Show Notes October 28th, 2013

This tablet weighs 15pounds and is 27inches
what?
okay, that’s weird
the BBC talk about the history of social networks
yay friendster!
Google believed to be constructing a floating data center in San Francisco Bay 16A barge afloat in the San Francisco bay just off the shore from Treasure Island is home to something the locals refer to simply as the secret project. The mysterious four-story tall building that sits on top of the barge was built from shipping containers and if CNET’s investigative team…
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Pinterest Valued at $3.8 Billion — Design News 10.25.13 The fast-growing online inspiration board and social network Pinterest received a valuation of $3.8 billion yesterday. It’s now one of the most valuable privately-held internet companies. Last May, the company was valued at $1.5 billion. They’ve received $225 million in equity funding, even though they have yet to prove they can be profitable. In other news, an online home renovation mar
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200 Ways to Make Money From the Internet 200+ As the name might imply, there are a lot of items on this list of ways to make money from the internet (over 200 to be more specific), so be prepared for a lot of scrolling because this is one seriously long infographic. That being said, there’s nothing wrong with a long infographic if there’s plenty of useful information in it -and there certainly is in this great graphic. If you’re ready to make
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DC Comics and Vertigo graphic novels arrive on Google Play, Sandman and all 100+ If you’ve looked up to Google Play and DC Comics and shouted “save us money” without hearing any whispered responses, there’s a reason: they were waiting. Today, DC Entertainment announced that it’s brought a whole slew of its comics and Vertigo graphic novels to Google’s online storefront in the form of collected editions. This “extensive lineup” is available now and includes
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Amazon takes on PayPal, now offering Amazon login and pay service to online business 500+ Amazon, having extended far beyond the realm of book selling into the world of tablets and online marketplaces, is reaching ever further in its latest effort: “Login and Pay with Amazon.” The new service does exactly what it sounds like, allowing online businesses to implement a login/pay system using existing Amazon accounts. For Amazon, that means a (unknown) cut in the sales margin b
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New York City, meet your new official taxi: the Nissan NV200 300+ Back in May, Nissan unveiled its NV200 van as New York City’s “Taxi of Tomorrow” in a joint press conference with Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Today, NYC’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) made the pact official, signing regulations that will replace the city’s iconic line of Crown Victorias (and myriad other cabs) with the NV200 beginning in October 2013. As Nissan puts it, today’s sign
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Acer details Haswell-based C720 Chromebook, begins pre-orders at $250 400+ Acer was only willing to tease its Haswell-powered Chromebook at last month’s Intel Developer Forum, but it’s ready to spill the beans today. Now called the C720, the 11.6-inch system revolves around a more efficient 1.4GHz Celeron processor that (along with 4GB of low-power RAM) allows a healthy 8.5 hours of claimed battery life. The PC also ditches the hard drive of its ancestor; there’s now a
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BBC releases rediscovered Doctor Who episodes as iTunes exclusives 500+ There are a few things that make Doctor Who fans wince in pain, none more so than mentioning the BBC’s policy of deleting its archives of early ’60s episodes. However, enterprising fans have scoured the globe looking for film canisters, and all but 106 had been found — until now. Nine new episodes, including parts 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 of The Enemy Of The World as well as episodes 2, 4, 5 and 6 of Th
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If you use Google services, you could become an ad next month 1K Google users, you’re about to become shills. A major update to the company’s Terms of Service agreement today could have some users’ profiles showing up in ads across the web. These “shared endorsements,” as Google is calling them, leverage any reviews, comments, +1s, follows or stars a user may have given to a business or brand by effectively placing that user’s name, photo and any rel
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Snapchat has passed ‘about a dozen’ unopened messages to law enforcement under search warrant 400+Think those unopened self-destructing Snaps disappear forever unseen, too? Guess again. After detailing the timeline for how and when user messages are deleted in the spring, Snapchat says that it has given law enforcement “about a dozen” unopened Snaps at the request of law enforcement search warrants since May 2013. In a blog post, trust and safety head Micah Schaffer says that the me
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NSA collecting email and messaging contacts worldwide, Yahoo moves to encrypt webmail by default 200+Don’t think that the NSA’s bulk communication data collection is focused solely on the communications themselves. The Washington Post has published more Edward Snowden documents which reveal that the agency collects large volumes of contact lists from email and instant messaging users around the world. While the NSA gathers the information on foreign soil, its method reportedly prevents it from a
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Fitbug Orb fitness tracker priced at $50, can go up to six months between charges 97 The Fitbug Orb seems like a veritable shot across Fitbit’s bow. This latest fitness wearable is priced at $50 and can go six months between charges, matching the Fitbit Zip’s longevity and undercutting its price by $10. You aren’t tied to wearing it on your wrist either, as you can place the Orb just about anywhere on your person if the white, pink or black color options don’t gel with your wardr
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FlyKly’s Smart Wheel snaps onto your bike for 20MPH pedal assist 500+ In retrospect, lower Manhattan probably wasn’t the safest place to try the Smart Wheel for the first time. Thankfully, the prototype wasn’t operating at top speed when I hopped on, for that very reason. The sensation’s a bit weird for those unaccustomed to riding with a pedal assist, kicking in only when you actually start pedaling and gradually reaching the speed you’ve entered in the app. In it
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Akamai: DDoS attacks increased since Q1 2013, Indonesia marked as biggest cyberbully 200+ The latest Akamai report on the state of the internet is out, and it looks like DDoS attacks have spiked since the last one. What’s more, China’s reign as the number one perpetrator was cut short by Indonesia, which almost doubled its first-quarter malicious traffic from 21 percent to 38 percent. China’s traffic dropped from 34 percent to 33 percent, but combined, the two countries still comprise
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Google Glass firmware teardown hints at a slew of intriguing new features 200+ Google Glass wearers were treated to some new features with this month’s XE10 update, but what’s hiding under the hood might be even more promising. Android Police posted their APK teardown earlier today, and their findings are nothing if not intriguing. Among the features that may be on the horizon are a handful of new commands hidden in the GlassVoice APK, like the ability to succinctly ask Gla

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