Stephan Bernsee – Master of Sound and Snow
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Stephan Bernsee – Master of Sound and Snow

Stephan M. Bernsee, founder of Prosoniq Products Software and DSP Dimension, is, among other things, an entrepreneur, an innovator, an audio expert, a soup-maker of sorts, and a giant among geniuses. He is a Signal…

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Anonymous Does Right By Me
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Anonymous Does Right By Me

I love Anonymous. Call me sappy, but I have a lump in my throat as I write this because of the way they are standing up for the rights of an innocent young girl.

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Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz was “killed by the government”
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Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz was “killed by the government”

To quote an article on the Huffington Post -- Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz was "killed by the government." That's what Aaron's father told mourners Tuesday during Aaron's funeral.

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My Spectacular Husband – Tolga Katas – Behind the Scenes
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My Spectacular Husband – Tolga Katas – Behind the Scenes

This is my eccentric, artistic, alien genius geek husband, Tolga.  See Tolga in action.  Whether it’s developing software or producing… Read More »

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Tolga – Christine Retro Gallery 2
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Tolga – Christine Retro Gallery 2

A photo shoot by none other than my  legendary husband Tolga Katas!  If anyone wants timeless, retro photos for Christmas, we’re already set up.  We have the set, the hats, everything, so come on down!

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The Coolest Mom in the World?
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The Coolest Mom in the World?

No. Coolest Kids in the World!! This year I asked my children to be resourceful and make something homemade for Christmas. That they did – using only iPhones and a laptop for their video camera.…

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Rocket Scientist Thought He Was Turning into a Computer
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Rocket Scientist Thought He Was Turning into a Computer

My father, Michael Lesh, had always wanted to be an astronaut. Instead, he settled for work behind the scenes as an engineer designing the rockets. He had only a B.A.—in history of all things—from Occidental…

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Brainwashing is Psychological Abuse
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Brainwashing is Psychological Abuse

In her book, Brainwashed, Kathleen Taylor describes her research on brainwashing and  “discusses how the extreme social psychological pressures that… Read More »

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A Year of True Love – Our Anniversary!
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A Year of True Love – Our Anniversary!

Today when I woke up, Tolga was excited to ask me if I read what was on my facebook.  While… Read More »

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Chihuahua Puppies – One Week
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Chihuahua Puppies – One Week

I took these photos of the puppies on a green blanket, and added some holiday cheer to the occasion. Watch… Read More »

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Heartfelt Email from Fab CEO on Hurricane Sandy
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Heartfelt Email from Fab CEO on Hurricane Sandy

Today in my inbox, I read a heart-warming email from a tech CEO in NYC who's been seriously impacted by the storm. Considering all the devastation and bad news regarding Hurricane Sandy, I was so…

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Draper at Berlin Campus Party
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Draper at Berlin Campus Party

John Draper, 'Captain Crunch,' was given VIP treatment in Berlin where he spoke at a technology gathering for college-aged students called Campus Party. While he was there, he wowed fans, signed autographs, networked with old…

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The Monetary Value of a Human Life
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The Monetary Value of a Human Life

Japan spent $11,728,000 to save a single life through improvements in public safety. The state of California spends $308 million to execute a single inmate on death row. The average amount paid to families for…

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A Hacker Tells All
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A Hacker Tells All

In his autobiography "Ghost in the Wires," Kevin Mitnick, the legendary hacker that outsmarted the FBI, describes his adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker. The book was a New York Times bestseller the first…

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Google’s Marissa Mayer is Now Yahoo’s CEO
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Google’s Marissa Mayer is Now Yahoo’s CEO

Marissa Mayer was in many ways the pride and joy of Google. Called 'Google's celebrity exec,' this 37-year old was the 20th employee, the first female engineer, and is one of a relatively small number…

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Tolga & Photography
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Tolga & Photography

Tolga is building a photo app called fotoluv, and along the way he picked up photography.  He’s become an extraordinary photographer very quickly. He even won a couple of photography awards already in a photography…

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A Solo Girl Competes in Scavenger Hunt at DefCon 20
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A Solo Girl Competes in Scavenger Hunt at DefCon 20

For those of you who don’t know, DefCon is a hacking conference held in Las Vegas every year and the Scavenger Hunt is one of the longest running contests whereby participants have to find/do/provide proof…

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Anonymous Hackers Pick Up Litter in Protest
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Anonymous Hackers Pick Up Litter in Protest

When Japan's parliament enacted stiffer, prison-worthy copyright laws to stop people from downloading copyrighted music and movies, the hacker group Anonymous decided to protest. Their form of protest? Picking up trash.

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Michael Marin’s Inspiring Video: Almost Seven Summits
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Michael Marin’s Inspiring Video: Almost Seven Summits

Michael Marin posted this on his facebook on January 27, 2012. “People often ask me why I wanted to climb Everest and what it was like to stand–literally–on top of the world. Mere words have…

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Michael Marin Desperation Letter
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Michael Marin Desperation Letter

From: MICHAEL MARIN <mjmarin@***.com> Date: Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 5:12 PM Subject: Help! To: Christine Marie Dear Christine, If ever I’ve ever needed a favor from you, this is the time. With an urgency that defies…

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Michael Marin Verdict Questioned
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Michael Marin Verdict Questioned

"Have you heard the news of the Wall Street banker Michael Marin who committed suicide in court after getting convicted of arson?" On Friday night, a friend randomly asked me that question.

