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Apple's Newest Ad: If Only Via FaceTime

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A proto-Zooey Deschanel on an iPad Mini, accompanying herself adorably on the ukulele, sings “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” to a grandfatherly dude (on a full-sized iPad) via FaceTime in Apple’s latest commercial. There’s no last-minute shopping promo — beyond the subtle message that Minis are for kids — just...
Apple's Newest Ad: If Only Via FaceTime

HTC Desire X announced: Android 4.0 on a 4-inch Super LCD screen

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HTC is keeping a low profile at IFA this week but it does have at least one phone to reveal to the throng of tech journalists and writers making their way around Berlin, the Desire X (formerly Proto). It's a humbler new handset for the Taiwanese manufacturer and one...
HTC Desire X announced: Android 4.0 on a 4-inch Super LCD screen

Tech Execs Took Tumblr-Style Selfies Before They Were Cool

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#GPOY (Photo: some genius at Digiday) Time for a little trip down memory lane! Digiday asked several ad-tech execs for high school snapshots, and Tumblr revenue consultant Rick Webb really delivered. He turned over this amazing proto-selfie, which wouldn't look out of place on your Dashboard today. Mr. Webb admitted to...
Tech Execs Took Tumblr-Style Selfies Before They Were Cool

Proto-hiphop documentary "Style Wars" needs your help

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Jesse Thorn says, I don't know if you've ever seen Style Wars, but it's the definitive documentary about early hip-hop. It focuses on graf writing, but also covers music and dance from the perspective of New York City in the first years of the 1980s. It won the Grand...
Proto-hiphop documentary "Style Wars" needs your help
The Curious Magic Of Dropbox's Culture-Building, Product-Inspiring Outdoor Hikes

This 3D Printer Sells for $4,000 and Prints Chocolate Instead of Plastic

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(www.chocedge.com)A new company reminds us that as far as the 3D printing revolution goes, we have only seen the tip of the iceberg. U.K.-based Choc Edge Ltd. has developed a 3D printer, the Choc Creator, that prints in chocolate, not plastic. The demo video is typical for the 3D printing aesthetic,...
This 3D Printer Sells for $4,000 and Prints Chocolate Instead of Plastic
Minitel, France's precursor to the Web, to go dark on June 30
DARPA's latest humanoid robot jumps and climbs with athletic precision

Microsoft wanted to partner with Facebook on patent purchase all along, but AOL auction wouldn’t allow it

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Microsoft announced today that it will be selling hundreds of patents to Facebook, a sign that it wants to protect its investment from litigation as the social network heads towards an IPO next month. But this wasn’t a sudden change of heart. According to sources familiar with the deal, Microsoft...
Microsoft wanted to partner with Facebook on patent purchase all along, but AOL auction wouldn’t allow it
Quora Investor Peter Thiel: “The Samwers Are Never Going To Clone Quora,”

HTC Desire X possible real name for Proto, more photos leak

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More images of the HTC Proto, which may in fact be the Desire X based on online retailer listings, have leaked online. The small handset was spotted by ePrice.com.hk in its completed form, with initial impressions suggesting it will be a mid-range release, ahead of an expected announcement by the...
HTC Desire X possible real name for Proto, more photos leak

Apple said 'no thanks' to cellular Newton PDA in the '90s

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In an interview with Charlie Rose on Wednesday, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs said Apple turned down an offer to incorporate the company's radio technology in the Newton PDA, a move that would have created a proto-iPhone smart device....
Apple said 'no thanks' to cellular Newton PDA in the '90s
Smartphones fail to displace Minitel among French dairy farmers

Rumor Roundup: International Defoundered Man of Mystery, Plus Alexis Ohanian Wrote a Book

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(Photo: Amazon) Front Page Printed Pages of the Internet Just before taking stage at SXSW to talk his crowdfunded Internet 2012 tour, Alexis Ohanian emailed out a link to his new book, Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed. Since you asked, Mr. Ohanian, we dig...
Rumor Roundup: International Defoundered Man of Mystery, Plus Alexis Ohanian Wrote a Book

