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Kim Dotcom has done it again. Two years after he rented a bunch of musicians (including Will.i.am) to promote his doomed Megaupload service, he’s turned to a group of presumably more affordable artists to support his next project, Baboom. The music …
Photo editors could get an important mobile app from Adobe soon. According to a listing posted earlier this week on the company’s website, Lightroom could be coming to the iPad. As 9to5Mac reported, the product listing was up for a brief period of time before it was quickly taken down. The mobile software was priced at $ 99 per year with a cloud subscription, allowing you to sync photos between your computer and your iPad. The rumored feature would match up well with Lightroom’s reported tagline: “Take Lightroom anywhere.”
This isn’t the first we’ve heard of a mobile Lightroom app — the company has been planning a program like this since early 2013 when it demoed a Lightroom-style mobile app on The Grid, an online show from Photoshop…
Crowdfunding is popular with all the kids these days, so why shouldn’t it have its own blog? Analyst Ross Rubin has done just that by creating BackerJack, a website dedicated to curating cool crowdfunded projects. Rubin, who is an Engadget and TechCrunch columnist, works at Reticle Research covering tech and mobile but his real love is sending in two hundred dollars to random people on the Internet and hoping they send him back a smartwatch.
The site is still in its infancy but he has already gone through a number of cool projects and is happy to take suggestions for other projects to write up. Given his extensive experience in tech and reporting, he knows of what he speaks.
I took a moment to ask Ross a few questions about his new site and whether he thought at all about the implications of giving his site a name that sounds surprisingly similar to a breed of mutated hornets in a children’s book.
TC: Why did you start the site?
Ross Rubin: As an analyst, I’ve long had an interest in how innovative products come to market. There are many sites that do a great job of covering crowdfunded projects in terms of how they fit into whatever else they cover, but I didn’t see a real home for coverage of crowdfunded products with attention to the unique issues they all share. That’s what I’m shooting for with BackerJack.
TC: Why crowfunding?
RR: It’s not about crowdfunding per se. We’ve seen crowdfunding applied to many different things — charities, social causes, artistic expression and increasingly business equity. But BackerJack is focused on the intersection of crowdfunding and product development. Right now we’re focused on current campaigns, but the site’s mission stretches from concept through purchase and into usage.
TC: The name sounds like Tracker Jacker. Are you Katniss?
RR: Never saw the movie, but I bet it would be good with a big box of Cracker Jack, a delicious blend of caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts that is a registered trademark of Frito-Lay.
TC: What is your favorite crowdfunded project?
RR: It’s a pretty long tail after Mytro, but I’m typing this on a Brydge iPad keyboard that was crowdfunded by Oona. Sam Gordon was the guy who got me hooked on crowdfunding. In terms of pure ambition, it might be Scanadu. It’s chasing science fiction.
TC: How many projects have you funded?
RR: It’s been well over 200. But nothing at the level where I’m flying to China to have a beer with the team.
TC: Are you going to crowdfund your crowdfunding blog through crowdfunding?
RR: I thought about it, but it was challenging coming up with rewards for a free site. Maybe we could have given away a coffee table book about coffee tables. But I can see features and extensions to BackerJack we might add that would actually be amenable to crowdfunding. Stay tuned to the Twitter feed at @backerjacker!
Only days before Denver’s recreational weed shops open for the first time, The Denver Post this week launched its new marijuana-centric vertical, The Cannabist. Led by the Post’s marijuana editor Ricardo Baca, the site will include product and strain reviews, recipes and food, politics, and news of interest for smokers in the Denver area. It even has a map of dispensaries in the city.
Baca’s appointment last month signaled the Post taking a vested interest in weed culture as marijuana inches toward broad legalization. The site now joins publications like the long-running High Times in its devotion to cannabis, but has the backing of mainstream press to support it.
