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How to Delete Yourself from the Internet

Americans love the Internet, with 87% of us active online. We have accounts everywhere, letting us kill time at work on Facebook, check Twitter for …

Meet Alphaworks, The New Crowdfunding-Inspired Investment Platform From betaworks

<b>Update: That was fast. They have already met their goal.</b> As crowdfunding swings into the mainstream, the folks at betaworks are dreaming up new and creative ways to leverage the power of the masses. A new venture called Alphaworks takes the traditional crowd-funding model, as made famous by …

Trouble With Your Code? AirPair Connects You Live With Expert Programmers

Learning the fundamentals of programming is easy. But becoming an <i>expert</i>? That’s damn hard. There are a million and one languages, each with their own nuances, strengths, and weaknesses. Worse yet, the programming hype train is always chugging away; just when you think you’ve mastered the world’s …

Such Hack. Many Dogecoin. Very Disappear. So Gone. Wow.

Dogecoin, the virtual currency that was named after a silly meme but has been described as a potential successor to Bitcoin, suffered its first hacking incident today, with Dogewallet users losing an estimated 21 million Dogecoins. The incident was confirmed by Dogewallet in a Reddit post after …

Internet Archive puts classic 70s and 80s games online

<b>Classic video games from the 1970s and 1980s have been put online by the Internet Archive and can be played within a web browser for nothing.</b><p>The collection has launched with games from five early home consoles, including the Atari 2600 and Colecovision.<p>The games do not have sound, but will soon, …

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Honey Badger Hedge Fund: Hackers predict stock market with open source mojo

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/12/honeybadger/<p>Can an algorithm successfully predict great stock moves? That’s the …

Everyone can now contribute to Google Street View: All you need is a camera or Android phone - Pocket-lint

Google’s all seeing eye of Street View has just grown a little more Sauron-like, with neither nook nor cranny now outside of its glare. Everyone can …

Microsoft's Socl social network gets iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 apps

The Microsoft Research team launched Socl in beta form a little over a year ago -- and yes, it is still very much alive. Now, Redmond's experiment could potentially have a more extensive reach, thanks to newly launched applications on iOS, Android and, of course, Windows Phone 8. These mobile apps …

Google's Open Gallery lets others create online exhibitions, but is it art?

When Google's not busy fulfilling GIF requests, it also enjoys cataloging arguably more important things for us to vicariously see, read or visit. With so much still so inaccessible, though, today the firm's launched Open Gallery, which allows "anyone with cultural content" to build online …

Hasty Rebrands As Zesty, Launches In San Francisco To Convert Your Local Chinese Joint Into A Healthy Delivery Option

Back in June, we introduced you to Hasty, a new player in the burgeoning on-demand food-delivery market.<p>What set it apart from startups like Postmates, as well as major incumbents like Seamless and Grubhub, is a commitment to serving up only healthy options for its hungry customers. But back then …

Startup Dataminr claims it gave investors a three-minute headstart to dump BlackBerry stock

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Dataminr, a startup focused on analyzing the world’s tweets in real time in order to predict specific trends or activity, is …

Google Helpouts aims to improve your life with the healing power of web video

It's like a Hangout, only with less loitering and more healing. Or something. After months of behind-the-scenes testing, Google's launching Helpouts, a new service that leverages the company's video offerings to pair users up with doctors, teachers, personal trainers and the like. Those …

Marblar Wants You To Create Samsung’s Next NASA-Powered Product And Get Paid

Marblar is a product development platform that lets users generate ideas for commercial uses of scientific discoveries that lay dormant in universities and research labs around the globe. Today the company is upping the stakes.<p>In a development that sees it get access to half a billion dollars’ …

How to avoid appearing in Google ads

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: R. Gino Santa Maria<p>Google(s goog) announced a policy change on Friday that lets the company create sponsored …

Mobeam's new app digitizes loyalty cards, exclusive to Note 3 and GS4

Last time we've heard of Mobeam, it formed a partnership with Samsung to bring its barcode-scanning tech to the Galaxy S 4. Now, the company has launched a new app on Google Play called Beep'nGo, which digitizes membership, gift and loyalty cards and allows them to be read by ordinary laser …

Bunkr Is The PowerPoint Killer We’ve All Been Waiting For

French startup Bunkr is focused on one simple task: killing PowerPoint. To achieve this goal, the company’s well-designed web app will help you collect visual content and organize it into slides. The result is a very visual HTML5 presentation that works on your computer, phone or tablet. You can …

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Why I think LinkedIn’s move to woo students is smart

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Getty Images<p>LinkedIn (s LNKD), the Mountain View, Calif.-based business-oriented social network today announced …

LG Korea launches G2 with ill-advised marketing stunt, injures 20 (video)

It's a fine line that gadget fans have to walk, moderating our techno-lust <i>just</i> enough that we don't start hurting people. It's a lesson that LG Korea has just learned the hard way after a promotional event for the new G2 caused 20 people to be injured. The "G in the cloud" event in Seoul involved …

Inside the Hyperloop: the pneumatic travel system faster than the speed of sound

It is called “The Hyperloop” and, according to the designer, it will be a revolutionary “fifth mode” of transport, eclipsing trains, planes, boats and automobiles.<p>The “cross between Concorde, a rail gun and an air hockey table” will deliver passengers between US cities faster than the speed of …

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CommScope acquires LED ethernet startup Redwood for $10M upfront, potential $50M down the road

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Broadband infrastructure company CommScope has acquired Redwood Systems, a startup that makes LED management software, for $10 …