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Sign Language Translation

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Sign Language Translation is a post from Chris Pirillo Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS FeedThere may be times when you need to talk to someone who uses sign language to communicate. If you don’t know sign language yourself, it may be difficult...
Sign Language Translation

Editorial: We, the digitally naked

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The iPhone 5. It is taller, and has incremental improvements under the hood, and is shiny. (I'm staying away. Typing on glass is wrong.) Of more import, the smartphone you carry is more than a communication device; it is potentially a government surveillance enabler. To whatever extent that is...
Editorial: We, the digitally naked

ParkatmyHouse takes its parking marketplace to iOS, but it's UK-only for now

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ParkatmyHouse is the sort of company that makes you wonder why you didn’t manage to come up with the idea first. It’s so simple, appeals to just about anyone with a car and, well, it solves a genuine problem. Launched originally in 2006 by London-based Anthony Eskinazi, ParkatmyHouse does exactly...
ParkatmyHouse takes its parking marketplace to iOS, but it's UK-only for now

Can Noel Edmonds make a deal with the internet trolls?

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I had the pleasure of meeting 'Nolly' a few years back – but it seems his encounter with his Facebook tormenter was more fruitfulYet more proof that my cosmic ordering is working, as Broken Britain demagogue Nolly Edmonds hits the headlines again. Noel has met a troll – or, in...
Can Noel Edmonds make a deal with the internet trolls?

Don't think about an elephant!

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Have you ever been asked to “think outside of the box”? I thought this phrase was now extinct, but recently I heard it pop up during a meeting again, and in all seriousness too. Amazing. Thinking outside the box is virtually impossible. You can stop saying it. It is about...
Don't think about an elephant!
Think you're safe at Starbucks? Think again

First impressions of a new flagship, the LG Optimus G Pro for AT&T

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Last week, AT&T announced it is exclusively selling the LG Optimus G Pro for $199 with contract. The phone can be pre-ordered now and is expected to be available on May 10. I received an early review unit and have spent just a little time so far using the phone....
First impressions of a new flagship, the LG Optimus G Pro for AT&T

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon - review

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Xbox 360, PS3, PC; Ubisoft; £10.99 - £11.99 (1200 MSP)Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewAlthough it uses Far Cry 3's game engine and mechanics, Blood Dragon has absolutely nothing else to do with it, eschewing all the attempted seriousness and hostage drama for a movie reference-laden story of...
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon - review

Apple asks Internet security company Kaspersky Lab to advise it on OS X security

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With the recent spate of Mac malware occurrences, including two variations which leveraged vulnerabilities in Java, it’s become a matter of necessity for Apple to be more proactive about OS X security. The company has decided to do so by enlisting the help of security company Kaspersky Labs, reports Computing. After...
Apple asks Internet security company Kaspersky Lab to advise it on OS X security
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File Sharers, Get Ready For Copyright Violation Warnings

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After a series of delays, the Center for Copyright Information's "six strikes" anti-piracy scheme has a launch date. Starting on November 28, AT&T, Comcast, Cablevision, Time Warner and Verizon will start sending out warnings to users who download copyrighted material without authorization. But don't quit those Torrent networks just yet. The...
File Sharers, Get Ready For Copyright Violation Warnings

Extremely crtical Ruby on Rails bug threatens more than 200,000 sites

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Hundreds of thousands of websites are potentially at risk following the discovery of an extremely critical vulnerability in the Ruby on Rails framework that gives remote attackers the ability to execute malicious code on the underlying servers. The bug is present in Rails versions spanning the past six years...
Extremely crtical Ruby on Rails bug threatens more than 200,000 sites

Saudi Arabian Telco Asks Pro-Privacy Researcher To Help Them Spy On Citizens, Hilarity & Then Seriousness Ensues

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Via Chris Soghoian, we learn that a Saudi Arabian telecom company (one of just two) contacted well-known pro-privacy researcher Moxie Marlinspike recently to see if he might help them intercept communications from a variety of popular communications apps, including Twitter, Viber, Line and WhatsApp. Curious about what they wanted, Marlinspike...
Saudi Arabian Telco Asks Pro-Privacy Researcher To Help Them Spy On Citizens, Hilarity & Then Seriousness Ensues

Pinterest Has Hired The Man Who Came Up With The 'Blueprint' For Facebook's Monetization

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Pinterest took a key step to transforming itself from a social phenomenon into a real business. It hired Tim Kendall, formerly of Facebook, to figure out how to monetize its rapidly growing users base, Fortune reports in a big profile of the upstart social network. Kendall worked at Facebook...
Pinterest Has Hired The Man Who Came Up With The 'Blueprint' For Facebook's Monetization

Soluto Saucily Sunders Apple’s Seriousness With Salacious Squib

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Former Disrupt winners Soluto love them some Windows. It’s their OS of choice and their products aspire to make it work a little better. Needless to say, they’re pretty excited about Windows 8 and to celebrate their unbridled joy they create this cute little commercial lampooning Apple’s original 1984...
Soluto Saucily Sunders Apple’s Seriousness With Salacious Squib

