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Has Any Creative Work Failed Because of Piracy?

Andorin writes "Anyone familiar with the piracy debate knows about the claims from organizations like the RIAA that piracy causes billions of dollars in damages and costs thousands of jobs.

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FCC Dodges Pointed Questions On US Broadband Plan

Ars covers a series of questions that US senators put to the FCC chaiman following up on his appearance before the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee in April.

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Google Chrome Extension Steals Login Details

An anonymous reader sends word of a proof-of-concept Google Chrome browser extension that steals users' login details.

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YouTube Adds 'Leanback,' Support For 4K Video

teh31337one writes with news that YouTube has announced support for 4K video, which runs at a resolution of 4096 x 3072.

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Online Chess With Physical Pieces On a Chessboard

D4C5CE writes "A chess-playing German tinkerer has contrived (and made a video of) an amazing contraption that plugs real chess pieces into the freechess.org server using a 20W LED projector and an ol

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China Censors HIV/AIDS Awareness Documentary

eldavojohn writes "Amnesty International is reporting an unusual case of censorship in which Chinese police questioned HIV/AIDS workers in China and instructed them to cancel an airing of a documentar

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ScienceBlogs.com Deals With Community Backlash Over PepsiCo Column

History's Coming To writes "Several writers for the ScienceBlogs.com collective have publicly resigned from the site, and many more have voiced concerns over parent company Seed's decision to include

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Dell Says 90% of Recorded Business Data Is Never Read

Barence writes "According to a Dell briefing given to PC Pro, 90% of company data is written once and never read again.

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After a Decade, Digital Radio Still an Also-Ran In UK

beschra writes "Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) was developed as early as 1981. After launching in the UK 10 years ago, only 24% of listeners listen on DAB.

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When Telemarketers Harass Telecoms Companies

farnz writes "Andrews & Arnold, a small telecoms company in the UK, have recently been hit with an outbreak of illegal junk calls.

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Google Found Guilty of Australian Privacy Breach

schliz writes "The Australian Privacy Commissioner has found Google guilty of breaching the country's Privacy Act when it collected unsecured WiFi payload data with its Street View vehicles.

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NASA's Plutonium Supply Dwindling; ESA To Help

astroengine writes "NASA's stockpile of the plutonium isotope Pu-238 is at a critical level, causing concern that there won't be enough fuel for future deep space missions.

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Microsoft Applies For Page-Turn Animation Patent

eldavojohn writes "Ever seeking to out innovate their competition, Microsoft has applied for a patent on animating page flips in devices like the Nook or Kindle.

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»Power of Ten« an der Köln School of Design

Die Köln International School of Design (KISD) der Fachhochschule Köln lädt zur diesjährigen Ausstellung der Abschlussarbeiten der Absolventinnen und Absolventen ein.

in Six Revisions

10 Fresh Galleries for Web Design Inspiration

Creativity needs a jumpstart at times. When you’re feeling creatively low, one of the best ways to get inspired is to admire and look at exceptional web designs.

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Foss Waterway Seaport by Olson Kundig Architects

American practice Olson Kundig Architects are renovating a historic dock building in the port city of Tacoma, reinforcing the existing structure and suspending boats from a newly added roof.

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Der twitternde Bundestag

Inspiriert von Christoph Zeuchs Liste der twitternden Bundestagsabgeordneten habe ich mir die twitternden Fraktionen angesehen (hier dasselbe für die Twitterer im Bayerischen Landtag).

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Alfa Romeo Centenary Sculpture by Gerry Judah

Designer Gerry Judah has created this bright red looping structure for Alfa Romeo at Goodwod Festival of Speed, which took place in West Sussex last weekend.

in Design Observer: Main Posts

Midway at the Oasis

Photo of Neshoba County Fair, Philadelphia, Mississippi.

in Design Observer: Main Posts

"But Teacher! That’s Not Design!"

Interview with Portuguese communication designer Barbara Alves about teaching in Mozambique.

in Design Observer: Main Posts

Borderland/Borderama/Detroit: Part 3

On Places, the third and final installment of "Borderland/Borderama/Detroit," an exploration of the rise and fall — and persistence — of Detroit, and what it means in American culture, by writer a

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Werkschau an der HTW Berlin

»Schnipseljagd« lautet das Motto der diesjährigen Werkschau des Fachbereichs Gestaltung der Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Berlin. Sie findet am Freitag, 23.

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Merz-Akademie lädt zur Diplompräsentation

Die Stuttgarter Merz-Akademie lädt herzlich ein zur Diplompräsentation und -ausstellung des Sommersemesters 2010.

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“Snack Culture” In a Digital World: What It Means For Marketers

Lauren Ysseldyke | Critical Mass Chicago

Being new to CM and the Experience Distribution team, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to attend Digg’s Social News & Social Marketing Summit

in magCulture

Quiet-ish week

A bit of a quiet week on the blog but a busy work week, including a trip to Barcelona to talk at an event hosted by local customer publisher BPMO (that’s me with a Wired cover above).

in Monoscope

Present & Correct: Geometry Set Jotter-PROTRACTOR

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Interview With ZURB

For those of you who been reading my blog should be familiar with ZURB. They are the guys who created those fantastic web apps — Bounce, Notable, and Verify.

in Dezeen

ExCel Phase II by Grimshaw

British architects Grimshaw have completed an extension to the ExCeL convention centre in London with a bright yellow e-shaped entrance.

in Dezeen

Modern Art Oxford extension by dRMM

London architects de Rijke Marsh Morgan have completed an extension to the Modern Art Oxford by transforming a delivery yard into a gallery space and café.

