Show Notes July 7th, 2014

Lena and Rose Regina talk about phones

and as always Lena recommends http://www.phonescoop.com/ because it is a great place to go to find out things about phones

 
West Palm Beach fireworks viewed from a drone  

NSA targets Linux Journal as ‘extremist forum’: Report, from zdnet

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Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory First time accepted submitter FriendlySolipsist points out a story about Rhode Island Police using a dog to find hidden hard drives. The recent arrival of golden Labrador Thoreau makes Rhode Island the second state in the nation to have a police dog trained to sniff out hard drives, thumb drives and other technological gadgets that could contain child pornography. Thoreau received 22 weeks of trai
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Facebook Mood Manipulator Filters Content Based On How You Feel As a response to the recent backlash that Facebook received due to its emotion contagion experiment, Brooklyn artist and programmer Lauren McCarthy developed a Google Chrome Extension that lets users set how they’re feeling, having the social networking site change displayed content depending on their mood. The emotion contagion experiment conducted by Facebook’s Data Science Team reportedly trie
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What you need to know about DARPA, the Pentagon’s mad science division There’s a certain entity within the Pentagon that’s quite (in)famous for developing terrifying robots, advanced weapons and futuristic tech. It’s called the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or, as most people know it, DARPA: the Department…
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After Netflix, now Youtube starts blaming ISPs for slow video streams YouTube has started notifying users that their ISPs could be the reason behind problems like blurring video or excessive buffering. The video streaming service now sometimes displays an ‘Experiencing interruptions?’ bar underneath choppy videos with a link to obtain more information.
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Four Soundcloud Alternatives to Discover and Share Great Music We love Soundcloud, but it’s been under fire recently for handing over the keys to the kingdom to the music industry. As a result, lots of legitimate music is being deleted, and artists and bands are looking elsewhere. If you’re in the mood for new music, or want to share your own, check out these alternatives. Soundcloud is a great place to discover new music and share your own mixes and mashups
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3D printable version of Marcel Duchamp’s rare Art Deco chess-set Marcel Duchamp’s rare chess-set has been recreated as freely downloadable 3D print-files on Thingiverse, where the community is actively remixing them. Read the rest
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Man raises thousands for bowl of potato salad on Kickstarter. He’s making potato salad. Amateur potato salad maker Zack Danger Brown started up a Kickstarter campaign to make his first ever batch of potato salad. You know Kickstarter, the fund-raising website that allows you, the average citizen, to fund your friend’s business or artistic endeavors without having to look them in the eyes. Even famous people have been known to use the site to beg for money so
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UberX Cuts Prices By 20 Percent To Woo NYC Riders UberX—the cheaper alternative to Uber, regular—has announced that it’s slashing its prices by 20 percent in New York for some unspecified period of time—a transparent effort to steal riders from yellow cabs, which have remained the more popular option despite Uber’s total domination in other cities. Here’s an Uber-produced table that explains your savings. My god, the things you can do with those
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Lucky Duck: Why Things Are Going Swimmingly for DuckDuckGo DuckDuckGo continues to grow its user base, passing 1 billion searches early this year, and continues to integrate into our lives, with the news Apple will support it as a default search engine in OS X Yosemite. What’s next for the search engine?
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Account-stealing bank machine skimmers are now virtually invisible Bank machine skimmers, which swipe your account as you insert your card, have been getting increasingly harder to spot as the years go by; now, it looks like they’re just about undetectable. Researchers at the European ATM Security Team have found…
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The Gates Foundation is backing a remote-controlled contraceptive implant that lasts 16 years The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is backing a Massachusetts-based company called MicroCHIPS that specialize in controlled-release medical implants. Their chip, measuring just 20 x 20 x 7 millimeters, is capable of delivering a daily dose of levonorgestrel for use as a contraceptive.
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Latest leak “devastating to NSA defenders” Over the weekend, we learned that almost all the NSA’s targets were innocent Americans. It also means the NSA is not only unable to claim otherwise, but that it cannot claim to safeguard the data–which, after all, got leaked.
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90 percent of the information intercepted by the NSA reportedly belongs to ordinary internet users A vast majority of the people identified in a large cache of online conversations intercepted by the National Security Agency were ordinary internet users, and not legally targeted foreigners, according to a Washington Post report.
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FDA Approves First Motorized Exoskeleton For Personal Use Sufferers of lower-body paralysis (paraplegia) will soon have access to ReWalk, a motorized exoskeleton controlled by the user and enabling them to walk, sit, stand, and even climb stairs. Developed and sold by ReWalk Robitics (formerly Argo Medical Technologies), the product was approved for clinical use in the US in 2011, but will now be available for personal use throughout the country. While
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AMC adds recliners to its theaters in hopes that you’ll ditch Netflix for a night If you’ve given up on your local movie theater due to its lack of comfort and not the ever-increasing expense, AMC has a plan to lure you back. The second-largest movie chain in the US is shelling out $600 million to rip out old seating and replace…
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Health Aggregator Makes Sense Of Confusing Metrics And Badges With so many fitness and health tracking apps and gadgets available in the market, it can be hard to choose one that meets all your requirements and more often than not you end up with several apps and even devices to help you monitor and manage different aspects of your life and your well-being. The team behind Nudge wants to help folks manage all these tracking apps and wearables under one digi
