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Want to know what's going on at home while you're away? Win a Wi-Fi camera that streams live video of homestead happenings to your smartphone, tablet or computer.Google to pay fine for showing woman's cleavage on Street View - 3:59
In Canada, a judge rejects the defense that once you are doing something in public, you have no right to privacy.Bethesda confirms Prey 2 cancelled - 3:18
No longer just in development hell: Pete Hines, VP of Bethesda, has confirmed that the company has officially stopped working on Prey 2.Etsy competitor Minted hopes it has an indie artist for you - 2:40
The crowdsourced e-commerce site lands $38 million to expand its line of art-inspired printed products to textiles and open storefronts for its artists.Tomorrow Daily 078: A haunted ad, the zombie-proof bicycle, emergency drones, and more - 2:32
On today's show, we're gearing up to celebrate Halloween, so we showed up in costume and talked about haunted advertisements, a bike prepared for the zombie apocalypse, and a drone made for emergencies.Android co-founder Rubin leaving Google to lead startup incubator - 2:28
Andy Rubin leaves Google and its ambitious robotics projects behind to return to another of his passions: Building successful startups.T-Pain goes Auto-Tune-free and it sounds beautiful - 0:59
Deciding to unplug his voice from technology for NPR, the man who made Auto-Tune de rigueur shows that he didn't need it at all.Guess who might play Steve Wozniak in upcoming Jobs film? - 0:59
The original geek behind Apple is rumored to be played by one of Hollywood's original geeks in the upcoming Aaron Sorkin flick inspired by Steve Jobs' biography.
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Sony replaces mobile chief and slashes smartphone sales forecast - 7:20
Sony's attempt to become a major player in mobile has hit another speed bump. The company now expects to ship 41 million smartphones in its current fiscal year — that's down from a forecast of 43 million units in July, which was itself a cut from the 50 million projected in April. Although Sony's mobile division brought in ¥308.4 billion ($2.83 billion) in revenue from July to September, around a 1.2 percent increase on a year ago, the company is writing down ¥176 billion yen of the business'...France doesn't know who's flying drones over its nuclear power plants - 4:12
The French government is investigating a series of unidentified drone flights recently conducted over state-owned nuclear power plants. Unmanned aerial vehicles were spotted over seven different nuclear power plants around the country in a two-week period between October 5th and October 20th. The drones were reportedly commercial models, available for purchase by the general public, but it's not yet clear who was behind the controls.
Continue reading…Amazon exec says 'we didn’t get the price right' on the Fire Phone - 1:59
Hindsight is 20-20, something Amazon now has about the launch of its first smartphone. Amazon debuted the $199 Fire Phone in June, though trimmed the price of the device to 99 cents (with a two-year contract) just two months after it went on sale, without explanation. Speaking to Fortune, Amazon's senior vice president of devices David Limp now says the company simply whiffed on the pricing. "We didn't get the price right," Limp said. "I think people come to expect a great value, and we sort ...Android creator Andy Rubin is leaving Google - 0:54
Andy Rubin, who co-founded the Android project, is leaving Google. According to The Wall Street Journal, Rubin's departing to create an incubator for hardware startups. His role heading up the company's robotics will be taken up by James Kuffner, a research scientist at the company and a professor at Carnegie Mellon University.
In a statement, Google's CEO Larry Page thanked Rubin for his work. "I want to wish Andy all the best with what's next," Page said. "With Android he created something ...The Vergecast 125: I have 23 children - 0:17
The hype meter is off the charts this week. The sweat is real. This Vergecast is beef, not bust. Our hosts Nilay Patel, Chris Plante, and The Verge's social beast Sam Sheffer begin the hour with a reflection on various motorized death machines and enormous phones. Then David Pierce steps in to discuss super heroes, Apple Pay vs. CurrentC, Microsoft's fitness band, and Chris's alarming misunderstanding of contraception. Join us, won't you?
