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On The Cheap: Save Big On Marvel Comics Unlimited

It’s hard not to feel like we’re living in the age of the comic book geek. As someone who grew up reading them, it’s awesome to see the books everywhere. There are still some downsides for new fans though. Easily getting your hands on them is one, as are obnoxious “gatekeepers” who sneer at new […]

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Isis Wallet Changes Name To Softcard Because Of Course It Does

In a move that’s only shocking because it didn’t happen sooner, Isis Wallet is officially changing its name to Softcard. Softcard CEO Michael Abbott released this statement: In July, we announced that we would rebrand the Isis Wallet to avoid confusion and association with a violent Islamic militant group in the Middle East whose name, […]

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Google For The Classroom Learns A Valuable Lesson

Education is a growing market in the world of the internet. Globally, it’s worth $4.4 trillion. The U.S. makes up a quarter of that, with the K — 12 market being worth $7.5 Billion alone. A lot of people in Start-Up Land want a slice of that pie. With any luck, the Texas State Board […]

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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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Amazon Sparks Set-top Box Competition With Release Of Fire TV

Let’s face it, television setups are complicated these days. We have broadcast, cable, satellite, and a plethora of streaming services. Getting said streaming services on to your TV might mean having an AppleTV, Roku, Chromecast or some other solution. The problem is that most of those solutions are complicated or at least involve multiple steps […]

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Sprint Mobile Email Rides Off Into Sunset

Sprint’s Mobile Email service may have been one of the best kept secrets in the world of feature phones. Back in the days before the modern smartphone era, push email was something  reserved mostly for BlackBerry handsets. This is because a BlackBerry data plan included access to a server to push emails to your handset in real […]

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New York Comic Con Says Sorry For Hijacking Attendees’ Social Network Accounts

I’m not terribly homesick for New York most of the time, but I admit to missing New York Comic Con quite a bit. It was always a blast. This year, those in attendance received a special surprise: Social network updates they’d never actually made. First reported by Polygon and brought to our attention by Jonah […]

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On The Cheap: iWork Online Beta Opens To The Public

Life in an always on world has led to interesting solutions and to problems we didn’t even know we had. One of my favorite examples is Google Drive (formerly known as Google Docs), an online word processor that saves as you go, ties into other Google services. Most importantly, it’s free. Drive actually came from […]

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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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