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Draw Something With Strangers On A Train: Disrupt NY 2013 Hackathon Duo Building Visual Ice-Breaker App For Galaxy Note

The Disrupt NY 2013 Hackathon has kicked off and here’s one of the new hacker team pairings hoping to claim tomorrow’s prize after a long night of coding. Michal Shaffer, left, from New York and Peter Ma, right from San

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NY Disrupt Hackathon Hardware Find: Robots!

The floor at Disrupt’s NY Hackathon is filled mostly with people working on software projects, but there were also some interesting hardware endeavors underway. One in particular caught my eye: a robot built from open-source components build to help anyone

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He’s wearing a shirt because he doesn’t want to get his nipples chafed from surfing.

He’s wearing a shirt because he doesn’t want to get his nipples chafed from surfing. Go to Source

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Enable Google Drive’s new ‘Offline’ feature

While it did not grab a lot of attention, this week Google rolled out version 1.9 of its Drive app for both Windows and Mac users. The cloud storage service adds a number of new features that should improve the

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Backblogged: Our Five Favorite Sentences of the Week

I have no statistical evidence to support this thesis, but, believe me, it’s true: a disproportionate number of American men who are now between the ages of twenty-eight and thirty-eight will forever love Winnie Cooper. Go to Source

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Weekend Reading: Missing Limbs, Missing Brother

What does it mean to lose a limb? This is perhaps why the severed leg or arm has become the most-discussed wound of Boston Marathon victims. Go to Source

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … a music box?

Though it may bring to mind a Star Wars starfighter model, or perhaps a top-secret military jet concept, the futuristic-looking MusicMachine by Reuge and MB&F is in fact a fully-functional music box. .. Continue Reading It’s a bird, it’s a

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Building A Culture That Works: The CEO As The Cultural Epicenter

Editor’s note: Peter Levine is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz. He has been a lecturer at both MIT and Stanford business schools and was the former CEO of XenSource, which was acquired by Citrix in 2007. Prior to XenSource, Peter

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NASA’s goggle-eyed SPHERE robots create 3D maps on the fly

Take the little floating ball that gave Luke Skywalker so much trouble during lightsaber practice, slap a pair of huge welder’s goggles on it and you start to get a picture of NASA’s latest foray into flying robots. Currently being

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Your Facebook Like Is Worth $174.17

Are you generous with your Facebook Likes? Do you click that thumbs up button for anything that even just slightly amuses you? Maybe you should start charging for liking things. According to a study, your Likes of a brand on

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Chemical Weapons and Assad’s Game

When Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said on Thursday that American intelligence agencies believed, with varying degrees of certainty, that Bashar al-Assad’s regime has used chemical weapons—Hagel mentioned sarin gas—against its enemies in Syria,… Go to Source

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The Naked Man, Watertown, and Conspiracy Theories

The fact that the naked man documented in Watertown hasn’t been identified only adds to the sense of mystery and intrigue. Go to Source

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StackMob Builds Parse App Importer For Refugee Developers Fleeing Facebook’s New Acquisition

Some developers got very angry and threatened to leave mobile app backend platform Parse when it was bought by Facebook yesterday. Hoping to capitalize, competitor StackMob has since released a Parse migration tool that makes it easy for devs to import their

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Samsung making "rugged" Galaxy S4, 8-inch Galaxy tablet

You get the sense that Samsung wants to be everything to everyone. The Korean company makes smartphones and tablets in all shapes and sizes. It does high-end, it does low-end, and it even does mid-range. You name it, Sammy has

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These Adorable Animal Wine Racks Will Make Getting Drunk Feel So Cute

These wine racks are incredibly simple but absolutely adorable in its design. Made out of wood, the wine racks have the shape of animals with a body of a wine bottle. You can see an elephant, a penguin, a reindeer

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Will you buy HTC One?

The question is long overdue, particularly since I asked about Samsung Galaxy S4, the other major 1080p smartphone freshly released. After some delays, the One can now be purchased — well, if you can find the thing — and HTC

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Smartphone system determines source of gunfire

If you were out on the street and suddenly heard sniper fire, you would no doubt react by ducking for cover. The problem is, it’s not always obvious which direction the sound is coming from – crouching behind a certain

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Suitey Is A Software Powered Real Estate Brokerage For New York City Apartments And Homes

At first sight, Suitey looks like nothing more than a run-of-the-mill real estate website. But while sites like Trulia and Zillow merely provide a listing of available properties from a large assortment of brokerages and owners, all the properties on

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This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: The Q10 Vs. The One And The Fitbit Flex

This week on the TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast we talk about the Blackberry Q10, The HTC One, and the Fitbit Flex. This time we’re joined by Matt Burns, Darrell Etherington, Chris Velazco, and a tiny thinger that won’t fit into the

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Toshiba KIRAbook vs. MacBook Pro with Retina display

Last week, Toshiba entered the ultra high-end laptop market with the KIRAbook, a thin and light Ultrabook with a number of compelling features. The laptop is the first Windows 8 device to feature a Retina-level display (or PixelPure as Toshiba

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