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Left Behind: Ringtones, Techno-Post-Its, and Other Stories We Didn't Post

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So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.

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Illustration for article titled Left Behind: Ringtones, Techno-Post-Its, and Other Stories We Didnt Post

The Post-It Is Not Obsolete

Hey, look at this thing! It's like a hastily scribbled Post-It note except in highly inconvenient three-minute video form! The $80 Native Union Play isn't a bad idea. It's just price and technology without any actual progress. It doesn't belong on your ridge, it belongs at the back of a Hammacher-Schlemmer catalogue. [Pocket Lint]

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Nokia Offering $10,000 for a Ringtone Remix

Nokia, your ringtone is beautiful. Don't ever change. And especially don't change via some weird crowdsourcing marketing stunt. Maybe put that $10,000 towards a nice Windows Phone? Eh? Maybe? Please? [Electronista]

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Turn a Spare LCD Into a Monitor for $33

Hey, one guy who has a spare LCD display lying around and is in need of an extra monitor and is not at all skeeved out just a little about handing your payment info over to an anonymous eBay seller based somewhere in China in exchange for a DIY kit that can turn said LCD display into a function monitor: this one's for you. [Make]

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But What If Apple's Terms and Conditions Looked Like This?

They won't. Ever. Ever ever never. I might as well draw a smiley face with rabbit ears and an exploded cigar, since that's even more fun to look at and every bit as likely to take the place of Apple's current T&C culsternut. [CultofMac]

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Left Behind is our daily collection of chaff we didn't think was quite good enough to post on its own, and why.

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Just being picky, but can't you have your forward / back buttons be dynamic for your gallery? You should easily be able to make them not visible, if there is nothing to scroll to. Take this page for example. There are 5 posts, and they all fit on the screen, so why are there left / right arrows that do nothing? Either make the scroll loop around to the beginning, or make them hidden if there is nothing to scroll to. Leaving them is just lazy coding.