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This is the Modem World: Why are printers stuck in the 20th century?

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Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. There was a time -- early in my computing career -- that your average printer could output better results than any screen could. In the days before WYSIWYG word...
This is the Modem World: Why are printers stuck in the 20th century?
Life and photo filters imitate art at MoMA's showing of 'The Scream'

Scream Tones Make It Easier to Find a Missing Phone

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Now, let me think. Where did I set down my phone? “AWWWW-ROOOO.” Oh, there it is. Or, at least that is the experience that some phone owners can look forward to, thanks to a new service from T-Mobile and Lookout Mobile Security. The carrier and software firm are teaming it...
Scream Tones Make It Easier to Find a Missing Phone
Symantec's new Norton Mobile Security gets in line with competitors

Research Suggests Brain Has a 2-Task Limit for Multitasking

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suraj.sun writes with a story from LiveScience about just how much attention you can devote to each of the tasks on hand that scream for it: "The brain is set up to manage two tasks, but not more, a new study suggests. That's because, when faced with two tasks, a...
Research Suggests Brain Has a 2-Task Limit for Multitasking

Lookout Mobile hooks up with Deutsche Telekom to protect European phones

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Europe mobile phones are getting a boost of safety today, as mobile security company Lookout Mobile partners with Deutsche Telekom to armor all mobile phones under the carrier with mobile malware protection. Lookout Mobile refers to itself as a “device health” service, providing smartphone users tools to scan for malware,...
Lookout Mobile hooks up with Deutsche Telekom to protect European phones

Red Hat CEO Runs His Billion-Dollar Company From This Uber Modest Office (RHT)

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We've told you that Red Hat is one of the world's biggest "meritocracies," where employees can, and do, call the CEO an idiot to his face, if they don't like his ideas. CEO Jim Whitehurst is proud of that. He might be the boss, but in a meritocracy, people have...
Red Hat CEO Runs His Billion-Dollar Company From This Uber Modest Office (RHT)

Here's The Chart That Might Get Obama Fired...

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Yesterday, I explained why Mitt Romney's economic plan won't fix the economy. Mitt Romney's plan won't fix the economy because the problem in the economy is not that rich people and companies don't have enough cash to invest--they have plenty. The problem is that the middle-class doesn't have any money...
Here's The Chart That Might Get Obama Fired...

The Spectacle of Technology

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I was recently in New York, and while there I ended up at an art opening, where I fell into a conversation with an art historian. Obviously, the conversation turned to the state of the “art world.” She was pretty candid when she said that these days it is less...
The Spectacle of Technology

Did Jeff Bezos Use His Earnings Call To Let Everyone Know Which Amazon TV Pilot He's Rooting For? (AMZN)

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Amazon's Q1 2013 earnings are out and it's a beat on the bottom line. Topline revenue, however, came in lighter than expected at $16.07 billion, up 22%. But the quote from CEO Jeff Bezos in the earnings release has nothing to do with his numbers. Instead, he used it to...
Did Jeff Bezos Use His Earnings Call To Let Everyone Know Which Amazon TV Pilot He's Rooting For? (AMZN)
Multiplo Is A Kickstarter Project For DIY Roboticists

Which phone announced at CES 2012 are you looking forward to most?

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It’s been a few weeks and the dust from a very active CES for phone announcements is beginning to settle. AT&T and pretty much every major OEM announced phones. Motorola and Verizon announced a few rehashed devices, one of which launched on January 26th, 2012. Nokia and Samsung were fairly...
Which phone announced at CES 2012 are you looking forward to most?
Why Tweets From Conferences Are Terrible

Modules vs. Applications

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While still drawing the differences between programmers, language practices and behaviors, I stumbled upon another major issue. Our tendency to write modules instead of applications. This is a touchy subject, I'm sure, and I hope not to offend anyone. Since the majority of Perl programmers are actually sysadmins by day...
Modules vs. Applications

The Oatmeal Thinks It's Time To Put LolCats To Sleep [TCTV]

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Matthew Inman is sick of memes about bacon and kitties. Better known as web comic artist The Oatmeal, Inman gave TechCrunch the lowdown on what’s funny, what’s not, and how he finds inspiration. In this video interview he shoots off his thoughts on 4Chan and The Harlem Shake. When asked...
The Oatmeal Thinks It's Time To Put LolCats To Sleep [TCTV]