Continue reading…Why Twitter's new head of product could be the one to fix it - 30/10
Even in an industry where things move quickly, 2014 has seen a dizzying amount of change for Twitter. In the last 10 months, Twitter has lost: its chief operating officer, its chief financial officer, its head of product, its head of news, its head of engineering, and (just this week) one of his deputies. Then today came another twist: the company promoted Kevin Weil, its head of revenue products, to oversee the entire product organization. That means that Daniel Graf, the former Google Maps ...Mark Zuckerberg will answer your questions for one hour next week - 30/10
Mark Zuckerberg's not afraid of you, internet. The Facebook CEO has announced that he'll participate in a public Q&A session next Thursday afternoon, answering questions submitted and voted on by the social network's own users. Facebook holds its own internal Q&A each Friday, according to Zuckerberg, a forum that gives employees a frequent opportunity to ask the CEO anything they'd like. "People ask thoughtful questions about why our company is going in certain directions, what I think about ...MSI is putting a legitimate mechanical keyboard in a laptop - 30/10
Gaming laptops are prone to wild designs, and the newest one from MSI — called the GT80 Titan — is no exception. The massive 18-inch laptop was announced today and its most notable feature is a mechanical QWERTY keyboard made by Cherry, a company that has been making mechanical keyboards for almost 50 years.
Instead of the typical chiclet keys found on most current laptops, the GT80 Titan will feature Cherry's MX Red keys, which are actually well-suited for gaming thanks to the way they'r...
Pirate Bay Founder Convicted on Hacking Charges - 30/10
The founder of the file-sharing site Pirate Bay was found guilty today in Denmark on hacking charges unrelated to the web site. Swedish national Gottfrid Svartholm was found guilty of hacking into servers belonging to the U.S. technology firm CSC after being partially acquitted of other hacking charges in Sweden. In the Danish case, Svartholm […]
The post Pirate Bay Founder Convicted on Hacking Charges appeared first on WIRED.Nintendo’s New Health Device Listens to You Sleep - 30/10
Nintendo's first entry into the "quality of life" business, which it plans to release by early 2016, is a device that tracks a user's level of fatigue by monitoring sleep.
The post Nintendo’s New Health Device Listens to You Sleep appeared first on WIRED.Digital Innovation and the Future of Storytelling: A New Golden Age? - 30/10
The media world was taken by surprise when HBO — and subsequently CBS — announced they will allow consumers to bypass traditional pay TV distributors to access entertainment content directly via the Internet. This move was seen as both validation of and a direct challenge to Netflix, whose rapid growth has dramatically changed the way […]
The post Digital Innovation and the Future of Storytelling: A New Golden Age? appeared first on WIRED.Fiat Is Selling Ferrari. What’s the Worst That Could Happen? - 30/10
Brand aficionados (including us) are concerned about what could happen to a publicly traded Ferrari.
The post Fiat Is Selling Ferrari. What’s the Worst That Could Happen? appeared first on WIRED.The Best Thing About Microsoft’s Health Tracker Is That It’s Cross-Platform - 30/10
Microsoft has been working on its own health tracking service, Microsoft Health, and a wearable to go along with it, Microsoft Band. Both are available starting today.
The post The Best Thing About Microsoft’s Health Tracker Is That It’s Cross-Platform appeared first on WIRED.Five Ways to Move Your Big Data Projects Into the Cloud - 30/10
As the cloud goes mainstream, the technology will become crucial to executives handling projects powered by analytics. Which basically means every department head. Because the insights that analytics are churning out these days are the biggest drivers of new business models, closer ties with customers, and more production collaboration with partners, customers and employees. But as more data […]
The post Five Ways to Move Your Big Data Projects Into the Cloud appeared first on WIRED.Happy Arachtober: Spider Cthulhu - 30/10
Hey, spiders are just trying to make a living. Sometimes in your house.
