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from http://venturebeat.com/ 524 days ago

Ride-sharing services Lyft and Sidecar were each issued fines by the California Public Utilities Commission yesterday. While they’re batting the P.U.C., they might want to get ready for another battle: with insurance companies. There’s a good chance that most personal auto insurance won’t cover you when you’re driving your car ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 524 days ago

The Israeli Defense Force has, in the most egregious display of death-worshipping idiocy I can every recall, gamified its war blog, giving visitors badges and points for tweeting, sharing, and otherwise spreading the word about Israel’s war on terror. Someone needs to go intifada on the a-little-knowledge-is-a-dangerous-thing moron who thought ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 524 days ago

A new celestial wonder has stolen the title of most distant object ever seen in the universe, astronomers report. The new record holder is the galaxy MACS0647-JD, which is about 13.3 billion light-years away. The universe itself is only 13.7 billion years old, so this galaxy's light has been traveling ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 524 days ago

Starting soon you’ll be able to share tweets via email, directly from Twitter's website. A feature already present in the mobile app, you'll be able to send a tweet to anyone directly from your Twitter stream or the details of a particular tweet, regardless of whether or not the recipient ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 524 days ago

Lytro made a name for itself with its shoot-first-focus-later photos, captured by a new kind of photography that captures an entire "light field" of a scene. Now, Lytro is going beyond just refocusing, enabling users to shift the perspective of their photos as well as add filters. Since the lens ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 524 days ago

Now Nintendo Wii owners have a new way to access YouTube on their gaming consoles. YouTube announced Wednesday it's created a YouTube app that's now available for Nintendo Wii. More About: Wii, YouTube, apps, nintendo wii

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from http://mashable.com/ 524 days ago

I always wondered what it would be like to take a military-grade, throwable robot on a tour of Mashable's office. Now I know. iRobot's 110 FirstLook, a five-pound surveillance robot that you can literally throw into the field to gain "situational awareness," took the test and survived. iRobot's Senior PI ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 524 days ago

How long can you go without checking your email on your smartphone? For many smartphone owners, the ability to access email anywhere, anytime can disrupt their time spent away from the office -- and possibly get in the way of fully enjoying family gatherings this holiday season. Staying connected to ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 524 days ago

Walking away from tobacco can be one of the hardest things to do in life -- Like Mark Twain once said, "Quitting smoking is easy, I've done it hundreds of times." In honor of Thursday's Great American Smokeout and Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we have rounded up a few online ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 524 days ago

Mozilla’s Firefox OS (also known as Boot to Gecko), a mobile operating system that focuses on web technologies like HTML, CSS and JavaScript, is quickly moving through its development stages. While it’s already possible to install Firefox OS on many phones, the Firefox OS team today launched its Firefox OS ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 524 days ago

As Twitter tries to surface more content from its network, it continues to beef up tweets and its Discover section of the site. Today, the company announced a few new features to make sure that you know the context behind a story so that you can figure out why it’s ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 524 days ago

Lytro is on a roll. After launching manual controls just last month, the company today release a real treat. The Lytro desktop software just received an update that brings two new features into the mix: perspective shift, which slightly adjusts the perspective of the camera after the picture’s been taken, ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 524 days ago

Things have gotten a little too dirty for Al Gore's liking. The former vice president is currently in the midst of a 24 hour live streamed Internet event, Climate Reality, hoping to clean things up. He and other environmental advocates are using the forum to educate the world on the ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 524 days ago

To most companies, the two or three letters coming at the end of their URL probably don’t make a huge difference (with exceptions). However, the company behind the .co domain has been working to change that — it’s trying, in the words of vice president Lori Anne Ward, to trying ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 524 days ago

If you’ve ever tried to look up guitar tablature on the Internet, you know how impossible it can be to find good stuff. Many of the sites with guitar tabs are filled with spam or just plain hard to read. Things are a bit better on YouTube, where people can ...

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