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How Buckyballs Fell Apart

As of last week, Buckyballs are dead. The magnetic toy has been officially recalled following a two-year battle with the government regulators who sought to ban them. Here’s how a seemingly wonderful amusement became plaything non grata in the span of just a few short years. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Seoul moves to ban Uber, create own app

Filed under: Government/Legal, Technology, South Korea The ridesharing service Uber promises to connect people needing a lift with drivers offering one, and it appears to be pretty useful. After all, you can use it to summon Optimus Prime. For many cab drivers around the world, though, the app is basically the bane of their existence. [...]

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Seoul moves to ban Uber, create own app

Filed under: Government/Legal, Technology, South Korea The ridesharing service Uber promises to connect people needing a lift with drivers offering one, and it appears to be pretty useful. After all, you can use it to summon Optimus Prime. For many cab drivers around the world, though, the app is basically the bane of their existence. [...]

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Apple has settled an $840 million ebook price-fixing claim brought by consumers and US states outsid

Apple has settled an $840 million ebook price-fixing claim brought by consumers and US states outside of court. The lawsuit stemmed from a previous ruling by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote who found Apple guilty of colluding with publishers to keep ebook prices high. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Future Jailbird Dinesh D’Souza Posts Hilariously Ironic Statement on Facebook

When fraudster Dinesh D’Souza isn’t blaming President Obama for his impending prison sentence, the conservative filmmaker is doing his best to keep his career alive while he remains a free man. D’Souza has a new documentary coming out cleverly titled “America The Movie” (get it? GO AMERICA!!!), which looks to be another screed against evil leftists complaining [...]

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Why We Shouldn’t Worry About Open Wi-Fi

Everyday cafes, airports, libraries, laundromats, schools and individuals operate "open" Wi-Fi routers, sharing their connection with neighbors and passers-by at no charge. The City of San Francisco recently deployed a free, public Wi-Fi network along a three-mile stretch of Market Street. Sometimes people use those connections for unauthorized activities. Most of the time they don’t, [...]

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EFF defends the right of neo Nazis to spew hate… unless it’s bad for business

Last week, Twitter “micro-censored” two accounts at the request of the Russian government — accounts that were associated with Ukraine’s Right Sector, an armed neo-fascist paramilitary group that played a central role in the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych last winter. The group is now involved in deadly freelance combat operations in east Ukraine. As I wrote at the time, these two accounts [...]

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