American carriers warn you when you’re using a lot of data, but they don’t always tell you how to avoid that usage in the first place. Thankfully, they’re taking a more proactive stance with the launch of their Know My App site. The CTIA-run page …
Samsung has yet to make an official announcement about the followup to its Galaxy S Duos. But, if the company’s online store in India is any indication, it won’t be too long before the second-gen dual-SIM-toting handset becomes available. According to the product page, Samsung’s Galaxy S Duos 2 features a 4-inch, 800 x 480 screen, a “fast and powerful” 1.2GHz processor with 768MB RAM, 4GB of internal storage (expandable up to 64GB) and a 1,500mAh battery. The listing also notes that the Duos 2 — said to be running Android 4.2 — will be sold for 10,999 Indian rupees, which comes out to a little over 175 bucks in the US.
Source: Samsung India
You don’t have to hold onto hope for that truly unlocked iPhone 5s any longer — it’s now available to buy on Apple’s site. To be clear, this version of Apple’s TouchID-imbued flagship comes completely free of any carrier attachment, separating it from the unlocked T-Mobile variant that ships with a Magenta nano-SIM inside. The SIM-free GSM handset’s available in the standard 16GB/32GB/64GB storage and color configurations, so pricing remains the same. But you’ll still need to hitch your data to AT&T or T-Mobile for that fancy phone work in the US.
Via: 9 to 5 Mac
Yahoo is planning to launch a consumer tech website with the help of long-time NYT columnist David Pogue.
The news comes by way of Brian Stelter, another NYT writer, who reports via Twitter that Pogue announced his new plans in an internal memo at the New York Times.
Longtime NYT columnist David @Pogue “is leaving to help launch a consumer-tech site at Yahoo,” per an internal memo.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) October 21, 2013
David Pogue has also confirmed the plans on his own Twitter, posting that he will be leaving the NYT for Yahoo after 13 years of tech journalism.
Here’s the tweet:
Yes, it’s true: After 13 years, I’m leaving the NY Times to start a new tech site (and much more) at Yahoo. http://t.co/bvDDoMCR5g
— David Pogue (@Pogue) October 21, 2013
So about this consumer tech site… What should we expect? For now, details are incredibly scarce. However, Pogue’s blog post on the matter does drop a few hints.
Actually, “site” doesn’t even cover it. I’ll be writing columns and blog posts each week, of course, and making my goofy videos. But my team and I have much bigger plans, too, for all kinds of online and real-world creations.
Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO, has also posted a blog post on the company’s official Tumblr welcoming Pogue to the company. Here’s what she has to say about the addition:
David will lead a major expansion of consumer tech coverage on Yahoo and will publish columns, blog posts and video stories that demystify the gadgets, apps and technology that powers our users’ daily lives.
David Pogue has been in the technology industry longer than the smartphone.
He’s written several books, including seven for the For Dummies series as well as his own Missing Manual series, and has been on a number of television programs including his own series “It’s All Geek To Me” which aired on the Discovery Channel.
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Ghostsingles.com is a dating internet site for ghosts. At first I thought it was a dating site for living individuals who wanted to date ghosts, makinged it definitely sadder, but it’s not– the only choice is to sign up for ghost/ghost relationships. So you both have to be dead. And able to utilize a computer system. And, because your fingers cannot actually touch a keyboard, you better hope whoever’s house you’re haunting has speak recognition software that can translate all your f \*\*\* ing BOOOOOOing. “But ghosts aren’t genuine.” They sure aren’t, makings this dating website just like every other dating internet site– a lot of people trying to pretend they’re something that they’re not.
Thanks to TBTMH, who agrees prior to you go searching for love on a ghost dating website, please, try a human one initially. I ‘d rest much better in the evening.
It has been possible to snag an unlocked BlackBerry Q10 or Z10 in the US for a while if you’ve been willing to search around, but you now won’t have to. BlackBerry has quietly begun selling unrestricted GSM variants of the two smartphones through its US site at prices of $ 449 for a Z10 and $ 549 for a Q10. Either device remains LTE-capable, and both should play nicely with AT&T and T-Mobile. The direct sales aren’t likely to attract many converts, but they should help American fans who may have a tough time finding a BlackBerry in stores.