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2013-01-21 09:35:19     What is the difference between The Hobbit and the news? Not as much as there should be | Charlie Brooker


And oddly, this coincides with reports that an audience ... reacted badly to test footage from Peter Jackson's forth... movie. The Hobbit is shot at 48 frames per second – tw... as standard films. The studio claims this gives it an un... fluidity. T

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2013-01-21 09:31:15     Metamaterial camera needs no lens, could herald cheaper imaging tech


Metamaterials are proving to be quite useful for toying ... electromagnetic spectrum, whether for technology previou... the stuff of science fiction, or for boring real-world a... Engineers at Duke University have come up something that... the latter

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2013-01-21 08:59:25     iBeam.it — FAQ


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2013-01-19 18:29:19     About Us · Zapier


Syncing data on the web has always been a pain. Either y... or you buckled down and built it yourself with an API. I... technical you had few places to turn for help.
That's why we built Zapier.
Zapier is for busy people who know their time is better .

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2013-01-19 09:48:33     BBC News - Has chip and pin had its day?


Ross Anderson, an academic in the Computer Laboratory at...
"It's a complete non-starter," he told the BBC.
"You can't just change all the systems because you come ...
He does however agree that there are "significant risks" ...
"I personally won't use

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2013-01-11 10:34:20     Manchester honours the woman behind the pioneering music of Doctor Who | UK news | guardian.co.uk


The godmother of British electronic music who helped to ... most recognisable TV theme tunes of all time and pioneer... through her work in the BBC Radiophonic Workshop is to b... an inaugural one-day celebration of her work in Manchester.
Delia Derbys

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2013-01-11 10:33:13     Disney's new augmented reality toys are promising, but frustrating | The Verge


Disney is launching augmented reality toys with a line o... in October; from there, it'll expand into other characte... then, it's keeping a tight wrap on images of what it's d... weren't allowed to take shots or video. We did learn tha... to Disney I

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2013-01-11 09:33:24     Camlistore


a way to store, sync, share, model and back up content
a work in progress
Open Source (Apache licensed)
an acronym for "Content-Addressable Multi-Layer Indexed ...
... neither "Cloud" nor "Local". happily both.

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2013-01-11 09:29:40     Is It Time London Had A New Tube Map? | LBC


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2013-01-10 21:24:43     f.lux: software to make your life better


Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie ...
Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and ...
During the day, computer screens look good—they're des ...
... use it just because it makes your computer look better.

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2013-01-10 18:44:48     Tethercell: Control battery-operated devices from your smartphone or tablet | Indiegogo


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2013-01-10 18:33:21     StickNFind- Bluetooth Powered ultra small Location Stickers | Indiegogo


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2013-01-09 10:47:59     The Story of the PING Program


Yes, it's true! I'm the author of ping for UNIX. Ping is... thousand-line hack that I wrote in an evening which prac... seems to know about. :-)

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2013-01-09 06:10:52     Twitter Engineering: Improving Twitter search with real-time human computation


Before we delve into the details, here's an overview of ...
First, we monitor for which search queries are curre ...
Behind the scenes: we run a Storm topology that trac ...
For example, the query [Big Bird] may suddenly see a ...
... ckobama

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2013-01-09 06:01:31     Tongue and Tech: The Many Emotions for Which English Has No Words - Megan Garber - The Atlantic


There are many, many more conditions out there that Engl...
Here, selected from the blog So Bad So Good, are some of ...
Age-otori (Japanese): To look worse after a haircut
Arigata-meiwaku (Japanese): An act someone does for ...
... g of a cleve

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2013-01-08 19:23:40     JSON-LD - JSON for Linking Data


JSON-LD (JavaScript Object Notation for Linking Data) is...
A simple example of a JSON object expressing Linked Data:
"@context": "http://json-ld.org/contexts/person.jsonld",
... ta-aware processors on how to interpret the JSON object.

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2013-01-08 18:33:57     TwitLonger — When you talk too much for Twitter


Twitlonger is a way to let you post to Twitter when 140 ... isn't enough.
With Twitlonger, you can write what you need and a link ...

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2013-01-07 19:20:22     zSpace - revolutionary virtual-holographic computing


zSpace is a revolutionary, immersive, interactive 3D env... computing, creating, communication and entertainment.

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2013-01-07 17:07:43     crackpots who were right « viXra log


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2013-01-06 13:37:43     Data-driven science is a failure of imagination | R you cereal?


But most importantly, data-driven science is less intell... then hypothesis-driven science. Data mining is sweet, an... Plotting multivariate data, maps, “relationships” an... visualizations is hip and catchy, everybody can understa... thinking ab

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2013-01-05 16:42:50     The Empire Lobbies Back: How Big Cable Killed Competition in North Carolina | Institute for Local Self-Reliance


After a city in North Carolina built a Fiber-to-the-Home... with Time Warner Cable, the cable giant successfully lob... decision away from other cities.
The city of Wilson’s decision and resulting network wa ...

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2013-01-04 17:14:22     A Passenger Airplane Basically Flew Upside Down Because of a Dumb Pilot (Updated)


A Passenger Airplane Basically Flew Upside Down Because ... (Updated)Update: Thanks to Gizmodo reader, Randy, we hav... on how this happened. As you can see in that picture, th... the cockpit door lock switch are no more than 10cm apart... door (the s

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2013-01-03 12:04:31     Do Not Disturb bug will fix itself, says Apple, as developers figure its cause | Technology | guardian.co.uk



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2013-01-01 12:02:19     Google's Lost Social Network


How Google accidentally built a truly beloved social net... steamroll it with Google+. The sad, surprising story of ...

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2012-12-30 21:00:05     cube map_web.jpg (JPEG Image, 1400 × 699 pixels) - Scaled (81%)


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2012-12-30 13:18:21     API Guide | restify


restify is a node.js module built specifically to enable... correct REST web services. It borrows heavily from expre... as that is more or less the de facto API for writing web... top of node.js.

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2012-12-26 22:30:55     Being Somewhere - Low Impact Living


Shelter :: The Hobbit House
This is a house I built for our family in Wales. It was ...
The house was built with maximum regard for the environm ...

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2012-12-26 08:26:44     The Real Rationale for the 2nd Amendment, That Right-Wingers Are Totally Ignorant About | Alternet


Right-wing resistance to meaningful gun control is drive... false notion that America’s Founders adopted the Secon... they wanted an armed population that could battle the U.... opposite is the truth, but many Americans seem to have e...
The reality

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2012-12-22 19:09:31     3D Printed Record on Vimeo


I've created a technique for converting digital audio fi... printable 33rpm records and printed some functional prot... weekend. These records play on regular turntables, with ... regular speeds, just like any vinyl record. The audio on...

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2012-12-19 18:50:30     Hexaflexagon poem: "No one names a black cat ginger" | Flickr - Photo Sharing!


Hexaflexagon poem: "No one names a black cat ginger"
David Varela has taken on a 100 hour writing challenge t ...
... ously wrote me a Hexaflexagon poem about Ginger the cat!

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