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KiDebit Teaches Kids How to Budget in the Real World Android/iOS: Teaching your kids about money can help them develop good financial habits later in life. But many of us rarely deal with hard cash; instead, we use our debit cards. The KiDebit app helps children learn to budget with their virtual allowances, too.Read more…
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Artists give Teletext a new purpose Next month and into September, Berlin will play host to the International Teletext Art Festival (ITAF). Teletext, a basic information service delivered over analogue TV signals, was once prevalent across Europe before becoming increasingly obsolete…
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Slenderman creator ‘saddened’ by Wis. stabbing – USA TODAY Slenderman creator ‘saddened’ by Wis. stabbingUSA TODAYMADISON, Wis. (AP) — The man who created Slenderman, a spooky character popularized in online stories, video games and films, says he’s “deeply saddened” by reports that his creation inspired two girls to stab another in Wisconsin. Eric Knudsen …
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Linux-based CoreOS raises $8 million, launches world’s first ‘OS as a Service’ CoreOS, an open source lightweight Linux-based operating system designed for massive server deployments, yesterday announced that it has secured $8 million in venture capital funding in series A round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, with follow-on investments from existing investors Sequoia Capital and Fuel Capital.
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Brief guide to Facebook’s emotion experiment Wired explaints the details of how Facebook altered its algorithms to manipulate and observe the behavior of 689k random users. Previously.
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Access Classic Google Maps Through This URL If you’re not a fan of the newest version of Google Maps, Google Operating System found a quick way to access the old version of maps from an old URL. To get to classic Maps, just head to http://www.google.com/local. For whatever reason, using the old Local URL brings up the older version of Maps. Likewise, you can always click the question mark icon in the new Google Maps and select “Return
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How to Move From A Gas to Electric Stove — The Kitchn From The Kitchn → Moving From Gas to an Electric Stove: What I’ve Learned So Far READ MORE »
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Google to shut down its first social network on September 30 Google on Monday announced Orkut has reached the end of the road. The service will shut down on September 30, 2014. Some will no doubt be sad to see it go but the majority of people are probably asking, “What the heck is Orkut, anyway?”
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FreeDOS Is 20 Years Old Jim Hall (2985) writes “In a June 29, 1994 post in comp.os.msdos.apps on USENET, a physics student announced an effort to create a completely free version of DOS that everyone could use. That project turned into FreeDOS, 20 years ago! Originally intended as a free replacement for MS-DOS, FreeDOS has since advanced what DOS could do, adding new functionality and making DOS easier to use. And t
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4 Things You Need to Know If the Police Try To Search Your Phone In a rare unanimous Supreme Court decision yesterday, all nine Justices agreed that, yep, searching your phone without a warrant is indeed illegal. So if a police officer ever does try to dig through your digital dirt unlawfully, this is what you need to do. The often controversial Chief Justice John Roberts summed the whole thing up with a few delightfully biting lines in the court’s decision: T
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How Hot Is Too Hot for Your Computer to Run You probably know that heat is bad for your computer, and you might even know how to monitor its temperatures. But how hot is too hot? Linus from Techquickie explains in this video.First, it’s important to remember that your computer doesn’t really have one “temperature”—each component runs at a different temperature, and each of them can withstand different levels of heat. The manufactu
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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Internet Ask anyone what they know about the Internet today. It’s where they go to watch stuff online? It’s used for stalk people on Facebook? It’s used to download porn? Sure, but did you know that humans make up only 49 percent of the total Internet traffic? The remaining is made up by bots. Did you also know that the Internet speed on board the International Space Station is faster than the average spee
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Get Microsoft Office for $9.95 From Your Employer Instead of paying full price for Microsoft Office for Mac or Windows, you may be able to buy the full version for just $9.95 if you work for a participating company.We’ve covered ways to extend your Office trial, but with the Microsoft Software Assurance Home Use Program you can get a legtimate copy of Office without any workarounds. Your employer’s license for Microsoft products allows you to buy
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The Federal Student Aid agency used their first tweet to insult anyone who uses student aid. Help us, we’re idiots.As far as first tweets go, this entry from the Federal Student Aid office can at least claim success in the “generating buzz” department. Unfortunately, that buzz is the kind you hear when a beehive falls on your head, because the people who run the Twitter account for FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—something most people who can’t pay for colleg
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Aereo Down: Supreme Court Kills the Cord-Cutter’s Dream Today, the Supreme Court has reversed the decision of the Second Circuit in ABC vs. Aereo. Translation? Aereo lost big. It’s now illegal. And that sucks.Essentially what the Supreme Court determined today is that Aereo, the innovative cloud-based antenna and DVR, violates copyright law. It’s basically a cable company, says the ruling, instead of just an innocent provider of remote antennae. And wh
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Creamy Banana and Brown Sugar Pops These rich and creamy pops have a thick swirl of cinnamon-spiked brown sugar.Ingredients:3 medium bananas 1 cup light sour cream 1/4 cup brown sugar, divided 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon3 medium bananas1 cup light sour cream1/4 cup brown sugar, divided1 teaspoon ground cinnamonView recipe and add to recipe box at ZipList…View full recipe at Whole Foods Market…View more trending recipes…
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SF city attorney demands shutdown of parking-space-auctioning app Monkeyparking, the app that lets assholes auction off their parking spots, has been sent a cease-and-desist letter by San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, who says the practice of selling your public parking spot is illegal. Monkeyparking’s competition are expected to receive the same treatment soon. Read the rest
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​Google wants to sell you your next domain name Right now, it’s possible to buy a domain name using Google

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