5 tips for writing compelling B2B marketing content

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A while back, I discussed how to use humor in your social media communications, and why it works. However, when you delve into the world of Business-to-Business (B2B) communications, a lot of rules, regulations, and seriousness must be applied. Comparatively, the world of Business-to-Consumer (B2C) marketing has a much higher ‘fun...
5 tips for writing compelling B2B marketing content

Facebook's Product Director Is Leaving And He Wrote A Really Funny Goodbye Note (FB)

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Facebook is losing another employee.  Blake Ross, the social network's director of product announced his departure in a funny goodbye note on his Facebook page. Ross is known as something of a smart alec so its no surprise that his last note to the company is in his typical funnyman...
Facebook's Product Director Is Leaving And He Wrote A Really Funny Goodbye Note (FB)

Valve lets you pay for the beta with Steam "Early Access" program

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Tired of waiting for games to be fully complete and released before you can buy them? Wish you could play a game while it's still a bug-riddled, in-development mess? Well, Valve has got you covered with its new "Early Access" sales program. In all seriousness, Early Access is being...
Valve lets you pay for the beta with Steam "Early Access" program
Fear Not, Meatsacks: Cambridge Tackling Killer Robots, Other 'Existential Risks'

UK Continues To Criminalize Bad Taste And Stupidity In Online Postings

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In the wake of the Twitter joke trial fiasco, which saw Paul Chambers dragged through the courts for two years before being acquitted, the UK's Director of Public Prosecutions announced that there should be an "informed debate" about the boundaries of free speech for social media. That really can't happen...
UK Continues To Criminalize Bad Taste And Stupidity In Online Postings

Apple offers fix for in-app purchase hack

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App developers given access to Apple's private APIs as fix for hack that allows people to make fake in-app purchasesApple has notified app developers of a fix for a Russian hacker's method that let him make more than 8.4m fake in-app purchases and pass them on to users.The fix gives...
Apple offers fix for in-app purchase hack

High-profile hacker arrests a coup for FBI, analysts say

www.computerworld.com
Security analysts said that the today's FBI arrest of of several prominent members of LulzSec and Anonymous highlight the seriousness with which U.S. law enforcement is treating the hactivist activities espoused by such groups....
High-profile hacker arrests a coup for FBI, analysts say

Two Serious Questions For Everyone Who Scoffed At The Polls And Said Romney Would Win...

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Over the last few months, a strange pattern emerged. A data-driven political analyst like Nate Silver would reiterate that President Obama had a solid lead. Then, immediately, on cue, Silver and anyone who wrote about him would be dismissed as partisan hacks who would soon be exposed as charlatans and...
Two Serious Questions For Everyone Who Scoffed At The Polls And Said Romney Would Win...

Facebook announces its 'biggest developer party yet' to kick off Google I/O on May 14

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Facebook on Thursday announced its “biggest developer party yet” will take place to kick off Google I/O on May 14 as the company continues to embrace Android. Those interested can join the Facebook Event, which says the party will start at 7:30 PM PST. At the party, Facebook promises you’ll...
Facebook announces its 'biggest developer party yet' to kick off Google I/O on May 14

Meet WallaBee, a nifty location-based item collecting iPhone game

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WallaBee is a brand new digital collectibles game for the iPhone (iTunes link) with a geo-location twist, made by the talented Ben Dodson Apps team, and it would YOUR LOSS if you do not check it out immediately. In all seriousness, WallaBee is a pretty innovative iPhone game, described by...
Meet WallaBee, a nifty location-based item collecting iPhone game

eBay changed commerce, and now it's doing it again with mobile

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The way that we purchase consumer goods has definitely changed since the days of going to a store and paying cash for it. No longer are people driving hours to a store, finding that what they wanted no longer exists, and leaving unsettled because the item isn’t available anywhere else...
eBay changed commerce, and now it's doing it again with mobile

How to Wean Yourself Off Picnik

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The last collage the author will ever make in Picnik. Picnik, the web-based photo-editing tool, is kind of retro. The service has been around since 2007, when Mashable wrote that "online photo editing is now a Picnik." The service is user-friendly, basic and intuitive, and it became very popular, despite...
How to Wean Yourself Off Picnik

Mainstream Press Waking Up To DOJ's Massive Overreaction To Minor Computer Hacks

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We've talked plenty about the government abusing the CFAA to pretend that some minor hacks were some giant criminal conspiracy, but now even the mainstream press is starting to recognize that an overactive Justice Department seems so freaked out by computers that it feels the need to use the CFAA...
Mainstream Press Waking Up To DOJ's Massive Overreaction To Minor Computer Hacks

Ex-Yahoo: Marissa Mayer Needs To Fire 10,000 People And Get Rid Of All The BlackBerrys (YHOO)

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  Sriram Krishnan is a former Yahoo engineer. He gave us permission to re-publish this post from his personal site. "OMG, did you see that Marissa Mayer is now CEO of Yahoo?" That was one of many messages I got from current and ex-Yahoos on yesterday's news. Having recently exited...
Ex-Yahoo: Marissa Mayer Needs To Fire 10,000 People And Get Rid Of All The BlackBerrys (YHOO)
Staples Now Sells 3D Printers - But They're Not Ready For Primetime Office Use
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