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5 steps to finding a way forward to Future of t...

(http://midemnetblog.typepad.com) - scanned by: gleonhard over 5 years ago
The music industry needs to act NOW and implement real changes in the way that it works. The rule seems to be that we don't change unless the PAIN gets big enough - but we are there now, I would say, so here are 5 ways to get going: 1) Truly colla... More>>>
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No Doomsday in 2012

(http://www.universetoday.com) - scanned by: Marisa Vitols over 5 years ago
For all those 2012 Mayan Prophecy believers out there, I have bad news. There is going to be no doomsday event in 2012, and here's why… More>>>
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New "MP3 100% Compatible" Logo For DRM-Free Music

(http://yro.slashdot.org) - scanned by: christinep over 5 years ago
DRM-free music allows people to put their music on different players instead of being forced to just one type of player/format. A collation of music store in the UK have come together to preach the positives to DRM-free content and they have creat... More>>>
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Japanese Lowriders Go Two-Wheeled

(http://blog.wired.com) - scanned by: christinep over 5 years ago
How often do people think lowrider when they think scooter? Well in Japan scooters have become the popular alternative to the gas guzzling classic cars. Now it's not out of the ordinary to see a scooter whizzing by on the freeway. More>>>
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Government

No on Prop 8: Home Invasion

(http://fergdawg.blogspot.com) - scanned by: christinep over 5 years ago
With the election just hours away, here's a video on prop 8. Everyone should have equal rights, so here's something to help decide how to vote. More>>>
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Culture

Virtual Going Out is the New Going Out

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: StuartDobson over 5 years ago
Crossposted from SuperConcepts. A ‘Virtual’ Escape From Economic Pain: http://www.forbes.com/ebusiness/2008/10/09/virtual-world-economy-tech-ebiz-cx_mji_1010virtual.html It seems that in these times of economic decline, people do... More>>>
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Top 5 Tech “Killers” That Weren’t

(http://mashable.com) - scanned by: christinep over 5 years ago
"The new phone is going to be the iPhone killer." How many times in the tech industry has something been called the Google killer or the YouTube killer? Well, this list is the top 5 tech killers that weren't. More>>>
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Technology

i of the Tiger

(http://www.popsci.com) - scanned by: christinep over 5 years ago
Here's another iPhone/iPod Touch application. This one is called iTiger, which is being tested at the Clemson stadium. This particular application allows users wireless access to watch videos, order food, and ask the coaches questions. As a sports... More>>>
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Business_work

It’s No Time to Forget About Innovation

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
BY its very nature, innovation is inefficient. While blockbusters do emerge, few of the new products or processes that evolve from innovative thinking ultimately survive the test of time. More>>>
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Technology

30 Seconds to Boot Up a Laptop?

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
NEW laptops that boot up in 30 seconds? Too slow for me. Five seconds? Better, but what I want is a machine that’s ready in about a second, just like my smartphone. More>>>
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MTV bleeps out file-sharing sites? Probably

(http://www.crunchgear.com) - scanned by: christinep over 5 years ago
Weird Al released a song and music video called "Don't Download this Song" more than a year ago. On the MTV website, the video is censored during the lyrics naming the different downloading sites. Is is possible that MTV did this or did ... More>>>
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Entertainment

TiVo + Netflix: A marriage made in heaven

(http://blogs.computerworld.com) - scanned by: christinep over 5 years ago
When Tivo was released, it was pretty obvious that television viewing would never be the same. Then when Netflix started, the experience of renting movies would definitely change. So when Tivo and Netflix joined forces, it's just another step for ... More>>>
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