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Why you should care about the new Census API
2012 Census

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Why you should care about the new Census API

The United States Census is seemingly really freaking boring. And that’s because, individually, it is. In aggregate, though, it’s actually pretty fascinating: a snapshot of what Americans are doing, making, living, and thinking every ten years.

The 10 most innovative hackers of all time
Mandatory

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The 10 most innovative hackers of all time

Hackers, whether they be white hat or black hat, push the envelopes of security and software design. These are 10 hackers who innovated new approaches to cyberspace.

Google Wallet hacked for Verizon phones
Google

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Google Wallet hacked for Verizon phones

Verizon has blocked Google Wallet from being used on its phones because it has a new payments scheme coming too. And, of course, the free market is built on preventing other people from fairly competing. But until Verizon is sued into oblivion over this, hackers have filled the gap.



Unfollowing.net: An app that lets you start over on Twitter
Twitter

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Unfollowing.net: An app that lets you start over on Twitter

Unfollowing somebody on any social network is a pain in the ass. Go on, try it now, unfriend somebody, anybody. It can be your parents or some ass you met at a party five years ago and haven’t spoken to since.

New York Times yanks its BlackBerry app
New York Times

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New York Times yanks its BlackBerry app

I’m pretty down on RIM, and not just because I’m bigoted against Canadians. The reality is the smartphone maker is facing some serious problems, it’s bleeding money and absolutely nothing that can fix this will come before early next year.

So Skype is listening in on your calls now
Skype

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So Skype is listening in on your calls now

It wasn’t so long ago that Skype insisted that its peer-to-peer network and complex network meant that law enforcement couldn’t tap its calls. Then they got purchased by a gigantic corporation and now, suddenly, shockingly, they’re changing that tune.

How to use three apps to never get stuck in traffic again
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How to use three apps to never get stuck in traffic again

You hate being stuck in traffic. I'm just assuming, here, since I've never met a person who likes inching their way to work and wasting gas. Well, if you're sick of it, and you probably are, here's how to avoid it with some apps installed on your smartphone.

Vyclone is both a great and terrible app
Vyclone

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Vyclone is both a great and terrible app

Vyclone is, at root, a great idea. The app networks between up to four other phones to allow you to film the same thing. It then automatically cuts the footage. Just one small, tiny problem can be demonstrated by this video of the app in action…

Checkmark is a better reminder app
Checkmark

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Checkmark is a better reminder app

We’ve all done it. We go out, we run errands, we come home, and then we realize; crap, we should have taken care of something else on the way. Checkmark is an app designed to prevent that.

Skype just sending your messages to whoever
Skype

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Skype just sending your messages to whoever

Think of the worst possible glitch you can have for a messaging system. Would that happen to be “sending your messages to just whoever regardless of whether you know them or not, forget whether or not you actually want them to see that message?”