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How new ski designs are speeding up the learning curve

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New concepts in ski design are literally speeding up the learning curve. First, there was the invention of carving skis. This helped skiers to turn more easily on firm snow. Then came the extra wide off-piste skis. Off-piste skis are much wider than the carving skis. This allows for better...
How new ski designs are speeding up the learning curve

Crazed turntablists transform sneakers into sound controllers, righteous beats result (video)

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We're generally quite wary of any video meant to "go viral" and "sell a lot of shoes" (or sell a lot of whatever), but from time to time something comes along and cracks our jaded shell. Case in point: the new Japanese campaign for Nike's Free Run+ running shoes...
Crazed turntablists transform sneakers into sound controllers, righteous beats result (video)
5 Apple Stock Charts To Watch

Korea Fair Trade Commission Raids Google. Again.

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Google’s in hot water in South Korea again. The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) raided Google’s offices in Seoul Monday, people familiar with the matter say. This is the second time the agency has busted in on Google’s South Korean headquarters, and appears to be a response to the search...
Korea Fair Trade Commission Raids Google. Again.
Microsoft has 'no plan' to develop DirectX 11.1 for Windows 7, will keep it a Windows 8 exclusive

Early objections over generic TLDs throw the .book at Amazon, Google

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Technology companies went wild bidding on generic top-level domains (gTLDs) once the opportunity presented itself. That seemingly impulsive behavior hasn't sat well with the Government Advisory Committee, which just posted a list of its member countries' initial 250 objections over the internet gold rush. While the list is broad,...
Early objections over generic TLDs throw the .book at Amazon, Google
Researchers build tiny random number generator for NFC chips
Drug resistant malaria takes new ground, raising fears of global spread

Some Opinions on the SEO Myths & Realities Fight

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Posted by randfishA few weeks back, Stephan Spencer authored a post for SearchEngineLand entitled 36 Myths that Won't Die But Need To. I certainly recommend checking out the post, but be warned of some highly contentious comments. The tweets and offline feedback were similarly up-in-arms and it's easy to understand...
Some Opinions on the SEO Myths & Realities Fight

[STUDY] Jonesing For A Retweet: Twitter Harder To Resist Than Cigarettes And Booze

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Sleep, sex and...Twitter? A new study suggests that people are more likely to give into the urge to check email and their Twitter account than they are to smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol. While the study headed by Wilhelm Hofmann of Chicago University's Booth Business School was limited in size,...
[STUDY] Jonesing For A Retweet: Twitter Harder To Resist Than Cigarettes And Booze

2013 CISPA passes House vote despite veto threat

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The US House of Representatives has voted in favor of the 2013 revision of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) bill. The proposed legislation passed 287-to-127, widening the margin from the 248-to-168 House vote in 2012 for the initial version, however the bill is nonetheless expected to encounter...
2013 CISPA passes House vote despite veto threat

Steve Jobs Almost Killed One Of Apple's Biggest Ad Campaigns (AAPL)

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Few advertisements are as instantly recognizable as Apple's silhouetted iPod campaign, but at least one person didn't like these ads at first: Steve Jobs. When the late Apple CEO was first shown the ad mock ups by Chiat /Day, the agency who came up with the idea, Jobs dismissed it...
Steve Jobs Almost Killed One Of Apple's Biggest Ad Campaigns (AAPL)

Researchers develop silicon ReRAM chip, send warning shot to Flash memory

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Does the word ReRAM ring a bell? No? Well, the key point is that it's much faster than NAND memory, and it's making its way into chips from Elpida, Sharp and Panasonic. Further proof that ReRAM is on the up and up? Researchers at University College London have used...
Researchers develop silicon ReRAM chip, send warning shot to Flash memory

Sony's Xperia go comes to consumers in November

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Sony's water-resistant smartphone, the Xperia go will be available for purchase in November, Sony revealed today. The new Android handset meets IP67 ratings for water- and dust-resistance between six inches and 3.3 feet, and its display is composed of a scratch-resistant mineral glass. When the Xperia go goes on sale...
Sony's Xperia go comes to consumers in November

Steve Wozniak Tells Us Why He's Never Done LSD

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Gizmodo is holding a live Q&A session with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak today. Readers can ask him anything! So we did. Specifically, we asked Woz if Steve Jobs ever offered him LSD. And if so, did Woz try it? The answer was pretty brilliant: I have never used an illicit drug....
Steve Wozniak Tells Us Why He's Never Done LSD