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The Mysterious Scott Spock
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The Mysterious Scott Spock

I had heard about him ever since Avril Lavigne broke out with her smash hits "Complicated" and "Sk8ter Boi." He's produced for Britney Spears, Korn, Hilary Duff, Shakira, David Bowie, Katy Perry and others. And…

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Bassnectar Explains Dubstep (in under 3 minutes)
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Bassnectar Explains Dubstep (in under 3 minutes)

From the Defcon Hacking Conference Facebook Page: “DJ and electronic music (for lack better terms) are staples for many in the hacker community, and for those who like it but don’t know why, this video…

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Michael Bearden Making A Difference
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Michael Bearden Making A Difference

Celebrity  musical director Michael Bearden never rests for a minute. Although he is best known as the long-time musical director for the world’s biggest superstars – Michael Jackson and Madonna – Michael uses his talents…

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Lola Blanc Gets Electrocutied
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Lola Blanc Gets Electrocutied

Pop artist Lola Blanc recently unleashed a couple of her latest songs online. As a result, she's been "electrocutied." No, that's not a typo. It's the new term for getting written about on the New…

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A Geek with a Hat
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A Geek with a Hat

Swizec Teller is the blogger who wrote "Why Programmers Work at Night," an article that caused a 5000% spike in his blog traffic. It helped explain and justify why developers keep vampire hours - something…

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Have You Read – Why Programmers Work at Night?
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Have You Read – Why Programmers Work at Night?

"A popular saying goes that programmers are machines that turn caffeine into code. And sure enough, ask a random programmer when they do their best work and there’s a high chance they will admit to…

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The Man Behind the “First Intelligent Shopping App”
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The Man Behind the “First Intelligent Shopping App”

This holiday season, Technorazzi caught up with Patrick Carter, the visionary and founder of Digital Folio. Digital Folio is a software that tracks prices and comparisons on the fly and it's hyper-relevant to the shopper's…

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Technorazzi Celebrates Wedding Bells
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Technorazzi Celebrates Wedding Bells

Digital visionary Tolga Katas and his long-time girlfriend, Christine Marie, were married in Las Vegas on 11-11-11. Geeks in attendance were abundant, including famed hacker and best-selling author, Kevin Mitnick; tech analyst Dan Sokol; Filter…

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Honeymoon, Autumn in Las Vegas + Animals & Love
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Honeymoon, Autumn in Las Vegas + Animals & Love

Here is a collection of autumn photos, mostly of me, my mom and Tolga, lots during our honeymoon. I have such fond memories of my mom’s visit this month. Of course she came in for…

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Dancing Merenga Dog
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Dancing Merenga Dog

This is a video of a man dancing with a costumed dog, and it is truly incredible. The dog dances while standing on his hind legs and actually appears to know when to do certain…

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Lacheln: Brains, Beauty & Talent
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Lacheln: Brains, Beauty & Talent

At a Photoshop convention in Las Vegas, 250 photographers flash pictures of a model for 6 hours. Her whole body has been airbrushed with designs, her eye sockets are blackened, and she looks like an…

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John Draper Inspires Students in Colombia
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John Draper Inspires Students in Colombia

Former famed hacker/phone phreaker John Draper, aka“ Captain Crunch,” recently spoke in Bogotá, Colombia at “Campus Party," an annual 7-day, 24-hour festival that connects online communities,phone gamers, programmers, bloggers, governments, universities and students. Campus Party…

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Andy Hertzfelt Shared This on Google +
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Andy Hertzfelt Shared This on Google +

My http://folklore.org site is a repository of anecdotes about the development of Apple’s original Macintosh computer. One of my favorite features is the way it displays a relevant quotation under the team photo near the top of…

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Rising Stars Rock the Gibson Acoustic Show in Vegas
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Rising Stars Rock the Gibson Acoustic Show in Vegas

Music managers (and long-time friends) Paul Fishkin and Scott Ross came to Las Vegas because their artist, Laura Warshauer, and her band were invited to perform at the Palms in Las Vegas. Tolga and I met…

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Pam Moore – Tech / Marketing Nut
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Pam Moore – Tech / Marketing Nut

Today on Google Plus, Pam Moore – (who a couple hundred VIPs already put in their “Circles” as compared to my 15, but who’s counting?) wrote, “Oh Google + how I miss you today! 🙁…

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Debating the Motives of Bradley Manning
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Debating the Motives of Bradley Manning

Journalist Glenn Greenwald (Salon) took issue with a profile of Bradley Manning written by Steven Fishman (New York Magazine) "that purports to shed new light on the accused WikiLeaks leaker," and attempts to show that…

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Women Chosen to Write for “Fairly Legal” TV Series
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Women Chosen to Write for “Fairly Legal” TV Series

Tawnya Bhattacharya and Ali Laventhol, who we have written about before in the “Smart Women” column, have another achievement to add to their screenwriting resumes. These women have currently secured the coveted position as staff…

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Models With Mobile Devices
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Models With Mobile Devices

Thanks to the photography of Tolga Katas, Technorazzi readers get to enjoy  photos of models iAna Little (age 15) and Bebe Zeva (yes, she blogs for us) using their portable devices. By the way, Bebe…

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Funny John Draper Article Translation
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Funny John Draper Article Translation

(Bogota, Colombia) The life of yank John Draper altered because of a whistle (from) Captain Crisis cereal boxes. Crunchman or even Captain Meltdown, is known as Draper, designed their own doll, a azure box (blue…

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