James Kanka

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The State of Google Reader Replacements

With the imminent death of Google Reader, it’s time to fish for a new RSS syncing service or cut bait, so to speak. After 1 July 2013, without a …

Pandora Paid Over $1,300 for 1 Million Plays, Not $16.89

David Lowery’s “My Song Got Played On Pandora 1 Million Times and All I Got Was $16.89” article has been picked up over and over and over, including …

Barnes & Noble Pulls Back After Losses In Tablet Wars

After spending hundreds of millions of dollars in an effort to compete with Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc. in the market for tablets and e-readers, Barnes & Noble Inc. is beating a retreat.<p>The bookseller said Tuesday that losses at its Nook digital business more than doubled in the quarter ended …

Look, and Feel

This is a sentiment I’ve heard repeatedly over the past week or so, most recently in a quote from Justin Rhoades:It’s like a pendulum swinging from …

Seth's Blog

Differentation by marketers has a long and obvious history. When you see competition, you differentiate.<p><i>Buy mine, I can prove it is different.</i><p>They …

Eye-Fi Mobi SD Card:Move Photos Onto Your Phone, Wire Free!

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Your camera is going to love this. It finally has its own way to play with that smartphone it sees you tapping on …

North By Northwest in neon.

Surviving 12 hours in quicksand

Getting stuck in the sand on the edge of a river during a hike doesn’t sound like a life-threatening situation, but Rob Tesar would disagree.<p>The sun …

Coats

Director Saschka Unseld discusses Pixar, photorealism, and the making of 'The Blue Umbrella'

Pixar Animation Studios isn’t just known for its feature films. Shorts like <i>Tin Toy</i>, <i>Geri’s Game</i>, and <i>For the Birds</i> have become classics in their own right, praised both for their whimsical stories and their technological innovations. Paired with <i>Monsters University</i> is the studio’s latest: <i>The Blue</i> …

Your Door Is About to Get Clever: 5 Smart Locks Compared

Hope you've always wanted a smartphone-controlled door lock because the tech world is here to shove them in your face. Or hand, rather. Several …

Caffeine can cramp creativity

“Sparks shoot all the way up to the brain” while “ideas quick-march into motion like battalions of a grand army to its legendary fighting ground, and …

David Letterman really really likes drums

Are those your drums? The Late Show host likes drums so much that when musical guests finish up their sets on the show, Letterman often asks the …

David Letterman

Play Cube Slam face-to-face against your friends

iOS 6 vs iOS 7 Things change.

iOS

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#OhGoody: Facebook Introduces Hashtags

Author: Ryan Tate. Ryan Tate Gear<p>Date of Publication: 06.12.13.<p>Time of Publication: 1:33 pm. 1:33 pm<p>There’s no #stopping hashtags. Facebook is …

Myspace Is Back — As an iOS App

Myspace, the social network that dominated the early part of this century, has risen from the ashes. Or at least, that's the plan, as Myspace's new …

Seven myths about cooking steak

For the Food Lab, Kenji Lopez-Alt debunks some old wives’ tales related to cooking steak.<p>Myth #2: “Sear your meat over high heat to lock in …

BBQ

Been There, Done That • furbo.org

We’re all thinking a lot different today.<p>Designers and developers alike are coming to terms with Apple’s latest iteration of iOS. As I tweeted just …

Getting healthy just got a little easier

Supreme Court: human genes not patentable

The case involved Myriad Genetics Inc., which holds patents related to two genes, known as BRCA1 and BRCA2, that can indicate whether a woman has a …

Evidence of Alec Baldwin’s time travel

Holy cow, Alec Baldwin is the spitting image of our nation’s 13th President, Millard Fillmore.<p>This is from a slideshow of famous lookalikes. Fillmore …

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report is Back, at D11 (Slides)

The waiting is over. For the second year in a row, Mary Meeker is unveiling her now famed Internet Trends report at the <b>D11</b> conference.<p>Meeker, the …

Liquid mammoth blood found

A mammoth recently found in Siberia was so well preserved that when researchers were chipping it out of the ice, liquid blood flowed out.<p>Semyon …

Your Phone Is the Key to the New August Smart Lock

Of all the mechanical gadgets in our homes that could be improved by adding an electronic component, the lowly door lock seems the most ripe for …

Tenth Grade Tech Trends

A few months ago, my fifteen-year-old sister told me that Snapchat was going to be the next Instagram. Many months before that she told me that …

Was there ever a more charming...

In which Kurt Vonnegut modestly offers his talents to the JFK campaign. Our favorite line? “On occasion, I write pretty well.” http://slate.me/11QNcwA

Kurt Vonnegut

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“The other thing I tell young filmmakers is when you get going and you try to get money, when you’re going into one of those rooms to try and …