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The New Yorker launches new tech and science vertical for its website

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The New Yorker is today launching a new science and technology vertical and accompanying blog for its website, NewYorker.com. The section will feature a mix of new posts and stories from the New Yorker’s archives, while the blog, called “Elements,” will bring fresh tech and science-focused content to the site...
The New Yorker launches new tech and science vertical for its website
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The Verge Is Losing A Founding Member To ABC News

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Joanna Stern, technology editor for The Verge, will be leaving the site to join ABC News, Verge editor Joshua Topolsky announced tonight. At ABC, Stern will lead technology coverage and do broadcast work. Stern was part of the Engadget crew that left en masse to start The Verge. Prior...
The Verge Is Losing A Founding Member To ABC News

Mozilla Previews New Firefox Add-Ons Manager

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The Mozilla team is hard at work on the next update to Firefox, which will include a fully redesigned Add-ons Manager.Previously, the Add-ons Manager operated in its own separate window apart from the rest of the browser. The new Add-ons Manager opens in a new tab and uses JavaScript...
Mozilla Previews New Firefox Add-Ons Manager

iReverse: One App, One Code Base, Seven Platforms

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Developers are buzzing about a simple Reversi game that runs on Mac, Windows, Linux, iPad and a slew of other devices and operating systems.What makes the app big news? “There isn’t a single line of code I had to change to get this app to run on all these...
iReverse: One App, One Code Base, Seven Platforms

Can Two iPads Replace the Turntable? [VIDEO]

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Do DJs still need expensive solutions like Serato and a truckload of equipment to get their game on, or can they please a crowd using only two Apple iPads and off-the-shelf App Store apps? That’s what Rana June Sobhany is exploring to great effect with her Destroy the Silence...
Can Two iPads Replace the Turntable? [VIDEO]

Hacked? Google Corporate Pages Temporarily Switch to Chinese

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Google’s corporate bios suddenly switched to Chinese this morning, the Guardian reports. It only affected users connecting from some areas, and the change was live only for a short amount of time, but the screenshots prove that Google may have indeed been hacked – again.The pages affected were http://www.google.com/corporate/execs.html....
Hacked? Google Corporate Pages Temporarily Switch to Chinese

Google Search Rankings Now Consider Site Speed

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Shared by Bryce Wow, Google sure are going full-speed ahead with their desire for a faster internet. Back in November, we started hearing murmurs that Google was considering whether or not to factor site speed into its search ranking algorithm. In a blog post today, the search giant confirms it...
Google Search Rankings Now Consider Site Speed

Pål Hivand: Gmail Adds Drag-and-Drop to File Attachments

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3D Teleconferencing Feels Like the Future [VIDEO]

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For those of us who like to imagine we’re already living in the future, this 3D teleconferencing setup seems to corroborate our theory. A project of the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies, the 3D video teleconferencing setup works by projecting a high-speed video feed onto a...
3D Teleconferencing Feels Like the Future [VIDEO]

Seesmic Founder to Twitter Naysayers: “F— You” [VIDEO]

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Loic Le Meur, Seesmic founder and tech scene leader, was clearly bullish on the Twitter platform in this interview conducted yesterday at Chirp, the Twitter developer conference.Le Meur, whose company is launching its own platform, is a big believer in the opportunities for those who develop Twitter apps. Innovative...
Seesmic Founder to Twitter Naysayers: “F— You” [VIDEO]

Google Calendar Goes Down

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Users of Google Calendar are getting a sobering reminder of the potential pitfalls of keeping one’s schedule and appointments in the cloud, as the service is currently (as of 11:45 ET) not working for many users.In a comment posted to the company’s app status page, Google says that “we’re...
Google Calendar Goes Down

Developers Scramble to Build iPad Apps [STATS]

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Although stats yesterday indicated that developer interest in the iPad (perhaps to-be-expected) has fallen off somewhat since it was first announced, another report today from mobile analytics firm Flurry indicates that the iPad has completely shaken up the dynamics of what’s currently being built in the mobile app world.Analyzing...
Developers Scramble to Build iPad Apps [STATS]

iMac Steampunk Mod Is Retro Awesome [PICS]

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Are you a modern tech geek with retro sensibilities? Old Time Computer might be able to help you out with these gorgeous handcrafted oak and brass mods. Inflation renders these kinds of antiques pricier than their original counterparts, but you can pick up your own custom antique skin on...
iMac Steampunk Mod Is Retro Awesome [PICS]

