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Google awarded patent for tailored advertising based on spying on sound and environment

Google awarded patent for tailored advertising based on spying on sound and environment | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

One of the many troubling aspects of this patent is the claim that it will utilize a computer-implemented method of grabbing environmental data from a wide variety of devices including one or more of the following, “[a] mobile phone, a personal computer, a digital billboard, a digital kiosk, or a vendor machine.”
Edit: I'm not a big fan on conspiracy theorists, however, this new patent does concern.  Now we need to worry that the vending machine is listening?

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Why The Picnik Photo Editing Site Is Shutting Down, And Alternatives

Why The Picnik Photo Editing Site Is Shutting Down, And Alternatives | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Picnik, the free photo editing site used by many entrepreneurs and small businesses, is closing. It’s last day will be April 16, 2012.  It’s being rolled into Google+.
Picnik is an online service known for being intuitive and easy to use.
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Companies ask prospective employees to turn over access to social networks | wcsh6.com

Companies ask prospective employees to turn over access to social networks | wcsh6.com | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

Yet another reason to shun Facebook, Google+ and all the other social media sites that penalize avatars.

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Ruby, Ruby on Rails, and _why: The disappearance of one of the world’s most beloved computer programmers.

Ruby, Ruby on Rails, and _why: The disappearance of one of the world’s most beloved computer programmers. | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

and a brief history of the ubiquitious code.

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Oink security bug lets others download your content

Oink security bug lets others download your content | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
After social mobile application Oink was shut down on Wednesday, the company put up "download your data" for users to grab their content one last time. It seems, however, you can grab just about anyone's content simply by typing in their user name.
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Jonathan Blow's The Witness is an Exercise in Symphonic Game Design - Kotaku

Jonathan Blow's The Witness is an Exercise in Symphonic Game Design - Kotaku | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Jonathan Blow's The Witness is an Exercise in Symphonic Game DesignKotakuIn a lot of ways, Jonathan Blow's upcoming game The Witness is a game design symphony. That may sound grandiose, but I don't mean it in a bland, broad sense.
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Marketing to Your DNA: The Next Frontier for Privacy - Forbes

“If a company could access your DNA and could find out you like bitter tastes or are lactose intolerant they could market very specifically to your tastes. Sequencing a person DNA used to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. But the cost is dropping dramatically. Today it costs $1,000 to sequence your DNA, which provides about a million points of data about your body.”

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Bias in decision-making leads to poor choices and possibly depression

Bias in decision-making leads to poor choices and possibly depression | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

When faced with making a complicated decision, our automatic instinct to avoid misfortune can result in missing out on rewards, and could even contribute to depression, according to new research ...This is a fascinating study linking “pruning” to depressive symptoms. The novel finding may have important implications for understanding and treating depression.”


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Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides For 80 Years : NPR

Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides For 80 Years : NPR | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

The story is simple: A bunch of black rats almost wiped out a bunch of gigantic bugs on a little island far, far away from most of us. A few dedicated scientists, passionate about biological diversity, risked their lives to keep the bugs going.

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“Prometheus” and TED: Where Does Marketing End and Entertainment Begin?

“Prometheus” and TED: Where Does Marketing End and Entertainment Begin? | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

"Peter Weyland at TED2023," a co-branded immersive storytelling collaboration between TED and the upcoming film "Prometheus" by Ridley Scott, shows that there's no longer a line separating marketing from entertainment."


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St. Vincent talks Tom Waits, technology and Strange Mercy

St. Vincent talks Tom Waits, technology and Strange Mercy | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Annie Clark aka St. Vincent is sat opposite me searching for a quote but it seems she can’t find the New Yorker article she's looking for.
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Pinball News - First and Free

Pinball News - First and Free | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

Pinball wizard Steve Kordek died 19 Feb at the age of 100.  If you ever played pinball, there's a good chance you played it on one of his designs.  Great legacy from one of the best game designers ever.

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Infographic: Anatomy of a Perfect Landing Page

Infographic: Anatomy of a Perfect Landing Page | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

If you're considering a web redesign, or you're doing your website for the first time, check this infographic out.  

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Gia's List: The 7 Coolest Little Old People - Anime News Network

Gia's List: The 7 Coolest Little Old People - Anime News Network | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Gia's List: The 7 Coolest Little Old PeopleAnime News Networkby Gia Manry, Mar 24th 2012 Anime is full of the elderly, usually their to provide wisdom and/or humor.
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There’s so many things going on here. You’ve got...

There’s so many things going on here. You’ve got... | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
There’s so many things going on here. You’ve got horse-boob, neck-boob, finger-hooves— why choose just one? I know I can’t.
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‘Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog 2′ to Film this Summer | Screen Rant

‘Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog 2′ to Film this Summer | Screen Rant | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

After keeping fans waiting for four years, Dr. Horrible may be singing his way back to a computer screen near you sooner than later"

...I can't wait!

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Ever wonder what the difference was between...

Ever wonder what the difference was between... | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

public relations, marketing, advertising and branding?  Then you'll enjoy this!

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It's Not All About You: What Privacy Advocates Don't Get About Data Tracking on the Web

It's Not All About You: What Privacy Advocates Don't Get About Data Tracking on the Web | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
People condemn targeted advertising for its "creepiness" but the real issue is that we are giving private companies more power.

"Rather than caring about what they know about me, we should care about what they know about us. Detailed knowledge of individuals and their behavior coupled with the aggregate data on human behavior now available at unprecedented scale grants incredible power. Knowing about all of us - how we behave, how our behavior has changed over time, under what conditions our behavior is subject to change, and what factors are likely to impact our decision-making under various conditions - provides a roadmap for designing persuasive technologies. For the most part, the ethical implications of widespread deployment of persuasive technologies remains unexamined..."


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After long wait, Whedon brings 'Cabin' to SXSW - Boston.com

Austin American-StatesmanAfter long wait, Whedon brings 'Cabin' to SXSWBoston.comAfter several years of studio purgatory, Joss Whedon's long-shelved, much-anticipated horror film “The Cabin in the Woods'' finally arrived before audiences at the...
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Inside Facebook's Outsourced Anti-Porn and Gore Brigade, Where 'Camel Toes' are More Offensive Than 'Crushed Heads'

Inside Facebook's Outsourced Anti-Porn and Gore Brigade, Where 'Camel Toes' are More Offensive Than 'Crushed Heads' | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

Now we know Facebook's exact standards. Derkaoui provided us with a copy of the astonishingly specific guidelines Facebook dictates to content moderators. It's the public's first look at exactly what Facebook considers beyond the pale, and what sketchy content it won't allow in videos, images and wall posts. The document is essentially a map of Facebook's moral terrain.


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The Most Beautiful Online Magazine We've Ever Seen

The Most Beautiful Online Magazine We've Ever Seen | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

Edits is a magazine about photography. There are a million magazines about photography—the world doesn't need anymore. But the world needs every magazine that gives a damn about technology to ripoff Edits ...http://editsquarterly.com/

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Studs Terkel : Conversations with America

Studs Terkel : Conversations with America | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

If you haven't, you should.  He may have been the best oral historian of the modern age.

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Once Film-Focused, Netflix Shifts to TV Shows

Once Film-Focused, Netflix Shifts to TV Shows | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
The loss of its contract with Starz for movies may hurt Netflix less than originally thought, because more than half of its streaming audience are watching TV series.
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