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For Those About To Rock, WooThemes Launches A WordPress Theme For Bands

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WooThemes has just announced a new theme for musicians called Unsigned. To build the theme, the company worked with band managers and promoters as well as real, actual musicians in order to make a “rockin’” theme that is both “classical” and “jazzy” with a little but of “afro-beat” thrown in....
For Those About To Rock, WooThemes Launches A WordPress Theme For Bands

Windows Explorer’s UI in Windows 8′s RC: Blue, Flat, and Crowded

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Microsoft is slowly tweaking the Windows 8 user interface to more and more fit the ‘Metro’ design aesthetic. The updating of Windows 8 from the look of Windows 7 has taken Microsoft quite some time, as the company works towards the operating system’s final builds. The fact that the user...
Windows Explorer’s UI in Windows 8′s RC: Blue, Flat, and Crowded

Tunable app shows musicians what pitch-perfect means as they play (video)

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Musicians who've had some degree of practice will know the lack of sophistication involved in getting an instrument in tune and on time: a light-up tuning box and a swinging metronome may be their only real resources. Affinity Blue knows that mobile apps allow better, and recently unveiled Tunable...
Tunable app shows musicians what pitch-perfect means as they play (video)

The valley vs. the rest: The state of the venture capital industry

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The prominence of technology is riding high, with billion dollar initial public offerings (IPOs), news of large acquisitions, and a seemingly egalitarian spree in mobile applications pushing the profile of the industry up among the public; you can’t open a newspaper today without seeing story after story not just profiling...
The valley vs. the rest: The state of the venture capital industry

Start-up bill sails through Senate, expected to become law

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The US Senate has overcome its fears about “crowdmuppeting” and passed an amended version of the JOBS Act, a bill that will make it easier for start-ups to raise money and avoid regulations. The Senate bill received rare bi-partisan support and will go back to the House where it is...
Start-up bill sails through Senate, expected to become law

A Couple Videos About Our Crazy Patent System

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We're hearing more and more talk about how broken the patent system is, and recently came across a pair of videos we figured some of you might enjoy. The first is a comedic riff on Apple's recent page turn design patent, leading Ron Charles to post an amusing video of...
A Couple Videos About Our Crazy Patent System
The Archos GamePad: watch out, Project Shield

Booktango Automatically Publishers Your Timeless Text To Multiple Platforms

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Say you, like me, wrote a book about the two Lithuanian lovers who find themselves trapped in a basement and have to solve mysteries and learn magic to escape the traps set by them by an evil wizard robot using their brawn, brains, and a little sultry lovemaking. How would...
Booktango Automatically Publishers Your Timeless Text To Multiple Platforms
2012 Ford Focus Electric test drive: behind the wheel of Ford's $39,200 electric car
Sprint lowers iPhone 4S price, iPhone 5 may be on its way

MoveTube: Pina Bausch's Bluebeard

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Bausch's riff on Bartók's murderous tale is a watershed moment - full of dark, poisonous themes that would increasingly obsess herWhen Pina Bausch died in 2009, no one knew whether her work or her company would survive. So far, however, it seems to be doing much more than just clinging...
MoveTube: Pina Bausch's Bluebeard

Foursquare Cops: Because everyone hates a Foursquare cheater

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If you’ve got a few friends on Foursquare, you might see the occasional check-in that can’t possibly be happening, and perhaps it makes you really pissed off. Target is totally not open at 3:30 in the morning. Or someone’s just checked into the code-named location for your mom’s house...
Foursquare Cops: Because everyone hates a Foursquare cheater

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Take Their Turns On Clint Eastwood's Chair

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It’s like a skateboarding dog, or a Korean pop sensation, but so much weirder: Clint Eastwood’s monologue-with-chair routine is this week’s viral video. And like all viral videos, it needs a response. So you here you go: A two-fer from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, who were smart enough to...
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Take Their Turns On Clint Eastwood's Chair

