoff: Where's the subscriber revolt?

Kindle app for Android updated with Send-to-Kindle functionality, lets you sling documents to green little robots everywhere

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Fan of reading, you maverick you? Well if you're rocking an Android device, head on over to the Market Google Play and hit update on that Kindle app, as the online retailer from the Northwest has some fresh bits waiting for you. New today is access to a bevy...
Kindle app for Android updated with Send-to-Kindle functionality, lets you sling documents to green little robots everywhere

Slickdeals' best in tech for May 21st: Brother all-in-one printer and JBL wireless subwoofer

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Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this roundup, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll want to act fast, though, as many of these offerings won't stick around long....
Slickdeals' best in tech for May 21st: Brother all-in-one printer and JBL wireless subwoofer

Famous Quotes Co-opted and Botched by Girls You Hated in High School Now Account for 10% of Pinterest Traffic

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Inspirational. (Photo: Pinterest) Even if you’re not a Pinterest power user, only navigating to the site occasionally on Sunday nights when you feel like you’ve read the entire Internet, you’ve undoubtedly noticed. Pictures of gaudy, elaborate nail art, 18th century European castles and Olivia Palermo (Pinterest’s official spirit animal) are interspersed with...
Famous Quotes Co-opted and Botched by Girls You Hated in High School Now Account for 10% of Pinterest Traffic

TNW Pick of the Day: Timeless is a beautifully simple timer app for iPhone

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A quick perusal of the App Store reveals no shortage of timer apps. Some are a little more complex and intricate, such as Timer, others focus more on being beautiful and simple…like Timer. Yet another iOS timer app has hit our radar, however, going by the name of Timeless. And...
TNW Pick of the Day: Timeless is a beautifully simple timer app for iPhone

DARPA Builds A 1.8-Gigapixel Camera That Can Spot Six-Inch Targets From 20,000 Feet

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DARPA has released more details on the ARGUS-IS, a 1.8-gigapixel camera that will be attached to unmanned drones to spot targets as small as six inches at an altitude of 20,000 feet. The camera – which is one of the highest resolution systems in the world – can view...
DARPA Builds A 1.8-Gigapixel Camera That Can Spot Six-Inch Targets From 20,000 Feet
Poll Technica: Will you buy new touch hardware for Windows 8?

TechShop CEO Mark Hatch on his Toshiba T1100 Plus and radio tech magic

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Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire. In the latest installment of our high-tech queries, TechShop CEO Mark Hatch discusses annoying reboots, the ka-chunk of classic tech and much more. The full gamut of...
TechShop CEO Mark Hatch on his Toshiba T1100 Plus and radio tech magic

Sony's VAIO Pro Ultrabooks weigh as little as 1.92 pounds, ship June 9th from $1,150

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If you've been mourning Sony's decision to discontinue its super-thin Z Series laptop, you can at last dry your tears: the company just announced two flagship Ultrabooks that should more than make up for your loss. For starters, the VAIO Pro 11 and Pro 13 each weigh less than...
Sony's VAIO Pro Ultrabooks weigh as little as 1.92 pounds, ship June 9th from $1,150
Notch answers Q&A thread on Reddit, talks Minecraft, game development, and the gender of his beard
Ars readers pick the 12 most incredible webcomics

11 Of The Wildest Technology Conspiracy Theories

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Nothing is at it seems! Or is it? Plus, they're all out to get you. Want proof? One theory says the CIA has funded an operation that trawls Facebook for data. Seriously. Whether the motivations are political, financial, or otherwise, plenty of people are convinced that big businesses and governments...
11 Of The Wildest Technology Conspiracy Theories
Are You A Jerk Who Wants To Share Your Sexual Conquests? Sadly, There's An App For That

Verizon FiOS, ViaSat Exede lead FCC broadband performance report

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How do you pick your broadband internet provider? For many of us, the market dictates our selection, but a few lucky subscribers get to make their own call, rather than opting for the one and only service available in a particular locale. FiOS, Verizon's fiber-optic solution, and Exede, ViaSat's...
Verizon FiOS, ViaSat Exede lead FCC broadband performance report
A timeline of future events from sci-fi authors of the past and present

Apple's iMessage service is currently suffering from systemic downtime

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If you are an iMessage user, TNW has bad news: the service is currently suffering from downtime that appears to be more than a little widespread. According to a very quick perusal of Twitter, issues with the popular messaging service for iOS 5 and later are quite common at the...
Apple's iMessage service is currently suffering from systemic downtime

WedPics, Pinstagram For Weddings, Preps For Launch With Teaser Video

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The wedding space is blowing up, with Appy Couple and Lover.ly offering brides ways to organize, plan, and share their wedding. But for attendees, something a little lighter may be in order. Perhaps, an Instagram-like sharing app that replaces those stupid disposable cameras. That’s where WedPics comes in. The...
WedPics, Pinstagram For Weddings, Preps For Launch With Teaser Video

Pinterest Adds Vimeo, Likely Attracts More Eyeballs

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Pinterest In All Her Glory What could possibly entice users of the famously sticky Pinterest to spend longer on the site? How about the addition of Vimeo pinning? Yup, that sounds about right. According to the company blog, the new functionality works just like YouTube pinning (available since last August) and,...
Pinterest Adds Vimeo, Likely Attracts More Eyeballs

Departing Microsoft CFO to pick up $2 million in 2014 if he doesn't work for a competitor, mock the company

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Peter Klein is all but out the door at Microsoft’s CFO, having announced his departure both internally and publicly. Klein will stay on board until his replacement is in place. Microsoft described this to TNW as a situation that will allow for a simple transition of authority. Today a SEC...
Departing Microsoft CFO to pick up $2 million in 2014 if he doesn't work for a competitor, mock the company

The average webOS user is 36 years old, downloads 5.7 apps per month

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If there’s anything we love about AdMob, it’s all the reports they compile for our perusal. The latest is their January 2010 metrics report, which in addition to the standard global and regional breakdowns of OS and device usage, included a sampling of data on the demographics of those users....
The average webOS user is 36 years old, downloads 5.7 apps per month

SEO Branding: Appearance In Search Results Impacts Brand Perception

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Stop a search marketer on the street, whether a grizzled veteran or relative newcomer, and ask him/her to list the top goals of ranking in the search results; they will talk to you about traffic, revenue and conversions. Likewise, in reflecting what is top of mind for search marketers, a...
SEO Branding: Appearance In Search Results Impacts Brand Perception

V-Moda's Val Kolton on the Atari 2600, upgrade woes and deep sea expeditions

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Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire. In the latest installment of our weekly bout of answers, the owner and CVO of V-Moda Val Kolton reminisces about rotary dials, programming on the TI-99 and...
V-Moda's Val Kolton on the Atari 2600, upgrade woes and deep sea expeditions
Spotify Radio for desktop gets thumbs up, thumbs down rating and mobile station syncing
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