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TV broadcasters hope to dominate the second screen with ConnecTV

Engadget - Sat, 11/19/2011 - 04:35
No one has quite figured it out yet, but there seems to be little doubt that tablet devices have their place on the couch to serve as a second screen while Americans enjoy their favorite past time -- watching TV. In addition to many independent startups we've discussed in the past, the old guard, that already owns most of broadcast TV stateside, has a startup of its own called ConnecTV. In development for two years already, ConnecTV is currently in beta and has the hopes to go live in January. The idea is of course to put what you might want to see on your second screen while you watch the main action on the big screen. This includes sports scores, statistics, as well as what your friends may or may-not be saying on Twitter or Facebook -- and of course advertising. We'd be shocked if most tablet owners weren't already using their slate in front of the TV and can imagine how many more might if there was a great app that brought it all together.

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Jay Leno's Chevy Volt still has original tank of gas, 11,000 miles later

Engadget - Sat, 11/19/2011 - 03:18
What daily driver do you pick when you're rockin' a warehouse with over a hundred enviable whips? Well, if you happen to be a famous comedian named Jay Leno, apparently it's the Chevy Volt. Since procuring the plug-in chariot last year, the late night star has "yet to put gas in it," despite accumulating over 11,000 miles driving to and from what we'll assume is The Tonight Show. Not all of that has been gasoline-free automotive bliss, as Leno's exceeded the car's electric 40-ish mile range more than a few times, burning through around half of the vehicle's original tank. At that rate, the Volt will need refueling by this time next year -- or not, barring any further timeslot kerfuffles.

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP)

Yahoo TV News - Sat, 11/19/2011 - 03:10
AP - Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
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Kik Axe - Sat, 11/19/2011 - 03:08

I helped weed through and edit tons of shot-on-video footage to assemble a ''live'' video for the PRIMER 55 song The Big Fuck You in a past life. 100% true. It was included on a 2007 release called FAMILY FOR LIFE which was put out by the defunct Crash Music. With that tidbit out of the way, PRIMER 55 has a new deal with THC: MUSIC/ROCKET SCIENCE VENTURES and will be releasing two records in early 2012.

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Man Survives Steve Ballmer's Flying Chair To Build '21st Century Linux'

Wired Magazine - Fri, 11/18/2011 - 18:24
When Lucovsky walked into Steve Ballmer's office in 2004 and told the Microsoft CEO he was leaving the company for Google, Ballmer picked up his chair and chucked it across the room. Now, ex-Microsoft man Paul Maritz has turned the tables on Google, bringing Lucovsky to VMware, where's he's building a new software platform for the internet age.

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How Many Neutrinos Does It Take to Screw Up Einstein?

Wired Magazine - Fri, 11/18/2011 - 18:04
Results from a second experiment uphold the observation that neutrinos are moving faster than the speed of light. The OPERA collaboration, which reported superluminal neutrinos back in September, have rerun their experiment and detected 20 new neutrinos breaking Einstein's limit.

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New Apple Patents Address Geo-Location, Power Adapters and Breaking Glass

Wired Magazine - Fri, 11/18/2011 - 18:03
Around three dozen Apple patents made their way through the US Patent and Trademark Office this week alone. Here we share three of the most notable ? one helps prevent cracked cover glass, another would deliver power to multiple devices with just a single adapter, and a third is a far-reaching location-based services patent that could keep Apple?s competitors on their toes.

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When Whales Walked in Egypt

Wired Magazine - Fri, 11/18/2011 - 17:03
The story of Protocetus, one of the very earliest whales and the fossil that could have quickly closed a gap in our understanding of one of the greatest transitions in evolutionary history.

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Neil Gaiman, Homer Bring Trolls to <em>The Simpsons</em>

Wired Magazine - Fri, 11/18/2011 - 16:43
Only Homer Simpson would take his daughter's disillusionment with tween books and try to cash in on it. Fantasy author Neil Gaiman makes a guest appearance in this Sunday's show to help out with Homer's potentially lucrative literary project.

