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Western Digital My Passport for Mac portable hard drives get stamped for USB 3.0 and 2TB capacity

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If you prefer your Passports to sport the same Mac sensibilities as your go-to work machines, Western Digital has upgraded said portable hard drives for the aforementioned laptop variety. The My Passport for Mac family of external HDDs have received the same USB 3.0 boost and increased 2TB capacity...
Western Digital My Passport for Mac portable hard drives get stamped for USB 3.0 and 2TB capacity

Murdoch won't dare to kill off Page 3 with the Sun's sales in decline

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So Rupert Murdoch finally hints in public at what he has been saying in private for 30 years or more: does the Sun really need Page 3?His tweet is anything but definitive. He uses the word "considering" and I recall him saying much the same when I was present in...
Murdoch won't dare to kill off Page 3 with the Sun's sales in decline

Watch Nerdery: Up Close With The New Seiko "Orange Monster"

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If you know me, you know two things about me: I love watches and I smell, faintly, of ferret. That’s why I’d like to share my excitement at this review of the new Seiko SRP313K1 “Orange Monster,” one of the nicest and least expensive automatic diving watches you can buy....
Watch Nerdery: Up Close With The New Seiko "Orange Monster"

Lollipop Chainsaw – review

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Xbox 360, PS3, Warner Bros, cert: 18, out nowBlood, sex and violence – the timing for Lollipop Chainsaw's release couldn't be worse, following a controversial E3, where excessive use of those elements was firmly in the spotlight. As such, the game's attempts at laughably over-the-top exploitation and blunt titillation feel...
Lollipop Chainsaw – review

Build-a-bear's new store concept wants you to choose, love, stuff and fluff with high-tech (video)

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If little Johnny thought Build-a-Bear had nothing for his tech-savvy toddler sensibilities, he'd better think again. The plush toy-seller has just launched a new high-tech store concept that it hopes will help re-engage children otherwise distracted with tablets, phones and game consoles. The new additions include a 55-inch interactive...
Build-a-bear's new store concept wants you to choose, love, stuff and fluff with high-tech (video)

FCC nominee Tom Wheeler touts telecom industry ties

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President Obama's pick to head the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday told Senate lawmakers that his decades of heading lobbying groups will bring important business sensibilities to the oversight of a communications industry undergoing a massive technological transition. Read full article >>...
FCC nominee Tom Wheeler touts telecom industry ties

Welcome to the Peer Pressure Election: Brought to You By Social Media

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Finally, FOMO is being used as a force for good: redirecting the narcissistic tendencies enabled by social media to peer pressure you into voting. In theory, it’s a net positive for the country. In practice, however, it’s really clogging up your feeds. Pics (or Instagrams, tweets, Foursquare check-ins, hashtags) or...
Welcome to the Peer Pressure Election: Brought to You By Social Media
Pope calls for evangelism on social networks

The Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine: paper sketchbooks and journals get connected

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Evernote has trotted out an update to its iOS app and accompanied the software release with an announcement of a collaboration with Moleskine. Yes, you read that correctly. The digital note-taking application has teamed up with the analog sktechbook maker to produce the Evernote Smart Notebook. Designed specifically for...
The Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine: paper sketchbooks and journals get connected

BuzzFeed's strategy

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BuzzFeed’s CEO, Jonah Peretti, recently sent out an email to employees and investors summarizing the company’s strategy and progress. I really liked his email so I asked Jonah if I could blog it and he gave me permission. This isn’t just the usual cheerleading email – there is a real...
BuzzFeed's strategy

Al Checchi: An Election About Nothing?

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Both parties have billed the 2012 election as the most important in a generation, a real page turner. Both say that we face a clear choice. Both have done everything possible to obscure exactly what that choice is. The president and Democrats (brave fellows) appear to be standing with the...
Al Checchi: An Election About Nothing?

Skype for iPad updated for Retina display, VGA front camera still 640×480

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Skype for iPad got a retina update this morning meaning that the icons and menus won’t show pixelated fonts that will harm your new iPad retina sensibilities.  Unfortunately, your new iPad’s front facing camera is still VGA and we’re pretty sure Skype isn’t pulling 2048×1500 pixel video feeds though...
Skype for iPad updated for Retina display, VGA front camera still 640×480

Mourning in America: Whitney Houston and The Social Speed of Grief

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In England in the late 19th century, death was a highly ritualized affair. Wives were expected to wear special dresses -- black, conservative, often accessorized with "weeping veils" -- for up to four years following the death of their husbands; if you'd lost a sister or brother, six months...
Mourning in America: Whitney Houston and The Social Speed of Grief

Can Cardpool Solve the Unused Gift Card Problem?

