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How Skyfall delivered a great movie by dialing down the gadget product placement

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The latest James Bond movie Skyfall finally arrived in U.S. theaters on Friday. Daniel Craig reprises his role as 007 for his third straight Bond movie and unlike in previous movies, he trades in the high-tech gadgetry for rawer mano y mano fights and action sequences filled with explosions that...
How Skyfall delivered a great movie by dialing down the gadget product placement

Cold fact or vested interest? How to use evidence to design public services

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Public health professionals are teaching local authorities how to use evidence to make sound decisionsEvidence has been big news in the public sector during the last year. We've seen the launch of the Alliance for Useful Evidence, the Administrative Data Taskforce, which reports on ways to generate research results out...
Cold fact or vested interest? How to use evidence to design public services
It’s Time to Stop Talking About the Death of Big Media

Samsung Stratosphere II makes IRL appearance at Best Buy for $100

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Remember Stratosphere II that got all sorts of official the other day? Well, a little birdie just fed us a few more details to flesh out this tale, including our first pics of an actual device and not just some press renders. In addition to the QWERTY keyboard and...
Samsung Stratosphere II makes IRL appearance at Best Buy for $100

Which One Of These Do I Have To Spill Water On To Make People Irrationally Start Buying $FB

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Those eighteen words got a founder and I kicked off of the trading floor of the NYSE earlier this evening. Because, as we shuffed out of the Girls Who Code event held there earlier tonight, we looked at the jumble of computers and stock tickers on the first floor of...
Which One Of These Do I Have To Spill Water On To Make People Irrationally Start Buying $FB
Some HTC One X AT&T pre-orders arriving early

Cheap Drones Could Put UAV Technology In Terrorist Hands

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China working on affordable drone program, defense experts warn According to a report from the Project 2049 Institute (posted on TechCrunch.com), cheap military drones are on the horizon, which could spell trouble when in the hands of small terrorist cells. The Institute's report warns that China has started their...
Cheap Drones Could Put UAV Technology In Terrorist Hands

No Comcast bandwidth cap for on-demand Xbox video

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Comcast is releasing a few more details on its promised Xfinity TV for Xbox 360 service with what might be an unexpected plus: video streaming to an Xbox through the service won’t count against Comcast’s monthly 250GB broadband cap. In an updated FAQ on the Comcast site, Comcast notes the...
No Comcast bandwidth cap for on-demand Xbox video

An Academic Study Of Connecting With Fans & Giving Them A Reason To Buy

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Nearly four years ago, I gave a presentation at the Midem music industry conference, called How Trent Reznor & Nine Inch Nails Represent the Future of the Music Business Model, in which we first discussed the concept of CwF+RtB=$$$ -- or how Connecting with Fans plus giving them a Reason...
An Academic Study Of Connecting With Fans & Giving Them A Reason To Buy

GroupTalent Wants To Hack Tech Hiring In SF And NYC By Fighting Job Spam, Focusing On The "Try Before You Buy" Model

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GroupTalent launched in December of 2011 to offer solace to the many startups struggling to find top technical talent. Some might stand opposed to this ongoing “talent drain,” while others will call it a full-blown war. Whatever you call it, startups today are hard-pressed to lure top developers and engineers...
GroupTalent Wants To Hack Tech Hiring In SF And NYC By Fighting Job Spam, Focusing On The "Try Before You Buy" Model

International Galaxy Note Users Can Finally (And Officially) Taste Ice Cream Sandwich

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Samsung has been teasing Galaxy Note users with the promise of Ice Cream Sandwich for months now, but now it seems like the consumer electronics giant has finally come through for their phablet fans. Multiple reports from European Note owners confirm that the long-awaited software update is hitting devices, though...
International Galaxy Note Users Can Finally (And Officially) Taste Ice Cream Sandwich

Brocade’s ex-CEO convicted on 9 felony charges

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In a 2nd trial, Brocade’s former CEO Gregory Reyes was convicted of 9 felony charges of fraud and making false statements. The jury deliberated for 4 days. The jury acquitted him of a conspiracy charge. Sentencing is set for June 24. His lawyer will appeal for a new trial. Mr....
Brocade’s ex-CEO convicted on 9 felony charges

Dear Mariella: My nephew has been writing on Facebook about his dad having terminal cancer, and the family feels it's an invasion of privacy

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A woman whose nephew writes about his father's cancer on Facebook wants him to stop. Mariella Frostrup says seeking support is normal – and cyberspace is the modern mediumThe dilemma My brother has terminal cancer. His son, who is 41, continuously writes about his father's condition on Facebook. It's led...
Dear Mariella: My nephew has been writing on Facebook about his dad having terminal cancer, and the family feels it's an invasion of privacy
In Tettix's 'Solace,' the concept art is the game

