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tricky business

Call of Duty: Ghosts - preview

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The latest instalment of Call of Duty is vital to the success of Microsoft's new Xbox One. We talk to the man in charge of delivering it, Eric Hirshberg, boss of ActivisionGaining traction in popular culture these days is a tricky business. There is so much competition. In an earlier...
Call of Duty: Ghosts - preview

Files App for iOS creates a virtual space and gives you an easy way to view and manage files on the move

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File management can be a tricky business on the iPhone and iPad. Provided you’re working with files that have been created using a specific app – take Instagram and the default Photos app, for example – iOS works well and allows you to move content around relatively easily. If you...
Files App for iOS creates a virtual space and gives you an easy way to view and manage files on the move
Google unveils new ‘Display Business Trends’ report for publishers

Guardian presents... so you want to be a games journalist

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We're running a free event on becoming a games writer as part of the London Games Festival. Here's how you can win tickets to come alongAs part of the London Games Festival, The Guardian will be hosting an event on 2 October, aimed at budding games journalists - or those...
Guardian presents... so you want to be a games journalist

Microsoft's Sean Nolan on electronic medical records, their storage, and the future of health tech

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Working with health data is a tricky business. Consumers want to access such information when they need it, and that it be kept safe and secure when they don’t. Regulations, however, are the norm when it comes to health information, making its management rigorous. Both Google and Microsoft have worked on storing...
Microsoft's Sean Nolan on electronic medical records, their storage, and the future of health tech

A Fistful of Smart Media Dollars

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Editor’s note: Jay Fulcher is CEO of video technology company Ooyala. This is a follow-up to his columns “Fear And Loathing In Online Video” and “One Screen To Rule Them All“. Follow him on Twitter @jbfulcher. The rise of smart, multi-screen streaming media is fundamentally changing the TV experience. This year, for...
A Fistful of Smart Media Dollars

Survey Anecdote Suggests We Have No Idea What's Going On At Google+

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By Google’s count, Google+ has over 500 million “upgraded” members and some 135 million people active “in just the stream.” By researchers’ best estimates, however, the answer is a bit more complicated. According to Pew Research Center’s latest social media survey, which was published recently and aimed at sampling the...
Survey Anecdote Suggests We Have No Idea What's Going On At Google+
Tech Law: German Federal Law Now on GitHub
Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley: your phone knows if you're a local or a tourist

Tagwhat launches tagging tools and push notifications to wake up the Web on location

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Tagwhat, the mobile tour guide has launched its first location-based publishing tool and push notifications to bring its app to a whole new level. Already the service provides relevant information that is tethered to specific locations. Using over 700,000 Wikipedia entries as a base, users have been able to open...
Tagwhat launches tagging tools and push notifications to wake up the Web on location

DailyDirt: Advertising Mistakes; Hilarity Ensues

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Advertising is a tricky business. Not only do you not know where half your marketing budget goes, but it's possible to waste 100% of your advertising with an innocent mistake. It's tough to try to make funny and catchy ads, and not everyone has the same sense of humor. Here...
DailyDirt: Advertising Mistakes; Hilarity Ensues
Pebble Killed It On Kickstarter. Now What?

On the road: Vauxhall Mokka 1.4T AWD Exclusiv 4x4 S/S 5dr

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'The new mini-SUV from Vauxhall has an odd design. In fact, it's a bit of a lunk, full of musclebound bulges, like Alex "The Reidinator" Reid on wheels'Recently, Kia launched a "sleek, low, yet muscular coupé... cheeky and cheerful in its compactness", its name "hinting at the fun on the...
On the road: Vauxhall Mokka 1.4T AWD Exclusiv 4x4 S/S 5dr

Amazon's next device: you'll find it in your living room

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Having built the Kindle Fire, some are suggesting that Amazon will next move into mobile phones. But that's a tricky business to make work. Another one has far more potential to make money.Want to know what Amazon will make next? It's blindingly obvious if you think about it. Despite the...
Amazon's next device: you'll find it in your living room

Saving the game: Why preserving video games is illegal

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I’m part of the Sonic the Hedgehog generation. I grew up spending a lot of rainy afternoons playing games on a Sega console with my older brother, who only allowed me to play Sonic’s little sidekick Tails the Fox and of course beat me every single time. I also spent...
Saving the game: Why preserving video games is illegal

Researchers make unsuitable parts work as solar cells, could lead to cheaper panels

