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Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner goes on sale for $59

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Lomography's Smartphone Film Scanner has reached that moment that every crowdfunding project strives for, but often seems elusive: everyday sales. The peripheral is now sitting in stock at an ordinary, post-Kickstarter $59 price. As you'd expect, the functionality remains what we were promised earlier in the year. Slot in...
Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner goes on sale for $59
The sweetest photo to come out of The Next Web Europe Conference

Dear Apple, let's talk about photos

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We've been managing our photos together for almost a decade now. Things were nice and simple at the start and we both knew what to expect from each other - I pulled my photos off my camera on the computer, imported them into iPhoto and arranged them. Life was good....
Dear Apple, let's talk about photos

888.com Can Now Legally Offer Online Gambling in (Part) Of the U.S.

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You know what happens to Joe Pesci at the end, right? (Photo: Wikipedia) The day where you can blow your paycheck playing poker over the Internet creeps ever closer! Fast Company reports that the Nevada Gaming Commission has issued U.K.-based online gambling company 888.com a license to act as an ”interactive gaming...
888.com Can Now Legally Offer Online Gambling in (Part) Of the U.S.

Elon Musk Will Take That Whole 'Driverless Car' Idea for Himself, Thanks Very Much

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(Photo: ElonMusk.com) What do you get when you combine Elon Musk, Tesla electric vehicles and driverless car technology? BINGO, yes, but also an automobile so futuristic it may as well shuttle George Jetson around. Bloomberg reports that Tesla CEO Elon Musk is working with Google on figuring out a way...
Elon Musk Will Take That Whole 'Driverless Car' Idea for Himself, Thanks Very Much

Google Dances on Reader's Grave With the Launch of 'Keep'

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(Photo: Google) This morning, I logged on to my computer and looked for my Reader tab in my Google drop-down, and it was gone. All those years of devotion and suddenly the GOOG burying our history together. So you’ll have to excuse me if I don’t rush to embrace Google’s...
Google Dances on Reader's Grave With the Launch of 'Keep'

Get a free 100-photo flip-book from Groovebook

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Just upload your favorite photos from your phone; this service binds them into a sweet little flip-book. There's just one weird little catch. [Read more]...
Get a free 100-photo flip-book from Groovebook
Facebook Says Blocking Viral 'Reasons My Son Is Crying' Tumblr Was a 'Mistake'

When 'Just Ship It' Goes Horribly Wrong

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(U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture photo by Kerry Rodtnick, via Flickr) From your friends in the agriculture industry comes a helpful reminder of the pitfalls of the credo “Just Ship It.” Wired reports that former execs from the Peanut Corporation of America have been charged with fraud and conspiracy for...
When 'Just Ship It' Goes Horribly Wrong
10 Of The Best Tweets In Twitter History
Former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to join Apple

LinkedIn's Algorithm Tells Flickr Co-Founder Caterina Fake To Apply For A Job As Senior Product Manager At Flickr (LNKD, YHOO)

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Caterina Fake co-founded, then sold photo-sharing site Flickr to Yahoo in 2005. She left Yahoo/Flickr in 2008. LinkedIn thinks she should go back. She just tweeted this funny job suggestion from LinkedIn. LinkedIn says I could apply to be Sr. Product Manager of Mobile for Flickr! Plus some other jobs....
LinkedIn's Algorithm Tells Flickr Co-Founder Caterina Fake To Apply For A Job As Senior Product Manager At Flickr (LNKD, YHOO)

United Airlines Kicks Travel Writer Off Of Plane For Photographing His Seat

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This one is from a few weeks back, but it's worth catching up on. In an age when pretty much everyone has a camera in their pocket via their telephone, it's fairly crazy to try to enforce "no photography" rules -- especially in places where they don't make any sense....
United Airlines Kicks Travel Writer Off Of Plane For Photographing His Seat

