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Hackstar Academy opens up 10-week training course in programming for women only

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I’m a big fan of learning how to do something in a “crash course” type setting. You’re surrounded by other people like you who are getting their start, as well as smart teachers and mentors to see you through the whole way. Back in March I visited a group called...
Hackstar Academy opens up 10-week training course in programming for women only

Kodak gets court approval to borrow $950 million, end theater sponsorship

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Kodak took another step along the road to recovery yesterday, after receiving court approval to borrow $950 million in restructuring funds. Nearly a month after the camera maker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, US Bankruptcy Judge Allen Gropper granted Kodak's request on Thursday, allowing the company to continue operations...
Kodak gets court approval to borrow $950 million, end theater sponsorship
First photos of case for next full-sized iPad again point to narrower, iPad mini-like design
Fret not, iPad 3 owners: iPad 4 is still just an iPad

The New New Tech Writing: Straight Up Penning Poems About Stuff

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How much do we love thee, Drew Houston? Let us count the ways. (Photo: wiki.smu.edu) There’s the gadget liveblog, the multimedia-heavy feature and the bloggy, snarky take. But as we near the end of 2012, we may have reached the last possible evolutionary stage of tech writing: just fucking penning...
The New New Tech Writing: Straight Up Penning Poems About Stuff

Bitcoin is not a real currency, just some 21st-century cowrie shells

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The 'cryptocurrency' has more in common with gold than with fiat currencies which can provide extra liquidityThe rollercoaster ride of Bitcoin's valuation has, after a couple of months of being pulled up the roller, hit the "coaster" part. Now is the time where the people on board have to decide...
Bitcoin is not a real currency, just some 21st-century cowrie shells

Apple Rumor Patrol: The iPad 3 Cometh Edition

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The iPad 3 ScreenApple's press invite to the March 7th event in Apple's usual stomping ground of the Yerba Buena Arts Center in San Francisco (matching its predicted date) carried a simple image of a finger probing an iPad screen, and the simple text "We have something you really have...
Apple Rumor Patrol: The iPad 3 Cometh Edition

Prenda can't find that darned "Salt Marsh" signature

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Embattled copyright-trolling enterprise Prenda Law is being taken to task in a Los Angeles case, but there's a judge in San Francisco who has a few questions too. In the District of Northern California, Prenda shell AF Holdings brought a lawsuit against a San Jose man named Joe Navasca. Once...
Prenda can't find that darned "Salt Marsh" signature
Amazon shells out $1.16 billion to buy Seattle headquarters

Nintendo struggles made hilarious with Chinese 3D animation

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If there’s one thing the Chinese news service NMA is good at, it’s presenting these ultra-strange 3D animation videos made to help people visualize the situations groups like Nintendo have gotten themselves into. Today’s animation takes Nintendo’s earnings presented last week and skewers them on several levels, showing Mario being...
Nintendo struggles made hilarious with Chinese 3D animation
Tamagotchi Pets Are Coming Back To Life On Android

Workday Steals VMware's CFO As It Prepares To Go Public (VMW)

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Workday has pilfered VMware's CFO Mark Peek. That's another indication that Workday is on track to go public, maybe even sooner than expected. Peek was instrumental in taking VMware public in 2007. In January, co-CEO Aneel Bhusri told the New York Times that the company is planning to go public...
Workday Steals VMware's CFO As It Prepares To Go Public (VMW)
Nokia Lumia 920, Lumia 820 To Hit AT&T Shelves In November

Prenda Law Fails In Attempt To Remove Judge Who Wants To Know Who Is Alan Cooper

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Remember Brett Gibbs? The California-based lawyer, who is handling a bunch of Prenda Law cases, has been trying to avoid the inevitable in some cases in California. As you may recall, Prenda Law was formed, in part, by copyright troll John Steele. Recently, Prenda has been involved in a number...
Prenda Law Fails In Attempt To Remove Judge Who Wants To Know Who Is Alan Cooper

T-Mobile USA locks Nokia 810 exclusive, launching in the "coming weeks"

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Nokia announced today that its newest phone, the Nokia Lumia 810, will be available on T-Mobile here in the United States within the coming weeks. For a while now, Nokia’s flagship phone has remained exclusively on AT&T, but with the impending release of Windows Phone 8, it looks like Nokia...
T-Mobile USA locks Nokia 810 exclusive, launching in the "coming weeks"

Leaked Photos of the 'iPhone 5' Logic Board

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French site Nowhereelse.fr points to two new photos originally posted to Chinese forum Weiphone. The photos appear to be the front and back of the next generation iPhone logic board which houses the processor and other support chips for the device. The board is distinct from both the Apple's iPhone...
Leaked Photos of the 'iPhone 5' Logic Board

Apple Testing Taller iPhone Prototype with 3.95-Inch 1136x640 Display?

