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Is the Internet Making Us Smarter or Stupider? [Intelligence]

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It’s by no means a new debate, but it remains an important one, and today the Wall Street Journal tackles the issue with a pair of essays on what exactly internet’s doing to our noggins. So, which is it? More

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How a Silly Phone for Teens Reveals Microsoft’s Plan for Us All [Cloud]

by on Jun.05, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Analysis, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, ash, Ball, Ballmer, Bes, Bp, cat, clear, Cloud, color, dash, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Feature, Feeds, ff, future, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, IE6, Im, images, In, Intern, internet, Io, Ion, ipa, ipad, Isp, kin, La, Labels, live, MER, Mic, micro, microsoft, mid, mobile, Mod, N8, Net, O2, Of, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, phone, PI, Pixel, plan, Play, Pr, Pro, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, steve, Steve Ballmer, Style, Tag, tech, the cloud, The Internet, TI, Top, true, TV, Universe, Us, V, vers, Wes, why, Windows phone 7, X1

Despite its mobile prowess, Apple sucks at the internet . But surprisingly it’s Microsoft—not Google—that’s best positioned for Our Future in the Cloud. Here’s why. More

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British Airways Ad Implies Osama Bin Laden Is A Frequent Flyer [Airlines]

by on Jun.03, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, Advert, age, Ai, Air, Airline, airlines, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Ati, bin, Bp, British, British Airways, bump, cat, clear, color, Dc, de, Display, down, download, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Error, Et, F2, ff, Gdc, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Intern, Io, Ion, ions, Ir, Isp, ISS, La, Labels, Led, Les, magazine, mid, Mod, Nes, News, om, One, order, organ, Os, Osama Bin Laden, Pad, Padd, paper, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, Pro, Q, quant, que, Ram, Rc, Red, RNA, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, Sue, Tag, tech, Terror, Terrorism, TI, TV, Us, V, X1

Recently, British Airways advertised and discussed its downloadable, paperless boarding passes in an internal staff magazine called LHR News. There was something odd though: The sample boarding pass pictured in the magazine is issued to Mr. Osama Bin Laden . More

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BP Does Your Browser Like It Did the Gulf [Bp]

by on Jun.02, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, bd, Beta, Bp, British, British Petroleum, browser, cat, cc, clear, color, d8, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Eu, ff, fire, firefox, Fox, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Gulf, Gulf oil spill, Hd, Hearing, Home Automation, Hp, HTML, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Intern, internet, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, Loc, Lock, Men, mid, mini, Mod, Net, Of, Oil, Oil disaster, oil spill, Oil spill plug-in, Oil spills, oilspill, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, Pet, petroleum, PI, pill, Pixel, Play, Plug-in, Plug-ins, Pr, Pro, Q, quant, Rc, rom, RSS, Rv, serve, spill, Spills, Style, Tag, tech, Test, TI, TV, Us, V, X1

Maybe you want to protest BP. Maybe you’re just sick of hearing about them. Either way, you can now block all mention of British Petroleum from your internets with a Firefox plug-in ..

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DivX Acquired By Sonic Solutions With Hollywood Streaming in Mind [DivX]

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DivX Inc, the company that owns the codec which made your early 2000s movie downloads look actually not too bad, is being acquired by Sonic Solutions, a content delivery company, for a reported $300 million. Sonic’s been working in circular media like CDs and DVDs for years—they own the popular Roxio brand—but is now looking to the internet as the content delivery platform of the future. DivX, a current competitor of Sonic’s, has been helping deliver video content to internet users, legally and otherwise, for years. More

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Finally, Some Actual Stats on Internet Porn [Statistics]

by on Jun.02, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ally, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, Ati, bd, Bp, cat, clear, color, D3, Dc, de, Display, Dj, Ds, Dust, E, Ea, EC, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, Graph, hand, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, infographic, Intern, internet, Internet Porn, Isp, La, Labels, Led, mid, Mod, movie, movies, Net, om, One, Online, order, Os, Ovi, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Porn, Porn stats, Pornography, Q, quant, Rc, Real, Red, RSS, Rv, serve, Statistics, Stats, Style, Tag, Tat, tech, ted, TI, TV, unit, Us, V, X1

