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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]

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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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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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Rid The Internet of All Mentions of Justin Bieber, With A Firefox Add-On [Firefox Add-Ons]

by on May.25, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, add-ons, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, ash, Ati, Av, Bp, browser, Browsers, cat, Cf, clear, color, dash, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, ff, fire, firefox, Firefox Add-Ons, Fox, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Humor, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Intern, internet, Io, Ion, ions, Ir, Isp, Justin bieber, La, Labels, Men, mid, Mod, Mozilla, Net, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, Shaved bieber, Shaved justin bieber, Spam, Style, Tag, tech, The Internet, TI, Tools, Top, TV, twitter, Us, V, Who, world, X1, Z6

You just have to look at Twitter’s trending topics to see that the world has gone Justin Bieber -mad. I say world, I mean tweens and teens—who seem to be populating all channels with their underage spam. More

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UK Prisoner Tattooing Jail Buddies With Hacked PlayStation Tattoo Gun [Gaming]

by on May.24, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A4, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, app, AR, Art, Ati, Blu-Ray, Body, Bp, cat, clear, color, Criminals, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, ff, game, Games, Gaming, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Gun, Hack, Hacked, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Ink, Intern, internet, Io, Ion, ions, ISO, Isp, jail, La, Labels, mid, Ming, Mod, Net, NK, om, One, order, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Playstation, Playstation 1, Playstation1, Pr, Prinsoners, Prison, ps, Ps1, PS3, Q, quant, Rc, Rf, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, surf, Tag, Tat, Tattoo, tattooing, Tattoos, tech, The Internet, TI, TV, Uk, V, Vide, Video, Video Games, Watch, X1

PlayStations are great. You can play games on them, and if you’ve got a PS3 you can also watch Blu-rays and surf the internet. If you happened to be in a UK jail, you could even get inked by one

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UK Prisoner Tattooing Jail Buddies With Hacked PlayStation Tattoo Gun [Gaming]

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The Spooky Pac-Man Anniversary Coincidence [Freakyfriday]

by on May.21, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Anniversary, ANT, Ants, AR, Ati, Bp, cat, Checkyrtabs, Chu, clear, color, Comedy, day, de, Display, doodle, Ds, E, E3, Ea, EC, Et, Eu, F1, fail, ff, fire, firefox, Fox, Freakyfriday, game, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, Googledoodle, Hd, Home Automation, Humor, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Intern, internet, Io, Ir, Isp, Itp, kin, La, Labels, Light, Mod, Music, My, Net, Of, om, One, order, Os, Pac-Man, Pacman, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rc, rom, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, Tag, tech, ted, The Internet, TI, TV, Us, V, vers, X1

Earlier, the internet was delighted to find Google celebrating Pac-Man’s 30th anniversary with a playable doodle of the game . But in a freaky coincidence, some Firefox users are being haunted by ghostly music from the very same game. Mysterious! [ BryanSchuetz ] More

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Google TV Combines TV, Android and All of the Internet [Google TV]

by on May.20, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, A8, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, Android, Android ap, Android app, Android apps, ANT, Ants, app, Apps, AR, Ati, bin, Bp, Brin, cat, clear, color, D3, Dating, de, Display, droid, Ds, E, Ea, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, Google TV, googletv, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Intern, internet, Io, Isp, La, Labels, Launch, Led, live, Mod, Nes, Net, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Plus, ps, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, Tag, tech, television, The Internet, TI, Top, TV, Up, Us, V, Vide, Video, web, Web Video, X1

Google is launching something called Google TV . It brings regular TV and web video to your TV. Plus, Android apps

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Rumor: HP’s WebOS Tablet "Hurricane" Coming Out In Q3 2010 [Rumor]

by on May.08, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, Ai, and, ANT, app, apple, AR, Arri, Art, Ati, C6, clear, de, Dead, Display, Ds, Dust, E, E3, Ea, engadget, Et, first, Gadget, Gadgets, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, good, Hd, History, Home Automation, Hp, Hp slate, HpHurricane, Hurricane, Id, Ie, Im, In, Interest, Intern, internet, Ion, Ir, Isp, late, Led, Mic, microsoft, mid, Ming, Mod, Ms, Net, nin, Of, om, One, order, Os, oss, Pack, Palm, Play, Port, Pr, Pro, ps, Q, Rc, Red, release, rum, Rumor, Slate, Style, sub, Subs, table, Tablet, Tablets, tech, Techcrunch, ted, The Internet, TI, Ui, unconfirmed, Us, Via, web, WebOS, why, Wind, windows, windows 7

Here’s a brief history of the internet’s infatuation with the idea of a Web OS tablet: First we heard that HP was buying Palm . Interesting! Then we heard that the Windows 7-running HP Slate was canceled .

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Rumor: HP’s WebOS Tablet "Hurricane" Coming Out In Q3 2010 [Rumor]

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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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Buy Your Favorite Wikipedia Subjects In Book Form, For $9 [Wikipedia]

by on May.07, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, AR, Ati, Av, book, Bookcase, Books, Case, Cases, cc, Cf, clear, Covers, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Et, Fcc, format, Free, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, Intern, internet, Ion, Isp, Les, Men, Mod, money, Net, Of, om, One, order, Padd, Pedia press, PediaPress, penguin, Play, Pr, Print, Printing, Q, Rc, Style, sub, Tag, The Internet, TI, Toaster, Ui, vers, why, Wikipedia, X1

I know! Why don’t we all spend our money printing free information off the internet, bind it in covers and clutter our bookcases with it? Wouldn’t you like to own books with titles such as “Toasters,” “Penguins” and “Antidisestablishmentarianism”? More

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