One Laptop Per Child to Produce $100 Tablet

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Remember that One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) tablet concept we showed you back in December? Today the company has announced a partnership with silicon solutions maker Marvell that will make that concept a reality by 2011 — and for just $100 per device.The OLPC XO-3 tablet computers will debut...
One Laptop Per Child to Produce $100 Tablet

Mars in HD: First People’s Choice Images Released [PICS]

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NASA undertook a very unique initiative with its HiWish program, which allows the general public to submit suggestions for where to point the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s high-resolution camera.The first eight images below from the HiWish program have been released by the space agency, giving us incredible close-up views of...
Mars in HD: First People’s Choice Images Released [PICS]

NASA Releases Amazing New Footage of Our Dynamic Sun [VIDEO]

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NASA was been wowing us with beautiful imagery from Mars and of our own planet’s volcanic activity, and now the space agency has released some spectacular photos and videos of our sun; we’ve included a few below.The recently launched Solar Dynamics Observatory has been taking some unique portraits of...
NASA Releases Amazing New Footage of Our Dynamic Sun [VIDEO]

Gamers Get a Glimpse of Steam for Mac [VIDEO]

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If you’ve been wondering how Valve’s digital game distribution service Steam for Mac will compare to its original Windows implementation, wait no longer. A video demonstrating Steam for the Mac has been leaked onto that provincial little backyard known as the internets, revealing an interface that’s much the same...
Gamers Get a Glimpse of Steam for Mac [VIDEO]

AP Stylebook Finally Changes “Web Site” to “Website”

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This news might not mean much if you’re not writing or editing a tech blog, but word that the AP – whose stylebook is still the standard for all things grammar and punctuation in the news world — officially changing “Web site” to “website” was met with a warm...
AP Stylebook Finally Changes “Web Site” to “Website”

How to Get Pleasure and Profit from APIs [VIDEO]

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If APIs are “crack cocaine for developers,” as Mashery CEO Oren Michels said to us, then Michels is a dealer. His company specializes in creating and managing APIs for companies from Netflix and MTV Networks to Etsy and Cafe Press, and has recently published a survey on how developers...
How to Get Pleasure and Profit from APIs [VIDEO]

Mint.com Now Tracks Cash and Pending Transactions

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The personal finance web app at Mint.com has added the option to manually enter cash or check transactions — one of the features most frequently requested by its users:When you enter in a cash transaction, you can opt to have the site count that amount as part of the...
Mint.com Now Tracks Cash and Pending Transactions

Twitter Gives Developers Their Very Own Website

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Today at Chirp, the Twitter conference for app developers, Twitter Platform Director Ryan Sarver announced the company would be giving developers their own sandbox for developing apps and getting more and better information about the Twitter APIs and roadmap.Currently, the site has information on @Anywhere (an important new set...
Twitter Gives Developers Their Very Own Website

Xbox Live Suffers Connection Issues

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Modern Warfare 2’s “Stimulus Package” map pack for the Xbox 360 went live today. However, frustrated gamers have found that Xbox Live is having issues that are preventing them from enjoying the new purchase.Xbox Support’s Twitter account is loaded with communications with customers about the problem, and the official...
Xbox Live Suffers Connection Issues

Super Monkey Ball for iPad: Is It Worth $10? [Video Review]

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One of the downsides of the iPad is that the paid applications are significantly more pricey than the apps available for the iPhone. Sure the iPad is designed to take the app experience — especially around gaming — to the next level, but does the supersized screen warrant a...
Super Monkey Ball for iPad: Is It Worth $10? [Video Review]

Google Developing Tablet to Take On iPad

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Google CEO Eric Schmidt has confirmed that his company is developing a tablet device based on the Android operating system, according to friends that spoke to the executive at a recent event in Los Angeles. The New York Times reports that Google has “been working with several hardware manufacturers,”...
Google Developing Tablet to Take On iPad

FTC Kills Porn/Spam ISP

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Today, the Federal Trade Commission has permanently shut down 3FN, an Belize-based Internet service provider (ISP) notorious for hosting botnets, child pornography, phishing attacks and various other scams and malware. The ISP has been ordered to pay $1.08 million which it earned by cooperating and conspiring criminals.It took almost...
FTC Kills Porn/Spam ISP

Satellites Will Issue Speeding Tickets from Space

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UK drivers had better stay under that speed limit, because the traffic authorities are watching… from outer space. According to The Telegraph, an American company called PIPS Technology has developed a system that uses two cameras on the ground and one mounted on a satellite in orbit to catch...
Satellites Will Issue Speeding Tickets from Space
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