Liz Gannes

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TED Talks Hit One Billion Views

TED today said that its conference videos have been seen more than one billion times. Sure, “Gangnam Style” alone is about to catch up, but the standard TED format is an 18-minute lecture. There are 1,400 free TED videos online, and as of today there are now playlists of favorite talks by Ben Affleck, Bill Gates and Glenn Close.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus