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Blogs in China disappear

Years ago, the Chinese government ramped up efforts to get as much of the population online as possible. The flipside of internet access?...

Closing the Doors

This essay was written by Dan Vhay, a friend of mine and college classmate from long ago. He got laid off from his job at Hollywood Video in May...
Posted In: movies, video

No more virtual troll dolls from distant relatives on Facebook? OH, NO!

This is sad news for my second-cousin-once-removed, and awesome news for all the rest of us sick of fending off virtual plants, teddy bears, and...
Posted In: Facebook

Are we reaching "Peak Facebook"?

You know the concept of "peak oil," yeah? That we will at some point reach the highest level we'll be able to draw from the ground, and it's all...
Posted In: Facebook

The NSA speaks

We contacted the NSA for our story today about the "Perfect Citizen" program.  They replied last night after our deadline.  Judith Emmel, NSA...

Amazon buys Woot

Woot.com is this really strange and wonderful online retailer that is sort of the opposite of Amazon. Instead of billions of items, they sell...

Just use torpedoes to clean up the oil in the Gulf

"Crisis in the Gulf" is a video game that gives you a chance to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf.  Well, clean up may be a stretch.  Players...
Posted In: oil spill, video games

A Tesla...for the resta'ya

So far, this week's been a big bonanza for Tesla Motors. The electric car company raised $226 million with its IPO Monday, and the share price has...
Posted In: cars, electric, tesla

Who cares about Foursquare? Apparently, people with money.

Put me in the camp of people who are still mystified by Foursquare. I think they got off on the wrong foot by first entering my world as a stream...
Posted In: devices, foursquare, geolocation

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