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Minnesota mom fined $1.5 million for downloading music

Nov 4, 2010
The case of Jammie Thomas-Rassert of Brainerd, Minn. has been dragging on for years. She's the first person to take a lawsuit from the RIAA to a...
Posted In: downloads, Entertainment, Law, Music, riaa, songs that make me throw up inside my brain

Is geolocation the next text messaging or the next Segway?

Nov 4, 2010
By all accounts, The Next Big Thing In Tech is supposed to be geolocation. Lots of businesses now offer special deals when you check in and yesterday Facebook announced a whole slew of deals for users on their Facebook Places location services. But a new study says that only 4 percent of online Americans are doing this stuff. So far.

Invisibility cloak update

Nov 4, 2010
Oh, invisibility cloak. You're the Chinese Democracy of tech stories. Scientists at work on an invisibility cloak project in Britain have...
Posted In: expelliarmus, gadgets, invisibility, Science

Google to pay huge settlement, you to not get any

Nov 3, 2010
When Google launched Google Buzz there were some glaring privacy holes in it. They were trying to set up the next big social network and so...
Posted In: business, buzz, Gmail, Google, Law, search, social media

Facebook wants to eat Foursquare

Nov 3, 2010
Count me as one of the many people who think that the only significant thing announced at today's Facebook event was the Deals program. It provide...
Posted In: business, Entertainment, Facebook, foursquare, geolocation, search, social media, Web Culture

Apple to triple the length of song samples on iTunes

Nov 3, 2010
Apple hopes that it leads to more songs being sold (I would think that would depend on the band, a song might sound great for half a minute but...
Posted In: apple, business, Entertainment, itunes, Web Culture

Robonaut blasting off to space!

Nov 3, 2010
You're going to be hearing a lot of election results coverage everywhere you go today. And while that stuff if probably important, we choose to focus on the story of a humanoid robot being blasted into space.

Facebook event today

Nov 3, 2010
Scheduled for 10:30am pacific at the company headquarters. The invitation says to "please join us for a mobile event" and has an illustration of...
Posted In: business, Facebook, social media, whatever

Republican victories could hurt Obama's clean energy plan

Nov 3, 2010
Reuters reports that any chance of a broad comprehensive bill on addressing climate change was essentially killed last night as the Republicans...
Posted In: government, policy, politics, Science

Chatbot takes on critics of climate change

Nov 3, 2010
Nigel Leck was sick of all the people on Twitter arguing that global warming isn't real. So, he made a program that would scan Twitter every five...
Posted In: climate change, robots, Science, social media, Twitter, Web Culture

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