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  • April 1, 2013
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Organic screen technology has been under development for quite some time now, but until today it has focused almost entirely on manufactured screens. The new iKA ereader from Kodansha is going to change that. This Japanese publisher has made a bold move into organic electronics today. They have just unveiled the iKA, an ereader that…

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  • March 29, 2013
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Carlsberg has been using humorous commercials to promote Somersby, their alcoholic apple cider, for several years now but it was only recently that someone hit upon the idea of satirizing Apple. The newest commercial for Somersby Cider features the opening of a fictional store which is clearly inspired by Apple’s retail stores: The post Somersby…

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  • March 20, 2013
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 Remember the old canard about “my dog ate my homework”? If the photo at right is any indication I don’t think that excuse will be going away in the digital age. Travis Jonker, an elementary school librarian in Michigan, posted this photo of a former Nook on his blog today. This device was brought in…

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  • March 15, 2013
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We just knew this was going to happen: In what I would call a near perfect fit for how the average Google Reader feels, some clever soul has made a Downfall parody video to express our anger at the imminent shutdown of Google Reader. The post Hitler Finds Out Google Reader is Shutting Down (video)…

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  • March 12, 2013
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Ever since Amazon started offering a 70% royalty option in KDP they have been very clear on the requirements, and Amazon even posted them on a public website where they can be read by anyone. But apparently not everyone knew that. The Telegraph discovered just yesterday that Amazon won’t pay the 70% royalty on ebooks…

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  • March 7, 2013
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There’s a satirical video going around today that makes fun of some of the  ways that guys are probably going to use Google’s still-not-yet-released HUD, Google Glass. It’s a funny video, yes, but have you seen the other one? While I was watching the video on Youtube I saw that someone else had made a…

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  • February 15, 2013
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Remember last December when Apple Maps was stranding tourists in the middle of an Australian desert in the middle of summer? Apple’s back in the news again this week thanks to another grievous error being found in Apple’s excellent Maps app. It seems the Country Fire Authority in Victoria, Australia, is reporting that the CFA’s…

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  • January 26, 2013
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Gizmodo is reporting today that there are some 86 thousand HP printers which can be accessed from anywhere in the world by anyone who knows the URL. This is a really funny story in that it shows just how many people didn’t think to use adequate security (including some CS depts at universities) when they…

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  • January 14, 2013
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No one really likes to wait to be served at a brick-and-mortar store and it seems one elderly motorist has found the solution to our frustrations. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Lincoln Park Apple Store has been inadvertently converted into a drive-in. According to witnesses on the scene, a Lincoln Town Car crashed…

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  • January 5, 2013
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A new bug in Google’s voice activated personal assistant is providing some unexpectedly hilarity today. Google Now was intended to be a competitor to Siri, but lately this app has turned into a cheerleader for one of Apple’s products. Listen closely: In case you were wondering, that video was posted by a legit Apple blog,…