The post Happy Arachtober: Spider Cthulhu appeared first on WIRED.This App Uses Your Neighbors’ Phones to Find Your Lost Pet - 30/10
Pawscout's connected pet ID tag and free app will help you track down your lost pet.
The post This App Uses Your Neighbors’ Phones to Find Your Lost Pet appeared first on WIRED.
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Sony Writes Off $1.5B From Its Mobile Division As It Cuts Smartphone Sales Target Again - 8:26
Sony replaced the head of its mobile division yesterday, and today its latest earnings report gave a clearer indication of why. Sony’s mobile unit increased its revenue in the last quarter of business (its Q2 2014) by 1.2% to $2.83 billion, but the company wrote down the valuation of the business by a whopping $1.58 billion. Read MoreSamsung Announces The Galaxy A5 And Galaxy A3, Its “Slimmest Smartphones To Date” - 5:43
Samsung vowed to introduce more metallic devices when it revealed its disappointing Q3 2014 earnings yesterday, and it wasted no time doing so after announcing the Galaxy A5 and the Galaxy A3 — two metallic devices that it calls its “slimmest smartphones to date.” Read MoreNovelty T-Shirt Maker Print Syndicate Raises $4.25M Series A - 2:46
Print Syndicate, an e-commerce store that sells printed T-shirts and other fashion and home decor goods, has raised $4.25 million in Series A funding led by Data Point Capital. Read MoreIn The Best Conditions, iOS-Exclusive Vainglory Is A Top-Notch MOBA - 2:05
A few weeks back I drove down to the San Mateo headquarters of Super Evil Megacorp, the developer behind Vainglory, one of the prominent MOBAs built specifically for tablets (and, as we discovered at September’s iPhone event, the iPhone 6). Read MoreAndy Rubin Is Leaving Google To Start A Hardware Incubator - 1:08
Andy Rubin, best known for his work on Android at Google, is leaving the company. According to The Wall Street Journal, Rubin will build an incubator for what it describes as companies working with “technology-hardware” products. Google confirmed the departure to us with a prepared statement from Google CEO Larry Page: “I want to wish Andy all the best with what’s next. Read MoreMeet Samantha, Ethan App’s Sister - 0:49
Samantha is a girl living in New York City. She’s old enough to drink and experienced enough to give love advice. But other than that she prefers to keep it anonymous, like Gossip Girl. Read MoreEquity Crowdfunding Service Seedrs Acquires Junction Investments, Plots US Expansion - 0:01
Seedrs, a company based in London that deals with equity crowdfunding, has an eye on the U.S. market. Today, it announced that it has acquired Junction Investments, which is based in California, and operates in a similar market space. As a company, Seedrs is most interesting for its ability, with certain caveats, to accept small dollar amounts from regular folks that can be converted via a… Read MoreMyths And Misconceptions Of Our Wearable Future - 0:00
Wearables as a second brain. The Internet of Self and Things. One trillion sensors…. There’s no doubt that a sensor-laden world is the buzz of the town. The next Big Thing. In fact, there is so much buzz that many consumers probably dismiss it as hype. Yet, in spite of all this hype, as a 30-year veteran of Silicon Valley’s semiconductor and sensor industry, this is about as… Read More
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How — and how not — to travel for running races - 7:00
More than 50,000 runners are expected to travel to New York City this Sunday for the marathon.
If you’re one of them, or if you’ve ever traveled to compete in an athletic event, you know that there are a lot of ways things can go wrong. You’re staying in an unfamiliar place, eating unfamiliar food and sleeping in an unfamiliar bed.
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Many runners have two approaches to competing in a foreign land: They either try to replicate their conditions at home as...Australian politicians are just as confused by metadata as you are - 6:30
Metadata can be confusing. Just ask Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Attorney-General George Brandis and Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull. They've been changing their minds about data and what it actually means for years
On Thursday, the Australia Government introduced a data retention bill to Parliament. The main focus of the proposed legislation is to ensure Internet service providers and telecommunication companies retain customer's metadata for a two-year period, so the government can ...'The Colbert Report' end date officially set - 6:10
Stephen Colbert's Comedy Central sign-off has been officially set
The host announced Thursday night that the final episode of The Colbert Report will air Dec. 18, 2014, bringing to an end his almost decade-long run on the network.
