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Chromium code hints at Google Now for OS X

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A few months back Chromium whiz François Beaufort spotted a piece of code in the open source web browser that hinted at Google Now possibly coming to Chrome. Today, the programmer has uncovered an issue log pointing out notification center enhancements for OS X. An entry, listed as "[Mac][MC]...
Chromium code hints at Google Now for OS X

Guitar Pee urinal: Be a bathroom rock god

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In one of the latest signs of the impending apocalypse, Billboard Brasil has created a playable guitar/urinal that wails while you whiz. [Read more]...
Guitar Pee urinal: Be a bathroom rock god

Classical music refashioned

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Can New York students design the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra a wardrobe fit for the 21st century?The first thing that all the involved parties quickly emphasised about the collaboration between Parsons the New School for Design and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is that no one had any idea what to expect,...
Classical music refashioned

How to File the Sharp Edge Off a MacBook Pro [Annoyances]

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Technology lover John Pozadzides isn't just a whiz at hacking your weak passwords. When his MacBook Pro's sharp edge dug into his wrists one too many times, he made quick work of that annoyance. Here's how: More »...
How to File the Sharp Edge Off a MacBook Pro [Annoyances]
A Sad Goodbye to the PandoList and Amanda Schwab

FACEBOOK EMPLOYEES CELEBRATE: This Is What Brand New Millionaires And Billionaires Look Like (FB)

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Maybe you've heard, but Facebook went public today at an astounding $104 billion valuation. Incredible! Naturally, Facebook employees and former employees are pretty ecstatic. Some of them spent all last night celebrating at Facebook HQ (though the only drinks were Red Bulls). There are lots of photos of this! Many...
FACEBOOK EMPLOYEES CELEBRATE: This Is What Brand New Millionaires And Billionaires Look Like (FB)

Windows 8 RTM: what's new in the final build of Windows 8?

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It's been two weeks since Microsoft signed off on Windows 8, and shipped the final code to manufacturers prepping shiny new computers. Today, another round of folks are getting their hands on the code: devs, and IT pros with subscriptions to Microsoft's TechNet program. Of course, you might not...
Windows 8 RTM: what's new in the final build of Windows 8?
Feature: Coolest jobs in tech: from the pits of Le Mans to the dugouts of Fenway Park

Do Computer Majors Mean Anything Anymore?

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Do Computer Majors Mean Anything Anymore? is a post from Chris Pirillo Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS Feedtwitter.com/chrispirillo – facebook.com/chrispirillo – The job market is always changing. Computer program majors often find themselves having a tough time after graduation. It may sound...
Do Computer Majors Mean Anything Anymore?

Gmail's 2-Step Verification: Some FAQs

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Since beating the drum two days ago on the importance of protecting your Gmail account with Google's free "2-step verification" system, I've received a torrent of messages with "how do I do this?" or "what about that?" or "can this be worth the hassle?" themes.As for whether it's worth the...
Gmail's 2-Step Verification: Some FAQs

A Look At YourKarma, A Tiny Wi-Fi Hotspot On A Mission

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We wander the streets with tiny computers in our pockets and in our hands. We talk casually to these computers, just like Captains Kirk and Picard talked to the computers on their Enterprises. With the push of a button, our computers give us unprecedented access to the bulk of human...
A Look At YourKarma, A Tiny Wi-Fi Hotspot On A Mission

The FEM Funnel

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Ms. Kunst. Minority report is a guest column by Sarah Kunst, who does business development and product at fashion app Kaleidoscope. She’s a black, non-engineer female in tech but plans to IPO anyway. The big question on everyone’s mind in the wake of Ellen Pao’s allegations of sexual harassment and...
The FEM Funnel

Marissa Mayer's Secret Plan To Save Yahoo Is Right Under Our Nose! (YHOO, GOOG)

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New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has not yet told employees what kind of company she wants to turn Big Purple into.  She hasn't held an all-hands and she's only sent a vaguely worded memo. No matter! We have plenty of clues to help us figure out what her priorities will be...
Marissa Mayer's Secret Plan To Save Yahoo Is Right Under Our Nose! (YHOO, GOOG)

Geek eye makeup puts 'Star Wars,' Avengers on your face

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Finnish makeup whiz Karita Brun has the superpowers to distill superheros and science fiction characters into stunning eye makeup designs. [Read more]...
Geek eye makeup puts 'Star Wars,' Avengers on your face
Fraction calculator invented by 12-year-old now Amazon's Free App of the Day
Startup wisdom from Kabir Shahani, the 30-year-old tech whiz who just sold his company for $100M+

