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Why CrunchGov Is Endorsing Eric Garcetti For Mayor Of LAview story

http://techcrunch.com – “Los Angeles is an underachieving city,” wrote the Los Angeles Times in its 2013 mayoral endorsement. ”The candidate with the most potential to rise to the occasion and lead Los Angeles out of its current malaise and into a more sustainable and confident future is Eric Garcetti.” An overwhelming number of startup founders seem to agree that Garcetti is the best candidate to (IT news)

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Google Says All 2,000 Glass Explorers Have Been Invited To Pick Up Their Deviceview story

http://techcrunch.com – Today, Steve Lee of the Google X and Glass Team, announced that as of last week, all 2,000 developers who signed up for the Glass Explorer program at last year’s I/O conference have now been invited to pick up their devices from Google’s offices in Mountain View, New York City or Los Angeles. Of course, not everyone has to actually pay the $1,500 to get them if they don’t want to (IT news)

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Now With More Than 1.5B Page Views A Month, Secret Sharing App Whisper Launches On Androidview story

http://techcrunch.com – Secret sharing app Whisper has seen tremendous growth since launching last fall. But until recently, it’s only been available on iOS. (IT news)

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Leap Motion Talks New Beta, We Go Hands On With Motion-Controlled Google Earthview story

http://techcrunch.com – Leap Motion was showing off its still unreleased gesture motion controller for computers at Google I/O 2013. The demo unit allowed you to use the controller to navigate Google Earth, and the functionality felt ready for prime time to me, as this was the first time I’d ever used the Leap Motion. (IT news)

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How Google Took Street View For A Diveview story

http://techcrunch.com – Google’s underwater Street View launched last September, but Google’s Ocean program actually began six years ago, when one of the founders of Keyhole (which, after being acquired by Google, later became Google Earth), was inspired to also look into mapping the ocean. (IT news)

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Here Are The Commands You Need To Gain Root Access To Your Google Glassview story

http://techcrunch.com – There has been a lot of talk about rooting your Glass device, or if it’s even possible. Well, it is. During a Hacking Google Glass session today, the team shared the steps to go through to gain root access for your Glass device. Only the Fastboot tool for UNIX works, but there have been issues with using the OS X one. (IT news)

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Y Combinator Adds Four Part-Time Partners, Including Groupon's Andrew Mason (Who's Also Starting A New Company)view story

http://techcrunch.com – Y Combinator’s Paul Graham revealed a bunch of personnel news in a just-published blog post. Let’s see if I’ve got everything: The incubator has added one full-time partner (Wufoo’s Kevin Hale) and four part-time partners (Socialcam’s Michel Seibel, Hipmunk’s Steve Huffman, imeem and App.net’s Dalton Caldwell and Groupon’s Andrew Mason). (IT news)

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Jen Lamere, The 18-Year-Old Developer Trying To Save Us From TV Spoilers On Twitter, Scores An Internship Thereview story

http://techcrunch.com – Participating in hackathons is nothing new in certain parts of the world, especially Silicon Valley. (IT news)

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Check Out Facebook's Nerdy Library Of Its Research Papersview story

http://techcrunch.com – If subjects like “XORing Elephants: Novel Erasure Codes for Big Data” get you all worked up, you’ll dig the “Research Publications At Facebook” site, which collects scientific papers written by Facebook employees and researchers. (IT news)

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PSA: The Original Karateka Is Now Available For iOS And Androidview story

http://techcrunch.com – I remember waking up 6am, going downstairs, and firing up my Atari 800XL. The disk labeled Karateka inserted, the drive would grunt a few dozen times and the screen would flash. Suddenly, with barely any warning, the opening titles would appear and then the music would start – six notes to signal a game that was menacing in its simplicity. The story was simply told. (IT news)

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Here's A Weekend Project For First-Time Tinkerers: Turn Your Converse Into A DIY Light Showview story

http://techcrunch.com – The weekend isn’t upon us just yet, but here’s a little project to tuck away for when the Sunday doldrums set in — the New York-based tinkerers/part suppliers at Adafruit Industries have worked up a way to give your old pair of Chuck Taylors a bit of luminescent DIY flair. The process is pretty straightforward — with about $21 in specialized parts like a small sheet of elec (IT news)