Twitter and Foursquare Attempt to Ruin Movie Going with Pre-Show Ad Partnership

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It would be neat to read Twitter on that. (Photo: Hashgram) The movies are no longer our one place of reprieve from social media. Twitter and Foursquare both announced partnerships yesterday with National CineMedia, a company that creates those annoying pre-show ads, to integrate the two sites into your movie viewing experience....
Twitter and Foursquare Attempt to Ruin Movie Going with Pre-Show Ad Partnership

Oh Good There's Another Steve Jobs Biopic, This One Produced by Funny or Die

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(Photo: 9 to 5 Mac) Just this weekend we were sitting around wondering when exactly someone would create another Steve Jobs biopic. We already have the indie one starring Ashton Kutcher and the quickfire sure-to-be-sexist incarnation dreamt up by Aaron Sorkin. What we really need is a third one that can make...
Oh Good There's Another Steve Jobs Biopic, This One Produced by Funny or Die

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Remorseful Redditors Attempt to Help the Search for Missing Student They Falsely Labeled a Bombing Suspect

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Booting Up: Google Reader Exiles Migrate to Feedly

Microsoft ViralSearch project visualizes content as it spreads across Twitter

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It's not a new component of Bing (not yet, anyway), but Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new small-scale search project at its TechFest event this week -- one with a particular focus on so-called viral content. Appropriately dubbed ViralSearch, the effort from Microsoft Research currently uses Twitter...
Microsoft ViralSearch project visualizes content as it spreads across Twitter
Korea Times posts its latest 'Apple moving away from Samsung' claim

White House Wants To Let You Unlock Your Cell Phone

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In response to a popular petition, the Obama administration said it would support legislation to reverse the ban on unlocking cell phones. The White House said today it would support legislation to reverse a ban on unlocking cell phones without a customer's carrier's permission, saying that once a customer...
White House Wants To Let You Unlock Your Cell Phone

Google Glass developer writes an app to snap photos with just a wink

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An enterprising developer has created a Google Glass app that allows users to take photos by winking. The app uses functionality discovered in the Google Glass code last week that appears not to be enabled by default. The app, named Winky, works by rearranging the priority of the wink gesture...
Google Glass developer writes an app to snap photos with just a wink

Nominate The Most Creative People In Mobile Advertising

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We want to know, who are the most creative people in mobile advertising? You tell us. Nominees can be people who have created innovative tablet ads, new ways to approach mobile ad display, changed the face of in-game ads, or found novel uses for SMS and QR codes. We will...
Nominate The Most Creative People In Mobile Advertising

Kids As Young As Six Now Watching Porn Online

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SFW. (Photo: Hashgram) Oh no, our world’s children are succumbing to the perils of the World Wide Web. A new survey of 19,000 parents worldwide said their kids browse porn as early as age six and begin e-flirting at eight years old. The news comes from Bitdefender, a Bucharest-based antivirus company, that compiled the...
Kids As Young As Six Now Watching Porn Online

Instagram and the New Era of Paparazzi

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A photo of Beyoncé, the popular singer, and her baby daughter that has made its way around the Web was captured by an enthusiastic fan on Instagram....
Instagram and the New Era of Paparazzi
Professor Watches Porn on Projector in Empty Classroom Without Realizing It's Being Recorded
Rumor mill gets rolling on next Nexus handset

Underwater spy robot created by Virginia Tech researchers

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Researchers at Virginia Tech have built an autonomous, robotic jellyfish that could someday work as an underwater military spy. The Virginia Tech College of Engineering unveiled the prototype robot, named Cyro. The life-like, autonomous robotic jellyfish weighs 170 pounds and is 5 feet 7 inches in height. A handout...
Underwater spy robot created by Virginia Tech researchers

Amazon takes on Apple's Photo Stream with Cloud Drive Photos iOS app

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Amazon on Friday released its Cloud Drive Photos app, and corresponding 5 gigabytes worth of free cloud storage, in what is essentially a competitor to Apple's own iCloud-based Photo Stream service.    ...
Amazon takes on Apple's Photo Stream with Cloud Drive Photos iOS app
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