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Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Some shocking remarks from a top Silicon Valley VC about the government shutdown; more details on Pierre Omidyar's new online journalism endeavor with Glenn Greenwald; Code for America is thinking about how to help cities go "beyond transparency"; and much, much more.
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theverge.com Why can't great smartwatches look like normal watches? Smartwatches, for the most part, can be divided into two categories: vague approximations of the future like the Pebble, Gear, and Gear Fit,.
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pewsocialtrends.org - No Author Racially diverse, economically stressed and politically liberal, Millennials are building their own networks through social media – rather than through political parties, organized religion or marriage.
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techcrunch.com - Colleen Taylor Nowadays, many people browse the web at the same time that they're watching TV -- the phenomenon is called the "second screen." But a new gadget called InAIR from a startup called SeeSpace wants to bring our attention back to just one screen by putting the best of the laptop, the smart phone, and the TV all together in one place.
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wired.com - Cade Metz Facebook efforts to advance the art and science of mobile software development both inside and outside the company are part of an enormous change in recent years across Silicon Valley and beyond.
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firstlook.org - Peter Maass What if the National Security Agency had its own advice columnist? What would the eavesdroppers ask about? You don’t need to guess. An NSA official, writing under the pen name “Zelda,” has actually served at the agency as a Dear Abby for spies.
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time.com The president of Bard College says recent changes to the SAT are motivated by the competition that College Board has experienced with its arch rival, the ACT, rather than any serious soul searching
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Prime minister blames political enemies for abusing social network sites with stream of fabricated internet postingsThe Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, said Facebook and YouTube could be banned following local elections in March after leaked tapes of an alleged phone call between him and his son went viral prompting calls for his resignation.
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bigstory.ap.org LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto said Thursday that he is not the creator of bitcoin, adding further mystery to the story of how the world's most popular digital currency came to be.
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wired.com - Marcus Wohlsen One of the country's biggest coffee companies is putting DRM protections on their single-serve brew capsules. It's exactly this kind of closed system that could strip the internet of things of its early promise.