At Google I/O, attendees compete to save the world, virtually

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Google I/O has not officially started, but the developers' show is already seeing some action. Two warring factions, the Resistance and the Enlightenment, are vying for control of various "portals" at key landmarks throughout San Francisco, which are leaking dangerous amounts of radioactive energy, to determine the fate of...
At Google I/O, attendees compete to save the world, virtually

People Who Have Actually Heard of the Supreme Court Don't Like It Very Much

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Cross-posted from In August, we lamented the fact that nearly two-thirds of Americans couldn't name a single member of the Supreme Court. At the time, we blamed it on the perceived stupidity of our nation's population, calling for televised oral arguments in the hopes that they'd someday compete in...
People Who Have Actually Heard of the Supreme Court Don't Like It Very Much

Genius is misunderstood as a bolt of lighting

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Genius is the act of solving a problem in a way no one has solved it before. It has nothing to do with winning a Nobel prize in physics or certain levels of schooling. It's about using human insight and initiative to find original solutions that matter.Genius is actually the...
Genius is misunderstood as a bolt of lighting
Verizon to sell unused 700MHz licenses if allowed to buy controversial spectrum from cable companies

MPAA head speaks about Steve Jobs, SOPA replacement

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Motion Picture Association of America chief executive Christopher Dodd is reportedly maintaining hope that the trade organization will be able to successfully promote a replacement to the SOPA legislation, which was effectively shot down amid resistance from tech companies. In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, the former senator also suggested...
MPAA head speaks about Steve Jobs, SOPA replacement

Super Angry Birds USB controller puts the sling back in your shot (video)

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Yeah. We know. There are pretty much as many ways to play Angry Birds, as there are people who play it. That's a lot. However, the Super Angry Birds controller you see above speaks to us. Why? Because it's not just a sling shot, or a fudged use of...
Super Angry Birds USB controller puts the sling back in your shot (video)

8 poker tactics that apply to startups

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(Editor’s note: Emmanuel Marot is CEO of Valu Valu, a price intelligence firm. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.) While the rules of poker are simple and the game itself is quite accessible, success typically requires more skill than luck. There’s a wisdom there that we can take from the...
8 poker tactics that apply to startups

Rendezvous Blog: Watch Your Language! (In China, They Really Do)

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Fifty cents. Scaling the wall. Buying soy sauce. Mayor Lymph. River crab. These words - mild, silly, inoffensive - are part of the subversive lexicon now being used by bloggers to ridicule the government and confound the Internet censors in China. The so-called "resistance discourse" online is due for harsher...
Rendezvous Blog: Watch Your Language! (In China, They Really Do)

Apple moving forward with streaming TV service even as content providers resist

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A new report describes Apple as "pushing ahead" with plans to release a streaming TV service by the end of the year in spite of resistance from major media conglomerates....
Apple moving forward with streaming TV service even as content providers resist

Bahrain Bans The Import Of Guy Fawkes Masks

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No longer simply a clever story mechanic in a comic book, the Guy Fawkes mask featured in the film V For Vendetta is now a universal symbol of dissent. That dissent was depicted in the film to be primarily targeting overbearing governments and is also the reason many of the...
Bahrain Bans The Import Of Guy Fawkes Masks

Media Decoder Blog: After Long Resistance, Pynchon Allows Novels to Be Sold as E-Books

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Thomas Pynchon, author of “Gravity’s Rainbow” and “The Crying of Lot 49,” characteristically declined to speak about his decision....
Media Decoder Blog: After Long Resistance, Pynchon Allows Novels to Be Sold as E-Books

Walmart's DVD-to-digital service will sell you a copy of your own movie for $2

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Walmart is starting a service to let customers create digital versions of DVD movies they own for a small fee, the company announced Tuesday. A new collaboration with Vudu will allow people to bring their discs into Walmart, pay $2 or more to get a Vudu-facilitated digital copy of...
Walmart's DVD-to-digital service will sell you a copy of your own movie for $2

New UK Copyright Research Center Immediately Under Attack For Daring To Ask About Evidence

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As Techdirt reported last year, some copyright maximalists in the UK seem to be against the whole idea of basing policy on evidence. Last week saw the launch of CREATe: Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise and Technology, a new UK "research centre for copyright and new business models in the creative economy."...
New UK Copyright Research Center Immediately Under Attack For Daring To Ask About Evidence
Engineering mosquitos to reject malaria

Use of aluminum unibody slowing iPhone 5 production

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Appleís decision to use an aluminum unibody chassis for the iPhone 5 is causing supply constraints, reports Bloomberg. Apple chose the material for its light weight and resistance to cracking, it is also softer than the Gorilla glass used on the back of the iPhone 4 and 4S. This is...
Use of aluminum unibody slowing iPhone 5 production
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