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saturday afternoon

'Attribution' Troll On Press Inc. Now 50% Less 'Troll-like!' Also: NOT Yelling At People Sells More Books!

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Late last week, we brought to you the epic (if in length only) story of an "attribution" troll going by the name of On Press Inc., which patrolled Twitter, hounding people into properly attributing a Shaun Shane poem using inhuman persistence and a grab bag of legal terminology. As could...
'Attribution' Troll On Press Inc. Now 50% Less 'Troll-like!' Also: NOT Yelling At People Sells More Books!

Hackathon Shark-Jumping Continues With ‘Brainstorming Competition’ in New York This Month

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Mr. Moses. (Twitter) If you were disappointed about missing out on Hype Up Weekend, the vaporware hackathon in San Francisco, here's an event for you: Tilt, a "brainstorming competition" where participants playing the role of "founders" will design product ideas around an assigned theme. The "startups" will be evaluated by participants...
Hackathon Shark-Jumping Continues With ‘Brainstorming Competition’ in New York This Month

Must See HDTV (November 26th - December 2nd)

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It's that time friends, the weekend when we say goodbye to the college football regular season. While there's plenty of NBA, college basketball, college hockey, and NHL action to tide us over, it just won't be the same until the bowls get into full swing. TNT is bringing back...
Must See HDTV (November 26th - December 2nd)
Randomized food delivery service NomON takes first place at Startup Weekend UW

Games charity teams up with Oxford United for fundraiser

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SpecialEffect has been providing customised games controllers to gamers with disabilities since 2008. Here's one of their latest endeavoursWhen Oxford United takes to the pitch against Rotherham United on Saturday afternoon, the team will be representing, not just the university city, but also an important local charity - and one...
Games charity teams up with Oxford United for fundraiser

U.S. to Hong Kong: Extradite Edward Snowden, or else...

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Following formal espionage charges filed against Edward Snowden on Friday, the former analyst who revealed the U.S. government’s extensive digital surveillance programs, White House officials today publicly pressured Hong Kong authorities to give him up. “If Hong Kong doesn’t act soon, it will complicate our bilateral relations and raise...
U.S. to Hong Kong: Extradite Edward Snowden, or else...

Hurricane Sandy shuts down Google's Android event

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Sorry, Android fans, looks like you'll have to wait a little longer to hear more about the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10. Google has cancelled its Monday morning event in New York City because of safety concerns related to Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to hit the island...
Hurricane Sandy shuts down Google's Android event

On the road: Pilen Sport bike – review

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This Swedish bike should be perfect for me. And yet…It's always dangerous to advertise something as indestructible. Like the friend who snapped a Le Creuset making a moussaka, there is always someone who'll manage to destroy in a day what another will pass down as an heirloom through the generations.Nonetheless,...
On the road: Pilen Sport bike – review

Settler filmed firing gun at Palestinians

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Video posted on YouTube shows a settler firing a pistol at a group of protesters while police and soldiers stand byA video released by an Israeli human rights group appears to show a settler firing a pistol at a group of Palestinian protesters while police and soldiers stand by.The incident...
Settler filmed firing gun at Palestinians

Thoughts on Media Reforestation and Algorithmic Journalism

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Over a year ago, I published an essay on Media Reforestation. In a nutshell, it's my belief that all tangible forms of media will be in sharp decline or extinct in just a few years. I followed that up this week with some more thoughts for the folks at...
Thoughts on Media Reforestation and Algorithmic Journalism

Adobe Vs. Apple War Generates Rage, Facebook Group

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It was inevitable. Adobe has an unofficial Facebook fan club: “I’m With Adobe,” an allusion to the viral “I’m With Coco” campaign for jilted ex-Tonight Show host Conan O’Brien. As of Saturday afternoon, the group (started by John Addis, a Web & Media Director at Rizzi Designs) has attracted...
Adobe Vs. Apple War Generates Rage, Facebook Group

Engadget HD Podcast 340 - 03.12.2013

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We've got a pair of new boxes to discuss this week, with the TiVo Mini and Roku 3 both making their debut. While we discuss what they add to the mix (and what they're still missing), other news includes the end of Netflix's public API program and UK pricing...
Engadget HD Podcast 340 - 03.12.2013

