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dave

by dave

Sony Pictures cancels 'The Interview' after vague threats
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After receiving some ambiguous threats from the people behind the hacking of Sony Pictures, and a number of national theater chains refusing to show their new movie, the studio has decided to pull the release of upcoming Seth Rogen and James Franco commedy, "The Interview."
I figure this is ripe for an interesting discussion since many of us here really enjoy both movies and... Read more →
dave

by dave

How do you get your kids interested in coding, science, or technology?
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A number of technology companies have hosted Hour of Code events during Computer Science Education Week (running now through December 14th). We even got into the festivities here at AOL and hosted a number of middle schoolers from San Francisco and gave them an introduction to robotics!
There's been a big push to get more students interested in STEM related subjects and things like Hour of Code are a fun way (for teachers, parents, and students) to get involved.
I... Read more →
jaimeLn

by jaimeLn

What apps do you use to cash in on your car?
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If you live in a big city like San Francisco, owning a vehicle can be a nightmare. Because it’s more than just braving the traffic and keeping an ever-vigilant eye out for careless pedestrians.
It’s the parking and lack thereof. It’s the parking tickets. It’s the obligatory $220 you drop on... Read more →
Amazon

by dave

What's the oldest item in your Amazon wish list?
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My sister recently called me out while browsing my public Amazon wish list. She was looking for some holiday gift ideas and noticed that it contained a lot of cruft that included obsolete gadgets, books that are no longer in print, and random clothing items for past traveling adventures.
She had a good point. So, earlier today, I set out to clean up my list and discovered the oldest item that I had saved. Apparently, I was adding some college text books to my list way back in 2005 when I studied... Read more →
dave

by dave

What do you love to “hate watch?”
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Hate watching: it’s a term to describe those shows that you just really don’t enjoy anymore, but for some reason, you can’t quite stop watching it. Maybe you just want to make fun of it, or you’re just in it to finish the story,

It seems like everyone has at least one show they still hate watch. What are yours?
dave

by dave

The trailer is out for Jurassic World! Are you ready to go back to Isla Nublar?
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The trailer is finally out for Jurassic World, the long awaited (and some would argue, proper) sequel to 1993's Jurassic Park. The original movie (and book) had a profound effect on me as a kid -- it was easily one of my favorite movies and books of all time. Plus, it had amazing dinosaurs. What's not to love??!
Anyway, check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFinNxS5KN4&hd=1
Holy crap. I'm ridiculously excited for this. Hollywood, please don't... Read more →
Apple iPhone 4s

by johncolucci

Show us your badly damaged phone!
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The phone you see here isn't something a friend pulled out from a closet to show off their once broken phone: it was the phone they were using inbetween losing another iPhone and waiting for a new iPhone to come in the mail. You've got shards of glass peeking out on the top and cracked glass throughout, not to mention -- the risk of electrical shock. Quite a sight to behold.
Seeing this made me... Read more →
dave

by dave

What are you doing with 3D printing?
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3D printing is all the rage. The printers themselves are getting cheaper every week, there’s tons of resources for people to share and download designs, and it really seems like a technology that has the potential to change the way we create and manufacture new items.
I've seen a number of 3D printers on display at both gdgt and Engadget shows (and we even had a few churning out toys and keychains at Engadget... Read more →
dave

by dave

Let's talk about Serial...
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The fine folks at This American Life have put together a pretty amazing podcast called Serial. It's investigating the murder of a high school student that happened back in 1999. The victim's ex-boyfriend was ultimately convicted of the crime and is now serving a life sentence. There's been some doubt about whether he ultimately did it, due to how both the prosecution and defense handled the case. Anyway, the podcast starts to looking at the evidence and searching... Read more →
dave

by dave

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo?
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It's November! So, besides being a month where many men stop shaving, it's also National Novel Writing Month. The goal? Write the Next Great American Novel (or wherever you may hail from) by the end of November. That's 50,000 words in 30 days. Many people begin, but few make it to the end.
I've attempted it myself a number of times and sadly, have never hit that lofty goal. The farthest I've been able to get is about 8,000 words into it. But it’s always been both... Read more →