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'jOBS' opens to mixed reviews, Kutcher talks of fear and hospitalization

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Ashton Kutcher called the starring role scary and seemed to have an appropriate amount of reverence for the subject matter. However reviewers seemed to have mixed feelings at best about the movie. TNW’s Matthew Panzarino liked the movie calling it entertaining but inaccurate: But, overall, jOBS works. The lead actors are...
'jOBS' opens to mixed reviews, Kutcher talks of fear and hospitalization
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Must See HDTV (March 19th - 25th)

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March Madness is in full swing and even if you're not a college hoops fan, that should extend to the rest of the TV schedule this week. After a surprisingly exciting season finale for The Walking Dead AMC is finally ready to bring back Mad Men. Also returning are...
Must See HDTV (March 19th - 25th)
The strange math of Apple's alleged massive iPhone 5 order cuts

The 404 Holiday 2012: The Big Lebowski (podcast)

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Audiophiliac Steve Guttenberg helps us out with this special Yuletide episode of The 404 where we discuss the cocktail of weirdness that is "The Big Lebowski." [Read more]...
The 404 Holiday 2012: The Big Lebowski (podcast)

Facebook Home ad is as repulsive to some (me) as it must be attractive to addicts

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This video was released as part of the Home presentation and hit YouTube over the weekend. Having had another look at it, it reenforces my believe that this overlay isn’t for me. In fact, I was in the WTF camp since the Home screenshots were leaked. BusinessInsider notes that...
Facebook Home ad is as repulsive to some (me) as it must be attractive to addicts

Far From Black & White

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Far From Black & White: Good article by David Carr on the weirdness of the situation that is the DOJ suing the major book publishers and Apple — which helps Amazon, the once (and likely future) domineering player in the space. Carr’s key line: That’s the modern equivalent of taking...
Far From Black & White

Wanted For Murder And In Hiding, Antivirus Software Inventor John McAfee Is...Keeping A Blog (INTC)

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Antivirus software pioneer John McAfee is on the run from police in Belize. They say they want to question him about the murder of his neighbor. He says they want to kill him, and that the police were the ones who murdered his neighbor. (You recognize McAfee's name, by the way, because...
Wanted For Murder And In Hiding, Antivirus Software Inventor John McAfee Is...Keeping A Blog (INTC)

Abstract, Cyber Warrior Makeup May Hide Your Face From Surveillance

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Well, it appears the cyber punk movies of the early eighties ('Liquid Sky,' 'Jubilee,' even 'Blade Runner') got it right: in order to defend against our Big Brother overlords, we are going to need to stylistically paint our faces in bizarre and senseless ways. For his graduate's thesis at...
Abstract, Cyber Warrior Makeup May Hide Your Face From Surveillance

Facebook Cofounder Chris Hughes Lives Out Powerball Fantasies of Literature PhDs Everywhere

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Mr. Hughes. (photo via flickr.com/dsearls) New York has just published a lengthy profile of Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes, and it confirms what we’ve long suspected: This young man has the chutzpah of a well-capitalized comp lit major. After serving as PR interlocutor for Zuck and helping Barack Obama on his path to...
Facebook Cofounder Chris Hughes Lives Out Powerball Fantasies of Literature PhDs Everywhere

P0wned or paranoid? Phone weirdness at Defcon

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Random error messages, suspicious voice message numbers, fuzzy screens, and jammed networks had some hackers worried. [Read more]...
P0wned or paranoid? Phone weirdness at Defcon

Whistleblower Explains One Way Cloud Companies Can Cook Their Books (SAP)

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Cloud computing is clearly changing the way the industry buys software, but it could also be tempting some SaaS companies to dupe investors. The poster child for the situation could be SucessFactors, a cloud-based app company bought by SAP in February. The company was accused of misleading accounting procedures last...
Whistleblower Explains One Way Cloud Companies Can Cook Their Books (SAP)
A police scanner for the Twitter generation: Seattle PD intros 'Tweets by Beat'

Holiday Sanity Survival Guide: Apps Edition

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Like it or not, the holidays are here. To the earnest, the holiday season is an opportunity to pause and reflect on the veritable fount of privilege, love and goodness that overfloweth in our proverbial cup-eths. To the disgruntled, dysfunctional or otherwise jaded, this time of year can seem like a...
Holiday Sanity Survival Guide: Apps Edition
Avalanches on Iapetus are some of the longest in the Solar System

