Show Notes September 23rd, 2013

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NYC Basic Tips And Etiquette In Delightful Illustrations Even if you don’t live in New York, most of illustrator Nathan W. Pile’s animated NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette will still be something you can appreciate. That’s because the series covers issues like kissing in public, eating on public transportation, using a cellphone while ordering coffee and more. Some of the images are more specific but still apply to any big city or to any area with cold weat
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The Best Four E-Paper Displays Coming To Your Smartphone and Tablet Looking for months of reading time from your smartphone or tablet? E-paper display technology may soon satisfy your needs. Four competing, emergent technologies are already rolling off production lines and into marketplaces. Before you know it, your next smartphone may be fitted with an e-paper display. Some are capable of real-time full motion content, whereas others require a screen refresh. Oth
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Mapping The History Of Global Protests It seems as though 2013 has seen an uptick in political upheaval around the world. The 24-hour news cycle is riddled with one outbreak, followed by another, in consent succession. But, just how much unrest is there around the world, and how does it compare to other times in history? To find out all we need to do is to click over to John Beieler’s map of global protests. http://johnbeieler.org/prot
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Infographic: The evolution of Wi-Fi Did you know other names considered for “Wi-Fi” included FlankSpeed and DragonFly? Another curious fact: there are an estimated 10 billion wireless devices in use — outnumbering the world’s population of 7 billion. D-Link has created an infographic filled with interesting facts about wireless technology. Coming from a company widely…
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Grand Theft Auto V rakes in $800 million on opening day Take-Two Interactive on Wednesday announced that Grand Theft Auto V delivered the highest first day sales of any title in the history of the company. What’s more, it’s also the fastest-selling game in the history of the franchise as it earned more than $800 million worldwide on opening day. …
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Sony aiming to sell 5 million PlayStation 4s by March 2014 Sony are hoping to burst out of the next-generation console gates, aiming to sell five million PlayStation 4 consoles by the end of their fiscal year 2013, which ends on March 31, 2014. The news was revealed during Sony’s Tokyo Game Show keynote, as hosted by SCE President Andrew House.
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Google creates new company to focus on extending life expectancy Google on Wednesday created a new company tasked with making improvements in human health and overall well-being. Calico will be run by Apple and Genetech chairman Art Levinson but outside of some general comments, Google didn’t delve into exactly what projects the company will be involved in.
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White House files petition with the FCC to legalize cell phone unlocking The White House, or more specifically, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has filed a formal petition with the Federal Communications Commission that would force wireless providers to unlock mobile devices at the request of customers.
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NSA-themed ransomware leverages public concern over privacy A variant of ransomware making the rounds aims to leverage the public’s increasing concern with regard to the NSA’s recently declassified PRISM surveillance program. Upon infection, the ransomware will lock down a computer’s web browser and display a warning message claiming illegal content was found on the machine. …
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Deep Web news: Silk Road competitor Atlantis calls it quits Silk Road competitor Atlantis recently announced plans to shut down shop following a brief six-month run. A message on the website said the service was forced to close down due to security reasons out of their control. Anyone with coins still in the system has one week to remove them;…
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Grand Theft Auto V sales cross the $1 billion mark in just three days Grand Theft Auto V is now the fastest-selling video game in history. Where it took the previous record-holder, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, a full 15 days to reach $1 billion in sales, GTA V needed just three days to pull off the same feat. Early estimates pin the…
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Modders turn piano into Doom controller It’s been almost too long since we’ve seen something (in)appropriated to satisfy a twisted modder’s Doom craving, and this time, it’s not the hardware running Id Software’s classic game that’s ill-fitted, but the controller. If the timeline on David Hayward’s Vine account is accurate, a crew of what appear to be professional tinkerers has turned one old piano into an awkward keyboard in little mo
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Kinect for Windows SDK update lets developers add green screen effects Kinect for Windows developers can now get a little more creative: Microsoft has released version 1.8 of the camera’s SDK, which lets app creators produce a green screen effect by removing the background. The update also brings a new Kinect Fusion API that scans the color of an object in addition to its shape, saving some 3D modelers the trouble of creating a separate texture map. There’s better s
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Google’s AdID, an anonymous identifier for advertising, could replace the aging cookie You know the drill: accept the cookie, delete the cookie, empty the cookie bin, and so on. Mostly, it’s an exercise used when attempting to get your mum’s PC to run a wee bit faster, but if you think about it, the cookie is one of the most archaic pieces of the world wide web that’s still in use today. Naturally, Google is swooping in in a bid to change the status quo, according to a new report f
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OUYA revises Free the Games Fund to lower project goals, reduce exclusivity It looks like outspoken indie devs are finally getting their

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