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No, This Shady-Looking ATM Repair Is Totally Not A Card Skimmer
John has read our previous posts on ATM skimmers tacked on machines by crooks, and knows what to watch out for. If you see card slots and other components that don’t quite seem to match the rest of the machine and seem tacked on, that’s a big warning sign. So when he saw this rather sketchy-looking addition to a machine, he thought it might be a skimming device. When he called up the bank, he learned that it wasn’t: apparently, they just did kind of a crappy repair job…
‘Angry Birds’ Credit Cards Coming Soon [REPORT]
Rovio Entertainment’s Angry Birds are furthering their migration in Russia with a soon-to-be-released credit card, according to a report.
The company is working with Internet Retail Solutions (Irsol) on branded MasterCard cards that will be available in that country on June 4, according to The Moscow News, which cites a report in RBK Daily. The cards will be the first Angry Birds branded product in Russia, according to the report.
The cards will initially be printed in a batch of 100,000, after which Irsol will determine if there’s demand for another printing…
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Sorry, Current Equipment Is Only For New FiOS Customers
Marvin is experiencing a very modern problem, one that our great-grandparents would probably be unable to wrap their brains around. His new video baby monitor for his new baby doesn’t get along with his Verizon FiOS-issued wireless router. They use the same frequency. That means that when his baby goes to bed, so do his Internet speeds. There’s a potential solution to this issue: get a newer router that operates on a different frequency. Verizon has them in stock, but not for Marvin…
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Here’s Dell’s Answer to the iMac, the XPS 27
You can’t throw a rock in a Best Buy without cracking the monitor on an all-in-one PC, but few can match the Apple iMac on specs, style and price. The Dell XPS 27, however, looks to go toe-to-toe with Apple’s popular all-in-one — and at a (relative) bargain.
Dell has offered all-in-ones before, but the XPS 27 is a gorgeous all-in-one that deserves a look from anyone looking for the Windows equivalent of an iMac. The 27-inch widescreen display is the same resolution — “Full Quad HD” or 2,560 x 1,440 pixels — and it boasts the same all-in-one design accoutrements: a wireless keyboard and mouse, a metallic finish and a slot-loading disc drive (Blu-ray optional — something you won’t find on any Mac)…
Here’s an iOS app for our UK readers — HMRC Tax Calc
The app is designed for people whose tax situation is fairly simple — if you have anything other than a tax code of 810L or a National Insurance letter A, you’re going to have to look elsewhere to have your tax calculations done for you…
EEOC Investigating Coffee Chain For Alleged ‘Hot Chicks Only’ Hiring Policly
A food-service business that only hires attractive young women for customer-facing jobs? Gasp! Who can imagine such a thing? But that’s what Boston-based chain Marylou’s Coffee has been accused of, and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has taken notice. They’re conducting an investigation to see whether otherwise qualified uglies, oldies, and fatties are being passed over for jobs at Marylou’s.
The EEOC is interviewing management and going over applications on file…
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If you build it, they will come.
–Field of Dreams
There are few quotations and memes that have been more corrosive to sound business principles than the above quote from Field of Dreams. The Internet has been festooned with one business after the other chasing extreme growth trajectories that never developed a business model.
Fueled by venture capitalists with MBA degrees in tow, growth became a categorical imperative…
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Can This Crowd-Powered Search Engine Diagnose What Ails You? [VIDEO]
Big Idea: Meddik is a search platform that anonymizes and categorizes people based on their medical issues and then presents relevant data — feedback about treatments or devices, for example — that has been voted up by similarly afflicted users.
Why It’s Working: The level of anecdotal information and resources found on Meddik means that those suffering from illness or prolonged conditions can benefit from a wealth of helpful, crowdsourced advice.
While in medical school, Tim Soo felt as though the profession he was studying to join wasn’t allowing patients to really become knowledgeable about the intricacies of their illnesses…
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Parts Of A Broken Air Canada Jet Engine Rain Down Toronto Suburb
While it wasn’t so bad as say, an entire engine falling on a house a la Donnie Darko, a Toronto neighborhood was sprinkled with falling parts from an Air Canada Boeing 777 on Monday. Cars were hit but no passengers or people on the ground were harmed by the reportedly hot chunks of blackened metal raining from the sky.
The Toronto Star says the flight was carrying 318 passengers to Narita, Japan, when one of the two engines shut down. The plane then made an emergency landing at Pearson International Airport about an hour and a half after takeoff…
Music Hub: Samsung’s iTunes Killer
Accompanying the launch of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S3, Samsung has launched an online music streaming service called Music Hub.
It’s an all-in-one assault on all the major online music selling formats, offers streaming, radio recommendations, storing your own music in the cloud and a music store.
The Music Hub Store is free and offers a 19-million-song catalog provided by 7digital. Users can buy songs and albums as well as listen to 30-second previews of all songs. Music is stored in the cloud and automatically appears on all your devices, but it can also be stored on your devices for offline listening…
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10th Grade Chemistry Project Becomes a Viral Video
Give this kid an “A.” Eli Cirino, a 16-year-old high school student submitted the video above for extra credit for his 10th grade chemistry class. The reaction is probably far beyond what he expected.
The They Might Be Giants-like “Good Chemistry” explains chemical bonds via a boy-girl love story, which Cirino wrote, performed and filmed. The animation was created using construction paper. The video got a boost when Cirino’s father submitted it on Reddit. Tuesday morning, it was up to 250,000 views on YouTube…
VisiPics quickly finds duplicate photos
Locating these files manually can be tricky, but fortunately there are some very capable tools around which can do most of the hard work for you…