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Random House drastically raises the price of e-books for libraries

Random House drastically raises the price of e-books for libraries | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Oddly, Random House deciding to triple the price of its e-books for libraries is being considered a compromise.
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Human hearts replaced by 10,000 RPM artificial pump with no pulse

Human hearts replaced by 10,000 RPM artificial pump with no pulse | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
At least fifty calves and three human beings are living with no pulse in their bodies, thanks to an artificial pump that replaced their naturally-grown hearts, as detailed in a story from Popular...
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Audi's 'Visions' will pimp your ride, light up the neighborhood (video)

Audi's 'Visions' will pimp your ride, light up the neighborhood (video) | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
We don't think there is such a thing as Racing stripes '2.0', but if there was, this is what it might look like.
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Rush Limbaugh Boycott: Reddit, Twitter, Facebook Users Take Part

Rush Limbaugh Boycott: Reddit, Twitter, Facebook Users Take Part | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Internet has taken aim at Rush Limbaugh.

 

Nerd Uno: Before you buy anything from Sears, read this!

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eh's comment, March 5, 2012 6:51 PM
Why does there need to be a boycott, when no one listens to him anyways?
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ITC to review its December ruling on patent dispute between Microsoft and Motorola

ITC to review its December ruling on patent dispute between Microsoft and Motorola | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The International Trade Commission plans to review parts of its initial ruling from last December's Microsoft and Motorola patent dispute. Microsoft had originally brought forth a claim that...
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Best TED Talks: 21 Amazing, Inspiring Presentations (VIDEOS)

Best TED Talks: 21 Amazing, Inspiring Presentations (VIDEOS) | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
This year's Technology, Entertainment and Design conference (TED2012) is underway at California's Long Beach Performing Arts Center.
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AT&T Data Throttling: Carrier Clarifies Policy Of Slowing Speeds For 'Unlimited' Subscribers

AT&T Data Throttling: Carrier Clarifies Policy Of Slowing Speeds For 'Unlimited' Subscribers | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
NEW YORK -- AT&T Inc. caved to complaints that it's placing unreasonable limits on the "unlimited data" plans it offers smartphone subscribers.

 

Nerd Uno Reminder: #attsux

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German court dismisses two patent suits in Apple/Samsung legal battle

German court dismisses two patent suits in Apple/Samsung legal battle | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Apple and Samsung have long been at war with each other as far as patents are concerned, and in the recent battle, it looks like the German courts have decided to dismiss two patent suits, one from Apple and one [...]...
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Our Favorite Laptops, Televisions, Hard Drives, and More

Our Favorite Laptops, Televisions, Hard Drives, and More | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The winter is slowly winding down, and now you are very fat. That's depressing. But it's not a serious problem for a few more months, so you may as well sit back and enjoy some awesome gadgets.
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NASA Space Station Codes Were On Stolen Laptop, Inspector General Paul K. Martin Says

NASA Space Station Codes Were On Stolen Laptop, Inspector General Paul K. Martin Says | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
This story was updated at 7:31 p.m. ET. A laptop stolen from NASA last year was unencrypted and contained command and control codes for the International Space Station on it, the agency's inspector general told a United States House subcommittee...
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TechCrunch | Boxee’s Newest Adult Resident: Pornhub, the ‘YouTube Of Porn’

TechCrunch | Boxee’s Newest Adult Resident: Pornhub, the ‘YouTube Of Porn’ | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Boxee has slowly but surely been building out the adult content offered through its streaming service, and now there is one more in the mix: Pornhub (NSFW link) -- which informally calls itself the YouTube for porn, offering a mix of user-generated...
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AT&T: Stop throttling the data speeds on plans with unlimited data!

AT&T: Stop throttling the data speeds on plans with unlimited data! | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
UPDATE: AT&T is digging in its heels after 10,000 people signed this petition. The company responded to the campaign by saying customers with...
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US federal court says cops don't need a warrant to search your cellphone for its own number

US federal court says cops don't need a warrant to search your cellphone for its own number | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
A US federal appeals court has ruled that mobile phones can be searched to obtain their numbers without a warrant. Abel Flores-Lopez, who was recently sentenced to prison in a drug case, had appealed...
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TechCrunch | Peer-to-Peer Carsharing Goes National With RelayRides’ Big Launch

TechCrunch | Peer-to-Peer Carsharing Goes National With RelayRides’ Big Launch | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Starting today, carsharing startup RelayRides is getting the chance to prove its model on a national scale.
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Limbaugh Advertisers: We Still Won't Sponsor Rush Anymore

Limbaugh Advertisers: We Still Won't Sponsor Rush Anymore | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
As the controversy grew over Rush Limbaugh's latest incendiary comments -- he called law student and birth control advocate Sandra Fluke a "slut" on Wednesday -- his show's advertisers began to...

 

Nerd Uno: According to the Huffington Post, "Nine companies remain on the list: ProFlowers, CARBONITE, Inc., Mid-West Life Insurance Company of Tennessee, American Forces Network, Mission Pharmacal Company, Life Quotes, Inc., Life Lock, Tax Resolution and AOL, parent company of The Huffington Post." Other sources still list Sears as a sponsor of this creep's show. 

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AT&T Wants to Kill Its 2G Network

AT&T Wants to Kill Its 2G Network | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
It was bound to happen sooner or later, but it appears AT&T is ready to start transitioning users off their 2G EDGE network and getting them onto their 3G HSPA network.

 

Nerd Uno: In case you've forgotten... #attsux

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TechCrunch | Apple Inc., Made In America

TechCrunch | Apple Inc., Made In America | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
There are two sayings on the back of every Apple product: Designed By Apple in California and Assembled in China.

 

Nerd Uno: Pretty map, but... direct Apple hires in the U.S.A.: under 50,000 people.

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US mobile operators — fastest way to customer loyalty is shared data plans | ZDNet

US mobile operators — fastest way to customer loyalty is shared data plans | ZDNet | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The average household in the U. S. has more than one data plan.
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Is This the iPad 3? [VIDEO]

Is This the iPad 3? [VIDEO] | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
A tech blog has allegedly obtained parts that went into making the iPad 3 and put together a video to highlight the rumored design features.
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Ford crows over 105 MPGe rating for Focus Electric

Ford crows over 105 MPGe rating for Focus Electric | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Focus Electric will have a combined mileage of 105 miles per gallon equivalent, giving it the EPA highest fuel efficiency rating thus far. Range is rated at 76 miles. Read this blog post by Martin LaMonica on Cutting Edge.
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Windows 8 registry shows nine separate flavors to choose from

Windows 8 registry shows nine separate flavors to choose from | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
With each subsequent release of Windows we're left bracing for what will surely be another overwhelming assortment of retail packaging options.
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Wal-Mart, Target and other retailers secretly working on mobile payments system, reports WSJ

Wal-Mart, Target and other retailers secretly working on mobile payments system, reports WSJ | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
If you were hoping that the powers that be would settle on one tap-to-pay smartphone system, you're out of luck: The Wall Street Journal reports that "roughly two dozen retailers" including Target...
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Chrome to be deployed on State Department computers worldwide | Geek.com

Chrome to be deployed on State Department computers worldwide | Geek.com | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Mar.1, 2012 - Across the internet, Google Chrome is often touted as being the safest and fastest browser available -- it's even survived a hacking contest with big money...
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