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As Mashable first reported back in April, Colbert will inherit David Letterman's seat at The Late Show sometime in 2015.
No word on whether his new duties will interfere with his job as intergalac...Plantronics BackBeat Pro: Wireless headphones you'll actually want to use - 5:32
Anyone who's ever been to a tech expo such as IFA, where Plantronics first showed its BackBeat Pros, knows that the headphone market is an extremely crowded space. Choices abound: Prosumer and high-end headphones from companies such as Sennheiser, all-around, stylish cans like the ones from Beats Audio, and in-ear headphones which come in a zillion flavors
But there's one space in the world of headphones that's not quite overpopulated yet — the Bluetooth, wireless, noise-canceling, over-the-e...Google reveals first functional Project Ara prototype (for real this time) - 4:14
Google's Project Ara has reached an important milestone
A new video shows off the most advanced prototype of the modular smartphone yet— one that actually boots and is able to launch an app.
See also: Google Went Public 10 Years Ago, But It's Still Not a 'Conventional' Company
Project Ara is Google's ambitious plan for modular smartphones that have interchangeable pieces. The idea is to create phones whose individual components, like the processor, display, or camera, can be swapped out indiv...Man in Teletubby costume breaks into home, steals leftover Chinese food - 4:07
Sometimes the urge to eat good General Tso's chicken is too strong.
In this installment of embarrassing Halloween stories, 20-year-old Lehigh Universtity student Terez Sharek Owens was arrested on Sunday after breaking into his friend's home and stealing Chinese food from the fridge while wearing a yellow Teletubby costume. Owens was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief
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According to ...Victor Zsasz's 'Gotham' debut looks incredible - 3:17
Zsasz is coming, y'all, and it's going to be awesome
On Monday, Anthony Carrigan, who recently portrayed The Mist on CW's The Flash, visits Gotham as supervillain and serial killer Victor Zsasz. And in a just-released sneak peek at the episode, we get our first extended look at his debut, which looks fantastic and totally creepy.
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The episode, titled "Penguin's Umbrella," also happens to be one of star Robin Lord Taylor's favorit...Why Australians cackle in the face of Halloween - 2:59
SYDNEY — Halloween is here. Except a random street party held by 20-year-old students and a lonesome house covered in cobwebs, there is a stillness in the air. There are no knocks at the door, there are no groups of kids cackling as they hurry down the street, there are no free sweets. This is Australian Halloween.
Every year, the debate is thrown around — why do we ignore the most brilliant holiday of them all? (When you remove Australia Day and Boxing Day, of course). This year is no differ...
Lenovo Officially Welcomes Motorola To The Family - 30/10
News hit the wire early Thursday morning that Lenovo has finally completed its purchase of Motorola Mobility from Google.
The $2.9 billion acquisition lets the Beijing-based tech company—already a leading PC maker globally—stake its claim in the ground for the mobile market in the western world.
For Motorola, it has been a wild ride. In just a little over a year, it has gone from an ailing tech company bailed out by grand "Android papa” Google, to new Lenovo family member—one that brings plen...OK, Google: Search Inside My Apps! - 30/10
Soon Android users won't have to trifle with actually opening apps to dig up social photos, find restaurants or conduct other in-app searches. Google's mobile operating system wants to make easier work of that—by letting its built-in voice tool search inside third-party apps.
See also: Why Google's App Indexing In Android KitKat Is A Game Changer
Currently "OK Google” searches only reveal some types of information, such as photos or data inside the phone's stock applications, Google Web searche...Why Web Tools Like AngularJS Need To Keep Breaking Themselves - 30/10
As the line between native and Web applications increasingly blurs, more developers are turning to Web application frameworks like AngularJS. AngularJS, developed and open sourced by Google, has been especially hot, whether measured by general interest, jobs, or open source contributions, largely due to its ease of use.
