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Google Play store now accepting pre-orders for books, bibliophiles rejoice

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Google's been kicking around the idea of pre-orders in its Play Store for a while, and now we know exactly how that'll pan out. You can now indulge in some pre-launch book ordering on the website as well as on Android devices -- the goodies are listed under the...
Google Play store now accepting pre-orders for books, bibliophiles rejoice

Microsoft's indecisive future as a software/hardware/service company

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Microsoft is a software company. For nigh on three decades, Windows and Office have been the bread and butter of the Redmond, Washington company. However, the last decade has seen increasing success and competition from both Apple and Google. Now, it seems as if the mammoth software business just isn’t...
Microsoft's indecisive future as a software/hardware/service company

Seven Gmail Add-ons That Make Email Suck Less

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Editor’s note: Sidian M.S. Jones is the founder of OpenSourceReligion.net and does graphic design for BookLamp.org. He has a forthcoming book called The Voice of Rolling Thunder. Follow him on Twitter @SidianMSJones. I think it says a lot about the current state of email that we have so many startups...
Seven Gmail Add-ons That Make Email Suck Less

Strobe lighting goggles shown to improve short-term memory, all-night ravers feel validated

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Those goggles you see above aren't for stylish looks while playing dodgeball -- they're the keys to a potentially important discovery about short-term memory. Duke University's Institute for Brain Sciences found that subjects playing catch with goggles simulating strobe lights were noticeably better at memorizing information during tests, even...
Strobe lighting goggles shown to improve short-term memory, all-night ravers feel validated

Microsoft defends ‘Flight’ — calls it ‘a step up from all of our previous efforts’

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Microsoft is gearing up for the debut of its new “Microsoft Flight” franchise for Windows PCs, announcing a Feb. 29 launch and providing new details on the free experience and premium content that will be available at launch. Leading up to the official release, the company has had a tough...
Microsoft defends ‘Flight’ — calls it ‘a step up from all of our previous efforts’

More Comedians Following Louis CK's Path... But They Don't Need To Copy It Exactly

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We've talked a lot about Louis CK's success with being open, human and awesome in going direct to his fans with a DRM-free offering. It's not surprising now to see a few other forward-looking comics follow suit. Last month a few folks passed along Jim Gaffigan's plans to do something...
More Comedians Following Louis CK's Path... But They Don't Need To Copy It Exactly
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