Here Are The Dinner Photos That Momofuku Ko Doesn't Want You To See

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The internet has been abuzz today over a New York Times story about restaurants banning customers from taking photographs of their meals. One restaurant in particular was called out over its tough stance against food photography: Momofuku Ko, the impossible-to-book East Village tasting table from culinary whiz David Chang, where...
Here Are The Dinner Photos That Momofuku Ko Doesn't Want You To See

Drone Attack: How We Might Willingly Embrace The Surveillance Society

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It's striking how drones have passed from a mysterious weapon used to wreak destruction in distant lands to something that could well become a familiar sight in the skies of the US and Europe. Meanwhile, the technology is progressing rapidly, allowing drones to fly in synchronized swarms and even to...
Drone Attack: How We Might Willingly Embrace The Surveillance Society

Google Plus Motorola: The Gadget Geek's Dream Scenario

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For the second Mobile World Congress in a row, Google's Android booth is the coolest in Barcelona. Not just because it's big and bright, and features free snacks, but because it epitomizes Google's geekiness. There's the same slide to whiz down as Google had last year, and the same...
Google Plus Motorola: The Gadget Geek's Dream Scenario

Google Reader, please don't go -- I need you to do my job

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When I learned Wednesday night that Google Reader is shutting down, I literally broke into a sweat. Like many journalists, I’ve come to rely on the 242 RSS subscriptions I manage through Google Reader. It’s the first thing I check every morning — second only to making a cup of...
Google Reader, please don't go -- I need you to do my job

With Teeology, Jennifer Lopez Is The Newest Celebrity In The E-Commerce Startup Space

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Los Angeles-based entrepreneurs Brian Lee is a whiz at teaming up with celebrities to put together smart e-commerce plays — his hits include legal document site LegalZoom with famed lawyer Robert Shapiro, subscription women’s shoe site ShoeDazzle with reality star Kim Kardashian, all-natural baby products site Honest Company with actress...
With Teeology, Jennifer Lopez Is The Newest Celebrity In The E-Commerce Startup Space
Father, 12-year-old daughter work together to develop best-selling calculator app

Witness the birth of 'Jurassic Park' dinosaurs

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How did special-effects whiz Stan Winston create the beasts of "Jurassic Park"? We reveal the inner workings of the dinosaurs in the film as moviegoers experience "Jurassic Park 3D." [Read more]...
Witness the birth of 'Jurassic Park' dinosaurs
Meet The World's Newest Billionaire, A 36-Year-Old 'Surfer Dude' Named Nicholas Woodman

Tech Moves: Broderick jumps from Uber to Groundspeak; Brett Eddy takes new CTO role; etc.

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Michelle Broderick Michelle Broderick is on the move again. The marketing whiz who was promoted to a new role at Uber four months ago has left the heavily-funded private driver service for a new gig at Groundspeak.  In the new role, Broderick will lead marketing efforts for the geocaching leader....
Tech Moves: Broderick jumps from Uber to Groundspeak; Brett Eddy takes new CTO role; etc.

Amazon carves new niche, sponsors pro skateboarder

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Andy Macdonald Microsoft’s sponsorship of professional sports is pretty well known in these parts, with its Bing logo adorning the jerseys of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm and its Xbox 360 logo on the chest of Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders. But now another tech titan from Seattle is getting in...
Amazon carves new niche, sponsors pro skateboarder

Everyone Agrees Facebook Ads Suck…And That's Great News!

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GM says Facebook ads don't work. The CEO of AdAge's "small agency of the year," VIA's John Coleman, agrees. He says Facebook ads are "some of the worst performing ads on the Web." Considering Facebook ad revenues are already decelerating, all this sounds like very bad news for Facebook's $100...
Everyone Agrees Facebook Ads Suck…And That's Great News!

Nate Silver: What Big Data can't predict

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Fortune talked to the statistics whiz about the limit of data's impact on business. By Kurt Wagner, reporter FORTUNE -- Statistician Nate Silver isn't famous because he's a mathematical genius. (Although, he is.) Silver's well-known because he knows how to apply his craft to the real world. The country's most...
Nate Silver: What Big Data can't predict

Cheezburger's tech whiz Scott Porad to depart the company

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Scott Porad Cheezburger Chief Technology Officer Scott Porad is stepping down from the online comedy network after five years on the job, GeekWire has learned. “It’s sad to see an original member of our team move on, but we respect Scott’s desire to take a step back and spend some...
Cheezburger's tech whiz Scott Porad to depart the company

Samsung tweaking Face Unlock to require blinking, smiling still optional

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Still paranoid about a friend sneaking past your four-dot-oh facial security and revealing all your little secrets? Worry no more, as Sammy's got a solution for you. The new feature is stuffed inside the tasty ICS being delivered now to global Galaxy S IIs, adding the need to blink...
Samsung tweaking Face Unlock to require blinking, smiling still optional
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