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At This Camp, Kids Learn To Question Authority (And Hack It)

DefCon Kids grew out of the largest, most important gathering of computer hackers on the planet. This camp encourages kids to take a hard, skeptical look at the machines that surround them, and teaches them to hack apart everything they can lay their hands on.
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Arbiter Of 'Interestingness' Navigates The 'Net

Maria Popova, editor of brainpickings.org (and the über tweeter behind @brainpicker), describes herself as an "interestingness hunter-gatherer obsessed with combinatorial creativity." Popova discusses her work, and explains why she thinks the blogosphere needs a "curators' code."
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What's In Your Wallet? Wait, You Don't Need One

A growing number of companies hope more consumers will soon be making purchases with mobile phones. More retailers are also using technology that turns devices like tablets into cash registers.
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EBay Says Users Will No Longer Be Able To Sell Magic, Potions, Curses

The online marketplace said the sale of those items often results in "difficult to resolve" issues.
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Twitter Lets Customers Skip Recordings, And Make Choices

Once relegated to one-time promos and marketing campaigns, Twitter is now a tool businesses use to provide customer service. And for some customers, Twitter can be a deciding factor in what companies they do business with.

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