Sony Music Unlimited for iOS gains offline mode, 320 Kbps streams

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Sony Music Unlimited is still a relative newbie on the iOS scene, but users will soon find a new revision that brings high-quality streaming and offline playback to the fold. According to Sony, version 1.3 of Music Unlimited for iOS is just around the bend, which will bring the...
Sony Music Unlimited for iOS gains offline mode, 320 Kbps streams

THINKFLUENCER: Meet The Guy Who Runs Our Favorite Twitter Parody Account

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Tired of buzzwords, empty ideas, and the titanic egos that rule tech and media? You are not alone. People just like you have found solace in the Fake Jeff Jarvis Twitter account. The account satirizes the current affairs of tech and media one tweet at a time. We reached out...
THINKFLUENCER: Meet The Guy Who Runs Our Favorite Twitter Parody Account

Samsung Galaxy S III Developer Edition for Verizon Wireless now available to order

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Ever since the bootloader of the Galaxy S III for Verizon Wireless was cracked wide open, there's much less of a clamor for the Developer Edition of the handset from Samsung. That said, the unsubsidized smartphone is now available to purchase -- for backorder, anyway -- directly from the...
Samsung Galaxy S III Developer Edition for Verizon Wireless now available to order
The Discovery Economy: Snapette Shows You The Future Way To Shop

James Bond: why 007 games have almost never worked

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Rip-roaring adventure, memorable enemies and beautiful women, the Bond movies should make great games. But they've only made one. Here's whyI can remember my first experience of a James Bond computer game. It was the Commodore 64 version of View to a Kill, released by Domark Software in 1985. I...
James Bond: why 007 games have almost never worked
Ad guy says the tracking cookie will be dead in five years

Apple clings to Siri voice recordings for two years

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale You may not remember that time you jokingly asked Siri how to bury a body, but Apple sure does. Apple holds on to Siri queries for up to two years after they’re asked, an Apple spokesperson tells Wired. After iPhone...
Apple clings to Siri voice recordings for two years
More doom n' gloom for BlackBerry 10: Lots of people have no idea it launched
Tubifi aims to take the pain out of making video with a whole lot of stock footage

New data shows dramatic increase in wireless surveillance by law enforcement

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For the first time, we have an idea of the extent of law enforcement’s demands on wireless carriers for various information including texts, location data, and other information, and its not pretty.According to documentation provided to The New York Times, law enforcement officers made 1.3 million such requests during 2011....
New data shows dramatic increase in wireless surveillance by law enforcement

Microsoft retiring Messenger on March 15th, wants you to use Skype instead

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While we knew Microsoft Messenger was due to retire sometime in the first quarter of this year, we now have a confirmed date. According to The Next Web, Redmond has informed users via email that they have until March 15th to use the IM platform, after which they will...
Microsoft retiring Messenger on March 15th, wants you to use Skype instead

DingleBerry 4.0 cancelled, open-sourced in search of PlayBook OS 2.0 root exploit

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DingleBerry arrived with an awesome name and even better functionality: the ability to root a BlackBerry PlayBook. For the moment, however, it seems the utility is little more than dust in the wind. We've received news that development of the famed exploit has been halted. If it's any solace...
DingleBerry 4.0 cancelled, open-sourced in search of PlayBook OS 2.0 root exploit

Fuhu announces the $250 Nabi XD for tweens: 10.1-inch display, Jelly Bean on offer

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Fuhu's latest attempt at a tablet for youngsters is the Nabi XD, this time promising to help keep your tween's hands off your shiny new slate and also eschew sibling rivalry. It's packing specs that match its grown-up approach -- a 10.1-inch, 1,366 x 768 IPS display, quad-core Tegra...
Fuhu announces the $250 Nabi XD for tweens: 10.1-inch display, Jelly Bean on offer
Markets: It’s Not Mega Yacht Time Yet: How Paper Billionaires Become the Real Thing

With One Small Victory in Apple Case, Samsung Aims to Get Tablet Sales Ban Reversed

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There wasn’t much solace for Samsung in the details of Friday’s ruling as the jury found in Apple’s favor on almost every major issue and ordered the Korean company to pay its rival more than $1 billion in damages. One of the few things that might be considered a victory...
With One Small Victory in Apple Case, Samsung Aims to Get Tablet Sales Ban Reversed

Charts: If you're concerned about privacy, don't use your cell phone

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Law enforcement and other government bodies, it seems, aren’t shy about asking for or demanding data about users from wireless carriers. In an article Monday morning, the New York Times highlighted some of the statistics about this activity, based on data several companies provided to U.S. Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA)...
Charts: If you're concerned about privacy, don't use your cell phone
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