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Harnessing the power of the sun is a tricky business, but even the past few weeks have seen some interesting developments in the field. In this latest installment, researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California have figured out a way of making solar cells...
Researchers make unsuitable parts work as solar cells, could lead to cheaper panels

Thou Shalt Not Lie: FTC set to hit Google for millions over Safari incident

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Another day, another privacy payout. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google will pay $22.5 million to settle claims that it hacked users’ iPhones in order to serve ads to them. The incident stems from a highly publicized incident in February in which a Stanford graduate student discovered that...
Thou Shalt Not Lie: FTC set to hit Google for millions over Safari incident

Changers Relaunches Out of Insolvency To Take On Japan

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Back in October Changers appeared offering a solar powered gadget-charging system designed to power up your USB devices, smartphones and the like, using a simple, one-button device. But this was not your average solar unit. The device uploads how much power it has generated to an online energy marketplace where...
Changers Relaunches Out of Insolvency To Take On Japan
Big Tech: Cable Companies Shouldn't Fear Google--Yet

Review: Amiga Forever makes retro gaming painless

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Personal computers have been around long enough to become a part of our history and shared social consciousness. As time marches on and older hardware dies, emulation is often the only way to experience these orphaned systems again. Amiga has been mourned more than most. Emulators are tricky business,...
Review: Amiga Forever makes retro gaming painless

Three Artists On Piracy: Sharing, Disruption And Turning Filesharers Into Your Street Team

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There's a lot of discussion here at Techdirt about filesharing. Much of the discussion focuses on various legacy industries and their efforts to fight infringement, as well as their continued cultivation of artificial scarcity, which often sends potential customers towards unapproved sources. Various artists have also weighed in on the...
Three Artists On Piracy: Sharing, Disruption And Turning Filesharers Into Your Street Team

Reddit tries to crack down on child pornography with new rules banning suggestive subreddits

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Running a massive online community is a tricky business. The administrators who police the site are trying to strike a balance between encouraging users to contribute and keeping unsavoury and illegal behaviour to a minimum. Reddit, a news aggregator and online community which has seen massive growth over the last...
Reddit tries to crack down on child pornography with new rules banning suggestive subreddits

On the road: Vauxhall Mokka 1.4T AWD Exclusiv 4x4 S/S 5dr

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'The new mini-SUV from Vauxhall has an odd design. In fact, it's a bit of a lunk, full of musclebound bulges, like Alex "The Reidinator" Reid on wheels'Recently, Kia launched a "sleek, low, yet muscular coupé... cheeky and cheerful in its compactness", its name "hinting at the fun on the...
On the road: Vauxhall Mokka 1.4T AWD Exclusiv 4x4 S/S 5dr

Microsoft Points reportedly to be scrapped before the release of the next Xbox later this year

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Microsoft will abandon the Points system used by players to purchase video games and downloadable content on its Xbox 360 console when it launches its successor later this year. An article by The Verge reports that Microsoft will be moving away from the virtual currency, which consumers acquire by purchasing...
Microsoft Points reportedly to be scrapped before the release of the next Xbox later this year

Infographics: Pandora’s Size Issues

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Pandora's catalog of 1 million songs is dwarfed by Spotify Radio's 16 million songs. Graphic: Ryan Tate. Data: Companies. The online jukebox Spotify announced Tuesday it will offer customized internet radio stations, putting the upstart into competition with longtime netcaster Pandora. Spotify might lack Pandora’s deep experience in online...
Infographics: Pandora’s Size Issues
Red Hat Becomes Open Source’s First $1 Billion Baby

Kinsa launches a smartphone-connected thermometer to create a real-time health map

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If you want a real-time picture of the country’s health, you can check out Google Flu Trends or insights from social media. And if you want a more official perspective, you can turn to the Centers for Disease Control. But getting information that is both real-time and accurate is tricky...
Kinsa launches a smartphone-connected thermometer to create a real-time health map
$10,000 iPad prototype was "most likely" stolen property, says eBay seller
QUOTE.fm's Read Service Leaves Beta to Answer the "Why" of Social Reading

Social media marketing and the law: Find out what you need to know with TNW Academy

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Social media marketing can be a tricky business. Brands are constantly trying to find new ways to make their social strategy stand out, but when doing so there is a legal side to take in to account as well. And when it comes to that legal side, it’s not always...
Social media marketing and the law: Find out what you need to know with TNW Academy
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