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Former Newspaper Editor Realizes Now What He Was Doing Wrong

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A year ago today I walked out of the News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.) for the last time as editor. Twenty-seven years there, 13 of them as editor. It was a good run. But I wish I had been smarter. After a year as a civilian newspaper reader, I realize how often...
Former Newspaper Editor Realizes Now What He Was Doing Wrong
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Cinemagram Turns iPhone Photos Into Animated Gifs In Seconds

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Remember when the iPhone app GLMPS launched last summer, seemingly heralding the start of new image format that blended static photos and video? No? That’s OK. Today, there’s a new twist on the idea of reinventing the mobile photo, this time by turning static photos into animated ones. With the...
Cinemagram Turns iPhone Photos Into Animated Gifs In Seconds

Raspberry Pi: The Small Computer With The Big Ambition (To Get Kids Coding Again)

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If you’re a hardware hacker who knows your apples you’ll have heard of the Raspberry Pi – and maybe even bought one already. It’s the super cheap mini-computer which featured prominently at our Hackathon event last month. But there’s more to the Pi than a decent processor at bargain basement prices....
Raspberry Pi: The Small Computer With The Big Ambition (To Get Kids Coding Again)
What you need to know about the NSA's secret Verizon surveillance program
Nexus 7 Guidebook available now on Google Play Books

Does HTC Deal Signal End to Apple's Thermonuclear War Against Android?

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The most noteworthy piece of the just-announced Apple-HTC settlement is that the iPhone maker was willing to settle at any price. Until now, Apple indicated only that it wanted other companies not to copy it rather than an interest in licensing its patents Late CEO Steve Jobs seemed more interested...
Does HTC Deal Signal End to Apple's Thermonuclear War Against Android?
Facebook's Answer To Pay-to-Play: The "Following" Feed
Why Do We Need Academic Journals In The First Place?

On China's Twitter, telling lies will get you kicked out

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Sina Weibo, one of China's most popular microblogging sites, introduced new rules for participation this week that discourage anonymous speech and punish spreading falsehoods based on the number of people that falsehood reached. According to The International Business Times, Sina Weibo—which is something of a Twitter/Facebook hybrid and counts more...
On China's Twitter, telling lies will get you kicked out

PebbleOS 1.10 supports third-party watch faces, sorts out iOS issues

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Pebble has been on a rapid cadence with smartwatch updates to justify those crowdfunded dollars, and it's not letting up just because watch shipments are well underway. PebbleOS 1.10 has arrived with support for custom watch faces built using the matching SDK. The revamp will be especially helpful for...
PebbleOS 1.10 supports third-party watch faces, sorts out iOS issues

Facebook Is Going To Release Its Own Android-Based Operating System -- Reports (FB, GOOG)

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The story that just won't die -- the Facebook phone -- is back. Facebook sent out invitations for a media event next Thursday at its headquarters which read "Come see our new home on Android." This immediately set off a wave of speculation about what Facebook would announce. The initial...
Facebook Is Going To Release Its Own Android-Based Operating System -- Reports (FB, GOOG)
Artificial intelligence hopes to give sports commentators an assist
Modeling the Yellowstone magma plume with a vat of sugar water

Documents by Readdle Rolls Out for iPhone

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Back in January, we brought you news on Readdle’s Documents for iPad, which we called a lean but powerful file-management app, which also enabled document-viewing and media playback. And now this is also available for the smaller-screened form factor of the iPhone and iPod touch. As we noted at the...
Documents by Readdle Rolls Out for iPhone

Copyright Explained Musically

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For those of you who claim that copyright inspires no creativity whatsoever, perhaps you have not seen the following video, PandoHouse Rock: Copyright, explained, a collaboration between PandoDaily and Explainer Music's David Holmes: I usually find these sorts of things to be pretty bad. Copyright isn't something that you can...
Copyright Explained Musically

BlackBerry 10 reaches the 100,000 app mark, adds Amazon Kindle today

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While it's still got some distance to make up, BlackBerry has swiftly reached a milestone of sorts -- its first 100,000 apps. According to the announcement, BB10 has notched up over 30,000 new games and apps over the last seven weeks, all before it's even entered the USA. Notable...
BlackBerry 10 reaches the 100,000 app mark, adds Amazon Kindle today
Dark matter critics focus on details, ignore big picture

Smaller Windows 8 tablets will be huge

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Microsoft has confirmed that smaller Windows 8 tablets will come to market in the near future. These will fill a gap in the Windows ecosystem and boost demand for Windows 8 by addressing key downsides to the early Surface tablets. Windows tablet sales seemed to start off impressively, but...
Smaller Windows 8 tablets will be huge

Yep, It's Coming: Google Wallet's Help Site Mentions The "Google Wallet Card"

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Just in case you needed more proof that the leaked news revealing a forthcoming physical Google Wallet Card is indeed legit, you can just visit Google’s own Help section on its Google Wallet website to catch a reference to the yet-to-be announced addition. On the page entitled “Eligible Devices,” Google...
Yep, It's Coming: Google Wallet's Help Site Mentions The "Google Wallet Card"
'The Pirate Cinema' monitors popular torrents to create a video wall of piracy

IRC service Grove is closing down on October 13

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Grove, an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) service for businesses, is closing down on October 13, according to a blog post from founder Leah Culver. The move comes almost eighteenth months after the shuttering of Culver’s previous startup, Y Combinator-backed Convore, a consumer focused chat group also based on the IRC protocol. Grove ran a...
IRC service Grove is closing down on October 13

Do Klout Perks carry any real-world weight?

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You may be more than the sum of your parts, but to Klout, you're just a number. The analytics company monitors your interactions on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and beyond. It then sorts through the data to generate a numeric score that purportedly "measures a person's overall online influence" on...
Do Klout Perks carry any real-world weight?

Apple Officially Drops 'Mac' Name from OS X Mountain Lion

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With the launch of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion in the middle of last year, Apple was clearly trending towards dropping the 'Mac' From 'Mac OS X', which has been the name of the Macintosh operating system for more than 10 years. Though it still used the 'Mac OS X'...
Apple Officially Drops 'Mac' Name from OS X Mountain Lion

Microsoft ViralSearch project visualizes content as it spreads across Twitter

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It's not a new component of Bing (not yet, anyway), but Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new small-scale search project at its TechFest event this week -- one with a particular focus on so-called viral content. Appropriately dubbed ViralSearch, the effort from Microsoft Research currently uses Twitter...
Microsoft ViralSearch project visualizes content as it spreads across Twitter
Move Over Siri: WonderVoice's New Virtual Assistant Lets You Speak To Interact With Facebook While On The Go

Want More Jobs? Get Rid Of The Patent Trolls

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Last fall, after years and years of bickering and fighting, Congress and the President finally got together to pass what they called a "patent reform" bill. While the bill made a few changes to how the patent system works, it almost completely ignored the issue of patent trolling or just...
Want More Jobs? Get Rid Of The Patent Trolls
How Olympic audio engineers create a hyperreal sound experience
For today's IT professional, the iPad is an addition, not a replacement

TNW supports the Declaration of Internet Freedom. You should too

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There are lots of calls to action across the Internet that we, both individually and as a company, can choose to support. We get emails about them almost on a daily basis. So when the Declaration of Internet Freedom came across our desk today, we were pleasantly surprised to see that it...
TNW supports the Declaration of Internet Freedom. You should too
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