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Snapzoom lets smartphones use binoculars for telephoto shots

There are already plenty of telephoto lenses that you can add onto the lens port of your smartphone case, but Honolulu-based inventors Daniel Fujikake and Mac Nguyen have come up with an alternative. Their Snapzoom device is a universal adapter

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The Number: $41.8 Million

There may not be any better illustration of the popularity of professional football than the N.F.L. draft, which starts Thursday night. It’s a sporting event only in the loosest sense. Hopeful college players will… Go to Source

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Government demands to remove content reaches new highs, Google claims

For the past three years Google has released transparency reports, which loosely translate to tattling on the government and other entities that attempt to extract information from the search giant. None are likely happy with this reporting, but it is all public record

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Nintendo circles the wagons as smartphone savages attack

The E3 game expo is just six weeks away and where Nintendo should have big visibility. Instead, today, the company president shares plans about greatly scaled-back presence, less than 24 hours after IDC warned that paying smartphone and tablet gamers

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Group Led By Google Wants More Speed On The Web, Releases Nginx PageSpeed Module In Beta

Google really cares about the web being faster. In 2010 it led a group of contributors in releasing a module for Apache web servers called PageSpeed. Today, the same group has released a version for Nginx, an alternative to Apache,

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The Ultra Motors A2B Metro Electric Bike Is A City Commuter’s Dreamcycle

As a man who spends most of his time in his attic, it’s nice to hit the open roads, feel a little wind in your hair, and run over crack vials as you motor through downtown Manhattan. That’s exactly what

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USB Utility Charge Tool keeps connectors at the ready

For several years now, it’s been possible to buy Swiss Army Knives with flash drives. The USB Utility Charge Tool, while it’s obviously inspired by the Swiss Army Knife, is a little different – it contains four fold-out plugs for

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Google welcomes Office to Chrome

Irony can strike in the strangest of places. Just this morning I was discussing Office with my colleague Joe Wilcox, who pointed out an article he had written back in 2010 titled “Microsoft Office is obsolete, or soon will be“.

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‘Next chapter of the Lumia story’ comes May 14

Well, I didn’t receive an invite, but based on the many reports from people who did, Nokia will host a new Lumia-outing event May 14 in London. Oh my, that’s the day before Google I/O, where rumored new Nexus smartphone(s)

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Umbrella facade designed for Shanghai complex

Architecture studio 3Gatti has taken inspiration from colorful parasols carried during Shanghai’s hot summer months to design a new facade for the 2010 Shanghai Expo’s Madrid Pavilion. The new screen for the re-purposed office and retail block will feature steel

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H.Bloom Online Flower Delivery Service Launches An iPhone App For Every Flavor Of Gift Giving

H.Bloom, the same service that makes you look like a superhero by delivering floral arrangements to your work which you can then deliver to your lady friend like a boss, is today launching an iPhone app. The app ties in

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Flurry: U.S. App Audience Now Roughly Equal To Internet Users On Laptops & Desktops

While the time spent in apps may be starting to challenge television, mobile analytics firm Flurry examined today what it takes to reach a TV-sized audience on mobile, comparing U.S. app usage to traditional media as well as to other

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Noxgear creates brighter fiber optic safety vests

Many cyclists and runners enjoy training after nightfall. To do that that, they need to stay safe, and staying safe means staying visible. Ohio-based sports design company Noxgear is aims to help out with its lightweight Touch and Tracer360 fiber-optic

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It’s NFL Draft day! You can watch online and on mobile

Today is the biggest day of the off-season for NFL fans. We all wait to see who our favorite team selects when the pick rolls around. We wonder if the player will be boon or bust. After all, the Draft

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Vacation time is approaching — Gogobot teams up with HomeAway to help you plan your trip

The weather is warming up and our thoughts are turning towards vacation time. Where are you heading on that big summer trip? Regardless of the destination you decide on, Gogobot in conjunction with HomeAway can make sure you get the

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In pictures: Top ten green buildings in the US

The American Institute of Architects announced its top ten green buildings in the US for 2013 on Monday (Earth Day, uncoincidentally). It’s a diverse list, containing a cheese factory, senior citizens’ apartments, school buildings, and a smattering of LEED certificates.

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Full Frame of Mind

Sony’s pocket-size shooter features a full-frame sensor and an awesome f/2 fixed lens. This is pro-level stuff, as evidenced by the $2,800 price tag. Go to Source

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Windows 8 Wins 7.4% Share Of Global Tablet OS Market In Q1 – “Niche” Portion Still Beats Windows Phone’s Smartphone Share

Don’t write off Microsoft’s chances in mobile just yet. It may still be struggling to make itself count in the smartphone space but early signs are more promising for Windows plus tablets. Microsoft has gone from having no share of the

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WPP CEO Sorrell: Google Will Overtake News Corp As Our Largest Media Investment This Year Or Next

Martin Sorrell, the CEO of WPP, today laid out a stark picture of how significant a role digital is playing for the advertising giant. Speaking at the FT Digital Media Conference in London today, he said that digital now accounts

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IBM applies supercomputer cooling to solar collector for 80% efficiency

Solar power may provide a clean, abundant source of energy, but we know the sun’s rays are capable of much, much more. Aside from generating electricity, we’ve seen solar energy harnessed to produce drinkable water as well, so why not

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