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Game on: Syndicate – preview

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The classic super-agent shooter get a radical – and very violent – rebootGamers with the urge to fire guns in an apocalyptic or dystopian future aren't exactly short of options. They can, to name just a few big franchises: bust caps in the irradiated asses of Fallout's post-nuclear ghouls; tear...
Game on: Syndicate – preview
Let the NeuroGames Begin

William Gibson: I’m a Natural-Born Twitter Machine

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William Gibson: I’m a Natural-Born Twitter Machine
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FYI: Googlers Are For Real Wandering Around Wearing Those Glasses

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Super cool. (via Wired.com) Talk about eating your own dogfood. This isn’t exactly brand-new news, but we feel compelled to point out that it is, in fact, officially a real and true trend. It appears that high-level Googlers, including but not limited to the founders themselves, are actually running around...
FYI: Googlers Are For Real Wandering Around Wearing Those Glasses

The power of the pen - and its successors

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From the typewriter to the word processor and beyond, technology plays a pivotal role in the literary processOne day in 1968, workers removed a window from a house in Merrick Square in Southwark in order to install a large piece of newfangled machinery; the size of a large desk and...
The power of the pen - and its successors

#TheRules of Social Media: Asking Me To Follow You On Twitter Guarantees I Won't

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People are always asking entrepreneur Cindy Gallop to follow them on Twitter, but that doesn't make her hit the "Follow" button. Gallop, whose new startup MakeLoveNotPorn is a social media-driven platform that aims to fuel conversation about (and share video of) "#realworldsex", finds Twitter begging decidedly unsexy. In fact, it's...
#TheRules of Social Media: Asking Me To Follow You On Twitter Guarantees I Won't

Apple bans gay sex images in adult comic

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New edition of Saga comic cannot be sold through iOS apps, prompting fury from authorsTwo "postage stamp-sized images of gay sex" have led Apple to ban an acclaimed new comic by Brian K Vaughan, the award-winning author has announced.Vaughan, who has won multiple prizes from the comic book industry for...
Apple bans gay sex images in adult comic

Why Playing Games With Consumers Won’t Work

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We all love good, provocative speeches that makes you feel like you’re looking at things in a new way, which is why Jesse Schell’s ambitious speech at the Dice 2010 Summit – about the future of gaming, networked sensors and marketing embedded in our daily lives – is still reverberating...
Why Playing Games With Consumers Won’t Work
The Verge Book Club podcast 006: 'The Yiddish Policemen's Union'

Bitcoin

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John Lennon wanted us to imagine a world with no countries; when the European Union started happening in earnest, one of the first things they did was create the Euro. Having a common currency is a great way to bring down geographical barriers and create a shared economy. And...
Bitcoin

Google Glass - first pictures taken with smartspecs posted online

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Augmented reality glasses currently being tested by users, with novelist William Gibson impressed by groundbreaking deviceYou might expect that for a sci-fi novelist like William Gibson, a pair of voice-activated glasses able to connect to the internet and take photos or videos without needing you to use your hands would...
Google Glass - first pictures taken with smartspecs posted online

World War III Is Already Here - And We're Losing

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Every day the Pentagon is attacked 3 million times. They've infiltrated our banks. They've ransacked our technology industry. They've breached the networks of the Chamber of Commerce. They've read our email by taking down one of America's pre-eminent technology companies, Google. It's already World War III, people. And all we...
World War III Is Already Here - And We're Losing

Ebooks: do we really want our literature to last for ever?

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A book published earlier this year by an Argentine firm raises questions about the desirability of indelible ink and trackable dataIn 1992, William Gibson, famed for the cyberpunk classic Neuromancer, published Agrippa (a book of the dead), with visual artist Dennis Ashbaugh. The artist's book was printed in photosensitive inks...
Ebooks: do we really want our literature to last for ever?

Distrust That Particular Flavor by William Gibson – review

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William Gibson's collected essays mark him out as a remarkable visionaryIt's probably the case that even more people know that William Gibson coined the term "cyberspace" than have read Neuromancer (more than 6.5 million copies sold), his 1984 novel that made the word famous. And I'm sure more people associate...
Distrust That Particular Flavor by William Gibson – review

Just What the Tensions with North Korea Needed: Anonymous!

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Expect ‘em everywhere, even behind you in the line for Starbucks. Is there any situation into which Anons will not insert themselves? The Next Web reports that, as North Korea rattles its saber louder and louder, hackers flying the flag of Anonymous have basically declared war on the country’s authoritarian...
Just What the Tensions with North Korea Needed: Anonymous!
Library of America launching online companion for upcoming 1950s sci-fi collection

davemorin: “The future is already here, it’s just not evenly...

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davemorin: “The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed.” - William Gibson KPCB Internet Trends 2012 Yup....
davemorin: “The future is already here, it’s just not evenly...
Cypherpunk rising: WikiLeaks, encryption, and the coming surveillance dystopia

Why Japanese readers don't like e-books

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Japan has some of the fastest internet connections in the world, but physical media such as books and DVDs still remain popular. By Michael Fitzpatrick, contributor FORTUNE -- Despite Japan's "default-setting-for-the future" status, coined by Sci-fi writer William Gibson, time on this rocky archipelago appears to be headed backwards. Kerosene...
Why Japanese readers don't like e-books

Dissidents Are Just the Latest Victims in the Blossoming Cyber Cold War

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Let slip the dogs of cyber war. (flickr.com/anhonorablegerman) Remember last summer, when all anyone could talk about was hacktivists? For a while there, we were living in a William Gibson novel, with hackers wreaking havoc and corporate types running scared. Well, so far, this June is shaping up a little...
Dissidents Are Just the Latest Victims in the Blossoming Cyber Cold War
Hector Xavier Monsegur: LulzSec leader, FBI informant, and cyberpunk antihero
10 Great Sci-Fi Films That Got The Future All Wrong

Vote for December's Book Club selection now!

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We're almost halfway through the November, and ready to move into last month of the year. That means it's time to pick next month's Book Club book! Starting right now, you can cast your vote for December's selection, and the voting will continue until the end of the month....
Vote for December's Book Club selection now!
New contest hopes to crack the code around William Gibson's poem 'Agrippa'
Building an atlas for books with Small Demons

Voldemort’s Got Nothing On Jeff Bezos

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E-books. Again. Amazon and the DOJ vs. Apple and “The Big Six.” The future of reading. A breathtakingly stupid David Carr piece in the New York Times, which thankfully someone else took down paragraph-by-paragraph, so I don’t have to. Elsewhere, an awesome quote which I want to cheer with the...
Voldemort’s Got Nothing On Jeff Bezos
'The Hacker Digest': 2600's first year is now on sale in ebook form

William Gibson answers questions

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Having finished the manuscript for his next novel, Zero History, William Gibson is taking a break from fiction by answering a wide-ranging set of questions from the readers on his blog. His answers are really good and interesting. This one should be graven in marble over every beginning writer's desk....
William Gibson answers questions
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