Best Buy Gets into Cloud Music with an Impenetrable Mess

Like a blind oaf, Best Buy has stumbled into the cloud music arena. What Best Buy hasn’t done is given you any clear reasons to pay attention to this service in the first place.

From start to finish, Best Buy Music Cloud is a mess. Its product page gives you a vague sense of what the service offers — sync your music to the cloud and …

Street View: Tour the World with the Robot Flâneur

flâneur – noun; idler or lounger

Everyone loves mooching around the streets of a strange city via the wonderful Street View feature on Google Maps. But even so, there’s a lot of tedious clicking and mousing to be done if you really want to get the feel of a place. What we need is a more relaxing way to explore.

London-based writer, …

Malware Gangs Using Banner Ads to Hire Coders in Russia

While the job market here in the U.S. is far from recovered, according to security columnist Brian Krebs’ latest piece, at least one overseas “industry” is doing well enough to recruit new employees: malware coding.

In Russia, Krebs states that employers are utilizing a new recruitment tool to lure programmers, offering base …

Authorized Steve Jobs Bio Hits Pre-order, Already Tops Charts

Apple’s unrivaled ability to build pre-launch hype for a product seems to have carried over into an unlikely market: ol’ fashioned books. Like, those things you read.

Publishers Simon & Schuster announced that they’d be publishing the first exclusive biography on the company’s turtlenecked leader, iSteve: The Book of Jobs, two …

It’s Science: You Can Only Really Follow 150 People on Twitter

Is there a finite limit to the number of friends we can stay in contact with? It would appear so, at least according to Dunbar’s number, which dictates that our maximum number for meaningful relationships with others hovers around 150.

Alasdair Wilkins of io9 has a fascinating post looking at the studies of British anthropologist …

China Admits to Assembling a 30-Strong Team of Elite Cyber Commandos

Earlier this month, the mythos of SEAL Team 6’s elimination of Osama bin Laden stole headlines by giving ordinary citizens a glimpse into the shadowy penumbra of ultra-elite warfare.

However, more likely than not, many of the future’s battles won’t be fought in thinly disguised mansions around Abbottabad; rather, war will be waged …

Slacker Radio Joins the On-Demand Music Fray

Watch out, MOG and Rdio; Slacker Radio is getting into the on-demand subscription music scene with its own $10 per month offering.

I’m a pretty big fan of these services, which are all to some extent interchangeable. For $10 per month, you get unlimited streaming of any song on the services’ respective music libraries. Provided you’ve …

Practice Your Digital Photography Skills On the Web

There comes a time for many amateur photographers when they decide to abandon easy-mode point-and-shoot cameras, and switch to a proper DSLR.

That’s when the learning starts.

And it’s not easy to get your head around the complexities of taking good pictures. It’s not just understanding exposure, shutter speed, aperture and so on, but

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