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Quoted: a third-grader’s suggestion to video-game makers

"I think you should make it so the game automatically shuts down when you have played for a long time." — Ryan, third-grader who saw an NPR report about how the video-game industry — from game designers Read More →

Jason Calacanis hosting the “world’s biggest hackathon” this weekend

Say this for Jason Calacanis: "Understated" isn't really in his vocabulary. The guy who brought us the influential Silicon Alley Reporter during the dot-com bubble, then sold Weblogs to AOL for a reported $30 million, then co-founded Read More →

Off topic: Rubber duck wins, Star Wars and Kinkade, type fight, the letter H, secluded and almost extinct

The rubber duck floats past the rest (Pac-Man et al) to secure a spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame. "Star Wars" meets Thomas Kinkade When fonts fight. Speaking of letters, did you know "h" is Read More →

Jack Dorsey and red-hot IPOs: One down, one to go

With Twitter's debut on the New York Stock Exchange off to a rousing start, it's not too early to start looking ahead to Silicon Valley's next hotly anticipated IPO: mobile payment service Square. Square co-founder Jack Dorsey, Read More →

New tool allows Adobe users to see if their emails were part of ‘sophisticated attacks’

A new online tool allows the estimated 150 million people potentially affected by an Adobe hack to see if their email addresses were part of the leak. A programmer identified as "programmer@Hilare_Belloc" developed the tool to let Read More →

Tesla shares slide on news of a third Model S fire

Shares in Tesla Motors continued their slide Thursday, on the news that a third Model S has caught on fire, this time after an accident in Tennessee. The fire is the third to affect a Model S in six Read More →

Internet Archive seeks donations to rebuild after San Francisco blaze

The San Francisco-based Internet Archive is seeking donations to help recover from a fire that gutted one of its buildings and caused more than $1 million in damage. A two-alarm blaze broke out at the nonprofit archive's scanning center Read More →

Quoted: Marin girl rings in Twitter’s debut

“Today, we rang the bell for hope and freedom!” -- Vivienne Harr, 9-year-old activist from Marin County who was among those to ring the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday for Twitter's first day of Read More →

Off topic: Black rock tech logos, baseball scheduling, Adult Swim bumpers and nerdcore rap

What would Apple, Google and Facebook's logos look like if they were rebranded as black metal bands? Wonder no more. Careers for nerds you probably hadn't considered: Creating the calendar for Major League Baseball, by hand. Read More →

Security concerns growing for Windows XP

Microsoft has announced it will stop providing updates for its aging Window XP operating system on April 8, which is potentially bad news for the 500 million-or-so people around the world who still use the 12-year-old software. The biggest worry is Read More →
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