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Social Media in Emergency Management: The Digital Public Information Officer

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anewdomain.net — You probably know how social media helps in emergency situations. Especially during and after disasters like Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Isaac and the Connecticut school shootings. Social media is a powerful tool for public information officers (PIOs), too, if they know how to use it.   Even so, there’s a continuing debate about social media […]
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Red Cross Hurricane App: Review

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Here in the U.S. we’re in the middle of Hurricane Season — it ends Nov. 30, 2012 this year. The season’s been off to a bit of a slow start over the Atlantic but, as we on the East Coast know too well, it’s typically the later months of summer that bring the most devastating storms. […]
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Jintronix: Medical Science Meets Video Games

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Just when I thought video games couldn’t possibly become any more interesting, I read a story that showed me so much more is possible today with the technology available in the gaming space. Jintronix is that example of  how motion-based gaming technology can assist medical science. So, what is Jintronix? Jintronix is actually a small software startup […]
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Valve Does a 180: Valve Steam on Linux Ubuntu a Go

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Valve just did a 180. I told you earlier this week that Valve is on a new product announcement tear. Well they keep on coming — and the latest dirt is that the new tech coming has everything to do with Linux and gaming. Nice trick! Told you. Back in April, I reported based on this […]
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Greenlight: Valve’s New Indie Game Community

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Valve has been having a great month with its Steam side of the business.  With good news comes more good news, as they say, and here is no exception. Valve reps say the firm is rallying the indie game developer community with a service it calls Greenlight. Greenlight is a community that will feature indie developer […]
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Digg Sale Confirmed: Giant in News Aggregation Sells for $500,000

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In a late-week surprise, the Wall Street Journal confirmed that the new-media company Betaworks has come to terms and closed on a sale to buy Digg.  More shocking is the rumored sale price is estimated to be no more than $500,000 total for the Digg intellectual property, website, and associated technology. In late 2004, Digg was […]
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UPDATED: Open Source Console Gaming and Development: Ouya Crazy, Like a Fox

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In the gaming industry, consoles have typically been limited to development houses with deep pockets and dedicated staff to help field their product. But, no more says Ouya founder Julie Uhrman. The future of the gaming console will come from the open community and Ouya hopes to be the first to blaze the trail. If […]
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CLANG: Neal Stephenson Wants to Build a Video Game

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So, you may be asking yourself, “What is this CLANG and why does Neal Stephenson want to build a video game?” And to that we have a few witty, yet informative answers: 1.) CLANG is a video game concept that Neal Stephenson, you know the guy who writes all those really awesome cyberpunk and historical […]
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Game Collection Auctioned on eBay for $1.2 Million

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Hailing from southern France, the owner of Gaming Heaven has put together a game collection that might very well be the largest in the world.  Boasting thousands of unopened, factory-sealed games from every Nintendo game system, every Sega system, and every NEC system ever made this collection is mind-boggling. Just about any game geek would […]
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Valve: Teach With Portals Release

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Edutainment ala the old Reader Rabbit, Oregon Trail and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? is so 1990s. Meet Valve. It’s taking game tech-based education to a whole new level with its new Teach with Portals platform. Valve’s Teach with Portals of course is based on the popular Portal series. It challenges you to complete a series of puzzles in order […]
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Linux Goes Gaming: Valve and Steam Client Along for Ride

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Well respected Linux Community member, writer, and coder Michael Larabel recently visited Valve Software and got a peak at Valve's Linux development. Valve is focusing efforts on going native in the Linux environment with their Source Engine and ultimately the Steam Gaming Client service. This is big news for Linux fans and gamers alike.
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Make Your Google+ Persona and Brand Rock (open to READERS)

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Google+ made some significant changes to its interface and controls recently. I've collected some of the best tips for optimizing Google + for search, visibility, privacy and more. And if you want to be published at aNewDomain.net, step right up. Send in your ideas for optimizing Google + here.
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DDOS Attacks Continue: Anonymous Schedules CISPA Attacks for April 20

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Throughout the week the international hacker group Anonymous and growing subgroup Al Qaeda Sec have been hitting multiple US, EU and South American government websites via DDOS attacks. Here is our continuing coverage.
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Anonymous Goes on Worldwide DDOS Spree

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This evening and throughout the day the international hacker group Anonymous and growing subgroup Al Qaeda Sec took their fight to the Internet in the form of mass denial of service attacks. Sites from DC.gov, NYC.gov, and international anti-piracy sites were offline for hours
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CBS Interactive: Exclusive Deals with MLG and Twitch.TV Mainstream eSports

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Today CBS Interactive pushed eSports pro gaming right into the mainstream with exclusive deals it announced today with MLG and Twitch.TV. Our gaming editor Christopher Poirier knows the score.
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Space Shuttle Discovery: Final Mission, Today’s Flight, Events (video)

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The Space Shuttle Discovery made its final voyage today from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to its new home at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in the Washington D.C. area.
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Google+ Redesign: Silent Photo Tour of the New Look (OPEN to READERS)

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This is what we at aNewDomain.net call a silent gallery. Here are 14 shots I took today of Google + after its major April 11 redesign. So many of our readers on Google + weighed in this morning in a story where we published names, your links and comments. Now, we're doing something different. This is a silent gallery, true, but it doubles as a caption contest. The silent tour begins now. Drop your captions for consideration below in the Comments field. Have fun.
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Christopher Poirier: Video Game Easter Eggs Part Deux

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Our Christopher Poirier brought you some old school videogame Easter Eggs last week. Here's his latest batch -- can you find the surprises in these hot games? Videos included. Fun.
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Happy April Fools’ Day: Ahem, Thanks Google.

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Google pulled a series of April Fool's Day pranks. In case you missed them on Sunday, here's a roundup from our Chris Poirier.
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Christopher Poirier: Classic Video Game Easter Eggs (how to and tour)

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It's our gamer Christopher Poirier's hunt for Easter eggs -- here they are going back through classic games of the past. Atari, anyone? Or Duke Nukem 3D? Great retrospective. And lots of Easter eggs! Though there are just so many Easter eggs scattered throughout the entire game, this little find was a throwback to Star Trek and The Starship Enterprise.
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