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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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The Cutting Edge of Extreme Sports Photography [Awesome]

by on Jun.05, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Arm, Art, awesome, Bp, Brain, Cam, Camera, Cameras, cat, Cineflex, cinema, clear, color, d8, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, earth, EC, Edge, Edible, Et, Extermesports, farm, Feeds, ff, Film, filmmaking, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Graph, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, incredible, Ink, Isp, La, Labels, Lane, Led, magazine, Magazines, Make, MER, mid, Mod, Moto, Nes, Net, NK, Of, om, One, order, organ, Os, oss, Pad, Padd, Phantom, photo, photograph, photography, PI, Pixel, plan, Plane, Play, Port, Ports, Pr, Pro, Profile, Q, quant, Rc, Red, RSS, Rv, serve, snow, Snowboard, Snowboarding, Sport, sports, Style, Tag, Tea, tech, TI, TV, Us, V, Vide, Video, VideoCameras, Wes, Who, Winter, world, X1, xtreme

The Creators Project assembled this incredible video profile of Curt Morgan, a snowboarder-cum-filmmaker whose team, Brain Farm , uses the world’s most advanced cameras to capture extreme sports as they’ve never been seen before. Think Planet Earth on forty Red Bulls. 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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You Can Now Link Your Gizmodo And Twitter Accounts [Community]

by on Jun.04, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Abc, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, book, Bp, C5, cat, cc, Cia, clear, color, Comment, commenters, Commenting, Comments, Community, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Ebook, EC, Et, Face, facebook, Fb, Feature, Feeds, ff, Follow, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Ink, Isp, kin, La, Labels, Link, Men, mid, Mod, Net, network, networking, NK, om, One, Online, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, soc, social, Style, Tag, tech, TI, tie, TV, tweet, twitter, unit, Us, V, work, X1, xl

Our commenting system has a new feature! You can now link your Gizmodo commenter account with your Twitter account. This will let you easily tweet your comments and amuse your followers..

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You Can Now Link Your Gizmodo And Twitter Accounts [Community]

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Lawyers Claim Google Wi-Fi Sniffing ‘Is Not an Accident’ [Google]

by on Jun.04, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Aim, ANT, Ants, app, application, AR, arc, Ati, Av, bd, Bp, car, Cars, cat, cc, clear, color, Companies, data, day, Dc, de, Disco, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Engine, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, Google Maps, google street view, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, ims, In, Io, Ion, Isp, La, Labels, Law, Legal, Map, Maps, mid, Mod, Ms, Nes, Net, network, networks, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, Patent, patent application, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, Pro, ps, Q, quant, Ram, Rc, Red, Republished, rom, RSS, Rv, Sd, sea, search, Search engines, serve, sniff, street, street view, StreetView, Style, suing, Tag, tech, Tent, TI, TV, Ui, V, Vide, view, Wi-Fi, work, X1

Lawyers suing Google claimed Thursday they have discovered evidence in a patent application that Google deliberately programmed its Street View cars to collect private data from open Wi-Fi networks, despite claims to the contrary. More

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Google’s Handing Accidentally Acquired Data To Proper Authorities [Google]

by on Jun.03, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ally, and, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, Bp, car, Cars, cat, cc, clear, color, Companies, D3, data, de, dental, Display, Ds, E, E3, Ea, EC, Engine, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, google street view, hand, Hd, Home Automation, Hori, Id, Ie, II, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, Les, mid, Ming, Mod, Nes, Net, network, networks, Ny, Of, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, Privacy, Pro, Protection, Q, quant, Rc, Red, rom, RSS, Rv, Sd, sea, search, Search engines, security, serve, street, street view, Style, Tag, tech, ted, thor, TI, tie, TV, Ui, V, view, Wi-Fi, work, X1

Remember the data that Google Street View cars accidentally collected from Wi-Fi networks while roaming streets? After some back-and-forth, the search engine company is handing the data over to the proper “data protection authorities”. More

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ThunderCats Ho! New Anime Cartoon Network Series Planned [Anime]

by on Jun.03, 2010, under 17, 1980S, 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Animation, Anime, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, Ati, Bp, C6, car, Cartoon Network, cat, Cats, clear, color, Content, D3, de, Display, Ds, E, E3, Ea, EC, Et, Fb, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, hollywood, Home Automation, I4, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Isp, ISS, La, Labels, Men, mid, Ming, mission, Mod, Net, network, News, nin, NK, Nostalgia, Of, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, plan, Play, Port, Q, quant, Rc, rom, RSS, Rv, series, serve, SF, sfx, sight, studio, Style, Tag, tech, television, Tent, The cartoon network, thunder, thundercats, Thundercats series, TI, TV, Uk, V, Via, vision, Wood, work, X1

Grab your sword of omens, we need sight beyond sight! Yes, the ThunderCats are planning a return, with the Cartoon Network commissioning an anime series from the same studio that did The Animatrix . [ HollywoodReporter via SFX ] More

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Woman Finds Her Kidnapped Children Using Facebook [Facebook]

by on Jun.03, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, app, AR, Asia, Ati, Ban, Band, bd, book, Bp, California, cat, Children, Cia, clear, color, Dating, Dc, de, Display, dna, down, Ds, E, Ea, Ebook, EC, Et, Face, facebook, Facebook reunion, Fb, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, ions, IPs, Ir, Isp, kids, kin, La, Labels, Launch, mid, Mod, Net, network, networking, om, One, order, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, ps, Q, quant, Rc, Relationships, RSS, Rv, serve, ship, Ships, soc, social, Style, Tag, tech, TI, TV, Us, usb, V, what, woman, work, X1

15 years ago, a California woman’s husband kidnapped their three-year-old daughter and two-year-old son. Six years ago Facebook launched. A few months ago, the woman tracked down her kids on the social networking site. 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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BP Does Your Browser Like It Did the Gulf [Bp]

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Can You Count 400 Billion Stars In This Mind-Blowing Panorama? [Astronomy]

by on Jun.02, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Astronomy, Ati, Bill, blow, Bp, C5, cat, cc, clear, color, de, Display, Ds, E, e1, E3, Ea, EC, Et, Fb, ff, format, gala, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, hbo, Hd, high-definition, Home Automation, HTML, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, kin, La, Labels, MER, mid, Milk, Milky Way, mind, Mod, Mosaic, My, N8, Nasa, Net, NK, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, pano, Panorama, PC, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Ram, Rc, Red, RSS, Rv, serve, Spitzer, Spitzer Telescope, star, Stars, Style, Tag, tar, tech, television, TI, Tron, TV, V, vision, X1, XP, Zoo, Zoom, Zoomable

Astronomers estimate that there are 200 to 400 billion stars in our galactic neighborhood, the Milky Way . I guess that someone tried to count them in this fully-zoomable, ultra-high-definition 800,000-image mosaic and got tired around 296,351,284,702. More

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