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Crowdsourcing is here to stay -- now it's about building tools for networked journalism

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As the media have become more social and thereby more “networked” — whether they like it or not — smart publishers like The Guardian and ProPublica have taken advantage of this phenomenon to crowdsource knowledge in a variety of ways. A decade or more after the concept started to become...
Crowdsourcing is here to stay -- now it's about building tools for networked journalism
Swatch Automates Movement Assembly, Pushing Watchmaking Into The Third Quarter Of The 20th Century

New WebKit builds offer scrolling relief for retina MacBook Pros

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Retina MacBook Pro owners who have been frustrated at slow Safari performance may find some relief in the recent WebKit nightly builds. The discovery was originally dug up by a MacRumors forum post and tested by AnandTech on Tuesday, showing a significant increase in frame rates when scrolling through certain sites,...
New WebKit builds offer scrolling relief for retina MacBook Pros

Sprint Wireless Service Out in New York; AT&T Service Reportedly Spotty

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Lights went out below much of 30th. (@aarmita, via Instagram) As New York awakens to the structural devastation wrought by the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, many–especially in lower Manhattan–are waking to power and Internet outages. Some cell phone carriers also appear to be experiencing issues, making it difficult to place...
Sprint Wireless Service Out in New York; AT&T Service Reportedly Spotty
Likely riding a massive speculation wave, Bitcoin prices exceed $200

Code-free Augmented Reality in Under 5 Minutes [VIDEO]

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Augmented reality (AR) guru Bruce Sterling shared a fascinating video on his Wired.com blog Beyond the Beyond today that shows a developer building an AR application without any programming language in just shy of five minutes. Using the Mac-based visual design app Quartz Composer and few additional plugins, the developer...
Code-free Augmented Reality in Under 5 Minutes [VIDEO]

Bitcoin Mining Scheme Discovered

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Cybercriminals are hijacking Skype accounts in order to create spendable, almost-real Bitcoins. Bitcoins are a hot commodity for traders, speculators and economists--and now they're fertile territory for virtual mining. A new form of malware discovered by Kaspersky Labs last week turns computers into bitcoin generator machines. Bitcoins, for those...
Bitcoin Mining Scheme Discovered

Facebook Home for Android developed with Apple's Quartz Composer

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Facebook Home, the social network's package of Android apps intended to take over the user experience of select smartphones running Android, was rapidly prototyped using Apple's powerful Quartz Composer visual programing tool.    ...
Facebook Home for Android developed with Apple's Quartz Composer
Google CEO hints at unbreakable 'X Phone' from Motorola
Doing Data Journalism Badly

You Don't Want An iWatch

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Proposing that entrenched sub-cultures should try something new is dangerous. Going into guitar forums with a new idea is a prospect fraught with peril for anyone who dares move beyond the six-strings-and-a-dream mentality of guitar purists. The same goes for folks who pitch wine in a box at a vintage...
You Don't Want An iWatch
Please Shut Up With All This Apple Is The New Microsoft Nonsense (AAPL, MSFT)

The Watchery - Mens Golana Swiss Terra Pro Quartz Chronograph Watch only $99 shipped (Retail: $400) using coupon code mamerica1

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The Watchery - Mens Golana Swiss Terra Pro Quartz Chronograph Watch only $99 shipped (Retail: $400) using coupon code mamerica1
HP board reportedly mulling breakup of company, says Quartz

Carly Fiorina's Reasons for Not Breaking Up HP Are the Same as Meg Whitman's (Video)

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The Hewlett-Packard-Is-Breaking-Up meme, re-ignited earlier this week by confirmation of rival Dell’s announcement that it will go private in a $24.4 billion leveraged buyout, combined with a heavily-hedged report in Quartz that the HP board is “studying a break-up” as well as other options for the company such as keeping...
Carly Fiorina's Reasons for Not Breaking Up HP Are the Same as Meg Whitman's (Video)
Facebook aims to become 'the internet' for users in developing nations
The Atlantic's Quartz: interesting ... but willit make a profit?
Booting Up: Quick, Everyone Beat Facebook to Their Own Press Release
Is Dell looking to kill PCs with "Project Ophelia"?
3D-printable food? NASA wants a taste
Eric Schmidt meeting with French government to discuss search engine levy law
Apple Reportedly Preparing to Announce Larger Dividend or Stock Buyback
Flurry: Phablets are the MC Hammer of technology
Zynga VP calls debate over copying games 'vastly overblown'

Syrian Electronic Army Leaves Its Mark on The Financial Times

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To the steadily growing list of media organizations that have been attacked by the band of a digital pranksters known as the Syrian Electronic Army, you can now add The Financial Times. The London-based financial newspaper (and competitor to The Wall Street Journal, which like this Web site is owned...
Syrian Electronic Army Leaves Its Mark on The Financial Times
French government wants Google to pay French newspapers for the privilege of linking to them

REPORT: Apple's Plan For Cash To Shareholders Coming In The Spring (AAPL)

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Apple is going to do something with its cash this spring, says Gina Chon at Quartz. "Apple is leaning toward additional dividends or a share buyback program as part of its effort to return more cash to investors, according to sources," reports Chon. This means, of course, that it is...
REPORT: Apple's Plan For Cash To Shareholders Coming In The Spring (AAPL)
Dell's bold plan to reinvent itself: A USB-sized PC that gives access to Windows, Mac OS, Chrome OS

Mike Judge's HBO Silicon Valley Comedy Opens On 'The Shit Brown Hills of Mountainview'

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There’s shit in them hills. Have we told you how mind-numbingly excited Betabeat is for HBO’s forthcoming comedy, Silicon Valley? That the network’s inspired decision to hire the creators of Beavis and Butthead to write a TV show about startups thrust us into a fit of giggling anticipation? So, now...
Mike Judge's HBO Silicon Valley Comedy Opens On 'The Shit Brown Hills of Mountainview'
Scientists develop bacteria that needs caffeine to survive and reproduce
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