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New Designers 2010 Part 2 Awards

The winners of the UK graduate exhibition New Designers Part 2 awards were announced at the opening of the show on Wednesday night, with Tortie Hoare being awarded the New Designer of the Year prize

in Boagworld

Web Design News 08/07/10

This week: A new BBC News homepage on the way, Using CSS3 and media queries to make robust background images that fill the browser and learning to love vendor prefixes.

in Six Revisions

50 Examples of Drop-Down Navigation Menus in Web Designs

Having a clean and well-structured website navigation is key in designing an effective user interface. Drop-down menus are great for sites that have multiple levels of content hierarchy.

in Dezeen

Bench Between Pillars by Ryuji Nakamura Architects

Japanese firm Ryuji Nakamura Architects installed these vinyl hammocks in a department store in Tokyo.

in Dr. Web

CSS-3-Spaltenlayouts: Das Grid Positioning-Modul

-->Was mit CSS 3 in punkto Texgtgestaltung möglich ist, beleuchtet diese Artikelserie.

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Das offizielle Emblem der Fußball-WM 2014

Auf einem Festakt im Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg stellten gestern der brasilianische Fußball-WM-Organisator LOC und der Fußballweltverband FIFA das offizielle Logo für d

in You the Designer

A Huge Collection of Free Twitter Icons

Your Twitter account may be a powerful medium to interact with your audience, but you’re missing out if your site visitors keep ignoring your Twitter icon!

in magCulture

Wallpaper* DIY covers

Wallpaper*’s DIY front covers have been arriving with their creators this week (that’s mine, above).

in SeptemberIndustry

Build Classics: Refill 4

Refill (Australia) – 4 magazine ‘Build Special’.
Design Build
“Selection of work + Interview (Build designed cover), the issue came enclosed in a screen printed bag, with a

in SeptemberIndustry

GF Smith x Bruno Maag x SEA

Naturalis x7 Brochure
Design SEA
“The latest of SEA’s Naturalis brochures for GF Smith unveils Bruno Maag’s new Design Aktiv Typeface.

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Apple Implements the CalDAV Standard For MobileMe

Vermyndax writes "Apple announced the new MobileMe Calendar beta on July 6th. The mainstream press picked up the story and plugged the gorgeous new iPad-like interface for all devices.

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New Batfish Species Found Under Gulf Oil Spill

eDarwin writes "Researchers have discovered two previously unknown species of bottom-dwelling fish in the Gulf of Mexico, living right in the area affected by the BP oil spill.

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Firefox 4 Beta 1 Shines On HTML5

snydeq writes "InfoWorld's Peter Wayner takes a first look at Firefox 4 Beta 1 and sees several noteworthy HTML5 integrations that bring Firefox 4 'that much closer to taking over everything on the de

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Open Source Music Fingerprinter Gets Patent Nastygram

Nushio writes "The code wasn't even released, and yet Roy van Rijn, a Music & Free Software enthusiast received a C&D from Landmark Digital Services, owners of Shazam, a music service that all

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Cisco Says Vegas Conference Attendees' Information Was Leaked

Julie188 writes "Thousands of people got a nasty e-mail this morning from Cisco. The company was warning people that its attendee registration database for its Cisco Live 2010 event was hacked.

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Stanford, U.C. Berkeley Offer Students Genetic Testing

cappp writes with this snippet from Scientific American: "This week Berkeley will mail saliva sample kits to every incoming freshman and transfer student.

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Implantable Eye Telescope Finally FDA Approved

kkleiner writes "A telescopic implant that fits directly into the eye to treat certain kinds of blindness has finally received FDA approval for use in the US after more than five years of waiting.

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Groovy For Domain-Specific Languages

RickJWagner writes "This is a book targeted primarily towards the Java programmer who doesn't yet know Groovy.

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Dragon Age 2 Announced

Today BioWare announced a sequel to Dragon Age: Origins, titled Dragon Age 2.

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US Plans Cyber Shield For Private Companies and Utilities

wiggles writes "The federal government is launching an expansive program dubbed 'Perfect Citizen' to detect cyber assaults on private companies and government agencies running such critical infrastruc

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The Proton Just Got Smaller

inflame writes "A new paper published in Nature has said that the proton may be smaller than we previously thought.

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Nokia Chases Blogger To Recover N8 Prototype

boris writes "Nokia has approached Russian authorities to retrieve its N8 prototype from blogger Eldar Murtazin, in a case similar to Apple iPhone 4/Gizmodo fiasco.

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Doctor Invents 'Zero Gravity' Radiation Suit

DrFrasierCrane writes "You think you feel weighed down when your dentist lays that lead apron on you to take X-rays: how about the doctors who deal with radiation treatments and have to wear those apr

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Good Database Design Books?

OneC0de writes "I am the Director of IT for a small/medium sized marketing company, where I personally write the code that runs our applications.

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Skype Encryption (Partly) Revealed

TSHTF writes "Just weeks after Skype unveiled a public API for the service, a group of cryptographers led by Sean O'Neill have successfully reverse engineered the encryption used by the Skype protocol

in Dezeen

Roslyn Street Bar and Restaurant by Durbach Block Architects

Australian studio Durbach Block Architects have completed a wedge-shaped building in Sydney, Australia, that appears to have been pinched in at the top.

in You the Designer

31 Sets of Free Photoshop Paint Brushes

Paint brushes have evolved from the instrument that we use in traditional painting to the …

in Monoscope

BibliOdyssey: Banknote Vignettes

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Bae Se-hwa: Steam 11 walnut chair

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Naturally False by Els Woldhek

Here’s another project from last month’s Royal College of Art graduate show, Els Woldhek’s series of unconventional shelving and lamps joined by copper growths.