See also: Ember, Angular and Backbone—Which Web Framework Is Best For You?
But not everyone is happy. According to AngularJS critic-in-residence Danny Tuppeny, the AngularJS de...Apple CEO Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay" - 30/10
Tim Cook is gay and proud of it, the Apple CEO revealed in a personal essay published Thursday by Bloomberg Businessweek. While he'd been silent on the matter of his sexual orientation for years, the CEO said he'd waited so long because he wanted to keep the focus on Apple's products, not himself.
However, Cook said he decided to speak up in order to support other gays and lesbians with less visibility.
For years, I’ve been open with many people about my sexual orientation. Plenty of colleague...BlackBerry Goes Back To The Future With Its "BlackBerry Classic" - 30/10
To salvage its business, BlackBerry's exciting new strategy is to deliver a modern smartphone … circa 2006. It sounds like a joke, but the company's serious about its upcoming Blackberry Classic Q20, heading to the market in December.
CEO John Chen took to his company's blog on Wednesday hoping to appeal to the BlackBerry faithful. He wrote, "The things you remember about BlackBerry that made you better are better than ever with BlackBerry Classic.” They really do need to be better. A lot is r...Nintendo Just Wants To Watch You Sleep - 30/10
Game company Nintendo has developed a fatigue and sleep deprivation sensor (via GameSpot) that functions without ever touching your body.
Instead, Nintendo chief executive Satoru Iwata says, the sensor can be placed on a nightstand to monitor you while you sleep. Its hands-free approach to health tracking has the company calling the device the first of its kind.
These are the first details we’ve heard about Nintendo’s "quality of life" suite of products, due to be released in 2016.
See also: ...Microsoft Unveils Health Platform And $199 Fitness Band - 30/10
Apple’s got HealthKit. Google’s got Google Fit. Now Microsoft is is entering the fitness technology ring with the just announced Microsoft Health.
The company describes Microsoft Health as a platform consisting of “a cloud service for consumers and the industry to store and combine health and fitness data.” Already, Microsoft Health is compatible with UP by Jawbone, MapMyFitness, MyFitnessPal and RunKeeper.
See also: Apple's Health App Is An Embarrassment
Perhaps the most interesting part of Mic...Google Fit Has Its Own Ailments - 30/10
ReadWriteBody is an ongoing series where ReadWrite covers networked fitness and the quantified self.
Apple has some competition in the digital-fitness space, now that Google has launched Google Fit, its Android answer to the iPhone's built-in Health app.
The problem is that Apple and Google seem to be competing for who can come up with the buggiest fitness software.
See also: Apple's Health App Is An Embarrassment
This summer, both Apple and Google unveiled ways for developers to tap into sensors...