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Tiny USB Stick Brings Android to PCs, TVs

Wired Magazine - Fri, 11/18/2011 - 16:18
Thanks to FXI Technologies' Cotton Candy USB device, we may not have to wait long to see Android on more than just our mobile devices. FXI essentially built an ultra-lean computer inside a small USB stick. Stick it into any device that supports USB storage, and Cotton Candy will register as a USB drive. From there, you can run the Android OS in a secure environment inside your desktop, courtesy of a Windows/OSX/Linux-compatible virtualization client embedded in the device.

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Media Can Avoid NYPD Arrest By Getting Press Pass They Can't Get

Wired Magazine - Fri, 11/18/2011 - 15:45
A NYC spokesman says reporters should get an official press pass from the police to avoid getting arrested while covering Occupy Wall Street. He neglects to mention that the NYPD won't issue press passes to cover the protests.

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Gadget Lab Podcast: Galaxy Nexus, Google Music and the Kindle Fire Tablet

Wired Magazine - Fri, 11/18/2011 - 15:38
This week on the Gadget Lab Podcast, the gang talks Android updates, competing music services and Amazon?s hot new tablet.

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Video: Jeff Bezos' Spaceship Takes Off

Wired Magazine - Fri, 11/18/2011 - 15:10
Jeff Bezos? super-secretive commercial space program has opened up a bit, releasing a brief video showing low-altitude testing of its New Shepard suborbital space vehicle.

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iPhone 4S Carrier Quality: AT&T Wins for Data Speed, Verizon for Call Reliability

Wired Magazine - Fri, 11/18/2011 - 14:56
The iPhone 4S is available on three major carriers, leaving potential buyers to wonder whether AT&T, Verizon or Sprint is the better network choice. Pricing plans aside, carrier is a significant factor in anyone's purchasing decision, and now consumers have hard data to help them choose: A just-released study reports AT&T is tops for fast data speeds, while Verizon is the most reliable when it comes to making phone calls.

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Game|Life Podcast: <cite>Skullgirls</cite> Fight In 2-D, Sony Fights For 3-D

Wired Magazine - Fri, 11/18/2011 - 14:49
We speak with the developers of a new 2-D fighting game called Skullgirls, and weigh in on Sony's ongoing ambitions for 3-D gaming on this week's episode of the Game|Life podcast.

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10 Mesmerizing Time-Lapse Videos

Wired Magazine - Fri, 11/18/2011 - 14:41
Here are 10 of our favorite recent time-lapse films for your viewing pleasure (please excuse some of the over-the-top music). Feel free to point out any of your own favorites in the comments.

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Message to Obama: Save the Bats!

Wired Magazine - Fri, 11/18/2011 - 14:22
Do you want to help save America's insect-eating bats from extinction? Then tell President Obama.

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<cite>Batman</cite> Bows Out With Brave, Bold, Metafictional Finale

Wired Magazine - Fri, 11/18/2011 - 14:21
For three excellent seasons, Batman: The Brave and the Bold has skewered The Dark Knight's seriousness. On Friday, it bids television adieu with a multilevel satire on Batman's mythos, cartoons and fandom. Check out an exclusive preview clip and more images from the fantastic finale.

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GPS Saves the World -- But Who'll Save GPS?

Wired Magazine - Fri, 11/18/2011 - 14:04
About 150 of the world?s best GPS engineers have gathered at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center this week, and the subject is war. At stake is the delicate satellite signals that power the $110 billion global positioning system market for military and commercial aviation navigation systems, automated agricultural machines and consumer mapping services in cars, to name a few.

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Follow Your Heart: Darpa's Quest to Find You by Your Heartbeat

Wired Magazine - Fri, 11/18/2011 - 14:00
The U.S. military can see you breathing on the other side of that wall. It can even see your heartbeat racing while you crouch behind the door. But if you think running farther away or hiding in a crowd will make you invisible to the Defense Department's sensors, you might be in for a surprise. The Pentagon's geeks are looking to tweak their life-form finder so they can spot your tell-tale heart no matter what you do.

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