Keep Google Weird

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There's a sign that hangs in the windows of shops in downtown Santa Cruz, California. "Keep Santa Cruz Weird." It's not unique to that town, of course -- the best known implementation of the slogan is the one seen all over Austin, Texas. Localized versions have also been spotted...
Keep Google Weird
The joy, wonder, and weirdness of Toy Fair 2013
The smugness of Apple fans, the delusions of BlackBerry fans, and other Google autofill revelations

the future of games and reality and weirdness and points and things like that

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the future of games and reality and weirdness and points and things like that

What It Was Like to Be a Telephone Operator on the Night Orson Welles Broadcast 'War of the Worlds'

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When Martians attack, who you gonna call? Actually, just the operator. On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles (somewhat intentionally) created one of the great hoaxes in American history, broadcasting a too-real seeming Martian invasion of New Jersey. While you've undoubtedly heard this story, AT&T just posted a 1988 video of...
What It Was Like to Be a Telephone Operator on the Night Orson Welles Broadcast 'War of the Worlds'

Mitt Romney, Robotics, and the Uncanny Valley

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Hugh Pickens writes "Brian Fung writes in the Atlantic that one of Romney's electoral problems is that he occupies a kind of uncanny valley for politicians, inexplicably turning voters off despite looking like the textbook image of an American president. Just as people who interact with lifelike robots often...
Mitt Romney, Robotics, and the Uncanny Valley
Startup junkie Kyle Kesterson on the power of mashing creative design with technology

Inside The Odd And Hilarious Subculture Of 'Weird Twitter'

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There's an unusual subculture of jokesters on Twitter, and they're probably having more fun than you. Instead of tweeting filtered photos of their lunches or their vapid thoughts on technology (you all know who you are), they share surreal bursts of unusual ideas, jokes that are funny not because of...
Inside The Odd And Hilarious Subculture Of 'Weird Twitter'

A Visit To The Pre-WWDC Mountain Lion Rumor Mill

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Rounding up Mountain Lion rumors is actually quite simple. After all, the OS update has been floating around the developer boards for a while now and while there is no Gold Master available, many of the upcoming features are already detailed and fully baked. Mountain Lion, in short, is Apple’s...
A Visit To The Pre-WWDC Mountain Lion Rumor Mill

Unanswered Questions About Google's Strange Fight With Alibaba in China

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There’s a lot of weirdness about the fight between Google and Alibaba over the latter’s new mobile operating system in China. Although there have been several reports on the spat, all have ultimately raised more questions than they’ve answered. “Google Objects To Acer-Alibaba Phone,” said the Wall Street Journal. “Alibaba:...
Unanswered Questions About Google's Strange Fight With Alibaba in China

10 Weirdest Urban Ecosystems On Earth [Mad Urbanism]

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Cities are havens for weirdness. From communities built around garbage to dogs that ride the subway, urban environments have fostered all manner of weird patterns. Here are the 10 freakiest urban ecosystems on the planet. More »...
10 Weirdest Urban Ecosystems On Earth [Mad Urbanism]

Well RIM, This Is Weird (RIMM)

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RIM demoed its new operating system, BlackBerry 10, at a developers conference today, guaranteeing developers that they'd make at least $10,000 if they make apps for the upcoming line of devices. To affirm how much it loves its developers, the company made a weird video that features a band playing...
Well RIM, This Is Weird (RIMM)

Listen to Siri Sing Backup for the Flaming Lips [SIRI]

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Siri has been an accomplice to the comedy routines of everyone from Conan O'Brien to our very own Sam Biddle, but we hadn't seen her musical talents until the Flaming Lips enlisted her help on this new weirdness. More »...
Listen to Siri Sing Backup for the Flaming Lips [SIRI]
Watch this: Samsung's Mobile Unpacked event at IFA 2012 in all its magical weirdness

Richard Feynman on the Weirdness of Physical Reality

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For several days now, as regular readers know, I've been advertising my incomprehension of the Higgs boson. And--perhaps in an attempt to bolster my self-esteem--I've suggested that even physicists often fail to comprehend sub-atomic physics; or, at least, that they sometimes have to settle for a sheerly mathematical comprehension, because...
Richard Feynman on the Weirdness of Physical Reality
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