Crystal Bell: Glee Recap: Tribute To Michael Jackson

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Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 3, Episode 11 of Fox's "Glee," entitled, "Michael."Let's start with the good news. When "Glee" decides to do a tribute episode, it usually means that they forgo all sense of plot continuity. However, "Michael" definitely ranks at the top...
Crystal Bell: Glee Recap: Tribute To Michael Jackson

Let’s hope that *this* doesn’t happen to Instagram now that Facebook owns it

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Most of use Facebook quite a bit and there are a few things on the platform that really annoy me. The number one annoying feature? Social Reader. I shared a way to skip over the annoying functionality this weekend, and it really peeves me quite a bit that I’m forced...
Let’s hope that *this* doesn’t happen to Instagram now that Facebook owns it

GeekWire Radio: Facebook, Instagram, Kickstarter and the world of creative funding

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Stephen "Stepto" Toulouse in the studio (Erynn Rose photo) Our guest this week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast is Stephen Toulouse, better known as Stepto, who joins us for a conversation about the Kickstarter funding platform and other methods of funding projects through fans and customers. Many people...
GeekWire Radio: Facebook, Instagram, Kickstarter and the world of creative funding

Biometric voice analysis of Trayvon Martin case concludes it was not George Zimmerman’s screams on 911 call

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The controversial killing of teenager Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman has become a national flashpoint for discussions of race and violence. Technology has now entered into the narrative, after an expert in  biometric voice analysis said the screams on the 911 most likely did not belong to Zimmerman. The...
Biometric voice analysis of Trayvon Martin case concludes it was not George Zimmerman’s screams on 911 call

reaDIYmate lets you create interactive WIFI controlled characters out of paper [video]

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If you’re familiar with origami, you know that paper can be turned into something that is almost lifelike. Thanks to a new Kickstarter project called reaDIYmate, you can not only make lifelike things out of paper, you can bring them to life using the web: reaDIYmates are fun Wi-fi paper...
reaDIYmate lets you create interactive WIFI controlled characters out of paper [video]

nevver: The Scream

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nevver: The Scream...
nevver: The Scream
New Will.i.am and Britney Spears Video Also Stars a Makerbot 3D Printer for Some Reason

Google's Blink team pulls 8.8 million lines of WebKit code in one month

www.engadget.com
Google let us all know that it would strip out unneeded WebKit code to make its Blink web engine scream, but it never said exactly what kind of pace we could expect. The answer, it turns out, is "breakneck." The company's Alex Komoroske told Google I/O attendees that the...
Google's Blink team pulls 8.8 million lines of WebKit code in one month

The mind-bending cartography of the TARDIS [Map]

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Congratulations! You're the proud new owner of a TARDIS! But how do you find your way around the blasted thing? This handy map will aid you in negotiating its shifting layout. If you become lost, "scream until help arrives!" More »...
The mind-bending cartography of the TARDIS [Map]
GOOGLE: These Are The Glass Apps We Want (GOOG)

The Sound of Dying Star

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Scientists imagine the scream of a star as it gets shredded by a black hole....
The Sound of Dying Star

SOEmote brings your facial expressions to EverQuest II, lets fellow gamers know when you stub your toe

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So, you love you some EverQuest II, but how much of you is really in that Ogre character of yours? Sony Online Entertainment has unveiled a new way let players put a bit more of their own personal stamp on the game, in the form of the SOEmote. The...
SOEmote brings your facial expressions to EverQuest II, lets fellow gamers know when you stub your toe

Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ just sold for $119 million, and Paul Allen isn’t the buyer

www.geekwire.com
The Scream Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen owns sports teams, massive yachts and even his own island, though that San Juan island property is currently for sale for $13.5 million. So, did the globe-trotting billionaire just supplement his many interests by picking up one of four copies of Edvard Munch’s classic...
Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ just sold for $119 million, and Paul Allen isn’t the buyer

BT Vision signs up Miramax for movies on demand

www.pocket-lint.com
Pulp Fiction and more It isn't just Netflix and Lovefilm racing around Hollywood trying to sign up all the movie studios (we like to imagine this is literally happening, Wacky Races stylee) - BT has got in on the act by signing up Miramax for its BT Vision platform....
BT Vision signs up Miramax for movies on demand

Android phone blasts into space aboard satellite

www.networkworld.com
A 2010-vintage HTC Nexus One is the brains of a satellite launched into orbit Monday by the Indian Space Research Organization, dubbed STRaND-1. STRaND-1 (Surrey Training, Research, and Nanosatellite Demonstrator), which weighs around 8 pounds, is the brainchild of UK-based Surrey Satellite Technology Limited, which designed the satellite both...
Android phone blasts into space aboard satellite
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