Whistleblowing Website Cryptome Hacked, Conspiracy Theories Do Not Abound

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Mr. Young Cryptome, a sort of proto-WikiLeaks website best known for exposing the CIA analyst who found Osama Bin Laden, announced this week that its entire website had been hacked. But, in a surprising response from Cryptome founder John Young—a man suspicious even of tap water—no foul play was suspected....
Whistleblowing Website Cryptome Hacked, Conspiracy Theories Do Not Abound

This Apple Commercial Was Too Self-Congratulatory To Run

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It’s not quite fair that this commercial featuring Apple greats Burrell Smith, Andy Hertzfeld, George Crow, Bill Atkinson, and Mike Murray never aired but it’s easy to see why. In it you meet some of the creators of the Mac who go on to offer some insight on the...
This Apple Commercial Was Too Self-Congratulatory To Run

Slideshow: 7 steps to raise a geek child

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Photo via Bigstock GeekWire columnist Frank Catalano wrote one of our favorite posts of all time with his seven tips for raising a geek child. Now, it’s back in an entirely new form. (See below) Catalano’s goal at the time was to help parents raise well-balanced proto-geeks “who keep their...
Slideshow: 7 steps to raise a geek child
The first GIFs? Prehistoric rock carvings become 'animated' under sunlight

HTC Proto images, specs leak

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Images of the as-yet-unannounced HTC Proto have leaked to the Internet, along with some details on the device's specifications. The Verge has acquired images of the device's chassis, which appears to represent a departure from HTC's current One line of smartphones. Some observers expect that the handset will debut some...
HTC Proto images, specs leak
HTC 'Proto' coming in fall with slightly better specs than One V

5 lessons I learned at Apple about how to design and build hardware

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Manufacturing beautiful and functional hardware is more difficult than ever due to capital demands and a lack of hardware experience on most startup teams. My experience at Apple taught me some important lessons about hardware design and production that, if heeded by hardware startups, provide an opportunity to bring innovative...
5 lessons I learned at Apple about how to design and build hardware

The Google Map of the 19th Century

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It seems like the quintessentially contemporary phenomenon: the pedestrian, walking along, distracted from his surroundings by the glow of the map in his smartphone. But there have been some oblivious palm-gazers, it turns out, since long before Steve Jobs came along. In London, during the Great Exhibition of 1851,...
The Google Map of the 19th Century

Adobe Launches Creative Cloud and Muse, Augments iOS App Offerings

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In line with its Creative Suite 6 announcement from earlier this week, Adobe today launched its Creative Cloud subscription service. As part of the Creative Cloud debut, Adobe has also publicly debuted Muse, a subscription-based website creation package that allow users to easily create websites without needing to know HTML....
Adobe Launches Creative Cloud and Muse, Augments iOS App Offerings
This is the HTC 'Proto'
Atari's Nolan Bushnell: 'we could have owned the internet'

"Snail-mail Google & a card-catalog Web: a fin-de-siècle Belgian information scientist’s proto-Internet" via @marklamster http://j.mp/bGjFwN

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"Snail-mail Google & a card-catalog Web: a fin-de-siècle Belgian information scientist’s proto-Internet" via @marklamster http://j.mp/bGjFwN

The T-Mobile Girl Gets Some Company

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If you spend time thinking about T-Mobile’s ad campaign, you’re probably thinking about Carly Foulkes. She’s the actress best known as “the T-Mobile Girl.” Usually, she wears pink dresses, though she’s recently been playing around with leather. But here comes a new, lady-free campaign for the carrier: A series of...
The T-Mobile Girl Gets Some Company
Alleged yellow Nokia Lumia prototype shown running new Windows Phone Start Screen

Adobe unveils Photoshop Touch for iPad 2 at MWC, slate-style photo editing for $10

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Keeping its promise to include iOS users in the Photoshop-enabled slate party, Adobe has announced the arrival of its Photoshop Touch app today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Sporting a number of core PS features and new tools especially designed for use on tablets, the new release joins the...
Adobe unveils Photoshop Touch for iPad 2 at MWC, slate-style photo editing for $10

Boston Dynamic's Marc Raibert backstage at Expand (video)

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Marc Raibert, president and chief robot lover of Boston Dynamics (of AlphaDog, BigDog and Pet-Proto fame), joined us on the Expand stage to discuss the present state and future of robotics. Raibert wound his way backstage and sat down with us to talk about the importance of biology's influences...
Boston Dynamic's Marc Raibert backstage at Expand (video)
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