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Gift cards, as far as my friend Barry Ritholz is concerned, represent the end of civility, as with them the giver says: I put very little thought into buying this for you. But for me, lack of time — or information about the recipient’s tastes — prompt me to...
Can Cardpool Solve the Unused Gift Card Problem?

Dead Space movie: which film-makers should adapt video games?

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John Carpenter says he'd love to adapt the survival horror title - and surely there's room for Skyrim, Far Cry or Uncharted"I would love to make Dead Space, I'll tell you that right now," said John Carpenter last week, adding the celebrated director, expert moustache cultivator and avid gamer to...
Dead Space movie: which film-makers should adapt video games?

First Downloaded and 3D Printed Pirate Bay Ship Arrives

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A decade ago people were truly amazed to find out that they could download entire movies using BitTorrent. At the time substantial online video simply didn’t exist, and BitTorrent was an eye opener which has since become the movie industry’s biggest worry. As one of the older torrent sites around,...
First Downloaded and 3D Printed Pirate Bay Ship Arrives
East vs West: Tumblr's Karp on why New York is no 'Valley Jr.'
NY tabloid’s new South Asian section shows ‘local’ is cultural not geographic

Welcome to the world of Whirled: Meet the agency behind some of Google's most well-known videos

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“Cracking the 100 million barrier reveals to us the power in tapping human emotion,” explains Scott T. Chan, founder and creative director of video production agency Whirled. “The opportunity to create work that has touched millions and created keystone moments for brands has been a dream come true and a...
Welcome to the world of Whirled: Meet the agency behind some of Google's most well-known videos

Gaikai-powered cloud gaming coming to Samsung Smart TVs

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At this point, most people (in the tech world, at least) are quite familiar with Gaikai's cloud gaming platform, which lets users have a not-quite-console quality gaming experience on any device. The technology has found its way onto Facebook and in LG TVs, and now Gaikai's bringing gaming to...
Gaikai-powered cloud gaming coming to Samsung Smart TVs

Facebook and Yahoo! friends again, agree to patent cross-license

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And so, the Facebook v. Yahoo! courtroom tussle has come to an end. The two Silicon Valley giants have agreed to a legal truce and cross-licensed a bit of each other's IP, meaning that's one less legal donnybrook we have to worry about upsetting consumer sensibilities. Not only have...
Facebook and Yahoo! friends again, agree to patent cross-license

27 New typefaces released last month that you need to know about

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Anyone who’s ever tried their hard at designing a typeface will know that it’s a wildly difficult process, and to actually come out at the end with something beautiful takes an extreme amount of skill, taste and patience. Type design isn’t meant for everyone, but typography is, and nearly every designer works...
27 New typefaces released last month that you need to know about

The rise of the App Director

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“I’m just a storyteller, and the cinema happens to be my medium.” – Federico Fellini As Apple’s App Store nears its five year anniversary, a new kind of storyteller is rising in importance: The App Director. This isn’t an official title, but it’s definitely a state of mind and an...
The rise of the App Director

Counting down to SimCity

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The new SimCity is coming to town tomorrow. I can’t wait to play it (though it seems like we Mac people have to wait a little while longer.) I admit I am not much of a gamer – SimCity and Age of Empires are my two gaming weaknesses, so...
Counting down to SimCity
When is the Best Time to Post on Instagram?

Here's The One Place Yahoo Destroyed Google (YHOO, GOOG)

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Google Finance is the rare blot on Marissa Mayer's record of hits as an executive at the search giant. The notion behind the site was simple: People were already searching for stock ticker symbols on Google. Why not just give them stock quotes, instead of making them click an extra...
Here's The One Place Yahoo Destroyed Google (YHOO, GOOG)
Mickey Mouse is back in new short from 'Dexter's Laboratory' director
Windows Phone 8 introduces new Start screen

Corning looks to the future, mainly right through it (video)

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Need to take the edge off those winter blues? Perhaps Corning's, somewhat saccharine, vision of our technological future will be just the soporific tonic. Unsurprisingly, the Gorilla Glass maker sees a future where pretty much everything is a transparent touchscreen. While many of these ideas clearly appeal to our...
Corning looks to the future, mainly right through it (video)

AOL Bets Big on Web Video News With HuffPost Live (And Taped)

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After a very long drum roll, the Huffington Post launches HuffPost Live, its streaming Web video news operation, this morning. If you’ve watched the streaming video that other newspapers and Web sites have put out, you’ll have a good idea of what to expect at 10 am Eastern today: Something...
AOL Bets Big on Web Video News With HuffPost Live (And Taped)
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