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Firefox: Aiming for One Million Contributors

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Mozilla's Dietrich Ayala would like to have one million contributors to Firefox in 2012. It's a tough, probably unreachable, goal that Ayala says he's kidding about. Kind of. Ayala spoke at FOSDEM about developing Firefox in 2012, and new approaches that Mozilla is taking to try to reduce time and...
Firefox: Aiming for One Million Contributors

Babblr re-launches to bring Tumblr into the instant messaging vortex

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You can’t escape instant messages. I thought that the category died after AOL Instant Messenger stopped being a thing people cared about, but the last year has shown how important messaging services have become to Facebook, Google, and an entire category of one-on-one chat products. Babblr is the latest...
Babblr re-launches to bring Tumblr into the instant messaging vortex
Omega Releases An Anti-Magnetic Mechanical Watch That You Can Wear In Your Supercollider

Verizon serves up GameTitanium, giving customers 150 on-demand Android games for $5.99 a month

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Wanting to take the hassle out of Android downloads and limiting the possible spend on the Google Play marketplace, Verizon has teamed up with Exent to offer its Android customers access to its new GameTanium service, offering hundreds of games for $5.99 a month. If you’re a Verizon customer with...
Verizon serves up GameTitanium, giving customers 150 on-demand Android games for $5.99 a month

Moshi Vortex

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Moshi has been making accessories for Macs for years, but the company recently expanded into the headphone/headset market with the Moshi Audio line. The first product in the line is the Vortex, a stylish $80 headset aimed at fans of rock and hip-hop. The Vortex is a canalbud-style headset....
Moshi Vortex
ByteLight partners with Solais Lighting to make LED-based positioning a reality

The Blade That Would Make Helicopters Almost Silent [Helicopters]

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Helicopters make a lot of noise because of a physical phenomenon called blade-vortex interaction. Eurocopter engineers have developed a new kind of rotor blade that attenuates this problem. It's called Blue Edge, and—as you can hear—it works beautifully: The new blade shape is combined with another technology called Blue Pulse,...
The Blade That Would Make Helicopters Almost Silent [Helicopters]

Guess Which Of These Three BuzzFeed Stories Is An Ad

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BuzzFeed recently posted a few stories about Sony's PlayStation 4. Some were sponsored by Sony, and others were written by BuzzFeed staffers, Andrew Sullivan of The Dish reports.  BuzzFeed clearly states if a post is sponsored on the article page itself. But once you're on a sponsored post page, it's...
Guess Which Of These Three BuzzFeed Stories Is An Ad

Researchers wrangle microscopic particles with sonic lasso

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When you think about it, scientists and cowboys have a lot in common. Both are frontiersmen of a sort, both wear clothes that make them easy to identify and now they both count lassos among their essential tools. Researchers at the University of Bristol and the University of Dundee...
Researchers wrangle microscopic particles with sonic lasso
TC/Gadgets Webcast: The Avengers, Nerf, And Kickstarter Tips

TastemakerX Rewards Music Snobs (and PandoDaily Readers With Pre-Coachella Beta Invites)

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TastemakerX is a virtual stock market that rewards you for discovering a band first. It’s the music snob equivalent of having a double digit ID number on Facebook. It’s the app equivalent of James Murphy’s assertions in this awesome song. It taps into that obnoxious “FIRST!” mentality that the Internet somehow...
TastemakerX Rewards Music Snobs (and PandoDaily Readers With Pre-Coachella Beta Invites)

Outlook Running All Hotmail Accounts Now, Says Microsoft

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Alas poor Hotmail, we knew it well. Earlier this year Microsoft announced that it was pensioning off the backend of Hotmail and replacing it with its Outlook mail system. Well, it's now done, says Redmond. All 300 million-plus Hotmail accounts have now been switcheroo-ed with the newer, fancier system,...
Outlook Running All Hotmail Accounts Now, Says Microsoft

This Will Be The Last Article You Read

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Editor’s Note: Nir Eyal writes about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com. He is the author of the forthcoming book “Hooked: How to Drive Engagement by Creating User Habits”. Follow him on Twitter @nireyal. If the Internet had a voice, I am fairly certain it would sound like...
This Will Be The Last Article You Read

"Saturday Night Live" Has Verizon's Number in 4G LTE Spoof (Video)

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Verizon has spent quite a bit of time and money trying to teach Americans the term 4G LTE. “Saturday Night Live” spent 30 seconds pretty much destroying those efforts. In a commercial spoof, SNL has a Verizon sales person touting LTE without really saying what it does and also mocking...
"Saturday Night Live" Has Verizon's Number in 4G LTE Spoof (Video)

