Archive | March, 2013

April Fool! Google April Fools Day Videos and All Gag Roundup

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April Fools 2014 pranks from Google and April Fools Google gags through the last few years ... Remember Google Maps for 8-bit NES? How about Google Fiber, the supplement? The dietary supplement. Google has a great track record of pulling April Fools gags and producing April Fools videos. Check out our selection here. If you have a favorite we're missing, let us know at gina@anewdomain.net.
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Art of Chiaroscuro Photography: Point and Shoot with Ant Pruitt

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Beautiful smartphone photography with a focus on Chiaroscuro-style light to dark imagery is the topic on this week's Point and Shoot with Ant Pruitt. Here's how to join his smartphone photographers community on Google +
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Becket Morgan: On Carter Gibson, LGBT Advocacy and Google’s PridePlus Community

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Carter Gibson is the firebrand behind the Google Pride Plus LGBT community. Our Becket Morgan reports.
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Dear Mr. President: Extortion? 12 Leads Re Patent Trolls for Your DOJ-FTC Investigation

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Dear Mr. President, writes our IP strategist and tech attorney Tom Ewing, don't stop at investigating Intellectual Ventures and other trolls on just anti-competition and antitrust grounds. The DOJ, FTC, IRS, SEC and other agencies have a lot else to look at if you're as serious as you seem to be about looking at patent trolls, aka mass patent aggregators. Find Tom Ewing's roadmap for federal investigators here.
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Freeware Friday: Key Ring for Android, Apple iOS

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Our Jeremy Lesniak tests the Key Ring smartphone app. His conclusion? Ditch the plastic and download Key Ring. Your pockets and your wallet will thank you.
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Social Media Goes Red in Support of Marriage Equality

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Madison Andrews takes a look at the virulent social media reaction around the same sex marriage issue. How do social opinions track with those along real world sociopolitical and geographic lines? Madison investigates. Developing. Let us know what you think.
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Ten Terrific Tablet Tasks: Carpentry, Cooking, Remote Access, Lighting and More

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Need a carpenter's assistant? A new security system? A second monitor? Our Mike Olsen has 10 terrific tasks your tablet will do if you have the right app. Here's everything you need to know about 10 tablet tasks -- we bet you never even considered some of these -- that will change the way you live and work. For the better, we hope.
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Russ Johnson Travel Pro: Say No to Roaming and Carry a Really Ugly Bag

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Travel smart, says our Russ Johnson. Leave the laptop at home, say no to roaming and carry really ugly luggage. Our Russ Johnson on six tech pro secrets for travel.
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NAB 2013: Kessler Crane, Cinevate, DitoGear Dreams, Rhino Slider Desires

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NAB 2013 approaches and our our Erik Vlietinck is thinking about affordable camera sliders. He's got a sweet spot for the Rhino Slider. Here's why he's not jaded about sub $1,000 and sub $500 sliders anymore.
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Apple Password Reset, Google Fiber Expands, FBI Art Heist Crowdsource: TWiT

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It's This Week in Tech -- TWiT with Leo Laporte. This week on the show, Denise Howell, Jason Snell and our own John C. Dvorak join up to discuss FBI crowdsourcing efforts to get back stolen art, Jeff Bezos out to get rockets, Google security holes, Google Fiber expansion and more ...
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Macro Photography: Point and Shoot with Ant Pruitt

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There's more to macro photography than just taking a close up photo. Ant Pruitt's Smartphone Photographers community on Google+ focuses on macro photography and provides mega macro photo tips on this week's episode of Point and Shoot.
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To Troll or Not? Apple Complains About Patent Trolls Yet It Funds One Anyway

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The DOJ, FTC and Congress are scrutinizing patent trolls. Yet Apple complains about patent trolls yet financially backs Intellectual Ventures. It's the latest in our continuing investigation into Intellectual Ventures and whether, as FTC and DOJ officials suggest, its activities and those of other so-called Patent Assertion Entities pose an anti-competitive danger to American business.
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Google Keep and an Intel Internet Minute: Yet Another Tech Show

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It's Yet Another Tech Show here at aNewDomain.net. Our Mat Lee, Ant Pruitt, Mike Rothman and Larry Press talk about Google Keep, its integration with Google Now and how it takes on Evernote. Also on the show, Intel's Internet minute. There's a whole lot of throughput going round ...
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Skype, Evernote, Fresh Paint, News Bento: Best Windows 8 Apps Right Now

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Skype, Evernote, Fresh Paint and the Google Search app are some of our Sandy Berger's favorite apps on Windows 8. Find details on all 10 of Sandy's favorite Windows 8 apps here.
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Edinburgh Science Festival 2013: Prof Higgs Speaks, Schedule and Monster Party

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Watch aNewDomain.net for coverage of the science festival to end all science festivals. It's the Edinburgh Science Festival 2013, which kicks off Monday. Professor Higgs of Higgs Boson fame will be addressing the crowd, wild science and cutting edge science that will blow your mind throughout the show. There's even an ode to the 80th anniversary of the first modern "sighting" of the Lochness Monster. It will rock. Get all schedules, info here. Love it.
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NCAA March Madness 2013: Infographic, Live Stream, Stats, Apps

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It's March Madness 2013. Madison Andrews collects the apps and live stream info you need to stay on top of it. And an NCAA March Madness infographic, too..
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Why Four Digit PINs Blow: How to Protect Your Data infographic

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Four digit PINs only result in 10,000 possible combos. How long do you think it takes a hacker to guess yours? Not long. Check out this eye-opening infographic and get some tips on how to protect your data if you're stuck with a four digit PIN.
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Madison Andrews: On Endangered Languages and Open Source Efforts to Preserve Them

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aNewDomain.net — Open source developers are working to make the online community more inclusive — by putting endangered spoken and written languages online. Here’s how they’re doing it. Our Madison Andrews reports. Of the 6,000 languages currently spoken today, UNESCO estimates that approximately half will be extinct by the end of this century—that’s 3,000 languages. […]
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Spring Has Sprung: Why Tilt Matters, Vernal Equinox infographic

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What's the difference between a solstice and an equinox. It's all about tilt, as you see here in this terrific vernal equinox infographic from amazingplanet.com. From our staff at aNewDomain.net, Happy Vernal Equinox.
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Mozilla Thunderbird Email for OS X, Windows, Linux: Freeware Friday

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It's hard to find a faster, cleaner and more feature packed email client than Mozilla Thunderbird. From the Mozilla Foundation, Thunderbird is time-tested, user-approved and our Mike Rothman's pick for Freeware Friday. Works with OS X, MS Windows, Linux. Check it out.
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