Facebook Camera makes the case for a more social default camera app for iPhone

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Earlier today, Facebook released its Facebook Camera app, a standalone job that allows users to shoot, filter and upload photos to the social network. This app comes just weeks after Facebook announced plans to acquire Instagram for $1B and raises the question: Why does the company need two different apps to...
Facebook Camera makes the case for a more social default camera app for iPhone

AWESOME: Museum of Modern Tweets [ART]

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Listen up, y’all: I’ve got another delightful time-wasting Tumblr for you: Museum of Modern Tweets. On this inspired blog, artist Odessa Begay renders a visual representation of a celeb’s 140-word message every Tuesday. Although social networking could be seen as merely an outlet for mindlessly blathering into the abyss,...
AWESOME: Museum of Modern Tweets [ART]
Samsung again touts its phones' ability to share sex videos, this time between Santa and Mrs. Claus [video]
Baidu introducing new Cloud OS next week, purported device pictures leak

Well-Funded Gaming Startup Booyah Confirms Layoffs And New CEO Brian Morrisroe As It Shifts Focus To Tablets

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It looks like some changes are afoot at Booyah, the location-based gaming company best known as the maker of the MyTown franchise. MyTown and MyTown 2 attempted to evolve the location-based check-in model in gaming, allowing users not only check into locations within a city-building sim, but also scan and...
Well-Funded Gaming Startup Booyah Confirms Layoffs And New CEO Brian Morrisroe As It Shifts Focus To Tablets

Honey Boo Boo Wins Big at Last Night's Hallowmeme Party

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The night’s winner (Photo: Instagram) Attending Hallowmeme is like starring in a Disney Channel original movie in which you’re the main character who fell into your computer screen: It’s every Internet k-hole you’ve ever experenced come to life. Which sounds scary, but it’s actually pretty fun. The party was at...
Honey Boo Boo Wins Big at Last Night's Hallowmeme Party
Microsoft removes Bing Maps Streetside service in Germany due to privacy concerns

Lady Gaga, Madonna & Regis Philbin On 'X Factor'?

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After yesterday's huge shake-up over at "The X Factor," we immediately started brainstorming who could replace Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger at the judges' table, and who could fill the hosting shoes vacated by Steve Jones. Some big names have been swirling around, so we thought we'd aim high. Could...
Lady Gaga, Madonna & Regis Philbin On 'X Factor'?
Another Crowdfunding Player Enters The Fray: Apps Genius Launches GetFunded.com

CloudFlare Wants to Make Your Site Look Like A Billion Bucks With Instaflare

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When Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 billion earlier this month, quite a few pundits were left wondering if Facebook hadn’t overpaid for the photo-sharing service. Another company that is currently rumored to be raising funding at a $1 billion valuation is CloudFlare. The service, which promises to protect websites from...
CloudFlare Wants to Make Your Site Look Like A Billion Bucks With Instaflare
BioShock Infinite's a fascinating "what if" tale of American conservatism with a few minor flaws (review)
Pippin Barr gives us 36 'Pong' variations with lasers, Tetris blocks, and more
Arrianna Huffington no longer in charge of all AOL content

Disco's back as Nile Rodgers tops chart again

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Daft Punk's new single breaks Spotify record and becomes a global hit - and it's all down to the magic of Chic's dance music pioneer Nile RodgersIf Daft Punk's Get Lucky, which is poised to storm the charts on both sides of the Atlantic, recalls the groove and glitter of...
Disco's back as Nile Rodgers tops chart again
Become Epic Sax Guy in Pippin Barr's 'Epic Sax Game'

Voddler's Windows Phone streaming video app is Lumia-exclusive

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Scandinavian video streaming site Voddler (think: Spotify for video) has teamed up with Nokia to launch a Lumia-exclusive app the company's current markets. Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and (the distinctly non-Scandinavian) Spain will get free, unlimited access to a wide library of movies and TV from April. Windows Phone...
Voddler's Windows Phone streaming video app is Lumia-exclusive

Shapes of Things

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To absolutely no surprise, the people I know are enamored of Google Glasses. The world of sensor-driven big data is sure to come, just as apps have supplanted sites as the metaphor with which we frame our lives. As one who replaced music with computers, I am eager for the...
Shapes of Things
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