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Does it work? Yes. Does it work everywhere you'd like it to? No.Selling The Bro Dream: Are Frat Boys Peddling Vemma Suckers? - 7:09
Vemma, the wildly popular energy drink company, may or may not be a pyramid scheme, but it'll definitely be on your college campus soon.Knitting Myself Back Together - 6:06
The best way I’ve found to fight my anxiety is with a pair of knitting needles.Former Navy SEAL Team Member Investigated For Bin Laden Disclosures - 5:06
A former Navy SEAL who wrote a best seller about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under criminal investigation for disclosing classified material, according to federal officials and his lawyer.The Truth About Witches - 4:04
Katherine Howe is a New York Times bestselling author who recently edited "The Penguin Book of Witches," a primary-source reader about witches and witch-hunting ranging from the medieval period into the early eighteenth century.My Week With A Flip Phone - 4:04
Lately the flip has been discussed as a sort of “status phone” among cool people, like pretentious technophobes and Anna Wintour, so I’m wondering if my newly acquired flip phone will provide me entry to this club.Gamergate Is Dead - 3:10
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Some things evolve, and some things devolve. The modern Republican Party is an example of the latter. Trying to hold power, rather than govern well, the party has molded itself to satisfy the religious right, the anti-science anti-intellectuals, the false conservatives, and the …Feds Found Ammonium Nitrate, AK-47 In Militia Leader's Hotel Room - 30/10
Federal agents reportedly found a supply of the explosive ammonium nitrate, along with a pile of guns and ammo, when they searched the hotel room of a leader of a Texas border militia member earlier this month.Super-'Patriot' Who Hates Liberal 'F*ggots' Got Himself a Visit From the Secret Service After Threatening President (Video) | Americans Against the Tea Party - 30/10
Drew Walker loves America — his version, anyway. This angry Tea Party zealot has been posting insane rants on Facebook for quite some time, ranting about liberal “f*cking f*ggots” and our Muslim President Barry Soetoro.10 Photos for the 10th month, October is the best month. - 30/10
I love October and it's almost over so here are 10 recent October photos showing some of my favorite October things to see here. October is orange and warm. October is cool and windy with big clouds running across the sky. October is turkey hunting in the field during a light rai …Have You Ever "Really" Watched Fox News? It's Frightening! (Polls) - 30/10
I don't watch a lot of television because my work keeps me pretty busy, but I left work early today because I have guests coming in tomorrow. I never "really" watch Fox New …House GOP's lawyers give up on anti-Obama lawsuit | MSNBC - 1:13
More than four months after House Republicans announced their historic plan to sue President Obama, the litigation, like so many initiatives from GOP lawmakers, has become a fiasco. Josh Gerstein and Maggie Haberman reported overnight that the Republicans’ lawyers have give …What Has Greed Cost the United States? - 30/10
It's become virtually impossible -- if not totally impossible -- to name a single major industry in the US that "We The People" aren't subsidizing and that hasn't turned into a functional monopoly. Think about it. Each year, we give away billions to Big Oil. We give billions …Jim Crow returns | Al Jazeera America - 1:46
Election officials in 27 states, most of them Republicans, have launched a program that threatens a massive purge of voters from the rolls. Millions, especially black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters, are at risk. Already, tens of thousands have been removed in at least one ba …
Facebook loves your content so much it wants it for free - 28/10
If you're in the publishing world, you've certainly heard the news floating around that Facebook wants you to post your content straight to their platform.6 Social Media Sites You’ve Never Heard Of (But Should Check Out) - 28/10
You know about Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+…but that’s only a drop in the bucket of the social media platforms of the world. There are some countries where Facebook is barely used at all, such as China where it’s nearly impossible to access it. There are other parts of the world where they simply prefer a less sales-y approach to social media and have come up with their own solutions. There are niche sites, general ones, and platforms that are so popular they rival some of A...The futures of programmatic retargeting, measurement and video - 24/10
Thanks to some new uses for big data, there are going to be some different ways advertisers can retarget consumers. Mobile video is about to see some exponential growth in terms on inventory bought, but advertisers are still having trouble finding quality video in general available through real-time buying. Publishers are looking to move beyond impression-based pricing, and just what are some of the other challenges the programmatic industry faces going forward?Current, future trends and how programmatic ‘makes sense’ for publishers - 17/10
According to trends, programmatic has a bright future in advertising; there could be changes to the way success in online advertising is measured; bot ease startles conference goers; automatic guaranteed needs some clarification, and how sometimes things just make sense for publishers.A day in ad fraud: Watch those fake clicks fly - 14/10
A video created by Forensiq shows just how quickly just a single infected computer can add to the tally of worthless clicks.Private markets and the future of viewability metrics - 11/10
Some are already hailing private marketplaces as the "future of programmatic," while others are lamenting their growing pains. There are "big changes" coming in the world of ad fraud. This viewability stuff needs to get sorted out, because there are some killer metrics waiting.AdTech Is Alive and Well: I’ll Have the Full Stack, Please - 10/10
Reading The Information's piece on Facebook's reported re-introduction of the Atlas ad-serving technology , I wondered - Does the market really need six or more full stack adtech solutions?Viewability and growth major parts of ad tech scene right now - 03/10
Major talking points this week involved the continued uncertainty around the transition to a viewability standard, the absolute certainty around the growth in spending expected across the programmatic landscape, and what publishers are going to have to be ready for to be successful going forward.
