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CodeBabes.com: Sexism’s Newest Face In Technology

In tech industry-heavy cities, there’s a running joke that goes like this:  “I have been displaced from my residence because rent has gone up 200 percent and insanely wealthy young tech workers are moving into my place.” “Urr, what are you, stupid!? Just learn to code.” Okay, it’s not much of a joke and it’s […]

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Four Awesome Google Street View Hacks

We’ve used Google Maps’ Street View (GSV) to look at our houses, our jobs, and to cyber stalk the places we used to live. I’ve seen the since-wrecked pick-up I used to own parked outside job sites with a twinge of loss. I use Street View to see what kinds of venues bands are playing […]

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Techfiction: The Surprising, And Anachronistic, Tech In The World Of Noah

Recently, members of the Techcitement Crew were subjected to the movie Noah by Darren Aronofsky via the Ludovico Technique. Thanks, Dr. Brodsky! The movie based around the Biblical flood stars Russell Crowe as a bearded, rage-filled, and shouting Noah. Some of us found the movie to be a tired, slightly derivative work, wandering off the […]

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Techfiction: The Falcon Soars In Captain America: The Winter Soldier

I was lucky enough to see a free screening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier last night and the movie is full of awesome tech. There are three highly techciting key elements to the story that I will refrain from going into, as they would be massive spoilers. We’ve previously covered Cap’s shield and the Black […]

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Put Down The Phone And Save A Life

As a tech site, most of what we deal with is very much considered to be “first world problems” (a phrase already rife with issues of its own). We have the luxury of being concerned about which company bought which, talk about how much we want the newest tablet, or how some pundit said some […]

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Seven Alfred Hitchcock Movies Ruined By Modern Technology

Alfred Hitchcock was a master of filmmaking techniques and showed expertise at getting exactly what was desired out of audiences. Born in 1899 in Essex, England, the director went on to be famous for his psychological thrillers with their original twists and suspenseful atmospheres. What Hitchcock’s movies focused on primarily was the story, almost to […]

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Why It’s Your Fault: A Quick Rant About Digital Privacy

This is quite a week for the tinfoil hat brigade. I’ve been seeing two particular stories over and over in my social network feed and I feel compelled to address them. Let’s talk about the rant about social network and photos first. I’m not going to link to it, because I don’t want to see […]

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Google To Sell Digital Textbooks Dirt Cheap

Google made several big announcements yesterday, and while most people (including yours truly) are excited about the second generation Nexus 7 and Chromecast, Google announced another service that has the potential to be a major game changer for education. Google Textbooks will launch in early August 2013, just in time for the start of classes. […]

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Do This: Type The Konami Code While On Vogue’s UK Website

It may be a statement on the fashion industry’s predilection to return to previous fashion trends. It might be a comment on the assumed need for fashion models to look a certain way being an outdated idea. Or it could be that someone on Vogue’s website staff is a fan of old school video games. […]

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Faraday Cages In Your Kitchen

Paranoiacs rejoice! Last week, Heather Murphy of the New York Times explained that Edward Snowden had lawyers place their cell phones in a refrigerator to block the signals, using the fridge as a makeshift Faraday cage. Murphy quoted Adam Harvey, a countersurveillance products designer, who said that a martini shaker is a foolproof Faraday cage that can […]

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