Posts Tagged: Tech Links

The Walden game

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Ready to achieve virtual self-reliance? The National Endowment for the Arts grant has recently awarded the University of Southern California a $40,000 grant to produce a video game based on Henry David Thoreau’s works where players can “follow in the virtual footsteps of Thoreau and conduct their own experiments in living deliberately.” Other literary-based media […]

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Erin Rose’s Tech Links

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Facebook wants you to share everything …. aaaah! So what social networks are popular in other parts of the world? A nice infographic. Researchers reconstruct the videos people watch just by looking at their brain activity. Apple & Dropbox are partnering with the EFF to help protect your privacy in Congress. Good on ’em. And […]

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A little corporate hypocrisy for yr Friday: Apple rips off student’s rejected iPhone app. One positive outcome of Weinergate: Congress members are tweeting a lot less. The age of international Internet regulation is upon us. What price would you pay to protect your online reputation? In other weirdness, tongue piercings can now be used to […]

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Danya Glabau’s Tech Links

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There’s a lot going on in the security world right now. First, Lockheed Martin was compromised. There was the series of Sony hacks, and the newest round of Gmail hacks. Then, just as a judge says that banks aren’t really responsible for security breaches of customer accounts (short version and long version), one percent of […]

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Will the next big thing in ecommerce be online pawn shops? A preview of Apple’s iOS 5 operating system for iPhone/iPad. Who woulda thunk? Kindles now make up nearly 10% of Amazon’s business, and that number’s still growing. Nintendo unveils the Wii U.

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In Google news, the company is blaming China (again) for the latest round of Gmail hacks, and today they launch a new “+1” button to compete with Facebook’s ubiquitous “Like” around the interwebs. Where did Nokia go wrong, and is there still time to fix things? And does this ad make you want to buy […]

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The World Health Organization says cell phone radiation can increase the risk of cancer. The federal government is finally catching up with the rest of the country, tech-wise. A slew of new Apple products to be unveiled at WWDC next week. Disassembled gadget porn. You know you want to check out a bunch of tactical […]

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Tupac lives! At least, according to a group that hacked PBS over the weekend. Another group of hackers successfully broke through Lockheed Martin’s self-defense systems, after months of preparation. Robots are still taking over the world on occupation at a time, this time from on stage in Boston. Twitter finally gave up user information in […]

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Win-win: Microsoft receives 5 times more income from Android phones than Windows phones after winning a copyright infringement case. The teen who sold white iPhone kits recounts how Apple hunted him down. Apparently the tech boom is moving to New York. Paypal sues Google over its recently announced “electronic wallet” project.

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Wall Street is not too happy with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, even after Microsoft’s recent, somewhat controversial purchase of Skype. Skype has, incidentally, been having some major problems this week. Google Wallet, a much gossiped-about, touchless, money-less, perhaps even magical phone payment system, is expected to be announced today. Amazon soldiers on with the 99-cent offer […]

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An explosion at a Foxconn plant, the Chinese iPhone manufacturers, kills 2. IBM is now (shockingly) worth more than Microsoft. EFF says: Apple should defend its developers. 95% of spam transactions are processed by just three banks. This software analyzes sounds to determine whether a video is pornographic.

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Ten years in, brick and mortar Apple stores have proven to be wildly successful. Eight New Yorkers are suing Chinese search engine Baidu for censoring the internet on behalf of the Chinese government. Google Places will start allowing users to import data about places you’ve visited from Foursquare, but the blogs are skeptical about the convoluted […]

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Ack! Android phones vulnerable to attack. Netflix streaming is now the single largest source of Internet traffic in America. The US government sayz: hack us and we might bomb you. Write yr senator & support a new bill that would require the government to have a warrant to access email accounts & other info stored […]

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RIM’s woe cup runneth over: 1,000 BlackBerry Playbooks are being recalled due to the fact that they had the wrong version of the operating system. Did internet piracy help an un-kid-friendly bedtime story jump to the top of Amazon’s best-seller list? The new HTC Flyer tablet is certainly beautiful, despite having outdated software. It appears […]

