October 20, 2012

Anatomy of an Online Product 'Leak' Hoax

Ti Kawamoto, Gizmodo

AP Photo

As far as I know, nothing of any notable significance occurred on Monday, October 15, 2012. The social web was still abuzz from the spectacular achievement in human ingenuity from the night before, brought to you by Red Bull and science. People continued to predictably politick and Rainn Wilson did an AMA. However, for an infinitesimal segment of the human population, October 15th was marked by a frenetic search for answers fueled by an anxiety that can only come from leaked photos of an up-and-coming piece of shiny new tech.

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October 16, 2012
Sony's Gaming Vision: Brainwaves
Jack Purcher, Patently Apple
Embodiments of the Sony invention relate to user interface technology that provides feedback to the user based on the user's gaze and a secondary user input, such as a hand gesture. In one embodiment, a camera-based tracking... more ››
October 13, 2012
Dark Social and the Wrong Web History
Alexis Madrigal, The Atlantic
Here's a pocket history of the web, according to many people. In the early days, the web was just pages of information linked to each other. Then along came web crawlers that helped you find what you wanted among all that... more ››
October 13, 2012
Updating the Internet Like a Gadget
Luke Mitchell, Popular Science
We invented the Internet here in the U.S., but other countries have long since improved on our work. We’re 13th worldwide in average connection speed, and we usually pay more to access those slower connections. In some... more ››
October 13, 2012
A Field Guide to Tech Trolls
Andrew Couts, Digital Trends
The world of technology can be an amazing, awe-inspiring place, where a torrent of innovation constantly makes gadgets faster, slimmer, cheaper, and more useful to mankind. But lurking in caves and under shadows, travelers will... more ››
October 15, 2012
How the Internet Is Limiting Free Speech
Brian Stauffer, WaPo
Free speech is dying in the Western world. While most people still enjoy considerable freedom of expression, this right, once a near-absolute, has become less defined and less dependable for those espousing controversial social,... more ››