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Should I Unfollow Roger Ebert?

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I know Roger Ebert like most of you. I know him from his many film review shows, from his numerous and well-written movie reviews syndicated in hundreds of newspapers, and his many appearances on late-night talk shows. It was through Twitter, however, where I felt most close to him. Now...
Should I Unfollow Roger Ebert?

Review: Sizester lets you edit and upload your images fast

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People upload images online for many reasons, whether it's to prepare for an eBay auction, write a Craigslist ad, or send holiday snaps to friends and relatives. Sizester ($10, 15-day free trial) is a desktop app that aims to streamline the process of preparing those images for public view....
Review: Sizester lets you edit and upload your images fast

Facebook's Timeline Is An Annoying Waste Of Time (FB)

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I love Facebook. It's my favorite way to keep tabs on my friends and relatives. I like seeing pictures of their kids, having the occasional 11 p.m. chat and sharing my own photos, videos, funny stories. So when Timeline came out, I thought -- why not? I picked a...
Facebook's Timeline Is An Annoying Waste Of Time (FB)
Good News, Ben Lerer: You Can Have Your Man-Child

Quiet Down Facebook Friends You Don’t Care About With Acquaintance List Suggestions

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Facebook doesn’t want noisy friends you never interact with cluttering your news feed. To help solve this, Facebook today begins suggesting friends you don’t enagage with to be added to your Acquaintance List it launched last year, whose members will appear less frequently in your feed. The term “Facebook friend”...
Quiet Down Facebook Friends You Don’t Care About With Acquaintance List Suggestions

Bringing Your Old-Media Memories Into the Digital Age

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Lots of people have memories locked away on old, deteriorating media: home movies, audio and video tapes, printed photos, negatives and slides. Even young people who never use film or tape themselves may have inherited these precious, but fragile, assets from parents and grandparents. [ See post to watch video...
Bringing Your Old-Media Memories Into the Digital Age

23andMe Mixes Up Customer DNA Data

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23andMe does relatively cheap analysis of your genetic information. Google had invested in the company before, and its co-founder Anne Wojcicki is married to Google co-founder Sergey Brin, who previously mentioned the company in his blog (“As a customer of 23andMe, I have always been excited about the product....
23andMe Mixes Up Customer DNA Data
How Ancestry.com transforms mounds of data into legible digital records

Log In with PayPal simplifies shopping, uses your account on merchant sites

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There's no shortage of single sign-on solutions out there. But whereas Facebook, Twitter and Google all have a heavy focus on social (obviously), PayPal's take on the field is built around commerce and privacy. Rather than requiring you to set up an account with every site you shop at,...
Log In with PayPal simplifies shopping, uses your account on merchant sites

Powerball winners in Missouri come forward to claim part of jackpot

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Hill family will take home about $136m, their share of a $588m pot to be split with buyers of second winning ticket in ArizonaCindy Hill, a laid-off office manager who lives in a small town in Missouri, called her husband Thursday with urgent news that would change everything: "We won...
Powerball winners in Missouri come forward to claim part of jackpot

Do you have a secret family history you wish to share? | Open thread

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A website has put up crime records dating back to 1770. Tell us whether any notorious ancestors are lurking in your pastA website that enables you to research your family tree has put up 2.5m crime records dating between 1770 and 1934. People will be able to discover whether they...
Do you have a secret family history you wish to share? | Open thread
The Story Of An Internet Troll With A Surprising Twist

Daily Report: Social Networks and the Pain of Estrangement

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In a social network world, estrangement among family members is being redefined, with new complications, Catherine Saint Louis reports in Friday's New York Times. Now relatives can get vivid glimpses of one another's lives online, and these are often painful reminders of what they have lost....
Daily Report: Social Networks and the Pain of Estrangement
Nest-making orangutans build for comfort and strength

Jonathan Schwartz Launches CareZone, A Simple Caregiving Site With Big Plans

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The problem that former Sun Microsystems chief executive Jonathan Schwartz is trying to fix with his new startup is clear enough. More and more people are having to care for older relatives or children with health issues as the US population ages. But, the current online methods for sharing such...
Jonathan Schwartz Launches CareZone, A Simple Caregiving Site With Big Plans
Facebook's beefs up your personal security using your best friends
For Mother's Day this year, stop being your parent's tech support