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Mobile Internet investment hits record $19.2B - up 232% in last 12 months (John Koetsier/VentureBeat) - 6:55
John Koetsier / VentureBeat: Mobile Internet investment hits record $19.2B — up 232% in last 12 months — Mobile Internet companies raked in a total of $19.2 billion in new investment over the last year, more than double the previous period, according to investment advisory firm Digi-Capital. — The big winner?Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3: Sleek, slim, fully metal (hands-on) (Jessica Dolcourt/CNET) - 5:30
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET: Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3: Sleek, slim, fully metal (hands-on) — Side by side on a table, the two nearly identical rectangular handsets look innocuous enough and extremely familiar. Yet two things quietly make the Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 stand out: their all-aluminum material and their unibody construction.Any.do adds premium plan with unlimited file attachments sizes for $5/month or $45/year (Aldrin Calimlim/App Advice) - 4:30
Aldrin Calimlim / App Advice: Any.do adds premium plan with unlimited file attachments sizes for $5/month or $45/year — Popular to-do app Any.do goes 2.0 with new collaboration and note-taking features — Nearly two years and five months after its launch on iOS, the popular to-do app Any.do has just been updated to version 2.0.Alphaworks, The Equity Crowdfunding Platform From Betaworks, Brings On Erin Glenn As CEO (Jordan Crook/TechCrunch) - 3:25
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch: Alphaworks, The Equity Crowdfunding Platform From Betaworks, Brings On Erin Glenn As CEO — Today the folks at Alphaworks, the equity crowd-funding platform branched out of betaworks, are announcing leadership changes, with Erin Glenn taking the lead as CEO.Kamcord opens Japan office as it surges past 25 million mobile game videos shared (Paul Bischoff/Tech in Asia) - 3:10
Paul Bischoff / Tech in Asia: Kamcord opens Japan office as it surges past 25 million mobile game videos shared — Kamcord, the US-based startup that makes an in-game video recording SDK for mobile games, has opened up shop in Japan, a company representative told Tech in Asia. The new office comes as the number …Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg found guilty in Denmark on charges that he illegally accessed Danish social security numbers (RT) - 2:05
RT: Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg found guilty in Denmark on charges that he illegally accessed Danish social security numbers — ‘Largest hacking case’: Pirate Bay founder and his accomplice found guilty in Denmark — The founder of the Pirate Bay torrent site has been found guilty in …Google's robotics lead and Android founder Andy Rubin leaving the company to start an incubator for hardware startups, will be replaced by James Kuffner (Alistair Barr/Wall Street Journal) - 0:57
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal: Google's robotics lead and Android founder Andy Rubin leaving the company to start an incubator for hardware startups, will be replaced by James Kuffner — Former Android Leader Andy Rubin Leaving Google — Rubin Is Starting an Incubator for Startups Interested in Building Technology-Hardware ProductsSpain passes LPI law allowing publishers to charge aggregators that link to news stories; effective January 2015 (Pamela Rolfe/Hollywood Reporter) - 0:20
Pamela Rolfe / Hollywood Reporter: Spain passes LPI law allowing publishers to charge aggregators that link to news stories; effective January 2015 — Spain Passes Much-Debated Intellectual Property Law — Critics complain of an unenforceable Google tax and missed opportunity for clear anti-piracy law
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Library Hack: the results of an open data competition via http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/about-us/corporate/open-data In October 2012, the Queensland government announced an "open data revolution" aiming to release as much public sector information as possible to encourage the development of innovative services and solutions for Queenslanders.When you have a problem, you must... - 6:57
