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Flashback: How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet

In the wake of Yahoo's $1.1 billion acquisition of beloved social platform Tumblr, it's perhaps worth looking back what the company did after it caught—and gutted—another big fish. Read More >>

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Windows Phone 8 Looks Great, But It Screws Existing Users

Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8 today, with multi-core support, a new Start screen, native code sharing with its forthcoming Windows 8, a new Wallet feature for mobile payments, SD card support, more screen resolution support, and IE 10. Phew. Read More >>

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Why a Keyboard—not a Processor or Screen or Anything Else—Is the Only Way to Beat Apple

The killer (or be killed) feature of that new Microsoft Surface for Windows RT is its keyboard. The tablet itself is a wonderful device. It's got a great body and a (seemingly) fast processor. But input is everything. Read More >>

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Hands On With Microsoft Surface for Windows RT

Microsoft's event today was long on promise and short on specs. RAM? We dunno. Processor speed? We dunno. Price? We dunno. Release date? We dunno. But even a very brief hands-on made something abundantly clear: It's a super solid device and if Microsoft can deliver what it demoed, the iPad finally has a real competitor and Android has a big goddamn problem. Read More >>

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Humans Love Apple Events Because Humans Love Spaceships

Dan Lyons, the guy who used to be Fake Steve Jobs, has a story today that asks "once upon a time we put a man on the moon. Now we pee our pants over retina displays. WTF happened to us?" The answer is really easy: We're the same as we've always been. We love to watch things change. Read More >>

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WWDC Smackdown: Which Companies Apple Hit Hardest

Apple announced many great products and services yesterday, and Tim Cook walked away looking fine and fancy. But not everyone else left in such good shape. Apple threw plenty of nails into its biggest competitors' coffins; here are the companies hit the hardest this WWDC 2012. Read More >>

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Twitter's New Logo Is Actually Sonic the Hedgehog

Batman? Twitter's new logo is not Batman—it is Sonic the Hedgehog! Gizmodo reader Ben Flores, a designer in San Francisco, sent us the graphic that now shows the obvious. Even the colour matches! I wonder if Sega would sue. [Thanks Ben!] Read More >>

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Your Facebook "Privacy Notice" Is Unenforceable Nonsense

If you have a Facebook account, you've likely seen your dull friends post some version of a "privacy notice" there recently. The idea is that posting it as your status will somehow prevent Facebook from, well, doing the things Facebook does with your information. It's nonsense. Don't be that person. Read More >>

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New Google Maps: Offline Mobile Access and More

Google Maps announced it is rolling out offline maps for mobile, showed a new person-mounted Street View camera and is improving the 3D capabilities of its maps via aerial data. It's a major overhaul, one that comes in the face of Google reportedly losing one of its biggest partners. Read More >>

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Windows 8 Release Preview Hands On: Wonderful (And Kind Of Boring)

Windows 8 Release Preview is among us and, boy, is it lovely. It's so much dreamier than the Consumer Preview, and makes the Developer Preview look like something cobbled together out of two-by-fours, electrical tape, and rebar. It also is quite boring. Read More >>

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Meth Labs and Dead Dogs: How the Founder of McAfee Antivirus Went on the Run in Belize

It's been a while since I've posted anything. "I've been busy" is everyone's excuse for laziness, but I can't come up with a better one. For those of you who follow the news in Central America, you will know that I am in hiding in an undisclosed location in Belize. Hiding out is no fun. I've always wondered why people on the run turn themselves in in many cases. I now know the answer - boredom. Read More >>

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The One Place That Needs More Censorship

This week's Internet-based teapot tempest swirled around the venerable TED talks, which were accused by one presenter of censoring his talk because he spoke truth to power and talked about income inequality. Read More >>

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Facebook Is Going To Be Even More Annoying Now That It's Public

Facebook is public now. And that means you're going public too. Facebook has to make you share more. It has to make you expose more of yourself. It has to do all those deeply creepy it's already doing, but more more more. It is going to sell you to advertisers, to shareholders, to anyone it can. Read More >>

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This Is How You Will Connect Everything in Your Home to the Internet

The guys who brought you the iPhone and Gmail now want to connect your washing machine, light switch, and just about any other electric device you can think of to the Internet. Get ready to be amazed. Read More >>

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How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet

Web startups are made out of two things: people and code. The people make the code, and the code makes the people rich. Code is like a poem; it has to follow certain structural requirements, and yet out of that structure can come art. But code is art that does something. It is the assembly of something brand new from nothing but an idea. Read More >>

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