Amazon forced to stop selling range of 'Keep Calm and Rape' T-shirts

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US clothing firm Solid Gold Bomb says offensive T-shirt slogans were auto-generated by a 'scripted computer process'Amazon was forced to apologise on Saturday for selling T-shirts with slogans promoting rape and violence on its website.The American clothing company Solid Gold Bomb blamed an automated computer dictionary for its series of...
Amazon forced to stop selling range of 'Keep Calm and Rape' T-shirts
Sosh Is Your Social Concierge, With Two Million Recommendations Under Its Belt

Oracle and Google make competing proposals for determining copyright damages

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On Saturday afternoon/evening local time, Oracle and Google filed different motions relating to how the court can efficiently arrive at a determination of copyright damages including the disgorgement of infringer's profits. As a consequence of the jury's failure to decide on "fair use" and the judge's refusal to fill out...
Oracle and Google make competing proposals for determining copyright damages
There goes Peter Thiel again, corrupting the youth with opportunity

Samsung SyncMaster S23A750D review: The dark mirror of monitors

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Thanks to its extremely reflective screen, the S23A750D doesn't make for the best sunny Saturday afternoon movie-watching experience. When the sun goes down however, it's time to break out your blu-ray copies of "The Dark Knight", "Dark City" or any movie for that matter, dark or otherwise. The experience of...
Samsung SyncMaster S23A750D review: The dark mirror of monitors

JOBS Act Jitters

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Mr. Webb. In one of my first Betabeat columns, I wrote about my concerns that the tech bubble has been only tempered by the larger economy. Once that economy rebounds, the unbridled enthusiasm in the tech sector will take off and the bubble will enter into the danger zone. Even...
JOBS Act Jitters

Zazzle Pulls Fake NSA PRISM Program T-Shirt For Intellectual Property Infringement

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Turn on your radio-activated tooth fillings and cover your windows in aluminum foil because someone – no one knows who, for sure – has asked that Gawker writer Max Read’s homemade NSA PRISM t-shirts be removed from the Internet. Read created the t-shirts as a joke, selling a grand total...
Zazzle Pulls Fake NSA PRISM Program T-Shirt For Intellectual Property Infringement

NASA arranges a quick spacewalk to repair leaking space station

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Two astronauts completed an impromptu spacewalk on Saturday afternoon, per a press release from NASA. The crew of the International Space Station discovered a small leak in the cooling system, and the Earth crew stayed up overnight to plan an expedition to repair it. The leak was first detected...
NASA arranges a quick spacewalk to repair leaking space station
Famed film critic Roger Ebert dies at 70

Stunt: Nintendo to honor Kirby with bubble gum record try

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Believe it or not, Nintendo’s little Kirby character is 20 years old this year. (He doesn’t look a day over 2 to us.) To commemorate his birthday, and drum up a little attention for an upcoming Kirby anniversary title for Nintendo Wii, the company this weekend will attempt to break...
Stunt: Nintendo to honor Kirby with bubble gum record try
Bed Battles wants to make waking up… social?
CoderDojo Partners with GitHub to Create a New Generation of Hackers

Whitney Houston album price hike sparks controversy

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Sony Music under fire after cost of greatest hits set on iTunes rises by more than 60% after singer's deathSony Music has come under fire after it increased the price of a Whitney Houston album on Apple's iTunes Store hours after the singer was found dead.The music giant is understood...
Whitney Houston album price hike sparks controversy

iFixit Tears Down The iPad 3G

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Desperate to see what’s under the smooth exterior of your new iPad 3G but don’t want to crack it open and void the warranty? Fear not, friend. iFixit has done the dirty work (very cleanly, I might add) and taken the iPod touch jumbo edition to pieces. There aren’t a...
iFixit Tears Down The iPad 3G
There Was Only One Lousy Thing About My Lufthansa Business Class Flight To Dusseldorf

Must See HDTV (December 10th - 16th)

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It's that time of year, when our favorite TV shows go one winter break. There's a sudden flood of fall finales, so while most will be back in a few weeks/months, don't be surprised when your DVR is looking a little thin next week. Look below for the highlights...
Must See HDTV (December 10th - 16th)
Kim Dotcom's new file locker "Mega" opens to the public

From bad to worse: jury directs RIM to pay $147.2M

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The hits just keep coming for Research in Motion Ltd. Late Friday, a San Francisco federal court jury ordered the struggling smart-phone maker to pay $147.2 million to Mformation Technologies Inc., after it came out on the losing end of patent litigation. Jurors determined that RIM’s Blackberry Enterprise Server application,...
From bad to worse: jury directs RIM to pay $147.2M
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