Fastening Days is a 11-minute long Anime short commissioned by YKK, the mysterious company responsible for the Clasp Locker that helps hold your jeans together. Japanese audio: Right hereI will be very proud if I have changed our city in some ways that last. - 5:30
Tom Menino, Boston's 53rd and longest-serving mayor, dies at 71. He had recently published his memoirs, but announced last week that he was suspending both his book tour and his cancer treatments. "Because of his leadership," current Mayor Marty Walsh said in a released statement, "Boston is a better place today." That is an understatement -- some polls showed that more than fifty percent of Bostonians had met him at one time or another; Tom Menino was the People's Mayor. • 30-minute docum...Patience - 4:45
Skyharbor has recently released their new song, Patience. The animation is by Jess Cope and she has been developing a reputation for doing fantastically creative work with other brilliant musicians.Happy Jack: The Grave Dancer - 4:40
"I can't remember where I was the first time I saw the KXVO Pumpkin Dance several years ago, or who sent it to me, but I remember the feeling: that I would one day show this video to my children, and their children after them. It effortlessly combined so many facets of contemporary pop culture: the Ghostbusters theme song, an inane costume, dancing so bad that it's good, and — perhaps most important of all — it ran on a local TV station in Omaha, Nebraska." -The Story Behind the Greatest H...A little creepy audio fiction for your Halloween-eve enjoyment - 4:20
Pseudopod 401: The Lighthouse Keeper's Wife Be careful what you wish for, and be careful of things with labels you can't read. Written by Dave Beynon and read by Wilson Fowlie.Very 70s Halloween tv specials. How very? Paul Lynde and KISS very. - 3:53
Some 70s television programming for your Halloween viewing pleasure:
- The Paul Lynde Halloween Special with KISS (1976)
- PSA: Halloween Safety Educational Film Part 1 (1977)
- The Muppet Show Halloween Special with Vincent Price (1976)
- PSA: Halloween Safety Educational Film Part 2 (1977)
- Dr. Seuss Presents Halloween Is Grinch Night (1977)
- COMMERCIAL BREAK: Woolworth And Woolco Halloween Commercial (1977)
- The Fat Albert Halloween Special (1977)
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Android founder Andy Rubin is leaving Google - 0:56
Andy Rubin is leaving Google a little over a year and a half after he moved from Android to focus on Google's robotics efforts.A reminder from Lockheed Martin that big data can be a slow process - 30/10
While web companies are building massive-scale data warehouses on top of Hadoop and analyzing data in every manner under the sun, Lockheed Martin is trying to help its government systems embrace…Birds (and dinosaurs) have a thing or two to teach running robots - 30/10
Robots are generally programmed to keep a steady gait. But birds constantly speed up and slow down to accommodate obstacles. Copying their movement could help robots be safer and more efficient.First Look finds the hard part isn’t the journalism, it’s reinventing how a newsroom works - 30/10
The Intercept -- a magazine that is part of Pierre Omidyar's First Look Media -- has written a piece about the departure of Matt Taibbi, who was supposed to be running…More changes at Twitter as its head of product is replaced - 30/10
The latest shift in Twitter's management is the head of product. Will Twitter's staff departures help fix its biggest problem?Come hang out with us for a kickoff event and an after party at Roadmap 2014! - 30/10
Announcing some parties for Roadmap 2014, featuring the Hoff and KITT, designer Gadi Amit, media artist Reza Ali and more!How important is cross-platform support to the Microsoft Band? - 30/10
It's not really surprising that Microsoft's Band smartwatch will work with Android and iOS as well as Windows Phone as we heard rumors suggesting it would. It's a bigger deal than…This company invented a weird trick to stop people from taking ephemeral message screenshots - 30/10
This new app uses a visual perception technique called a D-Fence to make your disappearing pictures a little more private.