Peter Thiel funds tornado power, seriously

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Peter Thiel, famous for co-founding PayPal and being an early investor in Facebook, has put a small grant of $300,000 into a Canadian inventor who has spent years working on the idea of harnessing man-made tornadoes to produce power. The funding was made through Thiel’s Breakout Labs, which is part...
Peter Thiel funds tornado power, seriously

Samsung Copied Apple's Products, It's Time for Sony to Copy Apple's Business Philosophies

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The IFA trade show in Berlin has been a gadget lover’s dream, with a number of large companies announcing their upcoming products. Some of us are forced to catch these announcements via laptop displays and RSS feeds, but the buffet of consumer electronic goodness is just as delicious from thousands...
Samsung Copied Apple's Products, It's Time for Sony to Copy Apple's Business Philosophies
Gawker outs one of Reddit's shady, tasteless power users

Saturday Night Live’s Verizon Spoof Touches a Nerve

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Remember when shopping for a new cellphone was easy? There were about five models to choose from, and the only major decision was whether the phone should flip open or not. Saturday Night Live spoofs a Verizon Wireless commercial, with actors Fred Armisen (left) and Bill Hader. Nowadays phones are...
Saturday Night Live’s Verizon Spoof Touches a Nerve

Joomla sails past 36m downloads, as it reports 27% year-on-year growth

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Open source content management system (CMS) Joomla has announced that it has surpassed 36 million downloads worldwide two months after the launch of Joomla 3.0. The company reports downloads grew an impressive 27% compared to November 2011, while more than 1,500 extensions for the CMS were introduced by its community...
Joomla sails past 36m downloads, as it reports 27% year-on-year growth
Scientist invents a cloak of visibility ... against ocean waves?

Vortex review: a "mental" workstation

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Vortex review: a "mental" workstation

Floome smartphone breathalyzer billed as the most accurate for measuring blood alcohol level

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale 2045Tech is launching its new Floome breathalyzer for smartphones today. The breathalyzer can attach to any smartphone and tell you within seconds whether your blood alcohol level is above legal limits or not. The Venice, Italy-based company says...
Floome smartphone breathalyzer billed as the most accurate for measuring blood alcohol level

As the Internet Association steps up, the venerable NetCoalition will shut down

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Out with the old, and in with the new. Today it became known that the NetCoalition, an aging industry group, will shut down as the Internet Association takes its place. Why the change? The companies behind NetCoalition – currently listed to include “Google, Yahoo!, Amazon.com, eBay, IAC, Bloomberg LP, Expedia...
As the Internet Association steps up, the venerable NetCoalition will shut down

Free Download: Wolf Vortex - Blitzwolf

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Free Download: Wolf Vortex - Blitzwolf

Build a Vortex Cannon [Science]

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If you've been sitting around all week wondering how you could combine smoke, speakers, and a love of novel physics experiments into an excuse to tinker in your workshop this weekend, building a smoke-shooting vortex cannon should cover everything nicely. More »...
Build a Vortex Cannon [Science]

Rain - preview

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Sony Japan's haunting adventure combines early survival horror with PlayStation 2 classic Ico, to promising effectEveryone will think of Ico. As the hero of Rain trudges through the bleak shadowy city, his shoulders hunched against the cold and the night; and as the girl he is searching for is glimpsed...
Rain - preview

Tech's Favorite Crazy Uncle Peter Thiel Gives Inventor $300,000 to Make Some Tornadoes

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(Photo: IMDB) If Singularity lover and PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel can’t have Mars, he will instead control earth. Business Insider reports that the early Facebook investor has bestowed a $300,000 investment upon Canadian inventor Louis Michaud so that he can create man-made tornadoes. Of course, these wouldn’t be just any...
Tech's Favorite Crazy Uncle Peter Thiel Gives Inventor $300,000 to Make Some Tornadoes

Yahoo Mail upgrade crashes, burns

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In other e-mail news today, Yahoo Mail launched an upgrade that would make it “faster and easier” to use. Instead, when Yahoo Mail users tried to log into their accounts, they got stuck in a vortex of a unresponsive terms and conditions page or a failed message. As TechCrunch reported,...
Yahoo Mail upgrade crashes, burns

Huge Garbage Patch Found in Atlantic Too

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Akin to the Texas-size garbage patch in the Pacific, a massive trash vortex has formed from billion of bits of plastic congregating off North America's Atlantic coast, researchers say....
Huge Garbage Patch Found in Atlantic Too

Moshi’s Vortex Pro – A beautiful headset with loads of features and 1 fatal flaw

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There are pros and cons to being the resident audio geek of TNW. One pro is that I get to test an amazing array of audio gear. The con is that, sometimes, I have to write reviews that aren’t overwhelmingly positive. This review of the super-sexy Vortex Pro headset from...
Moshi’s Vortex Pro – A beautiful headset with loads of features and 1 fatal flaw
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