Miguel Alemar

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Leaked Documents Shows How Yelp Thinks It’s Getting Screwed By Google

Documents leaked to TechCrunch from inside Yelp allege that Google is manipulating its search results to favor Google+ content over Yelp content. The materials accuse Google of blatantly highlighting its own products in searches made in the US but not in Europe in order to avoid angering EU …

Google, Canon, Dropbox and Others Pool Patents to Ward Off Trolls

The point is to defang patents before they get into the hands of patent trolls.<p>A coalition of technology companies large and small has created a sort of arms-control treaty to prevent future abuses of their intellectual property.<p>Among Google, Canon, SAP, Newegg, Dropbox and Asana, there are nearly …

The FAA Just Shot Down Amazon's Drone Delivery Service

The report doesn't mention Amazon Prime Air by name, but outlines the acceptable use of drones (which it calls "model aircraft") within the limits of hobbying and recreation.<p>"Clearly, commercial operations would not be hobby or recreation flights," said the FAA report. "Likewise, flights that are …

The Micro is a 3D printer 'designed for everyone'

M3D is making a bid to bring 3D printing to everyday consumers. Today the company is introducing the Micro, a product it claims to be the world’s "first truly consumer 3D printer." The Micro — now live (and already funded) on Kickstarter — was designed around three key principles: reliability, …

The 2 Teenagers Who Run the Wildly Popular Twitter Feed @HistoryInPics

Meet Xavier Di Petta and Kyle Cameron, ages 17 and 19, whose ability to build a massive audience from nothing may be unparalleled in media today.<p>There is a new ubiquitous media brand on Twitter.<p>No, I'm not talking about Pierre Omidyar's First Look Media or BuzzFeed or The Verge, or any other …

100 Christmas Cocktail and Drink Recipes to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Maybe just half a drink more...<p>It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that means presents, sweets, parties, and most importantly, holiday booze. If you're already feeling eggnog'd out just thinking about the holidays, try one of these 100 cocktails we've gathered—from hot buttery rum …

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Documentary on Atari's E.T. to kick off Xbox film series

Xbox Entertainment Studios has teamed with a documentary production team for a series of film-length documentaries that will air exclusively on the …

Urban Legends

10 DVDs for the Cinephile In Your Life - PAPER

All I ever want for Christmas are not my two front teeth, but a stocking stuffed with Blu-rays and DVDs. Here are some suggestions for possible gifts for the cinephiles in your life:<p><i>James Dean: Ultimate Collector's Edition</i> <b>(Warner Brothers). $72.49.</b><br>A stunning box with remastered Blu-rays of the …

DataMan Pro for iPad – Updated with Landscape Mode & On Sale Today

<b>DataMan Pro for iPad</b> has just been updated and is on sale today at $2.99, down from its standard $4.99.<p>The app was updated yesterday to Version 8.2, with the big new feature being landscape support for the iPad. It has also added a shake gesture to return to the Today view and 24 hour clock support.<p>…

One of the Year’s Most Addictive Mobile Games Doesn’t Seem Like a Game at All

When I tell people I write about videogames, someone almost always asks, “What should I play?”<p>I’m not a reviewer, and there are plenty of games I …

Internet erupts in parody to Amazon's proposed delivery drones

Depending on execution, parody can be one of the best or worst ways to get a message across. Today, we've seen examples of both lambasting Amazon Prime Air, the company's new plan to use drones to deliver packages to your door. Twitter reacted with the usual mix of humor, disdain, and nitpicking, …

5 pieces of advice for those who want to buy a connected device

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: S. Higginbotham<p>Look, the internet of things is hot right now. We even put out a connected gift guide that showcased a …

Google Glass Banned From Restaurant After Glasshole Tries To Get Employee Fired

<i>Dramatization.</i><p>The inevitable has occurred. Another restaurant in Seattle, Washington, has banned Google Glass from its establishment due to privacy concerns. The first restaurant to do so earlier this year was the 5 Point Cafe. Now the Lost Lake Cafe And Lounge (co-owned by the owner of the 5 Point …

Joshua Tree's Hypnotically Reflective Desert Shack

<i>Lucid Stead</i> is an architectural installation by artist Phillip K. Smith III that takes an existing structure in the deserts of Joshua Tree, California and revitalizes it with mirrors, LED lights, and custom built technology to accentuate the beauty of the bare landscape. Aptly referred to as an …

Surveillance covers porn, too — leaks show NSA considered undermining “radicalizers”

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Pervasive online surveillance isn’t just for spotting threats to national security – it may also be a handy tool for using …

How to switch from iPhone to Android – the Eric Schmidt guide

In a rare Google+ post, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered his followers a very detailed how-to guide on switching from iPhone to Android.<p>Schmidt said that many of his iPhone friends are moving to Android and reminded buyers that some of the most recent Android handsets out there including the …

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

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'Invisible Girlfriend' Startup Provides Fake Love For A Price

Invisible Girlfriend, a new company recently created at Startup Weekend St. Louis, has emerged as the solution for those without a significant other — providing potential subscribers with options such as text messaging, "emergency interaction," gifts, and a relationship status change on …

Rich-vs.-poor nations' clash stalls work toward 2015 climate pact

The issue that has prevented a major advance in the battle against global warming for two decades has scuttled progress at the latest U.N. gathering aimed at forging a climate pact by 2015: how much rich nations should pay to help developing countries build their economies with clean-energy sources.<p>…

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Clumsy Ninja finally hits the App Store, originally announced at iPhone 5 event last year

Originally demoed at Apple’s September 2012 event, to show off the power of the new fifth-generation iPod touch, Clumsy Ninja was said to be launching that holiday season; i.e. fall 2012. However, much like with the announcement of Infinity Blade Dungeons, the app never arrived. Whereas Dungeons …

MediaFire Launches Dropbox-Like App With 50GB Free Storage

File hosting service MediaFire has launched a Dropbox-like application for OS X and Windows today, MediaFire Desktop, which lets users upload files directly from their desktops to the cloud, and share them with others.<p>The public beta of MediaFire Desktop has the same type of file syncing features …

Smart Assistant App Donna Refreshed for iOS 7 And Gets New Meeting Tools

Incredible Labs, the creators behind the smart assistant app Donna, has released an update that not only includes a refresh for iOS 7, but also new features to help coordinate meetings and more. The latest update comes five months after its launch.<p>Functioning like your a real personal assistant, …

Adblock Plus Blocks 10 Annoyances on YouTube, Including Google+

Adblock Plus already lets you customize Facebook and Twitter, offering to remove content that isn’t strictly advertising. Starting today, the service is expanding its blocking powers to YouTube as well.<p>Adblock Plus is particularly annoyed with YouTube’s recent decision to force its users to use the …

For every 400 smartphones, you need 1 server

The explosion of smart devices is driving the growth of data centers. Intel illustrated that point today by showing exactly how many servers are required to serve the internet needs of the newfangled devices. The numbers tell us why data centers are growing so fast, and why servers are going to be …

How Facebook reveals your friends list even when it’s set to private

Facebook promises that you can control who sees your friends list. But that might not always be true.<p>Irene Abezgauz, a vice president of product management at Quotium, found a vulnerability in Facebook’s “People You May Know” feature.<p>In short, just about anyone on the Internet can find out who your …