Everyone “knows” how big internet porn is, when compared to industries like TV, movies and everything else. But how big is it really ? Online MBA compiled some statistics and placed them in one handy image. More

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How To Sell Perfume Online? Easy, Print ‘N Sniff [Advertising]

by on May.31, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, Advert, advertising, Adverts, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Beauty, Bp, bus, business, cat, clear, Cologne, color, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, ff, figure, Fragrance, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, good, Hd, Health, Home Automation, How To, Id, Im, images, In, Intern, internet, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, Kaiak, Kaiak perfume, kin, La, Labels, mid, Ming, Mod, Nes, Net, Ny, om, One, Online, order, Os, Pad, Padd, People, Perfume, PI, Ping, Pixel, Play, Pr, pre, Print, Q, quant, Rc, Rf, RSS, Rv, serve, Shop, shopping, Show, sniff, Style, Tag, tech, TI, TV, Us, V, work, X1

It must be puzzling, working for a perfume company and trying to figure out how to market it to internet users. Brazilian company Kaiak found the most amazing solution to show people just how good (I’m presuming) their cologne is. More

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I Accidentally Invented Electronics in 1906 [Inventions]

by on May.31, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 7, 7d, 808, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ally, and, ANT, Ants, AR, audio, Audion, bd, Book Excerpt, Bp, bus, business, BUST, C5, cat, cc, Ces, clear, color, day, Dc, de, dental, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Electron, Electronics, Engine, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, History, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Intern, Invention, Inventions, Io, Ion, ions, Isp, La, Labels, Led, Lee de Forest, Light, media, Men, mid, Mod, Nes, om, One, order, Pad, Padd, PI, Ping, Pixel, Play, Port, Pr, Pro, products, Q, quant, Rc, RNA, rom, RSS, Rv, Scent, serve, Service, Services, soc, source, spring, Style, Tag, tech, Techno, Technology, ted, TI, tie, Top, Triodes, Tron, tub, TV, unit, Us, V, X1

Our modern media spring from a common source, an invention that is rarely mentioned today but that had as decisive a role in shaping society as the internal combustion engine or the incandescent lightbulb. The invention was called the Audion.

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Two Million People Now Own iPads [Ipad]

by on May.31, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 300, 5, 7, 7d, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, Apple ipad sales, AR, Arri, ash, Asia, Ati, Australia, Bp, Canada, cat, clear, color, dash, day, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Eu, europe, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Help, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Intern, international, Io, Ion, ipa, ipad, Ipad sales, Ipads, Isp, japan, La, Labels, Launch, Les, mid, Mod, om, One, order, Pad, Padd, People, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rc, Review, RNA, rom, RSS, Rv, sale, Sales, serve, Style, Tablets, Tag, tech, TI, TV, Uk, Up, Us, V, view, world, X1

Two million. That’s a big, big number—and certainly a far cry from the 300,000 Apple sold on the launch day .

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World’s Tallest Married Couple Also Own iPads [Ipad]

by on May.28, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 50D, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, ally, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, Apple Store, AR, arc, architecture, Arri, Art, ash, Ati, Bp, cat, city, clear, color, dash, de, Display, Ds, Dubai, E, Ea, EC, eco, England, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, good, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Intern, international, Io, Ion, ipa, ipad, Ipad launch, Ipads, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, Les, london, mid, Mod, om, One, order, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rc, Records, RNA, RSS, Rv, sale, scrap, serve, store, Style, Tag, Tallest couple, Tallest couple ipads, Tat, tech, ted, TI, TV, Uk, unit, Up, V, Wedding, world, Worlds tallest couple, X1

And lo, the iPad went on sale internationally—but not before the record-holding world’s tallest married couple made an appearance at the London Apple store, dressed in full wedding attire. Publicity stunt? Your guess is as good as mine.

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