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Tom Sloan Cartoon: The End of Light Bulbs



In the latest Tom Sloan cartoon, Tom ponders what do we buy when there are no more light bulbs?
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Tour De France 2014 Apps for Android, Apple iOS



Larry Press reviews NBC's Tour de France 2014 app for Apple iOS. Check it out here.
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Ted Rall Cartoon: Why We Are Doomed



Here's the latest Ted Rall cartoon. The focus is on Kickstarter, potato salad and what crowdfunding priorities say about us, the Internet and everything ...
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Darren Stevens: Reflections on Samantha



In real life, Darren Stevens says he's nothing like his Bewitched sitcom character. And being married to a witch is still as hard as ever.
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Ted Rall: I Know a Secret [exclusive]



Ted Rall knows a secret. The same secret the CIA asked 6000-plus reporters not to reveal after an email slip. Witness the scary state of U.S. journalism.
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Delectable 4.0 for Apple iOS: Freeware Thursday



Delectable 4.0 is out as of June 18, 2014 on Apple iTunes. The new version is the biggest-ever change to the wine-selection and visual-search app. Find out more here. Cheers!
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Visual Noise and Grain 101: Ant Pruitt Video Daily



Visual noise is the enemy of a great smartphone photo. Ant Pruitt's video daily has a quick primer and cure for visual noise and grain. Check it out.
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Passing the Turing Test: First Eugene, Next a Schizophrenic?



Posing as Eugene Goostman, a snotty Ukranian teen bot program passed the Turing Test. Couldn't a bot posing as, for example, an angry schizophrenic pass, too? Would you like to play a game? Video, analysis.
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Crop Your Smartphone Photos: Ant Pruitt Video Daily



You've got to know the power of photo cropping. It makes good photos great. Find out more at Ant Pruitt's video daily here.
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John C. Dvorak: On HBO’s Silicon Valley (review, full episode here)



John C. Dvorak reviews HBO's Silicon Valley, Mike Judge's new series. Video of full first episode included here.
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Steve Wozniak: “Too Bad They Forgot the Engineer”



On news that the U.S. Postal Service is creating a commemorative stamp bearing an image of the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak responds.
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Alfred Poor: Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass, Corning’s License to Kill



Corning's latest version of its tough Gorilla Glass is now tough on microbes, reports our Alfred Poor. Here's how antimicrobial Gorilla Glass works. Analysis ...
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Three Years of Sun in Three Minutes: NASA Video



NASA filmed the sun for three years straight. Here's the sun in three years in three minutes -- the video. Here's how NASA created the video, what space tech was required and where in the video you can catch comets, amazing flares and the Transit of Venus. Whoa.
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Tech Travelers: How Not To Be An Ugly American Geek



Traveling to Europe on business? Careful flashing that peace sign. It means something pretty disturbing to Brits. Here's how not to be an ugly American geek, gesture-wise anyway. It's the Hand Jive -- Top 7 Common American Hand Gestures That Can Get You In Trouble Abroad infographic. It's money.
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Jurassic Tech: Todd O’s Sony Mavica FD71 Circa 1998



This week, our Todd Ogasawara takes us back to 1998 -- when he had a floppy based, 10X optical zoom Sony digital camera way far ahead of its time. Check out those pics! Based in Honolulu, Todd's email is togasawara@aNewDomain.net. Follow him @toddogasawara
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Why You Should Root Your Phone: Eric Finkenbiner



Our Eric Finkenbiner, founding co-editor of our spin-off site aGNUdomain.com, explains why you should root your phone. Let him count the ways.
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Tom Sloan Cartoon: Get Rich Quick (With Fleas)



In the latest Tom Sloan cartoon, Tom says you can you get rich quick -- by selling fleas.
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Tracey Mustacchio: IBM Apple Alliance Needs IT Service Brokerage to Unlock Apps



The looming IBM-Apple alliance highlights IT’s need for agility and IT brokerage as a full-fledged service. The IT service brokerage becomes key to unlocking value from business apps.
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A Good X Is A Dead X: Hate Speech Wins on Social Media



Hate speech is rampant on social media. What, if anything, are sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google + doing to stop it? David Michaelis commentary.
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Dino Hunter Deadly Shores: Freeware Wednesday



Today's freeware pick is Dino Hunter Deadly Shores for Android. Check it out here.
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Puching Zhang: 10 Top Things To Do on Your Euro Vacation



Our Fegelein Puching Zhang went on vacation. Here are his top 10 favorite spots in London and Paris.
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Video of the Week: The Fastest Talker in the World [video]



Meet Fran Capo, the fastest talker in the world. She clocks in at 11 words a second. Don't believe it? Check out this video ...
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Mostly Mobile Reviews: Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse & Keyspan PRO3



In today's episode of Mostly Mobile Reviews, Todd Ogasawara takes a look at the Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse. Also, Jon Westfall discusses the Keyspan PR-PRO3 Presentation Remote. Video ...
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Red Orchestra 2 Heroes of Stalingrad Review



Our Fegelein Puching Zhang reviews Red Orchestra 2 Heroes of Stalingrad. This award-winning FPS is not for the faint of heart. And good luck, you'll need it! (Spoiler alert)
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The Chromebase, a Revolution in Desktop



Our Larry Press looks at the new Chromebase, a desktop running Chrome OS. See why he's sold on the new, safe computing system.
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How Facebook and US Military Manipulate Our Data



The dark net is about the faceless agencies. Facebook operates in full light, but is ethically questionable. They manipulate data, just like the NSA gathers it. How different are the NSA and Facebook, and where will it lead?
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Telstar I Anniversary: History of Satellites [infographic]



Find out how the Telstar I satellite revolutionized global communications in July 1962 in this Early History of Satellites infographic.
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After Focus Demo: Ant Pruitt Video Highlight



Update your snapshot's focal points after you've taken it by using the After Focus app for iOS and Android. Sweet app pick from the Smartphone Photographers Community led by Ant Pruitt.
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Mostly Mobile Reviews #2: Evernote Moleskine and Pebble



In this edition of their Mostly Mobile Reviews, Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss Evernote Moleskine and Pebble watches. See the video here.
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Android TV: The Multimedia Boost!



Android TV is set to unify your multimedia experience across your mobile devices and your home television -- read Android TV and Google Cast. Ant Pruitt is practically leaping out of his living room couch with excitement at the announced updates.
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Pixlr, Browser Photo Editor: Ant Pruitt Video Highlight



It's okay to edit your photos. If you're looking for a solid photo editor, Pixlr offers a great online-editing option for your photos.
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Tom Sloan Cartoon: Don’t Fall



Historically speaking, falls are not fun but they happen. Think of King Kong, or the Roman Empire. Tom Sloan's cartoon on flying and falling.
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