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A Match Made Over Dinner: Yelp and OpenTable [Food]

by on Jun.04, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Ati, Bp, C5, C6, cat, Ces, clear, color, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, ff, Food, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, guide, Guides, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, ions, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, Make, mid, Mod, nin, nomnomnom, Ny, Nyt, Of, om, One, OpenTable, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rant, Rants, Rc, Restaurant, restaurants, Review, Reviews, Rf, rom, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, table, Tag, Tat, tech, ted, TI, time, TV, Ui, unit, V, view, web, X1, yelp

Yelp has plenty of restaurant reviews and OpenTable lets you make reservations at many of those restaurants. Well, now you can make those OpenTable reservations directly from the Yelp website. A perfectly logical union. [ NYT ] More

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High-Tech NYC Restaurant Takes Orders On iPads [Restaurants]

by on May.27, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 4Food, 4Food restaurant, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, apple, AR, ash, Bluetooth, Bp, Burgers, bus, business, C5, Cafe, cat, Cf, clear, color, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, eco, Et, ff, flash, Foursquare, Ge, German, Germany, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, heck, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, ipa, ipad, Ipads, Isp, itc, japan, kitchen, La, Labels, Les, london, Mac, machine, machines, Men, mid, Mod, My, Nes, New York, News, Ny, nyc, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Port, Q, quant, Radar, Ram, Ramen, Rant, Rants, Rc, Restaurant, restaurants, RSS, Rv, s5, screen, serve, Square, Style, Tag, tech, Test, TI, tie, Toot, tub, TV, tweet, twitter, unit, Us, V, Vending Machines, Wai, wait, Watch, world, X1, YouTube

London has the Flash-based, Bluetooth-ordering Inamo restaurant . Germany, the waiter-less kitchen . Japan has ramen vending machines , and soon, New York’s midtown will play host to a restaurant with a 240-square-foot screen, displaying tweets and Foursquare check-ins.

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Internet Commenters Save Two Russian Girls From Possible Sex Slavery [Commenters]

by on May.21, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ally, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Ati, Av, Bp, cat, cc, CERN, clear, color, Comment, commenters, Comments, Cool, D3, Danger, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Fb, ff, friends, Ge, girl, Girls, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Help, heroism, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Intern, internet, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, kin, La, Labels, lte, Men, Meta, Mod, My, Net, Of, om, One, Opera, operation, order, Os, oss, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Pot, Pr, Pro, Q, quant, raf, Rant, Rants, Rc, rom, RSS, Russia, russian, Rv, serve, sex, Signs, Style, Tag, tech, Tent, Theinternet, TI, Traffic, TV, Us, V, work, X1

Way to go, internet. A Metafilter user was concerned that his friends, two Russian immigrants promised work as lounge hostesses, were potentially walking into a dangerous situation. Other commenters saw the signs of a human trafficking operation and intervened.

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Hands-On: Sony Alpha NEX-5 Interchangeable-Lens Camera [Sony]

by on May.11, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 300, 360, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Arri, Av, C5, C6, Cam, Camcorders, Camera, Cameras, change, clear, cnet, Concept, concept designs, de, design, Designs, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Et, Evil, Feature, Features, flo, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, hand, hands, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, ipa, Ir, Isp, Lens, Les, Loc, Lock, MER, mid, Mod, Model, Models, Net, News, nex, nex-5, NK, om, One, order, Os, Padd, photo, photography, Play, Pma, Pr, price, Q, Rant, Rants, Rc, Republished, Show, Signs, Sony, Style, T1, Tag, ted, TI, Wood, X1, Zoo

Eagerly anticipated ever since Sony floated its wood-block concept designs at the PMA show in February, Sony’s Alpha NEX-5 and NEX-3 have finally arrived. Its debut models are the smallest entrants to date, and are agressively priced given their features. More

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FCC Grants Hollywood Control Over Your TV [Fcc]

by on May.08, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, america, Analog, ANT, Ants, AR, Ati, bus, business, Cable, cat, cc, Cf, Cia, clear, communication, D3, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, eco, Et, Fcc, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Help, hollywood, Home, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, In, Intern, internet, Ion, Isp, ISS, MER, mid, mission, Mod, motion, movie, movies, Mpaa, Ms, My, Nes, Net, Of, om, OnDemand, One, order, Ovi, Padd, PI, Play, Q, Rant, Rants, Rc, release, remote, rom, Selectableoutputcontrol, soc, streams, Style, Tag, ted, Telecommunications, television, The Internet, TI, TV, Us, vision, Watch, Wood, X1

Hollywood wants you to watch new release movies at home, but it doesn’t want you copying them to the internet. They just got some help from the FCC, who granted them permission to remotely disable analog streams from cable boxes. More

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You Don’t Need 3G On Your iPad [Rants]

by on Mar.30, 2010, under 1d, 3g, 3G ipad, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, apple, AR, clear, de, Ds, E, Ea, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Hell, Home Automation, ipad, Mod, One, Rant, Rants, Rc, Real, Service, Stand, Style, Tablets, Tag, TI, what, why, wifi, X1, XP

I don’t really understand why anyone would pay $130 extra and then $15-$30 a month for an iPad with 3G service. What the hell do you people expect to be doing with this thing? More

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