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9to5Mac reports that Apple is currently testing two prototypes of the next-generation iPhone that offer a taller screen while maintaining the existing 640-pixel width. According to the report, the two prototypes carry a display with a height of 1136 pixels, up from the current 960-pixel height and leading to an...
Apple Testing Taller iPhone Prototype with 3.95-Inch 1136x640 Display?

Facebook by the numbers: 1.06 billion monthly active users

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The social network shells out a bunch of numbers during its earnings call, including new totals for users and how much money it's made off of them. [Read more]...
Facebook by the numbers: 1.06 billion monthly active users

Apple October 23rd event: What we know, expect and some new tidbits

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Had you heard? Apple’s got a ‘little’ event going on at the newly-decorated California Theatre tomorrow where they will FINALLY showcase the iPad Mini, new Mac Minis, a Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro as well as software like iBooks 3.0 and iTunes 11. First, the bad news: We’ve heard that...
Apple October 23rd event: What we know, expect and some new tidbits

Nokia Fully Details The Windows Phone 8-Powered Lumia 822, Coming To Verizon This Fall

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Nokia today officially announced that it will be offering the Nokia Lumia 822 as part of Verizon’s “Fall portfolio,” bringing the Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia 820 variant exclusively to Verizon’s network. This version offers wireless charging, an 8 MP camera on the back and 1.2 MP camera on the front,...
Nokia Fully Details The Windows Phone 8-Powered Lumia 822, Coming To Verizon This Fall

Auti-Sim, The Game That Startlingly Reconstructs Life As An Autistic Child

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The indie game is intended to give people an idea of what it's like to suffer from hypersensitivity. A team of developers has created a simulation of hypersensitivity as experienced by sufferers of autism. Auti-sim was created by three programmers at the Hacking Health event in Vancouver last month,...
Auti-Sim, The Game That Startlingly Reconstructs Life As An Autistic Child

BlackBerry Z10 gets clip-on speakerphone, charger bundle and cases galore

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No launch of a new flagship is complete without a few new accessories to go along with it. While RIM is still banking big on the NFC-powered Music Gateway, it wasn't about to let the Z10 sit around with no new friends to keep it company. Obviously, a BlackBerry...
BlackBerry Z10 gets clip-on speakerphone, charger bundle and cases galore

What Big Things To Expect From Apple's "Little" Event This Week

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iPad Mini What we think we know: Apple really is poised to show us a new iPad, smaller than its previous siblings. There's been too much leaked data for this to be an elaborate ruse, and Apple's own invite promises a "little" something extra. It's a smaller device overall,...
What Big Things To Expect From Apple's "Little" Event This Week

Seedcamp Marks 5 Years As the 'Anti-Y Combinator' -- Roaming Globally Inside And Outside The Valley

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“This is a 20 year project” according to Seedcamp founder and chairman Saul Klein, who also just happens to be a partner in the Index Ventures VC firm. It’s five years on since Seedcamp’s launch in 2007 and Klein is as bullish and upbeat about Europe’s oldest ‘new model’ accelerator,...
Seedcamp Marks 5 Years As the 'Anti-Y Combinator' -- Roaming Globally Inside And Outside The Valley

Jolla co-founder: 'This isn't about us against emerging platforms. This is about us against Android.'

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Jolla, a Finnish startup that is reviving Nokia’s abandoned MeeGo platform through its new Linux-based mobile operating system Sailfish OS, unveiled its first smartphone today. The device, just called Jolla, is a peculiar beast that combines a dark, industrial top half aesthetic with a bright and colorful removable hardware shell. The...
Jolla co-founder: 'This isn't about us against emerging platforms. This is about us against Android.'
Great, now engineers think that they are economists too

Google’s Nexus 7 gets an iFixit teardown, ranks high on the repairability scale

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It may have taken five days but online repair manual and teardown experts iFixit have got their hands on one of Google’s new Nexus 7 tablets. In customary fashion, they have taken the ASUS-made 7-inch device apart and as they did so, revealed details about the manufacturers and components used...
Google’s Nexus 7 gets an iFixit teardown, ranks high on the repairability scale

Vermont sues patent troll over small business shakedowns

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Well, this is good news. The state of Vermont has decided to join private companies like Twitter in taking the fight to patent trolls — shell companies that don’t do anything except use old patents to extort businesses into paying licenses for common technology. In a complaint filed in Vermont’s...
Vermont sues patent troll over small business shakedowns
A quantum shell game that street hustlers would hate

BBC News - Etched ostrich eggs illustrate human sophistication. Inscribed ostrich shell fragments found in South Africa are among the earliest examples of the use of symbolism by modern humans, scientists say. The etched shells from Diepkloof Rock Shelter

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BBC News - Etched ostrich eggs illustrate human sophistication. Inscribed ostrich shell fragments found in South Africa are among the earliest examples of the use of symbolism by modern humans, scientists say. The etched shells from Diepkloof Rock Shelter
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