Monthly Archives: May 2013

The TSA Has Finally Removed All of Its Naked Full-Body Scanners

The TSA has announced that the "naked image" full-body scanners at airports that have caused so much controversy are no more. The scanners have been removed from all of America’s airports. Replacing it are machines that show ‘generic images’ of

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Big Impact On A Small Budget: Ben’s Friends Wants To Build A Web & Mobile Support Network For Every Rare Disease

There’s a lot of exciting and head-turning technology out there today, and it’s changing our world in a multitude of ways, some more obvious than others — and at a fairly astounding rate. But many of these services, while making

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Science- And Tech-Focused ‘STEAM Carnival’ Hits Its Kickstarter Goal

Looks like Kickstarter can add “reimagined” carnivals with “robots, fire, and lasers” to the list things that its users have crowdfunded. Earlier today, an event called the STEAM Carnival, put together by a company called Two Bit Circus, reached its

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A Map of Which State Had the Most Electricity in 1921

1921 must have been a weird (read: terrible) year to live in the United States. They were getting out of World War I but not quite in the Roaring Twenties yet. They were beginning to suffer through Prohibition and judging

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Hahaha.

Hahaha. This is such a PR response. Why don’t you just email me next time? And don’t talk to me about Time’s inventions of the year list. I worked there. I know how that gets put together. Go to Source

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Twitter knows where you were last summer

It may not be as bad as it looks on the surface, but Twitter is tracking your location when you upload an image — something you could likely gather. However, given the social network’s recent security issues, it could actually

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Shapeways introduces a soft plastic for 3D printing

Shapeways, one of the biggest names in 3D printing, is adding a new squishy plastic material called Elasto Plastics to its available printing options. This new material offers some interesting applications for anything wearable, specifically for sandals and other kinds

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Office 365 for Business: Cloud email (finally) ready for primetime [review]

Merely a half year ago, my thoughts on Office 365 were salty at best. Outages continuously plagued the service. Its treatment of browser-based users who wished to forego desktop versions of Outlook and Office disappointed. And spam filtering was bottom

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Potentially very-useful "polymer opals" change color when stretched

Some of the most vividly colored materials in nature, including things like butterfly wings, don’t obtain their color from pigment. Instead, their internal structure reflects light at a given wavelength, producing a specific color. Opals are another example of something

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Zuck’s Lobbying Gang Adds Two Powerful New Members

Elon Musk had enough of FWD.us and its political doublespeak, but that doesn’t mean the PAC is going down. To the contrary, AllThingsD reports it just recruited new media mogul Barry Diller and YouTube co-founder/Delicious ruiner Steven Chen. As long

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With Over 12M Users, Wish.com Hopes Its AdWords For Shopping Will Stick

Hey kids, there’s a new personalized shopping platform in town. Since it raised $1.7 million in angel funding, ads recommendation system ContextLogic has put its ads optimization technology to good use in a wishlist-making app called Wish. As its moniker

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After Four Years At Twitter, Director Of Platform Ryan Sarver Will “Fly The Coop” With “No Plans But Rest”

Ryan Sarver, who joined Twitter four years ago and is currently its director of platform, announced today he’ll be leaving the company on June 28th, and has “no plans but rest.” Fittingly, he announced his departure in a series of

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MacFamilyTree and MobileFamilyTree bring family history alive on Mac and iOS

Synium Software has released MacFamilyTree 7.0 and MobileFamilyTree 7.0, brand new versions of its acclaimed family history software for Mac, iPhone and iPad. Both MacFamilyTree and MobileFamilyTree are built from the same architecture, sharing the majority of features as well

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Hulu Plus update coming to a device near you

Despite recent rumors that it may fall into the black hole known as Yahoo, Hulu continues attempting to move forward as a viable source of TV for cord-cutters and those who just want an alternative. Today the company rolls out

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WWII Love Letter Finds Its Rightful Home – Will a Film Soon Follow?

(YouTube) In February of this year, Abbi Jacobson, an aspiring actor, writer and artist living in the West Village, received a 70 year-old love letter from a military training facility in Jacksonville, North Carolina. She made a website, a YouTube video, a Facebook

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A Model Funeral

On a recent afternoon, a group of strikingly attractive mourners were milling around outside St. John’s Lutheran Church, on Christopher Street, smoking cigarettes. Their cheekbones gave them away: they were models, gathered to tape… Go to Source

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Video: Hand-Built Bikes

In celebration of the first week of New York City’s bike-share program, we turn to Andrew Low to speak about crafting a bicycle frame. Go to Source

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Remember Timbaland? Well, Now He’s an Angel Investor

Remember that period in the late 2000s when it became virtually impossible to escape producer and Justin Timberlake bestie Timbaland? Well now he’s trying something new: angel investing. VentureBeat reports that he’s invested in a music software startup called Open Labs, which

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Record unemployment for euro zone

Unemployment continued to rise in the euro zone. Will it continue?

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