How to Create a Screencast Like A Pro with These 6 Free Online Tools

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Have you ever wondered how to create a screencast or why you may want to? Screen recordings, also known as screencasts, could serve a number of purposes, such as teaching your less tech-savvy relatives or friends some time-saving techniques, and showing customer service agents what the problem is when...
How to Create a Screencast Like A Pro with These 6 Free Online Tools

Next On Deck For Khan Academy: Better Diagnostics And Internationalization

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Even though Sal Khan is now running a platform that serves 6 million students and people a month, he’s still churning out a couple videos a week. What’s been most recently on deck? World War I. To make a video, Khan says he’ll front-load several books worth of reading on...
Next On Deck For Khan Academy: Better Diagnostics And Internationalization

HighScore House Launches FamJam App to Help Kids and Families Connect

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Montreal-based HighScore House, the startup aimed at helping kids generate enthusiasm for chores through gamification, today launched its latest app. FamJam, the new app, takes the company in a different direction, but it’s one that HighScore House founder Kyle Seaman told BetaKit in an interview came naturally out of...
HighScore House Launches FamJam App to Help Kids and Families Connect

New Filesharing Index Shows Filesharing Is Now Mainstream

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By now, many of you have probably read about Musicmetrics' new Digital Music Index. Musicmetrics took a whole bunch of filesharing data and approximated the location of each downloader in order to get a better understanding of who shares music. What it found isn't really surprising. A whole lot of...
New Filesharing Index Shows Filesharing Is Now Mainstream
Permafrost microbes survive conditions similar to those on Mars

Pioneering the granny pod: Fairfax County family adapts to high-tech dwelling that could change elder care

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Viola Baez wouldn't budge. Her daughter's family had just invested about $125,000 in a new kind of home for her, a high-tech cottage that might revolutionize the way Americans care for their aging relatives. But Viola wouldn't even step inside. Read full article >>...
Pioneering the granny pod: Fairfax County family adapts to high-tech dwelling that could change elder care

Facebook Phone: Maybe, Just Maybe, Not A Completely Moronic Idea

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Rumors abound about the so-called "Facebook phone," which the social network appears likely to  unveil later this week, apparently as a fork of Android that will favor Facebook heavily in the overall user interface and experience. The idea of a Facebook phone has long struck many people, myself included, as,...
Facebook Phone: Maybe, Just Maybe, Not A Completely Moronic Idea

14 Essential Reaction GIFs for Thanksgiving

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holidaze! Right now, you’re likely either on the road, braving the hordes for a last-minute Whole Foods run, or settling into your childhood bedroom. That’s because tomorrow is Thanksgiving. It’s a day for pigging out, but it’s also a day for socializing with people you rarely see. Thus you’re likely...
14 Essential Reaction GIFs for Thanksgiving

'China hackers' attack NY Times

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Hackers in China attack computers at the New York Times, the paper says, in a move it links to its report on the Chinese premier's relatives' wealth....
'China hackers' attack NY Times
Heading Home for Thanksgiving? New Yorkers Can Split a Cab to the Airport with Shairporter
Startup Visa: American by Choice, Bootstrapper by Passion

Mobile Thursday? Smartphone Shopping Is Still Tiny, But It's This Year's Big Online Buzzword

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In what has become an annual holiday tradition, those who keep track of these things have started in on touting just how digital the holiday shopper has become, whipping out all manner of buzzwords to do so. Last year, it was Cyber Monday — this year, it’s turned out...
Mobile Thursday? Smartphone Shopping Is Still Tiny, But It's This Year's Big Online Buzzword

Don't fear the Weeping Angels: Doctor Who's lesson for a 6-year-old Seattle girl

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Here’s something to restore your faith in humanity on this otherwise tragic Friday morning. Sydney Telling, a 6-year-old from Seattle, is a fan of “Doctor Who.” With her dad, Joel, she attended a recent panel at Comic-Con in San Diego featuring actors including Matt Smith, who plays the Doctor in...
Don't fear the Weeping Angels: Doctor Who's lesson for a 6-year-old Seattle girl
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