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

by on Jun.05, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A8, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Air, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, Ati, Bp, Brain, C5, cat, Ces, Cia, clear, Cognition, color, communication, day, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Feeds, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, intel, Intelligence, Intern, internet, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, ISS, kin, La, Labels, Les, mid, Mod, Net, Neurology, Of, Ogg, om, One, order, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Port, ps, Psychology, Q, quant, Rc, RNA, RSS, Rv, Science, serve, Smarts, soc, social, street, Style, Sue, Tag, tech, The Internet, TI, TV, Up, Us, V, Wall, Wall Street Journal, what, X1

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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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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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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Kazaa Creators Launch New Music Subscription Service [Music]

by on Jun.03, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ANT, Ants, AR, Bp, C6, cat, Ces, Cia, clear, color, Copyright, de, Display, Ds, DSI, E, E3, Ea, EC, Element, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, HTML, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, Kazaa, La, Labels, Launch, Led, Les, Men, mid, Mod, Music, Music service, Music services, Ny, Nyt, Of, om, One, order, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, popup, Pr, Pro, ps, Q, quant, Ram, Rc, Rdio, rip, rom, RSS, Rv, serve, Service, Services, Sharing, Sim, soc, social, Sound, sounds, Stream, Style, sub, Subs, subscription, Tag, tech, Techno, Technology, things, TI, time, TV, Up, Us, V, X1

The folks behind popular file-sharing program Kazaa are launching a new music subscription service called Rdio. From the sounds of things, it’ll be similar to existing subscription services, but with a social element: More

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Sony Wants Your Cat To Use Twitter, Too [Twitter]

by on Jun.02, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 30D, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, Arm, Bp, cat, Cats, Cf, Cia, clear, color, de, dev, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Emi, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Ir, Isp, ISS, La, Labels, lifecasting, Lifelogging, Lost, mid, Mod, Net, network, Ny, Of, om, One, Online, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rc, Research, RSS, Rv, Science, sea, search, serve, Show, soc, social, Sony, Sony lifelogging, Style, Tag, tech, TI, tie, TV, tweet, Tweeting cats, twitter, unit, Us, V, work, X1

When we said we thought Sony has lost its way , we didn’t mean for them to go and invent a tweeting-cat-device. However, their science laboratories research arm has shown off just that. Sigh. More

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Let’s Be Best Friends on Facebook! [Community]

by on May.29, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, bd, Bes, book, Bp, Button, cat, Cia, clear, color, Community, de, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, Ebook, EC, Et, Face, facebook, ff, friends, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Isp, La, Labels, mid, Mod, Net, network, om, One, Online, order, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, Privacy, Promotion, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, Show, soc, social, Stories, Style, Tag, tech, TI, tie, tips, TV, twitter, unit, Us, V, work, X1

You want to read all our best stories in one place? And you want to show us how much you adore us? Well, then you need to click that “like” button on our Facebook page. More

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Buddy Radio Lets Your Grandma Broadcast Her Feelings to Twitter and Facebook [Buddyradio]

by on May.26, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A4, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, ash, bd, bin, book, Bp, Broadcast mood, Buddyradio, cat, Cia, clear, color, Connected, dash, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Ebook, EC, Elderly, Emi, Et, Face, facebook, feelings, ff, Gadget, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Help, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ir, Isp, kin, La, Labels, Lde, mid, Mod, Mood, Nec, Nes, Net, network, networking, networks, Old People, Oldschoolnewschool, om, One, Online, order, Os, oversharing, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Radio, Rc, ROAD, RSS, Rv, school, serve, soc, social, Social Networks, socialnetworks, Style, Tag, tech, Techno, Technology, ted, TI, tie, TV, twitter, unit, V, work, X1

How does Grandma stay connected to you? Buddy Radio hopes to help the elderly by giving them an old school gadget—a basic radio—that combines new school technology— social networks —so they can broadcast their mood and ask for help. More

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The Privacy Changes Facebook Needs to Make Today [Facebook]

by on May.26, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, book, Bp, cat, cc, Ces, change, Cia, clear, color, Crazy, day, de, Display, Dj, Ds, E, Ea, Ebook, EC, Et, F1, F35, Face, facebook, Facebook Privacy, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, internet, Isp, ISS, La, Labels, Make, Men, mid, Mit, Mod, Net, network, Of, om, One, Online, order, Padd, PC, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, Privacy, Privacy Settings, Pro, Q, quant, Rc, rom, RSS, Rv, security, serve, Sim, soc, social, social-networking, Style, Tag, tech, TI, tie, TV, unit, Us, V, work, X1

This afternoon, Facebook will announce the privacy changes they’ve been promising over the past several weeks. And while all we know so far is that the fix involves simplified settings , here are the adjustments they’d be crazy not to make.

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Twitter Bans Third-Party Ad Platforms [Twitter]

by on May.24, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, Adsense, Advert, advertising, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, Ban, Bans, Bp, browser, cat, Cia, clear, color, day, de, dev, developer, Developers, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Event, F2, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Gq, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Ir, Isp, kin, La, Labels, Launch, Launches, mid, Mod, Ms, Net, network, networking, News, Of, om, One, Online, order, Os, Padd, party, PI, Pixel, Platform, Play, plugins, Pr, Pro, ps, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, sense, serve, Show, soc, social, Style, Tag, tech, Techcrunch, third, TI, tie, time, TV, tweet, twitter, Twitter advertising, unit, Up, V, work, X1

It was only today at TechCrunch’s Disrupt event that Tweetup (the “AdSense for Twitter”) was announced, so Twitter’s blog post spelling the end of third party advertising platforms will be very badly-timed news for a lot of developers. More

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Place All Your Trust In A Sat-Nav Crab [Satnavs]

by on May.21, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Av, bd, bda, Bp, car, Cars, cat, Cia, clear, color, crab, de, directions, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, EC, Emi, Et, F2, Fan, Feature, Features, ff, Food, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, gps, Hd, Home, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, ions, Ir, Isp, ixs research, La, Labels, live, mind, Mod, navirobo, om, One, order, Os, Padd, Pet, PI, Pioneer, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rc, Robot, Robots, RSS, Rv, Sat navs, satnav, Satnavs, serve, soc, social, Style, Tag, tech, TI, transport, TV, Up, Us, V, Who, X1, z1

Get back to basics in the car with a crab-robot that points out directions. Who needs GO LIVE and all those fancy social features, anyway? At least the crab will remind you to pick up pet-food on the way home

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Place All Your Trust In A Sat-Nav Crab [Satnavs]

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