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Google has big visions and disruptive ambitions for the newest version of its cloud-based Chromebook, but the hardware gets a solid “meh” from the gadget brigade. Speaking of the gadget brigade, they’re pretty psyched about this overclocked Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone. Facebook got caught hiring a PR firm to smear Google’s privacy practices. Facebook […]

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Microsoft is buying Skype. The Department of Justice wants wireless providers to store your personal info. Violation of privacy, anyone? Um, in case you work at a computer & haven’t heard, sitting down all day is killing you. Google unveils its Music Beta service.

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In money matters, Gilt Groupe is the newest startup to secure a serious pot of investment funding – $138 million of funding, to be precise – and LinkedIn expects to make over $146 million on its upcoming IPO. The new New Yorker iPad app from Conde Nast is set to be awesomely affordable. Apple cofounder Steve […]

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Anonymous, the group that hacked Mastercard & others in defense of Wikileaks, is probably behind the attacks on Sony’s network. A (beautiful) visualization of how information spreads via twitter. Two prominent tech groups have asked the FCC to investigate Internet data caps imposed by providers. Over 56% of Americans currently have data caps on their […]

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Is international hacking group Anonymous to blame for the recent Sony PlayStation Network hack? File under “painfully postmodern”: British charity National Trust is set to translate Facebook game Farmville into a real life farming experiment. Students, academics, and others obsessed with organizing their PDF collections should be excited for Papers 2 (for Mac). Six tech companies […]

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Sony chats with Congress about the large-scale hacks of their PS3 network that accessed user data & credit card numbers. Obama’s “Situation Room” photo is well on its way to being flickr’s most viewed pic. Intel’s next chips will have 3D structures, increasing computing power. Cool. This blogger wrote his own obituary before his death […]

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The raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound has yielded a bunch of computer data. For the first time in 20 years, the number of US homes with television sets has dropped. Reader, beware: How a fake quote from MLK went viral in less than 24 hours. Facebook responds to Julian Assange’s allegations that the social […]

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News junkies beware! Hackers are taking advantage of the internet traffic spike prompted by Osama bin Laden’s death and embedding news coverage with malware. And of course, people got all snarky about his demise on Twitter. Apple isn’t the only one collecting user location data; Google’s at it with its Android operating system as well. Changes […]

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The while iPhone 4, unicorn of the consumer electronics world, hit shelves today after months of delays. Will it cause a spike in sales? What does the device have to say about all this? And what does South Park think about Apple? Here’s some neat science behind how and why your computer’s components age. A […]

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Evidently, good grammar is profitable: Mechanically proofreading users’ online reviews and correcting errors increases sales. Apple says they aren’t tracking the location of iPhones. India is putting strict limitations on Internet free speech. These people can help you convert an old missile silo into your dream home.

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Which smartphone is the most coveted? The answer might surprise you. YouTube gets movies on demand, attempts to end era of watching crappy bootlegged copies in 20 parts. The Sony Playstation Network is shut down indefinitely after hackers cracked it and stole personal data. Kinda tragic: SETI shutting down alien-seeking radio dish array.

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First day sales of the BlackBerry Playbook cast some serious doubt on whether it has the potential to be an iPad killer. It looks like the New York Times is drawing in plenty of new online subscribers, but will they all stay? If you have an iPhone 4, it’s probably tracking your location, and the […]

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A big lobbying campaign, funded mostly by foreign corporations, is taking place to prevent the US Government shutting down online poker sites. OKCupid sayz: Frequent twitter users have shorter relationships and masturbate more. Also the higher the GDP of your country, the higher your sex drive is likely to be. Statistics analysis has never been […]

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Couldn’t Apple take it as a compliment that Samsung is copying it’s 3rd generation iPhone style in its new devices, rather than suing for infringement? Here’s another analysis of the suddenly high profile troubles at Twitter. In response to a lawsuit, online dating site Match.com will soon start weeding out potential members if they’ve been registered […]

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