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AllThingsD: 2013 Was a Good Year For Chromebooks. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwntGo0A8

And now we understand where all of those Microsoft attack ads came from.
New data from NPD suggests that Chromebooks accounted for 21 percent of all commercial notebook sales.
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This just gets worse and worse.
Reuters reports that the NSA paid massive computer security firm RSA $10 million to promote a flawed encryption system so that the surveillance organization could wiggle its way around security. In other words, the NSA bribed the firm to leave the back door to computers all over the world open.
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I care. I hope everyone else does.
Politicians tell us the innocent need fear nothing from involuntary disclosure, but their actions threaten privacy and more
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Amen.
Last month, science geek and costumer Emily Finke attended a sci fi convention dressed in a screen-accurate uniform from Star Trek: TOS, where she was met with microaggression, mock-concern and men intent on outing her as a Fake Geek Girl. So she decided to write something, "because I haven't caused enough flame wars on the internet this week."
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Interesting story. As a former public defender, I was most frustrated by the overzealous prosecution of this guy. 
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The New York Times: Coming in 2014: Extremely Smart Watches and Wearable TVs. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw1oH2zw8
The new year may bring vast improvements in a variety of gadgets, including smart watches and prototypes of flexible TV screens that can be worn.
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What will technology do to us?

http://xkcd.com/1289/
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Google X, the secretive lab behind projects like Google Glass and Google’s self-driving cars, announced its latest project today...
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I always suspected. Though that could be because I have never been able to tell a "good" wine from a "bad" one.

http://io9.com/wine-tasting-is-bullshit-heres-why-496098276
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I find that if I use the word "bouquet" to describe anything, I sound more thoughtful in that criticism. For example, "The latest Phoenix album engulfs the listener with a beautiful bouquet of electronic bleeps and boops." :-/
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Experienced Attorney and International Development Worker/Trainer.

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  • Indiana University Bloomington
    Law, 2000 - 2003
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Psychology, 1996 - 2000
  • Hinsdale South High School
    1992 - 1996
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Europa Report
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Watch Now Before It's In Theaters. A spaceship's crew travels to the far reaches of the solar system in search of life. Developed with NASA,

The NSA's Prism: why we should care
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Cory Doctorow: Politicians tell us the innocent need fear nothing from involuntary disclosure, but their actions threaten privacy and more

Alfred Anaya Put Secret Compartments in Cars. So the DEA Put Him in Pris...
www.wired.com

Alfred Anaya was a genius at installing traps — secret compartments in cars that can hide everything from weed to jewelry to guns. And if th

Gizmodo
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The Official Gizmodo page, for all your gadget needs.

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse
www.chillingeffects.org

Do you know your online rights? How often are legal threats used to silence Internet activity? Help us to find out and counter baseless thre

How T-Mobile's smartphone pricing could change the U.S. wireless industry
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Everyone may be focused on the forthcoming T-Mobile iPhone, but T-Mo revealed a strategy Thursday that will have far greater implications fo

iOS 6 Maps debacle exposes Apple's Achilles' Heel: services
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While some may be surprised by the seeming lack of quality control over the new Maps app from Apple, this situation is something of a tradit

FIOS TV exec: Cord cutting is growing, and changing the TV biz
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Many cable TV operators still argue that cord cutting doesn't exist, but Verizon’s FIOS TV director Maitreyi Krishnaswamy thinks it's real,

FTC Staff Said to Formally Recommend Google Lawsuit Over Patents
allthingsd.com

Yet another story out of Washington about the U.S. Federal Trade Commission staff's inclination to sue Google for antitrust violations came

Beware of broken glass: the media's double standard for women at the top
www.theverge.com

Here’s a theory: successful women are Rorschach tests. They acquire meaning that is completely divorced from the reality of who they are and

Hi-Q MP3 Voice Recorder (Lite)
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### KNOWN ISSUE in v. 1.12.0 ### After ten minutes, you can only record for 4 seconds each time. This has been fixed in the latest version 1

'Girls? Ladies? Folks?' Here's A Visual Guide To What You Should Call Th...
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For those not immersed in the study of gender semantics, designer Shawna Hein has created a handy guide for which term to use to describe a

Lost in cyberspace
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TRACKING down early web pages can be a problem. The Economist’s first website, for instance, was built by the paper’s California corresponde

Your Facebook "Privacy Notice" Is Unenforceable Nonsense
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If you have a Facebook account, you've likely seen your dull friends post some version of a "privacy notice" there recently. The idea is tha

The 9 Most Ridiculous Moments of the Apple vs. Samsung Trial
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The arguments in the Apple vs. Samsung patent showdown jamboree finally ended yesterday. That means we're finally coming to a resolution—or

Why (Unfair, Expensive) Shared Data Plans Just Became the Inevitable Future
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You'll be forgiven for not paying too much attention to IFA, a giant tech conference taking place this week in Berlin. There have been some

Microsoft Surface tablets: the differences between Windows RT and Window...
www.engadget.com

Surfaces. Turns out, the plural form of Microsoft's new tablet range rolls off of the tongue with ease, but understanding the differences be

How to Make the Switch from iOS to Android
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You've been hanging back, waiting for the dust to settle around the iPhone 5 debut. Now that the reviews are in, you're out. It's time to tr

Your Favorite Cartoon Characters Reading the Star Wars Screenplay Will B...
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George Lucas tried to improve the original Star Wars trilogy with CG enhancements, but little did he know those beloved films could be even

Dog Sacrifices Dignity In the Service of This Star Wars AT-AT Costume
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Halloween was a hoot this year, but Angie never looked any of us in the eye ever again. Probably shouldn't have reenacted the harpoon gun sc